Do You Struggle With Knowing What To Wear?

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Do you ever struggle with knowing what you are going to wear for the day?

Do you stand in front of your closet for 5 minutes and pull out one item after another, and you feel frustrated that nothing is matching?

Do you long for variety in your wardrobe, yet you want to keep things simple?

I’ve been working on creating more of a capsule wardrobe for spring and summer, while still keeping all my fun extra items, like floral dresses and lace skirts.

Basically I just want a capsule wardrobe for the weekday, something I can cycle through and create outfits that fit, look nice, and can coordinate together.

I’ve been wearing the long stretch denim skirt, the short stretch denim skirt and the Rainbow denim skirt quite often, and alternating tops with them.

Now that it’s warming up I’m wearing sandals with them, my Converse shoes, and my Toms slip ons.

Last night I grabbed two basic solid color shirts when we were out shopping to add to my weekday collection. I’m so excited about them, because I picked two colors that will go with everything! A lovely bright mint green and a deep lavender color. I have scarves that will match them, flexi clips and jewelry!

I really love capsule wardrobes when people are super creative about changing up their outfits, and mixing up the items in the capsule wardrobe. I have a resource that will help you do this!

I’ve gone through a GYPO challenge before, which stands for Get Your Pretty On. If you struggle with knowing how to put outfits together, these challenges are fantastic!

I was really excited to see that the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle included a Stay At Home Mom Casual Wardrobe Basic Builder in this year’s bundle! This downloadable resource offers cute outfits that are all put together, from shoes, jewelry and clothes, and gives you a list of what you need to have for this capsule wardrobe.

Now not everything on the list is what you might like. But it’s so easy to substitute items and still pull it off!

For example, 4 pairs of jeans are required. If you don’t want to wear jeans, just substitute it out with a few denim skirts or a white skirt in place of the white jeans!

A chambray dress is on the list but I don’t like the one they have. Instead I would pick a Chambray dress from eShakti, or look at local thrift stores.

I like this dress, you can add sleeves to it on their website and even customize the length!

With just a few changes this guide could be a great way to get you used to a capsule wardrobe!

This guide is normally $29 if you purchased it from the GYPO website. But for just one dollar more you can purchase the entire Ultimate Homemaking Bundle for $29.97 and receive 106 resources and some really awesome physical bonuses! 

 

Don’t forget about the free flex clip, or the free $10 gift certificate to Deborah & Co. you will get if you order the Homemaking Bundle through me! You could use the $10 to put towards getting a new denim skirt to use for this challenge! Wahoo!

 

The Homemaking Bundle is only available through this Monday, so you don’t want to put it off!  Order the bundle and then fill out this google form to receive your bonus offer from me!

If you don’t like the idea of the wardrobe challenge, at the very least get this bundle for the Temper Toolkit course by Lisa-Jo Baker (it’s amazing!), or the Nester’s Cozy Minimalist  course! Both of these are worth the price of the bundle alone, or more!

 

 

 

My March Stitch Fix Box – Box 7!

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My 7th Stitch Fix Box has been the best box yet! Normally I keep only 1 or 2 items from a box, but this time I kept 4 items. Yes, I really did! 

My stylist this time did amazing. She really paid attention to my Pinterest Stitch Fix Board I have, and looked at what styles and colors I had pinned. You can request what stylist you ask for, and I’ll definitely ask for her again (her name is Katelyn).

If you are not familiar with Stitch Fix, here is how it works! 

First thing you do is fill out your style profile. This gives your stylist ideas on how tight or loose you want your clothes, want pricing, sizing, and color preference you have. This is also the place you link to your fashion board on Pinterest, so your stylist gets an idea of what you like! I have a board just devoted to pinning Stitch Fix items.

Now you just order your fix! You have to pay a $20 styling fee, but that fee is refunded if you end up keeping any item in your box. I always keep at least one thing, so I don’t blow through $20. Every box comes with 5 items. Stitch Fix offers clothes, shoes, accessories, jewelry, but you can specify what you want. I don’t have anything checked on my profile beside clothing, but I might try the shoes and jewelry section next time.

The box will show up in a few weeks (you can schedule when you want it to arrive, but it normally takes around 2-3 weeks for the stylist to put together you box, and it to arrive). You have 3 days to try everything on, and decide what you want to keep. A postage paid envelope is included, so it’s super easy to send back! If you keep all 5 items, you get 25% off your order!

Here is what came for Spring, and what I think of it!

Loveappella Pola Pocket Knit Top – Kept

I love this top! My whole family told me I had to keep this top, and my 13 year old came up to me and told me I looked really cute in it. Melt.My.Heart! He can be really tender at times. And then be 13 at other times and not care one bit what I look like. 😉

The navy with the touch of pink is perfection in my book. It’s a really soft shirt and will be a nice casual shirt. I’m going to try wearing a lace trimmed tank top under it next time I wear it.

