Posts tagged as Steven Alan
It's Valentine's Day - a time for chocolates & love. And while there are a bunch of things we adore (husbands, besties, and our moms), we couldn't help but put the spotlight on one of our most-loved brands - Steven Alan. Just this week we received an impressively-large shipment from the New York based company & it was bursting full of spring essentials.
Some of our favorites? This 100% cotton crew neck sweater with twist side seams, slits at the hem, and a slightly longer shirt tail hem. Available in both navy & oatmeal, this sweater makes our hearts go pitter-patter. Next is the ever-so perfect shirtdress in a "moss bouquet" print. Yes, receiving flowers on Valentine's Day is always nice, but this floral print promises to put a smile on your face for many seasons to come. Lastly, this Steven Alan camp skirt is the definition of wearable. Made from a soft & lightweight cotton blend, this top will pair perfectly with everything in your closet. It's a match made in heaven.
Wishing you a happy (and stylish!) Valentine's Day! (Ladies, feel free to share this blog with that special someone! It's totally okay to drop hints.)
It feels as if I blinked, and December is here. Not that I mind, I've always been fond of shopping, Christmas lights and Elf marathons. Oh, and holiday get-togethers, of course! If you're anything like me, the next couple of weekends are sure to be a whirlwind of family gatherings and work soirées. With the Christmas season upon us, it's time to start planning some festive outfits (after all, we all know grandma gets camera-happy during this time of year!). Lucky for you, we've got your holiday wardrobe covered. From sequins to silk, you're guaranteed to shine this season.
Sequins, sequins, and more sequins. We've been anticipating Velvet's Holiday Collection since we first laid eyes on it in NYC back in May. Seriously, out of any holiday collection we saw, they had the best sequins - and the best colors. Pick from classic black or a soft pewter, along with a variety of cuts & shapes. Probably the most versatile piece from the collection is Velvet's sequin crop jacket. Pair it with your favorite LBD or wear it with a comfy t-shirt & jeans - either way, you'll create an eye-catching look that is sure to get you in the holiday spirit.
Another must-try look from Velvet is their sequin v-neck tank dress. Not only does it demand the spotlight, but it's pencil skirt cut is super flattering. Add some tights, booties and even a layering top underneath. It's dressed-up layering at its best.
We're also loving the idea of a sequined tank. Perfect on its own or as a layering piece, it's an easy way to add some glam to your wardrobe basics. In addition to Velvet's dainty tank, Susana Monaco's light pink Meredith Top is a great choice if you're looking for something a little longer in length. If you ask us, every woman should have at least one sequined piece in her closet.
Silk tops. They're festive enough for holidays yet ideal for everyday too. Without question, our charmeuse blouse by Steven Alan in bright red perfectly suits this time of year. Wear it with your go-to pair of jeans or some wax-coated skinnies by J Brand. It's a closet mainstay that we simply adore.
Or maybe you had something else in mind for the holidays? Maybe a long-sleeve dress or cozy, cashmere sweater. We have those too! Stop by soon - we'd love to help make your holiday merry & bright.
Hello summer, we’ve been waiting for you! Even though today marks the official start of summer, our stores have been in sunshine mode for weeks now. Vivid colors, airy tanks, and even oversized beach hats - we’re diving into our favorite time of year with new summer must-haves arriving daily! With a new season, comes new trends & we’re here to break it down for you. Even more so than trends, we’ve picked out five key looks that will be wardrobe staples long into summer... (and possibly into fall too).
Fine, crochet lace details are popping up everywhere - something that has certainly carried over from fall & will continue to be a look that can be worn year-round. Our two favorite pieces? The mabel top by Woo - a gauzy cotton tunic with asymmetric crochet lace collar detailing and bell sleeves (available in either white or black!). Or the statement-making v-neck lace maxi dress by Ella Moss. Both pieces are perfection for summer!
From neon to more traditional shades, we’re loving orange right now! We’ve always been big fans of incorporating color into your look with accessories, but for summer we’re obsessed with bright tanks and tees. Try out an eye-catching coral tank from American Vintage - and just see how many compliments you get! Wear it now (with everything!) and later (layered under your favorite cardigan). Without a doubt, it’s the shade of the season.
Just like you, we have a summer wish-list that just keeps growing & growing (especially with new treasures arriving daily)! And with warmer temperatures on the horizon, we’re keeping our eye on the prize. We’ve mapped out our favorite things for summer - whether it’s an essential (and super cute!) denim dress or the perfect pop-of-color accessory. Take it from us, these items will add just the right amount of newness to your closet.
The Looker Crop by Mother
“Mother denim is a must-have for spring/summer! My favorite right now? The Looker Crop!"”
- Angie, owner of Bliss
Round Tortoise TOMS Sunglasses
“I don’t normally splurge on sunglasses, but I can’t help myself with these! They’re cute, they come with a nice case AND they support a great cause.”
- Michelle, Portland store manager/buyer
Steven Alan Classic Shirt Dress
"It’s a summer staple - I’ll wear it with a skinny belt, floppy hat & big sunglasses!"
- Erin, Portsmouth store manager
AG Racerback Tank with Ruffle
“I would wear this tank with high-waisted denim shorts & a strappy sandal!”
- Althea, Portland assistant manager
Prairie Underground Draper Jean Dress
“This fitted denim dress & Saturdays at the Farmer’s Market - sounds like a winning combination to me!”
- Kim, sales associate
Day 3 was our much anticipated “denim day” at Coterie! The majority of our day was booked full of denim appointments at all of our favorite lines. We knew it would be a lot to take in, but couldn’t wait to see what the denim industry has in store for fall.
Our appointment at Joe’s Jeans started with their ready-to-wear collection, which consisted of covetable tops, darling dresses and novelty jackets. They capitalized on the mini-dot trend with adorable flannel button-ups - something you’ll be seeing in our stores come September! Their denim was a sure thing as well; we ordered plenty of our customer’s favorite denim staples... and threw in a red skinny jean too!
AG’s booth is always very recognizable at the show. Their walls are made of huge wood panels, they have doll-size displays on their walls of all their denim styles (so cute!), and they even have an AG bar at the front of their booth. It’s slightly over the top, but if anyone can get away with it, it’s AG!
The mini-dot trend was seen here as well - both in a sheer top and on their jeans! I can’t get enough of this trend; it’s cute, wearable and women of all ages can get away with wearing it. In addition to the dots, AG had some note-worthy denim washes and a large selection of colored corduroys for fall - a wardrobe staple here in New England!