First Stitch Fix

I had seen reviews for Stitch Fix before and and a few of my friends had gotten one before but I had yet to bite the bullet because I enjoy shopping. But when I saw a coupon code that waived the $20 styling fee I decided to go for it! Stitch Fix is a subscription box that you can sign up to have delivered any time – there’s no set schedule. You pay the $20 styling fee, fill out a detailed style quiz, tell them what you’re looking for and then a box full of five items is on it’s way to you! The code LIMITEDTIME ends today if you want to sign up without the styling fee. I think they did a good job at listening to my requests and the curating can only get better over time!

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One thing that’s pretty neat is they include this styling sheet for every item that you receive. It shows a casual and dressy look. There’s also a little note from my stylist about why she picked the items.

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Gilli Arisha Striped Dress – $58

I really liked this dress! It is a knit so it is extremely comfortable and it fit well. I like the tulip shape and twist detail on the straps. Another dress I own is almost the same color combo so I decided not to keep it (and it was kind of pricey).

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Fun2Fun Binder Tie Neck Top – $48

I said I was looking to try more boho styles (looking for things I can wear to work at Anthropologie) and this fits the ticket. I like the colors and the style, but there were just a few things I didn’t like about this top. It has elastic sleeves and the bottom was a little tight on my hips. It’s getting sent back.

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Level 99 Giovanni Straight Leg Jean – $98

It’s funny because we sell this brand at Anthropologie but I have never tried it on before. When I took the quiz there was an option to get petite sizing which I opted into, so these are petite jeans. I requested olive green pants so they did great with that. Unfortunately my normal size did not fit – I would have to size up in this brand. Also I would never pay $98 for jeans. I decided to buy some almost exactly the same from Anthro using my discount instead – a much better deal! One more thing to point out is that on the tag in the jeans it said these were the Lily Skinny Straight style which is not what my sheet says or the extra Stitch Fix tag says. It was just something weird I wanted to point out.

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Pixley Elephant Print Blouse – $48

This was very cute and also fit into my boho request. I liked the loose fit and shape and it is a good fall piece. I’m just not sure I was crazy about the elephant print. I decided not to keep it.

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Papermoon Rylie Embroidery Detail Tank – $38

Woo hoo we have a winner, and it’s the cheapest thing in the box! I requested something teal for fall and although it says teal on my sheet I consider this turquoise and a very summery shade. That being said I still love it! I don’t have anything like it or much in this color and the embroidery is great! I wore it with white jeans and pink earrings yesterday and it was so cute. The fit was just perfect too.

If I had decided to keep everything they would have taken a 25% discount so my total would have been $197.50. This is also less the $20 styling fee that they take off if you keep anything. I got this box for for free so I was wondering if they would still take off the styling fee, and they did! So I got that tank for $20 with tax! After you decide what to keep you go online and rate everything then send back the leftover items in the prepaid packing slip they included. Next time I will request more dresses and skirts. I was really happy I tried out Stitch Fix and recommend it! I hope you try it out too!

Anthropologie Picks

I’ve been working at Anthropologie for about two months and there’s been plenty of cute clothes and accessories to drool over. I thought I would do a round up post featuring some of my current favorites and some of the things that were featured in a mini photo shoot I did with our personal stylist, Myles. Follow mylesofstyleps on Instagram to see more amazing looks from Anthropologie. For each look below she used the Strawberry Hill Skirt (now on sale!) as a base and added a different top and accessories to create unique looks. At first I thought I could never pull of a longer skirt like this since I’m petite, but I ended up loving it!

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Mimir Sunglasses, Caspian Studs, Essential Jersey Tank, Newsy Chambray Blazer, Pleasance Wrap Belt, Braided Raffia Wedges, Downland Crossbody Bag

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Tanay Necklace, Dara Pullover, Onestra Crossbody Bag, Braided Raffia Wedges

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Gwendola Rancher, Petite Dova Necklace, Chambray Scoop Tank, Bronzed Obi Belt

Currently we’re having our annual tag sale so there are lots of great deals to be found! Here are a few of my favorite things we’re carrying in store now.

