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November

Wait, it’s November? And we have a time change coming? *head spins* How is this possible?! This year has FLOWN by! There is a silver lining this weekend….additional 30% off sale items at Kate Spade!

I am trying to not look (it’s very hard). I really don’t need another dress. In fact, I should probably continue to clear my closet out. 

Some recent outfits….I’ve been settling into the “new normal”, and combined with the insane hot/cold/hot/cold weather patterns which flares up my health challenges (ugh), but still make an attempt to dress every day! 

  1. Cardigan: Kate Spade (old)
  2. Dress: Broome Street (outlet SCORE)
  3. Belt & Shoes: Kate Spade

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

*looks up* Halloween as “Mary Poppins”….I also had a hat, cape & umbrella. It was so cold I ended up wrapped in a blanket to pass out candy!!

  1. Sweater: Banana Republic Outlet (picked up in 2015, not a recent purchase)
  2. Skirt: Kate Spade (old)
  3. Shoes & Handbag: Kate Spade

This one was head to toe Kate Spade (I am aware I have a problem!!)

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

  1. Cardigan: Barney’s
  2. Dress: Kate Spade
  3. Belt, Necklace & Handbag: Kate Spade
  4. Shoes: Christian Louboutin

  1. Shirt: Banana Republic
  2. Skirt: Kate Spade
  3. Shoes: Manolo Blahnik
  4. Handbag: Kate Spade

Some photos of the new holiday items at the outlets:

The pink polka dot bags are not real leather, but they sure are cute! I did pick up a penguin, I mean, with my collection of creatures I HAD too. He’s super cute! I haven’t made it into specialty, but there is some super cute pieces online. I’m not excited about the apparel (which my closet is probably excited about!), but they nailed it on keychains and glitter this year. 

Until next time,

Jules


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


Pineapples and PANTS?!

Ah yes, I started my day in pants. Merely because I was cold this morning and knew I was spending the morning catching up wih email and other various computer related “work” (and I still have a huge pile!). So I started the day in this:





  1. Cardigan: Ann Taylor
  2. Top: JCrew
  3. Pants: Banana Republic
  4. Shoes: Christian Louboutin

But I did throw this on to go out with my husband, not that he cares, but it WAS our weekly Costco “date”, so I figured making an attempt at “date attire” was required:







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

Don’t forget to enter my giveaway!

Until next time,

Jules


Monday Monday

It’s Monday. Why are Mondays always so hard? Is it a mental thing ingrained in us? Oh the things we ponder!

Saturday I wore this:

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Dress: Kate Spade Gayle (outlet dress)
Belt: Kate Spade
Shoes: Christian Louboutin Simples
Handbag: Kate Spade (my recent surprise sale splurge!)

Today I have the luxury of staying home all day! I’m working on some computer stuff, transferring files off my old laptop so my youngest can use it for homework. I still pulled myself together, even though I am just doing the kid dropoff/pickups today!

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Top: Target T-Shirt (sale find, $3)
Skirt: Ann Taylor, Thrifted under $5
Shoes: Christian Louboutin Simples

Yes, I have an affinity for Christian Louboutin Simple pumps. They are just SO comfortable, for me that is. Anyway, hope y’all have a great Monday!

Until next time,

Jules


Stripes!!

Today was full of stripes!!! Seems to be a thing with me lately come to think of it.

My outfit today:

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Cardigan: Ann Taylor
Dress: Kate Spade (outlet dress)
Belt: Kate Spade (eBay, was NWT)
Shoes: Kate Spade
Necklace: Burlington Coat Factory

This dress! I had been shown it a few months ago at my favorite outlet, but passed because it does not have pockets (the horror!). But my husband and I saw it this past Sunday, and I actually tried it on. Well, the rest is history. Probably helped that it was on uber-sale (right at $100), so it came home with us. And the belt was an awesome eBay find a while back (under $20).

And that folks is how I broke my most recent “I’m done buying dresses!!” “Ban”. Whoops! However, I see this dress being a workhorse in my wardrobe, it’s a nice light cotton, fits well, and can be worn so many ways. My only complaint is lack of pockets, but I have so many other dresses with them, I shall survive. I love the feel of it, AND it passed the “windy day” test, which is always important where I live!

Hope your Thursday was grand! I got to make a super fun cake tonight, but cannot reveal it until after it is delivered tomorrow morning. It’s very cute.

Until next time,

Jules


Saturday Magic

Why magic you ask? Well, let me show you! I had a friend request a special cake for her daughter, and oh boy I couldn’t be more thrilled with how it came out!!

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What a fun surprise for the birthday girl tomorrow!!

What I wore today:

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Cardigan: Banana Republic
Dress: Ann Taylor (thrifted)
Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Handbag: Kate Spade

This afternoon I’m having my hair overhauled, not quite sure what will happen with it, but it desperately needs a change!

Tomorrow should be fun, I have some exciting festivities to attend, I hope I remember to snap some photos!

Until next time,

Jules


Mid Week Crazy!!!

Whew, it’s been a whirlwind couple of days!! First, what I wore today:

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Cardigan: Ann Taylor (outlet)
Skirt: Marc Jacobs (thrifted)
Shoes: Christian Louboutin (eBay)
Handbag: Kate Spade (super sale @ the Desert Hills outlet store. Call them, they are AWESOME!!!!)

The big thing today though was cake! First I delivered this rustic beauty to a mid-week mountain wedding:

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And then this treasure was for a birthday, ordered by the young mans girlfriend who is many states away(love stories like this!! I once had a gentleman order a cake for his wife while stationed overseas, best moment ever upon delivery!!)

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Apparently Totoro is an anime character. Isn’t he adorable? This one was a hard one to part with!!!

Then I had two more exciting orders this afternoon for some unique items/cakes, I always adore a new challenge!!

Don’t forget to enter to win a Kate Spade bag!!

https://katespadegirl.com/2014/03/03/oscar-sunday-giveaway/

And don’t forget Instagram!

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Good luck!

Until next time,

Jules