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

April 2017 Stitch Fix Review

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Hello everyone! My thirtieth Stitch Fix box arrived right before Easter and the colors are so spring! It has been pretty grey and miserable here in the Willamette Valley, so bright cheery colors were very welcome. As soon as I opened my box the sun came out and we had to wait until 6:00 pm take the photos and it was still SUPER bright (hence the squinting in most of my photos).

If you do not know what Stitch Fix is, here is a quick rundown of the Stitch Fix basics straight from stitchfix.com  “Stitch Fix is an online styling service that delivers a truly personalized shopping experience, just for you. Fill out your Style Profile and a personal stylist will hand pick pieces to fit your tastes, needs and budget—and mail them directly to your door. Each box contains five items of clothing, shoes and accessories for you to try on at home. Keep what you love, send the rest back in a prepaid USPS envelope. Shipping and returns are free—even for exchanges!” If you have other questions let me know in the comments!

On to my Fix! This month I asked for a “budge fix” because I am having a Lularoe pop-up birthday party next weekend and did not want to spend waaaaay too much on clothes this month. In my note to my stylist I mentioned I wanted solid colors or geometric patterns, bright shoes and anything new for spring. Here is what my longtime stylist, Jason, sent:

1. Kaileigh Lou Knit Maxi Dress-Size Large, $58

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The color of this dress could not be more perfect. This is probably my favorite color right now. I may have squealed when I pulled this out of the box. The fabric is super soft, and not too clingy. This a pretty simple silhouette but the slight gathering at the waist is very flattering. Tall girls rejoice and petites beware, this dress is long. I am 5’7″ and put on 3 inch wedges and this puppy still touched the ground. I wanted to try to make this petite friendly so I styled it with a cargo vest and knotted it up. This ended up being my favorite look. For a long purple dress it is pretty versatile. The top is a little roomy but I don’t think it is too roomy to be unflattering. I also think it would be an easy fix for a tailor. Since it is a solid color it could also be hemmed very easily if you are shorter and NEED this dress. This is a definite keeper. Anthony’s take: This makes you look really tall.

2. Bay to Baubles Vale Filigree Leaf Pendant-Silver, $28

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I love a pendant necklace and I had this one pinned on my Pinterest  so I was excited to get it in my Fix.  I knew I would be keeping this pretty piece as soon as I pulled it out. It is gorgeous and will be easy to wear. Jason was right, it looks great with the purple maxi he sent. Anthony’s take: Yeah, that is a Whitney necklace.

3. Skies are Blue Kyler Lace Detail Blouse-Large, $54

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I immediately loved the color of this blouse but I was worried it would be too billowy. I was drawn to the gorgeous details. Did you see the back?!?! Lace an cutouts? Sign me up! I was impressed with how easy it was for me to style this blouse. I loved pairing it with my bright fuchsia flats and Liverpool Frankie skinnies from my April fix last year! Of course Jason was correct that it pairs perfectly with my white skinny jeans (which I have managed to keep stain free!). I love this blouse and it will definitely be finding a home in my closet. Anthony’s take: That is very flattering, it is smooth.

4. MIA Esie Laser Cut Flats-Size 8, $49

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These shoes are so cute! I loved the color, it matches the blouse above perfectly (scroll back up and check them out in the white pants outfit pic). I liked that they were a little more preppy than the other flats in my closet. I wanted to love and keep these beauties, but they just did not fit my feet. I have a high arch on one foot so I usually do best with flats that have a strap so they stay on. These shoes were also a little wide and ran a little big. I sold them to someone in a Stitch Fix Buy, Sell, Trade group so do not worry, they found a happy home. Now if I could just get my hands on a different pair of shoes in this color…

5. Finn & Grace Denise Knit Top-Large, $28

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You read that price correctly, this shirt is only $28! That is very low for the Stitch Fix world. It is super exciting to see them bringing in some lower price point items that are still good quality. I loved the feel of this shirt. It was fitted, but not too tight and it had a good stretch to it.  I had a ton of fun styling this shirt in different ways. My favorite look is the coral pants wit the chambray knotted over the shirt. Anthony liked that one best too. It was the first look we took pictures of and when I told him I had at least 4 looks for each clothing item his response was, “well I guess that means we need to open a bottle of wine for this.” Haha. What a trooper. I am a sucker for stripes. You guys, I love stripes so much I already have a shirt that is almost identical to this one.Since I already have a shirt like this I am trying to sell it, but if I can’t it will be cheaper to keep it to get the 25% discount than it would be to send it back. It is always good to have a back-up striped shirt right?

