Stitch Fix Review February 2018



My February Stitch Fix is here! After seeing some gorgeous Valentine’s Day looks from Stitch Fix I asked my stylist to send me both casual and date night looks for the upcoming holiday. You can sign up for a romantic Fix for yourself by clicking any of the affiliate links in this post.

I updated my Style Profile (the questionnaire you fill out when you create your profile) to include black, red, pink, purple, white, and navy apparel items. I love changing up my profile for every Fix to give my stylist a more focused idea of what I want to get in my box. I also upped my price points a little (also in my Style Profile) because Stitch Fix now offers luxe brands like Kate Spade, Rebecca Minkoff, Equipment, Theory, Michael Starrs, Free People, Paige and many more premium brands. I figured since I am not worried about losing my styling fee thanks to the $49 flat fee I paid for my “Style Pass” I could try out some higher priced items.

With these changes to my Style Profile in place I was excited to see what Jason, my long time stylist, would send. Let me tell you, he did not disappoint.  IMG_4432

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1. Calvin Klein Suzetta Dress-Size 12, $88

 

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I love to wear leopard print so when I saw this swing dress in my Fix I was pretty excited. Since I carry my weight in my midsection swing style dresses like this one look best on me with a cardigan or vest to help cinch my waist in. I definitely prefer this dress with the black ponte jacket like my stylist suggested. This leopard print is a little bit lighter in color than I usually wear and my winter complexion was blending in to the print a little more than I would like. My husband lovingly called this my “cave girl look.” I think I would have liked this dress a little better if the neckline was a bit lower and the color was a bit darker. This one will be going back to Stitch Fix.

2. Generation Love Hugo Linen Lace-Up Detail Tee-Size Large, $110

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Remember how I said I upped my price points? Well my stylist obviously took notice of that when he sent this shirt. True red is one of my favorite colors to wear because it looks good with my very pale skin. As soon as I saw this shirt I was obsessed with the details on the sleeves. The shirt is made of 100% linen and is dry-clean only. It is very lightweight and sheer, which would be perfect for the summer. The lace up in the front is a little too low cut for my taste. My husband liked this one, but when he found out the price the look on his face was priceless. This too will be headed back.

3. Andrew Marc Performance Ellery Track Pant-Size Large, $50

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When I pulled these out of the box I was not so sure that I was going to like them. The wide white waistband really threw me off. When I put them on it was immediately clear that my decision would not be that easy. They are so soft and the material is not too thin. I love the hem at the ankle and the wide waist band really helps them feel like they will stay up. I decided to style them with a dressy edge by adding a blazer over a fuchsia t-shirt and throwing on my black heels. Don’t worry, I also styled them in a more traditionally casual,way which you can scroll down to see. I am undecided on these pants. Should I keep them?

4. Karl Lagerfeld Paris Maredo Paris Graphic Knit Tee-Size Large, $38

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This Eiffel Tower Tee is super cute and extremely comfy. I love that the fabric has stretch, but is not too clingy. I decided to dress the t-shirt up a bit and ended up with my favorite look of the day. If you do not have a denim vest I suggest you get one ASAP. I got this one for Christmas and I have worn it every week since. While I really loved this shirt I just do not need it to fill a hole in my wardrobe right now.

5. Lemon Tart Damion Ribbed Duster Cardigan-Size Large, $64

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I have been wanting a grey or black duster cardigan for awhile. I have forest green and burgundy dusters in my closet already and I have found myself curling up in them all winter long. I really need a more neutral color duster to carry me into spring so when I saw this one I was very happy. This duster is soft and stretchy. It has a cute side slit at the bottom that was fun with stripe on the side of the track pants from this Fix. Because this cardigan is meant to be stretchy it was a little tight around my hips. If I were to keep this I would definitely size up so that it was not as form fitting. I’m just not sure if this is the duster for me so it will be going back.

