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Summer Kicks (for under 15 bucks!)

Eiffie Nicki Purple Women Sandal

Under 10 bucks.  These babies are sparkly purple with a gold 3.5 inch heel.  They would be perfect for a patio cookout this summer.  Since they aren’t stiletto you could probably walk on the grass too.

Michael Antonio Kepa Orange Women Sandal


Summery, beautiful and a shiny satin finish perfect for a fancy event.  Plus orange! Can you think of a better color for summer??

Damita K Candice-7 Turquoise Patent Women Sandal


Now your tootsies are ready for summer BBQs, parties and clubs.


May 29, 2009 Posted by | Confessions of an Ex-Shopaholic | , , , | 6 Comments

Confessions of an Ex-Shopaholic

Bride Wars

One year from this weekend your former shopaholic, myself, Ms. April Elizabeth Sh… (like I am going to tell you) will be marrying The Fiancée. Specifically, one year from this Friday. Although the specifics are all up in the air, one thing is settled, this will be on the cheap because a) I am cheap, and b) I am broke.

This will not be the only wedding installment for cheap ass brides like myself, but this is the first. Being the first, it deals with the most fun of wedding planning: the dress.

The Dress

I set the goal as under 200 bucks. This is what I found:

Cream A-Line, Lily Wedding


A beautiful A-line, cream, strapless crystal beaded formal gown for $178.00.  It also  comes with a free veil and free UPS shipping, solidifying its bargain status.

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May 22, 2009 Posted by | Confessions of an Ex-Shopaholic | , , , , , | 18 Comments

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Summah, Summah, Summah Time!  (Part One)

I think I made it clear that summer is my favorite time of the year.  Today you are getting a GIANT double dose of savings.    Why?  Because Memorial Day is upon us.  To me, Memorial Day means beaches, pools, grilled hot dogs, and pasta salad, AND 1 year to my wedding day.  The first part, therefore, will be a summer extravaganza, and tomorrow’s part will be wedding savings for any of you blushing brides.

Part I:   “Don’t you find Kahuna to be a little on the lazy side?”

Sun Screening Beach Umbrella – Rio Brands


This umbrella comes in hideous multicolors, but also in teal, blue, and lime green.  It is a 6 foot diameter umbrella with adjustable height.  It comes with   powder coated steel pole, PVC carrying bag and is lined for SPF 50 sun protection.

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May 21, 2009 Posted by | Confessions of an Ex-Shopaholic | , , , | 2 Comments

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Summer time!!!

It’s confession time. I am a summer freak. I wear flip flops, in Boston, from April until October, and occasionally November. I wear sunglasses year round as well–doctor’s orders (light triggered migraines), but I am broke. Cute flip flops and glasses can be costly, especially when you wear them the majority of the year.

UB Oversized U-Loop Fashion Frame Sunglasses & Drawstring Sunglass Pouch

s09ap-h3029-2tI love sunglasses, but I am a cheapo. Is it just me or is it becoming ridiculously harder to find cute glasses for under 10 bucks. I don’t know why you ever spend more than 10 bucks. What happens to sunglasses? They get lost, break in your purse etc. Sunglasses are expensive and doomed.

These glasses are 7.99 a pair. They come in black, caramel, pink and white. You know what that means, don’t you? You could own these in all 4 colors for less than a $32.00. 1 for every outfit.

I love the sparkles on the side. That was the seller for me.

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May 13, 2009 Posted by | Confessions of an Ex-Shopaholic | , , | 7 Comments

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Amazing Shoes under 50.00

Magna Cum Laude Oxfords


OH MY FREAKIN’ GOD. These are the most beautiful shoes I have ever seen.  You can find them at ModCloth for $39.99.

I wanted an under $ 40.00 theme, and $39.99 would be really pushing the whole under $40 theme, but come on! Look at those shoes!  Think tweed skirt and blazer, pink shirt.  How freakin’ cute.

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May 6, 2009 Posted by | Confessions of an Ex-Shopaholic | , , , , | 18 Comments

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Betsey Johnson Sample Sale


This is another one of those, by invite only type sites, so if you want Betsey Johnson at sample sale prices, just email me at april@thundersquee.com.

The Dresses (Just to give you an idea):

Betsey Johnson Stretch Charmeuse Dress in Watermelon

1411522075_rlxl_1I am about to sell myself on the street for $129. This dress retails for $315 but you can get it at Rue La La for $129.

Smooth watermelon stretch silk charmeuse dress with black ruffle trim
Approximately 31.25″ from top to hem
Sweetheart neckline with black ruffle trim
Center front faux black eight-button placket
Upper boning at bust for extra support
Front and back darts
Left side seam zipper with hook-and-eye closure
Upper shirred elastic back
Pencil skirt
Care instructions: Dry clean only

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April 27, 2009 Posted by | Confessions of an Ex-Shopaholic | , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

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Francesco Biasia Purse Sale Edition

So basically I suck. I haven’t been here and I am sorry. I intend to make up for that with this post though. This is is delicious.

Good Girl Two – Black

ts-purse1Regular Price: $799.00
Editors’ Closet Price: $265.00
Details: Made of glossy patent leather. Dimensions: 9 wide across bottom, 13 wide across center, 12 wide across top x 6 1/2 deep x 9 high. Single shoulder strap. Shoulder drop: 9 length. Two front exterior flap pockets. Zipper accents. Pull release closure. Interior lining with a back wall zip pocket and multifunctional slip pockets.

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April 26, 2009 Posted by | Confessions of an Ex-Shopaholic | , , , , , | 1 Comment

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“Gilt”-Free Edition

In honor of Confessions of a Shopaholic opening this past weekend – and being so GOD AWFUL bad – I hope this post will make up for it. But, this post is also really mean. And because of that, I am sorry. But…. Although this particular post is mean, you will be quite happy with the gems I am about to give you. All these sales are available for a very, VERY short time only. Continue reading

February 18, 2009 Posted by | Confessions of an Ex-Shopaholic | , , | 11 Comments

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Designer Dilemma Edition

The designer dilemma: any cheapskate knows it well. We want designer clothes but just can’t seem to get our wallets open for a $400 purse. For real, my limit is generally $20.

However, sometimes deals are so good that exceptions need to be made. Other times, knockoffs need to be found.

So for this edition I will try to provide you with some cheap designer goods and occasionally some cheaper similar items (in case, like me, you can’t even afford designer goods at 70% off).

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February 5, 2009 Posted by | Confessions of an Ex-Shopaholic | , , , | 4 Comments

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Aside from a recurring post on excellent shopping buys, I will provide drive-by coupon posts when ever I get wind of a kick ass coupon or sale.

I wear E.L.F.  I will stand by it.  I use their products, with $80 worth of E.L.F. cosmetics stockpiled in my bedroom.

That being said, $20 purchases are rewarded with a nail kit worth $42, using the coupon code newyou20.  

This may not work with the 2ship2009 $2 shipping promotion, but it’s totally worth a try.

You are welcome.

P.S. $80 worth of make up ships for $9.95 regularly.

February 3, 2009 Posted by | Confessions of an Ex-Shopaholic | , | Leave a comment