Work = Life

Happy Monday!

I know it’s been a little quiet around the blog. I work at a college and freshmen moved in this past weekend. Classes start on Wednesday, so we are back in full swing. There has just been a lot to do to get ready and I’ve been working 10-12 hours pretty much every day this week.

Unfortunately, this means the blog gets pushed aside. I hope to be back regularly next week. But if you really miss me 😉 add me on SnapChat (@smvarnam08). I’m on it WAY too much!

10620787_10100866931065396_2130972781821910000_n And before I go, I have to wish my furbaby, Linux, a happy 5th birthday! You may think I’m biased, but I am pretty sure he’s the best dog out there! I hope we get many more birthdays with our sweet boy.


Stitchfix Review: 2 for 1 Special

So I’ve been a little negligent in sharing my Stitchfix reviews the past two months, so I’m going to do two boxes in one post… bear with me as it will be a little long.

Also two notes before I begin: 1) You get to see the hair color change from red to blonde-ish. 2) I have a very large head. It’s annoying.

June’s Box:


Collective Concepts Mason Blouse (Medium) | $58

This was my least favorite shirt in my box, which means I just LIKED it, not loved it. But you’ll see from the rest of the items, it was one of my favorite boxes to-date. I ended up wanting to keep everything else so I figured I would keep this and get the “whole-box discount.”

Verdict: Keep


Pixley Tammi Printed Dress (Medium) | $68

I really need to wear this dress again soon because it is so dang cute! Plus it’s LINED! I’ve mentioned this before, but every dress should be lined. No worrying about your panties showing through lol!

Verdict: KEEP


Skies are Blue Brie Printed Dress (Medium) | $58

Another dress that I just loved! I feel like they went shopping in my mom’s closet from 25 years ago and pulled this out, but hey, that style is back again and I’m kind of liking it. Especially since it means I can wear a normal bra with it (because let’s be real, strapless bras suck).

Verdict: KEEP


Bancroft Ronda Pave Infinity & Stone Bracelet Set | $34

Completely forgot to get a picture of these, but believe me they’re very cute! I like stacking them with my Alex + Ani bracelets.

Verdict: Keep


Skies are Blue Kiska Scalloped Trim Blouse (Medium) | $48

Chevron and mint. Win-win in my book!

Verdict: KEEP


All-in-all, this was a great box! Since I kept everything, I got 25% off, plus my $20 styling fee credit. So What would’ve been $266 came down to $179.50.

July Box:


Zad Raya Leaf Pendant Necklace | $34

This necklace was so hard not keep. I’m obsessed with leaf jewelry, and don’t have anything like this. I just couldn’t justify the price at the time, but now I’m really regretting sending it back.



Papermoon Ramona Ribbon Detail Blouse (Medium Petite) | $44

The picture isn’t bad, but in person, it just wasn’t flattering. I don’t know what it was, I just didn’t care for it.



Market & Spruce Bethanie Striped Maxi Skirt (Medium) | $68

Ok, I am all about maxi skirts, and this one was no exception. But it was so LONG. Like, the waistband is practically sitting at my boobs in order to keep myself from tripping on it. Plus $68?! I just couldn’t do it.


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Kut From The Kloth Evy Dress (Size 6) | $98

This dress was so incredibly comfortable! I just didn’t care for the back. I felt like the dress lost the emphasis of the crotched detailing when I put a tank on, and there was no way I was going without one because of how low it came in the back.



Loveappella Montel Dress (Medium) | $78

I love everything about this dress! From the high-low detail of the hem to the tie waist, it was just so cute and flattering. I couldn’t pass it up!

Verdict: KEEP


Unfortunately, the stylist who did my June box was unable to do my July box, and it showed. It just wasn’t the best, but I did get one dress I liked. Plus I had a $25 referral credit and my $20 styling fee credit, so the dress came down to like $17!

My next box will be here this week and I can’t wait! Hoping I get those white jeans I requested.

If you haven’t checked out Stitchfix yet, I’d love if you used my referral link. This isn’t a sponsored post or anything, but if you use my link I get a $25 credit on my next fix!


Friday Five

Hey there!

– one –

I’m going to be honest right now. I’m having a hard time getting this post written because I’ve discovered Amy Shumer’s show on Comedy Central and I can’t stop laughing. We went to see Trainwreck last weekend and now I’m totally obsessed with her. I hadn’t seen too much of her stuff before the movie, and now I’m playing catch up. I love that a lot of her stuff is not just funny but has a legit point (see: Last F**kable Day, Swanks). 

– two –

Way too excited about these!
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– three –

I really want some white jeans. I am so not adventurous in that department — I literally only have blue jeans in different washes. I need to get out of my weird monochromatic jean rut, so I’ve requested a pair in my upcoming Stitch Fix box. Fingers crossed!

– four –

Just finished watching The Office through for the first time. The last episode was exactly how all shows should end. All the feels.

– five –

This weekend is our SEVENTH anniversary. We are kicking the celebration off with dinner tonight (which I’ll be using coupons on because #wesofancy). Overall we’re keeping it low-key because both of us have crazy work stuff and can’t really go away, but if the weather is nice this weekend we might go do a little day outing to Southport. But it’s been too dang hot lately so it might be a super sexy weekend of laying around in our pjs watching Neflix in the A/C. And now you know that the romance really does fade… 😉

Have a happy Friday!!!