What do you think of the pieces I got in my Valentine’s Day fix? Should I keep anything? Let me know in the comments. If you are still looking for a gift for Galentine’s or Valentine’s Day it is never too late for a Stitch Fix Gift Card.

With their luxe, plus-size, petites, and men’s styling, Stitch Fix has something for everyone. Plus you can have the gift card emailed straight to your loved one. Don’t forget to remind them to sign up for their first Fix using my affiliate links to help support this blog.

Until next time,

I love you more than jean vests and a leopard dress,

Whitney

 

 

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Book Banter January 2018

I am pretty excited about the reading in store for me this year. My friend and I are trying to read 12 books for the Modern Mrs. Darcy reading challenge.  We love talking books, so it will be fun to have specific books to discuss all year long. We picked up a collection of poetry for January and I am not quite finished with it yet. This year I am also planning on reading as many books as I can that I already own. It is crazy how unread books can pile up (or queue up on my kindle). I mean how many copies of Jane Eyre can one own without having ever read it (apparently 4)?

Here are the books I read this month. If you want to check them out for yourself click the titles and you will be redirected to Amazon through my affiliate links.

1. Love Anthony by Lisa Genova

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This book gives some insight into what it might be like to parent an autistic child. I really appreciated the real emotion the author captured in this book but I did not like the story within a story (one of the characters is a budding author and we get to read excerpts of her work). Warning: this story includes infidelity and the death of a child

2. School-wide Discipline Plan Without Loopholes by Jim Fay

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This was the perfect book to read at the end of my break from school. The more I work with middle school kids (hello, detention supervising) the more I recognize that they love to look for loopholes and like you a bit better if you don’t give them any. There were some important observations in this book that I will be passing on to my colleagues.

3. Wishtree by Katherine Applegate

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I was expecting to really love this book because middle grade fiction is my jam. Wishtree just didn’t make my heart sing. Even though this book was not my favorite it helped me realize what kind of middle grade fiction I love. I love middle grade books that are timeless and this book felt a little too specific to modern day issues. I think that many kids would enjoy it, but it wasn’t for me.

4. The Other Daughter by Lauren Willig

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I have been reading Willig’s books for a decade. She writes what I like to call “Girly Historical Fiction.” Her books are about strong female characters (who are usually English) and she can really paint a picture. Since I am a sucker for setting, her books are always easy for me to pick up. I enjoyed this one.

5. J’s Everyday Fashion and Faith by Jeanette Johnson

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If you have read my blog before you know I enjoy fashion. I have often wondered if writing about fashion is shallow and where it fits into my Christian faith. I did not need this book to tell me liking fashion is ok, but I did appreciate reading about the author’s experiences and her perspective. She has an excellent blog you can check out too.

6. Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo

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Another guilty pleasure read, this Russian fantasy world is right up my alley. This is the second book in a series and while it was not as enjoyable as the first book I still read it pretty darn quickly.

 

7. The Radium Girls by Kate Moore

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I would highly recommend The Radium Girls. It was such an interesting and heartbreaking story about real life strong women. I cried a lot while reading it. It is hard not to appreciate the true stories of the women who painted watch dials with radium in order to aid in the war effort and paid for it with their lives. It was very, very good and thought provoking.

What have you been reading? What is the best book you have read in the last month? Let me know in the comments.

Until next time,

I love you more than  fantasy and history,

Whitney

Stitch Fix Review January 2018


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I was so excited to find a familiar box from Stitch Fix on my doorstep this week. I have not ordered a Fix since August because I have been trying to be more mindful of my spending. Last week I received a special offer from Stitch Fix saying I was eligible for “Style Pass” a program where you pay a one time fee of  $49 and you can order fixes whenever you want without an additional styling fee for a whole year. Just as the $20 styling fee is credited towards your purchase, the $49 will apply to your first purchase. Not everyone is eligible for Style Pass yet, but it seems like they are inviting more people every day. I love the idea of Style Pass because that means I can order a Fix whenever I want and not have to worry about buying something every time. This will help me pick only my favorite things to keep in my closet and try out some more expensive brands I normally wouldn’t want my stylist to send.

