Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Stitch Fix Número Cinco - HELLLLPPP!

It's the day we all wait for - StitchFix day. Who doesn't love getting their Fix? I'm having a bittersweet moment. It's finally happened - I want all of the things in my Fix. 


Perfection in a box. It's amazing how on my first Fix, I was unsure. I wasn't sure if my stylist was getting my style. Now I feel as if she knows me perfectly.

In my note, I always feel I am over detailed. I tell her what I liked and didn't like about my last Fix and what I am looking for for this Fix. I mentioned my trip to Chicago, how I loved the floral shirt from the last Fix, and asked for another pair of jeans.

 

Item #1 and #2: Hem & Thread Erica Mixed Knit Hooded Sweater $58 AND Kensie Jeans Malin Bootcut Jean $98 - I asked for a chunky sweater or cardigan for the coming fall and winter months and to take with me to Chicago. Chicago is much colder than Arkansas right now and I was at a loss at what I could wear. This sweater is everything and more. I love the chunkiness. I love the colors (it's Razorback red, WOOPIG!). I love the laid back, comfy feel. It's so perfect and I really want to keep it. The $58 price tag is killing me.

I am a relatively skinny, straight girl. I have very little hips and my husband jokes I have a "pancake" for a rear (maybe I say that, and he just laughingly agrees). When I unfolded these jeans and saw the "curvy" fit, I said no way. I know these won't work. THEY DO! I never would've tried curvy fit jeans in a store. These are perfect and I am in desperate need of jeans. 

 

Item #2: Market and Spruce Kierra Embroidered Dolman Sleeve Linen Top $48 - I'm meh on this. It's cute and comfy. It looks like something I would wear. It's plain but still has the embroidered detailing which makes it unique and fun. I wouldn't spend this much money on it, but I'm in a bind on if I want to keep it or not.. keep reading!


Item #3 Collective Concepts Clarita Floral Print Flutter Sleeve Blouse $34 - This item reminds me very much of a tank/blouse I received in my last fix which is both a good and bad thing. The colors and pattern is gorgeous, but very similar. The flutter sleeves are a little girly for me and it I feel as if it's a little baggy. I am also meh on this, but we'll see.


Item #5 Kut From The Kloth Norman Floral Print Button Up Blouse $48 - I always "tease" myself with just opening the style card until I get home from work. This blouse immediately stuck out to me as a "I must have it". It did not disappoint. It's beautiful. The colors, the fit. It could be dressed up or down. It could be paired with jeans or a pencil skirt. it's just perfect! This is a definite KEEP!


SO! Here's my dilemma. All together, I wanted to keep the chunky sweater, the pants and the last shirt. After everything is tallied up, it is only $15 more expensive for me to get the other two pieces because of the 25% discount. I don't exactly have $199 to spend on the entire box, but should I really get rid of the other two for only $15 more?! I'm so torn. I need your help. Please leave your feedback in a comment! I have three days to decide.


What is StitchFix?
StitchFix is an online clothing store and personal styling service. For a $20 styling fee (which is taken out when your Fix ships), you can have five personally selected pieces. These pieces are picked by your personal stylist, who carefully reviews a "style profile" that you create on your profile. The $20 styling fee goes toward whatever you decide to keep from your Fix. Things you don't want are placed in a pre-paid mailer and sent back. 

When you "check out" online after receiving your Fix, you tell which you're keeping and give detailed reviews of each item. It asks you what you liked and didn't like about the fit, style, and pattern! 

Want to try it out? Try it just one month - there is no obligation or commitment! Click on the picture below, as it is a referral code that give me a credit. :)



Have a fantastic day!

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Sunday, October 12, 2014

Markdown Monday - A Week Long Celebration!

I'm so excited this week - I'm going to Chicago! 

I "met" one of my most dearest friends on Instagram (yes, keep reading) a while back while doing one of my most favorite habits - shopping. If you don't know what Instashopping is you are SO missing out. 

