Trunk Club: A Fitness Trunk!

It has been quite awhile since I’ve posted about¬†Stitch Fix or Trunk Club. Having a 3rd baby is mostly to blame for that ūüôā But I just had to make this one happen because I’m so excited about it. Trunk Club now has FITNESS TRUNKS! Workout clothes, shoes, and accessories delivered to your doorstep. It came at a perfect time for me. I’ve been itching to start working out again mostly to feel better physically and mentally and have more energy. Having 3 kids is so exhausting and I just feel run down all the time. Additionally, I have some more baby weight to lose,¬†so that’s more motivation for me to get active again. So a fresh new workout wardrobe was totally in order. Not to mention the need for new running sneakers, since my feet grew during pregnancy and now my old shoes no longer fit ūüôĀ

Before showing you what I got, if you need a refresher on how Trunk Club works, especially in comparison to my other love, Stitch Fix- check out my comparison post here!

One of my favorite aspects of Trunk Club is getting to communicate with my stylist so much. We instant-message each other before and after every trunk to ensure that I’m getting a trunk suited to my desires and needs. Sometimes I like to be surprised and give very little guidance, but other times I am looking for something specific. I mentioned to Alison, my amazing new stylist – who is absolutely KILLING IT with these trunks, that I was looking for sneakers to fit my high-arched feet. Because of my high arches, I have a problem with the bone on the top of my foot getting sore after wearing certain shoes for longer than 10 mins. So I asked if she could find sneakers that would work for me. *Spoiler- she did and they’re amazing! As for everything else, I shared my¬†Pinterest board¬†with her and she did a great job sending items very similar to what I had pinned (even a few of the exact same items).

So without further ado, here’s my first fitness trunk!

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Trunk Club Fitness Trunk Review

I’ll start with the shoes:

Nike Zoom Pegasus 33 Sneaker 

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I love the colors and design of this sneaker. They offer a lot¬†of¬†support¬†and are very comfortable. Most importantly- they’re not¬†too tight around¬†the top of my foot. I can’t comment yet on how well they perform while actually running, but I suspect (based on other reviews and how they feel on my foot), that they will be amazing. While these are legit running sneakers, great for high-impact workouts, these next pair of sneakers will serve a different purpose for me:

Nike¬†‘Juvenate’ Print Sneaker

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THESE SHOES….hands-down may be the most comfortable pair of shoes my feet have ever had the privilege¬†of wearing. They are like walking on clouds. Lightweight, breathable, flexible. They’re like wearing slippers. Not sure if you can tell from the pictures, but they’re basically slip-ons. I keep them tied and can slip them on and off. Amazing. As opposed to the other sneakers, these are probably better for low-impact workouts and walking. I love the color and print and that they’ll go with just about everything (when it comes to active-wear). Once again, they fit my feet well and are great for my high arches. Well done, Alison!

Now, sports bras (which were way too small, because…breastfeeding)…

Nike¬†‘Pro Indy’ Dri-FIT Sports Bra

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Wasn’t able to try this on but I like the look of it- different than the typical sports-bra with the v-neck shape and spaghetti straps. Love the Dry-Fit fabric (drys quickly to keep you cool and comfortable).

Nike¬†‘Pro Fierce Accelerator’ Racerback Dri-FIT Sports Bra

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Cool print. Again, love¬†the dri-fit fabric stuff. Wish it would’ve fit, but Alison is sending me larger sizes in the next one ūüôā

Now on to the clothes…

Zella¬†‘Racer’ Tank

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I am sucking in alllll the belly pooch in this photo, just FYI. The thing with most¬†workout clothes, is that they’re not very forgiving…because they’re so form fitting and tight. But that’s ok. More motivation to lose the baby weight ūüôā I really like this tank. Just about everything I received in this trunk is made with excellent, moisture-wicking, comfortable fabric. This tank is no exception. High quality stuff.

Nike¬†Dri-FIT Long Sleeve Top and¬†Zella¬†‘Barely Flare Booty’ High Waist Pants

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This is an outfit straight off my Pinterest board! The long-sleeved top is great for cooler-weather running. You’ll see that “dry-fit” fabric in many of the items, which is key. You don’t want sweat holding you back ūüėČ Also, love the thumb-hole cut-out thing.

The pants are great and I especially love the high-waist because it holds in the midsection well. They’re a flattering fit overall- fitted throughout most of the leg with a slight flare at the bottom. Great for every-day lounging (I’m wearing them right now as a matter of fact) and light workouts (I probably wouldn’t go running in them).

Zella Reversible Colorblock Cocoon Cardigan

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This cardigan is super soft and warm and definitely had a “cocoon”-like fit, which I didn’t photograph very well, sorry. You can see more pictures of it here. I didn’t end up keeping it though because I don’t really have a need for it and the overall style and fit wasn’t really “me”.

Zella¬†‘Layer Me’ Pullover

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This was my least favorite top. I wasn’t crazy about the fit on me, kind of unflattering and a little big. It was also the “heaviest” of fabrics (great for an added layer of warmth though). It reminded me of a ballet leotard for some reason…maybe the wide¬†scoop neck. Loved the thumb-hole cut-out though (a common element of the long-sleeved tops).

 

Zella¬†‘Arabesque’ Twist Tee and¬†Zella¬†‘Fly By’ Print Running Midi Tights

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I was on-the-fence with this top. I love how lightweight and free-flowing it is. I’m even a fan of the open back thing. But it fell off the shoulders WAY too easily, and that would’ve drove me crazy so I didn’t end up keeping it. I do love the concept of it though. You can apparently wear it the other way too…with the opening in the front, but…no thanks.

