So my second Stitch Fix box has arrived! Yay!   Even though I was kinda iffy about my first box, I was still pretty excited to see what they sent me this month.

If you're not familiar with Stitch fix, they have stylists that pick out 5 pieces of clothing/accessories for you to try based on your style preferences, for a $20 "styling fee" that is also credit toward your purchase if you keep anything.  They include a free return envelope so you can send back what you don't want.  Check out my blog post "My First Stitch Fix Review"  for more info!

Though I didn't end up keeping anything, I was pleasantly surprised with this fix!  Most of the items seemed to be a lot more like my style.  In this box I got 2 sleeveless tops, a maxi dress, a pair of orange jeans and a fun statement necklace.

These are Pink Martini brand Joshua ankle jeans in orange, and the top is Kristine floral print blouse.     The pants are not something I ever would have picked out for myself or tried on in a store, but I actually kind of like them! Unfortunately they were too small, but I did request that they send them again next month in the next size up.     I liked the shirt too, but I didn't like it $48 worth. (um, nah.)

Market and Spruce Harlin v-neck plaid knit shirt.  Once again, I liked it, but not enough to pay what they were asking.

Arc n Co  Bellatrix embroidered maxi dress.  This one looked pretty out of the box, and it was actually affordable, but when I tried it on it was just awkward. It was way too long, and the top didn't fit right at all. Plus, the slip layer underneath stops right under my crotch, which is weird. It visible on the outside where it stops, so it just looks silly. Why not just have it the whole length of the dress?    So yeah, this was a big no.

And finally, the Pixley Bellatrix necklace.  This is pretty cool looking, but it was a little too much necklace for me.  I'm not really the statement necklace kinda person.  I would have modeled it but it didn't really go with any of the clothing.

So, I didn't end up keeping anything in this box. You might call it another fail, but I was actually happy that they did a much better job picking out things for me this time.  Aside from the dress, I did like everything.  I would have kept the pants if they had fit.   So I will go ahead and try another box next month!   It is a lot of fun getting a grab bag box of clothes every month. I just wish the prices were a little more reasonable. Some items are okay, but others just seem ridiculous.

Want to give them a try yourself?  I'd really appreciate it if you'd use on my referral link!

 First I must note that this is a review on buying from thredUP....not selling.  I have not tried selling on it yet so I don't know too much about it.

A friend recently introduced me to the website thredUP.  As someone that's always happy to find a way to shop that doesn't require me to carry a cranky toddler around the store, I was intrigued and had to check it out. ThredUP sells gently used name-brand clothing, shoes, and handbags at an affordable price.

Wait! Hold it, Kim.  Used clothing?

Well hold on...when I say gently used, I mean it! They're very picky about the quality of clothing they accept. Most items are in like new condition, and the one or two items that I ordered that were marked as having a minor flaw still looked brand new to me..I honestly couldn't find the flaw.

This website is fun, but it is also dangerous.  If you see something you like, you feel pressured to order right away because that item is not likely going to be there for long.    I now know not to go to this website unless I am okay with spending some money, because on all three occasions I have visited the website I ended up placing an order!

One of the dresses I bought from thredUP

Shipping is $2.99 for the first item and .99 each additional item, and free if you spend over $50. Or, if you know you're going to be shopping there a lot, you can pay a one time $19.99 fee and that will cover your shipping for the rest of the year.

Returns unfortunately are not free at the moment, unless you order from their mobile app.  I'm hoping in time as the site becomes more popular they will offer free returns period...because I don't know about you, but when it comes to ordering clothes online, I end up returning more than I keep. Just like shopping at a store, you're not going to like everything you try on.

So in closing, I really like this site!  I just can't go browsing it on a whim or I get into trouble. ;)  If you're interested in giving them a try,  use this link to get $10 off!

Oh, and did I mention they also sell baby and children's clothes??? 

I've seen so many awesome handmade wreaths lately, and I've been feeling pretty crafty lately so I kind of wanted to try my hand at it. I was a little intimidated, I'll admit, because everyone else's are sooo good, and I really don't know what I'm doing!    But I thought I'd give it a go.  Halloween has always been my favorite holiday so of course my first wreath was going to be a Halloween one.  

I had a general idea in mind, but I didn't really know where I was going to go with it.  I bought a bunch of random things from Michaels and decided to figure it out as I went along. A lot of the stuff I didn't even use and returned to the store.

This is what I ended up with!

I didn't take pictures along the way as I made it, sorry, but it was super easy!  All I did was wrap a furry yarn (from Michael's) around a wreath form, gluing the ends. Then for the mummy-like wrappings,  those are something I already had in my halloween decor,  Walmart usually sells it in the Halloween stuff, I think they call it "spooky fabric" or something like that. I just cut it into strips and wrapped it on, letting some of it hang.   Made a big black bow and added some spiders and voila! Done.  Super simple.


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