March Stitch Fix Review, Fix #7

What is Stitch Fix, you ask? In a nutshell, it is a personal styling service. It’s fun, convenient, and a great way to incorporate some new pieces into your wardrobe!

I’ve written about it here, here, here, here, here and here.

This time, I kept a Hemmingway Tab-Sleeve Knit Shirt by Tart.

This is Stitch Fix’s style suggestion:

Stitch Fix style card

Stitch Fix style card

Here’s how I wore it (I also had on red flats, but photographer husband cut off my feet):

blue and white shirt

Hemmingway Tab-Sleeve Knit Shirt by Tart, from Stitch Fix

If you’re interested in trying it for youself, I’d be forever grateful to you for using my referral link!

Finding a Baby Gate for a Split-Level Staircase

Although I appreciate my husband’s creative suggestion to find some discarded baby gates at garage sales and zip tie them together, I thought the better approach to finding a safe and non-hilljack baby gate for our split-level staircase was to buy one made for that purpose.

It was expensive, but I feel much better about the safety of my home.

Here’s what we ended up with:

baby gate for split-level staircase

baby gate for split-level staircase

It’s great! It completely does the job, and I plan to purchase two more for the top and bottom of the staircase.

The specifics:

This is a Custom Fit KidCo Configure Gate with one 24″ Gate Extension.

Fashion Friday: Stitch Fix Review #6

Let me begin by stating that this post is way, way overdue. I actually received this fix in the fall!  

What’s a Fix, you ask? It’s a clothing shipment from Stitch Fix, a personal shopping company. Check out my other Fixes: #1, #2, #3, #4. Pay a $20 styling fee, which can be used toward your purchase, and clothing is delivered directly to your doorstep to try on at home. Drop the items you don’t want back in the mail. Easy and fun. Want to give it a try? I’d be forever grateful if you used my referral link!

Anyways, what I kept from this Fix was a new shirt to wear with new (well, in the fall, they were new) skinny jeans! (And yes, I realize I am years behind on this trend. I’m okay with that.)

Fix #6 had several really cute items in it – including two blazers that I really wish had fit me well. But, back they went because they just weren’t quite right in all the right places.

Here’s a pic of me wearing the shirt from Fix #5 after a dinner out to celebrate my brother’s birthday!

Stitch Fix dolman top

Irene, Brie, Ben, Blake and Elias



30 Days of Thankfulness, Day 28: Thanksgiving

Today, I am thankful for Thanksgiving.

That sounds a little silly, I do realize. However, the holiday provides us with the opportunity to see many members of our families who we don’t see on a regular basis – despite the fact that almost all of us live relatively close to one another.

Oh, and the abundance of good food at those family gatherings doesn’t hurt.

30 Days of Thankfulness, Day 27: The Hookup on Sweet Paper Goods

Today, I am thankful for having the hookup on sweet invitations, postcards, etc. What that really means is that I’m thankful that my brother and his wife are willing to share their talents and make cool things for me. We end up with super awesome, custom designed birthday party invitations and other random things all the time. It’s awesome!

Do you need some paper goods? You really should check out their website, Sparkvites.