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September Stitch Fix — September 21, 2018

September Stitch Fix

Hello Friends!

I am listening to Alabama Shakes radio on pandora and listening to my pup dream away while I write this up…anyone else wonder what they are dreaming about depending on what movements or noises they make? I wish we could know. any who!

I have unboxed and tried on my September Stitch Fix. It was so weird to ask for summer clothes still since we live in Texas right now and it is still hot and muggy. I am not adapting weather and bug wise too well but I am hanging in there.

I loved my Stitch Fix. It was a great mixture of items to transition me into fall when that weather comes and then to also stay cool since this 80+ degree weather isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. I will start with the more summer items then move to the fall ones. The first item is a great pair of light washed jean shorts made by Just Black. They are a distressed cuffed short and I love them. I have curvy thighs and a big ole booty so it is hard for me to find a good pair of shorts that fits well. These shorts will match a lot of tops I have. Dressed up and dressed down.

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The next item was a tank top blouse. I am not sure if that is a thing haha but I may have just made it up because they called it a blouse but when I think of blouse I think of a button up shirt. This tank top is super pretty. I love the blue/green color. Its by the brand Sophie Rue. This is definitely a shirt I would wear when I wanted to dress up a little more when I want to go out with friends or my husband if I wanted to feel a little more fancy.

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They sent me a dress in this box. And at first I thought I was not going to like it based off of the color/pattern. But when I see this I think of what my Grandma told me and that is try it on anyway because it may look better on you then on the hanger and she is so right! I thought it looked great on. I could wear this to dinner, church, a baby shower and or bridal shower. The dress is by French Grey.

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The dress was a good transition from summer to fall and so is this next item. Its a plain shirt that I could wear out, to work, running errands and its very versatile because its a knit top. Its black with cross straps on the wrong over the chest area. Its by Emory Park.

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The last item is a cardigan and I just love it. I love the color, I love that it has pockets, and I love how warm it is. Its by Market & Spruce. That is one of my favorite brands that Stitch Fix carries.

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Thanks for stopping by and giving this a read! 🙂

Cheers!

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FabFitFun Fall 2018 Unboxing — September 18, 2018

FabFitFun Fall 2018 Unboxing

Ahhhh! I just love this box. I am obsessed and you would be too if you subscribed to this box. It would be my absolute dream to for with FabFitFun. I am putting it out there to the universe today that I will manifest it to happen. 🙏🏻

I had to have the fall box shipped to our apartment in Texas because I didn’t think it would be to me in NY on time and so thats why this post is late and you probably have seen people talking about it already but I want to talk about it and give my honest opinion on the items in this box for this season. I customized the box to my liking which is a wonderful perk of being VIP and then also saving $20 dollars. So lets jump right in!

The design on this box inside and out is so fall. I love the colors and the pictures they decided to use to design in. I think fall is my favorite season. The total value on this box depending on what you got or customized was $285.97-$375.94. How amazing is that!?

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Once you open the box its nicely wrapped like a pretty little present that you so deserve!

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Once you tare that open on top always is the news letter they send out about the box and things going on within the company.

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The first item I pulled out was the Cobra bluetooth headphones. Bluetooth headphones are not cheap. I was surprised that these were in this box. I can’t wait to test them out. I have 3 pairs of bluetooth headphones and right now out of the 3 I only like 1 of them. So I am crossing my fingers these are as good as they are supposed to be. The headphones are $40.

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The next item I pulled out was the Blue in Capri shower gel. I love shower gels and when they seem fancy like the one that came in this box. It smells bomb! Its all the scents I love in one bottle. Lemon, wild sage, and rose. You can use it as a gel or bubble bath. Oh sign me up! I have been saying since we moved into our apartment in Texas that I would take a bubble bath with some chocolate dipped strawberries in the big bath tub that is in our bathroom and now I definitely have to make it happen since I have this. It costs $22. As VIP I could have picked an umbrella or these headphones. I picked the headphones because I still have the umbrella from one of my other boxes from FabFitFun.

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I had no clue Glam Glow made sheet masks. I thought it was just masks in a pot that they made so when I pulled these out of the box I was like wow this is a nice surprise. I think I may put one on tonight. Can I just say that another benefit of this box is that I genuinely think its a self care box. After I list everything in this box I think you will understand. The 2 pack of sheet masks are $18. We are up to $80 dollars worth of product with just 3 items. And you can get this box for $49.99 a month. If you want a discount feel free to reach out and I can send you my link that I send to friends. The VIP price is $179.99 annually. I enjoy saving a little money here and there.

