Boats and Hole’s

This weekend was awesome, I wrecked my husband’s boat. (this isn’t the first time either). I think he may divorce me. My husband grew up boating, his summers were spent on Lake Chelan in Washington State. He’s been driving a boat long before he hit puberty. I, on the other hand have only been a crappy boat captain since last summer when we finally purchased my husbands life long dream and first true love, his beloved Malibu Wakesetter. I’m not going to go into the boring details, but I win the dumb ass award of the day. Yay me!

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Jesus (or ANYONE) Please Take the Wheel!!!! Swimsuit: Seafolly Australia

In other news. Happy Birthday America!!!! How do you guys like to celebrate the 4th? We usually go out onto Lake Washington to watch the fireworks show, with a lot of adult beverages, and unhealthy snacks, but after todays unfortunate event, I’m probably not allowed to set foot on our boat anymore, but maybe in 10 years when my husband gets over this “incident”. Hope you all have a happy and safe 4th, I’m off to call our insurance company… and drink some (lots) of wine.

On a happy note… I have my next Stitch Fix showing up next week! If you want to learn more about it, read my other blogs, or click the link below to get started. Note: I get a small but much appreciated clothing credit if you use my link. Happy Clicking!


No Junk in this Trunk!

Okay, I know what your thinking… is this going to be a whole post dedicated to her butt? Well Sorry to disappoint, but no, it’s not. But for a second I will tell you a little about my butt just incase you clicked on this post for that reason. I do have a little junk in my trunk, I would classify my rear as more of a wide load then a bubble butt. I got my dad’s genes in the baby got back department and sadly, his butt gene’s weren’t the best to pass onto a girl, but I’ve learned to work with what I was given. My sister got the good butt gene’s, and I have always envied her perfect bubble butt. Anyway’s enough about that, Now it’s time to get into what this post is really supposed to be about….

TRUNK CLUB!!! 

If you are unfamiliar with Trunk Club, it’s not a club that’s dedicated to the glorious back side. Its actually somewhat similar to Stitch Fix, but also different in some totally fabulous ways. Trunk Club is owned by Nordstrom. When you sign up by clicking on someone’s link (such as my own) you automatically get assigned their same stylist. So if you do this, make sure the person’s link your clicking on is happy with their stylist. You can also sign up via the website or app. But when you do it this way, someone out there who is a member of Trunk Club will miss out on getting the $50.00 referral credit that they receive if someone uses their link. So please, if you don’t click mine, at least click on someone else’s so that way someone in the world is saving $50.00. Then you can scratch off your good deed of the day/week/month or even year, because I guarantee that you will be making someone’s day/week/month/ or year, if they see that little $50.oo gift sitting in their account.

Okay once you initially sign up and get set up with a stylist, your stylist will reach out to you with in the next few days. You can communicate with them by phone, email, or app. If your like me, and hate talking to anyone on the phone due to a disease called “I can’t talk on the phone, please text or email me ONLY anxiety” then, don’t fret, you will never have to  awkwardly talk on the phone to your stylist. Your stylist will ask you a bunch of detailed questions, regarding style, fit, lifestyle and so much more, to get a sense of what you are looking to fill up your closet with while draining your bank account, or maxing out multiple credit cards- Please note, if you are not a total baller, and don’t have an unlimited budget, make sure you tell your stylist the budget range you are looking to stay in, Please do not forget this! A few days after that you will receive a preview of your Trunk, which is totally awesome, (Stitch fix doesn’t do this, but that’s okay too, it’s fun both ways) Since Trunk Club is generally more expensive than Stitch fix- Due to higher quality items, more items in your trunk, and access to premium top notch brands that Nordstrom carries. Once you preview your Trunk, you have the option to remove any items that you don’t want them to send to you, and generally your stylist will add more items to your trunk before mailing it to you. From my research, most Trunks have an average of 15 items in them. This can range from ALL types of clothing, shoes, accessories of all sorts including, but not limited to: bags, sunglasses, jewelry, scarves, hats and really, the sky’s the limit. My trunk started with a total of 10 items, I had her remove 3 of those 10 items, which now I wish I would have screen shot them because I can’t remember what I had her take out and why.. I was hoping that she would add more tops, a blazer, and a casual dress or romper, but she ended up only sending me the 7 remaining items, so were calling this a 2 part trunk with this being part one. She’s currently preparing part 2 of my trunk, but she wanted me to receive this one first to make sure that all the sizing and style of clothing was what I was looking for.

