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Disneyland Day

Most women, ahem, my age (over 30 under 40) tend to enjoy a day at the spa. Being pampered. Me? I prefer a day at Disneyland with a handful of wonderful friends I have met over the last few years. We show up, we cruise the park, hop on a few rides, and EAT! Well, today was a Disney Day! Well, California Adventure to be exact (for me anyway, I didn’t park hop). The weather was spring like and gorgeous, so I wore this: 


  1. Cardigan: Kate Spade (outlet find 2+ years ago. Back when I would order from Woodbury Commons in NY)
  2. Dress: Kate Spade (this is an older style, 2012-ish?)
  3. Belt: Kate Spade (currently on sale!)
  4. Shoes: Christian Louboutin, strassed in Alexandrite AB
  5. Handbag: Kate Spade (outlet style)

I don’t normally take lots of photos on a Disney day, instead I mainly just enjoy being there. Today we decided to play some arcade games, and I snagged some great prizes (hint: EVERYONE wins at the go fish game!), I actually pulled 3 “medium” prize fish out of the tank today, which netted me 3 of these guys:


I also had many small creatures, to which we created some “Disney Magic” by passing them out to unsuspecting children on Paradise Pier. I brought some home for my kiddos as well….but for the Mickey’s? I gave one to my friend and so I have two left….unsure what will happen to these! But it sure was fun to “win” them!! Yes you have to pay to play, but it was fun and I feel worth every penny. Disney may be pricey, but I feel it’s worth every penny. No one does it like Disney, no one! 

I was out of there by 1:30, fighting traffic all the way home. But it was a nice escape from the stresses of the last week. Now it’s off to an early bedtime to finish the “spa” experience! 

Until next time,



Let me tell you…today was ONE OF THOSE DAYS y’all! Holy cow. 

I started in this: 


  1. Cardigan & Skirt: Kate Spade
  2. Shoes: Christian Louboutin (strassed by me)

Cute right? Bright, cheery, the promise of spring. But NO. I felt WRETCHED. (I know, utterly ridiculous) And so I started with my skirt, then cardigan, and now there is a pile of 6 cardigans and 7 skirts in my closet. (And I still haven’t hung them up. There’s tomorrow, right?) And left the house in this: (why?! I don’t know. My first outfit was WAY better, I know this!) 



  1. Cardigan: Kate Spade
  2. Skirt: Unknown, picked up under $5 at a thrift store 3 years ago
  3. Shoes: Kate Spade

Why am I sharing this? Because….those who read my blog should know I don’t get dressed to take photos for my blog, I get dressed for my daily life & activities. And I am indecisive. And there are days I HATE everything about what I’m wearing and how I look. And that is OKAY y’all. Totally okay.

So there, some words of wisdom. Get dressed, even if you feel icky. Our weather is so wonky, it really affects my arthritis, and I’m still not healed from the whiplash I got last year. But I hauled myself out because it just needed to happen. And you can too! Okay, soapbox over. I’m utterly gutted for the day and have just enough left in me to crawl into bed!!!

Until next time,



As the day nears an end…I remembered to post my outfit! 


  1. Cardigan: Kate Spade
  2. Skirt: Kate Spade
  3. Shoes: Jimmy Choo

I mainly spent today finishing up some commissions that are due this week. I can’t quite do a full reveal, but here’s a teaser!  

Until next time,


Spots, Spots, Spots I Say!

Hello spots! I pulled out this skirt today that I haven’t worn in ages, a thrift shop find 2 or 3 years ago! No label, someone made it (and it’s so beautifully finished too) 


  1. Top: Target, old (2+ years ago! I had it in white too, but I long since ruined it)
  2. Skirt: thrifted, handmade
  3. Shoes: Kate Spade (although I switched to flats later in the day. I just can’t do a whole day in heels yet!)
  4. Necklace: Kate Spade (recent from the outlet)
  5. Handbag: Kate Spade (old, 2-3 years ago? It’s kind of slouchy but has held up well!)

 And I spent my day working on costumes and headbands for an upcoming church event. I’ve been putting this off for over a month! Now we are two weeks away from tech rehearsals, I need to get a move on!!!

I’m super excited for this year….our theme is “Puttin’ on the Ritz”, and quite honestly I pulled 90% of the costumes from either my closet or my costume stash, which it’s fun to see things re-purposed. I just love these feathered headbands!

Until next time,



I saw this skirt on a gal on Instagram and simply had to hunt it down (thank you eBay!): 


  1. Blouse: Kohls
  2. Skirt: eBay
  3. Necklace: Swarovski 
  4. Belt: Kate Spade
  5. Shoes: Christian Louboutin

Yesterday I started in this, but had to change because my chest/neck is still sooooo sore from the accident: 



  1.  Dress: Kate Spade
  2. Belt: Target
  3. Flats: Christian Louboutin

And what I really wore most of yesterday: 



  1.  Dress: Kate Spade
  2. Necklace: Target
  3. Shoes: Kate Spade

I also finished these Sunday: 


I love the mixed media! Glitter on the back, crystals in the front! Strassing suede is SUCH a dream!

Until next time,



Oh Monday, we meet again. I am still seriously gutted from the whole getting hit by a car thing. All I can say is: I have MAJOR respect for seatbelts. But when you are about to exit a vehicle….you kinda gotta take it off. Of course who expects to get rear ended in the drive test lane at the DMV?! Sigh. So taking it one day at a time. I’m not even booking new events/cakes/macaron orders right now! 

Anyway, some outfits since last Wednesday: 


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



  1. Blouse: Anthropologie (thrifted for $1)
  2. Skirt: Vintage
  3. Belt: Target (little girls section)
  4. Sandals: Coach



  1. Shirt: Kohls
  2. Skirt: Kate Spade (old! I found it on Poshmark)
  3. Shoes: Christian Louboutin, strassed in Alexandrite AB stones (they flash from blue to purple!!!)

And yesterday I was supposed to go to a housewarming party, but barely hauled myself out of bed. However I did put on “tiki attire” and pretended I was down by the beach with her! 


Dress is Kate Spade 

And there you go. Lots of PJs in the afternoons while propped on my couch with lots of pillows. I’ve been on a Downton Abbey marathon….have watched the first 3 seasons, will start season 4 soon. And my husband has bought a new book series, which I have picked up the first 2500 page tome as a way to further pass the time, as I spend the summer healing. Or sitting still at least!! 

Until next time,



Its Friday! I’m fairly miserable, but have great care, so I know I will survive. I’m hoping today is the worst!! Whiplash is terrible.

What I wore yesterday: 


  1. Cardigan: Kate Spade
  2. Dress: Kate Spade Gayle (outlet only style)
  3. Belt: Old Navy (sale section, under $1!)
  4. Shoes: Jimmy Choo, strassed by me

And today: 


  1. Dress: Kate Spade
  2. Shoes: Christian Louboutin, strassed in Green Tourmaline
  3. Handbag: Kate Spade (outlet style…they have this size in Ballet Slipper pink right now!!)

Lots of rest, lots of ice, and I’m going to spend a lot of time at my chiropractor for a while!!

Until next time,