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Wednesday AGAIN?!

Oh boy, it’s been a CRAZY CRAZY WEEK! Can we first have a fan girl moment? We are attending the Dancing with the Stars tapings to support Kim Fields (Tootie!!), and I HAD to when I had the chance…and Andrea was the nicest most gracious lady! 

 
I totally stopped her and asked for a photo. I am not one to go “fan girl”, but y’all, I HAD too. She was always one of my favorite tv personalities growing up. 

My outfit for the experience:(already planning next Monday’s attire!) 

     

 

  1. Dress: Kate Spade Madison Avenue
  2. Shoes: Christian Louboutin (strassed by me)
  3. Clutch: Kate Spade (outlet)

My Easter Sunday ensemble: 

  

    
   

  1. Dress: Kate Spade Mariella (currently at outlets right now!)
  2. Belt: Ted Baker
  3. Handbag: Kate Spade
  4. Necklace: Kate Spade
  5. Shoes: Sophia Webster

And some other outfits from the past week: 

  

    
 

  1. Cardigan: Kate Spade
  2. Dress & Belt: Kate Spade
  3. Shoes: Max Studio

   
    
 

  1. Cardigan: Ross
  2. Blouse: Kate Spade (current at outlets)
  3. Pants (WHAT?!): Kate Spade
  4. Shoes: Christian Louboutin
  5. Necklace: Target
  6. Handbag: Kate Spade

And finally today: 

    
   

  1. Cardigan: Neiman Marcus
  2. Dress: Kate Spade Wynne
  3. Necklace: Kate Spade
  4. Shoes: Christian Louboutin 

My mom and I got to see the new Kate Spade store at South Coast Plaza this last weekend. It’s HUGE! Very pretty, although we were disappointed the “fun grand opening events” didn’t seem to be happening. I didn’t buy anything, but I did try some fun dresses on:

  
   
And photos from the store:     

    
    
 

Hope your weekend was great and your week is better! We are still on spring break, and my schedule is off. It’s nice for the break, but not for the schedule upset. Oh well. 

Until next time,

Jules


The Return of Winky

Remember back a couple years ago when I bought an owl bag? (Or was that 3 years ago? I don’t remember anymore!!!) Poor Winky has been stashed in my closet for ages, but I pulled him out today! 

   
    
 

  1. Dress: Kate Spade Olsen
  2. Belt: Kate Spade Owl Belt
  3. Shoes: Kate Spade
  4. Handbag: Winky! (Wise Owl Quinn)

Today was actually my Friday, my husband has tomorrow off and the kids have a play, so I took it off to be home and enjoy some time with them. They have break next week as well, but 3 of them are going to be gone for various events. Looking forward to the Easter weekend.

Until next time,

Jules


Another Week Gone

Another week has come and gone. I have been really swamped with macaron orders for Easter, at this point I’m convinced I may BE a macaron! 

Some outfit recaps, starting with today: 

    
    
 

  1. Cardigan: Kate Spade (late 2013)
  2. Skirt: Kate Spade (pre-2010)
  3. Shoes: Kate Spade
  4. Handbag: Kate Spade

Yesterday was a 2-outfit day, I changed to go to my sons basketball game: 

 

  1. Cardigan: Kate Spade
  2. Blouse: Kate Spade
  3. Pants: Banana Republic
  4. Shoes: Kate Spade

   
 

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

Monday: 

  

    
 

  1. Cardigan: Kate Spade (outlet earlier this year)
  2. Dress: Kate Spade Olivia
  3. Belt: secondhand
  4. Shoes: Christian Louboutin

Church on Sunday: 

    
 

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

And last Friday: 

  

    
   

  1. Dress: Kate Spade Adette
  2. Belt: Kate Spade (holiday 2015)
  3. Shoes: Christian Louboutin, strassed by me
  4. Handbag: Kate Spade (new this month!)

On the ice cream truck! It’s one of my favorite novelty bags, it’s the perfect size and it can be used cross body! Very well made with exquisite details. 

I also made lots of these: 

  

 
Dino Cake (isn’t he ADORABLE?!) 

