Monday, September 12, 2016

September Stitch Fix Review

It's that time again...time for me to review my latest fix from Stitch Fix.  This is Fix #15!!

For this fix I requested a mix of casual tops and business casual wear, specifying that I really needed another pair of work pants.  So, what did I receive??

Loveappella Wilsen Contrast Sleeve Knit Top


 This fit the bill of casual top perfectly!  I love that it's short sleeve for summer, but has fall colors to it as well.  While it is September, it's still in the 80s/90s here in Memphis.  This top makes me feel like I'm dressing for fall without sweating like it's summer!

Verdict: Kept

Daniel Rainn Dalina Crochet Detail Knit Top

This is another top that Solenice sent for my casual top request.  I just love the beautiful.  One of the things I really like about this top is that it can also be dressed up as a business casual work the versatillity.

Verdict: Kept

Honey Punch Novah Elbow Patch Textured Cardigan

I liked this cardigan when I pulled it out of the box.  I especially love the elbow patches.  However, as the name implies it does have texture.  Unfortunately, that texture made it a bit scratchy.  It would be fine layered over long sleeves, but not over short sleeves or camis.

Verdict: Returned

Daniel Rainn Shanon Mesh Detail V-Neck Top

Solenice sent this top for business casual wear.  I like the fun mesh details at the top.  As you can tell from the picture, you can either wear as long sleeve or as a roll up sleeve (I'm sure there is an official name that I can't think of right now.)  I like this top paired with jeans, but I do think it would work well for work too.

Verdict: Kept

Kut From the Kloth Mairbel Straight Leg Jean

Solenice said she was unfortunately not able to find me work pants, but send these KFTK straight leg jeans that I might be able to wear to work.  I love Kut From the Kloth jeans...they are my absolute favorite.  However, last fall I was sent a black pair of KFTK jeans.  I like the ones I have, but I don't wear them often enough to justify a second pair.

Verdict: Kept

Once again, I am satisfied with Stitch Fix!  I am a customer for life!

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Lucky #13 - July Stitch Fix Review

Wow!  How is it even possible that I just received my 13th fix???  So much for only getting one every 2-3 months.  :)

For this fix, I specifically asked for dresses to wear to ZTA Convention.  I linked the "What to Wear" website on my note, so my stylist would know what sort of dresses were needed for each meeting/dinner.  I also created a separate Convention Style Pinterest board.  Again, I asked for Solenice to style my fix.  Unfortunately, she was on vacation.  My fill-in stylist did an awesome job.

So, what did I receive??

4 dresses and a blazer!!

London Times Maegan Lasercut Knit Dress
I was so excited to see this in my fix!  I pinned this exact dress because I thought it would be the perfect double duty dress.  A white dress for rituals that looked great enough to wear to one of the convention dinners.  Oh my god, this dress was made just for me!  It fits fantastic.  This is a definite keeper and I will wear it tons outside of convention too!
Verdict: Keeper

Papermoon Isadora Dress

While this dress is cute, it just doesn't really do anything for me.  Besides, I received a navy dress in my last fix.  I'm already planning on taking that one to convention, so I am going to pass on this one.
Verdict: Sent Back

41Hawthorn Delfine Ponte Dress

This dress is very cute.  It is extremely comfortable and the style works great for me.  Unfortunately, I received a dress in a previous fix that is the exact same color.  So, once again, I am going to pass on this dress as well.
Verdict: Sent Back

Collective Concepts Kaeli Eyelet Dress

I LOVE this dress.  The color is amazing and works very well with my skin tone.  I am obsessed with the eyelet details at the top.  I pretty much love everything about this dress.
Verdict: Keeper

Kensie Rebekah Stretch Crepe Blazer
Even though this is not a dress, I appreciate it being sent in this fix.  My stylist said she included this piece in case the air conditioning is turned up too high in the conference rooms.  Boy, does she know what ZTA conventions are like!  I have a feeling the rooms will be crazy cold since it will be crazy hot outside in Phoenix.  Obviously, keeping this blazer is a no brainier.  It is such a versatile piece and just a great staple piece to have in my closet.  
Verdict: Keeper

Overall, I thought this fix was great.  I really did like all 5 pieces...if the 2 had been different colors I didn't already have, I might have kept all 5 pieces.  I'm glad this fix was Lucky #13!

