Thursday, May 31, 2012

Spring Carnival

Shirt: Charlotte Russe
Necklace: Target
Purse: DSW $20
Capris: Old Navy

We spent a couple of hours at the park for a spring celebration hosted by our kids' dentist.
The weather was nice with a little breeze and I was happy not to have to be all bundled up.
I'm so tired of all the cold and rain!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Everyday Tropical

Dress: Marshall $3, 2011
Necklaces: Mervyns, old
Flip Flops: Old Navy
Straw Bag: Bath & Body Works, old

I'd wear tropical prints anyday, everyday. When it's hot outside, why not dress like you are on vacation? This is one of my favorite dresses, it's so easy and breezy. Add my summer staples: flip flops and straw bag, let's go!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Facebook Win!

Swimsuit top:c/o Swimsuits For All
Skirt: old

Loving all the contests and games on Facebook these days. I've won at least three times including a $10 gift certificate from Swimsuits For All to get this cute tankini. 
Thanks Swimsuits For All! 

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Combo, please..

Shirt: Target >$3
Skirt: Marshalls $3
Shoes: Target $10
Pearl necklace: Kohls >$3
Pearl earrings: free with donation
Bracelet: H&M $6

This outfit is a combo of 3 different style challenges for #StyleMeMay
1) Pearls 
2) Dress up a t-shirt
3) Pattern mixing

Thursday, May 24, 2012


Shirt: Marshalls $3
Jeans: Target, free with coupon
Aviators: Delia's 2011
Purse: Nine West via DSW $20, 2011

Amusement park staple: my white purse that holds just the essentials. 
It has lots of zippers and pockets to keep everything organized.
 It can even fit my camera for outfit shots like this. 
mr shopfreak thinks that aviators are just for guys. i think he's just a hater.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Splurge Worthy

Dress: Forever 21, old
Belt: Target $2
Purse: Michael Kors, gifted
Shoes: Kohls
Necklace & Earrings: Silpada

This purse is probably my biggest splurge ever and well worth it. I love the shape and style of it, but mostly it's all about the python print.  I really only splurge on myself for presents from mr. shopfreak for my birthday, anniversary, and other big holidays, but it's been almost a year since I've found something splurge worthy. Not sure what that means...but I'll probably make up for it somehow, some way...

Monochromatic | Everybody, Everywear

Monday, May 21, 2012

Pop of Green

Dress: Target, $7? 2011
Sweater: NY and Co, old
Shoes: Payless $5 

This dress looks so much cuter to me with the pop of green. I tried it with a white cardi and it was soo ho-hum. Loving this about the dress: 1) tribal-ish print, 2) full skirt,  3) feminine shape, and  4) stiffer fabric that I'm hoping won't need any ironing :)

Friday, May 18, 2012

Neon Blocking

Shirt: Target, free with coupon
Purse: Sway $35
Shorts: old
Necklace: JCPenney, 2010?

Been dying to use my neon purse more so today is the day!
 Here's my take on colorblocking for #StyleMeMay

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Style Icon: Wilma Flintstone

Dress: H&M $15 with coupon
Necklace: BaubleBar $14 with coupon
Shoes: BCBG Girls via Ross $20, old
Photographer: my BFF (see details below)

When I opened my BaubleBar box, I was a little taken aback with how big this necklace was, but as soon as I put it on, I liked it so much better! It's perfect with this dress! 
Very Kate Spade, ladies who lunch and Wilma Flintstone!

I ordered this with my $10 off new customer code and added freebie for Leap Day. It arrived in simple black box, a handwritten note to enjoy my Leap Day gift, and velvet pouches for each jewelry piece. I love the attention to detail! My gift was just as good as this necklace. I'll be posting those pics as well so watch out for it :)

BaubleBar has some really cute stuff so go check it out! Plus they offer free shipping all the time. On Fridays, they offer $10 Buried Baubles and you can sign up for reminder emails and a clue to the special. 

P.S. These lovely professional pictures are the first in a series of outfit photos taken by my BFF! If you live in the San Diego area and need your own outfit photos or business or family portraits, contact me for details on how to get in touch with her!

P.P.S. I'm so honored to have made BaubleBar's "Bloggers we adore" pinterest board

Linked to: Fashion Friday

This post includes referral links. 

Wednesday, May 16, 2012


Shirt: Kohls
Skirt: Target $4
Cardi: Wet Seal $5
Belt: free with a different dress

I bought this skirt a long time ago and I must have bought a lot that month because I only picked up this blush-colored lace skirt. They had off-white and black for the same price and I'm kicking myself that I didn't buy them all at that price! What was I thinking? 

Still playing #StyleMeMay, this time for their "make me blush" challenge...

