Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Happy Holidays!

Tis the season to shine! If you need that special outfit for a spectacular occasion, come see our Special Occasion selection on the Ulla Popken website. We have glitter, we have glitz, and we have glamour. And if you order today, we can get your merchandise to you pronto with our special shipping upgrades.

From all of us at Ulla Popken to all of our wonderful customers....Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Holiday Parties!

It's that time of year again! It's time to get ready for all of the holiday parties taking place throughout the season. Luckily, with Ulla Popken's holiday collection, you won't have to stress about what to wear! What is your perfect party outfit? What do you recommend from the Ulla line? We'd love to hear from you

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


Ghoulies, ghosts, and goblins...oh my! Don't worry - with the right ensemble from Ulla Popken, even the Undead will be dazzled!

From all of us at Ulla Popken, we hope you have a bewitching Halloween!

Friday, October 03, 2008

Purple Haze

Like luscious grapes bursting on the vine, our newest fashions burst with color to create a heady mix of clothing options. Rich, amethyst purples dot the countryside and the flower stalls. Bring these jewels into your wardrobe with our Fall 08 favorites.

Royal purple hues abound in plaids, solids, prints…you name it! Cover up in a plum-rich plaid Metallic Flecked Plaid Jacket or solid Smocked Swing Jacket.

With our Satin Shoulder Button Blouse, you have two shades of purple to choose - deep purple or concord - for maximum impact.

Tap into the healing properties of purple in our mix-and-match leisure wear. Our classic black leggings pair perfectly with the aubergine Polo Shirt, Pintuck Tank, and Striped Sleeve Hoodie. Ohm…..

Don't forget purple power in your career wear! Our Bow Tie Dress and Print Knit Dress pair modern style with this season's hottest hue.

One of the great things about Autumn is the gorgeous jewel tones Nature offers us. Enjoy these rich colors throughout the Fall season.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Heavy Metal!

Gold, copper, silver, bronze….precious metals to gild Fall’s newest fashions. What a fantastic way to add a little shine to your wardrobe! This season sees flecks of gold and silver woven throughout timeless tweeds and rich plaids – see our Metallic Tweed Jacket or our Metallic Flecked Plaid Jacket for fashionable layering options.

For a striking ensemble, pair our Metallic Knit Sweater Dress or Metallic Sleeveless Tunic with slim pants and long duster jackets; this look is molten hot! The all-over silver shimmer of our Metallic Tie Shirt takes an outfit from office to after-five effortlessly. Golden sequins and beads add metallic magic to our Embroidered Jacquard Jacket for stunning evening wear.

Accessories play an integral part in updating the Fall wardrobe this year. See our darling Ballerina Flats in bronze or Casual Loafers in pewter to add a little glamour to your ensemble. We also have a wonderful Circle Necklace and Earrings set in gold and silver that work perfectly with almost any outfit.

From day to night, from casual to elegant: metallics make their mark! Make your mark with us by contributing to our Blog….we truly appreciate any suggestions we receive from you about our merchandise, website, or service.

Monday, September 08, 2008

City Chic!

For career dressing as well as evening glamour, City Chic is the way to go. This season’s Must Have piece? – the basic dress. Short, satin, and sassy – or long, luscious, and lovely – the dress is making a comeback this Fall/Winter season. Pair with lean leather boots or soft leggings; glam up with chunky jewelry; or swath in colorful scarves and shawls: a simple dress is the chameleon of the fashion world. Check out our Velvet Trim Dress or our Satin Tie Empire Dress for street savvy fashion that’s just perfect for any occasion.

To combine comfort with class, check out our newest denim creations. These are not your regular jeans! Find the newest military (Denim Military Jacket) or the baddest biker looks (Black Denim Zip Jacket) in our Fall/Winter ’08 collections. Play it long and lean with our Stretch Straight-leg Pants or our Stretch Denim Boot-leg Leggings. These go great with longer sweaters like the Dolman Sleeve Layering Sweater for real urban style.

As always, we welcome any feedback we receive from our wonderful customers. Their insight into what really works in fashion is invaluable. Give us a shout!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

All the leaves are brown......

Is it me, or is there a break in the heat outside? A breath of cooling air? A change in the sounds of the insects and the colors of the leaves? It must be Fall!! Don't get me wrong - I so love Summer and warm weather (don't love the humidity, though - frizzy, Rosanne Rosanna Danna hair - eek!). But isn't it nice to enjoy wearing clothes again: no sticking-to-the-back, no I-want-to-hide-my-arms-but-it's-too-hot! We can go back to cuddly cardigans and comfy jackets. We can rock our perfect jeans again. There's definitely a plus-side to the cooler temperatures.

