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May 2017 Stitch Fix

May 5, 2017

Do you ever feel like you’re in a style rut? You open your closet one day and even though it’s full of clothes, none of them speak to you. You stand there in your towel halfheartedly picking up a shirt, then a dress, then a pair of pants before putting them all back and laying down on your bed.

That’s when you realize you should have signed up for Stitch Fix. Five hand-picked pieces that fit your style are shipped to your door every month (or however often you’d like) so you can try them on at home. Whatever you don’t like, you ship back in their pre-paid envelope. It’s amazing and I recommend trying it at least once, especially if you’ve ever had one of those sad closet moments I mentioned earlier.

Item #1: Laila Jayde Jasiah Ribbon Strap Hi-Low Knit Tank. I really wanted to keep this top because it would have been perfect for summer weekends, plus it was so stinking soft. Unfortunately, the arm holes were too low which is a no-go for me. Back it went.

Item #2: THML Chana Embroidered Dress. I wasn’t 100% sure about this dress when I took it out of the box, but my husband absolutely loved it so I gave it a shot. I was really pleasantly surprised with how comfortable and flattering it was so I kept and am excited to wear it this summer!

Item #3: Daniel Rainn Katie Crochet Sleeve Blouse. This is another top that I really would have liked to keep, but it just didn’t fit well enough. Arm holes that show off my undergarments are a deal breaker. Is there a quick alteration to fix that?

Item #4: Bishop + Young Flin Kimono. This was something I liked in theory more than in reality. When I took it out of the box, I loved it, but when I put it on, I just wasn’t crazy about it. I’ve learned that if I’m not crazy about something, I won’t wear it later on down the road. This went back.

Item #5: Liverpool Cameryn Skinny Pant. These were an instant love for me! I adore the color and the fit was perfect. They are a bit warm for NC spring and summer unless you’re staying inside all day, but will be good for fall.

If you’re in a style rut, definitely consider trying Stitch Fix!

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Stitch Fix Recap #30

April 7, 2017

Wow. Where did this week go?! As my day job gets busier, it feels like the days get shorter and just whiz by. I feel like I need about 5 more hours in each day, but in reality, I know I just need to be more strategic with my time. Now if only everyone else would leave me alone for about a month, I could really get in front of things!

Being short on time means I don’t generally take time for very many extras, including shopping. That’s why Stitch Fix is so amazing. Every month (or however often you’d like) they send 5 items to your door, you try it on at home and then send back what you don’t want in a pre-stamped envelope. It’s about as easy as it gets when you’re talking clothes. And the clothes are really cute!

I’ve been a Stitch Fix customer for almost three years now and would guess about 85% of my wardrobe are items they’ve sent me. I don’t have to shop on my own which saves me a lot of impulse purchase money.

Item #1: Skies are Blue Lumos Eyelet Top. I was prepared to send this top back, but I put it on and it was so stinking cute. It’s a bit of a crop top so it’s definitely not work appropriate, but with shorts in the summertime? You can’t beat it for a casual date night.

Item #2: Skies are Blue Bonny Open Cardigan. I loved this cardigan from the very first moment I pulled it out of the box. It’s so soft and the prettiest color. It’s lightweight which is perfect for chilly NC spring mornings.

Item #3: Skies are Blue Myriam Lace Knit Dress. Oh my word. I heart this dress so much. It has the cutest key hole back and looks adorable with some cute sandals. I can’t wait until the weather is warm enough to wear it regularly.

Item #4: Renee C Jamiya Aline Skirt. This (and the sweater) has already made an appearance or two at work. It’s a great length and really stretchy/comfy.

Item #5: Bay to Baubles Naina Mini Statement Necklace. I don’t normally keep jewelry (it’s just not my thing), but this necklace was really pretty and delicate enough that I would wear it.

Clearly this was one of my best boxes in some time and I’m glad I kept everything!

If you’re interested in trying Stitch Fix, please consider signing up via my referral link. You get cute clothes and I get a little something to put towards my next Fix.

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Stitch Fix Recap #29

March 3, 2017

Y’all, I need your help. I stood in the granola/protein bar section of the grocery store for almost 20 minutes yesterday looking for something relatively healthy that would meet any dessert cravings I have. You see, most of the potential candidates carry an allergy warning or legitimately contain nuts.  I ended up leaving empty handed and still craving something sweet.  What’s your go-to nut-free healthy(ish) dessert?

While y’all ponder that very specific (and totally odd request), I will ramble on about my last Stitch Fix! I apologize in advance for the small screenshots. I got my box during a very rare stretch of bad weather last month and couldn’t take my own photos.

In all likelihood, I probably could have been talked into keeping everything they sent, but I’m trying to be more selective, so I made some hard cuts.

Item #1: Bay to Baubles Leila Reversible Station Necklace. This necklace was super pretty and ordinarily something I would have kept, but the timing wasn’t right. I wear my husband’s wedding ring as a necklace every time he deploys and don’t switch it out until he gets home. No need for necklaces means no necklace purchases.

