Stitch Fix Review #7

Good morning and happy Thursday guys! This month’s Stitch Fix delivery caught me by surprise but man was I excited when I opened the box. I immediately saw Fall colors, booties and layers which are a few of my favorite things to wear when the weather turns cool in New York City. Even though the temperatures are still in the low 80s each day, trying on these Fall items helped put me in the mood!

In case this is your first time hearing about Stitch Fix, I signed up for the membership back in January and have received seven “fixes” since then. It is an online personal shopping and styling website which allows you to schedule shipments to arrive based on your needs or schedule. 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. 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. Each month I receive a Stitch Fix shipment, I share with you a recap of what I receive (January FebruaryMarchAprilJune and August) and my thoughts on each piece.  So far, I have kept an average of one piece per fix and have gravitated towards dresses and tops.

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!

Diba Triumph Cutout Booties – Size 10 – $95.00 – Return – Okay, my stylist finally answered my wishes and included shoes in this fix, even though she warned me that they may night fit since Stitch Fix currently doesn’t carry shoes larger than size 10. These booties were cute in the box but unfortunately they run small, meaning there was no way I could squeeze my feet into them for a picture. I tend to be a quality over quantity girl when it comes to shoes, especially boots, and therefore would rather invest a bit more in a pair of booties that I will wear for years.  While I liked the notched, cutout detail and the color, these didn’t feel like real leather nor was the material soft and flexible.

Stitch Fix Booties

London Times Kecia Knit Dress – Size 8 – $68.00 – Keep When I first saw this dress I rolled my eyes wondering why my stylist would choose such a boring option, as it seemed to be a plain, grey dress. Once I put it on and styled it with my favorite heels and necklace, Bo immediately insisted I keep it. When I glanced in the mirror, I saw exactly what he saw – the fit and flare detail of this dress flattered my body and the knee length makes it perfect for a work dress.  When the temperature drops, I will style this with either a blazer or long cardigan and heels in Fall and then with tall boots and a cardigan in the colder, winter months.

Stitch Fix London Times Kecia Knit Dress

Market & Spruce Palos V Neck Knit Top – Size Medium – $48.00 – Return – This lightweight top is perfect for those in-between weeks when the seasons are changing. Unfortunately, this faded grey and white color is not flattering with my complexion. The longer length and lean cut was more flattering than I expected but unfortunately it just wasn’t the right color. If I received this in either a rich Winter hue or a vibrant Summer color, I could see this quickly becoming a closet staple.

Stitch Fix Market & Spruce Palos V Neck Knit Top

Staccato Dinah Open Front Cardigan – Size Medium – $48.00 – Keep – Even though I love the ease of open front cardigans, I only own two, both of which are plain, neutral colors. As soon as I saw this lightweight cardigan, I fell in love. The deep colors will pair perfectly with my Fall wardrobe and I can either style it with lighter color layers, such as a white long sleeve top or darker, as I styled it here.

Stitch Fix Staccato Dinah Open Front Cardigan

Lila Ryan Lila Skinny Jean – Size 8 – $98.00 – Return – I told my stylist that I was in the market for jeans as I recently donated four pairs which were showing signs of wear. I love wearing skinny jeans in Fall and Winter as they pair perfectly with tall boots or booties. These jeans fit perfectly and were even long enough but unfortunately, they are the exact same color as my favorite pair of skinny jeans. If you are in the market for dark skinny jeans that will instantly make you look leaner, request these in your next fix.  I’m wearing the jeans in three of these pictures, so you can see how they pair with different tops.

Stitch Fix Staccato Dinah Open Front Cardigan

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

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Friday Favorites – August 26th, 2016

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Happy Friday friends!

This week was crazier than expected and I didn’t have time to save as many articles, blog posts, or recipes this week. In fact, I have about 20 different things screen shot on my phone so I can go back and read them this weekend. Luckily, there is plenty of time to relax and catch up this weekend head of my Monday morning flight to Las Vegas. I am not a fan of Las Vegas and therefore have denied the fact that I’ll be there for four nights. I need to figure out dinner plans for Monday so please let me know if you have recommendations on the Strip that are worth the money while not breaking the bank.

Anyway, back to today’s post. Instead of skipping today’s Friday Favorites post I figured that I’d dedicate this week’s Friday Favorites to talking about something I started during last week’s flight – Fall window shopping. As I rarely head to Park Avenue to browse Saks, Bloomingdales or any of the other windows, I love that I can easily window shop online by opening my favorite retailer tabs and clicking their Fall or New sections.  While some people aren’t quite ready to hear the F-word (Fall), I am already dreaming of mums, crunchy leaves, and wearing layers! Even though I’m still not doing much shopping, a little “window” shopping never hurt anyone, right? Here are the items on my wish list, aka Pinterest board for Fall.

