June Stitch Fix Review

I am coming out of my blah-ging funk a little, so thought I’d post my Stitch Fix finds for this month!

You know the drill with Stitch Fix (referral link) – after filling out a detailed style profile, a personal stylist picks out 5 pieces she feels will best suit you. Last time around I kept EVERYTHING, let’s see what the verdict was this time…

1. Ronda Crochet Detail Button Up Tank
Price: $48
Status: Kept!

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The broom makes its appearance again. I loved the color of this and I don’t have anything that looks like it. It was super comfy and lightweight and a great addition to my summer wardrobe! I already wore it to work on Friday and got a ton of compliments. Success!

2. Ezra Ritz Mixed Pattern Front Pocket Knit Shirt
Price: $44 (I think, I honestly don’t remember)
Status: Returned

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I loved the idea of this shirt…mixed prints/patterns, the pocket. But it made me look pretty boxy. And slightly pregnant when I turned to the side haha. It just wasn’t the right fit for me.

3. Fun2Fun Winchester Chevron Striped Henley Tank
Price: $48 (again, I think? All the shirts were in the 40s)
Status: Returned with a frown

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I did like this tank a lot…it reminded me slightly of Fruit Stripe Bubble Gum haha but I liked it nonetheless. This was a tight budget month for me so I had to say no to this one because I didn’t love it.

4. Jo Maxi Skirt
Price: $58
Status: Kept!

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I asked for a maxi skirt in this fix and Patrice delivered again! I don’t own any so this is a great staple. I am trying to figure out the best way to style it, but I love it.

5. Colorblock Maxi dress (don’t remember designer, sorry!)
Price: $78…I think. or $68. I clearly wasn’t on the ball this time 😉
Status: Returned

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Buzz, your girlfriend, woof. I hated this dress, hah. Which is quite an accomplishment because I haven’t hated anything yet. But these colors are so not right for my pale skin, and the fit was all wrong. Loose/baggy on top and then not long enough for my height. I couldn’t take it off fast enough!

I had Patrice again this month and still think she did a stellar job. I was a little more strict with what I kept due to a tight budget from summer activities. But I am still happy with my two choices!

If you’re interested in trying Stitch Fix, you can click on my referral link here and get started!



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Hey all – sorry I have been so MIA lately! I titled this post blah-ging for that specific reason. As a new blogger, I’ve been pretty good about staying up with posts and whatnot. But I haven’t participated in 5 on Friday in a couple weeks, AND I have a Stitch Fix review ready to be written and just haven’t felt the inspiration for some reason. Do you ever get in blogging funks?

Bri and I are doing a “stay-cation” at home this weekend. We’ve just been so busy – between work and me being in grad school part-time and family stuff and wedding stuff and other people’s wedding stuff…we need a BREAK. So we scheduled this weekend two months ago to just unplug and do NOTHING. Catch up on DVR, stay inside and order pizza. It’s supposed to be a beautiful weekend and we don’t even care, hah!

Hopefully after this weekend recharge I will feel the blogging love again and hop back on the bandwagon. Until then, I’ll be reading all your lovely posts and trying to find my mojo again!


Wedding Wednesday

This is my first Wedding Wednesday link-up and I am very excited to be participating! I figure as a soon-to-be-wed I may as well hop on the train.

As usual I am pulling from my Pinterest board (it’s hidden, otherwise I’d link you to it 🙂 ) Lately I’ve been thinking about what I actually want to WEAR – for my shower, the bachelorette and rehearsal dinner. I’ve been pinning like a mad woman all different sorts of dresses in white, ivory, lace, chiffon, etc. Yesterday I finally pulled the trigger on one off Zulily (referral link) because it was marked down to $27.99. How could I not?! I figure if I don’t like it on me I’ll donate it. But I am thinking for either my shower or rehearsal dinner. What do ya think?


Trisha Tyler dress

I would show you the millions (ok, exaggeration) of other dresses I’ve pinned but they are all pretty similar. This one was unique. Any suggestions on where to get some great shower/bach/rehearsal pieces? I love me some Rent the Runway but feel like I need a plan b for such a big event.

Keeping this post short since I am sneaking in a quick post at work – but would love to hear your thoughts! Happy Hump Day!



