Fashion, Rain, Soccer and a Birthday

Not any different than the last month, our week has been very busy. We had a lot of time catching up on things at home and getting mentally ready for spring. Last weekend was kicked off by a clothing overload.

I love donating my clothes and was so happy to find Fashion Project, a non-profit that serves basically as a consignment shop and pays in Nordstrom gift cards. I sent them a handful of things I had been meaning to get rid of, especially to make room for new clothes!

I love donating my clothes and was so happy to find Fashion Project, a non-profit that serves basically as a consignment shop and pays in Nordstrom gift cards. I sent them a handful of things I had been meaning to get rid of, especially to make room for new clothes!

I ordered my first Stitch Fix last week! I was giddy with excitement to receive my first shipment...

I ordered my first Stitch Fix last week! I was giddy with excitement to receive my first shipment… Stitch Fix is an online personal shopper, basically, that sends you a box of five things they think you’ll like. I filled out a style profile and shared my Pinterest clothing board for them to get an idea of my style. You only pay for what you keep and then you send back anything you don’t want.

LOVE this dress - too bad it didn't come to me before Carrie's wedding last summer because I have basically the same dress. I love the necklace too, but it was really cheap looking, yet $50.

LOVE this dress – too bad it didn’t come to me before Carrie’s wedding last summer because I have basically the same dress. I love the necklace too, but it was really cheap looking, yet $50.

I really liked this outfit but the top was too big and the bottoms were too small. Dangit!

I really liked this outfit but the top was too big and the bottoms were too small. Dangit!

This was a fun top but it was HUGE! And it was a little boring in the front.

This was a fun top but it was HUGE! And it was a little boring in the front.

In all the excitement with my Stitch Fix, I also got an awesome birthday gift from my mom! She sent this fantastic dress for me {along with a different necklace}. I can't wait to wear it.

In all the excitement with my Stitch Fix, I also got an awesome birthday gift from my mom! She sent this fantastic dress for me {along with a different necklace}. I can’t wait to wear it.

In case it hasn’t been clear so far, I have been trying to expand my wardrobe and build up an adult-like collection of garments. Alex has been really helpful with encouraging me to branch out and be a bit more exciting with what I wear, so as another way to support that he took me on a shopping spree for my birthday! We spent much of the day on Saturday in downtown Seattle at Pacific Place Mall, Nordstrom and Banana Republic. Most of my closet is from Banana Republic and I was trying to get some different pieces elsewhere, but it ended up that everything I got was from BR anyway!

Walking from the bus to the stadium for Saturday's Sounders game

Walking from the bus to the stadium for Saturday’s Sounders game

In between trying on clothes Alex and I took some time out for sports. We cheered on the Iowa State Cyclones at Bravehorse Tavern on Friday night as they played in the Sweet Sixteen basketball tournament. On Saturday we braved the rain and attended the Seattle Sounders soccer game at Century Link Field in Seattle. Thankfully we had club seats so we were in one of the only covered areas in the stadium, otherwise we would have been drenched by the end of the game. Unfortunately for us, we were cheering for two losing teams this weekend. Oh well, it was fun for us either way!

Here we are!

Here we are!

Monday was my birthday – I felt like I had a 4-day birthday this year, which was awesome! On my actual birthday Alex took me out for dinner at our new neighborhood joint, Red Cow, and we had an amazing cheeseburger {seriously}, then last night we met Ali, Tyler and Vivian at Cactus for dinner to catch up and celebrate my birthday again. We always have such a great time with them and it was so fun to see little miss Vivian – she is at the age where she is really starting to get a personality and man does she have a great one! She is just too much fun.

Club seats mean it's okay to drink wine :)

Club seats mean it’s okay to drink wine :)

Of course Alex will always drink beer at an MLS game.

Of course Alex will always drink beer at an MLS game.

This week we are focusing our efforts on getting things checked off our to-do list and whipping Jackson into shape. More on both soon!