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Wednesday

This week is flying! My husband gets Friday off, which makes tomorrow our “Friday”. Which I am excited about! We have a packed weekend, our oldest is running CIF Prelims this weekend for cross country and then Sunday morning we will be at the post-race water table at the Disneyland Superheros Half Marathon!

Some recent outfits:

  1. Dress: Kate Spade (old)
  2. Belt: secondhand
  3. Shoes: Kate Spade

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

  1. Dress: Vintage
  2. Belt: Oscar de la Renta
  3. Shoes: Kate Spade

  1. Cardigan: Kate Spade
  2. Top: Banana Republic
  3. Skirt: Kate Spade
  4. Shoes: Kate Spade
  5. Necklace: Kate Spade

  1. Dress: Kate Spade
  2. Belt: Kate Spade
  3. Shoes: Ivanka Trump

And a recent addition handbag-wise:

I daren’t spill the beans on how inexpensive this bag was…but I will confess I also bought the rosy pink one too. OOPS! Total fluke find at my local outlet. 

On a more somber note, I know our country is in the middle of much turmoil. I typically avoid political posts/subjects, just because this is a fashion/FUN/shopaholic diary/blog, but I know it’s been a very emotional couple of days for so many. I don’t know what the future of America is, I just know we WILL survive because we always have. I hope healing can begin after a very ugly and brutal campaign cycle and that we will be okay. I have stayed neutral this entire time on any social media/internet platform, and will continue to do so. But my heart hurts for all the hate and violence, from everyone. 

Until next time,

Jules


Friday!

Oh hello Friday, so nice to see you! I’m super excited for the weekend ahead and the holiday next week!

Yesterday I wore this: 

    
   

  1. Cardigan: Kate Spade
  2. Skirt: French Connection
  3. Shoes: SJP

And today: 

  

   

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

I also started a new project: 

    
 
Super excited for this pair! I have a pink strassed flats, but not heels. I’m using several shades of pink stones, I really am liking the effect. Hope you have a great weekend ahead, you know what’s going to be occupying my weekend!

Until next time,

Jules


Wednesday?!

Wait, what?! It’s Wednesday already?! Yikes!! This is the last week of the kids’ fall break and I am just all out of wack! 

Yesterday I wore this: 

    
 

  1. Dress: Kate Spade
  2. Belt: Secondhand (I think it was handmade)
  3. Shoes: Christian Louboutin

And today: 

  

    
 

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

I’ve had the shoes I wore today for a few months, but couldn’t bring myself to wear them!! That first time wearing a new pair of Louboutins is SO HARD!!!! But I’m glad I did, today was just an awful, no-good, very bad day! That little sparkly “love” helped though! 

Until next time,

Jules


Monday Blues

Monday oh Monday. After having the last week (nearly) “off”, today was a little rough. I remember why I don’t like to be gone from home for long periods of time, between sleeping in strange beds, to breaking our normal routine, but I am thankful we went and my husband and I had some kid-free time away from our home! (Thanks to my BRAVE mom and dad who hosted the kids at “camp” for the whole time!!!)

I admit to not taking many photos of outfits while we were gone, mainly due to the lighting in the hotel in Phoenix, and our weekend here in Southern California was mostly phone-free. (I admit to checking Facebook and Instagram, but I didn’t post anything. Which is hard for me!!) But I will share some of my brilliant shopping finds while I was gone! 

These gorgeous clutches, the pink is Ted Baker & the blue Kate Spade:  
The Kate Spade”world map” scarves in BOTH colors!

    
One of the many SJP shoes I bought…I love these as I did now own a nude pair of shoes before.

 This GORGEOUS Halston Heritage dress. The tailoring on it is sublime:

 
Some outfits: 

Tueaday, my first shopping “adventure” (hit outlets + secret shopping spot) 

    
 

  1. Cardigan: Kate Spade
  2. Dress: Kate Spade (via The Real Real)
  3. Belt: Kate Spade
  4. Shoes: Sophia Webster Remmie

I changed for dinner that night into this:

  1. Dress: Kate Spade 
  2. Belt: Ted Baker
  3. Shoes: Jimmy Choo 
  4. Necklace: Kate Spade
  5. Clutch: Ted Baker

The dress, clutch & shoes were all purchased while in Arizona. All 3 pieces were under $100 TOTAL. I know. I was dying. See my ridiculous facial expression? And my poor discarded Sophia Webster Remmie heels in the bottom right corner? I got the best compliment from a server at the restaurant, really set the tone for the whole trip! 

Wednesday, another trip to the secret shopping spot (this time not so overwhelmed and armed with a list for friends! I also hit the big mall in Scottsdale to visit Kate Spade. I didn’t buy anything at the mall, just redeemed all my birthday month freebies!) 

    
 

  1. Blouse: Kohls (old, I need to find a replacement!)
  2. Skirt: Anthropologie
  3. Belt: Secondhand
  4. Shoes: Kate Spade

I also changed again for dinner, because I’m a girl, and when you find gorgeous clothes you want to wear them ASAP!  

