Stitch Fix Review #31- Spring Fix Take 2!

Welcome to another fun Spring fix from Stitch Fix! I LOVED my last fix and how springy everything was, so I asked my stylist to keep on going with the spring theme (why stop?!) One of my favorite things about this box in particular are the price points! Definitely one of the cheapest fixes I’ve received yet. My wallet approves. Additionally, it’s filled with super cute spring items that were hard to resist. Though I did have to resist some of it. Read on to find out why…

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Stitch Fix Review #31- Spring Fix Take 2!

 

Item 1: Kami Basic Cork Wedge (NINE WEST) $79

 

Kami Basic Cork Wedge Nine West Stitch Fix

Kami Basic Cork Wedge Nine West Stitch Fix

Kami Basic Cork Wedge Nine West Stitch Fix

Kami Basic Cork Wedge Nine West Stitch Fix

Ohhh these shoes. I’ll be honest, at first…I wasn’t thrilled. Only because I’ve been looking for a good neutral wedge sandal. Ya know..like, brown. Boring, I know. But I wanted something I can wear with everything this spring/summer. And these babies are bright blue. Definitely not neutral. But they are stinking ADORABLE. And I loved the pop of color it added to the outfits I tried them on with. So I took it as a challenge to try spicing up my outfits with pops of color in the shoe, instead of elsewhere. Just in this fix alone, they paired well with 2 different outfits (see below). Since I am a big fan of neutrals, I really do have plenty of neutral tops and bottoms in my wardrobe that will work well with them. So….I kept them! 😀

 

Item 2: Camille Ruffle Sleeve Blouse (NAPEAN SEA RD) $48

 

Camille Ruffle Sleeve Blouse Stitch Fix

Camille Ruffle Sleeve Blouse Stitch Fix

Camille Ruffle Sleeve Blouse Stitch Fix

Camille Ruffle Sleeve Blouse Stitch Fix

This top is super cute and fun & flirty. I love the off-the-shoulder thing and the ruffles (though for some reason it made me feel like a flamenco dancer…). This top screamed “let’s go on vacation to a tropical island and drink cocktails and dance the night away!!”… at least that’s what I heard. Or Miami. This would be a good Miami outfit. HOWEVER…it is way too see-through. I know it’s not as obvious in the pictures, but in person, trust me. You could see my belly-button and the top of my pants a little too well. I just don’t like that look. It’s not lingerie ya know what I mean?? And because of the spaghetti straps and off-the-shoulder-ness, wearing a cami underneath doesn’t really work.  Sigh…. Sorry, rant over. Conclusion: I returned this one.

 

Item 3: Everett Crew Neck Top (PAPERMOON) $34

 

Everett Crew Neck Top Papermoon Stitch Fix

Everett Crew Neck Top Papermoon Stitch Fix

Everett Crew Neck Top Papermoon Stitch Fix

This has a very “j.Crew” look to it. It’s simple but well structured and I was super impressed with the quality, especially for that price! As I mentioned before, I do love a good neutral. I love that I can pair this top with basically any color jean and add pops of color (in the shoe and/or jewelry).  Bonus, it is NOT see-through 😉 KEEP!

 

Item 4: Emmett Crew Neck Blouse (ALICE BLUE) $32

 

Emmett Crew Neck Blouse Alice Blue Stitch Fix

Emmett Crew Neck Blouse Alice Blue Stitch Fix

Emmett Crew Neck Blouse Alice Blue Stitch Fix

Emmett Crew Neck Blouse Alice Blue Stitch Fix

After receiving these cute pink pants in my last fix, I asked for some tops to wear with them and mentioned Navy specifically. So I was happy to receive this one with the tiny little arrow print! I actually ended up exchanging this one because of a slight defect. I disguised it well in these pics but the hemline was really uneven (and not on purpose). I also sized up so it would be a bit longer. Stitch Fix Customer Service is AMAZING and took care of it right away. They stand by their service and quality standards so if something isn’t up to snuff, they’re always willing to make it right. After 31 fixes (155 items), I’ve only had an issue with 2 items. Not bad at all!

 

Item 5: Brittny Tulip Sleeve Knit Top (KAILEIGH) $34

 

Brittny Tulip Sleeve Knit Top Stitch Fix

Brittny Tulip Sleeve Knit Top Stitch Fix

Brittny Tulip Sleeve Knit Top Stitch Fix

Brittny Tulip Sleeve Knit Top Stitch Fix

I was a little underwhelmed with this one if I’m being honest. It was just sort of “okay”. Pretty color, love the tulip sleeve detail but I wish the fabric and shape was a bit nicer. I got the feeling that after 1 wash/dry cycle, any shape it did have would be lost. I do admit that I could’ve styled it better here. Since it was such a casual fabric I wanted to go for a more casual look with the distressed denim and chucks. But I think it would’ve looked a lot better with grey jeans or a nice dark blue wash, and some flats.  If I had more time to spend on these photos and posts I’d style everything a few different ways. But ya know…kids. So final verdict on this one: Returned.

RECAP:

  1. Blue sandals: KEEP
  2. Yellow ruffle top: RETURN
  3. Grey striped top: KEEP
  4. Navy arrow print top: KEEP
  5. Pink knit top: RETURN

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Stitch Fix Review #30- A Spring Fix!

It’s a Stitch Fix milestone, everyone! The big 3-0.  I was worried this review would never happen. My family was hit with the plague recently (aka the worst cold in the history of colds). Naturally, I got the worst of it and it lasted almost 3 weeks. This past week was by far the worst I’ve felt, and I procrastinated taking pictures of my fix until I could shower and put on a happy face (thankfully Stitch Fix gave me an extension on the return period because their customer service rocks). Anyway. I tried really hard not to look like a hot mess in these photos. I really did. I had just finished a major coughing spell right before we started and it looked like I had been crying for hours. But, the show must go on!

In my last fix I asked for “going out” pieces and I LOVED all the bright, bold colors I received. For this one I decided to switch gears a bit and asked for a “spring refresh” with casual items for spring (and summer). I mentioned colored denim, subtle florals and a neutral wedge sandal in the note to my stylist. I’m pretty pumped about this one. Upon first glance (when I peeked at the items before it arrived)  I thought it could be a 5/5. Dangerous.

*NOTE: This post contains affiliate links. If you sign up and order a fix using my link, I will receive a small commission which helps support this blog. That said, all opinions are 100% my own! I love to share this stuff. 

