"You know that thing when you see someone cute and he smiles and your heart kind of goes like warm butter sliding down hot toast? Well that's what it's like when I see a store. Only it's better." Rebecca Bloomwood
Yes, the person I most relate to in life is a fictional character. Rebecca Bloomwood, the girl from Confessions of a Shopaholic, IS me.
But first, a little introduction:
Most of you know me already from the Shop Yummy section here on Yummy Mummy Club. By now, you're familiar with my obsession er, love, yeah, love, of everything having to do with shopping. (If you're ever looking for me, and I'm not with my kids, I can be found in a mall. Or store. Any store will do! I even love spending time in the grocery store... hello, Joe!)
Shopping and motherhood: the two things I love most in this world. I remember the first purse I owned. I was nine years old, and my purse was red. It has pockets on the front, and a big zipper. I'd wear it over my shoulders, and I would carry it with me everywhere. When I was 24, I was gifted with a new Fendi purse, and I cried, literally cried, tears of joy. Shopping make me happy and it gives me a natural high.
But I also love to write. And writing about shopping is like, the most perfect job ever for me. I've also had my fair share of fashion disasters. I've had two raw eggs crack open in my Louis Vuitton purse. I've had my son pull down my strapless dress to expose my breast to the world. I've struggled with weight loss and shopping after having a baby. I've got stories to share, and I've got advice to give!
Wearing a fabulous red strapless dress to a friend's wedding, I gave my 18 month old son a sip of my ginger-ale. (I was still a new mom, and no, I don't know what I was thinking!) He instantly threw up all over me. I rushed home and put together a second outfit in five minutes. I've also been that mom in the change room, crying and sweating over trying on swim wear. Why are the lights in those rooms so awful, anyway? I've been on a mission to find the perfect pair of jeans, and here's the thing: I'm a VERY determined shopper. I will not leave until I find what I'm looking for! No store is off-limits from me.
Not only do I love shopping for new clothes, shoes, and purses, I love shopping for patio furniture. I love shopping for home decor items. I even love shopping for groceries. (Yes, even stocking up on produce excites me.) A new mirror for the hall way, a few new books for my children, or a new LEGO set? If I leave with a bag in my hand, I’m a happy customer.
In this shop blog, I'll share with you all I know; from the essential pieces every woman's closet should have, to where I love shopping for new accessories for the home. We will be on this journey together. I'm so excited just thinking about it! If you've ever wanted to know when you should splurge—and when you should save—if you've ever wanted to know where to find the perfect LBD, and if you've ever wanted to know where to find the most adorable children's clothes, I'm here to help.
I'm your shopping super-woman! (My cape is pink, with a silver letter L, if you wanted a visual.)
Remember: shopping is always an adventure. Style is attainable. And you are all gorgeous. It's time to bring out your inner shopping diva! Oh, and a word of advice? Always keep a pair of flats in the car, for when the urge to shop strikes, you'll be prepared.
Gotta go. I just spotted the most perfect pair of shoes... I'll report back to you soon!