This past weekend, I was invited to attend a fashion VIP event for a boutique here in San Diego called Shimmer (gotta love my FGI San Diego contacts!). The owner, Judy Figueroa, put on a fashionabulous mixer filled to the brim with fashion, fun and SHOPPING!
Guests got a spectacular evening including a fashion show produced by Bad Madge Productions, Polynesian dancers, in-house DJ and that didn’t even include the VIP service! And the Step & Repeat included the CUTEST accoutrements to make the photos actually fun to take! Gotta love my ‘stache!
The VIP Area included wine (what’s not to love about that!) as well as a private seating area including the most adorable VIP Gift Basket EVER! Took mine home to my hubbie and we enjoyed it in front of the fire! I mean, come on! Gourmet chocolate cupcakes and two mini-bottles of wine?!? You know you’re jealous!
And as if the fashion and entertainment weren’t enough, Bellus Academy and SD Salon were on hand for some much needed pampering! Bellus gave mini-manicures, massages and make-up touch-ups. If you haven’t had the Bellus experience, I highly recommend you check out their academy and salon!
And Andrea from SD Salon was able to add some life to my limp, lifeless hair with the coolest ceramic flat iron/curler. My curls were still there the next day!!! And did you know that if you purchase one of their flat irons that you can get your hair styled by them for FREE for an entire YEAR! Yeah, definitely going to be purchasing one of those!
So, once I finished with my VIP experience, it was time to do that which women do when at places like this…SHOP!!!
The fashions at Shimmer are AWESOME! The easiest way to describe it is Forever 21, only chic. The price point for Shimmer was comparable to Forever 21 (even better on some of the garments!), but the selection was so much chicer and nicer! Being a fashionista in my mid-30′s, I want to look fashionable, but I’m not in my 20′s, I don’t have a huge disposable income, yet I still want cute clothes. Shimmer definitely satisfies this!
I walked out of there with the most gorgeous hat (the fun kind with feathers and lace) as well as a hot pink quilted handbag. On my shopping list though for when I go back, (and I most definitely will be going back!), their super cute floral dresses!
And of course, what fashionista doesn’t love shoes! Shimmer’s collection doesn’t disappoint! The nude and black lace ones remind me of a pair of Valentino ones I lusted over a few seasons ago! These less-expensive versions will have such a wonderful home in my closet soon!
All in all, fabulous event, fabulous fashion, fashionabulous boutique!
Thanks Judy for the invite!
Online at http://www.iheartshimmer.com
Or in San Diego County at:
Plaza Bonita Mall
Chula Vista Mall
Plaza Camino Real Mall