Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Stitch Fix #6 Review (Yes, I am addicted)

I got my 6th fix last week and I really enjoyed this one. Here's what I got and how I felt about each piece:

1) Just Black Carter Skinny Ankle-Length Jeans---These beautiful cantaloupe colored pants are amazing. They fit me perfectly in the waist and rear, but are a tad bit long in length. I will alter them soon myself. I love how comfortable these are. The fabric is super soft. *KEPT*

2) Nally and Millie Leeann Reversible Tank Dress---The color and basic design of this dress is nice but it does nothing for me in terms of fit. Without a belt, it has no shape whatsoever. I needed this a few months ago when I was full blown pregnant. :P

3) Daniel Rainn Liah Dot Print Cinched Waist Blouse---This shirt is very pretty but the print made Clayton and I both think of a giraffe. I would have kept it if it had been more colorful and wasn't so easy to wrinkle. Please ignore the cantaloupe pants. I know they don't match. 

4) Honey Punch Payge Striped Cross-Back Sweater---This sweater is so pretty. Lovely mint color and cool cross-back design. In the upper left pic, I wore it with a white tank underneath since it is fairly thin. In the pic of the back, the white thing you can see is the style card hanging from the tag. *KEPT*

5) Mia Melon Paloma Back Cutout Jersey Top---I have to say that I despise the back of this top. The bottom hem scallops like the shape of a butt and ended up making mine look huge. I don't like the back cutout or the loose fit. It does nothing for my figure. The color is beautiful and I really like the neckline though. The white thing that you see in the back is the style card hanging from the tag. Sorry I somehow deleted the pic of the card and I already sent it back to SF.

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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Hayden's Awesome 10th Birthday Party (from 1/21/13)

For Hayden's 10th birthday, we went all out. We rented the neighborhood clubhouse and invited a bunch of kids to play video games. No one knew what the party was going to be like because I kept it all a surprise. I had H and his guests eat pizza as soon as they showed up. While inside, I closed all the blinds so that they couldn't see the game truck setting up in the parking lot. They had no idea. When H was done eating, I took him out by himself to see it first. He was so excited when he realized what was going to happen. All the other kids were standing at the windows cheering by the time we took the above photo. It was hilarious listening to how excited they all were. We then opened the doors and they all flooded into the truck as quick as they could. They played all sorts of games against each other. The truck came equipped with 4 flat screen tvs and many different game consoles/games to choose from. It was awesome!! Those kids never left the truck the entire 2 hours of game time. In case they got bored, there were 2 game coaches that would lead the party and keep it exciting (I don't think they had to do anything because they never got bored, lol). It was the easiest and best birthday party that I have ever done. I was hugely pregnant at the time (this was back in January) and I just didn't have the energy to participate. With the game truck, I didn't have to do much of anything except feed them, lol. All the boys thanked me and genuinely seemed to enjoy themselves.

Yes, I made cupcakes rather than an elaborately decorated 3-tiered cake.  Believe me, I wanted to make an awesome cake. I was just too pregnant to make it so I took the easy way out. The boys didn't really seem to care anyway. They devoured the cupcakes.

Hayden's Birthday Party-more pics

We gave Hayden a much-requested metal detector, a soccer ball, and the Apples to Apples game.

Think Emerson has enough hats on? LOL

For Hayden's actual birthday on 1/29, he chose to eat at Red Robin. What a cute 10 year old I have!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Stitch Fix #5 and #4 Reviews

I am going to begin with my #5 fix that I just received this past Saturday.  If you have no clue what I am talking about or want to read about how the service works, check this previous post.  I adore this service and it excites me to get a box custom-designed for me every 2 weeks (that's how close I schedule my fixes but you can schedule one whenever you desire with no obligation).  To receive your own fixes, simply go to Stitch Fix and get started.  It's easy and fun!

Here's what I got in fix #5:
1) Kensie Lizzeth Polka Dot Sweater - Love this! It is thin and feels awesome. The color is more of a fall color though and I am looking for spring items now. If I had received this in September, I would have definitely kept it. It was hard sending it back!

2) Lasome Debbie Dot Print V-Neck Dress - I admit that I was underwhelmed when I pulled this out of the box. It lacked color and looked boring.  And then I put it on.  My opinion completely changed.  The fluttery sleeves and V-neck (on front and back) are so cute! LOVE this dress. It is super silky feeling and doesn't wrinkle at all. I wore it immediately after trying it on. I paired it with a tiny black belt and a magenta cardigan. It was perfect for my surprise trip to stay-the-night in Charlotte (the boys surprised me for Mother's Day for fun and good eats in the city).---KEPT 

3) Eight Sixty Arizona Striped Jersey Dress - I have another admission to make. I hated this when I saw it in the box. It's a good thing that these stylists really know what they are doing because I would have passed on this dress if I had seen it in a store. The pleats at the waistline and the scoop neckline in the back made it a winner. The fabric feels amazingly soft and the blue stripes are pretty. I wore this on Sunday to Mother's Day breakfast and was complimented. I wore a skinny black belt and a bright yellow cardigan.---KEPT 

4) Lasome Taylor Geo Print Cowl Neck Dress - The fabric on this dress is ugly, in my opinion. It looks like something someone in the 70's would have worn. Blech. I love the cowl neck feature but that's about it.

5) Very J Alaina Striped Button-Up Tank - This shirt felt so good that I wanted to keep it just for the comfort. Unfortunately, it was too loose and made me look pregnant again. The striped fabric colors are pretty but I disliked the blue trim fabric used on the collar. It was kinda holy and looked cheap. This shirt looks like it could have easily been bought at Wal-Mart so it was a big fat no.

Stitch Fix #4 - I tried all of these items on but didn't take pics. This fix was a total bust for me. The green skirt was cute but made me look a tad bit too wide (though that could be because I was only 5 weeks post-partum). I may request it to reappear in my next fix because I really liked it. I just hope that they have a larger size. The sweater was a no-go immediately. I hate gold metals and colors. I have that noted on my profile but I still got this, even though the stripes are a brownish gold. The chevron dress was a huge no-go for me. I dislike ikat patterns because they have rough edges (and usually weird color combos) and the chevrons on this had the rough edges that I despise. It also had a huge hi-low hemline and I have now made sure a note on my profile that I do not like that trend. The polka dot dress was absolutely lovely but fit me totally wrong. I wanted it to work so badly! The colors and print were so pretty. The waistline sit in a weird spot on me though and it didn't work. The lace top was nice but puckered at my chest. It wasn't very soft either so got sent back also. Sigh... that was the first time that I lost my $20 stylist fee. I learned a lot from this fix though so I have now updated my profile to reflect my preferences even more. My future fixes should be even more personalized now. :)

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