shopping addiction

Great Day for Sales!

Today I went shopping in search of a new white polo. I didn’t find one that I liked, however I did run into a few sales that I simply couldn’t resist. Here’s the loot:

Wet Seal was having a 5 for $20 sale on t-shirts, I need to stop buying so many t-shirts.
American Eagle was having an additional 20% of clearance iteams and when I signed up for their rewards card, I received an additional 15% off. I got this adorable khaki mini for about $11.
I also got this floppy hat ($6), mirror necklace ($2 clearance), and snake ring ($5) from 
Styles for Less.

I was most excited, however, by this completely adorable green bag I found at Marshall’s for $26!! I love it!

What I Wore

 – “I ♥ The Beatles” T-Shirt – $7
– Khaki Mini by Roxy
– Coach Tote

My little sister stopped by later this evening looking totally adorable.

– Floral Dress – Target
– Betsy Johnson Bag
– Metallic Flip Flops
– Feather Earrings


Back in the Saddle

I had all four wisdom teeth removed on Tuesday. It was quite the experience.

It took a while for me to feel the nitrous, and I panicked a little when I felt the surgeon messing with my arm. I believe I pleaded “Please, not yet, I’m not ready!” (I’m so afraid of needles!) He told me not to worry and waited a little bit longer, then I felt him messing with my arm again and I began to get panicked again, then I felt the pinch and he said “See? That was it.”…

… then I remember waking up. The dental assistant said “You’re dad is coming back now.”

“Follow the yellow brick wall!” was the next thing I heard from the hallway and I thought “That’s my dad.”

Dr. Karpinski and Liz at The Center for Specialized Dentistry were absolutely amazing!!! I would recommend them to absolutely everyone! Especially anyone who has a lot of anxiety about their dental work.  They made me feel so comfortable by telling me everything that as going to happen, followed up to the T (no surprises!), and both Dr. Karpinski and Liz were funny, warm people who made me feel completely safe and at ease. Their absolutely amazing care was so appreciated. I want to send them a thank you gift, or at the very least a card. It meant a lot.

I didn’t do much of anything after surgery on Tuesday except pick up my drugs and soft foods. BTW, all of a sudden I like Yogurt. First seafood and not yogurt, my tastes have been changing like crazy…

Wednesday I was still pretty puffy and kept myself pretty drugged up. I managed to organize and clean my bedroom, closet, dresser and vanity though.

Thursday I was feeling better but my sleep patterns were all messed up and I was still uncomfortable so I took my manager up on her offer to stay home again and layed around the house. Later in the afternoon, my mom took me and my two sisters shopping for dresses for the rehearsal and I got a whole bunch of lingerie as well. I love lingerie…my first job was a lingerie department sales girl at 15, I lied and said I was 16 (I was turning 16 in 2 months and they took a copy of my real ID, so they should have noticed….). I’ve always just loved pretty undies. But no pics of the beautiful bounty will be posted… that’s a little too porno for me.

So today was my first day back to work. I was still on the meds and so I made the decision to go casual for the day:

Comfy jeans and new Star Wars t-shirt. (I ♥ it!). Oh and check out my super cute, totally adorable owl tote… I’m beginning to feel like one of those old ladies who collects something weird with all my owl sh*t…. but they’re so cute!!!

I spotted these sunglasses on and immediately clicked over to ASOS to buy them…. AND THEY ARE OUT OF STOCK!!!! I nearly cried.

I LOVE APPLES… it’s up their with my Owls obsession… in fact as a side note: I’m pretty much programed to be a fucking elementary school teacher with all my owl and apple shit… anyway, it’s inevitable. I just need to graduate college one day. (I want to be a Doctor of History, God Damn-it!)… excuse my self reflective tangent.

So I fell in love with these and I’ve been searching high and low ever since for a pair of Apple shaped sunglasses. If you have any tips let me know!

I haven’t had any soda since Monday! woo-hoo! Been working the abs. Drinking all water and vitamin waters. I’m pretty proud. I need to go really low calorie from here on out though. The wedding is exactly one week from today and I need to de-bloat a bit. Anyone know of any quick (even if temporary) ways to drops some inches?

Knowing I will need to be exceptionally picky with the cals this week and having lived off of soft foods for the last few days, I was making a hearty, comfort food dinner tonight.

