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Its Friday! I’m fairly miserable, but have great care, so I know I will survive. I’m hoping today is the worst!! Whiplash is terrible.

What I wore yesterday: 


  1. Cardigan: Kate Spade
  2. Dress: Kate Spade Gayle (outlet only style)
  3. Belt: Old Navy (sale section, under $1!)
  4. Shoes: Jimmy Choo, strassed by me

And today: 


  1. Dress: Kate Spade
  2. Shoes: Christian Louboutin, strassed in Green Tourmaline
  3. Handbag: Kate Spade (outlet style…they have this size in Ballet Slipper pink right now!!)

Lots of rest, lots of ice, and I’m going to spend a lot of time at my chiropractor for a while!!

Until next time,



Wednesday Insanity

Seriously, I have NO OTHER WORDS for today.  I’ll start with outfits from the past few days….



  1. Cardigan: Barney’s
  2. Dress: Kate Spade
  3. Shoes: Jimmy Choo, strassed in Light Siam stones.

Tuesday….where I wore the same dress but swapped out some details from day to evening. Everything is Kate Spade.




  1. Cardigans: Both Kate Spade
  2. Dress: Kate Spade Sonja in Navy Blue
  3. Belts: Both Kate Spade, the first came with the dress, the burgundy one is from Nordstrom.
  4. Shoes: Kate Spade (both pairs), in fact both are suede!!!
  5. Handbag: Kate Spade Rachelle (the smaller version is back at the outlets in this color!!!)
  6. Necklace: Kate Spade (current at the outlets)

Today encompassed 3 ensembles. I started in this to run some errands: 


  1. Blouse: Thrifted, no brand. 
  2. Skirt: Sandee Royalty
  3. Shoes: Christian Louboutin

Then I changed to take my oldest for his driving test!!! (Hang on…this is where my day gets REALLY REALLY INSANE) 



  1.  Dress: Kate Spade Adette (some outlets may still have this dress on their clearance rack!!!!!)
  2. Belt: Kate Spade (from Nordstrom)
  3. Shoes: Christian Louboutin (I LOVE these heels!!! That silver bow is sublime)

Then I changed to this…. 


  1. Cardigan: Kate Spade Girls, size Large (on sale right now!!!!)
  2. Dress: Kate Spade Adette
  3. Belt: Kate Spade
  4. Shoes: Jimmy Choo, strassed in Light Siam.

Now you ask…why the outfit change, and WHAT HAPPENED at the driving test. 

Well. We pull up and the kid puts the car in park and I am going to get out of the car, as it’s his turn to meet his examiner. But all of a sudden there’s a horrific BAM BOOM BAM and the car lurches forward about 10 feet (it was in PARK mind you!!!. We both freaked thinking it was a bomb or something. But no.

The driver behind us SLAMMED INTO MY CAR. In fact they slammed into my bumper SO HARD, there is an imprint of their license plate embedded in my bumper!! And about 3 punctured holes IN the bumper. People are running and screaming at the kid to put the car in park (I don’t blame them…the car lurched that much!!), and was just plain dizzy and seeing stars. I was unbelted and about to exit the car, so I went flying. 

However, as they suggested a reschedule of the test, as I was aching with whiplash, I look over and see my son calm as a cucumber. Ready to take his test. WHICH HE PASSED!!! I’m so proud of him…he got in his first accident AND passed his behind the wheel driving test all within a 45-minute period.

Of course I have who knows what wrong with my back now. I just know I am in considerable pain, dizzy, and have a wicked cool headache. But hey, THE KID PASSED HIS TEST. And he has a wicked cool story to tell. 

The bright side? My flamingo survived: 


I have an incredible team of Drs already lined up to fix me, and the car will get a shiny new bumper. He also has a really memorable story for the day he got his license. I’m hoping it encourages him to be a very thoughtful driver. It also could have been worse….it could have been my kid who hit someone in line to take their driving test!! I’m thankful for our car insurance company who has already handled so much. Also grateful he took his test in my big SUV, as the other cars would have been seriously injured!! My biggest concern is for my back/neck, I know tomorrow is not going to be fun! Back to flats for a while for me!

