Wednesday, July 31, 2013

This Is For Me - You're Just A Bonus

Because I'm bored and awake at 2 in the morning.

Here is the view from my bed....

The nice tchotchke's first.

My initials!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Things Happen In Fives - Threes Or Whatever

A smile, that is something I need right about now.

I've got so much stuff going on, you'd think I was cursed.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Redbubble - Power To The People

This is my new shirt from Redbubble. I am not really a fan of crewnecks because I have a really short neck, so they just emphasize that. But I love this shirt for the graphic alone.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

I Am Just Me

I am just me. I wish I were better at putting words together. I even toyed with the idea of buying a book on essay writing, and studying it until I knew all the tricks and trades of a good writer... But, I never got that book... and I still suck at writing...

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Monday, July 15, 2013

Gwynnie Bee Shipment Received - No. 3

So, a few weeks ago I decided to join Gwynnie Bee.

In case you haven't heard of it, it is basically a website that lets you rent clothing. Yeah, RENT clothing.  You sign up to receive a certain number of pieces a month, from 1 to maybe 9 I think, and you pay a relatively low monthly fee to receive clothing that you can wear and then send back once your done.

The only downside is you can't prioritize, so you really have no clue what you are going to get next. But then again, that makes it kinda fun.

Forever 30 - You Can Keep Your 20's To Yourself!


Shoes: Nine West, Polka Dot Romper: Forever 21, Satchel Purse: Forever 21

The Irony Of My Own Words + My Mid-Life Crisis

The irony of my own words.

First I say no spending, then in the next post I am talking about how I spent money on some T-shirts.

First I say that I am broke, then I talk about what "my check say".... what check!!??! Laughing!

Anyway, I am enjoying being a stay at home Mom for now. It is the summer and I get to spend time with my son. With me working so much, we only saw each other briefly in the morning and at night. Even some weekends I didn't really see him, because he would be outside playing and I would be stuck in front of my computer, logged into work.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Hello, My Name is Jenna - Eloquii'd OUT!

 Dress: Eloquii, Shoes: BRASH by Payless, Belt: Eloquii, Bag: Eloquii

I'm Fat? Really, I Didn't Realize - Body Shaming In The Form of "Caring"

When I gained weight, and started wearing a size 18/20, I knew I was wearing an 18/20 but didn't really care. I still wanted to look good, so I just bought new clothes that looked good on my new body.

When I decided one day I wanted to go to the gym, for no other reason that to flatten my stomach (I wasn't thinking about my hips, thighs, but or arms, I just wanted a flatter stomach) people started commending me for "taking better care of myself.." For "Being Healthier" etc, etc.

All the sudden my confidence started to decrease. I started thinking "Oh my god, I really AM a fat slob." and "I really DON'T take care of myself." and of course "I am a bad person and totally unlovable because I'm fat and unhealthy..."

Mind you, my blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose levels have always been absolutely in perfect range. The only problem I've had is Hypo-thyrodism but that is actually a cause rather than an effect of weight gain (it can slow you metabolism). So to be completely honest, I wasn't really unhealthy.  The only unhealthy thing about me were the numbers I put on the scale.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

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Lingerie Review + An Abundance of Adult Onesies!!

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Power To The People - Indulging In Black Art

I am actually a big admirer and collector of black art. Normally I stick with that which hangs on my walls, but I've decided to perhaps also start indulging in that which I wear on my body.

You know those Marilyn Monroe shirts, everyone and their Momma has? They are absolutely adorable, aren't they? The only thing about those is that, I'd much rather wear someone I can relate to and look up to. I guess it is the militant in me!!

I Almost Broke Down In A Moment of Weakness - But I Perservered

Yep, I almost broke down and bought something else, but I didn't.

After seeing Chasity Valentine on her blog,  Garnerstyle, in the below cute matching top and pants ensemble, I almost broke down and bought it for myself.

But then I googled it, and saw some other people wearing it, and I didn't really care for how it looked on them so I changed my mind.

I've Decided.... No More Buying!!

I've decided, no more buying for me.

I just went out and spent $135 on dog stuff. Stuff, no doubt, the dogs could live without.

So it hit me, maybe I just need to stop exposing myself to those situations. Since I know I can't avoid a good sale, I just won't look at the sales catalog.

Since I can't stop myself from making off the cuff online purchases, I just won't go to online sites anymore, and will cut my internet time down extremely.

All this is going to take hard work. But hopefully I can do it...

Wish me luck!

Friday, July 12, 2013

Android App Obsession - Too Many Great (FREE) Ones To Choose From

I have recently become obsessed with Android Apps for my phone, a Droid 4. Usually, I go for the free apps, but have been willing to shell out a dollar here and there for great usability.

