Wednesday, June 29, 2016

StitchFix No 5. June 2016

Hi! It's been quite a while since I ordered a box from Stitchfix! I had a $25 credit and an offer to try a box for free since it had been so long. I thought I'd give it a try to help find myself something special to wear for my hubby's graduation from Police Academy Friday!  Since my last fix I've unfortunately gained a bit of weight so I wasn't sure how it was going to go. I was pleasant surprised as always but I'm not sure if I'm going to keep anything! I have to decide by Thursday! yikes! choices! So let see!

If you want to watch the video reveal you can see that here or else scroll down to see the pics!

 OH my goodness it was hot outside. Since the move I haven't really worked out a perfect spot for pics. My new backyard is bigger but not really shady anywhere! So it took me a while to get these done and yes, I use a selfie stick because well my kids don't take good pictures LOL! Enjoy!

Item #1 - Gilli - Jessie Knit Maxi Dress -$74
First off I love the Navy Blue! It's a super comfy maxi dress's thin and hugs some of my problem areas a little more than I'd like. It's a lovely dress. I just don't LOVE it
Verdict: Sending Back
Item #2- Brixon Ivy - Willard Lace Overlay Blouse - $54
I was excited to see this in my box. I specifically pinned it! It fits and looks great! I love the lace. I love the bright cobalt color. I'm on the fence about this shirt! 
Verdict: Sadly....Sent Back

Item #3: Papermoon - Liroy Button Placket Knit Top - $44
The colors and style of the shirt are cute. I liked the pop of color but yellow isn't usually a favorite for me and neither are stripes. The shirt was comfy but body hugging so it wasn't really doing me any favors. 
Verdict : Sending Back

Item #4: Skies are Blue- Klide Woven Back Knit Top - $48
Love the color and the fun print on the back. Something about the shirt just didn't lay right on me. Just not a good cut for me. The front of the shirt is stretchy but not along the seems so it doesn't have give around my hips even though it's split on the sides. The back isn't stretchy material and I kind wish it had that longer in the back cut. 
Verdict : Sending Back

 Item #5: 41 Hawthorn - Flynn Colorblock Sleeveless Blouse -$54

I didn't even take a pic of this one on. It's not stretchy at all and I felt like it just wasn't my style. Didn't care for the print or the fabric. It fit but it's very boxy and long. It just wasn't a good fit for me. 

Verdict : Sending Back

So overall! I was happy with what was sent! My stylist always does a great job and she did great with request! I was so happy I've had the same stylist every time! I'll probably try it again around my b-day month in August, but for now! I think it's all getting boxed up this time. 

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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

1st Run of 2016

Well hello 2016! While I had big plans for this blog I totally failed, but this is just for fun and an outlet for me to share my life when I find time haha! I don't know what my goals are this year. I haven't really planned anything out. I know we have a lot of changes coming this year so I think I'm just feeling unsettled. I accomplished a lot the past two years and for that I'm thankful! 

I do not want to fall back into old habits though. I think my goal should at least be to maintain when it comes to health and fitness. I felt burned out after my 1/2 marathon in November. I had every intention of keeping it up through Dec. but I made excuses and my 1st week off turned into 6! 

Yesterday I had every intention to get started running again and I let it pass me by! I did enjoy a family walk around the neighborhood though. I hope to make more of those happen this year! 

So last night as we were watching the Biggest Loser and eating the last of the pie. (haha- Seriously)  my sweet hubby posted a then and now photo on Facebook. I didn't even know I had any full body shots from when I was my heaviest. It was from a day we took the kids roller skating. I made an attempt to skate and I fell and remember how hard it was to get up! (talk about embarrassing). I weight in around 220+ plus pounds. The 2nd image its form Nov getting ready for my 2nd 1/2 marathon of 2015. 75+ pounds lighter! 

I got all these sweet comments. Then I asked him if it was a hint. haha! I don't think that was his intention at all. He's proud of all my hard work to lose weight the past two years! I thought it was sweet. It was a great reminder to get out the door and to continue to put in the work! 

So today we did it! Hubby and I went to the park! I just wanted to get in a 5K easy run/walk and he was going to do a brisk walk around the loop! It was cold but I love running in the cold way more than the heat and I really don't like a treadmill. I felt so good even though it was a tough run but I remember why I love to run. I also remembered to be present and aware of others around me. I always wonder what people are thinking when they are running or walking. I made an attempt to say hi or at least smile to those I past. It may have been there 1st attempt of the year too!

 I'm just glad I took the step to get out the door again! That can be the hardest! Plus I did sign up for a 10K in Feb. so I better get back to work. I hope this at least encourages you to make those steps and keep moving forward! It's a lifestyle change and not a diet for sure! Hears to a Healthy new year!

What are some of your goals for 2016?