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Wait, WHAT?!

Yes, I am sitting here saying just that. I had a lovely day, only to check the news before bed to see that one of those Kardashion people has the same birthday as I do. (Well she’s older, but still) I celebrated in a much calmer way though! 

My first outfit: 


  1. Cardigan: Kate Spade
  2. Dress: Kate Spade (super old…I’ve had this for about a year and hadn’t worn it. It’s too big though! I guess I’ve lost weight and not realized it)
  3. Shoes: Christian Louboutin
  4. Handbag: Kate Spade (a birthday present from a mentor/friend/someone special)

My youngest has half day all week so he took me to Starbucks (shhhh, I gave him “his” card, which was actually a card I put money on so he could “pay”. He’s so precious!), and then I took him to Waba Grill, we shared a bowl that we took home: 


Mmmmmm. So yummy. It’s a huge portion though! I think I’ll get a kids bowl next time! Of course I had a strawberry cupcake too….my favorite. I had made dessert for our bible study dinner tonight…shhhh, most of them didn’t know it was my birthday. I’m a ninja like that! I did change before we went though…I mean what’s a birthday without outfit changes?! 

 (Love this face I’m making…I have NO IDEA WHAT I WAS THINKING! It seemed appropriate though, so enjoy!)

  1. Kate Spade (recent poshmark find! It’s an older style, gorgeous heavy fabric & lining!!)
  2. Belt: Anthropologie
  3. Shoes: Jimmy Choo (oh how I love these! This was my INSANE find in Arizona two weeks ago. In fact, I’m going to say these are my sparkly birthday present to myself.)

I must admit, normally I go buy myself something on my birthday, but I did not this year. I’m trying to chill a bit on non-essential purchases, just because. My closet is bursting, and even with nearly a dozen pairs of shoes on loan for a film project, my shoe racks are also out of control! My weekend goal is to really take some time and clear some things out. I have a lot of pieces I don’t wear, but don’t want to get rid of! But it’s time (again!). 

Until next time,


Valentine’s Day Giveaway!

As promised last year, I bring you my Valentine’s Day 2014 giveaway! It’s a collection of some treasures I have collected over the past few months, purchasing and/or picking up a duplicate for one lucky reader!


Included is the following items:

Framed Kate Spade 20th Anniversary Print
Lenox Butterfly Meadows Dragonfly Salt & Pepper Shakers
Starbucks GC
Pearl statement necklace

Everything pictured really. I’m so thrilled to share these items with you! I’ve been sitting on this all month, wanted to wait for just the right time!!

Now for the rules:

1. Open to the entire world. (Woot!!)

2. To enter, comment on this post. Additional entries may be obtained by reposting my Instagram photo and tagging me. I’m KateSpadeGirlBlog on Instagram. You may also email me for a 3rd entry:

3. Contest will close on February 5th at midnight PST. Winner will be announced on/around February 6th. (Would like to get this to the winner as close to valentines day as possible!!)

4. All prizes provided by me, paid for by me. I don’t do sponsored posts or giveaways for companies.

And that is it! Share with your friends on Instagram!

Happy Friday & good luck!

Until next time,


Library Bound

It’s hot today. And humid. Yes, I am whining. What can I say? I’m fairly miserable!!!

So I ran out to turn in book reading lists for our library summer reading program. They are giving away a kindle fire, so I’ve been reading my socks off in an attempt to win it. It’s a drawing, and as of today I have 71 tickets in the drawing. *cross fingers* then The Engineer can stop swiping mine to play games!!


The Rundown:
Blouse: Jason Wu for Target
Shorts: Kate Spade
Shoes: Strassed Jimmy Choo flats
Handbag: Coach
Kindle Cover: Kate Spade (and I so want to put crystals on it!!!)

Oh and those bins? Sigh. The Engineer has taken on a “let’s organize and do a summer clean” this week as he has been on vacation. (we didn’t go anywhere because frankly, I’m NO fun this week) so yeah.

Hope your weekend is cooler than mine! I don’t mind the heat, but the humidity, ugh. I have rheumatoid arthritis, and humidity is one of my triggers for a flare. Which my body has been trying to flare all week. But, it isn’t something I dwell on, blog about, or look for sympathy/advice about. Frankly a decision I made a little over 3 years ago was the best thing for it! Call it, alternative therapy if you will. *grins*

Anyway. I am enjoying quiet time, with my books and Internet. No shoe projects, my fingers are too swollen and numb for that today! Have a lovely weekend! Now that I’ve shared more than I intended to with you! 😉

Until next time,


Coffee with the Girls

This morning my bible study ladies came over for food and fellowship.

Here’s my spread. I suppose I spent too many years in the south!



Desserts too!

Cake Pops:


Macawrongs (silly me!)


Coffee machine we didn’t use


Tea & How Cocoa (this we did use!!)


Such a lovely morning. Going to repeat it next week!

Until next time,