Whenever I tell another mom that I have a blog, the first thing she usually says is, “How do you find the time?” The answer is that I don’t. I’ve looked and looked and can never find the time. So I just gotta make the time.
I make the time by getting up early in the morning to edit photos. I make the time by using Luke’s nap time to develop recipes. For this post, I made the time by having Tim take the photographs of me after the kids were in bed. And the last thing I wanted to do was get dressed up and have my picture taken. Please don’t judge how I’m looking in these photos (hopefully not too tired?) harshly. Focus on the clothes, because that’s all I want you to see anyway. 😉
Before I show you this month’s Fix, I have to tell you a little secret. I started teaching again! It’s only two mornings a week, so it’s very part time, but I’m so happy to be back in the classroom. It’s actually the perfect amount of time for where I am in my life right now. I asked my stylist to send me at least one business casual piece this month to help me with the whole dressing professional thing. It’s been a while, ya know?! And here’s why I love Stitch Fix(<–affiliate link!!) They sent me clothes that I never, ever would have picked. Forced me right out of my comfort zone. And I loooooove it. Thank you, Stitch Fix! You are awesome. So let’s get to it!
Bay to Baubles Westminister Colored Gem Stud Earrings $28
Aren’t these earrings cute? I have nothing like these. What I really like about these is that I can be wearing a totally casual t-shirt and put these earrings on and instantly look more polished. Keep!
41Hawthorn Filbert 3/4 Sleeve Popover Blouse $58
These pictures don’t make it easy to see the details of this blouse. It’s lightweight (almost sheer) with buttons down the front, two front pockets with buttons, and buttons on the shoulders. The shoulders are also a little puffed (I don’t think that’s the right term–forgive me for not being fashion savvy enough to know what that’s called). It is longer in the front and back and the sleeves are longer on the outside and shorter on the inside. I love this because it’s cute, comfortable, and can be dressed up or down. I’m wearing it really casually here and it’s a great summer to fall transition piece. Keep!
41Hawthorn Walt Striped Skirt $68
One cool thing about Stitch Fix is that they send you cards showing different ways the pieces they send you can be worn. I probably wouldn’t have thought to pair this skirt with a chambray shirt and tall boots, but they showed it that way on the card and I liked it! I think I’m getting a little delirious in this picture or something; I’m not sure why I have such a big smile. This photo shoot was a one-shot-per-outfit deal, though, so this is the best I had! Anyway, I loved this skirt. Not something I’d pick myself, but I’m happy to have it! Keep!
Mystree Abigail Colorblock Lace Trim Top $58
I heard Luke singing from his crib right before Tim snapped this picture. Doesn’t my face just say, “Please, kid, just go to sleep!” It turns out the days of letting Luke sleep 3 hours for naps may be ending. He played happily in his crib for about 30 minutes when he should have been sleeping last night. At least he wasn’t crying! Oh, yeah, the shirt. I love this shirt. I love the color, the lace detail, and the fit. It’s loose, yet not boxy. Perfect. Keep!
Pixley June Polka Dot Skirt $58
So this skirt. I had to google “how to wear a pencil skirt” to figure out what to do with this thing. Waaaay out of my comfort zone. Most of the pictures I saw showed the shirt tucked in. I actually wore it that way with a green shirt to church, but honestly, I just didn’t feel comfortable. Maybe it’s just hard for moms to wear pencil skirts with shirts tucked in? I like it better the way I wore it in the picture, although I’m not sure how well that particular shirt and belt works with it. I was going to send this back because I just didn’t know what to wear with it. The card had it paired with a striped shirt, but I didn’t think I was quite that daring to wear stripes and polka dots together. It also showed it with another style top that I have nothing like. Plus, they sent this as my work outfit, and this is not exactly the type of thing I normally would teach in. BUT. The cost of the skirt was $58 and the “buy all discount” you get was more than that. So it made sense to keep it and make it work. So it was a keep!
Yep, I kept everything this month, so I got 25% off each item. That means the earrings were $21 instead of $28, the popover blouse, lace trim top, and polka dot skirt were each $43.50 instead of $58, and the walt striped skirt was $51 instead of $68. I was also lucky enough to have enough credit to almost cover the whole cost of the Fix! Thank you, so so much, if you used my referral link. I am so grateful.
That’s all for this month–I hope you are all having a great week!