It’s been ages since I’ve written. Joel is now ten months old (tomorrow!), Aria will be four in exactly one month (?!?!) and I will be turning a big milestone next month, too.
Dang, I am old… and time really goes too quickly.
Anyway, I’m writing a quick blog post (which will be followed-up pretty quickly by a second one of similar nature) about a service called Hanger to Home. I recently discovered it and I received my first two boxes this month (yes… boxes).
The service is $18 for your styling fee, you can choose how often you wish to receive boxes and you receive a very nice assortment of items to try for three days, then decide what (if anything) you wish to keep before mailing back the rest. Similar to other services you may have heard of that are offered, but it’s really a nice option to going out and physically shopping. Don’t get me wrong, I love to shop – in-store, online, whatever. But it isn’t always feasible with work and two kids, plus I enjoy surprises. And since your first box is free, I figured — why not?! Yes, I’ll say it again – your styling fee is waived for your first box, so it is free.
My box came and everything was so neatly packaged up, and included a quick little note from my stylist. Note to self: update Pinterest board.
Then, there was a lovely list of what the items were, the sizes, prices, brand, etc. I should add, I forgot to tell my stylist that I have gauged ears, so I can’t wear regular earrings right now. Oops! They included two cute pairs of earrings, but sadly… they won’t work for me.
Urbanista Accessorie multicolored scarf
Now, I loved the colors of this scarf. So fun, very versatile! It’s enormous, which is always fun to work with when you’re short like me, but the oversized scaves are in right now… so it’s up with the trend. The scarf’s price was $38 from H2H, which isn’t bad for something of this quality, size and versatility. But I think if I bought another scarf this month, my closet might explode. I’ve gone a little scarf-crazy lately. But, putting this back in the box was a really difficult decision.
Mystree burnt orange top
I so badly wanted to love this. The color is just gorgeous (and hello, matches that scarf so perfectly!). But… well, I’m either styling-challenged or it was too big. I got the vibe it was to be more like an over-sized tunic, but it was not flattering on my frame. I belted it, and it made some improvements but not much. So sadly… this is returning.
Mystree green thick knit sweater
So, this sweater… oh man. It is the most gorgeous shade of green, I love it. The sizing was pretty much perfect, and I was absolutely tickled. I was this close to keeping it too… but in the end I decided to not, and probably for what many may think is the silliest reason. But, I cannot get past the slightly frilly collar. I just didn’t think it suited this sweater, so I ended up packing this back also. I have the feeling I may regret that decision in a day or two.
Fate gray cardigan with fringe
black naked sleeveless top
multicolored statement necklace
I’m totally ghetto, not wearing shoes for any of these pics. Had planned to retake better ones this weekend and it never happened… and the box has to go back today. Whoops!
I have a slight obsession with cardigans. Like scarves, my closet has suddenly exploded with them lately. When I saw the word cardigan on my style list, I was very excited. But, this cardigan I ended up passing on because I was not a fan of the fringe on one side, versus the typical hem on the other. I’m so sorry, Maggie! You did an awesome job but this piece was a no-go!
Paired with the cardigan I have this lovely black sleeveless top which fit me really well and I loved… but I own basically the same exact one. The necklace was also included in the box and I really did love it.
THML color block top
I love mustard-colored clothing. True story, I do. However, I was not a huge fan of this color-combination on the shirt. If it was black and mustard or maroon and mustard… it would have been staying. But sadly, this too has left me.
Potter’s Pot grey/striped shirt
My final item is the one which has me the most stumped. It fits perfectly. It is so soft, in ways I can’t even describe. I mean, I want to just cuddle with it, it’s that soft. It’s similar to other shirts I already own… but I really do love it. So as I write up this blog, I’m still undecided if I’m keeping it or not, but I’m leaning toward yes. Guess we’ll see next time I write what I ended up deciding. 😉
Therefore at the end of this box, I think Maggie did an awesome job styling for me — she went blindly, not seeing a Pinterest board or my photo to have any notion of what body type I am, what style I like, other than the survey I filled out to sign up for H2H. Just because I may only keep one item from this box means nothing. I am definitely going to continue subbing, because I feel that as they get a better idea of what I like and what fits me, Maggie and I will have some awesome boxes in the future.
So just a reminder… first box is free. Therefore I highly suggest you check out H2H and try it for yourself!
If you choose to check it out and feel like noting me as your reference, I encourage you to please do so! Just put “Vicky Starr” or “Victoria Starr” as the recommending person when you register.
Tomorrow I’ll be posting again – second box, my clearance box… and it’s an exciting one!