So there you have it, Fix #30. Jason did an excellent job and has got me wanting another Fix already. What outfits are your favorites? Do you have any styling suggestions for the pieces I kept? Let me know in the comments. Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram and Twitter @whitksmith and join my Facebook group  to get book and clothing deals I stumble across. If you are on a mobile device, just search “Golden Retrievers and Stars” in the Facebook app to find the group. When I get 100 members I will give away a Stitch Fix gift card!

Until next time,

I love you more than solids and stripes,

Whitney

More Stitch Fix Reviews:

March 2017

February 2017

January 2017

December 2016

Stitch Fix Year in Review

November 2016

Stitch Fix Review February 2017


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My February Stitch Fix has arrived which means it is almost time for me to visit Stitch Fix headquarters! That’s right, I am headed to San Francisco for a conference on Learning and the Brain and while I am there I am going to stop by Stitch Fix to check it out! I am so excited to see where the magic happens!

If you have been reading my blog for awhile you know I love Stitch Fix, a personal styling service that sends you five hand-selected pieces straight to your door after you have paid a $20 styling fee. The fee is then credited back to any pieces you keep from the fix. Before your stylist picks your items they read the note you write that lets them know about any upcoming events you may have or trends and styles you really want to try. Then your stylist can check out your style inspiration on a Pinterest board that contains actual pieces you want to try. Here is the official Stitch Fix Pinterest and my  Pinterest Board full of Stitch Fix pieces. Once your Fix gets to you, you have 3 days to try it on and decide what to keep. If you keep everything you get 25% off!

If this sounds great to you, click any of the links in this post to sign up using my affiliate links. I get a small commission and you get some great clothes! It is not too late to give the gift of Stitch Fix as a Valentine’s or Galentine’s Day present. Stitch Fix offers men’s, women’s, petitie’s and maternity styling and will soon offer plus size. Click here to get a Stitch Fix Gift Card sent straight to your loved one today! Or head over to my facebook group and join for a chance to win a $20 Stitch Fix Gift Card of your own! 

This month I requested on trend items to wear for my trip to San Francisco. I filled my Pinterest board with moto jackets and floral prints. Let’s see what my stylist, Jason, sent!

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  1. Just Black Joey Skinny Jeans-Light Purple, Size 10, $88img_3402

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These pants are so soft, and are super long! Since I have such long legs getting pants that are long enough is always so exciting. Petites beware, I rolled these three times to get the cuff! I had fun styling these for spring. It has been COLD by Pacific Northwest standards and today was the first day in a long time that the sun was shining and it was above 38 degrees, so styling for spring made me long for more days like this. You will see more spring ensembles with these pants later in the post. These pants photograph purple. But in reality they were more of a light blue/grey with a hint of purple. If these had been as purple as they are in pictures in real life I would have kept them in a minute. But they seemed more like light wash blue jeans and I couldn’t justify keeping them.

2.Project Social T Murphie Graphic Knit Top-Grey, Size M, $34

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When I pulled this shirt out of my box I was completely surprised. Like Jason mentioned in his note, Stitch Fix does not often have graphic tees. This shirt was SO soft. I normally don’t like my t-shirts to be fitted, but this one was surprisingly flattering. I liked the scoop neck and the longer sleeves. Of course I tried it with the Just Black jeans seen above and loved the look. I also tried to replicate the outfit on the right of the style card that came with my Fix. The cargo jacket and boyfriend jeans worn in this outfit are both from Stitch Fix. Even though I had fun styling this piece, I ended up selling it to a friend. I am not a huge coffee drinker and so the words on the tee just didn’t fit me. Had it said, “Books & Rainy Days” instead it would have been a definite keeper. I am still so glad Jason sent it because I love to try the new styles Stitch Fix has in their inventory.