Hawthorn Carla Crochet Detail Blouse – Kept

This is a silky shirt with some really pretty crochet detail. I’ll wear a sweater over it, and I might try a Halftee tank under it and see what I think. It was wrinkly from being thrown in the Stitch Fix box after I tried it the first time, I’m hoping it won’t wrinkle easily when I wear it.

This shirt can be worn casual with the Rainbow Denim Skirt, or I can dress it up for date night with a nice scarf and skirt.

I’ve been looking for more clothes in this green color to add to my closet. It’s the perfect Type 1 color (See my Dressing Your Truth Review here) and I just love how bright and cheerful it is!

I didn’t realize until I put this on for the pictures that it has a small stain on the front. The tags are still on this shirt, I didn’t even take them off for the pictures. 🙂 I emailed Stitch Fix and they are sending me another shirt and told me I didn’t even have to send this one back. Talk about great customer service! 

The style cards they send along are so helpful! I tweak them to either work with what I have in my closet, or put a few things on my wish list if it’s something that can work for multiple outfits.

Gilli Hazel Printed Maxi Skirt – Kept

I was lazy and didn’t style this better, I don’t think the shirt is the right color for this, but you get the idea. 🙂 You all know I love blue, and this has such a cute pink color with the flower looking pattern. It’s so silky and soft and I’m going to have fun coming up with different things to wear with it!

My stylist said I should try it with the green crochet top, so I’ll give that a try next time!

I’m thinking this skirt will look really cute with some chunky sandals this summer!

Emily Rose Rianne Fitted Button-Up Cardigan – Kept 

This is a very soft cardigan, it’s one of those comfort type clothing. It’s not actually pajamas but you feel so snuggly wearing it! I love the pleated detail on the front and the color was what really sold me. This was the most obvious piece of items that I wanted to keep from the box and I’ve worn it several times already! The stylist said to try it with the navy striped top I kept, I need to try that soon.

Daniel Rainn Micha Split Neck Blouse – Did Not Keep 

I really liked the style of this blouse. I would wear it with a cami underneath if I had kept it, but I decided the colors were not quite me. It’s more muted, and I’m trying to build my wardrobe with brighter, more cheerful colors.

However instead of sending it back, I ended up selling it on the Stitch Fix Buy and Sell Facebook group! Why would I do that? Because if you purchase all 5 items in your box, you receive a 25% discount! That’s a pretty big savings (on this box it saved me $69!). This was the very first time I had ever wanted to keep so many items from a box, so it was definitely worth it to buy all 5 and sell the one item I didn’t want to keep!

Stitch Fix just came out with some pretty exciting news!

They finally are offering plus size clothes!

Wahoo! They now are offering up to 3X clothing, which is such a great option!

You can sign up and schedule a box here. It’s such a fun option, especially if you have a lot of little ones and have trouble getting out and shopping for yourself! I can’t afford to do it every month, but every few months I’ll schedule another box (think of it as a seasonal thing) and really look forward to them coming in the mail, and seeing how the stylist will put the outfits together on the style cards!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wearing Plaid for Spring!

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March is here and it’s time to think about spring clothes! I love this time of year, the new hope it brings and the cheerful sunshine days. I always anticipate spring coming earlier than it normally does, but here in Missouri it has been really nice!

It’s easy to go out shopping and grab whatever you like that day, but having a plan for your wardrobe is best. Figure out what type of look you want for warmer weather and actually write down what you need to get.

Do you like plaid, solids, floral, stripes…think through what really stands out to you and what makes you feel happy when you wear it! Going through the Dressing Your Truth program has really helped me figure out what looks right on me.

I’m going to be putting together some different looks for you all over the next week. Today we are going to be focusing on plaid!

Skirt ~ Plus size Pink Plaid ~ Purple Plaid ~ TOMS Shoes (Zulily or similar on Amazon) ~ Pink Plaid ~ Yellow Plaid 

Here is a fun look for spring! I wish I could wear button up shirts, but right now they still make me look pregnant. Not the exact look I’m going for when I’m not pregnant. 😉 But I love all these plaid colors!

The Rainbow Denim skirt is your core wardrobe piece for this outfit, then you build on your fun plaid shirts around that skirt. Add the amazing TOMS sandals (I just grabbed a pair on Zulily! I had ordered a pair last spring but they were too big, order your exact size you wear!).

If you wanted to have a variety of looks with these plaid shirts, try these different looks.