Item #2: Papermoon Pompeii Tulip Sleeve Blouse.  I really wanted to like this shirt because the color was so different from everything else in my closet.  I loved the material and knew that I could a lot of use out of it, but when I tried it on, I wasn’t a fan. The tulip sleeves hit my arms in a funky spot and it wasn’t flattering. Back it went!

Item #3: Liverpool Anita Skinny Pant. I kept these bad boys and am so happy that I did! They are the perfect length and fit just right! Plus they’re thick enough to wear to work, but cute enough to rock on a date night.

Item #4: Renee C Addae Textured Knit Dress. This was a really cute dress and I really liked the material. However, I had a similar issue with these sleeves as I did with the top earlier. Plus this particular cut can make me look like a 12 year old and I just wasn’t feeling it.

Item #5: 41Hawthorn Karlstad Textured Moto Jacket. This was a bit of a splurge for me, but it was so dang cute that I couldn’t pass it up. It will be perfect to wear to work when I need to dress up a bit, provided I can keep from spilling my lunch on it.

Should I have kept anything I didn’t? What would you have kept?

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Stitch Fix Recap #28

February 3, 2017

Happy Friday, everyone! This week was a long one and I am so ready for the weekend. I have some big things planned for the shop in February and am getting started tomorrow. Plus Ruger has a nail and bath appointment tomorrow so hurray for nice smelling dogs! I’m kicking off the weekend on a high note with one of my favorite Stitch Fixes to date!

Item #1: Colette Chavez Pop Color Cuff Knit Top. I wasn’t too sure about this one at first because I don’t normally like myself in horizontal stripes. But the material was so incredibly soft that I took a chance and kept it. After having worn it a few times. I am so glad I kept it! It’s actually super flattering and super comfortable.

Item #2: Crescent Cielia Textured Knit Dress. This dress is very similar to one I kept a few months ago, but the pattern was too adorable to pass up! The fit and flare style is one that I like wearing and I know I’ll get a lot of wear out of this, especially as the weather warms up.

Item #3: Kut from the Kloth Simmons Bootcut Jean. I am officially a huge fan of Kut from the Kloth jeans. This is probably my second or third pair and each one fits like a dream. Plus they come in petite sizes so they’re the perfect length! If you get a Stitch Fix and they send you these jeans, keep them. I did!

Item #4: Urban Expressions Moira Zip Top Tote. I am not normally an accessories kind of girl, but this bag was just too cute to send back. I love the envelope pocket on the front and the bag has tons of room in it. Plus it’s so soft!

Item #5: Market & Spruce Barona Brushed Knit Open Cardigan. North Carolina winters require layering because it can start out below freezing and end up being above 70 by the end of the day. This lightweight cardigan is perfect for that crazy weather and I am so happy that I kept it.

Yes, that’s right. I kept everything in the box and have no regrets!

What do you have planned for this weekend?

P.S. If you’d like to try Stitch Fix, I’d love it if you used my referral link!

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Stitch Fix Recap #27

January 6, 2017

Happy Friday, everyone! I’m enjoying my last day of vacation before heading back to work on Monday. This last week has been fantastic and I have so many great things coming your way, both here on the blog and in my shop. But while I wrap up a few final details, I’m sharing my most recent Stitch Fix!

This box was a tough one for me as there were a lot of pieces I really liked and likely would have purchased if they’d been less expensive. But with Christmas spending, I couldn’t justify keeping everything I loved so I had to make some tough choices.

Item #1: Lysse Sunnie Sueded Legging. This was an easy choice for me, essentially the only one in the box. I am normally a fan of leggings, but these had the weirdest fake suede texture and were just not for me. I sent them back and haven’t had any second thoughts about it.

Item #2: 41Hawthorn Lizzy Colorblock Striped Sweater. I really liked this sweater and it was so insanely soft that I debated keeping it for quite a while. But the fit was a bit off and the price was higher than I wanted to spend so I sent it back. Luckily, NC weather hasn’t been cold enough for me to regret it, yet.

Item #3: Gilli Kamile Knit Dress. I really loved the color of this dress. I don’t own anything in this color and that almost got me to keep it. But the cut wasn’t the most flattering and it wasn’t really good for winter weather, even NC’s relatively balmy winter weather. I sent it back, but may regret it come spring time.

Item #4: Market & Spruce Anella Puffer Vest. Ugh. This vest. I loved it and wanted to keep it so badly. But I have this love-hate relationship with puffer vests. As in, I love them on other people, but hate them on me. Sadly, I knew I would likely never wear this vest and (realistically) sent it back.

 

Item #5: RD Style Jana Poncho Pullover. Spoiler: this is the only item I kept and I am so happy I did! I’ve worn it multiple times and know it will be a wardrobe staple in the months to come. It’s essentially a sweatshirt I can get away with wearing at work. Super comfy and cozy!

Do you think I made the right choices? Would you have kept anything I sent back? If you’d like to try Stitch Fix, I’d love it if you used my referral link!