*affilate links. I may receive a small commission* I've come to the realization that I have a lot of black and white. Black makes sense because it's slimming and because I lived in cold Idaho for 6 years where we barely saw the light of summer. But white? I'm such a messy person and have learned the hard way to always have a tide-to-go pen on me because I can't be trusted to make it through a day without spilling something on myself. Regardless, as I was packing up my closet for out next move, I realized that I have a lot of of white and black, which naturally go well together, but seem kind of boring and plain to me. I wanted to find a way to dress these colors . . .
After the most successful experience with Golden Tote last month, I was anxious to get this month's Stitch Fix and see if it would even be able to hold a torch to how great my GT was. My last fix was pretty disappointing, so I decided that if this fix didn't blow my socks off, I would be done trying it for a while. Don't get me wrong, Stitch Fix reviews are fun, but I'd rather be putting my 20 dollars to a GT if it was more successful! In case you've been living in a cave, Stitch Fix is a clothing subscription service where you fill out a style profile and pay 20 dollars to have 5 items sent to your door to try on. Try stuff on and think about it for three days. . . .
The 4th of July is my second favorite holiday (Christmas being number one, of course) and I look forward to it every year. There is just something so spectacular about waking up the morning of the 4th and knowing that everyone is on the same page that day; celebrating our country and our freedom. I love everything that comes along with the 4th: BBQ's, parades, fairs, fireworks, carnivals and, of course, dressing up in my red, white and blues. Over the last few years and participating in various types of celebrations in Idaho, Utah, New Hampshire, and Boston, I have realized that there are three types of people who dress up for the 4th of July and then, of course, . . .
Thank you to eShakti for sponsoring today's post and for providing Life with Rosie readers with an awesome discount! A few months ago, I wrote about being proud of my scars and how I was learning to wear clothes that showed off my big 16 incher on my left leg. eShakti sent me a beautiful, custom-fit dress that made me feel confident and beautiful and I'm happy to report that, a few months later, I'm still totally in love with my dress. So much so, that I have been clicking through their website every few days and adding pieces from their new collections into my shopping cart and dreaming about the day I can push the "order" button. eShakti is well-known . . .
Thanks to Golden Tote for sponsoring this post today. I received free product in exchange for this review. All opinions are honest and my own. Minus my successful trip to Walmart a few weeks ago, I have been really struggling in the shopping for clothes department. Moving from cold Idaho to 106 degree Chico, California weather has been a bit of a wardrobe shock for me and I didn't realize how completely unprepared I was for my new climate change. Between not being prepared for warm weather and wanting to step up my game in looking more put together then usual, I really needed a solution. I was so excited when Golden Tote reached out to me and asked if I would . . .
I've always been insecure about my body. I'm tall, I'm heavy chested, I've never been happy about my weight and I've got a deformed left leg. For a long time, I hid behind bulky clothes that were unflattering and covered up some scars I was afraid to show. However, I've been challenging myself lately to start putting together a closet full of pieces I genuinely love and that expresses my style while pushing my boundaries. I've been learning to love my skin and I want my clothing to reflect that. Stitchfix has been a really fun way to find some pieces that are unique and different without spending hours shopping and looking for them. However, I can't always afford . . .
After last month's Stitch Fix, which was so much better then my first fix, I promptly rescheduled my fix to come again in May, instead of June. April's fix was so close to perfect, I was hoping that May's would be a win. Well, I guess I was pushing my luck because this month's fix wasn't jaw dropping. Here is what I got: Market & Spruce Barrymore Solid Pleat Detail Top - $48.00. Color was spot on, but the cut made me look boxy and the material was super wrinkly. Not a fan of material that needs to ironed. Status: returned. Papermoon Crissy Spacedye Cross-Back Knit Shirt - 44.00 The material of this shirt is so soft and light - perfect for . . .
I was given items for free from styled classy boutique in exchange for this review. all opinions are my honest own. I'm not going to lie, California is slowly winning me over. With endless sunshine and so much to do in the outdoors, I'm not minding my life on the West coast. However, I know that my heart will always belong to New Hampshire, with it's endless streams and rock walls and hills. It could be easy for me to forget where I come from and get wrapped up in the West coast and all of it's glory, but I'm a New Englander at heart. I occasionally drop my r's, rooting for the Patriots is in my blood and Mount Washington will always be the most beautiful mountain . . .
Many thanks to eShakti for sponsoring this post! I received a free product in exchange for my honest opinion. I finished my last chemotherapy treatment on October 16th, 2007, three months after my junior year of high school started. After undergoing inpatient treatments for the better part of a year, I was excited to have my hair grow back and regain a bit of normalcy in my life. I soon realized that there was no going back to "normal" after cancer. My whole life had been altered with this one word, this one tumor that had changed who I was and who I wanted to become. I'm not going to lie, going back to "real life" was much harder then I thought. I constantly was . . .
If you've been living in a cave and haven't heard of Stitchfix, let me give you a little rundown on how it works. When you sign up for Stitchfix, you pay a 20 dollar style fee (which becomes a credit to go towards any item you may want to keep). You fill out a style profile, link up a Pinterest board with ideas of clothes and accessories you like and make specific notes to your stylist about anything specific you may want. Your stylist looks over your notes and profile and then sends you 5 pieces of clothing specifically curated for you! You get three days to try them on and think about them, and then you send back what you don't like and keep what you do! I tried . . .
One of my February goals was to try a new subscription box and I was super excited to finally try Stitch Fix. A few days after I placed my order, my blogging friend (and sponsor this month) Courtney at The Everyday Elegance posted a review on Rocksbox with a promo code for a free month! So obviously, I had to jump on that right away. Rocksbox is strictly a jewelry box and has a little bit of a different approach to your regular subscription box. You fill out a style profile (similar to Stitch Fix) and preferences and you pay 19 dollars a month flat. You get a box mailed to you with three pieces of designer jewelry that you can keep as long as you want. When . . .
One of my February Goals this month was to try a subscription box! I decided to give Stitch Fix a try because I just purged my closet of basically everything and wanted some new clothes. Stitch Fix is a pretty cool concept. Basically, you pay 20 dollars for each "Fix" and you can pick how frequently you want a Fix delivered (every month, every other month, or basically, whenever). You fill out a style profile, set a price range, link up your Pinterest boards and leave any notes to your stylist about what you are looking for. Each Fix comes with 5 pieces of clothes/accessories and you have three days to try them on and see what you like. Your original 20 dollars can . . .