Is Stitch Fix Right for Frugal People? My Honest Review

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Great honest Stitch Review from a cheap frugal person like me! I've always wanted to try out their styling services but wondered if it was really worth the expense.

Though I was given a $20 credit to try Stitch Fix for free what follows is my honest Stitch Fix Review as a frugal, simple person. Fashionable is not a word I use to describe myself. Now or ever. I think I can look nice, but fashion-forward or stylish are not qualities I seek out in my life (while modesty I do seek out). It's not really me, especially because I am a stay-at-home mom with kids that frequently wipe boogers on my shirts, pull my hair, break my necklaces, and ooze out poop from their diapers onto my lap. Thus, fashion-forward clothes are not a big priority in my day-to-day life. However, I no longer want to ...

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Modesty is a Virtue Not a Dress Code

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Oh man, if you want to get a bunch of people heated up, start talking about what constitutes modest apparel and what doesn't. Chances are people are going to disagree, some very strongly. Other will fall back to their own views and standards for themselves and let others be, while some will blast anyone who wears what they deem as immodest with slanderous names and labels.It seems like today people cannot separate clothes and modesty. Clothing must either be modest or immodest. However, different people, churches, cultures, societies, schools, etc have their own different guidelines detailing what they deem "modest" and appropriate ...

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Leopard Print with Tie Dye – Why I Don’t Care What My Kids Wear (Most of the Time)

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Kids Clashing Outfits

When my twins were toddlers I spent a very long time trying to convince them both that clothes were worth keeping on for the duration of an entire day, especially during nap time, along with their diapers. But, they were unconvinced. They knew clothes were overrated and that going pantless, shirtless, diaper-less, and certainly shoeless was definitely the way to go. Consequently, I picked up random pieces of clothing all over my house for a very long time. When they finally mastered dressing themselves, and also keeping their clothes on for an entire day, I was ecstatic!  I no longer had to wrestle twins into pajamas, shirts, ...

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3 Best Online Consignment Shops for Buying Used Clothing for You and Your Kids

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I didn't know about these three online consignment shops that sell thrift store used clothing and toys for women and kids! This is such a great money saving tip!! I know where I'm shopping for clothes from now on.

There are many great reasons to buy used clothing online.  But, not all online consignment shops are created equal, especially when it comes to buying used clothes. Some have some pretty great perks and incentives and great selections. Others, not so much.I have recently started buying more secondhand used clothing online for my kids. While I still do buy some clothing new (usually on clearance), buying secondhand for us is just a great way to save oodles of money on outfitting four children and even ourselves! With twins, the biggest on-going cost (besides food) is buying new clothes for them as we always need double the amount of ...

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The Secret to Wearing Designer Maternity Clothes for Less

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I participated in a Blog Blast Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Bella Gravida. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Most pregnant women, myself included, find maternity clothing to be too expensive, low quality, or lacking in variety. For styles you won't be able to wear too much after delivery day, it's hard to justify splurging on top designer maternity clothes when you won't get to wear these pieces until they die. That's why I previously shared tips on where to get maternity clothes that rock but don't break the bank and definitely think it's a pretty great list. However, that list ...

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Where to Get Affordable Maternity Clothes that Rock

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An awesome list of places of where to get maternity clothes that rock but don't cost very much! Great tips on where to find clothes for pregnant women free, secondhand, or new but inexpensively, which is perfect since pregnancy is so short!

Want adorable, yet affordable, cheap maternity clothes or even free maternity clothes? Read on. Pregnancy lasts a mere nine months and the first three months of your pregnancy you can pretty much get away with no one even knowing you are pregnant. You may even be able to get by with some baggy jeans, sweat pants, skirts, or using a rubber band around your pants button and buttonhole for a while without having to spend any money on maternity clothes for the first trimester. However, if you are anything like me, I cannot escape wearing maternity clothes: my belly gets huge. But, who wants to spend a regular wardrobe price on ...

