The Shopping Spree That Started With a Pair of Converse Sneakers

Let the Spree Begin

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These are the Sneakers

I was really just browsing to see what kind of bargains could be found online on Black Friday to Cyber Monday, and for the rest of the holiday shopping season. I came across these sneakers or sneaker boots, I guess. Classic Converse. They're $75.00 at Shoes.com. They reminded me of the Converse high-tops we all wore in elementary school. I didn't really like the sneakers, but I started wondering, "What would you wear with those? And where would you be going?"

A Perfect Match!

This is a black jewel tie dyed skinny jean that was seen worn by Dakota Fanning. I'm not a big celebrety fan, so I have no idea who Dakota Fanning is. I could google her, but why? I am on a mission, and that is a distraction. I'm guessing she's an actress; mayber a singer. There's a picture of her wearing the jeans, and she does look a lot like what I used to look like not too long ago. It's not my style, but they work on her, so I'll give them a try. They're perfect with the sneakers. The original price (supposedly) is $116.00. They are now only $58.00. What a bargain! Added to my shopping cart.

Where Is She Going?

I have to say that I am confused by this outfit. These jeans go way better with the converse sneakers. The heals she is wearing would look great with evening wear. Not so great witth the black jeweled tie dyed skinny jeans and T-shirt.

Since she hasn't done her hair or her make up, I am thinking she probably is running to the convenient store with the hope of not running into anyone she knows, or anyone with a camera! On the other hand, it is refreshing to see celebrities and young people in general, wearing naked skin these days, and not feeling the need to be completely dressed and made up to run to the mailbox or the corner store.  But why the heels?

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What About a Top?

 I found this zip front hoodie from Aeropostale for $20!  It was a "web buster deal" marked down from $49.50.  They're practically giving it away.  I remember the same door buster deals in the store last year.  They'll make money on the quantity sold rather than the smaller profit margin, I would imagine.  I like the hoodie and I like the price, so it goes in the shopping cart.  I'll need something to wear under it, and it has that little bit of red material around the graphics, so something in red would be nice and would break up the black and white.

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A Little Red Cami

 I immediately spotted this red cami with a built in bra.  Nice touch; "aero" is embroidered on it.  Regular price, $19.50.  Now $9.75.  I don't know why they don't just mark it an even $20 and drop it to $10.  Nickels and dimes are worth less than a penny used to be!  Why do we even bother with coinage?

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Vintage Jeans!

I love these light stonewash skinny jeans, also found at Aeropostale!  $39.50 marked down to $19.75.  Truth be told, I like them way better than the black jewel tie dyed skinny jean.  Those were fun because they went with the converse sneaker boots, but these jeans are more my style, and they cost less!  I'll definitely put the stonewash jeans in my cart.  I still might get the black  tie dye ones for variety, though.  We'll see.

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Black Suede Boots

I love these boots!  No heal, a little slouch.  Not as tall as the tall boot trend this year, yet still tall.  They can be worn with a skirt or dress, and they can be worn with jeans.  As a matter of fact, they can be worn with a lot more things than those converse sneaker boots! I can get these instead of the sneaker boots and instead of the black jewel tie dye skinny jeans.  Those were $140.00.  These are $149.00.  Removing sneaker boots and tie dyed jeans from the cart and adding these boots.  They'll go with my black suede coat and my big black bag.

Black Checkered Shirt and a Fresh Hair Cut

Actually it's a black and grey plaid gauze shirt with a coordinating black plaid pattern on the inside that can be seen when the sleeve is rolled up. It's a classic button down with breast pockets. Boutique to You carries this one with a price tag of $97. I wonder if this will go on sale later in the season. It needs to be hand washed and hang dried. Memories of washing and drying a virgin wool sweater in high school are returning! It's pricey but classic. It might be worth it. I wish I could touch this one to see how well it's made. Sometimes gauze doesn't look so well after it's washed and ironed. I like it a lot. We'll see. I really like her hair cut. I wonder how I would look without bangs.

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Faux Fur

Purrfect! My black suede coat has faux fur on the hood. This is really an unnecessary luxury in these economically uncertain times. It's not like it's real fur, but it is still frivolous. I am so tired of being frugal! Yikes! $129.00! I think I got my coat on sale for less than that!

It's a Black Wolf Hood from the Spirit Hoods Collection at Boutique to You, as seen on Audrina Patridge. Again, I don't know who that is! These are originals. Every hood is slightly different. Hood sales are final - no returns. Dry clean or hand wash cold and air dry.