  1. Buttoned up.
  2. Unbuttoned with a lace trimmed tank top.
  3. Wear a little larger size and make a tie a knot on the side.
  4. Wear a solid color vest over the plaid shirt.
  5. Layer it with a cardigan or denim jacket.
  6. For chilly spring days, wear a solid sweater over the plaid shirt.

I love new looks, I get that from my mom! She always changed the furniture around every spring (and several other times in the year!), and decorated for spring. I’ve been having fun looking around at makeup online, and trying a few new things. I’m going to order the March Flexi Clip, because it’s just so beautiful! At this point I don’t always order the monthly clip, because my collection is huge! But I love the colors of this one. If you are not sure what it is, the clip is called Trinitee. Apparently this can represent the Trinity, the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. I love that!

My goal is to get my closet cleaned out, so I can then see what I might put down on a wish list for spring and summer. I’m in a purging mood (another good feeling that comes with the sunshine!), so my closet is a great place to start.

What about you? Are you looking forward to spring and the fun colors in your wardrobe?

If you are needing to try some new looks, join us for the March Style Challenge! To participate, join our private Facebook group here

 

 

 

My Super Exciting News!!

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I’ve been waiting weeks to share this news with you all! No, I’m not pregnant. 🙂 I’m sure that’s why everyone clicked over to see. Ha!

I’m going to be a LulaRoe Consultant!! <—– Link to my Group If It’s Not Clear Below! 

A what? Why? Are You Crazy?

If those thoughts are swirling around in your head, I’m sure you are not the only one. I haven’t gone completely insane. Keep reading to hear my reasons behind joining!!

First off, if you don’t know what LulaRoe is, it’s pretty awesome clothing that I already wear a lot. While a lot of people fall in love with the buttery soft leggings first, the maxi skirt is what has sold me on LulaRoe. It’s the most comfortable maxi skirt I’ve ever worn, and if I’m not wearing a denim skirt I’m normally in one of these LulaRoe skirts!

LulaRoe maxi skirt with a blue shirt and mustard cardigan.

I kept looking around, trying to figure out how I could find a similar type maxi skirt to add to Deborah & Co. I haven’t been able to offer very many maxi skirts there, because I have a hard time finding a skirt that I feel is modest enough.

There is just something special about the LulaRoe maxi skirts, they are flattering while still being modest. They don’t wrinkle, and they are seriously the most comfortable maxi skirt I’ve ever worn!

Then I added the Nicole Dress to my wardrobe, and fell in love with that one as well!

LulaRoe Pink Nicole Dress. It's super bright and cheerful, and is a great knee length dress that is comfortable for everyday wear.It’s a fun dress to wear all year long! I’ve layered it with leggings and boots in the winter months, and this print is my favorite! The longer sleeves on the dress are nice, and hard to find.

They have shirts, more styles of dresses and skirts, and even clothes for girls!

So how am I going to do this? 

I thought about this for months before joining. I obviously have a lot of different things going on, so I can’t take on one more thing without seriously thinking it through. I finally had a long call with a blogging friend of mine who is selling it, and realized this is something that we could do as a family!

It’s been hard, because even though we own family businesses, there have been only so much that our children can help in. They put stickers on Lilla Rose brochures, and sometimes help with shipping. They can’t help me blog, order inventory, or help Sean design new products. But they are really excited about helping with LulaRoe!

This Lace Lola skirt from Lularoe is just beautiful! I love styling it with a cardigan, and fleece tights to stay warm in the winter time!

We will be doing a lot of live shows (plus album sales where we just post pictures to shop from). My oldest son is really excited about doing these live sales with me (actually all of them are wanting to be involved!), and he also wants to help take pictures of the inventory. He is 13 now, and we have been wanting to get him more involved in our businesses and actually be able to pay him to help us, so he can save money for his first car. It blows my mind that we are at this point, but life has gone by quickly and he will be 16 before we know it!

All of our businesses have supported our family (which has been SUCH a blessing!), but we have had a hard time saving back the amount of money we want to be able to buy a house and move. Our family of 8 lives in a 1200 square foot, 3 bedroom 1 bath rental house, and we are majorly bursting the seams here! Add all our business inventory here as well and it gets kind of crazy. 🙂

How Can You Shop LulaRoe With Me? 

You will need to join my private LulaRoe Facebook Group!

Request to join that group and I’ll get you added ASAP. I’m giving away a pair of leggings right now, so make sure you enter! That is the only place I can sell online, and where all the live Facebook videos and album sales will take place. We will have at least one live Facebook sale a week, along with an album sale. It is going to be so much to interact with you all more this way!

2017 is going to be an awesome year! This is the year of Focus for me, and LulaRoe is definitely one of those things I’m going to be focusing on. I can’t wait to offer even more modest clothing for you all!

Let the new adventure begin! 🙂

 

 

 

 

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