Friday, December 29, 2006

Fashion Friend - Couture in the City on The Femme Suit

Fashion friend, Couture in the City's Wendy O, writes:

The Femme Suit, Couture in the City Fashion Blog

The look: feminine suits. Who's wearing them: everyone! Not just for powerful business women and Hollywood premiers anymore, the femme suit is one of the hottest winter trends of the season. Whether casual and contemporary like Cameron Diaz, uber shiny and haut like Cate Blanchett's or dressy and winter white like Katie and Nicole, the femme suit can be worn in a variety of ways and styles.

Cate Blanchett in Armani
Nicole Richie in vintage

Read more on Couture in the City (click here)

Thursday, December 28, 2006

What Do You Want to See on SA?

I'm always trying to post interesting, informational, and fun posts that I think you guys will really like. But, since I'm no mind-reader, I thought I'd create a little post to let you give me some feedback (anonymously or not) about what you'd like to see here on Shopaholics Anonymous. So, please take a moment to vote for what you'd like to see here on SA and I promise to do my best to post more about the subjects you guys want to see more of.

Be sure to check as many options as you like (you aren't limited to one)

What Posts Would You Like to See?
More Street Chic Shots
More of My Outfit Pictures
More Online Finds
More Quizzes
More Pictures of My Purchases
More Trend Alerts
More How-To Wear Trend Posts
Free polls from

In case you're not familiar with the blog, here are some examples of the options in the poll:
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More Street Chic Shots
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More of My Outfit Shots
3 -
More Online Finds
4 -
More Quizzes
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More Pictures of my Purchases
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More Trend Alerts
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More How-To Wear Trends Posts

Happy Voting and thanks for reading Shopaholics Anonymous :) My readers are the bestest!

Vote For Me on FashMatch!

Ok, dear readers...I'm on a mission and I need your help, pretty please. :) I'm trying to win a gift certificate on (an online outfit making site where you can make outfits and rank other people's outfit selections). I need your help upping my ranking on FashMatch - voting closes on Dec. 30, so the sooner you can help the better!

I'm trying to win a gift certificate to Nordstrom, and all you need to do to help is rank my outfit selections. The more votes I get, the better my chances are to win, so whatdyasay? How bout helping out a fellow shopaholic?

My Profile (click to view)

To vote, just click here to view my profile and scroll to the bottom of the page to see all my outfit selections. Even if you can only vote for one outfit, you'll be helping me out!

It seems the link may or may not be working correctly...
the URL is:
If that doesn't work, my username is "icegoddes5" and you can find me by clicking the "find" tab, then the first brown dress, then "view matches" - my outfit selection should be the first one there.

Leave a comment if you still can't get there and I'll see if I can find a working link again. Thanks!! You guys rock!

Fahionably Yours, D

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

How to Spend Your Book Store Gift Certificate

So, your friends and/or family and/or co-worker (you get the point) thought...what's a great AND safe gift to give someone? How bout a gift certificate to a book store? And that's how you wind up with that book store gift certificate instead of that fab new designer purse you've been oggling...though, really...who actually buys designer purses for X-mas?

Now comes the question for you blow your free pass to Barnes & Noble on celeb gossip mags? Maybe one of those hairstyle magazines so you can try out a new do for '07? Have you thought of investing in something that could bring you enjoyment for years to come?

If you're trying to figure out how to spend your book store gift certificate, how bout trying out Mixtionary for size. This coffee table book is a sure-fire conversation starter for years to come...not to mention you could learn some hip new slang words. Mixtionary is the self-professed book with "mixed-up modern words for the mixed-up modern world."

Mixtionary takes common words like "antiques" and "compliment" and "drama" and combines them to create modern slang words. For example, perhaps you have your very own "shoeru" in your clique. According to the book, a "shoeru" is a combination of the words "guru" and "shoe" for a meaning of "A deeply knowledgeable style queen to whom you can turn for guidance in the matters of footwear." Everyone has a girlfriend like this in their clique!

