Tuesday, August 29, 2017

#7 Stitch Fix - 0/5?

Just wanted to show off my #7 Stitch Fix.  Lots of fit issues - some my fault.  I'll discuss my likes/dislikes below:















Ok, this top is brown with some orange flowers on it.  I actually thought it was going to be a halter top but it was a regular skinny strap top which is great.  I asked for a brown top but really wanted something for work and while I could try to get away with wearing this at work - I might feel self conscious showing a little bra strap.  While it would be perfect as casual wear, it is $38.  I would never buy a top like this for that.  So this is probably going back.


The jeans - a bit tight but felt better as I wore them a little.  For some reason I feel kind of big looking at the pictures?  Maybe I'm nuts.  I do like the distressed part.  The skinny jeans always make me feel like I'm an ice cream cone because of my hips.  My butt looks flat in these which is super weird!  I think due to the tightness.  I'd have to exchange for a bigger size I think if I were to keep them and they already gap a little in the back so I assume it would be worse if I go bigger.  So probably sending them back.



 




This actually looked way better in person.  But didn't fit in the shoulder area.  The fit issue is my dealo - in the summer time when they send me nothing but tanks - I can wear XS.  But when there are sleeves, I tend to have to have at least a Small.  And I feel like if I size up, it might swallow me whole.  So...sending that sucker back.







This was the same issue as the cardigan - the sleeves were too short or something?  They pulled when my arms were straight down?  Maybe because it was petite and maybe I can't really do petite tops even though XS normals are too big.  I apparently have long arms.  LOL  Good to know...  Sending that back!







I am not a fan of crossbodys so I knew this would go back.  I tried to see if I could work with it but...if I'm not in love with it despite that crossbody fact, then why try to force myself to love it?  Sending that back.

If you would like to try out Stitch Fix for yourself, you can go HERE (affiliate link).






Sunday, August 27, 2017

Stitch Fix #7 Is On Its Way!

So I should be getting my next fix on Tuesday.  I already peeked at what I'm getting and I'm not so sure about any of it but sometimes it turns out better once I put 'em on.  If you are not part of Stitch Fix yet, you need to sign up (HERE)!  (Affiliate Link)


Anyways, here is a pic of me at Kohls yesterday with my Stitch Fix cargo pants.  I am trying to find some sort of brown tops for work.  Couldn't find any at Kohls, TJ Maxx, or Ross (unless you count leopard print lol).






I actually walked out of Kohls, 30% coupon in hand, empty handed!  Funny thing though - I found someone's wedding ring in the Junior's section and turned it in.  My step 2 moment (Law of Attraction talk).  :)  So it was all worth it. 


The cargo pants were from my #5 fix.  I actually wasn't going to keep them as they were super pricey but...the Stitch Fix math worked to their advantage and I'm so glad!  They are such a great casual staple.  They do now have a hole in the crotch tho.  LOL!  So much for pricey items.  I was supposed to wash them inside out but who's got time for that?  Bwhahaha not this girl!  Maybe I'll get around to sewing that up but for now - no one really knows!  They are SO beyond comfy...and not too long either.


Anyways, now on to my goodies I'm getting on Tuesday!  Let me know what you think.












I definitely am not keeping the purse (hate cross bodies)...and again - I am not a fan of halters and I keep telling my stylist that but...she keeps sending!  But maybe I'll like it anyways and keep it.  People on my Facebook group love the Daniel Rainn - I'm kind of over flowy tops so we'll see about that one.  The cardigan - I asked for cardigans but I'm not sure if it is dressy enough for my job which is the only reason I wanted it.  The jeans!  I'm excited about these.  I have a bazillion jeans and don't need another pair but...I don't have ripped ones yet!  So I can't wait to try them and Stitch Fix jeans normally fit amazing especially for this curvy, tiny, short gal like me.  But we'll see.  I'm ready to order my next fix tho!  Haha!  I'm obsessed.  Stitch Fix really is making me rethink and refine my closet and style. 







Cars.com Review

This is a sponsored post.


Hello, everyone!  I was asked to review Cars.com and write a blog post about it.  I immediately was in!  Ya know why?  Because I actually used Cars.com to buy my dream car back in December! 


I had paid off my 4Runner back in October and toyed with the idea of FINALLY getting my dream car - a Mustang GT.  I didn't really know how to go about it - I didn't really want to take much effort in finding one but I figured if one fell in my lap, I'd take a look.


As soon as I put the idea out there of wanting a Mustang, one of my neighbors, who had a silver Mustang GT, mentioned they wanted to sell it.  I was intrigued but ended up passing on it.  While it was everything almost with what I wanted (GT, stick, loud exhaust) - it wasn't the color I preferred (black) nor did it have the black wheels/tinted windows/spoiler that I wanted. 


Then I found a Boss 302 Mustang for sale at work - SO cool but pricey AND it was yellow.  So again, close but no cigar. 


Then someone at work mentioned why don't I check out Cars.com.  So I checked it out and saved a search for a black Mustang GT.  I think they updated me by email every day when one came up.  You can personalize it to the Model, Make, Year, Price, etc.  Which is perfect!  So I only got black Mustangs coming through. 


One day, I got THE email.  Of my dream car!  It seemed too good to be true.  I was actually able to get the Carfax straight from the Cars.com website (for free) which gave me a piece of mind that this vehicle was a good buy.  I emailed the dealership and they sent me more pics.  It was real!  It was a 2013 Mustang GT Premium 6 speed manual.  It had black wheels, tinted windows, spoiler, and an extra loud exhaust.  And it has crazy ambient lighting inside which I initially made green and red for Christmas and it is currently pink. 