The tights I LOVE. Fun, printed running tights are all the rage right now. And I’m totally on board. Super comfy and keep the legs warm. These also have reflector dots on them to increase visibility while you’re out running and a hidden zip-pocket in the back waistband.

Zella¬†‘Twisty Turn’ Tee and¬†Zella¬†‘Speedster’ Running Shorts

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This is another top that I *almost* loved and kept. The only thing I didn’t like about it was the random seam than runs diagonally across the front, right over the boob. Why? Anyway, the “twisty turn” thing in the front is really cute and fabric was nice and lightweight, a great layering piece.

The shorts are awesome! Fun print, nice thick waistband, hidden pockets everywhere (even a pocket within a pocket) and easy to move (run) in. A great classic running short. Keeper for sure!

Nike¬†‘Element’ Dri-FIT Half Zip Performance Top and¬†Nike’Power Epic Lux’ Crop Dri-FIT Running Leggings

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This is probably my favorite outfit out of everything in the trunk! Love the heathered-grey top. Super soft material, lightweight but still adds some extra core warmth. Has a reflective trim to increase visibility and of course, the thumb-hole thing.

The leggings, I am obsessed with. The color and print was enough to make me like them, but the dry-fit fabric also feels really nice on the legs. Love the behind-the-knee mesh part too. Winner!

Zella Convertible Shoulder Tote

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This is a cute sporty little gym bag! Tons of pockets for all your stuff, plenty of room for clothes, a towel or yoga mat, etc. It has over-the-shoulder straps, hidden backpack straps and an optional cross-body strap for some different carrying options. I don’t need a gym bag because I don’t go to a gym. My house is my gym ūüôā BUT if I did go to one, this would be a great bag for it.

and finally…

Zella¬†‘Double the Fun’ Headband

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I would’ve tried this on for the photos but since I didn’t keep it I couldn’t¬†cut the tag off…and wearing this on my head with the tag on just looked silly. Anyway…it’s pretty self-explanatory. It’s a headband to keep those fly-aways at bay while working out. However, I found it didn’t stay put very well on my hair, despite the rubbery dots ūüôĀ A problem I have with most headbands sadly.

So, what did you think? I was impressed and look forward to getting another one. The notes I gave Alison for my “follow-up” trunk: larger sports bras, more tanks/tops that have a looser-fit (to hide the postpartum spare-tire), and another fun pair of leggings and shorts!

Want to try a fitness trunk of your own? Alison would LOVE to work with you ūüôā Click here!

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Stitch Fix Maternity Review (#2 and #3)

Long time, no blog! Sorry. Pregnancy with 2 toddlers running around has made me¬†lazy. Er, just…tired. So I’ve slacked on my blog writing… majorly. To catch you up, I’ve received 2 more Stitch Fix maternity fixes since my last one and they’ve just been knocking it out of the park with this maternity thing! So, I pulled myself together today and took some pictures to show all of you. Also, they just started offering SHOES. And I got a pair. You must read¬†on…

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Stitch Fix Maternity Shoes Review

I’ll start with my 2nd maternity fix (which is not the one pictured above). I’ve been asking for MOSTLY non-maternity items that I can wear post-baby too, because I want to be able to get a lot of use out of these items (since this is baby #3 and all). They’ve been doing a great job of satisfying that request while still including a few necessary actual maternity items (which I also requested). And my stylist has been nailing it.

Spoiler for maternity fix #2: I kept EVERYTHING.

{Oh, and bump status for all these photos: 24 weeks pregnant.}

Item #1: Sina V-Neck Printed Maxi Dress $78

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I looooooooove this dress so much. I’ve worn it several times now. It’s not actually a maternity dress so I’ll get plenty of use out of it after the baby comes too. It’s comfortable, lightweight, and I love the print and colors (the top is navy blue).¬†Not sure what else to say about it. It’s a winner.

Item #2: Blaire Maternity Dress $68

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I immediately loved this dress too! I’ve worn this with my white chucks, a cardigan and a long pendant necklace. ¬†These knit maternity dresses are super flattering, comfy and casual. If you’ve been following my Stitch Fix posts for awhile, you’ll notice a pattern: I love “comfy and casual”. ¬†However, this one is starting to get a bit snug on me these days. Which I’m hoping means I’ll get to wear it more post-baby once the bump goes down (despite this one being an actual maternity dress, I think I’ll still be able to wear it a lot in the future).

Items #3 and #4: Sollas Long Sleeve Shirred Cuffs Maternity Knit Top $48, and Mira Skinny Jean  $78

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Two more easy winners! The shirt is rather plain and boring, yes. But it’s unbelievably comfy and stretchy and it’s sort of a blank canvas- so I always add a necklace. And it’s a great layering piece. The pants are actually NOT maternity. But they’re slip-on, jeggings basically. So they worked beautifully for early pregnancy and will be great post-baby too. These are¬†also getting quite snug on me now (around the belly area) which¬†makes my belly bump silhouette look lumpy. And nobody wants that. I’ll be looking forward to wearing these again more often post-baby ūüôā

Item #5: Genevieve Stacked Chevron Pendant Necklace $28

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This immediately became my favorite go-to necklace. I wore it almost every day. And then my lovely daughter accidentally broke it ūüôĀ I am sad. I need to look into a jewelry repair place…because I miss it so much. It’s a great pendant necklace at a great length (though still adjustable of course). It went with everything and added that something extra to every outfit. Sigh….

As I mentioned earlier: this was a home-run 5/5 fix! So I got 25% off, plus some referral credit to put toward it. Woot!

