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Archive for July, 2012


As you can see, we are getting rid of stuff. The Engineer just doesn’t understand my mirror problem! (it’s the only decent one in the house, lighting wise) *sigh*


The Rundown:
Blouse: Banana Republic, 5+ years old! I got this off eBay, but it’s from Holiday 2004. Wow!
Skirt: JCrew
Shoes: Lauren Conrad for Kohls ( I’ve been stalking these, finally snagged them for $12 on sale!)
Handbag (not pictured): Yellow Kate Spade Maryann bag

And that’s where the title comes in. I am too hot to change my handbag. I had different shoes/blouse on earlier, but an unfortunate incident with a burrito required an outfit change before I go craft this evening. And it’s too hot for me to go back upstairs and deal with the fact that I should be carrying my grey Maryann bag.

Heat, I don’t mind you, it’s your evil twin sister humidity that I dislike. She is quite the witch on a broom!!!

Hope you are staying cool.

Until next time,


Redo My Shoe is having a sale!!

First, sorry for my MIA yesterday. I was not feeling well, humidity! Ugh.

So, anyway, Joey over at Redo My Shoe is having a sale on strassing!! go!!

strassed shoe sale

Trust me readers, what he charges is worth every penny, and then some!!

More later.

Until next time,


Library Bound

It’s hot today. And humid. Yes, I am whining. What can I say? I’m fairly miserable!!!

So I ran out to turn in book reading lists for our library summer reading program. They are giving away a kindle fire, so I’ve been reading my socks off in an attempt to win it. It’s a drawing, and as of today I have 71 tickets in the drawing. *cross fingers* then The Engineer can stop swiping mine to play games!!


The Rundown:
Blouse: Jason Wu for Target
Shorts: Kate Spade
Shoes: Strassed Jimmy Choo flats
Handbag: Coach
Kindle Cover: Kate Spade (and I so want to put crystals on it!!!)

Oh and those bins? Sigh. The Engineer has taken on a “let’s organize and do a summer clean” this week as he has been on vacation. (we didn’t go anywhere because frankly, I’m NO fun this week) so yeah.

Hope your weekend is cooler than mine! I don’t mind the heat, but the humidity, ugh. I have rheumatoid arthritis, and humidity is one of my triggers for a flare. Which my body has been trying to flare all week. But, it isn’t something I dwell on, blog about, or look for sympathy/advice about. Frankly a decision I made a little over 3 years ago was the best thing for it! Call it, alternative therapy if you will. *grins*

Anyway. I am enjoying quiet time, with my books and Internet. No shoe projects, my fingers are too swollen and numb for that today! Have a lovely weekend! Now that I’ve shared more than I intended to with you! 😉

Until next time,



It’s hot and humid today! I’m keeping it simple.


The Rundown:
Blouse: Banana Republic
Shorts: Kate Spade
Shoes: Strassed Jimmy Choo Glitter flats
Handbag: Coach

Not much more to say. I’m waiting on a pair of flats to arrive from Europe so I can send them off to Joey @ redo my shoe

And waiting on a crystal order to do, are you ready?! Dorothy heels!!!

And I have a project in the works for something else. Surprise though.

Until next time,


Short Skirt

It’s hot today. And humid. Two combinations I do not like. My skin is happy, but my joints? Hate it!!

Anyway, I had to pop out and run some errands so I was forced to make myself halfway presentable. Just in case I saw anyone I know. I wouldn’t want to shatter the illusion. (laughs) but in all seriousness, I ran into a friend of mine at the fabric store! How totally random is that?! And we were both hunting for fabric for the same event. Small world.

Today was short skirt day.


The Rundown:
Dress: Calvin Klein, outlet, under $20 (nearly 3 years ago!)
Belt: stolen from my Kate Spade Anemone dress
Shoes: Strassed Christian Louboutin flats
Handbag: Kate Spade

Another shot of my shoes:


And I have pretty aquamarine earrings that match my shoes. So fun.

Now back to hide in a hole. This weather, ugh!

Until next time,


Lights and Dirt

Well, as I’m outside “babysitting” my car’s battery, and The Engineers tools required to change a simple blinker light in my car, I realize I have yet to blog today! Lexus needs to simplify changing a light!

You see, we are supposed to be out of town today. But I’ve not been feeling well, and trying to corral 4 children at an amusement park, even with The Engineer, it’s just not going to happen. Luckily we hadn’t told the children (for this very reason!), so they were none te wiser.

Last night we took them bowling (I sat at put crystals on shoes while they all bowled. My lovely arthritis truly wants to flare, so throwing a 9-lb ball is probably a bad idea!). Today we went and played mini golf (under black lights! Sadly no photographs, iPhone refused to cooperate! Which was a bummer, as my engagement ring center stone has strong blue florescence, and it glowed beautifully the whole time!), and then we played laser tag. I won laser tag with a whooping 6,200 points, The Engineer and I played against all 4 children. Our combined score was 10,200, to 700-ish. We killed them! So much fun.

So anyway, some very strange outfit shots today!




Woah, is that moi? My hair is super blonde right now, something I didn’t realize until I saw these!

The Rundown:
Sunglasses: Ralph Lauren (prescription)
Blouse: Banana Republic Outlet
Shorts: Kate Spade
Shoes: Miu Miu

I actually wore my strassed Jimmy Choo flats out this morning. But now that I’m “working” outside, I grabbed what was by the door. A very dirty pair of Miu Mius I wore to Big Bear last week!

And for fun, what I’ve been working on. Strassed Manolos!


Doesn’t it look like the old lights that the casinos in Las Vegas had? Like way back in the day.

Anyway. Don’t forget, follow me on Instagram! Katespadegirlblog

Until next time,


Skirt & Sparkle

I know, I’m witty, cute and funny.

Okay, so perhaps not so much. But I’m having fun exploring blog post titles. Hey, it my online “diary” of sorts, I suppose it only makes sense to do whatever I want. Or rather write whatever I want.

Anyway, I’m wearing my gorgeous skirt that Sandee Royalty made me in exchange for something from my first blog sale. I love this skirt! It’s so bright and fun.


This is important.

My recently strassed Christian Louboutin flats go perfectly with it!

I know, I have a sparkle addiction. But I have to tell you, it’s like constant entertainment. In a meeting and you get bored? Discreetly look down at your shoe. If you move your foot around just so, it will sparkle. Great amusement.

Just saying.

So, my outfit today:


The Rundown:
Blouse: Banana Republic (on sale!)
Skirt: Sandee Royalty
Belt: Stolen from my Kate Spade Anemone dress
Shoes: Strassed Christian Louboutin Flats
Handbag: Kate Spade

I don’t have a necklace on, and my earrings a white topaz drops.

Another shot of my shoes:


Sigh. I love these!

Until next time,