Friday, July 31, 2009

Get The Look: Mad Men

AMC's Mad Men has influenced everyone in fashion from Michael Kors to the design team behind Banana Republic. The look is chic, sophisticated and distinctly retro without feeling campy. Kors' Fall 2008 take on the show's sheath dresses and pearls-and-cardi glam were on the money - and cost a lot of it. To get the look for less, stop by The Yellow Button and follow these styling tips for a decidedly younger take on the show's signatures.

January Jones' separates have a housefrau vibe that doesn't jive with your average buttonista. Pair our gray bow neck top and abstract floral skirt from Tulle to get a similarly put-together effect without the Betty Crocker connotations.

Elisabeth Moss's dress has a similar neckline to our olive number from Hazel, but switch out the staid buffalo check for a neutral tone and sacrifice all of those buttons for a nice, wide belt to get a look that's more Sex And The City.

Christina Hendricks' curves work well with simple sheath dresses accessorized to perfection. Take our purple dress from Tulle and add a pop of color with a bright belt and, maybe, a vintage turquoise brooch. Our yellow Tulle dress has a fantastic shape and comes with its own waist-cincher, so spruce it up with a fantastic bag and the right pair of shoes.

For more ideas and the best shopping in Harrisonburg, stop by The Yellow Button today!

1) Blouse, Tulle $58
2) Skirt, Tulle $55
3) Dress, Hazel $127
4) Dress, Tulle $68
5) Dress, Tulle $60

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Friday Night Sights

Looking for a swanky and sophisticated way to spend your Friday evening? Then stop by the Artful Dodger on August 7th between 6-8pm for the opening of Brandy Somers' new art show, accompanied by the music of Wolf Gang.

Brandy is the fabulous photographer behind our summer campaign and her art is, needless to say, just as spectacular as her photography.

The exhibition is on display until August 30th for those of you who won't be able to make it out next Friday, so be sure to tell your friends and make a date with the arts!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Get The Look: Balmain

Not all of the outfits in The Yellow Button are made for bohemian rhapsodizing. This BB Dakota jacket, available on for 20% off, paired with skinny jeans from Blank or Free People and a slouchy, deep-V neck t-shirt make for a ready-to-wear homage to the Balmania that's sweeping the fashion scene. Tastemakers like Rihanna and Beyoncé love the brand's modern take on 80's acid wash and shoulder pads.

Obviously "acid wash" and "shoulder pads" bring back more bad memories than good for the average consumer, so we've taken into account wearability by pairing the Michael Jackson-influenced jacket with slim, edgy jeans that don't cost a fortune and loose-fitting tees any Brooklynite would go gaga over.

Stop by The Yellow Button today to see more looks from BB Dakota and your other favorite brands!

Jacket, BB Dakota $102
Blue jeans, Blank $70
Grey jeans, Free People $68
White T-shirt, Existential West
Purple T-shirt, Heavy Rotation $28

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Who's That Girl?

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Monday, July 13, 2009

Best Feet Forward

If you haven't stopped by the store recently then you may not have seen some of the great accessories we've gotten in lately. Headbands and scarves from Free People, bags and belts from Lucky Brand, and shoes, shoes, shoes! In addition to these lovely sandals from Pink Studio, we're going to have TOMS for men by the end of summer - so you can get your his & hers shop on!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Heavy Rotation T's for Guys Are in!

We've finally gotten in some duds for dudes with our first shipment of guys Heavy Rotation t-shirts. The designs are stylish and eco-conscious: the shirts are organic cotton and for every one sold, a tree is planted. Also, the tags are wildflower seed paper - simply place one in the ground, water it and watch it bloom!

Heavy Rotation T-shirts, $28

Tuesday, July 7, 2009


As summer's music festivals continue to generate hot outfit heat, we've got a slew of new bags in store to crank up the accessories-fest that started with summer's best bracelets.

1) Deux Lux, $141
2) Lucky Brand, $158
3) Lucky Brand, $168
4) Deux Lux, $64
5) Deux Lux, $64
6) Lucky Brand, $249

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Newsflash: TOMS & T's for Men!

It's been a long weekend, but don't think we've forgotten about you, loyal blogettes!

Special thanks to everyone who made it out to Bloomfest last week. It was a great success and tons of fun to be part of something with so many other local businesses.

A lot of you have been asking, will The Yellow Button ever sell guy's clothing? Yes! By the end of the summer we'll be selling TOMS for guys as well as t-shirts from Heavy Rotation. Tell your brother, your boyfriend, even your hip dad!

Hopefully everyone's 4th was a great (safe) time! Stay tuned to the blog this week for a special accessories preview and more updates on your favorite bands at your favorite Harrisonburg boutique.