I am happy to announce the opening of Accents Fashion Accessories in Arlington Highlands off I-20 and Matlock! The first store is located in Dallas in the West End and it was always a trek for me to get over there, so it’s great that the store in now in Tarrant County. : )
I met Lucy Crowhurst, the owner, a couple of years of ago, and she is the sweetest person! She’s also an exceptional business woman, with a little one at home and one on the way, so kudos to you Lucy!
What’s great about this shop is that it’s meticulously organized, in my opinion. I too often find that stores geared toward the female persuasion are a hot mess when it comes to organization- clothes are strewn all over the store, sale items are mixed in with regular items, other products are thrown into huge bins in which you literally have to dig to see all the merchandise. Eh hem, that’s hell on a fresh, new manicure. Not cute, I tell ya, not cute at all.
Anyhoo, Accents has everything displayed for easy access and observation. No clutter on display, just cuteness on hangers and tables. Now that’s what I call sensible chic! I love cocktail rings and I have to admit, Accents had some of the most unique pieces I’ve seen, and I went to the Dallas Jewelry show at Market Hall in Dallas this October! I saw no repeats! My fav color is gray/silver and I found an adorable ring with gray stones set in gold. In 2007 D Magazine recognized Accents as its pick for best Dallas shopping and The Dallas Observer honored the store in two catergories, “Best Store in West Village” and “Best Shiny Objects.” I couldn’t agree more. Check out my pics and Accents in the Arlington Highlands! You can also shop online at http://www.accentsfashionaccessories.com/index.php.
As for the Dallas Women’s Museum, it has a very special exhibit going on now through Jan. 24, 2010:
“Purse & the Person: A Century of Women’s Purses”
In the words of “The Zoe,” “I die.” I want to see this exhibit, after final exams of course, and if I get a chance to go, I’ll report back what I find. One of the purposes of this blog is to examine fashion on a higher intellectual level, and I can’t think of a better starting topic than this. Lastly, I like volunteering with this museum, though I regret it’s not nearly as often as I’d like. I missed the Wine Women & Shoes extravaganza this year which is always a blast. But at least I have time to check out this exhibit. For more information, please see