Coco Blanca is closing our doors

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Coco Blanca, the beloved home and fashion boutique plans to close their last store at Wildwood Shopping Center—Bethesda on November 30. After opening their first store in 2010 in National Harbor, and expanding with their second store in Old Town Alexandria, the three owners have decided it’s the right time to say goodbye to their...

Winter sale at Coco Blanca

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So it’s mid-January and we still have all of February and March to go. Winter can sure feel endless. Why not beat the winter blahs by adding a new, cozy sweater to your wardrobe? These are easy to throw on with jeans or leggings, but each has enough interest and detail to still feel stylish...

Shiraleah at Coco Blanca

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This exceptionally beautiful collection from Shiraleah carried here at Coco Blanca is one of our favorites for fall. The brushed and cracked gold, tassel accents, and fun colors woven into classic shapes complete every look! Plus, they make gorgeous holiday gifts for everyone on your list! This stunning three-layer bracelet is made up of gold,...

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We are big on beautiful cashmere at Coco Blanca, and over the years we have found many brands that have impressed us with their design, quality, and style. However, this line has stood out to us most of all for its simple luxury. Rich gray shades spun together with classic cuts and pretty accents make...

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The idea of “street style,” or the act of capturing fashionable women going about their day in gorgeous clothes, is nothing new to the fashion industry. Fashion photographers have been trying to capture the corner of a silk scarf, the flash of a diamond hoop, and the swish of a velvet cape since photography was...

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Fall in Virginia is my favorite season of all! The streets of Old Town Alexandria just look so beautiful dusted with golden, red, and orange leaves. For me, the best part of fall is bringing back layers in the form of sweaters, shawls, and scarves. This is what I love about ponchos and ruanas! They...

L’Indochineur jewelry at Coco Blanca

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There’s a new designer in town at Coco Blanca! This gorgeous line of jewelry and homeware in streamlined shapes and styles is expertly crafted with an East Asian flair from three primary materials: stone, horn, and lacquer. L’Indochineur is an equitable trade company, meaning these pieces are created by talented partner-craftsmen in Vietnam, and all...

Fall hats feature

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Well, it’s official, folks! We are all in full-blown fall mode and more than ready for sweater weather! The accessory we adore for the quintessential fall day? Hats! Gorgeous felt fedoras and wide-brim floppy hats will steal the scene. They are fashionable yet classic, convenient for those not-so-perfect hair days, and warm! Trendy twists on...

Fashion that changes with the fall leaves

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Fall spans a huge range of temperatures in the D.C. area. The key to style and comfort is having the right pieces to layer as we transition from warm to cool to downright cold, so we prepared a month-by-month guide of what to wear that will carry you through the season. Even better? Prices range...

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If you’ve ever taken a peek inside Coco Blanca, you know right away we are enormous fans of the 1950s style icon, Audrey Hepburn. Her iconic photos grace every picture frame we have in the store. There are just so many things to love about her persona. She was naturally beautiful, graceful, quirky, and her...

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It is a universal truth of fashion that shopping for jeans is stressful. There are so many cuts, washes, lengths, and sizes from which to choose that it can be quite intimidating to embark on the annual denim hunt we call September. Luckily, the stacks of stylish Joe’s Jeans we carry at Coco Blanca offer...

Sweater Weather

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There is nothing better than cozying up next to the fire in a comfortable chair, with a cup of hot tea in your hands, and a soft sweater hugging your back. That’s right…fall is almost here, and we are sure getting ahead of ourselves here at Coco Blanca. The new shipments of cotton, cashmere, and...

Crazy for cuffs

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We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again – we love cuffs (cuff bracelets, that is)! They are an absolutely essential piece to add to your wardrobe, because cuffs are such an easy way to add some pizzazz to any outfit. It’s like wearing a wrist full of bracelets, but sleeker and definitely lighter!...

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Sometimes, the key to perfecting the outfit is perfecting what you wear underneath, your lingerie. Breezy, summer dresses can be tacky in an instant if they are too sheer, or if your bra straps slip off your shoulders too much. We have gorgeous silk slips, comfortable bras, and light lacy shorts to make sure you...