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They always throw in a freebie here and there and this time it was a Luna Rica Bar. I couldn’t eat it because I have an intolerance to peanuts but my husband said it was delicious for being one of the healthier granola bars.

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The holy grail of beauty tools. They threw in a beauty blender. Do y’all know this thing costs $20 on its own!? Thats about half of the price of the box just for this little blender! I couldn’t believe it!

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I am skincare obsessed. I don’t have the best skin and I could take care of it a little bit better but I love trying out new creams, cleansers, toners, and serums. As VIP I had the choice from Grown Alchemist of the Facial Exfoliant, day cream or cleanser. I picked the cleanser. It is super creamy and smooth. It feels great on my skin. The cleanser costs $49.

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Another bath product yay! Which means more time in my big ole bath tub! I am not mad haha! This was another VIP customization you could pick. You could choose, eye cream, a duo lip gloss and then the Detox bath. I picked the detox bath because I love to relax in a nice bubble bath. Any of the VIP choices I had there was the option to pay extra to add the other items on to your box. I think that is a nice option to pay an extra $10 or $15 bucks if you are torn between products. The detox bath costs $39.95.

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FabFitFun threw in some homewares in this box. They threw in these super cute tea towels. I love the color of them. They are subtle and I think would match anyone’s kitchen. They cost $14.99.

The next item was another one you could pick either or if you are a VIP. I picked the ceramic teapot over the French press because I love tea. This teapot is so cute and you could totally leave this out on display in your kitchen. It costs $26.

The last item I was so pumped about when I saw them show sneak peeks. Its a tote by Vince Camuto. Its made out of vegan leather which makes me super happy. But I immediately pulled it out and started using it that day. I love it. I wish it had a snap button to keep it closed but it is such a great tote and its worth $128! I can’t believe it. This puts my box at $357.94. That is just crazy to me. These are all items I will use and have been using. Do see what I am saying about it being a self care box almost?

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This box saves you time, and money for sure! If you are looking for a way to treat yourself 4 times a year I recommend this every season to my friends and I encourage them to sign up for VIP so you save money and you get to customize some of the items for your box. Let the season begin!

Cheers!

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August Stitch Fix Unboxing — August 24, 2018

August Stitch Fix Unboxing

I can’t believe the end of summer is here. I hope everyone made lots of good memories this summer. I am ready for fall. Fall is going to be a little different for me I think because I will be in Texas and I am going to miss all the fall events and things to do in Buffalo. But the adventure in Texas should be fun.

This Stitch Fix was a lot of fun. I got a super girly top which I love, a pair of jeans, a pair of shorts, another shirt and a dress. The super girly top is by collective concepts. Its a kalai ruffle trim blouse. Its red with white speckles. A strapless bra looks best with this. I wore it to lunch with white pants, a jean jacket and a pair of heels from target that were camel color.

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The second top is by pink clover. Its a katara cross front tank top. I wore this with a pair of pink shorts and jean jacket and some black sandals.

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The shorts are by Margaret M. They are a lea printed short. When I wore these I just paired it with a white peplum t-shirt because of the palm leaf like style print on the shorts.

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The jeans are from my favorite brand Kut from the Kloth. I love this brand. I find there jeans, shorts, capri pants are so comfortable and they look great.

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The last piece was a knit dress from nine britton. It is a deliz crochet detail knit dress. I feel like this dress could be dressed up a little with a leather jacket or dressed down with a jean jacket while I run errands. I will definitely need this for Texas.

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I kept everything in my box this month. It totaled at $227.76 after the buy all 5 discount of 25% and tax.

Cheers!

Stitch Fix July Box! — July 31, 2018

Stitch Fix July Box!

Its the last day of July already and I can not believe it! We leave for Texas in a few weeks and its really setting in for me. I am little excited, worried, anxious, scared, and happy. Just a big bag of emotions. I enjoyed my month of July. I had a lot going on to keep me busy. I hope you all had a good July too!

I only kept 3 items out of this box, a dress, a shirt and a purse. AND! I did a beginner blogger fail and forgot to take a screen shot of the one shirt. It is the shirt I sent back but I still like to screen shot everything for my posts. I took a picture of the card they send with the break down of why they sent certain items and how to pair them with other clothing items. I should probably add that to my blog post as well anyway so I guess it wasn’t a total fail on my part.

I really liked all 5 items I just didn’t like the one shirt on me as well as the pants. I always try everything on. My Grandma always taught me to try everything on even if it doesn’t appeal to your eye. Normally I like it on me too after I do this. For the 3 items I kept the total was $185.28. Since I didn’t keep all 5 I didn’t get the discount. That’s really my only complaint with StitchFix is when this discount does and doesn’t apply. They were very nice and understanding the one time I wanted to exchange a pair of pants for a different size and they didn’t have a bigger size for me and they waved the fee since it wasn’t totally fair. I loved the pants they just didn’t fit right. That I really appreciated. They have some of the best customer service.

