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Monthly Archives: June 2013

Every Mornin'

So, every morning, as I am getting ready to face my students, I have this reoccurring thought: “I am a mother & that is totally weird.”

Right!? Please tell me I am not the only parent who thinks this… on the frequent.

This girl, MY girl, is absolutely gorgeous! I mean, seriously. How did I land this chick? What did I do?!

Oh, that’s right.

So, what does this ADORBS creature give to me every day? What wonderful gift does she bestow upon me each afternoon?

Let us review:

1. spit-up. sour, sour, spit-up.

2. poop! breastfed babies have some rank poop.

3. giggles. okay, so these are pretty awesome.

4. gas. these are not as awesome as giggles. although, they do start with a ‘g’.

5. hilarious facial expressions. i say ‘hilarious’ because that is exactly what they are. rooney girl likes to make the “owl face”. Pictures to follow.

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Brag about your kid. Go!

(& one more for good measure…)

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Recently, a teacher buddy (yes, that’s what we call each other: “teacher friends” or “teacher buddies” sound far better than “someone I teach with”) turned me on to Stitch Fix. Never heard of it? Check them out here. You fill out a style profile, give them a price point, pay $20, and a stylist picks out five fabulous items for you. Whatever you decide to keep, that $20 is applied to your order.

Anyway, on to my fix…

 

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Oooh, Miranda… Upon first glance at the actual clothes in the box, I was beyond excited! Then I looked at this receipt and almost threw up. $68 was the cheapest item! I specifically requested “as cheap as I can get” when Stitch Fix asked for my price preference. Apparently, they didn’t listen. Come on, Miranda!

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I DID completely love this denim jacket, though. (Ignore my weird pose. I don’t like having my picture taken.) I wish I had taken a better picture of the Santuary pants, though. They have an ELASTIC band (muffin top, anyone?), which is absolutely ridiculous. I just had a baby 5 months ago… I don’t want any other clothes that resemble maternity clothes in any way, shape, or form. Just, NO. 

LoveMarks denim top: RETURNED

Sanctuary pants: RETURNED

 

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Next we come to this little “gem”. Notice that “gem” is in quotation marks? That’s because I’m exuding sarcasm through the internet. This Daniel Rainn peasant top is for the birds! I can’t even describe how much I dislike it.

Daniel Rainn peasant top: RETURNED

 

 

 

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Olive & Oak sent my last two items: this plaid top and the sleeveless dress. These two were the best picks, by far. I would have totally bought the plaid top if it weren’t $68! Seriously? How does a sheer top cost that much money!? No freaking way. 

Olive & Oak plaid top: RETURNED

The dress would have also been a keeper but it was HAND WASH ONLY and LAY FLAT/RESHAPE TO DRY. I am a teacher by day and a new mother by night. Certainly, my sweet Miranda, my wonderful stylist, was just kidding, right? Right!?

Olive & Oak sleeveless dress: RETURNED

 

 

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I was incredibly excited about the idea of Stitch Fix but was ultimately disappointed with my pieces. I sent a super detailed comment back to my stylist, though, in hopes that she will get it right next time. 

& yes, there will be a next time. I believe in second chances & my closet does too. 

 

So, once again, if you would like to give Stitch Fix a try, check them out her. Don’t be scared by my experience… everyone I know has had huge success with them. Maybe I’m just picky. 



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