Until next time,


Sunday Musings

Oh my, how I am dragging today!!!! This past week has finally caught up with me! We still went to church this morning, and so I got dressed (even though I’m back in PJ’s hanging on the couch watching TV!)


  1. Cardigan: Kate Spade
  2. Dress: Kate Spade Lyric (on sale right now at the outlets!!! They ship anywhere in the U.S. For $5!)
  3. Shoes: Christian Louboutin

My living room has been turned into a couch fort: 

  Hope your weekend is grand. We are enjoying some peaceful quiet after all the excitement of the past couple of weeks. My husband is thankful to have tomorrow off, as am I. 

Until next time,


A Huge Recap

Oh my, it’s been one of THOSE WEEKS!!!! Let me start with some outfit recaps!



  1. Dress: Kate Spade Mariella
  2. Belt: Kate Spade
  3. Shoes: Christian Louboutin, strassed by me

Yesterday: (although I ended up changing due to the wind and failed to get photos)



  1. Cardigan: Banana Republic Outlet
  2. Dress: Kate Spade 
  3. Belt: Kate Spade
  4. Shoes: Christian Louboutin




  1. Cardigan: Kate Spade (outlet a year ago)
  2. Dress: Kate Spade Sonja in Navy
  3. Belt: Kate Spade (came with the dress)
  4. Shoes: Kate Spade




  1. Cardigan: Kate Spade
  2. Dress: Kate Spade Jillian
  3. Shoes: Christian Louboutin 



  1. Cardigan: Kate Spade
  2. Dress: Kate Spade
  3. Shoes: Jimmy Choo, strassed by me



  1. Cardigan: Kate Spade
  2. Dress: Kate Spade
  3. Necklace: Burlinton Coat Factory
  4. Shoes: Christian Loubouin

Sunday I finally wore this dress I’ve had sitting in my closet since January!!! It’s just a strange fit, VERY poofy. Not for the faint of heart! 



  1. Dress: Kate Spade
  2. Necklace: Kate Spade (available now with additional 25% off on  Kate Spade )
  3. Shoes: Kate Spade Ella in White (off fifth has them!)

I have also baked TONS of macarons this week: 


A really unique cake: 

And hosted a bridal shower in my home (just today): 




Oh and the youngest had a birthday! 

   I am WIPED OUT. Oh and two trips to the outlet this week! I found some cute things which I shall share very soon. So thankful we have a 3-day weekend for me to catch up!

Until next time,



Happy Friday

Ooooooo, how happy am I to see the end of this week! I’ve just been “off” all week! I plan on doing lots of spring cleaning this weekend and moving some stuff around in the house. *cross fingers*

Today I started in this…but wasn’t feeling it, so I changed before heading out for the morning: 


  1. Cardigan: Kate Spade (off eBay)
  2. Skirt: Kate Spade (another eBay find!)
  3. Shoes: Christian Louboutin (secondhand site…so thrilled to find these after the initial pair I found never quite turned up. I guess I got obsessive to hunt them down after that?!)

My second outfit:        

  1. Cardigan: Kate Spade (currently available at the outlets…on sale for under $70 too!)
  2. Skirt: Kate Spade (another eBay score…I adore these sequins!!)
  3. Shoes: Sophia Webster (Last Call find)

I know the general “look” of both outfits is the same, but I just felt happier in the sequin skirt! And bright happy shoes. A side by side:

Maybe I just needed sequins and shiny pink shoes in my life today! After spending yesterday in my PJs most of the day, it was insanely windy, I did throw on pants to do the school runs: 


Never hurts to have a little sparkle! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Until next time,




Oh boy…today was BRUTAL. My antics of the previous few days hit me hard. I am blessed to have a brilliant massage therapist and chiropractor who help keep me mobile…and I got to see them today!

