Stitch Fix Review No. 5

Welcome back! It’s that (fun!) time of the month again, my monthly (or sometime’s semi-monthly.. shhh!) fix is here!! Last time I changed stylists, and was so happy with Emily- my new stylist, so I was excited to see what she had in store for me this time around. When I ordered this fix, I told Emily in my note that I was looking for colored jeans, and fun summer tops in NEON or Neutrals. If you don’t know what Stitch Fix is then you can read any of my other Stitch Fix blogs by clicking Here Here or Here and I explain the process of how it all works, and if you found yourself here reading tons of Stitch Fix blogs trying to decide if you sign up or not, just do it already! At the bottom of this post is a link for you to sign up with to make it super easy, but more about that later.

Ok lets just jump in feet first and see what I got this time, shall we?

  1. Skies are Blue Jemma Crochet Front Knit Top: Size XS: $54.00

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Top: Skies are Blue Jemma Crochet Front Knit Top / Jewelry: Rocks Box

This top is simple but the crochet front makes it fun, with out feeling like your great grandma’s couch. It’s a great shirt for both work and weekends, summer and under a great  sweater or jacket in the fall/winter. The off white color basically makes it the perfect shirt for any pair of jeans that you throw it’s way. It’s just a tad looser than I would like, but not to the point of sending it back. I’m definitely seeing a trend with Stitch Fix: Their clothes always run big, and I wish that they sold clothes in XXS. Although they do offer Petite and Maternity. For you fabulous Plus Size ladies in the world, Stitch Fix will be offering plus sizes sometime early next year, I’ve heard. Total Keeper

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2. Lila Ryan Dorianna Skinny Jean (olive): Size 4p: $98

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Jeans: Lila Ryan Dorianna Skinny Jean

Okay so I have to admit that I’m a “Peeker” when it comes to my Stitch Fix’s. If you are familiar with Stitch Fix then I’m sure you know what I am talking about. If you have the Stitch Fix app on your I-PHONE-(only) once your box of goodies is shipped you have the opportunity to see what they are sending to you before it arrives. Some people in the world have this funny disorder called “self control” but I’m definitely one of those weirdos. Anyways, when I peeked at my shipment, I had mixed emotions on everything, including the color of these pants. But… When they showed up and I put them on, I swear that it was love at first zip and button. I mentioned above that some of the XS Stitch Fix tops seem to run a little big, but every single pair of jeans they have sent me have fit my body perfectly. I got my “fix” last week and I have already wore these jeans 3 times. I LOVE them. They are cropped too, which is hard for me to find because I am so short. But I can’t say enough about these suckers. And apparently this color of green is going to be one of the “it” colors of this fall. THANK YOU Emily!!!! – 200 percent keeper

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3. Papermoon Westham Ribbon Strap Knit Tank: XS : $38

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Top: Papermoon Ribbon Strap Knit Tank / Pants: Kut from the Kloth Kate Distressed Boyfriend Jean (from a previous fix )

So this tank for me was so/so. I like this color of it, but I wasn’t super excited about it. I figured if I was planning on keeping everything else in the fix it would be cheaper for me to keep it and get the 25% discount on everything, then to send it back. On Facebook there are a bunch of Stitch Fix Buy/Sell/Trade groups, so I was actually able to pass this shirt along to someone else who will love it more than I did. There are thousands and thousands of women in the United States who are a part of these groups on Facebook and a lot of women will usually keep all 5 items for the discount, and sell the items they don’t like and pass along the discount to other women. I have purchased some really great items through these boards, and also sold items that I realized I wasn’t super in love with after keeping. It’s a total Win-Win for everyone. – Kept and Sold

4. Skies are Blue Magda Lace V Back Blouse: Size XS: $54.00

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Skies are Blue Magda Lace V back Blouse

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A big thanks to my wonderful husband for letting me know that the tags were hanging out!

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Jewelry: Rocks Box

I love the color of this blouse, and it definitely fits with my neon theme that I was going for. But like the first blouse, I wish it was just a tad bit smaller. I know that I will wear it, as it is a great work blouse, and the details on the back of this blouse are just gorgeous. But I am still on the fence because of the fit. I’m thinking of putting it up for sale to see if there are any bites, and if not then I will have no problem keeping and wearing this shirt. The color is amazing, and it can make’s my skin look like I just took a trip to Hawaii.