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Monday, May 16, 2016

May Stitch Fix Reviews - #10 & #11

So, have I mentioned how much I love Stitch Fix and how much I love my stylist (Solenice).  In her recent note to me, she called me out for not posting on my blog for my 10th fix.  So, this post will be #10 and #11...I'll start with the most recent.

I am going to D.C. at the end of the month for vacation, so I asked for casual pieces that would work well.

Here is what I received:
Collective Concepts Salas Split Neck Blouse
Alice Blue Simona Henley Blouse
Loveappella Evie Draw String Funnel Neck Sweatshirt
Skies are Blue Nikolai Split Neck Top
Kut From the Kloth Jaylon Denim Short

Collective Concepts Salas Split Neck Blouse

I really like the style of this shirt...unfortunately, it was just a tad on the big side.  The arm holes were too big for my taste.  I was worried that if I sized down, that it would be too tight at the bottom as it is more fitted there.
Verdict: Returned

Alice Blue Simona Henley Blouse

Solenice's note: "I know you said nothing fancy, but just in case you need something a little dressier for dinner out with your family I found you the Alice Blue blouse!  I love floral pieces for spring and summer."
Boy, am I glad she included it in the fix.  I think it is nice and feminine, which I am currently lacking in my wardrobe.  I like how versatile it can can dress it up or down depending on the occasion.  Plus, I think it looks really good on me!

I paired it with a pair of my colored Emers for a work outfit.  What do you think?

Loveeappella Evie Draw String Funnel Neck Sweatshirt 

Solenice's note: "You pinned it a LONG time ago, but I included the Loveappella sweatshirt in case you need a casual layering pieces during the day."  My first reaction was that Solenice must have lost her ever loving might work for DC, but summer in Memphis is HOT & HUMID.  Then I tried it on, and fell in love!!!
Verdict: Keeper

Skies are Blue Nikolai Split Neck Top

 My thoughts on this top: Love, Love, Love...that is all.
Verdict: Keeper

 Kut From the Kloth Jaylon Denim Short

Solenice found these shorts that I had pinned last month.  I pinned them because I love teal and I love Kut From the Kloth.  However, I have this weird thing about my thighs...I hate my thighs.  And these shorts sit at just the wrong point of my thighs for me to feel comfortable in them. 

I was worried that if I sized up, they would be too big on my waist.  :(
Verdict: Returned

So, for Fix #11 I was 3 for 5.  I love all 3 items that I'm keeping.  Once again, I am impressed with Solenice b/c she really pays attention to my note, my pinterest board, and my past fixes. Thanks for the wonderful job you do!

Ok, now for the long awaited Fix #10.  For my 10th fix, I asked for pieces to add to my spring wardrobe.  I also asked for a dress to coordinate with my daughter's for a wedding we were attending. 

Shoes!  Stitch Fix now carries shoes!!

Nine West Onlee Pointed Toe Flats

These shoes are super cute!  I like the textured pattern and that they could go with lots of items in my closet.  However, I wasn't totally sold on them....I'm not much of a dressy flat girl.  Spoiler: once I decided to keep everything else from the box, I decided to keep these too for the 25% discount.  I wore them the other day as Solenice suggested: with my new Market & Spruce coral top and KFTK boyfriend jeans.  The outfit looked super cute, but after about 2 hours my left foot was not happy with these new shoes.  I ended up with 2 huge hindsight, these shoes might be a tad too big.  I will probably not be wearing them again.
Verdict: Kept, but Shouldn't Have

London Times Braedyn Lace Dress

As I mentioned above, I requested a dress that would coordinate with my daughter's dress for an upcoming wedding.  I included links to both of my daughter's possible dresses for Solenice to see.  I think she did a terrific job picking this dress.