Okay, now lets dive into this Trunk together and see what I got, shall we?!?

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Isn’t this the most beautiful box you could ever see at your doorstep?

Now, Lets take a look at the inside…..

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Hard to see from the pic, but there’s 2 shoe boxes, and a neatly wrapped up stack of clothes.

So when I was describing what I wanted to achieve from Trunk Club, I told my amazing stylist, Sharitty Diaz, that I wanted to add “grown up” pieces to my closet but that are young fresh and stylish, basic closet staples. I mentioned that I was a sucker for black and white stripes, neutral colors, and needed some nice jeans- especially white skinnies, but that I want to add various jean styles to my closet. I wear jeans pretty much every day of the week, with the occasional dress or skirt when I’m feeling extra fancy. My main point to her was that my style icon was Kristin Cavallari, and if she were to just google “Kristin Cavallari style” I would want anything that she found on the internet of her wearing. I am OBSESSED with K.C.’s style and I feel like she should just let me go shopping in her closet, or maybe we can even borrow each other’s clothes? I have also mentioned this exact same thing over and over to my Stitch Fix stylist, and it’s amazing how much of a difference it has been between my Trunk Club box, and my Stitch Fix boxes.

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Jeans:PAIGE DENIM Verdugo Ankle Skinny Jeans Ultra White($189.)      Top: JOIE Amarey B Linen Knit Top ($128)     Shoes: CONVERSE Chuck Taylor “Shoreline” Sneaker ($49.95)

First 3 Items: I have been asking for white jeans from Stitch Fix ever since I signed up but haven’t received any yet. I am so happy that Sharitty sent these to me because these jeans are Amazing!! I know the price tag is super high, but for the last few years, I’ve just been buying $20.00 Old Navy Jeans, or used jeans. I’m at a point in my life where I am able to/ and want to splurge a little in the clothing department( but don’t get me wrong, I also love a good sale, and my Target and Old Navy items too). When I review this box and send back the items I am not keeping, I’m going to ask her to keep my price point a little lower in the future, unless she finds something absolutely amazing. I’ve never owned Paige jeans before, and I am in love! These white jeans are not see through at all, fit me like a glove, and hide all of my cellulite and dreaded saddle bags- These suckers are working their ass off every time I wear them. Totally keeping these!

Next Item up is the tank top. I love this top, I love it’s versatility, and its simplicity, but I just can’t justify spending &128.00 on a simple tank top, and It kills me to send it back, but I just have to. The converse are something that I have been lusting over for a while, at first she had the regular old white converse in my preview. Which was like she was reading my mind, because I was going to specifically ask her to send me some, but forgot when we had our conversation. When I did my preview and saw these, I emailed her and asked her to switch them out for the “shoreline” converse, which are slip on’s and she  made the switch with in 5 minutes. ( Another thing that makes Trunk Club so AWESOME!) The Converse are just as wonderful as I hoped they would be, so those are for sure keepers too!

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Jeans: FRAME Le Color Rip Skinny Jeans Blanc ($199)

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Same top and shoes listed above

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Can we just take a second to appreciate how adorable my daughter CLARA is?

Fourth item: These Frame jeans are like silky butter on my legs. When I put them on I knew that I would have to keep these because I did not want to take these babies off, like ever. The front of each leg has rips up and down them, but the quality of the material, it’s hard to describe but you can tell that the rips aren’t going to get any bigger over time. Unless I wear them while drinking too much wine and get a little cray cray, I guess anything is possible. These jeans are incredibly flattering, the rips make them fun and unique. When deciding what to keep or send back, I tried to find each of these items cheaper online ( I couldn’t find any of the items for a better price anywhere else.) When I got to these jeans, google showed me that pretty much every celebrity whose style I lust after, owns these exact jeans, which pretty much makes me a celebrity too in my book, so I took off the tags, and hung up my new best friends in my closet.

