Hello Friends! Happy Friday. Hopefully it’s been a great week for you. I’m popping in today to share with you a brand new series I’ve been dreaming up as part of the “fun” Fridays and that’s “Favorite Things Friday”. Once a month I’ll be rounding up a few of my favorite things and sharing them with you. It could be clothing or accessories, beauty or home products or whatever I’m loving lately. I hope you enjoy this new series and I’d love for you to let me know by leaving a comment at the bottom of the post.
I’m starting off this new series with some summer essentials that I come back to year-after year. With the 4th of July right around the corner, I’ll be pulling out these favorites for sure! (This post contains affiliate links.)
Easy, Breezy, Maxi Dress
Being on the shorter side, I was slow to hop on the maxi dress bandwagon a few years back. Once I finally took the plunge, I never looked back and it seems like every year, I’m on the hunt for my next favorite version. I tried a couple inexpensive options from Amazon last year and they were just OK. This one however is a new favorite. If you’ve ever shopped on Amazon for clothing, I’m sure you’ve noticed that a lot of sellers use the same product photos but if you’ve tried any of the items you know that not all products are created equal. I ordered the dark gray and unlike the similar styles I’ve tried, the fabric of this dress is a bit less stretchy and the fit was better. This is the perfect style to dress up with heels or wear as a cover up at the beach. My recommendation when shopping for clothing on Amazon is to always read a variety of reviews and look at customer photos to help you make your final choice. You may just want to try more than one at $23!
I bought my Birkenstock sandals several years ago when we were headed to Maine for vacation. I really wanted a sandal that was a little more substantial but wasn’t sure I’d like them since they aren’t super feminine. Several years later and they are still my favorite summer shoes and the continue to look and feel better with age! If you prefer a more girly style, Birkenstock has a variety of styles but I love this classic style.
While not just a summer favorite, it’s a current favorite. I’ve used StitchFix on and off for several years now. The first time I tried it I felt some of the items I kept weren’t the best quality but when I decided to give it another try, I kept an open mind and it’s been a fun little treat even if I don’t keep anything. I wont get into the details of the service here but since I’ve tried it again, I’ve been so fortunate to have the best stylist. I often wish I could actually talk to her or message her personally but she really takes my life and needs into consideration every single time.
Recently I forgot about a scheduled fix with things going on in my personal life and I forgot to give her notes for the month. When I ended up not keeping anything, I sent a note apologizing for forgetting and explained to her how life got in the way. A couple weeks later I received a hand-written card from the Stitch Fix Team telling me they were thinking of me and hoped things were better. I was so stunned that my stylist passed on my note and then someone actually sat down and wrote a very sincere note that I seriously want to shout from the rooftops what a great company Stitch Fix is. It made me really stop and think about how I’m not doing enough for my own customers to let them know how important each and every one of them is.
Try Stitch Fix for yourself. (good for guys and girls!)
Let me know what you think. Do you have a favorite thing right now? Are any of these things a favorite for you? Leave a comment and let me know.