Friday, December 30, 2011

Do you Moto?

Dress: Forever 21 $24 2010?
Cuff: Torrid: free with bday offer (was $5)
Shoes: Bandolino $10

I bought this dress so long ago, but of course this is the first time it's seen the outside my closet. Part of the reason I wait so long is because my clearance buys are usually at the end of the season. When I take it home, my purchases are usually in limbo while I decide for sure if I want to keep it and/or wait to see if I find a better deal within the return period.
I'm just so indecisive at times!

Do you wear your clothing as soon as you buy it?

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Rain, Rain go away...

Shirt: H&M $3
Leggings: DSW $5
Sweater: Old Navy 2010
Boots: Charlotte Russe $10

I used to have some black and white polka dot rain boots and I wish I was blogging back then so I would have a picture of them. I had to throw them out because they got a hole in them so I'm hoping I'll have better luck with these boots. I love the bright yellow! They make those gloomy rainy days so much better! And they are very Hunter wellies without the price tag!

I was featured for wear*it wednesday: rainboots. Check out the others...

Black + White | Everybody, Everywear

Monday, December 26, 2011


Dress: Forever 21
Necklace: c/o LA NY Couture
Belt: JcPenney
Sweater: Ross, old
Boots: Mervyns
Purse: Michael Kors, gifted from mr. shopfreak

Another outfit built around comfort and my bangin' necklace!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Double Stripes

Sweater: Express, really old
Shirt: H&M $3
Pants: Ross

This outfit is exactly what I love about fashion blogging. It started off as inspiration from a Pinterest post and then I shopped my closet to find a way to recreate the double stripes. I haven't worn this sweater in, maybe, a couple of years, but now it's been resurrected! It's just fun to get creative with my old clothes and document the outfits that I wear.

Since most of you also have your own blogs, why do you blog?

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Thanksgiving Outfit

Dress: TJMaxx, old school
Necklace: Kohls
Bracelets: ?
Boots: Mervyns

My actual Thanksgiving outfit was comfy and inspired by fall colors again. My update to this dress this year is my statement necklace. I really should remember to do more close-up, detailed shots. I think I was probably the most dressed up at the fam party, but any excuse to dress up is good for me!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Green & Fashionable

Shirt: GAP, old
Sweater: Target <$3 with coupon
Necklace: Kohls
Belt: Old Navy $1
Tweed Skirt: Loft, really old
Shoes: Ross $20, 2010

We celebrated Thanksgiving at work this day, so I was inspired by fall colors. The best thing about this blog is bringing out my old clothes..I haven't worn this tweed skirt in so long and those cute might be a year! I've been carpooling with mr. shopfreak recently so on those days, I stay in the office all day and can wear my high heels.
Carpooling= green and fashionable! 

Do you have something in your closet that needs to get out more?

Friday, December 16, 2011

Feelin Navajo

Dress: Target, pretty old
Scarf: Rue 21
Belt: Old Navy
Bracelets: ?
Ring: Claires $1
Purse: Michael Kors, gifted from mr. shopfreak

I'm all about tribal and ethnic prints so of course I'm loving the Navajo trend right now. I even wore some boho braids to get into the vibe. This scarf was the perfect update to this sweater dress that I wear a lot with brown accessories. It's one of those comfy, easy work outfits that now has that little excitement for me. I even wore it on the weekend and saw Breaking Dawn finally! I probably should have watched Eclipse again before,
because I forgot some little details of the storyline.

Are you a Twilight fan? What did you think?

Added plus: I just realized that I theme-dressed since Twilight does have a lot of
Native American references :)

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

One of my Faves

Dress: Rachel Rachel Roy via Macy's $15
Shoes: Bandolino via Marshalls $10
Bracelet: Charlotte Russe

My Macy's has a rack just for all the clothing that isn't usually carried in that store. It's my first stop whenever I visit because of this dress. Thank you to the Rachel Roy lover who kept returning dresses in my size! I got this dress and two more black dresses for $15 each. Since then, I haven't found deals as good as these, but it's still worth a look. Wait, now that I think of it, I don't remember seeing my favorite rack the last time I was there. 
Hmmm, hope it's not gone. :(

Do you have a secret stash where you find your bargains?

Linking to The Pleated Poppy for "what I wore wednesday" and real momma.real style
Stop by and see the other outfits.  

Momma Go Round

Monday, December 12, 2011

Easy Button

Necklace: c/o LA NY Couture

Wake up, put on black and white, add turquoise statement necklace, DONE!

