Monthly Archives: May 2015

May PopSugar Must Have review

The May  PopSugar Must have box arrived this week and it had some pretty good picks.

PopSugar Must Have Box May

 

PopSugar Must Have Box May

Sisters of Los Angeles – Surf Sand Love Beach Towel $40

PopSugar Must Have Box May

I like the colors of this beach towel, but when I held it up it was shorter than me so I couldn’t really use it to lay out on.  I’ll probably be giving this one away since we already have a ton of beach towels.

Middle Kingdom – Mini Plum Vase in Coral Red $20

PopSugar Must Have Box MayThis is a cute little bud vase and I put it on the banquette behind our kitchen table.  It matches a painting I have there.

Kitsch – Tri’d & True Y-Shaped Necklace $32

PopSugar Must Have Box MayCute packaging and a nice silver delicate necklace.  Not sure what to wear it with yet.

Sage & Row – Bare Shave Cream $17  + Batiste – Dry Shampoo $4

PopSugar Must Have Box May

The shave cream has a nice light fresh scent and the dry shampoo is supposed to smell like cherry but it was more like cherry mixed with soap?

Hammond’s Candles – McCraw’s Flat Taffy $1

PopSugar Must Have Box May

 

I got banana flavor.  I ate about half of it but it was getting really stuck in my teeth so I gave up half way through.  Fun item though.

Overall I think this was a pretty decent box this month.  I like the dry shampoo, the vase and the necklace.  I didn’t care for the beach towel but it wasn’t awful.  I still think it’s worth the $39.95 for a few surprise items that are worth more than that together.

 

 

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Spring Outfits

Here’s a few pics of what I’ve been wearing this spring.

Old Navy Dress

Old Navy Dress

I think they sold out of this, but I got this striped tank dress from Old Navy in the early spring.  I paired it with a blue cardigan from Banana Republic.

Moto Style Jacket and Metallic Ballet Flats

moto jacketI got this moto jacket the day after Christmas when shopping with my cousin.  I decided to pair it with a sweater tee from Paris, my metallic pink ballet flats and layered gold jewelry.

Peach Sweater

peach sweaterThe sweater is from Target, the tee from Boden, necklace from Charming Charlie and the jeans from Ann Taylor Loft.

Black and White

white jacketBlack and white blouse from Loft, Jeans from Loft, and pop of blue with my flats from DSW.  The white jacket is from Old Navy.

Black and White Part 2

black and whiteI found these curvy capris at Kohls and was so happy!  Cute patterned pants that fit me, very rare.  The top is from Target and the necklace an old stitch fix.

Golden Tote top

white blouseThis white blouse was from one of my recent Golden Totes and I paired it with some gold jewelry from Charming Charlie and a suede moto jacket.

Anthropologie Dress

blue dressFor work I paired this with an off white linen/denim jacket.  I love this dress and the fit is right on for me.

Stitch Fix – Revisited

After viewing what some other customers had been getting for their spring stitch fix, I decided that I would give it another try.  In November I had decided that it just wasn’t working for me and cancelled my monthly boxes but I wanted to see if their inventory had changed so I signed up for a single box in May.  In the comments I asked for a midi or maxi skirt, a colorful blouse and requested a pale pink top I had seen on someone else.

Here’s what I got.

Stitch Fix May 2015 Review

Marlyn Schiff – Lia Pave Bead Necklace $34

Stitch Fix May 2015 Review

At first glance I didn’t care for this necklace, but once I put it on I actually liked the look.

Loveapella – Hondi Lace Detail Knit Top  $54

Stitch Fix May 2015 Review

Stitch Fix May 2015 Review

Didn’t love the color of this until I put it on and it is sooo soft and comfy!  It will be a great weekend shirt or casual workday shirt.

Fun2Fun – Marlena Abstract Print Tab Sleeve Blouse $48

Stitch Fix May 2015 Review

Stitch Fix May 2015 ReviewThis was the attempt at a “colorful blouse”.  I guess I need to be more specific and say “bright happy color blouse” which is really what I meant.  The colors in this are dull and neutral but when I put it on the fit was flattering and I like the print from a distance.

