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Spring Gift Swap - LAST DAY to sign up!

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Happy Sunday to all! :-)

Don't forget, today is the LAST DAY to sign up for the Spring Gift Swap that I am co-hosting with my BFF Bethany over at Maryland Pink and Green.

See the original post HERE and sign up to participate - it is going to be so much fun!

And.....only 21 DAYS UNTIL SPRING!

Under The Palm Tree Moving Sale!

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Happy weekend everyone! We had a fun filled day with my parents, a nice seafood lunch at Wintzell's Oyster House and the boat show. You might ask, did Shopaholic buy a boat??? Ummm.....NO. DH wishes! :-)

One of my absolute favorite Lilly Pulitzer VIA shoppes is having a HUGE sale online! Our friends at Under The Palm Tree are moving back into their space for a grand "reopening" after their pipe burst a few weeks ago. They would like to CLEAR out the existing merchandise and not have to move it...so let's help them out!

The sale details, directly from my email:

Under the Palm Tree hopes to re-open in one week with all NEW Spring items!! but we don't want to take all of our Resort back with us!! Check out the sale items from 20% to 60% off !! To place a phone order call and leave a message for us 913-451-1445 or place your order online.
Shop early, shop often for the best deals!! No price adjustments will be made on previous purchases. We ship daily all orders pla…

Clarisonic Week One - and even the DH is addicted......

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Good evening, my Shopaholic pals! As promised, my Clarisonic story for you tonight. Get ready to LAUGH! :-)

Two weeks ago, I ordered the Clarisonic Facial Cleaning System from QVC (see link HERE). For those who've been following a while, you'll remember I was recently complaining about the appearance of my skin and how I didn't like the Bare Escentuals on my face any more. Sooo I made the big switch to the Smashbox foundation, and purchased the Clarisonic. Double whammy! And what can I say? I'm a SUCKER for the QVC "easy pay"......after all, they don't call me Shopaholic for nothing!

I have to admit, I kept the unit in the box for the first week after it arrived. I had been shopping so much recently (dare you say!) that I hated to fess up to another new goodie. Last Friday, I took the plunge and charged the unit for the required 24 hour period prior to using for the 1st time. Saturday night, I followed the instructions (read them carefully - confusing for…

WE HAVE A WINNER & Adventures in Clarisonic coming soon!!!!

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TGIF, my fellow Fashionistas! I hope you're having a wonderful day and some fantastic weekend plans.....or at least some rest! This Shopaholic plans to enjoy a little of BOTH. :-)

The A Tierney bracelet giveaway ended last night, so I am HAPPY to announce we have a WINNER!

Congrats to Melissa @ BoutiqueMe.net - who made the following comment on the blog:

Melissa {BoutiqueMe.net} said...

Ahhhhh so cute!!! I agree with Bethany, I think this bangle would be super cute with a Lilly that I have my eye on!
I retweeted (boutiqueme)
And I am also a follower of course!
Three entries for me!
xoxo
Melissa

Please contact me at lori.driver@hotmail.com so I can get the bracelet out to you, I know you want to enjoy it soon!

Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway, they are sooo much fun! Don't you agree?

Check back later this evening.....I have "Adventures in Clarisonic" to tell you about. You do NOT want to miss this story! :-) Have a great day!







Shopaholic Makes FACEBOOK Debut! Exciting!

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Happy Thursday, my lovely pals! Today's post is going to be super short - I have a full day around these parts and it's starting wayyyyy too early! :-)

I have some very exciting news to share!!! My Shopaholic self has a new FACEBOOK fan page! Now don't worry, I'm not going to stop blogging here. My commitment it to always blog once a day - about something fun! However, I thought the Facebook page would be a FAST way to get information out to everyone. 

For example, I try to blog only once a day. Yesterday (after my blog post was already up), I wanted to tell you guys about a Kate Spade sample sale AND a sale on Hautelook about $4 LORAC cosmetics. Facebook was a fantastic place to share that information, rather than creating 2 additional blog posts.

Soooooo, come on over to Facebook and join me. Tell your other fashion-loving, sale-shopping Facebook friends. I want the page to be interactive - you guys feel FREE to share your finds!

Shopaholic In Alabama on Facebook - ca…

BIG Lilly Sale at Dillards in Little Rock, AR

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Happy Wednesday, everyone! Hope you're all having a fantastic "hump day"!

