If you’ve been hanging with me for a little while, you might remember that I just reviewed my fall Stitch Fix box in October.
Typically, I wouldn’t schedule another Fix so soon, but Stitch Fix is waiving the $20 styling fee right now, and I was searching for a cocktail dress to wear on our upcoming honeymoon to Walt Disney World. So, since I had nothing to lose, I said what the hell and scheduled one more Fix for 2017.
I am certainly glad I did, too.
I know I have said this before, but this Stitch Fix box was hands-down my best yet. My stylist Cara tailored the Fix to perfectly match my style, and each piece fit me wonderfully — making it incredibly difficult to decide which items I would keep.
Plus, the note she left me was especially sweet. I love that she mentioned she read my blog post on how I honored my mom at my wedding.
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It is no secret that I am a fan of Stitch Fix, an online personalized styling service. It is fun and easy to receive a box full of high-quality clothes and accessories in the mail, try on everything in front of my own mirror, and send back what I don’t want.
If you’re curious about how Stitch Fix works, here you go:
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That is how long my mom has been gone. I was 19 — still a child — when she died in the early morning hours of July 27, 2009.
And when I say that her death was the defining moment of my young life, I mean it. There is not a day that passes that I don’t ask myself, “Would she be proud of me?”
That is a heavy, heavy weight to live under.
I have devoted many words on this blog to talking about losing my mom at a young age. Losing your mother before your life really begins changes you in ways that you don’t fully understand until you’re older and your life is more established.
For me, I realized that even though at 19 I felt grownup, 19 was, in fact, too young.
19 years was not enough time with my mom, and I learned what all motherless daughters come to know — the memories of times past aren’t what is most painful. What breaks your heart over and over is living through all the moments your mom won’t be there for — birthdays, college graduations, your wedding, the birth of your first child, etc.
That is why planning my wedding as a motherless daughter was awful at times. Your wedding and all of its chaotic planning and madness is just something your mom should be there for.
Continue reading “As a Motherless Daughter, How I Honored My Mom on My Wedding Day”
As my husband and I approach the two-month mark of wedded bliss, I become more and more thankful that we decided to delay our honeymoon.
We tied the knot in September this year and will vacation at Walt Disney World over Christmas — making it a full three months after our wedding to take our honeymoon (or Disneymoon as I like to call it).
When we first began tossing around ideas for honeymoon destinations (you can read about our initial planning here), we were about 10 months out from our big day. So, we had quite a bit of time to plan a trip if we wanted to leave the Sunday or Monday after the wedding — which is what we thought we would do.
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Like many, many others who are a fan of Chip and Joanna Gaines, I was up early Sunday morning for the launch of their new farmhouse style home brand at Target, Hearth & Hand.
Since it was cold and rainy, I decided to try my luck at shopping the line on target.com instead of heading out to the store.
Much to my surprise, I was able to score almost everything I wanted, and for the items I couldn’t snag online, I ended up going to Target for anyway.
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Cool air, leaves changing, boots, vests, pumpkin beers — I love fall. Especially fall in North Carolina. It is just such a beautiful time of year here.
Because the seasons are changing, it was time for me to order another Stitch Fix box. I like to schedule my Fixes at the beginning of each season to help me stock my closet with a few staple and quality pieces that will not only last me for the months ahead, but hopefully ones that I can use for years to come.
In my note to my stylist, I mentioned that I was looking for items that would transition from the hot summer days to the cooler fall weather we are beginning to experience in Charlotte, NC.
I also specifically asked for trousers and cute, feminine tops, and I mentioned that I was searching for different pieces of clothing in shades of green because that is the school color of the university I work for.
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SPOILER ALERT: Things didn’t go as planned.
As an extremely frugal person, I spent the months leading up to our wedding researching ways we could save the most money — particularly on details that I didn’t care too much about … like flowers.
Continue reading “A DIY Disaster: What Happened With Our Wedding Flowers?”