Asos Returns & A "Midi" Obsession

I am returning so many things to Asos today.

I think that is good, so I can get my money back!!

One of the items I don't really want to return, but just can't bring myself to keep is the New Look Inspire Comic Print Dress. It is incredibly cute, but, for some reason, I just can't dig the design on the dress. Perhaps it is just too busy for me.

I have recently become obsessed with Midi Skirts.  I usually don't like things to hit me around my calves, because my calves are somewhat large, and I think, not showing the shape of my legs by showing my knees just emphasizes how bulky they are.

But, after trying two midi skirts in yellow and pink respectively, in a size 14 (which I am not!) I loved how the smaller size made them hit just below my knee instead of in the middle of my calves. So below are some of the other midi skirts I've ordered. Can't wait to receive them.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Self-Obsession - 'Least That's What My Neck Say...

What am I obsessed with right now?


In the mighty words of Jay-Z.

 "Least that's what my neck say, least that's what my check say"

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Eshakti - Looks Like I'm Going To An Interview For An Art Gallery!

Eshakti is currently having a buy 2 get 1 free sale on their site. I of course stalked the overstock and sale area and purchased all my goodies from there. Getting nine items, with 3 free, and $24.95 in shipping, it came down to costing approx. $35 per piece.
I am totally channeling Charlotte from Sex and the City (One of my all time favorite shows!)
But I don't mind. Charlotte's look is pretty, classic and very girly.
Perfect words to describe this collection!

Help Me.... I'm Poor!


So, in case you didn't know, I am actually currently out of work.

I left my job because of an inoperably stressful situation.

So that means I have no paycheck.

Since I didn't get fired, I don't get worker's comp.

So my only option is to delve into my savings until I can figure out what in the world I am going to do with myself.

Just Words: Plus Size Vs. Full-Figured

Is the term "Plus Size" Derogatory?  If Full-Figured much more gentle, kinder and politically correct?

In My Opinion, it is only becomes derogatory when the person saying it puts a derogatory meaning behind it.

What are your thoughts? What do you think about people who lovingly refer to themselves as "Fat"?

When does a word become derogatory?


Some people take YOLO to mean you should do all sorts of crazy stuff, like say what you want, and do what you want with your life. I actually take this to mean, you should be careful what you do or say because you only have one life and no do-overs.

What does YOLO mean to you?

Asos Shopping - I'm Not Pregnant, But I Do Shop In the Maternity Section

Although expensive altogether, when broken down to price per piece, this trip cost me about $21.00 per piece.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Asos Shopping - I May Not Be A Size 14, But That Doesn't Mean I Can't Fake It!

This excursion cost me about $32 per piece. Pretty expensive right!?! But some of these things were so cute, I couldn't pass them up. Atleast, Asos has free shipping and free returns...

I purchased the below piece from the straight size section in a size 14, and it was WAY too big, which surprised and disappointed me. I really wanted to like it. Regardless, I returned it.

Everything else fit like a dream.. Even the items I got from the Straight size section. Click below to see what I got1

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Project Peeved - My Introduction

Hi, I am Jenna L., and I am a shopaholic. 

An addict.

In some ways, similar to those hoarders you hear about on TV (minus the cat feces, and petrified skeletons, of course).

No, not just someone who merely likes to shop, but actually someone who needs to shop to feel good. Wow, saying that puts a pit in my stomach.. Does it really make me feel THAT good?

Yeah, it does..

I buy multiples of the same item, just because they were on sale.

I have so much makeup (that I hardly wear), shampoo, conditioner and body wash, that I could probably stock a small homeless shelter for a week.

I buy clothing that isn’t even in my size, because “just in case”. (WTF??)

It is pitiful, really.

I am 33 years old and still wearing skulls on my clothing.

I literally have over 300 pairs of shoes.

And I am broke.

I am not quite sure where to begin or when to stop. So that is where this blogs comes in.

Hopefully by talking about my filthy little shopping indiscretions, the ones I can’t even admit to my Therapist, maybe I can get myself to stop.

I want to stop, I really do. But when you are an addict, you can’t just simply stop. If you could, you wouldn’t be an addict, now would you?

I even gave all my credit cards to my father, because I knew I couldn’t control myself. But somehow
I had figured out a way to find my credit card number anyway, and have racked up, just over the past week almost $1,000 in debt.

I don’t know what to do. I doubt insurance pays for shopping addictions.

Plus, I can’t even admit it to anyone but myself, and people I don’t know, that I indeed have a problem. How am I going to be able to admit to the world, without a mask to hide behind, that I have a shopping addiction?

I don't know.

So, here is some self inflicted truth serum in the form of a tell-all blog.

Hopefully, this will work.

I Pay For Both!