Stitch Fix Review June 2017


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Hello my friends! It has been awhile since I last wrote. As the school year began to wrap up I was wiped out. I wanted to make sure I was able to focus my energy on my students and writing fell to the wayside. Teaching 3 grade levels in one room is no joke, I taught 9 lessons every day between 8:30 and 11:15 am! So now that I am officially on my summer break, I decided it was time to start writing again. I scheduled a new Stitch Fix box (I took a break from that too) and asked for shorts and a pair of medium wash jeans. Here is a sneak peek of the gorgeous stack my stylist, Jason, sent form me to try.

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Jason is awesome. He sent me pieces that coordinated well together. Since summer vacations are upon us I decided to build a capsule wardrobe with the pieces in this Fix and added 2 others from my closet. With a total of 9 pieces, including shoes and a necklace (from this box), I made 9 different looks! This would be perfect for a cruise or other vacation where space is limited. Ready to see what I came up with?

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These are the pieces I used

1. Skies are Blue Halsi Button Front Blouse-Coral, size Large, $54

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As you can see this blouse is a gorgeous color and has great details. Coral is among my favorite colors for summer so I was so excited to pull this blouse out of the box. I treat coral like a neutral and pair it with pretty much anything. It really brightens up a look, but isn’t too loud. Check out how great it looks with the three bottoms from my capsule!

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Styled with Liverpool Braiden Denim Shorts in mint ($58 from Stitch Fix) and white sandals from Target

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Styled with Just Black Robinson button Front Release Hem Kick Flare ($88 from Stitch Fix) and Coconuts by Matisse Waterfall shoes from Nordstrom

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Styled with a Lularoe Cassie Pencil Skirt and Coconuts by Matisse Waterfall shoes from Nordstrom

I told you this coral blouse was versatile! I love coral and mint together and but I usually pair it with mint that has a little more blue than green in it. These mint green shorts by Liverpool came in my Stitch Fix box and are definitely green, but still look great with the blouse. The next picture shows the blouse with kick flares, which are cropped jeans with a flare at the bottom. I really love these jeans. They are perfect for summer and look so cute with the blouse. The last picture shows how the blouse can be dressed up with a pencil skirt. I am a sucker for blue with orange, it is one of my favorite color combinations. So I knew I wanted to try this blouse with my favorite stretchy pencil skirt. I love all three looks created with this one coral blouse! They are versatile and fun.

2. Alice Blue Malika Off the Shoulder Top-Blue, Size Large, $48

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Styled with Liverpool Braiden Denim Shorts in mint from Stitch Fix and Merona sandals from Target

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Styled with Just Black Robinson Button Front Release Hem Kick Flare and Coconuts by Matisse Waterfall show from Nordstrom

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Styled with a Cassie skirt by Lularoe and Coconuts by Matisse Waterfall shoes from Nordstrom

This shirt is so cute! The fabric has blue and white pinstripes and is made of a light fabric. The embroidery is gorgeous. It looks adorable with all three bottoms from the capsule but my personal favorite is when it is styled with the kick flares. Mixing the off the shoulder trend with release hemmed kick flares is too perfect!

3. Bay to Baubles Drew Statement Necklace-Silver, $44

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Styled with a Dolman T shirt from Target, Liverpool Braiden Denim Shorts in mint from Stitch Fix, and Merona sandals from Target

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Styled with a Dolman T Shirt from Target, Judt Black Robinson Button Front Release Hem Kick Flare, and Merona sandals from Target

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Styles with a Dolman T Shirt from target, Cassie pencil skirt by Lularoe, and Merona sandals from Target

This necklace is a fun statement piece that is not too girly. It added a little edge to my outfits and I love how it looks with all of the pieces in my capsule. I love how versatile it is and how it draws my whole look together. Wearing a statement necklace with a t-shirt is one of my favorite styles.

So there you have it, my 9 piece, 9 outfit capsule built around my June Stitch Fix box!

Below are the five pieces my stylist sent me.

So what did I decide to keep from this colorful and delightful fix? Ultimately, I decided only the Just Black Robinson Button Front Release Hem Kick Flare deserved a place in my closet. Both of the shirts did not fit me well (the blue shirt runs small at the hem and the coral shirt was too blousey) and the shorts were just too green for me. The necklace would have stayed if I was going to receive the 25% discount for keeping all five pieces in the box, but it was too expensive to keep without it.