 

Stitch Fix Review #30- A Spring Fix!

Item #1: Attica V-Neck Tank Top (ALICE BLUE) $34 and Item #2: Chester Cargo Short (PISTOLA) $68

 

Stitch Fix #30- A Spring Fix! Attica V-Neck Tank Top, Chester Cargo Short

Stitch Fix #30- A Spring Fix! Attica V-Neck Tank Top, Chester Cargo Short

Stitch Fix #30- A Spring Fix! Attica V-Neck Tank Top, Chester Cargo Short

Let’s start with the top. I ADORE the print. It is exactly the kind of floral top I like and what I asked for. Subtle. I don’t prefer to wear all-over, big, bold floral prints. This one is just perfect. And I’m obsessed with the colors. So very spring-y. The only downside: it shows a bit more skin than I’m normally comfortable with. Nothing crazy or anything. But the spaghetti straps require me to wear a strapless bra which is inconvenient while breastfeeding (but I won’t be breastfeeding forever) and while I don’t mind v-necks, this is a loose-fitting top so I just need to be careful if I bend over lest I spill out (not that there’s much to spill, truth be told!) But it’s nothing a good cami can’t fix! And I found a really pretty one that you’ll see in a minute!

As for the shorts, they come straight off my Pinterest board! They fit perfectly. I love the army green color. I love the cargo style. They go with most everything. Keeper. I love Stitch Fix.

 

Item #3: Adorra Skinny Jean (JUST BLACK) $88

 

Stitch Fix #30- A Spring Fix! Attica V-Neck Top, Adorra Skinny Jean

Stitch Fix #30- A Spring Fix! Attica V-Neck Top, Adorra Skinny Jean

Stitch Fix #30- A Spring Fix! Attica V-Neck Top, Adorra Skinny Jean

I kept on the same shirt to wear with the jeans because the colors work well together! And I added a lace extender cami from Grace and Lace because I just got it and really wanted to see how it would look. It’s not the BEST combo with this particular top but it does make it a bit more modest 😉  Anyway, this is about the jeans! Stop distracting me.  I was a little nervous about the pink color. Because let’s just say it…they’re pink pants. But the fit is wonderful and I can wear them with a lot more than I thought I could initially. I’m being brave. I’m being bold. I’m keeping the pink pants!

Stitch Fix #30- A Spring Fix! Attica V-Neck Top, Adorra Skinny Jean

Gorgeous, right?

Almost done!

 

Item #4: Jesslyn Dress (FUN2FUN) $48

 

Stitch Fix #30- A Spring Fix! Jesslyn Dress

Stitch Fix #30- A Spring Fix! Jesslyn Dress

Stitch Fix #30- A Spring Fix! Jesslyn Dress

I’ll be honest. I couldn’t figure out how to wear this dang dress. I think it’s probably because it was a bit too small. But I fiddled and fussed with it for way too long. I couldn’t figure out how far down on my shoulder it was supposed to go, where the ruffle should be placed in relation to my boobs and every time I adjusted that, the elastic part at my waist would move and look totally off, and anytime I even so much as thought about raising my arms, the sleeves would pop up over my shoulders. Then I thought “maybe it’s supposed to be there”…but no, that didn’t look right. “This HAS to be an off-the-shoulder-dress!” Needless to say, I’m not keeping this dress lol. I just wasn’t comfortable in it. BUT…it sure does look cute, right? Great color. Lightweight. Cute ruffle with little pom-poms hanging from it.

Oh, and one of the best things about this fix- everything is machine-washable. My stylist knows that this mom-of-3 lifestyle doesn’t allow for much “dry clean only” in my life 😀

 

Item #5: Serina Perforated Wedge (REPORT FOOTWEAR) $60

 

Stitch Fix #30- A Spring Fix! Serina Perforated Wedge

I asked for a neutral wedge sandal and that’s exactly what I got. While I love the color and the height of these, I just didn’t love the style. The perforated thing doesn’t bother me, I just didn’t like the straps. Covers too much of the top of my foot I think…. I’m picky. We’ll keep trying in the next fix to find the winners. But these ain’t it.

(For more shots of these sandals on- see the pics above with the blue dress!)

 

To Recap:

  1. Attica V-Neck Tank Top: KEEP
  2. Chester Cargo Short: KEEP
  3. Adorra Skinny Jean: KEEP
  4. Jesslyn Dress: RETURN
  5. Serina Perforated Wedge: RETURN

I’m excited to add those 3 keepers to my wardrobe! Keep an eye out for those pink pants. I’m on a hunt now to find even more tops to wear with them (perhaps I’ll blog about it…”What To Wear with Pink Pants”). Stay tuned!

 

I’ve linked-up again with some other bloggers to share our fixes! This is a great way to discover more “pinnable” items for your Pinterest board to share with your stylist and see what all Stitch Fix has to offer! Check it out!

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Stitch Fix Review #29

Welcome to my first review since the big move: Stitch Fix Review #29! It was really fun taking these photos with a new backdrop. I love that I have a few options now- inside the house with glowy natural light in the living room, outside in the backyard with some greenery/fence action, or right up against our BLUE house! In front of the red front door is another option, but I’d be kind of embarrassed to”model” right out front for all the neighbors to see haha. So, for this shoot- we went with the blue house backdrop.

*Note: this post contains affiliate links. If a purchase is made using one of my links, I will receive a small commission which helps support this blog so I can keep writing these reviews for all of you 🙂 

As I’ve said several times before, Stitch Fix was a LIFESAVER for me as a new mom, approaching my 30’s, trying to figure out my style and the best fit for my body. Over the course of 2 years worth of fixes, they had pretty much replaced my entire wardrobe. So I started getting more specific with my requests for special occasions or certain items I was pining for.

For this particular “birthday fix” (it came right before my birthday), I asked for “going out” pieces for date nights or girl’s nights. Items that I would not necessarily wear during the day around my kids. I was very pleased with what my stylist delivered- and especially loved all the bright, bold colors! I tend to get a lot of neutrals and a lot black in my fixes and trunks (for good reason, I almost always keep them lol). But I wanted more color in my wardrobe, and that’s what I’m getting now. Hooray!

Stitch Fix Review #29

 

1. Jax Filagree Drop Earrings, BAY TO BAUBLES- $28 (KEPT)

I didn’t get a great shot of the earrings other than the photo above, but I’m wearing them in all the other photos too. I didn’t have any earrings like this until now and I know I’ll wear them with just about anything, whenever I’m in a gold jewelry mood (which seems to be quite often recently). So these were no-brainer keepers.

