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Pastels & Sparkles

Today was another gorgeous day here in Southern California! I continue to be amazed by the sunny days. Of course the flip side is the drought that seems to be worsening….so I’ll keep my fingers crossed for a little rain!

I wore my new strassed shoes this morning to church (glad I did too! Had to make a few minor repairs. And yes, I really need to start making my bed!!!!):





Cardigan: Banana Republic (off eBay)
Dress: Calvin Klein
Belt: Thrifted
Shoes: Crystal AB strass Christian Louboutin simple pumps
Handbag: Coach (3+ years old!)

And yesterday at Fashion Island, Kate Spade’s sale items were on sale! Additional 40% off!! Sooooo, after NOT buying a car, I convinced my husband that he was getting off easy with the two items I desperately wanted. There may have been some negotiating happening as to them being Valentine & Mother’s Day gifts. BUT, he caved fairly quickly and isn’t even holding them hostage!

Shoes, brand new, never even tried on! I’m soooooo excited about these, I’ve had them on my wish list since they came out. Pale pink glittery heels WITH a big bow?! Yes please!!!!


And then this cardigan, another wish list item.


I have a gorgeous pink shimmery ballgown I picked up a few months ago while thrifting that I think would be perfect with both pieces. And a darling Escada clutch I snagged secondhand! I’m thinking it will be perfect for a wedding this spring we have been invited too. I must admit I spent quite some time this afternoon just smelling the shoes. The magic of brand new leather shoes, well, I don’t know if there is anything like it! Kate Spade’s shoes have the same type of soft leather sole that Jimmy Choo and Manolo Blahnik both use, yet the support on par with my beloved Christian Louboutin simple pumps.

Ahhhh, new shoes. They make everything brighter, yes?

I hope your weekend was filled with many fabulous adventures! I know for some it is a 3-day weekend, however in my house the adults go back to work tomorrow. I’m only working half the day, as the kids are home from school. It’s going to be another crazy week! I plan to keep up with my blog as much as possible though. Check out my Instagram for more photos: katespadegirlblog. I’m a bit of an Instagram addict!

Until next time,


2 responses

  1. haleybug818

    I LOVE LOVE those ks glitter bow shoes and the tiffany blue sweater. Too cute!! I almost bought a knock off pair of the gold shoes a while ago for 20 bucks and I’m kicking myself now for not getting them. I can’t always afford ks!

    February 4, 2014 at 20:16

    • Ooo, keep an eye on KS sales and outlets! The shoes were a really good price. I buy most of my stuff on eBay, I would have a very small wardrobe if I shopped retail. I just really have learned to catch fakes, and I know my size in all my favorite designers. I’ve snagged Kate Spade shoes for under $30, and even Christian Louboutin for under $50 all the time. It’s just being patient. And I don’t care about current season, which helps.

      ❤ Jules

      February 5, 2014 at 04:49

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