Fashion, Food, Desserts, being a 30-something mom is exciting!

Sunday in Hollywood

Where to begin?! We started super early this morning! I drove for my eldest child, his ROTC group was working the Purim Festival at the Hollywood Temple (how cool is that?!). I only had to take 4 cadets + the commander, so my daughter squeezed in the back to/from and the two of us spent the day running around Hollywood!!

We started at the Beverly Hills farmers market. Had tacos, Danish and bought Pomegranite jelly. Mmmmm. From there it was to Westfield Century City for coffee/smoothie, where we met a lovely gentleman and his puppy, Daisy. We chatted until the mall opened.

Then the magic, er I mean longing started. I tried this one at Kate Spade:

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AND I DID NOT BUY IT!!!!! I was sooo tempted. Seriously the first time I’ve been tempted to pay full retail for a dress. However, this one gaped on the top just too much for my comfort (especially as this style is available in a 00.) So I resisted. I did purchase another dress I had been eyeing, but I think it’s going back. Along with another dress I ordered from an outlet that came on Friday. Which means I imagine the dress above will make an appearance in my closet sooner rather than later. (I bought a similar pink one, the Vail style? But it doesn’t have pockets!!!! This one does!)

My mini-me and I, a rare face-type shot. You can see my hair is darker and I’ve managed to give myself a double chin. Whoops!!

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Yes, she totally wore her Madeline hat all day!! From Century City we hit up my favorite LA store, It’s a Wrap, who is having a HUGE sale. I scored some fabulous pieces, but not much of it is for me. My big purchase was a gorgeous pale pink vintage dress in need of some repair. Hoping to work on that tomorrow.

Another stop, Le Mervetty in Beverly Hills for meringues! These are sooo amazing smelling & looking!

Some photos I snapped:

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We did not try them, I had a cooler in my car, they will be dessert tomorrow night. We picked out Coffee & Chocolate. Such a great little spot! I will fill you in tomorrow on my thoughts, taste wise!!

Then we went to a friend of mine, to experience their Purim celebration, which was AMAZING. Sadly we couldn’t stay too long, but I did manage to do this for her daughters birthday:

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Because who else would have a friend who baked two cakes in advance and provided the stuff to decorate it?! It was interesting, as I had to work with a different medium for the icing, to keep with their kosher diet. Can I just said, I would adore a kosher kitchen?! Talk about amazing!!! All the extra places to cook! Love it. I tell her every time I see her I want to move into her kitchen!

And some shots from the fun at my friends house:

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And a funky selfie to show my outfit (well, kinda. It hit 90+ degrees and by this point I was back to just driving kids around so I ditched my cardigan. I did keep my cardigan on while at my friends house, out of respect for them, and their customs.)

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Dress: Kate Spade Marietta Dress (from the desert hills premium outlet)
Necklace: Target
Belt: Kate Spade (from another dress)
Shoes: Manolo Blahnik, Strassed by me.

Crazy fun-filled day. A little regret over the pink dress, but I do think I would have regretted more buying a size too large. Oh, first world problems!!!

Have a great evening! Or rather, Happy Purim! (Such a fun celebration, read about it! It’s very Interesting)

Until next time,

Jules

6 responses

  1. aheadbandaday

    Such a fun post. Loved all the pics of your day and see how people live in CA.

    First off,love your hair. It’s sups cute. Your daughter is adorable too. She looks just like you.

    2nd- omg I LOVE that pink ks dress. Is that the recent one from the ks website? It’s such a fun shape. It looks like it fit you perfectly,but I guess it’s the picture.

    I love the dress you are wearing too and the necklace. Fun,fun.

    H

    March 17, 2014 at 04:53

    • Thanks! The pink dress is from online. It gaped in the top and was a little loose in the waist. You can’t really tell from the photo, but it was obvious to me on. (I think the sales associate thought I was nuts!!!!)

      ❤ Jules

      March 17, 2014 at 13:28

  2. the dress! swoon!

    http://www.fashionforlunch.net

    March 17, 2014 at 09:07

    • I know!!! I dreamt about it. Hoping to find the right size next weekend. Probably won’t be able to resist!

      ❤ Jules

      March 17, 2014 at 13:26

  3. What a fun weekend!! I totally bought the dress you are wearing last weekend at my Kate Spade outlet!! Century City was always my favorite mall when I lived in LA, too! What is purim??

    March 17, 2014 at 13:20

    • Sara-

      Purim is a Jewish holiday. They celebrate the fact that Queen Esther saved their people from a genecide. Everyone gets dressed up, they pass out gifts as a mitzvah, throw a huge party, it’s a big celebration. Such an honor to be invited! It’s always enlightening to experience other religions/customs/cultures.

      I had never been to Century City before! We didn’t spend a lot of time there, as we had many places to go, and a limited amount of time. It was a blast though!

      Thanks for stopping by!

      ❤ Jules

      March 17, 2014 at 13:26

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