While my mom is an extremely successful consultant, her fashion sense has always left something be desired. She's become an expert in her field since I left for college and she needs to update her wardrobe. I didn't realize how badly she needed to buy new professional clothes I started getting into fashion more myself. She spends all of her money on adventures and the associated gear. She has a $4000 custom made mountaineering coat that she bought to climb Mt. Aconcagua in the Andes! So I've convinced her that because she's been speaking at so many conferences she needs new, *nice*, dressy clothing so that she'll look as pretty as she is smart. So here's the deal: She's flying up Michigan where I go to school so we can go to Neiman Marcus and Nordies together. Money is no object. She's in her mid-forties and has very conservative tastes. She hates heels and skirts. She also hates handbags and has carried the same Cole Haan wallet/clutch for 10 years. I made her buy a handbag when I was in high school and she only used it 3 times. Total! Hopefully that will give you and indication of how desperate the situation is. She's letting me take control and since I'm only 21, I'm afraid my taste might be too young for her. The goal is for me to buy her some designer staples. She already has tons of Brooks Brothers blouses so no need for shirts. What are some things I should pick out for her? Help!