Showing posts from August, 2010

Last Day of August - Last Day of Birthday Gifts!

Happy Tuesday, Shopaholics! Didn't I tell you that I celebrated my birthday the entire month of August? :-) After today, the month is changing and my mind will slowly begin to turn to late summer (known as Fall everywhere else) and football season.

Let me thank my lovely friend Kristina over at Lotus and Lilly for a thoughtful and generous birthday gift. Kristina's work is absolutely gorgeous. I was thrilled and surprised when she sent me a clutch and matching headband for my birthday! They are both made from vintage Lilly Pulitzer fabric, named Familia de Gato. The clutch is available to view on the website HERE. Thanks again Kristina, I love them both. Shopaholic tip: Be sure to join the Lotus and Lilly Facebook page, for special deals and promotions. :-)

Another surprise came to me from The Preppy Ladybug. Shannon sent me a set of the Pink Coral Notecards, which I had mentioned here on Shopaholic as one of my favorite items from her store. I've already used several of t…

Party Photos!

Happy Sunday, Shopaholics! It's been raining here for days, I'm so tired of it. According to the experts, it won't stop until at least Wednesday! This is making me very grumpy...

Thought I would share some photos from the birthday party with you! These were taken last Saturday night. We had a great time, and my sister and DH did such a great job of putting the party together in record time.

Birthday cake, by "Pollman's Bakery" in Mobile. Disclaimer: DH knows I'm a total snob about my b'day cake, and it absolutely must have a beach scene. This is what the bakery came up with "sunset on the beach"...

These strawberries were so yummy! My sister whipped up a delish cream cheese dip to accompany...and the decorations were made by the lovely Shannon at "The Preppy Ladybug" (Etsy link HERE).

How about a Strawberry Cheese Ring? These are staples at all our parties. Seriously, I think my friend Mary showed up just because she knew we'd hav…

Advice for the Single Girl BFF

TGIF, everyone! Hope you are doing wonderful and planning a relaxing weekend filled with all your favorite things!

Today I ask all you single (and attached, committed, or married!) ladies for advice. One of my BFF's is single and looking. She doesn't date much, as she lives in a small town here in the Deep South - and good men are hard to come by.

To give you an idea what she's dealing with - the attorneys in her town have been known to wear overalls in public. Do you get the picture yet??? :-)

Moving on with the story...BFF has found a really nice man and they are dating now, and have been for several weeks. This man doesn't live in her town, he lives an hour or so away. Most of their dating has consisted of meeting at "neutral" locations like restaurants, movies, etc. approx. halfway, but she always makes sure he travels further than she does. (I told her I thought this was critical at this particular stage of the relationship).

She's in her early 30…

Introducing -- Shopaholic's Preppy Closet on Facebook

Happy Thursday! Today I'm off shopping with my sister (and hopefully my Mother!), lunching and just generally playing all day because we can! :-)

Speaking of shopping...I wanted to tell you all about my new Facebook page, Shopaholic's Preppy Closet (link HERE). You know how some bloggers have "blog sales" to clean out their closets? Still others sell on Ebay, or on the Re-Lilly group on Facebook? Well I decided it was time to create one central place for my unused closet contents. Additionally, I am posting items for a few family members and friends.

You can expect to see all your favorite brands - Lilly Pulitzer, DVF, Trina Turk, Nanette Lepore, Catherine Malandrino, Juicy Couture and many more! Paypal is the accepted form of payment, and all items are shipped promptly. I'd be honored if you would come "like" the fan page HERE. Who knows? I might have that special piece posted that you "need". There's a wide range of sizes available too, …

Village Palm Giveaway, Fall Discount & Spring/Summer Clearance!

Happy Hump Day to my Shopaholic pals!

My friend Sarah at Village Palm has a little something special up her sleeve for Shopaholic readers today! Have you ordered from Village Palm yet? For those not familiar, VP is a Lilly Pulitzer Speciality store in MI, and Sarah is the owner. Their service is wonderful, prices and sales are fantastic, and shipping via USPS is always free!

First off, Sarah is offering a giveaway item to one lucky Shopaholic reader! The item up for grabs is the Bon Voyage Travel Case in "Queen of Green" as pictured below. Don't worry, we'll cover how to win a little later in this post!

Second, and oh soooo exciting, Sarah is offering a "Shopaholic Special" to all readers on the new Lilly Pulitzer Fall Collection. Here's the deal - for every $100 you spend on the Fall Collection, you will receive $25 off. This is absolutely unheard of and equates to a 25% discount on BRAND NEW items! Please email ( or call Sarah at…

Sandal World Discount!

Happy Tuesday, Shopaholics! Hope you are doing wonderful and enjoying a stress free start to the week!

Today I wanted to share a wonderful discount with you! My friends at Sandal World (website HERE) are tempting me again! Do I really need another pair of shoes?  Yep, when it's discount time at Sandal World and we're talking Mystiques and Jack Rogers, I surely do! 

Between now and August 28, 2010 - all online purchases are 20% off with the code "SW20". Cue music straight out of 80's, Top Gun and Kenny Loggins......."right into the danger zone"....

