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Mid-Week Recap

It’s been quite a week! My husband and I got him yesterday from our little getaway for his birthday, and it’s been a whirlwind ever since! Something about 4 kids whom we hadn’t seen since last week.

Anyway, some recaps from out attire the past few days. Monday we spent the day at the Santa Cruz Boardwalk (more…)


Good Friday

Wow, it doesn’t feel like Easter weekend! I imagine it is because my husband and I packed up and are headed to Northern California for a wedding. Yes, we left the kids behind! I feel guilty as a mom, but my parents have them, and I know my kids are most likely (okay, totally likely!!) to be more excited about grandma & grandpa than mom & dad!!

That said, I’m glad we didn’t drag them, I did all the desserts for this wedding and the car is precariously packed, in hopes the French Macarons all survive the 6+ hour trip!!

My travel ensemble:

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Cardigan: Target
Dress: Calvin Klein
Belt: Thrift
Shoes: Kate Spade

And this is why I haven’t been posting this week, I have become a cookie. Or at least it feels like it!!! French Macarons, iced sugar cookies, sugar cookies, cake balls, a small cake & some other cookies. Some teaser photos:

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I’m excited to set it all up tomorrow and share photos! I also am finally going to wear the sequin Kate Spade Emma dress, eeks!!! I probably won’t post again until Sunday, I have terrible cell service where we will be. But on Sunday my husband and I are headed to Santa Cruz to celebrate his birthday, and just have some time away with nowhere to be!! I found an adorable boutique hotel and we will hit the boardwalk….it’ll be a first for both of us! I’ll take it, it’s not always easy to find things new to “us”, one of the hazards of a second marriage! But I wouldn’t change a thing in my life, the good OR the bad.

Because life is that, an experience!!

Have a wonderful Easter weekend, and those out on the road, travel safe! And travel colorfully!

Until next time,

Jules


Weekend Recap

Whew, what a crazy 3-days I have had! Every April my husband and I head up to Las Vegas for a conference. Always fun to see friends and gain some wisdom from the great John Maxwell.

And of course have fun dressing up Vegas-Style! Going out of town is always so hard for me, I always tend to overpack. This year I really worked to pare down and plan my wardrobe, with one backup ensemble (that I ended up not wearing). Major improvement from the 8 outfits and 7 pairs of shoes I packed last year!!! I also carried my Kate Spade Wise Owl Quinn all weekend (again, another improvement!)

My “travel” outfit I wore on the trip up:

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Dress: Kate Spade Mariella
Belt: Kate Spade
Shoes: Kate Spade
Brooch: Vintage (isn’t it ADORABLE?!)

For Friday night I changed into this:

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Cardigan: Target
Dress: Kate Spade Emma
Belt: Kate Spade
Shoes: Kate Spade
Necklace: Burlington Coat Factory

On Saturday I failed to take a photograph. However, it was the inaugural wearing of the infamous Pink Dress. Let me just say, this was a crazy crazy aquisition. The original one is actually on it’s way back to Kate Spade. Why you ask?! It had a wretched odor. To make a super long story short I do now own said Roset dress, but it was a hassle!! This one doesn’t have the smell (which was a cross between pesticide and mothballs!), and I will be very careful when ordering a dress from the online department depending on the fabric. I think it’s the plastic they have them stored in. But, regardless, I do own it, and I must say, it’s gorgeous!!! My favorite compliment was “I just have to tell you, your dress makes me SO happy!”. So while I can’t recommend ordering this dress online, if you can find it in a store, go for it!!!

The photos I did take:

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Dress: Kate Spade Roset
Necklace: JCrew
Shoes: Kate Spade

And to church this morning, I repurposed the Mariella dress, adding in my Montana strass Christian Louboutin pumps:

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And my final outfit for the weekend (and what I’m wearing on the trip home):

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Cardigan: Kate Spade
Dress: Kate Spade Emma
Belt: Kate Spade
Necklace: J Crew
Shoes: Christian Louboutin Montana strass heels (done by me)

And because I was feeling lucky I tossed $5 into a slot machine, and then later put that $5 on red at a roulette table (which I’ve always wanted to do! Something so James Bond about that!!!! Of course I’m too cheap to bet a fortune, but it was fun!)

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And the ball landed on red! The guy at the table asked me what I was going to do with my winnings, and I gleefully replied “cash them in!” And giggled, and sort of twirled. Hey, I was super excited!! It was only $5, but it was a win!! I think he was perplexed, but then again most people are perplexed by me! (Including myself!!) I did however buy my husband lunch. Big spender! But it was the experience, and as I’m not a big gambler, it was easy to walk away.

A good weekend. Sadly traffic is a huge snarl on the I-15, and I fear this is the 5-hour trip home VS the normal 3-3.5.

Sigh. Oh well. At least I got a free lunch! Hope your weekend was fabulous!!!!

Until next time,

Jules


One Dress, Three Looks

Now I do not profess to be a fashion guru, but I must admit I had fun with my most recent Kate Spade dress, all those stripes make for some fun looks!

Today:

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Cardigan: thrift
Dress: Kate Spade
Belt: thrift
Shoes: Kate Spade

And previous looks with this dress:

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And all 3 side by side:

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And for fun, some mini cupcakes I made last night:

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Yum!!

Have a great day!

Until next time,

Jules