Venus Trapped in Mars

01 August 2013

Don't Click This If You Don't Want $120 To Nordstrom

I'm aware the ridiculousness of this pic, but when you live alone, and you are a blogger, you have to take full advantage of any solo pics you have on the computer. Thus, using outtakes from the Messy Project post.

On to the more important things in life.... would you like to win ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS to Nordstrom? I thought you might. First, you must go visit each of these gorgeous ladies who made this possible and tell them you love them forever and ever and ever (optional but encouraged to add one more and ever). 
Kali :: Melyssa :: Kim :: Sarah :: Allison :: Carly :: Rachel :: Jackie :: Anna :: Megan :: Magen

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85 comments :

  1. Perfect giveaway! I do some serious damage in Nordstrom.

    Alex
    highheelstreadmills.blogspot.com

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  2. Nordstrom is great! I lurvvvv the shoe dept. Don't let me in there ;)

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  3. i once bought myself a pet rabbit when I was lonely and living alone. I forgot the fact that I don't care for animals (other than dogs) worst purchase ever. he went back to the store, needless to say...yup Im a jerk sorry PETA.

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  4. I feel you on the use what you have on your computer picture thing, I really need a personal photographer.

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  5. hmm. Dumbest purchase. I think I've bought some ugggggly clothing when I worked at Urban Outfitters. Waste of money. Oh and this pair of Jeffrey Campbell shoes that tore up my feet the one and only time I wore them.

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  6. Ooh been scoping diaper bags at Nordstrom - this would be perfect... As for dumbest purchase, that's an interesting question. I might have to say Austenland, a book I recently picked up in the airport that was RATHER disappointing. I want my $14 back!

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  7. Dumbest purchase - any heels more than 2 inches. My feet just can't deal.

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  8. Dumbest purchase- a grab bag a boutique store was having. I had no idea they would send me their ugliest stuff, I will never do that again!

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  9. All the little things I see on clearance or near the checkout that are "ooh, only $1!" and get thrown away within a week.

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  10. Sooo many dumb purchases...I have a closet full of them in fact! Someday I'll learn!

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  11. I think my dumbest purchases are just the ones I get JUST because they're on sale. I'd never wear it or use it but it's too good of a sale to pass up!

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  12. a belt that I bought online that doesn't fit, nor would it fit any person over 50 pounds

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  13. Dumbest purchase? Clothes that are a size too small but I bought anyways because "I'll just lose ten pounds and they'll look great!"... yeah, still hanging in the closet with the tags on.

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  14. Sale items that I don't really need or want after the fact. DUMB!

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  15. I bought some hooker heeled black boots. I never wore them.

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  16. I have made several dumb shoe purchases. I have a whole section in my closet of shoes I have literally maybe worn once or never.

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  17. Dumbest purchase. Hmmm fish. For some reason in college and even about a year ago I thought getting a pet fish was cool. And they end up dying because sadly, I forget they are there. Obviously I need something to make noise when it's hungry.

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  18. Things I end up never wearing- I try it on and say "I could like this- it's too cheap not to" and then it stays in the closet!

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  19. The dumbest purchase I've ever made was probably the $30 rock I just bought as a souvenir for my boyfriend. Almost had it confiscated at the airport during security... and it was just a rock.

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  20. My dumb purchases are usually impulse shoe buys.

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  21. I always buy shit I will never use because I think it's pretty or unusual. Stupid!

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  22. my dumb purchases are the clothes I buy that I don't try on at the store then when I get home I don't like the way they fit so they just hang out in the closet. I hate returning items!

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  23. This is pretty fantastic not going to lie. But I'd be happy with any amount to. Nordstrom's, but I am no dumb purchases. I will tear apart all sales racks!!!

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  24. Oh lord. Dumbest purchase ever? Probably any night where I bought myself and anyone in my vicinity 28 Vegas bombs in one night. Ouchies.

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  25. A set of 3 super cheap rings from a boutique deal. I wore them once and the "gold" color started wearing off. Good thing they were cheap.

    Thank you.

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  26. Ooh awesome, I love Nordstrom. I once bought shoes that weren't in my size, just cause I thought they were cute :/ I guess I hoped my feet would shrink and one day they'd fit? haha ;) Shoe addict!

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  27. Hmmmm...dumbest purchase? A pair of boots from DSW that hurt my feet. I wore them once and then thought about selling them on craiglist or something but never did.

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  28. A pair of sparky flats at DSW that made my feet bleed... Yes. Bleed.

    -Kate
    www.theflorkens.com

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  29. An facial mask (electrical).

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  30. sign me up so i can buy that pair of riding boots i have been drooling over but haven't actually purchased yet!

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  31. honestly I think some of the dumbest purchases I have made have been clothes. sometimes I find myself buying clothes because they are cheap even if I don't really like them that much. I am currently trying to get out of this habit!

    ♥ Samantha
    http://busysweetlife.com

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  32. My dumbest purchase is anytime I buy the wrong size.

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  33. Dumbest purchase I ever made was probably something from BCBG. That shiz is expensive!

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  34. There are so many terrible purchases I have made. But in reference to today's blog post...Von Dutch.

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  35. I have made SO many regrettable purchases....lets talk about the $1000s I've spent on tattoos that I absolutely HATE...ugh, I should have listened to my mom...

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  36. My dumbest purchase was zebra print camel hair boots because my cousin said they were a "good brand."

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  37. Dumbest purchase... Hm... Like Erin, that would be our bunnies... we loved them, but they were too much to care for and we are far too active to give them the attention they needed. We found them good homes, though.

