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Polka dots that is!!


  1. Cardigan: Kate Spade
  2. Dress: Hobbs
  3. Belt: Thrifted
  4. Shoes: Christian Louboutin
  5. Necklace: vintage, thrift store find
  6. Bracelet: Ben Amun

It’s been one of those weeks. I have NOT been making my bed…because at some point each day I crawl back INTO it. What’s the point, right?! I know, such a bad example when I make my kids make their beds. I’m still sore and achy, so it’s just “ugh”. 

I hope you all have wonderful weekend plans! I have lots of baking to do, we are taking the kids out to a fancy dinner on Sunday to celebrate 5 years as a “family” (I know it’s my husband and I who got married, but the kids always say “when WE all got married”, or something along those lines! We felt we should celebrate this milestone as a family, and take a couple trip later in the year when I’m not feeling miserable AND when I don’t have a million things on the books!!), and normal “we have 4 kids and there are 4 days of the school year left” stuff! 

Until next time,



Today The Muppet went out! But first, what I wore to stay home and bake (because my daughter requested strawberry cupcakes for school tomorrow for a party….and I said yes):


  1. Cardigan: Kate Spade
  2. Top: Kohls
  3. Belt: Target
  4. Skirt: Vintage (bought at 55 Thousand Dresses, I think two years ago?)
  5. Shoes: Christian Louboutin
  6. Handbag: Kate Spade

And I had an event tonight, and in true “me” fashion decided to break out some sparkles: 





  1.  Blouse: Alannah Hill
  2. Skirt: Alannah Hill
  3. Necklaces: Kate Spade (Pearl & crystal one), vintage (long strand of pearls)
  4. Handbag: The Muppet (Kate Spade)
  5. Shoes: Christian Louboutin
  6. Bracelets: Banana Republic & Vintage

Not pictured, but I also threw my dark mink coat over the whole ensemble and had on HUGE earrings. So fun!!!!! Shhhhh, don’t tell anyone I wore heels…I admit to being seated most of the night and I walked around the house barefoot until I got in the car. Walking was minimal. But I AM feeling it. OOPS!

Strawberry cupcakes: 


Yummy!!! I ended up with about 2 extra dozen, so my husband is going to have some VERY happy co-workers tomorrow!

Until next time,



Oh boy, today marks a week since we got slammed into at the DMV. I think today has been the worst day, but my Dr assures me it should start to get better from here. I hope she’s correct!!

However, I’ve not allowed it to completely hamper my style! Monday: 


  1. Dress: Kate Spade
  2. Belt & Necklace: Kate Spade
  3. Shoes: Ralph Lauren

Tuesday: (I actually changed a couple more times but neglected to take photos)


  1. Cardigan: Kate Spade
  2. Dress: Kate Spade
  3. Shoes: Ralph Lauren

And today (although I am going to have to change due to crazy winds!) 


  1. Dress: Kate Spade
  2. Necklace: Kate Spade
  3. Belt: eBay find
  4. Sandals: Lilly Pulitzer for Target
  5. Handbag: Kate Spade

I hope your week is going well!

Until next time,


Weekend in Review

Well, I have survived. Barely. Day 4 has so far been the worst…..hoping tomorrow is better. My son started to feel it yesterday, it’s funny how I felt it INSTANTLY after the crash, and it took the kid about two days! I think he finally came off his adrenaline high of the whole “got rear ended, but still passed my driving test!” Sigh. Just happy that we have excellent Drs and my car isn’t that horrible (although one never knows once that bumper comes off!)

I did get dressed and leave the house yesterday…and I did out shoes on, but they were off by the time I took this photo:  

  1. T-Shirt: Kohls
  2. Skirt: Kate Spade (way old….maybe 6 years?)

I picked up the cutest sandals at the Ralph Lauren outlet: 

 Now I could have gotten just one pair, right? But they had them in black/silver, navy/gold and tan/gold in my size. With tax, $11. So yes, I bought 3 pairs. I figure I’m going to spend the majority of the summer in flats due to my back, and I don’t actually own many sandals….so there you go. My husband just laughed and rolled his eyes.

But they are comfortable…I wore the tan ones today: 





  1.  Dress: Kate Spade
  2. Belt: Kate Spade (Havana collection, 2014)
  3. Shoes: Ralph by Ralph Laureb in Tan

I had a handbag for church, but my husband carried it around all day.  I’m pretty stiff and sore and everything just HURTS today. Like pulling and tugging. Ugh. Seatbelts people, seatbelts!!(but I was about to get OUT of the car AND we were in park….)

Who knows what tomorrow will bring. Lots of hot and windy weather, and I see my Jillian summer weight cotton dresses making some serious appearances this week! Oh and lots of French Macarons. Oh boy!

Until next time,