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Jeans:7 FOR ALL MANKIND Taylorless Bootcut Jeans New York Dark ($198)

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Top: ABERCROMBIE AND FITCH (already owned)

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Fifth Item: I LOVE these jeans, they are exactly what I was hoping to get, since I want to venture out of wearing skinny jeans every single day. I grew up in the 90’s so I love me a great bootcut or flare jean. The only problem with these are that they are about 5 inches too long. I am wearing 5 inch heels in the picture. I know that I could get them hemmed, but because I was already keeping the other 2 pairs of jeans, hemming a good 4-5 inches off might compromise the look of the bootcut-ness?  Regretfully I have to send these beautiful jeans back, But I may ask my stylist if they come in a 30″ inseam.

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Shoes: STEVE MADDEN Sammson Lace Up Gladiatior Sandal ($89.95)

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Dress: FREE PEOPLE Emily Crochet Dress (128)

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The back is see through crochet!

Sixth and Seventh Items: To be honest when I previewed my trunk, These two Items were the ones that arose the most excitement inside of me. I have been wanting gladiator sandals for so long, and these were everything I thought I ever wanted. When I tried them on they didn’t quite look right, the top part where they tie is supposed to wrap around your calves a few times before being tied in the front. The tie part on me was super close to my knee and just didn’t look like they were supposed to. Also when I really thought about it,  I couldn’t really imagine myself wearing these with shorts, so I realistically don’t think I would get as much use out of them as I would like to. The dress was the exact same realization, I loved the look and the “thought of wearing” this dress so much, but I could never wear it to work, and when I looked at the pictures of the dress on, it didn’t look flattering on my body. I wanted to love it, but sadly, it didn’t meet my high expectations.

My first impression of Trunk Club is like my first impression of meeting my husband, scared to death at first but a few days in I knew that we were meant to be! My stylist absolutely nailed the style that I was going for, and I can’t wait to see what she sends me in part 2. I think that Trunk Club and Stitch Fix are similar but totally different in ways that make them both so much fun and rewarding. I would recommend Trunk Club to anyone and everyone looking to add some amazing style to their daily wardrobe. I even talked to my stylist, because I am in a wedding in September and all the bridesmaids get to pick out their own dresses- so my stylist is going to send me a bridesmaid dress trunk soon as well. Seriously, How cool is THAT! On a side note, my husband just signed up for Trunk Club as well after seeing how happy I was with my stylist, so I am very interested in seeing what he receives because, OMG he is incredibly picky for wearing wakeboard brand tee shirts and jeans everyday!

I would Love Love Love for you guys to leave me a comment to let me know what your thoughts are. As always, these opinions are mine alone, I am not paid by Trunk Club, and if you are looking to do your good deed of the day/week/month/year you can click on my link right here—>

 

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Stay tuned for part 2 of my Trunk Club review, I’ve got another Stitch Fix box coming next week, My Sephora Play box review, and other blogs about random stuff that I haven’t yet thought of! Thank you for joining me, and I hope you will be back soon, make sure you subscribe by email, feel free to pin, comment and like. 🙂

Peace and Love to all!!!!

XOXO,

SARA


Stitch Fix Review # 3

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This is My face when My Stitch Fix Box shows up!

Well Hello there! As promised, I am doing my 3rd reveal of my most favorite thing in the whole wide world right now. Right behind wine, and coffee, well, and gangster rap. This is the Fix that mysteriously got delivered in Louisiana (according to the super accurate, never ever wrong company, FED EX) but magically showed up on my door step the following day. (Of course this was after I called FED EX and was super polite and professional because I wasn’t at all worried that MY wonderful clothes were plopped on someone else doorstep, to be worn by god knows who) But they found their way home to mama.

Before I get started, I will give you a brief explanation of how the whole Stitch fix addiction gets started.

Step one: Fill out your style profile online, set your budget, sizes, color preferences, the whole nine yards. Write a note to your stylist and link up your Pinterest board so that way she has a good idea of what styles you are looking for.

