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Weekend Recap

I had every intention of blogging last night, and then I got wrapped in macaron-making! It’s been a busy baking weekend, that is for sure. 

Saturday I wore this: 


  1. Blouse: Kohls
  2. Skirt: Dress Corilynn (although ahe doesn’t make them anymore!!)
  3. Belt: secondhand
  4. Shoes: Kate Spade

Sunday I wore this to church: 




  1.  Dress: Kate Spade Lyric (and a little birdie told me this dress was done in black & white for fall!)
  2. Shoes: Kate Spade
  3. Handbag: Kate Spade
  4. Necklace: Kate Spade

Today I wore this: 




  1.  Dress: Kate Spade
  2. Belt: Secondhand
  3. Shoes: Kate Spade

The newest collection hit the stores today! I haven’t been in to look, however I’m loving these dresses: 

And the creatures! Sigh. If only I had a winning lottery ticket. However the dresses above, I don’t know if they will find a home in my closet, as I am having a bit of a crowd control problem!

I also made this on Saturday:      

Such a fun cake! It was a dad and his 3 kids’ HUGE birthday bash. The girls picked all those flowers for their part of the cake. I was informed it was a huge hit and there wasn’t a crumb left. Success!!!

And last night, these: 


Mmmmm. I’m in full swing this month! Happy Monday!

Until next time,


Sunday Musings

Oh my, how I am dragging today!!!! This past week has finally caught up with me! We still went to church this morning, and so I got dressed (even though I’m back in PJ’s hanging on the couch watching TV!)


  1. Cardigan: Kate Spade
  2. Dress: Kate Spade Lyric (on sale right now at the outlets!!! They ship anywhere in the U.S. For $5!)
  3. Shoes: Christian Louboutin

My living room has been turned into a couch fort: 

  Hope your weekend is grand. We are enjoying some peaceful quiet after all the excitement of the past couple of weeks. My husband is thankful to have tomorrow off, as am I. 

Until next time,



As today was the gates St Patrick’s day, green was a must (although I’m not technically Irish, unless you count “by marriage”?!), and I also attended a field trip with my daughter who essentially picked this outfit out!

  1. Cardigan: Ross
  2. Dress: Kate Spade Lyric (Capri 2014 collection, also available at the outlets for Spring 2015!)
  3. Necklace: Target
  4. Shoes: Christian Louboutin, strassed in Green Tourmaline
  5. Handbag: Kate Spade
  6. Coin Purse: Kate Spade

I also picked this up (so glad I waited!!) at Bloomingdales….and they have a HUGE sale starting on the 25th!! (Pre-orders right now)

And of course, there is a Surprise Sale going on over at Kate Spade. I won’t spoil the surprise, but my husband picked out a couple of things (although it’s quite horrible when you have most of it already, right?!), AND the Charleen dresses I hunted down a couple of weeks ago are on there!!! Some great pieces, and it’s a “Wedding Belles” edition, so if you are getting married?! Hello great gifts for your girls!! (Or a blue sparkly sequin dress for yourself!) Hurry, ends on the 19th, and things are already selling out! Surprise Sale!!

Until next time,


Mid-Week Musings

Fall is here, and it’s been in the mid-high 90’s all week. Crazy weather!!!

Some outfit recaps, starting with Sunday (as Saturday was spent cleaning my house and napping)




Cardigan: Kate Spade
Dress: Kate Spade Lyric
Shoes: Jimmy Choo, strassed by me

Monday….go to work day (while my husband stayed home! Rotten that he has vacation and I don’t. Oops!!)




Dress: Kate Spade
Shoes: Christian Louboutin

Yesterday, and I may be a little crazy as our only activity was…..going to my sons’ cross country meet!




Dress: Lela Rose (Target/NM collab)
Belt: Anthropologie
Shoes: Nina, Strassed by me

And today, I kept it simple and wore what I wore last Friday (I’m even using the same photos)




Cardigan: Target
Dress: French Connection
Shoes: Christian Louboutin, Strassed by me

I was able to pop into the Fashion Island Kate Spade store on Sunday and see the new collection! These are my two favorites:

Train Clutch & Coinpurse


Raccoon Coin Purse (isn’t he the sweetest?!):


Our Fall Break is nearly over, I’m kind of excited to get back to the “normal” schedule. It always throws me off when the kids are on break and I still have to get up early to do whatever it is I have to do! I classify myself at a “stay at home mom”, but the reality is, I own a business and work a part-time (ish) job, so while I’m there for the kids for whatever they need/school stuff/etc, it seems like I’m not home very often! I wouldn’t have it any other way. I enjoy the “go go go”! Life is so exciting, it’s like “what’s next?!”.

