Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Stitch Fix

Have you heard of it?  Stitch Fix has quickly become my hook-up for fashion, and it is the most convenient and fun service of its kind that I've ever encountered.

I have never been a huge fan of in-store clothes shopping.  And since I have been pregnant and having babies for the last 4 years of my life, I have basically acquired the majority of my wardrobe at Target.  Not knocking Target, but there comes a time when the wardrobe choices should expand, right?  So, I asked my family to give me gift cards to Stitch Fix for Christmas, and I let the stylists do their work.

Here's how it works:
Create a style profile.
Receive 5 hand-picked items. (In the mail, from your personal stylist!)
Keep what you like, send back what you don't.
The styling fee is $20 per "fix," but is applied towards any purchase of items in the fix.

Seriously, y'all, it is extremely fun to open a box of items that have been specifically picked for you based on your style and in your price range; they can even look at your Pinterest pages for inspiration, if you want!  The items I have kept from the 3 fixes I have received so far have already become wardrobe staples, and some of the items are things I might never have picked for myself, but now I love!

Here's what was in the fix I received last week:
Simple, classic green cardigan. Kept.

Amazing-color-green chiffon pleated skirt, alas it did not fit. Returned.
My favorite piece from this fix- flowy sleeveless blouse w/ exposed front zipper. Kept.

Shoulder/back detail from above shirt--so beautiful!
Tribal print tank; not something I loved. Returned.
Black print tank-gorgeous open back detail!  Kept.
Also included in each fix is a card from your stylist, with photos of sample stylings for the different pieces. When you return pieces, they encourage you to tell them why you're returning, so each fix gets more and more on-point with what you like and what fits, etc.  It's pretty great.

So, what are you waiting for?  Try it.  You'll like it. (That was a Yo Gabba Gabba reference for all you parents out there).
And if you try it, please use my referral code, below; I will receive a $25 Stitch Fix credit.
Then, once you've scheduled your first fix, you can earn credit from referring friends as well!

My referral code: http://stitchfix.com/sign_up?referrer_id=3023176 

If you've already tried, do you love it?!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Out of the Mouths of Babes

Jones and I often have our best conversations while in the car.  Two of the most recent:

On the way home from school a few days ago:
J- Mom, I don't feel good.
Me- Oh No! Why not, babe?  Does something hurt?
J- No. I just don't feel good. I don't feel like I'm outside.
Me- Well, that's because you're not. We're in the car. [stifled laughter]
J- My fwends gave me strangers.
Me- (silence)
Me-Your friends gave you what?
J- Strangers.
Me- Well, that sounds bad. Is that like cooties? [knowing full well he had no idea what cooties are, just wanting to prolong the entertaining conversation]
J- No, mom. Strangers is strangers.

And, then just this morning on the way to school:
J- Mom, animals don't wear clothes.
Me- Very good observation, hon. Why do you think that is?
J- Because they poop a lot.

Jones' most recent school picture.
That kid and this age (3) is proving to be the most entertaining yet.  He constantly sings, (mostly made-up songs), and he loves to dance and make music.  He is indeed his own drummer.

And in the world of 10-month-old Bird, here she is wearing her first hair bow:

She is crawling and "cruising" all over the place, and wants exactly what her brother has in his hands at any given moment.  And, her latest foray into the brave new world of vocabulary is "uh oh."  She's really great at it and practices saying it constantly.  We're rooting for a new word pretty hard over here :)

Monday, February 10, 2014

Sweet on the Columbia Museum of Art

Last Saturday's Sweet on CMA event was so fun.  Lunch Money performed--you've heard me profess my love for them before here and here.

 There were multiple Valentine's-related craft stations.  

that's a good Daddy- making tissue paper flowers

And there was a photo booth.  And it was all FREE!

Jones and his friend from school, McCall!

Our little family enjoyed the heck out of it.  Thanks CMA and Junior League of Columbia for hosting!