As soon as I signed up for Style Pass I ordered a Fix and crossed my fingers that my long time stylist, Jason, was still working for Stitch Fix. I asked him for black or grey pants, and mentioned my favorite color to wear is evergreen. When I read the note from my stylist I was glad to see it was Jason who styled me! I was so excited to see the pieces he had picked for me.

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Vero Moda Caris Step Hem Skinny Jean- Grey, size 10, $64

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I loved these pants as soon as I pulled them out of the box. The hem around the ankle is so cute and looks great with booties. The fabric was soft and the acid wash look was pretty cool. I love the back pockets and the stripe down the side was my absolute favorite detail. I have long legs and wish these jeans were just a little longer. Also, while these are my regular size they were waaaaaaaay too small. I could not even button them. Stitch Fixoffers size exchanges and they have these in a size 14 (the size I think I would need) but I just don’t think the wash is right for work, and if the items aren’t versatile, or necessary, I just can’t justify putting them in my closet. Sadly, these will go back. I will definitely be asking for pants with details like this in the future.

Sophie Rue Danea Tie Back Top- Dark Green, Size Large, $40

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I love the dark green of the fabric and the cut of the sleeves! The blouse is cut in a flattering way and since I carry all my weight in my stomach I was happy this wasn’t too flowy or too tight. I love that the print changes slightly at the sleeves. I do not like the back cutout at all. The ties were so hard to get even and the underside of the fabric is white and kept peeking out. Plus no one needs to see what rolls will develop when I sit down in that top. Yes, I could wear a cami under it, but if I am not comfortable in the garment without the aid of more clothes it might not be for me. I also didn’t love the copper brown on the print. I’d definitely like to try another top cut like this one, but I will be sending this one back.

Coffeeshop Clover Faux Fur Jacket- Black, Large, $78

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This jacket is not in my comfort zone and I love when Jason sends me things I would not pick out for myself. This jacket is so soft and very comfortable. It was pretty cold when we were taking these pictures and I did not feel cold in this. It is definitely not a winter coat, and I am guessing not rain friendly. which is not good for Willamette Valley winters. I think this is the perfect jacket to wear if you are going out or for a special occasion/date night. I liked it styled with my distressed jeans best. While I liked this jacket more than I thought I would, it was not flattering from the back or across my broad shoulders. This will be going back.

Street Level Heidi Drawstring Tote-Dark Green, $64

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This bag is gorgeous. I love the color and the inside pocket makes me feel confident my lip gloss and cell phone would not get lost in the bottom. You can scroll up to see the bag with some of my outfits. I think this bag would look great with many different outfits and would be a good bag to take to work. I could fit a lot of papers to grade in this one! This is one item I am considering keeping, but I am leaning towards sending it back because I have a green fashion backpack already.

41 Hawthorn Sharon Thumb Hole Detail Pullover-Light Grey, Large, $78

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This sweater is gloriously cozy. The knit is soft and not itchy at all. I was surprised that I liked the cowl neck. It surprised me because it was not too floppy and kept my neck sooo warm. And then there are the thumb holes. I am a sucker for thumb holes. Plus the detail at the wrist adds a little something extra to the sweater. The only thing holding me back on this one is the color. Had this been navy or evergreen it would already be in my closet. I am worried that the grey might be too light for my winter complexion. Also, I have a very thin, drab (think more like active wear) top in the exact same color, with thumb holes, in my closet already. But man is this snuggly.

I have not decided if I am keeping anything yet. What do you think? Should I keep anything or send it all back and schedule another Fix ASAP?

If you have not tried Stitch Fixyet click any of the links in this post to get started. I’d be happy to answer any questions you have about the process, or you could read some of my previous posts (linked below) to see what the process looks like. Let me know what you think of my Fix in the comments.

