A Break in the Chaos

It’s that time of the year when it seems like everyone is going in different directions. Talk about chaos. Especially today. My daughter had 3 Christmas concerts to perform in. Two were during school so I picked her up when the bell rang and took her out for a break to our favourite coffee shop. 

Things have been very different this Christmas with my son living away in residence for the first time in another city. Our usual traditions of getting the tree up and decorating the house felt different. I’ve certainly noticed a difference and I know my daughter has too.

She has dealt with this change very well. She misses him of course, and is very considerate about making sure to help out in the areas he used to be so involved in. Things like giving the dogs some extra special attention and making a point of keeping us involved in her schedule – unlike most 16 year olds. She’s also been very money conscious since she knows finances are pretty tight for us right now.


My Gratitude

To thank her I decided to get us a special treat – something we could pick out together, and an affordable alternative to the mall. We love clothes and it’s been so long since we indulged.

We found out about this online store called Style Crush. It’s a Canadian owned, online clothing store that buys and sells quality new and gently used clothing. They ship across Canada and the US with flat rate shipping fees.

The clothing items on their site are funky, stylish, in excellent condition and there’s lots of variety.

We spent days going back and forth trying to decide what we’d get. I even enlisted some friends help on Facebook when I was trying to decide between the two jackets. We fell in love with them both!

The Plan

Our goal was simple – to find an outfit for each of us that we’d be comfortable in, for $100. As challenging as I thought it would be, it turned out to be very simple. In fact, we ended up with both jackets, a Lug purse in perfect condition, and my daughter ended up with two new outfits. She chose a ‘new with tags’ top, a skirt, and a dress. We scored! 

It was easy to order from Style Crush and the descriptions were very thorough. Plus actually pressed everything before it was packaged! I’m amazed because I’ve received things in the mail from big store retailers and it usually arrives wrinkled with fold marks. Our order came in wrinkle free and clean, plus the shipping was so fast I don’t think wrinkles had time to form. 

We had a great time picking out our outfits, ordering them and unpacking them when they arrived. Throughout the process the staff communicated quickly and were professional.

So today we headed to the local coffee shop to show off our new found treasures. I grabbed a few pictures because you never know when this chance will come again in the near future. Plus this kid is so cute!  

This post is sponsored and everything I’ve written about is my honest opinion.

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Comments (20)

  1. December 11, 2015 - 2:03 am Reply

    I fell in love with a jacket too… The H&M Dress Coat in Black pictured here – http://www.stylecrush.com/h-m-black-dress-coat-size-ladies-l/

    This black dress is pretty too! http://www.stylecrush.com/h-m-black-dress-size-ladies-8/

    • PooBah
      December 11, 2015 - 9:52 am Reply

      Very nice – I love how they keep adding more stock all the time! For your first order feel free to add this discount code for 15% off: Soapbox15

  2. Jackson
    December 11, 2015 - 2:39 am Reply

    Omg!!! I’m ashamed to admit that I had no idea how awesome and very well done your blog is!!! Kudos my dear.

  3. Pam
    December 11, 2015 - 9:39 am Reply

    I like the Joe Fresh sweater dress and the nine west purse.

    • PooBah
      December 11, 2015 - 9:50 am Reply

      Nice! The ladies at Style Crush want to offer my readers a 15% discount on their first order by using this code: Soapbox15 at checkout. More incentive as if we needed it. 🙂

  4. December 12, 2015 - 8:51 pm Reply

    My youngest found it horrible to adjust to all her siblings moving out and off to university. We have a large age difference here. Style Crush has so many wonderful things, you made some great choices.

  5. Lori
    December 14, 2015 - 3:08 pm Reply

    Cute update on your fam as well! Love the snowflake feature!

  6. Lori
    December 14, 2015 - 3:08 pm Reply

    Cute update on your fam as well! Love the snowflake feature!

  7. Rachel
    December 14, 2015 - 10:06 pm Reply

    I like the dresses section on the website! Thanks for sharing this with us!

  8. Rosita
    December 15, 2015 - 12:49 pm Reply

    I really like the GAP NWT Cashmere Blend Infinity Scarf. Into scarves lately – lol! And the Dalia NWT Grey Cardigan is my style too!

  9. Robyn Bellefleur
    December 15, 2015 - 7:09 pm Reply

    I like the sweater dress.

  10. angela eagle
    December 16, 2015 - 10:49 am Reply

    thanks for such a great blog and all the style choices

  11. angela eagle
    December 16, 2015 - 10:50 am Reply

    fav is the sweater dress

  12. shannon fowler
    December 18, 2015 - 12:51 am Reply

    It isn’t in my size but the jacob one shoulder dress. classy

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