According to the website, "The black wolf spirit has unmatched ferocity, cunning, stealth, confidence, and loyalty. They howl at the moon and are great communicators with a strong appreciation of music. This animal spirit feels at home within order and chaos. Often a teacher or dancer with keen senses, these warrior spirits will also defend their ground. The Black Wolf is in touch with lunar influences and the shadow within. This healer brings the magical spirit-medicine. "

It would be like Halloween all winter long! It's a hat, scarf and mittens in one. It would be fun, so it could come out of the entertainment budget! Maybe.

Check Out

item 
price 
sweatshirt 
$20 
cami 
10 
jeans 
20 
boots
150
shirt
100
hood
130
TOTAL
$430

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Tony DeLorger 6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

Shop 'til you drop, Baby!


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kimh039 6 years ago Author

I did! Thanks for checking in on me, Tony!


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dahoglund 6 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

Fashion has often baffled me. I get most of my clothes from garage sales.


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Princessa 6 years ago from France

I know the feeling... sometimes it can start with something as tiny as a pair of earrings and you end up buying the whole outfit to go with them :-) Mind you sometimes it happens even when I go to buy a pair of socks for my husband. I Start with his socks and I end up buying babydoll, stockings, socks, bras, etc for myself!!!


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kimh039 6 years ago Author

@dahoglund - it can happen at a garage sale too!


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kimh039 6 years ago Author

@Princessa. You'd almost have to wouldn't you? What would be the point of going all the way into a store and coming out with only a pair of socks! It's just good time management. You would have eventually needed those other things. And think how much joy you'll have when you give him those socks!


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alekhouse 6 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

I love this hub...so well written, creative and funny. Thasnks, kim.


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kimh039 6 years ago Author

thanks alek! It was a nice break for me from my usual serious topics.....then again this is a serious topic too!


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vrbmft 6 years ago from Yucaipa, California

Ok, Kim. So, so.......I'm waiting. I think maybe we are all waiting! When do we get to see your cart modeled? Or is that going to cost something? Have to send a donation to the Hubbers shopaholic foundation c/o kimho?

A fun and interesting read. I went shopping at midnight on Black Friday and got the flu for free!!! There were a lot of good deals. Enjoyed the crowd with my sister.

thanks for sharing your shopping spree.

Vern


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kimh039 6 years ago Author

Vern, I do NOT have a shopping problem! Ooh sorry about your flu. Yuck. I'm glad you had fun shopping with your sister, and am glad I could share my spree with you.


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kimh039 6 years ago Author

@ Vern - scroll all the way to bottom for the shopping carts.


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vrbmft 6 years ago from Yucaipa, California

You are too funny. I meant the clothes you bought. I think you knew that!! How do you fit those carts thru the computer screen? Wow, they sell it all, don't they? LOL

Vern


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kimh039 6 years ago Author

ha. made you laugh. Laughter is the best medicine. i bet you're feeling better now!


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Deborah Demander 6 years ago from First Wyoming, then THE WORLD

Thanks for the anatomy of a shopping spree. I like how this came together.

Namaste.


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kimh039 6 years ago Author

Thanks Deborah. The anatomy of a shopping spree.... hmmm....good alternate title. That is pretty much the way I shop! You'd probably love to go shopping with me! NOT!


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epigramman 5 years ago

...you go girl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

..but my favorite kind of shopping spree is when I come here and browse your hubs for free - the best bargain in town I'd say and I'm learning something too - but you use a lot of big words in some of those psychology hubs and I get a little freaked out - but you're worth it - and you have supported me in the past and hopefully into the future too - please stay well and keep thinking happy thoughts!


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kimh039 5 years ago Author

hey epi. thanks for the honest feedback about the big words; as well as the encouragement and support. I might write one today, because I have more four letter words to express today than usual! Then again, maybe it's better if I wait until I can at least think of some five or six letter words! I am staying well epi, and just to be sure I've scheduled all my preventive screenings and procedures! You do the same.


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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn.

A really fun hub! I like your style ( both writing and clothing apparel). Keep writing hubs on clothing. Not enough of them available - at least not for me. Love fashion, whether its Nordstrom or Goodwill!


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kimh039 5 years ago Author

Thanks vocal. You think? It was fun, and I actually thought about doing more, but it looks like there are a lot of good ones. I'll think about that! Happy Holidays!

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