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Archive for February, 2016


For me, yesterday was my “Friday”, so today I had some adventures. I booked a chiropractor for 7am (why?!), and then followed it up by having a coffee “date” with my husband. Or rather, I bring him hot chocolate (HE DOES NOT DRINK COFFEE! I know!), I have coffee and I watch him work for 20-30 minutes. It’s become a bit of a Friday ritual (last week it was lunch, depends on my schedule), I might call it our weekly “date”, just because by the time we get home in the late afternoon we both prefer to stay home. I know, we need to get out more!

It was another warm day, but I did start with a cardigan because it was in the 40’s when I left: 


  1. Cardigan: Kate Spade (outlet last year)
  2. Dress: Kate Spade (old)
  3. Belt: Kate Spade
  4. Shoes: Kate Spade
  5. Necklace: Target

I also picked out new glasses today!  


They are Vera Wang…and a little bigger than the ones I have now. As I get older, it’s nice to have a bigger pair, I see better. Luckily my vision has not changed, so I’ll be able to swap between them and my current pair. I know, I look like a goofball! But that’s me! And yes, I carry a water cup EVERYWHERE. And snacks in my handbag. Such a mom!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend planned! Mine is tackling the cake orders I have (6 birthday cakes!) and helping (okay, making) my youngest with his mission project. We are making it 100% edible. I thought about doing a cake, but we are going with sugar cubes and royal icing. Should be fun! He’s super excited, my kids love it when they get to mess around in the kitchen. I should probably let them more often!

Until next time,



 I realize for many of you in the US, you are having a BRUTAL winter season. However here in sunny Southern California, daytime temperatures are hitting high 70’s and low 80’s. Standing in the sun? Feels like high 80’s! While I envy those of you who get to bundle up and wear beautiful coats, I do enjoy wearing spring/summer clothing pretty much year round! Which I did that today! 


  1. Dress: Kate Spade Hazy Floral
  2. Shoes: Manolo Blahnik

I did have a cardigan when I left at 7am, but by 8:15 I was over it. It was such a gorgeous day! 

Until next time,


Mid Week

How is it Wednesday already?! Yikes!! I wasn’t feeling well Monday, and so I took a proper sick day. I stayed in bed and binge read a book series. It was wonderful! Yesterday was back to work…and so I pulled out some bright cheery colors!


  1. Cardigan: Kate Spade (outlet 2-3 years ago)
  2. Skirt: Kate Spade (tracked this down in a secondhand store in La)
  3. Shoes: Christian Louboutin
  4. Handbag: Kate Spade

And then today: 


  1.  Cardigan: INC (but old, off the Desperate Housewives set…as is my dress)
  2. Dress: Tracy & Michael 
  3. Belt: Kate Spade
  4. Shoes: Manolo Blahnik (found these for under $50 at Last Call over the weekend)

I’ve been making lots of these again this week: 


Until next time,


Sunday Florals

So if you subscribe via email, this will be the second one you receive. Nothing like hitting “post” in the middle of uploading photos! 

Anyway, this dress! I snagged it while skimming through Nordstrom Rack the other day and could NOT RESIST! It’s a size up from what I normally buy, but this particular designer, sometimes her smallest is a 2, so I didn’t even think, I GRABBED! I’ll probably have my tailor take it in, although it wasn’t that noticeable….sometimes it’s nice to have a dress that isn’t a perfect fit, you can eat in it! I added some sparkly accessories and was quite pleased with the outcome:


  1. Dress: Adrianna Papell
  2. Belt: Kate Spade (same belt as yesterday, just in navy)
  3. Shoes: Christian Louboutin, strassed by me
  4. Handbag: Kate Spade
  5. Necklace & Bracelet: Kate Spade

The fabric on this dress is lovely, it’s lined AND has pocket. I’ve always loved Adrianna Papell, although I’ve felt in the past the dresses had a definite “20’s” feel to them. I’ve bought a few recently though, and they just fit beautifully! For under $50, I simply couldn’t resist! The length is nice as well, and the biggest bonus it due to how the skirt is cut? It’s windproof! Very important after last weeks excitement!

Until next time,


Disneyland Day

Most women, ahem, my age (over 30 under 40) tend to enjoy a day at the spa. Being pampered. Me? I prefer a day at Disneyland with a handful of wonderful friends I have met over the last few years. We show up, we cruise the park, hop on a few rides, and EAT! Well, today was a Disney Day! Well, California Adventure to be exact (for me anyway, I didn’t park hop). The weather was spring like and gorgeous, so I wore this: 


  1. Cardigan: Kate Spade (outlet find 2+ years ago. Back when I would order from Woodbury Commons in NY)
  2. Dress: Kate Spade (this is an older style, 2012-ish?)
  3. Belt: Kate Spade (currently on sale!)
  4. Shoes: Christian Louboutin, strassed in Alexandrite AB
  5. Handbag: Kate Spade (outlet style)

I don’t normally take lots of photos on a Disney day, instead I mainly just enjoy being there. Today we decided to play some arcade games, and I snagged some great prizes (hint: EVERYONE wins at the go fish game!), I actually pulled 3 “medium” prize fish out of the tank today, which netted me 3 of these guys:


I also had many small creatures, to which we created some “Disney Magic” by passing them out to unsuspecting children on Paradise Pier. I brought some home for my kiddos as well….but for the Mickey’s? I gave one to my friend and so I have two left….unsure what will happen to these! But it sure was fun to “win” them!! Yes you have to pay to play, but it was fun and I feel worth every penny. Disney may be pricey, but I feel it’s worth every penny. No one does it like Disney, no one! 

I was out of there by 1:30, fighting traffic all the way home. But it was a nice escape from the stresses of the last week. Now it’s off to an early bedtime to finish the “spa” experience! 

Until next time,



I know fashion discusses the “little black dress”, but what about the “little red dress”? Or rather, a vibrant RED dress?? I picked this up for a steal…not normally my style but I am growing fond of it!  


  1. Dress: Kate Spade (still available online)
  2. Shoes: Christian Louboutin
  3. Necklace: Kate Spade

Looking forward to the weekend, we might get Christmas taken down finally! Yes, my tree is still lit on a nightly basis, the kids love it.

Until next time,


Windy Wednesday

Well, first let me admit I didn’t go anywhere today, nor did I get dressed. However since I wore two outfits yesterday, I suppose it’s OK. It was so windy yesterday afternoon I had to come home and change! (Well, I also flashed the gas station people AND got gasoline all over my dress! My dry cleaner is a SAINT!)



  1. Cardigan: Target
  2. Dress: Kate Spade
  3. Belt: Kate Spade
  4. Shoes: Christian Louboutin
  5. Handbag: Kate Spade

Outfit #2: 



  1. Cardigan: Kate Spade (Girls’ collection)
  2. Dress: Kate Spade
  3. Shoes: Christian Louboutin 
  4. Handbag: Kate Spade

I don’t know where the wind came from, but it brought rain and icky weather yesterday and today! We need the rain here, so I won’t complain!

Until next time,