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Moving on to my latest fix, with the SHOES!

In fact, I’ll just start there.

Item #1: Yippee T-Strap Sandal (NINE WEST) $89

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I was really on the fence with these. They’re not typically my style or like anything I usually wear. What I DID like a lot, was the leopard print. I have leopard print flats pinned on¬†my Pinterest Board, so kudos to my stylist for noticing that. I also love the ankle straps from the back view. But I wasn’t crazy about the little mini-heel (which I just realized I didn’t take a¬†very good picture of)¬†or the overall strap placement and how it looked on my feet. I also determined that I probably wouldn’t get a lot of use out of them anyway. So ultimately, these got: RETURNED.

Item #2: Gemma Maternity Dress (TART) $88

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I really love this dress! It’s crazy soft and comfortable and very flattering. The only reason I didn’t keep it is because I have basically the exact same dress from Old Navy, that a friend passed along to me for free ūüôā Therefore, RETURNED. Also, I’m wearing the shoes in these pics too, so you can get a better idea of what they looked like on.

Item #3: Char Geo Print Maxi Skirt (MARKET & SPRUCE) $58

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I love the print and the colors on this maxi skirt (it has some yellow and pink in it). It’s not maternity but clearly works during pregnancy and beyond. However, I have a few printed maxi skirts and I’ve come to realize that I don’t have many tops to wear with them and they end up just sitting in my closet. So sadly, RETURNED.

Items #4 and #5: Charlote Ruched Side Maternity Knit Top (LOVEAPPELLA) $48 and Taylor Maternity Cuffed Demin Short (LIVERPOOL) $54

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And finally, the winners from this fix! I’ll start with the shirt. It was a no-brainer keeper. It’s cute, casual, comfortable (see…the pattern). It’s long and stretchy enough to last throughout the rest of my pregnancy. It’s soft and lightweight. It’s mine. And the shorts were a specific request. I have (well, had) zero maternity shorts…and I’ll be spending¬†the majority of my¬†3rd trimester in the summer. That’s just unacceptable. Shorts were a must-have. These fit perfectly. They’re my style. The panel is so soft and not at all tight. I barely even notice it’s there, which is a big deal for me (a lot of maternity bottoms with full panels make my belly itch like CRAZY). There will be no belly itching going on with these shorts. Verdict for both: KEEP!

Well, that’s that. What did you think of the items I received? Would you have kept those sandals?! I can’t to wait to see some other shoe options in my next fixes.

I’ve linked up with Maria at Crazy Together- so be sure to check out her latest fix and a bunch of other awesome bloggers and their latest fixes too! CLICK HERE ūüôā

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Valentine’s Day Stitch Fix Giveaway!!

Well Stitch Fix lovers, it’s happening again. I’ve collaborated with a lovely group of¬†bloggers for yet another giveaway. And this one is even BIGGER than the last one. Are you ready? We are giving away one $500 Stitch Fix Gift Card (FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS!!) This is huge. I’m so excited for whoever wins this!

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You enter below by following each of us on our various social media pages (for a total of 22 entries!) That’s it! Super easy. The giveaway ends at 11:59pm (Eastern time) on February 12th. The winner will be announced soon¬†after. Good luck!

Be sure to check out all the beautiful bloggers who made this giveaway possible (you’ll see their faces at the bottom) ūüôā

 

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Stitch Fix Maternity #1

Stitch Fix Maternity Review

When I first heard that Stitch Fix was launching Maternity, I was super excited! (Although a bit annoyed that it didn’t exist when I had¬†my first 2 kids). I really disliked all my maternity clothes and found myself wearing my non-maternity stuff as long as possible, thereby stretching it out and basically ruining it.

We knew we wanted to have another baby so when I got pregnant again, ¬†one of the first things I did, obviously, was update my “style profile” online to inform my stylist of my new “preggo” status ūüôā

You might be wondering “if this is your last baby, why buy new maternity clothes now??” Well, because this has been a rough pregnancy and I’ve felt pretty miserable, so I deserve to at least look stylish & feel confident with my growing bump and go out in style with my last pregnancy ūüôā I’ve also made it clear to my stylist that I prefer tops/skirts/dresses that I can wear post-baby too so that I can get more use out of them. Soft, stretchy fabrics that flatter the curves I only get during pregnancy. That’s what I’m looking for. I’ll also start asking for more accessories too.

So let’s get to it! For my 1st maternity fix, Miranda (my usual stylist now it seems) included 2 maternity-specific items, and 3 non-maternity. Out of the 3 non-maternity, 2 of them would work just fine throughout most of my pregnancy, so I was pleased with that. It just so happens though that the only items I’m keeping from this fix are the maternity-specific things (spoiler!) I’ll start with those.

Oh… also, bump status: 13 weeks pregnant.

Note: This post contains affiliate links. If a purchase is made using one of my links, I may receive a small commission which helps support this blog. That said, all opinions are 100% my own! I love sharing my experience with services I love for all you lovely readers ūüôā¬†

Item #1: Alondra Maternity Ruched Skirt (RENEE C) $48

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I looooove this skirt. It’s everything I’m looking for in maternity-wear: soft and stretchy, form-fitting and super flattering to the bump! I emphasized to my stylist that just because I’m pregnant, doesn’t mean I want super loose and baggy clothing now. I like to flaunt the¬†bump, not hide it ūüôā So she nailed it with this one. I wasn’t sure about the olive color at first, but it is a neutral and can pair well with other neutrals: white/ivory, black, navy, grey. I love it so much that I might ask for it again in another color though ūüôā

Verdict: KEPT

Item #2: Elwick Printed Maternity Dress (EVERLY) $68

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Now, this dress I said “no” to immediately when I saw the picture on my style card, and even when I first put it on. It doesn’t come with that belt (the belt is mine), and without it….it’s kind of shapeless. Shapeless is the opposite look I want. But as soon as I put that belt on, my mind changed completely and I fell in love with it! The belt gave it some natural pleats and made the bottom “skirt” a little more¬†prominent. The fabric is soft and warm, the print is unlike anything I have in my wardrobe currently and… I just really like it. I felt good in it. And there’s definitely plenty of room to grow in there!