This dress fit and looked great on me.  I wore it to the daughter chose the heart dress.  I received several compliments on the dress.  It is such a comfortable dress too, which was great since I was in it all night long!
Verdict: Keeper

Market & Spruce Juli Lasercut Detail Blouse

I had pinned this blouse, because I really liked the color combination and style.  At first, after trying this on, I was on the fence about it.  Then I paired it with white jeans/shorts and my new pink's a keeper!
Verdict: Keeper

Market & Spruce Diller Crochet Sleeve Knit Top

This shirt!!!!!  I've already worn this exact outfit, and loved the way I looked and felt in it (other than the shoes).  Heaven!
Verdict: Keeper

 Papermoon Bastille Tulip Sleeve Blouse

Isn't the color of this blouse to die for?!?!  For this picture, I styled it with my KFTK jeans.  However, I love wearing it to work tucked in to a pair of slacks.  I've received so many compliments on it already.  Everyone especially loves the sleeves:

Friday, April 1, 2016

Japan - Stitch Fix Style

As I was packing for my trip to Japan, I realized that Stitch Fix has totally changed my life.  My suitcase was filled with either Stitch Fix items or items that were inspired by Stitch Fix.  I'm so glad that I found them back in June.  Revolutionary!  So, what was in my suitcase...what did I wear?

Day 1: Asakusa Sensoji Temple
Stitch Fix Style: 41Hawthorn Ackley Houndstooth Print Blouse & Kut From the Kloth Simmons Bootcut Jean with Octavia Jolene Zipper Flap Crossbody Bag 

Day 2: Sakura - National Museum of Japanese History
Stitch Fix Style: 41Hawthorn Rowson Colorblock Striped Sweater & Kut From the Kloth Kate Distressed Boyfriend Jean with Coffee Shop Adavale Cargo Jacket & Octavia Jolene Zipper Flap Crossbody Bag 

Day 3: Working at Narita Ramp
Stitch Fix Style: 41Hawthorn Angela Quilted Detailed Blouse & Margeret M Emer High Waisted Trouser
Sorry...I apparently didn't think to have someone take my picture while I was working.

Day 4: Shinjuku - Samurai Museum & Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Stitch Fix Style: 41Hawthorn Gideon Polka Dot Sweater 

Day 5: Conference at Haneda Airport
I wore a suit this day and no Stitch Fix...whomp whomp!

Day 6: Narita - Naritasan Shinkshoji Temple and Park & Ramen Bayashi
Stitch Fix Style:  Mystree Chamberlin Striped Drape Front Cardigan 

On the flight home, I wore my Emers...they are the most comfortable pants ever.

As you can see, Stitch Fix has completely taken over my life.  I'm not sure what I wore before Stitch Fix!  Thanks for helping me find my style!

Thursday, February 18, 2016

February - Stitch Fix #9 Review

Wow! I am already on my 9th fix. That doesn't even seem possible. What seems more impossible is that I'm more in love with Stitch Fix now than I was when I was anxiously awaiting my first fix.

This month my request to my stylist was, "I am heading to Tokyo on Feb 20th for a week for a work trip/vacation. For this trip, I am in desperate need of a smallish crossbody purse. I would also love a jacket that's great for temps in the 40s. Another pair of jeans or a colored pair of emers would probably also be good to have. I can't wait for this fix or my trip to Japan."  I again requested Solenice to style my fix, since my last 2 were great.

She once again did not disappoint.  She referenced my note, my blog, and my Pinterest board.  I'm one happy Stitch Fix customer.

For this fix, I received a pair of pants, 2 tops, 1 jacket, and a purse.

41 Hawthorn Ackley Houndstooth Print Blouse
Solenice said she picked this specifically for me because she thought it would look really cute on me.  I agree.  I like how it can be casual with jeans or dressed up with a pair of slacks for work.  I think I'm going to pair it with my black emers, red statement necklace, and red flats for one of my days in Japan.  Be looking for that blog post soon!
Verdict: Keep

Level 99 Patrick Chino Pant
I asked for a pair of colored pants, and Solenice delivered.  A side view of these pants is in the above picture.  Another picture is shown below with the sweater.  I love how these pants fit.  They accentuate all of the right spots.  They are so comfy too.  They would be great for wearing while acting like a tourist all day.
Verdict: Keep

41Hawthorn Demi Pullover Sweater
I had this sweater on my Pinterest board, so I was happy to see it in my fix.  Again this sweater can either be casual or work it when that happens.  Based on Solenice's suggestion, I paired it with the Level 99 Patrick Chino Pants.  I think the combo looks great.  I have a long green statement necklace that I will also add to complete this outfit.  Again, this outfit will be going in my suitcase...speaking of which, I probably should start packing soon.
Verdict: Keep

