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Tuesday

Oh Tuesday….I have spent the last 3 Tuesday’s at the car dealership, but hopefully today was the last for a bit! We had to unload an older car (hey, it had 290,000 miles on it!!), and I bought a new to me car, but it had a minor issue that took a bit of time to diagnose and fix. But it has allowed some fun adventures! Last Tuesday we ended up down in Orange County, and today I popped over to Glendale. I think all my running is catching up, as I seem to be catching a bit of a summer cold (ugh!), which is ironic considering its 100+ degrees out! 

But I still pulled myself together (somewhat, my hair is in a ponytail.)

  1. Blouse: JCrew
  2. Belt: Target
  3. Skirt: Anthropologie
  4. Shoes: Sam Edelman 

I bought this lovely eyeshadow palette last week, where has this been all my life? Eyeshadow that looks AND smells like chocolate?! YES PLEASE! 


Too Faced sponsored a pop up at the grove last Friday:

I cannot believe my daughter is 12! I don’t feel old enough for this y’all!!!! She’s totally starting to steal some of my dresses (the one she has on is French Connection). I’m in for it for sure!

Until next time,

Jules


Whoops

So, yeah, another week has passed! I’ve been in and out of town again, and with the time and weather change, snapping photographs has not been a priority around here! 

Some recaps: 

    
   

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

   
  

 

  1. Cardigan: Ross (tag has fallen out)
  2. Skirt: Kate Spade
  3. Shoes: Christian Louboutin
  4. Necklace: glass pearls with a Ben Amun brooch

  

  1. Sweater: Banana Republic Outlet
  2. Pants: Banana Republic Outlet
  3. Shoes: Sam Edleman

   
    
 

  1. Blouse: Kohls
  2. Belt: Thrifted 
  3. Skirt: Anthropologie (but I got it secondhand)
  4. Shoes: Christian Louboutin

Yes, I bought a pair of pants AND a cat sweater. I couldn’t resist! 

The highlight of my week was spending Friday with a pile of friends at Disneyland…AND we got on during a soft opening run of the new Hyperspace Mountian (Space Mountain with a Star Wars overlay)  

   
Cheers to all my “phonies”, and to those who ran any of the various Avengers races this weekend, CONGRATS!! This was the first race I didn’t work this whole year, and while I was super bummed, I needed my sleep today! I did see friends cross the finish on Friday at the 5k! There were some awesome costumes out there!  

    
   
I made lots of treats for dessert that night, someone else snapped this photo: 

 Yes, I wore my navy KateSpade sequin dress all day, and these shoes: 

Hey, they said it was a “Fall Ball”!

Of course a trip is NOT complete without a castle shot: 

 

And yesterday I stayed in my PJs and put this together: 

 

Looking forward to the week ahead, it’s a busy one! Tuesday I have some EXCITING plans, but I will wait to share them. Watch Instagram!

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


Weekend Review

Oh. My. Goodness. My weekend was bananas. Our weather has been changing and it has caused intense sinus pressure! Ugh. But rain and cooler weather is coming, so I consider it worth the frustration.

Some recent attire, starting with Friday: 

    
 

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

Saturday, to deliver a cake & have a costco date with my husband: 

    
 

  1. Dress: Kate Spade Marielle (spring 2014, they redid this for the outlets and some still have it on their sale rack!)
  2. Belt: Kate Spade
  3. Shoes: Christian Louboutin
  4. Handbag: Kate Spade

Sunday, for church: 

    
 

  1. Blouse: Kate Spade
  2. Belt: secondhand
  3. Skirt: Anthropologie
  4. Shoes: Kate Spade

And finally, today: 

    
    
 

  1. Blouse: Anthropologie (but I picked up at a thrift store for $1!)
  2. Belt: secondhand
  3. Skirt: Nordstrom Rack, $12
  4. Shoes: Christian Louboutin

And the beautiful cake I delivered on Saturday: 

    
 It turned out SO GORGEOUS!!!! And yes, those are sugar flowers!

Until next time,

Jules


Monday, AGAIN?!

Oh Monday, we meet once again. Our weather is changing (AGAIN!), and as such the winds picked up immensely. So today was a two-outfit kind of day (I secretly love it…I would love to change 3-4 times a day! I know.)

I started in this: 

    
    
 

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

And I changed into this, which I chose as it’s our school colors and tonight was the team meeting for fall sports!  

    
    
 

  1. Dress: Kate Spade
  2. Shoes: Christian Louboutin
  3. Handbag: Eugene (by Kate Spade of course)

Yes, I took Eugene tonight, and the best part? My husband ended up with him! My husband is the best at that, always carrying around my stuff. I think he secretly has as much fun with the snail as I did.

Did you know I’m having a blog sale? Proceeds will go to charity. Blog Sale I also have some items listed elsewhere, but the pricing is the same across the board. I recently donated a huge pile of clothing, but decided to keep a few things to sell and donate the proceeds to a worthy cause, Skip1, who builds kitchens and feeds people all over the world. I met Shelene a few weeks back and she really touched me. I have excess…time to spread it around just a bit!

Until next time,

Jules


Monday

Oh if ever there was a day for a case of the Mondays, it was today. I powered through AND got a nap AND managed to feed the family “on time”. I better up my meal planning game this week though!!!

Today I wore this: 

       

  1. Dress: Kate Spade
  2. Belt: Anthropologie
  3. Shoes: Kate Spade
  4. Handbag: Kate Spade Maryann (I’ve had it for over 3 years!)

And nope, I didn’t iron my dress. You can tell from my face I just did not care. Honestly? Today was a day that if I actually OWNED yoga pants, I would have probably worn them! 

We later went out and I took Pinky with me, as my big Maryann bag was just too heavy  

 

There’s a midnight black version too….it’s on the list. This little thing actually holds quite a bit! 

Until next time,

Jules