Wednesday, February 28, 2007

...And the winnner is...

Fashion Food Culture - Life! Man, you're one lucky chick! You just won the cutest pink handmade clutch by fab indie designer Iglubu (click here to see their creations). Here's the winning entry:

And no, I didn't pick this entry b/c I love motorcycle boots...the winners of the indie chic goodies are always randomly selected.

Click here to see the other fab entries

Thanks to everyone who played...Special thanks to Iglubu for donating your wonderful clutch to the contest...stay tuned for next month's contest.

:) D

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Get Your Entries In!

Only 1 day left to get your contest entries in for the fab, handmade, indie-designer clutch by the wonderfully talented Iglubu (click to shop).

Click here for details on the contest. Winner will be selected tomorrow night!

Sexy, Stunning Shoes

While shopping for my perfect pump, I ran across this stunning and oh-so-sexy pair by Giuseppe Zanotti - Jeweled Leather d'Orsay Pumps:

Image and item from

For a split second (or maybe more than a second) I wondered "Perhaps I don't need those work pumps. Hmm...I could get some pretty good use out of these shoes. I could wear them to...the mall...and...ummm...hanging out with my friends...and...oh yea, the grocery store..." Yea, needless to say I didn't get these babies...oh, if only I could wake up rich! These jeweled Zanotti pumps would so be in my shoe rack!

Any rich girls out there trying to fill their Spring 2007 metallic quota should snatch these pumps up asap! These shoes would fit the metallic trend with class!

Monday, February 26, 2007

Oh-So-Lovely Oscar Looks

The stars looked fab last night on the Academy Award red carpet. Here are some of my fave looks:

Cate Blanchett in Armani - just lovely!

Helen Mirren in Christian Lacroix - doesn't she look "regal"?

Nicole Kidman in Balenciaga - on anyone else this dress is goofy, on her - c'est chic!

Reese Witherspoon in Nina Ricci - every girl is going to go out and get bangs now - she looks great!

Beyonce - her dress was ok but her hair/makeup were faboo (the picture doesn't do the look justice - it looked much better on TV)

Rachel Weisz - slightly casual with a sexy twist - love it!

Another great night of fashion fun!

*Note - all images from

Sunday, February 25, 2007

My Perfect Black Pump(s)

Yay! I've found my perfect black pump(s). Did I say pumps...plural? Damn you shopaholicism! Yes, I bought 2 pairs of shoes is here with me and one is on the way...I'll keep that a surprise for later, once I pick up my new babies...

In the meantime, here's what I bought:

Michael Kors Leather Pump (click for details)
Image and item from

And while I was browsing Neiman's online, I also saw this Michael Kors outfit

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and thought I'd have a little fun with my new faves

Sweater - Banana Republic
Black Pencil Skirt - Banana Republic
Belt - Gap
Purse - Kenneth Cole
Shoes - Michael Kors

Saturday, February 24, 2007

I'm Shoe Shopping Today!

Thanks for all the fabulous advice ladies! The hunt for the perfect pump is on! I got my french pedi yesterday, so I'm ready to go shoe shopping today...I'll def post pictures of anything I get today...keep your fingers crossed!

Oh, and feel free to keep the advice coming...I'm going to need more than one perfect pump in my collection ;)

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Win This Fab Indie-Designer Clutch!

Calling all anyone going shopping this weekend? If you are, email me a shot of what you bought and you'll be entered in a contest for this fab handmade clutch by indie designer Iglubu:

Image and item from - Tickled Pink Wristlet (click for details)

Official Rules:
1. Picture must be an original taken by yourself
2. Entries must be received by February 28th - this is when the winner will be selected
3. Include in your email any info you want to go w/ your entry - blog name, link, etc.
4. Up to 3 entries per person

The winner will be randomly selected on February 28th, so get your entries in quick! Use this contest as an excuse to do some shopping ;) and email me pictures of what you bought!

