Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Stitch Fix Review {Fix #6}

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Stitch Fix #6 arrived and it looks like it had a rough trip from California!

For this fix I requested: No dry clean items, nursing friendly, an open cardigan with pockets, an anniversary outfit, no accessory unless they had the necklace I pinned. I mentioned we are having mid-80 degree days already.

I had yet another stylist this time and she did not read my preferences or feedback unfortunately. 

The items I received were:
  • Market & Spruce Bri Knit Cardigan, size S ($48)
  • Margaret M Emer High Waisted Cropped Trouser, size SP ($98)
  • Pixley Bixby Bird Print Tab Sleeve Blouse, size S ($48)
  • Collective Concepts Lisette Dot Print Blouse, size SP ($64)
  • Bay to Baubles Rylan Double Layered Triangle Necklace, ($34)
Market & Spruce Bri Knit Cardigan ($48) - KEEP
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I was disappointed by the lack of pockets like requested. However, this color was one of my favorites and the fabric was SUPER soft. I also liked the length of this cardigan.
This is so lightweight, mom friendly, and versatile! I decided to keep this one and apply my styling fee towards it.

Margaret M Emer High Waisted Cropped Trouser ($98) - RETURNED
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I know a lot of Stitch Fix fans like Margaret M pants so I was curious when I realized I received some. However, I was disappointed they were petites since length is not really an issue for cropped pants. 

I had 2 big issues with these:
#1 they are $98 for a pair of solid black capris! I would never get enough use out of these to justify $98 on them. I am a jeans & shorts fan with the occasional skirt or dress. Black dressy capris won't get much for me. 

#2 they "bunched" all over the place! I wasn't sure if they were too tight or too big or both! I'm pretty sure they were too tight but going up a size would have meant more fabric for bunching. They felt like a glove but the fabric was thicker and not very breathable for TX summer heat. 
I took several pictures of them with the other blouses I was sent in pictures below.

Pixley Bixby Bird Print Tab Sleeve Blouse ($48) - RETURNED
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All I can say is this is NOT my style. It was oversized, boxy, and the print was geometric...abstract? I don't know exactly.
It had long & loose tab sleeves with a pearly button. I just felt old.
This top was boxy and not figure friendly. The arms were baggy, the shoulder was falling off exposing my bra strap, and I had tons of extra room down the side.
An old drowning bird. Sent back!

Collective Concepts Lisette Dot Print Blouse ($64)
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I LOVED the colors and dot pattern on this when I saw it but was immediately frustrated when I saw it was a petite. I stated in a past fix "no petite tops". I even have it in my profile. The petite size made it too short for my liking in the front. I think I would have needed an XS (not petite) but still think it would have been too boxy for my liking.
Again, this is a boxy cut top with no fitting curve line for an hourglass figure.
I did really like the shoulder detail, the split neck and the interesting hidden buttons on it.
This was of course DRY CLEAN, which I have stated over and over and over again NO DRY CLEAN. I am a stay at home mom of 4 little girls and "mess" is part of my everyday life. I don't wear dry clean items!

Bay to Baubles Rylan Double Layered Triangle Necklace, ($34)- RETURNED
I was surprised when I saw I had received an accessory since I stated no accessory unless they found the delicate silver one I had pinned with 3 layered circles.
I am not a big accessory person. To me, less is more. I always wear my wedding rings & my diamond studs. I usually don't wear a necklace because the baby pulls on it. I have been wanting a long tassel necklace though.
I liked that this was silver and delicate. I also liked the layered look because I don't have any. However, the triangles were weird to me and my husband. The triangles come across as more modern/contemporary to me and don't flow with my round diamonds.
Here is the cardigan, necklace & cropped pants all together. 

My total cost for this fix:
Cardigan $48 - $20 styling fee applied = $28 + $ 1.82 tax = $29.82
I still have credit from Christmas gift cards so my actual cost was $0!

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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Easter 2015

Easter was very busy but so much fun this year! The girls woke up to baskets from the Easter Bunny and eggs hidden all around the house!

 Georgia was thrilled over her 1st Easter!

We surprised the girls over breakfast with front row tickets to Frozen on Ice! They were so excited and didn't mind one bit having to wait to egg hunt until after the show. 
Once we got home and napped the girls they were ready for round 2 and their egg hunt!

The girls got to spend the evening with a visit from Nana.
Granddad & Meme also came over on Easter weekend and helped the girls bake iced sugar cookies!

Next year we will have 4 of them running around finding eggs!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Reese Lost Her 1st Tooth!

April 11th, 2015 - Reese finally lost her 1st tooth! Reese noticed her tooth was loose while we were camping over Spring Break and she got so excited!

Her permanent tooth started rising behind her loose tooth despite it not falling out yet. So we began wiggling it daily to try and get it to loosen so the dentist wouldn't have to pull it. An apple finally got the tooth loose enough for me to pull it out!

When I pulled it out, she didn't even realize I had gotten it! I smiled really big and got all excited for her. She said "what?!", felt in her mouth and said "wait! where is my tooth?!" I am so glad it didn't hurt and it actually came out without a dentist's help.
She made sure she brushed the tooth nice and clean for the tooth fairy! We put the tiny tooth in a bag so she could hold onto it easier. 

She was so excited! She immediate went and set up her tooth fairy pillow on her closet door!
The next morning Reese jumped out of bed and yelled "the tooth fairy came!" The tooth fairy left her a receipt and $5 dollars covered in her magical fairy dust!
After we got back from a morning playdate with her classmate I took a quick picture on my phone of Reese with her traded goodies!
Can you see the Tooth Fairy's magical dust?!

She was so proud and over the moon with excitement!!