My weekly video isn't making it online today for technical reasons beyond my control, but here's a sneak peek of what you can look forward to on Monday! If it does end up going online today, I'll let you know via Instagram (@mostlypetiteme). See you soon!
If you only buy one pair of shoes this year, buy these:
And by "these", I mean a PERFECT PAIR OF SKIN-TONE PUMPS (or flats).
These are your matches-with-everything, can be dressed up OR down, perfect neutral. After all, what's more neutral than your literal skin color?
This is hands down, my favorite clothing subscription box of all time, as I've been one of their customers since the very beginning. I love Elizabeth & Clarke in ways that are immoral and probably condemned in the bible.
If you haven't heard of them, they're a quarterly subscription (i.e. a box every 3 months, so basically 1 shipment per season), and they offer unstainable tops that you can choose from (you can pick 1, 2, or all 3). They recently added suiting options as well, but as I have left the corporate world and it's not looking like I'll go back, I've skipped the suiting. (Want proof of unstainability? Check out my video HERE).
Here's the Spring Collection (and you can always pick from their classics instead):
Alright everyone, I know Marie Kondo has popularized a lot of the common ways of folding clothing that I am familiar with as an East Asian, but I do have my own cute little way of folding underwear (and by cute, I really mean that it was oppressively brow-beaten into me by my elders). It's fast, easy, and yes, my children can fold their underwear too, so it's not like it's a complicated origami process! Check out how to make your own little "Underwear McNuggets" (my kids have a way with words).
My oldest daughter is in the tweeny-bopper phase of life, and for her birthday, I gave her the dorkiest of all gifts: organization.
Granted, that probably sounds like the anti-present for most kids, but my daughter was EAGERLY looking forward to having her closet redone so she could organize her belongings more efficiently (she is, after all, MY daughter).
The pieces in my closet were mostly hand-built, from scratch, but I decided I draw the line at building drawers. Not that I can't, I just don't have the tools I thought I did (my husband apparently got rid of some of my saws, WTF, dude? Do you want me to HAND SAW everything now?), and also, they're super freaking annoying.
So my daughter's closet is part pre-fab, part custom-build, and all fabulous.
Today's video features my second shipment from Material World!
This time around, I opted for all tops, some of which were similar to each other, but I need new tops. I've konmaried a ridiculous amount of clothes I just don't wear, and am definitely lacking pieces that can also be worn casually right now. Stuffy corporate clothes? I've got that in spades.
Here's what they looked like and how they fit!
It's that time again! My Spring FabFitFun box has finally arrived! Check out what items I chose!
Hey everyone, I'm back! Between my sister's divorce and my brother's opiate addiction, I feel like I've hit my maximum lifetime quota of drama forever. But unlike addiction, at least divorce isn't something that will go on for the rest of a person's life. There is an inevitable end. I'm trying to not be stressed out because my sister is already stressed out enough and doesn't need to feel even worse right now. Thankfully she's still young and will have no problems finding a man who actually cares about her feelings and will, you know, not cheat, and even better, have an actual job. Her soon-to-be-ex doesn't seem to realize that it doesn't matter how "hot" (lol) he thinks he is. A cheating arrogant manchild heading rapidly toward 40 who makes less than a waitress and refuses to get a job EVER, is not attractive. Women have standards, and generally, "pedo-cheater manchild who refuses to get a job" isn't on their list of desirable qualities.
But enough with bashing my sister's delusional soon-to-be-ex. Let's talk about things that suck slightly less than that creepy perv chasing barely-legal girls... which is my latest Stitch Fix Box! (I know, that was a really awkward seque. My whole life feels like an awkward segue right now).
My box wasn't all bad, but it wasn't all good. In the video, I'll show you the actual pieces, and then click "read more" and scroll down to see photos of how they actually fit me and also a list of the product prices, and what I ultimately decided to send back.
Tracy is a sometimes-working software engineer, all-the-time mother and wife, long-distance runner, biracial, shoe-loving, multi-lingual, world traveling, wannabe fashionista who drinks entirely too much coffee. She lives in the Seattle area and enjoys making babies and judging people.
Favorite Brands and Resources
The Real Real
Rent the Runway
Colour Pop (Cosmetics)
Society 6 (art and accessories)
Deck of Scarlet (Make Up)
Ipsy (Make Up)
Joss & Main