Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Last Minute Gifts Under $50 and Holiday Shopping Hours!

If you're still shopping and are looking for some affordable but unique gifts, come to picky girl! Here are just a few ideas for under fifty dollars: 
Bold colored leather gloves $48
Annie Fink fingerless gloves ($24), Post clutch ($45) and scarves for $28! 
Super cute purse good for any season. $48
One of a kind necklace by Foxie Roxie. $28
Our awesome belts- the store is brimming with a wide variety! $30
Essential fall fringe scarf available in numerous colors. $48
The perfect earrings. This is a small sampling of what's in the store. $28
House of Harlow stackable rings! $12 each!
More warm winter goodies under $50!
Nelle Lame Clutches $48
House of Harlow Horseshoe Bracelet $48!

Our Holiday Shopping Hours are as follows:
Christmas Eve- 10am-2pm
Christmas Day- Closed
New Years Eve- 10am-7pm
New Years Day- Closed

For all other days our hours are the same as usual. Have a great holiday!

Foxie Roxie Designs

A short time ago, the nicest woman came into picky girl, donned in bright colors and one amazing headband. A couple weeks later...
We're selling her goodies!

Possibly the sweetest designer to exist, Raquel Redmond, owner and designer of Foxie Roxie Designs, grew up in a small town in north-eastern Iowa. At age 8 her mother, Roxanne, began teaching her stitching skills and all the details in making art through fashion. Those skills were mostly used for making Barbie and Ken doll clothes at that time, but from there her love for creating and designing quickly progressed. Her father was always very artistic and creative as well. He can construct, build, draw, or master any project you throw at him. Raquel, being very observant of him as a child, learned a lot through his eyes. Foxie Roxie Designs originated in February of 09' in Hollywood, California. At that time it was only the one-of-a-kind head pieces. From there, the line expanded into clothing and accessories (including the most incredible earrings.) picky girl carries some of everything! For more photos of Foxie Roxie items at the store head over to Facebook.
If you are a vibrant woman with a bold, daring style who LOVES having fun with clothing, you HAVE to see Foxie Roxie Designs in person, they are extraordinary!

See you soon,
picky girl

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Anna Hovet Trunk Show

We are so excited to welcome Anna Hovet into picky girl tomorrow for her first trunk show with us! We have loved selling her line this season and can't wait for you all to meet the designer herself. 

The Anna Hovet Fall/Winter 2010 line presents reversible jersey dresses, beautifully draped sweatshirts, high-collared wool jackets, and chic leggings. Inspired by European streetwear fashion and 1910s womenswear, the Fall/Winter 2010 line includes multi-functional outerwear and Hovet's signature color blocking.

Thursday December 16- 4pm-9pm
at picky girl (949 Grand Avenue, Saint Paul)

See you then! 
picky girl

p.s. head on over to our facebook page to see our newest pretty arrivals! 

Thursday, November 25, 2010

House of Harlow is Here!

Our hands shook in pure anticipation as we delightfully opened the brown box the UPS man so kindfully delivered. A smile, spread across our faces, oh yes, it was HOUSE OF HARLOW!

The incredibly affordable bohemian jewelry line by Nicole Richie is now available at picky girl and we couldn't be any more excited!
A little sneak peak of what we have!!

House of Harlow is sure to sell fast! So get in here soon and grab yours before it's gone! 

We hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoyed spending time with your loved ones while eating lots of goodies! Remember to take advantage of our awesome Black Friday sales and get House of Harlow at a killer deal.

Stay warm,
picky girl

Sunday, November 21, 2010

A Big THANKS and Black Friday Sales!

We would like to thank everyone for attending the Holiday Happy Hour and Trunk Show Thursday evening! We had a blast and hope you did too! A special thanks to all our local designers, Julian Capelle, Post, Vintage City Classics, Annie Fink, Calpurnia Peach, Nelle, Leetal Kelman and Thistle (for our GORGEOUS flower arrangements)! Your hard work and pretty goods are so appreciated. Our lucky winners of the free gifts will soon be announced. Thank you all again for your wonderful support!

Black Friday is soon to be here! Come visit us for our killer deals!
-Draw your discount, 20% - 30% -40% off your total of regular priced merchandise!!
-With any purchase sign up for our email list and enter in to win one of five $50 gift certificates to picky girl!!
- Plus additional sales through out the store!!!
Can't make it in on Friday? Don't worry we will have SALES throughout the entire weekend ; )

Here's to a safe and WONDERFUL Holiday Season for all! 

picky girl

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Holiday Happy Hour and Trunk Show

Join us for a holiday shopping soiree, November 18 from 6-9pm, featuring some of our favorite local designers- Annie Fink, Karin Jacobson for Julian Capelle, Nelle, Post, Vintage City Classics and Calpurnia Peach- who will be showing two new dress styles, *exclusive to picky girl*, in very limited quantities!