Until next time,

I love you more than evergreen and cozy things,

Whitney

 

Check out more of my Reviews below:

August 2017

July 2017

June 2017

April 2017

March 2017

February 2017

January 2017

 

Top 10 Reads of 2017: Part 2

I am counting down my favorite books of 2017. Today we are going from #5 to #1. To see #10 through #6 click here. This post contains affiliate links to all of the books mentioned.

5. Abigal Adams by Woody Holton 

6558145I am a history junky. I love learning about the past but usually read books about war, or major events. Recently I have begun to enjoy biographies and hope to read more in 2018. I loved this book about Abigail Adams. It was funny, informative, and surprising.  Much of the book was made up of letters Adams exchanged with her husband (John Adams), Thomas Jefferson, and her other friends and family. Through the letters and other biographical information it became evident  that Adams was quite the woman. She started and kept a business going through the Revolutionary War and was a big contributing factor to why her husband was not in debt, as many other men of the age were, when he died. She had strong faith in God, was self-educated, and endured crippling loss with grace. I was very inspired by her story.

 

4. The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

11250053If you have been reading my blog for awhile you will know I am a Little House in the Big Woods fan, and the setting of this book reminded me a bit of my Laura Ingalls Wilder fave. The Snow Child is set in Alaska in the 1920s. The main characters Mabel and Jacob have left their family and the tragic loss of their child behind them to move to the last frontier to farm. The winters are tough and the growing season is just long enough to get what you need to done with no room for error. They grow lonely and further away from each other while trying to make their farm flourish. Then one night they build a little snow girl, complete with mittens and a hat, in their yard. The next day it has been wrecked and they see something running through the trees that looks like it might be wearing their hat and mittens. This is a story of new beginnings and allowing happiness to take root in your life, even in uncertain times.

 

3. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

9361589I don’t know if this classifies as magical realism (I mean magic could be real right?) or just plain fantasy, but I loved it. The backbone of the story is a competition between two young magicians that has spilled into their lives by way of an old feud. The real magic begins to happen when the circus comes to town. The circus only happens at night and it is full of wonders that would seem impossible in the light of day. As the story progresses you begin to see how the dual and the circus are connected. The odd, but wonderful, cast of characters makes this a delightful read. I listened to this book on audio because my favorite audiobook narrator, Jim Dale of Harry Potter audiobook fame, reads this one. He does not disappoint and as the suspense builds, and the fate of your favorite characters lies in the balance, you might find yourself sitting in the car listening to just one more chapter before you step back into the real world.

 

2. Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner 

9820This is one of those books that is about nothing and everything at the same time. It follows the lives of two couples who become close friends when they meet during The Great Depression. This is definitely a character driven novel; the excitement is in the gorgeous writing and exquisite relationships Stegner has woven together. He is able to take you to all of the places the characters spend time together; from Wisconsin, to Vermont, and a trip to Italy, you feel like you have gone with them. Stegner deftly explores love and friendship. As the reader, I developed strong opinions on each of the main characters, almost as if I had known them for decades. If you love a good quote get your highlighter out when reading this book. There are so many gorgeous turns of phrase and poignant observations that your book will become well marked.

 

1. Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury

18132465Since I read 98 books this year it is probably obvious that I am a voracious reader. I would not say I am a fast reader, but I get through books quickly. This book was so good it slowed me down. In fact, I reread so much of it I would say I got close to reading it twice. The words and feeling of nostalgia were worth savoring. I cried when reading the introduction. Never have I read a book that so strongly made me remember the last days of childhood; the moments spent dreaming of being older with innocence and childlike curiosity still driving you. I cannot even describe what I mean, but I felt it when reading Bradbury’s words. This was my first book by him (weird, right?) and it will not be my last. If he can make me feel even a quarter of what this book made me feel then it will be worth it.While many of the books on my top 10 list make great winter reads Dandelion Wine is summer in a book.  Read it. Please.

 

2017 was a wonderful reading year for me and I cannot wait to see what 2018 brings. What was your favorite book of 2017? What are you looking forward to reading in 2018? Let me know in the comments.

