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StitchFix

After reading this post on Kaelah Bee’s blog (and this post that she just posted as i write this), i decided to try a fun shopping experience called StitchFix. Basically, you pay $20 and this company sends you 5 different clothing items and/or accessories and you decide what you want to keep or send back. If you keep any items, the $20 goes towards the credit of the item(s) and if you keep all 5 items, you get a pretty good discount on top of that. If you don’t keep any items or have to send anything back, they provide you with a pre-paid envelope to send everything back so all you have to do is slip it in the mailbox! I did my ‘fix’ last week and loved it. I think it’s a really fun way to shop because you never know what you’re going to get, and you might get something that you love but normally wouldn’t try in the store. Basically, you get on the StitchFix list and when they’re ready to style for you, they email you. You then pay your $20 and fill out a survey that tells them your fashion style, sizes and price points. Next, all you have to do is wait for your package! Here’s what i received in my box (i also got a silver locket that isn’t pictured)….

This package was definitely color coordinated because i basically got two pieces in each color tone. They also send you a little card that shows how the item can be worn, which is handy for someone who lacks a lot in fashion as i do. Anyhow. Everything fit me perfectly and i could’ve kept it all but i chose to send the sweater back and the locket mentioned earlier. The sweater was just out of season and the locket was a bit on the small side. The salmon cardigan almost got sent back but it went with the gray dress so well with a belt that i kept it. I probably wouldn’t even take a second look at the cardigan in the store but because it was sent to me to try, it worked out. The gray dress could also be perfect for fall and winter so i opted to keep it as well. As for the salmon polka-dot dress, i love it!  Here it is worn:

It really is the perfect spring dress.

I definitely recommend trying StitchFix at least once. I think it’s a great concept and it’s really fun. Let me know if you try anything out! I’d love to see what you get.

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Lettered Shirt DIY

Lately i’ve seen some fashion related to a new type of lettered or quote shirts. Celebrities and bloggers have both been trending this so-called fad and i figured that it would be really easy to make your own shirt with a quote of your choice. Here are some photos of Hollywood showing off this trend:

And now, here’s how you can make your very own tee:

The iron on letters can be found at any craft store and even Wal-mart. They have different styles so you can also choose to your liking. Once you pick out your letters and get them home, cut out the ones you need for your quote. My quote comes from the saying, ‘Mama always said there’d be days like this.’

Lay the letters out on your shirt and then flip them over so they’re the right way for ironing. The package the letters come in is really helpful with step-by-step directions on what to do.

Next, cover your letters with the cotton cloth. I used an old t-shirt that was 100% cotton. Once covered, iron away! The package said to use the wool setting on the iron but i didn’t have success with that so i switched to the cotton setting for more heat to get the letters to stick better. Once ironed on the front side, you’ll also have to turn the shirt inside out and iron the back side. This is the step that really gets the letters on. You may have to go over them several times to get a good adhesive.

Once ironed on, wait for the letters and shirt to cool for a few minutes. Then carefully pull the backing off to reveal your letters.

Once you get all the backing off, your tee is done!

Model appropriately!

You’re part of Hollywood now!  ;)

If you make one, let me know how it turned out!

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