Despite the fit issues I was very happy wit this fix and had so much fun styling it. If you would like to order your first box from Stitch Fix click any of the links in this post and begin filling out your style profile. Stitch Fix styles, men and women-including petites and plus sizes!

Do you think I kept the right piece? How did you like the capsule outfits? Which was your favorite? What is your general opinion on capsules? Let me know in the comments!

Until next time,

I love you more than coral and mint,

Whitney

For more Stitch Fix Reviews click the links below:

April 2017

March 2017

February 2017

January 2017

December 2016

Stitch Fix Year in Review

November 2016

 

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 March 2017


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Do you know what the best part about February being a short month is? I didn’t have to wait as long to get my March Stitch Fix! Whoop, whoop! And at the end of the month Stitch Fix added curvy sizes to the mix! Now ladies from 0-24W are being stlyed by Stitch Fix! Read more about the launch here. In celebration of the launch I am giving away a $20 Stitch Fix Gift card on my blog facebook page! So head over to my new facebook group and enter to win! The $20 will cover your styling fee! It is simple to enter, you just ask to be added to the group, find the Plus Size Launch Post and tell me what spring colors or trends you are excited about in the comments. For an extra entry, sign up for your first Fix using my referral link ! I will picking a winner using random.org on 3/31!

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In case you don’t know, Stitch Fix is my fashion subscription box obsession. They send 5 clothing pieces and/or accessories that have been curated by your personal stylist according to your style profile and requests. Then you have 3 days to try the clothes on in your house before deciding what to keep and what to send back in the prepaid bag they send you. Shipping is free both ways, you just pay a $20 styling fee that becomes a credit towards anything you purchase. If you keep everything you get 25% off.

I have had the same stylist, Jason, for a year and a half now and I am always impressed by what he sends. You can request to keep your stylist by emailing hello@stitchfix.com. So if you find a stylist that seems to get your style, definitely request to keep them. The longer they style you the better your fixes are. Sometimes it can take a few months of trial and error to find the right stylist for you. Give it time, it is worth it. If you have any questions please ask in the comments!

With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner and “Greenery” was the named the Pantone color of the year  I decided to ask Jason to send me something green! I also mentioned  would still like to add a spring colored jacket to my wardrobe, some new skinny jeans in either medium wash denim or a spring hue and any spring trends he thinks are a must try. After my visit to Stitch Fix headquarters, I was totally inspired to try all things spring. You guys, my visit was amazing! Stitch Fix continues to grow and it was amazing to see where the magic happens! There was inspiration around ever corner so take a peek behind the scenes:

I feel so blessed to have been able to meet people on the Stitch Fix team and see where they are working every day! Being an affiliate for such an awesome company is humbling! I felt like a total fan-girl as I was walking around and taking in the racks of clothes, style boards, seeing the cafeteria, the cozy nooks for informal meetings and meeting tons of friendly people! I was freaking out so much I did not take very many pictures-blogger fail. But enough gushing, lets get to the goods. Here is what Jason sent.

1. Adorne Ayden Jersey Maxi Dress-Green, Size 10, $88

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Anthony told me to pretend like I was on vacation..

Well Jason sent me green! When I pulled it out of the box, I wasn’t sure about it. The print is very large, and it is a bit fancier than a cotton maxi dress. It is a poly/spandex blend that is so silky! I was surprised that it was flattering and that it was long enough (I’m 5’7″). This dress would be perfect for a tropical vacation! I wish I had it on my honeymoon last year. I am just not sure I have anywhere to wear this in the coming months but man did I feel glam wearing it! I have decided to try to sell it. Anthony’s take: Well its nice but we won’t be going on vacation for a long time if you spend all of our money on Stitch Fix.(and then he laughed, he thinks he’s pretty funny!)

2. Renee C Addae Knit Dress-White, Size Large, $74

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IMG_3860I love the print on this dress and it is made in the USA! The fabric is soft, but not thin. I am not sure that white is the most flattering color on me, but I like this dress so much I do not care. I loved pairing it with bright accessories to add the color I thought was missing.I feel sassy when wearing this and love that the neckline is conservative. The dress is a bit shorter than I usually like, but I bent over and Anthony said it was all good, so this is a total keeper!  Anthony’s take: I like this, I’m not sure what these are (pointing to the pleats) but it looks nice.