So I have too many turquoise necklaces hanging in my closet right now. You really only need one, but I keep finding ones that I like. I saw a similar necklace in white and pinned it to my pinterest board, but I totally scored when I found this version!
The turquoise is 1000% better ;)  and it gives me a chance to venture
 into turquoise-ish eye shadow.
I also love that it's paired with gold and is so bold that I 
received sooo many compliments from strangers as I went about my day. 

Do you have outfit-making accessories in your closet?
(This post is on pinterest!)

LA NY Couture provided this necklace to me, but all opinions are my own.
Now go get yourself one so we can be twins!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Deal Alert: Shop Lately Jewelry

Just checked out ShopLately and found some cute jewelry for under $10..
perfect for gift giving! Here are some standouts: 

Shipping is only $2.99!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

So Minty

Dress; gift from in-laws
Sweater: NY & Co

I'm a dark chocolate/ mint lover so we have an endless supply of wanna-be thin mints just waiting to move its way to the freezer. This time of year, I'm in heaven with all the peppermint mocha stuff in the stores. I found air freshener spray, a candle, and I just discovered that Ghirardelli has a dark chocolate version of their peppermint bark! I think I'm overdosing on $1 McDonalds peppermint mochas & Coffeemate creamer, especially  
 because it's a limited edition, seasonal item. 

Do you have any holiday obsessions?

Today is the last day for the Free Shipping for my Stella & Dot Online trunk show
Be sure you email Ellaine today! 

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Open to Interpretation: Nautical

Sweater: Macy's, old school
Shirt: H & M $3
Skirt: American Apparel $6
Boots: Mervyns, ancient history
Purse: Michael Kors, gifted from mr. shopfreak

I wore this outfit, just to take part in Freckles in April "Open to Interpretation" challenge.  

Here's the inspiration photo: 

 I wish this outfit was already laundered so I could rewear it and bring the outfit up a notch. I'll be sure to repost again when I get a chance to wear my intended outfit. Maybe next time I can force myself to take pictures early enough so that the sun is out.  How much does the picture quality affect your decision to  return to fashion blogs? I have to admit, I tend to be a little snobby in this respect.  Not that you can tell from my choice of pictures though :)

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Deal Alert: Stella & Dot Free Shipping offer!

Don't forget about Ellaine's free shipping offer! Email your order directly to her to get free shipping on Stella & Dot jewelry during my online trunk show! 

Online Trunk show and free shipping offer ends on 12/ 4 days!
Here's her email: calas.ellaine [at] 

Here are some lovely items for all the women in your life: 

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Small Investments

Scarf: c/o ShopLately  ($14.95)
Shirt: Old Navy
Leggings: ?
Boots: Mervyns, really old
Purse: Michael Kors, gift from mr. shopfreak

I love this scarf, mostly because all the colors brighten up any winter day. What's not to love: its supersoft and has lovely pattern mixing with stripes and paisley. My outfit is ho-hum and comfortable for a long car ride to visit family, but when you add the totally brings it up a notch :) Don't you love when small investments like this can update what
you already have in your closet?

P.S. This is linked to my referral site. ShopLately did provide this scarf, but all opinions are my own.

Linking to The Pleated Poppy for "what I wore wednesday" and real momma.real style
Stop by and see the other outfits.  

Momma Go Round

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Deal Alert: Target Coupons

Save $3 on Women's Sleepwear at Target this week!

Did you know that Target has apparel coupons this week?
Find some inexpensive clearance clothing and you'll get some great deals! Here's the link directly to the apparel coupons, but if you want to find them in the future: here's how:

Go to:
Click on "see more" at the top right
Click on "Coupons" in the drop down menu
To save paper, click on 3 coupons per page
After clicking on the coupons you want to print, go back to print again. Usually you can print two coupons per computer.  

Have you used these before? What has been your best Target coupon deal?

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Stella & Dot Winner, Online Trunk Show and a Special Offer!

First things first, the winner of the $30 Stella & Dot giveaway is: 

#12: Jill!  

I've sent you an email.. please respond for the giveaway details. 

Even if you aren't the official winner, you win too! Ellaine is offering a special to all my readers: Free shipping if you email your Stella & Dot order directly to Just let her know you are adding to 
my trunk show to get the special deal :) 

If you would like to order from the website, head straight over to Ellaine's link below. 
At checkout, just click on Leilani V. when asked if you are shopping from a trunk show. 

The Trunk show and free shipping offer ends on 12/10/11. 