My outfit: 


  1. Cardigan: Kate Spade
  2. Dress: Kate Spade Deanna Dress (it’s a purple-pink colour)
  3. Shoes: Kate Spade (eBay find. Not the most comfortable shoes, but I can tolerate them for short periods of time. I knew I wasn’t on my feet much today)
  4. Handbag & Scarf: Kate Spade
  5. Necklace: Kate Spade 

I caved and hunted these down today….using an assorted combination of gift cards(I guess saving points can be useful sometimes, right?!)….I’m secretly hoping they arrive very quickly! (The store is about 70 miles from my house) 

I am just seriously falling in love with Sophia Webster!! The details on her shoes, not to mention how unique they are. Heaven help me if she ever starts making clothes!! See her current collection here. Such fun and whimsicle designs! I adore Charlotte Olympia’s designs, but I am not a platform girl. Sophia Webster seems to be the same type of whimsy, but without those platforms!! The quality is sublime as well. 
Until next time,


A Recap of Sorts

Cam we discuss the whirlwind I’ve been on since I last posted?! Seriously, INSANE! But so much fun. 

First some outfit recaps, I’ll start with Saturday: 


  1. Dress: Kate Spade (Bloomingdales, no longer online but as of Monday Fashion Island still had it in a few sizes. It’s on markdown right around $300) It’s a raspberry pink version of this dress )
  2. Necklace: Kate Spade (Nordstrom Rack…it’s from 2014)
  3. Shoes: Kate Spade, a Holiday 2013 exclusive for Saks Fifth Ave (I also have them in silver…both pairs were under $100 at Off Fifth)
  4. Handbag: Kate Spade (old, off eBay)

Sunday we volunteered at the Tinkerbell Half Marathon at Disneyland. I had to wear pants (sorry Dress a Day in May gals!!!), so I wore this (and then put my snazzy yellow free t-shirt over it!) 



  1. Cardigan: Kate Spade (on sale right now at the outlets for under $70)
  2. Blouse: Banana Republic Outlet (late 2013/early 2014)
  3. Pants: Kate Spade (Ebay find, under $20)
  4. Shoes: Christian Louboutin, strassed by me

I did put on a skirt for the evening… 



  1.  Cardigan: Kate Spade
  2. Skirt: Kate Spade (old, I found this on The Real Real. Use my link for a $25 credit towards your first purchase! )
  3. Shoes: Jimmy Choo, strassed by me

Monday morning was a VERY early day…I had to be somewhere by 5:30am. But I still rocked something somewhat cute: 


  1. Cardigan: Kate Spade Outlet (available now, same pricing as the yellow one above. They also have it in hot pink, black, and ivory)
  2. Dress: Kate Spade Kendrick Dress (outlet only style for 2015, was also released in the Asian market in 2014)
  3. Belt: Kate Spade, from Nordstrom (pops up from time to time if you stalk the sale section!)
  4. Shoes: Christian Louboutin, strassed in Green Tourmaline

And finally today called for two outfits, as when I got him this afternoon it was SO windy!!! My first outfit:  


  1. Cardigan: Kate Spade
  2. Dress: Kate Spade (at the outlets now! Only thing is this fabric catches lint!!! And there are no pockets)
  3. Belt: Kate Spade (from Nordstrom Rack, under $50)
  4. Shoes: Christian Louboutin

And my wind-proof afternoon attire: 


  1. Cardigan: Kate Spade
  2. Skirt: Vintage
  3. Shoes: Christian Louboutin

A gorgeous paid of Sophia Webster heels I tried on today….  

And with the ankle straps 


(Yes I have Verizon and I totally searched “Sophia Webster rabbit fur shoe) I am feeling like I did a couple weeks ago with the metallic pink ones I ended up having shipped to me!! I need to stay out of shoe departments. They were a half size too small, oh how they pinched my poor toes. But they are just adorable!!!!

So there you go. A crazy sparkly recap. I’m very happy to be home and listening to my kiddos play their assorted musical instruments. Sweetest sound ever.

Until next time,