 

  1. Dress: Halston Heritage 
  2. Clutch: Kate Spade
  3. Shoes: SJP

This was before I had finished my hair, I was still deciding on shoes and clutch. (See discarded shoe pile!) I’ve had these SJP heels for quite a while, however I wish I had waited as they were cheaper in Az. Alas, not to be! But I scored enough other gorgeous shoes for so cheap it evens out I suppose! This Halson dress was under $40, and the clutch was under $50. The dress is that gorgeous heavy silk faille fabric Kate Spade used to use. It’s very well made and I love that the hem is slightly weighted down, perfect for the windy desert I live in!!!

Thursday I slipped my new red dress on again (why oh why did I pack all those clothes again?!), and dragged my husband shopping. (I know, I have ISSUES. We had a ball though. We laughed and snorted and didn’t get lost once!) 

 

  1. Dress: Kate Spade
  2. Belt: secondhand
  3. Shoes: SJP (I’m becoming a huge fan of her shoes!!!)

And Friday for the trek back to California and our anniversary trip (very belated!! We had intended to stay over but my husband was on call all weekend, so we had to be fairly close to home) 

    
 

  1. Cardigan: Kate Spade
  2. Skirt: Topshop
  3. Shoes: Christian Louboutin, strassed by me

And finally today: 

    
 

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

I know, outfit repeater!!! Sometimes I fall in love with an article of clothing that I want to wear it ALL THE TIME! I’m sure this is pretty standard!! The dress I wore today is a nice fabric, cut so it won’t fly in the wind, and best of all has pockets! I have a short week before we take off yet again (however this is a last minute thing, as family situations usually are), and I needed comfort and function today as I caught up from a week gone and a short week home. I am thankful the kids have a two week break, as it allows us to have some flexibility in scheduling! So while I’m “back”, it’s still going to be a short week!

If you have questions about any of my shopping finds, please shoot me an email. I know some of the places are closely guarded secret shopping spots, and I completely understand why! And now someone PLEASE take away my Visa card, it needs a break! (And I need to unload some pieces in my closet before anymore additions!!) I even managed to not buy a thing during the sale on sale this weekend! Whew. 

Until next time,

Jules


Weekend Review

Another weekend has come and gone. We had an interesting week last week, and I just got consumed in real life instead of virtual life. But I did take SOME photos!

Last Thursday: 

 

  1. Blouse: Anthropologie, but I got it secondhand.
  2. Belt: Old Navy (10+ years old)
  3. Skirt: from a friend
  4. Shoes: Kate Spade

Friday: 

    
 

  1. Dress: Kate Spade
  2. Belt: came with dress
  3. Shoes: Thrifted
  4. Handbag: Kate Spade

And today: 

  

    
   

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

I didn’t snap any photo of that gorgeous moon last night, but wasn’t it insane?! I love seeing natures beauty!

Have a wonderful week! Until next time,

Jules


Dots!!!

Today I had major clothing anxiety. As in, MAJOR CLOTHING ANXIETY! I had picked this out, but my feet are swollen and so the shoes didn’t work (stupid arthritis!):  

  1. Cardigan & Skirt: Kate Spade
  2. Shoes: Christian Louboutin

So then I put this on (it was supposed to be windy today) 

 

  1. Cardigan & Skirt: Kate Spade
  2. Shoes: Christian Louboutin

By this point I felt like goldilocks….the shoes were NOT WORKING! So I ended up in this…a good old standby: 

    
 

  1.  Dress, Cardigan & Bag: Kate Spade
  2. Shoes: Christian Louboutin

However I managed to spill coffee on myself, followed by macaron batter (yes I bake in my clothes…and sometimes I remember to wear an apron!), and so I changed AGAIN to go to bible study tonight: 

    
   

  1. Cardigan, Skirt & Bag: Kate Spade
  2. Shoes: Christian Louboutin

Okay, so maybe I just wanted to whip out that pretty new blue bag I caved and bought this morning at the outlet. Hey, it’s cross country season and this bag is school spirit wear! (Orange and Blue!!)

Oh and I made tons of these…and will be back at it tomorrow morning (along with a few dozen sugar roses!) as I booked another order for this weekend tonight: 

   
I am officially a French Macaron factory. Yum yum! I was good and didn’t eat them either. We shall see how long that lasts.

Until next time,

Jules

 


Shoe Repeat

Yes, I repeated my shoes from yesterday today! Those sparkly bows are just TOO MUCH FUN!! 

   
         

  1. Top: thrifted, $1 (best $1 I ever spent! This lace blouse is like Teflon!!!)
  2. Skirt: Kate Spade
  3. Shoes: Kate Spade

You can see I’m still tired from the weekend. I had to wear my contacts today because I left my prescription sunglasses in my husband’s car last night (oops!!!). 

I popped up to the outlet, to see all the new pieces. And once again FORGOT TO TAKE PHOTOS! Duh!! Needless to say the fall bags are adorable, I LOVE the rich colors. I wasn’t excited about any of the apparel, but I don’t need anything anyway. At this point I’m waiting for a couple of the late summer dresses to go on sale and I’m probably done for the year on dresses (unless I find one of the few older ones I still have on my “wish list”). I did however buy these: 

Honestly, I am unsure about the wristlet, but decided I better just buy it, or else I will decide I WANT it and it won’t be available. Sigh. I love the coin purse! I’ll probably pop up there when they have their Labor Day weekend sale going on, and hopefully I will remember photos then! If you love either of these pieces, I do suggest purchasing ASAP, as the novelty bags sell out so quick!!

Until next time,

Jules