Saturday, August 1, 2015

Another Month and Stitch Fix Nailed It

Hilarious since two months ago I had totally cancelled my subscription. Perhaps I put the fear of god in them??? Who knows, but something changed. So let's cut the chat and get to the fix....

Gilli Blossom Maxi Dress in Navy $74
I loved this. It's a great fabric and a great fit. Totally flattering and plenty of coverage for the girls. Nothing looks jankier to me than a criss cross neckline held together with a safety pin. No safety pin needed here....And for the real exciting aspect....the detail on the back....see below.....

Don't you love?

Renee C Gianna Printed Pencil Skirt $48
So this piece I basically got for free since I kept everything in the box. I 100 percent love this, but it was just a little too snug for my liking. That's okay because I know it will look amazing on my friend Chris and I can't wait to give it to her!

Laila Jayde Salderas Hooded Cardigan $64
I loved this too. I'm a sucker for cozy and this was oozing cozy. It's a little stretchy yet still flowy and the fabric felt wonderful. I thought I could do this over blue denim, white denim, grey/black denim as well as wear over pjs on a Sunday morning in the fall or winter. And, check out the positioning of the pockets...the angle helps to slim you...

Cool, huh?

Le Lis Polli Lace Detail Knit Top $48
This I have been dying to have. When I first did a Pinterest search for stitch fix, this came up. I pinned it never expecting to actually see it in a delivery. You can imagine my surprise when it was waiting for me in the box. It fits as cute as it looks. Totally versatile too. You could do it with white denim or black pants and flats for the office. You could even do it with denim bermudas. So versatile. I just love it!

Fun2Fun Justine Split Neck Top $44
I'll admit, I'm getting pretty full on the peasant-style blouses, but I just can't get enough of them. I'm obsessed. I had to have this one because I don't have a blue one like this. I'll admit, this isn't as versatile as some of the other pieces I kept in this box, but I just had to add it to my collection. I figure I can at least do it with shorts or pants. That's something right?

So, because I kept all five, I got the styling fee credit and the buy 5 discount so everything totaled $188.50. Pretty solid purchases for that. I'll be interested to see what's sent for the fall months. I'm at the point where I really don't need more clothes so anything that comes has to literally change my life.

Friday, July 10, 2015

I Don't Know...It Just Feels Like Cupcakes and Cashmere


I have been a huge fan of Cupcakes & Cashmere for about four years now. I loved the blogger, I loved the images, I loved the lifestyle, I loved everything about what she was aiming to accomplish with her posts: elevating everyday life. Yes! Why should delicious meals, beautiful china, lovely interiors, amazing fabrics, and adorable looks all packaged together in a scrumptious little website be relegated to just special occasions? It shouldn't. We have a limited number of days on this Earth so why not make them as luxurious and glorious as possible? Emily, the blogger, and I shared the same life view. 

I've read her posts day after day, week after week. I bought her first book. I stood by her with the good reviews and the bad reviews. I bought her second book and agreed her tone was slightly less pretentious in the second. I watched as she collaborated with Club Monaco and Coach. I waited with bated breath to see how she would adjust to motherhood hoping she would still subscribe to the "elevate everyday life" concept. She didn't let me down. I can identify with her. I identify with her because now she was a working mom - who like me - hadn't bought into the whole I-have-a-kid-now-it's-an-excuse-for-my-house-to-look-like-a-mess-and-I-have-to-stop-enjoying-special-things-because-I-have-a-child social phenomenon.

So, naturally, last month when I read she had a clothing collection coming out July 6 at shopbop and nordstrom, I was pretty excited. Dutifully, on July 6 I went to to check it out. I was completely, 100 percent elated for Emily. I don't know Emily, but I was proud of her just the same. It's been fun to watch her grow as a writer and take part in her successes as a faithful follower. So with itching fingers, I got to shopping.

I've blogged before about how I select my the name and label aesthetics, While many of Emily's pieces caught my eye, I was very into the name of each piece. And, my first piece, this piece, is called the Pt. Reyes Sweater. I was just in Pt. Reyes a few weekends ago at Cowgirl Creamery. I absolutely love Pt. Reyes. The weather was cool and mostly grey with just a touch of sun peeking through. I imagined wearing this cozy sweater during the winter with a pair of dark comfy jeans on a a Sunday morning drinking coffee, Alex and X upstairs in the game room watching football while I relaxed on my new leather sectional I blogged about a few weeks ago watching the fruits of what I'm hoping will be a rainy El Nino season while meal planning for the week. What can I say? I have a vivid imagination! I was buying this. I knew it. I bought this. It arrived today and it was all that I'd hoped for. Even though it's a chunky classic cable knit, it has a feminine flattering cut that is the complete opposite of boxy. And, I love the asymmetrical hem and the detail down the back of the sweater. Lastly, the yarn is just so creamy. Seriously, it's the only way I know how to describe it: creamy. Now we just need the rain and the winter and I'm seriously set.

I purchased one other piece, but that hasn't arrived yet, so I'll blog my thoughts on that one when I receive it. But this one makes me happy and excited for the next arrival.