Fashion, Food, Desserts, being a 30-something mom is exciting!



Oh my, where has the year gone? We have been in a whirlwind of life changes, kids schooling, activities, and of COURSE, much baking and dress buying! 

So many changes, but I’ve weathered the storm in pretty dresses! Some recents:

I turned another year older last month (not sure about wiser, and certainly not richer! Too many dresses!!), branched out of my comfort zone, and have made many trips to Disneyland. My favorite recent purchase has to be this darling owl:

And of course Arlowe reigns supreme in the house, while rocking some adorable costumes:

Like seriously, the BEST cat ever!

Here’s to the rest of 2017, may the last few weeks bring the plot twist you have been waiting for! Oh, and one last thing, a very special cake I made to celebrate my husband….yes, a submarine “crashing” into a control room:

First time I’ve ever sculpted chocolate. It was so fun! I’m not making as many cakes anymore, but if it’s interesting enough, I’ll take it on!

Until next time,


PS: anyone else sad Deborah Lloyd is leaving Kate Spade??? I can’t wait to see where she goes next though! My bank account is already trembling. 


2017 is here….and my posting has been non-existent! Our lives have been such a whirlwind with this two-household thing, I haven’t even sent our our Christmas cards that have been rebranded as New Years cards! OOPS!!

But some outfit recaps….starting with my attire for the Main Street Electrical Parade preview party last Thursday & a few photos from the night (what a blast we had!!)

It was so rainy on Friday morning…

Yes, PANTS! The weather has been brutal out here in SoCal, windy, rainy, but we need it so I won’t complain.

Some other outfits:

You can see my recent acquisition in many of the photos above:

If you are on the fence about this bag? Buy it. It’s so adorable, I just love it!! I’m scaling back this year on purchases (my closet is out of room!!) but I highly recommend this one if you’re a diehard Kate Spade fan. 

Happy new year!


A Huge Recap

Life has been, well, busy, interesting, and busy! It’s May (almost the middle!), and every May there is a group of gals on Instagram that participate in “Dress a day in May” challenge. So, I embrace that one fully!!! So here’s my May dresses so far:


  1. Dress: Kate Spade
  2. Belt: Oscar de la Renta
  3. Shoes: Christian Louboutin
  4. Handbag: Kate Spade


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


  1. Blouse: Forever 21
  2. Skirt: Kate Spade Madison Avenue
  3. Shoes: Jimmy Choo (strassed by me in Siam Crystal)

Last week:

  1. Top: Banana Republic
  2. Skirt: Kate Spade
  3. Shoes: SJP

  1. Dress: Vintage
  2. Belt: Thrifted
  3. Necklace: vintage
  4. Shoes: Christian Louboutin

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

  1. Dress: Kate Spade
  2. Shoes: Christian Louboutin

And yes another week at Dancing with the Stars! (This was a week ago, I didn’t go last night) Nyle was the nicest gentleman, his dancing amazes me every week! Now that our girl is off the show I am pulling for him!

  1. Dress: Kate Spade (currently at outlets!)
  2. Shoes: Christian Louboutin strassed by me
  3. Handbag: Kate Spade

I’ve also made a lot of cakes, and Macarons:

Sugar flowers! (Yes I made them all)

Until next time,


Red, Navy, & Sequins?!

Sometimes I just have to make the title funny, why not? It amuses me, so I assume someone else out there gets a laugh at how utterly ridiculous I am!

What I wore today:





Cardigan: Kate Spade (forgot I had this!)
Blouse: Banana Republic
Skirt: Anthropologie (secondhand)
Belt: Kate Spade
Shoes: Christian Louboutin

I did not wear a smashing necklace today because my neck has been bothering me. I am going to blame watching the Olympics on my iPad and all the French Macarons I’ve been making. Speaking of those, I was at it again tonight!



That’s a vanilla macaron with a salted caramel cream inside. I also made chocolate, chocolate mint and coffee. This weekend I will whip up more almond, before shipping a huge order back east. I have been super good and have only snuck in 2-3 since last week. I consider THAT an act of God!!

I also got two boxes of lovelies from the Kate Spade outlet this afternoon. This purse:


And the matching dress:


It’s the exact same style/cut as the black one my husband bought me Saturday in Palm Springs. When they had this one come in to the outlet on Sunday, well, he jumped on the bandwagon and bought it! Now I just need an occasion to wear it. It’s quite blinding in the sun!!!! I know this dress really made the rounds before the holiday season last year, and I loved it then, but not at the $799 price tag!! It was discounted enough that I couldn’t say no.

Where would you wear it? I mean I would wear it to take the kids to school and maybe throw on my fur coat, but that might be pushing it a little. I would totally wear ballgowns every day if I could get away with it and it wasn’t such a pain to drive my car in a big dress. But that’s me. I love to channel my inner princess as much as possible.

Don’t forget to check out my blog sale. So far u have dresses listed, will be adding other items soon. I am open to negotiation as well.

Until next time,


What I’m Wearing

I was dragging this morning! We stayed until California Adventure closed at 8pm last night, then ran through the HUGE Disney store, and got home just after 10pm. Lots of walking yesterday, but my feet do not hurt! I’ll have to post about our adventures! (another post)

My thrown together look today


The Rundown:
Cardigan: Tracy Reese
Blouse: Lauren Conrad for Kohls
Skirt: Escada
Shoes: Miu Miu
Handbag: Kate Spade

Last time I wore this ensemble, I had some chunky beads and layered necklaces. Due to the slight sunburn from yesterday, I didn’t torture myself!

My bag


And a peek into my current project! (what you see took about an hour)


I am so so so so excited to finish these shoes. But I can already tell you, it’s going to be a painful tedious process!!! I’ll do a details post at some point.

Happy Thursday! Tomorrow is Friday! (yay!!!) I am laying low this weekend, I’ve delivered all my orders and I’m going to enjoy mother’s day. With sleep. And glueing crystals on shoes.

Until next time,



I mean the color pool, not an actual pool!

I saw a really stunning bag at Kate Spade last Friday, it wasn’t the bag so much as the color. This pale creamy blue, “pool”.

In target I saw these


Same color!!

Now to email the outlet for a sale update.

Here’s the bag (yes, I swiped the picture from eBay, here’s the auction: Kate Spade Blue Quinn )


I just love the color!!!

Off to dream about it!

Until next time,



I ❤ getting a package from Kate Spade! They always wrap so beautifully!

Today this came


Ohhhh, so pretty!

What’s inside?


A sticker! Pretty tissue paper! (although, I much prefer the gold striped tissue paper they had in 2011, just saying)

And the, voila!


It’s a rather long story as to how this came into my possession, but it doesn’t matter! Now I suppose I will have to break down and buy the tshirt. Slightly a waste, as a. It’s white (yikes!) and b. it’s a tshirt! (something I rarely wear)

I also had another wrapped box in my shipment, but as its a birthday present for a friend, I shall keep it under wraps. I’m not sure if she reads this!

On another note, stopped into the outlet in Cabazon today. I didn’t buy anything, but they had some great deals! I’m heading to Vegas this weekend, so a stop in Primm on the way up is a must.

Until next time,