Stitch Fix Review No. 6

Hello Hello!!

This is my favorite time of the year, so I am super excited to share this review with you guys. I don’t know about you, but when summer starts transitioning to fall all I want to do is go school clothes shopping- it’s okay to do that as an adult, right? Thank god for Stitch Fix because I have absolutely no time to go to the mall. Don’t get me wrong, I just love summer and I am going to miss it like crazy, but there’s nothing like putting on the first pair of leggings, boots and a cozy sweater after months of wearing tank tops and shorts. August in Seattle is usually HOT, but I am ready for some fall clothes. I am so excited because I signed up for Stitch Fix at the end of spring and all I have recieved from them so far has been summer stuff, and warm clothes are my favorite!

This time around my review is going to be a little bit different than the previous reviews, So I apologize up front that I wont have the super professional I-Phone pictures taken by my husband in my back yard, because (spoiler alert!) I sold 4 of my 5 items online and didn’t have the time to get some decent pictures taken before I had to get the items shipped off to their new homes.

When I requested this “fix” I told my lovely stylist Emily to bring on the fall clothes! I told her I wanted some colored skinnies, and some great sweaters or a jacket. When I took a peek at my fix (before it arrived) I had mixed emotions, to be completely honest, but there were a few items I was excited about. But since this is my 6th fix, I knew not to judge until the items came and I tried them on for myself. When I got my box in the mail and opened it up I found out that my normal stylist Emily was on vacation and this time I was being styled by the fabulous Lucy. It all made sense to me at that point because I had a feeling when I peeked that these didn’t really seem like items that Emily would send me, although Lucy did a great job and she left me the sweetest note. Lucy if you are reading this- on the Facebook B/S/T group ladies were going crazy over my fix and I name dropped you to all of them- Sorry girlfriend, but your workload is about to double! If you are unfamiliar with Stitch Fix I’ll give a explination of what its all about at the end of this post along with a link for you so sign up for it yourself! I am not paid by Stitch Fix and all opinions are mine, but if you sign up and recieve a fix using my link I will get a small credit applied towards my next purchase. Ok, lets get started shall we?

  1. Nine West Acesso Ankle Wrapped Bootie Size 6.5 $124.00 Dark Grey (Sold)

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I love love love booties, I actually just purchased a pair of brown leather Vince Camuto booties in the Nordstrom anniversary sale (which are STILL on back order). These booties kind of missed the mark with me. I love the look of them, but when fall comes around in Seattle, the rain comes along with it- and keeps coming for about 10 months after that. I can’t really picture myself running around in the fall/winter in these suede booties with out breaking an ankle or having to replace a hip. I would rather have a black or grey leather pair with a more stable heel. Although these booties are just adorable and in fantasy land where when it’s cold and rainy I still look look all cute and dressy on the daily, I have to sadly face reality that nope, I’m not that girl I fantasize about being. #CanIgetawaywithwearingasnuggytoworktoday? You know what though, in all seriousness this is exactly why I love Stitch Fix so much because when fall and winter come this year, you will not see me wearing crappy jeans and a Seahawks hoodie everyday, I will be comfy and freaking stylish! ( Go Hawks! )

2. Skies are Blue Avena Split Neck Top Size XS $54.00 Blue (Sold)

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Skies are Blue Avena Split Neck Top

This top just screams fall to me, its plaid, cozy, and long so it can be worn with leggings. But a reaccuring problem with me and Stitch Fix is that a lot of their extra small tops are just a little too big. I normally wear an XS in the real world, sometimes an XXS, but it seems like their sizing runs a little bit big. Had this top fit me better I probably would have kept it, because the material was smooth, soft and amazing, but its off to a new home.

3. Just Black Blake Scissor Cut Hem Skinny Jean Size 2p $88.00 Fushia (Sold)

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Just Black Blake Scissor Cut Hem Skinny Jean- Fushia

I LOVED every single thing about these jeans, EXCEPT for the scissor cut hem. Just cant do it. I am only 5′ tall, and my entire life I have had so much trouble finding jeans that are short enough for my legs. I spend a lot of money getting my jeans hemmed- just so they dont have crappy cut hems that roll up when you wash them, so for these to have the cut bottoms and be $88.00- I just couldn’t do it. When I tried them on though, they fit me like a glove. They fit perfect in every single way, and my husband fell in love with them. I was soo close to keeping them despite the hem but a girl wanted to buy them with the shoes and the plaid shirt, so I passed them along to her. In my notes to my stylist I begged her to send me another pair with a normal hem, because those jeans were amazing, and my husband will not stop talking about them – Please Emily If you don’t find me another pair, I might be requesting a “just got served divorce papers” fix. So I am counting on you to save my marriage- but no pressure or anything! (Pictured above with the plaid shirt)

4. RD Style Rhonda Faux Leather Jacket Size XS $78.00 Black (Kept)

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RD Style Rhonda Faus Leather Jacket- Heck Yes!