    Also, when my husband and I first moved in together, we went to Uncommon Objects in Austin and bought this vintage chemistry set to use as a vase... the think is, the little bottles have too thin of an opening for most flowers. They are set up in a nice rack (haha, nice rack!), but it was far tooooo expensive of a purchase to be useless and just look pretty. Ladida.

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  38. Dumbest purchase for me would have to be a weight loss infomercial purchase I made. It cost like $150 and it turned out to be waaaay too strict and gimmicky for my liking. lol.

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  39. The dumbest purchase I have ever made was paying $50 for a "designer" shirt, only to find out it was not real. I never pay full price for anything so this one was a double whammy for me. Doh!

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  40. a car that was very hard to drive in the snow in winter, I won't say the name!

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  41. So many.. probably half the random Ebay purchases I make all the time.

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  42. I bought a leather pencil skirt at a consignment sale...it said it was my size, so I didn't try it on and I can't even get it up past my thighs...at least it was only $20.

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  43. Hampsters. I never learn my lesson.

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  44. Dumbest purchase: Vibram Five Fingers (for running). Wore them once!

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  45. Um you have the cutest apartment ever. That is all.

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  46. Haha the dumbest purchase I ever made had to be those harem pants. Some people can pull em off but I'm not one of them! LOL

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  47. The dumbest purchase I have ever made was WEN by Chaz Dean. I had an allergic reaction that made my scalp and neck itch for an entire month. It was a nightmare! Not to mention the hell I went through trying to stop auto-renew. We finally had to contact our credit card company and report them for fraud. I kid you not!

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  48. My dumb purchases are always shoes that are painful to wear, but I convince myself that it is a good idea. And then I only wear them once because they hurt.

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  49. Everything I buy at the dollar store pretty much haha

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  50. I have bought some horrible dog toys. Beef looks up at me like "Really? What is this?"

    20somethingbusinesswoman.com

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  51. Oh heck...the dumbest purchase was probably my previous car. We bought it - ran a carfax - came back clean...then when we went to sell it we found out it was restored. Had to sell it for about $4,000 less than what we were hoping to get. :( Bummer central!

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  52. I think there are lot of dumb things we get trapped into buy esp if they are on sale/cheap/made to look better than they are.... so I will go with... the bender ball on TV that works out your abs. Basically I could have gotten it for $5 in the toy section of Target :P

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  53. My dumbest purchase lately would have to be this nasty protein shake mix that was way overpriced and not good, at all.

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  54. I've bought clothes that I liked at first, then I got home, and didn't like it anymore.

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  55. Clothes. I dislike how sizings are different from site to site

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  56. I spent all this money buying a Marc Jacobs replica dress in a smaller size than what I wear hoping I would fit into it. Expensive, too tight, and sad :(

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  57. dumbest purchases usually happen online for me lol. Latest one was a clutch that looked good online but gaudy in person

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  58. Dumb purchases? The last one was when I bought a DKM concert t-shrt. I asked for a large forgettign that they run super small. The shirt is so damn tight I can't even wear it.

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  59. Probably the dumbest purchase I have made was the butterfly pants from the early 90's.

    katiemur@gmail.com

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  60. Dumbest purchase would have to be online purchases.

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  61. The dumbest purchase would probably be another throw blanket! I have too many already!

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  62. expensive foundation that didn't match my skin tone.

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  63. I never shopped at Nordstrom but I want to! OH YEAH!!

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  64. Probably the microwave that has wattage's to small to actually cook anything all the way through without turning the outside into a petrified rock.

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  65. Only one dumb purchase?? I'm not sure, exactly. But it probably had something to do with clothes that I've never worn.

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  66. Well I've made a lot of dumb purchases ... But the dumbest must be the dark violet hair mascara ... the whole concept of colored hair mascara is kind of crazy, but the craziest part is that I have dark hair and the two just don't work together lol ...

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  67. Dumbest purchase was a ford pinto and your daddy sold it to me, Venus!

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  68. Oh gosh, I'd have to say a microwaveable smores maker. It works, but I couldn't believe I had bought into the gimmick! haha :)

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  69. Umm yeah I can't name one right now but I know I definitely have made some pretty dumb ones.

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  70. Hmmm, I'd say probably anything that was just "slightly" tight that I was SURE I'd be able to fit into at a later point...yeahhhh :(

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  71. My dumbest purchase was when I paid $32 for a high end mascara. It ended up clumping and I ended up running back to my cover girl in no time! :)

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  72. I've made lots of dumb purchases over the years. Most recently was when I bought a pair of Tory Burch flats (the plastic ones). They are the most uncomfortable shoe I have ever worn. Need to ebay them!

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  73. I don't know why I do this but sometimes I buy my dog those stuffed dog toys. He always rips them to shreds within a half hour haha!

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  74. Dumbest purchase....a $40 t-shirt!

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  75. sign me up for this shit.

    dumbest purchase ever..oh I'd say the clothes that were on sale but a little too small and I thought "if I could lose 10 lbs, this will look great on me!" to bad I gained 5 more after that. Now they sit in my closet with tags on them, but I still say that I will "lose a few and fit into them soon" #doubtit.

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  76. The worlds most uncomfortable $200 shoes!

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  77. This little puppy that has ruined my carpet. hehe just kidding. Pretty sure it would be my leather skirt I thought was so cute and it was so not.

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  78. LOL, was totally expecting: "what would you buy at nordstroms" but we all know you are totally so out of the box (in a SUPER WAY!!!) dumbest purchase i ever made. prrrobbbbably a kitty toilet training kit. it didn't work :)

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  79. Ahhh i've got one of those too! FILTHY now!

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  80. I bought some really expensive shoes that I don't need and never wear.


    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  81. lol yup. I tried really hard too to keep it clean!

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