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End of June

Wow, it’s hard to believe the year is officially HALF over today! Where has the time gone?!

Anyway, I’ve spent the last few days with friends I only see once a year, and well, let’s just say it’s probably a good thing there is NO photographic evidence of our adventures!! That said, it’s Monday, and I’m back to work & back to “life as normal” (although, what IS normal anyway?!)

My outfit today (which I may or may not have also worn yesterday to church, before coming back home for a five hour nap!)

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Dress: Kate Spade Lyric Dress (which I picked up on major sale about a week ago)
Shoes: Coach (old, off eBay 4+ years ago)
Handbag: Kate Spade (also off eBay)

I managed to get a light sunburn this weekend, so keeping accessories very light today. My skin just aches! I am never going to be a beach bunny!

Today is the last day to enter my summer giveaway. Enter here

Also repost this on Instagram & tag me:

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Giveaway ends tonight at midnight PST. Open to readers worldwide! I will announce the winners by Friday.

Have a wonderful Monday!

Until next time,

Jules


Los Angeles Bound!

My husband has to go into LA today for some work related events, and so I decided to tag along. A friend of mine is flying in tomorrow morning, so the reality is I would have had to go down anyway tomorrow morning!

My outfit for my “adventure” (which may include some shopping, but will definitely include a trip to an ice rink this afternoon.):

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Dress: Kate Spade Adette
Belt: Kate Spade (off eBay), Brooch is vintage
Shoes: Christian Louboutin Simples

I may hit up a few of my favorite thrift shops while down there, just depends on traffic (oh LA, your traffic is hit or miss at all times!). I do have an express lanes pass, so that does help somewhat. (If you live here in Southern California, how you do NOT have a metro express lanes tag, I do not know! It’s amazing!!) But we shall see.

I also plan to go back down this weekend, Paul over at 55 Thousand Dresses is having an event this Saturday, and I’ve been dying to go back to his warehouse!!! It’s amazing.

Hope your week is going well! Don’t forget to enter my giveaway here

Until next time,

Jules


Tuesday We Wear Yellow

Okay, so not every Tuesday do I wear yellow. In fact, I don’t even have a pattern to what I wear! Lately it’s been “oh, cute dress, has pockets, is wind proof”, throw it on and go. But today I decided it was time to pull a skirt out.

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Blouse: Anthropologie (but Thrifted, under $5)
Skirt: Vintage, under $10, picked up at It’s a Wrap
Belt: Kate Spade (outlet find)
Shoes: Strassed Jimmy Choo flats

Did you see the email this morning? Kate Spade has their sale on sale! Through July 6, additional 25% off sale styles. This is online AND in their regular retail stores! I picked up a few things, as I had a gift card. You shall have to wait and see what though!

Don’t forget to enter my giveaway here

Until next time,

Jules


Pink Monday

Well, well, well, apparently today is “wear pink Monday”, which means for once I my life I AM dressed appropriately!!

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Dress: Kate Spade Jillian Dress (husband bought me this one)
Shoes: Kate Spade (from off fifth)
Handbag: Wise Owl Quinn (outlet)

I did not wear a necklace because I had to work this morning, and a big necklace just gets in my way while working on piles and piles of paperwork. It’s been a crazy day!

Don’t forget to enter my giveaway, two prize packages, each with a necklace & tres adorable coordinating belt! Enter Here

Happy Monday!

Until next time,

Jules


Sunday Blues

Not only am I wearing blue today, I feel a little blue. I imagine it’s all the hustle and bustle of the past week catching up to me! Needless to day, I have not accomplished a thing today! I did however dress myself, finally.

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Cardigan: Kate Spade, off eBay
Dress: Target (under $10)
Shoes: Christian Louboutin

Don’t forget to enter my giveaway here

And you can repost this on Instagram:

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Tag me: katespadegirlblog and hashtag: katespadegirlblogsummergiveaway

Contest runs until June 30, at Midnight PST. And who knows what other special surprises I may slip in your package! (It’s two prize “packages”, so two winners!)

Until next time,

Jules


First Day of Summer + Giveaway Time!

