Yesterday was a rainy Saturday. The only fun thing you can do on a day like that is shop unless you are a duck! So I packed my bags and headed to the mall! First stop was BCBG in Belk. I was greeted with these bright colors when I first entered the store. What colors are suppose to be big for Spring? I keep hearing that pastels are back, but this trip proved the brights are big and bold for Spring in my neck of the woods….
I couldn’t leave Nordy’s without going by the perfume counter to get my “favorite of all times item” that I was out of…..Donna Karan deodorant! (if you haven’t ever tried it…run, don’t stop til you get to Donna Karan counter and buy some for yourself. You will thank me. Instead of perspiring, you will be perfuming. You can smell good even when you sweat, how’s that?
The company description is, ” inspired by the soft, sensual feel of cashmere against the skin”. haha!! I dont’ know about that, but I do know that everyone I have given this little treat to is totally addicted. Kuddos to Donna Karan for thinking of everything!
Next on to check out the new products in perfume….
Here I found a new perfume line called Bond No. 9! No, it isn’t James Bond but it is as intriguing and dashing. Bond No. 9 is named for the street address of the headquarters for the fragrance in New York. All the fragrances in the line are named for New York neighborhoods. As best I could count there are 54 fragrances. I am one of those people who doesn’t buy anything until I have analyzed each product so I was having trouble with this.
Meet David, the sales rep, who was so graciously introducing the line to me.
Of all the fragrances, Bond No. 9 Signature Scent and The Hamptons were my favorites. David said it Signature contains Oud which is a rare spice. It has a 30 percent concentration which makes it a “pure” perfume which lasts longer on your skin. Of course this makes it more expensive too. The Hamptons is a clean, fresh scent.
Next up…Anthropologie and a great sweater on the horizon…
This was a little neon and a little pastel, I couldn’t really decide but fresh
On my way out of the mall, I couldn’t help but stop through the shoe department to see
what was happening on the shoe front for Spring. These darling Jimmy Choos seem to speak to me….again I heard… “hey there girlie, take me home with you” but the price tag said “your husband would kill you”, so be on your way …
Next stop Ikea! What was I thinking? Obviously it never occurred to me that everyone in North Carolina would also be there… It was so crowded. The fact that their shopping carts operate like a 5 yr old child doesn’t help matters.
No matter how hard you try to direct it, it goes the opposite way. I finally
gave in and decided I could call it my workout for Saturday. This was suppose to be
a quick trip. I was going to pick up one item but since I was there of course I had to browse
After check out I had to go over to the food section. Really wish they would have this before the check out but they don’t. Have you ever bought their food items? Most are great! My children love the latkes and I love the smoked salmon. Again, I resisted temptation and bought a water instead of the hot cinnamon roll…Good for me..
Now home to put my purchases in action. What is that rule? Oh yeah…I have to
get rid of an item for each item I purchased, right? When do you do that before or after you decide if you are keeping or exchanging what you bought?
“The Design Connector” connecting you to the people, places, and products you need to know in the Interior Design World. Written by Lisa Mende, who is an Interior Designer, Tastemaker and Brand Collaborator located in Charlotte, North Carolina.