3. Marc New York Antalya Faux Suede Jacket-Light Grey, Size L, $98

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Jason was able to snag me this gorgeous moto jacket and I was so happy when I pulled it out of the box. The very light grey color was super versatile and the jacket had a ton of stretch. I loved it styled dressed up with a pencil skirt and dressed down with the graphic tee and skinny jeans that came in this fix. When my husband saw this jacket he was not sold on the light color thinking about how hard it would be to keep clean. But when he saw it paired with the light purple jeans he said, “I have to admit you look pretty cool in that outfit.” I thought so too. But I just didn’t love the fit of the jacket. It felt a little boxy and the asymmetrical zipper just wasn’t my thing. I am wondering if a smaller size would have been better.  I sent this beauty back and will keep asking for moto jackets until I find the perfect one.

4. Kaileigh Viktoria Knit Dress-Navy, Size L, $48

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I love this dress. The floral print, the colors, the criss-cross detail in the front; all of these things are all very “me.” The fabric reminded me of very soft, lightweight sweatshirt material. This dress isn’t clingy and it is made in the USA! I’d say the background color is a heathered navy, not a true navy, which made me like it even more. I loved the length of this dress, even though it might be a little shorter than I usually like it still seemed conservative enough. If I was wearing this to work I would wear leggings or opaque tights under it.  But for a casual weekend look bare legs were fine! It looks cute on its own and with the moto jacket from this fix. I can’t wait to try it with a blazer, belted and with taller boots. This dress is a total keeper. I am so happy to add it to my closet. If you are thinking about requesting this dress, you might want to consider sizing down, especially if you are in between sizes, as this large was roomy and I think a medium would have been just as flattering. I just couldn’t wait to wear it long enough to ask for an exchange (which Stitch Fix will gladly do for you!).

5. Bay to Baubles Mollie Natural Stone Chevron Pendant-Light Pink, $34

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I loved the light pink color and shape of the stone in this necklace. The hardware was more bronze than true gold which was a nice touch. It looked great with everything in this fix. The only problem was, the piece above the stone that held the chain together was crooked. No matter how hard I tried I could not overlook it. So sadly, this piece went back.

What was your favorite piece from my fix? Did I make the right choice by only keeping the dress? Have you scheduled your first fix from Stitch Fix yet? Don’t forget to head over to facebook to enter my $20 Stitch Fix giveaway! Here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/258037637972899/?ref=bookmarks

Until next time,

I love you more than getting ready for spring and purple jeans,

Whitney

Check out my other Stitch Fix Reviews below:

January 2017

December 2016

Stitch Fix Year in Review

November 2016

Fixing and Remixing

September 2016

August 2016

July 2016

June 2016

May 2016

November Stitch Fix Review

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This month I put my own Stitch Fix obsession on hold, but my sweet sister has recently jumped on the Stitch Fix bandwagon (I may have poked and prodded her to try it) and gave me permission to share her second fix on my blog! Thanks sis!

If you are already a Stitch Fix veteran but know someone who would benefit from the convenience of receiving a box of clothes and accessories picked just for them based on their style profile a Stitch Fix Gift Card may be just what they need! Right now Stitch Fix serves men and women sizes XS-XL (including petite and maternity sizes for women) but I spotted some good news on the Stitch Fix website; they will start offering plus sizes in Spring 2017! So give someone (and their wardrobe) a pick me up this holiday season and give them a gorgeous Stitch Fix Gift Card.

You can print or link this blog post when you give it to them with their gift card so they can learn just what to do to get started! These tips come straight from the Stitch Fix website.

  1. Fill out your Style Profile
  2. Pick the date you’d like to receive your shipment
  3. Try everything on in the comfort of your home.
  4. Buy what you like and return the rest in a prepaid envelope. Receive 25% off if you keep everything.
  5. Tell Stitch Fix what you think! Give detailed feedback at checkout so your stylist can get to know you better before your next fix! You can decide at checkout whether or not you’d like to have Fixes shipped automatically, or have control of when they are sent.

