IG Style Challenge

I haven’t participated in any style challenges for a while, but I loved today’s idea…

Challenge for August 21:

  • #wearwhatwhereaugust // inVESTed

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After putting this together I realized everything (except the shoes) came from Stitch Fix! I love (love, love) this utility vest, so I had to do this challenge. Although it’s still humid here, I went for a look I can wear when it cools down. The striped top is super soft and easy to wear. I love the ankle zipper detail on the skinny jeans. Since this is technically my only real statement necklace, it’s usually on repeat in these outfits! Finally, I scored the shoes at Target last month for $8.50 – boom!

Do you follow the utility vest/jacket trend? 

August 2015 Stitch Fix Review

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I took a little break from Stitch Fix due to our recent move, but my latest one just arrived! I wouldn’t say this one was love at first sight, but after trying on each item and looking to pieces I already own to figure out wearability, I think it’s a pretty good fix. I’ve also started looking for part-time work, so I’ve been keeping that in mind when looking at clothes – would this be something appropriate for an office setting? Most of these could be worn to work.

Pixley – Ivy Petal Print Blouse $58

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Fun2Fun – Janina Split Neck Tulip Sleeve Blouse $44

 

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Laila Jayde – Keene Knit Top $48

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Renee C – Porsha Swing Dress $44

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Octavia – Henry Birds on Branch Infinity Scarf $28

 

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So here are my thoughts: I LOVE the scarf, it’s so soft and the color is one of my favorites! The bird print is really cute too.

The swing dress is SO comfortable, it literally barely feels like clothes, but it’s also very thin. I will probably wear it around the house, or as a swim cover-up. I also tried it on with a longer vest, from a previous fix, which looked good too.

The Laila Jayde top looks better in person, and the hubby liked it.

I like the sleeve and hem details on the Fun2Fun red top, and it can be worn on date night or tucked into work pants or a pencil skirt.

Lastly, the Pixley Ivy top wasn’t my favorite when I first saw it, but once I paired it with dark jeans and fun sneakers I liked it a lot more. I think it would also be great for the office.

Cost – after the 25% discount (for keeping all 5 items) they average out to $29.30 per piece. Genniva, my stylist for all 7 fixes, has continued to take my Pinterest board into account when choosing my items and I’ve been so happy with her choices for me!

I’ve been seeing more ladies trying Stitch Fix lately, what are your thoughts? Would you like a personal stylist to help build your wardrobe?  

Finally Settling In

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The last month has been pretty crazy. We sold a house, spent a few weeks in limbo, bought a house and finally two nights ago we moved in. I wasn’t able to do much blog updating, but hopefully now I can get back on track.

Stay tuned for another Stitch Fix review in about a week or so.

Also, on a personal note, about two weeks ago I went to a job interview. I’ve been struggling with the idea of going back to work, but I felt like this position (within the court system) would have been a great opportunity for me. This was the first interview I’ve been to in about three years, so I was really nervous, but I’m glad I went. I know the next one, whenever that might be, will be easier and hopefully I will find something right for me (and the family) when the time is right.

Do you find it difficult to balance work and family? 

Weekend Outfit

I’ve skipped the last few IG Style Challenges due to moving – my clothes are in boxes, totes and bags! We’re in between houses at the moment, staying with family, so the blog posts might be a bit sporadic until we’re settled in again. We did manage to get to a cookout this weekend and had a good time with friends.

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I ended up adding a brown belt and swapping the flip flops for brown sandals. Tee and jacket are Stitch Fix, pants are thrifted from Savers, and earrings are Nickel & Suede.

Did any of you get a head start on 4th of July celebrations? 

IG Style Challenges

Challenges for June 16:

  • #911style_challenge // FAVORITE DENIM ITEM
  • #wearwhatwherejune // PINSPIRED

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My outfit today is (P)inspired by the lovely Sandra Bullock (above).

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I’m currently loving my olive denim (thrifted from Savers) paired with a basic black tank and accessorized with a chevron necklace from Stitch Fix.

Do you look to Pinterest for outfit inspiration? You can find almost anything on Pinterest!

IG Style Challenges

Challenges for June 15:

  • #911style_challenge // FAVORITE FEMININE ITEM
  • #wearwhatwherejune // LINEN AND LACE

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This blouse from Stitch Fix is probably the most feminine item I own (and haven’t worn yet!). Since I couldn’t find anything linen or lace, I’m counting the delicate mesh top of the blouse as lace.

Do you have lace in your feminine wardrobe?

IG Style Challenges

Challenges for June 10:

  • #911style_challenge // FAVORITE STATEMENT NECKLACE
  • wearwhatwherejune // OVERSIZED

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My favorite statement necklace is this blush/mint beauty from Stitch Fix. I love how it can be dressed up or down and paired with different colors. This oversized (super soft!) chambray came from Target and is a great piece to wear alone, layer over or under, and can also dress up or down.

Do you wear oversized tops and/or statement pieces? 

IG Style Challenges

Challenges for June 3:

  • #911style_challenge // NEVER WORN
  • #wearwhatwherejune // COLOR BLOCK CUTIE

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Both top & pants are from Stitch Fix and I haven’t had a chance to wear either of them yet. I’m thinking “date night” may soon be in order! I love the rich color of this top and black skinnies/jeggings are always a favorite.

Are you following any style challenges? 

IG Style Challenges

I’ve decided to follow two style challenges on Instagram: #911style_challenge and #wearwhatwherejune. Both challenges offer prompts to inspire a creative outfit interpretation. Initially, I will style my outfits in the flat lay format instead of wearing the outfit (because lets be honest, sometimes with a toddler I just don’t get dressed every day). This will be tricky for me since I need to incorporate both prompts into one outfit – wish me luck, and thanks if you decide to follow along!

Challenges for June 1:

  • #911style_challenge // FAVE JEANS
  • #wearwhatwherejune // PINSTRIPES, JAIL STRIPES, CANDYSTRIPES

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My FAVE JEANS are skinnies from American Eagle Outfitters

My PINSTRIPES are from my recent Stitch Fix

Do you use online style inspiration??