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Archive for May, 2014

Seeing Spots

Well, today is the last day in May I am going to wear an actual dress, although tomorrow I have a pretty wild outfit planned for Relay.

This is a new dress, snagged off the ‘bay for a killer deal. Sadly it’s a little large, but nothing a quick safety pin won’t fix! (I plan to actually sew it later) It’s been on my wishlist forever!

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Cardigan: Kate Spade
Dress: Kate Spade
Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Handbag: Kate Spade

I’ll have to post a recap of all the dresses I wore this month! My goal was 30 different dresses, and while I think I made it (barely), it was hard! I have some definite “go-to” dresses!

Until next time,

Jules


It’s Thursday Already?!

This week is flying by!! Anyway, a quick recap, I am keeping up with my “dress a day in may”, except I will have to break it for Saturday, as I realized I don’t have any appropriate dresses that are grey! (Our team colours for Relay for Life) In fact, my lone grey dress is my wedding gown! (It’s more of a cocktail dress, but still)

Yesterday:

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Cardigan: Old Navy
Dress: Target
Belt: Old Navy
Shoes Manolo Blahnik (I rarely wear them as they aren’t terribly comfortable)

And today:

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Dress: Calvin Klein (5+ years old!)
Shoes: Kate Spade

And that’s it for today. I’m back to slaving in the kitchen, cupcakes, cake pops, and white chocolate macadamia cookies are on the “schedule” tonight. Along with some peach ice cream for my kids & husband. Mmmmmm.

Until next time,

Jules


Two-Dress Tuesday!

Today was a two-dress day, due to an accident with a container of chicken & the wind picking up!

I started with this:

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Cardigan: Target (which lasted until about 8:45am!)
Dress: Calvin Klein
Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Necklace: Vintage

After the incident with the container of chicken (ew!), I got home and changed, as I had a school thing to attend this afternoon. I threw on what I wore Sunday, adding a belt and different shoes:

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Dress: Kate Spade Adette
Belt: Thrifted
Shoes: Jimmy Choo

And this is a typical sight in my closet by about 5pm:

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Yes, I have a shoe problem!

Until next time,

Jules


Memorial Day

To all those who have served (including my husband!), those serving, and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice to ensure our freedom, thank you.

Our day has been low-key, just some errands, my oldest performing at an AFJROTC flag ceremony, & some pie-making:

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Raspberry, and then a few strawberry-raspberry. This evening after dinner I plan to whip up some strawberry ice cream (why is homemade ice cream so much better??) Last night I made Andes mint ice cream:

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Mmmm!!!

My outfit today:

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Dress: Banana Republic (goodwill)
Shoes: Nina Jellies Strassed in Violet Crystal
Bag: Kate Spade (my new obsession, tiny coin-style bags. My shoulders appreciate it)

And the highlight of errand running today? Seeing the “cookie truck”! It’s a local handyman who drives an old Mother’s Cookies truck. Always cracks me up when I spot it around town:

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Never a dull moment! Happy Memorial Day y’all! Hug those loved ones tight, and remember to thank those who have served.

Until next time,

Jules


Weekend Recap

Another crazy May weekend is coming to a close (thankfully!!), and I’ve sat down for a few moments to recap the past few days of outfits! I have kept to my “dress a day in may” resolution, and while I have repeated dresses, I think due to many outfit changes on some days, I should exceed 31 different dresses.

That said, Friday I wore this, a new (old) dress I picked up on eBay (I’ve managed some great scores lately on some older pieces!):

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Cardigan: Target
Dress: Kate Spade
Belt: eBay
Shoes: Jimmy Choo strass
Bracelets: Kate Spade

Yesterday I put this on to finish some things around the house before heading to a party last night:

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Dress: Alannah Hill
Shoes: Nina (but Strassed by me)

What I wore to the party last night:

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Dress: Abaete (goodwill)
Belt: It’s a Wrap
Shoes: Montana Strass Christian Louboutin heels

And today I wore a new dress to church, I popped out to the Kate Spade outlet in Desert Hills (love y’all so much!!!), and my amazing sales associate out there had not only one, but two dresses I had on my “wish list”. Both were black & white, but as I’m a sucker for a good dress with pockets that fits beautifully, I am not ashamed to admit I purchased both!! It probably helped my decision that they are dresses from the retail store, not an outlet version. Soo, without further ado, my Adette dress:

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Dress: Kate Spade Adette
Shoes: Kate Spade
Bracelets: Kate Spade

I just have to say, the Adette is right up there with the Emma style dress for me now! I adore the fit, the length is perfect, and of course it has pockets! Now I’m going to be looking for the grey & white version that was released earlier this year. Sigh. While I realize it’s similar to the Gayle dress (outlet only style) I purchased last month, the fabric is different and it has a small “sleeve”. The other dress I picked up Friday was the Hope dress, on sale online. Or call the outlet, they are happy to ship for a small fee.

A couple of snaps from a dear friends 30th birthday last night. I wore the white dress above at her request. And made French macarons & individual raspberry pies. The theme was “white & cobalt blue”:

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So pretty! Happy Birthday C!!!

Until next time,

Jules


It’s Friday!!

Oh I am so happy to see Friday! Or I was. Until I realized I scheduled an appointment with my rheumatologist, the Friday of a holiday weekend! OOPS!!!!! Oh well. Luckily I have a fantastic husband and some really amazing friends who help with the whole kid-pickup thing in case I get stuck. Southern California traffic is SO unpredictable!

That said, I’m bright and cheery this morning (trying to forget about my broken zipper!):

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Cardigan: Target (little girls section)
Dress: Kate Spade
Belt: eBay
Shoes: Jimmy Choo Jonquil Strass (done by me)
Bracelets: Kate Spade (but have since been tucked into my purse. My wrists are killing me today. Stupid arthritis!)

And because I must share, my morning “snack” while I wrestled with traffic down to my Dr:

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Mmmm. Just what I didn’t need!!

Hope y’all have a fabulous holiday weekend!

Until next time,

Jules


Such a Sad Sad Day

This week has been brutal, so crazy. But I had made it to Thursday, and was so excited.

Until this afternoon. When I went to change and the zipper on my blush pink Emma dress broke! What?! How does a zipper on a Kate Spade dress break?! This is NOT OKAY!!! See photos:

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Upon closer inspection, it appears that someone had messed with this zipper before. (I purchased it from an outlet location) I was so SO livid. While I realize I picked it up at about 75% off retail, it’s still a $400 dress, which means the zipper should not break!! Anyway, I have contacted Kate Spade and am seeing if I can get a whole new zipper and have a seamstress replace it. Sigh.

But before that, my outfit:

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Cardigan: Kate Spade
Dress: Kate Spade
Belt: Alannah Hill
Shoes: Kate Spade
Necklace: Burlington Coat Factory

Yesterday I went to Disneyland with my daughter for a field trip & my mom tagged along. I totally repeated my dress, because pockets are essential at Disneyland!! I didn’t get a full shot, but here’s a few:

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Don’t even ask what is going on with my hands! So funny!!

Cardigan: INC, from it’s a wrap (off the Desperate Housewives set)
Dress: Kate Spade Gayle dress (outlet only style)
Shoes: Multi-Strass Manolo Blahniks

And lastly, Tuesday:

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Cardigan: Kate Spade
Dress: Kate Spade
Shoes: Christian Louboutin

So much else going on, but I will save it for another day. Yesterday was long and crowded and the scandal of my zipper breaking today has done me in. I’m going to tuck myself into bed and hope the zipper gods find me soon.

Until next time,

Jules