Now on to my sister, Taylor’s, November Fix!

Her stylist this time was Jason, the same stylist I have! She requested him when she was reviewing her first fix and Stitch Fix came through. If you find a stylist you like, make sure to request them again at checkout or by emailing hello@stitchfix.com otherwise you might have a different stylist the next time you receive a fix.

Taylor asked for light layers, bright colors, army green or mustard pants and modest clothing for work (she is a counselor at a high school).

Let’s see what she got!

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1. BRIXON IVY Fierro Elbow Patch Crew Neck Sweater-Grey, Size Small, $58

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This sweater fits her quite well and the lacey elbow patches are adorable. She said it was soft, but ultimately it didn’t wow her. So she sent it back.

2. RD Style Harriette Cowl Neck Sweater-Tan, Size Small, $78

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I am all about the rounded bottom of this sweater. Both my sister and I agree that the color isn’t our idea of winter warmth. Taylor also said the cowl neck was a little low for her taste and that the sweater was not as comfortable as it looked. So she sent it back.

3. DV8 Aura Floral Perforated Flats-Yellow, Size 8, $70

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While I was excited by the prospect of mustard flats when I read Taylor’s note. I love mustard, but need the right shade for it to look good on me, so having shoes in that color might be a great option. The shape of the toe was not my style, nor was it Taylor’s, so these were sent back as well. Also, perforation in an Oregon winter is not really a good idea.

4. Pixley Eve Floral Skirt-Soft Orange, Size Small, $64

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This skirt is gorgeous and is very much my sister’s style. The vibrant colors can be styled in many different ways and I love both of the outfits she put together with it. You can see the perforated flats she was sent in this box in the top pictures and they look cute! The length of this skirt is an added bonus because it is work appropriate! Needless to say, Taylor kept this piece. I am glad she did.

5. Margaret M Lucie Printed Trim Detail Straight Leg Paint-Olive, Size Small, $98

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These pants are what Stitch Fix dreams are made of. The olive color is so perfect. The subtle polka dot print is fun but still professional. The seam detail adds a long lean line to the pants. I love them. Taylor loved them. Heck, even Anthony liked them when I showed him. Even with the steep price tag, these were too perfect not to keep. I may have to pin them myself…

So there you have it! Taylor’s second Stitch Fix box was a 2/5 but the 2 pieces she kept were amazing staples for her wardrobe. I loved that Jason was able to pick up on the differences in mine and Taylor’s style, which proves that he is excellent at his job, as I had always suspected. I was almost as excited when she got her Fix as when I get mine, and that is a lot of excitement. I cannot wait for my next box, and hers too!

What do you think of Taylor’s fix? Have any questions about Stitch Fix? Let me know in the comments.

Until next time,

I love you more than Stitch Fix sharing and polka dot wearing,

Whitney

 

 

 

Check out my other reviews:

Anthony’s First Fix

September 2016

August 2016

July 2016

June 2016

May 2016

April 2016

March 2016

February 2016

November 2015

October 2015

September 2015

August 2015

July 2015

September 2016 Stitch Fix Review


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Fall is in the air and I could not be happier! Not only does fall bring football, baking and gorgeous foliage, it brings the cutest, coziest clothes. I think fall is my best clothing season. The rich jewel tones look good on my pale skin and the conservative cuts are more flattering on my body type. So you better believe that I was pretty excited for my September Stitch Fix box to arrive.

If you don’t know what Stitch Fix is, head back to my first review and read all about the reasons why I am addicted to this style curating service. Here are the basics: Fill out a style and size profile at stitchfix.com to let your personal stylist know what you like (you even get to send a note to your stylist highlighting what you are looking for), link a Pinterest board with pins that demonstrate your style (here is mine-I update it every month), pay $20 styling fee that will be credited towards any purchase you make and sit back while your stylist sends a box of delightful clothing items and accessories your way. When the box arrives try on the pieces in the comfort of your own home and think about what you’d like to keep for three days! Then send the pieces you don’t want back in the prepaid envelope, or keep it all and get 25% off your purchase! Its simple, fun and addicting.