Also attending the pg Happy Hour & Trunk Show: the fabulous Markus from Juut Salon who will be showcasing Minx- the latest in nail trends for this Holiday season. "Minx extends fashion to your fingertips"

Even if you can't stay for long make SURE to stop by to take advantage of all the FREE giveaways- gift certificates to picky girl, a floral arrangement from Thistle Floral, a clutch from Post, Sleeves by Annie Fink, vintage earrings from VCC, plus more from our fab designers!

See you then!
picky girl

Friday, November 5, 2010

Equestrian Adoration

Feminine. Sleek. Regal. These are words that come to our mind when we think equestrian. With our breeches, tall boots and leather accessories, an equestrian style has bubbled over into our closets. 

While perusing over pictures from Paris Fashion Week, we got lost in the Hermes Spring '11 Collection. No one does equestrian better than this legend. Filled with leather harnesses, belts, corsets and hats, our hearts overflow.

Love the runway look but not sure how to sport it?
Step 1: Pair an ultra feminine blouse with sleek breeches.
Sept 2: Drown yourself with comfort in an oversized cardy for the fall and winter.  
Step 3: Accessorize with gorgeous leather embellishments: black gloves, a double-wrap belt, J.Shoes boots, and our fav pair of earrings from House of Harlow. (Boots now at picky girl and earrings soon available!)
And Numero 4: Our MUST HAVE fall purse- The Saddlery Bag from Marc by Marc Jacobs. With an equestrian flavor, this is the perfect sized purse to top off this incredible look.

This trend is much more of a lifestyle than a three month fashion craze. Not to mention, breeches are super comfy and a perfect pant when denim sounds like a pain and leggings, too relaxed. 
Our other perfect pair of J. Shoes with an equestrian vibe!
*P.S. Reem Acra is now designing equestrian wear for the FEI World Cup Dressage! 

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Special Blog Subscribers Sale!

We are incredibly grateful for everyone’s support to picky girl and our new blog!!  

We are offering all our subscribed email readers (who have subscribed via email as of October 30) a special discount from October 31st- November 3rd. Come shop and get 30% off all regular priced merchandise. Simply give us your email address at the checkout! Good for one purchase!  

*Did you sign up and haven't received our emails? Make sure you respond to the subscription confirmation email. 

Thanks again!

picky girl

Friday, October 29, 2010

Warm Winter Goodies!

We've gotten so many cute warm and fuzzy accessories in lately that the store is brimming with cold weather delights! Perfect timing too, as it's starting to get REAL cold outside. 

Whether you've been on the hunt for the perfect leather glove with cashmere lining...
Or the essential fall modern coat with clean lines...
picky girl's got it!

For more photos of our winter lovelies visit our Facebook page. Have a spooky Halloween weekend and bundle up!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Thistle Floral Design

We LOVE supporting local businesses. Today, at picky girl, the sweetest floral designer, Alex Lehr, owner of Thistle, brought us the MOST original and gorgeous flower arrangement we've ever seen. We've all been obsessed with moss lately, and it was as if the adorable Alex read our minds as she included moss in her artistic arrangement. 
Alex has been in the flower industry for four years and this April, opened her own studio, Thistle- an independent, client focused studio which custom makes all it's designs for your specific event. Thistle does a wide array of events ranging from weddings and parties to weekly arrangements for businesses.

*Mention this blog post and get free delivery on your next Thistle order! Super sweet eh? 

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The Launch of Post-Industrial 2010 Collection

We LOVE Post Accessories and it's pretty obvious to see why. This Thursday, the lovely ladies, Katie and Lois, of Post are launching their new line: Post-Industrial. Not only are they launching it, but they are launching it in style- with an absinthe tasting, makeup tips from Smashbox on Fall 2010's new Red Lip, Tarot Card readings and a special 30% discount. Yah. Awesome. 
Here's the info:
Oct. 14, 2010
Thursday 6-9pm
w7 Collective
Pilney Building
1032 West Seventh Street
Saint Paul, MN 55102

See you there!

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picky girl

Friday, October 8, 2010

More Fall Goodies!

If you're looking for a new fall sweater that will be a part of your closet for years, check out our two new lovlies! They are comfy, adorable and sure to be a staple in your closet this season, and for years to come.

