I came across an app called Voila Al Artist (I’m on Apple) where you can make yourself into a cartoon using the 3D or 2D options and got obsessed with it for over an hour! It’s free but has lots of adverts.
How cute am I!? I think the top two are really sweet but bottom left is my fave as I think it’s the most accurate cartoon. Bottom right is almost too real and veering toward ‘uncanny valley’ territory in my brain lol
Treated myself to the Tofish from JJ’s Vish and Chips. After I added salt and a little vinegar the texture and taste was uncanny! The Fricken Nuggets where awesome too! I wasn’t that impressed with the tarter sauce as I thought it was a little bland but still nice.
They have an extensive chippy menu which I’m working my through. I loved the giant smokey Sossage which I happily drowned in ketchup and mustard.
Available to order on Uber Eats. Manchester and Leeds based.
If you would have asked me on my 30th would I be happy staying in on my 40th and not because I was having a house party, I would have said ‘Oh, hell no.’ BUT it was great!
The Bloke, my favourite person came round (only person, apart from my Dad really but the Bloke would still be my fave anyway) and dyed my hair for me, surprised me with these gorgeous flowers. He managed to find me gluten-free Mac and Cheese and a big box of gf Peroni beer. We then binged watched The Sopranos from the start.
That’s my idea of the perfect, simple day!
We are also booked in for a meal at our fave restaurant Lily’s (when they open again) in Ashton, in ten days for a joint birthday celebration.
Remember in my first post I told you I wasn’t happy with my first ‘fix’ and so Stitch Fix said they would try again for free? Well, prompted by the site asking ‘Is there anything your wardrobe is missing?’ this time I left a note saying that I’d been trying to find tapered cargo pants and joggers that were long enough but not baggy for ages! 34” to be exact.
A Note from Molly the Stylist
What Was in the Box
I absolutely love these shorts because they can be dressed up or down but more importantly, they are the first shorts I’ve worn in decade which don’t cut into my chunky thighs when I sit down! Hurrah!
The two long joggers/cargo pants are exactly what I’ve been searching for, comfortable and luxurious, the perfect street style!
I liked the idea of simple black lacy top but I already have quite a few similar items so I returned it, along with the cropped (mid-calf) cargo pants as the cuffs were too tight and there wasn’t a zip.
I’m so pleased with this fix as it did everything I needed.
If you have been looking all over for particular items (one’s that are either basic or in fashion and not too alternative – long sleeve mesh top – ahem), then it’s a lot easier to let a stylist pick out different ones for you to try on.
Easier than paying for delivery from different websites and if the items aren’t suitable, having to retrieve return labels online and if, like me, you don’t have a printer, having to print them out at the library/a friends/work. Plus, everything is packaged in paper and card so no endless chain of plastic bags either.
You could also be pleasantly surprised by an item you might not have considered, like I did with those awesome shorts!
This week I’m trying Stitch Fix for the first time.
You pay £10 for a personal stylist to analyse your answers to an online style survey, so they can send you items they think you’ll love. Questions include style preferences, lifestyle and body shape.
You can add notes for them i.e. ‘Flat/low heels only’ and even review and adjust their first attempt online before they post it.
I’m under no obligation to buy anything and can return everything.
The stylist has understood my laidback style fairly well and chose clothes which compliment my colouring and also got my size right, overall. 💁🏻♀️
I specified low-mid rise, bootcut jeans. I got mid-high rise, skinny jeans. Eh!? 🤷🏻♀️
The fit of the dress, jump suit and play suit are perfect in the shoulders and chest but because they are gathered at the waist, they make my belly look the size of half a watermelon! 🤦🏻♀️ At the start, I left a note saying ‘I often have a very bloated belly that I’d like to hide’so again, a swing and a miss!
I’ve given my feedback on the site for each item (really detailed questions, which I appreciate). They have offered me another fix for free!
I’ve given them the clue that I like sports luxe and soft grunge. But I am going to have a sneak peak this time and maybe edit what the stylist chooses.
However, it was fun getting a surprise last time because I wouldn’t have usually considered a flowery dress or jump/play suits and now I definitely would! 💃🏽
Would you let a stylist choose your outfits for a change?