Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Stitch Fix #14 & Important LikeTwice Update

Sadly, box 14 wasn't much better than box 13. And the note my stylist sent me made me have second thoughts about our fashion relationship. I don't think she gets my sense of style (whatever that may be) and it may be time to call it quits.

Here's what she sent me:

Sometimes I look at a piece and think it'll look cuter when I put it on. It didn't. I can't pull off ruffles down the front of my chest. 

I asked for a t-shirt with a similar cut to the striped one I bought last time around and this is what my stylist sent. I like the extra detail on the sleeves, but the shirt was too big. And not in a trendy oversized way, but more of a I can't find clothes to fit me so I settled kind of way.

This black lace blouse was by far my favorite. It has a camisole underneath and the detailing looks great. I loved the way it fit and see myself wearing it with slacks or even dark jeans. Interestingly enough, this is the one piece my stylist didn't talk about in her note to me this month. And it's the only one I decided to keep. Of course, there was some drama with it. There was a rip under the arm, but customer service was great and has already sent out a replacement blouse. 

These black shorts were a bit snug (sigh), but I loved the length and the quality was excellent.

Not. A. Fan. My stylist said I would love this print, but I don't...

I'm not sure if the shiny has worn off and I need to quit SF altogether or if I need a new stylist. Truthfully, I love getting a fun box every month and I'm beyond happy with all of the pieces that I've kept so far. My wardrobe definitely thanks them. Which makes me think maybe I should try out a new stylist instead. It could be that she's tired of trying to make me happy ("it does seem impossible" - you, "It is what it is" - me) and in her defense, I think their inventory has been on the low side as far as options go. Anyone have a stylist they'd be willing to share?

In other news, Like Twice is being sold! This is the same site I've been recommending for months for selling your gently used clothes. The owners are being bought out by eBay, which let's be honest, is probably a dream come true. The golden ticket, if you will. On the downside, they're kind of slapping their loyal followers in the face with an extremely short turnaround time. They're transitioning to eBay at the end of the month and your store credit will no longer be valid. What the what. So if you've sold clothes to them and have store credit lying around, go spend it now. They're offering an extra 30% off (FINAL30 at checkout) and they've lowered a lot of their prices to clear their shelves. My understanding is that they won't be adding anything new so get in there now before it's all picked over. Also, heads up, it took me about three hours to go through the site yesterday because they're being hit with so much traffic. 

On that note, have a wonderful Tuesday!


PS - If you're interested in trying out Stitch Fix, please sign up using my link here.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

50 Reasons My Toddler is Screaming

Technically, this is supposed to be the Earth, but I think we can all agree that it also resembles a toddler in meltdown mode.
(Photo courtesy of kookkai-nak@freedigitalphotos.com)
I think every toddler goes through a phase where they scream everything. Happy, sad, upset, scared, excited -- everything comes out as a scream. When I started the list, we were knee deep in scream city, but we've since made a clean exit toward speaking loudly. And yet, I still remember the screams like it was only yesterday. Or was it yesterday? I think I need a nap.

If you're going through said screaming phase maybe you can relate to some of these. And for those that aren't, remember that these aren't necessarily "bad" screams. They run the full gamut from pissed to cloud nine.

50 Reasons My Toddler is Screaming
1. He doesn't want purple grapes. He wants green grapes. 
2. He's at the movie theater...in the middle of a movie. Paddington Bear! Penguins! 
3. He wants to wear his pajamas to the park. 
4. He wants our dog to chase him.
5. Our dog is chasing him.
6. He's wearing shorts. He wants to wear pants. 
7. His shirt got wet. 
8. We dressed him up in an Olaf costume (this screaming may have been justified. He sure was cute though). 
9. We're in the grocery store and he's naming aisle numbers. It gets progressively louder until I acknowledge said number. 
10. He's pretending to be a purple minion. 
11. Daddy is home from work (this one is sweet, right?).
12. He doesn't want to leave the park. 
13. He doesn't want to leave Target (oh wait, maybe that one is me). 
14. I won't let him eat the entire pan of rice krispie treats.
15. He's smashing blocks.
16. He gets cut off after one glass of juice.
17. We're at the library. 
18. He wants to swipe the credit card at checkout. He also wants to hold the receipt, which he will drop in the parking lot and insist we chase down. 
19. He wants to go outside. Probably during the hottest part of the day. 
20. He doesn't want to wear sunscreen. 
21. He doesn't want to wear underwear (And Nate wonders why I keep putting off potty training). 
22. Someone is pooping. It may or may not be him.
23. He doesn't want me to put lotion on his dry skin.
24. He doesn't want a tissue.
25. He wants all the tissues.
26. He doesn't want to be covered up with a blanket.
27. He needs a drink of water. Saying "no water" really means "yes water."
28. He wants to play on the iPad.
29. He wants to look at the movie section in Target. Movies! Movieeeeeees!
30. He wants to sing slippery fish.
31. He sees numbers somewhere. Numbers > Letters.
32. He wants to feed Layla. He does not want your help.
33. He wants to lick the spoon.
34. He sees a rabbit in the yard.
35. His hands have something on them (dirt, melted sprinkles, poop - you name it)
36. He doesn't want to wear his swim suit.
37. He sees the shooting water at the splash pad.
38. He doesn't want to get into his car seat. He wants to ride in the wagon.
39. He wants to put the fruit in the bag at the grocery store. We have a lot of bruised fruit.
40. The slide has water at the bottom of it.
41. He wants chicken and fries for lunch. Do not offer pizza. It is an unacceptable substitution.
42. Someone is in the shower. It's not him.
43. He's pushing a suitcase around the house. Screams will turn hysterical when it falls on his foot.
44. He doesn't want to take a bath.
45. He doesn't want to get out of the bathtub.
46. He dropped his snack on the floor.
47. Our dog ate said snack on the floor.
48. Our dog refuses to open her mouth and give his snack back.
49. He doesn't want a replacement snack. He wants the one in her stomach.
50. His mom is slowly ripping out her hair while throwing new snacks in his general direction.

I could probably keep going, but then you'd be screaming too and really, isn't it loud enough already?