Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Stitch Fix Review #3 and My Sister's Wedding

Post number 2 for the day!!! I am making up for missing a week of posting! Yikes!
check out Stitch Fix, an online personal styling service
Okay so for those of you who do not know about Stitch Fix...it is amazing. 
I found out about it through blogging (oh the wonderful things you learn through blogging!!) I just loved the idea...especially being obsessed with fashion and clothes. I just had to try to out! So all you have to do is  pay a $20 styling fee to get a "fix" and five clothing/accessory items are sent to your home. 
Then you get to try them on, in the convenience of your home. If you LOVE all five pieces you can receive 25% off your purchase. Or you can keep whatever you want or none at all (If you don't keep anything..you still have to pay the $20 styling fee) -- If you do decide to keep anything, your $20 styling fee goes towards your purchase. How amazing is that!? Even if you just like one piece from your fix..it is totally worth it!
 
To get started..before you schedule a fix, you get to fill out a style profile and let your stylist know exactly what you like and what you don't like. Be as specific as you can--  what type of items you do or do not want sent to you. Best part is you can pick price ranges as well as different styles--- So if you request clothing items around $50-100 a piece, you won't get sent anything above that like a $200 dress. Below are what some questions are on your profile.


Some important things that I figured out from reading other blogs and following boards on pinterest.....
(1) Be detailed in your style profile.  The more info you give the better!  Let them know if you’re in between sizes..if you are more of a dress or pants person....if you despise the color red or orange (I DO!)
or, if a certain cut or style doesn’t work on your body type...let your stylist know.  I changed my style profile and added more specifics after receiving my first box.
(2) Include a link to a Pinterest board.  Even name the board Stitch Fix and your stylist will know exactly what your style is and maybe even include pieces that you pinned from other people's fix.
(3) Give honest feedback about the items in your box. Don't sugar coat it---  You’re not going to hurt anyone’s feelings by saying you didn’t like something.  Give specifics because it will help your stylist to make your next box spot on.
(4) Ask for items you want to get in your box.  There is a comments section at the end of the style profile--add it there! You may or may not get it but it never hurts to ask.  I asked for the cardigan and got it in my first fix!
(5) Your first fix might not be exactly what you were hoping or looking for...but be patient..as it may take a few tries for your stylist to really understand your preferences. 


If you want to try Stitch Fix for yourself...use my referral code. I would appreciate it! https://www.stitchfix.com/referral/3685046  



I love how they package the fix every time :)  I kept the maxi dress pictured in the style cards above. I also kept this blouse! I LOVE IT


Don't forget to use my referral link if you want to try Stitch Fix!!
 https://www.stitchfix.com/referral/3685046  








Okay so on to the best part of last week and the weekend...my sister got married!!! 5.24.14---what a magical day. My family and I traveled to Portsmouth, New Hampshire (after stopping in Boston to get my sister and her fiance). The weather was perfect (a little chilly so the ceremony was inside...but pictures outside were "picture perfect" ) 

Below I will just have a gallery of photos..I will caption some of them, but there are about 30! yikes..I went a little photo crazy...but I couldn't help myself! So much to capture!






 The pictures above are all from before or after the wedding with family :)

Pictures are now of wedding (in no specific order).

 My cousin Nick and I

 Megan and Will at their "first look"
 All the cousins!
 I now pronounce you husband and wife...you may kiss the bride :) Wooo!
First dance as a couple :)
 The happy couple at their table!
 My dad's speech---made me cry!!
 First dance to "Crazy Love"
 My mom putting my sister into her dress!!! Gorgeous
 Meg and Will's Guestbook..how amazing. Thank you Etsy!
 My twin brother and I. LOVE
Bride and Best Man
 Siblings Picture...let me take a selfie. haha
 The back of the dress....lace for days.
Megan's Mother-in-law Hope, putting the bracelet on her. The bracelet was something blue and old!
 Bridesmaids and the Bride!!!

 Groomsmen and the Bride


 First picture with her dress on! Absolutely stunning.

 Putting on the earrings...captured a natural, happy smile :)
 Dates for the evening...Katie, my brother, me, my friend Matt.


 Father/ Daughter Dance-- "I Loved Her First"



 Program for the ceremony. Classic.
 First Dance
 The Dress!! Future Mrs. Woodward
 Meg getting ready for her big day!!!


What a wonderful weekend with many friends and family to celebrate a happy couple!! They are now off to Italy for two weeks :) Can't even believe it!! I wish them nothing but happiness and life filled with all they could imagine!!


Phew...sorry for the long post but couldn't pass up the opportunity to show off these wonderful pictures! Stay tuned for pictures from the real photographer :0

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