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Oh my goodness, did you get caught up in the Lilly Pulitzer for Target frenzy?! I didn’t mean too…I just happened to see it, and then it snowballed into buying tons of stuff for ladies all over the country who couldn’t get what they wanted because of the crazy eBay re-sellers!!! Total insanity!!! It’s a cute line, and I did manage to trade some pieces I purchased for the pineapple sandals I had my eye on, so I’m thrilled. But I am soooo tempted to keep this bag for myself:  

However, I don’t NEED it. If your looking for this bag, shoot me an email…I’ll hang on to t for a week or so, and then return it if no one wants it. I have a couple of scarves & cosmetic case too:  (The headband is spoken for….but the two scarves, cosmetic case, and large pink bag, I have those. Shoot me an email: Katespadegirlblog at gmail. Happy to ship overseas as well)

What I wore yesterday to church:



  1. Dress: Kate Spade (super duper outlet steal! Under $70)
  2. Belt: JCrew, off eBay
  3. Shoes: Christian Louboutin (secondhand site. After missing out on a pair on eBay, these popped up on one of the secondhand sites I stalk…I was SO excited!!)
  4. Bracelet: Kate Spade

And today:




  1. Cardigan: Kate Spade (outlet)
  2. Top: Old Navy (thrifted)
  3. Belt: JCrew
  4. Skirt: Dress Corilynn
  5. Shoes: Christian Louboutin, strassed by me
  6. Handbag: Kate Spade

Here’s to a great week! Lots of baking for me this week!

Until next time,


Sunday Recap

To say yesterday was exhausting is a major understatement! We were up super early to run to the car repair shop….one of our cars has been giving us fits, and we want to ensure its in top shape when the oldest starts driving in a couple of months (EEKS!!). I did get dressed, but then we ended up with all kinds of household “to do” lists, and then I never caught up from yesterday OR Friday!

Friday I wore this:

  1. Dress: Kate Spade Adette
  2. Belt: Kate Spade (via Nordstrom)
  3. Shoes: Christian Louboutin

The dress above is a perfect fit, except it started pulling my shoulder strange, and I changed for the afternoon (my ongoing neck/shoulder/lower back problems need to go bye bye!) into this:

  1. Dress: Kate Spade Gayle (outlet exclusive)
  2. Belt: Bealls of Florida (kids department)
  3. Shoes: Christian Louboutin

Yesterday I threw this on (at 5am):

  1. Cardigan: Boden
  2. Dress: BananaRepublic 
  3. Belt: eBay
  4. Shoes: Crystal AB strassed Manolos

And today, for church I wore this:

  1. Cardigan: Tracy Reese (5 years old)
  2. Dress: Milly
  3. Belt: JCrew
  4. Shoes: Kate Spade
  5. Necklace: Ben-Amun

Don’t forget, my giveaway ends tonight at midnight PST!!

Until next time,


P.S. Please note that I would appreciate it if you didn’t use my images for your Kate Spade eBay auctions. All my images are taken and owned by me and I do take intellectual copyright laws very seriously. Same goes for Instagram. Plus, it simply isn’t very polite! 

Monday Blues

Oh my, it’s gloomy here in California!!!! All overcast, rainy, and COLD! (For us….it’s been in the 40-50’s all day) The overcast and rain really does a number on me, I was achy all day yesterday, and today is just as miserable! Yesterday we stayed home as a family in our pjs and binged on Disney movies.

I also made these:


My goal was for them to look like sea glass. Or as if someone poured a bag of crystals on them. It’s for one of my summer brides, and she is in love with them! (Hey, what wedding planner do you know that also embellishes the shoes?! Or in some cases, the shoes are the “something borrowed”.)

My outfit today:





Cardigan: Barney’s (online warehouse sale)
Shirt: Target (or Kohls? I cut the tags out and can never remember!)
Skirt: Vintage (and a total staple!! This $6 skirt has been worth every penny!!)
Belt: eBay
Necklace: Kate Spade
Shoes: Kate Spade
Handbag: Kate Spade

Happy Monday!!

Until next time,


Black Friday

I woke up this morning absolutely dragging! So I threw on what I consider my “workhorse” dress! This is really my “go-to” when I feel blah, but still have to go to work or anything else.

Kate Spade Hope Dress:




Dress: Kate Spade
Belt: Off eBay (a pink version of the one I wore yesterday)
Shoes: Jimmy Choo

I also carried the same pink bag from yesterday.

I hope your Friday was fabulous!!

Until next time,


California Blues

Oh my goodness, it’s another GORGEOUS day here in California. I got to go to Hollywood today to see a movie screening, which I must say was kind of cool!

My outfit:




Cardigan: Target (but this didn’t last past noon)
Dress: Kate Spade
Belt: off Ebay
Shoes: Christian Louboutin

Except in LA, it’s pea soup and traffic:





And we went to dinner at The Smokehouse (which is apparently a fairly famous place in Burbank. No idea, but the food was AMAZING!!)



All in all, a good day!

Until next time,


Monday Blues

Well, my title may be appropriate for what I wore today, but I did not actually have the “Monday blues”. Kids went back to school this morning and I’m quite content to settle back into the regular “chaos” that shall ensue!

My outfit today: (it’s finally cooling off a wee bit here! Although the high did hit 87, so my cardigan did not last all day)





Cardigan: Kate Spade, from Its a Wrap (off the Desperate Housewives set. I imagine it was a Bree Vandecamp cardigan.)
Blouse: Thrifted, unknown brand (label was cut out)
Belt: thrifted
Skirt: Vintage
Shoes: Christian Louboutin

And for fun, what I wore to church yesterday:




Cardigan: Kate Spade, off eBay
Dress: Kate Spade, off eBay
Shoes: Christian Louboutin via Nordstrom Rack

Hard to believe it’s nearly the middle of October! Christmas is coming. Soon.

Until next time,


Wednesday Blues

Now, while my title may have “blues” in it, that does not translate to my current mental state! Merely the fact that I am wearing blue AGAIN! What can I say, I really enjoy wearing blue, it’s just a good color. Considering my two favorite rooms in my house are painted blue, I shouldn’t be surprised! (My bedroom & my kitchen)

Today’s ensemble:





Top: Halogen, purchased at It’s a Wrap. The tag said it was from the Desperate Housewives set. Hmm.
Skirt: Banana Republic, off eBay about 3 years ago
Belt: Anthropologie
Shoes: Christian Louboutin

I didn’t put lots of jewelery on today as I went for a massage (can I just say it was heavenly?! Must go more often.), and I don’t relish taking it off and putting it back on. I also went to the my first senior cadet meeting for the ROTC kids, super excited! Last year I helped the seniors plan/decorate/execute their “Dining In”, a formal cadet-only meal. This year I got pulled in even sooner, and I am SO excited! The seniors this year have such a fantastic theme planned, and it really is a privilege to be “in” on it. (The theme is always a surprise for the lower classmen) My sophomore is already tossing ideas around with his classmates! I really enjoy working with this group of kids, hopefully I inspire someone in a good way along this journey! I told the Colonel he has me for 10 years (well, 9 now), and then I’m out. We shall see!

Hope the middle of your week is grand. We are about to have an epic desert storm:


To say I am excited is an understatement. I just adore a good rainstorm. It’s magical!

Until next time,