App Review- Stylebook

What does the App do?

Stylebook is an app that helps you organize your clothes.

Cost?

$3.99

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How does it work?

Like I said above it helps you organize your clothes. However in order to do that it needs a full inventory of your closet which means taking photos of every clothing item you own. (Ugh I know!) But once you’ve got everything photographed it’s all stored there in your app. You can scroll through your virtual closet from anywhere to remind yourself of what clothes you have, you know in case you forget.

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I think the best part of the app is that it allows you to create different looks. It comes preloaded with examples like “Day” “Work” “Formal” and “Vacation” but you can add your own (which I did). Really what it does is expedite the process of you having to think of what to wear (and make you feel almost exactly like Cher from Clueless). If you put together a few “work looks” you don’t have to think about what you should wear you can just find the look you like best and wear that. Basically, have you wanted everyone to think you have great style without putting in daily effort of choosing new cute outfits? Then this app is definitely for you.

The other cool feature it has is a packing list. My biggest problem with packing for trips is I’ll make a list that’ll usually be something like: shirt jeans, cute dress, dressy shirt, black pants. With Stylebook you can actually make outfits that you want to pack without even making your bed messy with clothes

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What I like about it

I really love the visual aspect of it. I love being able to see what I have in my closet without actually having to go into my closet or my drawers. When I was putting in my clothes it forced me to look at my clothes and decided what I actually wanted to keep and get rid of. I got rid of a shitload of old shirts that I was keeping for silly sentimental reasons or things I knew didn’t fit me, or, and this is still my biggest problem, clothes I thought I would use for costumes. I donated and threw away a good portion of my closet which I still think is the best part of this app. If I wasn’t gonna wear it, I tossed it.

There’s a feature on the app where you can make notes of when you wear the item (I haven’t become that reliant on the app, yet) so you can go back through your closet in 6 months and get rid of clothes you haven’t worn because now you have proof.

 

What I don’t like about it

I think the worst part is the photo taking. It’s SOOO laborious and more often than not the photos turn our shitty and you have to retake them. That was the biggest reason why I threw away so many items, I just didn’t care for them enough to take a photo.

Also the price. I hate paying for apps, but this one has been worth the cost. I really only recommend it for people who want more organization in their life and want to appear trendy. It does take a lot of work, but it’s worthwhile.

 

Moist Queef Book Club Presents: Smarter Faster Better

Book title and author: Smarter Better Faster by Charles Duhigg

Initial thoughts- After reading his first book, The Power of Habit, I was excited to read his second and it did not disappoint.

Why I liked it- I love how detailed and thorough every chapter is! The book is about simply how people are productive. He talks to a super varied group of people and discovers their personal tips on how they stay productive in their field. He talks to the writers and producers of Frozen and writes about how they had to essentially rewrite the movie’s story in 18 months (much faster than any other Pixar movie) and he talks to a Googler about how working in a group where you don’t feel judged and feel safe is important for allowing failure to happen so you can better succeed.

Why you should read it- Every chapter has something applicable for you in your everyday life even if you don’t work for any of these industries. It gives you insight on effective goal setting and reasons why visualizing multiple outcomes (instead of one) is a better way to think about your decision making. The book is divided in such a way that it stays interesting. Even though the topics are very different, you can learn something from each one of them.

If habit forming and goal setting isn’t your jam, then this book also isn’t your jam. Go find some jelly. BUT if habits and goals interest you even a little this book will blow that curiosity up and make you even more interested about it

I personally recommend listening to it, but if you want to buy it it’ll look p impressive oin your office bookshelf.

 If you want more Duhigg

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Here’s his website, here’s a sweet video, and here’s an awesome Freakanomics episode he’s featured on.

30 Day Challenge: A Photo A Day

Introducing a new 30 day challenge: I’m going to take one photo that I like every day! 

I’m really excited about this challenge because I’ve been eager to improve my photography skills. One of the biggest things I’d like to work on is simply finding the image in everyday scenarios. While I’ve always loved photography, I’ve also always made excuses as to why I can’t practice it. “I don’t know any models.””I don’t have access to good locations”… Reading them now makes me feel really dumb too.. I live in the Bay Area, there are gorgeous people and settings everywhere you look! 

So, no more excuses. For me this challenge is about making myself take the time to find a picture. I can also be really impatient when trying to take pictures, so I know this will help me in that area too. So wish me luck, follow me on Instagram (@sunflowerrz), and I’ll see you soon for an update. 

Love, 

Sab