On buying expensive pants and figuring out how to wear them

Fighting the frump is an ongoing goal for me. I've never been particularly fashionable {unlike my very fashionable mom and sister}, and I've had to make extra effort since becoming a mom to do things like wear earrings, step outside of my comfort zone with clothes, etc. But as a work-at-home, homeschooling mom, fighting the frump is…

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My Stitch Fix capsule {and creating a wardrobe I adore}

I've been toying with the idea of a capsule wardrobe or uniform for more than a year now, and I've been so inspired by bloggers like Amy at Mom Advice and Anne at Modern Mrs. Darcy {who are fashionable but not specifically style bloggers} as I try to figure out my style. But every time I try to…

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7 things I’ve learned about Stitch Fix from the buy/sell/trade group on Facebook

These are my "I'm not a fashion model or a style blogger" poses. Oy! I was a reluctant Stitch Fix convert for many, many months, mostly because of the prices. There's no way around the fact that these pieces cost much more than those of us who shop Target and Old Navy are used to spending.…

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How we approach makeup with our girls

Our oldest (10) has been obsessed with Caboodles lately. This is a fun obsession since I still fondly remember my own pink Caboodle, and I've enjoyed watching her plot and plan to get one and fill it with all kinds of fun makeup. They're not super expensive, so she saved up the spending portion of her May…

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A Stitch Fix review—the wins and the fails after four fixes

I've gotten four fixes from Stitch Fix so far (see what I loved about my first one here), and I'm still really enjoying this service. I love that I can keep what I want and send back the rest, and I've had a chance to try clothes I never would have picked up on my own.…

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Adventures in online clothes shopping {Schoola, Twice & Stitch Fix}

Despite the stereotype that "women love shopping," I am just not a shopper. Browsing through racks of clothes—or anything really—is my idea of torture, not fun, and when I have to buy something, I shop online as much as possible. {There's something to be said for shopping with my mom and sister, but that has…

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How I’m simplifying my wardrobe with a personal uniform

I am not fashionable. My mom and my sister both love fashion, and I just did not get that gene. But that doesn't mean that I want to walk around feeling frumpy and unfashionable all the time either. Figuring out my personal style and replacing the clothes in my wardrobe with clothes I love has been on…

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