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Friday!

Oh Friday how I love thee! I actually had today “off” in a way, my only task today was to deliver French Macarons to my local Kate Spade outlet for their one year anniversary! Which means if you live near Barstow, Ca or are driving to Vegas this weekend…stop between 11am-3pm for “sips and snacks”! Which includes my Strawberry & Raspberry-Pomegranate French Macarons: 

 Oh and buy a dress…look at these killer prices: 

 
Unsure if all outlets are offering the special pricing on apparel this weekend, I do recommend calling before going! I don’t know why everyone keeps saying Kate Spade is having less sales, I feel like they have had more really good sales so far in 2016 than they did at this point in 2015! Online, all sale items are an additional 25% off. I know, someone please confiscate my Visa card.

My attire today: 

    
    
 

  1. Blouse: Kohls (Elle brand)
  2. Skirt: Kate Spade Madison Avenue
  3. Shoes: Kate Spade
  4. Handbag: Kate Spade
  5. Necklace: Kate Spade

Also the Banana Republic outlets has their men’s luxe v-neck sweaters for $15. I know it’s not really sweater weather here in Southern California, but supposedly a storm is coming through this weekend!

Until next time,

Jules


Another Long Recap

Holidays are pretty busy, and this year takes the cake for our household! I find myself forgetting to blog quite frequently!! So, here’s some outfit recaps:

   
    
 

  1. Cardigan: Target
  2. Dress: Kate Spade
  3. Belt: Kate Spade
  4. Shoes: Jimmy Choo (strassed by me)
  5. Handbag: Kate Spade

   
   

  1. Dress: Kate Spade
  2. Belt: Vintage
  3. Shoes: Jimmy Choo
  4. Handbag: Kate Spade

   
   

  1. Blouse: Kohls
  2. Skirt: Kate Spade
  3. Belt: Target
  4. Shoes: Kate Spade

   
    
 

  1. Cardigan: Kate Spade
  2. Skirt: Kate Spade
  3. Shoes: Jimmy Choo

And finally, the first holiday party ensemble of the season! Some friends of ours invited us out to Los Angeles for the Delta LAX Christmas Party….we had a ball! And of course after agonizing about my dress/shoes (my bag was easy!), here’s the end result: 

 

   

  1. Dress: Kate Spade Emma, holiday 2013 
  2. Shoes: Christian Louboutin, strassed by me.

My husband and I got a really nice photo of the two of us, but I’m saving it to go on the family Christmas card (which I still need to order!!). We had fun. I felt like it was a great warm up to the two parties we have later this week. I may be remiss in posting this week, but my Instagram, Katespadegirlblog, is kept fairly up to date! 

Meanwhile, back to this: 

 

Bagging & tagging 100’s of French Macarons!

Until next time,

Jules


Whoops

So, yeah, another week has passed! I’ve been in and out of town again, and with the time and weather change, snapping photographs has not been a priority around here! 

Some recaps: 

    
   

  1. Cardigan: Kate Spade
  2. Dress: Kate Spade
  3. Belt: secondhand
  4. Shoes: Christian Louboutin

   
  

 

  1. Cardigan: Ross (tag has fallen out)
  2. Skirt: Kate Spade
  3. Shoes: Christian Louboutin
  4. Necklace: glass pearls with a Ben Amun brooch

  

  1. Sweater: Banana Republic Outlet
  2. Pants: Banana Republic Outlet
  3. Shoes: Sam Edleman

   
    
 

  1. Blouse: Kohls
  2. Belt: Thrifted 
  3. Skirt: Anthropologie (but I got it secondhand)
  4. Shoes: Christian Louboutin

Yes, I bought a pair of pants AND a cat sweater. I couldn’t resist! 

The highlight of my week was spending Friday with a pile of friends at Disneyland…AND we got on during a soft opening run of the new Hyperspace Mountian (Space Mountain with a Star Wars overlay)  

   
Cheers to all my “phonies”, and to those who ran any of the various Avengers races this weekend, CONGRATS!! This was the first race I didn’t work this whole year, and while I was super bummed, I needed my sleep today! I did see friends cross the finish on Friday at the 5k! There were some awesome costumes out there!  

    
   
I made lots of treats for dessert that night, someone else snapped this photo: 

 Yes, I wore my navy KateSpade sequin dress all day, and these shoes: 

Hey, they said it was a “Fall Ball”!

Of course a trip is NOT complete without a castle shot: 

 

And yesterday I stayed in my PJs and put this together: 

 

Looking forward to the week ahead, it’s a busy one! Tuesday I have some EXCITING plans, but I will wait to share them. Watch Instagram!

