Monday, May 22, 2017

#HPReadathon2017 Reading Challenge || Week 2

Happy Monday Everyone! I hope you had a wonderful week and are looking forward to a long weekend upcoming! 

Welcome to Week 2 of the #HPReadathon2017! I think my first week was a success! I managed to accomplish everything I was hoping to do and I am excited to report that I have officially finished my first Harry Potter book ever! If you have not heard about the #HPReadathon before, here is a little more information!


About #HPReadathon2017 | May 15 - August 6

The #HPReadathon2017 is a chance for Potterheads around the world to read the Harry Potter series again interactively. It is a three-month long event that aims to get Potterheads involved in reading, watching the films and participating in a range of different activities.  These activities include things like a Photo Challenge, Quizzes, and weekly reading challenges.  The check out more about the #HPReadathon2017, check out their Tumblr Site here: https://hpreadathon.tumblr.com/details

 If you want to follow, check out my twitter: @RunwithJackabee or follow along at my Bookstagram: @RunwithJackabee_Reads.  So see what other readers are posting,  check out the hashtag #HPReadathon2017 on Twitter or Instagram! 

Week 2





Day 1: May 22
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Day 2: May 23
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Day 3: May 24
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Day 4: May 25
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Day 5: May 26
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Day 6: May 27
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Day 7: May 28
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Photo Challenge

Another fun part of this Readathon is the Photo Challenge they are hosting! I am hoping to complete some {if not all} of the photos over the next week.  Want to follow along? Check out my Bookstagram: @RunwithJackabee_Reads.  I will also be posting my daily/weekly updates there as well.


I'd love to hear from you!


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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Stitch Fix Review #3


Today I wanted to share with you a little bit about Stitchfix! If you have not heard about them before, it's a personal style service for men and women that evolves with your tastes, needs and lifestyle.  You can choose to get boxes every month, every other month or whenever you want them to come. They send you a box of clothing or accessories for you to try on, then you can either buy the items or send them back.  The ones you keep, you pay for and the ones you don't keep send back you don't.

This is my third box with StitchFix and I have to say I was pretty disappointed with what they sent over this time.  They sent over a few tops, a dress and capris and the only thing that I could even try on was the capris - everything else was too tight in the arms or waist.  I am a bit disappointed with the box because I always look forward to getting new items to try on and not being able to try them on was disappointing.  For this box, I asked them to send something I could wear to celebrate my birthday so they sent a mix of casual/nice items that could be dressed up or down.  Overall, I think they nailed my style on the head, but then the items did not fit so I was pretty upset.

Outfit #1: Jean Capris and a Top

I was so excited when I saw this outfit! I loved the color combo with the bright colors and the light washed capris! My stylist recommended combining these with a heel and nice earrings for an evening out or with a nice sandal for a more relaxed fit.  My sandals are all boxed away (not for much longer though) so I could not grab a picture of them together.


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Individual Item Breakdown

Daniel Rainn Fetra Scoop Neck Blouse

Gosh I loved this shirt when I pulled it out of the box, but I am sad to say that the arms were too tight and I could not get it over my head.  I am a bug sucker for stripes, so I was super excited to try this one, but I had to send it back because the arm holes were too small.   
 Price: $58.00          Status: Sent Back



Liverpool Robby 4-Way Stretch Capri Skinny Jeans

I loved these the moment I saw them! The fit is perfect and I love the wash! Perfect for Summer and I can leave them rolled or unrolled for a different styling.  I know they are capris, but when your legs are short like mine, they're  more like crop pants.
 Price: $78.00          Status: Keep



Just USA Anjuli Dark Wash Denim Jacket

I love the wash on this jacket, but like the other shirt, my the arms were too tight.  And jean jackets are really not my style anyway.  So this one went back to StitchFix.
Price: $58.00          Status: Sent Back



Q&A Darby Shirt Dress


I am so sad this did not fit me because I loved the color/pattern so much.  But unfortunately this did not fit me in the hip area.  If it had been a shirt, I likely would have kept this one! The material is so nice and soft which is my favorite material for dresses.  
Price: $78.00          Status: Sent back



Fun2Fun Ottoline One Pocket Tunic

This tunic is SUPER CUTE, but I also had issues with it being too small.  I loved the lightweight material and the pockets on the front.  Such a fun little detail on the item
Price: $48.00          Status: Sent back

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So that was my third box and the first one I really did not like multiple items in the box.  I gave them some feedback from the box and hopefully next time I won't have issues with the shirts being too tight in my next box in a few months! 

Thinking about getting a box of your own? Check out how you can get started here at the StitchFix website.  If you do decide to get a box, let me know! I'd love to see what your stylist sends you.



Question of the Day: If you could gt a box, what would you hope came in your box?
I'd love to hear from you!

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