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The Return of Winky

Remember back a couple years ago when I bought an owl bag? (Or was that 3 years ago? I don’t remember anymore!!!) Poor Winky has been stashed in my closet for ages, but I pulled him out today! 


  1. Dress: Kate Spade Olsen
  2. Belt: Kate Spade Owl Belt
  3. Shoes: Kate Spade
  4. Handbag: Winky! (Wise Owl Quinn)

Today was actually my Friday, my husband has tomorrow off and the kids have a play, so I took it off to be home and enjoy some time with them. They have break next week as well, but 3 of them are going to be gone for various events. Looking forward to the Easter weekend.

Until next time,


Loyal Kate Spade Girl

I know it’s obvious I’m a HUGE Kate Spade fanatic. I mean, yeah. But I don’t always discuss WHY. Well, here’s one “why”! Today my husband and I ran out to Palm Springs to drop off 3 of the kiddos (who are quite blessed by my parents taking them on a 5-day cruise!), and OF COURSE it included a stop at both the outlet in Desert Hills AND the regular store down in the El Paseo shopping district. 

I found this gem at the outlet (which I hadn’t planned on buying anything, just returning some extra pieces I didn’t need after all)  

A balloon keychain/bag charm! The full collection hits on January 7, but there are bits and pieces out at some outlets! The bottom of the “basket” says “Let It Go”. Disney meets Kate Spade?! YES PLEASE! Puffy was thrilled to have a friend today.

But then we hit El Paseo….now I have to admit upfront I didn’t buy much today, as I’m trying to downsize a bit vs buying “everything” (meaning every single dress Kate Spade makes), but I did try some pieces on (no photos…WHOOPS!). No winners, but the experience was AWESOME! I finally saw this guy in person for my phone, and couldn’t resist: 

But wait, there’s more! This magic was also in the bag: 

 And THIS right here is why I am a loyal Kate Spade customer. Goodies from the Sunday morning events in December I couldn’t attend? (Oh why isn’t there a specialty closer to my house?! 70 miles minimum!) A Christmas card AND a cookie from NYE?! YES PLEASE!!!! This just made my night when we got home and I opened it all. I was unable to visit a specialty location before Christmas due to schedule constraints, but the extra goodies in my little shopping bag made me feel like I was there somehow! This is why I love Kate Spade, why I shop there, the level of customer service is just top notch. I’ve only had 1 or 2 not so wonderful experiences, in over 15 years of shopping the brand. In comparison, we walked through Saks Fifth Ave this evening, and my husband remarked that the sales associate who approached us looked relieved when I said I was “just looking”. Ugh. I won’t even discuss the awful Anthropologie experience in the same shopping district! Nope, we will focus on the amazingness that is Kate Spade….THANK YOU El Paseo girls! Y’all have a special place in our hearts, that store is where my husband bought the “dress that started it all”, a black silk/cotton blend Emma dress lined in pink silk. Two years ago to be exact! And from there, I went from a handful of Kate Spade dresses to, ahem, “I refuse to admit publicly how many it really is”. 
I wore this today: 


  1. Cardigan: Chaps (Kohls, 3-4 years ago)
  2. Dress: Kate Spade (one of the first dresses I ever purchased!)
  3. Belt: Kate Spade
  4. Shoes: Christian Louboutin, strassed in Montana
  5. Necklace: Kate Spade

I also carried my blue small Rachelle bag. I know the Rachelle style is an outlet-only one, but it really is my favorite handbag! Well, I do adore the Quinn, but they haven’t released the larger Quinn bags in almost 2 years. I have one small Quinn, but it’s just not the same!

Here’s to a wonderful 2016, and here’s to me cutting back on excessive shopping and perhaps taking a proper vacation. Oh heck, I’d rather spend the money on shoes. Oops.

Until next time,


Owl Sighting

Today was a head-to-toe Kate Spade day! My outfit:






Dress: Kate Spade
Slip(peeking through the bottom) Vintage
Handbag: Kate Spade
Shoes: Kate Spade

This dress is so much fun to wear! Paired with it’s matching bag, well, I suppose I’ve always been a matchy-matchy gal at heart. As a teenager I would match my nail polish to my handbag!! (Which typically matched my skirt or top)

Hope your Monday is going well! I’m off to clean and do laundry. All the fun things that can be done with an empty house!

Until next time,


Owl Life

Owls! Not a bandwagon I saw myself jumping on, until I saw this dress. And HAD to have it. Luckily I got it for a killer price (and had just sold enough items to pay for it!), that it didn’t affect my pocketbook. But I may have begged, borrowed, and/or cajoled my husband into buying it if I hadn’t had the extra money in my paypal account.

Yes, it’s that cute. I present, “The Owl”:






Dress: Kate Spade (eBay)
Slip: (lace peeking out of the bottom of the skirt) Vintage (thrifted)
Shoes: Christian Louboutin (eBay)
Handbag: Hermes
Hair Barrette: Kate Spade
Necklace: 16th birthday present from my Dad.

And in other news, it’s hot today! Proof:


Crazy weather!! Oh well, I suppose I enjoyed not wearing a cardigan today, especially as it would have really taken away from the adorable-ness that is my dress. Only downside is it’s silk, which means I can’t go anywhere this afternoon unless I change as it’s super windy!!! Oh well. I’m going to take the wind as a sign to stay home the rest of the day. Not to mention, I have like 200 cookies to bake.

Don’t forget about my giveaway, details on how to enter here:

Until next time,