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!



Weekend Winter Winks

Oh the weather outside was frightful but getting to the twins was delightful!

Worth the wait!

Before leaving Nashville, Cousin Teddy (CT) demanded to help sort and wrap all of the gifts I acquired for proper spoiling.

Actually he’s a little pissed none of this madness is for him.

Box Approved

Making use of himself as dead weight.

CT was awfully jealous of the wardrobe choices I selected for the twins – it had his blood boiling.

Aunts Rocks!

Outfitted aunt attire for three, six and twelve months!


A little CBXB action for tiny feet.

Tit for Tat

And stylin’ outerwear for twin treats!

Packing up the ‘sleigh’ proved hard to do…


Leaving little room for a derriere or two.

The wind whipped and twirled…

She's Like the Wind

Gone with the….

And with that, the ice and snow whirled quickly over the roads, making travel treacherous in the night’s cold.

Real Ice

Snow plows prohibited from the roads due to weather conditions, we were forced to pull over with no intentions .

Real Snow Plow

We unpacked half the sleigh for an eight-hour stay,

One Night Stand

Yes, it takes eight bags for three people to primp to meet twins.

But all of the traveling paid off the next day!

First Kiss!

Love at first smooch.

I discovered a little diva during my stay –

No Photos Please

No photos, please!

And thanks to family and dear friends, a shower went underway.

Gifts Galore

Plenty of room on the ride home!

A questionable stylish choice for an aunt –  who was happy working and burping the day away.

Modern Day Carrie Bradshaw

Modern Day Carrie Bradshaw.

Feeding and snuggling the babies was an easy treat,

Bottoms Up!

But I saved some love for big brother Gunsie – I didn’t want him to think I was a cheat.

Favorite Puppy

Gunsie and Aunt Juicy

While Gpa was promising “spotted Indian ponies,” (which with further investigating turned out to be spotted horses, FYI), “Mustangs (yes, the car) and promises galore,”

Pony Promises

I braved the frigid air to get to my favorite store.

Snow Pile!

A trip to Von Maur makes every Iowa journey complete but being away from the babies was no small feat!

Von Maur Must Haves

And while it was doubly hard to say good-bye,

Happy Morning!

I had my own Nashville baby waiting on me,  just barely getting by.

Missing Mom?

Yeah, he really missed me.

Still warming up from the Iowa cold, my heart grew three sizes for the little souls I now love.