Another stitch fix review

My last stitch fix box was spot on, almost too perfect for me I thought. So when I sent a note to my stylist for the next box to come, I asked for things like me, but a little edgy or different. I asked for help with different colors since I always choose the same ones that I love. I wanted more tops that weren’t too casual or too dressy. And I updated my Pinterest page with tops I liked or even loved that others had gotten from stitch fix. Here are some tops I pinned….

Merch Blog; don't know why, but this blouse reminds me of poor, doomed Ophelia.  Love the delicate, watery florals.: Like the mix of patterns on this shirt and it looks like a beautiful, light material.: #stitchfix @stitchfix stitch fix Daniel Rainn Estefany Lace Detail Split Neck Blouse $64: Got this Daniel Rainn blouse in my first fix, still my favorite thing!:

So I had a good feeling about this next box.

A few days ago, I got the email….my fix was on the way!!!  Of course I couldn’t wait and peeked at what they sent to me on my stitch fix app.

Oh. Well. Um……..

Maybe I’ll just wait for the box. Surely it won’t be so bad when I try them on.

I got my fix today.

Uh-Oh. That’s not a graduation cap….or a bookmark with a tassle….. It’s a shirt.

Ok, she’s right… I DID ask for something a bit away from my comfort zone. And more color.

But, I can’t. Just can’t do it. Not this one. It is just as bad as I anticipated. Words that come to mind when looking at/wearing this shirt include: Gidget, Baby-doll nightie, way too yellow, doily-esque….. and not me. For sure.

Weirdly fitted

This feels too much like dental hygienist, surgical scrub, hospital gown style, paired with an interesting split halfway up each side. I don’t know how this could be flattering on me, and I’d need to sew it together before I actually wore it.

This top is reminiscent of the furniture I had in the basement of my very first house. Except the flowered pattern was brown, and instead of crocheted lace, there was wood trim. But still. Oddly high waist with that little ruffle thing all the way around is also not flattering.

Ding-ding-ding-ding!!!  We have a winner!  It’s the black top I pinned, and I love the notched detail around the neckline. Thank goodness one can never have too many black shirts. At least I won’t waste my $20 style fee, right??

Overall a disappointment, but I at least learned more about what things I definitely don’t like. So, maybe if that was my stylist trying to find options out of the box, we can walk a bit closer to the box, or maybe off to another side of the box. But get away from this area for sure.

No, I’m not giving up on stitch fix. I think I’ll try to pin more, and give lots of good constructive feedback on the things I don’t like. I know, I just KNOW at some point I’m going to be completely wowed.







Are my teeth whiter yet?

Remember when I posted about this awesome teeth whitening kit I stumbled across at the drugstore? I was really excited to try it, because it had a little laser/light thing for my teeth, and it seemed pretty miraculous.

I was eager to use the kit, and show off my shiny new smile.

One day, I decided I was ready….. so out came the box and instruction reading commenced.

Match your color to a number

Match your color to a number

That was kind of easy….except after a few minutes all the shades seem to match, and yet not match.

floss and brush your teeth. No problem.

floss and brush your teeth. No problem.

So far so good. All things I’ve done before and seem to be doing well at.

First rinse with the "whitening accelerator"...

First rinse with the “whitening accelerator”…

The light, the light!! Yay!!

The light, the light!! Yay!!

Next steps include swishing with this liquid accelerator for 10 seconds. Then brushing each tooth with a layer of clear gel, and letting your teeth dry before your lips or tongue touch them. You have to wait 20 seconds before stuffing the light into your mouth, where it stays on for 2 minutes and turns off by itself.

I did not factor in that I have many children, who seem to require my constant attention and time, as well as my ability to yell at them at the drop of a hat. It is impossible to yell properly with a shiny laser/light thing shoved in your mouth.

I did not factor in the monotony of following the same steps over and over and over, before you can expect a result. It’s booooring. You must run through this process at least 10 times before seeing results, 20 times is recommended. Ugh.

I hadn’t considered the drool factor. Think Cujo.

Is it rabies, or is he whitening his teeth??

Is it rabies, or is he whitening his teeth??

So….. although it looked really simple, and it was technically easy…. I didn’t like it.

All the steps! Brush teeth, swish with the stuff, spit it out, brush on the gel, hold your lips away from your teeth while breathing heavily through your mouth-trying to dry your teeth, suck on the light for 2 minutes. Rinse, brush, repeat. Seemed like there should have been a salt shaker and a lemon wedge somewhere in that process….

So the first time I made it through 3 cycles and got sick of it. A week later, another 2 or 3. This past weekend, the day before my daughters graduation party…. 5 times baby!!!

I didn’t see a difference.

I think I’ve given up. Probably, I will stick to the white strips. I still don’t use them properly, one box has lasted me years because I also don’t ever seem to have the time to use them… but at least it’s only one step when I finally get around to it. Kind of bummed out I didn’t like the laser light more, but catching mouthfuls of drool in a towel as I held it in place seemed to really put a damper on it for me.

If you’ve tried this and actually finished it… I’d love to know your thoughts!