Brixon Ivy – Lex Textured Floral Knit Fit & Flare Dress  $74

Stitch Fix May 2015 Review

Stitch Fix May 2015 Review

This is a nice fit and flare dress and I am in love with the colors.  Yellow is my favorite color so it was nice to see something in a shade I had kept requesting in the past.  I wish the neckline was a little higher because without the necklace it looks really bare and I feel more exposed than I’m comfortable with at work.  I’ll just pair it with a jacket on top for work I guess.

Gilli – Alanis Maxi Skirt $44

Stitch Fix May 2015 Review

Stitch Fix May 2015 Review

So no midi skirts for me, but this maxi had a nice pattern.  The puzzle to me was why she sent it in a size small?  I had requested mediums for bottoms and this was an extremely form fitted bottom so why the size small???  I was really debating sending this one back, but it was comfortable and I found a top in my closet that really worked with it and ended up wearing it the next day to work.

Stitch Fix May 2015 Review

Overall Impressions

Surprisingly I ended up keeping all of the items from this stitch fix!  At first glance I wasn’t thrilled with the picks, but once I started trying things on I ended up wanting to keep all of it.  Despite the success of this box I am not super jazzed about signing up for another one and would rather reserve my clothing budget for things like Golden Tote and Boden.  But for May I’m pretty happy with what I got.

 

 

 

April Golden Tote Review

My Golden Tote for April arrived on May 1st.  (They keep slipping dates with the launches which is starting to put them into the next month.)  This month I was extremely excited for the black spring chic maxi dress but when I tried to get a tote on the launch day, the site (as usual) had tons of problems and kept timing out and leaving things out of the cart and several hours later when I was finally able to get it working they had sold out of all sizes of the black maxi.  They restocked a week later but they only had small left by the time I got to the site so I decided I’d try to make it work.

What I ordered clearly stated on my receipt:

  • Spring Chic Maxi Dress
  • Bring on Spring Sweatshirt in white with pineapple and palm tree print

What I got:

  • Spring Chic maxi dress
  • Bring on Spring Sweatshirt in BLUE with anchors and boats

I was not very happy that they sent me the wrong item, but when I went to the site they were all sold out of the white one in my size.

The Tote

Golden Tote April 2015

 

Spring Chic Maxi Dress – size small

Golden Tote April 2015

Golden Tote April 2015

Because I ended up ordering the small, the gathered elastic waist was a bit tight and uncomfortable.  I have since made a few alterations on the dress and let out the elastic at the front sides so it’s much more comfortable now.  After I put this dress on I feel like it makes me look like I have man arms so I’m not as happy with it as I expected.

Bring on Spring Sweatshirt – Blue NOT white as ordered

Golden Tote April 2015

Golden Tote April 2015

I have to say, this is the softest thing I’ve ever worn.  I immediately wore it the day I tried it on and am wearing it this morning as I type up my review.  SO soft and cozy.  I wish it was the white color, but I’m happy nevertheless.  I ended up ordering this in a small since on the larger model it looked really over-sized in a medium and I the small definitely works.

Oat & Fawn Animal Print Blouse – Pugs

Golden Tote April 2015

Golden Tote April 2015

 

It’s a little bizarre to have a pug print on the blouse since I don’t have a dog, but its cute nevertheless.  I like the print from a distance and the fit is okay.  It’s a little loose and large but I think a smaller size would have been tight across the shoulders.

Renee C Blouse with Chevron Print Sleeves and Back

Golden Tote April 2015

Golden Tote April 2015

 

The front fabric on this is a little scratchy but the back and sleeves are soft.  I like the print and the shape, I’ll probably wear it to work this week.

Ellison Candy Print Button Down

Golden Tote April 2015

Golden Tote April 2015

While I don’t love the tunic length on this, the color and print and super cute.  The fabric is also nice and soft.  I’ll just have to wear a wide belt with it to give me some shape and definition.  Maybe with white jeans?

Jella C Lace Flared Midi Skirt

Golden Tote April 2015

Golden Tote April 2015

Love the fabric and the fit, just not sure what to wear with this?  I was thinking maybe a muted pink tee and an army jacket?  Not sure what to pair this one with.  Also it’s a bit see through…

Overall Impressions

Overall, I think this was a decent tote.  I LOVE the blue sweatshirt and the black dress will be good now that I’ve done alterations.  The pug blouse and white chevron print blouse will be good for work and the green blouse maybe for weekends.  I am looking forward to the May Golden Tote which launches on May 11th, but I’ve only seen a few previews so far.