Saturday, August 2, 2014

Oops, I Did It Again: Fashion

Well, well, well.

Here we go again.

I'm ready to admit it out loud, I'm officially an Itch Nix addict. It's gotten real. How am I so sure? Well, I'm signed up for monthly boxes now.

Don't judge.

I realized last month that I usually only keep one or two items from each box. If I keep doing that, I'll be adding just one or two new items to my wardrobe each month and I think that's perfectly normal. So monthly we will go!

Though, let's be honest, I wouldn't mind if Itch Nix sent me a home run box one of these days, with 5 must-have, totally-gonna-keep, love-at-first-sight items. It hasn't happened yet, which bums me out just a little. Surely they should have my style and fit figured out by now, right?

Ok, enough with the whining.

On to the clothing.

This time I asked for tons of patterned stuff and a summery necklace, and they certainly met my requests!! Check it.

(Psst -- Please excuse my lack of make-up.)

Now one at a time...

Blue Polka Dot Blouse - $58

This blouse is a probably maybe. It's made of a very comfy material with a nice, flowy, but not-overly-baggy fit. I'm liking the polka dots, mostly liking the blue color, and definitely liking the cute criss-cross detail on the back. I can see myself wearing this a fair bit during our Memphis fall. I'm not sure I could dress it up much, but it'll be great for when I'm in a lazy, hanging out mood. It's probably even passable for work. Hrmmm. Definitely probably maybe.

Pink Chevron Blouse - $44

They finally sent me a chevron pattern I like!! WAHOOOO! And the color is lovely too!! From the front, it's my absolute favorite top everrrrr. And if my decision was based solely on how it looks from the front, I'd be sold. However, when I turn to the side, I feel like it gets all blimpy. Perhaps a better, more positive describing word would be flowy. But is it overly flowy? My mom says KEEP IT! Perhaps I should trust that mother knows best. But yet, I'm still undecided. Another definitely probably maybe.

Floral Blouse - $68



Ok, I know. That's mean. Someone designed this shirt and was proud of it. And then someone else said it was beautiful and agreed to have it made and sold. But then someone else tried it on (me) and felt like she belonged on a spaceship or something with those wingy armholes. What the WHAT?!!

I do love the floral pattern though. At least it has that going for it. Poor thing.

This girly space shirt is a no. Done deal.

Black Polka Dot Dress - $98

Pretty dress! Pretty pretty. And gosh, these pics are making it look good. But you all are going to have to trust me on this one. It's just not meant to be. I know it by how it feels when I put it on. The top part feels too bulgy/baggy. I don't want to feel like a heffalump on the top, so I'm going to just put my red-shoed foot down and say no. Sorry, cute dress. Oh, plus... too expensive, don't you think?

Statement Necklace - $38

I tried to like this necklace. I tried it on with two different tops AND a dress. This is actually the best it looked. It's just an awkward length (yes, I've tried it at several different lengths and it was still awkward) and it kind of looks like a bib. See what I mean? Easy peasy decision. You're going back to Itch Nix Land, necklace.

And that's a wrap!!

I've made it easy on ya. It's basically down to the polka dot blouse and the chevron blouse. The options are keep both or keep one or the other.


Oh, PS: John wanted me to share this picture with you. He said he was proud of his fashion photography and it made him want to do a power pose! HA! He's weird.

Oh, PPS: I have $75 in referral credits toward my box this time!! WOW! Friends are just using my referral link left and right. THANK YOU! It's making this even more affordable!! There's no pressure to do this at all, but if you're interested in getting a box of your own, feel free to use my referral link. When your box ships, I get $25 toward my next one. 

Oh, PPPS: Be honest. Are you getting sick of these fashion posts?

I decided to keep the chevron blouse! Weee!

Even though it was a bit baggy from the side, it was the most comfortable and my favorite pattern by far. I've already rocked it once AND just bought a pair of super light blue skinny jeans to wear with it. The blue polka dot blouse was hard to part with, but ultimately the right decision, as it didn't blow me away. Thanks for the input! It helped me say YES to the chevron!


  1. I love the posts! Reading these always give me ideas for what to look for in the store. I like the Chevron blouse, but agree that the back length might bother me if it was mine.

    1. Yay! I'm happy you like them. I worry that I'm over doing it with the fashion stuff, but it's almost too fun to resist! Thanks for encouraging. :) I'm pretty sure I'm just going to keep the chevron. The length in the back bothers me too. But husband keeps telling me he likes it. So, I suppose that means it's a keeper!

  2. GAH! I just had a whole long comment about everything, and then my comment got eaten. Grr! But I think this one was my fault. Well, I had an opinion about everything, but it really boiled down to agreeing with you on everything. I definitely think that if you only get one blouse, get the Chevron. And tell John that his power pose is fabulous! :)

    1. Aww, man! Sorry the long comment got eaten. Hungry blogger.

      Thanks for the feedback! I'm agreeing with you now. It's probably going to be the chevron. It really helps to have you all chiming in, because before I made this post, I was pretty sure I was just going to keep the polka dot blouse. It's nice to have outside opinions, for sure!

      I told John you liked his pose. It made him super happy. Haha.

  3. I'm enjoying the fashion posts! They're fun.

    1. Yay! Glad to hear it. :) They're fun for me too! Just want to make sure that my fun isn't driving others bonkers!

  4. I can't speak for everyone, but I never get tired of fashion!!! Love the chevron blouse that you chose, a definite win. And your husband is such a goof--I love it! :)

    1. Thanks for the feedback! I'm glad you like them too. :) I ended up choosing the chevron top. In fact, I'm wearing it right now!! I'll make sure I tell John you think he's a goof too. Ha!

  5. Hey Stephanie, my Grandma called and wants her tablecloth back (#3).

  6. I loved #1 and 2 as well! But #2 definitely says "summer" and "Happy" to me. You look great!!

    1. Gee, you're too sweet! Thank you! I ended up keeping #2. So glad you like it too!! It was hard to say goodbye to #1, but in the end, definitely the right choice.

  7. Love the pictures browsing ran into your site...


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