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Life Update

Sooooo, it’s been AGES since I’ve blogged. We’ve been in such chaos, I had to sit back and put the important things first and things like blogging, well, at the bottom of the list! Let’s see, we’ve moved to Los Angeles (or as I like to call is “lala land”), and we are still in a bit of chaos as I’m about to embark upon an epic remodel of the kitchen of our new house.

But I still wear lots and lots of dresses, sparkly shoes and Arlowe runs the house more than ever! Some recent photos…follow my Instagram (ksgirlblog) for more of a daily “diary” of my semi-mundane life, where I find myself going to fabulous places that I really have NO business being in! Oh, and lots of Disney trips, to both Disneyland and Walt Disney World.

Hanging at Walt Disney World with my favorite accessory (the husband):

And of course, countless antics from Arlowe:

We have leash trained him and he has settled into being a “city” cat quite well. I mean, we kind of live up in the hills, but for us it’s city life compared to before!

So here’s to us being nearly halfway 2019. It’s been 7 months of stress, tears, good days and bad days. But I’m still here, I still have beautiful clothes, and we are settling into “normal”, and just lots of major changes in our lives that we didn’t expect but we have navigated as gracefully as possible.

Until next time,

Jules

PS: you may notice I have changed my Instagram name. I haven’t purchased anything from Kate Spade direct in ages…I’m not the biggest fan of the new collections and really enjoy my older pieces! But I stay up to date, my bank account just rejoices that I haven’t added anything new!


Holiday Weekend

Woot! Hello 3-day weekend! I’ve had kind of an interesting week, some major changes happening in my world and when I have things going on I tend to lose myself either in a pair of shoes or baking in the kitchen. This week it was baking! TONS of French Macarons! 

Just a few of the many MANY dozens I made. There is something fulfilling about seeing them all lined up! 

Yesterday I wore this:


  1. Blouse: Forever 21 (old)
  2. Skirt & Belt: Kate Spade
  3. Shoes: Kate Spade

And today:

  1. Dress: Kate Spade Wrap Dress (circa 2010-2011 I believe? It’s an older one!)
  2. Shoes: Kate Spade (also older, they are a kitten heel)

Did you see that sale is an additional 25% off this weekend online? I have some gift cards, so I may pick up one or two smaller items, but I am limiting myself for the month of September, as I went a LITTLE overboard for the month of August. I have one more big order coming from Kate Spade next week as well. OOPS. 

I really need to cull my closet a bit more. I started a “closet” on Instagram ( Right here ) to unload pieces that I no longer wear, use, or items I purchased for someone at the outlets, and then was never paid for them and often times forget to return them. I know holidays are coming and I do have a few NWT items. I still need to bite the bullet and get rid of dresses I know I will NEVER EVER wear, but keep for sentimental reasons. Sigh. I’m totally a fashion hoarder!

Until next time,

Jules


Friday!

Friday! Oh Friday I love thee this week. I MADE it. Through the first week of school. I have survived a wretched summer cold that has left me nearly unable to hear and dizzy (I should probably go see a physician. Ugh). But most of all, I managed to pull myself together every day this week, even just to run kids to/from school! My oldest comes home this weekend, so that might change once he gets back behind the wheel of a car.

Today:

  1. Top: Banana Republic Outlet
  2. Skirt: Kate Spade
  3. Belt: Target
  4. Shoes: Kate Spade

Whew. I’m wiped out, but happy we got through. Our weekend plans (other than fetching my oldest from the airport!) include sleeping and laying flat, hoping my ears unclog at some point. The kids are bewildered because I have super ninja mom hearing, and they can get away with so much because I can’t hear them. It’s been amusing. (Might as well laugh!)

Until next time,

Jules


Fare Thee Well June

Bye bye to June. Which means 2016 is half over. Yikes! These last few months have been so jam packed, eeks! It’s been really hot where I live (105-108!), I don’t know how anyone wears pants or leggings in this weather!

