My First Stitch Fix: What I Submitted and What I Received

Monday, July 6, 2015

I heard about Stitch Fix from my friend's mom who thought it was something I would like/could do/ company I could eventually intern with. I thought the idea was great but I was weary and I watched a ton of Youtube videos of people's fixes. I was curious how this would work for someone on a budget and someone as particular as I am. So I signed up, filled out my profile, and ordered one box. Then I had to wait. In my waiting, I watched more videos and read some blog posts but I wondered what all of these woman had submitted in their profile to receive the items they did. Therefore, I intend for this blog post to be a rather extensive showing of what I put in my profile, what I received based on my profile, and my review of the items.

Oldie but a Goodie: A Jackie Kennedy Inspired Outfit

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Spring Break. A term that often suggests temporary migration to warmer climates, i.e. Florida, my family and I did just the opposite. As Floridians, we have already had our fair share of humidity, sunshine, and hot temperatures at this point in the year and we welcomed the cold with open arms... well some of us. My family and I travelled up to Charleston where the rain really didn't let up until the day we left. We were so fortunate. With the rain came a chill that, for those without jackets, was unpleasant, but for those with jackets, was refreshing. The rain also caused pieces in my perfectly planned outfits to be swapped around. Specifically, the outfit I had planned to go with this jacket. I was somewhat tempted to just throw on the pieces once more to at least take the pictures for today's post, but that was not an appealing option after everything had been worn in the rain. So my outfit isn't really an outfit but more of a showcase of this coat.

Manic Monday: Jackie Kennedy

Monday, March 23, 2015

Images borrowed from: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4
If you asked me to name my top three style icons, Jackie Kennedy would definitely be one. Like Anna, the 60s is my favorite decade and Jackie O pulled off the trends of the 60s impeccably. Her coats, pearls, suits, and dresses were always classy and incredibly chic. Even in her old age, she continued to look stylish.  While she has many iconic outfits, I decided to feature her in coats (and one outfit I just couldn't resist throwing in) because I plan on using a vintage coat in my outfit inspired by her. If you want to see my vintage coat and how I style it, stop by on Thursday!

Green with Ivy: Anna's Favorite Thrift Finds

Thursday, March 19, 2015

If you didn't get the chance to meet her on Monday, this is my best friend Anna who is guest posting on the blog this week. Today she is talking about her favorite pieces she has thrifted and throwing in more of her informative and amusing commentary, which starts in the following paragraph about this first picture. Enjoy!

Meet Anna: Thrifting for Dummies

Monday, March 16, 2015

Meet my best friend Anna, ultimate style master and thrifting guru. If you have the choice of anyone to thrift with, you want to thrift with her. Her style pushes boundaries and when I shop with her she helps me to think outside of the box when it comes to my own closet. This past weekend I had the lovely opportunity to both thrift and do a photo shoot with her because she will be filling in for me this week. The photos we took are of her favorite thrifted pieces which will be featured in a post on Thursday. You won't want to miss it so definitely check back in ! Until then, her post today is about her top 7 thrifting tips, AKA Thrifting for Dummies (read after the break). Enjoy!

Petal to the Metal: A Floral Outfit

Thursday, March 12, 2015

While this outfit lacks the color and vivacity of my inspiration,  I think the metallic adds just enough pizzaz to still be interesting. I bought this shirt in a second-hand store (It wasn't quite a thrift store but it also wasn't that expensive so I'm not sure exactly what to call it)  for $15. My pants are from TJ Maxx on clearance. I had eyed them when they were still full price and almost paid for them because I loved them so much but luckily enough for me they went on clearance and still had my size. On clearance, they were still about $30. My shoes are from Ross and they were also about $30. My clutch was also on clearance at TJ Maxx for about $40. I explain why I spent that much on something so little in this post. The total comes out to about $115 for my whole outfit which is on the pricey side for me, but I definitely think it was worth it and still doable for even less. What do you all think? I'd love to hear from you in the comment section below or on any of my social media pages! I'll talk to you all on Monday!

All photos taken by Nicole Sutton

Manic Monday: Florals

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Images borrowed from: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5
With Spring officially starting next week I felt floral was an appropriate Manic Monday inspiration for this week. I specifically love all these prints featured because they are not the stereotypical floral print. The two from Rach Martino  have a more vintage vibe and the middle and two right have a richer more sophisticated quality to them. While florals for spring is not unexpected, my floral piece is not your typical floral print, so be sure to check in on Thursday to see my take on florals for spring!

Blazing Florals: A Paade Mode Inspired Outfit

Thursday, March 5, 2015

One thing that I always see at thrift stores is blazers. Goodwill has a whole section of them. While some would probably make a good pillow with the amount of shoulder padding they have, others are actually quite nice and would make a great addition to anyone's wardrobe.