 

2. Charleene Woven Hem Split Back Knit Top, COLLETTE $38 (RETURNED)

Stitch Fix Review #29 Charleene Woven Hem Split Back Knit Top

Stitch Fix Review #29 Charleene Woven Hem Split Back Knit Top

Stitch Fix Review #29 Charleene Woven Hem Split Back Knit Top

While I love the red color, the soft fabric and the woven hemline- I ended up returning this. Mostly because of the sheer back. I don’t like that you can see my bra strap..and even the bumps of the straps underneath it. I already have too many tops that I need to wear a cami underneath and I just want more things that I can wear by itself, ya know? I’m almost on fix #30 so I’m getting picky lol. I do need more of this color in my wardrobe though so I’ll be asking for another red top in the future. And I really do love that kind of hem. Sigh…

 

Maisha Ponte and Faux Leather Jacket, EDYSON $88 (RETURNED)

Stitch Fix Review #29 Maisha Ponte and Faux Leather Jacket

Stitch Fix Review #29 Maisha Ponte and Faux Leather Jacket

Stitch Fix Review #29 Maisha Ponte and Faux Leather Jacket

This faux leather jacket is pretty much perfect. It’s such a great piece to add a little “edge” to any outfit. It was super comfortable and looked amazing with the outfit I had on. I also love the open drape front. So you’re probably wondering why the heck I returned it lol. Well, it’s because I JUST got my first REAL black leather jacket from Trunk Club about a week earlier. So it didn’t make sense for me to keep this since the “black leather jacket” category is already covered in my wardrobe now.

4. Castello Scallop Hem Blouse, ALICE BLUE $44 (KEPT)

Stitch Fix Review #29 Castello Scallop Hem Blouse

Stitch Fix Review #29 Castello Scallop Hem Blouse

Stitch Fix Review #29 Castello Scallop Hem Blouse

Stitch Fix Review #29 Castello Scallop Hem Blouse

This is a perfect “going-out” blouse. It does require a strapless bra which made it lose a FEW points, but again…it’s for going out. I can make a little extra effort haha. I love the royal blue color and the scallop hemline (such a cute detail). The back is cute too. It was my husband’s favorite out of the entire fix, so that helped make my decision a little easier 🙂 Keeper.

5. Alexis Dress, FRENCH GREY $48 (RETURNED)

Stitch Fix Review #29 Alexis Dress

Stitch Fix Review #29 Alexis Dress

Stitch Fix Review #29 Alexis Dress

Sadly, this dress didn’t fit. Too big in the chest area…story of my life lol. Also, I’m not really big in to wearing bright pink. Had it fit me well enough and I wanted to give it a try, I would probably pair it with a jacket or cardigan to tone down all the pink. But it is a cute dress and would look great on someone else! It’s also a really great price for a Stitch Fix dress!

So, what do you think of my fix? If you see anything you like, be sure to pin it to your own Pinterest board so your stylist can see!

Before I go, just want to remind you about an exciting announcement that Stitch Fix made this week– they launched Plus Size! I’m thrilled that this amazing service is available to more women now. Well done, Stitch Fix!

Ready to try it for yourself? Sign up now!!

To read some other Stitch Fix reviews, check out the latest link-up hosted by Maria at Crazy Together!

 

Stitch Fix Launches Plus Size!

Hello lovely readers! I’m popping back on to the blog, escaping all the moving chaos, to share some exciting Stitch Fix news with all of you. After years of offering personal styling services to women, sizes 0 to 14 (including petite and maternity), Stitch Fix is now expanding their size range to include even more women. Today, Stitch Fix launches Plus Size! Sizes now range from 0 to 24W and XS to 3X.  I read that there were over 75,000 women on the waitlist for this. That is significant (and very telling)!

Note: This post contains affiliate links. If a purchase is made using a link, I will receive a small commission which helps support this blog. 

Stitch Fix Launches Plus Size!

Stitch Fix has been a wardrobe lifesaver for me as a mom of 3 little ones who rarely gets to go shopping alone, and even when I do, I always end up in the juniors department with no idea how to dress myself lol. So I’m thrilled that even more women, of all shapes and sizes, get to take advantage of this service now.

It’s not just about the shopping convenience. It’s about having a personal stylist help you figure out what your style is and how to best dress your body with the most flattering fit to give you confidence in how you look. There is so much value in that for me, (and clearly thousands of other women too) that makes this service worth every penny!

Stitch Fix Launches Plus Size!

For this launch, Stitch Fix even created their own exclusive brands and partnered with some of the others they’ve been working with, to include plus sizes. And they worked closely with 3 beautiful women chosen to represent the needs of women with curves: Allison, Kristine and Alexandra. Check out their style blogs and be INSPIRED. Seriously.

This launch is a long-time coming and I’m so excited for everyone who has been waiting for this!

Ready to start your style journey?! Sign up now 😀

Stitch Fix Launches Plus Size!

Stitch Fix Review- January 2017

Stitch Fix Review- January 2017

Stitch Fix Review- January 2017 is here! My first fix of the New Year. This Bay Area rain has been preventing me from getting these photos taken outside, but thankfully there was a brief respite this afternoon (and we finished JUST in time before it started back up again). For this fix I requested distressed denim, casual flats and something trendy. I received just that! I’m on the fence about one of them in particular and would love your opinion to help me decide. But first, a reminder of how this thing works:

Stitch Fix is an online personal styling service. You create an account online,  and complete a style survey with your preferences and sizes. Then, you schedule a fix. You can sign up for automatic fixes or schedule them on demand, totally up to you! A stylist will put together a fix for you, containing 5 items based on your style profile and notes/requests. Once your fix ships, you’ll be charged a $20 styling fee, which is credited toward your purchase if you decide to keep anything. You have 3 days to try stuff on and checkout online. Then you send back whatever you don’t want, in the bag included in your fix (a shipping label is already on it). Free shipping both ways! Super simple. It’s the perfect solution for anyone who doesn’t have much time to shop, doesn’t enjoy the shopping experience (in stores), or just has no clue how to style themselves (::raises hand::). Or, for anyone that just wants to experience the fun factor of having a box of clothes arrive on  your doorstep 🙂

Ok, back to my fix!