5. Greylin Elfie Crochet Detail Blouse: Size XS: $108

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Top:Greylin Elfie Crochet Detail Blouse

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Pants: Topshop Cigarette (from Trunk Club)

This halter top is adorable. I love this color, the fabric is nice and thick and is double layered. It’s probably one of the highest quality items I have received from Stitch Fix. I know the price tag is pretty high, but with the 25% discount, and selling the other top, I was able to splurge a little bit on it. This top is super versatile, you can wear it to work underneath a sweater, for a night out with the girls, or with a pair of shorts running around town. It’s flowy in all the right ways, and totally sexy with out really revealing anything besides your shoulders. – Total keeper

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Jewelry: Rocks Box

Okay kids, that sums up my fifth box from Stitch Fix. Since I first signed up for Stitch Fix a few months ago, I have never dressed better in my life. It has totally transformed my closet, and opened up the doors for Trunk Club, and Rocks Box like a gateway drug. But I have never been happier. I finally feel like I dress my age, with work appropriate clothing and am actually so excited to get up in the morning and pick out my outfit for the day. When I look good, I feel good, I’m happier and my day is usually better. Don’t you guys feel this way too?

A little gift that I have for you guys since I have signed up for Rocks Box- Its a service were you spend 19.99 a month and they send you 3 pieces of jewelry to rent, and if you love a piece, or all three you have the option to purchase at a discounted rate. You can literally were the jewelry 1 day and send back and as soon as it drops in the mail, they send you a new box of 3 items to wear and you recieve it about 3 days later, you can do this as much as you want for the flat fee of $19.99 per month. Every month they also give you a ten dollar credit towards any jewelry that you might want to purchase. You also fill out a wish list of items you want them to send, and they choose from your wish list. If you click this link——-> Sign up for Rocks Box Here  Not only will you get your first month free, you can cancel after that if you want so you aren’t out any money if you choose to cancel, but get to wear some fabulous jewelry for few weeks. Full disclosure- If you sign up with my link I provided, not only do you get a free month, I get a small credit as well. If you just sign up through their website you do not get the free month.

Also if you want to sign up for Stitch Fix, there will be a banner under this paragraph for you to do so. I promise you wont regret it! Full disclosure, if you sign up with my banner I will get a small clothing credit and that helps me afford to keep doing Stitch fix Blogs as well.

 

Please Like, Share, Comment, or Pin anything in this post. If your curious about Trunk Club, I also have 2 blogs about that as well. Hope you guys have a great day, and I will be back soon.

Until next time!

XOXO

Sara

 

 

Trunk Club Review No. 2

Hello my lovely ladies. It’s been a while since I have done a post, summer is a crazy time for work and life in general so I haven’t had a chance to sit down at my little laptop and spew my thoughts for all of you guys to read, but I had to make time to post about my second Trunk Club that I received last week. This time around it is really hard for me to decide on some items, and I need your help! So please let me know what you think I should keep because I sure as hell just can’t make a decision right now and the clock is ticking folks! I need to get this sucker back in the mail like yesterday so I don’t get charged for everything…

If you are sitting here thinking what the heck is Trunk Club? I will give you a brief rundown of how it works. Trunk Club is a company that is owned by Nordstrom. You sign up via the website, or app and get set up with your own personal stylist that you will talk to directly and will have you answer a ton of questions about size, lifestyle, budget, etc. to get an idea of what you are looking for. Your Trunk of goodness will arrive and you have 10 days to try everything on in the comfort of your own home, after that, you keep what you want, and send back what you don’t- easy as pie (whatever easy as pie is supposed to mean).

Okay so when my wonderful stylist Sharitty sent me the preview of my Trunk this time, I decided to not take anything out, even though there were some items in there that I was sure I wasn’t going to like, but I wanted to give everything a shot.. So let’s dive into the good, the bad and the ugly.

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Top: Splendid Swing Tank / Shoes: Converse Shoreline (from first Trunk)


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Jeans:Just Black Adorra Skinny jeans-From Stitch Fix


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Jewelry: Rocks Box

1: Splendid Swing Tank: Size XS $58.00 This tank top is amazing. It’s also super expensive, but I am going to have to splurge on it because I have to have it. The pictures don’t really do it justice but it has the perfect fit and flowyness going on with it. This piece is the one I am for sure keeping, and I have already wore it. Warning- don’t eat spaghetti while wearing it, No one gave me the memo about no spaghetti and now my shirt has two little sauce stains from swinging noodles… thank god they are extremely tiny or else I might have cried . – Total keeper!

