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Oh Monday, we meet again. But first, to recap our adventures yesterday. 

We live up “the hill” so to speak. To go to LA or Disney, Orange County, etc, it’s a drive through a mountain pass. Normally, not a big deal. But some genius here in California decided “Let’s redo the Cajon Pass!”. Gee, thanks moron! It’s been a year and a half now of utter nightmares! But we decided to approach it with gusto and make the best of it. Going down was fine and dandy. However, coming back up?! Traffic was backed up for MILES. (We are talking probably 10-ish)  So we off-road it! Did we save time? I don’t know. But it sure was fun!!!! I didn’t get any photos (just some video), but the kids had a BLAST. It was also fun to see the route people used to take, insane!!

My outfit….we went to a fancy lunch/dinner to celebrate our 5th anniversary (this was with the kids…us as a family!) 


And the funny photo our oldest took of us! (Also before I took all my jewelry off…that necklace is heavy!)

  1. Dress: Kate Spade
  2. Shoes: Christian Louboutin
  3. Handbag: Kate Spade
  4. Big necklace: Kate Spade

I didn’t take many photos….I think sometimes the memories are enough. The kids are already planning the next “anniversary”, so the whole “celebrate as a family” was a really good idea. Now to figure out when my husband and I can get away!! 

Today I threw on an old favorite….the pineapples just make me happy, and I needed it today! I’m pretty sore….some is self inflicted, that whole “rest and be still” is very difficult for me! 



  1. Dress: Kate Spade
  2. Shoes: Thrifted

Hope your weekend was fabulous! It’s going to be a busy week…not sure if I’ll keep up with blogging or not. Going to try!

Until next time,


Monday Blues

Monday morning always difficult, even more so after having been gone all weekend! So I tossed on one of my favorite 2015 acquisitions and rocked it: (seriously, I could wear this dress twice a week. It’s comfortable, the fabric is beautiful, and it has POCKETS!!)



  1. Cardigan: Barney’s 
  2. Dress: Kate Spade Kendrick (outlet only…current here in the US)
  3. Belt: Kate Spade
  4. Shoes: Christian Louboutin

And to recap what I wore Saturday (sadly I did not take any photos yesterday of my dress!!! I need better shoes…more on that later), starting the day out in this:




  1.  Jacket: Kate Spade Valerie (off eBay, under $50. I have this is yellow too. I LOVE it) 
  2. Blouse: Unknown. I don’t remember if this was an eBay or a thrift shop find, but it was secondhand.
  3. Skirt: Kate Spade (again, off eBay. Sadly they did not make this one for the outlet this year! It’s tricky to wear, as its a light silk, so any wind and you flash everyone!)
  4. Shoes: Christian Louboutin

And I changed into this for the evening, because, when in Vegas….sparkles are appropriate!!!




  1. Dress: Kate Spade (available in white right now in the sale section! The white is a very matte white sequin. My husband was a little disappointed, but I love how subtle the white is. This navy one however….not so subtle!! Some of the outlets might have it still…never hurts to call and ask!)
  2. Shoes: Christian Louboutin, strassed by me in Montana Sapphire crystals.

Sunday we popped over to the Venetian on the strip to visit Kate Spade:  

And left empty handed. Of course 1. They had nothing in my size, and 2. it’s friends and family this coming weekend!! I have my eye on the Corley dress, after seeing it in person, It’s on my “want” list. But I’m not feeling the rest of spring right now!! (Which is a good thing)

Of course then we HAD to go to shoe mecca and I fell in love with a gorgeous pair of Christian Louboutins that are sooooo impractical! Luckily they were 120mm, which I cannot do, and so we left the strip with nothing more than lunch! But the sales associates at Louboutin were sooooo amazing. I just wanted to hang out with them all afternoon! 

Hope your Monday was grand!

Until next time,


A Recap of Sorts

I have not been blogging. I have not been good at taking outfit photos. Apparently I decided to go on “spring break” this week. In fact, I suspect it may happen NEXT week as well!! Kids get two weeks off…and while they were all gone most of last week, I found myself with even less time! Go figure.

Some outfits I did remember to take a photo of:

 Starting with what I wore tonight, to attend an awards ceremony for my oldest






  1. Dress: Kate Spade
  2. Handbag: Kate Spade
  3. Shoes: Christian Louboutin

Earlier today I ran around in this:



  1. Cardigan: Target (way old)
  2. Top: Anthropologie, but thrifted
  3. Skirt: friend gave it to me
  4. Belt: Target
  5. Shoes: Kate Spade





  1. Dress: Kate Spade
  2. Shoes: Nina

Thursday I ran down to Palm Springs, and when I arrived I realized I was not dressed for 96 degree weather!!  





  1. Dress: Kate Spade
  2. Necklace: Kate Spade
  3. Shoes: Christian Louboutin

And this adorable purse I found last weekend at Target:

Now looks like this:

 I MIGHT have bought a few more and started an assembly line…. 

So if you are dying for a custom strassed lemon purse for less than Kate Spade? Shoot me an email! I have a few that have not been spoken for.  

And that’s all for now.

Until next time,


Giveaway Winner!

And even though it is SUPER late, it IS still the 22nd here in California!!!

To calculate a winner I assigned each entry a number (based on when they were received by me), and used

And the winner is…..

Faith Giambattista, an entry received via e-mail. Faith, send me an email with your shipping address please, and I will send this your way:


In other news my husband is starting a new job (and oh what a wonderful blessing it turned out to be!! I am super excited his commute is dropping to 10 miles vs 43 miles! Hello lunch dates!!!!), and they were kind enough to invite us to their Christmas party this past weekend (even though he doesn’t start until next year!). I wore some lovely sequins, AND we took some fun crazy photos:




We are just a couple of goofballs!!! I was exhausted from spending 15 hours at Disneyland on Friday, but managed to keep the yawns at bay until we got in the car! Sunday I wore the same dress for the Christmas Eve dinner shopping run:







Cardigan: JCrew Kids
Dress: Kate Spade (via Bloomingdales. Who has excellent customer service I might add!) It’s on sale right now too!
Shoes: heels-Kate Spade (what I wore Saturday night), flats-Christian Louboutin (they are this gorgeous navy blue with swirls of glitter, like a night sky! You cannot tell in photos)

I have been regulated to the backseat now that my teenager is driving:


And I made a bazillion cake pops yesterday AND my salted chocolate chip cookies. All that’s left for Christmas Eve is the pumpkin pie!!





I did not take an outfit shot today, I’ve been struggling with a wicked migraine and admit to coming home from work and putting on PJs earlier than I care to admit!!! Are you working this week? It hardly feels like Christmas is just two days away. As a kid you never think the magic will go away, but it totally does!!!! Frankly I’m more excited about a 4-day weekend. Tax season starts in January and so the break is very welcome!

Congratulations Faith!

Until next time,