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Come join me as I share my love of life, fashion, shoes, baking, and being a mom to 4 children! I simply adore Kate Spade & all her beautiful collections, and use it as my inspiration each and every day! Come Eat Cake For Breakfast with me!

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17 Hours at Disneyland

That’s right y’all. 17 hours at Disneyland…on a VERY crowded day at that! 

But it was so fun! Especially after two days there the week before. Some recent outfits & fun photos:

Wait, who are these two? Rocky has a partner in crime, Roxy!! They like to adventure:

Space Mountain at 9:30pm? YES PLEASE!!

Stealin a cell phone to call an uber to go back to Disneyland? They did that too…

And poor Roxy riding the Jingle Cruise sans Rocky because this troll mama left him in the hotel….I didn’t want to lose them trying to carry both by myself that day…

I know y’all. I’m ridiculous. I made lots of pie and food this week too:

And it’s officially my FAVORITE time of the year…when the screeners come in:

And I can catch up on all the movies I never had time to go see. Instead of shopping (which I have done well with not shopping all weekend!)

Happy Thanksgiving! 

Jules

Wednesday

This week is flying! My husband gets Friday off, which makes tomorrow our “Friday”. Which I am excited about! We have a packed weekend, our oldest is running CIF Prelims this weekend for cross country and then Sunday morning we will be at the post-race water table at the Disneyland Superheros Half Marathon!

Some recent outfits:

  1. Dress: Kate Spade (old)
  2. Belt: secondhand
  3. Shoes: Kate Spade

  1. Dress: Kate Spade
  2. Belt: Kate Spade
  3. Shoes: Christian Louboutin
  4. Necklace: Kate Spade

  1. Dress: Vintage
  2. Belt: Oscar de la Renta
  3. Shoes: Kate Spade

  1. Cardigan: Kate Spade
  2. Top: Banana Republic
  3. Skirt: Kate Spade
  4. Shoes: Kate Spade
  5. Necklace: Kate Spade

  1. Dress: Kate Spade
  2. Belt: Kate Spade
  3. Shoes: Ivanka Trump

And a recent addition handbag-wise:

I daren’t spill the beans on how inexpensive this bag was…but I will confess I also bought the rosy pink one too. OOPS! Total fluke find at my local outlet. 

On a more somber note, I know our country is in the middle of much turmoil. I typically avoid political posts/subjects, just because this is a fashion/FUN/shopaholic diary/blog, but I know it’s been a very emotional couple of days for so many. I don’t know what the future of America is, I just know we WILL survive because we always have. I hope healing can begin after a very ugly and brutal campaign cycle and that we will be okay. I have stayed neutral this entire time on any social media/internet platform, and will continue to do so. But my heart hurts for all the hate and violence, from everyone. 

Until next time,

Jules

November

Wait, it’s November? And we have a time change coming? *head spins* How is this possible?! This year has FLOWN by! There is a silver lining this weekend….additional 30% off sale items at Kate Spade!

I am trying to not look (it’s very hard). I really don’t need another dress. In fact, I should probably continue to clear my closet out. 

Some recent outfits….I’ve been settling into the “new normal”, and combined with the insane hot/cold/hot/cold weather patterns which flares up my health challenges (ugh), but still make an attempt to dress every day! 

  1. Cardigan: Kate Spade (old)
  2. Dress: Broome Street (outlet SCORE)
  3. Belt & Shoes: Kate Spade

  1. Cardigan: Kate Spade (old)
  2. Dress: Kate Spade Deanna (old)
  3. Shoes: Christian Louboutin
  4. Handbag: Kate Spade

*looks up* Halloween as “Mary Poppins”….I also had a hat, cape & umbrella. It was so cold I ended up wrapped in a blanket to pass out candy!!

  1. Sweater: Banana Republic Outlet (picked up in 2015, not a recent purchase)
  2. Skirt: Kate Spade (old)
  3. Shoes & Handbag: Kate Spade

This one was head to toe Kate Spade (I am aware I have a problem!!)

  1. Blouse: Ann Taylor
  2. Skirt: Kate Spade
  3. Belt: Target
  4. Shoes, Handbag & Necklace: Kate Spade

  1. Cardigan: Barney’s
  2. Dress: Kate Spade
  3. Belt, Necklace & Handbag: Kate Spade
  4. Shoes: Christian Louboutin

  1. Shirt: Banana Republic
  2. Skirt: Kate Spade
  3. Shoes: Manolo Blahnik
  4. Handbag: Kate Spade

Some photos of the new holiday items at the outlets:

The pink polka dot bags are not real leather, but they sure are cute! I did pick up a penguin, I mean, with my collection of creatures I HAD too. He’s super cute! I haven’t made it into specialty, but there is some super cute pieces online. I’m not excited about the apparel (which my closet is probably excited about!), but they nailed it on keychains and glitter this year. 

Until next time,

Jules

35

I often wonder where the time has gone….how can I possibly be 35?! I don’t feel old enough to be that number! I know I don’t act my age, or what it seems “35” should act like anyway. So, here is to “35”, and the year ahead! 35 is the new 21 right?