This (Faux) Leather Jacket are what dreams are made of. This is exactly what I was looking for, and I am hoping that there are A LOT more great Stitch Fix jackets in my future. I know a lot of you ladies out there are all about the shoes, but thats how I am with jackets. The material is like butter, its fitted, and the top of the jacket buttons up into a turtle neck type look. I know that I will be wearing this all through the fall and winter. Again the fit is slightly big but not too much, and on really cold days I will be able to wear a thick sweater underneith it. Love this Jacket! Now I just need a brown leather one to replace the one I got at Target 5 years ago that is literally falling apart, but I refuse to give it up!

5. Fate Howardson Striped Lightweight Sweater Size XS $68.00 Gray (Sold)

There were so many things about this sweater that I loved. I loved the style, the stripes, it was the perfect length and the material was incredibly soft and amazing. My 2 issues were with this sweater were that it was slightly big, not too bad but just slightly, and it had the scissor cut hems at the sleeves, neckline and bottom. I don’t know if it’s just me, but I want a sewn hem. Is it that tough for a girl to just get a little stitching on her clothing. Especially from a company called “Stitch Fix”? Cut hems just scream cheap to me, and for $68.00 I want to have stitched edges. I had to try this on a few times because oh man it was so comfy, and I tried so hard to convince myself to keep it. If it didn’t have the cut hems, this would be hanging in my closet right now.

This fix may not have been a total home run, but I have no hard feelings. I still love Stitch Fix, and I think that Lucy did a great job styling me. That leather jacket made it all worth it, and you guys those fushia jeans! I already miss them. I am going to cry if they don’t send me another pair in my next fix. I wish that either Stitch Fix would offer extra extra smalls in tops, or that the sizing was more spot on. Overall I am super happy, and since I was able to sell the 4 items, and keep the fifth I got the 25% discount on everything- a total win! I also scheduled a fix to come in another 2 weeks to make up for this one…ooops, My husband really wants me to get more fushia pants though!

If you want to learn more about Stitch Fix and how it works I will give you a brief explination. First you sign up – if you use my link and order a fix, I get a small clothing credit, as you will too if you sign up to pass along to your friends and family. You fill out a profile on everything from sizing to budget to lifestyle, write a note to your stylist with what your looking for and link up a pinterest board- optional but recomended- to show your personal stylist what kind of clothes you like and need, then you set a date for you fix to get shipped to you. Once you recieve your clothes you have 3 days to try everything on and you send back what you don’t want (free shipping both ways- yay!). Or better yet, if you keep all 5 items, you get a 25% discount on everything. Easy Peasy! Best of all is that your not stuck in a “subscription service” you schedule fixes for your personal needs. You can get one and be done, or you can get them weekly if your a baller.

So what do you guys think? Did I make the right choices? I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below, and I would also love to hear what you love about Stitch Fix, and what your favorite items you have received are?!? If you haven’t tried it out yet, Seriously, just do it already!! It is so much fun, and you really don’t have anything to lose (except for your husband if you sell the jeans that he loves.) To make it super easy on you I have added a link right below here if you want to get started! Please Like, Comment, Share, or Pin your little beautiful hearts out.

Until next time- ( or next week when my next box is arriving!!) #sorrynotsorry

 

xoxo

Sara

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

 

 

Stitch Fix Review # 3

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This is My face when My Stitch Fix Box shows up!

Well Hello there! As promised, I am doing my 3rd reveal of my most favorite thing in the whole wide world right now. Right behind wine, and coffee, well, and gangster rap. This is the Fix that mysteriously got delivered in Louisiana (according to the super accurate, never ever wrong company, FED EX) but magically showed up on my door step the following day. (Of course this was after I called FED EX and was super polite and professional because I wasn’t at all worried that MY wonderful clothes were plopped on someone else doorstep, to be worn by god knows who) But they found their way home to mama.

Before I get started, I will give you a brief explanation of how the whole Stitch fix addiction gets started.

Step one: Fill out your style profile online, set your budget, sizes, color preferences, the whole nine yards. Write a note to your stylist and link up your Pinterest board so that way she has a good idea of what styles you are looking for.

Step two: Order your first “fix.” I promise you that nothing in life takes longer then receiving that first box. Oh the anticipation! You will get charged a $20.00 styling fee, but it will be credited to any purchase you make from the box. So you should always keep at least one item so that way your not throwing $20.00 away. (That could buy you 4 bottles of wine!) Now if you keep all 5 items you get 25% off of EVERYTHING. Yes, I’m totally serious, I would NEVER ever lie to you!