Until next time,

I love you more than reading fast and feelings of the past,

Whitney

 

Top 10 Reads of 2017: Part 1

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Hello my friends, it has been awhile! I took a break from blogging because my computer was not working properly and my brain was on overload. I have a new computer and my routine down, so hopefully you will be reading more from me in 2018.

This year I read a little over 30,000 pages and 98 books. I did not read many long books, although my longest book was 960 pages (Winter of the World by Ken Follett)! I love to look back on my year of reading and pick the books that stuck with me the most. This year that was HARD! Since I read so many books narrowing it down to my top ten favorites was painful. I managed to do it and today I will count down from 10 to 6. Check back tomorrow for the other half of my list.

10. Call the Nurse by Mary J. MacLeod 

16284892As a reader setting is very important to me. I love to feel like I understand a place and its people a little better after reading a book. I was completely transported when reading this memoir about a nurse who goes to live and work on a remote island in the Scottish Hebrides. Her stories of the people she met, cared for, and learned to love ranged from funny to heartbreaking. It was very similar to James Herriot’s work, which I love. The descriptions of her job and the traditional way of life for the people of the island were fascinating. I must admit, that after reading this I really wanted to move to Scotland and start gathering peat for my fireplace. I highly recommend the audiobook because Scottish names are hard and their accents are fun to listen to.

 

9. Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

1232This is a fun, adventurous read for book lovers. The story follows a boy in Barcelona and his quest to discover more about the mysterious author of a book he found in the Cemetery of Forgotten Books (cool right?). The search to unearth the secrets of the author become dangerous and there is suspense around every corner. My favorite part of this book was the characters. They were well written and for the most part, very likable and believable. The language is beautiful and I found myself rereading passages often, not because they were difficult, but because they were beautiful.  I listened to this book on audio and loved it because hearing the Spanish accents and names pronounced correctly really helped me stay present in the story. This book is the first in a series and I will definitely keep reading.

8. Emma by Jane Austen

157421I did not read as many classics as I wanted to in 2017, but finally got around to reading this Jane Austen book for the first time. While I found Emma, the character, to be rather frustrating at times I learned to really love her and see the growth in her character as a shining example of Austen’s talent with words. I think that watching someone grow up and mature can be frustrating when you are safely on the other side of young adulthood. Had I read this 10 years ago I have a sneaking suspicion I would have identified with Emma a lot more.  The other characters in this book were delightful. I could not get enough of Mr. Woodhouse (so funny) and Mr. Knightley is downright swoon-worthy. Reader confession: I reread Pride and Prejudice this year too, and I think I like Emma more!

 

7. Peace Like a River by Leif Enger

227571Through reading this story I have learned that I am a sucker for magical realism. Anything that seems like real life, but has a bit of magic or miracle mixed in is my up of tea (The Green Mile anyone?).   This story is told from the point of view of an 11 year old boy, Reuben, whose family is searching for his brother after he becomes a 1960’s version of an old west outlaw. It is set in North Dakota during the winter and the cast of characters is fantastic. There is quite a bit of religious symbolism that adds depth to the characters and causes you to really think deeply about the story. But don’t worry, if you just want to read a good story and not be bogged down in the symbolism, this story is excellent without taking an intellectual deep dive while reading it. Plus the characters are so lovable, there is a story within the story, and the language had me highlighting for days.

6. Devil in the White City by Erik Larson

21996I love narrative nonfiction. When an author can tell a story about something that happened in real life, but make it seem like the stuff of fiction, and keep me turning pages at a rapid rate, I am in my reading happy place. Larson does just that with this book as he weaves together the story of America’s first serial killer, H.H. Holmes, and the Chicago’s World’s Fair. The bits about the serial killer are fascinating (I like serial killer books, lets not think about what that says about me) and disturbing on their own, but when juxtaposed with the hard work and magic of the World’s Fair and what that symbolizes about the American spirit of the time, it makes the charm and evil of Holmes more skin-crawling and despicable. I loved how Larson could  make me completely creeped-out in one section, and utterly nostalgic and weepy for the Gilded Age of America in the next.

