Monday, May 2, 2016

May Stitch Fix

Another month, another box! My May Stitch Fix box is here! This month around I asked my stylist to send me clothing that had a 1970's vibe and bohemian chic. I also asked for a kimono and maybe some white shorts or trendy ripped jeans. Well Becky my stylist rocked it! She sent me four great clothing items and a pair of shoes that can work with just about any summer outfit.

So how does Stitch Fix work?

Start by filling out your style profile. You will complete questions on sizing, pricing, preferences, colors, etc. You can also write notes about likes and dislikes. Make sure to link your fashion board on Pinterest so your stylist can see what you like. This really helps! The notes to your stylist can really help determine what you get in your box. Take the time to write your stylist a note! I feel that's one of the most important things to getting the items you really want to see in your fixes.


Next, order your first fix! You will be charged a $20.00 styling fee however, if you keep any item [one or more] you will be credited back the $20.00 towards that purchase. I always recommend keeping at least one item or you are essentially giving away $20.00 and getting nothing in return. You will receive 5 items (made up of clothing, jewelry, and handbags). I personally never want jewelry in my fix so I just always let my stylist know! If you refer a friend you get credit so your styling fee could potentially be free.

When your box arrives decide what you want to keep and what you want to send back (in the pre-paid postage envelope)! You have 3 business days  from receiving your fix to decide so use this time to try everything on and see what works best for you. Go out of your comfort zone!
This is what makes Stitch Fix fun! It's like being a celebrity and getting clothing sent to you! I've chosen to receive monthly fixes but remember it is in no way a subscription service and you are able to decide when you want another fix, whether that be in 6 months or 2 years from your first fix! As always, if you have any questions feel free to leave them in the comments section below. To save some cash on future fixes they offer an awesome referral package, if you use my referral link I'll get to bypass the styling fee at least once!
Let's get started! Remember - If you see anything that you like below, feel free to pin it and/or ask your stylist in the notes section of your next fix for something similar! 
 
1. Andersson Printed Kimono. Collective Concepts. Small.

I loved this kimono! I love the blue colors and the design. It's lightweight and see thru.
 
2. Sam Hi-Lo Short Sleeve Tee. Market & Spruce. Small.

This shirt is so soft! I look it out of the box and wanted to rub it against my face. The fabric is a little stretchy so it gives with your movements.
 
3. Dorianna Skinny Jean. Lila Ryan. Petite Size 6.
 

These petite cut off pants were extremely comfortable and had some stretch to them. I love the white for summer but the price tag is a little too high for me.
 
4. Mazzota Cut-Out Flats. Nine West. Size 6.
I really like these flats but they are about half a size too big for me. I think because their 6M and made for a wider foot is making them just a little too big.
 
5. Brandi Embroidered Skirt. THML. Medium.
 

I liked the colors of this skirt but I feel like I would snag it. You can feel the embroidery on the fabric and I think I would snag it easily. I really did like the style and length though. It's a really nice skirt for summer.
 
So what would you keep and what would you send back?

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Saturday Smiles

Every Saturday, I try to post 5 things that made me smile during the week. Often I find myself getting caught up in the small stuff but this year I'm making an effort to be conscious of it. This year is about being happy and finding happiness even in the small things! Want to join me? Go ahead and post your Saturday Smiles!
 
1. Debuting my Ornaments.
I have been making these ornaments and I couldn't wait to share them with all of you! I have been having so much fun making them. I can't wait to do a display! I've also been asked if I do custom orders and the answer is YES!
 
2. Bike Rides.
Last weekend we got my husband and bicycle and since then we have went on several bike rides. It's fun and doesn't feel like exercise. I just cruise around on my cruiser and he speeds along on his road bike.
 
3. GGG.
This guy is a machine! He recently fought in LA and rocked it! Knock out king!
 
 4. The Martian.
I saw this movie a few months ago and ever since then I feel like my passion for space has came back to life. I check the location of Mars, I look up the daily news on it and I sit and plan out trips to Houston to visit the Johnson Space Center. Plus I watch the movie over and over... now I just need a T-shirt haha!
 
5. Vacation.
I am in full vacation countdown. We have our flights booked and our rental car reserved. I'm lining up attractions and we are finalizing our accommodations. I can't wait!
 
What's making you smile?

Thursday, April 28, 2016

2 Movies for Tonight

 
Looking for something to watch tonight? Maybe you don't have time to watch anything tonight but you'll be bored stiff over the weekend? Well don't worry! Here's two movies that will get you through it! Recently watched and now reviewed by me so you'll get a better idea if it's something right for you.
 
The first movie... Deja vu.

Denzel Washington stars as Special Agent Doug Carlin from the ATF. He finds himself on Fat Tuesday in New Orleans dealing with a ferry boat that has just exploded and in turn killing 543 people. The boat was carrying families and hundreds of U.S. Navy sailors across the Mississippi River into the city. When he gets on the scene he finds evidence of a bomb planted by a domestic terrorist. He also finds a body identified as a woman named Claire that was murdered and made to look like one of the victims of the bombing.

Impressed by Carlin's eye to detail, the FBI lets him in on a project that they've been developing ran by a small team. Using a machine they are able to go back in the past and see events leading up to the bombing. Carlin works with them on trying to locate the bombing and stopping it before it ever starts. At the same time Carlin becomes emotionally investing in keeping Claire alive.

I had not seen this movie until recently and I thought it was intriguing and entertaining. The story line was a little hard to understand at first because of the group going back and forth in present day and past. I really liked it though and it's not like your typical movie.


The second movie... The Siege.
 
The Siege happens to be another Denzel Washington movie. This movie pre-dates 9/11 and some of the references to terrorist were long before we would be involved in a war. I had not seen this movie until the past week and I didn't plan on reviewing two Denzel movies but it was pretty good and worth watching.

FBI Agent Anthony Hubbard (Washington) is working in New York City with his Lebanese-American partner Frank shortly after a Military installation in the Middle East was bombed. The USA found and captured the mastermind behind the attack. When Hubbard gets word that a bus has been hijacked and is fully loaded containing a bomb they go out in search of the culprits. The bomb turns out to be a paint bomb and the attackers get away. Searching for the terrorists hiding in New York City they begin working with an agent Elise Kraft (Annette Bening).

While Hubbard, his partner and Elise are searching for the terrorist, they begin striking out against the NYC population. They bomb several huge targets and the FBI is brought to center stage on having to root out the terrorist cell and stop the chaos that has been brought to NYC. When things get out of hand, the U.S. Military comes into town and starts calling the shots.

I thought this movie was really good and I thought that it was spot on with things that were really happening before 9/11.