Happy first day of summer! Or the summer solstice. Or the longest day of the year. Or, you know, whatever you want to call June 21st!!

But for me? It’s project day. Which includes the project of finally announcing my summer giveaway! Win one of these prize “packs”:

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Necklaces are from Target, and the belts are adjustable off eBay.

Rules as follows:

1. Open to anyone anywhere. Provided I can ship to your location from the United States.

2. Comment on this post for initial entry. Post this photo on Instagram and tag me for an additional entry (@katespadegirlblog hashtag katespadegirlblogsummergiveaway )

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3. Send me an email for an additional entry: katespadegirlblog@gmail.com

4. This giveaway is sponsored by me and me alone. No goods, services and/or money was received for this. Nor shall it. All items purchased by moi.

5. *edited to add this!* Giveaway ends at Midnight PST on June 30, 2014

That’s it! Plain and simple! I like to keep things easy. No restrictions for those whom have won in the past, no crazy steps you have to take.

Good luck, and happy summer to y’all!!

I’m off to finish some household projects, and my annual summer deep clean. It’s the one weekend all summer I get to stay home!

Until next time,

Jules


It’s Friday!

Oh my, the week has flown by!!! I took a mini-vacation out to Palm Springs with my assorted children (the funny things stepmoms come up with) on Wednesday, and we got back super late last night. Today I had to work my office job AND meet with potential clients for my event business. Never a dull moment I suppose!

Some outfit recaps! First what I wore Tuesday (which became “take my daughter to work day”)

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Cardigan: Kate Spade (off eBay, under $40)
Dress: Kate Spade Corley Dress
Belt: Thrifted ($1)
Shoes: Siam Strassed Jimmy Choo flats (done by me)

Wednesday I did a total outfit repeat, as this particular dress is wind-proof, AND it’s a nice weight for this heat of Palm Springs (where we were headed):

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Cardigan: Target
Dress: Kate Spade
Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Necklace: Ben Amun (under $20 on eBay!)
Handbag: Kate Spade (outlet find earlier this year, under $50)

That afternoon we hit my favorite place, an ice rink! (I’m not picky about WHICH rink, just give me a sheet of ice)

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My two favorite brands of “shoes”, Christian Louboutin and Harlick (the brand of skates I’ve always worn. Which these are a new pair I am breaking in. I have blisters y’all! BLISTERS!!!!!).

I also visited this beauty while running through the outlets:

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I will be bringing that sparkly wedge home soon, very very soon. Isn’t it divine?! Of course no trip to Palm Springs is complete without a visit to the gals over at Kate Spade on El Paseo. Which is an awesome store. And I found this:

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I’m in love. Go see them on Thursdays all summer for the “sip and save”, they have snacks, bubbly water & 15% off your purchase! Score!!

Thursday I didn’t get an outfit shot, but I wore this:

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The second photo was taken Thursday, and has the shoes I was wearing.

Dress: Banana Republic (Thrifted)
Shoes: Kate Spade (eBay, $20)

And since we were there, another trip to the rink:

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My mini-me was out there, attempting to convince me she NEEDS to be a skater. Until she took a hard fall and decided she was done!

And finally, today. As I stated above, I had to go to work, and meet clients, so I had to manage a somewhat professional look while staying cool in the 100+ degree heat here! And by the way, it was 108 in Palm Springs yesterday, but was SO dry it was nice outside. It was just hot and gross here at home in the high desert today. Go figure!!!

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Dress: Kate Spade Gayle Dress (outlet only style. They also have it in orange)
Belt: Kate Spade, off eBay
Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Handbag: Kate Spade

Let me tell you, I am sore and tired after all that skating! I have some serious respect for my younger self, who used to spend 5-6 hours a DAY on a sheet of cold unforgiving ice. Wow. I’m enjoying rediscovering muscles I haven’t used in over a decade!

Anyway, that’s all for tonight. I have finally put the finishing touches on the summer giveaway I have been working on, and will post that tomorrow! So excited to share some fun new favorites with my readers!

Until next time,

Jules