Stitch Fix #5

I have a confession to make I actually received this StitchFix shipment a few weeks ago, smack dab in the middle of moving. Needless to say I wasn’t really feeling the whole pictures of different outfits thing…I much preferred to sleep.

It didn’t help that as a result of too much restaurant food and zero exercise resulted in a couple extra pounds and some ill fitting clothes.

Truth.

But now that things have slowed down considerably, I’ve been able to take some time to unwind, which led me to rummage through my closet to find my stitch fix items for an impromptu styling session.

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(Spoiler Alert: If you haven’t already guessed…I kept the entire fix.)

41 Hawthorn Corinna Striped Dolman Top

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I adored this top even before I tried it on. For starters it’s green, which is my favorite color. It’s also slouchy and super comfortable, which is a total turn-on for me when it comes to clothes. The first thing I did was try it on with my jeggings  (yes, I have a pair of super-stylish fake jean leggings, don’t judge) and brown boots. My second outfit was a total fluke – as in, that white dress fell off the hangar when I was rummaging for outfits in the closet and it was like a light bulb went off over my head. I tossed it on over the blouse, added a belt, and although you can’t see them – I added matched red heels. Adorable. A little too Christmas maybe, but I like it!

Zouk Tatiana Ikat Print Dolman Sleeve Dress

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I was on the fence about keeping this dress, mainly because I thought it was a little too summery for October. That being said, it was actually more cost efficient to keep the entire fix (you save 25% when you do!) then return the dress, so I kept it with the thought of not wearing it until spring or summer. I found the mulberry colored stocking completely by accident – they were still in their unopened package, but how fortuitous for me because they match the dress perfectly! Definitely a summer keeper. Then I added the jeggings and a grey cotton blazer and what do you know? A fall-apprpriate outfit!

41Hawthorn Ivy Abstract Chevron Tab-Sleeve Blouse

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I had no idea until stitchfix that I LOVE tab-sleeve blouses. So far I’ve kept every single one I’ve gotten in my fixes, so that should tell my stylist something! They are so comfortable and so cute. I was especially excited about this one because of the chevron print – with the blue and black it wasn’t overpowering or as in your face as I sometimes find chevron prints, and it’s different enough for me to spice up my outfits at work without being too…loud. Does that make sense? I loved how it pairs perfectly with my white skinnies and a black skirt – a staple of my work wardrobe.

Kensie Jeans Johnny Skinny Jeans

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Do I need another pair of skinny jeans? Nope. But I put these on and they were like butter…seriously. They fit perfectly, even with the extra padding I had from all that restaurant food I mentioned. I kept the outfits for this simple – a plain white tee and my awesome red ModCloth shoes, and my winter coat and UGGS. There’s nothing I love more than a pair of all-season skinny jeans!

(Actually, there are a lot of things I love more than a pair of all-weather jeans…I just needed a catchy sentence to finish my write-up.)

2009 West Kavi Striped Asymmetrical Jacket

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The only thing I need less than another pair of skinny jeans is another jacket. It appears I have an extreme fondness for both. Plus, this jacket is so. fun. I love the asymmetrical front, and I like that it dresses up with black skinnies (my black sanctuary Rizzo skinny ponte pants from my first fix – still my favorite piece EVER!) and dressed down with jeans. The only thing I don’t like about the jacket is that the pockets are FAKE! Gaah! You unzip the pocket only to find…no pocket. Not cool, and very annoying. The decision to keep this may very well bite me in the behind solely because of the pockets. But, we’ll see!

I have to say, my stylist nailed this fix. I loved every piece and ended up keeping the whole thing – even though I should have put the money toward something practical, like a lawnmower. I loved that there were a bunch of patterns in this fix – from the striped sweater to the patterned blouse to the fabulous dress. I was hoping for some fun pieces for fall and this fix totally delivered!

So, what is Stitch Fix?

It’s essentially a personal shopping service you can sign up for online. You fill out a fairly extensive style survey questionnaire (answering questions on both your likes and your body type), and one of their personal stylists picks out items based on your specifications. Then, each month (or however often you schedule your fixes), a cute little box arrives at your door filled with five items for you to try on and decide whether or not you like them enough to buy! It’s perfect because you can try on the clothes with other pieces from your closet, skype with friends or family to get a second (or third or fourth opinion), and whatever you decide not to buy, you simple mail back in the prepaid envelope included in your box! Simple as that!

You do pay a $20 styling fee for each fix, but that $20 goes towards anything you purchase. If you decide not to buy anything, you lose $20, but if you buy all five items in your box, you get a 25% discount.

Have you tried Stitch Fix yet? I can’t recommend it enough!

(Disclaimer: use this code to sign up and I get a $25 referral credit.)

