We attended the Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction Saturday night ostensibly to look at classic cars and to watch the serious collectors bid for them. If you've ever been to this type of function, you know that there are also rows of vendor booths selling everything from jewelry to jet planes. Because I wanted to enjoy a little shopping, Tom and I split up for an hour so I could meander slowly through the maze. I stumbled upon a booth selling exquisite handmade Italian leather purses, belts, and bracelets by designer and craftsman, Roberto Mantellassi. It had been a slow day for the salesgirls and they were eager to help me find the right item. My attention was first captivated by a black eel skin bracelet with a unique silver clasp. It fit as if it was made specifically for my wrist. But then my gaze fell on a narrow mustard-colored leather and Swarovski crystal bracelet sitting in front of a beautiful belt in the same color.
The BatmobileThe mustard pieces will be big players in my spring wardrobe (I'm liking navy with pops of yellow for the warmer weather) but I want to wear them now as well. Here is what I put together for today:
brown cardigan from Target gives me a comfortable Phoenix winter outfit. The purse is a color-blocked tan, mustard, and navy Coach shoulder bag and the sunglasses are by Kate Spade. Looking at the above picture, I think I'd like the outfit a little better if the seatbelt shoulder strap wrinkles were ironed out of the scarf!
The Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction is over now, but the Arabian Horse Show is coming up and the vendor booths will be even more fun. See you there!