Check out what I asked Jason, my stylist, for this month:

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As you can see I gave him a lot to work with. I have found I get my best fixes when I keep less that 50 pins on my Pinterest board, only pin clothes I’d love to have and give my stylist options. Jason has been styling me for over a year because I requested to keep him as my permanent stylist by emailing hello@stitchfix.com

Here is what Jason sent:

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I was a little bummed at first about not getting a bag or shoes but then these gorgeous leather Sam Edelman boots in grey went on a major sale and I got mine for $51 and I snapped them up (mine are wide calf, regular is available too)! I am still waiting for the perfect fall bag, but the clothes Jason sent were too beau-ti-fall for me to be sad for long. Let’s take a closer look!

Edyson Mayfare Bootcut Jean-Navy, Size 10, $98

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The price on these pants made me want to cry. I have never paid that much for jeans. But, I have never had bootcut jeans that had a long enough inseam and then some. I am 5’7″ but have loooooong legs. In the pictures above I am wearing a 2 inch heel and the pants are too long! In my world that is crazy talk. So yeah, I kind of love these jeans. I wore them with two items from this fix so you will see more pictures of them on later in the post. They make my butt look good and my legs look long. They seem to have the right amount of stretch, but held their shape through the whole photoshoot. I am keeping these very expensive, beautiful, long jeans.

2. Market & Spruce Cotulla Button Back Sweater-Beige, Size Medium, $58

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This is a Stitch Fix Fall favorite. A lot of the ladies on the Stitch Fix Buy, Sell and Trade group I belong to on Facebook go crazy over this. I’m not kidding. I just posted the picture of the folded clothes on the board and someone could ID the sweater when it was FOLDED UP and asked to buy it!  Lucky for me, that is exactly what I wanted to happen. While I am in love with the elbow patches and cute button back, the overall cut  and color were not super flattering on me. I am starting to think that I am just not a sweater gal. Maybe Jason can prove me wrong in a later fix, but this sweater was not for me. It looks cute styled wit the jeans from this fix. If you like sweaters that look like your grandpa wore them (I do!) and they look good on you (not me) then request this puppy. It is super soft and is not solid beige, it has little flecks of black that make even more grandpa-y (yes that’s a thing, and yes it is a look I like).

3. Laju Balla Cargo Vest-Olive, Size Medium, $88

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Well folks, the most adorable, versatile, soft, expensive vest has arrived. My love for vests started last fall and I have been wanting an olive cargo/utility vest since then. Did I want to pay $88 for a vest? No. Did this particular vest make me want to pay $88 for it? Yes. Yes and yes. I wasn’t sure I was going to like the neckline, but looking back on the pictures I think it looks great. I decided to style this more casually with a striped shirt and the bootcut jeans from above. I am wearing 3 inch wedges in these pictures and the pants are the perfect length. I also have on an adorable necklace I won in a Stitch Fix accessories contest and think it adds just the right touch to this casual, cute and comfy outfit. Don’t worry my friends, this vest will make appearances with the last two pieces in this fix as well. Its the vest that won’t quit and I’m keeping it.

4. Le Lis Roanna Knit Dress-Navy, Size Large, $74

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This dress was pinned on my Pinterest board becuase I am super into florals; especially light flowers on a dark background. This navy dress also has tiny cute cutout details at the hem which add a little something extra. It is a pull on dress so it has a little bit of stretch. I love that the sleeves are to my elbows. No visible arm pudge here! I love that it is easy to mix patterns with it by adding leopard print shoes! I love that it looks cute styled more casually with the cargo vest and sneakers. But it was too tight across my stomach for me to keep it. I am wearing spanx in these pictures and know I wouldn’t be comfortable without them, which limits how often I would wear this. You do not want to see the belly pooch pics from the side. Luckily, I found  someone that wanted to try this out and she bought it from me!

