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Another Saturday, and another adventure! This time it was a treck down to The Grove with my mini-me to a dear friends’s birthday party! My daughter wore pink, and at 10, she’s still at the age where it’s “cool” to match mom (oh heavens I hope that never changes!!! She talks about wanting to raid my closet, I hope it doesn’t change when she hits those teen years!!)

My outfit:





Cardigan: INC
Dress: Kate Spade Hattie
Shoes: Kate Spade (I LOVE these! They need a trip to the spa though, badly!!)

Cake & Ice Cream at The American Girl Cafe:


And some yummy smelling lotion I picked up (gift cards people, gift cards!!), free of all that yucky stuff:


I really didn’t take many photos all day, we were enjoying being “in the moment”. Although I wish I had thought to snap a photo of some of the craziness at The Grove!! Yoga in front of Nordstroms (it was 86 degrees out!!), Lunar New Year decor, and as always, a gazillion tourists!! I’m sure “famous” people were there too (they always are), but I don’t really watch for that. It’s all I can do to walk on those cobblestones without falling flat on my face!! But all in all, a grand time was had by all.

Until next time,


Black, White, and PINK?!

Isn’t it supposed to be “black, white & red all over”? *laughs*

I was up bright and early again this morning to go pick UP the car I dropped off yesterday. Whew, I really pity those who have to drive like that daily to/from work! It’s brutal I tell you!! I’m very blessed that I don’t have to drive in SoCal traffic daily.



We were stopped, for nearly 5 minutes! Going eastbound, which is supposed to not have traffic. However someone veered into the carpool lane and caused a collision. Le sigh.

My outfit today:




Cardigan: Target (little girls section)
Dress: Kate Spade Hattie
Shoes: Kate Spade

A scarf I’ve been rocking, love that my town is actually ON it!


And finally an attempt to eat healthy:


I really need to get better about my food habits! I dislike healthy food, but I know it is SO MUCH better for me.

Until next time,


It’s Friday!

Happy Friday! And a 3-day weekend to boot! Even better? I am spending Tuesday at my favorite place vs doing grown up “work” stuff. Kind of excited about that.

What I wore yesterday:




Cardigan: Kate Spade (under $30, outlet find!)
Dress: Banana Republic (under $30, sale find)
Belt: Kate Spade, off eBay
Shoes: Manolo Blahnik’s Strassed in Crystal AB

And today, a dress that I agonized over for months, that I now LOVE!




Dress: Kate Spade Hattie Dress
Shoes: Kate Spade, off eBay

And the shoes I started the day in, but later changed as my toe was bugging me:


A pair of glittery Kate Spade heels (I also have in gold) that I picked up at Off Fifth earlier this year. I’ve gotten more wear AND compliments on these shoes! So much fun to wear.

Hope you have a great weekend! I’m running tomorrow, but I get to hit the outlet in Desert Hills, kinda super super excited about that. For now, my fingers are sealed! I hope to get to the regular store in Palm Spring, depending on the schedule, I would love to see some of the new stuff in person! Is anyone else dying over the new small clutch bags? All the fun shapes!!!

Until next time,


Friday Night Recap

Oh my. Today. Is. Over. So happy about that!

For some fashion recaps! I did end up changing Wednesday night for “back to school” night, as I was attempting to recruit parents into the ROTC booster club *crosses fingers*. So I rocked a little “Air Force blue” (with some Navy thrown in for the husband)




Dress: French Blue Mariella Dress
Belt: Kate Spade
Shoes: Montana Strass Christian Louboutin’s
Handbag: Kate Spade Via Limoni Lina

Yesterday I had to take my car in for service, and ended up in Orange County. I neglected to capture a full-body shot before I left home, so I snagged one in the bathroom where I was. It’s not that great! Oops! Only thing missing yesterday? I forgot my red lipstick! OOPS!!!





Cardigan: Target (old, in fact this may have to go bye-bye. It’s looking it’s age. So sad!!)
Dress: Kate Spade Fleur Dress (from 2011/2012-ish? I’ve had it at least two years, and I purchased at the outlet)
Belt: Anthropologie
Shoes: Kate Spade

And today. Not the best of photos, but I had to do this first thing this morning:


Why?! Because there were ants in my shoes! I took everything out, my husband and I rearranged everything tonight. I officially have 2/3’s, quite possibly 3/4’s of the closet at this point! Ugh. Ants are gone. It seems they like the smell of my shoes. (Better than my kitchen!!)

So, what I wore today:



Dress: Kate Spade Hattie Dress
Shoes: Kate Spade
Handbag: Kate Spade Wise Owl

Anyway, I am hoping to tackle the rest of the closet, my clothing donation pile (and what I’ll flip on eBay) and attempting to FINALLY fix the zipper on my pale pink Emma dress.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Until next time,