Instagram has become an eye-opening, great way to get myself to take pictures and share them with others. It has helped myself professionally and personally. I love seeing other teacher's work and their lives outside of TpT or the classroom. When you're on Instagram, you "follow" people very easily and every time someone posts a picture it appears in your feed. 

There are also "closet shops" that you can follow. These are people that sell things from their own personal closets or from thrifting! I have never been one for thrifting, but I know you can find some killer deals. These Instashops are doing the work for me and the prices just can't be beat. JCrew pencil skirt for $15? Heck ya! Like new Hunter boots for half off the original price?! You betcha! 

Closet shops post frequently throughout the week. They will post a picture of the item, tell the details on it (including measurements, condition, and price) and then all you do is leave an e-mail connected to paypal to claim! It's a bad, bad obsession.

ANYWAYS, so that's how I "met" Katie. She and I have very similar styles and would often see each other and compete with each other for clothing items. I'm not sure how we even started talking, but soon enough I got her phone number and we've been texting ever since. Katie is a SPED teacher in a suburb outside of Chicago. She loves animals, shopping, and just bought a house! We have quite a few things in common. Nevertheless, we became great "instafriends".

This was months ago, and then I found a teacher/blogger meet-up that was taking place in October - in Chicago! I found a plane ticket, asked Katie if I could stay with her, and it was set. I'm going to Chicago! Not only will I meet this girl I've been talking with about the most random things, but also many great teacher/bloggers who I've seen all over Instagram, TpT, and Facebook. What a great thing!

So, in celebration, this entire week I will feature products in my shop - on sale! It starts with this lovely linky party, Markdown Monday.


For this markdown, my Common Core Reading and Math Assessments are on sale at half off!! That's a double steal because these are already bundled together for a good deal. 

These assessments are a simple, organized way to keep your Kinders on track for the entire school year. Testing is not only just a pain in the you-know-what, but is SO time consuming and organization is a must. These sheets do more than help with all your needs. They are tests and recording sheets. They require little outside items and can even be done by a teacher's assistant if needed. Enjoy!




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Sunday, October 5, 2014

A Milestone Celebration!

Hey guys!

I quickly wanted to tell you about a great giveaway going on - that I'm a part of! It's a celebration for Kennedy's Korner! I work with these lovely ladies on The Primary Pack collaborative blog, and they are AMAZING workers! Come help celebrate!

http://www.kennedyskornerblog.blogspot.com/

http://www.kennedyskornerblog.blogspot.com/

 I donated a product from my store which is the third prize pack Kennedy's Korner has to offer. Be sure to enter!




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Thursday, October 2, 2014

I've got BIG news!



I am so excited and blessed to have the opportunity to work behind the scenes with the fabulous bloggers of The Primary Pack!  We are collaborating to bring you a rainbow of ideas!  Make sure you follow along to grab a bunch of colorful freebies, as well as enter our giveaway with $300 worth of prizes!

http://theprimarypack.blogspot.com/

Hi! I'm Molly and I am blogging from KinderMolly. I am an Arkansas teaching blogger/creator. I have a passion for small children, any type of animal, traveling, food and fashion! I'm from the fabulous state of Arkansas. Wooooo Pig!

http://kindermolly.blogspot.com/
I have been married to my hunk of a husband for a little over two years. We met my first semester of college - he helped get me through Physical Science. He's a geologist and likes rocks and stuff.


I absolutely LOVE TpTing, blogging, and keeping up with my fabulous "virtual friends". I'm heading to my first Teacher/Blogger meet-up October 17th in Chi-Town baby! I can't wait.

To celebrate our new collaborative adventure, The Primary Pack is hosting a giveaway with tons of fabulous prizes!



Enter the rafflecopter below for a chance to win!
a Rafflecopter giveaway AND here's my "colorful" freebie!  Just click on the image!