 
And a replica of my grandmothers wedding cake for her 5-year anniversary this past Saturday (they renewed their vows as well, it was so sweet), and my mom made a lovely display: 

 
I didn’t take a photo of my outfit Saturday, simply because we had to deliver Dino, I was running on about 12 hours sleep over 3 days, and then we had to book it down to Palm Springs. But I did take a fun photo to send to my husband: 

 
I know, I am utterly ridiculous! I wore my hazy floral dress (if you don’t own it, go buy it! Sale is on additional sale in stores at Kate Spade!!) and some sparkly shoes. It was in the 90’s out there! But a perfect sunny Palm Springs day.

Until next time,

Jules 


Week in Review

Woah, I didn’t realize it’s been a week! Corporate taxes were due this week and so I have been heads down in that, plus prepping for all the French Macaron orders I have next week! Anyway, some recent outfits….

   
    
 

  1. Cardigan: Target
  2. Dress: Kate Spade
  3. Belt: Kate Spade
  4. Shoes: Kate Spade

   
  

   

  1. Dress: Kate Spade (I forgot I had this one! It doesn’t have pockets, so it’s not a favorite of mine)
  2. Belt: Anthropologie
  3. Shoes: Christian Louboutin Nude Simples

   
  

    
 

  1. Cardigan: Kate Spade
  2. Dress: Kate Spade Jillian (also old, another dress I’ve had for ages but haven’t worn yet)
  3. Shoes: Christian Louboutin (strassed by me)
  4. Handbag: Kate Spade

   
  

   

  1. Cardigan: Kate Spade
  2. Dress: Kate Spade (another oldie!)
  3. Belt: Thrifted 
  4. Shoes: Sam Edelman 
  5. Necklace: Target
  6. Handbag: Kate Spade

   
  

 

  1.  Cardigan: Kate Spade
  2. Dress: Kate Spade
  3. Belt: Thrifted
  4. Shoes: Christian Louboutin Simples

It’s been a brutal week, I must say! My kiddos are all stressed with finals, mid-terms and all their projects due in the next couple of days, before two weeks of spring break! I know I’m excited for them! If only I had a spring break. Sigh. Oh well, must be a proper grownup!

Until next time,

Jules 


Wednesday

Woah, wait, how is it Wednesday already?! I admit this week has been a blur so far, mainly work related. I actually FEEL like it should be Friday!!!

Some outfit recaps (starting with today)

    
 

  1. Cardigan: Barney’s
  2. Dress: Kate Spade
  3. Shoes: Christian Louboutin

Yesterday: 

    
   

  1. Sweater: Banana Republic Outlet
  2. Skirt: Kate Spade (an older sample piece)
  3. Shoes: SJP 

Monday it was wretched weather…hail, 30-40mph winds, rain, and so it required pants: 

  

    
 
Everything is Kate Spade…a mixture of outlet and regular (the shoes! Oh the shoes!!!),  my favorite is those shoes! And they’re quite comfortable! 

Over the weekend I ended up repeating some recent outfits due to weather and I was tired. Nothing thrilling!

Until next time,

Jules


Friday!

Oh Friday how I love thee! I actually had today “off” in a way, my only task today was to deliver French Macarons to my local Kate Spade outlet for their one year anniversary! Which means if you live near Barstow, Ca or are driving to Vegas this weekend…stop between 11am-3pm for “sips and snacks”! Which includes my Strawberry & Raspberry-Pomegranate French Macarons: 

 Oh and buy a dress…look at these killer prices: 

 
Unsure if all outlets are offering the special pricing on apparel this weekend, I do recommend calling before going! I don’t know why everyone keeps saying Kate Spade is having less sales, I feel like they have had more really good sales so far in 2016 than they did at this point in 2015! Online, all sale items are an additional 25% off. I know, someone please confiscate my Visa card.

My attire today: 

    
    
 

  1. Blouse: Kohls (Elle brand)
  2. Skirt: Kate Spade Madison Avenue
  3. Shoes: Kate Spade
  4. Handbag: Kate Spade
  5. Necklace: Kate Spade

Also the Banana Republic outlets has their men’s luxe v-neck sweaters for $15. I know it’s not really sweater weather here in Southern California, but supposedly a storm is coming through this weekend!

Until next time,

Jules


Thursday Dreaming

I love this dress, it makes me feel like I might be on a beach somewhere lovely! 

   
    
 

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

Tomorrow I will be up in Barstow at the Kate Spade outlet for their one year anniversary! In fact, I am bringing these: 

 

Strawberry and Raspberry-Pomegranite! Mmmmm. Come up, have a French Macaron, and shop!! 

Until next time,

Jules