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Kate Spade Girl

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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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

Summer 

It’s still summer, and it still FEELS like summer, August is typically hot and humid and this year is no exception. On the bright side, it means I can wear linen and not worry about wrinkles!!!!



  1. Dress: Kate Spade (WAY old, from one of the first collections. I have this same dress with a different trim too)
  2. Belt: Oscar de la Renta
  3. Shoes: Kate Spade Eleni In Blush (new for fall!)
  4. Handbag: Kate Spade Small Rachelle (outlet style, they bring it out in the Ballet Slipper in late winter/early spring)

I’ve been spending most of my time this week in the kitchen:

Lots and lots of Macarons this week! Eeks. Also, a reminder that sale items at Kate Spade are an additional 25% off through next Tuesday! Outlets have a sale too, but I don’t know what exactly it is. I’m trying to be good, I might have over indulged during the splurge and save this month. OOPS! 

Until next time,

Jules

Monday, oh Monday

Oh Monday, we meet again.  Sometimes you kick my butt.  Today was one of those days, albeit self inflicted!  Something about using the excuse of driving teenagers to an event in Irvine to justify a quick trip to Disneyland yesterday, which was late enough in the afternoon to hit traffic (people coming home from Vegas), and result in returning home late (after my Sunday 9pm bedtime).  But it was fun and worth it, especially for Rocky to experience more Disney fun! (My friends were still there, and we spend the 4 hours I had in California Adventure, with some amazing “anytime” fast passes, SCORE!)

  1. Dress: Kate Spade Chambray (it was a little heavy for the weather though, it was warmer than forecasted)
  2. Shoes: Christian Louboutin, strassed in Alexandrite AB
  3. Handbag: Kate Spade
  4. Troll: Rocky

And today, work beckoned….sadly! 

  1. Dress: Kate Spade (older style, yes I own it in white AND green too….hey it has pockets!)
  2. Belt: Kate Spade
  3. Handbag: Kate Spade (new September 2016 collection, online and in stores right now…and there is a splurge & save through the end of the month!)
  4. Shoes: Kate Spade (match the bag)

I really REALLY love these heels:

My husband doesn’t care much for the stacked/chunky heel (I get it!), but they are so comfortable that I will sacrifice style for the fact that I was on my feet today for 8+ hours.  Some days, you just need to be comfortable!

Until next time,

Jules

Meet Rocky

No, Rocky is not a purse….he is a rock troll I rescued from a dark bin yesterday:

Yes. I became that crazy adult who carried a stuffed animal around Disneyland. With a Fox Purse. 



I know. I have ISSUES. But man it was fun! I even went to a “character breakfast” (wait, WHAT?!):


It was fun. I ate too much:

(And I even had more than that. OOPS!)

My dress is Kate Spade, one that I finally tracked down! I love it. My fox purse is also Kate Spade, available at your local outlet and maybe still online? (If the surprise sale is still up?)

Wednesday I wore this:

  1. Dress: Kate Spade
  2. Belt: JCrew
  3. Shoes: Kate Spade (bought them last weekend, they are SO comfortable!)

And today I pulled out my favorite white linen dress….it was easy as I was exhausted this morning!

  1. Dress: Kate Spade (old, one of the first clothing releases)
  2. Belt: JCrew
  3. Shoes: Kate Spade
  4. Handbag: Kate Spade 

I LOVE this bag. It’s so pretty and the cross body + regular straps makes it very versatile. It’s like a Quinn & Small Rachelle bag rolled into one! Hits stores next week (I think?), and should be online soon!

Oh and I made more cake today, carrot walnut:

Yes, that is Gilmore Girls on my iPad….how did I NEVER watch that show before?! Thank you Netflix!!

One last photo of Rocky: (okay two)


I know. I will be that batty grandmother one day with crazy purses and stuffed animals everywhere! Have a great weekend!

Until next time,

Jules

Let Them Eat Cake….

Chocolate peanut butter cake


Kate Spade Cake:

Sigh. It’s even larger than I anticipated, which is awesome, as you could fit a small bottle of water in this “cake”! I expect it will mainly be a display piece in my house, but I’ll have to take it out at some point! As a baker, I could not resist. Thank you to a special someone for this one!!

My outfit today:

  1. Blouse: JCrew
  2. Skirt: Kate Spade (old, 3-4 years ago?)
  3. Belt: Kate Spade (Nordstrom, 2+ years ago)
  4. Shoes: Christian Louboutin
  5. Handbag: Kate Spade

Oh and to make matters worse, I went to the outlet this morning and HAD to bring this critter home:

Mr Fox needs a proper name. Isn’t he adorable?! Makes me regret not snagging the owl cross body last summer that was the same size. This is also online at the surprise sale (and it’s the same price in stores as online), as is the other newly released fox items for outlet!! 

Until next time,

Jules

Flowers

Flowers! Fall is popping up everywhere and I fell into temptation yesterday at Kate Spade…. 



  1. Dress: Kate Spade Jillian
  2. Necklace: Kate Spade Dragonfly Statement necklace (super old! But I love it)
  3. Shoes & Bag: Kate Spade, part of the September release.

Gah, the bag AND matching shoes?! I could not resist. There are two dresses as well, but the one I like is long sleeves, which is not practical for where I live. But I love the bag, it’s a soft buttery leather with the printed pattern, and gorgeous colours!! 

This is on my list, I don’t know if I will be able to resist, the only reason I didn’t purchase it yesterday was due to size: 

But I might have to cave before the end of the month! It’s the same size as the Cat Maise bag from last summer. I was good and didn’t order anything from the surprise sale that went live yesterday: Kate Spade Surprise Sale , but there are some adorable novelty pieces on there! Including this cat bag:

I named mine Belle and she often accompanies me to Disneyland and other fun destinations. I have her sister the owl that just came out last month, but I haven’t named it yet. Yes I know, I name my purses, that’s bad! 
Until next time.

Jules