If you would like to see the full version of this packet, with 11 color pages in both English AND Spanish, click here!

 Hop along to meet our other bright bloggers and to grab a rainbow of freebies!




An InLinkz Link-up

And watch for my Signature, to read everything I post on this amazing collaborative blog!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Markdown Monday Linky Party!

I'm teaming up with Kelly and Kim's Kindergarten Kreations for this fab Linky Party! I've been SO neglectful to this dear blog - things are so hectic! Here in Arkansas, rock climbing season is in full effect, which means I will not have my husband for many many weekends. Cleaning, baking, and TpTing commence! 

For Markdown Monday, I wanted to highlight (what I think) are fantastic little emergent reader books. One thing I know from last year, my kiddos LOVED reading. I couldn't find and make enough emergent readers for them. Seeing their faces light up when they "got" a word or read an entire sentence just fills me with joy - doesn't it you!? I've been slowly creating these awesome themed readers for my Kinders (however they could easily be used for first!) and I'm so excited to share them. I have a few different versions.. please check them out! 

For this Markdown Monday, these emergent readers are half off! These books are a steal at $1.00 each and I can't wait to add a few more to the collection. Just click on each picture to take you to their listing!


  

For all of my fantastic bloggy readers, here's a freebie! This is a sample of the above mentioned books. Enjoy!!


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Friday, September 19, 2014

Stitch Fix Friday!

Hi!


It's StitchFix day! 




Don't know what Stitch Fix is? You're missing out! StitchFix is an online styling service where a personal stylist picks out five items based on a style profile you create. I tell EVERYONE about it! Here is my Stitch Fix #3...


Item #1: Kensie Jeans - Johnny Tall Length Skinny Jean $88 - I asked for a pair of jeans in this month's Fix. I saw one of Stitch Fixs' Blog Posts on denim, so I thought I'd try them out! They did not disappoint. I normally only like skinnies - they fit great in boots, but you can also wear them alone. My chicken legs and french fry shaped body thanks me. These black jeans will go great with so much!


Item #2: Vivienne Floral Print Sleeveless Blouse $68 - Now, I would NEVER spend this much money on a shirt. Ever. StitchFix has kind of spoiled me - I've found that quality items do sometimes cost a little more. Now, don't get me wrong - Target Style will always have my heart. But... it's nice to have some nice pieces. Does that make sense?


HOLY MOLY this shirt. I can't get enough. As soon as I saw the colors, the fabric, the gorgeousness... it was mine. It's beautiful and has so many uses. It also came with a blue tank top for underneath, which I will be able to wear with other things as it is detachable. I never want to take it off.

Item #3: 41Hawthorn Longsleeve Knit Cardigan $28 - I love cardigans, and this one is no exception. The color is beautiful and will go great with many different things. At $28, I couldn't not get it!


Item #4: Renee C Catriona Ruched Asymmetrical Fitted Skirt $44 - I had asked for a simple black pencil skirt in this month's fix, as it is something I'm lacking and a piece that I would spend a little more money on as a "staple". Unfortunately, they didn't have one, so my Stylist said we could try this out. Unfortunately, it just wasn't my cup of tea. The asymmetrical cut just isn't my style and it was a little too dressy for my taste and job. It was a good try, but a pass.


Item #5: Lyrie Textured Polka Dot Fit & Flare Dress $68 - I liked the material of this dress, but it was almost too small in the chest area. Also, I was just unsure where I would wear it to. I didn't care for the side zipper either. This was also a pass.


 


SO! I got three things, the most I've gotten from a Fix. I really feel like we're narrowing down to my "perfect Fix" and maybe the next one will be it! I can't wait. Want to try StitchFix? Click on the picture below - I'll get a $25 credit for referring you! :)




I love seeing other people's Fixes. Do you have a blog post of your Fix? Send me the link in the comments! I want to see.

Have a fabulous weekend! 

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