Twin Cities To Do: Matisse Art Mixer

MIA Night

Fellow Twin Cities Friends (and Visiting Friends!):

Did you know that the MIA hosts an awesome themed mixer on the third Thursday of every month?

Me either!

And guess what next Thursday is…?  That’s right!

It’s a night featuring some amazing works from Matisse, plus getting out and meeting fellow art lovers – all while sipping on cocktails, Summit, try your hand at some Matisse-inspired art yourself and even learn some new French words to impress your non art-loving friends with.

And it’s free!

So put it on the calendar and join me Thursday night from 6 pm – 9pm at the MIA – more details here!

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Shopping for People Who Hate Shopping!

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Ever had that day when you dreaded shopping for that perfect outfit?  Maybe it came at the end of a mercilessly disappointing trip where nothing fit right..nothing looked right…you had no idea what to put together with what and you wanted to ditch and find the nearest cocktail?

Yeah, we all have those days where shopping is less exhilarating and more….totally exhausting.

Some people simply just hate the experience all together – the idea of shopping for cohesive outfits for themselves is overwhelming or incredibly boring.

Some of us love the idea of trying new looks but are a little insecure about getting those looks just right.

There’s a solution for us all!

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We came upon their site and were intrigued by their premise.  They send you complete outfits with accessories – if you love it, you keep it and pay their premium for it.  If you don’t like it, all you have to do is return the pieces you don’t like in their postage-paid envelope.  You get a new outfit every month!  I mean seriously – you could just sit at your house with that cocktail and the mailman drops it off!  (No losing your car in the packed mall parking lot required.)

I [Hollie] really love to shop but I was curious to see how this site worked and how it was different than other online shopping sites, so I signed up.

I started by filling out my “Style Profile”  which ended up being a relatively short survey (which is good because my minute attention span hates involved surveys) that revolved around the styles that were interesting to me, what I liked about myself, what I’d like to cover up on my body and what I like to show off.  Then it gave me some love-it-or-hate-it options to get a feel of my basic clothing vibe.

I got to pick if I liked some, most or all of outfit collections like this:

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And I got to choose if I was interested in trying outfits a little out of the Hollie Usual, like these:

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And it nailed collections with outfits in a style that I already love to wear:

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This site is still in Beta-form, which means they’re still testing it and seeing how popular and do-able it is, but if I’m accepted, I’ll get a tailored-to-me box of outfit surprises once a month to try out!  I can even request a “special occasion” box when I have an upcoming cocktail party or dinner with the Governor or cameo at the Academy Awards….yeah, I’m guessing I won’t be requesting that special occasion box any time soon, but you never know!  If I do, then at least I can have a fabulous, polished look that gets delivered to my door!

OH!  And this isn’t just for the ladies – GUYS!  Soon to come, they’ll send YOU outfit surprises, too!  Equality in clothing options!

So,  for all of you tired shoppers, folks who are too busy with real life to do too much shopping or for the plain and simple shopping haters, check out StitchFix.com and love the stuff in your closet again!

Also, check out their fashion blog for great ideas on how to use the clothes you already have to look great!

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