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7 Tips Worth Embracing to Save Money on Kids Clothes

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I so agree! These simple tips will definitely help you save money on kids clothes, especially for those with a few kids.

When I became a mother, I did so with bang by having twins first, so the expenses were intense immediately. We had two cribs, a double stroller, two car seats, and twice the amount of diapers and clothes to buy. And as a family with little income at the time that was rough. Over the last five years we've learned a lot about what kids really need, and how to better afford the growing costs that multiple children bring (as we have three children now and another on the way). When it comes to children's clothes, we've learned several tricks on how to save money on kids clothes. One of the absolute best tips I have for affording lots ...

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The Best Places to Donate (or Sell) Your Old Clothes

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This is a good list to have for the next time I'm cleaning out the closets and doing some organization. I like having more options of great charity and causes to donate my clothes to (or where I can sell them).

Burlington Stores  sponsored this post. The opinions and text are 100% mine. When we were preparing for our big move from Indiana to Texas, I wanted to go through every closet, every box, and everything we own and declutter our lives, downsize, and get rid of us as much as possible. Not only would it make it easier to move, but easier to live. Among the possessions we purged were clothes. I got rid of lots of my old high school and college T-shirts. I live for a T-shirt, so this was a very big deal for me. I also got rid of pants, skirts, dresses, and coats and jackets. I did the same for my husband's clothes. However, knowing ...

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10 Reasons You Can’t Wear White After Having Children Unless You Use This

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Kids are messy, and unfortunately, a lot of times that means your freshly laundered clothes don't last nearly as long as they did pre-kids! Here's a great way to keep those whites white!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Clorox for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. For the longest time I could pull off wearing the same jeans for like a full week before washing them. But, then I had kids who become toddlers, and ruined my freshly washed jeans on that first day out of the wash. I actually needed to have more than like two pairs of jeans now to last me the week.And white clothing? Magnet for stains. So, if you aren't a parent, let me explain. Little people, beside being adorable, and also loud, are dirty, a lot, and they don't usually care what they wipe this dirt on, because they don't think ...

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How to do Laundry for a Large Family in Only 3 Days

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Only do laundry for three days? Sounds like an awesome laundry system! I hate having piles of laundry everywhere, and always doing laundry.

We are a large family of six, and it can be a daunting task to know how to do laundry for so many bodies. My husband likes to change his pants (at least) after work for some "chillin' shorts." And my daughters like to play dress up, and my three year old likes to "accidentally" get himself soaking wet at the sink, and my baby's poop doesn't like to stay confined to a diaper. Add those to clothing changes because of swimming, ballet class, or colder/warmer weather, along with the sheets, blankets, and towels, and the laundry piles up quite literally day after day. But, I figured out a laundry system for doing laundry that is ...

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Best Way to Sell Unwanted Items – Swap.com Kids’ Consignment

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Sometimes it's hard knowing the best way to sell unwanted baby clothes and gear. I love this idea! #ad

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Swap.com - Kids' Consignment for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. We're moving in two months' time to a different state. As such we've been analyzing everything we own, trying to determine if we should keep, try to sell, donate, or trash certain items. And it's hard because some things we'll need to keep at least until closer to our move-out date (like the washer/dryer, lamps, and the microwave). It's hard knowing what is the best way to sell unwanted items!! Do you try to have your own garage sale? Do you partner up with others and have a larger garage sale (we did ...

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What is the Worst Thing About Being Pregnant? An Overview of My Twin Pregnancy

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So, the other day a classmate of mine asked me a question, a question that made me really think... The question was, "What is the worst thing about being pregnant?" I didn't know what to say! I've honestly had a pretty easy pregnancy. I have yet to throw up. I was able to do marching band all last semester without passing out from lack of oxygen or lack of food. I can still sleep through the night. I don't have back pain, or stretch marks (yet), and no signs of pre-term labor. Now, it's not like I haven't experienced pregnancy symptoms, cause I have. Can we say achy legs and varicose veins? But, the horror stories of pregnancy ...

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