Today I'm going to tell you about an "almost unbelievable" Lilly Pulitzer sale at Dillards (yes, the department store) in Little Rock, AR.

Through the miracle that is Facebook, I was contacted by the Lilly Pulitzer specialist in Little Rock. Her name is TERRI SHOTTS. Here is how you can contact Terri:

Phone: 501.661.0053, ext 5178
Email: shottst@yahoo.com
She works on Wednesday from 10-6, Friday from 12-9 and Saturday from 10-6. All times are CENTRAL. Terri is off on Thursday.

Here's the deal - ALL LILLY FALL And MOST LILLY RESORT is 40% original price, PLUS an ADDITIONAL 40%!!! This translates into some CRAZY, GOOD prices. Examples are listed below, but PLEASE note pricing will need to be verified at the time of sale:

Resort:


Anya Dress Printed-$107.28

Prints: Surf Blue Checking In, Turquoise First Class, Pink Salmon Elite Status

Joy Tunic Passamente-136.80 Shorley Blue

Tulah Skir…

CUFF Obsession thanks to CAROLINE GRACE JEWELRY - and a DISCOUNT & FREE SHIPPING!!!

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Happy Tuesday, my Fellow Fashionistas! Hope you're having a great day! Shopaholic has some fun and exciting things to share today and tomorrow!!!

One of my newest obsessions - the CUFF bracelets from a Shopaholic favorite - Caroline Grace Jewelry. Caroline is so talented and makes gorgeous pieces of jewelry. Can you say OOAK??? One Of A Kind, baby! I purchased the above "crab cuff" last week, and even had PERMISSION to do so. *gasp* When DH saw it, he said "you need that!". This is a huge endorsement, as DH worked in fine jewelry for years, and he is not impressed very often when it comes to jewelry!

How about the Sea Turtle Cuff Bracelet - isn't this gorgeous? Can you imagine pairing this with all the new Lilly we've been buying???



The Turquoise and Coral Cuff is absolutely stunning - I'm picturing this with spring and summer clothing...



Don't think the cuffs are for you? Caroline Grace makes ALL types of gorgeous jewelry - check out the "L…

SPRING GIFT SWAP with Shopaholic In Alabama & Maryland Pink and Green

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Happy Monday everyone! Are you like me, and counting down the days until Spring? For the record, the 1st day of Spring is March 20th and I cannot wait. 27 more days!!! :-)

Shopaholic In Alabama, along with my BFF Bethany over at MARYLAND PINK AND GREEN, has come up with a plan to brighten these cool days prior to the arrival of Spring and all the things it represents (pretty flowers, warmer weather, bright colored clothing, Easter/Passover, etc). We are so thrilled to announce our .....

1st ANNUAL SPRING GIFT SWAP
Here's how it will work:

*You can sign up on Shopaholic In Alabama (under this post) or Maryland Pink and Green. Please leave your email address (or blog address) in the comments. (And if you're not already following Bethany, this is a great time to sign up!)
*Spending suggestion/limit is $30 (NOT including shipping). This could be one fantastic gift, or several small gifts. It's up to you, just please send something you would love to also receive.
*Gifts should be s…

Still looking for a few good pieces of Lilly Pulitzer RESORT? Village Palm has a sale..... :-)

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Happy Sunday Blends! (did you know this means "blog friends"?) Hope you're all doing wonderful!

Are you still looking for a few good pieces from the Lilly Pulitzer Resort collection? If so, you should check with our friend Sarah at Village Palm. They're having a fantastic sale!

Harper Dress in Dirty Shirley $238 (also a few sizes in Madly Glamorous)
Sherman Tunic Dress $129 (various prints and sizes) This is a shopaholic FAV!


Petula Dress in White One of a Kind $88 (also has a few sizes in Big Bam!)


You can contact Sarah at 313-882-7256. Be sure to tell her Shopaholic sent you, and let me know what you find! Village Palm also has a great selection of the new SPRING collection - as well as the new Lifeguard Press items! Enjoy!

TUNIC Obsession Continues.......

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Happy Saturday my friends! DH and I went to a seafood festival today and had a great time! We thought it would be a great place to also have lunch, but we didn't. Instead we strolled around the car show (lots of cool ones today - big engines and snazzy paint jobs still impress me!) and shopped the craft show. After the festival, we went to lunch at a local dive called "King Neptunes" and feasted on fried shrimp and fried catfish. After that food and two beers, it was nap time! :-) 

While getting dressed today, I was thinking about how many TUNICS are in my wardrobe and how often I find myself reaching for them. During the fall and winter, I'm generally in a tunic and jeans or cords. When the weather is a tad warmer, my tunics get a little lighter (think light cotton and linen blends) and I wear them with skirts and white capris.

