Stitch Fix Review August 2016

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I have been slacking with my blog this month because I have actually been outside, enjoying summer. I even have a tan line on my back.Yep, just one, but it is there! Since I have been neglecting my blog I was excited to find my favorite cardboard box on my front porch to motivate me to get blogging! My August Stitch Fix had arrived! This month I asked my stylist, Jason, to send me his summer and fall favorites and a larger, tote sized bag. He sent some great stuff but it was a lot more fall and a lot less summer. I guess I need to get my head out of the clouds and realize summer is almost over. Nothing like a Stitch Fix reality check to help a girl out.

If you have read this far and are asking yourself, “What in the heck is Stitch Fix?!” check out my July 2015 post to read all about this amazing styling service that I am a wee bit crazy about.

Without further ado let’s look inside this beautiful burrito and see what Jason sent!

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Jason always writes such detailed notes!

  1. 41Hawthorn Kassidy Faux Wrap Dress-Purple, Size Large, $68.00

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I am starting with this little beaut because I pinned it not knowing it had a belt. I pulled it out and loved the color, but was convinced it would not be flattering on me, as most dresses with belts never hit me in the right spot, #shorttorsoproblems . Then I tried it on and never wanted to take it off because it is AWESOME. Not to mention it is super flattering. Ladies, I am not wearing any shapewear under it and I am close to my heaviest weight right now.This is the dress Stitch Fix dreams are made of. It is a fun, bright color and can be worn in the summer without a cardigan or blazer but looks super cute with all kinds of outwear over it too.   I mean did you see how many pieces of outerwear I had in my closet that looked good with it? Scroll back up and check it out. The print is light grey so that made it easy for me to match it with a jean jacket, light blue blazer from my March Stitch Fix, black blazer and my light grey grandpa sweater (I think it is technically a boyfriend sweater, but it reminds me more of a grandpa so just go with it.) It also looks good with flats, sandals, wedges, heels or boots! You better believe I’m going to be wearing this on the first day of school this year and requesting more dresses like this in the future. Keeper for sure.

2. Laila Jayde Busby Cowl Neck Zipper Detail Knit Top-Dark Purple, Size Large, $58

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This is where my Fix gets tricky. This shirt is a gorgeous color. It is called “Dark Purple” but I’d say its more burgundy with purple undertones. It has an interesting zipper detail and fun seaming on the front. It is long enough to wear with leggings. It is extremely soft and comfortable. And it is made in the U.S.A. But I feel like I might look like a sausage in it. It is tighter than I usually like, and I have never really been a fan of cowl necks. All that loose fabric… I am also worried I would only wear this with leggings to lounge around the house. So I challenged myself to style it for work. I tried it with a pencil skirt like the style card suggests and with the comfiest pants ever, Pixie Pants from Old Navy (the ones I am wearing are on sale right now). I think both outfits are cute and something I would wear to work. My only problem is, the fabric on the sweater is thin enough that the button and belts loops on the pants show through. I really do not like that. So, I’d need some pull on pants that aren’t leggings to wear with this to make it work appropriate. Ultimately, there were too many questions about this one so I sold it to someone else that will probably get more use out of it than I will.

3. Le Lis Thurman One Pocket Top-Black, Size Large, $58

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This shirt is a toss up for me too. I am so glad Jason sized up in this because it is the teeny tiniest bit snug in the shoulders. This is most often the case with button ups. I have to get them big to fit my shoulders, but then they are too loose or boxy everywhere else. I thought this was going to be the case with this one when I tried it on. But it is 100% cotton and as I wore it to take these pictures it started to feel more comfortable until I finally didn’t notice the shoulders pulling at all! As for the boxy silhouette, I think the two prints hit me at just the right spot to pull me in at the waist a bit. In these pictures it looks super flattering! I kept imagining this with a cargo vest and boots at the pumpkin patch (insert heart eyes emojis here). I don’t have a cargo vest so I settled for the skinnies sent in this fix (more on those next!) I decided to keep this shirt as I can wear it to work, fall outings and Oregon State football games.