Thanks & Happy Shopping!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

The outlets are calling me....

Dress: Old Navy $5
Shoes: Payless $5
Purse: Kate Spade, gift from mr. shopfreak

Did you go shopping yesterday? Sometimes I like to go out on Black Friday, but this year, I decided to bypass the whole thing. I went to an outlet mall last year and felt the need to buy something just so I felt like it was worth of all the effort of going out late Thanksgiving night, finding parking and dealing with the crowds. I hope to go outlet shopping sometime this weekend though and find me another cute shopfreak still owes me a birthday present because I was waiting to see what I can find this weekend :) 

Linking to The Pleated Poppy for "what I wore wednesday" and real momma.real style
Stop by and see the other outfits.  

Momma Go Round

Thursday, November 24, 2011


Sweater: old school
Leggings: Forever 21 $5
Boots: old school $20
Purse: Michael Kors, present from mr. shopfreak

Happy Thanksgiving! This year, I'm thankful for so much positivity in my life 
and this blog is a part of it. Hope you are enjoying food, family and friends today! 

P.S. Don't forget about the Stella & Dot giveaway! 

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


Dress/ Tunic: Candies via Kohls $3
Belt: Freebie with another dress
Bracelet: Free with Torrid bday coupon (was $5)
Purse: Ecko via Marshalls $24
Shoes: Madden Girl via Marshalls $24

I ordered this in a size bigger and was happy to find it was long enough to wear as a dress. But then when I took it out of the wash, its back to what it is supposed to be: a tunic!  Sooo sad, I haven't tried soaking and hanging it yet, so hopefully that will work.
I guess it will still be cute with leggings or skinny jeans, but I love it as a dress...BOO!

Did you enter the Stella & Dot giveaway yet? 

Linking to The Pleated Poppy for "what I wore wednesday" and real momma.real style
Stop by and see the other outfits. I'm also over at Matters of Merrymaking for the wear*it wednesday's How to wear: Tunics. 

Momma Go Round

Monday, November 21, 2011

Stella & Dot Giveaway!

So I have been a  Stella & Dot lover for a while now, I just love their style! 
Every once in a while, I do like to splurge and I was surprised to find out 
 that half their product line is under $50! 
Here's a couple of the latest looks: 

Love their statement pieces, especially this pegasus necklace!

I'm so into gold this fall! How pretty is that lace cuff?

 Stella & Dot recently started a purse line, too :)

Remember how I just won a Stella & Dot gift certificate from Ellaine Calas?  She's been so helpful and even generously offered a $30 gift certificate to my readers as well! So here's the details, good luck!

Giveaway is for $30 Stella & Dot gift certificate
Giveaway is open to US and Canada residents only. 
Giveaway will end on Tuesday, November 29 and we'll select a winner via 

Mandatory Entries:  
1) Follow my blog publicly and leave a comment that you did so. 

2) Visit Ellaine's Stella & dot page <>  and leave a comment back here stating which piece of jewelry you would select if you win!

3) "Like" Ellaine's Stella & Dot page on Facebook <> and leave a comment back here stating that you did.

Bonus Entries: 
1) Follow me on twitter @shopfreak14  and then comment to let me know you did so

2) Tweet about my giveaway and then comment here with your tweet link. You can do this once a day until November 29th.  Sample tweet:   Win yourself some Stella & Dot jewelry! @shopfreak14 @stelladot #giveaway

Be sure to keep checking back here for an extra special offer from Ellaine! 

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Happy Sunday!

Dress: Victoria's Secret $10 with rewards card
Belt: freebie with a different dress
Necklace: Charlotte Russe
Earrings: Kohls 

Trying to catch up and post more of my outfits..hope you have a lovely Sunday!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Lucky Me!

Yay, I just found out the I won a Stella & Dot giveaway from a fellow blogger, Audrey from Putting Me Together! How fun will it be to go shopping, especially since I've always admired Stella & Dot pieces. My dilemma now is how to choose!

Thanks so much Audrey! Be sure to check out her blog for more of her cute outfits! 

If that wasn't enough, I also found out that I won a cute Thirty-one make-up bag from Cate at Wild Ruffle!  The Thirty-One gifts consultant, Carole, contacted me on my blog just a day after I found out at winning Audrey's giveaway. 

Thanks Cate!

I've been on a roll these last few months, I also won a $100 visa card from shefinds for a Charlie's Angels TV show promo. I really need to go play the lottery soon!

Moral of the story: 
Enter blog giveaways!