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Fare Thee Well June

Bye bye to June. Which means 2016 is half over. Yikes! These last few months have been so jam packed, eeks! It’s been really hot where I live (105-108!), I don’t know how anyone wears pants or leggings in this weather!

Some outfit recaps:

  1. Blouse: Ann Taylor
  2. Skirt: Kate Spade
  3. Belt: Target
  4. Shoes: Kate Spade
  5. Necklace: Banana Republic

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

  1. Dress: Kate Spade
  2. Belt: handmade
  3. Shoes: Jimmy Choo

  1. Dress: Kate Spade
  2. Belt: handmade
  3. Slip: vintage
  4. Shoes: Jimmy Choo

  1. Dress: thrifted
  2. Brooch: vintage
  3. Shoes: Nina, strassed by me
  4. Handbag: Kate Spade

  1. Blouse: Ann Taylor
  2. Skirt: Kate Spade
  3. Belt: Target
  4. Shoes: Kate Spade
  5. Handbag: Kate Spade

  1. Dress: Kate Spade (at outlets right now!)
  2. Shoes: Kate Spade

  1. Dress: Kate Spade
  2. Belt: Kate Spade
  3. Necklace: Kate Spade
  4. Shoes: Jimmy Choo
  5. Handbag: Kate Spade

  1. Dress: Kate Spade (altered)
  2. Belt: Kate Spade
  3. Shoes: Christian Louboutin
  4. Necklace: Kate Spade

  1. Blouse: Target
  2. Belt: Target
  3. Skirt: Kate Spade
  4. Shoes: Christian Louboutin
  5. Necklace: Target

  1. Dress: Hobbs (I’ve had this for YEARS)
  2. Belt: Thrifted
  3. Shoes: Kate Spade

  1. Dress: Kate Spade Jillian
  2. Shoes: Jimmy Choo

Here’s to the rest of the summer! Stay cool!

Until next time,

Jules


Wait, FLIP FLOPS?!

It happened. I wore FLIP FLOPS all day today. Hey, it’s hot, it’s summertime, and I had the day off to play mom with the kids, and so I dressed for the part (sort of)


  1. Blouse: Target
  2. Belt: Target (I think!)
  3. Skirt: Kate Spade Madison Avenue
  4. Necklace: Target
  5. Shoes: ?? Some off brand I picked up somewhere (I don’t even remember where! I usually wear them while I’m baking in the kitchen)

The skirt it a relatively new acquisition, but everything else is 3+ years old. I have so many clothes, I really need to start wearing more of them! 

Until next time,

Jules


Monday

Oooooooo, Monday we meet again! With school out, my oldest gone for the summer, and all the productions over, I finally feel back to “normal”, whatever that is! 

My outfit today:


  1. Dress: Kate Spade Mariella
  2. Belt: Kate Spade
  3. Shoes: Jimmy Choo

We had taco Monday:

Mmmmmmm. I fry my shells in coconut oil and they are so so SO good that way!

Until next time,

Jules


Catching Up

Wait, it’s June?! The middle of June already?! HOW?! The past few months have been a whirlwind of an insane work schedule, the kids’ school schedules, and some personal issues that have taken over our entire family. I have still been putting myself together daily, and I do usually throw photos up on Instagram. Things have calmed down quite a bit, especially with school out and my oldest teenager has gone off to an all-boy summer camp in the upper midwest, which should bring some quietness around here! Somehow in the middle of everything my husband and I have made it to 6 years of marriage, although after the last 3-4 months it feels like a lot more! The occasion was met with a nice quiet Sunday at home this afternoon, a nice change from all the recent chaos.

Some outfit recaps:

  1. Cardigan: Kate Spade
  2. Dress: Kate Spade Jillian (old)
  3. Shoes: Christian Louboutin
  4. Handbag: Kate Spade

  1. Dress & Belt: Kate Spade
  2. Shoes: Jimmy Choo

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

  1. Blouse: Nanette Lepore
  2. Skirt: Kate Spade
  3. Shoes: Coach
  4. Handbag: Kate Spade

  1. Dress: Kate Spade
  2. Shoes: Coach


Dress, Bag & Shoes are all Kate Spade

I did a huge dessert spread for a local Relay for Life event:

A graduation cake for a special young lady:

A trip to Long Beach this last week, and we spent a whole day exploring the Belmont Shore area: (not my dog, I was puppy sitting….isn’t she adorable?!)

This summer will be interesting with only 3 kids. I am sad for my house to be incomplete, but I know the opportunity for my oldest son is once in a lifetime, the chance to spend 8 weeks away from EVERYTHING. We are praying it gives him some guidance and clarity as he starts his senior year in August.


My mom went with us (as did a few other people….he had quite the entourage to send him through that TSA line!!), I couldn’t believe how many travelers fly red eyes out of LAX!!! But he arrived and reports from camp say he is enjoying it so far. (It’s only two days in at this point) I admit I cried before putting him on that plane….it’s hit me that all the kids are growing up, and far too quickly!!!

Until next time,

Jules


The Horror

It finally happened. I’ve had cell phones for 16 years, and I have never lost or had one stolen. 

Until Friday night. When my beloved phone was pickpocketed right out of my purse in a Nike store (NOTE: they have TERRIBLE customer service, even though this is a problem IN this particular store. I am not pleased right now, and we spend a lot of money there!!). Oh and note to self: NEVER TURN OFF FIND MY IPHONE. Gah. Lesson learned. Luckily it did get on a wifi connection and wiped itself eventually. I’m mainly mad about the two months of photos I lost. And the reaction at the Nike store where it happened. Just terrible. I did get a replacement, nothing was compromised (talk about furiously changing all my passwords in the car on my husbands phone while we raced to Verizon to replace it! The Verizon folks were AWESOME), just all my lost photos. Yes, cloud, something I am now using. Still. 

So, watch your purse ladies….and never turn off “find my iPhone”! Because yes, I would have been the deranged woman chasing the thieves down. 

That said, some outfits, photos taken with my new shiny phone(the camera is quite nice actually!):



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

  1. Dress: Adrianna Papell
  2. Shoes: Christian Louboutin
  3. Necklace: vintage pearls & brooch


  1. Dress: Halston Heritage
  2. Necklace: Target
  3. Shoes: Sam Edleman
  4. Handbag: Kate Spade

Life has died down a bit, school is out next week and summer activities shall commence! Still working on some fun family outings, it will be interesting to only have 3 kids all summer, as our oldest will be away at camp for 8 weeks! I’m so excited for him!!

Until next time,

Jules