Verdict: KEPT

Item #3: Leiden Asymmetrical Jacket (MARKET & SPRUCE) $64

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This is a cute outer piece that I was considering keeping. It can be worn during and after pregnancy, no problem. I like how comfy the material is (it’s like a sweatshirt) but I wish the sleeves were full-length and that the shoulders weren’t padded. It gives it a more structured blazer-like shape which I don’t typically wear. Overall, just didn’t¬†love it or need it enough to keep.

Verdict: RETURNED

Item #4: Roxella Crochet Detail Tunic (DANIEL RAINN) $78

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I’m not much of a tunic-wearer. I’m not 100% opposed to tunics (in fact, I do own one), but this one just didn’t sell me. It’s all blouse material- not a lot of “give” or stretch to it, so it definitely wouldn’t grow well with my belly. Should I wear more tunics in my future, I’d prefer more fitted and sweater-like I think. And¬†for the price, this one didn’t do it for me. I also wasn’t crazy about the crochet detail on top.

Verdict: RETURNED

Item #5: Amici Printed Sleeve Knit Top (LE LIS) $54

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I so wanted to love this top. And I do love almost everything about it. The¬†fabric is SUPER soft and stretchy and long enough to grow with the bump. It’s casual enough that I’d likely wear it a lot. But I really disliked the “layered t-shirt” look. I wish the polka dot part of the sleeves extended all the way down. Then I would’ve kept it. The layered thing makes it look cheap I think. Anyway, almost but no cigar.

Verdict: RETURNED

So what did you think of my first maternity fix?! Are you pregnant and want to give it a try too?

Want to see more from other Stitch Fix bloggers? Maria, (from Crazy Together) is hosting a link-up. Check it out here! 

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Stitch Fix #18- Holiday Party Fix: Take 2

Last month, I received a “holiday party” themed fix (from Stitch Fix)¬†that sadly didn’t work out for me. Great dresses, just didn’t fit me well¬†or weren’t what I was looking for. So I decided to give them one more chance. Unfortunately, I STILL¬†didn’t find what I was looking for in this one ūüôĀ However, I did get a¬†statement necklace and I LOVE it!¬†So it’s not a total bust ūüôā¬†As with the previous fix, these are all really great dresses (and they actually fit well), but they just were¬†not what I wanted to wear to the party.

Also, I have to apologize…this has been a very crazy, chaotic week and I threw these pictures together really fast, didn’t have time to actually take pictures of them ON me, and the lighting is terrible because it was dark and gloomy outside during the¬†only time I had to take pics. I know that seeing a dress on the hanger is not the same as seeing it on an actual person. So, I’m sorry ūüôĀ But… this is still better than nothing!

I’ll start with my one keeper:

Item #1:  Jania Hammered Plate Necklace (BANCROFT)

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This is definitely my kind of necklace. I love the “hammered” look. I love the gold. It goes with just about everything. Keeper!

Item #2: Talisa Dress (PIXLEY)

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This is the only solid colored dress I received. And the only one with lace detail. Both of which are a good thing. I had several solid-colored, lace detailed dresses pinned on my Pinterest board. But I didn’t like the shape of this one, particularly at the top. The top is very narrow which somehow gave it a less-feminine look in the shoulder area. Also, I don’t like this¬†particular lace detail and how it fringes on the end….like it’s falling apart. Not really the look I wanted. The necklace paired really well with it though!

Item 3: Lynnette Dress (MAGGY LONDON)

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I want to start off by saying, I really loved this dress! But I was on a mission to find the perfect dress for a Christmas party, and this wasn’t it. If I was just looking for a cute dress to wear on other occasions, this probably would’ve been a keeper. It was a soft, heavier material that flattered my figure well (of course it was a petite size- they listened!), and the print is really cool. I’d wear this with tights and boots and a cardigan and it would be super cute to wear in cooler weather. Or in the summer with black strappy sandals. Now I’m regretting sending this back… Let’s move on! Highly recommend this dress though.

Item #4: Caela Dress (PAPERMOON) 

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This dress didn’t really do much for me. It fit really well, that wasn’t the issue. Just wasn’t crazy about the style. The color is a pink-peach-nude sort of color and the black is a fish-net material. Overall, a little unremarkable. Nothing special.

Item #5: Donie Dress (PIXLEY)

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This is another dress that I might keep if I was just looking for dresses in general. I love the print and the color. But it definitely BEGS for a belt to give it more shape once it’s on. And that’s exactly what I’d do if I kept it. Like the Lynnette Dress, I’d wear this with tights, boots and a cardigan (and a belt of some sort like I just mentioned). The material on this one is light and blousy and just sort of hangs there, instead of hugging your figure…so, needs help with the shape.

