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santamonica
08-12-2007, 10:31 AM
Is the myth that all women are obsessed with shoes apply to you? Or perhaps dresses? Pants? Shirts?

I have a purse obsession like there is NO. OTHER. I despised them when I was younger and felt that if it didn't fit in my wallet, I really didn't need it. I now have about 10+ purses and just keep collecting. *facepalm* I went as far as to go into a Burberry store (no, you read that right) and just scan the purses there. I found one I was in love with that was 50% off--too bad it was still 179 dollars. I looked at my mom and went "I'm so tempted to just buy it..."

I also have this thing for converse shoes. Every color, every pattern, I want it.

Anything you guys are obsessed with?


lavidasofa
08-12-2007, 11:44 AM
I find I have an obssession with something and then I move on to another thing. At one point it was purses, then shoes and now it's tops.

I undrstand your Converse obsession :) I just picked up the milk and black leather mary janes and I'm going to buy the leather high tops for the fall.

blueberry3
08-12-2007, 12:01 PM
I am the same way! It was jeans and belts for a little while and now it is work out clothes. I saw the cutest outfits in More that I have to have!! I figure I should look cute all the time even though I am working out.


trekkiegirl
08-12-2007, 01:26 PM
Suede. :D I don't have suede pants...not with my current lower half, not just yet. ;) But I do have, oh, about 6-8 suede jackets, suede boots, suede handbag.
The pic below is like the ideal outfit to me...except I'd make the boots a much lower heel or flat. I'm not crazy...I don't believe in suffering for fashion. :p I've got a few of those kind of short jackets (man, I miss wearing them, I hate summer, lol) but I'd love to go for the outfit. LOL, I don't really do rewards, but I think when I get to goal or thereabouts, I'm going to get this or something like it. Hopefully....it'll be cool/cold weather season at that point. :p

Horo
08-12-2007, 02:50 PM
I'm definitely obsessed with clothing. :p
Right now I have several obsessions going on with clothes -
Corsets. I -love- corsets... I only have possession of one right now, it was my mother's white corset that she wore for her wedding. But I am constantly looking at pictures of them on the web, dreaming of the day that I'll have one.

Boots. Combat boots, knee-high leather boots with 3-inch chunky platforms, boots with tons of lacing, buckles, trinkets, all kinds of things added on.

and finally.. Skirts. Added to my collection constantly are more and more skirts. Full, gathered skirts, lots and lots of tulle, sometimes heavily tattered. Extremely full pink sweet lolita skirts, with all kinds of ribbons, lace, and cutesy things added on.

Oh, I could go on for days..

jules1216
08-12-2007, 04:43 PM
raises hand for purses--my daughters is flip flops....

sfj
08-12-2007, 05:04 PM
Love purses.

And you only have 10? I will go hang my head in shame now. I have maybe 20. At least.

ANOther
08-12-2007, 05:10 PM
My shoe of choice is Tevas, I have 2 pairs of Dozer sandals which are great for my lunchtime walk and I hanker for a pair of Shay Mary Janes (which look to be closing out). I also recently got a pair of J41s, and around the house I wear Crocs. I LIKE Tevas, Js and Crocs, and an Unforgivable Curse I'm currently reading Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince on anyone who says they're ugly!!!! :bomb:

santamonica
08-12-2007, 06:33 PM
Love purses.

And you only have 10? I will go hang my head in shame now. I have maybe 20. At least.

I would have more, but my mother thought that since I'm not using a few right now, that gave her permission to give some away. I was NOT a happy camper.

lizziness
08-12-2007, 11:30 PM
Dr. Martens for me. Love them - want them all... Some day when I'm thin enough I want some hot tall mid-calve or even knee high boots. Oh yeah!! :)

Oddly enough, I don't have very many pairs of shoes... but I do love the ones I have.

melekalikimaka
08-13-2007, 01:34 AM
:wave: another purse fiend here... so much that I had my hubby go out and buy me an amoire of sorts (more like an industrial cabinet that belongs in your garage) to fit all my stuff. Santa Monica, you're young yet... I've got at least 60 :^: , I have a plastic container full of leather wallets as well, I'm not talking shoe box size either.

I'm into shoes as well, but I do throw them out (or donate them) if I don't wear them within a year. I guess I have a packrat tendency with the purses though.

And lastly, I collect Pez :lol:

Diana the Hun
08-13-2007, 05:31 AM
What a fun question! For me it's make up. I've been obsessed with cosmetics since I was about 7, when I would paint my face, wash it all off, and start again. I've gotten quite good at make up application but have never had training. I looooove to buy new colours - eye shadows, lipsticks, anything, just hand it over!! It's very creatively stimulating for me. My only rule with make up is that it isn't tested on animals, so that helps curb my spending, as there are many popular brands out there who are a no-go for me. I also love dresses - pretty, girly, sexy, trampy, any kind, although I don't wear them so much when I'm unhappy with my weight :(

FrouFrou
08-13-2007, 04:14 PM
I don't think I have an obsession for shopping perse...I like to shop. I like purses, shoes, clothes, who doesn't, lol? I do buy lots of polish...I love my hands and toe nails to look pretty. And thongs are my thing too! I've got some to match just about every pair of capri pants and shorts in my closet, lol.