Work Chic - Classic With a Twist

Well, they're not designer, but these Enzos got me through the day. I must admit, by the end of the day, I was ready for them to come off and could only imagine how much better a designer pair would be for my work week. I need to get my a-double-s to the mall so I can go shoe shopping asap!

Anywho, I tried to do a classic style today...with a twist. I paired a classic black pleat skirt with a black/white printed, button-down top. To update the look, I added a patent leather belt around the waist:

How's that for work-chic?

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

The Hunt for the Perfect Pump

Ok darlings, I need your help. I am on a hunt for the perfect pair of's the scoop...

I just started a new project at the headquarter office of a major bank, so I want some really snazzy shoes that will make me dressed to impress...aka money is not an object. Not that I'm made of money, but these shoes will be what I like to call "investment chic." I'm not out to buy designer shoes every day, but if I'm going to be wearing these puppies on a regular basis to an important job, they may as well be nice. Actually, I don't have any designer shoes yet (unless Cole Haan counts...hmm), so these would be my first pair...but I digress...

The other part of the deal is that I'm parking a few blocks away from the building where I actually work, so I need shoes that I can actually walk around in that are comfortable. Every girl has a pair of heels they can walk all day, help a fellow fashionista out...

Drop me a comment with your favorite shoe that you can walk comfortably in while still maintaining your chicness. Did I mention I'm working in a bank? The shoes should probably be on the conservative side too. Here's what I'm eyeing at the moment:

Image and item from - Christian Louboutin Point Toe Pumps - $495 (click for details)

Any other ideas?

Monday, February 19, 2007

Bring on Banana Republic - Work Gets Chic

I think it's official...I'm addicted to Banana Republic. I guess for where I am in life, it makes sense...BR is one of few stores that offers clothing you can wear for work and play. Mostly for work though - the styles are youthful while still being super classy. Especially considering the majority of my time is spent at work, and I've just started a new project, having nice clothes for work is really important. For chic work clothes, I turn to's what I'm craving:

A chino suit is always a great investment. The pieces will work well individually or worn as the full suit look. The top shown in this outfit isn't exactly work appropriate for most offices, but a suitable top is easily found elsewhere on the BR site

This outfit screams ladylike. I love the flowy skirt and puff-sleeve blouse together. This look would be great for another day at work or for a daytime date.

This outfit is all about chic - it couldn't be more simple - no patterns, no embellishments, but the simplicity of the outfit is what really draws me into this look. I especially love the wide-leg pants.

Although far from work-appropriate, I really love the look of this outfit for a casual summer day or simple vacation outfit. You may be able to pull off the top at the office, but why worry about that when you can enjoy it on your time off.

*NOTE: All images and outfits are from

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Look to Keep for Spring 2007 - Espadrilles

Another great look to keep for Spring 2007 - espadrilles! Yay! Not only are wedges in general super hot this spring, but preppy-looking espadrilles are here to least for a little longer. Here are some day-time options for every budget:

Great Buy

Image and Item from - Anne Klein Vivian Ankle-Wrap Wedge - $79
Get these to add a little extra preppiness to your spring/summer ensemble

A Little Pricey

Image and item from - Banana Republic Leather Wedge Espadrilles - $98
Make your spring/summer daytime look a tad more dressy with these leather peep-toe espadrilles

Serious Splurge

Item and image from - Christian Louboutin Satin Slingback Sandal - $310
Add a hint of class with these luxe espadrilles. Bonus - save time & money - you can get 2 spring looks for the price of one with these babies - espadrilles AND the color yellow.

Friday, February 16, 2007

Business Casual Chic

Hello darlings!

I'm planning on doing a "How to dress business casual" post in the next couple weeks, inspired by my latest project. I'm a consultant by day, and my company sends me on various projects, and this past Wednesday, I started a new project at a bank, so you may notice more "business casual" outfits on SA. Fear not, the fun outfits will still be coming out in full force...they just may have to share the spotlight with some work-inspired looks.