Not all the mixed-up-words have to do with shopping...they come in a number of subjects and styles. One of my faves is a combination of "blah" and "beautiful" for a new word "blahtiful," which means "A beautiful person who is vapid. A tragic discovery after encountering a demi-god of a man whose only appeal is his perfect face and physique." Now, haven't we all had a close encounter with one of these?

Get this book in time for your next friend get-together, and you'll have hours of guaranteed amusement as you all giggle over the hilarious and witty word combinations.

For details on how to purchase the book, either check out your local book store or
click here for a list of online resources

Friday, December 22, 2006

Fashion Friend, Couture in the City on Fashionable Mom-Gear

Fashion friend, Couture in the City's Wendy O, writes:

Fashionable Mom Gear at Snazzybaby, Couture In The City Fashion Blog

Most fashion-conscious moms will tell you that there are very few options out there for hip mom gear. Most diaper bags and shopping cart covers at department stores are created with the baby in mind and feature brightly colored animals and silly cartoons.

At Snazzy Baby, the mom is in mind when it comes to design...

Read more at Couture in the City (click here)

Thursday, December 21, 2006

H&M - GIft of the Day - Lingerie?

Is lingerie the next perfume? It seems like while every celebrity and their mom are out putting perfume scents together, every retail store is out adding lingerie to their fruitful clothing line. Alls I know is, if H&M does lingerie like they do clothes, there will be some really fab options out there for the bourgeois-chic, comme moi. Though...I do have to admit that I haven't really let anything but Victoria Secret into my dresser in years...decades maybe even...ok...that's not accurate, but a really long time.

Is anyone hitting up H&M to check out their gift of the day tomorrow? If you are, let me know how the lingerie looks in seems to be pretty cute from the picture on, but I can never tell unless I'm looking at something in person.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Casual Chic - a la Cameron Diaz

Ok, so some of you saw my post yesterday on Cameron Diaz and her bright shoe fetish. I decided to play off her look with my outfit today, so here's "Casual Chic - a la Cameron Diaz"

Simple gray/white tops paired with bright turquoise flats

Star tank - Forever 21
Gray sparkle Henley - Gap
Skinny Jeans - Guess
Shoes - Kenneth Cole Reaction
Earrings - D Celestine Limited - click here for more info on the earrings

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Cameron Diaz - Glam's It Girl of the Month

Cameron Diaz is's It Girl of the Month. She's definitely got that all-American look going on, though it shows more with her blond locks than her more recently seen burnette hair hue. Either way, I definitely love her classy chic style. I'm all about the "simple, classic cuts with a twist" style.

She definitely likes dark outfits paired with bright shoes, eh?
Image from

It seems people either love her or hate her, for whatever reason. I like her movies...they may not be Academy-Award-winning material, but they're fun and amusing and that girly kinda movie that you want to watch on a lazy weekend.

Btw, has anyone seen The Holiday and was it good?

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Show Me Your Spree! Win Free Clothes!

Ok, so I showed you my most recent shopping spree in my last post, so show me yours and you could win fabulous, indie designer clothes. Featured designer, Twospace, has donated this fabulous skirt for this month's contest:

Click for details on the skirt

Winning this skirt in medium is super simple, and Twospace even ships internationally, so everyone can play. Just send me pictures of your latest shopping spree to enter. Here are the official rules b/c I have to post them:

Theme: Shopping Trips! Perfect for us shopaholics, right? I want to see your latest shopping splurges!
Who: Anyone! This contest is open to anyone, so get your digital cams out and take some pictures of your shopping splurges!
1. Prize will be the Wrap skirt by Twospace in black and white polka dot in medium
2. To enter, simply email me at diana at dcelestine dot com with a picture of your latest shopping trip - what you got - whether you got only one item or lots.
3. Each photo received will count as one entry and each person gets 3 entries total.
4. Photo must be your original work, please don't send me copyrighted material.
5. Photos will be numbered as they are received, and a random number will be selected as the winning entry.
6. Photo must be received before the winner is selected on Thursday, November 30, 2006.
7. If you don't want any of your information displayed (i.e. name, city/state, etc.) please tell me so in your email. Likewise, if you do wish for any of your information to be displayed, please provide any information you'd like me to show with your entry. If you have a blog (with appropriate content, i.e. no adult and no spam), let me know your URL and I'll add a link back to your blog.
8. Twospace does ship internationally so everyone can enter without worry

Can't wait to see your entries!! Send them in soon...the drawing will be on Dec. 31st for the winner.

