While most of my shopping is done from my computer and/or phone (addicted to online shopping? me? nooo), when time permits it's nice to break up the routine, get behind the wheel, hit the open road, and explore the great, big world of Houston retail (adventure awaits!). I had such an escapade last week, when I wandered lonely as a cloud Wordsworth style to two local boutiques: Renovate and Baanou. Fortunately for you, I live to tell the tale (retail therapy never did betray the heart that loved her).
Each store has good finds that coincidentally work well together, so I'm doubling up today. And we begin with Genie Mack's tassel earrings: colorful, happy, surprisingly light on the earlobes, and oh-so affordable ($50 or less, people). Genie's a native Houstonian who makes fun jewelry and paints pet portraits. While her earrings aren't for sale online yet, they are available at Renovate or you can email her and get some customized to the colors of your liking.
And if you're the kind of gal who doesn't just want a party on the top, business on the bottom - then Baanou is where I'll direct you. Located at River Oaks District, this boutique has brought some of my favorite Australian labels (Thurley, Alice McCall, C/Meo Collective, Keepsake) to my hood - which helps me save on shipping costs, and helps all of us look more fly. My advice: don't go in if you're "just looking" - we both know that's too dangerous a game to play.
Add Genie Mack's tassels above to some of Baanou's pieces below and (ladies is pimps, too) dust those exposed shoulders off.