There are a few I'm currently coveting - let me know what you think! Do you love these as much as I do??? :-)

Lilly Pulitzer PILAR tunic…

CHEATING might work......don't get excited, it's just foundation....DARE You Say! :-)

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Happy Friday, my fabulous and fashionable friends! I got you with that title post, huh???? :-)

Today we're talking about makeup - and specifically - foundation! Since 2003, I have worn BARE ESCENTUALS Bare Minerals SPF 15 "mineral" or powder foundation. I will admit, when I initially tried the product, my mother had to talk me into the purchase. After years of wearing liquid foundation, I just wasn't sure about it....but gave it a whirl. Turns out, I loved it! (It's worth noting, I was only 33 years old back then!)

Fast Forward to late 2009 - 2010. I just don't think my skin looks as luminous as it once did. I feel like my pores are getting larger and so much more noticeable. Yes, I know........I'm now 39 years old. Duh. This happens, right??? Well...not to me! I refuse to accept my age, at least on my face, and will leave no stone unturned in my quest for the appearance of flawlessness. I was in ULTA (another Shopaholic obsession) and tested a new foundat…

A TIERNEY SEAHORSE BANGLE.......as a new GIVEAWAY!

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Hello There, my fashionable friends! I hope you've all had a wonderful week! This one has been busy for me, that's why my posts have been all over the board. :-)

Did you order from the A Tierney sample sale last week??? I did - received all my goodies earlier this week and LOVED them all! I was a little sad to see my bangle bracelet wouldn't fit over my wrist! Ugh....I do have a difficult time with this. My hands aren't exactly fat, but I suppose they're not "slim" either. :-( So sad... Guess I need to stick with the hinged bangles.

However, my loss is your gain! I've decided to give this pretty bangle away to one lucky reader! Here's how you can enter the giveaway:

1) Sign up to "follow" my blog to earn one entry. If you're already a follower, you already have an entry!

2) Tweet this giveaway - Copy me @shopaholicinal on your tweet for one entry.

3) Share this giveaway on Facebook using the "share" button on the right side …

GILT GROUPE - Upcoming sales on FAVORITES - GO SMiLE, Kate Spade Paper, Crane & Co.

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Happy Ash Wednesday, my fellow Fashionistas! I hope you're having a wonderful day!

Are you a member of GILT GROUPE? Gilt Groupe provides access, by invitation-only, to Men's, Women's and Children's coveted fashion and luxury brands at prices up to 70% off retail. Each sale lasts 36 hours and features hand selected styles from a single designer.

Tomorrow some of my FAVORITES will be featured - Go SMiLE, Kate Spade paper, Caudalie Skincare and Crane and Co. Friday's sale lists includes BCBGMAXAZRIA and L.A.M.B. (gwen stefani's line). Today I was super tempted by Lipstick Queen.....

If you're not a member, click HERE for your invite. I LOVE the Go SMiLE toothpastes and Ampoules and am hoping they'll be featured tomorrow!

Happy Shopping! Be sure to let me know what you find! :-)

Mardi Gras Giveaway WINNER - Happy Mardi Gras!

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Happy Fat Tuesday, everyone! Today we are celebrating the last few parades of the Mardi Gras season. I'm staying at home and not going into "the big city" for the parades. We have two small ones here at the beach, and they're wonderful because of the smaller crowds AND they are not rowdy. The worst thing that can happen to you here is a snowbird wrestle you down to the ground fighting over a bead. HAHA

Before my parents and nephew arrive, I wanted to announce the winner of our Mardi Gras GIVEAWAY! Congratulations to...........alanna, who said... hmm, my favorite local tradition for mardi gras? they close down the streets of san diego for a big fat tuesday celebration! you pay a certian price to get into teh area, beer is cheap and everyone's dressed up! very fun!

Thank you everyone for participating! Alanna, please contact me with your address so I can mail the Mardi Gras goodies off to you tomorrow. Have a great day!

Another giveaway starts tomorrow.......be sure …

Mardi Gras Party Express!

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Happy Monday, everyone! Just wanted to say "hi" from Mardi Gras! Above picture was taken from the "after party" at Wintzell's Oyster House in Mobile.

