Two weeks ago I was in Seattle to shop with Angie from You Look Fab for Spring. We had an awesome day together, Angie shops for clothes just like I shop for furniture and accessories with my clients. First we make the rounds in all the stores, leave some stuff on hold and then come back once the day is done, try them on again and buy what works.
This is the fabulous outfit Angie wore on our shopping day!
The most economical way to decorate your home (with me), especially for accessories, is the same, we shop the city and then at the end of the day decide which pieces we’ll go back for and by then the car is full of accessories and lighting, and all approved by you I might add!
Anyway back to my day with Angie. Here are a few things she picked out for me:
It’s funny, she talked about having a ‘white watch’ last year in the Spring (before I hired her in the Fall) and the ‘ceramic’ part of owning a white watch didn’t sink in and I bought a plain watch with a white leather band then. Angie has a more expensive watch but she’s in the fashion business so she of course spends more money on quality items like watches where I’m happy with the price tag of this one because I spend more money on furniture being that design is my business.
Remember when I went to LA a few weeks ago and I posted about the Brooks Brothers shirt Angie told me to buy (before our shopping trip). Well she said ‘button down’ and I immediately assumed that meant a shirt with the collars buttoned. Sigh. That was NOT what she meant but how was she to know I’d take her so literally?
It reminds me of the time I told a client to buy ‘white textured towels’, I meant, towels with textures stripes, or squares or daisies. When I arrived at her home later she had just bought regular towels. Texture is totally up for interpretation, of course!
Anyway, I own it now as I’ve worn it but I also bought this tunic shirt (above) with her to wear with the Audrey Hepburn black skinnies I bought from the Gap (above). And I have a great yellow spring jacket that I wore a ton last Spring this outfit will look fabulous with.
I love these leopard print ballet flats from Nordstrom, so cute and comfortable! They also come in black.
Love this top, and I was even more tickled when I came home and realized I have a pair of Nine West pumps that match perfectly. Now that I’m in the colour business if I see a pair of shoes in a colour I don’t already own, I usually buy them if they are not too expensive.
I only bought 2 pairs of shoes on this trip because I already own so many pairs of ballet flats and pumps in every conceivable colour!
Photo by Greg Cox
I already own a great denim jacket (above) but Angie would have picked one out for me as well if I didn’t. Here is one she recommends from her site. This photo was taken by her husband the first time we met here in Vancouver last year!
It’s still a bit chilly to wear most of the things I bought but I’m ready for Spring!
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