Love…Stitch Fix

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Ok, so I signed up with a company called StitchFix about a month ago when a co-worker of mine suggested a new, and fun way to shop. We often swap stories about clothing finds and always mention the same stores. yawwnnnn… I figured this was a good way to have other looks/items put in front of me that I may not otherwise have looked for. When I tell you I have been waiting for this package with the glee of a 5 year old on Christmas morning.. I have been!

When I initially signed up, I took an online questionnaire letting my stylist know what types of pieces I would want to see, and at what price range. Based on my results, I was an “edgy” type that wanted to see pieces that would also be ok in the office.

Well…yesterday I received my first box! What’s cool is that you pay a monthly fee of $20 to be a member but that goes toward any purchase you make. Your stylist will send you 5 pieces to choose from (including accessories) and you are welcome to purchase the ones you want, and send back the ones you don’t within three business days. If you purchase all 5 items, you will be awarded 20% off your entire purchase.

I only decided to keep one item from my first stitch, however I think this is something I will keep up. Since “monthly” things seem to be a negative in adult life (Rent, period etc..) It’s nice to have something exciting happen monthly!

Take a look at my stitch! sidenote: I did also receive a teardrop necklace with this stitch that was not special by any means, so I didn’t even take it from the packaging.

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The stitch came with these cards showing ideas on how to style the pieces included. Awesome inspiration!

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Note: Speaking of “stitch” I don’t have a stich of makeup on in these posts so..beware! I also left all the tags on the jeans because at this point, I don’t know if I am keeping them or not.

The jeans are by Kensie and before this I had never heard of the brand. The moment I slid them on they fit like a glove. I couldn’t believe it! Most of my jeans fall into the category of uncomfortable or too short. These were a perfect mix of the two. They also sent me this Corinna striped top that hugged in all the right places. I could see it as a casual piece, but I don’t feel it was worth the $48.00 they were asking for it.

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The next piece I got was a leopard print blouse by C. Luce I really liked the print and felt it was a top I could wear with a midi skirt (pictured above), white jeans or black slacks. The only thing I wasn’t a fan of was the mid cap sleeve. I have bigger arms so I like to keep them semi hidden!

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I also received a black thin cardigan with a  faux leather shoulder by HoneyPunch detail that I also thought was a great piece to have in my closet. I paired it here with a mini dress since it will be getting warmer out and the days of leggings, high boots and cardigans are coming to an end. Since I have an unlimited supply of faux leather and black in my closet, I decided to send this one back as well.

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All in all I was thrilled to try this service and receive my box! If you are interested in signing up to give it a try, use this link so they know Lovein201 sent you!

https://www.stitchfix.com/referral/3605634

xoxoKim.

Love…Beauty Sleep

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A sleeping position I would love to master.

Hey guys! Remember me? that blogger chick that writes about things she loves? I have been totally uninspired during the end of this dreary season, and I’m telling you..it’s not easy to blog about how fabulous things are around you when it is snowing every other week and your workload is growing. However, I was snapped out of my funk when HSN gave me a nudge to take a look at a recent blog about overnight beauty products! Someone say beauty products?

I took a look at this blog post and it got me all revved up about not only getting a full nights rest, but using it to beautify myself! What’s funny is that I have an alter ego now (created by my boo) that focuses on beautifying while sleeping!

My current nighttime beauty regimen includes two things after cleansing. Moisturizer and Eye Cream. I am currently using the Olay Pro-X Advanced Cleansing System along with Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer and IMAN Time Control Defense Eye Cream. Here are a few other things I’m DYING to try per HSN.

1. Perlier Black Rice Platinum Serum and Face Cream – $59.95

2. nyakio™ Hydrating Face Oil with Kola Nut - $49.00

3. M. Asam VINOLIFT® Skin Tightening Cream - $34.95

4. Wei East Dragon Tree Dramatic Lift Face & Eye Duo - $78.00

5. Double Hyaluronic 1000 An Ounce of Gold Volumizing Day Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30+ - $28.50

Take a look at ALL the amazing skincare HSN has to offer here

I will be ordering soon! What is your nighttime skin regime?

xoxo Kim.

Good Morning

Readers! I don’t know what has happened during this recent “Spring Forward” time change but I have NOT gotten used to these early mornings and late nights. Will I ever adjust? This is the first time I have ever been affected by the change..hello late 20′s!

If you feel at all like I do, I hope this playlist helps.

xoxo Kim.

Weekend Beauty Finds

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Even though I LOVE department store makeup, nothing beats amazing finds at the drugstore and beauty supply store. I decided to try new things and also buy some favorites. Here are some great things I found!

1. Natural Oasis Herbal Finisher - Also known as “Liquid Gold” I use this everyday to coat my strands. It smells delightful and gives my hair an amazing shine without weighing it down.

2. Cover Girl Smoothers BB Cream – I’m so late on the BB train, but I am in LOVE with this product! I was wasting a lot of time in the morning with my makeup, and honestly I prefer to sleep until the last possible second. I just smooth this on for light coverage and I’m done!

3. Sally Hansen Complete Manicure in Trouble Maker – Although there are trendier brands of nail polish out there, this one is a fave. I snagged this eggplant shade and after two days…still no chips!

4. NYX Pore Filler – So I’m always working to perfect the “Barbie” smooth skin effect with my concealer and foundation. This primer works wonders with that and even looks great on bare skin.

5. Wet N’ Wild Mega Impact Mascara – I needed to throw away my old mascara and I decided to try a new kind of Mascara just to see how it works. I decided on this Wet N’ Wild Mega Impact indulging in my cheap drugstore thrill. I have to say It’s not my favorite, but I will be keeping it in my desk drawer at work for Happy Hour touch ups.

I also scored a pack of Bobby Pins because, where do those things go??!

xoxo Kim.

Love…Romantic Makeup

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Last weekend was romantic. VERY ROMANTIC. I was feeling the love on Friday and instead of wearing red or pink I decided to wear romance on my face and take on the day looking and feeling like a vixen.

I adore Valentine’s Day and use any excuse to get dolled up for a day and prance around. For this look, I left my face pretty bare, just added a touch of liquid foundation (no concealer) to even out my skin tone, added a touch of bronze eye shadow to my lids, blended into the crease, and finished with RiRiWoo Lipstick and two coats of my favorite mascara.

Geez I felt good this day, and had a wonderful night with my luuuvvaaahhhh.

What did you do?

xoxo Kim.