  • This blazer in camel & black because who wants to pay full price for a blazer anyway?
  • These over-the-knee boots in taupe or grey are perfect for Fall without breaking the bank.
  • I burn this candle in my home office October through February without fail.
  • This Joie blouse is beautiful, but more than I’d want to spend, so now I’m on the hunt for a cheaper version.
  • I loved J.Crew’s silk ruffle blouses back in 2010 and this updated version would pair perfectly with the blazer, dark jeans, skinny belt, and the over the knee boots for a casual Friday office outfit.
  • I’m so in love with this cross-body purse that I may use a J.Crew gift card I’ve been saving to buy it!
  • This wool sweater coat screams “curl up by the fire with a hot toddy and a good book.”
  • These pants showed up in a Nordstrom email as a top-rated item and I can see why.  Everyone who has reviewed them, from 25-55, raves about their flattering fit.

Hopefully this weekend I’ll have time to update you guys on a few of the other things on my radar as well as the next round of ClassPass reviews!  Have a great weekend!

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!

Photo source is http://wachabuy.com/fall-outfits-to-copy/.

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Stitch Fix Review #6

It’s time to share my latest Stitch Fix review with you all!  This month I did my best to give my stylist very specific requests for things that I wanted and needed to add to my closet – a work appropriate dress as well as a fun tank top which can be dressed up or down.  Overall, she definitely listened to my request though I realized I should have been more specific in regards to the work dress request. When I actually need to wear business attire it is business casual versus business. I easily could have kept three of the five items in this stitch but I have a rule of only keeping one item per stitch.

August Stitch Fix

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 theStitch 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. EachStitch 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 FebruaryMarchApril and June) 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. Based on this month’s fix, I would agree with what my friends have said and think that my stylist is doing a great job listening and even asking questions.

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!

Alice Blue Alasdair Scoop Neck Blouse – Medium – $44.00 – Return – This tank top is a fun top for Summer, especially Fourth of July since the vibrant red and navy colors pair perfectly with white jeans for a patriotic look. Unfortunately, I am not a fan of scoop neck tanks and this tank was too large and flowy for my shape. If it fit better I would have been tempted to keep it but in the end decided to return it.

stitch fix tank

Brixon Ivy Ekland Lace Top – Medium – $58 – Return – I absolutely love the cut and fit of this fun and flattering tank top which includes a cross back and v-neck. However, I have never been a fan of lace whether it be for my wedding dress or wardrobe pieces. In fact, over the years I can only recall owning black lace items which due to their coloring and style, barely resembled lace. If you like lace then this top should definitely be requested in a fix as it fits perfectly and would be the perfect tank to pair with jeans and heels for date night!

stitch fix lace tank back of lace stitch fix top

Pixley Nelda Halter Blouse – Medium – $44 – Keep – When I saw the vibrant pattern of this top I immediately told Bo that I hoped it would fit. It is unlike any top tank or blouse that I have in my wardrobe and screams Summer. I have worn it four times already – once with white jeans, once with dark jeans, once with jean shorts and even tucked into a navy pencil skirt for work! The cut and style which includes a slim halter strap as well as a v-neck flatters my shoulders and flat chest while the bottom portion is flowy enough to be comfortable but doesn’t add bulk or size. This is hands down my favorite Stitch Fix item to date!

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Adrianna Papell Tallulah Dress – 8 – $98 – Return – As I mentioned, I requested dresses which would be work appropriate in this fix. This dress, which would be perfect for a more formal office setting or a cocktail event, is too formal for my typical work meeting. The style of this dress may work on some people but it fit me so poorly that a picture wasn’t worth sharing. The semi cap-sleeve cut was too thick for my shoulders and arms – adding bulk and even though the dress appears long, it hit me at the worst point possible – mid thigh. As you can see in the second picture, there is detailing along the neckline which adds some detail and removes the need to wear a necklace with it. In addition to the dress being too short, the fit was very odd on me – too small in the chest and then large in the hips which is the reverse of what I typically experience.

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Adrianna Papell Nevara Dress – 8 – $98 – Return – This was the second work dress included in this box. While the cobalt color is perfect for my complexion, this style was not flattering on my figure. Once again, the thicker strap/sleeve made me seem thick in the arms and shoulders while the square neckline did nothing. The rouching, which is supposed to be flattering was too loose in my mid-section and just hung awkwardly. The crepe material is far too fancy for my work meetings and overall this dress just felt old and stuffy.

blue stitch fix dress

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

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