3. Lakeview Denim AlexSkinny Jean-White, Size 10, $58

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Anthony’s comment on this outfit was too good not to share. “Oh, I love when you give me the cold shoulder.”

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Dressed up!

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I got some great white skinnies in my February box last year, but I did not keep them. They just didn’t fit the way I wanted them too. I was happy to see Jason sent me another pair to try. These are very soft and a bit thinner than the KFTK pair. I like the way they hugged me body and were ankle length, which is perfect for spring and summer. I have never been brave enough to wear white pants, but because I am pale they are the only light colored bottom that doesn’t make it look like I am not wearing pants. Blush pink and light lavender not for me. I am worried they might be see through so I had Anthony do an inspection. He said he couldn’t see my skin but eventually found my nude underwear. They seemed ok to me so I am taking my chances and keeping them! Anthony’s take: They look good, until they don’t. I can’t wait to see how dirty you get those. 

4. Alice Blue Simona Henley Blouse-White, Size Medium, $44

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Pattern Mixing!

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If you looked into my closet you would plainly see that I love florals. After buying a few floral shirts I had purposely taken all of my floral pins off my Stitch Fix Pinterest board but Jason has a good memory, and probably remembered I had a ton of florals pinned last month. He hit the nail on the head with this one. It is gorgeous. The colors are so beautiful and feminine. It looks like a gorgeous watercolor. The blouse is sheer and will need a camisole under it. The only problem with this blouse is that it was tight on my hips. I could size up, but I am not sure if I need another floral blouse. I decided to sell this one. Anthony’s take: Don’t you already have this? 

Just Black Adorra Skinny Jean-Purple, Size 10, $88

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IMG_3861.PNGI was delighted to see these purple pants in my box. The color is beautiful. I sent back some light purple pants last month and have been dreaming of the perfect colored denim since. These pants are made in the USA and are soft, but not thin. They are just long enough to wear with flats and sandals. I never thought I’d say this, but I almost wish they were ankle length. I think they look cuter with booties when they are a little shorter as I don’t like to cuff colored denim for some reason. I will have to let Jason know that in the spring and summer shorter length colored pants are preferred! That is what I love about Stitch Fix, having time to try things with the clothes I already own allows me to determine what I like to wear. These are a keeper and I am wearing them to lunch today! Also, notice the similarity between the two floral blouses? That is why I decided to sell the white one from this fix. Anthony’s take: Nice! Purple pants. 

What do you think of the pieces I received? Don’t they make you want to schedule a fix? I cannot wait to see what other gorgeous pieces come out for spring.

Don’t forget to join the Golden Retrievers and Stars facebook group for a chance to win a $20 Stitch Fix Gift Card! You get an extra entry if you sign up for your first fix using my referral link!

Until next time,

I love you more than,

spring green and floral things,

Whitney

Check out more Stitch Fix posts here:

February 2017

January 2017

December 2016

Stitch Fix Year in Review

November 2016

 

Exciting News: Stitch Fix Launched Plus Size Styling (and I am having a contest!)

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I am so happy to announce that Stitch Fix is now styling sizes 0-24W and XS-3X! They have over 90 plus size brands (some exclusive to Stitch Fix) that stylists will be sending out in fixes around the U.S. starting February 27, 2017!

What is Stitch Fix?

It is a personal styling service that sends 5 hand selected clothing pieces straight to your door. You get to try on what they have sent in the comfort of your own home and take a few days to decide what to keep. If you keep it all you receive 25% off your whole order. If the fit on your items is not right, you just pop them back in the pre-paid mailer and take them to the Post Office (or schedule a pick-up) and back to the warehouse they go!

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How do you get started?

Click my referral link: https://www.stitchfix.com/referral/3871720

Pay a $20 styling fee, that will be applied to any items you keep, and fill out a style profile. This is where you get to tell your stylist about your style, body type, likes and dislikes. Be very honest here and if there is anything Stitch Fix left off their questionnaire let your stylist know in the box provided at the end of the profile.

Then schedule your Fix! You get to tell your stylist what you’d like to see in your first box in your “Note to Stylist” section. Tell them about colors you love, trends you’d like to try, upcoming events or pieces missing from your wardrobe. Try to focus on three main requests and allow your stylist some room to get creative and send you something you would have never picked for yourself. Believe me, always try everything on, you’d be surprised how many items I hated straight from the box and loved once I had them styled on my body!

