Saturday, April 20, 2013

A Little Stitch Fix Project

So, I've been looking at the little style cards that come with each of my Stitch Fixes and trying to think of a creative way to keep them. (If you are not sure what Stitch Fix is... you need to know, so check out my post here and here.) Anyway, the little style cards are so cute and helpful in teaching you how to pair your piece of clothing with other pieces and accessories. I love how they show you a way to wear something casually as well as dressed up for a special occasion and of course, what to put with it. 

(If you aren't sure what I am talking about, here's a picture of a style card from Stitch Fix.)

Isn't that just so cute! Now I know 2 ways to wear that dress. So, anyway, back to the project.

The nice thing about the style cards is that they come with the cutout at the top in a plastic sleeve. This way, they can all be kept together. I made a little flip book out of chipboard covered with patterned paper and then tied with a ribbon. This way, I can untie it and add new style cards as they come with my fixes. 

For the cover, after adhering the chevron patterned paper to chipboard, I cut the quote out of another patterned paper and adhered it. I added the sticker letters "Style" and the thumbs up transparency, star die cut, and sequin with a floss knot. I attached all of my style cards and tied it shut with ribbon. I called it done and am happy with it.

 I love how I can add more cards as they come by untying the ribbon. It is small enough to just keep in my makeup drawer and pull it out when choosing an outfit. And, it's a great way to keep those cards from getting unruly in my tight drawer space.

If you are interested in getting your own Stitch Fix, follow my referral link. (I am not affiliated with Stitch Fix, I just love getting my own Fixes.)

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Stitch Fix Review

My Stitch Fix box arrived on Saturday and I'm finally taking the time to show you my goodies. First, those of you that are not familiar with Stitch Fix, it's like having your own personal stylist. I did a complete blog post about the ins and outs of Stitch Fix here. I am truly loving this service.

For $20 they pick clothes for you based on your style profile you fill out. That $20 goes towards your purchase and I have not had a problem using that $20. (Hint... be specific on your style profile. I even made a fashion Pinterest board that I referred the stylist to.)

If you want to try out Stitch Fix and use my referral link here, I get a credit for that. No pressure (and I do not work for Stitch Fix). I am just loving it and am happy to share a good thing!

So, here goes my Fix...

First item up, a 3/4 Sleeve Jersey Tunic Dress by 41Hawthorn. 

Can I say LOVE!!! This is totally ME!! I love me a dress and some leggings. So, this is a definite yes!!! And, I may have just worn it on a girls night out this week! The leggings were from my last fix and the shoes are from DSW. 

I love the style card that comes with the fix. It gives you great ideas on ways to wear your new piece along with accessories to pair with it. It's like a little bonus!

Next up a bracelet/bangle.

Okay, I will admit it, it took some help from Alexa for me to figure out how to get it on. I could not get the 'clasp' open on the underside.... well that's because it doesn't have a clasp. The center separated on the top and you put your wrist in... doink! It's cute! I do need some accessories! I'll think about keeping this one!

The jacket is by Mystree and this one is a little out of the Julie style. I normally don't layer... I like the look of layering, but I'm not very good at matching stuff up with layering... I'm layering challenged! It's a good thing the card is there if I keep this one. The jacket does have a hook to close it and it looks much better that way.

 Next, is a cowl neck shirt by 41Hawthorn. It is cute! I really like this brand... I got an item by them with my last fix and love it and I love dress by them above and this shirt is so soft, just like the other items.

Now, the best is saved for last (at least in my mind)!

A chevron blouse by Everly. I pinned several items on pinterest that were chevron print and Jacqi, the stylist, noticed and said she picked this based on my pinterest board. Yay Jacqi! It is so lovely!!!

So, what do you think? I can't wait for the next fix! I am going to be one hip lady... oh yeah, hip is out... I'm going to be one stylin' gal! If you want a fix too, check them out... Stitch Fix

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Stitch Fix Guessing Game

I got my confirmation email that my 2nd Stitch Fix is on it's way to me! Yay!!! If this is the first time hearing about Stitch Fix, you can visit an earlier post I have about all the details. I love this concept of having a personal stylist and shipped to my doorstep. Anyway, back to this post. I got so excited about the shipping email, that I went to their website to check the blog. But, I was still logged in from last time and it has my receipt ready for my checkout. So, there it is... the items coming in my box are listed. There are no pictures of course, but I know that my box contains a tunic dress, a bangle, a sleeveless jersey top, a color block sweater and v-neck zigzag blouse.

I was a little sad when I saw this... not because of the items in the box, but because I saw it prior to my box arriving. It's like snooping before Christmas... that can spoil the surprise. So, to turn this around, I decided to see if I can take a guess at what my items look like. We'll see if I'm right!


Second item... DELLORA V-NECK ZIG-ZAG BLOUSE... I would love this for sure!! We'll see if I'm right!

THIRD ITEM....OUTLINE HINGED BANGLE... This one is a tough one, could it be this? So many choices. So pretty

Fourth item up...ISADORA COWL SLEEVELESS JERSEY TOP... this one is cute!

And the final guess...ROCIO COLORBLOCK COTTON KNIT SWEATER... What about this one?


I am in no way an advertisement for Stitch Fix, but I do love getting my styling package in the mail. If you want to sign up for a Stitch Fix, go here! If you do sign up under my link, I do get a credit for that to use on my next styling :)

I do have to say that I learned not to look at my account until after the package arrives at the house. I like the element of surprise.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Is It Spring?

Finally, a day to open the windows again and 'air out the house' as my mom always said! It was such a beautiful Sunday with a touch of Spring in the air!

And a perfect day to do clean out the salt ridden car!!

It was a perfect Sunday!!

Monday, April 1, 2013

April Fools

I just had to have a little fun today with the April Fools Day jokes. Nothing too big, but playing a little trick on the kids is a tad bit fun. 

First Victim: Carter
I used my cell phone and called our home phone and answered it. I then called up to Carter to let him know the phone was for him. He comes running like anytime the phone is for him. He asks me "Who is it?" I tell him, "It's Arby's!" He immediately gets excited because he is thinking they must not need him at work! He answers the phone "Hello.... Hello..." At this point I contemplate... should I tell him to call them back, that they must have hung up... or end the joke there with "April Fools!" I go for the latter... I don't want to push the joke to far and have WW3 on my hands..

Second Victim: Mackenzie
I use my cell phone again and call her. I say, "Hey sweetie! Are you home?" She says, "Yes." I say, "Well, I've been knocking and you aren't answering the door. Do you want to let me in?' She says, "OH, You're here!! Yay!!" She hangs up and goes to the door.. I presume. I call her back immediately. She says, "Where are you?" I say, "April Fools!" She says, "You are a horrible person! I thought I was getting a good surprise!" Awe, sorry honey... I promise I will surprise you for real someday soon!!

Watch out Alexa.... you could be the third victim!!!