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

Item 1: Jerri Polka Dot Pullover Sweater (RENEE C) $64

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This, I am definitely keeping. A simple sweater with a cute detail: embroidered polka dots! It’s a fairly thin sweater and a bit sheer so I wore a cami underneath it. But I love everything else about it. Because it’s thin and not bulky, it can easily be worn underneath another layer (like a cardigan or open jacket). I can’t wait to try styling this in other ways! If we weren’t racing the rain when we took these pictures, I would’ve experimented a bit. I did pair it here with my locket necklace from my J.Crew Trunk. I love pairing pink and grey together.

Item 2: Ailsey Frayed Hem Crop Jean (JUST USA) $58

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I’ve had a very back-and-forth relationship with distressed demin. I used to like it and then decided I didn’t. I made sure my stylists knew I never wanted distressed denim. Now, I’m back to liking it again. However, I’m very picky about the amount and “style” of the distressing lol. I want it look as naturally distressed as possible, and not too much. These jeans, unfortunately, didn’t pass the test for me. That said, they fit perfectly, I like the frayed hem at the bottom and the price was definitely right! So if it weren’t for my pickiness, these would’ve been keepers.

Also, if you’re wondering who/what I was smiling at in those first photos:

Stitch Fix Review- January 2017

Gwen likes to hang out with mommy and daddy during photo shoots 🙂 She always brings out the best natural smiles and makes it less awkward to model (I’m most comfortable BEHIND the lens).

Item 3: Bardeux Knit Jacket (TRIBAL) $88

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This jacket/cardigan is a beautiful color that looks even better in person. I’d say it’s a “mid-weight” jacket- warm and so very soft. I love the asymmetrical zipper thing too. I received a similar one in another fix awhile ago. However, the giant lapels on this one kind of threw me off. I’m not sure why I don’t like it, but I just don’t. They’re too big. Am I crazy? I mean, for the price I should really love it, and not be caught up on the size of the lapels lol. Probably returning this.

Item 4: Bariel Cold Shoulder Blouse (CRESCENT) $48

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As you might’ve guessed, this is the “something trendy” item. I’ve seen the “cold-shoulder” thing on various blogs and Pinterest boards for awhile now but it was never something that I thought I liked. Even the first time I tried this one on, I wasn’t sure about it. However, the more I look at these pictures…the more I think I may like it. It’s kind of growing on me. Out of all the “cold shoulder” tops I’ve seen, this is by far my favorite. It’s definitely a unique piece, out of my comfort zone and unlike anything I have in my wardrobe (except for the black and white thing…I have a lot of that going on). It’s kind of fun and “flirty” without being too immodest. The first thing out of my husband’s mouth was “Soooo, date night?” I *think* that means he likes it? haha What do you guys think? Should I keep this one? Or cover those shoulders? Help me decide!!!

Also, before showing you my last item, just want to highlight my new pretty necklace from Mint + Birch.

Mint and Birch Custom Necklaces Mint and Birch Custom Necklaces

I’ve been following Mint and Birch on Instagram for awhile and finally decided to order a necklace set as an early birthday present to myself 🙂 I love them! I love wearing something so personalized to me, with some very special dates on them <3 I wear them just about every day.

Also- I have no affiliation with Mint + Birch whatsoever, just wanted to share. These custom necklaces would make a great present for a very special woman in your life (Valentine’s Day is coming up!)

Item 5: Jutti Chambray Flats (TOMS) $84

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Stitch Fix Review January 2017: Jutti Chambray Flats

I actually love these flats. So much so that I already own a pair haha. Just in a different color. This pair in particular was too big. My feet did grow during my last pregnancy, but not to a size 9. I think that must’ve been all they had in stock. In any case, they’re very comfortable flats and I love the neutral grey color of these and the texture. If they were the right size and I didn’t already own a similar pair, I would’ve kept them.

To Recap:

Jerri Polka Dot Pullover Sweater: Keeping
Ailsey Frayed Hem Crop Jean: Returning
Bardeux Knit Jacket: Returning
Bariel Cold Shoulder Blouse: Undecided, but leaning towards keeping
Jutti Chambray Flats: Returning

Before I go, I have to tell you about this new partnership between Stitch Fix and Goodwill! You can now use your Stitch Fix box to make donations to Goodwill- free shipping!

Stitch Fix Review January 2017: Goodwill Partnership

Stitch Fix Review January 2017: Goodwill Partnership

Just go to GiveBackBox.com/stitchfix to print your prepaid shipping label, then drop off your box at any post office or UPS location. Such a great way to reuse your box and clean out your closet (or other areas of your house) at the same time! So convenient!

Stitch Fix Review January 2017

 

 Now check out some other fixes for even more style inspiration! I’ve linked up with some other bloggers to share our recent fixes (hosted by Maria at Crazy Together). Enjoy!

Stitch Fix Men Review- January 2017

Happy New Year Everyone! We’re kicking off 2017 with another Stitch Fix review! But this one isn’t mine. This is our very first Stitch Fix Men Review- January 2017. If you weren’t aware, Stitch Fix for Men launched just last year. I’ve personally been a Stitch Fix customer since the summer of 2014, just after having baby #2.  And I received my #27 fix (!) in December. So I was excited to see what they had to offer for Men and signed my husband up for early access. A service like this is perfect for him because he likes to dress well but hates to go shopping! Therefore,  it didn’t take much convincing to try it out 🙂

He actually received his first fix a while ago last year, but because of the craziness of pregnancy/giving birth/having 3 kids, we never got around to writing that review. He kept a great pair of shoes from that one! The other items he received were great too (very much his style) but either the fit wasn’t right or he just didn’t have a big need for the item. Well, his stylist listened to all of his notes from that fix and sent him an INCREDIBLE 2nd fix. Seriously, she nailed this one.

*Note: this post contains affiliate links. If a purchase is made using one of the links, I receive a small commission which helps support this blog. That said, all opinions are 100%  my own  (or “our” own in this case)! We love to share our experience with products and services we love with all you lovely readers 🙂 – Krystal & Ivor

Before jumping into the fix, let’s quickly go over how Stitch Fix for Men works (hint: exactly the same as  Stitch Fix for Women):

Stitch-Fix-Men-Personal-Stylist-Box

HOW IT WORKS:

 

1. Create an account online and complete a style survey. This will give your stylist a good idea of what clothing styles you like and dislike, your sizes, how much you’re willing to spend on certain items, etc.

