“Hi, I’m Eddie and it’s been 9 months since I last went on a shopping binge like the one I just had.”
No, seriously though, I haven’t had much time to really shop lately due to lack of funds and time to really SHOP shop. You can’t find good stuff when you’re in a rush. Absolute Truth, ask any experienced shopper.
I think I’ve become better at shopping, with the help of my besty Ash. She even helped me find some of the things on this list.
My loot is part mall, part online shopping, and part thrift store. And I don’t regret buying anything! That’s the first time I can say that. I’ve always had to return online stuff, luckily this time I don’t have to. A little bit more about that in a bit.
So here we go…..It’s a lot. I’m not a shopaholic for nothing.
In chronological order:
———- Wednesday, June 8, 2011 ———-
1) Karmaloop Order
The Notorious Kate Tee in Black
Cost: $26 US Dollars
Super comfortable. Totally outrageous but I love Kate Moss. I can never have enough Kate tees.
M. Cohen Gold Rivet Bracelet in Black
I’ve been eyeing these bracelets for the better part of a year so I’m very happy I have one. I first saw it at Nordstrom but they sold out quick. It’s a little bit pricey but it’s M. Cohen! Rihanna and GaGa wear them. It’s kind of difficult to put on but that’s probably due to how tough it’s made. Sure to last for years.
Total cost with shipping: $91.95 US
———- Friday, June 10, 2011 ———-
2) Shopping trip to Ala Moana Shopping Center
My Fendi rubber iPhone case
I love it. I wish I would’ve gotten blue but black goes with everything.Too bad it catches so much lint. My friends know how much I hate lint. It’s nothing a good wash and a lint roller can’t fix.
Matte Black Watch from Nordstrom
I love Nordstrom Men’s cheap accessories. Their watches are so inexpensive and simple I can’t help but check this section out every time I go to the mall. I have way too many black watches.
———- Monday, June 13, 2011 ———-
3) SUPRA Order
SUPRA Thunder Navy Chambray Hi-Top Sneakers
I first saw these on Urban Outfitters.com and since they won’t authorize my card, I had to find alternate ways to acquire these babies. Luckily, SUPRA has an amazing online shop that exempts shipping costs. If they didn’t, the shipping would have cost me $35.54 US. Yay!
4) ASOS Order
YOUR EYES LIE Cross T-shirt – White
YOUR EYES LIE is an amazing clothing brand that I discovered on Asos. The little card that comes with every tee says “Sweat Shop Free.” I’ll take their word for it. The price tag totally supports that fact. One of my more expensive tees, it’s super comfortable and totally SICK in the graphics department. As with most expensivo tees, their sizes run small. Notice the XXL size. It’s more like a Large. Luckily, I’m an XL in American sizing. A little stretching and it’s a perfect fit.
YOUR EYES LIE Floral Skull T-shirt – White
When I saw the Cross tee I had to see what else YOUR EYES LIE had to offer and I wasn’t disappointed. I love skulls on tees, even did a class project on it, and I had to have this unique interpretation of a skull. If you look closely, there’s ladybugs and caterpillars crawling on the pretty flowers. I can’t wait to wear it out! Weirdly enough, this tee fit perfectly.
ASOS Robot pendant necklace
I’ve been eyeing this for ages. Perfect with a plain tee.
ASOS Multi-Cross necklace
This is also perfect with a plain tee.
Hell yeah to FREE SHIPPING!!!
Grand Total: $131.02 US
4) eBay Order
9mm Matte Black Onyx Shamballa Bracelet
I’ve been wanting one forever! Thank goodness, I didn’t have to pay an arm and a leg for it. And it’s unique compared to other Shamballa bracelets.
———- Wednesday, June 22, 2011 ———-
5) Thrift Store #1
Super cheap for a Dior sweater. I’m not sure if it’s authentic but it looks like it. I can’t wear it cuz it’s a small but I HAD to have it.
I LOVE this “ugly sweater.” It brings to mind Givenchy textiles and vintage Versace. I needed this so bad. I’m totally into patterns right now.
You wouldn’t believe the happy squeal that came out of my mouth when I spotted this beauty. I’ve always wanted a jean jacket and I found one that didn’t break the bank. Most cost about $100 US. I wanted to cut the sleeves off but maybe I’ll just fold them up. I need to find another one so I can do that!
My friend Ash found this for me and I love her for it. It looks faded but it’s super new and black as night. The photo treatment is to show the details. The vertical lines from the shoulders to the kangaroo pouch. It’s super comfortable and the sleeves are perfect if you want to scrunch them up. Definitely one of my favorite garments.
This Izod Cardi is brand new, with tags! It says it’s a Medium but fits like it’s XL. Good for me, bad for the original owner. Trying to figure out what I’ll wear it with. Another item my friend picked out after I was over sifting through the wracks.
Total: approx. $40 US
———- Monday, June 27, 2011 ———-
6) Thrift Store #2
I finally have a lumberjack flannel. I can totally HIPSTER out and wear fake eyeglasses now. Just kidding. Now that that particular trend is on the outs, I’m thinking I just might pull it off.
I finally realized how much I spent and it’s not pretty.
But like I always say “YOU. ONLY. LIVE. ONCE.”
So the GRAND TOTAL is…….
Approx. $435 US Dollars!
Not bad for what I got for it but DAMN…I didn’t realize I spent that much but I’m still happy with what I got. That total doesn’t even include the food I bought on those outings either and other assorted items.
And that’s why I know I’m a Shopaholic. Do I get a coin now?
I’m counting this past month as a Birthday month, so it kinda doesn’t count. Whatever I tell myself to feel better right?
Hope you enjoyed that. Til next time:)