Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Stitch Fix #3--I'm loving it!

Hooray!!!  I got home from running around with the kids this morning and GUESS what was on my front porch?!?!?!  That's right!  My THIRD Stitch Fix.

If you don't know what Stitch Fix is yet, it is basically a personal stylist to which you give your measurements, style preferences, and a price point you are comfortable with, and they send you 5 wonderful pieces of joy every month (or whatever time frame you choose.  Mine is every OTHER month.)  I don't have to get my kids out and keep them quiet and well-behaved while I try these things on, people.  I just turn on a little Dora the Explorer, and admire my options in the comfort of my own home!!  And if anyone has to pee, they can just go without me have to undress, redress, pack everyone in the shopping cart and race to the bathroom before all of my potential purchases are soaked in urine.  I used to like shopping, you know.  But somehow my son crawling under the dressing room doors while my daughter screams that there aren't enough pretzels and my baby rips the tags off of every single thing in sight just kind of ruins the experience for me.  Enter Stitch Fix and my personal stylist, Julie!!  It is wonderful and fantastic, and you should do it, too.

Okay so on to my third fix...

I loved it!  I wanted to keep everything, but some things just didn't work, unfortunately.  So here goes...

#1: THML Grant Chevron Print & Embroidery Top

Oh. Em. Gee.  Okay so my picture taking skills are horrible today.  My sister wasn't there to make the pics good, so they are what they are, get over it ;)  But this shirt is amazing!!  It doesn't look like much in this picture, but I LOVE IT!!  The fabric is light and flowy (perfect for summer) and the arrows are embroidered and BEAUTIFUL in person.  There are also dainty triangles embroidered on the sleeves.  It is a little bit boxy, but I thought the comfort and pattern/texture combo was too great to pass up.  And it looked great with the shorts I was wearing already, so there you go!

Status: Kept

#2: Dear John Fennegan Roll Cuff Chino Short

This, to me, was the biggest bummer in my fix.  I LOVE these shorts.  For someone with really pale legs (like REALLY)  I almost NEVER get to wear any kind of khaki.  It just washes me out!  But these shorts were a pretty brownish tan with black pinstripes and they were fabulous!  Here I paired it with a wrap tank with a peekaboo lace underlay from Wet Seal.  Sadly they were just too small in the waist.  I always have this problem, I have NO hips or thighs, so things can be too big there, but tight on my tummy.  I could button them, but I just knew I wouldn't wear them because it just wasn't comfortable.

Status: Returned

#3 Pixley Florence Colorblocked Dress

This was actually a bummer too.  I wanted to keep this dress, but price wise I just couldn't justify it.  I loved the straps and the neckline on me, and the waist was super comfortable (even though I didn't think it would be when I pulled it out of the box.)  I loved the colors, but it was a little bit large and boxy on me, plus I feel like it should be a little bit shorter.  I was really torn on this one, but in the end I decided that I would send it back.  I recently found out they have petite sizes now, so I may add that to my notes since I am only 5'3" and this might have looked better on me in petite.  Who knows?

Status: Returned

#4 Mystree Vinnie Open Crochet Detail Cardigan

If you know me well, you know I LOVE cardigans.  My husband makes fun of how many cardigans I have.  I am pretty sure at least HALF of the hangers in our house are devoted to cardigans, and you know what?  I like it that way.  So I was super happy to see this in my fix.  It is gorgeous.  The detailing is beautiful, it is so soft and cuddly, but also very light and will work well in spring, fall and winter here in Texas.  I paired it here with my favorite elephant shirt and shorts. It is a great staple piece and I don't care what ANYONE says, you can never have too many cardigans!

Status: Kept

#5: Zad Martin Mini Layered Metal Cuff

I was a bit torn on this one too, and if I hadn't liked the other things I kept so much, I may have kept this.  It is super cute in person and just really chic.  The only problem is that I always forget to wear bracelets and watches.  And when I do they always end up being a distraction for a cranky child, and I have toys for that which are MUCH cheaper than this bracelet.

Status: Returned

So that was it!  What do you think?  Do you agree with my choices?  Well it doesn't matter anyway because it was MY fix!!  Go get your own!!

(Seriously, here is where you can sign up.  FYI: It will give me a small credit to my account when your fix is shipped if you sign up through my link.  If that offends you, just go to their main site.  But I won't be friends with you anymore ;) )

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Stitch Fix #2: Better than the first!!

So if you didn't catch my post on Facebook last month, I signed up for this really cool personal shopping thing called Stitch Fix.
As you may know, I live in the boonies. Maybe not the "official" boonies, but as someone who has never lived farther than 15 minutes from an Old Navy in their entire adult life, I consider Whitney, Tx the boonies. So as you can probably guess, the only "local" places to shop are Brookshires and the Dollar Store. And I love to shop. I could do it for hours a day, and sometimes I do (online). So when I came across the ingenious idea of Stitch Fix, I was,needless to say, immediately enthralled.
Stitch Fix is a fun little company that will assign you a personal shopper, and after you have given them your sizes, style preferences, and budget expectations, they will send you 5 items in the mail to try on. You choose which ones you would like to keep, and put the rest in a prepaid package and mail it back. That's it! I got my first one last month and I am officially obsessed. I only kept one thing (a necklace) but I gave my stylist some more tips and she definitely wowed me this month!! So of course, as the kind and loving friend that I am for all of you wonderful people, took pictures of everything for you to see! So here goes:

#1: Bay to Baubles Sauna Curved Bar Necklace
This necklace was super cute, but kind of boring. I like my jewelry to really pop, if I wear any at all, so this was not really my style,
Status: Returned

#2: Fun2Fun Sonoma Striped Sleeveless Top
This shirt is totally my style. Very loose fitting (hides the mommy tummy) and I loved the hi/lo aspect. I was very intrigued by the colors. As a very pale skinned redhead, I usually steer clear of yellow and orange, but I absolutely love this top. It has wide straps so it hides my nursing tank (you know I gotta wear my nursing tank allllllll summer) and I can wear it with jeans or shorts. It transfers well into winter with a cardigan. I think it rocks.
Status: Kept

#3: Skies Are Blue Maison Mesh Trim Blouse

I am obsessed with this top.  It is so ME, and I loved it right when I opened it.  I love the wide straps at the top (once again it hides the nursing tank beautifully).  The top navy blue part is mesh, and it just has everything: texture, pattern, color...ahhhhh!!  I love it.  I can wear it with shorts this summer, or jeans, and I even wore it on Easter like this:
Status: Kept

#4: Sweet Rain Isaac Floral Print Tab-Sleeve Blouse
This was a cool shirt, and I loved the style.  I wasn't super in love with the colors, and I have a shirt from Old Navy that is very similar to the style.  It was pretty, and fit well, but ultimately it wasn't my favorite.
Status: Returned

#5: Mavi Yasmin Skinny Jean
I didn't take a picture of myself in these jeans because I will be honest with you, I couldn't tell what was the back and what was the front.  I THINK the high part of the waist was the front (because there was a tag on the other side) but it went up above my belly button.  They looked more like jeggings, which I LOVE, but the waist line was really confusing for me.  Also they were $78 for essentially a really confusing pair of JEGGINGS.
Status: Returned

So there you go!!  I am LOVING Stitch Fix and I am already super excited about my next fix!  It won't come until May 29th, so I may go crazy before then...but I will definitely look cute in my two new tops while I wait!!

If you want to sign up for Stitch Fix, go here.  I will get the credit if you do!!  And you will LOVE it, trust me!!