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Fourth of July!

Oh goodness, this summer is FLYING!! Happy Fourth of July!!!

Thought I would recap some recent adventures over the last week. I’ve been super heads down in wedding season and still trying to recover from the stupid accident. Sigh. Oh, and my kids came home from “camp grandparents” (well, I went to Palm Springs to pick them up…that was my downfall, or rather Visa’s downfall!)

Sunday I pulled out my new Corley dress and some very low heels…just for church: 


  1. Dress: Kate Spade Corley, available here, $159 additional 25% off (or call the El Paseo or Fashion Island store and speak to one of their shop girls! They ship for a nominal fee)
  2. Belt: Unknown. Picked up secondhand
  3. Shoes: Kate Spade

Monday….errands, Dr, work 



  1. Dress: Kate Spade
  2. Belt: Kate Spade
  3. Shoes: Christian Louboutin, strassed by me in Alexandrite AB
  4. Handbag: Kate Spade Quinn(oh how I wish they would bring this back!!)

I didn’t remember to take photos of the skirt I wore Wednesday: 


It’s a Lilith I snagged on eBay for fairly inexpensive! (Another style I wish they would still make!!)

I threw this one after I got to my moms on Wednesday, and we did some shopping at the store on El Paseo…and I wore it again Thursday to go house hunting with my grandmother (note I took these in one of the places we looked at!). It was what 108 or something in Palm Springs? Too hot to care about what to wear!!   


  1.  Dress: Banana Republic (last summer)
  2. Belt: Ted Baker (outlet find!!! $9, they were having an incredible sale)
  3. Shoes: Christian Louboutin, strassed in Alexandrite AB
  4. Handbag: Kate Spade Quinn

Eugene met a friend: 


But alas, little friend did not come home with us. I’m so excited for the cat & mouse items though!!!!

Yesterday I started in this: 


  1. Dress: Kate Spade Gayle (please don’t use my photos of these dresses without my permission! And no, I’m not selling my Gayle dresses ANYWHERE! People keep using my blog photos on their sale listings!)
  2. Belt: Kate Spade
  3. Shoes: Christian Louboutin
  4. Handbag: Kate Spade Quinn

And I put on my newest Madison Avenue piece last night to take a girlfriend of mine shopping (it was successful!!). Isn’t this skirt divine?! It’s serendipity when a Madison piece pops up in the outlet, one piece in my size…it’s meant to be, right?! 


  1. Top: thrifted, no brand (was $1!)
  2. Skirt: Kate Spade Madison Ave (and yes, it has pockets!!)
  3. Shoes: Christian Louboutin
  4. Handbag: Kate Spade (outlet, holiday 2013 collection)

I also picked up other items in my travels this week. But as much is for gifts and a future giveaway, I won’t be sharing those! But right now, outlets are 60% off everything, with additional 20% off handbags! Don’t forget they do give a student/teacher discount if you have an ID (it’s additional 15%, but you can only use two discounts, so you wouldn’t get additional 15% off the 60/20 handbag deal), or if you have AAA, it’s 10%! So many stores offer these types of additional discounts, you just have to ask!!

Happy Fourth of July! Have a very safe and fun holiday. My favorite photo of the week…taken way up in Palm Springs: 

 Until next time,


P.S. Please remember my photos are my personal property, and stealing them to use elsewhere is not polite. Please email me direct if you would like to discuss using my photos. Also, I do not use my blog photos to sell anything ANYWHERE. So if you see my photos on eBay/posh mark/etc, you are NOT buying from me! 

Happy 4th of July! (+giveaway winners!)

Happy 4th y’all! Hope you are safe and having a fabulous time, wherever you end up!

I had been planning my outfit for quite some time now, after all, it only seemed appropriate for today!!





Dress: Kate Spade Corley (which I may or may not have bought a backup for a killer steal on eBay)
Belt: Kate Spade (outlet find!)
Shoes: Siam AB Strassed Nina Jellies

And I have picked winners for my summer giveaway! Two prizes, two winners! I used a random number generator online this time to do it (because, well, I didn’t make up all the little paper slips like normal!! Oops!!) soo, that said. Winners are:

1. Tresjade
2. Sophia

Both comments from my original blog post this time. (But don’t worry y’all, I counted every entry and assigned a number to each, their numbers just happened to be what came up!! Please contact me with your shipping details, and I will get these in the mail Monday morning!! Also, whomever emails me first may choose which prize pack. Pink or Blue!



Congrats! Perhaps I’ll have to have another one before the summer is out. I have picked up some super cute things lately, and have a habit of buying duplicates, or triples!

Until next time,


Big Recap!

Woah, I’ve been running pretty much non-stop since last Thursday! I haven’t even been instagramming much, for me anyway (as I am completely an Instagram addict!!). The last few weeks of school is always hectic, and add in the Relay for Life cancer event on May 31/June 1, well, there ya go!

That said, some outfit recaps. I have stuck to wearing only dresses, however I have repeated some, as I get stuck in a “rut” when I feel either self-conscious or am completely pressed for time. It’s just easier to throw on something I love! Bad, I know!!

Friday: (a 2-dress day!)




Dress: Banana Republic
Shoes: Christian Louboutin

Outfit #2 (terrible photos, I know!)




Cardigan: Kate Spade
Dress: Kate Spade
Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Belt: It’s a Wrap
Handbag: Kate Spade

Saturday I baked ALL DAY. I busted out around 200+ French Macarons for orders this week (as you know, macarons are better after 3-4 days). My baking “outfit”:


Cardigan: Banana Republic
Dress: Target (Thrifted, $2.50)
Shoes: BARE FEET!! (This happens all the time when I am home, it’s soooo bizarre!)

Sunday I spent the day in LA. Had a great time, scored some amazing vintage pieces at a thrift shop. Now to decide if I keep them or sell them! But I wore this for the “fun”:






Cardigan: Talbots (Thrifted, $6-ish)
Dress: Kate Spade Corley Dress
Shoes: Jimmy Choo Strassed by Moi
Coin Purse: Kate Spade currently on sale in different colours for $29.99 (did I mention Kate Spade is having a surprise sale?!)

And finally, today:




Cardigan: Target
Dress: Trina Turk (Thrifted)
Belt: handmade
Shoes: Coach (old!!)
Handbag: Kate Spade

Yes, Kate Spade is having a surprise sale!!! Some amazing bargains on many cute dresses. Head over and find something fabulous! I think I am passing this time around, but then again it goes until Thursday, so one never knows. I’m sort of holding out for this weekend as my favorite outlet has some new stock in that I’ve been waiting for.

Oh my. To learn self control. I must one of these days.

Have a wonderful week!

Until next time,