Monthly Archives: April 2015

PopSugar Must Have Box April

The April  PopSugar Must have box has arrived, and this time I’d rate it as “so-so”.

April PopSugar Must Have BoxIt looks like the theme is along the lines of “April showers bring May…herbs?”

April PopSugar Must Have Box

Dabney Lee – Dottie Umbrella $20

April PopSugar Must Have Box

I love this!  It’s navy blue with white polka dots and a pink handle.  Plus it has an auto open and close feature.  I’m really curious to see how it auto closes but I haven’t tried it in the house yet.

One Love Organics – Gardenia + Tea Antioxidant Body Serum  $39

April PopSugar Must Have Box

The packaging is a strange little spray bottle and it promises to help moisturize your skin.  After sitting in the sun on my vacation my skin has really started drying out so I sprayed some on my legs this morning and rubbed it in.  It has an oily texture and smells quite nice.  It didn’t do much for moisture though and I need to add some body lotion to my legs, but I’m really dry right now.

Produce Candles – Rhubarb Spring Candle  $20

April PopSugar Must Have Box

This has a very subtle natural scent and I think my husband might even be okay with me burning it in the kitchen.  (He’s generally opposed to things that have any scent.)  I’ll give this a try next time I want to neutralize kitchen odors.

Flip & Tumble – 24/7 Bag – $12

April PopSugar Must Have Box

I already have a few of these bags, my Mom got me hooked a while back.  I don’t have this color so I’m happy to add it to my collection.  I usually stash one in my purse so I can use it when I’m out shopping or when I need to throw a few extra things in to transport back and forth to work.  I love reusable bags.  This also came with a coupon for my next purchase from flip & tumble.

Potting Shed Creations – Garden-in-a-bag Basil – $10

April PopSugar Must Have Box

I’m not a huge fan of Basil, but I do love gardening and growing things so I’ll get this started right away.  It’s a pretty cool idea to have an herb garden you can grow in a bag.

Mott 50 – $25 gift card

April PopSugar Must Have Box

This one went straight in the trash after I visited their website.  It’s all super expensive and nothing I’d be interested in.  Rash guards and expensive cover ups.  No thanks.

Overall, it’s not my favorite box, but I like the body serum and umbrella and the candle smells nice so I feel that it was worth the money.  I still love getting surprises each month.


Golden Tote March 2015

My Golden Tote has finally arrived for March.  (It took 3 weeks to get here!)  They really need to work on their customer service.  It shouldn’t take 3 weeks to get an order and the sale launch was delayed because of problems with their new website.

Here’s what I got.

Golden Tote March 2015

These are the two items I picked

Golden Tote March 2015

Touch of Spring Top

Golden Tote March 2015

Golden Tote March 2015
Golden Tote Touch of Spring Top

I like this top, it’s a soft lightweight material and the mixed media looks great with these black pants from Athleta.

Striped Blazer

Golden Tote March 2015
Striped Blazer (needs ironing)

Golden Tote March 2015

I wish I had ordered this in a small.  When I pull the two sides together as if I was going to close it (it has no buttons) it fits nicely, but when it hangs open like you’d wear it it looks too loose and shapeless.  It makes me look heavy and bulky which is not what I was going for.

Kerisma Ombre Sweater – Blue

Golden Tote March 2015
Kerisma Ombre Sweater

Golden Tote March 2015

This is one of my favorite surprise items.  I love the color (it seems more purple to me) and it’s super soft.  It is a high-lo sweater which I don’t always love, but the color and fabric make up for it.

Le Lis Leopard Print Blouse

Golden Tote March 2015
Le Lis Leopard Print Blouse

Golden Tote March 2015

Out of the box I thought I liked this the least, but when I put it on it is so silky and nice and I decided I could pair it with some cute jewelry and maybe a blazer to make it work.

Love Stitch 3/4 Sleeve Tassel Top – Blush

Golden Tote March 2015
Love Stitch 3/4 Sleeve Tassel Top

Golden Tote March 2015

The hem on this is not very well made and it is just blousy.  I’ll try to make it work with some lighter colored jeans and different sandals.  I like the boho trend but these loose flowy tops don’t usually work for me.

Renee C Work Blouse – White

Golden Tote March 2015
Renee C Work Blouse

Golden Tote March 2015

Another Hi-Lo top.  These items really need ironing.  I don’t care for the fit of this but maybe I can pair it with something to make it work.

Overall, this months Golden Tote was okay.  I like one of the items I picked and a few of the surprises, but nothing really wow-ed me.  I’m wondering what they will have for their April sale which starts April 13th.




Boden Spring Picks

I had been dog-earing the latest Boden catalogs with zeal and finally decided to break down and order some of my picks.  I had been waiting until the weather warmed up because I don’t like having new clothes that I can’t wear for many months.  I often end up forgetting about them or not being as excited when it’s finally time to wear them.  Here’s what I got:

Casual Dip Back Sweater 

boden casual dip back sweater

To me this was much more like a sweatshirt than a sweater, but I loved it.  I wore it to work the next day and it was super cozy.  The inventory is running low on this one.

Sundowner Dress

Boden Sundowner Dress

Looking at this picture now I’m sad that I returned it, but when I tried it on I found that the neckline was just too low for me to feel comfortable at work.  Because of the way the dress is made with pleats at the top it sort of bloused out when I sat down and it was very low cut.  For this reason it just didn’t feel conservative enough for work but it was cute on.  I loved the fabric and pattern and could have paired it with any color cardigan.

Pretty Pleat Skirt and The Shirt

Boden Pretty Pleat Skirt and The Shirt

I had originally wanted this skirt in the mustard and grey color and had just been waiting to buy it but it was out of stock in my size so I got the red and blue instead.  I absolutely love the colors in person.  This is a very flattering skirt and I can’t wait to wear it.  I wonder if I should have gotten the long length just to be a little more work appropriate but my husband said it looked very professional and flattering and I should keep it.

I didn’t care for the shirt though and that went back.  I found the material very stiff and un-moving and I prefer softer fabrics on button ups.  I’ll pair the skirt with a different white button down.

Pall Mall Dress

Boden Pall Mall Dress

I really like this dress from the front, but in the back there is a seam that sticks out funny at the bottom and it makes me look almost like I have a tail or something.  I’m hoping if I iron it or wear it for a while it will be less stiff and look less odd.  Overall it’s a cute dress though.

Polka Dot Printed Jersey Shirt

Boden Printed Jersey Shirt


I love this knit blouse.  I already have it in a dachshund print and was excited to see it in red polka dots.  It looks super cute tucked into skirts too.  I have a few more items that I ordered after this batch so I’ll do another post when those arrive.