JULY STITCH FIX HAUL

It’s my favorite time of the month again! Seriously, this summer has been going by super fast. Not sure how Stitch Fix works? Click here for more info! For this fix I asked my stylist Julia to pick things for my impending Florida trip: comfy theme park clothes, fun beach outfits, and going out for a nice meal pieces.  I was really looking forward to this fix. Unfortunately when I opened up the box this time, I have to admit I was a bit disappointed. Here’s what they sent me:

PicMonkey CollageSo you may be wondering why I was disappointed? Well, a lot of these pieces are quite similar to ones that I had gotten from them previously. The cobalt blue top, although a bit different design-wise, is very similar to a top they gave me in a previous fix. Also, the coral colored top is another top that is quite similar in color and shape to this top. I just felt like they should know what I’ve already gotten and try and pick things that aren’t so similar. BUT ANYWAY, here’s my feelings on each of the items above:

Roma Cowl Neck Knit Top: Although this top is quite similar to one I kept from a fix previously, I really liked the fabric and how it draped on me. Also the lighter color would be great for a cooler shirt in Florida.

Defanie Diamond Ikat Print Soft Short: I like the idea of these shorts, but I’m not sure about the shape and length on me. They seem a bit gymshort-like? I’ll need your opinion to help me on this one!

Edmondo Stud Detailed Split-Back Blouse: I really wanted to love this top. The gold detailing and split in the back seemed right up my alley. Unfortunately, my chest area didn’t fit in this top, so perhaps if it were in a size bigger? Also one of the studs around the collar was missing- not a huge deal but for the price I wouldn’t want one that’s missing a piece. I also wish it were in a different color since I have a top from Stitch Fix in this exact same color and similar cut- a bit frustrating.

Alisa Striped Henley Hi-Lo Maxi Dress: A cute dress and super comfortable. Not sure if it’s something I would wear, but it would be nice to put over a swimsuit and is super airy and flowy. A bit plain, but could possibly be dressed up.

Candace Top-Zip Crossbody Satchel: Love the gold detail and that it’s in a black color, but not a huge fan on the shape of the bag and how it zips up at the top. Probably not going to keep this one, but I like the idea of it.

Well what do you guys think? What should I keep? Check out my pictures below and let me know in the comments which items you like the best!

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OOTD: OUTFIT OF THE DAY #4 | WEDDING RECEPTION

I’m a sucker when it comes to weddings- and parties. Put those two together, and you now understand why when one of my friends asked if I would attend a wedding reception with her I obviously said yes. An excuse to dress up and meet new people- you can’t say no!

Here’s the outfit I decided on- and I must say it’s become one of my favorites! It includes a shirt I got from Stitch Fix which I am absolutely obsessed with. Not familiar? Check it out here. The purse is also from my latest Stitch Fix haul- check it out here if you’d like to see what else I got this month!

I’m also in love with the shoes- I got them from my sister for my birthday. Gold accents are my favorite (obviously) and this outfit has a sprinkle of gold everywhere: earrings, necklace, shoes, purse, and even the top I’m wearing. The buttons have a gold trim on them (which is hard to see from the pictures) but it made me love the shirt even more.

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POLKA-DOTS IN MY WARDROBE | #5

Happy polka-dot day! Today I’m focusing on another polka-dotted top that’s great for summer! It’s also neutral, so it goes with everything. I also really like how it has an elastic band at the bottom of the top- I think it’s very flattering!

In this outfit, I paired it with dark purple shorts and a long, elephant necklace. Enjoy your weekend!

PicMonkey CollageTop- JC Penney

Shorts- American Eagle

Belt- Target

Necklace- Forever 21

 

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THRIFT SHOP HAUL: SHADES OF BLACK

I might have gone a bit overboard this time- but I had a free afternoon and some spending money and I maybe, just MAYBE hit every thrift shop in town.

Maybe.

Weirdly enough though, everything I ended up purchasing were the same color: black. I don’t have a lot of black in my wardrobe- I was always more of a brown girl. But I’ve been inserting black into my everyday look and I love how it goes with everything.