My real obsession though is buying Christmas cards, address labels and candles! My DH kids that I have enough Christmas cards & labels to last ten years. I told him no, just 5, lol. It's no joke though, that's the sad part. I've actually cut back on the labels but I will always buy Christmas cards no matter how many I have, lol. And candles too!

mlk58
08-13-2007, 06:00 PM
I am a sucker for cute little skirts.

Just bought this one (http://www1.talbots.com/talbotsonline/product/largeritem.aspx?BID=&item=C193788&h=M&pfid=1426). Love it.

Also love this look (http://www1.talbots.com/talbotsonline/product/largeritem.aspx?BID=&item=M107787&h=M&pfid=1456), because I'm bigger on top so the fuller print skirt balances me out.

MaNdA22
08-13-2007, 06:14 PM
I've been going back and forth about buying a COACH bag. I know I really can't afford it but everyone and their mom seems to have one. I just don't feel "cool" lol. I'm also scared to buy one cause a girl at work can't stop buying them now.

almostheaven
08-13-2007, 06:19 PM
I don't have a clothing obsession. I don't even like carrying a purse. I keep a wallet in the diaper bag. And I find a few shoes that I love and wear them out. I do get tired of clothing often and want new stuff because I'm bored with the old. But I'm starting to think I'm developing an obsession for projects. I keep doing work on the house, and for every project I complete, I find two more I add to my to-do list. LOL

valpal23
08-13-2007, 10:28 PM
What a fun question! For me it's make up. I've been obsessed with cosmetics since I was about 7, when I would paint my face, wash it all off, and start again. I've gotten quite good at make up application but have never had training. I looooove to buy new colours - eye shadows, lipsticks, anything, just hand it over!! It's very creatively stimulating for me. (


Hey Diana..are you on makeupalley? It's great over there (I'm slightly obsessed with makeup as well). I have to addiction to MAC that I cant stop.... plus they have how many thousands of product reviews and pics. It's pretty close to heaven :)

Diana the Hun
08-14-2007, 12:54 AM
Hi Valpal, thank you, it sounds like a great site to check out! I'm the same as you, a total MACaddict :D I just bought (and this is a pretty extravagant purchase on my income) a peach blush, the Viva Glam lipglass and an eyebrow pencil. Oh I'm having so much fun with it!! Tomorrow they're having a MAC VIP night at the department store, can't wait to check out this Summer's new palettes!! Oh yeah, I'm also very much into Revlon - fantastic products at reasonable prices!

lipidful
08-17-2007, 12:00 PM
Cosmetics! And I really need to STOP! LOL
Keep thinking the perfect shade is right there in that cute package.

modkittn
08-17-2007, 12:07 PM
I don't have a clothing obsession. I don't even like carrying a purse. I keep a wallet in the diaper bag. And I find a few shoes that I love and wear them out. I do get tired of clothing often and want new stuff because I'm bored with the old. But I'm starting to think I'm developing an obsession for projects. I keep doing work on the house, and for every project I complete, I find two more I add to my to-do list. LOL

I'm the exact same way! Except no diaper bag (no kids), my wallet is in my purse. But I've had this purse for a long time now! I usually just buy clothes when I NEED new ones (others are worn out or I need a specific type of outfit for a specific occasion) or about twice a year if my budget allows. But I do a lot of work to the house too and this is usually where all my money goes :lol:

thinnythighs
09-07-2007, 08:22 AM
Formal dresses, shoes.

Spinymouse
09-07-2007, 08:41 AM
socks that don't match

Spinymouse
09-07-2007, 08:43 AM
oh, and I have another one.
WIGS.

Really.

veggielover
09-07-2007, 09:43 AM
i won't lie, i love fancy schmancy shoes. I'm not a brand snot, but I love quality and usually you can only find that with shoes made in italy...

srmb60
09-07-2007, 04:00 PM
Hmmm ... obsession? I'm not sure, but I like shoes ... heels, watches and I have more pink t-shirts than anyone sane should have. I have never had more than one purse on the go at a time but I think I need a dark green alligator bag. I've started collecting make-up again.
I think I just like new things.

NewDay4MeToo
09-07-2007, 04:09 PM
I enjoy new clothes a lot. I LOVE buying formal dresses, which is so unreasonable, and I really don't do it very often, because I have no reason to wear them.

But I DO indulge my other obsession... cute notebooks. I adore them. I Love to start a new list of things to do in an adorable notebook. It just makes me HAPPY. My husband thinks I'm crazy.

Kim_Star060404
09-07-2007, 04:09 PM
I have an obsession with Dooney and Bourke bucket bags. I have the Texas bag in tan and the bubble bag in black and white to name my favs right now. I'm hoping for the madras bag next. I always watch to see when they go on sale online and see if I can work the budget to buy it.

Shay
09-08-2007, 09:17 AM
Purses. I own about 25 now. The only qualification is cute. I buy them from Lillian Vernon, Chadwick's, Target, and Flea Markets. Big, small, or medium it doesn't matter. Generally everywhere I go I look for purses. I need to go to Eastern Market here in DC because I'm sure I will find something cute and unique.

I also love Jewelry. I've bought from e-bay and Premier Design. I have been earning free jewelry from Premier Design for about 2 years now because I keep having shows and book parties. Matter of fact I just closed a book party yesterday. I am invited to a Silpada party on the 16th. I don't think I will go but I will buy at least one piece of jewelry to be supportive maybe more as long as I don't go over my budget.