2. Schedule a fix.  You can sign up for automatic fixes, or schedule them on demand whenever you want. Once your fix is scheduled, you can leave a note for your stylist with any specific requests you might have. For this fix, my husband asked for items similar to those pictured in an email he received from Stitch Fix called  “weekend vibes”:

Stitch Fix Men Review

3. When your fix ships, you’ll be charged a $20 styling fee, which is credited toward your purchase if you keep anything.

4. Once your fix arrives, have 3 days to try on your items at home and check-out online. At checkout, you can (and should) leave detailed feedback about each item so they can make any improvements for future fixes.

5. Then use the already-labeled shipping bag included in your fix to send back any items you don’t want (free shipping, both ways!)

That’s it! Very easy and very convenient. Things we love 🙂

So let’s get started with my husband’s fix! You may notice that it looks quite similar to what was pictured in the email above, per his request!

 

Stitch Fix Men Review- January 2017

With each fix, you receive a personalized note from your stylist. Here’s his:

Stitch Fix Men Review

 

Item 1: Mateo Textured Chukka (TOMS)

 

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What he saysThey’re extremely comfortable.

-a man of few words  🙂

 

Stitch Fix Men Review

 

What she saysI loved these as soon as I saw them. While I can’t comment on how they feel (Ivor took care of that above lol), I am a big fan of how they look.  I like the  “chukka” style on him  for a casual shoe. It’s not TOO casual but not too dressy either. He has a similar pair in brown so it’s nice that he now has a pair in grey- another neutral that will go well with many outfits.  And the textured print thing just makes them a little more interesting.  I approve!

 

Item 2: Hunter 1/4  Zip Textured Pullover (TAILOR VINTAGE)

 

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What he says: It’s soft and a great weight for California evenings/winters.

 

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What she saysFirst of all, I got a smile out of him! Win. Second of all, this is a great sweatshirt. While there’s nothing particularly special or unique about it (and let’s be honest, my husband isn’t quite as concerned about such traits in his clothing as I am lol), it keeps him warm, it looks good, it’s another neutral so he’ll wear it with everything, and he doesn’t have another shirt like it already. Keeper.

 

Item 3: Marina Jean (A GOLD E)

 

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What he says:  I like the fact that they’re a classic denim, with no stretch. I think the wash is great.

 

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What she says: Like he said, I love the classic denim look.  A lot of jeans have some stretch to them (even men’s jeans), and while there’s nothing wrong with that it’s just nice to have some variety. The medium wash is really nice and they look great on him. These were a little pricey but good denim is totally worth it. Especially since he only really owns 2 pairs of jeans (now 3) and wears them out until they’re no longer acceptable to wear in public  🙂

 

Item 4: Ontario Button Down (ORIGINAL PENGUIN)

 

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What he says: I like the pattern and it works really well with the jeans and other items I received.

 

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What she says:  This is a classic “Ivor” shirt. He has a ton of  button down shirts and a large portion of them are plaid/checkered. While he doesn’t necessarily need another one, I like the colors of this one in particular (he doesn’t have one like it) and I know he loves this brand (Original Penguin). It’s just too tight for his muscular chest.  Not a bad problem to have really 😉

 

Item 5:  Kolt Four Pocket Jacket (EZEKIEL)

 

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What he says: Like the pullover, it’s the perfect weight for California weather (spring/summer nights, all day fall/winter). It’s comfortable and soft and I love how well it works with the other things I’m wearing.  The stylist did a great job putting together an entire outfit.

 

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What she says: I LOVE this jacket! The whole look together is perfection (he’s wearing 4/5 items in his fix…you just can’t see the shoes). The funny thing is, he was just telling me the same day his fix arrived, that he really needed a coat like this. Something heavier then a zip-up hoodie, but lighter than a heavy winter coat. It was an item that was missing in his outerwear collection, so he was thrilled to get this! It looks fantastic on him. It’s a dark navy blue color (which is more obvious outside in natural lighting. Inside it looks much darker, see pic below).

 

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TO RECAP:

He kept everything for the discount (you get 25% off for keeping an entire fix), even though the button down shirt is a little too small. He really loved everything else and it was cheaper to just keep it all with the discount, then buy the other 4 items by themselves. Stitch Fix does now offer exchanges but sadly they were out of stock in the size he needed. So we’ll be selling the button down shirt!

What do you think? Would the man in your life be interested in something like this? Sign him up 😉

My Favorite Things From Stitch Fix- 2016

As the year comes to a close, it’s always nice to reflect back on all the good things that happened. In an especially rough year,  it can be easy to only see the bad and let it overshadow the good. If you’ve spent any amount of time on social media recently, you’ll see an onslaught of “good riddance 2016!!” comments, and other similar sentiments. So in a year like this one, I think it’s even MORE important to spend time reflecting on the good. I mean, my beautiful daughter came into the world this year. As did my miracle nephew, Mason. I made new friends.  And I received really amazing new clothes, which isn’t nearly as important as the previous things mentioned but I still feel very grateful for it. These are all good things to celebrate 🙂 So, we’ll start with My Favorite Things From Stitch Fix– 2016!

Here are my top 5 favorite Stitch Fix  items/outfits that I received this year. Some are maternity, since I spent half the year pregnant : )

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

In no particular order…

1. Charlote Ruched Side Maternity Knit Top ($48) and Taylor Maternity Cuffed Demin Short ($54)

 

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This was the outfit I lived in for the majority of the 3rd trimester. The top was lightweight enough that it was OK to wear during the summer heat (MOST days. Some days were just INSANELY hot, and wearing no clothing at all was almost an option). The shorts were the only pair of maternity shorts I owned and luckily they were super comfortable, fit well and went with everything. So they got a ton of use! I’ve since passed both pieces on to another pregnant mama (because this shop is CLOSED, people), but I’ll always have these pictures to look back on 🙂

 

2. Sina V-Neck Printed Maxi Dress ($78)

 

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This dress technically isn’t even maternity but it came in a maternity fix because it worked so well with the baby bump!  And of course, I love that I can still wear it now, postpartum. It’s so light, comfortable, breathable, figure-flattering and has a gorgeous print! I can’t wait for warmer weather to start wearing this again. Bonus: it’s also nursing-friendly!

 

3. Genevieve Stacked Chevron Pendant Necklace $28

 

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Sigh.  I  LOVED this necklace. I had been looking for a long, gold pendant necklace to wear with my casual outfits and my Stitch Fix stylist delivered. I wore this almost every day for several weeks… until… my daughter broke it 🙁 She  didn’t mean to of course. She sort of jumped up into my arms and her little hands pulled down on the necklace and the chain broke. I keep telling myself  I’ll take it somewhere to get it fixed. But all moms of little ones know how likely that is lol.  RIP chevron pendant necklace.

