Category Archives: Shopping

When Subscription Boxes Go Rogue // Tips for Protecting Yourself From Online Shopping Fraud

Today I had an entirely different post planned. I was going to share with you a reveal and review of Relish Clothing Box, a personal styling box (similar to Stitch Fix) that I ordered back in December and just received. (Yes, the long wait was the first sign of trouble.) And while I did receive my box, there are a lot of other women out there who are currently in limbo because two nights ago Relish Clothing announced they were dismantling… on their now defunct Facebook Group.

This isn’t a post to gossip about what may have happened to the business. To be frank, I don’t really care. The point of this post is to warn you that not everything may be as it seems. Up until very recently, Relish was still sending out boxes to fellow bloggers for free to review and provide giveaways to the readers. I was not one of those bloggers, I purchased the box myself during a holiday promotion with the intent of sharing my honest experience in comparison to Stitch Fix, just like I did with my Wantable Style Edit in January.

In light of what has happened, I want to share some tips for how I keep myself protected when I shop with new businesses online, and what to look out for when a to-good-to-be-true offer comes along. You know I’ve been fooled once with a fake Naked Palette on LivingSocial (but luckily received my money back), and I don’t want anyone to be fooled or taken advantage of by a subscription service or another form of online shopping fraud.

7 Tips to Protect Yourself from Online Shopping Fraud // Hello Rigby Seattle Fashion & Style Blog

7 Tips for Protecting Yourself From Online Shopping Fraud

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Stitch Fix January 2016

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Another year, another Stitch Fix?! Wow, that feels weird to say, I can’t believe it’s can you 2016! (Yeah, yeah I know, every year I think I’ve said that…) Of course, there’s nothing like kicking off the new year with a new piece (or several, if you count a few of the gems I picked up at Nordstrom’s Half Yearly Sale!) of clothing for your closet.

You may remember that my last Stitch Fix shipment didn’t go so well. Neither did the one before it. However, I received an email from the Stitch Fix Customer Service team offering to match me with a new stylist who may be better suited to my needs and asked me several detailed questions about what I was looking for. My new stylist definitely delivered!

For this Fix, I asked for a couple of party-appropriate dresses – one glitzy, and one that could be dressed up or down. I also had pinned a few pieces that I had seen on Stitch Fix’s blog and Pinterest boards and mentioned wanting a cozy turtleneck sweater. Curious what I ended up with? Read on!

Stitch Fix January 2016: Review & Styling // hellorigby seattle fashion & style blog

Stitch Fix January 2016: Review & Styling

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Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale 2015 Shopping Guide // What I Bought

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Please tell me I’m not the only one who has been shopping up a storm post-Christmas? I have been very, very naughty. Of course, I can’t help but share that with you so that you don’t miss out on some of the great deals I’ve happened upon! The day after Christmas marked the start of Nordstrom’s Half Yearly Sale, and what a sale it is! I’ve found a ton of awesome items (and a few that didn’t work out for me, as usual).

Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale 2015: Shopping Guide & Haul // hellorigby seattle fashion & beauty blog

I figured I’d try ’em all on in the comfort of my house and share my thoughts about each piece while you still have a couple of days left to get your orders in to score these items for up to 50% off! (Go go go if you like any of these, most of them are already limited in sizes and colors. Eek!)

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What I Bought, Read, & Used Up: October

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I think I say this every single month, but honestly, how is it already November?! October just flew by and was an incredibly busy month, hence why this is a little late! Being busy is always good for my wallet, as it means less free time for me to spend shopping. I believe my purchases (or lack there of) this month really reflects that as well. Without further ado, onto what I’ve been buying, reading, and using up recently!

What I Bought // October Shopping Budget

What I Bought: October Shopping Budget // hellorigby seattle shopping blog

Stitch Fix: I kept this cute plaid shirt that I’ve since worn a ton to work. It works great under a leather jacket for a night out, and it’s super simple to pop on for a day at the office.

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Shopping Guide: Adam Lippes for Target

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There seemed to be some interest around these collection reviews (remember my rundown of the LC Lauren Conrad Runway Collection?) so I figured I’d give the Adam Lippes for Target Collection a shot too. I had stalked the lookbook on Refinery29 when it was released several months ago and lusted over several of the plaid pieces. The collection launched late last month, and I jumped online at midnight to see if I could nab a few pieces. Lots of crickets online with this collection… quite the opposite from my last run-in with Lilly Pulitzer x Target collaboration!

I digress. The point is, this collection had little fanfare. Apparently no one else has the same love of plaid that I do. Or maybe people are sick of Target’s designer collaborations. The world will never know. The Adam Lippes for Target collection also featured home goods, men’s clothing, and women’s clothing was available in regular or plus size. I stuck to just women’s clothing for this one, so onto what I picked up and what I thought!

Adam Lippes for Target Shopping Guide // hellorigby seattle fashion blog

Adam Lippes for Target Collection Review

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