5. Moon River Ora Faux Suede Skirt-Burnt Orange, Size Large, $64

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This was my “Jason surprise”skirt and I couldn’t be more surprised by how much I love it. At first I was thinking, “Who needs a burnt orange skirt?” But after trying this on and styling it I started thinking, “Everyone needs a burnt orange skirt.” This skirt is so soft, a little stretchy and it was surprisingly easy to style. My first thought was to pair it with blue because orange and blue are complimentary colors and I think they look amazing together! So I threw on my softest Target chambray shirt and fringed shoes from Nordstrom. I topped the look off with more blue with my bag. This gorgeous light blue bag was another accessory I won in the Stitch Fix accessory contest. They really hooked me up; the bracelet I am wearing came from them too! Then I put the button back sweater and cargo vest from this fix back on and paired the resulting outfit with boots from Aerosoles. I think they are both equally adorable. I’d say this skirt runs a little big as it was loose on me. I am trying for a size exchange (you can do it at checkout now!) but will keep it either way. I cannot wait to think of more ways to wear this.

If you are keeping score I decided to keep everything which means I get 25% off the total bill. That brought the total down from $382 to $266.50. Don’t forget your $20 styling fee is credited towards your purchase! I decided to sell 2 items that were not quite right for me and kept the other three items for a total out of my pocket of $167.50 for an average of $55.83 per piece.

I LOVED this fix. My closet is feeling ready for fall now. What are your favorite trends for fall? Do you agree with my choices? Let me know in the comments and don’t forget to follow me on instagram @whitksmith for more outfit inspiration!

Until next time,

I love you more than bootcut jeans and olive green,

Whitney

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Tom was ready for his close-up!

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July 2016 Stitch Fix Review

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It is official, I have been blogging my Stitch Fix boxes for one year! If you don’t know about Stitch Fix, stop reading this and check out my first post to get the low down on the styling service that I am obsessed with.  This is Fix #23 for me but I wasn’t comfortable with posting images of me “modeling” clothing until last summer. Even though I have gained some weight since then I love posting my Stitch Fix clothes each month. Why, you ask? Because one of the things I love most about the Stitch Fix community is how supportive the women are of each other!

On the Stitch Fix Buy/Sell/Trade (B/S/T) Facebook group I am a part of, woman are so encouraging while still offering polite opinions on how clothing fits and what is most flattering on different body types. It is VERY RARE to see someone make a negative/hurtful comment about how another woman looks. This is SO refreshing and has inspired me to post my monthly fixes, even when the clothes are not flattering on me. Keep it up Stitch Fixers! The acceptance of different shapes and sizes is awesome!

These benefits include:

  • Having a personal stylist pick 5 items that fit your style profile and take your specific requests and body shape into consideration
  • Getting to try on the items they send you at home; you can style them with pieces you already have and take at least 3 days to decide what to keep. This really helps prevent buyers remorse and is the biggest perk for me because I do not enjoy time spent in the dressing room
  • Getting ideas on how to put outfits together using the Stitch Fix style cards sent to accompany the clothes picked for you-even if you don’t keep the item you get to keep the style card that goes with it!
  • Access to many brands or styles that are exclusive to Stitch Fix
  • 25% discount on the clothes sent to you if you keep them all!

There is so much more I love about Stitch Fix, but this post is already getting long and I haven’t even gotten to the colorful clothes my stylist, Jason, sent me this month!

Since July is the birth month of my favorite country, The United States of America, I thought I should request a fix full of clothes made in the good ol’ U.S. of A! I requested a black sleeveless top to wear with maxi skirt I got last month and left the rest of my requests pretty open. I knew that it might be hard for Jason to find a fix of just clothes made in the US because some brands manufacture in more than one country. But Jason is awesome and sent me a box FULL of clothes made in America. Without further ado, let’s take a look at my “Made in the USA” fix!

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I immediately loved the bright colors in this Fix!

