Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Stitch Fix Unboxing #1 (...#2)

Stitch Fix! This is actually my second time "unveiling a box", as other Stitch Fixer's call it. Let me brief you real quick. Stitch Fix is a styling company that hand picks select clothing items based on your "Style Profile". You can receive as many boxes as you want by scheduling "a fix" or make them automatic monthly "fixes". Each box cost $20 to style. If you end up liking an item in that box and want to keep it, you get $20 off that purchase. You can buy as many items as you like. If you buy everything in the box you get the $20 off + 20% off your whole purchase.

Naturally I was fascinated. As mentioned before, this is my second box and I'm an actual buyer. I am not being sent these boxes to try them out for free. This is my own personal review. The first box I received I was very disappointed but I ended up getting a pair of distressed jeans that I'm absolutely in love with. Oddly enough, I asked for Boyfriend Jeans and as you cans see (I actually wore them in the picture below) they are not Boyfriend Jeans. I really can't complain, I wear them all the time. Still looking for a pair though...

Since my first box wasn't all too greatly exciting I figured I would wait it out and then give it another chance after a few long months. Last month I decided it was time and scheduled a fix for this past weekend. Good thing because this week I sprained my ankle and I couldn't walk anywhere. (Note the ridiculous wrap on my right foot.)

I wrote to my Stylist asking for nice, soft, romantic boho items. I asked for wide leg pants, a cute sophisticated romper and a new white dress. As you can read above, they didn't have the last two in stock and I'm assuming she went off of my Easy Breezy Pinterest board based on her decisions. It's very interesting to see the items that get picked out for me based on my pinterest boards!

Okay, the "unboxing":

Monday, April 13, 2015

5 Money Saving Secrets from a Fashionista

As a single working girl in the glorious Emerald City, i.e. Seattle, I know what it's like to try and keep your hard earned money in your own pocket.

I do these Money Saving Secrets when I'm trying to save extra spending money before I go on a trip. These tips keep me on a strict budget myself the month before I do. They've been incredibly effective. I've been as bold to do "no spend months" where I'm try to challenge myself to stay within a $100 a week so I can pocket the rest. Not always a success because surprises do arise every so often but it's really fun to use your imagination and find ways not to spend money.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Another Injury = Abs Challenge

I'll sum this up for you. Volleyball + Spike = Sprained Ankle

This is my second season in a soft core c-ed volleyball team. I'm not very good but I remembered loving it when I was in middle school and it turns out I still really love the game. However, I've always had weak ankles and I've had bad sprains a few times through out my childhood.

I thought I was invincible considering the amount of lifting I've been doing and toning but it turns out, We're not invincible! Haha. Especially in an older age!

As you can remember I wrote about doing a Booty Challenge last week because of my neck injury. Well, my neck is back to normal! I can actually look left now but my ankle is in BAD shape. I was concerned I actually broke it but after icing it for a whole day and finally being able to put pressure on it by day two, I chalked it up to be really nasty sprain.

I'm not very good at being injured. You really don't realize how rough it can be not using your right foot! I totally forgot I drove with my right foot until I got in the car yesterday. I panicked thinking I wasn't going to be able to get to the Boys and Girls club on time for our Field Day event. Though, because I'm playing this injury safe, I'm healing a lot faster than I thought. Either that, or I'm extremely stubborn. It's probably the latter...

In short, I had to stop the Booty Challenge. As we've discussed, I have a nice little streak of stubbornness imbedded into my DNA. I miss working out. I've been so motivated lately and I can't do anything which is incredibly frustrating.

Since I can't do the Booty Challenge, I instead found 30 day fitness challenge has a 30 Day Crunch Challenge! No where near my ankle! Hallelujah.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Jaw Dropping Tavel Bags: Kate Spade Spring 2015

Kate Spade Travel Bags Spring 2015

All I want... is this luggage. 

This gorgeous, sticker shocking (like, my heart literally dropped to my feet), travel bag set. 

Just look at it! Have you ever seen Confessions of a Shopaholic when Rebecca says "this scarf will make my hair cut look more expensive"? This bag, will make me look more expensive. 

Imagine just coming off the plane in London with this chic set with your sunglasses on just ready to experience life! Ugh. 

A few things I've come to notice though. It thoroughly makes me question Kate Spade for not providing this information. It doesn't provide the weight of either bag and I think that's a major factor into choosing a get away bag. I'm pretty sure the term "get away" is to get away as fast as possible. Maybe that's just me but you can't "get away" with a 50 pound suitcase. Even if it does have wheels. 

Anyways, just my thoughts. If anyone can tell me just how heavy these bags are, you'll be a life saver. Haha. 

Thursday, April 2, 2015

How to Plan a Trip to Europe with your Mom

Hyde Park, Planning a trip to Europe with Mom

Let me start this post by emphasizing how much this trip means to me. I've been trying to go to Europe since I was... I can't even tell you. Six years old? Probably about as long as my Mom has been telling me her travel stories. 

Once upon a time, my Grandfather worked for Pan Am Airlines as a mechanic. Due to his affiliation with the airlines, my mom (and her 5 siblings) flew stand by everywhere. Could you imagine?! 

I'm going to go ahead and stop there before I go on a rant about my mother's journeys because, let me tell you, there are a lot of them. You will get jealous, just as I've gotten jealous for decades.