[I was hoping to have this post up earlier this morning! But when I saw 2am on the clock + I still needed to pack for a week of vacation, my pillow called. Oops! If you're wondering why I have a problem with hoarding tshirts, check out yesterday's post!]
I learned a little something yesterday.
Well, a few things, I guess.
I realized that I haven’t gone shopping in a grab-items-I-would-never-maybe-wear-and-try-them-on-just-because-I-can-and-I-have-time-to shopped..since Harlow was born. And while I’m not complaining, I learned today that a girl of any age still has fun playing dress up. + oh I cannot wait until Harlow is playing dress up + wearing the most ridiculous things.
Yesterday I also learned that I could shop during nap time + actually try stuff on. Yes. StitchFix is genius, well, whoever dreamed it up, is a genius!
Then, there was this weird feeling that came over me. Seven or so years ago I got a tattoo. [hold the judgement.] I was warned prior to getting it that they’re addicting. I thought for sure that was bunk. Then I found myself, while someone was tattooing that permanent skin-sticker on me, thinking + planning what my next tatto would be. Where it would be. Can anyone relate?
Well anyway. Want to know a secret? I kind of want another fix to arrive from StitchFix…today! + while my cleaning-during-naptime suffered, this mama had some fun trying on new clothes! And I can’t wait to show y’all what I’ve decided to keep + what I’ll be sending back!
So, without further ado!
Well, maybe I do have an ado [what does that phrase even mean, anyway?] I took *ahem* a lot of photos. oops! So I tried to cull through them + combine them …. but let’s throw this into the why-this-isn’t-a-DIY-tutorial-blog category: y’all, this is not my strong suit!! But I sure had fun playing dress up!
So this arrived. + I was very excited to go shopping during naptime!
A few more AWESOME things about StitchFix! 1. You get a new little goodie with each fix! My first item was this package of post-it notes! HUZZAH! And 2. If you purchase everything in your fix, you get 25% off! And don’t forget: your $20 styling fee is taken out of anything you purchase!
Remember? free personal shopper + stylist … in the comfort of your own home!
This box was the first thing I pulled out! It was a “Minty Fresh” deal, where I could purchase the top, OPI nail polish + earrings for a discounted price! While the discount was great, the shirt [for me!]….was not. See below.
EEKS! Yeah. No. Not so much!
But then I saw the next dress… + I hoped it would be as cute on me as I envisioned it! They nailed it!
I’m planning on keeping this one, what do y’all think??
One thing I was very nervous about was getting items of clothing that I typically wouldn’t even try on … but then trying on them on at home + still having NO IDEA WHAT TO WEAR WITH THEM!
Well, for each garment, they provide styling tips! I [clearly] don’t have half of the items they recommend, but it helped me put the whole look together!
While I really do like this dress, it’s just not me! It’s a little too babydoll-fairy-like for my taste.
What do y’all think??
Okay! This one excites me!! Y’all, I would never typically grab this color off the shelf!! I’m not a kelly-green fan, but my husband sure is! So he’s a big fan of this top! It’s sheer, so I wasn’t sure how I felt about having to always wear a tank or something underneath it, but the minute I put it on, I knew it would be a keeper.
Andy saw it, and he agreed!
You can see that our bedroom gets progressively messier + messier + messier as I keep grabbing-all-the-things to try on with each piece!!
Is it weird that I’m totally digging how it falls low in the back?
This one is a win: you agree? or am I crazy!?
Don’t tell Andy, but I tried it on with my favorite cardigan. :o]
Next I pulled out this bright blue skirt! It was super girly, and I loved it…but didn’t quite love it.
Know what I mean? Where there is just something meh about it? I think this skirt on my sister – she’s about 3″ taller than I am – would be great. I just feel like it cuts my legs off at an awkward spot.
Not planning on keeping this one! Thoughts?
I haven’t carried any bag or purse other than my diaper bag in so long! I was happy to see my little luggage tag, from my days of traveling each + every week!
The aftermath of dress up time. Don’t worry: I cleaned it all up! [And of course I took all of 2 photos on the DSLR....yay for self portraits with an iPhone!]
So what do y’all think!? I’m really excited about the green top: it’s definitely not something I would normally pick out! When I tried on everything for Andy, he said [with a smile on his face] I haven’t seen you getting dressed up like this in a while. la sigh. I’m excited to start dressing like I care again!
Also? amazing how much more productive I am when I *cough cough* shower, put on make up and do my hair! Oh, and possibly change out of yoga clothes. *looks down at yoga pants bashfully* oops!
Remember you can go sign up for a fix of your own! Shipping is free both ways, and the questionnaire is fun to fill out! I’ll definitely be changing a few of my answers: I played it safe, and I’m excited to define a few areas, but also let my shopper [Thanks Mary!] have a bit more fun next time!
If you get a fix, PLEASE email/leave a comment if you post about it!! I want to see the goods!
Edited to Add: As part of your style questionnaire that you will fill out for your fix [you can update + change for each fix!! And you can just get 1 fix! there is no monthly subscription or commitment!] – you will answer price questions! How much would you pay/normally pay for outerwear, jeans, dress, skirt, etc. Just an FYI! :O] + another reason by StitchFix is so great!
Edited again to add: there is also a comments section in the questionnaire! say what you’re thinking! What’s your highest price point? What do you for sure NOT want. The more you tell them about what you want/afford/like/hate, the better your fix will be!
I can’t wait to hear about y’all’s fixes from StitchFix!
+ remember, tomorrow is Summer Friday! I have some cute photos from this week, can’t wait to see yours!