Gap Shopping Spree

I won a gift certificate to the Gap at my company's holiday party, so I figured it was the perfect excuse to stock up on the basics - T-shirts, long-sleeved shirts, and socks, all which I think Gap does well. So, I get there, and guess what? They're having a sale! Needless the say, the shopaholic in me started to take over and the next thing I know, I've picked all this out:

T-shirts, long-sleeved shirts, and sweaters - pefect for layering outfits during these cold-weather months

More shirts and lots of socks - I haven't gotten any socks in years, and I love the colorful and fun kind they have on sale at the Gap right now. Ooh...and I got some comfy cargos - love these for long trips in the car!

Pretty much everything I got was on sale, but it was definitely a good thing that I had a coupon for 20% off the whole purchase!

What can I say? I'm a shopaholic - It's what I do. :)

Friday, December 15, 2006

Casual Chic - Friday Workday

I normally start my work week off pretty dressy and work my way down to a nice casual look comprised of jeans, sneakers, and a sweatshirt or Northface. This Friday, I decided to take my look up a notch. We're actually allowed to wear jeans to work, and really, jeans have become such a staple of every girl's closet, I think all company's will end up letting their employees wear them one day (except maybe the banks). I've been wanting to wear this belt for awhile now, but sometimes you just have to be in the mood to push the envelope...this was a day I decided to try something new:

Top - Banana Republic
Sweater - Banana Republic
Jeans - 7/Seven
Belt - Ann Taylor Loft
Necklace - Me! Check out Designing Sass for more info -
click here

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Fashion Friend - Couture in the City - on Fun, Fluffy Gifts

Fashion friend, Couture in the City, writes about fun, fluffy holiday gifts online:

Holiday Shopping: Lust List from

Chantelle Fox Earmuffs- $125

Chantelle Two fabulous balls of fox fur fluff make up these glam (and warm!) earmuffs.

Click here to see more fluffy gifts from on Couture in the City, fashion blog extraordinaire

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Office Chic

When I got this wrap dress from Banana Republic, I bought it b/c I loved the style, not b/c I thought, "Hey, this would be a great work dress." Well, I guess everything works out in the end, b/c even though I thought this dress was a bit low-cut in the front, it's easily made work-appropriate. The natural V-neck of the wrap style top/dress usually ends up looking low-cut and more date-night styled, but toss a cute (and well fitting) cami underneath, and you have yourself a pretty snazzy work ensemble!

Add some simple layers to stay warm and cozy during cold winter weather

Take the layers off indoors to show off your sassy wrap dress

Wrap Dress - Banana Republic
Cami - Banana Republic
Boots - Don't remember...sorry!
Sweater - Banana Republic
...anyone else seeing a trend here?
Scarf - I'm not sure but I want to say Nordstrom
Earrings - Handmade by me! :)

Pennywise Earrings - Lightweight and oh-so-versatile (click image for details)
See how to style these earrings at
Designing Sass

Sunday, December 10, 2006

HM Gift of the Day - Hot Jeans

Have you seen H&M's new jeans on their Gift of the Day campaign? They are sooo hot! And, when I say hot, I mean, these bad boys are super sexy...or maybe it's just the pair I got...I'm sure the kids jeans have a more classic design. Anywho, I got the Fit Sqin (yes that's how they spelled it) super skinny jeans. The stretch in them is phenomenal - it's comfy and stretches to fit your body perfectly.