Coffeeshop Adavale Cargo Jacket
I'll admit it...I've seen lots of people on Facebook or Pinterest with these types of jackets, but I just wasn't sure about them.  When I pulled it out of the box, I still wasn't sure.  Then, I put it on.  I REALLY LIKE it.  I also love that it has a hood, as it might rain while I'm in Japan.  It's the perfect on-the-go jacket.  Thanks, Solenice!
Verdict: Keep

Octavia Jolene Zipper Flap Crossbody Bag
I specifically asked for a crossbody purse in this fix.  Oh.My.God.  LOVE!  LOVE!  LOVE!  That's really I have to say about that.
Verdict: Keep...Obviously!

Yay for a 5/5 fix!!  At the rate Solenice and I are going, I'm going to have to stop receiving fixes on a monthly basis or find a part time job to pay for everything!  I seriously am enamored with Stitch Fix.

 My flight for Japan leaves on Saturday, and I'll be there for a week.  Eeek...can't wait!  Check back the week of Feb 29th for a blog post about my trip.  I'm sure all of the above items will make an appearance in pictures.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

January Stitch Fix Review - Fix #8

I just received my 8th fix from Stitch Fix. I truly have no idea what I did before Stitch Fix. It has changed my life. Someone at work this week even called me a fashionista. Me??? Wow! Thank you, Stitch Fix and your wonderful stylists!! Speaking of wonderful stylists, mine for the 2nd month was Solenice. As I said last month, she is amazing. Once again, she referenced my Pinterest board, blog posts, and past fixes. Perfect!! For as long as she's a stylist at Stitch Fix, I will continue to request her to style my fixes. Now that I think about it, I should probably stop talking her up so much...I don't want her to get to busy for me. :)
For this fix, I had a couple of special requests: a pink dress to wear to a breast cancer philanthropy luncheon, a Valentine's night date outfit, and a colored trench coat. I received all of those items plus a couple of awesome tops.
Alice Blue Natal Knit Trench Jacket
I specifically asked for a colored trench coat after I saw this one on another post. I even added this one to my Pinterest board. See, Solenice can read my mind. Unfortunately, I just don't think this looks great on me. One thing I didn't realize until I received it, is that the jacket doesn't have any just tie it shut. As I was wearing it to try on, it kept coming open. I love the color of it, I just wasn't thrilled with the way it fit on me.
Status: Return
Adrianna Papell Melynda Dress
For my luncheon, Solenice chose this Melynda Dress. I love the cut and fit of this dress, and I like the way that it fit on me. I liked it, but didn't LOVE for $108, I felt that I needed to return. Also, I think I might have to go down a size on what I have listed in my style profile for dresses. This one was just a tidge too big.
Status: Return
Gilli Kamile Jersey Ruched Detail Dress
This dress...PERFECTION!! Solenice chose this one for my Valentine's day dress. I'm pretty sure my husband is going to be impressed. She suggested pairing it with my Just USA denim jacket from my July fix.
Yep...that's a winner!
Status: Keep
Here is a close up of the dress, so you can really see the color:
Crescent Lurli Grommet Detail Blouse
I'll admit, when I first saw the style card and pulled this one out I was unimpressed. Then...I tried it on. I think I have a new go to work blouse!! I just love the color and fit on me. Also, the grommet details are to die for!
Status: Keep
Leo & Nicole Hacian Split Hem Detail Pullover Sweater
Solenice said to pair these with my black Emers, black flats, and a silver necklace. I think it looks great with my Emers. Unfortunately, the only silver necklaces I have are little ones. With only my small diamond pendant, the sweater felt a little plain. Looks like I'm going to need a silver statement necklace in my next fix. Hint, hint.
Then, I paid attention to the style card. Love those things! I noticed that it in one example, it was paired with a I pulled out my 20 scarves (I might have a slight obsession) and found a match.
Status: Keep
This fix was a 3/5 for me, and I am still in love with Stitch Fix! This service really has been dressing better to accentuate the positives of my body. No more non-flattering clothes for me. I had a major purge of my closet around Christmas. I feel so much better, and according to my coworker I am a fashionista!!