The shirt I kept was by Loveappella and it is an off the shoulder knit top size medium. It is so soft and comfortable to wear. I love off the shoulder tops even though they can be a pain some times because they push up and won’t stay down on your shoulders. I love the way they look. I actually wore this out the same night.

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The second item was a purse by Sole Society. Its a blush pink color and a circle cross body bag. I also wore this the same day with the off the shoulder top. It looked super cute. I paired it all with a pair of white shorts.

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The last item I kept was a maxi dress they sent. It is made by Market & Spruce. I originally was thinking of wearing this to the Beyonce concert in August but I changed my mind. I think I may wear it to my friends wedding in August. I am not sure if it is too tropical though. I have some better dresses I could wear that I have gotten from Stitch Fix.

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The 2 items I did not keep were a pair of white boyfriend cut jeans by Just Black. I keep trying the boyfriend style on me and I am not sure if its because I am a curvy girl but they just never look right I feel.

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The last item was a stripped top. I loved the way it looked when it was not on me. I put it on and I immediately felt like an old lady. No offense to anyone but I am not at that point in my life yet. And no need to speed up time with a shirt I would be wearing. So I decided to send back both of those items.

It is definitely easier to send back more than one item or none at all. Most of the time unfortunately if you send one thing back you spend more on the 4 items than you would have if you kept all 5. Again… that’s really the only downfall to StitchFix. I still constantly go back to them and I have tried Trunk Club, DailyLook and Wantable. Wantable is a close second but I haven’t gone back for clothes because after my second box from them I realized they do not know my size where as StitchFix is normally spot on every time and that’s why I still get the box.

Thanks for stopping by for this post! 🙂

Bibliography:

“What Is Stitch Fix and What It’s the Box?” Cherish Everyday, http://www.cherisheveryday.com/2013/09/what-is-stitch-fix-and-what-its-box.html.

FabFitFun Summer 2018 Box — June 22, 2018

FabFitFun Summer 2018 Box

Drum roll!!!!! The FabFitFun summer box is here!!!

This is one of my favorite subscription boxes out there. I would recommend this over a lot of boxes.

Lets get to it… This was definitely not as exciting as I was expecting it to be. I felt like it was a repeat of  items from previous boxes and specifically the summer boxes. I feel like it could have been better. I didn’t totally hate it but I wasn’t as excited as I was about this box. I am VIP so I do get the choice of some items over others and I didn’t really like my choices. The total value of this summer box was $335.99. The items sent to me were tarte Pro To Go Eye shadow Palette. I really liked this palette because it is perfect for traveling and the shades on the palette were neutral so very easy to use but I could spice it up a bit if I needed to. The second item was tarte Sex Kitten Eyeliner. It is super cute because there is actually a cat face on the cap of it. I love liquid eyeliner so I was excited to receive this product. The third item was Jaboneria Marianella Body Caviar. I can’t wait to use this because I love a good exfoliating scrub for my skin and it has charcoal in it as well and I am curious how it will work on my problem areas that have cellulite. The fourth item was a wallet wristlet by Minor History Postscript. I wasn’t impressed by it because it was too small for my liking and I felt kind of pointless to use. I feel like I would have been more likely to lose that on a night out with friends because its so small so I gave it to a friend who liked it. The fifth item was Orlando Pita Play Atmos-shield hair protectant treatment spray. This item was well needed because I never use a heat protectant spray…oops!!! My hair is pretty shiny but it could use a protectant spray. The sixth item people were really raving about because it is a very expensive item and it was the FOREO LUNA! fofo. Its a bluetooth skin cleansing system that has an app. It analyzes your skin for you. I can’t wait to try it out and see how it works and if it helps my skin. The seventh item was COOLA Classic Face SPF 50 White Tea. This wasn’t too impressive to me because last year we got the same type of product. I understand that sunscreen for your face is important but I still think it was repetitive. The eighth item was a jewelry holder from Pier 1 Imports. We just got a jewelry holder in our winter or fall box so I wasn’t too excited about it since I just got a jewelry holder from FabFitFun in one of the boxes before this one. Its a cute jewelry holder because it has a marble pattern on it but I really didn’t need another one. The ninth item was a paper straw that supports the Wild Life Conservation Society. I wish they would have given a pack of them instead of just one. I understand it was for a good cause but it was super random. The last item was a beach towel from Summer & Rose. While it is cute I am pretty sure we got a towel in the last summer box for 2017. I am good on the beach towels for right now.

