7.17.2009

My name is Jenn ...and I'm a shopaholic......

I have a shopping problem....Everyone that knows me ..knows this....I LOVE to shop....In fact...its probably one of my most endearing qualities .....who else will walk around the mall with you for ten hours and go in each store, be brutally honest with your outfit choices, all while "we fix the economy"??

Went to the outlets today with one of my best friends! Ahhh...the outlets!!! It is probably equatable for me to some people's houses of worship....I feel at peace at the outlets....all the options....all the sales....(not to mention the added bonus of the exercise you are doing walking around each store and lifting weights by carrying all those bags!!) ....I mean the mall is a special place...but the outlets...well they are just HEAVEN!!!

I am what I would call a picky sales shopper...I am always looking for a good deal...now don't you start to get confused that I am cheap...because if I find something I absolutely LOVE ..I will buy one in EVERY color and style (note the HUGE selection of Havaianas I have)!!! I like a deal....I like to feel like I'm getting something out of the bargain.....As so cleverly put by Sophia Kinsella....It's an investment.....

However, in recent years....my taste has gotten expensive.....It all started with that magical Dooney and Burke purse I needed for Christmas like 6 years ago!!! I was so excited ....The purse was magical.....It even made me upgrade my flight to see my boyfriend (now hubby) to first class...The bag made me do it...I couldn't possibly put my purse in coach....it was there I realized labels have magical powers!!!

Have you ever slipped on a pair of Manolo's and felt like Cinderella?? I did....last year...I couldn't take them off....the feeling was amazing...$350 dollars amazing......There is a series of steps that you go through as a label lover .....Step One...convince yourself you need them...I tend to have a wider foot so I can't wear a lot of those really really cute shoes! These were sandals so they are perfect, with no heel so they won't hurt my feet and HONESTLY..when am I ever going to find another pair of Manolo's that fit me! It was fate!!! Step two-Convince your friends you need them. I happened to be shopping with my step mother in law ...this step didn't take long.... Step three (the worst step of all)-Convince the husband you need them- I knew this was gonna be tough....But it worked...Happy Birthday/Anniversary/Christmas/ Valentines Day/ St. Patrick's Day/ Earth Day to me! I left Nordstroms walking on air.....(I think I have worn them three times)

The problem with loving labels is that there is always something better!!! I started with Dooney and Bourke...and that got old.....so I moved to Coach...which got old and I am currently LOVING Kate Spade!!! However, I always have my eye on Louis Vuitton.....(Does it make me a bad person that I sat and debated last night if I would rather take a Louis V over a fertility treatment...I mean come on...The Louis V. is a sure thing...while the fertility treatment is only a chance......) ...There will always be something better.....

OOo...that reminds me there is a pair of Juicy earrings I want from Nordstroms....better get them before they sell out....Can somebody write Obama???...I'm gonna need a bailout plan!!!

4 comments:

Complicated Mama said...

lol... do you REALLY need ANOTHER pair of earrings?? you dont have enough ears lol

You do have a designer shopping issue--- and i love it .. and love ya too!

Jenn B said...

I decided against the earrings...and its killing me....Ill probably wake up at three in the morning and buy them...lol

Fertility Chick said...

This is a post after my own heart!! My shopaholic ways have been thwarted a little bit since my husband lost his job...but there are definitely days I get the shopping itch and still splurge a little! This post was lots of fun for me to read! Love it!!

Complicated Mama said...

Coming to leave you some more comment love because well It was my promise and commitment in my post, and well - i'm a woman of my word :)

LOVE THE NEW LAYOUT!! seriously awesome-- and PERFECT.