Archive for March, 2009

March 27, 2009

Steven Alan Lavender/Ivory Stripe McCarren Dress

Happy Friday, folks! Are you having some difficulty finding the Steven Alan McCarren Dress in the lavender and ivory stripe? We’re happy to share some great news with you. We have it in stock in all sizes (P through L). If you’ve looked on the Steven Alan site with no success, look no further because we have it! To see more details on the dress click here.
This dress can be worn to work with a cardi and belt. It can also be worn casually with your favorite weekend shoes and large-frame sunglasses. Either way, the dress is easy on fit and on the eyes. Enjoy the warm weather this weekend!

March 26, 2009

Spring Cleaning Sale!

Our Spring Cleaning Sale is here! Browse our selection of Fall, Holiday and Resort clothing at 50% off the original price. New markdowns from Anna Sui, Ksubi, and Paul & Joe Sister!
Shop sale

March 26, 2009

Spring basics

As the weather gets warmer, the prospect of new spring clothes comes to mind. All you’ll need are a few pieces to freshen up your wardrobe. Being in California, I’ve already put away my winter wool coats. To combat the chill I suggest a cotton trench coat or anorak. Look for ones that are three-fourths in length. Khaki and navy blue are your best bet for colors.

The next item to transform your wardrobe is a pair shoes. Every year at the very beginning of spring, I buy one pair of new sandals intending to wear them through fall. Last year’s pick for me was a pair of brown Old Navy gladiator sandals. I wore them into October and really got my money’s worth out of them. This year I chose the black rubber Givenchy lace up sandals, and have been wearing them ever since they arrived.

Lastly, a little mini dress will do wonders for your morning outfit woes. Choose one that’s just above the knees and has full coverage in the front and shoulder areas. Wear the dress to work with a jacket or cardigan and closed-toe heels or flats. Then wear it around town with your new sandals lots of bracelets and your favorite slouchy bag.

Three items will last you a while. No need for a full closet overhaul. We’ll talk again about more pieces late in June.

March 25, 2009

Fall preview 2009

Hi there! It’s great to be back in the shop. We were on the road yesterday for Fall buying. It was a busy day filled with adventure. We wanted to share some of the pieces we saw with you. Even still, we’re still in the process of deciding. However, the bottom 2 groups are set. We hope you enjoy looking at the sneak peeks. Is there anything you feel strongly about as a yes or no?

Also in this group, we have a wonderful, warm wool coat

Center red leather jacket will arrive in brown

March 23, 2009

Gone shopping

We’re on the road on Tuesday for Market. We’re excited to see the offering of Fall Clothing and to share our favorites with you. We’ve been dreaming about the Twinkle by Wenlan Fall 2009 Collection, and can’t wait to see it in person. Josef will resume regular shop hours on Wednesday, March 25th at 11:00 am. Have a great day!

March 23, 2009

Anna Sui watercolor hydrangea dress on sale!

Hello, we wish you a great start to your week, and to kick it off we’ve put the Anna Sui Water Color Hydrangea dress on SALE! We’ve taken 50% off it’s original price. Made in the USA of silk chiffon with silk lining. Knee length, sash belt at waist and sleeveless.
We’d love to see this dress worn now with a plush luxurious winter coat and platform oxfords. As the weather gets warmer, wear it to a wedding with sweet flats or platform espadrilles. At the beginning of winter, we mentioned a chunky cashmere or wool cardigan as one of the season’s must-have items. Wear the dress with your chunky cardigan black tights and black flats. We guarantee you’ll look and feel fantastic in this dress – it’s really special.

March 20, 2009

Wren spring fashion week party

Wren designer and founder, Melissa Coker, with models during Spring Fashion Week

We thought that this is a very relevant picture since we just received Wren’s Spring line. We love to see how girls wear the clothing we have in the store out on the streets in their everyday lives. Melissa is actually wearing our black Full Mini in this picture with a purple top, blue cardigan and black flats – so cute!
Also, on the right a model is wearing the Sepia Full Mini we have in the shop. Pairing the skirt with a golden cardigan, white tee and white oxfords is genius. We’re inspired by the color palette of the clothing – true to Wren form elegant and intelligent. For more of Melissa’s pictures click here.

March 19, 2009

One of Spring’s new silhouettes

Josef strives to keep you current and remain on the cutting edge of fashion. One of the newest bodies that we love and have in the shop is the Chameau Blouse by Paul & Joe Sister. It’s like the one pictured above, but in a slate/brown color. We love how it’s styled with the paperbag-waist pants and strappy wedge boots. For Spring, choose relaxed pieces at the same time keeping them refined.
If the tie-waist pants aren’t something you’d normally wear, try the blouse tucked out with dark jeans and gladiator flats. Accessorize the outfit with a luxuriously big bag, gold bangles and a men’s-size watch. Along with the great cut, the Chameau Blouse has a must-have price, it’s $88.00 and made of a Lyocell and Cotton blend. The weather seems to be warming up, so treat yourself to a little bit of luxury for a basic price! Have a great afternoon.

March 18, 2009

Royal Albert 100 years

We saw this in a home magazine yesterday wanted to share it with you. It’s a Royal Doulton 10-piece boxed set of tea cups and saucers from 1950-1990. It’s priced at $129.99 from $260.00 on the Royal Doulton web site. We’re not sure how long the special offer will last, so we suggest getting your set today! We thought the cups would be great to write about because they really match the personality of the shop and, like Josef, it’s a collection of fine pieces that come together to tell a cohesive story. We also love the price point. Yes, ladies, we’ll always share the deals with you, and our story for Spring is as follows.

To adapt to the current times, Josef Boutique has brought in more entry-level pieces from our favorite designers. For Spring 2009, we have 100% cotton tops and dresses from Steven Alan, Wren and New York’s much buzzed about It Girl Catherine Holstein. Jewelry is another option for our cost-cautious following. We have beautifully delicate necklaces from LA designer, Alisa Michelle. Prices start at $66. Most importantly, to do our part for the economy, Josef offers high quality clothing and denim designed and manufactured in the USA.

March 17, 2009

Steven Alan spring group 2 coming soon to Josef

We wanted to give you a little preview of the second group of Steven Alan’s Spring Collection. Pictured above is the Soma Silk Dress in navy/red floral. We love this dress for Spring with one of our new Alisa Michelle necklaces, the perfect pair of black Lanvin flats and a Derek Lam bag. Even better, this dress can be worn now in the not-so-hot weather with a chunky gray cardigan and flat knee boots. We’re excited to be getting this cute little dress at the end of March.

In the meantime, we have our new Spring clothing, which is a collection of cotton outwear, tops, dresses and a mix of flirty skirts and shorts, in store now! Our Fall and Holiday clothing is still on sale. Check out our SALE items online or in the shop ASAP. We hope you have a wonderful afternoon!