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Madison Avenue Collection

Oh my….it’s official, I am on a shopping ban. Today my husband and I are in Las Vegas for a yearly shindig we attend, and of course we had to go visit the new (well, I saw “new” because it opened last summer and this was my first trip to it) outlet at the Las Vegas North Outlets. 

And found this dress, which is a Madison Avenue piece….one I actually tried on a couple of weeks ago in California, but the smallest size was WAY too big. There it was, in my size, marked down, with additional 50%, and then I acquired a coupon for an additional 10% off. And so….I sweet talked my husband into it, and I picked up the shoes to match (I recently sold some pieces, which more than covered the expense of the shoes!):



  1. Dress: Kate Spade Madison Avenue Collection (several outlets have this dress in various sizes…and you know they ship for $5!)
  2. Shoes: Kate Spade (also available in black various places online)
  3. Necklace: Kate Spade (outlet exclusive from last year)

I neglected to snap any photos of the actual store…it was quite possibly the largest outlet I’ve been to, but I was a little disappointed by the selection. They had quite a bit of pieces from the regular line, I just happen to already own it. They even had some Blazers and cardigans from the Capri collection a year ago! I always recommend making friends with gals at outlets, get on their mailing list, get on their email list. You can hunt for that dream piece at a manageable price, if you are patient, and are willing to wait/take a gamble. I’ve missed out on things here and there, but eventually, it will pop up somewhere!!!

This is what I wore for the car trip up here, and to go shopping:



  1. Dress: Kate Spade (older piece…I was so excited to find this, also in my size! That’s always a magical moment)
  2. Shoes: Christian Louboutin

And for fun….me in the car with all my pillows (I slept quite a bit!) 

My sunglasses, while prescription, are Kate Spade (Livia, available on the website!), and my necklace and earrings are older pieces that are real. I actually cannot wear costume earrings, so I don’t always have amazing earrings to go with various statement necklaces! However this pair, my diamond studs, or simple pearls pretty much go with anything!

So, with the acquisition of my first Madison Avenue dress….I really think the construction and the quality is beautiful. It reminds me of the older pieces (3-4 years ago), but just a little more top notch. I do have to say I feel it runs a tad large…the dress I am wearing (both pictures today actually!) is a 00, and I probably have about a half inch of excess fabric. So with a fit and flare Madison Avenue piece, I would not size up. I couldn’t tell you about any of the sheath dresses….I didn’t try any of them on. 

I’m hoping the wind is minimal up here in Vegas tomorrow, I have the cutest outfit planned!! *crosses fingers*

Until next time,



5 responses

  1. wow that dress is a beaut! I love the LV KS outlet, we usually have a trip over to Vegas before Christmas so I was there in November (black friday actually!) & picked up a few things. I couldn’t believe how much bigger it is than the old outlet store!
    Those shoes are gorgeous too, but that polka dot dress…I think that’s possibly my fave dress of yours ever! What’s it called? So vintage-y & pretty! 😃 xx

    April 11, 2015 at 16:12

  2. Oh also…enjoy the rest of your trip! 😃😃😃 xx

    April 11, 2015 at 16:17

  3. We ran over to the KS on Drexel in Houston before we left yesterday… the store is HUGE and they had a lot of Madison Avenue stuff… Not going to lie – I wish we had that store in Dallas… and I also wish our outlet would get this dress because it’s GORGEOUS on you!

    April 12, 2015 at 12:04

  4. Oooh I’ve seen those shoes! They are brilliant with that dress! I’m so happy for you! Hope you had a great trip!

    April 17, 2015 at 01:16

    • Thanks so much! We had a nice time 🙂

      ❤ Jules

      April 17, 2015 at 02:51

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