I hope you are enjoying a lovely day doing whatever it is you please. I’m keeping it short and sweet as I’m hoping to head out the door soon to cheer on friends and a coaching client at one of my favorite local races, Wallis Sands 1/2 Marathon. This will be the first year, in 3 years that I have not run it. I’m a little sad, but my plan, even before my injury, was not to run it. I’m OK with it. Ironically, last year I ran it coming off another tendon injury. And I ran it naked. You can read my 13.1 thoughts for 13.1 miles to find out how that went.
5 From Instagram – I post more pics on Instagram. Are you following me?
1. Mother’s Day brunch. I’m so thankful for these two little love bugs for making me a mama.
2. See that squat? I couldn’t do that a week ago with my tendon screaming at me. Progress is being made with my posterior tib tendonitis. It’s slower than I want, but it’s happening.
3. A sure sign of warmer weather? The boats are back at their moorings in the bay.
4. Feeling mellow yellow with med balls.
5. Sometimes you just need to crow. Anyone else get that?
1. 6 Yoga Poses to Soothe Tired Legs and Feet – I’m on my feet for most of the day at my job as a Clinical Exercise Physiologist. By the end of the day, my feet are just beat. These poses are the perfect remedy. And they are great for after a long run too.
2. Generation X’s Parenting Problem – I had to laugh at this article. It’s so very true and a topic that is raised often. It’s like the stories from your parents, “When I was your age, I had to walk to school up hill BOTH ways!” Things change. But this -> “And like the generations of parents that came before us, we’re all making it up as we go along.” SO true.
3. Split Image – If you haven’t read about Madison’s story yet, please do so. I read it with tears in my eyes. Social media can do wonderful things, but it has a dark side. We paint a picture that everything is AH-MAZING and EPIC in our lives. I don’t know about you, but mine sure isn’t that way 100% of the time. What you don’t see is the whole life. “Even people you think are perfect are going through something difficult.”
4. Letting go of perfection – Tina’s post after reading about Madison’s story is a must read if you are a perfectionist or not. I don’t consider myself a perfectionist, but I find myself falling into the “Keeping up with the Jones'” trap. We are all human. We all have faults. We all have a hard.
5. And something to make you smile and cry all at the same time.
After taking a few months off from Stitch Fix, I thought I’d give it another try. Especially since I had great luck with Fix #3.
If you aren’t familiar with Stitch Fix, here’s the scoop:
Basically, it’s an online styling service. You create an online profile with your likes and leave it up to the stylists to pick out items. Based from this information, they send you 5 articles of clothing that get delivered right to your door. You can chose to have it delivered as little or often as you like.
It’s $20 a fix, but as long as you keep one item you can apply that toward the price. So you only lose money if you don’t keep a single thing (and you get a 25% discount if you keep it all!).
Then from there, you can try everything on and figure out what you want to save and what you want to keep. A prepaid USPS envelope is included for easy returns for items you don’t keep.
If you know me, you know I don’t like surprises. I was (am?) the kid who opened wrapped Christmas presents that were under the tree before the big day. I NEEDED to know what was in it. When I got the email saying my latest Fix was on it’s way, I promptly popped over to my checkout to see what was in my bag. When I laid eyes upon all 5 items, I thought “Well, that was a waste. I don’t like anything. It’s all going back.”
And then you know what happens, right? I try all of the items on and I suddenly need it all. That’s what I love most about Stitch Fix. The items that my stylist chooses for me are not always necessarily items that I would first pick out for myself which ultimately makes me step out of my comfort zone aka style rut.
This month my stylist did an awesome job based on my requests and my clothing inspired board on Pinterest. Lets take a look at what showed up on my doorstep this month. And excuse my cheesy modeling looks. Bahahahahahahaha!
Renee C – Dalia Split Neck Top – kept
Kut from the Kloth – Aviva Boyfriend Jean – Kept
My first thought on the top was love. It was definitely different than what I had pictured. I love the print. I love the fit. Definitely a keeper.
I purposely requested the cropped jeans. It’s the pair that every single person is receiving from Stitch Fix lately. I was hoping for a lighter wash and was hesitant about keeping this pair even though they fit great. I had just bought a very similar pair the week before. Oh and then my dad, I mean Ron, said “You’re going to pay $78 for ripped jeans?!?!” I definitely had to point out to him that he sounded like an old fuddy duddy when he said that. Definitely a keeper.
Market & Spruce – Sam Hi-Lo Short Sleeve Tee – kept
This tee is super soft and oh so comfy. The color is perfect. The one thing that made me hesitant about keeping it? The price. It was just a plain tee after all. I could get four of them at Target for the same price. But with the discount for keeping all 5 pieces, it was worth it.
Papermoon – Garland Geo Print Maxi Skirt – kept
Street Level – Anchorage Striped Canvas Tote – kept
I love the idea of a Maxi skirt, but have never been able to find one that fits just right. Every single one just makes me look like a blob. In my mind I was already sending this back as soon as I laid eyes on it. But then I tried it on. You guys, I want to live in it. Super comfy. My stylist suggested I wear it with the Hi-Lo Tee. I’m not sure I like the two together. I felt very frumpy. With a denim jacket, though, it was much better. Although I’ll probably find something else to wear with it from now on.
I love the look of this tote. It just screams summer and nautical to me. However, I didn’t really need it. I had plans to send it back until I decided to keep at least three of the items. It actually ended up being like the tote was a freebie then. Reminder to self – take off the tag before you actually use the tote!
I went back and forth on whether to keep all 5 items. I didn’t absolutely love every piece. But with the discount, it made it worthwhile. And once I decided to keep it all, I really started to love every piece. I’m glad I kept everything. I definitely will be wearing each piece all summer long.
Have you tried Stitch Fix?
Just so you know…This post was is not affiliated with or paid by Stitch Fix. All opinions are my own. The link included is my affiliate link, which gives me a small credit if you decide to sign up.