Monday, May 20, 2019

Stitch Fix #28 Review

I'm so excited to review my April box from Stitch Fix because it was one of the best boxes I've received in a long time.  Everything was just my style, in colors I love, and items I could really use.  Now that I said all that, I'm sure it will come to no surprise to you that I KEPT EVERYTHING!!  My Instagram Polls were very positive too, on every item except one.  But I kept that item anyway because it was practical and I knew I'd wear it a lot this summer.  Now,  let's begin the review of my April box,  Stitch Fix #28.

Sole Society Handbags Emmet Clutch

Status Kept!

I love this clutch.  It's such a pretty color,  the round handle is adorable, and I like that I can use it as a cross body bag too.  That being said,  I almost didn't keep this bag because I already own a peach clutch.  However, the clutch I already own is very plain and just an open bag.  This one had a nice leopard lined interior and lots of pockets for credit cards.  It will be a lot more useful for me, especially when traveling.

The clutch polled very well, coming in at the second most popular item:  83% said "keep" and 17% said "send back".

Cosmic Blue Love Ava Button Down Top

Status:  Kept!

This pastel, vertical stripe top was the least popular item on Instagram.  Only 38% said "Keep" and 62% said "Return".  I have to admit, it was not my favorite item in the Fix, but I thought it was very practical so I kept it.  In hot weather, I like to wear a lot of tanks, but when I go inside stores or other buildings, I prefer to cover my shoulders.  This top is very sheer and lightweight, and it will make the perfect cover up over tanks.  I also really liked the colors and thought it would go with a lot of items I already own.

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This next picture includes two items from the Fix:  the embroidered top and the pants.

Pale Sky Emmy Embroidered Top and 
Lila Ryan Kit Button Hem Detail Skinny Pant

Status:  Kept Both!

This top was probably my favorite piece in this box.  I loved the embroidery, especially against the all white background.  The colors in the embroidery were so beautiful, and I thought the peachy pink tassels were super cute as well.  The style and fit of this top was great too.  A lot of boho tops can be so loose and baggy they can make me look heavier than I am.  This boho top has a nice, fit;  it's more narrow in the waist.  It came in at #4 on Instagram:  59% said "Keep" and 41% said "Return".

The most popular item on Instagram were the pants;  and I can see why:  They are cute!  The button detail on the hem is just adorable.  88% of my readers said to "keep" the pants and only 12% said to "return" them.  I love the color, the feel, the comfort, and of course the button detail of the pants, but I was worried they wouldn't stay up on me because they're were no belt loops, so I almost sent them back for that reason I alone.  I have worn them once since I bought them, and my worst fears came true:  they were constantly falling down on me while I was shopping and I had to keep pulling them up.  I will have to find a similar material and sew on my own belt loops as some readers have suggested.

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Leota Finnley Jersey Faux Wrap Dress

Status:  Kept!

This pretty faux wrap dress came in #3 in my Instagram Poll.  I absolutely love this dress!  The colors are so pretty, the fit and length is great, and it's super comfy to wear.  I can't wait till it's warm enough for me to wear it!  63% of Instagram pollsters said to "Keep it" and 37% said to "Return It".

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So there you have it...I kept it all!  For my readers who are often disappointed when I don't keep much, I hope your happy!  🤣  My pocketbook on the other hand, is not!

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Have A Great Day! Amy

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Friday, May 17, 2019

Pastel Stripe Button Down

I received this pretty light cotton pastel stripe button down in my April box from Stitch Fix.  I've already shown you four other pieces from that box, a Faux Wrap Dress, Light Blue Pants and an Embroidered Top, and a clutch which I am also featuring in this post.

The top is by Cosmic Blue Love and is called Ava Button Down Top.  My stylist suggested tying it at my waist or tucking it in.  I liked it tied, but for this post I wore it as a cover up and just left it open.  I think this is how I will most likely use this top this summer.  It's very thin and light weight and I think it will be great for wearing over tanks in hot weather.  I always like to keep a lightweight short sleeve top or light cardigan handy to wear in air-conditioned buildings int he summer.

In addition to the thin, lightweight material, I really liked the vertical stripes (I'm not a fan of horizontal stripes) and colors.  It's also a very wide, loose fitting top, which I like for summer.  I think a looser fit is cooler in the summer, rather than something form fitting touching my skin.  I can always tie it or tuck it in like my stylist suggested if I want a tighter fit.

I paired my top with the peachy/pink clutch from Sole Society I also received in this Fix, and a pair of embroidered jeans and open toe booties (old). Underneath the button down top,  I wore a Calvin Klein white shell top that I received from a previous Fix.

I had a lot of fun playing with my new footstool in my new living room for this photo shoot, but you guys, I think this foot stool is going to end my 31+ year marriage.  🤣 My husband just hates it.  I can't believe what strong feelings he has about it, totally out of character for him.  I said "I will keep it until YOU find a better one."  I love the footstool;  I felt the chair was already so traditional, and I wanted to add something fun and contemporary to balance it out.  BUT, more on that when I do my big "Living Room Reveal" post, which I'm beginning to wonder if it will ever be posted as I'm still looking for a few more finishing pieces.  Patience, patience!

Be sure to come back Monday for a review of my entire box from Stitch Fix and find out which items I kept and which ones I sent back.  Also, I will have the result of my Stitch Fix Instagram Poll too!  It was much more positive than my last poll.

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Have a Great Day!  Amy

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

How To Decorate A Metal Tier Tray And A Dining Room With A Lemon Theme

Once Easter was over, it was time to re-decorate my metal tiered tray for summer (if you missed my Easter tray, you can see it HERE!).   I love these tiered trays!  They are so much fun and so easy to decorate for all the seasons/holidays at minimal expense and time.  Who doesn't want that in this age of minimalist lifestyle trends?  

The first thing one needs to do before decorating a tiered tray is to pick a theme.  The theme should coordinate with the current season or holiday.  I decided to do a lemon theme because I have a blue, white, and yellow kitchen right off the dining room where the tray will sit on the table.  Plus, it's pretty easy to find lots of lemon decor as lemons are really trending in home decor right now.

I found most of my items, like this cute little sign, at Walmart.  I bought the lemon picks from Hobby Lobby, one pot is from the Target Dollar Spot, everything else I already owned.

The metal tin flower vase with the forsythia flowers and cute gingham ribbon is from Walmart.  I used ivy from my stash to fill in all the bare spots.  It's always important to use a filler when designing a tier tray.  For my Easter Tray, I used grass as my filler.

The ceramic bird I picked up at The Dollar Store years ago.

I echoed the lemon and bird theme around the dining room, by putting lots of lemon and bird plates on the plate rail.

The little black and white striped terra cotta pot is the one item I purchased at the Target Dollar Spot. The yellow coffee mug was from my stash.  Both the pot and the mug were filled with pieces of ivy and white flowers also from my stash.

Above the piano on the plate rail,  I added a lemon plate and a yellow plate.  They carry the design from the table to the wall unifying the theme throughout the room.

I put another lemon plate on top of the china hutch with a yellow bird plate on the plate rail above.  Again, the yellow was carried from the table, to the hutch (lemons), to the wall above (goldfinch plate).  A blue and white tea pot from my tea pot collection was added to coordinate with the blue in the plate and in the vase of the floral arrangement.

A close up of the plates above the piano.  Most of the plates I purchased at Home Goods, but the goldfinch plate I got from Hobby Lobby.  They are all very inexpensive plates costing less than $3.99 each.

I hope you enjoyed my lemon tiered tray and other lemon decor.

Have A Great Day!  Amy

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