Then you can link your social media accounts so your stylist can see pictures of you! Also, make a Pinterest board featuring items you love. This might be the one chance you have to actually own your Pinterest wardrobe!

Check out my boards:

Stitch Fix Stylist Board

Stitch Fix Favorites (from boxes I have been sent)

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So what are you waiting for? Sign up today!

Until 5 pm on March 12, 2017 I will be hosting a contest for a $20 Stitch Fix gift card (that is the price of a styling fee!!) on my new Golden Retrievers and Stars Facebook Page:

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Here is how to enter:

1. Join my Facebook Group (link above)

2. Find the post that shares this blog entry and tell me your favorite spring color or trend

3. For an extra entry sign up for your first Stitch Fix box using my referral link

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Once your Fix has registered on my account I will enter you a second time. The contest will end on Sunday, March 19th at 5 pm. I will use random.org to pick my winner!

Happy Fixing!

Until next time,

I love you more than new sizes and winning prizes,

Whitney

For more posts on Stitch Fix click the links below:

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

Stitch Fix Review January 2017


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My January Stitch Fix arrived during a cold spell here in Oregon and was just the thing I needed to brighten up my day. In case you don’t know, Stitch Fix is my fashion subscription box obsession. They send 5 clothing pieces and/or accessories that have been curated by your personal stylist according to your style profile and requests. Then you have 3 days to try the clothes on in your house before deciding what to keep and what to send back in the prepaid bag they send you. Shipping is free both ways, you just pay a $20 styling fee that becomes a credit towards anything you purchase. If you keep everything you get 25% off.

I have had the same stylist, Jason, for a year and a half now and I am always impressed by what he sends. You can request to keep your stylist by emailing hello@stitchfix.com. So if you find a stylist that seems to get your style, definitely request to keep them. The longer they style you the better your fixes are. Sometimes it can take a few months of trial and error to find the right stylist for you. Give it time, it is worth it.

This month I asked Jason to send me a fix full of accessories and a blouse option for the amazing red pants he sent me last month. I wanted a budget friendly fix because with the holidays still in the rear view mirror I didn’t need to add any major pieces to my closet. Of course, Jason kept my requests in mind and sent a great fix.

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1. Fun2Fun Walden Split Neck Blouse-Dark Grey, Medium, $44

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The color of this shirt is gorgeous. It is grey, but it has a blue tone to it that I love. I liked the subtle print and the rounded hem. The neckline was also a highlight because it has the cute split detail, but was not too low cut. Jason sent this to wear with my red pants, as requested, and I like the result more than I thought I would. The problem with this shirt is that it is completely sheer. Finding a camisole that was short enough to wear with the shirt without having to tuck it in was a huge problem. As much as I liked this shirt, I just could not spend $44 on a sheer shirt. If you want to request this one, you might want to size up because it does not have any stretch to it and the Medium was a little snug. Sadly, I sent this back.

2. 41Hawthorn Abrianna Longsleeve Knit Cardigan-Jewel Tone Purple, M, $48

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Let me just start by saying that this cardigan is the most amazing color. I love it. It is also very soft and light weight. The draped front is slimming and is my favorite cardigan style because it looks good as is, or tied in the front. For me to add a cardigan to my closet it has to pass a test, it must match at least 3 dresses and 3 shirts I already have. I was nervous this cardigan would not pass the test. Surprisingly, it matched so many things! My favorite and most unexpected combo was when I paired it with my bright orange dress. I loved the result of this bold color combo. I’m pretty sure this orange is one of the Pantone colors for spring so it is good to know it looks so great with this jewel tone purple. As much as I loved this cardigan I did not keep it. Like Jason mentioned in his note  have this cardigan in another  color and it did not hold up for as long as I would have liked as it pilled after a few wears. I let Stitch Fix know that the quality was the only reason I did not keep it and told Jason to send me more pieces in this color.

