The perfect outfit carries a mythical appeal, unlike the unicorn, which devalues its myth each time it models for tacky notebook covers. Hunt for the one true ideal ensemble with today's Groupon: for $35, you get $75 worth of designer apparel and accessories at J. Barton Clothiers in Katy.
J. Barton Clothiers—a mom-and-daughter shop—bedecks fashion-conscious shoppers in apparel from designers sparsely represented in department stores, carrying outfits from Tricotto, Joseph Ribkoff, Finley, and Tru Luxe. Impress the vigilant summer sun in a zipped Caribbean blue top with a floral design ($68), peacefully bare arms in a short-sleeve peasant top by Lulivia ($68), or hide an emergency stash of M&M’s in the folds of a gray-sequined ruffle top by Rain ($82). Legs flourish with the freedom allowed by a dress, eloping under the cover of a Chetta B white-and-black dress ($128) or a red number from Joseph Ribkoff Hermes ($218). A pair of white or black capris crafted by Not Your Daughter’s Jeans ($88) asserts a singular fashion sense, and a selection of accessories, unlike high-school Spanish students, puts accents in the right places.