Step three: Try everything on! You get 3 business days to try everything on, in the comfort of you own bedroom, with clothing item’s that you already own. What ever you decide you don’t want, you just put in your pre-paid envelope and ship it right back to them. Your only charged for what you keep, and after each fix you rate each item so that way your stylist and Stitch Fix gets to know you better each time. The only thing left to do, is to order your next fix, if you choose to.* This is in no way a “subscription” service. You can do it as much or as little as you would like!

I should also note that I am not paid by Stitch Fix and all of these opinions are my own! But…. I will get a referral credit if you click on my pretty little link located right below.

Ok so now for the fun part! Lets rip into this box together and see what we got, how does that sound?

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First Item (drum roll please!!): Steven (Steve madden’s fancier shoe name) Gennna Suede Lace up flat in Mint. Size 6.5

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First impression: My heart is pitter pattering, I am in LOVE. I actually asked my stylist for some lace up flats, and boy did she deliver. These suckers are so comfy and amazing I want to cry with joy! I am already imagining how wonderful my life will be now with my new best friends. I’m imagining all the fun places were going to go, trouble were going to get into, and amazing parties and super cool adult stuff that I am going to do now that I have these guys by my side. Then… I looked at the price. $119.00! And then I looked again because this could not possibly be right. At that moment, I knew that all of my dreams and aspirations were headed straight down the crapper. In my last 2 “fixes” I kept all 5 items, and I knew with this one I would have to start being a lot more selective, or else my family would be living in a 5th wheel in the Walmart parking lot. I really had to contemplate this one. I did a quick online search and I found the same shoes in different colors ( I think the mint might be exclusive to Stitch Fix) online for half the price. I knew at that moment their fate was sealed. I had to bid them farewell. (RETURNED)

Second Item: Skies are Blue Swanley knit tank in Red. Size XS

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When I first pulled this shirt out of the box I was thinking, Finally! some stripes! I love the twisted back detail of the back, but when I put this top on, I was swimming in it!! Seriously, I don’t know how it can possibly be an XS because it is so incredibly ginormous. I started wondering if I could wear it as a dress, but since I’m not into showing off my lady parts, I had to flash it the peace sign and send it on its merry way.$38.00 (RETURNED)

Third Item: Loveappella Garnet knit Maxi Dress in pink. Size XSP

IMG_2980First impression: I HATE the Print, I feel like I would wear this to match my dog’s neck bandana when I pick her up from the groomer. Since I’m not looking to be twinsies with my dog any time soon, I knew instantly that it had to go back home to the Stitch Fix warehouse to be loved by someone else. But in true Stitch Fix fashion, I knew I had to at least try it on. The material is buttery soft, and the length is just perfect for my 5′ height. I couldn’t help but wonder that if she had sent this in a solid color I might have kept it. I think it would really be a perfect pregnant dress because it is very loose in the stomach area. I started to get scared that I accidentally marked “pregnant” on my profile, or that my stylist knows something I don’t. So I did what any normal red blooded American girl would do in my position, I downed a (three) glass(es) of wine and got naked.$74.00 (RETURNED)

Item four: Adrianna Papell Janett V-neck Dress in blue. Size 2P

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First Impression: Ok, this dress is silk, and to be honest I don’t really know how I feel about silk. I think I’m scared of silk. I don’t think I have ever owned an actual clothing item made from silk in my life. Pulling this out of the box I had mixed feelings about the print. I do like the colors, but I’m not in love with the actual print itself. When I tried it on, it fit me like a glove! Oh man did this fit goooood! But since I have nothing that requires a silk dress penciled in on my calendar, I knew this one wasn’t a keeper either. Maybe if our paths crossed at a different point in my life… but right now, it just wasn’t in the cards for me and this silky dress. $104.00 (RETURNED)

Item Five: Le Lis Parsons Lace Back Tank in blue. Size XS

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First Impression: I was sure hoping that this wasn’t another maternity piece. Then I started to wonder if some pregnant girl in Louisiana was missing her maternity fixin’s? As soon as I tried this shirt on, I knew it was my keeper, not just because I didn’t want to blow a Jackson (not in THAT way, you guys!) But because I actually really like this top! It has the perfect amount of flowyness to it, and has a cute lace detail in the back. I did get a picture of the back, but I learned the hard way that its really hard to photo shop out your back fat when your standing in front of a shingled house. (Note to self: next time take pictures against a white wall, and start working out again… tomorrow) So for now you guys will just have to use your imagination. $38.00 (KEPT)

Okay so that sums it up for this FIX. I’m sure your thinking that because I only kept one item, that this box was a failure. But for me, It’s a success, Because It means another month’s mortgage can be paid (sorry Walmart) and it proves to me that I DO have the ability to send clothes back. ( I also have my first TRUNK CLUB coming in 2 days! So stay tuned for that review!)

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Its been REAL Stitch Fix!


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Have a safe trip home!

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Until we meet again!

XOXO,

Sara