I know I was a little tougher on my review but I pay $179.99 a year for this box and I expect the best out of them and its not that it wasn’t their best I just think there were ideas lacking for what should be in the box for summer 2018. This is just an honest review. I can’t wait for the fall box this year. I do enjoy this box very much so. Definitely try it out and give it a shot! My opinion could have been totally different from someone else’s. I plan on being honest in my survey they send out for each box.

Thanks for stopping by and reading!

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Stitch Fix May2018 — May 17, 2018

Stitch Fix May2018

It’s always a good day when a StitchFix box shows up at your door. I will probably say this a lot but I am still very impressed by the style, quality, the fit, and just how the stylists get it on point every time. There has only been 1 box in the 30+ that I have received that I have sent back everything in. I have not kept all of the items in the box before but that is few and far between. I actually wore a leather jacket to a concert over the weekend that I got from StitchFix and I got so many compliments on it. I swear my closet is all StitchFix now.

I loved the mixture of items in this box. A shirt, sneakers, shorts, jeans and a dress. The shirt is so cute. The brand is Sanctuary. It fits my figure so well. I could wear it grocery shopping, a country concert,  or even a lunch date with a friend. The sneakers I have worn twice and I love how they are casual but cute. I could probably wear them with a dress if I wanted. The brand of the sneakers is Superga. The shorts are bright and funky. And I was scared I wasn’t going to like them because of the color and pattern. I normally don’t go for bright pinks. But they’re a linen short so they are super comfy and loose fitting if that makes sense. Nothing like a jean fabric feel. The brand of the shorts is Kut from the Kloth. The last item was a maxi dress I asked for for a bachelorette I am going to in June in Portland Oregon. This dress is amazing! I should have taken a picture of the back of it because it has a little bit of a sex appeal to it in the back but it covers a t shirt bra which I think is amazing. I return or won’t buy certain dresses because I hate strapless bras and the sticky ones you can buy from target to cover your nips. I find both so uncomfortable. So to find a dress that is sexy in the back but I can wear a normal bra is such a beautiful thing.

I loved this fix so much but I love all of mine. I love the concept of someone shopping for me and sending me clothes. The total after the discount on this box was $296.19.

Bibliography:

“What Is Stitch Fix and What It’s the Box?” Cherish Everydayhttp://www.cherisheveryday.com/2013/09/what-is-stitch-fix-and-what-its-box.html.

Stitch Fix Unboxing April 2018 — April 13, 2018

Stitch Fix Unboxing April 2018

Happy April!!! and Happy Spring!

I received my April Stitch Fix box yesterday and I was sent the perfect items to kick off spring. Now if only the weather here in Buffalo NY could shape up…..

In my box was a Kaileigh Lexy Knit Jumpsuit in Olive. When I tried this on I couldn’t believe how soft, comfortable and stylish it looked. They sent me a Just USA Loula Denim Jacket in blue and is the perfect pair with this jumpsuit and the Nine Britton Lizzy Brushed Knit Dress in red. The denim jacket is the perfect add on for this spring and the jacket as well was really comfortable. It is going to go so well with so many other things in my closet. I still can’t believe how comfortable the clothes Stitch Fix sends! I can’t wait to wear the dress, denim jack and some cute wedges with it. Its the perfect out fit for getting together with friends. Very versatile. Next was the Level 99 Andriana Tulip Hem Short in light pink and those are going to be my errand running shorts on the weekends because they fit great, they are not too tight or too loose and I feel stylish in them but comfortable. The last item was the 41 Hawthorn Liano Mixed Material Top in off white. It has this beautiful floral pattern in the front and the back is all white with a section of crochet/lace like fabric down the back in a straight line. When you keep all 5 items you receive a 25% discount.

Stitch Fix started adding extras to their boxes which are cami’s, shape wear, tights, bralette’s, underwear, socks etc. They have so much to choose from. I added on a cami in the color sesame to this box. Stitch Fix also started sending style rating quizzes through their app and Facebook messenger. I take it every day on both platforms that way my stylist will have an even better idea of the style I like. My style board on pinterest is hooked up to my account so the stylist putting my box together can look through that as well to get an idea.

I recommend this box to so many of my friends all the time. I just love it and I think it is such a great concept for women and now men. Yes Stitch Fix has a clothing box for men now too.

Thanks for stopping by! See you in the next post!

 

Bibliography:

“What Is Stitch Fix and What It’s the Box?” Cherish Everyday, http://www.cherisheveryday.com/2013/09/what-is-stitch-fix-and-what-its-box.html.