Scarves for fall

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What is better than a soft, colorful scarf that you can throw on over anything? This upcoming fall season, Coco Blanca is focusing on printed scarves, worn just about any way you can imagine. With all these gorgeous options, you can bet that you’ll never catch us with a cold neck! Our first pick is...

Coco does color

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Our trademark here at Coco Blanca is classic neutrals. We tend to stick to shades of white, beige, cream, and sometimes black. But recently we have been expanding our palette with little pops of color here and there. Here are some of the highlights… This gorgeous top is a beautiful cornflower blue with flattering bell...

Fall trends at Coco Blanca

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How is possible that I’m already seeing sweaters in shop windows? It feels like summer has just begun, but as any fashionista would know, fall lurks just around the corner in “Fashion World.” While I’d love to think about white eyelet sundresses, I can’t help thinking about the grays and blacks that are to come!...

Amalfi Coast

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This July, my family is heading to the Amalfi Coast for vacation! My husband I are super excited and feel very fortunate to make this trip with our three grown children and their significant others. It has been years since we have traveled as a family and this will be a trip to remember! It’s...

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A jewelry trend spotted on the Spring/Summer 2017 runways that really “resin”-ates with us is the fashion-forward style of resin. If you desire beautiful, luxurious, and classic jewelry pieces at affordable price points, this jewelry is the answer to your fashion prayers. Our resin pieces have contemporary, clean lines, offering a blend of classic and...

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Just steps away from Coco Blanca on the Strand, the beautiful Hotel Indigo has been completed and has opened its doors for guests. This is a Kimpton Hotel with the fabulous amenities and style for which they are known – we are thrilled to welcome them as our new neighbor! Not only does it have...

A dress for all of your special occasions

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If you’re like me, the first thought that goes through your mind when you know you have upcoming special occasions is, “What am I going to wear?” Coco Blanca can dress you for that special wedding, graduation, birthday, and more! Celebrate in style with a beautifully constructed simple A-line dress, or dance the night away...

Graduation dresses

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One’s wedding day is not the only momentous occasion to wear the quintessential white dress … graduation day is on that list, too! And like a wedding, graduation is a major event that marks the end of something old and the beginning of something new, so of course it warrants special attire. With our palette of...

Cover Up at Coco

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One of the essential pieces in your summer wardrobe are the bathing suit cover-ups. Whether you are going on a cruise, a family beach vacation, chaperoning your child’s senior beach week, or embarking on a romantic get-away… the perfect cover-up up is key. Don’t have one? Last year’s missing?  Not to worry! Coco Blanca has you...

It is all in the details with stunning embroidery and hand-beading

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It’s all about the details this spring! Embroidery has been around for thousands of years — in fact, it can be traced all the way back to the Iron Age — but it’s back in a new, fresh way this spring. Whether on a casual pair of jeans or a sophisticated blouse, embroidered is everywhere and hand-beaded...

Spring and summer sheers

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The sheer trend isn’t going anywhere, but maybe you’ve wondered if you can wear the look…tastefully.  It can be done!  You can rock a sheer look in the most non-scandalous way, showing off a romantic silhouette day or night, and Coco Blanca can help you find the perfect piece for your spring/summer wardrobe. Batwoman Silk...

Lariat Love at Coco Blanca

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The lariat is the new statement necklace of the moment.  It has evolved beyond its western roots thanks to sleek metals and shiny gems.  Whether you prefer your necklace thin and simple for everyday wear, or fashioned with bold gold links to pair with a black evening gown, shop Coco Blanca’s picks for this spring’s...

Easter pastels

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With Easter quickly approaching, it’s the time of year to break out your spring wardrobe once and for all — finally! Pack away your scarves and mittens, and unpack those pretty dresses, linen pants, and feminine tanks. Easter is so often symbolized by images of new life – think eggs, bunnies, baby chicks – and...