Herb & Garlic Backed Chicken, Mashed Potatoes and green beans! I was delicious… and too filling. I think I’m good to diet. But damn, I waited long enough… I need to slim down just a tab in one week!

TIPS TIPS TIPS!!!  Please?

The Real Teal

Tomorrow is the big day. I’ll be having my wisdom teeth removed. I felt particularly adorable today, which is nice since I know tomorrow I will be a drooling, gauze-packed mess. Here’s what I wore:

Teal/Turquoise Top
Brown A-Line Skirt with Teal and Beaded Detailing.
Purse: Thrift Store Trophy
I love lots and lots of statement accessories.
I was in a good mood because all my Turquoise

I painted my nails with one of my new nail polishes: Sally Hansen X-treme Wear #480 The Real Teal. The other day, I couldn’t help myself, and bought 5 other Sally Hansen X-treme Wear polishes: #450 Caribbean Coral,  #390 Red Carpet (It’s Red & Sparkles!!!!), #330 Grey Area, #340 Mint Sorbet & #270 Lacey Lilac. *Nail-A-Holic*, I know. But they were on sale 2 for $4.00!!!

But I also bought a few new eye pencils: white, silver and dark green. They were on-sale so I had to! Plus I love the variety of colors.

The other night, Kacie came home with a box of Broadway Nails: Nail Dress Stick-On Wraps. The pattern was awesome, really trippy, colorful flowers. We were pretty excited to try them. Only $5.99 a box and you get two sets with 8 different sized pairs each.

The steps to apply are simply enough: prep nail. apply appropriate sized sticker (trimming the sides if necessary). cut excess sticker at top. and file in a downward motion at the tips.

I chose to super-tackify mine with a Hard Candy glitter top coat.

Awesome. Easy. and Totally Adorable!!

… Until they, almost immediately, began to peel off.

I definitely would still like to try the Sally Hansen stick-ons though… oh well.

Recently, I’ve been picking up some summer pieces here and there. Tank tops, Sheer Tank tops, More Tank tops, and some pretty adorable bathing suits. I know I’ve mentioned them before, but for this summer I got a totally adorable white with yellow polka dots bikini (like the immortalized itsy bitsy teeny weeny one! so excited!) I also got a periwinkle-purple bikini from Target with the most adorable, vintage inspired ruffles! I’ve always wanted one, and I finally got a completely plain white bikini. (I need it to look tanner, ok). So I’m pretty much in full-on summer mode. When the theatre season ends I’ll have a lot more free time to play and I want to look adorable!

I.Q. [S]! T.2 – Day #4

Ok. I’m bored with the quitting smoking coverage.

I guess I thought it would be more painful and therefore make for better inspiration and better blog material. It wasn’t very hard at all. I wore a patch for 2 full days. On the 3rd day I had one that wasn’t even my brand after a particularly horrid morning. That 1 cig did not send me into a downward nicotine fueled spiral. In fact, in situations like driving, after a meal, while others are smoking, I decidedly do not smoke. I chug water, work out, write, etc. Today, I did not wear a patch again and again, I was fine. In celebration of how awesome I am, I will have a smoke following the completion of this post. I’ve achieved what I wanted, control. If I want one, I can have one. I just will not allow myself to incorporate smoking cigarettes in my everyday routine. Now, I might be talking some crazy, Charlie Sheen sized B.S., but that’s yet to be determined. I really believe this is a mind over matter thing and my best friend Kacie told me so before I tried the patches. I swear she knows me better than myself sometimes.

My next mission is eating better. Yesterday I bought some fruit to snack on. I do not eat enough and when I eat it’s total crap food. I’ve inspired myself to take control over this area of my life next. I wanted to try and eat 5-6 times a day, 3 meals and snacks.
Morning: Large Orange
Mid-Morning: Banana
Lunch: 1/2 Publix Sub
Dinner: Totally Amazing Salad
Evening: Cheez-Its (I know this isn’t healthy, but just love Cheez-Its!)
Late Night: Pineapple (Come on, I have the day off tomorrow… I’m allowed to get a little crazy with a late night snack)

I promise I won’t post about every flippin’ thing I eat from here on out, I’m just really proud of myself and making all these positive changes. But seriously, check out the beautiful and delicious salad I made myself for dinner tonight: Iceberg Lettuce & Spinach with Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Carrots, Chicken and Raspberry Vinaigrette… it was amazing.