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Stitch Fix #4

Is coming home to a brand new box of hand picked clothes not the best thing ever after a particularly stressful day at work? Or is that just me?

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That’s what happened to me last week anyway – I came home from work to find the instantly recognizable box on my front porch – Stitch Fix!

Wait – what is Stitch Fix, you ask? Well let me enlighten you!

It’s essentially a personal shopping service you can sign up for online. You fill out a fairly extensive style survey questionnaire (answering questions on both your likes and your body type), and one of their personal stylists picks out items based on your specifications. Then, each month (or however often you schedule your fixes), a cute little box arrives at your door filled with five items for you to try on and decide whether or not you like them enough to buy! It’s perfect because you can try on the clothes with other pieces from your closet, skype with friends or family to get a second (or third or fourth opinion), and whatever you decide not to buy, you simple mail back in the prepaid envelope included in your box! Simple as that!

You do pay a $20 styling fee for each fix, but that $20 goes towards anything you purchase. If you decide not to buy anything, you lose $20, but if you buy all five items in your box, you get a 25% discount.

So with that being said, let’s see what I got! (Excuse the poor picture quality – my mirror obviously needs to be washed)

Missa Schepers Cotton Striped Dress

dress collage

This dress was adorable – comfortable cotton, perfect for the beach. The price was a little steep, but I’m a sucker for comfortable summer dresses and I just happened to be going to the beach the weekend after this Fix arrived – sooo…yeah. Kept the dress. (I particularly like it paired with the jean jacket and my red heels, which you can’t see in the pic but trust me, they were adorable.)

41 Hawthorn Lottie Pintuck Sleeveless Silk Top

green shirt collage

Another very comfortable shirt – although you can’t really go wrong with silk! On a whim I paired it with the Martin Printed Hi-Low Skirt by Sugarhill Boutique, which I got in my second fix, and I loved it. I’m not sure how often I’ll wear it now that the weather suddenly dropped (Hello, fall!), but this will definitely be a summer staple for me! Kept the shirt.

Matty M Cashel Silk Detailed Short Sleeve Shirt

black shirt collage

When I pulled this shirt out of my fix my first reaction was “ho-hum, another plain black shirt.” But at The Husband’s insistence I tried it on and I was super impressed! As you can see in the (low quality) pic with the white shorts, the shirt is somewhat slouchy but still looks nice with the shorts and a pair of black pumps. Alternatively I paired it with a gray business suit and voila! A perfect outfit for work! Another super comfortable shirt…that I kept.

Fornash Horse Bit Bangle

bracelet collage

I thought this bracelet was adorable, but ultimately I really don’t wear bracelets that often – mostly because my wrists are so tiny that the bracelets end up clanking around my wrist and giving me bruises, or they slide off entirely. Plus I prefer to wear them on my right hand, because I wear my watch on my left, but then the bracelets annoy me when I write because I’m right handed and the bracelet gets in the way. The point of that long winded story? I don’t wear bracelets, so this item went back.

41Hawthorn Cassandra Tailored Button-Up Shirt

white shirt collage

I wanted to love this shirt, I really did. I went through a HUGE button-up shirt phase a couple of years ago, I practically bought out New York and Company’s entire stock. But I noticed lately I don’t wear them as much – and if they don’t fit exactly right, I won’t wear them. This shirt fit almost perfectly, but it bunched the teeniest bit at the buttons…which I knew would be enough to banish this shirt to the closet with the rest of my never-worn button-ups shirts. This shirt went back.

Overall Impression:

I was a little disappointed with my fix when I saw the solid colors and a cotton dress that was very similar to the Envi Vin Graphic Print Tunic Dress that I kept from my first fix.  I wondered why my stylist wasn’t sending me fun prints and edgier pieces…until I got on Pinterest and started pinning a bunch of outfits I like.

It turns out I have a very classic style. And I bet you’ll never guess what the staple items in my pinned outfits are. Yep, you got it – solid colors and classic pieces. As it turns out, my stylist has my style exactly right. I did request a few statement pieces and fun prints for my next fix, so we’ll see what happens, but it was interesting to see how well my fixes match my style! (Even though I wanted to be disappointed at first!)

Interested? Stop on over to stitch fix and sign up for yourself! (Disclaimer: if you use this code to sign up, I get a $25 referral credit.)

Stitchfix #3

Woohoo! My latest Stitchfix arrived last Thursday – I actually came home from work at lunch to take The Man to the airport, and it was sitting there on my front step waiting for me. All day long at work I thought about it. I was so excited to go home and see my latest fix pieces. And then I came home from work super tired and super hungry. And I opened my front door expecting The Man to be there to greet me because I forgot he left that afternoon, so all that greeted me was an empty apartment.

