Friday, July 24, 2015

Stitch Fix #2 Review - July 2015

My second fix from Stitch Fix arrived this week. YAY!!!!
I know it's been less than a month since my first fix, but I'm hooked and really wanted new clothes for my upcoming trip to South Carolina.
Did you know that you can leave personalized messages for your Stitch Fix stylist??? That's exactly what I did. I let her know that I was requesting this fix specifically for my summer vacation to Charleston. I provided her a list of some of the activities I thought I would be doing. She definitely paid attention and came through for me. I love how personalized her note is!!
Now, onto the clothes!
H&C Collection Bickenhall Split Back Top & Henry & Belle Abana Ankle Length Skinny Jean
Based on my stylist's suggestion, I paired these two pieces together. I wasn't impressed with them together...something about the combo of black and white with blue just didn't do it for me. But, I really liked them separate. By that, what I mean to say is that I really, really, really LOVE the Bickenhall Split Back Top and as my 3 days of trying on the skinnies progressed I started to fall in love with them too.
Don't you just love the back of this blouse??
Unfortunately, I don't have a picture...but, I went out on a limb last night as I was packing and paired this top with some black shorts. What a great vacation outfit! I'll make sure hubby takes pics of my wearing it to post it later. Since I didn't like the blouse and skinny jeans together, I started searching my closet for ways to wear the skinny jeans. I think I found some good options. Here's one of them:
So, if you are wondering about the denim jacket, it is the one that my stylist sent me this fix and referenced in my note. Just USA Morrie Boyfriend Denim Jacket Based on the style card that was included, I chose to roll up the sleeves...they were actually too long not rolled. I think it turned out well.
Gilli Ryland Maxi Dress
This dress looks and feels like it was made especially for me!! It fits amazing and is very flattering to my body (if I do say so myself). The material is's not your typical cotton maxi. 100% keeper!! I can't wait to wear it to an upcoming baby shower that I'm attending. Did you notice my necklace from my first fix??
Here's a look at the sytlist's suggestion of pairing the maxi with the denim jacket. I need your thoughts on it!
Market & Spruce Sam Hi-Lo Short Sleeve Tee
Meh, it's just a gray tee shirt. Yes, it is made of different material (think light sweater)...but, it's still just a boring gray tee shirt. My closet already has boring gray tee shirts. :)
So...what did I keep??? In the end, I kept everything. I really just wanted 4 out of the 5 items, but if you buy all 5 you get a 25% discount on the entire fix. It was actually cheaper to keep the boring gray shirt than it would have been to return it. I made sure I left that feedback upon checkout though.
Thinking about signing up for Stitch Fix??? All the links in the post direct you using my referral link. If you sign up using any of these links, I get a $25 credit. Yay for free money helping me support my new found addiction!!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Stitch Fix #1 Review

I had seen several people on Facebook post about Stitch Fix, so I finally decided to give it a try. I am so glad that I did.
What is Stitch Fix?
Stitch Fix is a personal styling subscription service. You are able to schedule a fix at any frequency you wish: every 2-3 weeks, every month, every 2 months, every 3 months, or as needed. It is very easy to get fill out a style profile with several questions and some example clothing for you to rate. You can direct them to a fashion Pinterest board or a blog, so they get to know your preferred style better. There is also a place for you to leave notes about your specific style or pieces that you need. There is a $20 styling fee every time you get a box, but it is credited to your account if you purchase an item from the box. If you choose to keep all 5 items they send, you get 25% off the whole box. You have 3 days to try everything on, then you send back what you don't want in a prepaid package. Super easy!!
What was in my Fix?
Every fix comes with a personalized note from your stylist as well as style cards for each of your items.
Pixley William Dress
I absolutely loved this dress!! It is not a normal style for me, but I loved the look of it on me. It will be perfect for my upcoming vacation. This is a KEEPER!
41Hawthorne Angela Quilted Detailed Blouse
I loved the quilted detail on this blouse...and the cobalt blue looks wonderful on me. Even though I would normally not spend $68 on a blouse, I just had to have this one!
Karen Kane Dorothy Pant
The pants that I have on in the previous picture are these pants. These are the most comfortable pants that I have ever worn. Unfortunately, the same material that made them so comfortable made them very form fitting. I just wouldn't have felt comfortable wearing them to work. Also, they were a tad on the long side...I normally wear boots under my work pants. I couldn't wear boots under these since they were so skinny at the bottom. Sadly, I had to eventually take them off and send them back.
Moon Collection Bailee Cowl Neck Knit Poncho
I loved this Poncho with the Dorothy looked amazing. Oops, I forgot to take pictures. By this point, I had already decided that I was going to return the pants. So, I tried the poncho with some of my regular work pants. looked like I had gained 20 lbs instantly. I just couldn't justify keeping it with nothing to currently wear with it that made me look good.
Bay to Baubles Emilee Teardrop Cluster Necklace
Definitely keeping this necklace!! I love the style and color. I looks great with the Quilted blouse that I'm also keeping.
I was so satisfied with my first Stitch Fix! I have another one scheduled to arrive on July 20th full of items for my vacation to Charleston. Can't wait!!

Finally Blogging Again

So, I am finally blogging again. I originally started this blog when I was training for the 2010 Chicago Marathon so that people could keep track of my training progress and provide me with encouragement. Then, I fell out of love with running. The blog then became my platform for Alzheimer's Awareness. Apparently, my last blog post was in August 2012...just 2 months before Brenna came into our lives. Any coincidence that I haven't blogged since she was born??? The format of the blog will be changing some. I will now use it to express anything that happens to come to my mind. Those topics will still include Alzheimer's Awareness and Running/Working Out. Others will include some of my Stampin' Up projects (why should I be the only one that gets to enjoy them), Stitch Fix reviews (I received my first fix this weekend, and I am hooked.), and whatever I think is interesting. Let's hope I keep up the posts this time!