 

4. Addison Skinny Jeans ($88)

 

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I have a feeling you’ll be seeing a lot more of these pants in 2017. I pair them with just about everything that you can possibly pair with burgundy skinny  jeans. The fit and length is SO perfect, which is surprisingly rare for me. I’m 5’4, so not *quite* petite, but most pants still run long on me. These “ankle” length pants feel just right. They also have a lot of stretch to them. It was one of the first pair of “pre-pregnancy size” jeans that I could  wear postpartum, even when others of the same size still felt too tight. Amazing, amazing jeans!

 

5. Ceaton Contrast Front Knit Top ($54)

 

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Last but not least, a favorite from my most recent December fix! This gorgeous striped floral top is so soft and so pretty. I had nothing like it in my wardrobe (until now). Whenever I immediately wear an item out in public that I JUST received, I know it’s going to be a wardrobe fave. This was one such item.

 

Well, I hope you’ve enjoyed reading my reviews this year and I look forward to what 2017 will bring! I’m working on a major blog redesign and other improvements to make your experience as a reader even better! I can’t wait 🙂

Before you leave, I’ve linked up with some other bloggers to share our most recent fixes (hosted by the lovely Maria from “Crazy Together”). Check it out!

Until next year,

Krystal

Romantic December Stitch Fix Review

Well friends, 2017 is almost here! So this is likely my last Stitch Fix review of the year! Hard to believe. Somewhere between being super pregnant, giving birth and then suddenly having 3 kids (ages 3 and under), I lost track of what “number” fix I was on, skipped a few months and didn’t find time to review some of the ones that I did receive. But I’m back on track for 2017! I hope… 🙂 Thankfully, Stitch Fix keeps track for me. This is Fix #27, a “Romantic December Stitch Fix!”

I’ve titled this a “romantic” fix because I think all the pieces I received have an element of romance to them. It wasn’t something I specifically requested, but I’ll take it! I did request some options to wear for my husband’s “New Years” party coming up, and while I only kept 2 things from this fix, I was very pleased with my options.

Before I get into this fix, let me give a quick summary of how it works, for those of you who may not be familiar: Stitch Fix is an online personal styling service. You create an account online,  and complete a style survey with your preferences and sizes. Then, you schedule a fix. You can sign up for automatic fixes or schedule them on demand, totally up to you! A stylist will put together a fix for you, containing 5 items based on your style profile and notes/requests. Once your fix ships, you’ll be charged a $20 styling fee, which is credited toward your purchase if you decide to keep anything. You have 3 days to try stuff on and checkout online. Then you send back whatever you don’t want, in the bag included in your fix (a shipping label is already on it). Free shipping both ways! Super simple.

Now, let’s get started with my December fix!

Note: This post contains affiliate links. If purchases are made (or you sign up for Stitch Fix) using one of the links, I receive a small commission which helps support this blog. That said, all opinions are 100% my own. I love sharing my experience with all of you! 

Romantic December Stitch Fix Review

 

Item 1: Leeah Lace Knit Dress (WISP) $68

 

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Romance element #1: lace! I love the soft lace and the gorgeous navy color of this dress. It’s a good length and the skirt part is nice and flowy. However, it wasn’t the best fit for me. It might be hard to tell from the photos, but it was just a bit too big  and didn’t have the most flattering cut/shape for my body. Therefore, returned.

I styled it with the suede leather jacket I received from Trunk Club (LOVING the navy/cognac color combo!), my new necklace from the J.Crew Trunk, and my favorite leopard print heels. Oh, and we can’t forget my hair-tie “bracelets” (oops…) 😀

 

Item 2: Rumi 2fer Mixed Material Dress (WISP) $98 / Item 3: Shirley Metal Lace Collar Necklace (BAY TO BAUBLES) $34

 

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For our 2nd romance element: red and black florals (and a shiny “lace” necklace). This dress is very well made (and a little pricey). I love the colors and the print of the bottom. I like that the top is solid black, making it a perfect blank canvas for  a shiny accessory. This dress (and the previous one) would work well for weddings, date nights, work parties, etc. But sadly, the fit was off again for me. A little big, a hair too long. I just didn’t feel great in it. So, returned.

The necklace is a light and bright silver and “collar” length as described. It worked really well with both of these dresses. But I already have similar pieces that I love a little more, so I returned the necklace too.

 

Item 4: Burkett Lace Detail Knit Top (PAPERMOON) $48

 

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Romance element #1 again: lace (black lace this time- pushing it a bit more toward the “sexy” side of things). Simply put: I love this top. It is so soft and honestly, I can’t get enough “lace detail” in my wardrobe. The sleeves have a nice stretch to them so it’s not uncomfortable or tight. Very flattering fit. Absolute keeper!

I paired the top with my favorite Stitch Fix jeans- the “Addison Skinny Jean” by Just Black, Kendra Scott Earrings and Vince Camuto booties!

 

       

 

Item 5: Ceaton Contrast Front Knit Top (LE LIS) $54

 

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Final romance element: pink florals! I love the contrast of the flowers on the black and white stripes. The photos make the stripes look more bright white, but in person it’s more of an ivory color, which makes it even MORE romantic in a vintage sort of way. I love that it’s not striped all the way around- making it more flattering. It has a relaxed fit, and it’s longer in the back, so not “boxy” (which used to be a complaint of mine with a lot of Stitch Fix tops in the past). It’s a soft knit material- like a thin sweater. I really can’t say enough good things about it. It’s a keeper!

Regarding how I styled it….there’s something about the romantic florals that made me want to pair it with pearls. Flowers and pearls is a classic “romantic” combo, in my opinion. I wore these earrings on my wedding day and I honestly have no idea where they came from lol. But here’s a similar pair. The jeans are actually maternity jeans that I’m still wearing (5 months postpartum) because they are amazingly comfortable. It’s a “side panel”  maternity jean which I think should just be standard in all pants. And my shoes are “patent leather” nude flats.  Similar pair here!