Talk about a downer.

Have you ever had one of those days when you’re just bummed out, and you go shopping only to find that A) you can’t find anything you like, B) the stuff you DO try on doesn’t fit or look right, C) you’re just not interested or D) all of the above? It’s funny how your mood affects stuff like that. As it turns out, it can also (and did) affect my Stitchfix.

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Like I said, I was super excited all day, but once I got home and started missing The Man, I was in a major funk. I tried on some of the pieces, took a few halfhearted pictures, and then finally set everything aside for later, when I would be in a better mood. I just wasn’t feeling it.

Fast forward to Friday, when I was in a much better mood. I skyped with The Man, we made some plans for an upcoming Big Event, and I was all around in a better mindset to check out my new clothes. So with that being said, let’s take a look at what I got, shall we?

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1. Sanctuary Mitch Cotton Chino Pant

pants final

These pants are made by Sanctuary, the same brand as the black skinny ponte pants from my first fix that I absolutely LOVE. These chinos were also pretty comfortable, also they didn’t fit me as nice as the skinnies do. They looked nice enough with the pieces that I tried, but I already have a pair of white skinny jeans and *cough* two pairs of white capris in my closet, so I had to send these back.

2. Sugarhill Boutique Adley Ladybug Print Button-Up Tank

red shirt final

This tank is adorable – I love the ladybug print! I specifically signed up for Stich Fix in order to branch out of my solid-colors-only rut, and they have not disappointed! I loved that this outfit worked with shorts for a fun summery look, as well as with a skirt and sweater appropriate for work! Unfortunately, this shirt also ridiculously sheer (read: see-through), and if I’m already wearing a sleeveless top I don’t generally  like to wear another tank underneath. However, this top is super cute, so I’m on the fence on whether to send it back or not.

3. MM Couture Abel Airy Knit 3/4 Sleeve Cardigan

sweater final

This was my favorite piece of my fix. I am a total cardigan junkie and this one was perfect –slouchy and comfy and and soft; and it hung nicely without being too shapeless. Plus, I love how I can wear it with shorts and a tank, over a summer dress, or just lounging around the house. Definitely keeping this! (Notice the dress in the bottom right hand corner is from my second stitch fix!)

4. 19 Cooper Lyle Polka Dot Stripe Mix Sheer Tank

blue shirt final

I have to admit, I had seen this in someone else’s fix (can’t remember which blog I saw it on though!), and I wasn’t all that impressed. So when I saw it in my fix I was slightly disappointed. It looks like it would be shapeless, and I wasn’t sure about the polka dots and stripes. But I tried it on – and surprisingly I really liked it. I’m on the fence on this one as well, mostly because I’m trying to follow a budget, so we’ll see if this one stays or goes.

5. Kut From The Kloth Nolyn Chambray Button-Up Tank

So I should start by saying that I really want a Chambray top, and when I saw this material in my fix I thought “Ooh yay they sent me a chambray shirt wait it’s like a hundred degrees outside why would they DO that?” And then I held it up and found out it was a sleeveless Chambray shirt and for some reason this image popped into my head:

slater shirt (source)

Now don’t get me wrong, I love A.C. Slater as much as the next chick who grew up in the nineties…but sleeveless denim? Yeah, I couldn’t get the 90’s fashion images out of my head. But, Stitch Fix tells you to try everything on — even if you hate it — because you may just be surprised….and wouldn’t you know it, they were right! The shirt was really comfortable, and I loved it with my orange patterned shorts. It wasn’t as fitted as I usually wear my tops, but the feel of it makes up for that. I just might keep this!

chambray final

So, that’s the latest Fix! For those of you who are unfamiliar with Stitch Fix, let me enlighten you. It’s essentially a personal shopping service you can sign up for online. You fill out a fairly extensive style survey questionnaire (answering questions on both your likes and your body type), and one of their personal stylists picks out items based on your specifications. Then, each month (or however often you schedule your fixes), a cute little box arrives at your door filled with five items for you to try on and decide whether or not you like them enough to buy! It’s perfect because you can try on the clothes with other pieces from your closet, skype with friends or family to get a second (or third or fourth opinion), and whatever you decide not to buy, you simple mail back in the prepaid envelope included in your box! Simple as that!

You do pay a $20 styling fee for each fix, but that $20 goes towards anything you purchase. If you decide not to buy anything, you lose $20, but if you buy all five items in your box, you get a 25% discount.

(Disclaimer: I am not getting paid by Stitchfix for this post, all opinions are my own and I wrote this post simply because I think it’s fun and I want to share! However, if you use this code to sign up, I get a $25 referral to put towards my next purchase.)

What’s your favorite piece from my fix?

Have you tried Stitch Fix yet?