Stitch Fix Reveal

It’s been a long time since I have received a fix.  I just purged my closet of things I haven’t worn in a year or things I wore because it was there even though I didn’t like the way it fit anymore.  It’s baffling to me how the body changes.  The number on the scale isn’t that different than before I had JP and most things fit but tops are just so short.  Maybe it’s style changes too, I kind of feel like if a top isn’t at least mid rear end it’s too short.

For this fix I requested tops with layering options for our upcoming trip to Disney World.  I pretty much left it at that because I’ve seen where people get so specific on notes and use the word ‘no’ and those end up being the specific items they get.  I had pinned a few things but not a ton.  Denise was my stylist and the note welcomed me back and referenced my Pinterest board a couple of times.  Here are the items I got:

Loveapella Pola Pocket Knit Top (S) – $44
Cosmic Blue Love Adrianne Distressed Boyfriend Jean (6) – $88

I love this top.  This is my style.  It’s simple, casual and cute so you look put together.  It’s a keeper

These jeans were just ok.  They were probably a little big.  They seemed to fit ok initially but I could tell that after a couple of hours of wearing they would be big and I’d spend 90% of the time wearing them hiking them up. I also didn’t LOVE them or need them so for $88 I need to LOVE them. Returned.

The style card suggested  pairing this shirt with white capri’s.  I decided to try on a pair of shorts I haven’t worn in a few years to see how they fit.  They fit fine, just maybe a little short for someone about to hit a certain milestone birthday this year 😉  Although who says age looks a certain way???

Market & Spruce Sam Hi-Lo Short Sleeve Tee (S) – $38

I really like this top.  It’s a tad thin for the price but it fits good and can be styled with so many different color bottoms.  I love versatility.  It’s a keeper.

Loveapella Deanne Printed Maxi Skirt (M) – $58

I liked this skirt.  I’m just not a skirt wearer so I’m not spending $58 on something that might get worn once a year.  I also would have a hard time finding more things to wear it with because of the colors and patterns so I would have to specifically shop for tops to wear with it.  Again, I like things with more versatility.

From straight on this is not a flattering outfit.

Kut From the Kloth Callie Denim Jacket (S) – $78

The price…yikes.  The fit…yes.  I had to think about this one for a couple of reasons.  First of all was the color.  You typically see jean jackets in the dark blue denim so I wasn’t sure about it.  I also wasn’t sure about the price and if I really needed it.  I do have a dark denim jean jacket but it’s pretty old.  I answered those questions with why be like everyone else, get a jacket in a different wash than what everyone else has and the current one is pretty old so due for an update.  The fit…it just fits so good.  So, it’s a keeper.

 The jacket totally changed how this outfit looked from a straight on point of view.

The style card had this skirt with a blue 3/4 sleeve shirt and a brown leather with white fur inner lining vest.  Even looking at the picture I’m not seeing this as a look for me 😉

Now I’ve made these more my looks.  Here I just added a pair of olive shorts and my Converse.

I hope this review was helpful for those that have received these items and are looking to see them on a person or if you are looking for items to add to your Pinterest style board.


Christmas Ornaments

I can finally post about the ornaments I made for our nephews this year.  They are in their 20’s and we never know what to get them.  They are getting their own places so I think this was the first year they had gifts of things they actually needed, bakeware, irons, sheets and things like that.  Welcome to the time of life when gifts are more needs than fun!

I am going to digress for a moment on how one day my photography skills will improve…in reality I don’t have time to hone those skills so it’s low on my priority list.  Honestly this time I was just lucky I got a picture.  I didn’t have time to figure out placement or lighting as I was in a rush to get them done and wrapped.  So, once again readers I’m sorry for the poor quality in pictures!

It’s been a couple of years, gosh almost 3 now, since my father in law died.  Every once in a while I hear the boys talk about grandpa or see them post on facebook and can tell they really miss him so I wanted to do something for them that was ‘grandpa’ related.

I purchased plain glass ornaments, glitter to fill them and had a picture printed in wallet size of

With my Eclips and Sure Cuts A Lot software I cut out the words on vinyl.  The first picture shows after the weeding process.  For those of you new, weeding means taking out the little shapes between the letters like the circle in the ‘g’.

You need to use vinyl transfer tape.  It comes in a roll and you can cut to whatever size you want but you put the transfer tape on top of your weeded phrase and then peel it up.  You now have the sticky side of the vinyl on the tape ready to press down.  This way your lettering stays all together nice and aligned.  You can see in the picture below I have it on the ornament but not pressed down yet. 
To get the picture in I just rolled it picture side down so when you roll you see the white backing of the picture.  I used a pen to get it in place, then added the glitter.  

These are the finished product (minus the ribbon to hang)  I think they turned out nice and I hope the boys liked them.

This is what NOT to do.  Well, maybe you want this look, but it was not my intent.  I rolled the picture so the picture side was out and it was backwards for what I had in mind.

Several years ago my mom put my graduation tassels into ornaments like this and the string that holds them to the cap is what loops it to the tree and then the tassel gathers in the ornament.  My project for those is to get the school emblem onto the ornaments.