 

There you have it, the first half of my top ten reads of 2017.  Have you read any of these books? If so, what did you think? Let me know in the comments. Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for my top 5!

 

I love you more than miracles and maniacs,

Whitney

August Stitch Fix Review

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August means back to school is right around the corner and I always love to have a new outfit to start the new school year. Enter Stitch Fix. I love that Stitch Fix does my back to school shopping for me. I have not been in the mood to go to the store and shop, so having 5 pieces picked by my personal stylist sent right to my door was awesome.

This month I asked for a pair of booties and anything I could wear to work. Since I have requested to have the same stylist for 2 years I feel like I can leave my requests very open. I trust my stylist, Jason, to send me things I’ll love and push me out of my comfort zone. Here is what Jason sent this month:

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I immediately noticed that this box was full of pieces that could be worn together. I love styling my fixes like a capsule wardrobe so for this fix I added very few pieces from my existing wardrobe and mixed and matched what Jason sent.

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These Sole Society Azure Suede Booties were the anchor for all of my looks. The steel blue color is gorgeous and I treated it like I would denim. So basically, in my mind, they go with everything. These booties are well made and true to size. They immediately went in my closet. I am now the proud owner of blue suede shoes. Pretty awesome.

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This Noisy May Catriona Blouse is perfect fall. The mustard color is a neutral when paired with other jewel tones and would be flattering on many complexions. It is a very drastic high-low cut and seemed to run just a little small. If I had kept this I would have sized up (I am wearing a Large above). I ended up getting a different size for someone else because I just didn’t love the cut.

Stitch Fix RD Style Kalla Knit Dress, Sole Society Azure Suede Bootie

I love the color of this RD Style Kalla Knit Dress. It is a gorgeous burgundy and the fabric is so extremely soft. As you can see the dress is short and I would consider it more of a tunic. It fits true to size (I’m wearing a large) and loved that it wasn’t too tight. It looks cute over leggings and the bell sleeves are amazing!!! I was going to sell this, but the size exchange wasn’t available and so I ended up keeping it.

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My photos do not do this Bishop + Young Flin Kimono justice. It has a wide variety of gorgeous colors and looks like a watercolor painting. Seriously, there are blues, reds, oranges, purples, pinks, and yellows, which makes it very versatile. The kimono fits a little large and I could have sized down, but I also like the the loose, breezy fit of the large I am wearing. I had just purchase another kimono so I sold this one to another fixer who had been pining after it.

Stitch Fix Kaileigh Adalia Knit Jumpsuit

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I am sucker for a comfy jumpsuit and this Kaileigh Adalia Knit Jumpsuit did not disappoint. It was super soft and easy to get on and off. I loved that this jumpsuit had pockets. It was just long enough for me, I am close to 5’7″, and the navy color is very versatile. While I loved the fit, I knew I wouldn’t get much wear out if it because it was a little low cut for work. I sold this to another fixer so I could get the 25% discount.

So there are the pieces by themselves, let’s take a look at them styled together.

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Noisy May Blouse with Bishop + Young Kimono and Sole Society Booties

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RD Style Dress with Bishop + Young Kimono and Sole Society Booties

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I had so much fun layering the pieces for five unique looks. I was surprised how much I liked the kimono belted over the dress. Which look is your favorite? I am already excited for my next fix. If you haven’t tried Stitch Fix what are you waiting for? Ask me any questions you may have in the comments.

Until next time,

I love you more than kimonos of many hues and blue suede shoes,

Whitney

Stitch Fix Review July 2017


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I cannot believe how fast this summer has gone by for me. I am weeks away from a new school year. Crazy. July was a fun packed month and my July Stitch Fix ended it with a bang.  I asked my stylist, Jason, to send me tops and accessories to match the kick flares I kept in my June Fix.  Here is what Jason sent:

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I was so happy to see so much color in my little Stitch Fix burrito.

