Monday, March 30, 2015

Gettin' my fix: Stitch Fix #6

Sept 12, 2013 was the last time I blogged about my fashion passion Stitch Fix! I stopped getting my fixes because I found out in October 2013 I was pregnant- I knew I wouldn't be fitting into their stylings. Side note: they now style maternity! Wish I had held out and participated in that.

Anyways, to celebrate the good work I've been doing (I've lost over 50 lbs since having the baby and I'm finally wearing my prepreggo jeans again) I decided to get back into the Stitch Fix game! Without further ado, here is what came in my cute little box from my favorite stylist, Jackie!
Pixley- Martina SLub Knit Open Cardigan

This was pretty much just a basic comfy black cardigan. I really liked it. But, not for the price of $48. So I decided this pretty early on as a PASS.
Skies are Blue - York Geo Print Henley Blouse
I knew as soon as I saw this print I was in love. I tried it on and I love how light and airy the fit is. I tried it on with both jeans and dress pants. This was an easy choice for me. Definitely KEEP.

Market & Spruce- Aleah V-Neck Solid Dolman Sleeve Shirt
I've long wanted to try the big oversized dolman shirts, so I was glad to see one in my box. I love the material. It was super soft and very comfortable. What I don't like is this boring oatmeal color. It doesn't look good on my skin at all. Also, I get the baggy look- but this was just TOO big. It didn't make me feel good at all. Pretty easy to PASS.
Urban Expressions Elisha Zipper Accent Structured Satchel
Why is my weakness a cute bag, especially anything this color? I know I shouldn't keep it...but I did. In my defense, I'm thinking about making it my camera bag. KEEP!
Loveappella- Carlita Multi Chevron Print Maxi Dress
And finally, the dress. I love this print because chevron. Need I say more. I tried it on and for the most part it flattered what needed flattering. In the end, because I bought the purse I couldn't justify the cost of the maxi dress. I mean, almost $80 for something you basically wad up and wear to the beach. Nah. Not for me. I love you cute little dress! But, I think I can find something similar at Target or one of the boutique stores in town- maybe even amazon! This was a PASS.

Overall, I'm excited to be back on a Stitch Fix kick. I went ahead and put in for my next shipment to come right before graduation- I even special requested a new LBD- because one can never have too many of those. I can't wait to share my next box with you all. Remember, if you are interested in getting in the Stitch Fix game, I would totally love it if you used my referral :) 

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

So it's time for a post...

I've been itching to write, and so... Here is something I've worked on for literally months:

I read somewhere that you're supposed to talk to babies the same as you talk in conversation with adults. And that you should talk often. Well, I've been doing that a good bit with PR. 

She's a little over 39 weeks (gosh I started this post over 25 weeks ago) and we've talked a lot. We've even hit some of the "tough" subjects already. Even some pretty hilarious ones. The main thing that starts most of our mommy/baby dialogs? Everyday media and pop culture.

I'm pretty sure I can pinpoint the start of our talks to the Rockabye Baby Lullaby version of Kanye West's Golddigger song. I played it and PR loved it! She's actually very fond of Kanye's work circa the RBL style- maybe it's because when I was pregnant I listened to his first two albums a whole bunch? I digress. I remember playing the song and singing along and of course there's some very interesting subject material. Well, since she enjoyed it so much I figured I might as well explain it to her. So I did. I talked to her about what a "gold digger" was, and then I talked to her about my high hopes for her that she'll be a strong and independent woman that doesn't have to rely on anyone when she's older (but that, of course, she could always rely on her parents). 

All that to introduce what may or
may not become a feature of this blog (because let's face it I've already learned not to make plans): Baby Talks. I want to share with you all some of the fun or more interesting talks I've had with PR or talks I plan to have with her.

First up: Meghan Trainor's All About That Bass. In this house we ALL love this jam. I play it to and from work, while at work, Tim plays it to make the baby girl sleep- we are all in fact all about that bass over here!

So listening to this song over and over I got to thinking about the lyrics, my own body image and the sudden anxiety/fear I have for raising a girl. 

As the song states, "yeah it's pretty clear I ain't no size two." I have long struggled with my weight and appearance and go through phases of loving my body and hating it- this has only been amplified by being pregnant and now having a postpartum body. This is nothing unique to me, and that's actually what I love about the song because I think the song addresses that even "skinny bitches" have issues with body image as well. 

For PR, you are a beautiful baby girl and I have no doubt you'll continue to grow into a beautiful little girl and someday a beautiful woman. My hope and prayer for you is that you will be confident not just in your physical body, but your entire being. I love you, nugget. 

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