Category Archives: Review

Seattle’s New Flower Delivery Service: Petal City & Giveaway!

Product Sample: Complimentary flowers were provided to me in exchange for this review.

When Emma, owner of new Seattle flower delivery service, Petal City, emailed me asking if she could send me a gorgeous bouquet of flowers, I really couldn’t say no. I mean, is there a woman out there who hates receiving flowers? I think not.

Seattle's New Flower Delivery Service, Petal City / hellorigby seattle lifestyle blog

Conveniently, these brightened my day before I got my wisdom teeth out. I had been a stress mess all day and having Emma pop by with these beauties, and an infectious smile made me feel better. And that’s just why Emma does it. In her words: “The best part of Petal City is connecting with our customers. As soon as they see the flowers, their eyes light up, and they’re instantly overjoyed. I’m often enveloped in a hug immediately. What better job could there possibly be?”

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Golden Tote February 2015

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If you’ve been reading for a while, you may have seen some pieces here and there from Golden Tote, or as part of my Budget recaps. It’s been awhile, but I figured I’d treat myself to a tote this month for my birthday.

Well… let’s just say it didn’t go exactly as planned. You’ll see why below, but first I’ll take a step back and explain a little more about Golden Tote from an insider’s perspective. (And I say insider as someone who actually purchases totes and doesn’t receive a “blogger tote” for review.)

I started following Golden Tote over a year ago and bought my first tote last February. It was love at first checkout. Their house brand, Puella, is made in California and very much has that California-cool-vibe. Their pieces are also sold at Anthropologie, dresses going for about $70-80 and tops for $50-60. When you buy a tote from Golden Tote though, you get to pick two pieces that they’ve curated for that month’s collection, and then 4-5 more are added to your tote by their “stylists” for $149. There’s also a smaller tote for $49 that lets you choose one item and they pick one or two other things for you. The small tote has a much smaller selection of items, however. You then fill out a quick survey/style profile and can add comments about things you do or don’t like.

Here’s the thing though: Golden Tote isn’t really customized. Not like Stitch Fix anyways. They basically have a pool of “surprise” items each month that they go and buy from smaller designers, then when your order is fulfilled, you are getting something from that pool. This used to work well for me, as I tend to gravitate towards boho and flowy pieces that they used to almost exclusively stock. Now? Well, it seems like Golden Tote and I may have parted ways in the style department.

Besides the unique way of shopping, Golden Tote also has a Facebook group that they encourage tote purchasers to join. You can then buy, sell, or trade items in the group with others, at your own risk, of course. This has proven valuable to me to get pieces a la carte since I haven’t bought totes for a while and only want a single piece. The other bonus? Tons of women who have a shopping/fashion obsession. We’ve had two meet-ups in my area and there are even off topic groups to participate in too.

Now that I’ve prepped you with some details about how it all works, onto the Golden Tote review!

Golden Tote February 2015 Review & Styling / hellorigby seattle fashion and lifestyle blog

Golden Tote February 2015 Review

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A Turtleneck Outfit… & 26

This weekend I’ll be celebrating my 26th birthday. It seems nuts that I’m going to be 26… I remember turning 16 and thinking I was so grown up and mature. I wasn’t, and I assume in about 10 years I’ll be looking back at 26 and thinking the same thing.

J Crew Factory City Coat, Striped Turtleneck, and Frye Melissa Logo Boot Outfit / hellorigby seattle fashion and lifestyle blog

I’ve made a lot of mistakes in my 26 years, but I’ve also done a lot of pretty good things too. Starting this blog is definitely one of them. It’s odd to me how something that I started on a whim could change my life in such a (mostly) positive way. It’s draining, time-consuming, and exhausting, but when I get a compliment, a positive comment, or someone tweeting at me how much they liked something I shared, it still is thrilling. I only wish I had started this space sooner.

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How To Wear Peep Toe Booties

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I’ve been obsessed over finding the perfect pair of peep toe booties since I first saw a pair on a stylish gal who was walking by when I was downtown a few years ago. When I saw this pair by Xappeal at Rack Room Shoes, I knew they were it.

How To Wear Peep Toe Booties 3 Ways / hellorigby!

Since I know these are a bit different from your standard pair of ankle boots, I thought I’d share how to wear peep toe booties in 3 different, winter-friendly ways today!  Continue reading

ClassPass Seattle Recap

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You may remember that I was trying out ClassPass Seattle for the month of November in an attempt to quell my anxiety, as well as explore new workout options. I thought it was about time for an update.

ClassPass Seattle: A Recap & Update / hellorigby!

My main goal with working out was to see if it could help with anxiety. While I think it did, I wasn’t as consistent with it as I’d hoped. I didn’t vocalize a goal for myself, but I did want to try one new class a week, at minimum. I didn’t quite do that – life gets in the way sometimes. But I did try 3 new workouts, and found one that I really enjoyed which makes it worth it.  Continue reading