Well let’s get on with it then. Here are the items I purchased this time around (please excuse my makeup-less face):

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SUCCESS!

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OOTD: OUTFIT OF THE DAY #3

I was just about to run out the door to teach music lessons this afternoon and decided I would snap a few pictures of my outfit before I left. It was quite hot out today, so I knew I couldn’t wear pants, but I’m not really allowed to wear shorts while teaching. I decided on cream capris and a loose v-neck in a nice shade of blue. I felt like I was wearing a lot of block colors, so I decided on a busy-printed purse to complete the look. I hope you enjoy!

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MAY STITCH FIX HAUL

My favorite time of the month- STITCH FIX TIME! It actually came to my door around my birthday, which was pretty much the best present ever. Here’s what they sent me this time:

PicMonkey CollageQuite coral, is it not? I never thought I would like this color, but after trying the items on, I really love it- perfect for spring!

Sam Hi-Lo Short Sleeve Tee: I love this shirt- perfect neutral color for my colored shorts this summer. I’ve worn this shirt out once already and I love how the back is a bit longer than the front. Perfect. KEEPING.

Shawn Box Detail Blouse: I wasn’t sure about this top at first, but after putting it on I love how it flowed. The sides are slit a bit so if you’re not wearing a top underneath some skin will be seen, but I think it’s flirty and perfect for summer.

Franklin Striped Side Gathered Short Shirt: Not 100% sure if I’m keeping this one or not. It has a gathering on the side and I like the fit, but let me know what you think of it!
Loren Striped French Terry Pencil Skirt: I liked it, but I’m worried it’s a bit big on me. I feel like it might shrink in the wash since it’s cotton-y fabric, but I’ll try it on a few more times to see what I think.

Houston Small Quilted Crossbody Bag: I’m a sucker for gold detailing- Stitch Fix knew what they were doing. I’m definitely keeping this as my nice going out bag.
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POLKA-DOTS IN MY WARDROBE | #4

Next item of clothing I’m featuring today is one of my favorite accessories of all time- scarves. Although it’s getting warmer in Iowa, I still keep a scarf with me for those chilly summer evenings around the bonfire, and even rainy days. This is what I call my “Florida Scarf.” Every time I travel someplace new, I try and buy a scarf in that place to remember the trip (and get a new scarf out of the deal- what a bargain!). I bought it at the store Papyrus, which was super neat and not something I’ve seen in Iowa before. It’s lighter fabric, but still can keep your neck cozy on cooler days. Plus it’s polka-dotted and goes with everything!

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PIN IT, WEAR IT: POLKA-DOT EDITION | #3

Another post in my Pin it, Wear it series which also ties in with my polka-dot theme lately. Ever since I started on Pinterest, I absolutely fell in love with this next outfit I’m recreating. The colors, the style- me 100%! Here’s the look I’m copying this time around:

0abfc61f9dc27801fa06d9d4cdb03f19The polka-dots, the burnt orange cardigan…I mean, come on. PERFECTION. It took a bit of tweaking in my wardrobe to pull this look off, but here’s what I came up with:

PicMonkey Collage2Granted I don’t have long hair like hers and I’m still on the lookout for a chunky-leather belt to complete the ensemble. But I’d say it’s not that bad of a copycat outfit though- especially since all of these things were already in my closet. The shirt came with a matching fabric belt for around the waist, but I just tied it loosely around my neck for that ruffled look in the Pin. I absolutely love making new outfits from inspiration on Pinterest! Have you ever tried it before?

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POLKA-DOTS IN MY WARDROBE | #2

Another post featuring polka-dots! This time, I went with one of my favorite pairs of capris. These are a light tan color with white, small polka-dots that go great with all kinds of colors. I opted to put two of my favorite colors (burnt orange and navy blue) together with them and here’s how they look:

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V-Neck Shirt- Target

Scarf- Thrifted

Capris- Willi Smith

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