This weekend I went on a mission to find a new earring for my cartilage piercing [oh yeah, rebellion] - and there was only one place to go: The Mexican Shop. Any girl from Evanston, IL knows alllllll about this wonderful place... you city girls might not be aware. It's a boutique of sorts, filled with fun things, pretty things, funky things - clothes, jewelry, crazy sunglasses - you name it. They close a few months every year so the owners can travel the world to find new things for their store. [Most recent trip, I'm told, was to Bali]. Plus, they use doggie bags and to-go containers to wrap up your purchases. Fun.
Anyway, sure enough, I found a great new addition to my ears - little star studs! Sterling silver (for my delicate, sensitive Irish skin) - and even though it's for my cartilage and I only need one, I was fine with buying the pair because I'm sure to lose one someday and will then have a back-up.
I also had to pick up a pair of sterling silver hoops - because theirs are simply the best. Total was around $23 with tax. Not a steal, but hey - if I'd wanted Claire's pricing and quality, I would have gone there. Anyway, if you ever find yourself north of Rogers Park... hit up the Mexican Shop. Make a day of it! There are tons of delicious places to eat in Evanston (- ask me for recommendations!), plus, ladies - there's a cool record store across the street from The Mexican Shop that your man friends can hang out at while you explore this fine store. Be forewarned - set a spending limit for yourself before you walk in ;)