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My note from Jason

 

1. Loveappella Louis Faux Leather Trim Knit Top-Medium, $48

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necklace from Rocksbox.com code: whitneybff162 for a month of free jewelry

I was so happy to see this black top in my fix! I love the mesh top on the front and the leather detail and cutout in the back take this from a simple black top to something special. The fabric is so soft! It is a little thin and tighter than I normally wear. I styled it with the Pixley Delores Zipper Detail Maxi Skirt I kept from my last fix. I liked the overall look, but I am still not sold on the top. It is just so tight! What do you think? Is it a keeper?

2. Renee C Kira Printed Maxi Skirt-Large, $58

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This skirt is full of amazing colors and the print is unlike any I have seen. The fabric has a good weight and was not clingy, which is usually what keeps me from liking maxi skirts. I am 5’7″ and have long legs and this skirt was just long enough for me to wear with flats. I took Jason’s advice and tied a knot in the skirt (see top picture) but because of the pattern it is hard to see the knot. I tried it on with the black Loveappella top I got in this fix and the Kut From the Kloth Maisha Ponte and Faux Leather Jacket I got in my November 2015 fix (it is probably my favorite and most worn Stitch Fix item). The amount of colors makes this skirt easy to wear with many solid t-shirts. In the end the print was just too busy for me so this is going back unless someone in the B/S/T group on Facebook wants it.

3. Papermoon Deni Cross Back Knit Top-Medium, $44

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I love this vibrant Barbie pink that Jason keeps sending me! The fabric was so soft and the print was cute! I had high hopes for this shirt. The cross back detail adds a little something extra. The shirt was just too big. The arm holes seemed giant and my bra was definitely hanging out. I think this top would work better for someone with a larger bust than I have. Also, I thought the back hung a little weird because it was split diagonally. So this shirt goes back too. 😦

4. Laila Jayde Malaga Drape Cardigan-Medium, $48

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Dress from Old Navy

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In my note from Jason, he mentions that I always love light layers and he is correct! Even though it is the height of summer time I always like to add good cardigans to my wardrobe and this color is one of my favorites. It reminds me of the water in the Caribbean my husband and I saw on our honeymoon. As you can see from the pictures above this cardigan is actually pretty versatile. I have a red and white dress I want to try it with too! I think it fits well, but I like my cardigans to have a little more room so I am checking to see if Stitch Fix has a large so I can try it out and see if I like that fit better. If they don’t have it in another size I will probably still keep this medium.


5. Papermoon Birch Lace Detail Blouse-Medium $44

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Photo shoots are always fun when Anthony is taking the pictures

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When I pulled this shirt out of the box I was thinking there was NO WAY I would like it. The print seemed too busy and cap sleeves are not my jam. But once again, Stitch Fix proved me wrong. This is my favorite piece in the box. The background of the print is navy blue, which is one of my weaknesses. I love the feminine detail of the lace and the cap sleeves are not unflattering. Plus, my husband said I look skinny, so that is a win! I styled this casually with my Kut From the Kloth boyfriend jeans from Stitch Fix and my FAVORITE shoes, Coconuts by Matisse Falls Sandal, how fun is that fringe? This shirt was begging to be styled for the classroom so I put on an Old Navy cardigan and navy skirt and I knew this was the perfect “teacher look.” In the close up shots you may notice my beautiful Kendra Scott Elle Silver Earrings in White Pearl. I am keeping these from my latest Rocksbox and you too can get gorgeous jewelry delivered to your door! Just use my code whitneybff162 at checkout to get your first month free!

Stitch Fix 23 is in the books and I am still undecided on what to keep. Feedback is welcome. I was very excited to get so many vibrant pieces made in the USA. The price points were a little lower than previous fixes which I also appreciated. Manufacturing in the U.S. for the win. If you have not tried Stitch Fix I recommend it! Please click through the banners and links on my blog to help me continue to share my Stitch Fix experiences with you!

Until next time,

I love you more than surprise faves and things made in the USA,

Whitney

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Rocksbox Review 2

I love getting mail. I like fashion. I don’t really love shopping in stores but I have been known to fill up an online cart and let it sit foooooorever. Or buy tons of crap in online clearance sections because “it was such a good deal and I might need it someday” (not).  This is why I am so glad subscription boxes are a thing. I can spend time filling up my online cart via style profiles and then a surprise will await me in the mail! Best of both worlds. Today, my beloved subscription is Rocksbox.