Until next time,

Jules


Monday, AGAIN?!

Oh Monday, we meet once again. Our weather is changing (AGAIN!), and as such the winds picked up immensely. So today was a two-outfit kind of day (I secretly love it…I would love to change 3-4 times a day! I know.)

I started in this: 

    
    
 

  1. Dress: Kate Spade
  2. Belt: Anthropologie
  3. Shoes: Kate Spade
  4. Necklace: Kohls

And I changed into this, which I chose as it’s our school colors and tonight was the team meeting for fall sports!  

    
    
 

  1. Dress: Kate Spade
  2. Shoes: Christian Louboutin
  3. Handbag: Eugene (by Kate Spade of course)

Yes, I took Eugene tonight, and the best part? My husband ended up with him! My husband is the best at that, always carrying around my stuff. I think he secretly has as much fun with the snail as I did.

Did you know I’m having a blog sale? Proceeds will go to charity. Blog Sale I also have some items listed elsewhere, but the pricing is the same across the board. I recently donated a huge pile of clothing, but decided to keep a few things to sell and donate the proceeds to a worthy cause, Skip1, who builds kitchens and feeds people all over the world. I met Shelene a few weeks back and she really touched me. I have excess…time to spread it around just a bit!

Until next time,

Jules


Weekend Recap

The past few days have been a massive whirlwind! I had an order for French Macarons this week, and it sort of morphed into a MASSIVE amount of macarons! It helped keep my mind off the tragedy that is no more phone purchases at Kate Spade outlets! 

Friday I wore this:

   

  1. Blouse: Kohls
  2. Skirt: Kate Spade
  3. Belt: secondhand (I wear this one a lot!)
  4. Shoes: Christian Louboutin

Saturday I did not get dressed. I had some emergency dental work on Friday and was exhausted! So, I spent the day cleaning & baking macaron shells: 

   
Sunday started at 1am, when we all got up and trudged down to Disneyland to volunteer at the half marathon (I love doing this!!). Over 18,000 of these: 

 
I wore this afterwards: 

    
 

  1. Blouse: Ann Taylor (6 years ago)
  2. Belt: Target
  3. Skirt: Kate Spade Madison Avenue
  4. Shoes: Christian Louboutin

I baked more shells Sunday when we got home and spent all day yesterday filling them (and I did get dressed, but didn’t take a photo. It wasn’t very exciting) 

    
   
15 different flavours!! So excited for my customers this week to pick these up and enjoy them!

And finally my outfit today: 

    
    
 

  1. Dress: Kate Spade
  2. Belt: secondhand (brand unknown)
  3. Shoes: Kate Spade
  4. Necklace: Banana Republic
  5. Handbag: Kate Spade (isn’t it the prettiest red?!)
  6. Puffball: Kate Spade (he needs a name!)

Hope your Labor Day weekend was restful! Mine was insane and busy, but I loved every minute!! Even with a raging headache most of the weekend from the dental work last Friday. I also got through the weekend without buying anything major, even with all those sale emails!!! Of course something about no send-sales made that much easier. My husband and bank account are both happy!

Until next time,

Jules


Forced Shopping Ban

So, sad SAD SAD news. As of yesterday, Kate Spade outlets no longer do send sales, which was 75% of my Kate Spade outlet purchases! Because really, isn’t is more fun to receive a beautifully wrapped package from UPS at your front door vs flying all over the country to hunt down your favorites?

So I suppose I’m in a forced shopping ban of sorts. Or “forced rehab” as I hash tagged on my Instagram. As a busy mom who is running 47 directions at any given time, I cherished my relationships with the Shop Stylists all over the country! Alas, the era is ending and my acquisitions of fun, pretty, sparkly, and cute things has most likely come to an end. Oh Kate Spade, WHY?! 

I protested today, and went with non-Kate Spade clothing: 

    
   

  1. Blouse: Kohls
  2. Belt: secondhand
  3. Skirt: Vintage
  4. Shoes: SJP (Nordstrom Rack find, and they WILL do a send sale!)

I did visit Fashion Island yesterday, and here’s some photos from the latest fall collection to drop: 

    
    
   

The plaid dress on me (for for reference, I typically take a 00, and this is a 00, except sizing seems to be different with fall as the 00 was still loose!). FYI, the cut is similar to the Charlene, except I feel the skirt is a little fuller. It does have pockets!

 
I fell in love with it, however my husband hated it. Two other dresses I didn’t buy: 

   
Fall is gorgeous. Will I buy much? Still unknown. My closet is overflowing and I suppose it has to stop SOMEWHERE! 

Until next time,

Jules


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,

Jules