Stitch Fix #6

It’s been a while since I got a fix! It’s Christmas party season and every year I spend HOURS walking through malls and department stores in a daze, searching for just the right festive outfits and accessories. This year, I decided to let Stitch Fix do the leg work for me.

I asked my stylist for party glam pieces. I was thinking shimmer and bling! I linked her to my Pinterest board with examples of what I’m looking for. I have plenty of pants and jeans, so I asked her to focus on tops, layering pieces, and jewelry. The box fell a little short, and she even admitted it, ending a note to me with, “Sorry we don’t have much that is festive!” Boo. But I do like what she sent, even if they aren’t the party glam items I had hoped for. Here’s what she sent…

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The first item is a black 41Hawthorn Alemany Mesh Detail Blouse.

I really like the mesh detail, I think it’s pretty cool and unlike anything I already have. The top is a nice quality material and it’s lined (where there’s not mesh). The length and fit is nice. I could dress it up or down, and I could wear it in winter with a cardigan, or in the summer with a pair of shorts. Christmas party piece? I don’t know, I was hoping for some bling or even a little color. But still, the verdict: KEEP!

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The next item is a light grey Brixon Ivy Leora Swiss Dot Blouse.

This is really cute, I love the embroidered dots and the smocking on the shoulders. It’s lined, and has a little brass button on the back. (I love details!) I’m not sure about the length though, I tend to like things a little longer. It’s so cute and very comfortable though! Verdict: UNDECIDED. (What do you think?)

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The third piece is a Bobeau Wallce Brushed Cardigan.

This cardigan is not at all what I was looking for. Purple is not a color I would choose for myself, and it’s way too casual for any holiday party I’m attending. However, it’s so buttery soft. And it looks nice with both tops in the box. I could see this easily becoming a staple piece – wear it to the grocery store. The bus stop. Out to lunch with hubby. Verdict: KEEP!

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The fourth piece is a Brixon Ivy Mange Mixed Media Crochet Back Knit Top.

It has the feel and fit of a nice crew neck sweater. But it’s so sheer. Sooooo sheer. I held it up to a window so you can see how sheer.

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It’s so pretty. I love the crochet. I can’t wear this, though. I tried it with a camisole underneath and it messed up the fit, causing the top to cling to me in all the wrong places. Verdict: SEND BACK.

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The last item is this Bay to Baubles Wilford Floral Statement Necklace.

Purple again! Isn’t it so pretty, though? I like the idea of wearing a color besides red or green to a Christmas party. The stylist suggested I pair this mesh top with burgundy skinny jeans and this necklace, black heels, and maybe a cool blazer for layering. I like that idea, but I don’t already have burgundy jeans or a blazer that would coordinate, which means I’ve got to go shopping. I’ll likely rarely wear this necklace in the future, but… if everything else I buy is wearable again, what’s the harm in a statement necklace? Better than a dress I’ll only wear once, right? Verdict: probably will KEEP.

So that’s box #6! Hope you enjoyed, and if you decide to give Stitch Fix a try, will you use my referral link? I’d appreciate it so much! 🙂

Stitch Fix #3

Another Stitch Fix box already! I don’t know that my clothing budget can support 2 boxes a month every month, but it sure is fun!

If this is the first time you’re hearing about Stitch Fix, I explain a little more in-depth here. But basically it’s a personal styling service by mail. You sign up, fill out a questionnaire about your likes and dislikes, sizes, etc and then you get a box of hand-picked clothing and accessories in the mail! As a mom of 4, this is such a great service. And fun. Have I mentioned it’s fun yet? 😉

After the last box, I asked for no more green. Ha! And I also specified more preppy, and mentioned that I love blue and pink. They listened! This is definitely my favorite box so far!

Here’s what I got:

1. First out of the box was a really pretty, really soft royal blue 41Hawthorn Calafia Jersey Wrap Dress.

41Hawthorn Calafia Jersey Wrap Dress

Okay, so I love the color, and I think it’s cute on (although a little short). I don’t have a huge need for dresses, but I only have one right now so another wouldn’t hurt. I WANT to keep it, but I don’t know that I can justify it. Also, what kind of shoes? The styling card showed it with both heels and flats. I don’t have many heels at all, I threw on some black ones just for the sake of seeing the dress with heels.

41Hawthorn Calafia Jersey Wrap Dress with heels

41Hawthorn Calafia Jersey Wrap Dress with flats

And then I put my trusty coral flats with it (and a coral necklace that I’ll get to later). Meh. I don’t love either, so if I keep it, I need suggestions!

2. Okay, so that necklace. It came in the box too! Again, I’m so glad to get some jewelry in these boxes because as I’ve mentioned before, it hasn’t always been a priority for me when shopping. It’s a Whats In Store Multi-Chain Layered Short Necklace. The description says pink, but it’s most definitely coral. It matches all my coral pieces perfectly!

Whats In Store Multi Chain Layered Short Necklace

I love it. I’m keeping it. (And you’ll see it pictured again with the next clothing item.)

3. Next is a Tulle Bain Cinch-Waist Textured Cotton Tank. Another color discrepancy. They’re calling it red, and I’m calling coral again.

I’ve been wanting to try a peplum top this season, but haven’t had an opportunity to try one on in store yet. This isn’t exactly a peplum, but it’s close enough. I think it’s super cute! It’s indeed textured, from a distance it almost looks like eyelet.

Tulle Bain Cinch-Waist Textured Cotton Tank front

I love it with my new white skinnies and my coral flats!

It has buttons down the back, you know how I love my little details!

Tulle Bain Cinch-Waist Textured Cotton Tank back

I added the multi-chain necklace and some gold on my wrist…

Tulle Bain Cinch-Waist Textured Cotton Tank with jewelry

Keeping it!

4. Another dress! It’s an Angie Nick Printed Shoulder Cutout Dress.

Angie Nick Printed Shoulder Cutout Dress front

I really think some black sandals or even black espadrilles would be best, but the closest I have (aside from the dressy black heels) are black patent leather and leopard sandals. Not a good match, but best of what I have. I’m not concerned, because I really think the color of this dress wash me out and I don’t plan to keep it.

Angie Nick Printed Shoulder Cutout Dress back

I like this style and fit on me. I like the cutouts on the shoulder, I like the back and the keyhole closure. It’s just the color! It’s listed in the description as yellow, but in some light it looks more beige. I wish it were a more flattering color, I think I could actually get a lot of use from a dress like this. It feels tropical-ish, like I could wear it to dinner on the beach (or on the lake here in Columbia). And because of the length and higher neckline, it could easily be worn on an outing with the kids. Just bummer on the color.

5. Last, but not least! A Willow and Clay Bev Gingham Tabsleeve Button Up.

Willow and Clay Bev Gingham Tabsleeve Button Up

Oh, how I love this! But long sleeves? In the south? In May? It’s lightweight, though (almost gauzy), and with the sleeves rolled up, it’s almost like short sleeve.

I put it with aqua skinnies (I really need to go shopping for new shorts) and navy topsiders. Liked that!

Willow and Clay Bev Gingham Tabsleeve Button Up with topsiders

And then with white sandals. Liked that too!

Willow and Clay Bev Gingham Tabsleeve Button Up with sandals

Love this shirt. Love love love. But the fact that it’s long sleeve… even with them rolled up… I want to keep it, but I’m wondering how much use I’ll get from it this summer. It’d be cute with shorts!

So those are the contents of my third Stitch Fix box! What do you think? Should I keep the blue dress? The gingham top?

One more thing! If you decide to try Stitch Fix, would you mind using my referral link? I get a $25 credit if you do, and I’d be so appreciative! 🙂