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Mid-Week Bullet-Fest

  • This is going to be a bulletty post. Because I am too lazy to put things into paragraph form and bullets are always a nice way to organize my random thoughts to share with YOU.
  • I have a Stitch Fix post coming for you soon! Got my box last week and tried everything on and took pics, just have to throw the post together for ya! Got some good stuff. And I am super sad because they must have gotten crazy insane busy/popular all of a sudden because the next available date for me to get my next box isnt until May! I have to skip April. As a Stitch Fix addict, this saddens me, but I do understand and am glad that more people are getting interested in their service.

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  • I have been in a recipe rut lately. I hate that. It happens every few months it seems where I am not in the mood to experiment with new things in the kitchen and then end up eating the same stuff. BORING. I think I am going to go back to what I was doing for a while where I tested out one new meal/recipe a week.
  • That just reminded me, it has been for-ev-er since I have done any recipe posts up in here (haha, “up in here”). That should probably change soon, because everyone needs new recipe ideas, right? Right.
  • I have been on a sushi kick lately. I am picky about sushi (for obvious reasons, I think everyone is to some extent – if not, they should be) but I recently discovered a nearby restaurant that has amazing sushi. WIN.
  • As some of you may have seen that follow on Instagram (@andreaoutloud), we officially kicked off our house hunting extravaganza last weekend. This is a process I am both excited about and dreading at the same time (mostly excited of course)

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  • I dont know about you guys but this is the time of year where I’m like OKAY, for real guys, it is actually time to extra crack down on the summer bod. I always start the year off strong and then come March I slack a little, and then April I am like “oppsie, summer is almost here.” But my workouts are going STRONG lately, I’m starting to get abs (!!) and now I just need to eat better (story. of. my. life).
  • Speaking of summer bods, we have been trying to plan a big nice vacay (out of the country) but with buying a house this summer, and moving, and all this other crap I think we are just going to opt to take a week off and go plop our asses on a nearby beach. I am just really in the mood to keep stuff simple and inexpensive right now with low travel times and uncomplicated itineraries. But damn if we arent way overdue for a vacation! YaknowwhatImean?
  • Okay lastly, you know this is hilarious.

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  • Any fun summer vacays planned yet?
  • Have you bought a house recently, or are you planning on doing so in the near future?
  • Sushi – are you a fan or not?

Oh, Just Some Rambling

Oh hey.

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Isn’t that the most pathetic brown dog you have ever seen? It really has no relevance… though it does kind of express how I feel about my lack of blogging lately.

It is weird that when I dont blog I really do miss it. But at the same time its not a top priority for me. I mean obviously working, life, and catching up on my shows on Hulu are up at the top of my list currently.

Dont worry, I am just rambling basically and this isnt leading to me saying bye or anything.

I say that because I am kind of sad because, though I haven’t been posting much lately, and also haven’t had a ton of time to read blogs like I usually do – I am still out here lurking and following along a little bit. But lately I feel like a lot of my favorite bloggers have “stepped back” from blogging. I realize it is selfish of me to be sad, because I totally understand why people would do that. Shit, blogging is kinda a lot of work (or can be).

I get it. But there is just something about “getting to know” someone and enjoy reading their story and then you no longer get to glimpse into their life anymore and it is kind of like farewell.

But, like I said I totally get it though when people decide to stop blogging or take a break. Though I haven’t ever done it, or honestly ever really considered quitting blogging, I have of course taken quite a few lengthy breaks. I mean with all the shit we have to do/worry about in life, sometimes we dont need something else added in.

Annnnyway - got totally off track and didn’t mean to get all deep on ya (or whatever you want to call that), I just wanted to pop in and say hey girl, hey!

Basically the last 2 months of my life have been consumed by work (ready. for. a. vacation.), battling with a credit bureau (seriously, have you ever had to dispute an error on your credit report? It’s exhausting), and a lot of trips to the dog park with cranky ass brown dog (on days it isn’t ice-storming that is, which is like 5 days in the last month – kidding) but really, Kona is kiiiind of a crotchety old woman and doesn’t want to play with the other dogs always, but for some reason she still loves going.

That concludes my rambling today. I hope everyone is just doing fabulously!

  • Do you get kinda sad when a blogger you follow says good bye?
  • If you have a pet – do they play well with other animals?
    Kona just kinda ignores other animals unless they are up in her business, and then she just acts grumpy and old.

