Monday, July 18, 2011

Misguided Angels

Finally made the time to visit a nearby boutique (at the suggestion of my lovely neighbor Callie).  Misguided Angels is a small clothing and accessories boutique in Ashburn.  Definitely worth the stop although next time I will remember that I am a much better shopper when I'm NOT in my workout clothes.  One sight of myself in the mirror and I immediately made the decision not to try on clothes.  Something about being dressed for shopping...don't know what it is.  I'm not talking about high heels and poofy hair but shorts and a cute top might have compelled my to try on some of their clothes.

Then again, maybe clothes don't make the difference.  Callie looked cute as can be and she wasn't terribly motivated to try anything on either.  This is where you might actually deduce that there really wasn't that much to try on and that I'm only trying to be nice to the store.  That's partly true.  They did have some cute things but not a ton.  It is a smallish store so I can't say I blame them.

We were able to stock up on some very fun jewelry however.  Callie has an eye for earthy-summery items (wood, turquoise, etc) and we were both on the lookout for stuff to match recent clothing purchases (maybe that's why we shied away from the clothes eh?). 

They also had some lovely shoes that I really wouldn't mind having were it not for my jacked up feet.  Some day, my high heels will be back where they rightfully belong....on my feetsies!  Right now, they're more art than function.  But I digress.

Here are the lovelies they had in the store: 

We also saw this shirt in the store.  I was immediately drawn to it because it is exactly the same shade as some ballet flats that I purchased recently.  The only problem was, I really really hated the lace on the bottom.  I considered buying it anyway and chopping off the lace but there's something distasteful about buying a brand new shirt you have to...well....edit.  :(

And these are some of the little baubles I picked up:

I really liked the store's dressing room.  It was very plush and girly...just like a boutique dressing room ought to be.  Needless to say, I'll be going back sometime in the future and maybe next time, I will actually try something on!  


Callander Stuart said...

So glad we went! I'm with you..some cute things, but there could have been more cute things, clothing wise. None of the clothes particularly motivated me either to try on. are truly one of the few ladies I know that can look super cute in workout clothes!!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Well you never know until you check it out right? Ohh love those Missoni-esque shoes and I agree about not getting the top - how annoying if you have to change it right?

Have a lovely week!

Chic 'n Cheap Living

drollgirl said...

your post made me laugh. i hate the lace on the bottom of that top, too. and, like you, MANY times i want to edit features of clothing i am considering purchasing, and i USUALLY dissuade myself from the process. i am NOT a great seamstress, i am a procrastinator, and i am lazy, so it usually isn't money well spent if it needs modifications!

love the jewelry. i always love jewelry. it is the easiest and most fun thing to buy!

LindseyD said...

at least we have the mental fortitude to (er...sometimes) resist the urge to buy stuff that requires actual effort beyond the swiping of the debit card. drollgirl....funny about the seamstress comment. makes me think of the many times i imagined myself using double sided tape to rig designer jeans because i was too lazy to go to the tailor. not pretty.