1. Staccato Katara Crossfront Top-$32, Size Large, Mustard

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Well guys, this shirt might be my new favorite top from Stitch Fix. The colors are perfect to transition into fall and the print it so delicate. The cross front detail is cute and flattering. I love the high-low cut of the top. Since the front is low cut it adds balance to have a longer back. Plus, the shorter front allows me to show off the button detail on my kick flares! The straps are adjustable which was great for my small bust and short torso. This shirt seems to run a little short, so long torsos beware. I used a little fashion tape to keep the bust of the shirt from sliding down and revealing my undergarments and it worked perfectly. I love it paired with my kick flares and dressed up with my favorite Kut From the Kloth jacket and white jeans. My favorite Kendra Scott earrings will be seen throughout the post, they match a ton of the items in my closet so they higher price tag was worth it. Isn’t this top so cute? Stitch Fix has recently added a way for you to share pictures of your Fix with your friends and they can vote for what you should keep. 78% of the people who voted on this Fix said this top needed to stay in my closet. I didn’t need the votes to know this was a keeper.

2. Hummingbird Tiffany Fringe Detail Cold Shoulder Top-$44, Size Large, White img_1003.png

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Jason sent me this shirt because I love to try new things and I find pieces with unique details intriguing. This blouse it lightweight and true white, which is great for summer. It is a little sheer, but that is nothing a camisole can’t fix. I styled it with skinny pants in one of my favorite colors to balance the volume of the shirt. I also went full boho and maximized the volume with a billowy skirt. Both looks are accessorized with these earrings from Amazon. When put to a vote 57% of the people said this shirt needed to go back to Stitch Fix to find a home with someone else and I agreed. While this is a unique style, it just isn’t my style.

3. Renee C Alecto Halter Top-$44, Size Large, Blue

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The colors of this halter immediately caught my eye. If you have been reading my Stitch Fix Reviews for awhile now you know I love blue and orange together so this top was right up my alley. There is also a little bit of light moss green in the print. The fabric is so soft and the higher neckline is both conservative and flattering. I love the little button detail on the back. I styled it simply with my frayed hem shorts and white jeans and a jean jacket for a more put together look. When I consulted the survey 92% of the people said I should keep this top. Ultimately, I sent it back. While it was cute, it just wasn’t a “wow” piece and I only had the budget to keep two items this month.

4. Nine Britton Rosemarie Open Back Blouse- $42, Size Large, Red

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I love to wear the color red, but do not have much of it in my closet so I was so excited to see this top in my Fix. Add the gorgeous cutout details and the light fabric and I was a smitten kitten. I like to show a little skin every now and again, but too much skin is not my thing so I was happy to see that this shirt did not push my limits. I styled it with a pencil skirt and heels for a dressy date night look, and with my trusty kick flares for a more laid-back feel. Only 78% of people said I should keep this, but it had to go in my closet. I wore it to Anthony’s high school reunion with my white jeans and it was perfect. Also, it didn’t hurt that Stitch Fix gave me a 15% off discount on it because it has tiny black dots, almost like marks from a pen, on it near the armpit. Stitch Fix customer service it the best. Seriously, if you ever have questions or concerns just send an email to hello@stitchfix.com and they will help you out!

5. Bancroft Dante Cut Out Metal Oval Layered Necklace- $32, Silver

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I love a good statement necklace and this one is so pretty. I love the layered look and know I would use this a ton. When polled, 74% of people said I should keep this necklace. I decided to send it back because a. my budget was spent and b. I already have this exact necklace in gold.

I am so happy with my July Fix. Jason did a great job of sending me a variety of tops with interesting details. I am so excited for my next Fix! What should I request?

If you haven’t tried Stitch Fix use the links throughout this post to sign up and ask me any questions you have in the comments. Don’t forget, Stitch Fix offers plus sizes, men’s, and petite’s and Gift Cards!

Until next time,

I love you more than high-low and halters,

Whitney