Split-Print DressCapella Swing Skirt

Split-Print Dress, Capella Swing Skirt, Sunbather Skirt

Jacquard Conflux Dress, Button Cuff Joggers, Sun Drenched Chambray Shirt

SALE:

Ludovica Silk Tunic, Shimmered Cressida Skirt, Tea Garden Sheath

Makeup with Nancy Salcedo

Hi everyone! I have exciting news…this is my first collaboration! I have known Nancy for years because she is the little sis of my friend Tess. Nancy went to a makeup school in California and I haven’t gotten to see her skills in action yet and I know we both LOVE makeup so I thought hmmm let’s get together!

I’ve had this MAKE palette since I bought the Birchbox Limited Edition Vanity Affair Box back in November (it’s still available here) or you can buy the exclusive to BB palette here on it’s own. I also peppered her with questions about makeup application in general and what products she uses. I got the full works from her and it looked amazing!

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My top is from Anthropologie and is still available – Glimmered Tee in copper by Bordeaux. It comes in five colors, three of which we carry in our store at Northpark. It’s the perfect tee to dress up or down and I love the swingy shape. My necklace is available exclusively from Rocksbox – Laurel necklace by Perry Street. It’s a very different and fun statement necklace. Rocksbox is $19 a month and you get three fun jewelry pieces at a time to try out, then you send it back for another box! If you sign up use code ZARABFF5 to get your first month free – totally worth it!

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First Nancy put on foundation using a brush – she used Revlon Colorstay liquid foundation in the lightest shade and Make Up Forever High Definition Foundation in a slightly darker shade to get the perfect color match. I asked her if using a primer was important and she said not for everyday, but could be good for special occasions.

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Next she buffed everything out and mattified using this Revlon Nearly Naked powder in 010 fair. I was happy to see her using so many drug store finds – I can easily pick these up next time I’m grocery shopping.

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Contouring is something I thought was difficult but Nancy made it really easy using this palette by Kat Von D. She used the light brown shade in the middle of the top row in the hollows of my cheeks from my ear to mid cheek, and up near my temples. The key is to BLEND so it looks natural and adds a touch of warmth. I could also use my normal Smashbox bronzer instead.

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After applying a little blush to my cheeks she used this MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Hilighter which I actually already owned in the color Lightscapade. Put some on the top of your cheek bones and on the bridge of your nose for a nice glow.

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Now on to the good stuff – using this awesome eyeshadow palette! Nancy used some of the foundation as an eye primer. She said to always use an eye primer to set everything. First she put the tan shimmery color on the left side called Bentonite Clay as a base color all over my lid. Next she used the dark gray in the bottom right corner called Cast Iron using a fluffy eyeshadow brush to to put it in my crease. Then she used the crazy dark blue on the right called Midnight also on my outer crease. The key again is to BLEND! She went back in with the gray and tan until it was perfectly blended. The light cream shadow in the upper left corner is called Alabaster is is very glittery – this was applied to my lid. This look was great for a night out!

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Time for some liner – Nancy used Maybelline Eyestudio Color Tattoo 24 hour black gel liner. She used a small liner brush to apply this right above my lashes.

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To boost up the drama and plump up my lashes Nancy applied these individual lashes by Ardell that you can get at CVS or other drug stores. I love the way these made my eyes look – they really opened them up. Nancy says she likes these more than strip lashes because they look more natural. Then she put another coat of mascara on to make them pop – she likes Loreal’s Voluminous Original. For my eyebrows she used a little powder to add color and then I introduced her to my favorite product Benefit’s Gimme Brow. It’s a tinted gel that adds color and holds the shape.

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On my lips we chose a natural pink to offset my bold eye look. She used a pink Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar and then layered a Revlon gloss over it for a subtle shimmer. For the finishing touch Nancy applied a makeup setting spray, and ta da my look was complete!

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Nancy does makeup for weddings, senior pictures, date night or whatever event you might need her for. I highly recommend her if you are in the Dallas area! Contact her at nancysalcedomakeup@gmail.com and follow her Instagram nancysalcedomakeup for fun makeup looks. She also does amazing Youtube vidoes – check them out! I hope you enjoyed my first collaboration – thanks so much for reading!