Happy Monday + guest blog

Happy Monday everyone! Today I am guest blogging for Lauren at Peach State of Mind. It’s all about love and mushy stuff 🙂

new title with flowerAnd don’t forget about our $375 cash giveaway that is still going on until June 30th! I’ve teamed up with an awesome group of bloggers to give our readers a chance to expand their wallets a little bit. Who couldn’t use some extra cash?

Hope your week is off to a great start!


$375 cash giveaway is now open!


Good morning all! It’s Alma’s first blogiversary birthday bash and we’ve teamed up with fellow bloggers to give away $375 via PayPal! Head on over to A Conquered Mess to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway now!

Disclaimer: Sweepstakes ends June 30th, 2014 at 11:59 PM CST. Open worldwide to anyone with a verified PayPal account who is 18 and over. Void where prohibited by law. Alma Lopez of A Conquered Mess will fulfill the $375 US Dollar cash prize via PayPal money transfer. Neither Alma Lopez, nor A Conquered Mess will be responsible in any way for any fees and/or taxes associated with prize fulfillment, including but not limited to money transfer fees and/or currency conversion fees. If applicable, these fees will be deducted from total prize amount. Taxes related to the winnings will be the sole responsibility of the sweepstakes winner. Alma Lopez and A Conquered Mess reserve the right to use the first name and last name initial to announce the sweepstakes winner. Winner may also be announced, in the same format via social media, including but not limited to: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+ and http://www.aconqueredmess.com. Giveaway co-hosts will not be responsible in any way for prize fulfillment. If you have any questions regarding prize fulfillment you can direct them via e-mail with the subject line “Prize Fulfillment”.

Monday updates – birthdays, guest blogs + giveaways

Good morning loves! First I want to wish a VERY happy birthday to my mama 🙂 We are celebrating tonight with dinner out. I am so grateful to have her and my dad 5 minutes away. Brian and I are very blessed!


Mom, Tucker and me on Mother's Day :)

Mom, Tucker and me on Mother’s Day 🙂

Next, I am so excited to be guest blogging for Miss Lauren over at Peach State of Mind while she is away on her honeymoon next week! She just got married over the weekend and I can’t wait to see/hear all about it. I’ll keep you all updated on when that post will be appearing.

And also coming up this week, I’ll be participating in my first ever giveaway! I’m hooking up with Alma over at A Conquered Mess and fellow bloggers to give away some cold hard cash. The contest opens up on June 11th – look out for an announcement!

Hope you all have a fantastic week! xo

5 on Friday



Better late than never, yes? Been a CRAZY day at work so I am ending my day with a little blogging 😉 TGIF!

1. Pay it Forward
Today I treated myself to my usual Dunkin breakfast sammie and coffee and decided I would pay for the car behind me, too. Every once in a while I decide to do that just for fun. Well when I got to the cashier, she told me I was the FIFTH person this morning who did that! And it was only 8:15. I just thought that was so cool and it made me smile. It was a nice way to start my Friday.

2. Ideeli
I have been a member of ideeli (referral link) for years and I think I’ve bought one thing. Well today that changed! I’ve been browsing a little bit more since thinking about the wedding/honeymoon and bought this super cute maxi today. I know, I swore off shopping until my next Stitch Fix…whoops. And it’s non-returnable so here’s hoping it fits! But was on sale for $20 so that makes it ok, yes? anyone? Bueller?


3. Essie
I feel like I post about my love for Essie nailpolish mmmm all the time. But here’s another one from the spring 2014 collection I want to add to MY collection.

Essie "Romper Room"

Essie “Romper Room”

4. Wedding lips
I’ve been browsing wedding makeup styles lately. I love the way my make up was done for Kaitlin’s wedding, but for someone who wears minimal makeup that was even a little too much for me. I saw this on Pinterest and LOVE the color…minus the face bling :p I think it would be perfect for our fall wedding.

Mac lipstick in Mocha

Mac lipstick in Mocha

5.  Stair runner
So our stairs are carpeted and are pretty much an eyesore and smell like our (lovable) dog. I would love to strip out the carpeting and put in a runner if they’re in ok condition. It will most likely be a post-wedding project but I found this awesome tutorial on Southern Hospitality




Enjoy your weekend everyone!