Thursday, March 29, 2012

Perfect Shopping Weather

Shirt: Sears 
Skirt: American Apparel $6
Belt: Forever 21
Shoes: DSW
Purse: Coach, gifted
Bracelet: c/o ShopLately

Loving the sunny weather we had on this day. Perfect for a stroll in our outdoor mall and for some new scenery for my outfit shot. We watched the Lorax and mr. shopfreak fell asleep for half of it :) I have to go reread the original story and add it to our collection. Besides a love for his books, I have an affinity for Dr. Seuss because he donated to my alma mater, UCSD! My favorite library on campus was named after him during my last year in college. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, March 26, 2012

I'm on Pinterest!

For awhile now, my favorite place has been Pinterest. I never said it out loud, but I did think that it would be sooo lovely to see something from my blog on there. 
I just happened to be on Pinterest tonight and found that Zatchels had pinned my red purse post(ok, ok, I did a search for myself, but still!)  If that wasn't enough, when I clicked on the pic, it linked to more pins from my blog!  So exciting! 

What am I going to conquer next? 

Follow my pins on Pinterest!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Pink polka dots in the Winter

Hat: Old Navy
Shirt: old
Polka dot belt: Aeropostale $1
Jeans: JCPenney
Shoes: Converse, JCPenney

The inspiration piece in this outfit was the polka dot belt. I just bought a hot pink belt recently, but couldn't pass up this version with some blue polka dots. 
It's so happy and brightens up boring winter days.

Friday, March 23, 2012

A Disney Surprise!

Shirt: H&M $3
Scarf: Hallmark Store
Skinnies: Walmart
Boots: Ross
Purse: Nine West via DSW $20

Another older outfit from around the holidays. We just uploaded these from mr. shopfreak's
laptop. We surprised our kids with a trip to California Adventure on this day.
I love being at any Disney fun!

Are you a Disney fan?

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Hot Pink! And Stripes!

Shirt: Marshalls $7
Earrings and Necklace: Kohls
Leggings: Forever 21 $4.50

Loving pink in all its shades so I was excited to this piece that pairs both pink and stripes.
The shoulders on this shirt have silver buttons (that I forgot to take a pic of) and I just figured out that I could wear it backwards to show the chevron pattern instead.
Watch out for that future outfit pic...

Oops, forgot to post the winner of the LANY Couture giveaway: 

Congrats greengirl!

LANY Couture has also generously offered a 10% discount to all my readers! Just use 
code COUTURE10 at checkout!

Thanks LANY Couture!

(I've been pinned!) 

Monday, March 19, 2012

Found: Taupe boots!

Snood: Handmade by me
Shirt: Target $3 with coupon
Skirt: old
Boots: Ross $40
Purse: Ross $40
White bracelet: gifted
Friendship bracelet: handmade by me

I thought I wouldn't find taupe colors boots to replace my worn down favorite ones so I was so excited to find these leather ones at Ross. I found these awhile back and as always, they were in limbo in case I could find better/cheaper ones. Finally busted them out and was happy to find out they were more comfortable than expected. I love flat boots and shoes in general, so much better for all the walking I do during work and on my lunch breaks.

Only one more day to enter the $50 e-gift card giveaway!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

In the Trenches

Trench: Target $6
Shirt: Target $3
Cardi: Target $5
Jeans: Forever 21 $14
Boots: Target $6

Couldn't pass up this trench for the price! It's a classic look when I want a change of color.
Geez, if I had only worn my Target jeans, I could have had a full Target ad outfit...
I shop there too much!

Do you buy clothing from Target?

(LANY Couture giveaway still going on...)

Thursday, March 15, 2012

1 Dress, 3 Ways

I'm posting simultaneously from two blogs today, thanks to Faith who asked me to be a guest blogger. This is my very first time blogging for someone so I'm so honored to have been asked to do so :). I was even more honored to find that I'm on her blogroll! 

 I love Faith's post: 1 Dress, 3 Ways and was inspired to create my own version. 
These pics are from when I first started blogging...
Click through to the original post for more details for each outfit. 

Do you maximize your remixing possibilities?

Still not too late to sign up for the giveaway!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Yay for my Red Zatchel!

