July 2019 Stitch Fix Review

My latest Fix got here a few days before the July 4th weekend. I got a lot of good items but after opinions and double checking, I only kept 1 item.

Here is how Stitch Fix works:

1. Fill out your Style Profile. This gives detail on your style, sizes, budget and anything else like a link to your pinterest board.

2. Once you have “ordered” your box, they will send you 5 items from a personal stylists.  It is a $20 styling fee which is applied as a credit toward anything you keep. I actually have a Style Pass(I have no idea how I got it) which means I pay $49 for the whole year instead and I get a one-time $49 credit.

3. Try everything on. They send you Style Cards with recommendations on how to wear your outfit.  You have three days to decide what you do and do not want.

4. Buy what you like and return the rest. If you keep all 5 items, you get 25% off your entire purchase.  Don’t like something, they send you a pre-paid mailing bag to drop in the mailbox.  It is free shipping.

I always get feedback from my husband and two friends through text.

Here is what I got and everything is Stitch Fix that I am wearing:

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Pink Clover Pallas Knot Front Knit Top ($28) and Liverpool Johnny Short ($68)

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I almost kept this shirt. 2/3 people liked it but ultimately I decided against it because I am not the biggest floral fan, yeah I own some floral pieces but I don’t need a whole wardrobe of it and I am not a fan of the front knot. I think it draws attention to my tummy which is my least favorite area.

I did keep the shorts though. I liked the color and they fit so well. I can dress them up or wear them more relaxed.

Papermoon Almeida Crochet Detail Blouse ($42) and same shorts

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I did not like this top. The top is very sheer and I refuse to wear layers in the hot summer. The top was also a little too tight in the bust area so I couldn’t really move my arms.

Colette Laraine Back Detail Knit Top ($34) and same shorts

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I liked this top but it hugged in the wrong places. I also have a shirt that is very similar except it is navy and white and half sleeves.

Mia Jazzlyn Slide Sandal ($39)

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I really liked these sandals and they were comfy but they were too small. I could exchange them for a bigger size but I worried the slide part would be too loose then. So I sent them back.

Want to try it? Go here.

 

FoodStirs reviews

I have two Foodstir reviews today. We did two of our boxes almost back to back to get caught up. So every two months we get a FoodStirs box. Foodstirs is a baking subscription box and if you are on the plan, they send you a box every other month. February was a Valentines theme box while April was an Earth day theme. They include everything you need for the dry ingredients. They also include the decorations. I just needed to provide the eggs, butter, and yogurt.

February Box

For February we had chocolate brownies with icing in the center. We did melted chocolate topping and pink icing. The cupcake holders were super cute and my son really liked them. As you can see from our icing, it wasn’t the best. The reason: I didn’t let the brownies cool before I did the icing because we were running out of time. The brownies were very yummy and my son loved them. He really liked eating the mix as his face was covered in chocolate. Pretty easy to make. We kept the cupcake holders so we can reuse them.

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April Box

April was Earth cake pops. It was an Apple spice cake. As you can see, our decorating sucked but I now know how to make cake pops. My son didn’t really like these and I am not a fan of apple spice cake in general. My husband is not really a sweets fan so this one went to waste. Of the two recipes I reviewed today, this one was harder to make. It was nice that the cake pop sticks are reusable so we will try again.

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Want to try Foodstirs? I don’t get anything for this but you can go here.

April 2019 Stitch Fix Review

April is almost over, well like in 8 days. This month I had a Stitch Fix and now have time to review it.

Here is how Stitch Fix works:

1. Fill out your Style Profile. This gives detail on your style, sizes, budget and anything else like a link to your pinterest board.

2. Once you have “ordered” your box, they will send you 5 items from a personal stylists.  It is a $20 styling fee which is applied as a credit toward anything you keep. I actually have a Style Pass(I have no idea how I got it) which means I pay $49 for the whole year instead and I get a one-time $49 credit.

3. Try everything on. They send you Style Cards with recommendations on how to wear your outfit.  You have three days to decide what you do and do not want.

4. Buy what you like and return the rest. If you keep all 5 items, you get 25% off your entire purchase.  Don’t like something, they send you a pre-paid mailing bag to drop in the mailbox.  It is free shipping.

I always get feedback from my husband and two friends through text.

Here is what I got:

Everything is Stitch Fix except the shorts. Those are mine, they are my favorite and I have had them since 2003. Oh and I took these pictures on a Friday night after work which is why my hair looks like this mess.

Market & Spruce Ezide Textured Print Top $58

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This top is cute and it fit great. It was really comfy too. My friends loved this top. However, I sent it back. The back of the shirt was pretty sheer so I couldn’t really wear it without a cardigan or something and since I live in Houston, I don’t really want layers in the summertime.

Skies are Blue Asa Striped Ponte Blazer $78

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This is a cute blazer and would look cute with a pair of skinny jeans. My husband really liked this blazer while my friends did not. I returned it because while I liked it, I am not a blazer person. I think it would just end up hanging in my closet all day.

Colette Romey Cold Shoulder Knit Top $34

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The fabric was really soft but it was really short. The sides of the shirt go to right where my waistband is and I really hate short shirts. I also do not really like cold shoulder tops. Also, it looks like I am not wearing this top correctly but I swear I am. Therefore, I sent it back.

French Grey Troian Brushed Knit Dress $48

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Everyone loved it including me. This was a winner. The fabric is to die for soft. The pattern is cute and I like the colors. I have already worn it to a baby shower. It fits great and it is really comfortable too. Highly recommend this dress.

Want to try Stitch Fix? Go here.

Best of 2018: Books and Movies

Since I love reading and watching movies, I decided to do a best of. This does not mean they were released in 2018 but just that I got to it in 2018. At the end I will have a couple of losers too.

Books:

I wish I had more time to read but I have a habit of starting to read at night and then falling asleep within a few pages.

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah: This book is AMAZING! I love her books to begin with so I was so excited to read this one. It is about a girl growing up in the wilderness of Alaska in the 1970s with a volatile father. Kristin Hannah does so much research into her books and it was beautifully described. My husband lived in Alaska once so I would show him paragraphs. Even though the town in the book is made up, it is based on an area sort of close to where my husband lived. Anyway, I give this book a 5/5. I read it so quick.

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng: Another great book. This follows two different families in Ohio in the 1990s. One is a very rich privileged family while one is struggling to make ends meet but they both have skeletons that get uncovered. It was interesting reading a book that takes place in the 1990s because I was growing up then so it had memories to go with it. I have given this book to multiple friends of mine to read and they have all enjoyed it. 5/5.

I should have written down some of my favorite children books from the year that we have read. Maybe in my monthly updates I will put them when I remember.

Movies:

Bird Box: We loved it. It had suspense, kept you engaged and wanting to know what happened and what will happen. Such good acting too.

The Good Dinosaur: A very touching story about loss and finding your way. I will admit that I cried. Kid movies are awesome.

Eddie the Eagle: I love true stories about underdogs. They are inspire me and make me cry.

The Avengers: Infinity Wars: Of course. Such a good movie. I am so excited to see the next one. I love seeing all the characters together and fighting. Plus, it was pretty funny.

Ant-Man and the Wasp: I have a thing for Paul Rudd, ever since Clueless.  This movie is just fun and made us laugh.

Okay just one loser because it is the only one I can think of that I actually paid for to see in theaters and left pissed:

Aquaman: DC needs some help. We had hope for this movie but it was 60 minutes too long, lots of pointless scenes, stupid music in the background during the “funny” scenes. I decided to take about a 45 minute nap instead and still knew what was going on.

 

There is my list or atleast my list of what I can remember.