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I still can’t believe we are halfway through May. With Memorial Day coming up next week, I’m looking forward to barbecues, swim days, and lots of sunshine. The weather has been so unpredictable in the Midwest that I’m longing for warmer days. Lately I’ve been investing in lightweight sweaters to transition my wardrobe to feel just a little bit more like Spring.

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Wooden Ships Knitwear by Paola Buendia have the most beautiful yet comfy sweaters, and their knitwear is the perfect addition to a Spring (and even Summer evening) ensemble. I love layering these lightweight pieces over tanks, and can easily be added for warmth to any outfit when the sun goes down.

Wooden Ships Sweater in the Riley

In all honesty, I am extremely picky about sweaters and have a hard time wearing them unless they are cotton. These are not itchy or scratchy like others sweaters. They are made of an amazingly breathable material to not only be comfortable, but so the sweater keeps it’s ‘slouchy’ laid back style. The Riley sweater is the perfect all cotton sweater with a slight off the shoulder look.

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The company’s founders were inspired by old wooden ships and I just love the nautical feel to such classic closet staples. You can read more about this family-owned company and how they give back here. It is pretty amazing.

I can’t wait to wear my Wooden Ships sweaters for Memorial Day and Fourth of July. You can also use code ‘Patrice15’ for 15% off any purchase.

Hope you have a safe Memorial Day weekend with your family and friends,


*** Wooden Ships Knitwear gifted me these two sweaters from their Memorial Collection, but as always all opinions are my own. Also, this post contains affiliates where I make a small commission should you decide to buy from such links. Thanks for supporting my blog!

I was so eager to get my second box of clothing rental from The Mr. and Ms. Collection for some Spring transition pieces and wardrobe inspiration.* From my first experience (you can read that post here) I knew that the quality and brands of clothing are amazing. Also, I was sure the pieces would be hand picked by personal stylists that reviewed my style profile. I love that they send some trendier pieces that I would never try on, but also classic staples with a twist that are more me. If there are important preferences that you need to share (example: I love wearing sleeveless and long sleeve items and I try and avoid the color black), you can add that to the last question of the Style Profile.  In addition, you can also visit your member account and use the Drop Your Stylist a Line contact form to mention any specific wishes for items, or if you have an upcoming event or vacation. You can even let them know the date and type of event, or when you depart for your vacation and where you’re going, so they can get your pack to you in time and style you for the weather you’ll be experiencing! I truly believe the personal stylists take a lot of time to review your needs and come up with amazing options.


How sweet are the personalized notes the stylists send?

Which is just what I received! I received four pieces this month based on the plan I picked. The different options and pricing are below:

Standard Once a Month for three items in each pack, once a month- $59/mo
Premium Once a Month for four items in each pack, once a month – $69/mo Standard Unlimited for three items in each pack, for unlimited packs – $79/mo
Premium Unlimited for four items in each pack, for unlimited packs – $89/mo

This month there was a cute leather jacket, white open shoulder knit top, an off the shoulder plaid blouse, and tie waist pants. I like that the pieces can be worn together, or styled with other items in your wardrobe. They really maximized your outfits! I also love trying different styles and trends without breaking the bank, or having to buy all new items. I can try different trends and see what works for my body type.

First, were these adorable tie waist pants with a cute white knit top. I have been wanting to try this style pant! These pants have the most adorable print and of course they fit perfectly. The mock neck knit with open shoulders was the perfect versatile piece as well. In the last two boxes from The Mr. and Ms. Collection there has never been a sizing issue which is unbelievable to me because I am so picky about how clothes fit being on the shorter side. I recommend offering details in the last question of the Style Profile about your body type or pieces you are looking for.

The coziest pants ever and the perfect white knit basic!


The next item in my clothing rental box was this off the shoulder plaid blouse with a ruffle hem. To be completely honest I was a little nervous about this top out of the box. It seemed like it was not going to work for me. However, after I tried it on it was adorable! I really believe that this company knows what works on your figure. The personal stylists pay attention to brand sizing and your measurements in your style profile. This turned out to be the cutest top because if you know me you know I love ruffles 🙂

The ruffled bottom on this top was so cute!

The last item sent was this amazing black leather jacket! Again, I was hesitant about this jacket until I tried it on. Leather jackets can be tricky if they are too bulky. This jacket was tailored so well that it was a cross between moto jacket and blazer. Such a cute statement piece! I am debating on keeping it. Which I forgot to mention in my last post that you can buy the items in your box for up to 50% off! If there is something you can’t part with, you can totally keep it and purchase at a discounted price. You will also have access to a Monthly Credit in the amount of $20. At the start of your new month, a $20 credit will automatically be applied toward any purchase you make from your packs.

This jacket was tailored to perfection!




Those were the four pieces this month that got me so excited for Spring. I can’t say enough good things about The Mr. and Ms. Collection and all the fun pieces their personal stylists sent. I never had a sizing problem and all of the fashionable pieces were on trend. They want you to maximize your wardrobe too. Get 20% off your first month of service with my code tricestakestyle.

Stay Stylish,

*Disclaimer: I was gifted a month’s subscription service from The Mr. and Ms. Collection, but as always all opinions are my own. This post includes affiliate links where I make a small commission should you make a purchase.

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If you follow me on Instagram then you know I have an obsession with adding snakeskin to my wardrobe lately. Whether it’s boots or a pretty scarf, I love adding the animal print to my outfits. I’ve rounded up some of my favorite finds to transition your wardrobe to Spring. The hat was a bit of a splurge, but the rest of the items are budget friendly ways to accessorize till colorful summer pieces take over.

