I’m going to California with my Sister! {and StitchFix!}

March 5, 2014 AT 9:14 am 27 Comments

Y’all, I am so stinkin’ excited about something!  I’ve been dying to tell you!!

In three short weeks, my sister and I will be headed to San Francisco, California!

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{Notice who is Grannie in the picture.  hee.hee} Smile

Yep.  My sister, who is terrified of flying, and I will be loading up our stuff and heading to California.  I’ve already promised to knock her out if she starts panicking on the flight.  Ain’t nobody got time for that!

We have never flown together.  {And our Dad is not too happy about it.}  SmileAnd we have never been to California.  And we’ve never be on a trip by ourselves together!

What another incredible blessing our blogs have afforded us!  {I know Mom would be so thrilled!  It makes me think of this post I wrote, “Mama says, Take Care of Your Sister.”}

I cannot wait to spend 5 days with just my sister!  She is my best friend, and we laugh until our stomachs hurt when we are together.  She gets me.  And I get her.

We are traveling to California to tour the facilities and meet the wonderful staff at Stitch Fix.

Cyndi and I both LOVE Stitch Fix, although Cyndi blogs about it a lot more since she has a fashion blog.

Stitch Fix is a personal styling service.  You can sign up to get your monthly “fix” of five items of clothing.  You keep what you like and send back what you don’t.

Here are a few items that I have gotten in my boxes and kept lately:

My favorite piece is the red and white chevron shirt that I am wearing in this picture…

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{That’s me and Leslie, from House on the Way.}

And I love this new green sweater that I recently got and wore to church with my gray dress…

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I also love these other pieces they sent me…

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I’ve got about 20 more pieces of clothing from Stitch Fix in my closet, but didn’t have time to take pictures of them all.

My sister loves to shop for clothes, but I do not.  I do not know if something is stylish or not.  But I can tell you the best way to stain a table!  ha! Smile

So I depend on my sister and Stitch Fix to keep me in style.  I love that Stitch Fix knows what I like because I filled out their Style Profile, and I love that they send me the most current trends in fashion.  Takes the stress out of shopping for me.

If you would like to learn more about how Stitch Fix works, you can read the post I wrote HERE.

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I cannot wait to tell you all about our trip and share lots of photos with you.

Have you ever been to California? 

What did you love most?

 

*This is NOT a sponsored post.




My Latest Stitch Fix Box!

July 10, 2013 AT 4:12 pm 17 Comments

 

Hello friends!

I got my newest Stitch Fix box in the mail this past weekend.  I was so excited to open it up!

I LOVED what was in my box this time!

Remember that you get five items in your box each month?  Well, I kept 4 out of 5 of my items!

First of all, I kept this silky green sleeveless top.  I absolutely LOVE this color, and I think it is perfect for summer.  But I think it would also look great under a blazer in the fall.

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I also loved the next sleeveless top!  It is super comfortable, and I love the design

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I also like that it is a little bit longer to cover my back side, and it has a cute cutout in the back. Smile

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See those white jeans in all of the pictures above?  Those were in my box too!  As soon as I saw them, I thought, “Nope.”  Mainly because it takes me FOR-EV-A to find a pair of jeans that I like in the stores.  I hate shopping for jeans.  They never fit me right, and I end up trying on 100 different pair.  It’s exhausting!

But to my surprise, these fit me really well.  They were a little snug in the bottom, but I am hoping to drop a few pounds before Haven to help them fit a little better.

And they were the perfect length for me!

I couldn’t believe that I decided to keep them. Smile

 

Lastly, I decided to keep this casual summer tank.  It has the most beautiful stitching on the front, but I had trouble getting a good picture of it.

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Each item in your box comes with a picture card that shows two different ways you could wear each piece.  I particularly loved the picture of this tank with the blue jean shorts and aqua sweater.  I am definitely going to try and get a sweater like that to go with it.

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The item I didn’t choose was this skirt.  It just didn’t look good on me.

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I just placed it back in the pre-paid postage envelope and sent it back in the mail!

 

That was a fun box.  I don’t expect to like everything in my box every time, but I did like a lot of the pieces this time.

I’m usually hoping just to like one item out of each box each month.  It’s my monthly “Traci Treat.”  Smile

 

Have you tried Stitch Fix yet?

If not, it is super easy.  You can sign up by clicking on the link below.

 

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If you missed my first post that explains what Stitch Fix is, click HERE to find out.

 

Have a blessed day!!!

P.S.  Let me just say that I admire my sister TONS for being a fashion blogger.  She has to take pictures of herself every week for her blog.  I cannot stand taking pictures of myself!  UGH!  I’d much rather take pictures of pillows and paint. Smile

I don’t know how she does it.




My Latest StichFix Box!!!

June 11, 2013 AT 11:20 am 12 Comments

 

 

Hey Friends!

A few weeks ago, I shared StitchFix with you.

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It’s a personal styling service that my sister told me about.  She’s been receiving StitchFix boxes since last fall, and she was enjoying it so much that I decided to give them a try.

I loved my first box so much, that I couldn’t wait for my second box to arrive!  It is seriously like Christmas.  When my box arrived, my boys started yelling, “Mom!  Your StitchFix is here!  Your StitchFix is here!!!”