Here's what I wore today:

Top - Gap
Sweater - Banana Republic
Pants - Banana Republic
Boots - Ann Taylor Loft
Necklace - D Celestine Limited (click for details) - it's sold on the site, but I can make another one at request

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Signature Spring 2007 Top

Does anyone else out there want this top as much as I do?

Image and item from - swallowtail halter - $128 (click for details)

At over $100, this top would make a great signature piece for spring/summer 2007. I don't know about you, but a top over $100 better be damn nice and I better get good use out of it...which is why a signature piece here and there for different seasons are always make a good buy. Anywho, this top has lots of great colors in it, making it a good focal point for your outfit. You can let the top be the star of your outfit and wear it with jeans, a black skirt, white pants, and you can even dress it up or down. Brighten up your look by pairing the top with green or turquoise bottoms - just have fun with it! By pairing the same, signature top with different bottoms or accessories, you can get more use out of it without wearing the same stale outfit over and over again, not to mention you can get away with wearing a top you really love more than your normal ones.

Winner of Fab Clutch Selected!

Wow! I am so impressed with everyone's entries! With so many fabulous items tagged "shopaholic," it was a tough decision. There were lots of items that caught my eye, but one stood out just a tad bit more than the others, and it was:

This top would be perfect for spring - wear with jeans or a flowy white skirt for an effortlessly perfect Spring 2007 ensemble. Click here to see the winning entry

Anywho, Shop Happy, give me a shout-out and drop me your email. You can email me at shopaholicd at gmail dot com.

Thanks again to everyone for playing and stay tuned for our next contest, which will be announced early next week.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

More For Motorcycle Boots

Are you wondering what to buy for spring 2007? Well, you can check for the other "Spring 2007" labels, but really, buying black is always a good decision. And, since the "Channeling Jessica Alba" post seemed to be so popular, I'm happy to report that there's a great dress out there for anyone who likes this style. I just purchased a simple black dress from Gap for just under $50 - the jersey knit is super comfy and the simple design makes it a great staple for any girl's wardrobe OR a great layering piece for gals who like to pile the layers on.

With a simple gray wrap sweater to stay warm...or just to add layers

Just the dress - it's a simple LBD...what's not to like, right?

Since it's still "technically" winter, this look would probably be better with black tights underneath, but I was going shopping at the mall, and I didn't want to deal w/ taking tights off and on and off and get the point.

Ooh, I almost forgot to mention...this dress would be great for work! Just remember to wear a cami under...we don't want you getting promoted for the wrong reasons ;) This dress looks great with a blazer and chic pumps for a sophisticated look. I have an outfit in mind...I'll have to post that soon!

Dress - Gap - $49.50 (click for details)
Dress is also available in brown

Black/White Graphical Bag For SP07

Is this bag not the hottest for spring 2007?

With black, white, and graphics being such serious trends for Spring 2007, this bag's got it going on.

Image and item on - click for details

Monday, February 12, 2007

Contest Extended - Get ThisNextin' Asap!

Since the blogger disaster prevented my posting, I've decided to extend the "Inner Shopaholic" ThisNext contest (click for details) a day, so the winner of this fabulous polka dot clutch by Laundry by Shelli Segal will be selected this Wednesday, February 14th. Wouldn't that be a sweet Valentine's Day treat?

Get to ThisNext and start tagging the items that are bringing out your inner shopaholic. Click here to see the current entries

Opposites Attract for Spring 2007

It looks like the saying "Opposites Attract" couldn't be any truer for Spring 2007 fashion. Luckily for you, you can find all your fave spring 2007 trends in one store - Anthropologie.

Cool cobalt blue is complimented by sunny yellow. These colors will look great together, but make a statement with a gorgeous sundress in one solid color or the other:

Seven Hills Dress - $98 (click for details)

Blue Holly Dress - $188 (click for details)

Wide leg men's style trousers will be in full swing this year, but to keep yourself from getting complimented by businessmen (and I don't mean flirting), sweeten up your look with a girly top:

Safe Passage Pants - $118

Algarve Blouse - $78

All images and items from


Sorry for the lack of posts over the weekend. Blogger's robots, for some reason, thought my blog may be spam? Silly Blogger. Anywho, they locked my blog until they could review it, so this is the first I've been able to post. Since it's so late, I'm skipping Fashion Friend Finale for last week, but hopefully, I'll be able to post away from now on!

