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Hello March

So it’s been a month since my last post. Right after my last post my daughter had a medical emergency at school, and our new “normal” we had just adjusted too was turned utterly UPSIDE DOWN. I have always respected parents who take care of sick children, knowing it’s difficult and being unable to imagine what they are going through. Well, now I understand. Watching your 12-year old daughter go from this vibrant child to requiring a wheelchair and spending much of our time in Drs offices is the most difficult thing EVER. It sure does make you reflect on priorities!! Oh, and pants. Because sometimes trying to wrangle a wheelchair in a skirt is very very difficult!

Some recent outfits:

  1. Cardigan: Neiman Marcus Cashmere
  2. Dress: Kate Spade
  3. Shoes: Jimmy Choo
  4. Handbag & Belt: Kate Spade

This was my Valentine’s Day outfit….we had lots of deliveries and Drs appointments!

  1. Scarf: Kate Spade (at outlets currently)
  2. Blouse: Nanette Lenore
  3. Cardigan: Target
  4. Pants: Banana Republic
  5. Shoes: Jimmy Choo
  6. Handbag: Kate Spade

  1. Scarf: Kate Spade
  2. Tshirt & Cardigan: Banana Republic
  3. Pants: Banana Republic
  4. Shoes: Jimmy Choo

  1. Tshirt & Cardigan: Banana Republic
  2. Skirt & Shoes: Kate Spade

  1. Sweater: Kate Spade
  2. Pants: Banana Republic (I have several pairs)
  3. Shoes: Kate Spade

  1. Cardigan: Banana Republic
  2. Dress & Belt: Kate Spade
  3. Shoes: Jimmy Choo

  1. Cardigan: Talbots
  2. Tshirt: Banana Republic
  3. Skirt & Bag: Kate Spade
  4. Shoes: Manolo Blahnik, stressed by me

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

  1. Sweater: Banana Republic
  2. Blouse & Jeans: Kate Spade
  3. Shoes: Jimmy Choo 

  1. Cardigan: C Wonder
  2. Blouse: Kohls
  3. Skirt: Vintage
  4. Shoes: Christian Louboutin

  1. Coat & Dress: Kate Spade
  2. Shoes: Christian Louboutin
  3. Handbag: Hermes (a beautiful bag, but I don’t carry it very often)

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

  1. Sweater: Kate Spade
  2. Skirt: Kate Spade
  3. Shoes & Bag: Kate Spade

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

  1. Cardigan: Banana Republic
  2. Dress & Shoes: Kate Spade

  1. Bolero: The Limited
  2. Dress: Kate Spade
  3. Belt: Alannah Hill
  4. Handbag: Kate Spade

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

We went to a private party to view the Oscars last month:

Best part of my dress? It has pockets!!!


A cake I made for a Quinceñera last month. 

Until next time,

Jules


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:

Today:

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

Yesterday:

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

Sunday:

  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,

Jules


An Update of Sorts

Oh boy y’all, it’s been INSANE! Like “I want to crawl into a hole at the end of each day” insane. Lots of French Macarons, and lots of trips to LA for Dancing with the Stars, plus some amazing shopping trips, add in having 4 kids, and voila! By the end of the day I am just DONE. But here’s a few of my favorite outfits from the last few weeks (and maybe a fun backstage moment from Dancing with the Stars!):

   
   

  1. Dress: Prada, under $50 at Last Call (wait, WHAT?! I know right?! Our Last Call is INSANE right now! Price tag had $2065 on it!!)
  2. Belt: Ted Baker, $10 outlet find
  3. Shoes: Kate Spade (via The Real Real)

   
  

   
 

  1. Cardigan: Kate Spade (via The Real Real, it’s an older one I’ve been looking for for YEARS!)
  2. Skirt: Vintage (talk about an investment piece….this $6 skirt has gotten so much wear)
  3. Shoes: Christian Louboutin
  4. Handbag: Kate Spade (Small Rachelle, outlet style, and my favorite bag shape/style)

   
  

 

  1.  Cardigan: Banana Republic Outlet
  2. Dress: Kate Spade (currently at outlets for $89.99)
  3. Belt & Necklace: Thrifted
  4. Shoes: Kate Spade

   
  

    
   

  1. Dress: Adrianna Papell (Nordstrom rack, under $50)
  2. Shoes: Christian Louboutin (strassed by me)
  3. Necklace: Kate Spade
  4. And yes, Jodie Sweetin! She’s such a doll, I love her story of redemption and seeing how she is growing as a dancer. The judges were dumb on Monday night, her dance was AWESOME. My fan girl moments are done though, I’ll try to play it cool next week! LOL

 
  

   

  1. Cardigan: BR Outlet
  2. Dress: Kate Spade
  3. Belt: Thrifted
  4. Shoes: Jimmy Choo
  5. Necklace: Kate Spade

   
  

    
 

  1. Cardigan: Kate Spade (another The Real Real find!!! Eeks! I was excited for the new bumblebee one, but after finally hunting this one down, I’m not going to buy it, I really wanted this one!)
  2. Skirt: Kate Spade (another older piece)
  3. Shoes: Kate Spade

   
  

   

  1. Cardigan: Kate Spade (another older cardigan! I really LOVE the pieces from 4-6 years ago)
  2. Skirt: Kate Spade
  3. Shoes: SJP 

     
  

 

  1.  Dress: Kate Spade
  2. Belt: Target
  3. Necklace: Target
  4. Shoes & Handbag: Kate Spade

 
  

  1. Dress: Kate Spade (when in Vegas….right?!)
  2. Shoes: Christian Louboutin
  3. Handbag: Kate Spade

 
    
  

 

  1.  Cardigan: Kate Spade
  2. Blouse: Kate Spade
  3. Pants: Kate Spade
  4. Shoes: Christian Louboutin
  5. Handbag & Necklace: Kate Spade

Those are my favorite looks from the last couple of weeks. I still can’t get over the Prada dress find….I know it’s just a simple pink sundress, but I LOVE IT. It was really windy yesterday and it held up pretty well, I didn’t flash anyone!

On a Kate Spade note, new arrivals at the outlets:  (photos were sent to me…I went up to our local one last night but didn’t buy anything)

  

    
 And flamingo keychains are back! (So don’t get duped on eBay y’all!!!)

And I did French Macarons & Salted Chocolate Chip cookies for the Houston Flagship store….to celebrate the launch of their April collection:    

   
 
Did you attend Emily’s tea party? Sadly I was in Vegas for a business conference, but I was totally there in spirit! I also ordered a pile of stuff during friends and family weekend…which I shall have to debut at some point. 

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 


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


Racked Article

I was recently contacted by a reporter from Racked (a favorite source for fashion news!) in regards to my adoration for Kate Spade. Well, the secret is out….want to now how many dresses I truly own? Hop on over to Racked, Kate Spade’s Shiny Sparkly Success Story written by Chavie Lieber to find out more!

Some outfit recaps as well (it’s been bananas in my life lately):  

 

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

  

  1. Cardigan: Kate Spade
  2. Dress: Kate Spade (from the early clothing years)
  3. Belt: JCrew
  4. Shoes: Kate Spade

   
  

 

  1. Dress: Eliza J
  2. Necklace: Kate Spade
  3. Shoes: Christian Louboutin, strassed by me

And so much baking this week! Green eggs for Dr Seuss day: 

 
Until next time,

Jules


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,

Jules