March Stitch Fix Review

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Stitch Fix is the first fashion retailer to blend expert styling, proprietary technology and unique product to deliver a shopping experience that is truly personalized for you. Simply fill out the Stitch Fix Style Profile and our personal stylists will handpick a selection of five clothing items and accessories unique to your taste, budget and lifestyle. Simply buy what you like and return the rest.” The cost is only $20 for each fix. You can schedule them to ship every week or even every other month. The $20 styling fee acts as credit that can be used toward purchasing items from your fix.

This was my first month trying out Stitch Fix. I was super excited to try this out, but was skeptical as I’d seen other fixes and wasn’t quite sure the stylists would find anything that would fit my style, while also choosing based on my body type. I was pleasantly surprised!

WHAT’S INSIDE:

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Sherry Embroidery Detail Tab-Sleeve Top ($58) – The moment I saw this blouse(?) I hated it. Well, I guess hate is a strong word, but I really reaaaally disliked the embroidery, especially that ugly yellow right on the front. Yellow isn’t really my color, but I was trying to be open to more than just black, white, grey, and red. The blue embroidery I could do without, but it wasn’t bad enough to dislike it. I tried it on anyway, and was shocked. This top is super comfortable and soft, and had the perfect fit for my body. I usually stick to baby-doll tops to hide my midsection, but this cut and style works for me. I went from hating it to seriously considering keeping it. I’m still on the fence, only because I really really hate that yellow.

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~ Mira Skinny Jean ($78) – When I pulled these out I thought they were some pretty ugly jeans. The waist band is completely unattractive, and the material is jegging-like. I tried them on and immediately wanted them. These jeans are high-waisted and suck in your muffin top. I never wear jeans, ever since I got pregnant almost three years ago. I find them uncomfortable and not at all flattering on me, but these I had to have. I figured nobody will see the ugly waist band, and I’d actually have jeans I feel comfortable in. The only thing holding me back is the $78 price tag.

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~ Floria Split Back Knit Top ($48) – This was the first item I pulled out and I instantly liked it. The color is cute, and the floral back is just my style. It’s super soft and comfortable, but sadly, it isn’t very flattering on me. The back looks great, but the front just doesn’t do it for me, so sadly I had to pass on this.

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~ Jace Chevron Print Dress ($68) – I’m a huge fan of chevron, anyone that knows me knows this. The stylist did a great job picking this for me; I can tell she paid attention to my Pinterest board and my notes. This dress fit me very well and was very flattering. Sadly, I’m not a fan of the bulky, heavy fabric it’s made out of. So I’m going to have to pass on this one as well.

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Sofia Hammered Square Collar Necklace ($32) – I asked for statement necklaces and my stylist definitely delivered. It’s chunky and bold, without being gaudy. I tend to be cheap when it comes to paying for jewelry though, so I passed on this.

MY THOUGHTS: I was very impressed with my first fix. This subscription box definitely does what it intends to, which is encourage you to try things you generally wouldn’t. I thought it was ironic that I plan on returning the items I could see myself picking out, but desperately want to keep the items I would never choose to try on if I had shopped for them myself. It’s such a great way to expand your style and your closet, while also having a few days to decide what you’d like to keep. I haven’t quite decided yet, but that’s only because I’m frugal and can’t justify spending too much on myself.

SIGN UP: Interested in trying Stitch Fix out for yourself? You can try your first month for free, plus a $20 credit, if you sign up before March 31st! Just click here and enter “riskfreemarch” at checkout!

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Citrus Lane on Plum District for $7.20!

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Right now you can get a one month subscription to Citrus Lane on Plum District for only $7.20! This is the cheapest I’ve seen it in a while! Just head on over to Plum District and enter code “BABY20” at checkout. It will bring the cost from $9 down to just $7.20!

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Check out my Citrus Lane reviews HERE!

April Whimseybox Review

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“You will receive a new DIY craft project each month with the materials and instructions necessary. Follow our tips and techniques or make it your own way.”
This is the fifth Whimseybox I have received. I failed to post a review for last month’s box, and as I was just about to I realized that I apparently didn’t take any photos. So, if a March Whimseybox Review happens to get posted far after March, you’ll know why. Anyway, Whimseybox costs $15 a month. April’s project was Calligraphy. 

