Stitch Fix Review #5

Happy Tuesday guys!

It has been a while since I last talked about Stitch Fix on the blog. As I am currently in between sizes and not feeling my best, I have started scheduling fixes every other month versus every month. Whether it’s shopping online, in-person or with the help of my Stitch Fix stylist, it’s hard to shop when you don’t feel your best. But, after receiving an email reminder from them a few weeks ago, I figured it was time to schedule a fix and test my luck.

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In case this is your first time hearing about Stitch Fix back in January. It is an online personal shopping and styling website. After registering for the site, new members fill out an in-depth style survey and profile which helps the Stitch Fix personal stylists get to know you. The questions include things like sizes, styles, favorite colors, brands, and other likes and dislikes.  Once you finish the profile you are able to schedule your first Stitch Fix delivery. Each Stitch Fix delivery is a box of five pieces of clothing or accessories. Each month I share with you a recap of what I receive (January FebruaryMarch and April) and my thoughts on each piece. Your personal stylists selects the items for your individual fix based on the answers you provided in the survey. There is a $20 styling fee which you have to pay up front, but, the good news is that this $20 works as credit towards any of the items you want to keep.


Many of my friends who have loved Stitch Fix for years told me to give my stylist time to figure out my personal style, and therefore expect each box to get better. In advance of scheduling this fix, I spent time going through m profile and leaving a note for my stylist regarding my recent weight fluctuation. This month’s box had a few items that definitely took this feedback into account. I’m hoping that next month I’ll finally get to try out their newest feature – SHOES!

Here we go! Remember – If you see anything that you like below, feel free to pin and/or ask your stylist in the notes section of your next fix for something similar! Your stylist does her best to get to know you and therefore will read your blog, check out your Pinterest board and even your Facebook page if you give her access so she can see what you wear and love! In addition, remember that while I do get a small amount of compensation if you join Stitch Fix, all thoughts and feedback are my own opinion!

Stitch Fix Wilam Blouse

Papermoon Wilam Blouse – $38  – Keep – The moment I touched this top I hoped it would fit. The light weight fabric is perfect for the hot Summer months and it is unlike anything I own. The vibrant pastels brighten up any look and the material, while sheer, works well with my nude t-shirt bra. I have paired this blouse with shorts, skinny jeans and even a pencil skirt – each time receiving multiple compliments!

Stitch Fix Cindie Linen Short

Skies are Blue Garrick Button Down Top – $58 – Return –  As soon as I saw this top I laughed because it reminded me more of my mom than me. She has an almost identical top that she wears frequently. This top was the only pure disappointment in the box as it was way too large and just didn’t seem to fit my style profile or age.

Level 99 Cindie Linen Short – $78 – Return – I loved these shorts SO much. The fit was flattering and the material was light weight and comfortable.  Shorts tend to run small on me due to long legs and muscular thighs but these worked perfectly. The price tag was far to steep, in my mind, for a pair of casual shorts. I tend to buy my shorts at J Crew Factory so I’m accustomed to an under $30 price point for shorts, not nearly $80.

Stitch Fix Blouse

Hawthorn Lisbon Stud Detail Blouse – $58 – Return – While I loved the color of this blouse, I just couldn’t get past the stud design nor the sleeves. The shirt fit perfectly in the neck and body but the sleeves were too puffy for my taste.  The heavy, metallic studs seemed to ruin the the light, flowy fabric and feel of the top.

Stitch Fix Scallop Blouse

 

Papermoon Violeta Scallop Detail Blouse – $44 – Return – I loved this top as soon as I saw it in my box. The scallop detail and open back are a fun change from most of my tops. But, as soon as I put it on I realized how plain it was from the front which therefore made it seem like just another black tank. If I didn’t have two black tanks that I loved already, I would have kept it but since from the front this looked identical to both of them, I just couldn’t rationalize keeping it.

Your turn: What piece is your favorite? What would have you kept? 