Iris Setlakwe

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Coco Blanca is excited to announce the arrival of a new brand designer in our store, Iris Setlakwe! The Iris Setlakwe clothing brand hails from Montreal with one objective in mind: to create a women’s clothing line that fits perfectly in all the right places. Driven by her unwavering passion for design, Iris had the...

Spring sweaters

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Well as of yesterday it’s officially spring and we are done with the snow, but we will be seeing less-than-warm weather for another few weeks. The silver lining to this cool, early spring weather is that it is easy to transition that winter wardrobe into spring by adding lovely spring sweaters. Glitter Fringe Sweater, $392.50...

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With the (mostly) gorgeous weather we have been having the last couple of weeks, I would say that Punxsutawney Phil had it all wrong.  You know him — the 20-pound prognosticating groundhog.  Has he ever been right?  The official observers thought he saw his shadow on February 2nd, which, as the theory goes, predicts six more weeks of...

The perfect Florabella clutch

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We are loving this warmer (albeit crazy!) weather here at Coco Blanca! For times like this, the year-round, resort-wear style of Florabella is just perfect. Resort wear is style that epitomizes relaxation and an appreciation of nature and the elements, and the Florabella lifestyle collection of diverse and fashion-forward beachwear epitomizes the look for women...

Gretchen Neal Trunk Show

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Enjoy a celebration of Italian style! Coco Blanca is thrilled to invite you to a cocktail party and trunk show featuring Gretchen Neal Designs, a collection of beautiful, Italian linen apparel. In the spirit of Italy, we will be serving chilled Prosecco and Italian fare from Charlene’s Catering as you enjoy your first look at...

Spring buying trip apparel

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Everyday someone asks about a buying trip and usually they say “I bet it is really fun.”  Wellllll? It *is* really fun!  But before you jump on board, I thought you might like some insight as to all that goes into a New York buying spree.  It is simultaneously both exhilarating and exhausting.  We buy...

What to wear whether you're celebrating Valentine's or Galentine's Day

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I would like to introduce you all to Meredith, a lovely young lady whom I have known her since she was a little girl, and have watched grow up into a beautiful, accomplished young woman.  Her boyfriend has invited her to a romantic dinner for Valentine’s Day where she will be wined and dined in...

Cold Shoulder

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With warmer spring weather right around the corner, show off some skin in one of 2017’s biggest trends, the cold shoulder! Why is this style so flattering? Think about it — everyone’s shoulders look great and are such a beautiful part of the body to show off…a perfect way to reveal some skin without showing...

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Stripes really never go out of style but they are going to be everywhere 2017, and we mean everywhere: not only on clothing, but on handbags, shoes, and other accessories. Whether you like big and bold, subtle and neutral, horizontal, or vertical, we have you covered for this recurring trend. And yes, you can wear...

Spring top trends

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Look at what just arrived at Coco Blanca! These brand new tops that are perfect for the transition from winter to spring – and are a sneak peek into the newest trends, and what we expect to explode Spring 2017. What can you expect? You’ll move to more voluminous clothing with bigger proportions; dresses and tops...

Winter Sale

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Susie and I have had wonderful holiday time at the start of this winter season with our respective families, for which we are so thankful, but now we both feel inspired from our break and are antsy to get back to the store to get back to work. We are inspired and ready to up our game!...

First Night Alexandria Style

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Going to the Alexandria New Year’s Eve party? First Night Alexandria is the largest family-friendly and alcohol-free New Year’s Eve party in the Washington, D.C., region. Family-friendly activities begin at 2pm; end your wonderful family day at midnight with a spectacular fireworks display over the Potomac River. For all of the festivities, from head-to-toe, Coco Blanca...

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‘Tis the season to be cozy and warm! From luxuriously soft fur neck warmers to lovely cashmere scarves, Coco Blanca is your go-to boutique for all winter apparel. A favorite piece of Coco’s is the fur pom-pom knit beanie, available is a multitude of neutral shades. This hat will keep you warm all day, while...