3. Octavia Palermo Stitch Detail Clutch-Teal Green, $38

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I had quite a few clutches pinned on my Pinterest page and was so happy Jason sent one for me to try! I love that the braided detail and fringe. As you can see it also has a crossbody strap that is easily tucked inside. It is also a fairly good size. I love, love, love the look of this clutch. The only problem is, I did not love the color. It was just too dark and dusty looking for me. I think if it had been a brighter color or a neutral I would have kept this in a heartbeat. If this clutch came in the color of that cardigan above I would be in heaven. I am thinking of asking Jason to send this in another color when it is available.

4. Bay to Baubles Kenny Fringe Pendant-Silver, $28

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I love pendant necklaces and have been slowly growing my collection of them. I did not have a silver pendant and have been desperately wanting one. This one was just what I was looking for. I love the fringe look, but without the problem of tangling a lot of fringe necklaces have. The hammered metal look adds a little dimension to the necklace that just put it over the top for me. You will probably be seeing a lot of this in the future because it is easy to wear with a variety of outfits. Obviously I kept this necklace.

5. Bay to Baubles Gracie Geo Stud Set-Grey, $28

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These earrings were very cute and the sheen reminded me of opals. I actually liked the idea of wearing a square on one ear and a triangle on the other. These earrings aren’t too big, so you could wear them with a lot of different outfits. Ultimately, I did not need two pairs off earrings that were so similar so I sent them back.

Fix #27 is in the books and even though I only kept the necklace I was really happy with this fix and my wallet is even happier. If you haven’t tried Stitch Fix I recommend you sing up today! With women’s, men’s, petites, maternity and plus size on the way Stitch Fix will exceed your fashion expectations. Special thanks to my husband for taking these pictures in the 29 degree weather.

Until next time,

I love you more than jewel tone purple and fringey fun,

Whitney

Check out my other Stitch Fix Reviews below:

December 2016

Stitch Fix Year in Review

November 2016

Fixing and Remixing

September 2016

August 2016

July 2016

June 2016

May 2016

April 2016

 

Stitch Fix Review December 2016


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Merry Christmas! I am writing this blog post from the winter wonderland of Sunriver, OR. What a blessing it was to have my husband’s mom and step-dad and my parents here for our white Christmas. Last year Anthony and I got married right before Christmas because we love how magical the snow makes everything look. This year, to celebrate our first anniversary we each ordered a Stitch Fix box. We brought the boxes to the snow with us to have a fun snow-to shoot.

What is Stitch Fix you ask? According to stitchfix.com, “Stitch Fix is the first fashion retailer to blend expert styling, proprietary technology and unique product to deliver a shopping experience that is truly personalized for you. Simply fill out the Stitch Fix Style Profile and our personal stylists will handpick a selection of five clothing items and accessories unique to your taste, budget and lifestyle. You can buy what you like and return the rest (shipping is free both ways).”

I am completely obsessed with Stitch Fix, thanks to my stylist Jason, who always seems to hit it out of the park. Anthony has only had two fixes and his have been a little off the mark. So if that happens to you don’t worry, I have some tips and tricks to help you get your best fix!

1) Keep your style profile up to date. Stitch Fix is always adding new questions to the style profile. Be sure to look through your profile every few months to answer any new style questions. If you don’t want them to send you a certain color or type of clothing make sure to un-check it in your profile.

2) Write a note to your stylist each time you schedule a Fix. Do you have an event coming up? Let your stylist know about it so they can find you something special.

3) Leave feedback when you checkout. The more detail the better. If the armholes on that shirt were cut too small, or if you weren’t crazy about the pattern but loved the fit, put it in the feedback.

4) Link to a Pinterest style board and keep it updated! This is the absolute best way to really let your stylist know what looks you want to emulate.

5) If you get a stylist you like email hello@stitchfix.com and ask to keep them! The more fixes your stylist has to get to know you the better they will understand your style.

6) If you have questions, ask! Reach out to your favorite Stitch Fix bloggers or the customer service email above and ask! There are so many people out there that would love to talk about Stitch Fix!

I haven’t received a Fix since September so I was more than ready for my box to arrive. I asked for an outfit to wear on our anniversary date and a long puffer coat. Anthony asked for sport coats, socks, and casual shirts. Here are our notes from our stylists:

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Note: the necklace that was supposed to come was missing from my fix so I emailed Stitch Fix to let them know and they took it off of my bill, gave me a $20 credit for my next styling fee and said I could still get the “keep it all” discount if I purchased the other 4 items. I’m not kidding, their customer service is excellent.