Since we have to cover up for comfort, isn't it great that we can do it so fashionably. This season brings us a wonderful mixture of fabulous textures and satiny finishes to the fabrics. We also see lots of little details that jazz up the standard styles: pintucks on bodices, collars, and cuffs; metallic threads in plaids and knits; belted jackets and zippered pockets. It's all about the detail!

Check out our super-fashionable jackets in modern, eye-catching fabrics: the Tweed Jacket has a soft, knobby weave that just begs to be touched. For a more substantial jacket, the Vintage Swing Jacket glows in jewel tones that mix beautifully with everything from black dress pants to faded jeans. Monochromatic color schemes still pop with passion in our Floral Stretch Satin Jacket. This jacket also features a fresh, shorter length in both the body and the sleeve.

Of course, different tastes mean different style groups! Check out our Latest Trends at www.ullapopken.com to find the one that fits your lifestyle. If it's the ultra-cute yet ultra-modern "School Girl" look that strikes your fancy, we have all the classic tops, skirts, and pants that effortlessly make the grade. For a little "bling" - and what girl doesn't like a little sparkle! - we have a dazzling line of "Metallic Shine" separates and dresses that take you from a little shimmer to full-out Glam. Pair spangle-y jewel tone tops with soft, flowing black bottoms for a party look that's sure to make a statement.

Most of all, enjoy the season. These lovely cooler breezes give way much too quickly (for my tastes) to those sub-zero blasts. Happy Autumn!

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Spring Trends - Viva Variety!

I just got back from the Philadelphia Flower Show; boy, did I need that breath of fresh floral air! What a welcome break from Winter! What a feast for the eyes - and nose! That has to be the thing I love about the Spring and Spring fashion trends; everything is so fresh and warm.

I've been plowing through the articles online about the Spring '08 trends, and I think I've picked up the most important points to look for.

First - flowers, flowers everywhere! Whether in tiny, delicate calicos or bold, bright tropical satins, the flora fad is fabulous. Here at Ulla Popken, we've embraced this with glee. Check out such stunning pieces as the Tropical Print Satin Dress (Item # 81204), the Retro Floral Camp Shirt (Item # 81406), or the Denim Damask Jacket (Item # 81304).

Second - spiced up black and neutrals! Black for Spring? Absolutely! Especially when paired with white or ecru in a broad graphic print: see our Bubble-Hemmed Dress (Item # 81211) for a classic look or our Abstract Print Swing Dress with Crop Leggings (Items # 81201 & 81604) for high drama. Soft khakis, off-whites, pale pinks and peaches, and delicate greens help lighten up the wardrobe, especially when layered with pieces of a slightly darker hue. Our ultra-feminine Tapestry Jacket (Item # 81302) goes wonderfully with khaki skirts, olive Tango pants, or well-worn jeans.

Third - rock the mix! This Spring brings us lingerie-inspired pieces that layer beautifully with more tailored separates. Take our Satin Burout Blouse and Tank (Items #81410 & 8144) mixed with the Relaxed Classic Twill Pants (Item # 81806) in Navy. Or pair our khaki Pintuck Skirt(Item # 81701) with the Print Duster Blouse (Item #81401).

Spring is about renewal and rejuvination...let your wardrobe reflect this wonderful time of year. Happy thoughts!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Spring Fever!

Honestly, there can't be anything more dreary than a cloudy February day. Maybe we'll get snow showers; maybe the sky will clear for a second and we'll have bone-chilling winds. How I long for a warm, sunny, breezy day....the kind that taunts you with visions of leisurly picnics and invigorating nature walks. How I eagerly await the arrival of the bluebirds...the daffodils...the fresh strawberries...

Okay, now I've gotten that out of my system! One thing I have noticed in the Spring and Summer '08 fashion lines: color, color, color! Primaries, florals, tropicals...it's all about cheery colors and fabulous textures. I especially love the mixing of solid bright colors with bold ethnic patterns. I'm a BoHo girl at heart; I love the Asian-inspired looks and fabrics, especially with laces and bows. Sigh! Makes me long to ditch the long sleeves and jackets!

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Suggestion Box

Whew. The Holiday Season is behind us and things are beginning to calm down. NOT!

Our Ulla Popken buyers are busily planning for Winter 2009! And, you're not off the hook, either. Tell us what you would like to see in next winter's collection. Was there something special that you had on your Wish List? Pass it along. We love hearing from you.