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Fourth of July!

Oh goodness, this summer is FLYING!! Happy Fourth of July!!!

Thought I would recap some recent adventures over the last week. I’ve been super heads down in wedding season and still trying to recover from the stupid accident. Sigh. Oh, and my kids came home from “camp grandparents” (well, I went to Palm Springs to pick them up…that was my downfall, or rather Visa’s downfall!)

Sunday I pulled out my new Corley dress and some very low heels…just for church: 


  1. Dress: Kate Spade Corley, available here, $159 additional 25% off (or call the El Paseo or Fashion Island store and speak to one of their shop girls! They ship for a nominal fee)
  2. Belt: Unknown. Picked up secondhand
  3. Shoes: Kate Spade

Monday….errands, Dr, work 



  1. Dress: Kate Spade
  2. Belt: Kate Spade
  3. Shoes: Christian Louboutin, strassed by me in Alexandrite AB
  4. Handbag: Kate Spade Quinn(oh how I wish they would bring this back!!)

I didn’t remember to take photos of the skirt I wore Wednesday: 


It’s a Lilith I snagged on eBay for fairly inexpensive! (Another style I wish they would still make!!)

I threw this one after I got to my moms on Wednesday, and we did some shopping at the store on El Paseo…and I wore it again Thursday to go house hunting with my grandmother (note I took these in one of the places we looked at!). It was what 108 or something in Palm Springs? Too hot to care about what to wear!!   


  1.  Dress: Banana Republic (last summer)
  2. Belt: Ted Baker (outlet find!!! $9, they were having an incredible sale)
  3. Shoes: Christian Louboutin, strassed in Alexandrite AB
  4. Handbag: Kate Spade Quinn

Eugene met a friend: 


But alas, little friend did not come home with us. I’m so excited for the cat & mouse items though!!!!

Yesterday I started in this: 


  1. Dress: Kate Spade Gayle (please don’t use my photos of these dresses without my permission! And no, I’m not selling my Gayle dresses ANYWHERE! People keep using my blog photos on their sale listings!)
  2. Belt: Kate Spade
  3. Shoes: Christian Louboutin
  4. Handbag: Kate Spade Quinn

And I put on my newest Madison Avenue piece last night to take a girlfriend of mine shopping (it was successful!!). Isn’t this skirt divine?! It’s serendipity when a Madison piece pops up in the outlet, one piece in my size…it’s meant to be, right?! 


  1. Top: thrifted, no brand (was $1!)
  2. Skirt: Kate Spade Madison Ave (and yes, it has pockets!!)
  3. Shoes: Christian Louboutin
  4. Handbag: Kate Spade (outlet, holiday 2013 collection)

I also picked up other items in my travels this week. But as much is for gifts and a future giveaway, I won’t be sharing those! But right now, outlets are 60% off everything, with additional 20% off handbags! Don’t forget they do give a student/teacher discount if you have an ID (it’s additional 15%, but you can only use two discounts, so you wouldn’t get additional 15% off the 60/20 handbag deal), or if you have AAA, it’s 10%! So many stores offer these types of additional discounts, you just have to ask!!

Happy Fourth of July! Have a very safe and fun holiday. My favorite photo of the week…taken way up in Palm Springs: 

 Until next time,


P.S. Please remember my photos are my personal property, and stealing them to use elsewhere is not polite. Please email me direct if you would like to discuss using my photos. Also, I do not use my blog photos to sell anything ANYWHERE. So if you see my photos on eBay/posh mark/etc, you are NOT buying from me! 

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,