  1. Dress: Kate Spade
  2. Shoes: Christian Louboutin, strassed by me

I am not particularly fond of cake, and so I often end up purchasing an ice cream cake on my birthday, not for me, but for the kids: 

Here’s to another year….another year of sparkles, blessings, dresses, and lots of change!

Until next time,

Jules

Woah

I haven’t forgotten my blog, it’s just that we are in the middle of some huge life changes, and I have not made blogging a priority over the last month. I do try to keep up on Instagram, some days are better than others! 

Some recent outfits:
Went to a film premiere last night in Hollywood, Boo! A Madea Halloween. Which, is HILARIOUS. My husband picked out this dress, it’s a Kay Unger and it has POCKETS:

Best part? It officially opens on my birthday! It’s actually a movie I would let the kids watch, it has a good message. 

We have a new friend, Roxy, who is enjoying her happily ever after with Rocky:

I’ve added many dresses over the last month (oops), but I’m not excited about the recent Kate Spade released, which does make my bank account happy. I really need to finish the closet clean out I started, it’s a little out of control in there!

Biggest news is my husband has taken a job in Los Angeles, which means we will be moving there within the next couple of years. I’m still kind of in shock it all went down, it was fast and completely unexpected! He has settled in nicely, and the upheaval we’ve been going through the last few weeks seems to be calming down finally this week. Not sure how I feel yet about being LA bound, but it should be an interesting adventure!

Until next time,

Jules

A BIG Recap

The last few weeks have been utter chaos in my household! Some big changes for our family, and as such I just have put blogging on the back burner (but sadly for my bank account, not shopping. Lol!)

Some recent outfits (in no particular order):

Dress & Shoes are both Kate Spade

  1. Dress: Vintage (worn on the show Astronaut Wives)
  2. Belt: Oscar de la Renta
  3. Shoes: Christian Louboutin strassed by me
  4. Handbag: Kate Spade (recent purchase!)
  5. Necklace: Vintage (late 1800’s early 1900’s, and old diamond piece I’ve had for years)

  1. Cardigan: Kate Spade (2+ years old)
  2. Dress: Kate Spade Jillian (4+ years ago?)
  3. Shoes: Christian Louboutin
  4. Handbag: Kate Spade

  1. Top: t-shirt from Kohls (I think? Or Target)
  2. Belt: Kate Spade
  3. Skirt: Kate Spade
  4. Shoes: Christian Louboutin
  5. Necklace: costume pearls with a vintage brooch

  1. Dress: Kate Spade (love this one!)
  2. Belt: secondhand
  3. Shoes: Christian Louboutin
  4. Handbag: Kate Spade

  1. Dress: Prada
  2. Belt: Oscar de la Renta
  3. Shoes & Bag: Kate Spade

  1. Dress: Kate Spade
  2. Shoes: Christian Louboutin 
  3. Handbag: Kate Spade


This one was ALL Kate Spade (I have a problem y’all!)

Went to downtown LA last week and finally visited “The Last Bookstore” (highly recommended, but park elsewhere and take an uber. Parker is a NIGHTMARE right there!) Coolest bookstore EVER. They had the most insane selection, I was in heaven! And I got an incredible recommendation for a new fantasy fiction series to start reading! (I am a total nerd)


So much else has gone on, but I can’t go into detail just yet, but I am super excited for all the changes coming. I just know it’s going to be a crazy time soon, as we start the process. Keep up with me on Instagram, as I tend to post there more! 

Until next time,

Jules

Holiday Weekend

Woot! Hello 3-day weekend! I’ve had kind of an interesting week, some major changes happening in my world and when I have things going on I tend to lose myself either in a pair of shoes or baking in the kitchen. This week it was baking! TONS of French Macarons! 

Just a few of the many MANY dozens I made. There is something fulfilling about seeing them all lined up! 

Yesterday I wore this:


  1. Blouse: Forever 21 (old)
  2. Skirt & Belt: Kate Spade
  3. Shoes: Kate Spade

And today:

  1. Dress: Kate Spade Wrap Dress (circa 2010-2011 I believe? It’s an older one!)
  2. Shoes: Kate Spade (also older, they are a kitten heel)

Did you see that sale is an additional 25% off this weekend online? I have some gift cards, so I may pick up one or two smaller items, but I am limiting myself for the month of September, as I went a LITTLE overboard for the month of August. I have one more big order coming from Kate Spade next week as well. OOPS. 

I really need to cull my closet a bit more. I started a “closet” on Instagram ( Right here ) to unload pieces that I no longer wear, use, or items I purchased for someone at the outlets, and then was never paid for them and often times forget to return them. I know holidays are coming and I do have a few NWT items. I still need to bite the bullet and get rid of dresses I know I will NEVER EVER wear, but keep for sentimental reasons. Sigh. I’m totally a fashion hoarder!

Until next time,

Jules