Friday, February 10, 2017

Another Stitch Fix Review

I scheduled this post to go live on February 10th and apparently I did something wrong because it was still sitting in my drafts!

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Although the last fix was good, it wasn't totally what I had in mind for a quick refresh before our trip.  I requested another fix.  This time I did say only tops and layering options with no outerwear, just cardigan type of layering.  Denise was my stylist again and she hit it spot on.

First up is the Papermoon Pontiac Crossback Knit Top  (S) - $44

This is a simple, casual shirt that can go with just about anything.  Look at the detail in the back!  I'm not a super 'girly' or lace person but the lace on the sleeves is perfect and makes it not just a plain shirt.

The style card had this with pink pants, dressy flats and a jean jacket for a little dressier look.  A more casual look was with sneakers, jeans and a grey jacket.

This is a keeper.



Next up is the Le Lis Stanley Striped Raglan Knit Top (S) - $44

Again, this is a simple yet versatile shirt.   As an added bonus it's even long enough for leggings!!  That's tough for me.  I still think the rear should be covered and when you are on the taller side it's hard to find shirts long enough for it.  This shirt can be worn with anything too.

The style card pairs this with olive pants, sneakers and a leather looking jacket for a casual look.  A different look is with maroon skinny pants, booties and a casual jacket.

Another keeper!



Here we have the Skies are Blue Maybele Striped Sleeve Detail Pullover (S) - $68

This was super cute and comfortable.  I love the detail on the sleeve, it's different.  It could also be a very versatile piece to dress up or down.  However at $68 and not really what I needed for the trip this was going to be returned.  

The style card has this paired with jeans, and cute booties and dress shoes.  One has a casual olive jacket and the other a floral jacket.

This turned into a keeper!  Once I tried everything on this was going to be the only thing returned.  If I kept it and all 5 pieces this was basically free because of the discount.  So I kept it!

Market & Spruce Benni Crossfront Knit Top (S) - $44

When I first saw this on the style card and pulled it out of the box I thought ugh, no thanks.  Then I tried it on.  It fits really well and has a nice comfortable feel to it.  It will be great by itself or for layering and easily dresses up or down too.  

The style card has it with white shorts, sandals and a jean jacket for a casual look.  The dressier look is a grey pencilish style skirt and heels. 

This is a keeper!


Finally we have the 41Hawthorn Abrianna Longsleeve Knit Cardigan (S) - $38

Denise said she picked this because it can be worn with all of the above shirts.  Some look better than others with it but the fit on this is fantastic.  Check out the arm length!  It's long enough!  Some of you may not understand my excitement but finding sleeves that aren't floods can be a problem so  I get really excited when something fits everywhere.

Keeper for sure!






 I hope this review was helpful to any of you fellow Stitch Fixers!


Sunday, February 5, 2017

Valentines For School

Valentines Day is coming up and you know me I have to make my own.  Edible treats are not allowed for anything in the classroom and I was in Michaels one day and picked up the little bubbles.  Perfect, and they would be what I would design the valentine around.

I scoured Pinterest because I'm not good at coming up with sayings and phrases.  I combined a couple that I found so it wasn't so much about 'love'.  It's preschool, we can all just be friends...lol!!!

Each valentine is about 4x6.  I designed it so 4 fit per page so it's a quick print and then cut.

I punched 2 holes under the letter B and tied the girls with pink twine and the boys with red twine.  I think it took less than an hour to do.




I didn't think the teachers would want bubbles so I attached a tea bag for them. 



The printable is available at my etsy shop.