So what¬†did you think? Some great dresses, right? You might be wondering….so what WERE you looking for exactly then? If 2 fixes worth of dresses didn’t make the cut?! Well…I went with a classic little black dress! The first store I walked into (Macy’s), on the first rack I saw…was this dress.¬†I tried it on with a few other LBD options, but this was by far the best. I paired it with leopard print heels and sparkly earrings. I felt great in it! It was exactly what I was hoping for ūüôā

Sorry for the bad pics, but this is the best I got:

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Also, don’t forget about the Stitch Fix Holiday Giveaway I’m participating in with some other bloggers. Click the image below to check it out if you haven’t already entered. There are¬†2 days left!

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Stitch Fix Gift Card Giveaway!!!

Hi Friends! You all know by now how much I love Stitch Fix. They’ve taken my worn-out, juniors-style wardrobe and transformed it into an age-appropriate, trendy and sophisticated one. The best part, is that I didn’t need to shop for any of it myself! Personal stylists for the win, people! Okay, so let me get to the point of this post now (which you’ve probably already figured out by the title). I’m excited to announce that I have collaborated with other Stitch Fix bloggers to offer YOU (my readers)¬†a chance to win a $300 Stitch Fix gift card! $300!! Woohoo!

Enter below by following all of us on our various social media sites (for a total of 14 entries!) and then be sure to check out the other wonderful bloggers in the Stitch Fix community who made this giveaway possible! You’ll see their beautiful faces at the bottom of the post, which will direct you¬†to their blog.

Merry Christmas and good luck ūüôā

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Trunk Club #4- A Thankful Trunk

I’m calling this a “thankful trunk” for 2 reasons. 1. It came just before Thanksgiving. and 2. I have so much referral credit that I likely won’t need to spend any of my own money on whatever I keep! So for those of you who signed up for Trunk Club¬†using my link and made a purchase already, thank you ūüėÄ I dedicate this post to you. Have I mentioned how much I LOVE the referral program? You can read my Trunk Club vs. Stitch Fix post for more details on how the service works, but for a quick refresher on the referral program…..when you sign up using my link, order a trunk and then spend at least $50, I get $50. I encourage you to then share your own referral link with your other friends and take advantage of that credit too…because…..free clothes ūüôā

Ok, let’s¬†get right on into it!

For this trunk, I asked Paulina¬†(my stylist)¬†for sweaters. Contrary to my previous belief, my wardrobe is still lacking in some areas. ¬†Sweaters being one of them. Now that the weather in California has FINALLY received the memo that it’s not summer anymore, the temperatures have dropped significantly (I sit here freezing as I type) and I discovered that I don’t really have much in the way of warm clothing. So I received a good mix of sweaters, cardigans, long-sleeved blouses and more. Some of them are definite “no”‘s, some are definite “yes’s” and I’m still on the fence with a few others¬†so I would love your opinions!

Also, I need to take a minute to give major props to Paulina for keeping my budget in mind and sending things that are <$100 (with the exception of 1 item). Trunk Club seems to have a reputation for being the “way more expensive” version of Stitch Fix, but it really depends on your stylist. This is a trunk filled with items in the very same price range as SF. Again, I’ve mentioned it before in the TC vs. SF post, but the biggest difference between the 2 services, in my experience, is style.

Moving on!

Trunk Club Womens Review

Item #1 and #2: Woven Hem Layered Look Sweater (HALOGEN) $50 and ‘Alina’ Colored Stretch Skinny Jeans (NYDJ) $83

Woven Hem Layered Look Sweater Halogen Trunk Club Woven Hem Layered Look Sweater Halogen Trunk Club Woven Hem Layered Look Sweater Halogen Trunk Club Alina Colored Stretch Skinny Jeans NYDJ Trunk Club

Please excuse my undone pulled-back hair… and my face. I had not the energy to get ‘done up’ for these photos today. I have 2 toddlers.

Ok, first of all I love love love this sweater. It’s soft, feminine and not like anything I currently have in my wardrobe (with the layered look thing). I was so excited when I pulled it out of the box. And then I turned the sweater around and saw that the pink sweater part in the back doesn’t go down as far as it does in the front. WHYYYYY?! I love absolutely everything else about this sweater, including¬†the button back (trend alert!). However….the more I look at it, the less I care about the different length thing. I really love this sweater and so does my husband. So I’m pretty sure it’s a keeper. Note to self though: don’t wear a black bra with it…and make sure the straps aren’t twisted. Ugh. Sorry.

About the jeans. These are the same jeans I received a few trunks ago (but those¬†were burgundy). These are really great jeans…super soft, great wash…but… just a tad too tight in the waist. I’m currently going through a major house and wardrobe purge, finally getting rid of stuff I don’t need, don’t wear enough or doesn’t spark¬†¬†joy in me. And jeans that give me a muffin top most definitely do not¬†spark¬†joy. They’re going back ūüôā

{Also pictured: Dakota Tall Boot by HINGE}

Item #3: Faux Leather Jacket (BLANKNYC) $98 and #1 and #2 above

Faux Leather Jacket BLANKNYC Trunk Club Faux Leather Jacket BLANKNYC Trunk Club

I was excited to get a faux leather jacket in this trunk. It’s been on my wishlist ever since I tried on a REAL black leather jacket a few trunks ago but couldn’t afford it. However, now that I think of it….with all the referral credit I have I might be able to! Oh the possibilities! Ok…back to this particular jacket. I like that’s it not obviously fake. Some faux leather jackets really do look…well, faux. But this one could definitely pass for real. The zipper details give it a nice edgy look. However, the shoulders are really quite pointy, and that’s not my thing. Also the sleeves are really tight. I know these jackets are supposed to fit small and be short, etc…but this is just uncomfortable. I couldn’t even lift my arms up behind by head to put my necklace on. So sadly, this is getting returned.