Here are some pics of me at the dealership when I got the car and some pics since then. 








That last picture is me at my first Mustang meet - another dream come true!  Thank you Cars.com!


Cars.com really made the search for my dream car effortless!!  Just put in a few specifics in the search, search, and save it.  You will then get updates via email.  I have now decided to put feelers out there (new searches on Cars.com) for a jacked up truck, a luxury car, and more Mustangs.  I am completely confident that I will find my next car on Cars.com.  They are they ultimate place to search for your next car!


Other great things about Cars.com:
  • Get specifications and reviews on any car
  • Find service centers/dealers
  • Sell your car via Cars.com or get online offers from dealers who want to buy your car
  • Get latest car news
  • Find out about the auto shows
  • Get DIY auto repair videos

Friday, August 11, 2017

Tendy Metal Signs Giveaway! (Ends Sept 10th)

Welcome to the Aluminum Trendy Sign Giveaway!

This is part of our Back To School Gift Guide, so please check it out!
This contest is hosted by the Social Media Gurus Network!
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Michigan Saving and More

Deliciously Savvy

Tales From A Southern Mom

Heartbeats ~ Soul Stains

Here We Go Again ready

My Silly Little Gang

Everyday Gizmos Sweeps & Views

Bargnhtress

Easter Babe’s Theory

Peyton’s Momma

Java John Z's

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Foamcoreprint.com

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This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site.You are not eligible if you have won a prize from the sponsor in the last 12 month. This Giveaway is valid in the United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 9/01/17. The winners will have 48 hours to email their information back to julie.talesfromasouthernmom at gmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment. If you would like to be a sponsor in a giveaway like this please email Laura Smith at julie.talesfromasouthernmom (at)gmail (dot) com. If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Back to School Giveaway! (Ends Aug 23rd)

Back To School Giveaway



 



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~ 1 Winner~
Open to US
8/9  12am ~ 8/23 11:59pm

~Prize~
The prize pack includes:
Stuffed Backpack from Mead Five Star
(backpack, binder, folders, notebooks, etc)
Zest Shower Gel
Salon Grafix Hair Care Products
Welch's Fruit Snacks
$25 PayPal Cash

Our winner will receive the amazing products we got to review this year (backpack & contents may vary depending on colors available). 
Check out our reviews for them:
Mead Five Star - Backpack and supplies
Zest and Salon Grafix - Hair and Shower supplies
Welch's - Fruit Snacks
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Thursday, August 3, 2017

Brooklyn Beans CocoMocha Giveaway! (Ends Sept 5th)

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Awake With Brooklyn Beans CocoMocha Giveaway Ends 9/5

Welcome to the Awake With Brooklyn Beans CocoMocha Giveaway!

This is part of our Back To School Gift Guide, so please check it out!
This contest is hosted by the Social Media Gurus Network!
Below is a list of all the bloggers involved in the gift guide.

Michigan Saving and More

Deliciously Savvy

Tales From A Southern Mom

Heartbeats ~ Soul Stains

Here We Go Again ready

My Silly Little Gang

Everyday Gizmos Sweeps & Views

Bargnhtress

Easter Babe’s Theory

Peyton’s Momma

Things That Make People Go Aww

Java John Z's

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Now let’s get to the sponsor!

Brooklyn Beans Roastery

Brooklyn Beans Flavored

Social Media Links:


Cocomocha

The flavor sounds amazing!

Winner receives 40 pack
$24.00 RV


See a review HERE.

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GIVEAWAY

This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site.You are not eligible if you have won a prize from the sponsor in the last 12 month. This Giveaway is valid in the United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 9/5/17. The winners will have 48 hours to email their information back to las93063 at gmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment. If you would like to be a sponsor in a giveaway like this please email Laura Smith at las930 (at)gmail (dot) com. If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Brooklyn Beans Flavored Kcups Giveaway! (Ends Aug 29th)

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Find A New Favorite With Brooklyn Beans Flavored Variety Pack Giveaway Ends 8/29

Welcome to the Find A New Favorite With Brooklyn Beans Flavored Variety Pack Giveaway!

This is part of our Back To School Gift Guide, so please check it out!
This contest is hosted by the Social Media Gurus Network!
Below is a list of all the bloggers involved in the gift guide.

Michigan Saving and More

Deliciously Savvy

Tales From A Southern Mom

Heartbeats ~ Soul Stains

Here We Go Again ready

My Silly Little Gang

Everyday Gizmos Sweeps & Views

Bargnhtress

Easter Babe’s Theory

Peyton’s Momma

Things That Make People Go Aww

Java John Z's

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Now let’s get to the sponsor!
 

Thirty-One Gifts

Brooklyn Beans Flavored

Social Media Links:


Brooklyn Beans Flavored  

Flavored Variety Pack

You guys know I'm a sucker for flavored coffee!  These look amazing.  Whoever wins is gonna get some great coffee!

Winner receives 40 pack
$23.00 RV
See the review HERE.

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This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site.You are not eligible if you have won a prize from the sponsor in the last 12 month. This Giveaway is valid in the United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 8/29/17. The winners will have 48 hours to email their information back to las93063 at gmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment. If you would like to be a sponsor in a giveaway like this please email Laura Smith at las930 (at)gmail (dot) com. If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

Also we all “love it if you like us” on Facebook! If you like our blogs on social media it helps us bring you only the best giveaways and more of them!

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Same Kind of Different As Me Giveaway! (Ends Oct 21st)

This is a film called SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT AS ME.  It is a drama rated PG-13 and is being released on Friday October 20th.  It is bein...