Have you signed up for the H&M Gift of the Day newsletter yet? If you want to be the first to know their new bargain, sign up today! You get to be the first to know the selected Gift of the Day, as well as the super special price, which is all part of the campaign. For those who don't know, H&M will release a new product for their line at a special discount price, and they'll send a newsletter out to all subscribers to alert them of the next big deal. Stay in the loop at

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Casual Chic

I felt like dressing up today, but also kinda felt like just throwing on some jeans and a sweater...something comfy, but chic. I settled on this:

I wore flats to keep my feet comfy and help preserve my newly polished tootsies - ok, so the pedi was yesterday, and the polish was obviously dry by today, but it seems like wearing pointy or tight shoes can still ruin a pedi, and I didn't want to take any chances what with my holiday party being this weekend. Ok...where was I? Oh I wore ballet flats, and a frilly, yet super soft and comfy, flouncy white button down with little ruffles and dressed the look up a tad with a nice vest. Skinny jeans work much better with the flats than my bootleg jeans would have.

For an out of the office look, I'd probably go with the vest unbuttoned :)

White button down - Banana Republic
Skinny Jeans - Guess
Vest - J Crew
Ballet Flats - Nine West

Claire V Sample Sale - Sass Purses!

I work in an office above some retail stores, in one of those outdoor shopping areas...I know what you're's completely dangerous for a shopaholic like me, but I deal with it ok.

So anywho, I'm on my way out to get my morning Starbucks, when I see a sign that reads, "Sample Sale." Sample sale? Here? Let's just say that I have lamented many a time over the lack (read non-existence) of sample sales in my area, so when I saw the sign, I knew I had to head over.

Claire V, designer of fabulous and affordable purses has rented a temporary space out in the shopping center to hold a one week sample sale. Purses are marked down up to 70% off so they can get rid of some of their older styles and color combos. Needless to say, I felt completely obliged to help them out with this endeavor. Here's how:

All for under $100 bucks...not too shabby, eh?

I checked the site earlier, but it wasn't working. However, in the event it gets fixed later tonight, here's the link:

Monday, December 04, 2006

H&M - Gift of the Day - VIP Discounts at the Click of a Mouse

During the month of December, H&M is having a special holiday campaign called, "Gift of the Day." For "Gift of the Day," H&M is releasing one new item per day with...get this...a special, super-discounted price. Subscribe to their "Gift of the Day" email newsletter to be the first to find out the daily gift and discount. Click here to find out more and to subscribe. The gift of the day items range from children's clothing to men's to, of course, women's in a variety of styles, including their latest and hottest designs!

I've got the satin-y ski jacket! Check it out!

I love how silky-soft and shiny the exterior is and the furry hoodie is not only's detachable, making it super-funtional too! It's a wee bit on the tight side, but I'm thinking this is on purpose. This isn't a ski lodge ski jacket, this is a shopaholic's shopping spree ski jacket. Wear it over a simple tee or tank a la Jennifer Anniston to balance out the fun and funky jacket...or wear a top embellished with rhinestones to bring the bling out of your outfit.

Remember to subscribe today to be a "Gift of the Day" VIP by visiting

December Featured Designer - Twospace

Twospace features fab clothing designs for the modern girl at heart. Easy to wear, with simple and sleek lines, this clothing line is a must have for the hip girl's closet.

From their web site:
"Twospace clothing is both contemporary and classic, elegant and carefree. It is created for women who appreciate the clean cut of modern casual yet have an appreciation for vintage flair."

My picks from the site are:

Chalet Top - Grey Jersey (click for details)
A comfy chic top perfect with jeans tucked into leather boots

Salon Dress - Black Jersey (click for details)
A full-skirted dress gives a ladylike look - not too tight - perfectly classic

I love the simple cuts of Twospace's styles - the simple patterns and solid colors keep the looks elegant, while the fab designs keep them fun too.

Get the look today by shopping Twospace online at and stay tuned for details on how to win a Twospace design!

Winner Selected!

...and the winner of the Skin Care kit by 360 Skin Care is...

Shallom of Style Finds! Congrats Shallom and thanks to the other participant. The full list of contest entries can be viewed by clicking here and the winning entry is here:

Stay tuned for details on next months contest! :)

Friday, December 01, 2006

Quick Hello

Hey guys!

I wanted to do a quick post to let you guys know that the sale is going fabulously and I'll try to post some pictures of everything on Sunday. Tomorrow is the last day of the craft show, so wish me luck that I finish on a high note!

Fashionably Yours,