{The Bybel’s Favorite Things: Christmas Shopping Guide 2014}

CONGRATULATIONS!  You’ve successfully survived Thanksgiving and Black Friday!
Hopefully today you’re resting, spending time with family and enjoying leftover turkey sammies.
But more than likely you’re running around, decorating the house, wrapping presents and coming up with gift ideas for family & friends for 2014.

While you’re making those lists and checkin’ ’em twice, we thought we’d help you out with a few ideas.  Take a look at some of our favorite things and get some ideas on gifting for this season!

{Stitch Fix}

What: Online personal stylist who will send clothes to your doorstep!
Who: 
The Ladies (age: young adult +)
$$$: $20+ (go as low as $20 to cover the Fix styling fee over even more to cover the cost of the clothing items!) Continue reading

{Stitch Fix #3}

More clothes in the mail!  Ah-booyah!

You may remember my prior Fixes from {September} and {August} and you may recall how awesome the service is – but if case you forgot here’s the 5-second rundown:

Style Profile > Personal Stylist > Arrives on Doorstep > Keep What You Want/Send Back What You Don’t

It was time for my bi-monthly {Fix} and I asked this time for some pieces that would work for fall since it arrived on schedule this year in Texas!  I (as per usual) lost all patience and jumped online when I received the “Your Fix is Shipped!” e-mail and looked up everything early.  I was intrigued because a few items had little to no photos so I felt like I was getting awesome/unique pieces from this {Fix}!

Tart – Eldina Colorblocked Sweater

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I was pumped about this sweater!  It was warm, SO SO SO soft and easily adaptable for work or fun.  It would have been an absolute keep except for the $128 price tag (which seemed to be a trend this time ’round). Continue reading

{Stitch Fix #2}

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The mailman was good to me this week – Beth Moore study, essential oils and my second {Stitch Fix}.
And if that wasn’t enough, Aggie football is happening tonight!  Gig’em!  WHOOP!  AHHHHHHH!  I digress.

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You may remember that my {first Fix} wasn’t much of a winner.  Due partially to my own doing, I decided to correct my mistakes and was MUCH happier with the results this time around.  I heavily emphasized that my Pinterest board should actually be viewed and gave some specific direction on items I wanted (crossbody bag and dress).

DISCLAIMER: Please kindly ignore the hair/make-up situation in these photos.  Don’t hate. Continue reading

{Club W}

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If you haven’t picked up on it already, we kinda like wine.
And apparently I’ve been getting into shipped subscriptions?  I dunno – they’re convenient and easy!  Don’t judge me.
So when I read about {Club W} and the fact that they deliver wine to your DOORSTEP it was an obvious “duh!” moment.

The run down is this – you buy a minimum of 3 bottles every 1 month for only $13 per bottle.  Then they ship them to your place.  boom.
How do they know what to send you, you ask?  Well, you fill a short Palette Profile (with simple, non-wine term questions) and then indicate what you’d like your white/red breakdown to be every month (we do 2 red/1 white in our house). Continue reading

{Stitch Fix #1}

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IT FINALLY HAPPENED.  My first ever {Stitch Fix} arrived!

Don’t know what {Stitch Fix} is?  Here’s the 5-step rundown!

1.) Create a personal Style Profile.  I’m talking preferred style trends, measurements, ability to comment on what you like to keep covered up (broad, man shoulders for me!) and even copy the link to your personal Pinterest style board.  You can even leave comments about what type of items you’d like to see in your Fix.
2.) Schedule your first Fix.  There is a $20 styling fee for a stylist to review your Profile and pick you clothes, jewelry and accessories!  You can also arrange fixes to be shipped automatically or schedule them as you feel.
3.) Wait (im)patiently!
4.) That sucker arrives on your doorstep.  Yes, your doorstep.  No malls, no crowds, no children popping out of clothing racks at the department store while their mother isn’t paying any attention.  #winning
5.) Try ’em on!  Pick what you like, send back what you don’t in a pre-paid envelope.  The $20 fee will apply to your purchases (but will be lost if you don’t buy anything).  You even get 25% off if you purchase all 5 items!

You bought in yet?

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I thought I’d give it a go since fashion is super intimidating to me.  I mean REALLY intimidating.  I tend to just buy shirts at Target and wear them with a pair of jeans.  But, I’m growing up and growing in my profession and figure it wouldn’t hurt to dress the part.

So when my first Stitch Fix arrived last week I was pretty PUMPED!
And when I opened the box…I was seriously underwhelmed.  We’ll get to that later.

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