Fashionably Yours,

Shopaholic D

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Fabulous, Not Little, Black Dress

Perhaps for the same reason I love Angelina Jolie's style or these motorcycle boots, I really really really love this dress from Carolina Herrera's Fall 2007 fashion show

Carolina Herrera - Fall 2007 Runway - Image from

It's goth and girly all wrapped up into one fabulous, not little, black dress. It's a little on the frilly side, but I kinda like that about this dress - it's over-the-top glamourous...on purpose! It kinda reminds me of the whole "if you got it, flaunt it" saying. Oh, and ladies, do be on the lookout for lots of "tough chic" on the Fall 2007 runways...this is a great example, IMO.

Click here to see more runway shots on

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Trend Alert - Wide Leg Pants - Spring 2007

So, you're not the biggest fan of skinny jeans? Fear not, skinnies are on their way out and wide legs are on their way back in. Good thing I got these babies last year at a boutique closing:

Soften the inherent "manly-ness" with a feminine top - go with ruffles, girlie sheers, and other romantic-styled tops.

Wide Leg Pants - Grey Ant
Cami - The Limited
Lacy, satin-ribbon tied top - Banana Republic
Shoes - Cole Haan - Nike Air Technology
Necklace - D Celestine Limited

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Win a Free Clutch - Simple Contest - One Week Only!

Okay darlings, since I think I have the bestest readers, I've decided to do 2 (that's right 2!) contest this month! Yay! The winner for the first contest will be selected next Tuesday February 13th, so enter soon! Here are the details for the first contest (the 2nd will be going up some time next week):

By entering this fabulous shopaholic-themed contest, you'll have the chance to win this yummy, super spring 2007 perfect
Laundry by Shelli Segal Polka Dot Clutch, which retails at $98 (click here for details)

The rules are simple:
1.) Login in to ThisNext OR sign up for a ThisNext account if you don’t already have one
(click to visit

2.) Recommend products you're seeing this season that bring out your inner shopaholic - clothing, accessories, anything you've been oh-so-ready to make yours

3.) Tag your items "shopaholic"

4.) Multiple entries increases your chances of winning

Here's the sidebar image for the contest:
Laundry by Shelli Segal Polka Dot Clutch

Monday, February 05, 2007

My Tallest Heels

Shopholic Sweetie, The Girls, asks, "what's your highest heel??"

Well, my tallest pair would be my Cole Haan Tivona Air Sling with the Nike Air Technology (which I still need to review...I didn't forget!). They stand with a 4" heel and are my tallest pair by 1/2 an inch. Click to see details

Anywho, since I've already posted that pair before, here are my next tallest - these have 3 1/2" heels:

From left to right: Black patent slingbacks by BCBGirls, Silver Espadrilles by bebe, Blue Pumps by MICHAEL Michael Kors (you've prolly seen this MK pair a couple times...I love them!)

Too bad I couldn't afford those Louboutins I was lusting over last season...then they'd be my tallest!

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Channeling Jessica Alba

There's just something about the "tough girl" look that I love. I like to dress myself depending on my mood, and sometimes, nothing fits the bill like an outfit a la Angelina Jolie's vampy chic look. Don't get me wrong, I still love to dress preppy, but when I saw this page of People's Style watch mag awhile back, I knew I had to find these smokin' motorcycle boots:

People Style Watch - Fall 2006

It took me months to find the perfect pair, but I did manage to find this hot pair of motorcycle boots by Cole Haan...and they were on sale!