 

RECAP: 

Item 1: Leeah Lace Knit Dress (WISP) $68: RETURNED

Item 2: Rumi 2fer Mixed Material Dress (WISP) $98: RETURNED

Item 3: Shirley Metal Lace Collar Necklace (BAY TO BAUBLES) $34: RETURNED

Item 4: Burkett Lace Detail Knit Top (PAPERMOON) $48 KEPT

Item 5: Ceaton Contrast Front Knit Top (LE LIS) $54 KEPT

 

While the dresses didn’t work out for me, I am very happy with my keepers. I’m wearing the striped floral top as we speak (I’m kind of obsessed). Looking forward to my first fix of the New Year! Stay tuned…

J.Crew Trunk Club Women Review

Hello Lovely Readers!

It has been quite awhile since I’ve taken the time to do a decent review of Trunk Club or Stitch Fix with pretty pictures attached. Having 3 kids makes it really difficult to get any work done, so thank you being patient with me 🙂 If you’ve been following my blog for awhile you already know that I’m a loyal Trunk Club and Stitch Fix fan. Aside: I totally just typed “Trunk Fix” and “Stitch Club” (#mombrain alert). I need more coffee before I write. Anyway. I recently received an exclusive “J.Crew” trunk from Trunk Club Women and I can’t wait to share it with you!

But first, if you’re not familiar with the service,

Here’s how it works:

 

  1. Go to trunkclub.com/womens and click “get started” (or use my referral link to connect with my amazing stylist, Alison!) You will then answer a few personal style-related questions and enter your sizes. Here are a few screenshots of the process:

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2. Then, you’ll be matched with your own personal stylist who will put together a trunk preview for you. You can select “don’t send” to any of the items in the preview, though you’re always encouraged to keep an open mind and try stuff on at home (sometimes the pictures really don’t do it justice). But if, for instance, something is way out of your price range and you don’t even want to be tempted with it, you can select “don’t send.” I really love having that option- and being able to communicate with my stylist via email or instant message!

3. You’ll be charged a $25 home try-on fee that gets credited toward your purchase if you keep anything.

4. Your trunk is shipped directly to you (free of charge) and you have 5 days to try stuff on at home and make your decision.

5. Then use the shipping label and tape included in your trunk to ship back whatever you don’t want, in the same box it shipped in (also free of charge!). *Bonus: you can schedule a UPS pick-up at your house, so you don’t even have to drop it off yourself! I’m all about convenience.

That’s it. Pretty straightforward, and really fun! Now, let’s get on with the J.Crew Review!

*Note: this post contains affiliate and referral links. Should you make a purchase using an affiliate link, I will receive a small commission that helps keep this blog running! That said, all opinions are 100% my own. Trust me, if I don’t like something- I’ll say it 🙂 

 

LACE PEPLUM TOP ($88) / FLORAL DROP PENDANT NECKLACE ($48) / FORRESTER WOLFSTOOTH SILK PANTS ($148)

 

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Let us first talk about the top. When I first saw “peplum” I was discouraged. I haven’t met a peplum top that I’ve liked on me. Until this one. Maybe it’s the black lace, but it totally won me over. It was one of those items that immediately went from “most likely returning” when first taking it out of the box, to “totally keeping” when I tried it on. It’s versatile, feminine, modest, yet sexy at the same time! Keeper!

Next, the pants. I LOVE the print and the fabric. I’ve never once worn silk pants (for good reason…did you see the price?) As you can probably imagine, they’re insanely comfortable. I think they’re a tad too big. A size smaller would’ve looked better I think..less baggy. I had to hike them up a bit so they didn’t look too long at the bottom. But not a bad look overall. Ultimately, not very practical for me though. Like I mentioned earlier, if I still worked in an office, these would get more use. But as a stay-at-home/work-from-home mom with 3 mess-makers running around, not so much. Even for date night, which allows clothing I wouldn’t normally wear around my kids, these pants wouldn’t be on my short list. So, returned.

Lastly, the necklace. I love a good pendant necklace and this one was pretty gorgeous. The cluster of gold “leaves”, pearls and crystal is really pretty. However, the chain is a bit too clunky/chunky for my taste, so I returned it. I suppose I could’ve swapped out the chain for something different, but who has time for that? Not this mama. Returned.

 

LOCKET PENDANT NECKLACE ($32.50)
paired with the same peplum top, my FAVORITE jeans from Stitch Fix and Leopard Print Heels!

 

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This right here, is my new favorite date-night outfit! I wanted to wear the peplum top again with items that I could actually see myself wearing, unlike those silk pants. So I grabbed the most amazing pair of jeans ever from Stitch fix (which you’ll see I wear in just about all the photos) and my leopard print pumps. But first- back to the item I’m supposed to be featuring here- the necklace! This chain is thinner and more “dainty” which is what I like. I love the light pink color with the additional charms. I love that it’s a locket even though I have no idea what I’d put in it lol. It’s a great length and adds that little something “extra” to the outfit. Totally kept it!

Now let’s just take a moment to gush over the leopard print heels:

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I bought them on clearance at Nordstrom last year and I think they’re discontinued now. But I DID find them on Amazon! Click the image below to buy them for yourself- but act fast, they’re almost out of stock!

Oh, and the pants are “Addison Skinny Jean” by Just Black (Stitch Fix)! They are so soft and comfortable and fit like a glove!

 

Jackie Bow Print Lightweight Wool Cardigan ($98)

 

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I am in love with this cardigan! I love black/white items because you can pair them with so many different things. To make my life easier, I just threw it over top of the outfit I already had on and it worked out well 🙂 I love the bows and gold buttons. There’s nothing I can think of to NOT love about it (except maybe the price, which is why I’m so thankful for the referral program ::insert raised hands emoji::). I usually don’t wear wool because it’s itchy and uncomfortable, but this is “merino wool”…and it’s soft…and not itchy at all. So I kept it! Oh, and I had to include a photo of our neighbor dog who wanted to join the photo shoot. His name is Oliver…”Ollie” for short, and he is amazing. That is all.

Asymmetrical Stripe Ruffle Top ($78)

 

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It’s a little hard to tell from the pictures, but the stripes on this top are navy blue. I love the navy/cream combo with the burgundy skinnys (seriously, have I mentioned how much I LOVE these pants?!). Anyway- I wanted to love this top, but I couldn’t get over all the ruffles. It was just a bit too much for me. Maybe if it just had the ruffle at the bottom, and not the one going up the front of it. But it also doesn’t have much stretch to it. It’s zippered in the back and I had to have my husband help me zip it. Soooo, not really a keeper for me, sadly.

