Stitch Fix Sweet 16! And…THE BOOTS

Before I get into my “sweet 16” fix, I have to address the boot situation. If you’ve been following my posts on Trunk Club recently, you’ll know that I’ve been struggling to find the perfect pair of riding boots. I’ve never owned a good pair that I really love. Target usually carries a style I like, but only in a synthetic material that falls apart after wearing them for one season (in my experience anyway). So this year I’ve been on the hunt for a good quality pair of leather riding boots that will hopefully last me a long time. My requirements, other than real leather: 1). cognac in color 2). slim in the calf AND foot. 3). Mostly flat, not heeled (since I just bought heeled booties). After 2 failed attempts through Trunk Club (in my stylist’s defense, I am very picky and she only has so many options to choose from that meet all my requirements)…I finally found a pair that I’m happy with…and I found them on my own (mostly)! Trunk Club is owned by Nordstrom, or they at least have some sort of major deal with them since that’s where all the clothing/shoes come from. So I started browsing the Nordstrom website, looking through all the riding boots and found a pair that looked like winners (pretty much the only pair that seemed like a good fit for me). They came in cognac, in my size, and were available at a mall close to me. So I packed up the kids, pushed my double stroller into Nordstrom, asked for the boots, tried them on and…..they are now mine! Hallelujah! Oh, and I forgot to mention the 4th requirement…4. Preferably doesn’t cost a thousand dollars. I was about to drop a crap-ton of money on those Frye boots and I’m so glad I didn’t…because I like these more and they’re WAY cheaper. So, my bootie/boot collection is now complete! And for the record, I still very much prefer to have a stylist pick stuff out for me and send them to my door to try on at home, but since I knew exactly what I was going in for, the trip with the kids was quick and painless lol.

Here they are!

Dakotah Tall Boot (HINGE) from Nordstrom

Dakotah Tall Boot Hinge Dakotah Tall Boot Hinge Sumner Embroidered Pocket Top

{Also pictured above: one of my favorite wardrobe items- the chambray, from Fix #10 and my black skinnys from Fix #7}

Anyway, now that the boot saga has concluded, let’s move on to my 16th fix! This fix, more than any other I think, really proves why I love this service so much. I wasn’t crazy about a few of the items when I first “peeked” at them (once your fix ships you can go to check out online and see what you’re getting before it arrives). And even after it arrived and I tried it on, I was still on the fence with a few things. But I’ve learned over time not to always trust my first impression of something. So I didn’t make any impulse decisions. I slept on it…tried it on again, styled it, and ended up really liking them. In fact, I’ve worn every single piece out in the real world since then. So, spoiler alert: I kept it all!  “Sweet 16” indeed 🙂

Stitch Fix Review

Item #1: Theroux Arrow Relief Cuff (ZAD) 

Theroux Arrow Relief Cuff Theroux Arrow Relief Cuff

This is the first time I’ve ever received a bracelet from Stitch Fix. I’ve had a few “arrow” bracelets pinned on Pinterest for awhile but always left a note/warning on each one: “if you ever send me bracelets, please keep in mind my teeny tiny baby wrists.” I always have a hard time with bracelets falling off…because of my baby wrists. So I was really impressed and thankful that my stylist remembered that and found this one for me. It’s adjustable! And definitely my style. I’ve worn it a few times already. Maybe now I’ll stop wearing 5 hair ties as my wrist accessory and wear this instead! Speaking of, I recently found this genius idea on Pinterest. You’re welcome.

Item #2: Faye Skinny Jean (JUST BLACK) 

Faye Skinny Jean

Grey skinnys were on my wardrobe wish-list and I specifically requested them for this fix. So, of course, I was pleased that I received them! They are a little too long for me (my stylist mentioned in her note that they were the only ones in stock at the moment, and apologized for the length), but since I love them so much, I kept them and just plan to get them hemmed. I really like this particular shade of grey (charcoal). And aside from the length, they’re a perfect fit. I think my jean collection is now complete (but I can’t make any promises…) 😉 In case you’re wondering, my full denim collection includes: 2 dark wash, 1 medium wash, 1 light wash, 1 black, 1 bright red, 1 burgundy, 1 grey. There COULD be room in there for some more colored denim…what do you think? 🙂

