My 8th Stitch Fix: A Lesson in Feedback

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My Stylist’s Advice

I racked up some referral credit lately and decided to schedule a new Stitch Fix for my upcoming trip to LA for the Design Bloggers Conference!

The loot wasn’t exactly what I expected, but then again, my stylist gave me some good feedback on how to be more successful with my Fixes.

Take a look at what I got, and kept!

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Celebrating 1 Year at Barolo Grill!

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Denver Date Night

I can’t believe I met the man a year ago! We’ve had such a great time together these past 12 months, running, laughing, and savoring delicious food (and life) together. We decided to go back to Barolo Grill, where we celebrated 6 months back in August.

We had no idea that this visit would surpass our expectations in every way. Literally everything was outstanding.

Take a look (but not if you’re hungry!)

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Outfits of the Week is Back!

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And So Are Basics

For the return of my Outfits of the Week series, we have a lot of oldies but goodies… as well as mustard, navy, black, and gray. The week started out feeling like Spring, and ended with snow. That’s Colorado for ya. When Spring is in full swing, I don’t feel like I have much to work with.

However… there will be a new Stitch Fix post soon! Stay tuned!

Now, for this week’s looks:

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3 Reasons I Love Reading Before Work

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Habits Take Time

Almost every morning of the workweek, I read for about 30 minutes to an hour. That’s after getting up, showering, hopefully making my bed, making and/or eating breakfast with Nick, and packing lunch for the day. (I do this all in my light pink terry cloth robe that I’ve had since high school. Just thought you needed to know just how much of an old lady I truly am.)

I do love a good morning routine, but reading used to not be a part of it. Actually, I took a long break from reading for a while, so incorporating a book into my breakfast time was difficult at first. But I’m so glad I did.

Here’s why.

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Daily Diet: What I Eat in a Day

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Looking to Maintain

After some weird weeks and a significant decrease in my running mileage, I was worried I might gain weight this month (maintaining a 30-pound weight loss is still relatively new territory for me). I also have been careful not to restrict myself too much, as I’ve been reading about Reverse Dieting and making sure my metabolism is running strong.

Anyway, this Daily Diet reflects a typical workday of eating real foods and enjoying every bite. Also: I have maintained this month and hope to get back to running lots of miles consistently soon.

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Finding Balance After a Hectic Month


Regroup & Recharge

The past four weeks have been a little topsy turvy. I jumped into a last-minute four-person show, had my parents in town, met some lofty goals at work… and while those accomplishments feel great, other things fell by the wayside. Mainly: my feeling of equilibrium.

This past weekend, although it was the closing of Love/Perfect, I made some crucial decisions that should help me regain my footing.

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New Shoes: It’s the Little Things


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This week I picked up some new versatile black shoes from DSW (which is conveniently right next to my office) for our Share the Love! event. Oddly enough I don’t have any good black heels or flats… I needed to fix that, stat!

Today they’re the highlight of my casual Friday outfit (which will lead me into another performance at the Studio of Music@Mainstreet tonight).

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A Post Dedicated to Flowers…


…and My Outfit of the Day

My week has been full of flowers! I got three bouquets on opening night (from my parents, my brother and sister-in-law, and Nick) for Love/Perfect, which you can see above. These are my people, and so, so supportive of me doing what I love.

Then it was Valentine’s Day and my big work event “Share the Love.” Bring on the bouquets!

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