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Super Bowl Sunday

Ahhhhhh, my title is very misleading! Why? Because I didn’t watch the big game this year. We actually don’t have proper television (I refuse to chop holes in my house for Verizon), and declined the invites we received due to potential other commitments. 

However, I DID score some major deals at the outlets this weekend…which are running through Presidents Day! So get yourself to a Kate Spade outlet, where the entire store is 60% off, with handbags and additional 20% on top of it. My local store had some new transfers from Specialty, and I marked a couple of things off my wish list. However, the majority of my purchases were gifts or for others. But still, GO, provided it doesn’t put you into debt or cut into your grocery bill! They do this sale every year this time of year, and it’s always phenomnal! Also, there’s a surprise sale going on for those of you not near an outlet! Not as good as outlet, but still some serious discounts!

Some attire recaps, starting with today: 


  1. Cardigan: Kate Spade (girls collection)
  2. Dress: Kate Spade (from the first clothing collection)
  3. Belt: handmade by me
  4. Shoes: Christian Louboutin
  5. Handbag: Kate Spade



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

And lastly, Friday….I was home sick on Thursday, and by Friday needed to GET OUT! So I got gussied up and took my husband and afternoon hot cocoa & cookie (I know, I’m so ridiculous!!) 



  1. Cardigan: INC 
  2. Dress: Kate Spade Hazy Floral
  3. Shoes: Sophia Webster

I hope your weekend was fabulous, your football team won, and your shopping was successful! My poor Visa card needs a break! I think I’m done for a while…I finally snagged the last of the dresses released in 2015 I wanted, and so far in 2016, there hasn’t been anything I HAVE to have. 

Until next time,




Halfway through another very crazy busy week! Lots of macarons this week, coupled with my miscalculations, and I had a pile of these: 

 This was a small pile, I actually ended up with 14 dozen of these cracked half shells! However, I just match them up, fill them with whatever I have, and I offer them for half price in not-so-pretty packaging. And those 13 dozen became 7 dozen “macawrongs” that were snapped up within a couple of hours. Sigh. At least it hit me this afternoon what I did wrong! A simple miscalculation on one of the ingredients in the meringue. Proof that I am only human and often make ridiculous mistakes!

I did pull together a cute outfit yesterday (which I repeated for bible study this evening, with different shoes), for the morning. Afternoon was the first cross country meet and I changed into a bright orange dress with my new blue handbag, school colors! (And didn’t take a photo. OOPS) 


  1. Blouse: Forever21, but picked up at Goodwill for $2
  2. Skirt: Kate Spade
  3. Belt: secondhand (under $5)
  4. Shoes: Kate Spade
  5. Handbag: Kate Soade Quinn

And today: 


  1. Cardigan: Kate Spade
  2. Dress: Kate Spade Jillian
  3. Shoes: thrifted 

My single surprise sale purchase came, and I fully admit I do regret not purchasing the smaller Flamingo bag as well. However, the reality is I didn’t need either one, and this one is way more practical: 

 I love the size. I really wish my cat maise was this size too, it’s the perfect size! Now she needs a name. 

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,


Happy November!

Yes I know, I’m so late to the “Happy November” party, but as I never actually got dressed on Saturday, well, yeah. I spent my Saturday cleaning and doing some projects I had put off for months!

Yesterday I pulled out my birthday dress to wear to church (which is now on sale for $169 in the current surprise sale!!):




Cardigan: Kate Spade
Dress: Kate Spade
Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Handbag: Kate Spade
Necklace: Thrifted

And today I’m off to work in this:




Cardigan: Kate Spade
Blouse: Tahari
Skirt: Anthropologie
Belt: Thrifted
Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Handbag: Kate Spade

And just like that, it appears Fall has come to Southern California! I love this time of year, anytime I NEED a cardigan, I’m happy. I know, it’s the simple things! Oh and this time change!!

Have a wonderful Monday morning! Don’t forget to check out the Kate Spade surprise sale! I haven’t pulled the trigger on anything, but I am very tempted!!!

Until next time,


Surprise Sale Day!

Oooo, Kate Spade having a very special surprise sale today, wedding edition!!!

Wedding Edition surprise sale!

Anything catch your fancy? I think I have to refrain this time, but it’s always fun to look!! Some really fabulous shoes for brides!!!

Until next time,



Surprise Sale

Surprise Sale

Ohhh, saw this one last night, meant to post, but alas, I fell asleep first! *grins*

Kate Spade is having a “Surprise Sale” (Meaning, cheap items, good prices, $5 shipping)

I didn’t buy anything (although I am sorely tempted by the “Eat Cake” t-shirt!!), see anything you like?

Until next time,