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It’s Friday!

As I sit here and await await another glorious sunrise, I am reminded how beautiful the world really is! I love this time of day, kids aren’t up yet, and it’s just so peaceful!!

Anyway, a semi recap of the past week. I didn’t manage to get photos everyday, it’s been overcast and lighting has been awful!!

Yesterday:

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Blouse: Banana Republic
Belt: Thrifted
Skirt: Vintage Saks Fifth Avenue
Shoes: Jimmy Choo (but I ended up in my red sparkle flats)
Necklace: Vintage, Thrifted

Wednesday:

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Dress: Target
Belt: Thrifted
Shoes: Christian Louboutin Simple 100’s
Handbag: Kate Spade Claire ($3!!)

Monday:

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Blouse: Old Navy (I’ve had this for 7-8 years?)
Belt: Thrifted
Skirt: Shabby Apple (off eBay)
Shoes: Miu Miu

On Sunday (those who follow me on Instagram probably saw the photos/video!!) I inherited a car full of Lycra fabrics (think bathing suit!), here’s some photos from THAT adventure!

My car:

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My former music room now known as “fabric/costume land” (more on that below):

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It then got REALLY out of hand on Wednesday! A friend of mine and I are on a committee for a huge event at church, and so have a large stash of costumes. All costumes now reside at my house.

Before cleanup:

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And after I bought racks and organized, I not only neglected a photograph, I only took an Instagram video! So, I’m katespadegirlblog on Instagram. I’ll get photos later and post them. It looks like a mini costume shop. With a pile of crazy fabric on the other side!! But I can open my slider now.

Well, must be off. I’m so thankful it’s Friday!!

Until next time,

Jules


Week in Review

Woah, another week has passed and I haven’t updated!! School starting for the kids this year has really thrown me, and having a high schooler is really stressful at times!!!

Anyway, some outfit shots from the past bit:

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Blouse: Thrifted
Skirt: Thrifted
Necklace: Kate Spade
Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Handbag: Kate Spade

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Cardigan: Target
Dress: Trina Turk
Belt: Thrifted
Shoes: Cole Haan ($3!!)
Handbag: Kate Spade
Necklace: Kohls

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Blouse: Kate Spade (Thrifted, $5!)
Belt: Thrifted
Skirt: Vintage, 55 Thousand Dresses
Shoes: Christian Louboutin

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Blouse: Banana Republic, Thrifted
Belt: Thrifted
Skirt: Vintage
Shoes: Christian Louboutin Decolette
Necklace: Banana Republic

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Dress: Lilly Pulitzer, $8 @ Goodwill
Shoes: Max Studio, $3 @ Goodwill

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Blouse: Kate Spade
Belt: Thrifted
Skirt: Thrifted
Shoes: Montana Strass Christian Louboutin 70mm Simples

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Blouse: Thrifted (oh golly I wear this far too much!!!!)
Skirt: Banana Republic
Shoes: Kate Spade

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Necklace: Vintage, Thrifted
Blouse: Kate Spade
Belt: Thrifted
Skirt: Saks Fifth Ave, Thrifted
Shoes: Jonquil Strass Jimmy Choo flats
Handbag: Hermes Birkin

And for fun, some cake-type things I’ve done this past week:

Luau Cupcakes:

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Mickey Mouse cake (love this!!!!)

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Some photos from our disneyland trip this past week (we have one month left on our passes, and I intend to use them as much as possible!!!!!!)

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No one, and I mean NO ONE does fireworks like Disney!!!! Amazing!

Tuesday morning I was invited to attend a coffee master tasting at a local Starbucks (much needed after the late night at Disney the night before!!!!). It was SO amazing!!!

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All that espresso really got me going, Tuesday was insane!! Best part? By the end my dear friend stuffed herself into a bag (we are costuming an event at our church):

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I bought an amazing dress to wear later this year, I’m super excited about it, especially the shoes I’m working on:

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And today? I bought a lampshade:

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With that, I shall leave you. I will work on updating more often as I continue to get into the swing of our new schedule.

Until next time,

Jules


Photo Spam

Be prepared for a very very long post! All the outfit shots I’ve taken since San Francisco!!

This was an outfit I changed up for an evening meeting (can’t share details yet, but oh wow, I’m super excited!!!), adding sparkles and taking the belt off:

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Blouse: Target
Skirt: Thrifted (possibly homemade)
Belt: Old Navy
Shoes: Christian Louboutin + Strassed Stuart Wietzmans
Necklace: Kate Spade

Channelling my inner “50’s housewife”:

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Dress: Thrifted
Belt: Thrifted
Shoes: Christian Louboutin Decolette
Not seen: Petticoat, Kate Spade

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Top: Kohls
Skirt: Kate Spade
Shoes: Nina Strassed jellies

The Engineer and I are casually house hunting. The market is so crazy right now here in California, it never hurts to be on the lookout. (Not that I want to move, I love my house!!!) I threw this on for our Saturday morning “house-hunting date”:

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Top: Sweater from Forever 21 (in fact what I wore when I met The Engineer for the first time!!!)
Skirt: Thrifted, vintage
Shoes: Fuchsia AB strass by Redo My shoe

Annnddddd what I threw on later that day to attend church:

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Dress: Lela Rose for Target
Belt: Thrifted (I am realizing I wear this ALL the time!!)
Shoes: Coach (have had these for 5+ years!)
Handbag: Kate Spade

And lastly, yesterday. I’ve been so wrapped up in planning an event this week I have forgotten to snap my outfit daily! Not that I’ve worn anything “wow”, but still!

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Blouse: Banana Republic (picked up in NorCal for $4)
Skirt: Vintage, from 55 Thousand Dresses
Belt: Thrifted
Shoes: Montana Strass Christian Louboutin

Some other musings from the past couple of weeks.

The Engineer (aka “Headless Husband”) spoke at a memorial service:

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I wore feathers in my hair, twice!

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Gave myself a pedicure after a brutal day yesterday:

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The Engineer broke a mirror (it was an accident….I’m going to repurpose it somehow):

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And then bought me “flowers” to say sorry:

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I wore a bright Lilly Pulitzer dress:

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And made some sparkly things:

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Bought little girls’ jellies at Target:

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And still haven’t finished these shoes:

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With that, it is now 7am, and time to get going. Another crazy day adjusting to school being back in session for the kids and me still playing catch up on work after being gone for a week! I have a serious date with my computer today!

Until next time,

Jules


San Fransicso

I must apologize for not posting in ages, it’s just been one thing after another!!

Our trip to San Francisco/Northern California was so much fun, but quite a whirlwind!

The one outfit shot I remembered to take:

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Top: Target
Belt: Thrifted
Skirt: Vintage
Shoes: Jimmy Choo

Some highlights from our day spent in the city. It was a lovely overcast day!

The pier:

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Chinatown & Japantown:

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Yes, there was a car in Chinatown that was a chalkboard. Crazy!!!

The Golden Gate Bridge:

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For now that will have to do. School has started back up and I’m slammed as well. Must run this morning!! More soon!

Until next time,

Jules