Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Kitchen Week and Why I'm Not a Great Cook

It's supposed to be Kitchen Week and yet all day I have been thinking about iconic women, polka dots & ruffles, kindness & bravery

And now instead of starting dinner I'm typing away about who-knows-what. Certainly not anything kitchen-related. So while Google searches out an easy tilapia recipe and the microwave defrosts my fish, I'll fill you all in on what's new and maybe share something that enlightens someone somewhere...

First, Kate Spade. Several bloggers that I follow are hosting a style soiree interpreting Kate Spade's whimsical style. 

At the beginning of the week I interpreted Kate Spade style in dark tones. Purple polka-dot socks, black velvet ballet slippers, and grey chinos with...

...a ruffly purple & white striped blouse, big turquoise bib necklace, and camel-colored cardi.

This morning dawned a bright & sunny 75 degrees. And this warrior woman was waking up practically in my hometown. I just had to live out loud.

I interpreted Kate Spade-style as a pair of white fluffy peep-toe high heels...

beneath a purple floral dress, orange & white striped blazer, and big white bib necklace. Note the topknot. 

Colorful? Check. Whimsical?? Check, check. Bela, my tiny fashion adviser, did not approve of this combo, but in the end I had to be me

Unrelated, I ordered these magical running shoes for Bela from Nordstrom online. They were a great price AND you can get 14% cash back via ebates right now {Full disclosure if you sign up for ebates through me, I will get a small referral fee}. I thought posing them with the box of cereal would help you see how adorably tiny they are... but they look huge here.

Griffin and his classmates performed on stage this week.Is there anything better than 4th graders singing & dancing?

A Mother's Day gift of olde, that I turned into a Kate Spade-inspired DIY using rainbow-striped wrapping paper as a background. Don't you just love that one of the six reasons Griffin loves me is that I make his dinner?!

So, in the end, I hope that I have given you a better idea of what constitutes Kate Spade style. More importantly, though, I hope I inspired you to be as crazy bold as you feel like being in your dress and decor. It's your life and you only get one. Make it fun.


  1. I love your outfits! That yellow striped blazer is adorable.

    1. Thank you, Ann-Marie! That blazer is one of my faves!

  2. I love that you found your inner Kate! Great outfits!

  3. I constantly spent my half an hour to read this blog's content every day along with a cup of coffee.

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