Step two: Order your first “fix.” I promise you that nothing in life takes longer then receiving that first box. Oh the anticipation! You will get charged a $20.00 styling fee, but it will be credited to any purchase you make from the box. So you should always keep at least one item so that way your not throwing $20.00 away. (That could buy you 4 bottles of wine!) Now if you keep all 5 items you get 25% off of EVERYTHING. Yes, I’m totally serious, I would NEVER ever lie to you!

Step three: Try everything on! You get 3 business days to try everything on, in the comfort of you own bedroom, with clothing item’s that you already own. What ever you decide you don’t want, you just put in your pre-paid envelope and ship it right back to them. Your only charged for what you keep, and after each fix you rate each item so that way your stylist and Stitch Fix gets to know you better each time. The only thing left to do, is to order your next fix, if you choose to.* This is in no way a “subscription” service. You can do it as much or as little as you would like!

I should also note that I am not paid by Stitch Fix and all of these opinions are my own! But…. I will get a referral credit if you click on my pretty little link located right below.

Ok so now for the fun part! Lets rip into this box together and see what we got, how does that sound?

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First Item (drum roll please!!): Steven (Steve madden’s fancier shoe name) Gennna Suede Lace up flat in Mint. Size 6.5

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First impression: My heart is pitter pattering, I am in LOVE. I actually asked my stylist for some lace up flats, and boy did she deliver. These suckers are so comfy and amazing I want to cry with joy! I am already imagining how wonderful my life will be now with my new best friends. I’m imagining all the fun places were going to go, trouble were going to get into, and amazing parties and super cool adult stuff that I am going to do now that I have these guys by my side. Then… I looked at the price. $119.00! And then I looked again because this could not possibly be right. At that moment, I knew that all of my dreams and aspirations were headed straight down the crapper. In my last 2 “fixes” I kept all 5 items, and I knew with this one I would have to start being a lot more selective, or else my family would be living in a 5th wheel in the Walmart parking lot. I really had to contemplate this one. I did a quick online search and I found the same shoes in different colors ( I think the mint might be exclusive to Stitch Fix) online for half the price. I knew at that moment their fate was sealed. I had to bid them farewell. (RETURNED)

Second Item: Skies are Blue Swanley knit tank in Red. Size XS

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When I first pulled this shirt out of the box I was thinking, Finally! some stripes! I love the twisted back detail of the back, but when I put this top on, I was swimming in it!! Seriously, I don’t know how it can possibly be an XS because it is so incredibly ginormous. I started wondering if I could wear it as a dress, but since I’m not into showing off my lady parts, I had to flash it the peace sign and send it on its merry way.$38.00 (RETURNED)

Third Item: Loveappella Garnet knit Maxi Dress in pink. Size XSP

IMG_2980First impression: I HATE the Print, I feel like I would wear this to match my dog’s neck bandana when I pick her up from the groomer. Since I’m not looking to be twinsies with my dog any time soon, I knew instantly that it had to go back home to the Stitch Fix warehouse to be loved by someone else. But in true Stitch Fix fashion, I knew I had to at least try it on. The material is buttery soft, and the length is just perfect for my 5′ height. I couldn’t help but wonder that if she had sent this in a solid color I might have kept it. I think it would really be a perfect pregnant dress because it is very loose in the stomach area. I started to get scared that I accidentally marked “pregnant” on my profile, or that my stylist knows something I don’t. So I did what any normal red blooded American girl would do in my position, I downed a (three) glass(es) of wine and got naked.$74.00 (RETURNED)

Item four: Adrianna Papell Janett V-neck Dress in blue. Size 2P

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First Impression: Ok, this dress is silk, and to be honest I don’t really know how I feel about silk. I think I’m scared of silk. I don’t think I have ever owned an actual clothing item made from silk in my life. Pulling this out of the box I had mixed feelings about the print. I do like the colors, but I’m not in love with the actual print itself. When I tried it on, it fit me like a glove! Oh man did this fit goooood! But since I have nothing that requires a silk dress penciled in on my calendar, I knew this one wasn’t a keeper either. Maybe if our paths crossed at a different point in my life… but right now, it just wasn’t in the cards for me and this silky dress. $104.00 (RETURNED)

