2.20.2010

confessions of a shopaholic









i've been such a raging shopaholic this week. aside from the thrifted stuff i told you about a couple posts back, i've ordered tights from two different stores, a lacy dress from ebay, an etsy package that already arrived with two dresses and a duffle coat (from the last post), another package that already made it from forever 21 carrying three pairs of shoes, a camera remote, and studio lighting. the worst part about it is, well, two things: a) i've already browsed urban outfitters and gilt this morning (like i need anything else) and b) i haven't paid all my bills for the month!! i'm not usually this bad, and i hate when i get this guilty feeling. you know, when your hiding the packages from your significant others. please tell me you guys do this every now and then too? followed by a little bit of guilt? i'm convinced it comes with being a girl. it's made me more excited about my outfits though!

Cable knit cardigan: Goodwill $4
Blouse: Goodwill $4
Skirt: Walmart $14
Sheer Heart Tights: Tabio $14
Oxfords: F21 $24
Purse: Saver's $5
Belt: Goodwill $1

39 comments:

Kelley Anne said...

I can be a shop-aholic too. Luckily, I always shop in thrift stores:) Whenever I feel like I've overdone it, I always talk to my husband about what I bought and how I feel even though I may be a bit embarrassed. Then I take a break from thrifting for a while.

Mademoiselle Paulina said...

I love your tights ! and outfit too :)
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elena said...

heart tights!! love it

Maria Confer said...

Love this look Starr. The cardigan and brown accessories are just the right touches.

Lulu Letty

Leproust Vintage said...

oh shoot! I do this all the time! haha. My husband doesn't really care about my shopping habit, but I always feel SO guilty! At least thrift stores, etsy, ebay, and f21 are quite inexpensive! I feel more guilty when I give into my urban/anthropologie/designer cravings! I had on my Swedish Hasbeens the other night, and Robin asked how much they were.....I always just smile and giggle when they were too much/I am ashamed, so he knew right away!

Ollie Otson said...

I've smuggled my fair share of packages into the house. I work part-time at a department store and the other time at a vintage store. It's torture! But, the way I see it, I make my money, I pay my bills, I should get to treat myself every now and then. I'd rather spend my money on clothes that I can wear over and over than going out to dinner.

Kelley Anne said...

That sounds good. Its not a big deal. If you decide to sell it, please let me know and we'll talk. But there's no pressure:)

Sarah Elizabeth said...

I do the same thing all the time. Last month I went so crazy at thrift stores/f21, that I couldn't pay my cable bill! oops!

The Cat and The Cow said...

I do that all the time!!! I totally hide my shopping bags, even if they are from thrift store! Sometimes its not even spending money that makes me feel guilty, its just the fact that I really dont need more stuff, but I get it anyways. Its so funny that you post this today because I decided to go the entire month of February without shopping, and today I broke and went to the thrift store! I feel so guilty!!!

This outfit is adorable!!! I love it!

Sara, Swing The Day Away said...

I am such a shopaholic. I go to the mall just about every week and I always end up buying something. I actually went last night, but only went to Forever 21. I was good last night, though. I had two skirts and one jacket in my hand and ended up with just one of the skirts. I kept telling myself I have to save my money for NYC next week! Now I just have to worry about the actual shopping and money spending in NYC. haha.

The thing about online shopping for me is that I love receiving packages. lol. They're like getting presents! You get to open them up and everything! And there's just so many more options online.

You look adorable, by the way. :) I love every piece of this outfit!

The Style Rider said...

I love this outfit so much! You have great style. Cute oxfords. I love that skirt too, the color of it goes great with the outfit along with that adorable top!

Mel said...

Wow I love this look! Your blouse is lovely, and the cardigan and tights are awesome as well!

M. said...

I've been the same way this month, given I'm in college and don't pay any bills yet I still feel guilty!

lovelove, M.

Fashion Therapist said...

Love this satchel! SO cute.

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My Passport to Style said...

Hi sweeetie, adore the scarf and satchel.Great Topshop giveaway over on My Passport to Style! Sharon xx

if i haver said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog! Love this look..and that you shop at Goodwill :-)

vintagewithatwist said...

great outift, I LOVE those shoes

Marta Castellanos said...

haha sometimes it happens to me!!And then I´m feeling so gilty too...but I think that all this make that things that you buy a bit more excited about it!!
I love that cardigan that you are wearing!!xoxo

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The Daily Fashionista said...

Oh my god I am just like this! Right at this moment I'm hiding a pair of super cute heels from my husband and I'll break them out after pay day. I've gone shopping three times this week! Eek! I can't wait to see all the cute things you wear!

Dolly Daydream aka Jasmine said...

You look great in that green skirt with the brown belt and that knit cardigan it is almost a high fashion farm girl look!

From Dolly
XX
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Harlow Darling said...

Ohh cute outfit, must make a mental note of it for when it's winter where I am in a few months and I'm in need of inspiration...

Ahh, there's nothing quite like some shopahol! And yes I do hide things from my family because we are tight with money at the moment and yet here I am buying new things on a weekly basis. Speaking of shopping, now I want to go out and look at more stuff....my way of justifying the things I buy is that they were on SALE, or there was only one left in my size and I just had to get it before someone else did...

Amanda said...

I do this more often than not! But this year so far I've been really good about it. I think I buy things online sometimes just for the sake of buying something.

tess said...

love the proportions in this outfit and that wonderful green skirt

Lillian Chang said...

Yes! Happens to me too...
You look fantastic in that new outfit!!

Robyn said...

Ugh shopping addiction. I hear you. I like to believe it is a female thing too, but a lot of my friends don't seem to be afflicted. Their loss.

Mamushka Marie said...

girl i'm with you. i used to be really bad when i lived back in texas, but the addiction has subsided a bit now that i've moved...not that the desire isn't there, it's just been put in its place :) hehe!
i love the texture of the sweater with the floral blouse, you're really SO good at styling. <3
fondly,
Claire

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Annie, Time Enough for Drums said...

I definitely hide new purchases from my friends cause they think I have a shopping problem. This is why I vowed only thrifting for 2010. I've cheated just a bit, but I've still been a million times better... It's HARD! Annie.

Dylana said...

This is so chic! I love the skirt with the belt soooo much!

LyddieGal said...

Yes, I've gone a bit overboard from time to time and always get that cringe when the credit card bill arrives - sometimes you are just overtaken, and sometimes its okay.

Lovely outfit, the bag and tights are awesome!

Ulrika said...

You have the most amazing outfits!!Lovely!xxx

Rosie said...

I'm the worst. I hide stuff all the time too. I usually get caught when my BF reads my blog. Whoops. At least you look super cute and that satchel (for $5, I am so jealous) is amazing!

Michelle said...

very pretty cardigan! dont worry about your bills, it will all get paid !

Emily said...

Sometimes a girl just needs some nice new things :)

Jen said...

this is definitely one of my favorite outfits! i'm in love with the oxfords, that purse, that sweater, everything. :)

Lulu said...

i love that purse!!!!
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alyssa said...

i love this outfit hun! the purse and cardigan are so pretty!

Krimly said...

lovely outfit!!

xoxo
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Clare said...

I went through a bit of a shopaholic phase last fall. There's something equally satisfying and shameful about it, actually. I do love this outfit though! The brown leather brogues are perfect with the rest of the ensemble.

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

that sweater is amazing!!! i have been looking for one like it at my goodwill, but alas no luck yet.
and the proportions of this ensemble are something i would copy in a minute--i love the high-waisted mini with the blouse and big sweater.