Confessions of a Shopaholic

28 Feb

No, not talking about the book

Although it is one of my favorites, this is purely selfish and talking about me. I think I have a problem. I love shopping so much and was good and up to this wknd, hadn’t bought any clothes for myself this year. That’s really really really good for me. Then this wknd happened. Something about me, I love thrift stores. Give me  a Good Will, Salvation Army, etc and I am happy. I refuse to spend a lot of money on clothes (when I am losing weight especially)  and can find good things at thrift stores, so why not.

I am going to go over a list of all things bought from Friday and Saturday…..get comfortable.

First stop was GoodWill in Asheville on Friday

Red Turtleneck Sweater, yellow and black scarf, pink and brown messenger bag (which I know totally looks like a bag for an adolescent girl but I loved it) and various books.

 Total Cost $11.86……Ridiculous. I stoked for all of it especially the mysteries by Joanna Fluke. Food +Mystery together? Yay!

Saturday’s buys

First stop was Steinmart which I visited last Sunday. They were having a great sale Saturday only and when you walked in they handed out scratch off coupons that you presented to the cashier when checking out and worth 10%,20$,$300 or all your items free!

I call this one a J-Lo top and keep singing “Waiting for Tonight” when I look at it

Total Steinmart Cost: $38.01

Next stop was Value Village which is another thrift store. I love it because they have tag of the day sales which yesterday was orange and red–50 and 75% off anything with those color tags plus 50% off sweaters and coats

This coat? $2.50

This adorable polka dot top–$4

Adorable purple sweater-$2

Green sweater-$.80 (yes, you read that right)

Ann Taylor Loft Grey Hoodie–$1.75


Graphic Top $4

Vera Bradley purse

Purple Turtleneck sweater

 Total Spent at ValueVillage $22.55

All of this for under $75. So if anyone else out there who is on a budget thinks they can’t find stylish clothes for cheap, please think again!

All that shopping left my mom and I starving so we headed to Five Guys Burgers since she had a gift card

We each got the little cheeseburger (which is still huge) and split an order of heaven….their fries

After that, we headed home. All that shopping and eating exhausted me and I took a three hour nap while my mom read. I finally found Lincoln’s WVU fleece that he got for Christmas last year and put it on him to see if it still fit


God I love this dog

We had some errands to run so we went to do those then went to dinner at Azteca, a local Mexican restaurant. We noshed on chips and salsa and I have a couple of beers and then I had the combo platter with an enchilada, chile relleno and tamale

Ummm yeah, couldn’t finish even half of it so I doggie bagged it but it was fabulous! I love going there because at the end they give you these complimentary sweet crisps with whipped cream and strawberry sauce

We then went to Ulta  and Borders and hung out, very exciting Saturday night!! lol My mom is low key like me and I don’t need to be entertained 24.7 or running around the whole time. We spent a good hour at Borders just reading magazines and sipping on coffee.

This morning, we went to Steak and Shake for breakfast and I had coffee and the sourdough melt breakfast sandwich

It was greasy, fatty and delicious. I am sad to see my mom go back to Florida but happy since I can get back into my normal eating and exercise routine. Being around my family is always food based which I love but at the same time, gained weight because of that.

I dropped my mom off at the airport earlier and now just hanging here.

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2 Responses to “Confessions of a Shopaholic”

  1. Erica February 28, 2010 at 7:01 pm #

    Nice! You sure got a lot for your money!! Nice job!! I am a terrible shopper. Love Mexican. I haven’t been in forever but we have plans to go this week-yayy!


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