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Top: Spendid Slub Knit off the Shoulder Top


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Jeans: Paige Denim Verdugo Ankle Skinny Jeans (from First Trunk)  / Jewelry: Rocks Box


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Shoes: Topshop Wise Platform Wedge Sandal

2: Splendid Slub Knit off the shoulder top: Size XS $78.00

So when I saw this top in my preview, I was super excited, I have been wanting an off the shoulder top for so long, and I couldn’t wait to try it on. I just knew it was going to be a keeper. When I tried it on, I felt the same way, BUT… There’s a big BUT going on here, it has been hanging in my closet for a week and I haven’t wore it yet because of a few reasons, number one: I don’t own a decent strapless bra, and number two: because I am long over due for a boob job, me and strapless bra’s aren’t really best friends. I have thought about just wearing a bra with it and letting the straps show but for $78.00 I just can’t keep it. Seriously makes my heart sink a little saying that, but I have to send it back. Maybe in the future after if I ever get a boob job I will run out any buy this shirt immediately. -Pretty sure it’s going back

3: Topshop Wise Platform Wedge Sandal: Size 6.5 $85.00

When I saw these in the preview I wasn’t super thrilled about the cork wedge, I’ve never been a big fan of cork, but when I tried these on they were so incredibly comfortable that I really had to think about it. I knew at home that I had some very similar black wedges that have a strap around the ankle, not a tie, but they are so similar that there’s no point of me keeping these. – Sending back.

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Top: Topshop Billie Chambray Shirt


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Shoes: Steve Madden Sunshine Lace up Flat


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Jeans: Listed above/ Jewelry : Rocks Box

4: Topshop Billie Chambray Shirt: Size 2 $50.00

I was also really excited when I saw this shirt in my preview, it’s not crazy expensive, and I always need a great botton up shirt. If this shirt wasn’t massively huge on me, I would have totally kept it. I literally had to fold the shirt over in the back and tuck it in so I didn’t look totally ridiculous in the pictures. – Sending back because of fit issues.

5: Steve Madden Sunshine Lace up Flat: Size 6.5 $69.95

Yet another Item that I was sure I would be keeping, if you keep reading ahead (spoiler alert) Sharitty also sent me a pair in black. My biggest worry was how to decide between the two, or if I should keep both. When I first tried them on the fit just wasn’t quite right, I felt like they were slightly too big. I have just been dying for the right pair of lace up flats, and I’m feeling like a mixture or goldilocks and cinderella here. The first pair Stitch Fix sent were too expensive, but the fit and style was perfect, and these the fit seems a little off. The super pointy toe makes my small feet like huge. To be honest though when I put them back on to take these pictures, the fit wasn’t as bad as I though they were, so before I do send them back I am going to give them one last shot. If I do keep a pair, it will most likely be the nude ones. Why am I having such a hard time deciding this time around. – Probably sending back, but still not 100% decided.

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Shirt: Topshop Scallop Frill Tee


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Pants: Topshop Cigarette Trousers


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Shoes: Steve Madden Sunshine Lace up Flat / Jewelry: Rocks Box

6: Topshop Scallop Frill Tee: Size 2: $25.00

This top is cute, but it’s really boxy and a lot shorter then it looks in the pictures. I’ve got an hourglass figure, so this isn’t super flattering on me. I love the price, and the scallop cut edges are super cute and fun, but it’s just not for me. – Sending Back

7: Topshop Cigarette Trousers: Size 4: $38.00

When I saw these in the preview I had mixed emotions, but since I have been doing a total closet re-do over the last few months, I have only been stocking up my closet with various jeans, and my wardrobe is seriously lacking some non-jean pants. Now these pants on a “normal size” person I think are supposed to be “ankle” pants. But on me they actually skim the tops of my shoes, which kind of works? Maybe? These pants are high rise, which lately I have been obsessed with. They fit like a glove, the price is amazing, so I am keeping these. I am just wondering if I should go get them hemmed a little bit? What do you guys think? – Already hanging in my closet with the tags off.