I added one of my favorite necklaces from Stitch Fix, the “Austin Mini Spoons” necklace. Though I don’t think it works well with this top. Earrings would’ve been a better accessory I think, but I was in a hurry and I have #mombrain, which has already been discussed. The bracelet is also from Stitch Fix- “Theroux Arrow Relief Cuff“, which does work well I think.

 

New Perfect Cotton Poplin Shirt ($69.50) / Regent Stand Collar Blazer ($198)

 

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I didn’t take many pictures of me in this outfit because I honestly felt awkward wearing a blazer and had no idea how to pose in it, so I included some screenshots of the items with professional models wearing it.  You’re welcome. This look is definitely not me lol. I did like the white shirt. It’s a classic staple piece for most career women. And I’m sure other non-career women like myself (and by that I just mean not working outside of the home) can still rock a white poplin shirt, but I know it’s not something that would get a lot of use in my own wardrobe. Although I was looking for one this past Halloween when I dressed up as Lois Lane, I can’t justify buying an item I’ll only wear on Halloween 🙂 And the blazer is certainly high quality and looks amazing on that other model. But not practical for me, and a little pricey. Returned both items.

 

Holly Stripe Sweater ($69.50)
paired with white poplin shirt and locket necklace

 

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This, to me, is the classic J.Crew look. Navy/cream striped sweater with white collared shirt underneath. The sweater is 100% wool- so super warm, but also super itchy. I don’t think I could ever wear it WITHOUT a long sleeve shirt underneath, protecting my poor sensitive skin. This look isn’t my usual style, but after seeing the pictures it is growing on me a bit. That said, I did return it. I just can’t do wool…and I’d prefer to keep my “dry clean only” items limited to a few wardrobe pieces that I REALLY love.

Sparkly Frog Closure Ribbed Sweater ($118)
also paired with white poplin shirt

 

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This sweater is only 40% wool, so not nearly as itchy, but still dry clean only. A little shorter than the previous sweater, so it definitely calls for a longer shirt underneath. I love the “sparkly frog closure” thing. It’s such a cute detail that adds a lot to the sweater. Ultimately I returned it though because I just didn’t love it enough to justify adding it to the very limited “dry clean only” portion of my wardrobe.

Hawthorne Cable Pom-Pom Sweater ($98) / Two Tone Floral Necklace ($128) 

 

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Another navy wool sweater (seems to be a big theme with J.Crew lol). However, this is “merino” wool, like the “bow” cardigan above. So it’s more tolerable for my skin (notice I’m not wearing a shirt underneath). Also, I decided to switch out my burgundy skinny jeans for a pair of light-wash denim, also from Stitch Fix (Lillian Crop Skinny Jean by Level 99) which I think goes really well with it! The sweater is very warm but just not my favorite. It’s not a great fit- a bit wide/boxy and a tad short for my taste. I am looking into some lace top extenders that a few of my other fellow bloggers have discovered though. This sweater would be a good contender for such an extender!

Anyway- let’s talk about the necklace. I LOVE this necklace. I have been wanting a statement necklace like this for a long time. I used to think that something like this would be too fancy to wear normally. Only appropriate for special occasions. But I’ve noticed a big trend in turning “fancy schmancy” accessories into “statement” pieces to wear with an otherwise very casual outfit. And I LOVE that trend. So I’m thrilled to now have one of those pieces. It has gorgeous colors that will pair well with so many different outfits. Definite keeper!

Ruffled Tuxedo Shirt ($88) / Lace Pants ($98) / Oval Lucite Link Necklace ($59.50)

 

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This is another look I would be ALL about if I still had my office job. I like this white shirt better than the poplin. The “tuxedo” ruffle makes it a little more interesting, something that can stand on its own (without a jacket or sweater over top). It’s worth noting that both white shirts are quite see-through so I had to throw a cami on underneath. Otherwise, it looks and fits great. I did return it….but now I’m kind of regretting it :-/ I think I could totally make a shirt like this work in a more casual outfit. Dang. Moving on…

The pants. Very similar to the silk pants in fit/style (and the elastic waistband and pockets). Very comfortable but, like the silk pants, a bit too big and baggy on me. I totally love the idea of black lace pants though. If I could find a better fit- I think I’d add them to my “date night” wardrobe.

Lastly, the necklace. It looks okay with this outfit, but I returned it because it was a bit too chunky. And other than with a plain white top, I found it didn’t look great with most of my other tops. I am a fan of pairing it with leopard print heels though. Seriously, THESE HEELS!!


 

Embroidered Lips Stripe Tee ($45)

 

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So, this top is fun.  Haha. Another navy/cream striped top. But with a little something extra! Embroidered lips. The photos make the stripes look black, but it is indeed navy. Anyway- I love the fit of this top. The fabric is thicker/heavier than you might assume, which I liked. But…I just couldn’t get over the lips lol. So I returned it. But man…the more I look at the pictures, the more I’m wishing I had kept it. I don’t know. Maybe if it was anything other than lips. Roses, perhaps.

 

And finally, 2 amazing purses…that for some reason I had a hard time modeling on my body and taking pictures of in person (and I ran out of time to spend on it). So I’ll just show you screen shots instead and you should follow the links to see even more pictures 🙂

 

‘Signet’ Leather Crossbody Bag ($128)

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I love this bag! I don’t own many purses at all. I have another one in the same color (this one is called “roasted chestnut), but it’s much bigger and not a “cross-body” style. This one is nice and small(ish), which is great for when I want to go out without kids 😛 You can find it at Nordstrom in some other colors!

 

All-Day Tote ($178)

 

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Another really great bag! Like I said, I don’t have many purses at all. And this is now my only bag in black! This one is nice and big, able to hold just about everything I’d need for when I go out WITH kids. Big enough to double as a diaper bag (and way more fashionable than most). Check it out (It’s currently on sale!)

 

Phew…that was a lot of items! If you didn’t realize it before, I’m sure you do now- Trunk Club sends about 12-15 items in each trunk! Which makes reviewing every item for a blog post a lengthy process. But this was fun! What did you think of the J.Crew trunk? What was your favorite or least favorite? Should I have kept the lips shirt?! 🙂

Before I go, quick shout-out to my amazing and patient husband who took all these photos for me, and to my mother-in-law who watched all 3 kiddos while we took them! This post would certainly not be possible without their help!

Until next time!

Coming soon…a “New Years” party Stitch Fix review!

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…

Note: This post contains affiliate links. If a purchase is made using one of my links, I 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 🙂 

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 🙂

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 🙁 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 🙂 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 🙂

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