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Today was ROUGH. It’s been really humid where we live and my arthritis has been, well rather rude about it. So those 5:30am alarms are rude too! But I dragged myself out this morning to a school board meeting at 7am (I highly recommend all parents attend at least one, it gives you a different perspective on what’s going on), and had to look halfway presentable: 


  1. Cardigan: Kate Spade
  2. Dress: Kate Spade Liana Dress 
  3. Shoes: Christian Louboutin Simples
  4. Necklace: Kate Spade

Of course I did change before going to work this afternoon, as the Liana dress is gorgeous, but my ribs are bugging me again, so I needed something a little looser to run around in all afternoon! So I pulled out this number: 


  1. Dress: Kate Spade
  2. Belt: Thrifted
  3. Shoes: Jimmy Choo (I’ve had these since before I started blogging! 4+ years)

I don’t love this dress all that much, but I get so many comments on it when I wear it. It’s got so many options for shoes and belts too, with the hot air balloon colors! My main dislike of it is the fact that it’s incredibly difficult to get on and off. The fabric is also rather heavy and we’ve had such warm weather all year! It was in the mid 70’s today, so I was able to wear it and not be too hot OR need a cardigan! Best part? It has pockets! I am glad I picked it up, I just wish it was easier to put on and take off. 

Are you gearing up for Halloween? We have our school fall festival tomorrow night and I am so at a loss for a costume this year!! Any ideas? I am open to suggestions for tomorrow night! 

Until next time,


Dress A Day In May

Ooooo, I had forgotten about this fun little thing for May, where you wear “a dress a day”!! A bunch of gals on Instagram did it last year, and I joined in (but I mean…that’s normal for me anyway, right?!), and so yesterday kicked off 2015’s #DADIM on Instagram! Today I went for it with GUSTO, wearing TWO dresses! 

Started the day in this…leaving at 5:30am to go pick up my husband’s car (it had a recall), and then popping up to the outlets with my teenager who needs just a few more hours of driving time before he takes his test at the end of the month!


  1. Dress: Kate Spade (picked up during Saks’ Friends & Family sale….its a 0, which I’m actually glad about because of getting it on/off. A 00 would fit properly, but I could see struggles to get it off!!)
  2. Belt: came with the dress (but ohhhh the possibilities of belts with this dress! All those fun colours!!)
  3. Shoes: Christian Louboutin

I then changed after we got home, as the temperature had gotten out of control, and the balloon dress is a VERY heavy fabric. I pulled out an oldie but one of my favorites…the fabric is so light and airy, yet does NOT fly up in the wind!




  1.  Dress: Lela Rose for Target/Neiman Marcus (which you can find this on eBay for less than $15 WITH SHIPPING!!!)
  2. Necklace: Kate Spade (on sale here )
  3. Belt: Kate Spade, Navy Glitter (pops up on Nordstrom in the sale section from time to time…)
  4. Shoes: Manolo Blahnik, Strassed by me, but I ended up wearing the Nina Jellies (also strassed by me) in the last photo above.

I made some tiered cake/dessert plates: 

Also working on ice cream cakes for the May birthday boys!! (Two on Monday, and the youngest later in the month)




 My homemade mint chocolate (made with Godiva truffles)  ice cream wih mint chocolate marbled cake, and chocolate buttercream. Hopefully they won’t be too disappointed it’s not from Baskin-Robbins!

Until next time,



Its Friday! It’s been a crazy week….mostlyof my own making, being as I jumped on the Lilly for Target bandwagon. As of tonight I have assembled and shipped (or prepped to ship) over 60 packages, items going all over the U.S.!! It was so much fun working with gals to find them what they were looking for, and “meeting” new people who have a passion for bright florals!! I did not clean out any Target I went too….mainly bought what was requested on Instagram, and a few extras that were snapped up rather quickly! Anyway, I think it’s about over…my targets have “restocked” a few times (I suspect they just didn’t put everything out in the beginning), and I’ve spread lots of Lilly love, and supported the USPS quite a bit as well!!

What I wore yesterday: 


  1. Cardigan: Kate Spade
  2. Dress: Kate Spade
  3. Belt: Old Navy
  4. Shoes: Christian Louboutin, Strassed by me
  5. Handbag: Kate Spade

Today I started in this (and then the wind picked up!!) wearing the ONE Lilly for Target item I wanted (I was blessed to trade for it!)   



  1. Cardigan: Kate Spade
  2. Dress: Kate Spade
  3. Shoes: Lilly Pulitzer for Target

I was soooo excited to get these! They are decent quality, but the cuteness makes up for lack of quality!!

I ended the day in this: 



  1. Cardigan: Kate Spade
  2. Skirt: Vintage
  3. Shoes: Kate Spade

I am in LOVE with this blush pink cardigan! The buttons are gorgeous, and it’s blush pink, one of my absolute favorite colours right now. 

And this arrived today: 


Squee!!!! I bought a 0, and while a 00 would probably have been better, for getting it on and off, I’m glad I sized up. I’ve gone back and forth about this one for months, I’m glad I pulled the trigger. (And thank you Saks for your friends & family sale!!)

With that, I’m off to bed. Early start and the super insane gusty wind has triggered a migraine. Or maybe it’s all the emailing about Lilly Pulitzer!! Have a wonderful weekend!

Until next time,