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On Whitney: Kut From the Kloth Elyse Straight Leg Pant-Red, $68

On Anthony: Tailor Vintage Decca Stretch Waffle Henley-Light Grey, $69
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Theodore the elf decided to join us for these pictures. He definitely steals the show! In my note Jason references Lila Ryan skinny jeans and as you can tell, I did not receive those pants in my box. But I was actually really excited about the mistake.These pants are made of the softest material and are more dressy than skinny jeans so I can wear them to dinners for Anthony’s job as well as dressed down with a scarf and vest like I have them here. Anthony’s grey Henley was made of a soft, thick material but it was the most expensive item in his box! There is no way he would pay that much for a casual lounge around the house type shirt. Plus, the single tiny pocket bothered us both.

Verdict: I kept the pants, Anthony sent the shirt back

On Anthony: Stance Reedley Classic Crew 2-Pack Socks-Black, $24 and

                           Flag & Anthem Portland Chino-Navy, $59.50

On Whitney: TOMS Desert Wedge Booties-Black, $69

Anthony is all about this brand of socks. He got another set of them in his first Stitch Fix box and was excited to see more. He loves the feel of the fabric and said these crew socks were thick but not too warm. I was overjoyed to see these TOMS in my box. I have had these pinned on my Pinterest board  for about six months. They are so comfortable and make my feet look tiny. Now I want these shoes in every color. Anthony’s stylist mentioned these pants were supposed to be cut more generously than the pants in his last fix but they were even tighter around his calves. These pants were very soft, but were definitely not Anthony’s style.

Verdict: Anthony kept the socks  and I kept the shoes! The pants went back.

On Whitney: Skies are Blue Medea Cut Out Sleeve Pullover Sweater-Black, $68 

On Anthony: Fairline Refined Dress Shirt-Red, $68

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I was so happy to see this sweater in my fix! I like my sweaters to have unique details and the cutouts on this one definitely make it stand out. I thought it was the perfect sweater to wear on our anniversary date. It showed just the right amount of skin. The sweater is soft and fit me well. My stylist ordered me a size larger than I normally wear because it runs small (I have a short torso and it fits me just right). As you can see it looks good with the red pants Stitch Fix sent me as well as jeans.  Anthony was drawn to the red and navy in this shirt. It fit him very well and the fabric was silky smooth. He likes his button up shirts to be wrinkle free and a more substantial fabric and these were a little thin.

Verdict: I kept the sweater and Anthony sent the shirt back (Nordstrom was having a sale that includes his favorite shirts so he got those instead).

On Whitney: Andrew Marc Teanen Puffer Coat-Burgundy, $118

On Anthony: Fairline Refined Dress Shirt-Teal Green, $68

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If you are scrolling up to see if Anthony is wearing the same shirt, just a different color, scroll no more. This shirt is exactly the same print as the one before but is a mix of a gorgeous teal and orange color. I loved the colors on him, but could tell he preferred the classic red and navy combo. The puffer coat they sent me is gorgeous. It is not too poofy and it very soft and cozy. The pockets and hood are even fleece lined! I love that the hood does not have fur, because when faux fur gets wet it is not comfortable. The burgundy color was rich and shiny (it is more like the stock photo at the top of the post, the sun made it hard to capture the true color). This coat is worth the price because it has been tested to keep you warm down to -18 degrees!

Verdict: Anthony sent the shirt back and I kept the coat, but sent it back for a color exchange. I really wanted a more neutral jacket and got a charcoal grey instead. Isn’t it awesome that Stitch Fix offers size and color exchanges for no extra cost?

So that is it! I kept all 4 items in my box and Anthony sent everything except the socks back. If you are interested in Stitch Fix I would appreciate it if you could sign up using my referral link to Stitch Fix and if you know someone who would love to try having their own personal stylist getting them a Stitch Fix Gift Card is easy! Stitch Fix offers styling for men, petites and maternity. They will be launching their plus size styling in the new year!

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What is your favorite piece from our fixes? Have you tried Stitch Fix yet? Let me know in the comments!

Until next time,

I love you more than snow-to shoots and Stitch Fix loot,

Whitney

Check out my older Stitch Fix Reviews here:

Stitch Fix Year in Review

November 2016

Fixing and Remixing

September 2016

August 2016

July 2016

June 2016

May 2016

April 2016

March 2016