Some outfit recaps:

  1. Blouse: Ann Taylor
  2. Skirt: Kate Spade
  3. Belt: Target
  4. Shoes: Kate Spade
  5. Necklace: Banana Republic

  1. Dress: Kate Spade
  2. Belt: JCrew
  3. Shoes: Kate Spade

  1. Dress: Kate Spade
  2. Belt: handmade
  3. Shoes: Jimmy Choo

  1. Dress: Kate Spade
  2. Belt: handmade
  3. Slip: vintage
  4. Shoes: Jimmy Choo

  1. Dress: thrifted
  2. Brooch: vintage
  3. Shoes: Nina, strassed by me
  4. Handbag: Kate Spade

  1. Blouse: Ann Taylor
  2. Skirt: Kate Spade
  3. Belt: Target
  4. Shoes: Kate Spade
  5. Handbag: Kate Spade

  1. Dress: Kate Spade (at outlets right now!)
  2. Shoes: Kate Spade

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

  1. Dress: Kate Spade (altered)
  2. Belt: Kate Spade
  3. Shoes: Christian Louboutin
  4. Necklace: Kate Spade

  1. Blouse: Target
  2. Belt: Target
  3. Skirt: Kate Spade
  4. Shoes: Christian Louboutin
  5. Necklace: Target

  1. Dress: Hobbs (I’ve had this for YEARS)
  2. Belt: Thrifted
  3. Shoes: Kate Spade

  1. Dress: Kate Spade Jillian
  2. Shoes: Jimmy Choo

Here’s to the rest of the summer! Stay cool!

Until next time,

Jules


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


Groundhog Day

Well, according to the news, it’s going to be an early spring! Although it was cold here today, I’ll believe it when I see it! 

Another skirt I am obsessed with right now….this one. Between this and my animal print skirt with the cat sweater, I could leave everything else in my closet untouched!    
    
 

  1. Cardigan: Banana Republic Outlet
  2. Skirt: Kate Spade
  3. Shoes: Kate Spade
  4. Necklace: Banana Republic Outlet

So what do you think, are we in for an early spring? I’m suspect for sure!

Until next time,

Jules


Holiday Parties

Last week I spent much time in my kitchen prepping what I thought was my last batch of French Macarons for the year (turns out I’m baking again this week), packing and prepping to go out of town, and finally heading to Omaha to attend a whirlwind of parties & socializing! I did manage to pull myself together in the middle of it all!

Some outfit recaps: 

    
 

  1. Cardigan: Kate Spade
  2. Dress: Kate Spade
  3. Belt: Secondhand
  4. Shoes: Sam Edleman

 What I wore to fly home Saturday morning (sadly I failed to snap a photo the day I left!)  
      

  1. Cardigan: Target
  2. Dress: Kate Spade
  3. Belt: Kate Spade
  4. Shoes: Sam Edleman

Friday-day I had intended to wear this skirt with a cardigan, but I sadly left planned cardigan at home, and packed this one instead: (also the only flats I packed!)

 

  1. Sweater: Banana Republic
  2. Skirt: Kate Spade
  3. Shoes: Sam Edleman

Sunday….in a dress I picked up while in Omaha at the outlet in Gretna:      

  1. Cardigan: Banana Republic
  2. Dress: Kate Spade
  3. Necklace: Kate Spade
  4. Shoes: Kate Spade

Today….milking the Christmas themed attire: 

  
   

  1. Cardigan: Banana Republic (4 years ago, holiday…its held up quite well!)
  2. Skirt: French Connection
  3. Shoes: Kate Spade

And finally….the two ensembles I packed for the two events we went specifically to Omaha for. 

Thursday night, I pulled out the Madison Avenue dress my husband purchased for me earlier this year: 

  

  

    
   

  1. Dress: Kate Spade Madison Ave (I still can’t believe we tracked this one down, and in my perfect size!!)
  2. Shoes: Christian Louboutin Simples strassed in Crystal AB
  3. Handbag: Kate Spade (AKA The Muppet)

I also dragged my dark mink coat with me, thinking it would be quite cold, but the weather ended up being so mild! It was nice to have, as evenings with the wind were quite chilly.

Friday night was the black tie affair, which I had found out about when we were in Phoenix earlier this year, finding this dress the very next day tucked away in a Dillards sale rack! At first I thought it was maybe Alice & Olivia, but whatever brand it was, I will never know! The tag was gone inside and it just had a generic price tag on it. But the moment I put it on, I knew with the addition of straps and the right belt & accessories it would be spectacular! The belt I found just a couple of weeks ago, the clutch back in November, and the jewlery I already had (necklace & bracelets are all Ben-Amun)

My husband and I had a wonderful time, and I loved my ensemble. The dress also had pockets! Not my typical “sparkly” look, but sometimes one must change it up a bit!  We have one more party to attend later this week, and then I shall put my fancy party wear away for a bit. (Kidding!)

Happy Holidays! Are you ready for them? I’m getting there…I am sorely behind this year though, eeks!

Until next time,

Jules