fixed again #4

After last month’s Stitch Fix, I could not wait to see what I might find in this month’s Stitch Fix box.

I requested Suzanne as my stylist again since her picks last month were so perfect. I also specifically asked for a little black dress for my sister Ange’s bachelorette party in August. With a quick peek I could see that she was listening and looking at my Pinterest boards.

But first, let’s see what else is in the box. First up, Skies Are Blue Abiga Lace Detail Knit Tank:

Ignore the dirty mirror, okay? Thanks. From the front it appears to be a simple tank. Comfortable and light enough for a hot summer day.

The main interest and detail is in the back. Very pretty. I like it a lot. But I have already a couple of navy tops so…returned.

Next is Brixon Ivy Coco Swiss Dot Lattice Detail Blouse:

Out of the box this blouse and camisole is adorable but…

It’s a little too tight in the chest which is kind of disappointing for an average sized bust kind of girl. So…returned.

Next is Skies Are Blue Karla Textured Short which I am wearing in the above photo.

Cute detailing the front but the material was just too much polyester which seemed to call attention to assets that I’d much rather not call attention to…returned.

Next out of the box is Bay to Baubles Staten Pendant Necklace

Very pretty. But I already have a similar piece…returned.

But saving my specific request for last, out of the box is Kut From The Kloth Lanee Lace Dress.

Suzanne was right. This dress is very similar to the LBDs that I had pinned recently. On the hanger, I just loved all the details of this dress. I told Suzanne that I needed a LBD suitable for an evening on the town in Seattle with a wedding party that is twenty years younger than me. I wasn’t looking to dress like my grandmother but at the same time Idid not want something that would definitely look better on my 32 and 28 year old younger sisters.

This is perfect, Suzanne! Thank you! I knew that you would come through…kept!

After four Stitch Fix boxes, I am kind of hooked. I’m seeing fashion finds that I don’t always find in and around the Central Valley and that I might not consider even trying on. I get to try on in my own home and style it what is already in my wardrobe thanks to the style cards included. It’s fun. It’s convenient and it’s affordable. I can’t wait to see what the next Fix brings me.

Stitch Fix is the first fashion retailer to blend expert styling, proprietary technology and unique product to deliver a shopping experience that is truly personalized for you. Simply fill out the Stitch Fix Style Profile and our personal stylists will handpick a selection of five clothing items and accessories unique to your taste, budget and lifestyle. You can buy what you like and return the rest!

HOW DOES IT WORK?
Fill out your Style Profile
Begin by filling out the Style Profile. This helps us understand your size, style, shape, budget and lifestyle. Completing your profile should only take about 10 minutes.

Pick the date you’d like to receive your shipment
We’ll send you a selection of five clothing items and accessories handpicked by personal stylists on the date you choose. At the time your stylist selects your items, you will be charged a $20 styling fee. That $20 will be applied toward anything you keep from your shipment.

Try everything on in the comfort of your home
We encourage you to try on everything our personal stylists have picked for you because you just never know what will look great on! Create new outfits by pairing what’s in your shipment with the items that are already in your closet.

Buy what you like and return the rest
a. Take three days to decide what you’ll purchase and what you’d like to send back. You’re only charged for these items when you tell us what you’re keeping and returning.

b. Check out by logging in to your account to pay for those items you want to keep. The $20 styling fee will be applied toward any items you purchase. If you buy all five items, we’ll give you 25% off the entire purchase!

c. Simply return the items you don’t want in our prepaid mailing bag and drop it at any USPS mailbox. Stitch Fix clients enjoy free shipping both ways as a benefit of using our service!

Interested? Curious? Want to freshen up your own wardrobe from the comfort of your home? Click on my Stitch Fix referral link. Full disclosure: if you receive a Fix, I will receive a $25 credit. To those of you who have got started with Stitch Fix and received a Fix through me, thank you! I do hope that you will pass on your referral link to your friends too. Sharing is caring!

another fix, the third time is a charm edition

Honestly, what can be lovelier than a package waiting for you

Especially a pretty, pretty package from Stitch Fix.

Out of the box, also pretty exciting stuff. I couldn’t wait to try  everything on. But first, a shower because I found my Stitch Fix delivery after a really sweaty 4 mile run.

My latest Fix was styled by Suzanne. As excited as I was to see what she had for me, I found myself more impressed and touched with the personal note she included sending continued good health wishes for my darling husband. Suzanne, you don’t really know me except through this blog and what I have pinned on Pinterest or liked on Instagram yet you take the time to send wishes like that? You made me my heart warm and smile on the inside. Thank you! Bill is doing so much better, back to work and honestly counting so many blessings, prayers, well wishes from friends and strangers alike, luck, good fortune and just being thankful for it all. We all are here under The Big Top!

But what, pray tell, has the lovely Suzanne chosen for me?

While Zelda settled into the box, apparently chosen just for her, I checked out my latest Fix.

Market & Spruce: Austin Polka Dot & Striped Mixed Material Shirt

So comfortable! Great fit! And when your 20-something daughter notices it and declares it to be a great top, it’s a win.

KEEP

Pixley: Jimson Zipper Detail Top

Light. Breezy. Flattering fit. Interesting sipper and mesh detail.

KEEP

Muse: Harrie Maxi Dress

Perfect fit. Perfect length. Paired with some cute strappy sandals, bangles and, for an evening chill, a jean jacket, this will be perfect for a date night or, perhaps a wedding rehearsal coming up soon.

KEEP

Market & Spruce: Maldon Embroidered Detail Knit Top

Another light and breezy top that fits perfectly and is perfect for summer. I will admit that I was on the fence about this top because the collar seemed a little weird and “priest-like” to me. But I wore it to a graduation party and, after a few compliments, decided that perhaps I’m the one who was being a little weird.

