I know, I know, it's still mid-February and in most places of the country, still freezing. But, it's never too early to start thinking about the next turn of the season and the weather in Arizona is making it really hard to keep wearing my flannels right now. It's actually been in the low 80's all week, so I've been digging through my closet, trying to figure out what to wear in this spring weather two months earlier than I was planning on! I quickly realized that my spring wardrobe desperately needed to be updated because my previous life in Idaho didn't really require much spring clothing. It was either -48 degrees or 70 degrees with only a week or two of spring . . .
I've been really experimenting with my personal style recently, trying to build a wardrobe that is 100% ME and filling it with things that I feel confident and beautiful in. At the same time, I'm still trying to push myself outside of my comfort zone and find new things to wear that help me embrace my body: scars and all. So, with my hot V-day date night approaching, I got to work trying to figure out what my Valentine's Day #ootd would be If you were to tell me this time last year that I would be comfortable wearing liquid leather leggings, I would have laughed and said something like: "Have you seen the shape of my left knee? There's no way that ugly thing would . . .
It's been quite a few months since I last tried a Stitch Fix. I discovered Trendsend back in October and was so thrilled with the experience and the price point, I never thought I would go back to Stitch Fix again. However, Trendsend recently broke my heart a little by starting to charge a 20 dollar style fee like Stitch Fix. Boo Trendsend! Why do you have to be so rude?! If you've never heard of Stitch Fix, it's a pretty cool idea. Here's a 5 second run-down: Sign up, create a style profile, put in your sizes, your likes and dislikes in clothing and link up a Pinterest board. Pick the day you want your fix scheduled and write a note to your stylist if you . . .
Last week, I shared what I got in my most recent Stitch Fix. While it wasn't a total bust style wise, I ended up keeping one garment and then returning it after noticing a big pull in it. I'm actually glad that I ended up returning it because the more I thought about it, the more I realized I was totally unwilling to spend 50 dollars on a sweater that I could find for 25 dollars at Target. I love the experience of Stitch Fix, but I've never had an AMAZING fix and the prices have always been a little too high for me. I also feel like my stylist never actually listens to what I want (hello large chest and long torso that does not look good in baggy tops!) But, because . . .
affiliate links-there may be links in here that will result in a small compensation for my blog If you've been around here for a while, you know that I have an unhealthy obsession with getting mail. I love it, so much. Of course, the subscription box services do not help my obsession with getting mail. But hey, since I'm all about embracing life and trying to get the most out of it that I can, I figured that there is nothing wrong with me trying out all the mail subscriptions boxes out there. It's the little things, like getting mail, that remind me to find joy in my day and to remember to never take the simplest things for granted. Plus, as a #girlboss, I . . .
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ByeByeBlisters #CollectiveBias Well, today I am continuing my Fall Fashion & Beauty series! I totally didn't plan on it becoming a series, but it has. I shouldn't be surprised, since I love fall so freaking much. Anyway, we continue on by talking about one of the best parts of fall fashion: boots! I love breaking out my boots when October comes around; I think they are so fun to wear and can really dress up or complete an outfit. My only problem with boot season is that after going a whole 5-6 months in flip flops, putting my feet into boots can . . .
Product Sample - I received a product sampling for styling from SammyDress.com. All opinions are my own. Growing up, I watched my mom buy shoes like they were hot cakes and collect many pairs of gorgeous heels, spiffy flats and butt-kicking boots. I've always enjoyed a cute pair of shoes, but I never really got her need for collecting shoes until I started buying my own hand bags. My first purse that I bought with my own money was during the fall of 2000 (I was 10) and it was from the Limited Too (did you hear the rumor that those are coming back?). It was denim and tiny and had a weird rainbow striped strap and I was obsessed. I went back a few weeks later to . . .
Product Sampling: A complimentary necklace was given to me in return for this styling Affiliate Links: Clinking on some of these links may earn me a tiny commission. I know I've mentioned it a handful of times that one of my only complaints about our new life in Arizona is that it's now October and it's still too warm for me to break out my heavy fall sweaters and jackets. However, it finally started cooling down this week, to the point where I turned the air off and opened all our windows and was able to wear some of my favorite fall clothes! Of course, these clothes aren't super heavy or thick; this is more like a transitional fall outfit that is . . .
*I received a free watch compliments of JORD for a review. All opinions are my own (honestly). Living in Arizona for the last 1.5 weeks has been everything I wanted it to be. Dustin and I are finally in our own space again, our new home is beautiful and spacious, we're 5 minutes away from Costco and 1 mile away from the local dog park. There are only 2 downsides of Arizona life that I'm starting to realize: One: Being away from my siblings (who are all still at school in Idaho) Two: No fall weather yet. It's still in the triple digits. How on Earth am I supposed to be drinking my favorite hot cocoa and wearing my favorite fall outfits in triple digit . . .
*This post may contain affiliate links I've been sitting on this post for a couple weeks; I was hoping to get it out before we moved, but alas, moving across the country is more exhausting then I even thought was possible. But, I'm super excited to bring you last month's Stitch Fix review! In case you missed it, Stitch Fix is a clothing subscription service. You fill out a profile, select your sizes and pay 20 dollars to have a stylist send you 5 hand-picked pieces to try on. You have 3 days to try on the clothes, and anything you like, you keep (with the 20 dollar style fee going towards the pieces you want to keep). You send back anything you don't like . . .
I confess, I went out to TJ Maxx today and bought far too many things for fall. #sorrynotsorry. It got down to a gorgeous 73 degrees yesterday in New Hampshire and I didn't waste a moment to pull out my pumpkin/apple scented candles and start burning them. I am so. stinking. ready. for all the pumpkin spice flavored, chilly weather, scarves and sweaters, apple pie and burnt orange and deep purpleness that comes with autumn. But, before I can fully embrace the coming season, I have to make sure the rest of summer goes out with a bang, and that includes wearing sandals as much as possible over the next few weeks before I put them away and bring out the boots and leg . . .
* affiliate links may be included in this post Being home in New Hampshire in August means BBQ's. Lots and Lots of BBQ's. I guess there is just something about it being the last month of summer that drives my family (immediate and extended) to our back deck to eat steak tips, Italian chicken and the occasional hamburger. The humidity here in New England can be unreal, so I always want to show up to these events in my bathing suit and a ratty tee and my hair in a messy bun. And while that's sometimes okay for the casual get together with my family, there are some fancier BBQ events that I need to step up my style game and make myself look . . .