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Ivy League Prepster

Shirt: Target, free with coupon
Skirt: Old Navy $0.45
Tote: Target, <$5
Sandals: Payless $5
Headband: borrowed from kids
Earrings: gift from work
Necklace: Cost Plus, $4
Pearl bracelet: JCPenney
Chain bracelet: Forever 21 $3

Participating in #StyleMeMay again today, channeling an Ivy League preppy style. 
So much fun to get some fashion inspiration and participate when I can and want to. 

Congrats to Faith for winning the Oasap skirt! I'll be emailing you!
Thanks to those who participated!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Wild n Out

Shirt: Old Navy, old
Bracelet: Forever 21
Shoes: BCBGirls via Ross, old

My love of animal print continues :)
 I ordered this online and was very excited to find that it was actually a ZARA skirt, 
but then I felt like it was a little small and short for me.  
Oh, the woes of online shopping :(
 I brought purple flats to work and felt so much more comfortable 
when I changed into them.  I still love the print and 
it will be duly noted to always wear flats with this skirt. 

Saturday, May 12, 2012

I love you the purple-ish

Dress: Ross
Sweater: Wet Seal $5
Flower: Joann's Fabrics & Crafts, free with coupon
Shoes: Target $7

Taking part in the "StyleMeMay" fashion challenge and today's prompt is "garden party".
I think my huge flower pin says it all :)

Friday, May 11, 2012

Fastest Giveaway Ever!

Quick Giveaway! OASAP has offered to give this mini skirt to one of my readers.  
It's the orange one pictured on the right. 
Be sure to click over to their website, see bigger pics and read the description!

To enter: 
1) Mandatory Entry:  Follow my blog and leave a comment that you did so

2) Extra Entry: Follow me on Facebook and leave a comment 
with your first name and last initial

3) Extra Entry: Tweet the giveaway and then leave your tweet link each day you tweet: 
Sample Tweet: "Just entered a #giveaway for an @Oasap mini @shopfreak14!"

Giveaway will end Monday, May 14 at 12 am PST. 
For shipping purposes, this is open to US residents only. 
I will post the winner on Tuesday, May 15th and they will have 24 hours 
to respond to me by email to claim their prize. 

Thanks OASAP!

fashion giveaways

Thursday, May 10, 2012

A Classic

Shirt: old
Skirt: Ross $9
Yellow Necklace: Kohls $2
Bracelet: Claires $3
Shoes: Payless $7 

Playing along with #StyleMeMay again for their "Classic White Shirt" challenge.
I forget to wear certain items in my closet so I love when challenges help me put together outfits I wouldn't necessarily think to wear.  I love the pleating detail and tabs on this skirt. 
It's all about those special little touches!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Orange you glad...

Dress: Forever 21 $7 
Sweater: Old Navy $5
Purse: TJ Maxx $17, old
Necklace: "borrowed" from my Mom
Shoes: Payless $5

Orange you glad I rediscovered my orange purse? (Not that it affects you at all, but I'm happy about it!) I haven't used it in awhile and I forgot how much I like it! 
It's the perfect pop of color and even better, my work binder fits inside! 
It's the small things, I tell ya!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Date Night!

Dress: Old Navy, old
Cardi: ?, really old
Necklace: c/o ShopLately
Boots: Kohls

We had a gift certificate to a fancy shmansy restaurant on this night so I was happy to get semi-dressed up despite the rain. I wore a simple outfit to focus on my new tribal statement necklace. I wish we could have taken advantage of being out on our own, but the rain shortened our time to walk around downtown. Still a lovely evening with mr.shopfreak, nonetheless. 

Have you been on a date night recently?

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Put a Scarf on it

Tank: H&M $3
Jeans: LEI, old
Scarf: $4 Gymboree
Shoes: Payless $5

Taking part in #StyleMeMay again for their "put a scarf on it" challenge. 
I actually wore a navy cardi sweater over this, but I like the outfit way better without it and the pictures weren't worth posting.  Happy Cinco de Mayo! 

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

The Green Tribe

Dress: Old Navy $5
Sweater: Target 
Necklace: H&M <$3
Shoes: Payless $5

Bamboo Bracelet: Target (old)
Bone Bracelet: Billy the Tree c/o Deal Pulp
Brown Bracelet: Charlotte Russe?
Ring: H&M <$3
Purse: Forever 21 $5 

I've had this accessories combo in my head for a long time and I love how it came together with the green dress. I was initially thinking I would do a neutral outfit with all the tribal accessories, but it works really well with the green. 

I also wore green for a possible EBEW post for March and/or a St. Patrick's Day post, but I am a true lagger! My uploading has a week-to-a-month lag so my outfits are far from real-time. I do like the cushion, though, because I don't always take pictures of every outfit.  

I'm playing along with #StyleMeMay for their bright color challenge.