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First Look

As always, super cute packaging! I especially loved the arrow art!

WHAT’S INSIDE: 

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This month’s box included a calligraphy pen with two different tips, ink, plenty of blank paper, examples to practice, and a calligraphy achievement button.

MY THOUGHTS: I’m so excited to try this project! Calligraphy has always been something that interested me, but I never gave it a shot. Once again, Whimseybox has not failed to deliver!

SIGN UP: Would you like to sign up for Whimseybox and save $5 off your first box? Sign up here and $5 will automatically be taken off at checkout. That means you’ll get your first box for only $10!

April Darby Smart Review

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“At Darby Smart, leading designers launch simple DIY projects based on the latest fashion and home trends. We turn their projects into kits that include chic materials and simple instructions, and send them to you. Create a unique design and show off your style.”

April was my second month receiving Darby Smart. I got my first box for only $9, so I figured I’d give it a shot. I was so impressed and liked it so much that I decided I’d continue my subscription for $19/month.

 

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First Look

April’s project was Metal Stamping. This seemed fun and interesting!

WHAT’S INSIDE:

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This box came with a small hammer, and economy metal stamp set (in lower case letters), a metal square to use as a surface to stamp on so you don’t ruin your countertops, a chain, and nine little pendants to stamp. I love that Darby Smart includes every item you need to complete the project. I also love that they included so many pendants with different options to choose from. I actually tried out this project already. It was quick, easy, and fun! I stamped Kayde’s name on a circle pendant and put it on C’s keychain (which of course Kayde lost along with all C’s keys).

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MY THOUGHTS: I loved this project, totally worth the $19! It wasn’t difficult to do and left no messes to clean up after. Now to decide what to do with the rest of my pendants… so many options!

SIGN UP: Would you like to sign up for Darby Smart and save $10 off your first box? Sign up here and use the code “HOWDYDARBY” to get your first box for only $9!

Citrus Lane for $5!

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Head over to Citrus Lane and score your first box for $5! Yes, you read that right! FIVE DOLLARS! Just CLICK HERE and enter code “NEWMOM” at checkout. Besides that short-lived free box they did recently, this is the best deal I’ve seen since I joined. I HIGHLY recommend taking advantage of this deal if you haven’t signed up for CL yet. The cost of a monthly box is $29, so with this code you’ll be saving $24!

Check out my Citrus Lane reviews here.

Box News! Julep & Citrus Lane

Sorry, whoever cares, for the lack of blogging on my part. The past month has been filled with birthdays & parties & holidays & other busy things! I plan to continue blogging as often as possible. Hopefully, the rest of the month will bring less craziness. So onto the latest happenings!

First off, HAPPY EASTER! Kayde, C, and I celebrated Kayde’s very first Easter today! I think it went well, although he is extra crabby today.

IN BOX NEWS:

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A few things going on with Julep. First, this month almost every box will feature the new Plie Wand. I’m pretty excited about this and so glad I re-subscribed. I’m HORRIBLE at painting my nails (Kayde could do better) so I have high hopes that this new tool may help me out a bit.

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The colors for this month are fresh spring colors, such as a pretty blue pastel and a gorgeous mint. The Plie Wand comes with all the basic polish boxes this month, but there are a few other options as well. Also, for May boxes, you get double jules! I switched my style from It Girl to Boho Glam this month. I also chose the Plie Creativity Kit as an add-on (also in hopes of bettering my nail painting abilities). Here’s a sneak peek of what I chose this month:

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Also in Julep news, the cost/options for your subscription will be changing beginning in June. Check out the details HERE!

To sign up/check out the box options for May CLICK HERE! Also, if you’re a new subscriber use the code “FREEBOX” to get your first box for free! You have to pay for shipping, but if you add $10 worth of merchandise to your cart, shipping is free!

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Head over to Citrus Lane and score your first box for $5! Yes, you read that right! FIVE DOLLARS! Just CLICK HERE and enter code “NEWMOM” at checkout. Besides that short-lived free box they did recently, this is the best deal I’ve seen since I joined. I HIGHLY recommend taking advantage of this deal if you haven’t signed up for CL yet. The cost of a monthly box is $29, so with this code you’ll be saving $24!

Check out my Citrus Lane reviews here.