4. Pistola Audrey Moto Detail Skinny Pant-Olive, Size 10, $88

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I have had pants just like this pinned on my Pinterest board since I started with Stitch Fix. When I pulled these out of the box I may have squealed with glee. When I put them on I began to wonder if they were too short. Pants that are too short are the story of my life. I have spent years buying dresses and skirts just to avoid the dreaded “high-water” look. But people, these pants are gorgeous. The moto detail makes them super fun and like nothing I have ever owned and the color is perfect for fall. They fit me great too, no muffin top here! I styled them with the Le Lis top from above and this bright orange split back top from Old Navy since the style card showed them with orange. I loved both looks. But the length; I am still agonizing over it. I posted a picture in the Stitch Fix Buy, Sell, Trade group on Facebook and asked for feedback. It was split down the middle on whether the pants were too short, or supposed to look like that. I googled olive skinnies to see if I could find anything else out there like these. The closest I got was some leggings on the Nordstrom website. I tried them with sandals and booties to see which looked better. I was torn about these pants. I knew they’d be adorable with tall boots, but wanted them to be more versatile than that. Ultimately I decided to keep them because they were too cute to send back. Having a $50 gift card helped in making this decision.

Side note: The jewelry I am wearing above is from Rocksbox, a jewelry rental subscription service. Use my code whitneybff162 at checkout to get your first month free! You won’t regret getting pretty jewels to wear for as long as you like and then being able to return them to get a new set of three pieces for only $19 bucks a month.

5. Street Level Sabine Suede Zip Top Crossbody-Burgundy 

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Along time ago, at the top of this post, I said I mentioned to my stylist that I needed a tote size bag for the fall. I had this purse on my Pinterest board because I saw the Stitch Fix App picture above and thought it looked large enough for me needs (kindle, phone, wallet, gum, lipgloss, ibuprofen, etc.) Turns out it is smaller than I need. But it is very cute! The front is suede and the back is faux leather, so it is like you are getting two purses for the price of one! Plus the skinny double straps make it comfortable to wear. See it pictured above with the moto skinnies and the Le Lis top. I sold this to another Fixer so now I can keep all of the other items and get the discount. Plus, I won a $50 gift card from Stitch Fix for taking photos of my summer adventures. You can check them out on my instagram @whitksmith. The winning photo includes my sister’s sweet little dog.

So this fix was a tough one for me. I kept everything, but sold two pieces to get the discount on the three items I really wanted. I am already planning my note for my next fix! Thanks for reading and please share your thoughts about the clothes in the comments!
Until Next Time,

I love you more than the summer’s end and fall fashion trends,

Whitney

Check out some my other Stitch Fix Reviews too!

July 2016

June 2016

May 2016

April 2016

March 2016

February 2016

November 2015

October 2015

September 2015

August 2015

July 2015

 

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13 thoughts on “Stitch Fix Review August 2016

      • Hi Patty! Great question, I am part of a Facebook group called Stitch Fix B/S/T and one called Stitch Fix B/S/T Medium/Large where you can post pictures of your items and sell them through PayPal. If you aren’t a Medium or large they have other groups specific to your size. Just search the names of the groups on Facebook and request to be added. Someone will add you quickly and you can see what others have for sale and sell items yourself. P.S. B/S/T stands for Buy, Sell, Trade. I hope that answers your question!

  1. I also hate “high water” pants, so I can relate. But I’m glad you kept the pants. They look great! My recommendation is to roll up the hem once–making a small cuff. It makes them purposefully ankle length instead of accidentally high water and looks really cute with flats. Then, come winter, leave them unrolled and pair with booties like you did in your pic.

    • Thanks Valerie! I am pretty excited to try them with all sorts of shoes. I have some mid calf boot I am suspecting will look great with them, I just hadn’t hauled out all of my boots when I took these pictures. I guess us “high-water haters” should be glad that ankle length is in style!

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