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

Summer is Looming

Oh heavens is it HOT today! When we left the house to go to church at 10am, it was already 89 degrees out! I planned for it, as we attended a summer church barbecue after service, but still!!!

I had a unique problem this morning. What I wanted to wear, and what my body allowed me to wear. Meaning: I had to ditch the heels!! But I snapped shots of each ensemble anyway, for fun.

What I wanted to wear:





Cardigan: Kate Spade
Dress: Calvin Klein
Belt: Alannah Hill
Shoes: Kate Spade
Necklace: Ben Amun (his jewels are TO DIE FOR!)

Alas, I twisted my hip yesterday walking, and so it’s sore today (hello ice packs! Really it was probably the twisting while walking combined with pushing my body on the ice. My feet forget how out of shape my muscles are when I step on that ice!!). So I swapped a few pieces on my outfit:





Cardigan: Tracy Reese (4+ years old)
Dress: Calvin Klein
Belt: Thrifted
Shoes: Nina, Strassed by me
Necklace: Ben Amun

I have to talk about my necklace. I discovered Ben Amun a while back and fell in love. Like OMG, in LOVE. And then saw the price tags! Oops!!! So I was resigned to gaze from afar. But wait, there is always ebay! Not many pieces pop up, but I found this one for under $20. And it is divine. The quality is fantastic. I have a couple brooches I’ve picked up as well, but have yet to wear. So I’m now stalking several pieces, and deciding what piece I actually want to save up for. It’s just a beautiful line.

And that’s it for now. Stay cool y’all!

Until next time,


4 responses

  1. I ADORE your belt from your first outfit. Like, I flippin’ love it, am smitten, would wear that belt everywhere and think of it all the time kind of love for that belt.
    I dunno. It is just that cute and I’m glad that it exists.

    June 9, 2014 at 00:44

    • Awe, thanks!! You would probably LOVE the dress it came with! Sadly the dress, I wore it while working a wedding and it has a permanent stain in the silk. I need to have it remade into a skirt one of these days!! (It’s the color of the belt with gorgeous embroidery)

      ❤ Jules

      June 9, 2014 at 01:37

  2. I think you look here at either way!! I hear you on the heat. Apparently we are several degrees above normal this year… and it’s been rainy so it’s more humid than usual!! Good think you were ready with your white dress!!

    June 9, 2014 at 03:05

    • Ugh, I’ve heard it’s bad out there this year!! We had such a mild winter, our summer is gonna be BRUTAL!!! It was 106 today!


      ❤ Jules

      June 10, 2014 at 01:50

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