Item Five: Le Lis Parsons Lace Back Tank in blue. Size XS

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First Impression: I was sure hoping that this wasn’t another maternity piece. Then I started to wonder if some pregnant girl in Louisiana was missing her maternity fixin’s? As soon as I tried this shirt on, I knew it was my keeper, not just because I didn’t want to blow a Jackson (not in THAT way, you guys!) But because I actually really like this top! It has the perfect amount of flowyness to it, and has a cute lace detail in the back. I did get a picture of the back, but I learned the hard way that its really hard to photo shop out your back fat when your standing in front of a shingled house. (Note to self: next time take pictures against a white wall, and start working out again… tomorrow) So for now you guys will just have to use your imagination. $38.00 (KEPT)

Okay so that sums it up for this FIX. I’m sure your thinking that because I only kept one item, that this box was a failure. But for me, It’s a success, Because It means another month’s mortgage can be paid (sorry Walmart) and it proves to me that I DO have the ability to send clothes back. ( I also have my first TRUNK CLUB coming in 2 days! So stay tuned for that review!)

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Its been REAL Stitch Fix!


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Have a safe trip home!

Please feel free to pin away! And Please Please leave me a comment to let me know what you guys think, did I make the right choice? What pieces would you have kept? Like this blog? Please scroll a little farther and click LIKE & FOLLOW!

Until we meet again!

XOXO,

Sara

This is just the beginning.

Welcome to my first blog!

In the back of my mind, I have always wanted to write a blog. But with such a crazy life of being a mom, wife, and running a business, I never took that thought seriously. About a month ago I was sitting in my office at work, it was a slooooow day, which at my office can be somewhat rare. I was busy filling up my Stitch Fix pinterest page with clothes and fashion to link to my Stitch Fix fashion profile. Serious stuff people! But I was careful to make sure it looked like I was being productive if anyone came in my office, so I had all sorts of important papers spread out on my desk to grab at a moments notice.

I don’t know what prompted it, but all of a sudden in the moment I decided that I needed to start a blog. So I immediately text my husband to share the joyous news, until he replied “what are you going to blog about, babe?” I couldn’t answer that question. So I didn’t write back. I still haven’t written back.

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My hunky hubby!!

My husband, my wonderful husband, is so supportive of me and my crazy ideas. He has been helping me brain storm ideas on what I should blog about. In a world of millions and millions of blogs, how do you make yours relevant? Asking this question has also made me reflect inside on who I really am, who I want to be, and how to bridge the gap between those two. It has also given me a view into my husband perspective of me. Here are his top ideas for me. Thanks babe!

  1. Make-up. – I love make up, L-O-V-E make up. But just because I spend way too much money at Sephora, doesn’t make me an expert. I have purchased almost every product that they sell, so his Idea wasn’t so bad.
  2. Skin care. – As soon as I turned 30, the realization that I am truly getting older and I better start taking care of myself hit like a ton of bricks. I started investing time and a lot of money into anything that promised to make me look like I am 25 FOREVER.
  3. Fashion.- Now I have always thought of myself as very stylish, I love clothes, shopping, and everything fashion.
  4. Running a successful business- Somehow I have managed to run a successful company and make a pretty decent living doing this, but I can’t take all the credit, because I have some super amazing employees that work their butts off for me on the daily, and I definitely have A LOT to learn still. But I do have some good stories.
  5. Being a Mom, and learning to balance it all.- Being a “Mom” is not something that comes natural to me, I am not one of those girls who always dreamed of the day that I would have tons of BABIES. I actually always contemplated if I should actually have kids or not. Well, I had one, an AMAZING one, and SHE is teaching me how to be the best mom that I can be.

There are millions of blogs on this world wide web, and I think the only way that I can stay true to myself and have some fun along the way is to talk about all of the above. I just want a space where I can come, and pretty much talk to myself, laugh at my own jokes (which I am notorious for doing) and have a creative outlet to vent if I’m feeling it. I hope if you found yourself here, and you made it this far with-out falling asleep (thanks for being a trooper!)  that you will join me on my journey, laugh with me, cry with me, get pissed with me, and heck even shop with me. Let’s conquer this world together! See You Soon!!

Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think. Mucho gracias!!!

XOXO, 

Sara