Sunday, September 30, 2012

Falling for Animal Print

Even though I'm a summer girl,  I'm looking forward to Fall again this year so I can get more use out of my warm wardrobe. I'm hoping to post more outfits with the layered look of sweaters, skirts, tights, leggings and boots. It's not quite cold enough for a full layered outfit right now, but here are a couple of animal print inspired Fall looks.                                                 I am still addicted to animal print! 


Top: Walmart
Leggings: c/o No nonsense
Necklace: Kohls
Bracelet: BaubleBar
Leopard Boots: Fashion Bug

Shirt: Macy's Skirt: Old Navy, old
Tights: c/o No nonsense
Boots: Fashion Bug

I love the "deep burgundy" opaque tights they sent since it is the color of the season. 
Since it's such a bold color, I wanted to highlight it with a palette of just black and white. The tights were light, but still opaque and so comfortable. 
Need to go get some more colors! 

Check out all the colors in this video from Jill Martin, 
co-author of “I Have Nothing to Wear!”

Love that No nonsense are so affordable and you can grab them just about anywhere while you are doing your other errands around town.  

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Friday, September 28, 2012

Team Philippines

Jersey: Selah
Shorts: old
Flip flops: Payless, old
Watch: hand me down from mr.shopfreak
Bamboo bangle: Target, old
Friendship bracelet: handmade

Showing my Pilipino pride at SF Pistahan festival and
participating in #StyleMeSeptember's Team pride challenge

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Stella & Dot Winner!


Congratulations to Linda Y.! I'll be emailing you and you will have 48 hours to respond before we choose a new winner. Thanks to all who participated! 

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Homeward Bound

Dress: Forever 21 $6
Necklace: JCPenney
Bracelet: ? 

Driving home was quick, even from Carlsbad. Surprisingly, I actually drove 3 hours of the ride myself. I'm lucky to have a husband who does 99% of the driving, wherever we are.
I'm just a princess like that. 

Monday, September 24, 2012

Beach Towns

Dress: Kohls $10
Purse: TJMax $40
Flip Flops: Payless

My favorite part of Southern California is most definitely the beach. I just love the view and the feeling of being on vacation. We walked around Carlsbad Village after spending a day on the beach further south. I love spending time in beach towns, having clam chowder and fried calamari. Hopefully one day, I'll live by the beach again...

Saturday, September 22, 2012


Dress: Express, old
Necklace: H&M $15, 2011
Shoes: Old Navy $5, recent

Zebra was big in our house this summer: 
1) We had a safari party and used this print as a main feature. 
I wore this dress during the party, but it didn't look nearly as cute because 
I forgot all about the necklace :(
2) My daughter's favorite cartoon character is Peppa Pig 
who pronounces it "Zeh-bra". 
3) Inspired the name of the newest stuffed animal: Chubby Zehbra or Zebby, for short

*Participating in "Animal Instincts" challenge for #StyleMeSeptember

Thursday, September 20, 2012

It's all about the shoes

Dress: Lauren Conrad, Kohls $6
Belt: Gottchalks, old
Shoes: Old Navy $10
Necklace: Claires $1

This outfit was put together from the bottom up. I stalked this LC dress for so long so I was so excited to find it for only $6. Kohl's clearance is the best!

*Participating in "Fancy Feet" challenge for #StyleMeSeptember

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Stella & Dot Giveaway! UPDATED

Thanks to Stella & Dot Stylist, Deanne, I'm hosting a giveaway for the Cleo Fringe Earrings

UPDATED: Giveaway will end on Wednesday, September 26th and we'll select a winner via 

Mandatory entries:  
1) Become a public follower of my blog and leave a comment that you did so (see side bar). 

2) Visit Deanne's website and leave a comment with your favorite Stella & Dot item. 

Bonus Entries: 
1) Follow us on twitter:  @shopfreak14 and @DKGems1 then comment to let me know you did so.

2) Follow shopfreak and Deanne on Facebook and leave a comment

3) Follow shopfreak  and Deanne on Pinterest and leave a comment

4) Tweet about our  giveaway and then comment here with your tweet link. You can do this once a day until September 26th.  Sample tweet:   Stella & Dot giveaway on @shopfreak14 blog! @DKGems1 #stelladot #giveaway 

Monday, September 17, 2012


Tank: Macy's, old
Skirt: Charlotte Russe, $5, old
Earrings: Charlotte Russe, $4, old
Bracelet: $2, street vendor in Santa Cruz

Loving the mix of accessories here. It's the first time I wearing my souvenir from a day trip we took awhile back. I cannot pass up street vendors, especially with pricing like this!

*Participating in YOLO Mondays and "Green with Envy" challenge for #StyleMeSeptember

Friday, September 14, 2012

Think Pink

Dress: Marshalls $10
Earrings: gift from work
Belt: Target, free with dress
Bracelet: JCPenney, old

Love the color and style of this dress for the #StyleMeSeptember Pretty in Pink challenge 

Monday, September 10, 2012

Mini Bay Area

Shorts: Loft $10
Shirt: Target, free with coupon
Earrings: c/o ShopLately
Necklace: Baublebar, free with purchase
Flipflops: Payless 

My favorite part of Legoland is Miniland, especially the mini Bay Area. 

*Participating in "Nantucket Picnic" challenge for #StyleMeSeptember
(I was pinned!)

Friday, September 7, 2012

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Trip Packing

Dress: Old Navy $2.50
Purse: TJMaxx, $40
Flip Flops: Payless

This was the first day of our trip to Southern California to end our summer. We usually plan vacation to coincide with our wedding anniversary and mr. shopfreak's birthday, but this time, the kids were going back to school early. I usually have a hard enough time packing for a trip, but now even more planning (and indecision) is involved. I take into consideration: 
1) weather 2) activity and now: 3) outfits that have not been blogged. I'm all about different backgrounds for my outfit pics so vacations are the perfect time to bring out outfits that haven't been photographed. 

So this wonderful background is the Peet's Coffee in Valencia. 
Sometimes a picture is better than none at all. 
I promise, the next few backgrounds will be better :)

*Participating in "To the Knee" challenge for #StyleMeSeptember

Monday, September 3, 2012

Embroidery Love

Dress: Zara $20 2011
Necklace: c/o ShopLately
Bracelets: Orange: Stella & Dot, gold $1
Purse: Steve Madden, TJMaxx $40 
Wedges: Kohls $20

My Zara store is about an hour away and so whenever I'm there and there is a sale, I kinda feel the pressure to come home with something. Not rational, not ideal, but it happens :)
Good thing I love my impulse buy... the embroidery is so pretty and it has that indigenous, tribal-y feel I'm attracted to. This one kinda reminds me of Hawaiian quilts. This whole outfit makes me happy: embroidery, orange and gold! Love!