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Weekend Recap

Yesterday, I had the most amazing day! I drive for the high school kids, and while they do their event, I go explore the area closeby. Yesterday I dropped kids off in Cypress (right by Disneyland! Soooo missed my annual pass!!), and then another mom drove as well and she tagged along. As she had never been to downtown LA, well, I felt obliged to show her some fun spots!!!

We started at the fashion district, which was insane!!! I really didn’t buy too much, just a couple of baubles for something next month and a few small items for my daughter. But I have to say, if you are a fan of leggings? That is the place to go! Wowzers!!! Lots of great dresses, blouses, 3-4 items for $10. Nothing really up my alley, but I know where I will be taking my daughter shopping when she’s a teenager! It was discount Forever 21 haven!

My outfit:

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Cardigan: Kate Spade
Skirt: Kate Spade
Shoes: Multi-Strass Manolo Blahnik flats I did

After the fashion district and a quick stop at my favorite crystal shop, we popped over to Exposition Park and had lunch at Freebirds (Chipotle on steroids!), and then a pit stop at Bottega Louie:

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Before chauffeur duties came back up, I did stop at the Kate Spade outlet at the Citadel in LA. It must be one of the larger outlets I’ve been too! Sadly I felt that it was so-so. Most of the clothing was made for the outlet (and the quality was frankly, quite yuck!), and the few non-outlet items they had were more expensive (even on sale!!), than they were on the website (or had been during various sales). I did not buy a single thing! I wasn’t even tempted. Well, I was, but the two things I really wanted were not even close to being in my size!

And today I wore this to church, bringing Palm Sunday a couple months early:

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And came home, finally opening my cookie boxes from Bottega Louie:

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Sooooo yummy! I am highly inspired to bake this week, I think I may play around with some new macaron flavours.

My parting shot for today? I found my shadow! And my husbands!!

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Until next time,

Jules


Week in Review

Well, another week has passed and I realize “omgineedtoblog!!!!”. Whoops! My kids have been off on adventures with their grandparents, and The Engineer and I have been enjoying quiet evenings at home.

Right. Sort of anyway! I’ve been working a lot this week, so it’s been a little crazy!

Some outfit recaps:

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Sweater: Target
Belt: Thrifted
Skirt: Anthropologie, but secondhand
Shoes: Miu Miu

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Cardigan: Target
Blouse: Nanette Lepore
Skirt: Thrifted
Shoes: Jimmy Choo

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Cardigan: Target
Skirt: Ann Taylor
Shoes: Strassed Jimmy Choo flats

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Cardigan: Red
Skirt: Marc Jacobs
Shoes: Christian Louboutin (but I later slipped on my Montana Strassed simples. I had to clean a storage unit out that morning…which I will share later)

Yesterday I was a shameless outfit repeater:

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Cardigan: Kate Spade
Skirt: Thrifted (no tags)
Shoes: Jimmy Choo Strassed flats
Handbag: Kate Spade

And today I embraced Faux Fuchsia’s “Save the homeless sequins” campaign (post a photo of your sequins on Instagram with the hashtag #sequinsarekey to save your homeless sequins!!!) Luff her and Luff her blog!! (You should too) Faux Fuchsia

My Sequins (AND animal print!!)

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Cardigan: Kate Spade
Skirt: Kenneth Cole
Brooch on skirt: Vintage
Shoes: Strassed Jimmy Choo flats

Other adventures this week include (but not limited to!)

A trip to Bottega Louie with a friend I hadn’t seen in over 15 years! We had lunch:

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Then desserts:

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I turned my house into downtown LA:

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Okay, so I didn’t truly buy out the fabric district/old costume warehouse or anything. I keep acquiring these things. People call me when they need to unload things. And me, being the secret hoarder that I am, is happy to oblige. On the bright side, I did not buy excess items for my self in LA this past week! In fact, I’ve been quite good lately.

Well, kind of. But it’s still in the mail so I am in denial.

I also made tacos & creme brûlée this past week for dinner/dessert one night while having a Tom Cruise movie marathon night:

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And lastly for this post, I made macarons last night, because you know, the pile I bought at Bottega Louie wasn’t enough!

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So, happy October! I’m making this whole month a fun celebration in honor of me being an October baby. Of course I already have my present, but I imagine I shall fine something to buy myself for moi. You know, something small, er shoe-ish.

Have a lovely weekend!

Until next time,

Jules