 (No, I wasn’t eating on a bathroom floor. The kitchen counters are tiled, and I hate it.)

I love when I have the time to cook. Even if it’s only a salad for myself, it just feels good. I also bought myself two pairs of workout shorts and a workout top!

For the rest of the evening I’ll be relaxing with three of my favorite mags. Tomorrow I’m buying that purple bathing suit I’ve been obsessing over. I hesitated buying it because I just bought the white with “yellow polka dot”s bikini (and I spent a little more than I usually like to spend on a bathing suit) but I can’t stop thinking about the adorable purple one I saw at target last week. I saw it again the other night and I have to have it. I’m waking up and going to get my purple bikini!

I wasn’t particularly excited about any of the covers…

If you feel bad, buy stuff.

Yesterday, I was feeling particularly down. It felt like I was facing more extreme stresses than usual… and I don’t like regular stress (I know, weird, huh?). Anyway, it pretty much sucked. Aside from the fact that I had shared the stage with Tommy Tune… “there is no such thing as small parts, just small actors” or something like that. What I mean to say is that however brief my time on stage with Tommy was, and regardless of that fact that I had no lines, and absolutely no dancing of any kind, I performed with Tommy Tune. Let me give you the play-by-play:

-the number begins. … following “Wake Me Up When September Ends.” No. I’m not being sarcastic, ironic, a prankster or a jokester. No. I’m not joshin’ya either. Yes. The Green Day Song. In all honesty, the story that preceded the piece was a bit of a teary one… this horrid song was actually incredibly touching…
 [Tommy Tune deserves Sainthood for this.]

-I step out carrying a very bedazzled red penguin-tailed coat… a large one… this guy is huge. Tall that is. “5 feet, 17 1/2 inches, and all fun”… (that’s in the ad copy.)

-I walk down stage, toward the masses, to the fans. … even if they were his fans. and even though my mark was behind a row of lights and several very large power chords that are non existent as far as the audience is concerned, but still very real to me. Potential death. I was risking my life to walk on stage and stand hear Tommy. But the show must go on!

Ok, this is where the magic happens:
-From Center, he “spots” me.
-He then taps his way over.
– …. then I help him put on the jacket. (AND I WAS AMAZING!)
-I wait a moment. smiling in my fabulous sparkley Steve Maddens.
-He gives me a look, a smile, then a nod.
-I acknowledge the look/smile/nod… and smile.
-We both break away.
-He returns to… wherever the F his next place was and I exit upstage right (the whole time praying I can find the break.)
…and Tommy blows the audience away, blah blah blah… but for that moment, while the spotlight shined upon us… it was… magic. award winning stuff. but mostly, I was honored. Truly. -I just wish I had a picture
Question: Will this be going on my resume?
Answer: Yes. I’ll also announce it when entering parties or anytime I introduce myself to someone.
Best part? I was short. in heels. …I forgot to look up tonight, was the moon indeed blue? (Side note: a “Blue Moon” is the second Full Moon to occur in a month… now you know. and knowing is half the battle.)

So anyway, yesterday was really hard. …wah wah wah

I was hoping today would be better, but I was still feeling absolutely horrible. After a pep-talk from one of my favorite co-workers, I felt loads better. I was able to sit down and focus and get my sh*t together. Later, I had to pick-up laundry and make a stop at that bank. On my way back to the theatre, I began to wish I had a better shirt to wear with my skirt for that night’s show. I decided to stop in at T.J.Maxx. I’ve had a store credit gift card for a while that needed spending anyway… you know where this is going anyway, so here’s what I bought:

This completely adorable layered and lace cream top. $11.00 Clearance.

This black with white embellishment sundress. Perfect for the beach $10.00 Clearance.


These completely adorable, So retro-fabulous, Black and White Polka Dot with Red Patten, Steve Madden heels. I just knew I needed to make these mine. When I slipped them on, a 1947 Chevy pulled up and I was asked to jitterbug. No lies or exaggeration… at all. $24.99.

I felt a lot better after that and hurried back to work.