Shirt: Old Navy $7
Zatchels bag: won from a giveaway!
Leggings: Forever 21 $4.50
Boots: Ross $20
Earrings: Handmade by me
Kissing Kids Necklace: Forever 21 $1.50

Ever since I saw satchel bags on fashion blogs, I have been wanting one! I love the shape and the price for a leather purse. I was so excited when I won this Zatchels bag through a twitter giveaway. It took a lot of emails and waiting to finally receive the bag, but it was well worth the wait. It took a long time partly because it was made to order! 
I especially loved that I received a Certificate of Authenticity signed by the staff who made my bag by hand! 

My quest for a red purse is finally over!

Win yourself a new purse or whatever you want at my giveaway!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Before and After

Sweater: gifted
Necklace: Cookie Lee
Skinnies: Walmart
Shoes: Madden Girl via Marshalls $24
Jacket: Sears
Purse: Ecko via Marshalls $20

I usually take my pics before I'm fully ready so I don't always get the full outfit with the jacket and the purse.  My sweater was gifted from my sister in law. I love visiting my in-laws because the ladies are shopoholics and bargain shoppers like me. We usually go to the outlets or the mall at least once during the visit and sometimes I'll come home with cute gifts like this sweater :)

Don't forget about the giveaway!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Christmas in March

Shirt: Target, free with coupon
Sweater: Wet Seal $5
Necklace: Kohls
Belt: free with a different dress
Skirt: Old Navy, $0.45
Shoes: Ross $20

I wore this outfit for Christmas, but didn't get to take a picture until February. Since I have too many pics, it's taken this long to post it. I love the fullness of the skirt and you can't beat the price. Old Navy practically gives clothing away!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Minty March

Thought I'd check out some minty inspiration for the color of the season. Maybe just 
a smidgen of this shade of green, with black or white....still not sure. 

At least it would work for St. Patrick's Day too...

Asos $10.74

Did you sign up for my LANY Couture giveaway yet? 

This post has referral links...

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Giveaway Time! (Closed)

Scarf: c/o LANY Couture
Shirt: Target, free with coupon
Skirt: Old Navy $2.50
Shoes: Payless $5
Purse: Michael Kors, gift from mr.shopfreak
Bracelets: Forever 21 and gifts

So happy to have a sunny, warm day in the middle of the winter! A perfect day for my new scarf from LANY Couture :) I love that it is lightweight, orange and striped (of course :)).
 It's soft and feels more like cotton even though the description says it's polyester. The only drawback is that the edges look a little unfinished because they are a straight-edged cut. It doesn't bother me because I can fold the edges under, 
but I was surprised to find that it wasn't sewn. 

Thanks to LANY Couture,  one reader will receive a $50 e-gift card to buy this scarf or anything you want! They also have my lovely turquoise necklace from this post
LANY Couture is also offering shopfreak readers 
a 10% discount using code: Couture10! 

Here's how you can win: 
Required entry: Complete all three tasks to count as one entry: 
1) Become a follower of my blog
2) Sign up for LANY Couture's newsletter
3) Leave a comment that you completed both tasks

Extra Entries: one entry each: 
1) Become my facebook fan & leave a comment that you did so
2) Become my twitter follower and leave a comment that you did so
3) Tweet about the giveaway tagging @shopfreak and @LANYCouture: leave a comment each day you tweet. Sample tweet: Win a $50 @LANYCouture accessories e-gift card from @shopfreak14!

Giveaway ends March 20th! We'll choose a winner via They will have 48 hours to respond to my email before we choose another winner. Good luck! 

Friday, March 2, 2012

Handy Manny

Snood: Handmade by me :)
Shirt: Target, free with coupon
Bracelets: Forever 21 $4
Rings: H&M $3
Jeans: JCPenney $20
Shoes: Converse, JCPenney

I dressed up today with only one thing in mind: to highlight my newest creation! When we go to visit family, we always have lots of hanging out time,  perfect for crocheting!  I wanted to make something in mustard yellow and since I only know this one design, I usually can't predict how long its going to be.  It turned out to be the perfect length, the perfect color, has the perfect buttons, I couldn't be happier!