Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Window shopping


          Last week I took a stroll around the mall with my mother. I'd already satiated my shopping desires through purchases earlier in the week so it ended up being more of a window shopping trip. I thought I'd share some phone pics that I snapped up of pretty things that caught my eye.

Above: I didn't know Chanel made plastic flip flops, but I guess why not?
Below: I admired the lamps at this cushy Chanel counter (amongst other things). 

 

 I passed by a Mackenzie-Childs display where this colorful floral explosion of a sofa caught my eye.


          I made sure to sniff some Jo Malone testers. I've been wanting to try one after seeing them on Lil Lady's Life and Beauty Look Book. I liked Grapefruit and Nectarine and Honey. French Lime blossom was nice, but a bit too floral for me (I lack the correct specific descriptors). Vanilla and Anise had nice notes of vanilla, but was a bit too spicy. I think it might be nice to layer it in very small quantities. I would have tried more had I had the chance to sniff in peace, however I was intimidated by looming sales associates and scurried away!


There was a whole table devoted to Chanel fragrances.


There were many pretty jeweled partridges in golden trees.


 I was sucked in by the shine, glass, and color of the Tory Burch storefront.


The over-sized metal sparkles in the Burberry window were quite festive.


I love the minimalist aesethetic of Max Mara. So much space, so few coats.


My favorite find was an embedded pocket display at the Cole Haan store. I love the crystalline gold and silver flats paired with the leopard bag. Wouldn't they look nice paired with one of the above coats? Speaking of which, I found a nice leopard bag for myself recently, which I'm excited about.


          Thanks for reading! What displays catch your eye?

Love, Dovey.



12 comments:

  1. Love those flats! Wow! There's a Jo Malone counter at my Bloomingdale's, and I'm aaaaalways intimidated by looming sales associates! It always seems to be empty - I wonder why!

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  3. I love Jo Malone's new line, Jo Loves - they are heavenly! Thanks for sharing your window shopping experiences - very festive!

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  4. I really want to try Jo Malone fragrances too! I've only heard good things!

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  5. Those flats are amazingly adorable! I'm using a black and gray leopard bag... it's pretty old (nearly a year!) and I've other bags in the interim but it's just the perfect size and goes with everything... love it!

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  6. Loved the window shopping pics! Looking through them = virtual window shopping for us readers :)

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  7. Weirdly, Chanel makes surf boards too! Can you imagine all those anorexic fashionistas surfing on Chanel boards??

    I am now in love with those sparkly flats. I put a Pour la Victoire sparkly flats on hold and never went back to get them. Now I think it was a mistake!

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  8. WOW you have some nice stores in your MALL!!!! Jo Malone Fragrances are really nice for layering, and it's fun getting new combinations!

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  9. The SA's at Jo Malone in my local Saks are so aggressive. I know they train them to be that way but I wish management would catch on that most shoppers don't feel comfortable with hovering sales people :) I love those sparkly flats. They & the leopard bag would look great with one of the Max Mara coats!

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  10. jessie- that's lucky :)

    Jamilla- I wish I could smell JoLoves! I'll have to see if it's on counters here yet

    Kelly- me too!

    Sarah- happy to hear that you're a fellow leopard lover too

    Ali - thank you! I'm glad you liked it!!

    Liz - Hehe! I bet you are right... someone, somewhere is out on a Chanel surfboard. I wish I could classify sparkly flats into a "staple category" so I could justify them.

    Lilladylife- I am a believer, especially after reading your reviews =)

    MM- Oh, that is interesting! I wonder why that is? Perhaps fragrance sales is more difficult? I'm dreaming of coat and flat combo as well :)

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  11. I want to smell Jo Malone scents, too! They always sound so lovely!

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  12. I love being taken on shopping trip with you! I love sniffing the Jo Malone fragrances, and I'm after a leopard bag too so that is super pretty!

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