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Saturday, June 21, 2014

Stitch Fix Review #4 Green Jeans

Stitch Fix #4
Hello Friends! Would you like to see my latest Stitch Fix? This is my 4th box. I love this service...cute clothes arrive on your doorstep...such an easy way to shop!


Let's dive in, shall we?
Under Skies
Leona Tonal Chevron Print Cross-Front Dress

Eight Sixty
Jaden Colorblock Trim Zip Detail Blouse

Margaret M
Duboce Straight Leg Jean

Pomelo
Missy Polka Dot Tab-Sleeve Blouse

Kut From The Cloth
Elliot Cargo Pocket Shorts
Style Card
Dress Things Up or Down
My thoughts...
I truly enjoy this service and love the pieces I have from Stitch Fix. Unfortunately, this box was a miss for so many reasons. I sent it all back. When you get online to leave feedback on your fix, there is a comment section for each item. Here is my feedback.

Under Skies Leona Tonal Chevron Print Cross-Front Dress
This was too big at the top and a little too short. I did not like the scooped hemline. Nice color.

Eight Sixty Jaden Colorblock Trim Zip Detail Blouse
I do not like decorative zippers...awful. Very edgy and not my style at all. Nice color.

Margaret M Duboce Straight Leg Jean
Please read my profile. I do not like super tight pants (on me). I had to struggle to get them on. Other reviews on these also mention how small they run. Great green color.

Pomelo Missy Polka Dot Tab-Sleeve Blouse
This fit well except when I pulled my arms forward, it felt tight across the back of my shoulders...there is no give in the fabric. I don't normally have this problem. Muted green is too drab for me.

Kut From The Cloth Elliot Cargo Pocket Shorts
These were too small and too short. I like this color for shorts.


This is me...wishing this color did not wash me out...


Final Thoughts on my feedback page: Disappointing fix. By the 4th one, I had hoped most of the things would have fit and felt like me. I am sad to lose my $20 styling fee:( I still love your service and I hope that my next box is fun of soft material, happy colors, and fun (mostly classic) patterns.


The good news about this fix?  
Now I know how much I would love a pair of green jeans. I've never been brave enough to even try on colored jeans. Stitch Fix encourages me to try new things. 
I also found a pair of shorts in the same color at REI. They are longer and fit well and I will live in them over the next few months! I am not normally drawn to army green, so this is a color I would have never considered before getting my Stitch Fix box. 
I had a good laugh over trying on the green jeans. They say laughing makes you look and feel younger... I'd say I lost at least 5 years trying to get in those jeans.:)

Will I try Stitch Fix again? Yes! I have everything I need for Summer, so I scheduled a box for September. I like the convenience of scheduling monthly fixes or just ordering when you need a box.

Do you have a favorite item you will wear all the time? Since I've narrowed down my wardrobe, I truly love pieces that can be paired with many items and "make me feel like a million bucks"! I'd love to know what you will be living in all summer!

xoxo, Elizabeth

p.s. Not a raving review like my others, but I have hope for my next fix! If you are interested in trying Stitch Fix, you are welcome to use my link! I get a small credit for anyone who signs up. Stitch Fix does not let me know who uses the link, so I will say a big thank you now!
If you would like to read my other reviews, you can find them here: Box 1  Box 2 Box 3

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Tutorial: Dress Up A Plant

Hello, Sweet Friends!

Today, I'd like to show you how to Dress Up A Plant! This idea is so easy and cute! 
Buy a small plant at your local greenhouse or home improvement store. You may already have the other supplies at home.

I made these for my daughter's delightful Girl Scout Leaders.


Before

Supplies:

Plants...I picked out festive annuals at our local market. 
Wax Paper
Colorful Fabric
Pinking Shears (Regular fabric scissors will work, too!)


Directions:

Step 1
Cut a square of fabric. Make it large enough for your plant to be in the center and the edges to fold up and cover the top of your pot. Do not stress over this. It does not have to be a perfect square.

Step 1



Step 2
Cut a piece of wax paper (smaller than your fabric square). This will go between your pot and the fabric to protect your fabric from the soil.

Step 2



Step 3
Cut a strip of fabric. (About 24" long x 1" wide.) This will be your "ribbon".

Step 3



Step 4
Gather the fabric around the pot... you may need extra help...ask your children to hold the fabric while you wrap the fabric ribbon around the pot.

Step 5
Once the fabric has been tied in place, gently pull the edges of the square upward. You don't want the bottom to sag. After pulling the edges upward, you may have so much extra fabric on top that you need to trim a little off. Trimming the excess will keep the fabric from flopping over.

Step 5


Step 6
Also trim the edges of your fabric ribbon. I like to leave the stray strands of fabric...makes it "shabby chic"!

Step 6



That's it! Now you know how to Dress Up a Plant! Go share your gift with someone special!



Please let me know if you have any questions.
Have a happy day!
Elizabeth

Monday, May 19, 2014

Menu Plan Monday. May 19, 2014

Hello! Hope you all had a great weekend! We sure did! It was sunny and slightly cool here in Charlotte...my favorite kind of weather.
We have company coming this weekend, so my menu plan may change a little , but for now this will work.


Monday- Tex-Mex Fajitas, fruit, and salad.
Tuesday- Hungarian Cottage Cheese Noodles with bacon, green peas, and rolls.
Wednesday - leftovers
Thursday- Fresh grilled salmon, salad, and quinoa.
Friday- pizza with friends.
Saturday Lunch- Out to Lunch Cafe 100
Saturday Supper- Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup, salad, and The Bread.
Sunday- Out to Lunch...Salsaritas?

Guess what! We have a new Farmer's Market in our area! We have enjoyed watching it grow each week and it has become such a fun time to see friends! Fresh fish, veggies, flowers, bread, cheese, honey. There is even a taco truck! So much fun! Do you have a farmer's market nearby? You should check it out!
Colorful Veggies at our local market.

What's cooking in your kitchen this week? I would love to know!
xoxo, Elizabeth

p.s. I'm linking up with Menu Plan Monday! Come join me!
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