Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Comfort shopping

I made no secret of the fact that I had a hard time last month coming back to work and getting used to being away from my baby.  And I had the bug to go shopping, but just wasn't finding the time on the weekends.  I am a huge emotional shopper - it's something I do to make myself feel better and I know that it is a bad habit, but sometimes you just can't help yourself! I turned to the interwebs since I just couldn't get to the mall or even a thrift store. I bought a few things for Oliver from Old Navy online since he's growing like a weed and then I bought myself a couple of goodies from a Zulily sale.  You guessed it - one of them is a purse! Some women are shoe hoarders, but I'm a purse hoarder.  I can admit I have a problem, that's the first step right?

This bag is from a company called Shiraleah that is based in Chicago.  All of their products are made with vegan leather which I thought was pretty cool.  The Zulily deal was amazing - this bag was retailing for $100 or so new - I got it for $14.99.  I've been really liking satchel style bags lately, which is funny, I used to gravitate towards a hobo style bag more.  So anyway, I decided this was a treat for myself for surviving my first month back at work since it only just showed up on Friday - the only downside to Zulily, you have to wait awhile for the items to ship.

Sweater - Polo Ralph Lauren, thrifted
Tank top - Old Navy
Leggings - Simply Vera, Kohls
Boots - Target
Bag - Shiraleah via Zulily 

I also bought myself a few more nursing friendly items off of a Zulily deal and a teething necklace that I can wear when Oliver starts teething - it's safe for him to chew on.  He's already starting to grab and put things in his mouth so I may be wearing that sooner rather than later.  Maybe I don't need to join a Bag-o-holics support group, I think maybe I need to join a Zulily-o-holics support group!


  1. It's a great purse and you deserve to get yourself a little something something! Also, this mint green color looks great on you!

  2. I LOVE this color on you, what a gorgeous pastel :) Makes me hopeful for good weather soon!

  3. What a cute bag...I love the mixed materials on it! And you look really pretty in the mint!

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  4. I love the color of your sweater! Makes me think of Spring! That is a really cute bag, I am glad that you snatched it up! I have been going stir-crazy with my wardrobe, I want it to be warm now! lol. Maybe I will do what you did and pick up a cute bag to hold me over.

  5. haha. i have never joined zulily because i know i would just spend a ton of money! i love your bag, though...great find!!

  6. I just signed up with Zulilly, because our home's previous owner still gets Zulilly stuff delivered to our place, and I wanted to see what it was about. Now, I'm thrilled at the maternity clothing selection (not thrilled with the prices, but I am never thrilled with those, anywhere!), so we'll see how that goes!

  7. I can understand the emotional shopping thing, I do it too. I have been a bit miserable and unwell in Jan and Feb and my shopping has been terrible!! X

  8. I'm right there with you on the emotional shopping, but I've gotten better! I think we're allowed some of that though, especially with the thrifty finds I know you and I both get our hands on. :) I'm glad you found some things for both you and Oliver...that's some successful shopping!



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