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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Gettin fancy

Earlier this month I was blessed to be able to take my mom on a trip to North Carolina to spend time with her great grandchildren. I have lots to share from this trip.  It was chock a block full of goodness.  It was such a blessing because Lydia and Lauren was able to come with us too and we had us a bonafide girls trip!

We had a blast just being together hanging out but we wanted to do at least one"fancy" thing to celebrate four generations of our ladies being together and what could be fancier than attending a tea? 

Downtown Wake Forest has a lovely little tea room called Old English Tea Room.  It was my second time taking the grand girls there but it was a first to go with Loni.   I don't think the tea room was prepared for us.  We tried so hard to look like we belonged there and this was something we did on a regular basis.  But I think between the all giggling and taking pictures of every single little detail they were suspicious. But when Loni dropped the tea thinga-magiggy into her cup and tried to dig it out with her fingers but couldn't quite get it…. I think that sealed the deal. The folks figured out we were pretenders! lol.  But oh how fun it was!

First we had to choose a hat.

Then after finding the perfect ones, the selfie-fest started.

This may be one of my all time favorite pics of me with my girls.
It's so getting framed and hung somewhere in my home.

We finally quit all the picture taking and found our way to our table.
Then we took another picture. 
 The man in the corner was SO glad to have this giggling bunch of picture taking females right next to him.   Bless his heart.

After asking the waitress a ton of questions about the menu (bless her heart),  we finally decided on which flavored tea we all wanted.

….and then we waited.

Their scones were SO good.  Plus we were all starving.
We came in with a high tea appetite but had to settle for the low tea.
Did y'all know that fancy tea rooms are expunsive! lol.

That's it girl…get it all.  

We so planned the fact that Lydia's polish matched her tea cup.

And that my cup matched my shirt.  Excuse me, I meant my blouse.  In fancy tea rooms its always called a blouse.  (even though I can't say the word blouse without of thinking of Nacho Libre)

This is my favorite picture from the tea.
My mothers' hands pouring her great grand daughter tea. 
 And Julia Rose's face of anticipation full of cream all over her face….it makes it all worth it.

We may have tasted each other's tea…because we're fancy like that.

All hail Queen Loni!

What a blessed day it was.

I pinch myself that I'm the grandma.
I'm the one responsible for making those memories these little ladies will cherish.

I hope she always remembers the day she wore a fancy red hat and necklace and sipped raspberry tea from a fancy cup and ate scones with cream and laughed til she cried with all the ladies in her family.

Even though we've had a ton of tea parties in our pajamas at the kitchen table while Paw Paw pours the "tea"…sometimes you just gotta get fancier than your normal fancy.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Stitch Fix #11...the one that got away

    If there ever was a fix I regretted my decisions on,  it is this one.
Y'all bear with with me on all the pics of this daisy kinomo because pics are all I have.
My stylist must have thought I was crazy when this thing came back in the mail to them.

I felt like it wasn't flattering on me when I was trying it on.
But my goodness…it's a kimono Stephanie. Not a bathing suit.

I think this picture was one of the ones that sealed the deal.  It always felt like it was riding up in the front and you can kind of see it that here.  Still…..I'm super sad I didn't keep it.
Next up was this sleeveless blouse.
I loved the color and details by the neck.

I loved it tucked in with my blue maxi skirt and belted.
This belt was too big…I had it knotted in the back and i couldn't pull it tight enough.
Tried to find a similar one so that I could wear this to a wedding we had coming up.

And then there was this!
Eeeep!  I tried it on with my vintage pleated maxi skirt I bought while thrifting with my mom in Louisiana.  It goes all the way to the floor and I was estacic when I found it for $3.99. My mom thought I was crazy.  It's straight up polyester.  :)

Then we had this great boho top.
I loved the beading all down the front.  It was super sheer and could actually be used for a swim suit cover up if you wanted to.

 I love the color and I'm super sad I didn't keep this one either .

The fourth item were these earrings that are gorgeous!

And lastly, this dress.
My family gave it a major thumbs down. Nick thought it looked like a  cover up  and it was a little on the pricey side so I didn't want to keep it if I didn't love it.  

IF you keep all five pieces they send you, you get a 25% discount.
Once I knew I wasn't' keeping the dress then I got picky.
Too picky for my own good.

Let's look at those daisies one more time shall we?

sigh.  Crazy me.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Stitch Fix Number 10

 Y'all I am so behind on my Stitch Fix posts. 
I just got my 12th fix on Friday and I'm just now working on fix #10.
SO behind. But let me just say I can't wait to share Fix #12 with y'all!  It was hands down my favorite.  I kept every single piece.

This fix came on Memorial Day weekend.  Which is the weekend Nick and I hosted 27 members of our immediate family at we affectionally call Cow Camp.

I wasn't able to give much thought to my fix in the midst of everything but I was able to snap a few pics. I didn't keep everything because I didn't like how one of the pieces fit.
And once momma loses that 25% discount that you get when you keep all five pieces, then I start getting super selective with what I'm keeping.

Here's the lowdown.
First up was this slub sweater that I really liked.
(The necklace is from a previous fix.  I wear it all the time)

The back had great detail which I loved.

 I tried it on with the second piece…. cobalt blue skinnies.
I loved the pants but I would never wear this top with these pants.
Too matchy matchy for me.

Next up was this coral colored top.
It was super comfortable.  Like pajama comfortable.
And had I kept this top, I could have so worn this on the 4th of July. 

Loved it with my boyfriend jeans and espadrilles.

I probably would have kept all that I've shown you but this dress broke the deal.
I loved the color.  LOVED the color but I didn't like the way it fit me at all.
These two pics are actually way more flattering than it looked in real life.
 These bangles were my fifth item and I loved them.  Great colors but I have stuff similar to these already so I sent them back.

In the end all I kept of this fix were the skinnies.
I had a pair this color that had gotten too big on me and I've been looking for a replacement pair ever since. These are nice and long too.
Here are a few ways I've worn them.
I obviously like black and white with cobalt blue.
 And cute tees with great messages.
This was my my 4th of July traveling clothes.

There you have it. 
My 10th fix. 
Stayed tuned for #11 and #12 coming up SOON.
I'm determined to get caught up.
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