Item #3 Greenich Striped Knit Top (PIXLEY) 

Greenich Striped Knit Top Greenich Striped Knit Top Greenich Striped Knit Top

This was one of the items I was really unsure about. What I do love is stripes, and a casual knit top. It’s super soft and fitted. I also like that it has red in it because it’s a color that’s been missing from my wardrobe. So it has all those things going for it. But what I wasn’t really crazy about at first, is the elbow patch thing. It’s a trend that has been growing on me and I’ve seen several different tops with elbow patches that I DO like. But never in black faux leather. However…I kinda like it now. It gives it a bit of a “edgy” feel, which I played off of by styling it with my black skinnys and black booties. My stylist also suggested pairing it with the vest from my last fix, which made me like it even more and helped me see the potential that it has.

Greenich Striped Knit Top, Shara Herringbone Vest

And if I’m not feeling the elbow patch thing on a particular day, I’ll just throw a cardigan or something over it. Done.

Greenich Striped Knit Top, Huebert space dye open cardigan

{The cardigan is from Fix #14 and the necklace is from Fix #10}

Item #4 Colibri Plaid Printed Tab-Sleeve Shirt (MARKET & SPRUCE) 

Colibri Plaid Printed Tab-Sleeve Shirt Colibri Plaid Printed Tab-Sleeve Shirt

This is the other top I was iffy on. Surprisingly, because I do love me some plaid. But there was something about this particular combination of colors and the neckline that I wasn’t digging at first. What I did like, however, (and still like of course), is the soft material. It’s not an actual flannel, so it’s little more lightweight. It has the-tab sleeves which I like and the back is a little longer than the front. After trying it on with a few different jeans, boots, and accessories, I grew to like this top quite a bit. So I’m really happy I decided to keep it! I’m a big fan of this top with my new riding boots, but it can also work with the brown booties too.

{Also pictured above are the Adorra Skinny Jeans (JUST BLACK) from Fix #14.}

Colibri Plaid Printed Tab-Sleeve Shirt

Item #5 Evie Draw String Funnel Neck Sweatshirt (LOVEAPPELLA) and the Faye Skinny Jeans (JUST BLACK)

Faye Skinny Jean, Evie Draw String Funnel Neck Sweatshirt Faye Skinny Jean, Evie Draw String Funnel Neck Sweatshirt

I’ve had this one pinned for a long time. It’s a much different material than I was expecting. It’s definitely more “sweater” like than “sweatshirt” but I like that. I was also happy to get this in an olive green color- as that’s another color I’ve been wanting to add to my wardrobe.

Evie Draw String Funnel Neck Sweatshirt

It’s warm and cozy, perfect for the Fall season…(if California ever gets its crap together and stops being 80 DEGREES IN OCTOBER that is!) Anyway- it’s a keeper. It looks great with black jeans, dark wash denim and I’m wearing it in the pictures above with my grey skinnys (which you can see are rolled up twice in the second picture lol).

So that is that! Another perfect 5/5 fix (my 4th one!) What did you think of the items I received? And do you like my new boots?! 🙂

Remember, if you sign up for either Stitch Fix, or Trunk Club using my referral link, I’ll get credit when you make your first purchase. And then you’ll be given your own referral link that you can use to get credit too 🙂 Let me know if you do, and how everything goes!

Comments

  1. What a great fix and I adore all of your photos! Congrats on the new killer boots 🙂

  2. I can see why you kept it all…I think I would have done the same! They did a great job this time…and it’s fun to see that they helped you pair things that you had already purchased. If Seth wasn’t such a shopper (he buys the majority of my clothes…most of my friends think it’s hysterical! He actually had better luck buying a pair of jeans for me without me even trying them on!) I’d definitely be tempted to join!

  3. Looks awesome! Loving the boots. They look great on you. Love all the shirts too. Especially the one with the elbow patches!

  4. Oh my gosh! Awesome fix! And those BOOTS!!! <3 Loved everything in your fix, pinning a few items!

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