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Rocksbox is an online jewelry subscription box that I have been getting sporadically since last spring. Basically, you pay $19 a month to rent unlimited designer jewelry! You can cancel your subscription and restart it, anytime so when I am not needing fresh jewelry I just cancel and wait until I get the urge to subscribe again! It is super easy and their customer service has always been excellent!

Interested? Get your first month FREE by signing up with my special offer code at checkout: whitneybff162

Once you sign up you will get a personalized offer code too and can invite your friends to try it as well. Each person that you sign up credits your Rocksbox account with $25 towards a jewelry purchase! Rocksbox also gives you $10 each month (you can’t save the credits up, its use it or lose it for the month) called Shine Spend that you can use on top of the discounted price Rocksbox offers its Insiders! Now remember, these are high quality, designer pieces so they aren’t cheap! I have kept 5/39 of the pieces I have been sent and have been happy with the quality of all of them!

After you are signed up, you fill out a Style Survey that will help them understand your style preferences better. Only want gold pieces? You can tell them that! Getting ready for an event, tell them that too. You can retake the survey at any time if your needs/preferences change.Then the fun begins; filling out your wishlist. You get to choose necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings from the Rocksbox collection. Your stylist will look at your wishlist and try to send at least one piece from the list every time.  I like to keep my list focused to 5 pieces of each type of jewelry (20 total) so I know the things I get will be something I am dying to try.

Once you get your jewelry you can wear it for as long as you want, return it right away, or purchase as many pieces from the box as you want, at a discounted member price (for real, I have looked for better prices on the same pieces and can’t find them.) The white mailing envelope Rocksbox sends your items in is a reusable mailer so you just stick the packing slip they send you in your box on the front, put the jewelry you aren’t keeping back in the box, seal it, and drop it at the post office! That’s it! Easy peasy (don’t worry Rocksbox cleans all of the jewelry before sending it out!)  Then your stylist will pick out more jewelry and ship it to you quickly. I usually get 3 boxes per month.

You can leave feedback on the pieces you received and tell your stylist what you’s like to try next. My current Rocksbox requests were: gold statement necklaces with white or clear gems and ear-jacket earrings. Let’s see what I got. Reminder: Shine Insider price is what you pay if you are subscribed to Rocksbox.

1. Perry Street Gwenyth Necklace in White-Regular Price $74, Insiders’ Price $59

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IMG_5820This was on my wishlist and I was so excited to receive it. I have been wanting a necklace like this to wear with my new chambray shirts from Target and I just happened to be wearing one when I received my box in the mail! In the picture on the left of the collage I was wearing a necklace extender to make it long enough to wear under my collar. It was still a little too short for my liking. I wore it to school today with the navy striped top on the right (also from Target). I liked it was the second top better but I still didn’t love the length so I sent it back. I have a few other necklaces similar on my wishlist to try before I settle on the one that I want!

2. Wanderlust + Co XL Screw-Split Silver Bangle-Regular Price $39, Insiders’ Price $31

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This has been on my wishlist since my very first Rocksbox. I like the industrial look and have been wanting an edgy silver bangle. I thought this might be a keeper. But it was super hard to get open and even harder to get off. In fact, Anthony had to help me get it off because I could not get it on my own. So sadly this went back.

3. Sophie Harper Pavé Square Studs in Silver-Regular Price $45, Insiders’ Price $36

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These earrings were not the ear jackets I have been wanting, but they are super cute!  I wore these to school today too and a few of my students commented on them. Really, one of them said, “Those are the most sparkly squares I have ever seen.” But, I took that as a compliment. I don’t think I will ever spend this much on studs. So I put these little guys back in the box and send them back to Rocksbox.

So I sent all of these pretties back, but I wore them to two different outfits and had so much fun trying them out.

If you want to try Rocksbox remember to use my code whitneybff162 for your first month free!

Until Next Time,

I love you more than industrial strength bracelets and sparkly squares,

Whitney