Angie and I had the most wonderful time catching up while she was in the Netherlands, and we, of course, did a bit of shopping too;-)
Angie got gorgeous stuff (see her forum thread) and helped me find some things that will work well for my F/W wardrobe and casual lifestyle. Thanks so much for the guidance and advice, Angie!

I bought:
- A burgundy cardigan with great texture and a pearl pendant necklace at COS.

- Very comfortable brown (with a greyish tinge) suede booties at the same store where Angie found her stunning new booties. Booties with a higher shaft to wear with cropped pants and jeans in colder weather were high on my needs list, and these fit the bill.

- I got lucky at the Mephisto store where I found a pair of white sandals on sale. Comfy and fun Summer footwear has been tough to find for me since I started wearing orthotics, so I'm chuffed I came across these (which I can wear without orthotics).

- Two patterned blouses with nice drape that are a little more tailored. We decided these can be my "new T-shirt": they're streamlined, dressy yet relaxed, and can work on their own or layered underneath cardigans etc. It's fun to switch things up regularly, so I'm thrilled to have this new silhouette for the Fall season (I used to wear this type of blouse often when I first joined YLF, then went through a more oversized phase, and am now embracing the look again).