{Also Pictured: Hillsy Almond Toe Ankle Bootie by VINCE CAMUTO}

Item #4: Side Zip Crewneck Sweater (CASLON) $58

Side Zip Stripe Crewneck Sweater Caslon Trunk Club Side Zip Stripe Crewneck Sweater Caslon Trunk Club

This sweater is warm, well-made and has a cool zipper detail on the side. But I’m not LOVING the print on this one. It’s okay. But just okay. I think I’d almost like it more if the back was solid black. It’s also a little loose-fitting. Likely returning.

Items #5 and #6: Print Button Placket Top (HINGE) $68 and Fringed Open Front Cardigan (CASLON) $47

Print Button Placket Top Hinge Trunk Club Fringed Open Front Cardigan Caslon Trunk Club Fringed Open Front Cardigan Caslon Trunk Club

Let’s talk first about the top. I normally don’t like all-over prints, especially on a long-sleeved top. It seems too busy to me. However, you’ll soon see that I received a couple of them in this trunk and I actually don’t mind it, if¬†it’s styled a certain way, especially with a solid cardigan over it. I really love the fabric on this one. It’s hard to explain, but it’s kind of crinkly and stretchy. ¬†I’m not sure I love the “moth” print though. Probably returning.

As for the cardigan, it’s super warm and cozy! I really love the ivory/grey color combo. But it’s a bit itchy ¬†(has wool in it) so it’s only comfortable if I’m wearing a long-sleeved shirt underneath. I’m also not sure how I feel about the fringe thing. My friend got this in her last trunk and said it reminder her of a Mexican blanket. I have to agree ūüôā Between that and it’s delicate knit fabric (which I’d probably ruin in a day), this is likely going back. I wanted to love it though ūüôĀ

Item #7: Contrast Cuff Crewneck Sweater (CASLON) $58

Contrast Cuff Crewneck Sweater Caslon Trunk Club Contrast Cuff Crewneck Sweater Caslon Trunk Club

My husband really likes this one and I’m still on the fence. It’s a nice sweater, warm and well-made. Has a cool color palette with greys and blue. The contrast cuff thing is kinda cool. I probably should’ve styled it better and added a necklace or something. That would probably help make my decision easier. What do you think? Keep or return?

Item #8: Zip Front High/Low Tunic (TROUVE) $78

Zip Front High/Low Tunic Trouve Trunk Club Zip Front High/Low Tunic Trouve Trunk Club

This is a definite “no” for me. I’m not digging the “camo” print or how loose and long it is (yes, I know it’s a tunic…I don’t like it). Returning!

Item #9: Lace Turtleneck Top (HALOGEN) $98

Lace Turtleneck Top Halogen Trunk Club

I do not like turtlenecks. And I do not like this price tag. Returning.

Items #10: Turtleneck Sweater Dress (HINGE) $78

Turtleneck Sweater Dress Hinge Trunk Club Turtleneck Sweater Dress Hinge Trunk Club

Again with the turtleneck. I thought I mentioned to Paulina that I hated turtlenecks. I may need to send another note to make sure she gets¬†the memo ūüôā And I’m not opposed to sweater dresses–this was actually really warm and comfy. But not at all figure flattering. Returning.

Items #11 and #12: Three Quarter Sleeve Cardigan (HALOGEN) $46 and Henley Blouse (NYDJ) $88

Henley Blouse NYDJ Trunk Club Three Quarter Sleeve Cardigan Halogen Trunk Club Henley Blouse NYDJ Trunk Club

The black cardigan is a classic piece that I don’t currently have. It’s super soft and a bit “dressier” than any other cardigan I have. It goes with a lot of different tops/bottoms/dresses, etc. It’s a keeper for sure.

Now this blouse is another one of those all-over prints that I didn’t think I’d like until I tried it on. But…I really¬†like the way it looks, especially¬†with the cardigan and a necklace. It’s a bit on the bigger/looser side and a little pricey. I’m going to ask Paulina if I can get it in a smaller size (she sent a Small and I usually wear XS, which makes me think it probably isn’t available in a smaller size). But if it is, I’m likely keeping this. Or even if it’s not…I might keep it anyway, cause it doesn’t look all that bad ūüôā

Items #13 and #14: Three Quarter Sleeve Cardigan (HALOGEN) $46 and Print Button Placket Top (HINGE) $68

Three Quarter Sleeve Cardigan Halogen Trunk Club Three Quarter Sleeve Cardigan Halogen Trunk Club Print Button Placket Top Hinge Trunk Club Print Button Placket Top Hinge Trunk Club

This is same exact cardigan as the black one, just in green. I love it just as much, especially with this outfit. But I’ll need to take a look at my wardrobe to make sure it goes with a lot more before saying “yes” to it.

And this blouse is the same one as the “moth” print one. And I LOVE it! I’m seriously shocked that I’m liking the all-over print. The colors are gorgeous. I love the way it fits. This is a definite keeper! I forgot to take a picture of it, but it has cute button details on the sleeve too. Winner.

Items #15 and #16: Belted Turtleneck Poncho (HALOGEN) $118 and ‘Melody’ Long Sleeve Scoop Neck Tee (CASLON) $25

Belted Turtleneck Poncho Halogen Trunk Club Belted Turtleneck Poncho Halogen Trunk Club

And finally….this poncho thing. I’m not really sure what to say about it lol. It’s heavy and warm. But not my style at all….and definitely not for that price! Oh…and the turtleneck. Why, Paulina?!

I didn’t take a picture of the white shirt by itself because it’s really see-through. But it’s just a basic long sleeve tee. It fits great and would make a great layering piece (to go with this poncho for example), but I’m not sure I need it. It does go down in history as the cheapest item I’ve ever received from Trunk Club (or¬†Stitch Fix for that matter).

