I recently relocated from Dallas to Houston for work, and it has certainly proven to be quite the adjustment. I enjoy the unique culture that Texas cities possess. Only here can you find the perfect blend of urbanity and southern flair. Not to mention the strong Mexican and western influences. While the humidity and traffic certainly leave much to be desired, I actually have a bigger bone to pick with H-Town. Since I had the day off, I decided to visit The Galleria, a mega mall touting over 2.4 million square feet of retail space. Naturally, I had high expectations and hoped to enjoy some serious retail therapy, but I left empty-handed and sorely disappointed. The mall is seriously outdated and in desperate need of repair. Zero curb appeal, broken escalators abound, no air conditioning in Bally... I could go on and on. More importantly, I have never encountered so many preoccupied sales associates in all my years of shopping. From Saks to Fendi, everyone was too busy chatting, Tweeting, Facebooking, texting and reading BagPoor to be bothered with doing their job. I won't bore you with additional details, but let's suffice it to say that I won't be returning.
The one redeeming aspect of my shopping excursion was the fact that I finally saw the Fendi Chameleon Tote in person, and it instantly replaced the YSL Chyc Bag as my must-have accessory for Spring. It's sophisticated and timeless without being monotonous. The size and shape is perfect for corporate women as well as busy moms on the go. The golden hardware took my breath away and I absolutely adore the sumptuous color-blocked calfskin, especially in these gorgeous neutral tones. Purchase the Fendi Chameleon Tote at Neiman Marcus for $2,490.