Stitch Fix #2 Review

Well the votes are in and I kept all of Stitch-Fix box #2! Without further ado, here are the goods.....

1) BRIXON IVY Priya Abstract Floral Print Knit Back Tank

You know those clothes that look terrible on the hanger, but take on new life when you try them on?  Yeah, that's this tank.  I had asked for patterns - and this definitely fit the bill.  It seemed a bit bright, but paired with a sweater it was a bit more my speed.  I tend to wear clothes that can be a bit too blouse-y, but this was fitted without making me feel like it was too big in some places and too tight in others.  I think the knit back makes the fit - plus it helps causal-ify the silk front of the shirt.  Not to mention this combo perfectly matches my Sole Hope flip-flops.  <Side-note: You can find a pair here, but for sure read about one of my fav organizations.> 

And yes, I did take this picture in the middle of Woodcraft picking out new stock for Burl & Badger.  And yes I am better at identifying wood than the craftsman who may share a roof with me.  I'm just saying.  But that's a story for another day.  Back to the box....

2) Market & Spruce Corinna Striped Dolman Top

Don't you just love my incredibly dusty mirror, the piles of laundry, & the new dining chairs taking up residence in our bedroom?  Let's just ignore the state of my bedroom and focus on MY FAVORITE SHIRT EVER.   I want this in like 10 colors.  The funniest part is I almost threw this on for work today, and what do you know - good thing I didn't because a co-worker had it on. Wouldn't that have been just precious.  It's the perfect combination of softness, comfort, and cuteness.  I really wish I could wear this everyday.  LITERALLY.  EVERY. SINGLE. DAY.  Even though it's not thick at all, it will be super easy to transition into Fall. <Another side note: A friend got this in a different color last year and said it did 'pill' some, so make sure you follow the wash/dry instructions,  Public service announcement is now over.  Resume your current activity.> 

3) Pixley Maeby Chevron Print Dress

I'm still on the hunt for a belt, because I feel like it needs a bit more waist definition.  The husband really liked it so STAY IT MUST.  Any ideas on color/ideas for a belt or tie or something awesome?  I wore it to work this week with a blazer in a 'make-it-work' moment (aka all my dress pants were dirty).  It was really comfy and the length was great - I didn't spend my day pulling it down when I sat, etc.  Ladies - you know what I mean.  But I still think I'd like it best with some waist definition....so bring on the ideas!

4) Market & Spruce Barrymore Solid Pleat Detail Top

So I took a picture of me wearing this but I wouldn't put that kind of strain on your eyes.  Let's just say it was early, my hair was wet ------ WHAT WAS I THINKING.  You are oh so very welcome.  Let's just be thankful I posted a pic of the shirt, of course super wrinkly from the bottom of the laundry bin with way to much glare, but we can't all be perfect now can we.  Anyways, even though this was a solid color I really like the definition the pleats give this tank (it's better in person - trust me).  It hangs perfectly which rarely happens with longer tops thanks in part to my hips.  This one will be easy to dress up for work and just as easily pairs with shorts for an around the town pulled together look.  Can't wait to rock this with my brown wedge sandals from JCrew in late Summer/early Fall.  

5) Skies are Blue Alexa Embroidery Detail Tank

Honestly, I liked this better folded than on.  But since I had set my heart on the other four items in my box, it was cheaper to keep this and get the 25% off the total than to send this one back.  I wore it to work today and I liked it better than I thought.  The flowiness of it sent my **MATERNITY SHIRT LOOK-ALIKE ALERT!** radar off big time at first.  I paired it with a drapey sweater and a fitted skirt today and I think I can make it work. 

Fingers crossed my luck keeps up in box #3.  So far, the Market & Spruce line tends to catch my eye between the two boxes so far.  I've already scheduled my next Stitch Fix box early August before my birthday to start transitioning my wardrobe over to Fall.  My stylist this time was Victoria and she sent me exactly what I asked for - mostly tops & more prints.  They really do listen to the feedback you give!  You can post things you like to Pinterest & they will check your board before styling you - but honestly I'm lazy and blogging is more natural for me, so by writing this up and including pictures, my stylist gets a great idea of what to send.  So thanks dear stylist for aiding this fashion-challenged momma (and for reading)!