So what do you think? What should I keep?? I have a few more days to decide so I’ll be waiting to hear your thoughts!

Stitch Fix #17- Holiday Party Fix

Stitch Fix Review Holiday Party

For the first time in 4 years, my husband’s work is having a holiday party that I’m actually invited to! Needless to say, ¬†I’m pumped. Of¬†course I need a new dress for the occasion! So I requested an entire fix filled with different dress options, and¬†an accessory to go with it. Sadly, this fix did not work out for me. It’s my first “total bust” with Stitch Fix. I didn’t get the same stylist I had last time, which is surprising since I kept the whole box .¬†And up until now that was never an issue, but I think it might’ve been this time around. Who knows. But it’s okay…after 16 really great fixes, a dud was bound to happen! I received 4 dresses and a coat. I was bummed they sent a coat when I asked for an accessory (a necklace or earrings was really what I had in mind, I should’ve been more specific I guess). The dresses either aren’t my style, or had some fit issues. But they’re still great dresses that would look fantastic on someone else I’m sure ūüôā So if you have a holiday party of some sort coming up, maybe you’ll see something here that catches your eye and you can request it! I’ll give you the pros and cons of each item.

Item #1: Poppie Dress (EVERLY) $64

Everly Poppie Dress Everly Poppie Dress

PROS: I love the bold red color, the texture of the dress and the scalloped neckline. It’s my favorite style-wise out of all the dresses¬†I received. However…

CONS: Doesn’t fit well. The top is too loose, and I think the skirt is a tad too long. A smaller size might’ve looked much better. But I think it’s probably better for someone with more curves up top¬†ūüėČ Beautiful dress though!

Everly Poppie Dress Everly Poppie Dress

Item #2: Marge Dress (COLLECTIVE CONCEPTS) $88

Collective Concepts Marge Dress Collective Concepts Marge Dress

PROS: Stretchy, comfy, POCKETS. A great LBD (for the right person)

CONS: Again with the fit. Way too baggy/loose up top and does nothing for my figure. Like the one above, I think this would look much better on someone with more curves. The gold zipper in the back is cool though.

Collective Concepts Marge Dress Collective Concepts Marge Dress

Item #3: Dessa Dress (IVY + BLU) $118

Ivy + Blu Dessa Dress Ivy + Blu Dessa Dress

PROS: Beautiful color (blue/green?), seemed high quality. I like the flutter sleeves. It’s lined.

CONS: A little plain jane- not quite the stunning look I’m going for.¬†Also, the fabric is VERY unforgiving. There’s all sorts of sucking-in going on in that¬†photo!

Ivy + Blu Dessa Dress Ivy + Blu Dessa Dress

Item #4: Euna Dress (COLLECTIVE CONCEPTS) $88

Collective Concepts Euna Dress Collective Concepts Euna Dress

PROS: Out of all the dresses, this one actually felt like it fit me properly. I like the black/metallic thing and the texture of the dress (makes it a little more forgiving, since it’s pretty form-fitting).

CONS: I don’t like the style of the dress with the “t-shirt” top (high neckline and short sleeves). The slit/wrap thing at the bottom is also weird to me..at least from the front. Side view isn’t terrible. But overall, just not what I’m looking for. Also, this was the dress my stylist recommended after seeing my Pinterest board…which greatly confuses me…since none of the dresses I pinned look anything like this.

 

Collective Concepts Euna Dress Collective Concepts Euna Dress

Item #5: Chelston Oversized Wool Coat (SEE U SOON) $168

See U Soon Chelston Oversized Wool Coat See U Soon Chelston Oversized Wool Coat

PROS: Gorgeous burgundy color. Super high quality. Very warm.

CONS: I didn’t ask for it, nor do I need it. And I really don’t like “oversized” anything on me. This coat swallowed me whole. I’m borderline petite with a small frame, so wearing oversized items makes me look like a 6-year old trying¬†on my mom’s clothes.

So that’s everything! Did you see anything you like? I’m disappointed¬†nothing worked out for me, but I’ll keep¬†looking. I think we are¬†probably going to suck it up and just venture to the mall and go in actual stores to find the perfect dress. I say “we” because I really value my husband’s opinion and I want his help picking it out (AND he volunteered) ūüôā I’ll be sure to share the final look with all of you! I’d give Trunk Club a try but I’m waiting for some referral credit to be applied first ūüėČ

Want to see more Fix’s from other bloggers? Maria at Crazy Together is hosting another link-up- check it out! Then¬†check out The Pleated Poppy for yet another link-up ūüôā

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Trunk Club vs. Stitch Fix- An Updated Comparison

*I originally wrote my Trunk Club vs. Stitch Fix¬†post in October of 2015 and since then, both services have made some changes, so I’ve updated it to give you the most accurate information!

I wanted to try¬†Trunk Club¬†(TC) for at least a few months before comparing/contrasting them to Stitch Fix¬†(SF). ¬†Before launching “women” in Fall 2015, TC was exclusive to men. Since my husband was a customer, I was given early access to try it out! For this review, I’m going to stick mostly to the facts, with a little bit of opinion. ¬†I’ll¬†give you an overview of how each service works (the basics) and then my personal opinion/experience with both. I’m not going to tell you which one is better or which one¬†YOU should try. That’s up to you. I like both. I use both. As you’ll find out later in the post, they each serve a different purpose for me.

Note: This post contains affiliate links. If someone makes a purchase using one of my links, I receive a small commission which helps support this blog. That said, all opinions are my own. I love these services and enjoy sharing my experiences with you lovely readers! 