KEEP

Bancroft: Alize Hammered Oval Bracelet Set

Delicate silver and gold bangles that paired very nicely with my new watch as well as alone. I have literally worn them every day since receiving the Fix.

KEEP

That’s right, I kept all five. Suzanne nailed it! With the Buy 5 Discount, I actually got one of the tops for free. Added bonus!

I’ve requested Suzanne for my next Fix.

You can do that you know?

You can.

So yes, I requested Suzanne again with the hopes that she can help me come up with a look for a bachelorette party that I will be going to later this summer.I was sure to leave a note about that to Suzanne as well. I can’t wait to see what she will put together.

The third time was definitely a charm. Not that I wasn’t disappointed with my first or my second Fix. What I learned this Fix is exactly what one can find on Stitch Fix FAQ: feedback, feedback, feedback is key. How do you like clothes to fit. What do you absolutely HATE. What you do on a daily basis. Also following Stitch Fix on social media and interacting with them, liking and commenting on what strikes your fancy. What I pinned on Pinterest has helped as well as Suzanne definitely selected items similar to what I have been pinning lately. This Fix was a win and I can’t wait to see what the next one will be.

Stitch Fix is the first fashion retailer to blend expert styling, proprietary technology and unique product to deliver a shopping experience that is truly personalized for you. Simply fill out the Stitch Fix Style Profile and our personal stylists will handpick a selection of five clothing items and accessories unique to your taste, budget and lifestyle. You can buy what you like and return the rest!

HOW DOES IT WORK?
Fill out your Style Profile
Begin by filling out the Style Profile. This helps us understand your size, style, shape, budget and lifestyle. Completing your profile should only take about 10 minutes.

Pick the date you’d like to receive your shipment
We’ll send you a selection of five clothing items and accessories handpicked by personal stylists on the date you choose. At the time your stylist selects your items, you will be charged a $20 styling fee. That $20 will be applied toward anything you keep from your shipment.

Try everything on in the comfort of your home
We encourage you to try on everything our personal stylists have picked for you because you just never know what will look great on! Create new outfits by pairing what’s in your shipment with the items that are already in your closet.

Buy what you like and return the rest
a. Take three days to decide what you’ll purchase and what you’d like to send back. You’re only charged for these items when you tell us what you’re keeping and returning.

b. Check out by logging in to your account to pay for those items you want to keep. The $20 styling fee will be applied toward any items you purchase. If you buy all five items, we’ll give you 25% off the entire purchase!

c. Simply return the items you don’t want in our prepaid mailing bag and drop it at any USPS mailbox. Stitch Fix clients enjoy free shipping both ways as a benefit of using our service!

Interested? Curious? Want to freshen up your own wardrobe from the comfort of your home? Click on my Stitch Fix referral link. Full disclosure: if you receive a Fix, I will receive a $25 credit. To those of you who have got started with Stitch Fix and received a Fix through me, thank you! I do hope that you will pass on your referral link to your friends too. Sharing is caring!

does anybody really know what time it is

When I ask you what time is it what do you look at?

Your smartphone?

Probably. I mostly do. So it would seem that wristwatches are going the way of the VCR or   boomboxes. But perhaps no.

Actually watches have been making a comeback of late and not just for keeping time. They have become fashion statements that are as individual as the person wearing them.

JORD Wood Watches are making a unique statement all their own  which is telling more than time. JORD creates timepieces that they believe model our modern lifestyle in a style guided by a deep appreciation for natural elements and modern design. Wood is not just a component of these fine timepieces but its main feature! The intricacy and multiplicity of the woods that JORD uses in their designs insure that each watch is as distinctive as the owner. And because their watches are so well made they are not just worn but used.

I was asked by the people at JORD Wood Watches to wear and review one of their unique timepieces. I selected the Ely Natural Green and Maple watch imagining that it would work well with what I wear while juggling this life of mine.

Ely in the box was absolutely a sight to behold.

Ely on my wrist was even lovelier. Using JORD’s easy sizing guide when ordering, I was able to have them size it for me so that I could wear right away. Sure I could have removed the links myself or taken it to a jewelry store; but I liked the convenience. It fi perfectly! I found the timepiece to be very lightweight and comfortable. It also looked beautiful and, yes, complimented almost all of my wardrobe. Dressed up, dressed down, I wore it well all week long. All in all, I was very impressed with Ely. I found it to be very unique and something people definitely noticed as I received a number of compliments on it. It seems that I was not the only one who really cared what time it was while wearing this wooden watch.

Looking for a unique timepiece to add to your own arm party or perhaps something for a certain Dad or grad be sure to check out their entire collection of beautiful and distinctive timepieces.

JORD asked me to offer my personal review of their watch. I received no compensation other than the Ely Natural Green and Maple watch. All opinions are my own.

kind of wordless Wednesday: twinning

Because one was injured while running away from his new home back to his old home miles away and when no one was there he naturally came across the street to visit the neighbors. And because the other one can not stop biting and scratching herself raw.

I give you cones of shame.

This one is super pissed regardless of the fact that the royal blue makes his eyes pop.

And this one imagines if she sits by your side, wagging her tail and smiling at you adoringly you will take this cone off because green is definitely not her color.

ladies who lunch…

Always greet you with a friendly hello.

Pair purple Crocs with jeggings and a tutu and make it work.

Ladies who lunch always stop to smell the pretty flowers.

They also make their aunties run to keep up with them because they can and it’s fun.

Run Zoë, run!

Ladies who lunch LOVE to drink Shirley Temples especially when they are presented with extra cherries.

I can’t lie. I miss seeing those former neighbors of mine every day. But I am liking spending a free afternoon with ladies who lunch.