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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,


Springing Forward

I am saying it….I really dislike time changes. Throws everything off! However, I will say the weather is SO gorgeous today, I am willing to forgive the lost hour. (As if I had a choice!!) But in all seriousness, yesterday and today has been simply sublime weather!! 

Since I didn’t post my outfit yesterday, here it is:

  1. Cardigan: Banana Republic Outlet (purchased this past Friday)
  2. Dress: Kate Spade Sonja Dress (Nordstrom, was not available through Kate Spade. I picked it up for under $100 at the rack earlier this year)
  3. Belt: Ebay 
  4. Shoes: Jimmy Choo
  5. Handbag: Kate Spade Rachelle in Ballet Slipper Pink 

Today I whipped out another recent dress purchase, this from the big outlet sale a couple of weekends ago. The Citadel store did not have my size, but the lovely ladies at the Gretna, Nebraska store did (along with dresses for friends!) and it was shipped to me wrapped all pretty! I have been eyeing this dress since last spring, never quite pulling the trigger. Glad I waited, as it was well under $100!! 

  1. Dress: Kate Spade Gayle Dress (outlet exclusive. Also came in black & cream, which I already own)
  2. Belt: off eBay (search “bow belt”, they are usually under $1 with free shipping)
  3. Shoes: Kate Spade (off fifth purchase, I believe these and the silver ones I have were a Saks Fifth Ave exclusive)

I also carried my pink handbag from yesterday. I loved the pink with the Orange and cream! I had a cardigan for church, but it only lasted while at church…no need for it today!!

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Until next time,



Those who follow me on Instagram, I’m sure you have seen my little teasers for my giveaway!! Keep those entries coming! I have received the emails, I am keeping track.

Today was errands, meetings, and some crafting. This evening baking, writing, and cleaning!


Cardigan: Banana Republic Outlet
Blouse: Old Navy
Belt: thrifted
Skirt: Escada
Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Handbag: Kate Spade

Those of you who do not have Instagram? Some giveaway teaser shots!




Hmmm, so many possibilities!

Until next time,



Whew, today things have calmed down a tad. That will change tomorrow, as the children go on fall break, and we are packing up for 10 days on “va-cay”, to use some beach slang (my version anyway!)

Today I pulled some different items out, in addition to recent standby items. I’ve just had alot of crazy life stuff lately, and I am SO unorganized clothing wise right now!


Cardigan: Kate Spade, off eBay
Blouse: Banana Republic Outlet (under $10)
Skirt: Escada, thrifted (under $5)
Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Handbag: Kate Spade Maryann

I’m really into yellows right now. And fall colors. It’s still 90+ degrees here though, so I’m really fooling myself with a cardigan!

Until next time,


What I’m Wearing

I had a meeting with a client tonight, another event on my books. Whew, they say when you have a 90% or higher booking rate, it’s time to increase prices. But with our economy, I’d rather be that gal who keeps it simple and works with couples on a budget. I really love what I do!!

What I carry for consults:


Hey, makes it easy to find me. “I’m the blonde with the bag that says eat cake for breakfast. And I’ll have a small box of cupcakes for you”

My rather boring outfit:


The Rundown:
Blouse: Banana Republic, $9 at the outlet (I have another similar, same color)
Skirt: Kate Spade Esti skirt (the cost per wear on this is pennies at this point I’m sure!!!)
Shoes: Black Jimmy Choo Flats (I have a pair in bone coming. Snagged the bone color on eBay for $30!!!)
Handbag: Eat Cake for Breakfast Kate Spade bag

And so I go back to work this evening. This is what I’m working on:


A sugar shoe!!! So excited for this one.

Until next time,


What I’m Wearing

Sadly I bruised my toes the other day, so my shoe choices are very limited!! (poor toesies are all black and blue!!) I need light open sandals that are either loose or slightly big (today its the latter)


The Rundown:
Blouse: Banana Republic Outlet, $9.99 on sale (also worn on Monday)
Skirt: Banana Republic, off eBay (under $10)
Belt: Kohls, $2 (on sale)
Shoes: Ross, $10
Handbag: Black Kate Spade Elena (microfiber) Christmas present from my better half.

My bag


I actually don’t own a black leather handbag! I used to have a gorgeous Prada one, but after 7+ years of lugging it around I traded it with someone for something new.

I should remedy that!

It’s going to be gorgeous here today, 85+ degrees! Yay!

Until next time,