As if these sweaters weren't enough to make our day, we are also enamored by this snakeskin dress and glam-rock belt.
Belt $45. Dress $88.

Have a great weekend!

xoxox, picky girl 

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Bold Plaids and Sequins!

It seems strange thinking about the holidays when we're suddenly experiencing a heat wave, however, they are right around the corner. Here at picky girl, we are super excited to bring out our cute festive attire!
This sequin black blazer is exceptional! You must see it in person. Pair it with our Fidelity Denim or a taupe mini skirt for New Years. $128
How adorable is this high-waisted skirt? Style it with a simple white tee or dress it up with a pair of heels and a belt. 
Versatile skirt- only $68. Pretty black sweater with shoulder details- $58. Our current favorite belt- with a nod to the equestrian- merely $24, also comes in tan. 

See you soon!
-xoxox picky girl

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Coats For All Weather

Not only do we have a fantastic abundance of pretty coats, but we have coats for all sorts of weather. Whether you need a good warm coat for the dead of winter or a coat for a cool fall night, picky girl's got you covered, literally.
You MUST see this coat in person. The clean lines create a modern cut that will blow your mind. Made from a thick blazer material, this is an essential coat for those fall nights where you want to throw something over your tee and leggings and hit the town running.  $190
Sick of your all black peacoat? This is the perfect replacement. Wear this in January during a blizzard, and you're sure to be the best dressed on the street. $168
This purple coat is to die for. The massive hood doubles as an exaggerated collar and it's super warm! Super unique and will be in your wardrobe forever. $120
The perfect trench with a mini dark green and cream houndstooth print. Wear in the rain or the cool fall weather! $120
The essential riding glove available in three bright colors! No gloomy days this season while you're sporting these jolly gloves. $48

This season is the perfect time to purchase a fun new coat to put a skip in your cold-weather step!

It's Raining Dresses

It's a bit drizzly outside, but inside, it's raining dresses. No, not raining, but pouring gorgeous- outstanding- not just figments of your glorious imagination- dresses. 

$128 Stunning Lace Dress. Edge it out with a cropped jacket or wear with this incredibly feminine locally made belt for$120.

$128 Tulle and Beaded Cocktail Dress. 

$80 Charming Corset Dress. Layer with leggings and an oversized cardigan for the winter!

$110 Adorable Black Dress! Paired here with our Anna Hovet Leggings. 

$148 Hooded Dress also comes in black!

These dresses are sure to be your best friend this season! So get out of the drizzle and step in to the rain!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

K Kay Designs

We are so excited to be able to offer you another beautiful line of local jewelry. K Kay Designs is a classic line of handmade necklaces and earrings. All metal is hammered, bent and molded into artistic masterpieces. 




All of these pieces are timeless and elegant and a truly exceptional addition to picky girl.

Have a great Saturday!
xoxox, picky girl

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The Perfect Coat

The rain pours down, the thunder rolls and the lightning strikes. Cold. The air is chilly and September quickly rolls by. Soon, the snow will fall, layers will be donned and the six months of Minnesotan frozen tundra will begin. 

But hey, cheer up mate! Check out this jacket of perfection picky girl got in today!

Black and cream print, black leather details, cropped bomber style, bell sleeves and a removable collar...what else could you ever desire in a jacket? 

We welcome winter, bravely. 

picky girl Named "Best Of" by Minnesota Monthly

We had a blast last night at the "Best Of" party put on by Minnesota Monthly. We want to thank Minnesota Monthly for naming us Best Women's Boutique in the Twin Cities and for their continued support! If you didn't get a chance to read the very nice article by the oh-so-cute Fashion Editor, Katie Dohman, here's what it said...

"Thank you, Elizabeth Varghese, for being the picky owner. Thank you for opening up shop on Grand Avenue, and for topping yourself every year. Thank you for showcasing local design talent- and not just one token designer. Thank you for maintaining such a well-edited mix, and for showing us what our closet should look like. Thank you for considering price, but not sacrificing quality. And most important, thank you for always being honest when we step out of the dressing room and ask for your opinion."

We thank YOU, Minnesota Monthly, for being so garsh darn sweet, putting on a great party and producing a killer magazine time and time again. 

Monday, September 13, 2010

All Good Things Come From Minnesota

Okay, well maybe not ALL good things...but Anna, designer of Anna Hovet, did. As a native Minnesotan, we are SO excited to carry her fresh designs. They are seriously, dreamy. 
$275 for the most UNbelievable cape. This garment is so rockin' it hurts. 

Sleeveless dress with pockets $98

You asked for knee high leggings with stripes? Your prayers have been answered. Thanks Anna. $48

See you soon :)