A cozy sweater to stay warm during this cold spell - it's a bit bulky, but so nice for keeping my warm:

Without the sweater - just a simple black top:

Skinny jeans - Guess
Black T-Shirt - Gap
Wrap Sweater - Banana Republic
Motorcycle Boots - Cole Haan

Excuse the broken images... appears blogger is experiencing technical difficulties

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Fashion Friend Week Finale 2/2/2007

A day late, but with so much hotness from fabulous fasion bloggers, I just had to share:

Couture in the City chooses a Lockheart for their "Luscious Handbag find of the Day"

Kristopher Dukes likes Brian Atwood's lucite peep toes

Fashion Food Culture Life blogs about the fashion of the SAG Awards

Shop Happy gives us her picks from the latest Juicy Couture sale

The Daily Obsession shows us a "Cool Caftan" by Rachel Pally

Shop Diary is just as disappointed as I am that Chanel has increased their classic flap bag prices

Thursday, February 01, 2007

February Featured Designer - Iglubu

Iglubu creates beautiful, handmade fabric goodies - from handbags to clutches to other "lovelies." Indie designer, Iglubu, features a collection of purses with floral flair:

Purse and image from (click for details) - "Magnolia Shoulder Bag"

as well as other crafty creations:

Image and Heart from (click for details) - "Wear Your Heart" - for breast cancer awareness

"Pronounced "i-glub-u", the name literally means "I love you". iglubu was started in 2005, by Lili Nedved, as an extension of her love for sewing, creating, and crafty materials.

Lili Nedved is self proclaimed as having, “crafty ADD”. She is inspired daily by fashion, nature and the media. Each of these items contributes to her products, and her need to try new designs and techniques means there will always be something fresh on the website. For iglubu, anything from handbags to felt pins, or makeup bags to aprons can be seen. Lili is currently obsessed with Chihuahuas, vintage bicycles and reading magazines in the sunshine."

VIP Alert - Save 20% the entire month of February by using VIP discount code "Shopaholic20" during checkout. Click here to shop now!

A Dress For Any Occasion - Spring 2007

With dresses still being so hot for Spring 2007, there are a bazillion choices for all your warm-weather occasions. If you're on the lookout for great dresses for this spring, look no further:

1. Day Time Diva

Image and item from - Ella Moss Waldo Dress (click for details)
This comfy cotton dress would be the perfect daytime dress for going to the mall or hanging out with your girlfriends. The green and black stripes will look hot with boots during transition weather and simple flats once things heat up. Perfect with a long beaded necklace

2. Day Time Date

Image and item from - Desert Palm Dress (click here for details)
Since when did Guess get so classy? The white polka dots on the navy empire dress invoke a certain sense of preppy, making this a perfect day time date dress. Coincidently, if you're headed to a more casual wedding this spring 07, this may just be the perfect look, but maybe not so much for a black tie affair. Pair with white espadrilles to complete the look.

3. Work It, Girl!

Image and item from - Diane VonFurstenburg Short Sleeve Shirtdress (click for details)
What's black and white and oh-so-trendy? How bout this wrap dress, which is not only hot for Spring 2007, but is a great look for work. If you want to update your work wardrobe, remember this DVF number. This ladylike cut, paired with some round toe pumps and simple diamond studs make your workday look corner office appropriate.

4. Meet the Parents

Image and item from - Leilani printed poplin dress (click for details)
Ok, so if your honey's parents are super conservative, you may want to check out dress #3, but IMHO, this dress is oh-so-ladylike and would make a great first impression (or regular visit if you've been together awhile). This dress reminds me a lot of something Sarah Jessica Parker would wear - the full skirt and preppy pattern make the look simply chic. Pair with some simple strappy sandals or pumps to let the dress shine.

5. Date Night Dress

Image and item from - Tocca 'Vivienne' Dress (click for details)
If you're trying to figure out what to wear for a date this spring, try this flirty and uber romantic dress by Tocca. The look is reminiscent of Marie Antoinette (thanks Kirsten Dunst), but the frilly ruffles and simple off white tone are updated with this modern cut. Look sweet and sexy with this fabulous dress, which would look great with simple strappy shoes.

Happy dress shopping, darlings!