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Indecisive 

Let me tell you…today was ONE OF THOSE DAYS y’all! Holy cow. 

I started in this: 

    
 

  1. Cardigan & Skirt: Kate Spade
  2. Shoes: Christian Louboutin (strassed by me)

Cute right? Bright, cheery, the promise of spring. But NO. I felt WRETCHED. (I know, utterly ridiculous) And so I started with my skirt, then cardigan, and now there is a pile of 6 cardigans and 7 skirts in my closet. (And I still haven’t hung them up. There’s tomorrow, right?) And left the house in this: (why?! I don’t know. My first outfit was WAY better, I know this!) 

  

    
 

  1. Cardigan: Kate Spade
  2. Skirt: Unknown, picked up under $5 at a thrift store 3 years ago
  3. Shoes: Kate Spade

Why am I sharing this? Because….those who read my blog should know I don’t get dressed to take photos for my blog, I get dressed for my daily life & activities. And I am indecisive. And there are days I HATE everything about what I’m wearing and how I look. And that is OKAY y’all. Totally okay.

So there, some words of wisdom. Get dressed, even if you feel icky. Our weather is so wonky, it really affects my arthritis, and I’m still not healed from the whiplash I got last year. But I hauled myself out because it just needed to happen. And you can too! Okay, soapbox over. I’m utterly gutted for the day and have just enough left in me to crawl into bed!!!

Until next time,

Jules


Wednesday

Is it only Wednesday? Why does it FEEL like Friday? I’m dragging this week!! 

I started today in this: 

    
   

  1. Cardigan: Banana Republic Outlet
  2. Dress: Kate Spade Ponte Bow in Blue
  3. Belt: secondhand
  4. Shoes: Jimmy Choo

Then changed into this: 

  

  

  1. Cardigan: Banana Republic Outlet
  2. Dress: Kate Spade (kids call this my “ice cream” dress)
  3. Belt: came with dress
  4. Shoes: Jimmy Choo

I actually changed yet AGAIN, but didn’t snap a photo. It was just one of THOSE days!

Until next time,

Jules


Tuesday

As the day nears an end…I remembered to post my outfit! 

   
   

  1. Cardigan: Kate Spade
  2. Skirt: Kate Spade
  3. Shoes: Jimmy Choo

I mainly spent today finishing up some commissions that are due this week. I can’t quite do a full reveal, but here’s a teaser!  

 
Until next time,

Jules


Weekend Recap

Another weekend come and gone! I’ve been pretty much feet to the pavement since last Wednesday, between a road trip (15 hours in the car on Friday!), strass commissions that have a DEADLINE, and volunteering at the Star Wars Half Marathon yesterday at Disneyland! Eeks! But here’s some outfit recaps!

Thursday: 

    
    
 

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

Friday…my husband and I had to attend to a family matter, which required formal business attire. I have someone amazing in my life who loaned me a KILLER bag for the event: 

 

   
 

  1.  Cardigan: Kate Spade
  2. Skirt: Kate Spade (from the early collection)
  3. Shoes: Christian Louboutin
  4. Handbag: Hermes Crocodile Birkin, 35cm

The BAG! The BAG! Insane right?! I wish I had gotten better photographs, but I have to admit I was slightly terrified of it the whole day! (I returned it quickly) I don’t know that I would ever BUY one of these, but it sure was fun to tote it around all day, talk about a statement piece! Oh and it matched my favorite red heels. But it was heavy and is quite cumbersome, so I don’t know. I have some smaller Birkin bags (that I rarely carry), perhaps I just haven’t grown into the Hermes brand yet! But for a day?! Sure why not! It was kind of fun being the borrower, as I’m normally the one loaning pieces from my closet!

Sunday (as Saturday was a PJ day, after 15-16 hours in the car on Friday!), I changed into this after we worked the final water station at the half marathon: 

  

   
 

  1. Cardigan: Kate Spade
  2. Skirt: Kate Spade (I couldn’t resist repeating it…after hunting for it for a couple of years!)
  3. Shoes: Christian Louboutin, strassed in Alexandrite AB stones 

And finally today: (please pardon the lint!) 

  

   

  1. Dress: Kate Spade
  2. Belt: secondhand
  3. Shoes: Christian Louboutin

For all you Disney lovers, the 13-mile marker!  

 
Hope your weekend was grand! I know I’m excited to have tomorrow to stay home and relax, I need it.

Until next time,

Jules


On Wednesday We Wear Pink

Hello Wednesday! I actually got dressed today (whereas yesterday I stayed home in PJs all day catching up on emails and administrative stuff around the house!), and while I didn’t FEEL bright and cheery. I LOOKED bright and cheery!

   
    

  1. Cardigan: INC (secondhand)
  2. Dress: Kate Spade
  3. Belt: secondhand
  4. Shoes: Kate Spade

Both my shoes & dress came from The Real Real….oh geez I love that site!! It’s great for finding older pieces!

Until next time,

Jules

 


Monday, AGAIN!

Ummmmm, it’s Monday! Again! Last Tuesday I spent the day in LA and did not post, and the week sort of went downhill from there! I snapped these super early, so the lighting is BAD. 

    
  

Yup, cat sweater. Look for me in the back corner behind the announcer on The Price is Right on April 11th. (Yes, I went AGAIN! It’s so much fun!!!)

  1. Sweater: Banana Republic outlet
  2. Skirt: Kate Spade
  3. Shoes: Jimmy Choo, strassed in Light Siam by me 

Wednesday:  

  

    
   

  1. Cardigan: Banana Republic Outlet
  2. Blouse: Kohls
  3. Belt: Thrifted
  4. Skirt: Kate Spade
  5. Shoes: Kate Spade
  6. Handbag: Kate Spade

Thursday:  

 

  1. Sweater: Banana Republic
  2. Skirt: Kate Spade
  3. Shoes: Kate Spade

Friday I dragged my oldest to Disneyland, a chance to say farewell to some attractions closing forever (Aladdin! BOO DISNEY), but I never got a complete outfit photo. Here’s the bottom of my dress & shoes: 

    
    
 It broke my heart to see Aladdin for the last time….sigh. Unsure if I will renew my pass at this point, so many changes!!! I got to see it twice on Friday, it was worth waiting in all the lines!!!

Sunday: 

    
 

  1. Cardigan: Kate Spade
  2. Skirt: Kate Spade Madison Avenue
  3. Shoes: Christian Louboutin strassed in Alexandrite AB

And finally today: 

  

    
 

  1. Cardigan: Target
  2. Skirt: French Connection
  3. Shoes: Kate Spade

And this came in the mail today: 

  

 
Candy Club Sours! Yummy. 

Until next time,

Jules


First Monday of 2016

Woah, back to “normal” today! (Okay, kids don’t go back to school for a week, and 3 are gone…but you know!) My Christmas decor is still up, so I’m in denial about the holidays being over for just a few more days! 

My attire today: 

    
    
 

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

I’ve been go so far this year and have avoided most of the online sales. I am going to attempt to purchase less clothing this year, so far I have been good! Handbags and accessories….well, I’m working on it. 

 Until next time,

Jules