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I have a problem….

What type of problem?! Well, aside from being a serial shopaholic (isn’t admitting it half the battle?!), I have a stripes addiction! This week anyway.

My outfit today:






Cardigan: Kate Spade
Dress: Kate Spade
Belt: Thrifted
Necklace: J Crew
Shoes: Kate Spade
Handbag: Kate Spade

I suppose I should change handbags, but I just love the owl so much! Plus he’s got all kinds of metal mixing going on, which makes me happy.

Today should be less blustery than yesterday (so far anyway), but still a little chilly!

Until next time,


Trending: Grey Christian Louboutin Simple Heels

Yes, I fear I have been rather Unimaginative this past week when it comes to my shoe choices! But alas, when a shoe is so comfortable you can run all day and not have aching feet that night?

Well, let’s just say I know what is on my 2014 wish lists!!!!

Anyway, a recap of the past week (ish) and poor shoe choices:

Last Friday:


Cardigan: Kate Spade
Blouse: Banana Republic
Skirt: Banana Republic
Shoes: Kate Spade (which are sadly too big and have found a new home with a friend of mine)

Church on Sunday saw this sunny ensemble:


Cardigan: American Eagle (Thrifted)
Skirt: Escada (Thrifted)
Shoes: Christian Loubouton Simples
Handbag: Coach

I believe this was Monday:


Cardigan: Kate Spade
Blouse: Banana Republic
Skirt: Shabby Apple
Belt & Necklace: Kate Spade
Shoes: Christian Louboutin Simples

*I neglected to snap a photo on Tuesday of my entire outfit, however, a shoe shot from a costco trip:


Yup, same shoes!!!!

Wednesday saw me in pants and a polka dot sweater, and black flats, alas, no photograph. Between fighting allergies, searching for new glasses (as I broke mine last week, and am frantically searching for an equally cute AND practical replacement pair) and making pies, well, I scrambled into PJ’s before any photographic evidence could be made.

I did however snap some rather lackluster photos last night of what I wore yesterday:


Cardigan: Ann Taylor
Dress: Kate Spade
Belt: The Cute and Sparkly Wife
Shoes: Christian Louboutin Simples

And lastly, today, proof that out of the last 6 days I have worn the same shoes 5 times. But I LOVE them!!! (I also appear to have a slight obsession with navy and yellow right now!)


Cardigan: American Eagle
Blouse: unknown, silk (eBay)
Skirt: Anthropologie (but secondhand from Its A Wrap in Hollywood)
Belt: Vintage (.50 @ a thrift shop)
Shoes: Christian Louboutin Simples

I also have an obsession with pie right now, specifically Raspberry!!





And rainy overcast weather:


Hope you have wonderful weekend!!

Until next time,



Thursday is always a day of juggling schedules. I have early morning bible study, and I’m typically a touch late (I serve with hospitality) because of the kids’ school schedule. This used to stress me out, and then last week I realized, it was OK. It was OK to let the morning setup fall on someone else’s shoulders.

We are studying Nehemiah, a heart that can break, by Kelly Minter. It’s pretty accurate, as far as what I need in my life right now. What makes your heart break? A very heart-stopping question. Which got me to thinking, just about life, blogging and the insane amount of excess in my life.


I started my blog last year in an attempt to explore the massive clothing collection I have amassed over the years. I have found many things in my closet that I never thought to wear the ways I’ve worn them.

I’ve discovered an extreme love for crystal encrusted shoes and 100mm Christian Louboutin heels.

I’ve unloaded a pile of mediocre items that didn’t fit well, were uncomfortable (bad shoes!!), and that I knew I would never ever wear.

And yet, I often find myself obsessing over eBay, sales, and the “thrill” of that “next amazing item”. That I don’t “need”.

It has nothing to do with blogging, I’ve always been a consumer, and from a very early age I’ve had a penchant for labels (because, lets face it, they stand the test of time!). I still remember the shoe that started it all. Gorgeous orange sandals with a flower. I wore those suckers everywhere. The park, play dates, you name it! (My daughter was a baby, so this is nearly 9 years ago!!) I cringe looking back a bit. The past decade has been such a style revolution for me, and I can say, now that I’m in my 30’s, I have found my “groove”.

Skirts. Dresses. Cardigans. Sparkly shoes. Really, what else can a girl possibly need?!

What I mean by the above is, I am planning on a ban in February. No non-essential shopping. My heart races at the thought! My brain says “but you aren’t in debt, and buying one pair of shoes won’t affect anything financially”. But for me, it’s a mental challenge. I’m going to work on downsizing a bit, instead of continuing to upsize! And perhaps, just perhaps, I will discover new things in my bulging closet.

So, my last purchases before my self-imposed “ban”:

Alannah Hill dress (for Valentine’s day!) I plan on wearing my red patent leather Simples with this


A skirt from goodwill (on sale for $2.49)


I also have a couple of items from eBay, a Kate Spade blouse & petticoat. The only thing I will buy this month is a pile of crystal crystals to embellish a wild pair of heels for my boss to wear to the Miss America pageants she attends (she judges). But that isn’t for me.

No more target hauls (eek!), or trips to the thrift shops. It’s going to be difficult! I’m turning off my eBay app as well.

Anyway, I have rambled long enough! My outfit for today:


Cardigan: Target (girls’ section)
Blouse: DKNY, thrifted summer 2010
Skirt: Escada (I love this skirt! I know I wear it a lot)
Shoes: Christian Louboutin navy Simple 100
Stockings: Calvin Klein (I admit it, I bought 7 pairs yesterday. @ $3 a pair, they are amazing!!)
Handbag: Kate Spade Maryann

The detail on my blouse + my diamond flower pendant:


And for fun, I took what are referred to as “mod shots” of my shoes. Not sure how “mod” they are, but it was rather fun!



Tomorrow it starts. Zero shopping. Eeks! I’m a tad terrified!

Until next time,


What I’m Wearing

Keeping it simple today, another busy day!


The Rundown:
Cardigan: Forever 21
Blouse: Old Navy
Skirt: gift from a friend
Belt: thrifted by my sister (I kinda stole it)
Sandals: Kate Spade
Necklace: a gold chain I bought at Michael’s for .99
Handbag: Yellow Kate Spade Maryann bag(not pictured in this post)

On another note, follower count is up, keep them coming! I’d love to show the inside of that Kate Spade box and gift one lucky reader!!

Until next time,