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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! 

Springing Forward

I am saying it….I really dislike time changes. Throws everything off! However, I will say the weather is SO gorgeous today, I am willing to forgive the lost hour. (As if I had a choice!!) But in all seriousness, yesterday and today has been simply sublime weather!! 

Since I didn’t post my outfit yesterday, here it is:

  1. Cardigan: Banana Republic Outlet (purchased this past Friday)
  2. Dress: Kate Spade Sonja Dress (Nordstrom, was not available through Kate Spade. I picked it up for under $100 at the rack earlier this year)
  3. Belt: Ebay 
  4. Shoes: Jimmy Choo
  5. Handbag: Kate Spade Rachelle in Ballet Slipper Pink 

Today I whipped out another recent dress purchase, this from the big outlet sale a couple of weekends ago. The Citadel store did not have my size, but the lovely ladies at the Gretna, Nebraska store did (along with dresses for friends!) and it was shipped to me wrapped all pretty! I have been eyeing this dress since last spring, never quite pulling the trigger. Glad I waited, as it was well under $100!! 

  1. Dress: Kate Spade Gayle Dress (outlet exclusive. Also came in black & cream, which I already own)
  2. Belt: off eBay (search “bow belt”, they are usually under $1 with free shipping)
  3. Shoes: Kate Spade (off fifth purchase, I believe these and the silver ones I have were a Saks Fifth Ave exclusive)

I also carried my pink handbag from yesterday. I loved the pink with the Orange and cream! I had a cardigan for church, but it only lasted while at church…no need for it today!!

Don’t forget to enter my current giveaway! Enter here 

Until next time,


Mid-Week + Valentine Giveaway!

Happy Wednesday! First what I am wearing today:




Cardigan: Ross
Dress: Kate Spade Gayle (outlet exclusive)
Belt: Kate Spade
Shoes: Christian Louboutin, strassed in Green Tourmaline
Necklace: Target

And for the fun part today, my Valentine’s Day Giveaway!!! Super easy, super fun. Rules as follows:

1. Entries: comment on this post for an entry. Additional entries by: reposting photo below on Instagram (hashtag: katespadegirlvalentinegiveaway and tag me: katespadegirlblog), send me an email (Katespadegirlblog at gmail dot com), or tweet, using the hashtag above! (Yes I have a Twitter, that I ALWAYS forget to use!!)

2. Open to anyone, anywhere. However if you live outside of the U.S., I cannot guarantee delivery. (Just a small disclaimer!)

3. Ends at Midnight PST on Sunday February 8th. Winner will be announced on or before February 10th.

4. Prize is provided by me, and has a value under $100.

And now the prize:


Bracelet from Target, Starbucks Gift Card, Vintage Beaded Coin Purse, and JCrew Flower belt/headband.

Good luck!

Until next time,


It’s Friday!

Oh my, the week has flown by!!! I took a mini-vacation out to Palm Springs with my assorted children (the funny things stepmoms come up with) on Wednesday, and we got back super late last night. Today I had to work my office job AND meet with potential clients for my event business. Never a dull moment I suppose!

Some outfit recaps! First what I wore Tuesday (which became “take my daughter to work day”)




Cardigan: Kate Spade (off eBay, under $40)
Dress: Kate Spade Corley Dress
Belt: Thrifted ($1)
Shoes: Siam Strassed Jimmy Choo flats (done by me)

Wednesday I did a total outfit repeat, as this particular dress is wind-proof, AND it’s a nice weight for this heat of Palm Springs (where we were headed):




Cardigan: Target
Dress: Kate Spade
Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Necklace: Ben Amun (under $20 on eBay!)
Handbag: Kate Spade (outlet find earlier this year, under $50)

That afternoon we hit my favorite place, an ice rink! (I’m not picky about WHICH rink, just give me a sheet of ice)


My two favorite brands of “shoes”, Christian Louboutin and Harlick (the brand of skates I’ve always worn. Which these are a new pair I am breaking in. I have blisters y’all! BLISTERS!!!!!).

I also visited this beauty while running through the outlets:


I will be bringing that sparkly wedge home soon, very very soon. Isn’t it divine?! Of course no trip to Palm Springs is complete without a visit to the gals over at Kate Spade on El Paseo. Which is an awesome store. And I found this:


I’m in love. Go see them on Thursdays all summer for the “sip and save”, they have snacks, bubbly water & 15% off your purchase! Score!!

Thursday I didn’t get an outfit shot, but I wore this:



The second photo was taken Thursday, and has the shoes I was wearing.

Dress: Banana Republic (Thrifted)
Shoes: Kate Spade (eBay, $20)

And since we were there, another trip to the rink:




My mini-me was out there, attempting to convince me she NEEDS to be a skater. Until she took a hard fall and decided she was done!

And finally, today. As I stated above, I had to go to work, and meet clients, so I had to manage a somewhat professional look while staying cool in the 100+ degree heat here! And by the way, it was 108 in Palm Springs yesterday, but was SO dry it was nice outside. It was just hot and gross here at home in the high desert today. Go figure!!!




Dress: Kate Spade Gayle Dress (outlet only style. They also have it in orange)
Belt: Kate Spade, off eBay
Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Handbag: Kate Spade

Let me tell you, I am sore and tired after all that skating! I have some serious respect for my younger self, who used to spend 5-6 hours a DAY on a sheet of cold unforgiving ice. Wow. I’m enjoying rediscovering muscles I haven’t used in over a decade!

Anyway, that’s all for tonight. I have finally put the finishing touches on the summer giveaway I have been working on, and will post that tomorrow! So excited to share some fun new favorites with my readers!

Until next time,


Such a Sad Sad Day

This week has been brutal, so crazy. But I had made it to Thursday, and was so excited.

Until this afternoon. When I went to change and the zipper on my blush pink Emma dress broke! What?! How does a zipper on a Kate Spade dress break?! This is NOT OKAY!!! See photos:



Upon closer inspection, it appears that someone had messed with this zipper before. (I purchased it from an outlet location) I was so SO livid. While I realize I picked it up at about 75% off retail, it’s still a $400 dress, which means the zipper should not break!! Anyway, I have contacted Kate Spade and am seeing if I can get a whole new zipper and have a seamstress replace it. Sigh.

But before that, my outfit:






Cardigan: Kate Spade
Dress: Kate Spade
Belt: Alannah Hill
Shoes: Kate Spade
Necklace: Burlington Coat Factory

Yesterday I went to Disneyland with my daughter for a field trip & my mom tagged along. I totally repeated my dress, because pockets are essential at Disneyland!! I didn’t get a full shot, but here’s a few:




Don’t even ask what is going on with my hands! So funny!!

Cardigan: INC, from it’s a wrap (off the Desperate Housewives set)
Dress: Kate Spade Gayle dress (outlet only style)
Shoes: Multi-Strass Manolo Blahniks

And lastly, Tuesday:




Cardigan: Kate Spade
Dress: Kate Spade
Shoes: Christian Louboutin

So much else going on, but I will save it for another day. Yesterday was long and crowded and the scandal of my zipper breaking today has done me in. I’m going to tuck myself into bed and hope the zipper gods find me soon.

Until next time,