Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Shopping is My Drug of Choice

The loss of my camera is super upsetting right now.  PLUS Chris has his work Holiday party coming up this Saturday and of course, I have no clue what to wear.  Instead of looking through my closet to find an outfit.. I kill time by torturing myself.  There's an amazing shopping site called Etsy, where people sell homemade & vintage items. *sigh*

Torture might be too strong & negative descriptor for the act of browsing the net for gorgeous items.  Then again, now is the time of year to save, so why do I look at items that I know I cannot afford?! I desperately want to take out my VISA, but have to restrain myself. *pout*

Instead of fighting the urge to buy, I'll share my most favorite stores & items from Etsy. 

ShlomitOfirDetails from Tel Aviv

The best way I can describe her collect is: elegance. 

Everything is beautiful & classic.  I'd love to have a couple of her dress, because no matter what year it is, they'd always be in style. 

Just beautiful.

lamixx from California, USA

I just want to snuggle up in the clothes of lamixx.

I like how the material falls loose then snugs to your body in all the right places.

Adorable designs with super comfy materials.  Plus, a lovely perk is that this week until "cyber Monday" there's a 15% discount... Using the coupon code on the etsy site ( enter TURKEY2010

Pretty Raccoon Clothing from Toronto, ON

I was so happy when I found a Canadian store on Etsy.  The neat thing about this site is that it's very much an international form to shop. It's neat to look at designers from Asia or Europe and know that after these damn holidays, I can actually afford to shop across the world.

At Pretty Raccoon there are so many different and incredible designs printed onto great clothing items.  Each design matches the character of the dress or shirt that it's printed on.  I love the options of this store.

This deer is dedicated to my friend, Krista, who has to deal with these beautiful creature on a daily basis.  Even though they trigger the warm and fuzzy "awee" feelings... unfortunately they ruin your gardens.

Not only does this store have amazing screen-printed items, there's so many lovely vintage pieces. The red plaid dress is by far my favorite! I just imagine myself wearing it to a picnic by the beach... OH, I miss summer.

<3 Maybe I can just forget about saving for about 10 minutes... that would be enough time to order a few items.  Then when my VISA bill comes in, I can act all surprised.  Hmm... my excuse could be "shopping in my sleep"... it happens. Really, it's a serious problem. 

Just love this scarf. I love all the screen-printed items!  The graphics are so strong, bold and flow perfectly with the clothing it's printed on.

Miss Violet Lace from near Minneapolis, MN

My one and only purchase from Etsy is this beautiful Fairytales wig.  After posting about my dilemma on which of two wigs to buy, an overwhelming response confirmed my gut feeling. I cracked and bought the wig yesterday... but it was only one time.  I won't purchase anything else again until the holidays (everyone that know me knows that I'm lying through my teeth). 


Krista said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Yes I LOVE that deer shirt, definitely something I'd go for. The deer are fat and slow this time of year and now that everyone's gardens are dead they're moving back into the woods. I'll miss them...

I love shopping online too, buying clothes in a store always sucks because I go by myself and I feel like I never get an honest opinion from the clerks about what looks good and what looks stupid.

Buying local is best I think, if you can find a shop online. Not only do you save on crazy shipping fees you support your town's artists.

Christmas saving is next to impossible for us, I cannot wait to live in a time where people don't need gifts and instead we can just sit and eat turkey!

Shlomit said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Wonderful post and fantastic blog!
Thank you for featuring my items.

Lamixx said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Lovely thank you for the lamixx post!


Thank you to you and Happy Holidays,

Love jacque

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...