Monday, April 14, 2014

My Very First Stitch Fix


Right before I left for vacation I scheduled a Stitch Fix to arrive. It would be the first one I've ever done. I've heard of this service many a time, and even search through Instagram using #StitchFix to see what others have received on a somewhat regular basis. When it was finally time to get my Stitch Fix box, I was so excited. I came home from work, saw it sitting at my front door and had to do my best not to squeal out loud in excitment. It felt like Christmas morning as a child; you know you've got gifts coming your way, but you don't know what exactly or how awesome they will be because it's a surprise. I ripped into that bad boy and started pulling out the articles of clothing. Here's what I was sent:


I was satisfied with everything that came in the box, with the exception of the pink top. It was just too large and boring in the front. Because I really liked all the pieces, I started to dissect each item in order to determine what to keep and what to give back. The fact that you only have three days to decide what to keep makes it that much harder.

Starting from the top picture:
Racer back Tank: I'm kind of weird when it comes to racer backs. I don't ever have to right bra for them. I also didn't know if I would be able to wear something over this tank (which living in Seattle, you almost always have to wear a jacket or sweater over your shirt) because of the cut. That along with the $40 price tag meant I sent this piece back.

Pink Shirt: As stated earlier; this shirt was too big on me. The back was really cute, but how often would I be able to wear it just by itself? Plus, the color wasn't my fave. This one got sent back too.

 Blue Shirt: I immediately fell in love with this shirt. I had pinned a similar top to a pinterest board and knew right off the bat how I would wear this. It was a little too big on me, but I still loved it..until I saw the $80 price tag. I have a real issue with spending big bucks (read: anything over $30) on a shirt. If it was jeans-no big deal, you wear those every day so it's worth it. Not a shirt though. This one was reluctantly sent back.

Sheer Top: When I saw the picture of this top on the style card, I wasn't that impressed. Until I put it on. I knew I would be keeping this item because it was so cute and could be worn throughout the year.

Maxi Dress: I told my stylist that I would love it if she would include something I could wear while in Mexico. She thought this would fit the bill. I liked the dress, but it was a little too short (typical tall probs), clingy, and $98. Womp Womp. This one was sent back too.

Overall I really enjoyed my first Stitch Fix box. I will most definitely be getting another shipment soon. The fact that you don't have to shop for yourself and you're exposed to new designers and styles is a huge bonus. I don't see myself being a regular Stitch Fixer, but I think this service is great when you need a spice up in your wardrobe.

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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Vacation Recap: The Digs


It's been a hot minute since I've posted a blog entry, but I'm coming back at you with a post containing lots of jealousy inducing photos. I recently took a much needed week long vacation to Mexico. It was everything I needed in a vacation: sun, warmth, boozy drinks, hammocks, massages, sailing, guacamole, and yoga (to name a few!). Today I am showing you a little bit of where I laid my head down every night (Spoiler: it was like falling into a cloud every night I got into bed).



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