stitchfix and a shout-out

Anyone who knows me knows that I’m easily excited.  Maybe you guys know that about me already?  So when I (with added facilitation) stumbled on a little thing called StitchFix, I got really excited about it.  It didn’t take long for me to sign up, get accepted and schedule my first delivery (called a “fix”).  And it’s not just because I hate shopping for myself—cause I really do.  It was more of a chance to have fun with shopping.  When I lived in Ohio, I’d “shop” my sister’s closet and accessories and wonder why I don’t have more fun with what I wear.  The sad truth is that I have an overwhelming amount of grey in my wardrobe and don’t even get me started on the same Target pocket tee I have in every color they make.  And as you may remember, my go-to is to add a scarf to everything.  StitchFix seemed like a chance for me to do one better.  The premise: I fill out a style profile and someone else picks out something on-trend just for me and I get a little “care package” (if you will) of goodies.  It’s like a present (that I pay for).  I can either keep it all, just a few items or send it all back.  I can schedule these fixes as often as my paycheck allows and they can even gear the fixes toward special occasions if I tell them.  Listen, I know that I’m sounding sales-y here but I think it’s a brilliant idea!  Here are my top three reasons why: 1. I’d rather try on clothes in the comfort of my own home; 2. I like getting packages; 3. it’s too easy for me to screw up.

I got my first fix on Saturday and what was inside was exactly my style.  Friends, if you want to check this out, let’s both get credit—shall we?

Huge thanks to this blogger for the information: Justine at Stop Me if You’ve Heard This One.  Guys, she’s hilarious.  And enviably stylish.


stuff I love: the home office edition

You guys!  I’m going to try a photo post and see if it works.

What better intro to photo posts than to show you a few things that I’m currently loving.  I’ve been lusting after many of the items from west elm.  They’re mostly all centered around the Parsons Desk, which I have to convince myself on a regular basis I shouldn’t buy.  I would love all these items and they’d make the perfect home office!

This is the Parsons Desk.  The most perfect desk.  It’s the cornerstone of my home office.


Then we have the chair.  I like the pattern on the left.  It looks perfectly comfortable for hours of blogging for you all, friends.


A little bit of a shelf for my many, many, many, many books.


And the rug to tie it all together… grey chevron with a touch of mustard.


Okay, okay… the mirror is a tad unnecessary, but it goes with the desk!