It was so cute.

They all stood around me as I opened it.  {I know…we’ve got issues.}  But I love that my boys were excited for their mama. Smile

I absolutely love how the clothes are wrapped up so pretty.

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And then there is a little envelope in there just for me from my stylist.  It describes each item they picked out for me.

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I loved all of the items, but only decided to keep one out of the five.

I didn’t keep this skirt.  I absolutely loved the colors and the pattern, but the style didn’t look good on me.  It was too “full.”  And I don’t need any help accentuating my bottom half, if you know what I mean.  {wink}

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This next top was a beautiful aqua color.  I loved the material too, but I wasn’t sure if I would wear it a ton, so I decided to pass on it.

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I loved this next top, except for one thing.  The back of the top had a “split tail” which is just not me.  But I loved the color and the material.  If it hadn’t had the split tail in the back, I would have kept it.

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This was a cool tank top, but it was a little snug on me, so I passed on it.

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Here is the shirt I decided to keep.  I absolutely LOVE sleeveless tops in the summertime!  Stripes are really in right now, and I love this top with my bubble necklace.

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I also loved the back of this top.  The shirt is long enough to cover my bottom too, which is a plus!  Smile

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I know I will get a lot of wear out of this shirt.

Today, I am sending back the four items I didn’t want in the pre-paid envelope that was provided in my box.

And I cannot wait to schedule my next “fix!”

 

Did you miss my first post about StitchFix and want to know more about it?  Click HERE.

 

If you want to sign up to receive your own FIX, click on the button below.

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What I’m Lovin’ Wednesday…My StitchFix!

May 22, 2013 AT 10:09 am 16 Comments

 

I have been dying to share this with you.

I have something new that I LOVE.  Smile

 

It’s called StitchFix, and my sister, Cyndi, introduced it to me.  She is a fashion blogger for women over 40 who shares tips on her blog about how to be beautiful inside and out.

She told me about this fun little service she’s been using… StitchFix.

 

Stitch Fix is a personal styling service. I don’t know about you, but I need help with my “styling.”

I’m a DIY girl.  I spend most of my time in yoga pants and tshirts, and my accessories are paintbrushes and tool belts.  Smile

I used to like to shop for clothes when I was younger, but now, not so much.  I don’t have the time, and I am too picky.

 

So Cyndi convinced me to try StitchFix, and here is how it works.

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What is Stitch Fix? 

Stitch Fix is a personal styling service. A group of stylists put together 5 stylish pieces of clothing (sometimes jewelry and/or accessories items are included) and ship them directly to you!  It’s a great way to add to your current wardrobe and get a hold of pieces that you might otherwise not have access to. No two Fixes are alike. Each one is hand–picked just for you.

How does it work?

1. Sign Up (There may be a brief waiting period based how well our current inventory matches you. Don’t worry, wait times are just a few days to a few weeks.)

2. Complete Your Style Profile~~After you get your welcome email,  you can start immediately on your Style Profile. We need to know your size, shape, style, price preferences, and lifestyle to get your Fix right. It’ll take about 10 minutes.

They will ask you questions like, “What do you think of the style below?”

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2. Schedule a Stitch Fix~~Pick a date, and we’ll send you a box of 5 clothing and accessory items we’ve hand-picked just for you. Schedule monthly, or as often as you like—it’s your call. You pay a $20 styling fee up front, which serves as credit toward anything in your Stitch Fix shipment.

3. Try it all on~Try on everything they send you—you never know what you’ll like until you see it on. Pair it with items already in your closet. Each item includes style cards with ideas and inspiration on how to wear it.

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4. Decide~Take 3 days to decide what you’ll keep. Pay for just what you want to keep, return the rest in our pre-paid mailing bag at any USPS mailbox. Keep all 5 items and you save 25% off the entire shipment.

You can set up your Stitch Fix monthly or schedule them whenever you need them. You can cancel at anytime!

I just got my StitchFix box, and I wanted to share it with you!Smile

 

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It was wrapped up so pretty and fancy-like.  I loved looking at the 5 items that the StitchFix team picked out for me.

I liked three of the items in my box.

First was this comfortable and casual red top.

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I will get  a lot of wear out of this top.  I can wear it with shorts, skirts, or jeans.

I also loved this black cowneck shirt they sent me. I love to wear sleeveless tops in the summer, and this one will go with anything. It can be dressed with a pencil skirt or down with blue jeans.  It would also look great under a blazer.

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This last top is my favorite.  I love the bright colors and the chevron pattern.  It is soooo super silky and comfortable.  I know I will love wearing it.

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There was another navy blue sleeveless tank in the box that I didn’t think I would wear as much as these three, and a sweater that I didn’t like, so I sent those back in the pre-paid mailing bag they sent me.

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If I didn’t like anything in my box, I would just place all 5 items back in the pre-paid mailing bag and mail it back to StitchFix.  {I do loose my $20, though.}

 

Isn’t that fun?

My sister has been doing this for several months and has gotten a lot of really cute items that she has kept.

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I cannot wait to see what is in my next box!

So what do you think?

Do you need a personal stylist?

 

If so, just click on the button below.   Let me know if you do!

 

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