8: Steve Madden Sunshine Lace up Flat: Size 6.5: $69.95

These are the same as the nude flats in black. I so wished that these shoes fit me perfect because I would totally keep both pairs. As I am writing this I am making a mental note to run upstairs and try on the nude flats again before I box everything up this morning to drop off at UPS. Usually I am pretty decisive when it comes to clothes but this trunk is totally throwing me through a loop, and I don’t know why? I think I am just wanting these items to work more then they actually are working. Verdict on the shoes? Black ones are going back for sure, nude ones are maybe going back.

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Top: Topshop Tie Detail Crop Camisole


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Pants: Topshop Cigarette Trousers

9: Topshop Tie Detail Crop Camisole: Size 2: $22.00

Again, I’m torn on this top. I’m not one to “run around town” in a crop top, but we do have a boat that we go out on all of the time so I was thinking it might be fun for that? At first I was thinking that this would be a keeper. Simply because it is super cute, and it only $22.00 but realistically, I think if I kept it, it would just stay hanging in my closet and I would never actually wear it. Like the black off the shoulder top, it’s a top that I want to work so bad, but I need to just realize that I am not in my 20’s and this top will never be appropriate for me to wear. Sorry cute little striped top but you have to go find a new home somewhere else. – Returning.

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Top: Kate Spade Stripe Swing Top


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Pants: Just Black Adorra Skinny’s (Stitch Fix)


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Shoes: Steve Madden Sunshine Lace Up Flats / Jewelry: Rocks Box

10: Kate Spade Stripe Swing Top: Size XS: $85.00

This top would be really cute if it didn’t stick straight out on the sides by it’s self. In the first picture where I am holding the edges, the shirt literally is made to hold that wide shape by itself. I don’t know what Kate Spade is trying to accomplish with this shirt, but since I’m not in the market for a shirt that makes me over 2 feet wide, it has to go. If this shirt was flowy, and just hung straight down it would be a total keeper. – Returning

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Top: Current/Elliott “The Ballet” Flounce Hem Cotton Tank


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Shorts: Free people Silver Springs Shorts

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11: Current/Elliott “The Ballet” Flounce Hem Cotton Tank: Size 1: $138.00

I can’t believe that this top is a size 1. This shirt does absolutely nothing for me, I’m not in love with anything about this shirt. It’s overpriced, the material is weird, it has frayed hems- which I hate, and it’s not flattering at all. Enough said, this shirt is going back.

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Shorts: Free People Silver Springs Shorts

12: Free People Silver Springs Shorts: Size XS: $88.00

These shorts are not my style at all. They are not flattering, for being a size XS they are really huge. I’m on the wider side in my hips and butt, so shorts are always a hit or a miss for me. The one thing they have going for them is that they are super comfortable, but that’s all. Bye Bye shorts, it’s been real. – Returning

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Dress: CeCe Natalia Beaded off the shoulder dress

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My daughter was ready for my fashion show to be over at this point… and so was I

13: CeCe Natalia Beaded Off the Shoulder Dress: Size 2: $158.00

I knew when I saw the preview that I would probably be sending this dress back. When I tried it on, I actually liked it a little bit more then I thought I would, but when it comes down to it, this is just too much dress for my body. The color is amazing, I have always loved this color of pink. The off the shoulder/ strapless bra thing is an issue too, but I do really like the look of it. I feel like if this dress was a little bit cheaper, shorter, and just all around had less fabric, I might keep it. But this one has to go as well. – Returning.

So at this point I need to get everything boxed up and sent back. I am really second guessing myself on the black off the shoulder top and the nude flats- I just can’t make a decision. If the black top was just a little bit cheaper I feel like I would keep it no questions asked, but I don’t want to spend $78.00 on a shirt that I might not wear. Another thing to think about is that there’s a Nordstrom about 10 minutes from my house and can return anything back to them as well, so I might need some more time to think about those 2 items. What do you guys think? Please let me know what I should do because I sure as hell can not make a decision right now. I also just got my 5th Stitch Fix box in the mail and It has some really great items in it as well. Trunk Club should totally offer a discount on clothing and it would be so much easier to keep a lot of items, like it is with Stitch Fix… I am so happy that my stylist sent me some items at a lower price point this time, and I feel like were still in the “getting to know each other” faze, But guess what, when my next Trunk comes around it will be fall, and we all know how fun and amazing fall clothes are so