Confessions of a Shopaholic

The fabulous Marisa from Wear Your Vitamins tagged me in Confessions of a Shopaholic, which is a fun little cyber game of tag.

So here we go…

Do you consider yourself a shopaholic?

Oh hells to tha yes! While I lack the dough to be a bona-fide shopaholic, I love digging for a bargain on sales racks, TJ Maxx, Target and mostly my favorite department store ever, Von Maur.

Shopping the sales rack success!

Success shopping the sales rack!

How would you classify your style?

Fuchsia. Sequins. Skulls. Leopard. Gaudy. Flamboyant. Rocker. Edgy. Jeans. Heels. Flashy, not trashy (although others would probably BEG to differ).

Girls night out attire.

Girls night out attire. Express jeans, $19.99. Target top, $17.99.

Juicy Couture collared striped shirt, $34.99. Skull and crossbones patch purchased at Michael's, $2.99. You don't have to be a sewing expert to adhere spice up your wardrobe. The patch shown is an iron on and takes less than five minutes to complete!

Juicy Couture collared striped shirt, $34.99. Skull and crossbones patch purchased at Michael’s, $2.99.

Who's afraid of a sequin pant? Not me!

Who’s afraid of a sequin pant? Not me! Express pant, $24.99.

Leopard 'n' Shine

Leopard print beneath clear sequins? Um, yes please! Target dress, $34.99.

What store can you not leave without buying something from?

Target. Hands down. Whether it’s shampoo, a greeting card, a Mossimo black tank (a staple in my wardrobe) or a banana. I rarely leave without a bag (which is really doing me a favor because I need plastic bags in order to scoop Ted’s litter pan. Two birds, one stone people!).

Where do you find your best deals?

Sales, sales, sales! Macy’s, Target, Von Maur, TJ Maxx, Dillards semi-annual shoe sale.

What designer are you willing to splurge on?

It’s a three-way between Alexander McQueen, Chanel and Louis Vuitton. McQ is all about the skulls baby (I feel like the designs were sometimes created with yours truly in mind – as if). I also crave the luxury and glamour of Chanel – and received a pair of booties from my fairy god mother earlier this year (read about it, click here). And Louis…oh Louis….I ran a marathon (yes a full fucking 26.2 miles) in a bet to obtain a Louis Vuitton purse (that saga will be posted another day).

In all of their black and white patent leather shine.

Caution: May cause an extreme strut.

Do you have a go-to shopping outfit?

Jeans. Always. In the winter, my kick-ass Coach motorcycle boots (waaaaay expensive but have worn approximately 268 days per year for the last five years. Worth it!). Summer time calls for Tory Burch flops (I scored at a deep discount shoe store).

In lieu of the old fashioned shit kickers, I've opted for "I think I can kick your ass" motorcycle boots.

My alternative shit kickers.

Look cute while side stepping the pig manure!

Tory Burch flip flops, $29.99.

What is your guilty pleasure?!

I’m a beauty product whore. I love trying new things – different colored lipsticks (love MAC pigments), eye shadows (Urban Decay is my fave brand), lip gloss (just found my new love that doubles as a lip stain as well as a gloss – LIP TAR), foundations (Too Faced BB Cream is my new fave and I adore Make Up For Ever HD foundation), nail polish (OPI, China Glaze are my faves)….this list could go on for days.

LIP TAR. 100% Vegan, cruelty free and one application lasts all day. Sephora,

LIP TAR. 100% vegan, cruelty free and one application lasts all day. Sold in sets or separately at Sephora.

hd foundation

Make Up For Ever HD foundation – complexion saver!

What is the one piece of clothing you can’t live without?

Jeans. Period.

Of course leopard jeans never hurt.

Of course leopard jeans never hurt.

Who is your style icon?

Gwen Stefani – love her L.A.M.B. line.

L.A.M.B. leather wrist watch purchased years ago at TJ Maxx for $89.99.

So there are my confessions. Guilty as charged!



21 thoughts on “Confessions of a Shopaholic

  1. marisaporter says:

    Shrieks! I ADORE Mossimo black tanks. I have 4! And then four more in different colors. And in summer, I just layer them and I’m done. Did I tell you my approach to fashion was simple?

    Thanks so much for mentioning me!

    • You’re so welcome for the mention – I love your blog! And a gal after my own heart with the Mossimo tanks. They are just great for layering under sweaters in the winter, to slip on under a blazer and for wearing in the summer. They rock!

  2. Mancakes says:

    You are so stinking GORGEOUS! And funny. And cool. Ugh. πŸ™‚ (Totally heart you)

    • Keep it coming Mancakes! I really hate compliments….haha! Thank you for the love – a lot of it has to do with the angle of the camera and the flash of the clothes to be honest. πŸ™‚ I heart you too!

  3. fortheloveofgloss says:

    I love your style! You have a really clear idea of what you love and you rock it. It’s rare to find people with style that is both unusual and unified. Well done you!

    • I so appreciate your comment! I am pretty headstrong in what I love and don’t and just go with it. I try to dress for my body type (which is sometimes so hard because I want to wear striped pants so bad!). Thanks so much Girl!

  4. marisaporter says:

    And man I love those black boots.

  5. what a super fun tag! I will love this one!. You rock those Chanels and I love your coach bike boots. TDF! Gurl, I gotta here about how you ran for a LV. OMG do I love you. Hearts all day long. Love Target too.

    • Hearts right back at you!! This is a fun tag and I had a great time putting it together. If we had endless bank accounts, we could do some serious shopping damage together! And running for an LV almost killed me – I will do a post on it soon. πŸ™‚

  6. Gonna have to try the lip stain!

    • It’s really great and lasts all day! But you have to buy the gloss base/top coat (2-in-1) along with whatever color you choose. Also if you do end up getting it, be careful of getting too close to the outine of your lips – this is such a highly pigmented stain that it seeped into tiny mouth wrinkles and I looked like I’d put my lipstick on drunk the first time I wore it! πŸ™‚

  7. Phil Lanoue says:

    Bike Week in Myrtle Beach is next month and you would fit right in wearing those boots.
    Leopard jeans or sequined pants would be perfect as well.
    Actually you would fit right in wearing a plastic trash bag cause hey, it’s Myrtle Beach!
    Did you really run a marathon?!?
    I think the last time I ran was on dollar beer night at the ball park when it was almost last call.

    • Ha! Your typical run for last call is how I typically jog. But yes, I did run a full marathon. And nearly died! It was awful – don’t let anyone tell you that you get a ‘high’ from running. I got creaky knees, an aching hip and a sprained foot. Fun times!
      I feel like I would rock my leopard jeans, sequin top and biker boots at Bike Week. Oh snap!

  8. Congrat! I like your guilty pleasure items. They are in my cabinet.

  9. love your unique style – gotta love some pink and sequins!!

  10. dannadesigns says:

    Ooooh, love it. A true shopaholic! Marisa tagged me too…my confessions coming soon.

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