Stitch Fix Petite Review May 2015 | The Cheerful Times

Stitch Fix Petite Review – May 2015

I thought I had sworn off Stitch Fix for good. After my first Stitch Fix review, I had a few more lackluster boxes come my way. I kept a few things, but for the most part everything was pretty off.

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I kept this plaid shirt and these skinny jeans from one of my fall boxes (only to realize afterwards that my plaid shirt had a big hole in the sleeve)
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In a winter box I kept this striped, stretchy pencil skirt

I tried in vain to better my fixes by adjusting my style profile, perfecting my Pinterest board, and leaving incredibly detailed feedback. I kept requesting tighter fitting clothing, but every time they ignored my wishes and sent me billowing shirts — which is not flattering for my body shape. Frustrated, I cancelled my Stitch Fix subscription.

When I heard Stitch Fix introduced petite sizing, I thought I’d give it a try since the clothes should fit me a ton better. To increase my chances of getting a great fix, I reinvented both my style profile and Pinterest board once again — this time pinning almost entirely floral print and stripes, my go-to patterns.

“There’s no way they don’t understand my style now!” I proclaimed victoriously to myself.

So, did it work? Let’s find out! Continue reading “Stitch Fix Petite Review – May 2015”

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt fashion - Kimmy goes to school striped sweater

The Amazing Style of Kimmy Schmidt

I’m in love with Tina Fey’s new Netflix show “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.” For those of you who haven’t seen or heard of the show, here is a super brief synopsis provided by Google:

Rescued after 15 years in a cult, Kimmy Schmidt decides to reclaim her life by venturing to New York, where she experiences everyday life with wide-eyed enthusiasm.

If you’ve watched it yourself, you know that there’s so much more to “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” than just this. The show is hysterical, the characters are quirky and lovable, and you really just need to go watch it right now. The most lovable of all the characters is leading lady Ellie Kemper’s Kimmy Schmidt. She is my spirit animal. Aside from her chipper personality, I became enthralled with (and incredibly jealous of) her amazing fashion sense. Because she was kidnapped in 8th grade and kept underground in a bunker for 15 years (!), all of her vibrant clothing choices are unapologetically youthful and with a hint of a throwback.

Kimmy and I are wardrobe twins.
Kimmy and I are wardrobe twins.

In honor of the fact that I want all of Kimmy’s clothes, today’s Pretty Picks is a Kimmy Schmidt Fashion Appreciation Post. Here are some of my favorite Season 1 outfits, chronologically by episode: Continue reading “The Amazing Style of Kimmy Schmidt”

Stitch Fix polka dot Pixley swing skirt | The Cheerful Times

A Very Cheerful Stitch Fix Review

I recently signed up for Stitch Fix, one of those popular monthly box services, and decided that I would join the reviewing fun. So, welcome to The Cheerful Times’ Stitch Fix review!

What is Stitch Fix? For those of you who haven’t heard of it, Stitch Fix is a subscription service that delivers stylist-selected clothes to your doorstep. Continue reading “A Very Cheerful Stitch Fix Review”

Craftsicles: Monstrous Madras Shirt Refashion

While I’m horrified that it’s been since September (being a senior in college is hard work!), I’m so pleased that I finally found the time to do a new refashion! You all really liked my big, blue, and buttoned dress refashion from Labor Day weekend, so I hope you’ll like my monstrous madras shirt refashion equally as much. If I do say so myself, it’s a good one!

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#TotesAdorbz. Fun fact: After ample research, I discovered that this print is not technically plaid nor gingham, but instead it’s called “madras.” You and I both learned something today!

I found this size “B8” beauty at Value Village for $4, which pains me because it was one of the cheapest articles of clothing I could find. My last refashion I got for mere cents in South Carolina while on vacation! Curse you, financially-inflated tri-state area. Anyway, as you can see, this little number needed some major work done.

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Help.

My initial thought was that I would do another buttoned dress refashion. However, once I got home, I realized that the length was not what I thought it was. If I transformed it into a dress and wore it out and about, one wrong move and things would get a little… cheeky (wink, wink, nudge, nudge). Also, the loud madras pattern would most likely overwhelm the dress.

Suddenly, I thought of something even better and more fashion-forward: a CROP TOP! Continue reading “Craftsicles: Monstrous Madras Shirt Refashion”

Craftsicles: Big, Blue, and Buttoned Dress Refashion

Hello, everyone! I’m really excited to showcase my first major clothes refashioning here on The Cheerful Times blog. I’ve been working on it all Labor Day weekend, mostly because I have very limited sewing knowledge, supplies, and no sewing machine. At least hand-sewing everything gave me something to occupy my time with! Anyway, let’s get started–not just with the refashion, but with my extremely convoluted sewing journey.

The past few months I’ve really wanted to get in touch with my crafty side again.  I absolutely love thrift shopping, and following The Refashionista‘s blog inspired me to refine my sewing skills and turn things from crap to cute (sorry for stealing your line, Jenny Grumbles).

I picked up this little number from The Hospice Community Thrift Shop, a secondhand store that benefits hospice care, while I was on vacation this summer in Hilton Head, SC. I paid a whole 50 cents for it!

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Don’t you wish your girlfriend was hot like me?
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I needed to end this dress’s misery… pronto. Help!

Continue reading “Craftsicles: Big, Blue, and Buttoned Dress Refashion”