Stitch Fix unboxing 2

April 14, 2014

Stitch fix #2 came in the mail today, I might have squealed a little when I saw the fed-ex guy.  I didn’t expect it until tomorrow so this was a nice monday surprise.

If your new to Stitch fix here is a quick recap.  Stitch fix does the shopping for you.  You create a profile of your likes, sizes, preferences on styles, and can even give the stylist instructions or hints on what you might want.  For me, I wanted cute comfy clothes I could work or play in.  I am a jeans and shirts type of gal, but I want the cute factor too.  In each fix you get 5 items and you can choose to keep them all, and get a 25% discount, or keep as many of the 5 items as you want.  I am in dire need of clothes, since losing 30 + pounds and getting rid of my bigger clothes, then having twins and needing those big clothes again, I don’t have much to wear, and/or the time or desire to go shopping.  So this is the perfect solution for me.  Clothes hand picked by a stylist and shipped to me!!  What could be better.

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I had the same stylist as before Nicole (shout out to her, she is great).  She gives a card with a note and a photo that describes each item and what to pair it with.  Her note said she was inspired by my pinterest board, and I had requested comfy cute clothes that I could do photography in, so she had that in mind as well.  Sweet!
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First up was the Collective Concepts Tribal printed blouse- I loved the print, wonderful material, and style would look great with jeans, or dress pants.  Verdict:  Keep

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Mystree Lace Panel Tank- So love the style, color and lace on this tank, the little details like the back are super cute, great length and flowly around the middle.  Verdict: Keep

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Papermoon Mixed Print sheer cardigan- very light and airy, big, comfy and flowing

Verdict: Keep

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Margaret M Brocade cropped pant-  These cropped trousers are a wonderful fabric, with a design (Hard to see in the photo), crop right at the ankle, super comfy, stretchy and perfect for working in!

Verdict: Keep

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Last but not least is Kris Nations Texas State Necklace-  Super cute necklace for a Texas Gal!

Verdict: Keep

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So I decided to keep all of my fix, priced at $304, but minus the styling fee of $20 and the 25% discount  of $71.00 (which is basically the tribal blouse for free) all 5 items were $213.00

If I had decided not keep something, they included an addressed postage paid envelope to return your items.  You also have to make your decision in 3 days.  If you do return something you don’t get the 25% discount and if you return it all they keep the 20 styling fee.

The great thing about Stitch fix, while this is more than I would normally spend on 5 items, it’s really great quality of clothing that I can and will wear for years to come.

So do you stitch fix?  What is your favorite item I received.  To see my first Fix.

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Miss Maisie went broody 3 times last year, but I never let her raise a single chick. I would normally stick some eggs under her and let her do her thing, but since I was “incubating” babies, I decided it was best not to have more little things to take care of.  So she had a little break.

If you remember, Big Mama was my official broody whisperer, but, since she is gone, Maisie has taken over the duty graciously.

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So Maisie went broody and the big boys and I really were itching to hatch.  So we went big.  We set 40 eggs in the incubator and put another 12 under her.

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We hatched eggs from our own flock of Olive Eggers, we have 4th generation OE’s hatching.  I am really excited to see what comes from these eggs.  I love having my own breeding project in my back yard.  I breed mostly for the color of the egg, but lately have been selecting for feather color and fluff, as the egg color is really great.  With this batch I am hoping to get a new rooster and some more pretty pullets.

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So far we’ve hatched about 28 chicks, and got some really neat colors that I haven’t hatched before.  JCH_8359
They like to hide and tuck underneath Maisie’s fluff, it’s amazing that they can all fit.

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Maisie will raise them for about 4-5 weeks until she thinks they are fit to fend for themselves and she will return to the flock and resume laying eggs.

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I am hoping to sell most of the chicks, much to the dismay of the big boys, as they want to keep them all.
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Anyone want some chicks?

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