 

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Denim & Stripes and Everything Nice

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This week, I’ve found myself working from our NYC office more days than working from home. This means the return of showering at the gym, lugging clothes into the city and trying not to forget key wardrobe components. Did I tell you guys about the time when I forgot to bring a bra to the gym the day I was wearing a white top. Let me tell you, there are very few places in Midtown NYC that sell bras before 10am. If my memory serves me right, I hid in a huddle room until I could dash out to quickly buy a bra. STRIPE_2

So how does this introduction relate to today’s post. Well my friends, in my mind, the best thing about Summer is the return of the sundress – even Barney Stinson agrees! It’s easy to style, easy to pack and pairs perfectly with a fun jean jacket, cardigan or other jacket for breezy days or the chill of a cold office.  Even though my closet already has plenty of sundresses, I couldn’t resist this adorable and comfortable striped sundress from JCrew Factory when I saw it on the mannequin over Memorial Day weekend.

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Dress – Jacket (old but this is similar)- Clutch –  Nail PolishSandals Lipstick

The thick ponte material barely wrinkles, making it perfect for those days that I need to stuff clothes into a locker at the gym. It is longer than most of their dresses making it work appropriate, even for a taller gal like myself.  If those selling points aren’t enough, how can you resist pockets and stripes?  Recently I’ve paired this with a classic jean jacket and my Birkenstocks for weekends and then heels and a clutch for work or evenings.

Photos by Lydia Hudgens

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Instagram Fashion: April 2016

Insta Fashion April“Where can I buy that shirt? Who makes those shoes? Those tights are awesome, who makes them?” 

It’s time for this month’s edition of Instagram Fashion workout gear round up! This month I mixed things up a bit by sharing items beyond workout gear. April’s weather was far different than I expected – chilly and rainy, which therefore limited the amount of fun, new workout gear I could wear. The forecast for the next few days is warm and sunny so I’m sure that May will bring the beginning of Summer’s heat and humidity.

  1. An athleisure moto jacket that combines fashion with the technical details you’d expect from an athletic brand sounds too good to be true, right? This New Balance Shadow jacket is a favorite of mine as I dash home after a sweaty workout since it’s breathable and made of sweat-wicking material. Anytime I wear the moto jacket people are in shock when they hear it is New Balance.
  2. Is there a more fun combination than stripes and pom-pom details on a shirt? I love pairing this navy and white striped top with jeans or white shorts for a casual, yet fun weekend look. Since buying it last month I’ve worn it five times AND bought it for two friends. It’s on super sale right now, so snag it before they sell out.
  3. I’ve worn this outfit combination a few times this month as it’s perfect for the transitional weather. The Sweaty Betty Zero Gravity tights are lightweight while still providing compression and fun details, while the Brooks Ghost tank is so light I forget I’m wearing it. While I’ll probably not use the tights for Summer workouts, this tank will be a staple for the next few months as I run through the heat and humidity.
  4. I wore this same outfit on three different flights this month as it is comfortable and keeps me warm during chilly flights. The Patagonia Nano Puff  is compact and lightweight so you can easily stuff it into your suitcase if you don’t need it.  Available in 30 different color combination, the Brooks Chariot Heritage shoe is a great everyday shoe that provides great foot support while still being fun and colorful. Last but not least, the Timex Ironman Sleek 150 is a great update to their classic sports watch, allowing me to keep track of time and my workouts with a pop of neon.
  5. There is no question about it, the Brooks LSD Running Jacket was my single favorite item of clothing in April! It’s available in 7 different colors but I love pairing the neon yellow with solid crops or shorts for wet or windy runs.
  6. I wore this vibrant, flattering Jill Stuart dress to a beach wedding down in Avalon last month and loved it so much that I was tempted to buy it after my great Rent the Runway experience. The fun open back and high neck flattered my shoulders and back, two areas I love to highlight.
  7. As soon as I saw this tank in Target I knew I had to buy it! This fun, flowy and inspirational muscle tank has been the perfect top for barre classes and HIIT classes alike since it has side vents and is lightweight.
  8. I’ve owned this Athleta bikini (top and bottom) for four years and it is constantly my favorite for everything from laying out to riding the waves.  The halter top is adjustable and has removable cups – making it a great option for those of us who want just a little bit of padding.

Your turn: What was your favorite item of clothing last month? 

Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored and instead is a list of the things of my favorite things this week. As normal, it includes lots of beauty and fashion items which means there are a few affiliate links via ShopStyle. It takes time and money to maintain a blog so I thank you for the support and few cents that come from clicking through the links!

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