Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Epitome of Lazy: A Guest Post.

You know how when one of your friends starts smoking crack cocaine and you say to yourself "yeah! I'm going to try that too!"  I don't know, I assume.  I'm not that familiar with drug culture.  In any case, friends don't let friends do drugs.  But friends DO get their friends addicted to Stitch Fix.  And after I blabbered on and on about my obsession, I got another friend to drink the Kool Aid.  

AND SHE BLOGGED ABOUT IT!  Or, rather, she sent me an email that said she'd be honored to guest post on OUR blog about it.  And who am I to deny her the pleasure of knowing FOUR people are reading your thoughts and musings?

Katie is an old college friend of Nick's (but she isn't OLD like Nick...she lived with Nick's sister Mandi).  She and her husband, Kentucky, live in Richmond with their son, Quinn.  We actually just returned from a lovely OBX trip with them two weekends ago.  Things got nuts, y'all.  We went to the beach, put together puzzles, and were all in bed by 9:30pm.  

Q and Carter mostly just hung around without pants and ate goldfish.

Tangent aside, and now that I've written a thousand word intro, here is Katie's blog:

After reading a couple of Sarah's stitch fix blogs, I could not resist any longer.  I had to have my own special clothes box ASAP!  

At the end of May, I spend quite a bit of time filling out my profile only to find out that my shipment wouldn't be at my door until July 21st!  WHAT?!  However, time flew by and before I knew it, it was Christmas in July =)

The first item I saw when I opened the box was the Cherrie Stone & Hammered Teardrop Earrings.


I immediately was disappointed because I checked a box saying I did not want accessories, so I was confused!  However, the earrings were "totally me," but I felt like I already have too many earrings as it is.  And at $32, I feel like they were overpriced (Francesca's or Marshall's would be wayyy cheaper and just as cute).

The first clothing item in the box was the Ventura Chevron Print Keyhole Detail Tank, modeled below with assistance from my 2 year old son, Quinn.  

I absolutely love the color, style, and fit.  However, the material is extremely thin and at $48, on a teacher salary, it just wasn't going to happen.  

The next clothing item was the Filbert 3/4 Sleeve Popover Blouse. 

Note from Sarah: she's a bombshell in this blouse.  Good job, stylist.

Let's be honest, I don't wear a lot of "blouses."  I'm a Kindergarten teacher. I would have never picked up this top in a store, but I am totally in love with this BLOUSE.  I want it in every color possible.  It's lightweight, but quality material.  I can wear it to school, out on the town, and even dressed up as a pirate!  It's $58, which I would consider a lot for a top, but I just can't resist.  SOLD!

The next item was the Joshua Colored Ankle Jean.  

The reason you are not seeing these actual pants on my body is because it was just not pretty.  At all.  I could put them on, but I had a muffin top and a plumber's crack all at once.  NO GO!!  But I do love the color.

The last item was the Freddy Sleeveless Chiffon Dress.

I liked this dress, but I felt like it was kinda plain.  I know I could dress it up with a colorful necklace, but I still felt like it just wasn't anything special.  Not at $68!

So, looks like I will just be buying the BLOUSE.  I will definitely be stitch fixin' again though.  And hopefully, I'll be allowed another guest blog spot.  

***My husband took all the photos.  He never asked where the clothes came from or how much money I spent.  He kept saying "what is this for?"  and kept repeating, "It's for Sarah, just take the picture!"

Ladies-take note: your husbands will fully support your StitchFix habit if only for the sheer fact that they don't understand what it is or how it works.  God bless their souls.

And that's it.  Good job, Katie.   Welcome to the dark side.  As her official enabler, if y'all are interested in trying it for yourself, use this link and she'll get the referral credit.  Notice that her box looks pretty different from the stuff I've gotten so there's something for every one, every size.  And if it's between pretty clothes and crack...I'm picking clothes 99% of the time.