• Subscription Boxes

    Editor’s Box

    I have heard a lot about the FabFitFun subscription box. As I have mentioned in previous posts, I currently subscribe to Ipsy and Stitch Fix. I decided to give FabFitFun a try after reading a number of reviews and seeing the quality of items that come in each box.

    FabFitFun comes out four times a year. The boxes are sent in December, March, June and September and are aligned with the seasons. You can select to be billed quarterly at $49.99 or annually for $179.99. The annual price also comes with some perks, such as receiving the box sooner, the ability to customize your box, and early access to seasonal items that are not in the box. Since I’ve not tried this subscription before, I didn’t want to commit to an annual subscription, so I opted to do the quarterly subscription. I used a code that was sent to me after signing up for their newsletter. This code gave me 30% off of my first order. (The code was LOVEYOU and was only supposed to last a week.)

    My first official box won’t arrive until March, since I missed the December edition. However, FabFitFun sent the Editor’s box which comes with favorite products from the past year. I ordered my box about a week and a half ago and it had already arrived by the end of this week. This box came with a variety of items, which I’ll list below. Suffice to say, I was very happy with the Editor’s box and hope that they do as good a job on future boxes.

    Items I received in the Editor’s box
    Modcloth Loch and Key scarf $34.99 (in taupe – this is what I received – see picture below)
    The Created Co. To Go coffee mug $19.99 (linked to Good Morning Gorgeous, the mug I received)
    FabFitFun Coloring Book & Colored Pencils $14
    Manna Kadar Liplocked Priming Gloss Stain $24
    Marrakesh Argan & Hemp Hair Oil $22.99
    O.R.G. Skincare Mineral Peel Face $44
    Jook & Nona Tag Necklace $65 (Link to the Inspire necklace, which I received)
    Zoya Nail Polish $9

    Bonus Item
    Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Booster $56

    I’ve listed links to each of the products actual websites. I did this for two reasons. First, it shows that the price listed on the FabFitFun Editor’s box page which I verified by going to each website. Second, those who may be interested in purchasing any of the items individually, can do so.

    I wore the Modcloth Loch & Key scarf today. This scarf is really big, I think it’s going to take me wearing it in different configurations before I figure which one I like best. However, it’s really soft and because it has a number of different colors in it, I can see myself wearing it with many different clothing items.

    Modcloth Loch & Key Scarf

    I tried the Zoya nail polish two days ago. So far, it still looks really good. It dried pretty quickly and it went on smoothly with no lines. The color I received is in a nice nude color, making it easy to go with a lot of different outfits.

    Zoya nails in Rue


    I admit to being just a tad too excited about receiving the mug. It’s black with gold print which says, “Good morning, Gorgeous.” This is a really cute pick me up in the morning when I’m enjoying my coffee. I didn’t take picture of this because I’m keeping it in my office at work.

    I also tried the Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Booster this morning prior to putting on my make-up. My skin doesn’t get too dry and it tends to run on the combo side. I was worried that it might feel too greasy, but it went on without any residue. I’ll try it a few more times before making any final recommendations on this product.

    The next two pictures are of the Inspire necklace and the coloring book and pencils that were in the box.


    Inspire necklace


    Coloring book & pencils – so fun!

    When I’m reviewing subscription boxes, I always link to my personal code. This allows the reader to receive a credit. In this case, you will receive $10 off your first order of FabFitFun and I’ll receive $15 off a future order.

  • clothing,  dresses,  stitchfix,  Subscription Boxes

    Another black dress

    I will admit that for me it has been a personal challenge to post pictures of myself on this blog. I will never claim to be any type of fashionista. I do like to dress nicely for work and try to look professional. For a while, I was kind of in this mode of picking clothing in one color – black. Black is just easy when it comes to putting together an outfit. I think that most people look good in black. However, I had to catch myself this past week when I realized that three out of five days, I would be wearing mostly black. They were three different black outfits, but I have also come to the conclusion that I need to start adding more color to wardrobe.

    I had originally planned to wear a really pretty scarf with this outfit. It’s a pink scarf that is screen printed with dragonflies that was personally handmade for me. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find it, so I had to look for other accessories. The scarf is probably packed away somewhere as we are currently in transition. I would have preferred more pop of color to this outfit, which is why I was going to wear the scarf. Oh well!

    I am obviously still learning how to take decent pictures as I pose. I’m wearing a black dress that I received from Stitch Fix along with a black jacket that I bought about three or four years ago. I am short and never can find jackets that fit me well, thus the rolled up sleeve. However, this jacket has cute polka dotted material in the sleeve lining, so I don’t mind it so much. I’m wearing black tights with black  criss cross platforms purchased from the Designer Shoe Warehouse. I always feel tall in these platforms as they have a four inch heel. This makes me around 5’4″ when I wear these shoes.

    I wanted to show part of the detail of this dress that I really like – again, not easy when trying to do selfies. The bodice has ruching that accentuates the bust line, then a band that goes underneath the bustline. The picture below is supposed to show that detail. I finished off the outfit with a silver necklace that I purchased about ten (?) years ago. This necklace is really long, so I looped it in order to create a double looped necklace, wearing one of the strands closer to my neck. 

    (I apologize for the beam of light going across my chest. I plan on purchasing a stand for my IPhone in order to take better pictures.)

    This week, I think I’m going to challenge myself not to wear as much black as I did this week.

  • clothing,  stitchfix,  Subscription Boxes,  Uncategorized

    Subscription Boxes

    Do you subscribe to any subscription boxes? Currently, I subscribe to two, which are Ipsy and StitchFix. In the past, I subscribed to Glossy Box and Blue Apron. Actually, I just subscribed to Ipsy today and one of my future posts will be to write about my first box from them.

    I love StitchFix. Even though I generally do not keep every item, I love getting new items to try on. It’s the luxury of having a personal shopper sending you new pieces of clothing from the luxury of your home. I subscribe to the every other month option, which is perfect for me because I have something to look forward to without it breaking the bank. That’s the other part I love about StitchFix is that you can fix the price point for the clothing. They send you five pieces of clothing or accessories (meaning you receive five items which can be a mix of clothing and accessories) based on the price point for clothes. For example, my price point is $50 to $100 per item.

    My most recent box that I received had the following items:

    • A dress
    • Jeans
    • Peasant blouse with tank under
    • Booties
    • Moto Jacket

    I kept the jeans and the peasant blouse with tank, but returned the other items. If you keep all five items, they give you a 25% discount. If you return everything, you are charged $20, but if you keep any items, they reduce your order by $20.

    After each box is received, you let your stylist know which items you liked and plan to keep and which items you are returning. You can then send a note to your stylist for suggestions for upcoming boxes. I have found that my stylist always tries to incorporate my suggestions but she also sends me new pieces that I might not have considered for myself.

    If you want to try StitchFix, you can do so by clicking on any of the links that I have throughout this post. Let me know what you think if you do try it out! I’ll post pictures of my outfit tomorrow as I’m meeting my mom and sister for lunch.

    Full disclosure: by clicking the StitchFix link, I will receive a credit of $25.00 if you sign up to try StitchFix.

    And, remember, it’s never too late to try new things!

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