And dare I mention the fact that Christmas is about two and a half months away?! Squee! I’m done with most of my gift buying, but I can’t wait to wrap everything and see those faces when they open them! (I love buying gifts for people. Way more than actually receiving them.) So excited for this year!

Have a great week!

Until next time,


When Life Gives You Lemons

Wear a pretty dress!!





Dress: Kate Spade Lyric Dress
Shoes: Thrifted, Goodwill $3

And my ONE splurge from the surprise sale arrived this afternoon:


I LOVE IT! I’ve been hunting for this for nearly a year, super excited to have it. And with that I’m on a “shopping lite” program for the next couple of months. There isn’t really anything that I’m DYING to have with the current Toyko Collection (okay, the lucky cat clutch, but I’ll wait for it to go on sale). So I’m going to attempt to be good, to allow there to be something left for my husband to buy for my birthday & Christmas!

Have a wonderful weekend! I plan on doing some redecorating around the house and resting. Lots and lots of flipping on my bed with a big book. That’s MY idea of a good weekend at this moment in time!

Until next time,


A BIG Recap

Yes, I have not posted outfits in quite some time, WHOOPS! It’s been a whirlwind week (anyone who follows my Instagram probably has seen some of my travels), and I opted to spend time connecting with my husband vs blogging, & watermarking. And well, I don’t know, while I posted Instagram photos, I just didn’t have the inspiration to post a blog post!!

Anyway. This may be a little long!

Wednesday I tagged along up to Walnut Creek with my husband. We had a grand time, I ate these & slept while he drove:


My traveling attire:




Dress: Kate Spade Lyric
Shoes: Christian Louboutin

We went to dinner up there at Fleming’s (and I neglected any photos!!) and had a grand time. Their steak is SUBLIME. Not to mention their summer promo, book a reservation by August 30, and get a $25 dining credit. Yummy.

Thursday I was on my own. I started in this:




Cardigan: Neiman Marcus Cashmere
Dress: Kate Spade Olivia
Belt: Kate Spade
Shoes: Manolo’s Strassed by me.

I then ended up at an ice rink, all by my lonesome:



An hour and a half of pure private ice. Every skaters dream. Especially when it was $10! (An empty session)

I did visit both the outlet in Livermore & the store at Walnut Creek (Kate Spade), but walked away empty handed. I did however score in Banana Republic, with their crazy sale. Picked up this dress, which I wore into San Francisco that evening (and on the car ride home yesterday!!)




Cardigan: Kate Spade
Dress: Banana Republic
Belt: Kate Spade
Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Handbag: Kate Spade

And today, I’m sporting “Air Force Blue”, as I am hauling around the high school cadets to work (and have to live up to my call sign: Sparkles):




Dress: Kate Spade
Belt: Kate Spade
Shoes: Christian Louboutin

To protect the guilty, I shall not post the photos I took today, however this is what the kids do, run carnival games & pass out prizes:


And I shall leave you with a parting shot of one of the many bridges in San Francisco:


Have a wonderful weekend! I will most likely be posting sporadically for the next week due to my schedule. Kids go back to school in a week & I have to travel for work. Insanity!

Until next time,


End of June

Wow, it’s hard to believe the year is officially HALF over today! Where has the time gone?!

Anyway, I’ve spent the last few days with friends I only see once a year, and well, let’s just say it’s probably a good thing there is NO photographic evidence of our adventures!! That said, it’s Monday, and I’m back to work & back to “life as normal” (although, what IS normal anyway?!)

My outfit today (which I may or may not have also worn yesterday to church, before coming back home for a five hour nap!)






Dress: Kate Spade Lyric Dress (which I picked up on major sale about a week ago)
Shoes: Coach (old, off eBay 4+ years ago)
Handbag: Kate Spade (also off eBay)

I managed to get a light sunburn this weekend, so keeping accessories very light today. My skin just aches! I am never going to be a beach bunny!

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Have a wonderful Monday!

Until next time,