Second photo was taken on the float.....the other couple is my uncle and his long time girlfriend. 


My sister and her DH were our partners in crime....oops I mean party companions. :-)


Don't forget, today is the LAST DAY to enter my Mardi Gras giveaway! Go HERE for the original post. 

Tomorrow is Fat Tuesday, AKA Mardi Gras Day. Have you decided what you're giving up for Lent? I'm not Catholic, but I like the idea of giving up something (maybe cookies!). Life will return to normal around these parts on Wednesday. Have a great afternoon!

The BIG SALE and FREE SHIPPING at Under The Palm Tree!

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Happy Saturday everyone! Hope you're all having a fantastic weekend. We're neck deep in Mardi Gras festivities, with our parade tomorrow. Today we decorated and loaded the float, and had a marvelous dinner with my parents for early Valentine's day!

Wanted to take a quick break from party party party to tell you about the BIG SALE WITH FREE SHIPPING from a Shopaholic favorite Lilly Pulitzer via shop, Under The Palm Tree. The store recently suffered damage due to a broken pipe and had to work out of a temporary location for several days. They are BACK now, let's show them some love. You know, if you "need" anything. :-)

Sale details, Directly from my email:

Under the Palm Tree has been underwater due to a flood caused by a broken pipe. Our beautiful via shop is back!
The Spring 2010 Collection, all-new lifeguard press patterns and products and the best customer service around are all waiting for you.
Our regular phone is temporarily down, so please feel free …

Lilly Pulitzer on RUE LA LA - Monday, Feb 15

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TGIF, Fashionistas! Hope everyone is doing wonderful this Friday evening! We DID have snow today - I will be posting pics later. I'm currently away from home to celebrate Mardi Gras by riding in our parade on Sunday. Welcome to 2 days of adult beverages, Shopaholics. :-)

I wanted to briefly remind you - Lilly Pulitzer will be a featured boutique on Rue La La on Monday, February 15. I'm sure most of my shopping pals are already members of Rue La La, but if you're not, HERE is your invitation.

There are a few items which I know will be included, that I just might "need"...NOTE: I have no idea about prices, but last year when Lilly was featured on RLL, most dresses were priced at $79-99. And the boutique completely sold out within 2-3 hours....

LIVIE Dress Engineered Print



NEWBURY TUNIC - Color by Numbers


Mark your calendars! Boutiques open at 11AM ET, 10AM CT. Don't forget to use your invitation here.

What are you hoping to see included? Do you have a favorite Lil…

SNOW - on the ALABAMA GULF COAST? Surely they're joking.......

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Happy Thursday everyone! Are they serious about snow? I just can't wrap my little brain around it today.

I don't want to minimize what's been happening to my friends in the Northeast, Mid- Atlantic, etc.....I KNOW you guys have been pounded by snow for the last week and are thinking "why is she complaining about a little snow?". You must understand - this part of Alabama NEVER gets snow. The last time we received any accumulation was in 1996, if that gives you a little perspective.

What does one do to prepare for such an event? I feel like I should be rushing out to the grocery store, filling up the car with gas and removing patio furniture. OH! I forgot! That's what we do when a HURRICANE comes. That's how we roll down here!

So here is how I'm preparing today - I'm listing a few items on Ebay, digging out heavy clothes, attending my 5:30 class at the gym, and heading to Mobile for a few days as we're riding in our Mardi Gras parade on Sunday. S…

Sea Inspired Jewelry - Meet Designer Kate Puck!

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Happy Wednesday, Shopaholic friends! :-)

Are you snowed in? Or like me, just stuck inside because it's COLD? I'm sitting here DREAMING of spring and beach weather! I literally cannot wait for the days when I can walk across the street and spend the day at the beach!

In the spirit of all things beach related, I'd like to introduce you to a jewelry designer named KATE PUCK. Kate lives in beautiful Charleston, SC. Here's a little about Kate directly from her website:

Kate Puck is a Charleston, SC jewelry designer who finds inspiration in the beauty of the Lowcountry barrier islands. Kate is a third generation jewelry artist with both her great uncle and her father the award winning designers. Kate’s medium of choice is sterling silver, semi-precious stones, sand dollar fossils and pearls. Her signature pieces are the Kiawah Starfish Collection, Isle of Pearls, Beachwalker Charms and Sand Dollar Fossil Necklaces. Kate’s designs are sold in galleries in downtown Charleston,…