Fake Shopping at West Elm

Monday, February 20, 2012

I think you all know by now that I am not only a compulsive but helpless addicted slave to shopping.  Did you ever read or see Confessions of a Shopaholic?  Well, book version, there is an awesome quote by Sophie Kinsella and it goes as follows:  "I love new clothes.  If everyone could just wear new clothes everyday, I reckon depression wouldn't exist anymore."  Sometimes there are deep and cerebral quotes that inspire me, and sometimes it all comes down to total girl logic.  When I was 18, this rang SO true for me, but now that I'm at the old age of 23 most of my whining about shopping revolves around home decor like sofas and rugs.  Whilst I happen to be a self proclaimed shopaholic, I am also on the road to recovery.  I've kicked myself into a strict budget and am trying my best to be conservative, and thus far, I've done a pretty good job of it.  One of my major outlets is obviously blogging, seeing as 99% of the time East to West serves as a glorified wish list of things I can't afford so I blog about them, providing some relief.  Other coping mechanisms are online shopping, adding every little thing you want to your cart, and then mustering up your strength and closing out the window.  This method is slightly less helpful these days since a) most sites store your shopping cart even after you close the window, and b) I now get emails from sites that I've gone fake shopping on a few days later, with the subject line: "Forget Something?".  AS IF THAT HELPS ME.  Since that one bit me in the butt, my latest stint is fake shopping on my blog, and sharing with you all the things I fake mind purchased with all my unlimited brain power money.  Insane?  Sure.  But reforming ain't easy.  Disregarding space constraints and money, running on pure unadulterated desire, here's my fake take home loot.

Rustic wood shelving

A bright white Parsons desk...anyone see that one coming?
 Just a plush awesome graphic rug
 A basket for some blankets or towels
Some blue plates
 And gold flatware to go with them
 A sexy cowhide rug
 Patterned bowls
 A modern buffet that I'll use as a media console.  What, you can't tell me what to do.
 Faceted mirror
 Some candle holders
 Love me some terracotta, and in a lamp too!
 These bath rugs are crazy
 Don't mind if I do incorporate a ladder into the bathroom.  Maybe I'll hang some scarves on it in my bedroom too.
 Just a couple of pendant lights for the dining room
 Oh, and an rustic and industrial kitchen island, I'll take the stove too.
A modern woven bench for some unexpected seating in the dining room

Wouldn't it be glorious if West Elm decided to support me in my recovery and just give me a bunch of their amazing products?  Here's to hopin'!

    

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