Trunk Club vs. Stitch Fix Review

THE BASICS 

I’ve put this into a table, for a quick side-by-side comparison:

 

Stitch Fix vs. Trunk Club Review Comparison

PRICE RANGE

For SF, I’ve selected “the cheaper the better” option for everything since day 1. For TC, there’s no place in your profile to indicate¬†budget- you have do¬†that directly with your stylist via email/phone call. I didn’t do that at first, so there were some items I received from TC that were WAY out of my budget. However, there were also plenty of items at the same price point as my SF items. As long as you clearly communicate your budget to your stylist, you shouldn’t be too shocked/surprised at the cost of items. With both services, it’s as expensive or inexpensive as you make it. You’re in control of how often you receive a shipment, and how many items you decide to keep. While it’s common to keep an entire “fix” (and you’re incentivised¬†to do so with a discount), I don’t think that’s the goal of a “trunk”. I think you get so¬†many items just to have a lot to choose from. I have yet to receive a trunk where I’ve loved EVERY¬†piece. But there have always been 1-3 items that I absolutely did love. And for me, that’s a successful trunk. I personally can’t afford to keep a whole trunk. So I’m glad I haven’t loved everything lol. When factoring in cost, I think it’s also important to remember you’re not just paying for an article of clothing. ¬†You’re paying for the service and the convenience of having a personal stylist pick stuff out for you¬†and make it a really easy, stress-free way to shop. There’s a lot of value in that for me.

 

OVERALL STYLE

This is just my experience and what I’ve observed so far- but I’d say SF is more in the casual clothing market and TC is a bit higher-end. TC is owned by Nordstrom and everything¬†comes from there (at least for now, who knows if that¬†could change in the future). So you can browse the Nordstrom website to get a good idea of the style. However, SF knows I’m a “stay-at-home-mom” and I’ve specifically requested mostly casual clothes from them, so they may very well have fancier items too (and I’ve seen some on other blogs), but the overall style still seems to be very different from¬†what TC offers. Personally, I kind of like that. Each service serves a different purpose for me. I used SF to completely replace my wardrobe- so mostly casual, every day clothes. And that’s been a complete success. With TC, while I initially signed up for the shoes (because SF didn’t offer shoes at the time),¬†I can also get the occasional fancy/special wardrobe item (like a gorgeous suede leather jacket, for example), or fitness apparel, which is something that SF might not offer.

Here are some of my favorite pieces from Stitch Fix:

Stitch Fix Maternity Sina V-Neck Printed Maxi Dress Stitch Fix Maternity Blaire Maternity Dress Greenich Striped Knit Top Sumner Embroidered Pocket Top Shara Herringbone Vest Kieraly Dot Print Short Sleeve Blouse

Here are some of my favorite pieces from Trunk Club:

Trunk Club Womens   Three Quarter Sleeve Cardigan Halogen Trunk Club Faux Leather Jacket BLANKNYC Trunk Club Trunk Club Fitness Trunk Club Fitness Trunk Club Women's

 

OTHER

One other cool thing I want to be sure to mention about TC, is that they send you a preview of each trunk before it ships. You have 48 hours to review it (if you don’t, it will just ship as is). But it¬†gives you a chance to tell them¬†NOT to send a particular item if you don’t want it. In some cases, they’ve even changed the items. For example, when my stylist first put together my “mini-trunk of shoes”, I wasn’t crazy about any of them and asked her to look at my Pinterest board to see the style I’m looking for. So she removed the shoes I didn’t like and added new ones based on what she saw on my Pinterest board. I think that’s a really cool thing. While those riding boots were a complete miss, she totally nailed the bootie style ūüėȬ†So you can choose¬†not to receive¬†something based on the style (like I did), or even based on price. If you don’t even want to be tempted with an item that’s way out of your budget, just select “Don’t Send” during your preview (and of course let your stylist know not to send stuff in that price range in the future). I like having that kind of control.

Other similarities: they both offer style (outfit) suggestions for each item. SF sends a card, TC sends an email. They both have an app for your phone (but SF is only on iPhone right now, sadly). Both include a return label and an easy way to send back the items (SF uses a big envelope usually and for TC you just use the same box it comes in). You can upload a picture of yourself to your TC account, and you can do the same on the SF iPhone app (not online though).

 

FINAL THOUGHTS

As I mentioned at the beginning of this post, I’m satisfied with both services. I don’t think one is better than the other. They each have¬†pros/cons. Ultimately, I think it comes down to your personal style and what your goal is. One service might be able nail your style better than the other, and I think that’s the biggest difference. I still continue to use both services today. SF really has replaced my entire¬†“casual” wardrobe and TC is providing those “special” wardrobe items!

If there’s something I didn’t address in this¬†post and you have more questions about how either service works, please ask in the comments below!

Also–thanks for reading these posts! I have a lot of fun trying on clothes, taking pictures and reviewing stuff for all of you. When I posted my first SF review, I had no idea how popular they would become or¬†how many of my facebook friends are so into fashion ūüėČ It was never my goal to become one of those “fashion bloggers” (nor did I realize that was even a thing at first) and I’m certainly no style¬†expert, but I’m thankful for the¬†readership nonetheless. And of course, I’m¬†thankful for those of you who have signed up based on my reviews/recommendation, thereby giving me¬†credit towards purchases. Really appreciate that! ūüôā

Sign up for TC here, and SF here!

 

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 ūüôā

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…) ūüėČ 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? ūüôā

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?! ūüôā

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 ūüôā Let me know if you do, and how everything goes!