**Stitch Fix has not sponsored this post, but I have included my referral link.  By clicking though, they give credit for being introduced to new customers, but please please please know that I wouldn't write or tell you about it if I didn't love it!  My wardrobe *and self-esteem* are so glad I bit the bullet and tried it.  If you try them out I want to hear how it goes!**


Stitch-Fix #1 Review

I bit the bullet and signed up for my first Stitch-Fix shipment that arrived last week.  In case you haven't heard about it, it's the chance to have a stylist pick clothing & accessories just for you based on the results of a thorough survey (5 items in each box).  I think my favorite part is that you can give them feedback on why things did or didn't work so they can hone in closer to your style with each box.  Basically, you pay $20 (styling fee) to get 5 items delivered in each box and the price of whatever you decide to keep is dropped by that $20.  The rest you send back in a postage-paid bag.  If you decide to keep everything, there's a 20% discount.

StitchFix Review #1

I had hesitated for a long time in signing up because.....I'm not a size 6.  I was pretty sure I wouldn't be able to wear any "bottoms" because I would be out of their size range, but I am in serious need of tops.  My whole wardrobe post baby is made up of solid color shirts from Target.  I love me some Target....but overall my wardrobe is lacking any sense of style.  And frankly I was tired of wearing the same boring things over and over.  My closet needs pizazz.  So I marked the largest size on bottoms, gave lots of details on my survey, crossed my fingers, and this is what arrived.....

1) 41Hawthorn Queensland Dolman Jersey Top

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So I know I said everything I seem to be wearing lately is solid colored, but I loved how this fit.  I could wear it longer, but like letting it gather around my hips....a much more forgiving look post baby. (No, I'm not pregnant but that little baby souvenir remains...sigh).  This shirt is super soft and I can see my self dressing it up for a date night, wearing it to work, and even tossing it on before a playdate.   Decision: Kept!

2) Papermoon Maverick Scoop Neck Top

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It's a bit hard to tell in the photos, but there are a few horizontal "stripes" of fabric on this top.  It was pretty thin, but overall I liked it but it was just too short.  If it had been an inch longer I'd have kept it, but I knew if I did, it would join racks of other shirts that are just one thing away from 'just right' and would never get worn.  I want to feel good in what I wear, not worry about constantly pulling down my shirt, or my pants up.  Ladies - you know what I mean!  Decision: Sent Back

3) Bay to Baubles Ansley Crosshatch Circle Pendant Necklace

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I have acquired a number of nice jewelry pieces thanks to JCrew being based here in town, so I almost told my stylist not to send jewelry, but I figured I'd wait and see how it goes.  Plus baby girl loves to pull & chew on necklaces and earrings.  This was a nice piece, but I just didn't love it and didn't think it worked great with the item I kept.  So back it went.  Decision: Sent Back

4) Brixon Ivy Ronan Maxi Dress

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I was so excited when I saw this dress and knew that 100% I was keeping it if it fit no matter the cost (within reason that is).  It was long, flowy, and the detail at the neckline was nice but not super low cut or revealing.  Hallelujah.  But these dang hips.  It was just a bit too tight around my hips to know that again I would be super self-conscious wearing it and that was the opposite of the point of trying on clothes via Stitch Fix.  So with greatest sadness rivaling that of Juliet discovering Romeo's death......Decision: Sent Back 

5) Brixon Ivy Bixby Clover Print Blouse

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I loved this print out the box, and it fit great standing still.  But seeing as how I have to pick things up and bend my shoulders on a regular basis, I knew it had to go back.  This was the only print in my box, so I gave my stylist feedback that I'd like to see more prints in round 2! Decision: Sent Back

I only kept one piece from this box, but I've got great hope for the next one!  If at first you don't succeed, try, try again right?

If you want to give it a try you can use my referral code here to get started....and you don't have to get boxes on any certain schedule.  You can do them randomly, on a monthly schedule, or even in advance of a special occasion. 

I've had a number of friends say that their 3rd box was when their stylist seemed to hit the nail on the head.  So fingers crossed I signed up for another box at the end of the month.  Stay tuned!