Stay Stylish,


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*I was gifted a month’s subscription service from The Mr. and Ms. Collection, but as always all opinions are my own. This post includes affiliate links where I make a small commission should you make a purchase.

I’ve always wanted to hire a stylist, or try a clothing rental subscription company. I love trying new styles, but sometimes it’s hard to commit to the ever changing fashion trends. So, when the opportunity to work with The Mr. and Ms. Collection brand came up, I was excited to collaborate with such a fun clothing subscription box service. The Mr. and Ms. Collection is a personal styling service for both men and women. The men’s side is The Mr. Collection and the women’s is The Ms. Collection. I love the company’s idea of why to use The Mr. and Ms. Collection to rent clothing: ‘We naturally grow tired of our clothing. Our service will allow you to refresh your wardrobe and keep the rotating closet you have always longed for.‘ The idea of having a stylist help update my closet and have someone dress me for a change, sounds so appealing as a busy mom.

The process to get started is easy. Simply select what plan you want meaning if you want 3 to 4 items per box, and how many times a month you want to receive new packages. There is a variety of membership plans to suit any lifestyle or budget. I selected the Premium once a month option that provides 4 pieces, but below are all the clothing rental plans available:


Standard Once a Month for three items in each pack, once a month- $59/mo
Premium Once a Month for four items in each pack, once a month – $69/mo Standard Unlimited for three items in each pack, for unlimited packs – $79/mo
Premium Unlimited for four items in each pack, for unlimited packs – $89/mo


Then, you fill out a style profile which is so fun, and lets the stylist know your clothing needs. The questionnaire asks about your personal preferences and style requests such as whether you like sleeveless or long sleeve items to what kind of skirt lengths you like. The stylist takes all this information and picks out 3-4 pieces. I didn’t wait very long before my box was mailed to my house.

When I opened my first box with The Mr. and Ms. Collection I was thrilled with my pieces. The personalized note about why the stylist picked the pieces she did was such a friendly touch, and it was nice to know a real person had taken the time to pick out the pieces specifically for me. I felt like the stylist knew me, and my personal style. She not only picked pieces that I would have picked myself, but also pieces that were a little more modern and fun that I have been wanting to try. The items were also from well known brands that I have bought from in the past. The best part…all of the items fit! This was very exciting that the pieces were flattering and I could wear right away. Ok, enough of me explaining the clothing items. Let me show you these fun stylish pieces:

The first item is a fun blue/green striped tie waist blouse. As I mentioned above, this top is definitely a piece that I would buy myself. The colors are something I would be drawn too as well, but the side tie is something I sometimes shy away from. However, it turned out to be so flattering and an update to my usual choice of blouses.

Two more items in my subscription box are a black pleated midi skirt and a blue plaid bell sleeve blouse with rhinestone button closure. These two items were classic pieces, but with a pretty twist to update my usual fashion picks. I paired the skirt and bell top for the perfect Sunday best look.

Finally, this red sweater with the crisscross open back is a style I have seen lately, but was too hesitant to try because of the back exposure. I paired it with my own cami as to not have my back open and then quickly realized the piece can be turned around and worn with the crisscross in the front for a more versatile look. It was fun to mix with items in my closet that I was growing bored of. The stylist recommended this piece for a fun Valentine’s day outfit. We missed a Valentine’s day celebration, but this would be the perfect date night, or girl’s night out top. I am so happy The Mr. and Ms. Collection sent such a chic, trendy item that I ended up loving the style.

I’ve always wanted to try a rental clothing company. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve bought a ‘latest fashion’ top or outfit that I never wore again. It turned out to be a total waste of money sitting in my closet. Clothing rental through The Mr. and Ms. Collection allows you to try fun pieces to mix and match with your own wardrobe, keep permanently, or return when you are done without spending hundreds a month on new trendy clothes. Hello minimalism and Marie Kondo 😉

I am so thrilled with my first box from The Mr. and Ms. Collection and they want you to be able to maximize your and/or your spouse’s wardrobe. Use my code tricestakestyle to get 20% off your first month of service.


If you are like me, than most Valentine’s Day celebrations are away from the crowds. The midwest is so cold right now, and I have two little ones so we are usually cozy at home. This year we are actually getting wild and I’m spending the night with my little girl scout at a pj spa and movie night. Here are my essentials for the coziest Valentine’s.

Hope this cozy guide gives you some inspiration for a night in, or perhaps a fun galentine’s party! I would love to hear how you celebrate. Let me know as I will be making lip glosses and watching Moana with my daughter’s girl scout troop 😉

  1. These Ugg boots have become a favorite of mine lately. I have them in grey and purple, but how cute are the pink?
  2. What’s Valentine’s day with out a love yourself candle?
  3. Red heart sweatshirt: The perfect Valentine’s Day comfy wear
  4. Pink Wine bottle: Need I say more 😉
  5. Pink boucle cardigan: Pretty much like wearing a blanket
  6. Heart Headband: I had to have this cute headband for those non-wash days even after love week.
  7. Macaroon Soaps: How cute is this soap set? The perfect gift for your galentine.
  8. Pom Pom Blanket: I ordered this from Target and love how soft it is and the blush color is so pretty
  9. Heart PJ Bottom: These colorful bottoms are only $13!
  10. Fleece Hoodie:  This hoodie looks so warm and the color pink is such a neutral into Spring.
  11. Black heart sweatshirt: I love this sweatshirt because I feel like it can be worn outside of just Valentine’s day week.
  12. Pink joggers: In case you wanted an upgrade from pj bottoms
  13. Heart Nailpolish: How festive is this nail polish? Can’t wait to do my and daughter’s nails in this color!

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