Category Archives: Couponing + Shopping

Stitch Fix Review | August 2014

Arngry and critical Stitch Fix Review for August 2014

I’ve been doing Stitch Fix for a while now (see my most recent boxes in July 2014 and May 2014). Generally I’ve had a good time of it, but this time I just need to let off a little steam…

Arngry and critical Stitch Fix Review for August 2014

Alright, Stitch Fix. No more Miss Nice Gal. I was so excited for this box. I gave you very specific feedback, and detailed requests, just like you asked for. I thought you would know me by now. It’s my fifth box, for crying out loud!

Summer Rompers for Women | Hanging by the Pool

Women's summer rompers for lounging by the pool

I have had a little obsession with rompers over the last few years. Even after endless Internet browsing, I never found it appropriate to spend my small clothing budget on a limited-use item. But this year is different. Now that I work at home, so I can pretty much wear whatever I want. Plus, we’re headed to a pool/beach-centered vacation in Mexico later this year. It’s the perfect time for a romper!

I was looking for something that had a bit of coverage, but would be great for poolside lounging or as a cover-up.

Here are my picks for 2014 summer rompers:

Women's summer rompers for lounging by the pool

  1. Olivia Moon – Wrap Top Romper | $58 | Nordstrom
  2. Lilly Pulitzer – Deanna Romper | $158 | Zappos
  3. Only Jersey Playsuit | $17! | asos
  4. Juicy Couture – Micro Terry Stripe Romper | $55 | 6PM
  5. SUNDRY – Summer Romper | $85 | ShopBop
  6. Bar III – Short-Sleeve Striped Romper | $40 | Macy’s

Can you guess which one I ended up buying?

RocksBox Jewelry Review | July 2014

RocksBox Jewelry Review | July 2014

I know that recently there’s a ton of businesses offering monthly home delivery of certain items. I’m a fan of Stitch Fix, but I haven’t really found many others that appeal to me. It’s either too expensive or an item I really don’t need to purchase regularly (sorry salsa of the month club!).

RocksBox Jewelry Review | July 2014

This month I stumbled upon RocksBox, which is like Netflix home delivery, but for jewelry. You get three pieces at a time, based upon a style profile, and you can return them whenever you want for more jewelry, or keep pieces to purchase. I’ll be honest—I tried RocksBox because I got one month for completely free. And you can get one month free through this link, too. Here’s what I got in my box, and what I thought of the process.

Stitch Fix #4 Review – July 2014

Stitch Fix Review | July 2014 | Summer edition part one

Last week I received my fourth Stitch Fix box. I specifically requested summer items and noted that I now work from home, so everything can be a bit more casual. Even though I scheduled it just after my early May set, the wait was over seven weeks! I’ve since switched to automatic shipments so I can keep getting a box monthly.

If you’re interested, you can see my past reviews from May, March, and January.

Stitch Fix Review | July 2014 | Summer edition part one

Nine Options for Fashionable Summer Walking Shoes

The perfect sneakers for summer walking. Avoid looking like a tourist in these comfortable walking shoes.

I am one of those people whose shopping goes in bursts. I won’t buy any of a certain item for a year or two, and then suddenly I’ll purchase a whole bunch of different options of the same things. Last spring it was flats for work, and I purchased about 3 different pairs within one month.

This year I’m looking at fun but practical sneakers. We have so many trips coming up where we’ll be doing lots and lots of walking. I don’t want to look like a total American tourist in athletic sneakers, but I also want to be comfortable exploring our vacation cities. I’ve been rocking a pair of black and basic Nikes for the past few years, but they are well loved and are just a tad too sporty for a casual and cool look.

I rounded up as many options as I could find for basic sneakers and tennis shoes that will offer support but look cool enough to wear around town.

The perfect sneakers for summer walking. Avoid looking like a tourist in these comfortable walking shoes.