Stitch Fix #3 – Bright Colors

Hello lovelies!

Yes it is time for another Stitch Fix sharing session.

If you’re curious about what Stitch Fix is, or why I hopped on board, you can go back to my last Stitch Fix post to see what it’s all about in my own words.

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Soooo, a couple notes this time….

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Yeeeeeeah I got a full length mirror for you guys (win!). Oh, what’s that? Why is it propped up on a case of beer you ask? Basically I was too lazy to mount it (and may not since we are moving soon-ish). I am crafty like that.

Also, I dunno if my lighting was off or what, so some of the pictures are a little funky – bear with me, I am not a natural at this whole selfie-mirror thing.

So, about the clothes – this time I left a note for the stylist that I wanted to see some brighter colors in this box.

And as soon as I opened the box I realized they did not disappoint!

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I’m not gonna lie, as I unpackaged the items to look at each of them, I was a little skeptical of most of them, but I’ll tell you about that individually below….

Here’s what I got:

Item #1: [Echo] Calistoga Dot Print Wrap Scarf – $28

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I haven’t met too many scarves I don’t like. And I surprisingly don’t have any pink ones so that worked perfectly. KEPT!

Item #2: [Pomelo] Tulip Print Tav Sleeve Blouse – $68

ImageThis is one I was kind of skeptical of. It was a hangy shirt (which as I mentioned, I never know how those will go until I try them on) and also it had tulips all over it. But I did love the colors. I love the dark coral and navy mix. After trying it on, I ended up looooving it. And the material is so smooth and comfy. Kept!

Item #3: [Pink Martini] Mia Sleeveless Bird Print Dress – $40

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Yeah, you guessed it – was totally skeptical of this one. Bird dress?! Definitely don’t own anything like this. The first thing I loved about it though was the material. I wish there were a way for you to feel it through the computer. But you can’t, so I will basically just tell you it is super comfy and soft and amazing. I was also shocked how well it fit me. I definitely am weird proportions for a dress to fit me well in the right spots, but after I tried it on I thought it would be super cute and light and cool for a hot summer day. Something I could wear casually or to work. Kept!

Item #4: [Just Black] Adora Skinny Jean – $88
Item #5: [41Hawthorn] Natasha Front Pocket Sleeveless Blouse – $58

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This one is a two-fer (the shirt and pants are both from this fix).

Let me start with the pants. I was definitely most skeptical about the pants because a) they are salmon colored and I don’t own any colored pants b) I have a reaaaaaally hard time sizing pants, they are usually awkward on me so I was skeptical that they would fit at all and c) I’m not that into skinny jeans. I mean I’m not necessarily built for them, I have short “thick” legs, big hips, and a pretty big ass. So yeah, I wasn’t sure about them… but holy cow they fit amazingly and were so comfortable! Like really, this was a huge shock to me. It is so rare for me to put on a pair of jeans and I love the way they fit. Also, turns out I have a lot of stuff that will go with the color really well. So yeah, I’m keeping them. And on my review of this item, I may have left a little note saying I wouldn’t be opposed to receiving these again in a future fix in denim or black.

The shirt, this is funny because it is the only thing when I was checking stuff out before trying it on that I was like “oh I love this and it is totally me!” and after trying everything on… it was my least favorite. I just don’t like the way it fits me. It is borderline too big and it is a little too baggy (from the side it is funky looking with my boobs). I was on the fence about it but ended up keeping it simply because it was cheaper if I did since I opted to keep the other four items, it was cheaper for me to keep all five and get the discount (25%) for keeping all items. I figure I can wear it under something, or if I don’t ever wear it I will just give it to someone later.

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So there you have it – another successful Fix! I have definitely learned that leaving awesome feedback when you checkout (after you get your box) is so important!

I was so impressed with this box for the simple fact that the point of me doing this is to go outside my comfort zone and incorporate some new stuff into my wardrobe – and this box definitely achieved that for me!

Like I said, I changed the time of month I am getting my box (to around the 20th) so I will have another one in late March to share with ya. I included a couple little requests for my next box – like that I’d like to see some jewelry for my accessory item, and also I wouldn’t mind seeing some more fitted-style shirts.

  • Would you wear any of the above items?
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