My August Stitch Fix: Transitioning to Cooler Weather

After last month’s shopping bonanza, I went cold turkey for the month of August. I gave myself a little ‘no shopping for 30 days challenge’ and only broke it with a couple pairs of running capris I scored at the Under Armour outlet for a steal. My 30 day drought is over now, which coincides perfectly with my August Stitch Fix delivery!...more

My August Wantable Fitness Edit

Last month I tried the Wantable Fitness Edit for the first time (you can check it out here) and liked it so much I decided to do it again for August....more

My ThredUp Experience

I’ve talked about my love of online consignment stores before and was a huge fan of Twice for years. However, Twice recently closed their doors… leaving an opening in my heart for a new online consignment love.So, I decided to try out ThredUp to see if it would make the cut. Since I haven’t done my end-of-season clean out, I haven’t tried selling items to ThredUp yet. Instead, I browsed their stock of like-new clothing and ordered a couple items....more

How to Choose the Best Handbag for Your Style

It's easy to explore your style with clothing—trying out different shapes of dresses, skirts, pants, and shoes. But picking a handbag seems like more of a commitment. Sure, you can go to Target and buy a new purse every time you see one you like … but many ladies like to "invest" in one or two well-made handbags that they can use every day. So, how do you decide which handbag is best for you? ...more

I saw it on Pinterest: Making a T-Shirt Bag

So far in my Pinterest adventures, I’ve tackled a braided bun, made some fire starters and tried to unclog a sink drain....more


This post was almost named “Nobody Shits on Spiderman” so I made this snazzy little meme. I don’t know why it makes me laugh so hard to imagine this image as the cover of a coming-of-age novel about the perils of potty training. ...more

My July Stitch Fix: Lucky #22?

It’s Stitch Fix time again and as always, I can’t wait to share what I received in my box. After last month’s fantastic buy-it-all Fix and some Anthropologie tag sale shopping, I’m actually doing kind of okay on clothes for now. However, I LOVE receiving my monthly Fixes so I went ahead and kept my July Fix on the schedule.Here was my stylist note for this Fix:...more
I actually think you looked pretty hot in that skirt, but if you didn't feel comfortable in it ...more

Reviewing the FabFitFun Summer Box

Do you guys remember how much I loved subscription boxes? I tried so many of them over the years – Citrus Lane, Brit Kit, Darby Smart, Birchbox, Fair Ivy, Graze, Fabletics, Blue Apron, MissionCute, and more. And, of course, I’m still going strong with Stitch Fix, Wantable and Hello Fresh. So, when I received a deal to try the FabFitFun box for $25 off, it was a no brainer!...more

My July Wantable Fitness Edit

Now that I’m running more to prepare for my Team Relay Marathon, I’m realizing that I don’t like a lot of my running clothes. There is nothing more annoying than starting a run and realizing that the pants you threw on actually fall down every third step, so you have to keep yanking them back up over your butt.Believe me, I have PLENTY of excuses not to run… I don’t need running clothes helping me with any!...more
Karen Ballum Yes, the top would be fantastic for yoga! Or, you know, couch surfing while ...more

A Talbots Try-On Session

Let me start by saying that I’ve never shopped at Talbots before. However, I was recently talking to someone who was raving about the store and she told me that I just had to check them out. According to her, they were positioning themselves for a younger market and she always had luck finding work clothes there.Okay, challenge accepted!Before I entered the store, here were my preconceptions of Talbot’s aesthetic: Super preppy, expensive, kind of dowdy with modest necklines, and appropriate for the 60+ group.So, did they prove me wrong? Well, not really....more