Thank goodness I already own these...

Mystique Jewel Flower Gold, $120 (link HERE)

Coveting these for a Gulf Coast fall season (hey, don't judge, I refuse to wear closed toe shoes until the temps drop below 60 degrees as a high!)...

Mystique Rhinestone Bronze, $155 (link HERE)

And no joke, I really do "need" these...

Jack Rogers Hi Wedge Gold Snake, $145 (link HERE)

What are your favorites? My friend Lu…

Lovely Birthday Gifts!

Happy Monday, everyone! Finally - the birthday celebrations are over! My "official" 40th party was Saturday night. Photos to come later, above is my real birthday cake. The photo isn't that great, but at least you can see it!

Today I wanted to show you some of the lovely and generous gifts birthday gifts I received. First let me say I am blessed to have such wonderful family and friends. I KNOW I am a very lucky girl!

From my friend over at Caroline Grace Jewelry...a cuff bracelet in gold leather with an embellished seahorse. This cuff is stunning in person - I've worn it several times already. The gold goes with everything and is a perfect late summer wardrobe addition. You can view on CGJ's Etsy site HERE. Thank you, Caroline Grace!

From my lovely friend Heather, a silver seashell platter. I was so surprised when I received Heather's gift, what a sweet friend she is! We used it at my birthday party to display the pink and green M and M's and it was perfe…

Gigi's Hidden Treasures - Day Fifteen of Shopaholic Birthday Giveaway Days!

TGIF, Shopaholics! Has your week been crazy? Mine has - my birthday celebrations have continued with lunches and dinners out with the BFF's, more gifts arriving, and a major shopping spree over at the online Lilly Pulitzer sale. (More about that in another post). See? I told you - Leos take their "birthday month" very, very seriously! 

Welcome to Day Fifteen of Shopaholic Birthday Giveaway Days! I'm hosting these in honor of my 40th birthday. It was on August 12....but we're still celebrating! Hopefully you're enjoying the birthday celebration as much as I am (and will continue to, we're having a little party on Saturday). This has been a fun way to stop thinking about getting older, and profile some of my favorite designers, websites, stores and brands!

Thanks so much to my wonderful friend Hannah at Gigi's Hidden Treasures in Cartersville, GA. Gigi's is the lovely store sponsoring today's giveaway! Rest assured, if I lived in the ATL metro ar…

Giveaway Winners - Updated!

Happy Tuesday, Shopaholics! Sorry I've been so far behind here. It seems life has been crazy since my friend Lisa's memorial service, my 40th birthday, Gabe having his accident, etc.

I'm happy to report that Gabe came home from the hospital on Monday afternoon. A broken shoulder is his only remaining injury, and while the poor thing is miserable from the pain, he is going to be ok. We're so thankful the brain bleed stopped on it's own, and they didn't have to "go in". Whew! Thanks so much for all your comments here and on my Facebook page. Gabe's father (my younger cousin) read all of your posts, and he said he was just in tears with all the kindness and concern for his son. Apparently the well wishes and prayers worked! You guys are the best. :-)

Congratulations to all our giveaway winners! Below I have an updated list. If you've won a giveaway, please be sure to contact me ( so we can get the ball rolling on your prize…

Little Gabe Needs Your Thoughts & Prayers

Hi There, my Shopaholic friends. It's going to be a long day here. I had planned a different post for today, but...

My cousin's son had an accident Saturday evening. He fell off a balcony, about 27 stairs, directly onto the ground below. He is only 3 years old, and his name is Gabe.

What we know about his injuries so far - he has a broken shoulder, and unfortunately is suffering internal bleeding on his lungs and his brain. Naturally he's in the hospital and is being watched very carefully. If the bleeding on the brain isn't better in a few hours, they will have to "go in". We're not sure yet exactly what this means, but it certainly isn't good.

My cousin and his family lived in Oregon for the past five years; they just moved back to Alabama less than 10 days ago. My aunt just met her youngest grandson for the first time when they arrived. Gabe is such a beautiful little boy, and a sweetheart.

If you're the praying type, please say a little prayer fo…

Lifeguard Press/Lilly Pulitzer - Day Fourteen of Shopaholic Birthday Giveaway Days!

Happy Saturday, my Shopaholic friends! What are you doing this weekend? Today I plan to get in some beach time, here's hoping the weather is nice enough! The DH is off work and we plan to make a day of it. :-) 

Welcome to Day Fourteen of Shopaholic Birthday Giveaway Days! I'm hosting these in honor of my 40th birthday. It was on August 12...and we all know that Leos celebrate not just one day....but many days! I've been known to call it my "birthday week" or even "birthday month".  Hopefully you're enjoying the birthday celebration as much as I am! This has been a fun way to stop thinking about getting older, and profile some of my favorite designers, websites, stores and brands!

Thanks so much to my wonderful friends at Lifeguard Press for sponsoring our 14th giveaway! I have a wonderful partnership with Lifeguard Press. Occasionally they will send items for me to review on the blog, which I hope is helpful to you the reader. Additionally, they alwa…