Thursday, July 18, 2013

My 2nd Stitch Fix

Posted By: Leah
Hi! Long time no chat. I'm back with my 2nd Stitch Fix. You can get caught up on my first Stitch Fix HEREWhat is Stitch Fix? It's an online company where you fill out a profile telling your size, the types of styles you like, then send links to your Pinterest boards, LinkedIn profile page, blog, whatever you think they should know about you. Then a stylist personally selects five items (clothing, jewelry, whatever you specify you want) and mails to you! You only have 3 days to review, try on, take photos (like I did!) and then send back what you don't want. It's $20 stylist fee, but they take $20 off if you choose to keep an item. AND if you keep all 5 they take 25% off everything. Pretty good deal... right?

Last month was my first Stitch Fix and I was floored with how fantastic my stylist did. I expected to hate it all and I ended up loving three things and came close to buying two, but ended up with this one:
(Yeah, my hair was longer and redder last month)

 I was overall very pleased with my first Stitch Fix last month and signed up for another one for this month... you can choose your date so I only waited 3 weeks between Fixes.  I opened up the box I got today and well... was semi-disappointed just at first glance.
 I don't know what I expected to have happen, but I guess last box greeted me with lace and vintage stuff. This one is well... you'll see... no lace. No real vintage look.

Oh also, as I mentioned last month, I had requested shorts because I live in North Carolina where it is hot and humid and I always need shorts. They said again, no shorts for me. Apparently I'm not in the shorts size range or something. lame. Also, I included a note in the return of the cream/black shirt from last month that if they sent it to me 1 size larger I'd buy it. Guess what? No shirt. Missed opportunity. So I think that's why I reluctantly opened this box.


Anyway, I went ahead and started taking the items out and photographing. Crossing my fingers there would be a hidden gem in this box. The first item was the Under Skies Fenton 3/4 Sleeve Printed Blouse. It's a horizontal print with cobalt, black and white. Pretty cute! It was lined and really nice quality. 

The suggestion tag had some ideas, but I don't own white jeans/pants or a mint skirt. And I'm not sure how I feel about the mint with this look anyway... so I paired it with jeans.

I'd say this one was just okay. Now awful. And I added my own black bubble necklace (hard to tell) because it was a really simple top. I'm always worried about horizontal stripes. This shirt only had them at the top, but still, I think I would be self-conscious in it because of the stripes? IDK.

Moving on, the next item I took out was the Olive & Oak Nakisha Sheer Longsleeve Blouse. I really like the coral color. Super sheer, but from what I know about fashion (admittedly not much), I know bright sheer tops are super in this season.  

 The little card suggests tucking it into a skirt as an option, but there's no way I would ever do that because...

 The back of the top is amazing! It's a high-low cut, so covers the booty in the back. And look at the tuxcedo detailing! I really liked it. I didn't know how it would fit because to me, it looked just like an oversized shirt.
See? they said tuck it in. Lame. But I did read the part about the statement necklace, which they included for me. So it was green but I put it on anyway....

And I really liked this top! Not too big at all and you can sort of see the high-low part in the back. 

Here's a shot of the back. And yes, I have a bit of a booty. But this covers it (ok weird angle and yes that's the tag hanging out of the back of the shirt. Gotta keep it on to return it).

The statement necklace is the 41 Hawthorn Faceted Bubble Necklace. It was cute in the picture above, but up close it's pretty big. See how it's going down to the third button on the shirt? It's a serious necklace. 

 Next up is the Angie Moni Horseshoe Print Stud Detail Top

This one I thought was pretty cool. I mean not my style with the horse shoes and country thing happening. But worth a try because that's what this is all about.

And here it is! I am a little torn on this one. I don't really love the tan color. Or the horseshoes. But it's a cute shape. I think if it had a different print/color I'd like it more. Also it's super sheer. You can see my belly sticking out in the picture below because my cami was coming up. Yikes.

 Ok, last item is the Renee C Robinson Maxi Skirt. It's cobalt... the photo makes it look dark.
So here's the thing. I don't own any maxi skirts, dresses, nothing. It just seems like a ton of fabric, right?

Here's the suggested look. They are like you are wearing a ginormous skirt, don't wear a lot on the top. But I hate showing my arms, so sorry gotta cover them. So here's what I wore...

A creepy yellow shirt and I looked awful. Even Gav was like "Wow mom, that skirt is really big." I mean it's like yards and yards of fabric. It's Violet Beauregard. it's great for like a beach cover up. But I might as well wear a towel instead. I give it a thumbs down.

 ^ Same, right!? 


SOOO What do you think? Should I keep any of it or send it all back? I am a fan of the coral blouse, but what do I know? I could look super awful and there's no one here to tell me. (For my pictures I set up my camera with the timer and Gav was ignoring me when I asked how he liked everything)

I put together a poll for your help. You can vote for everything or nothing... just let me know because by the time this post goes live, I'll only have 2 days left to decide... THANKS!!!

And do you want to order a Stitch Fix box for yourself? It's fun. I was a little down on this box, but there was some good stuff in it. I know my stylist actually read my suggestions and gave me a few great things she knew I'd love, and sent me some items for fun for me to try I probably never would have put on in the store.

Also THANK YOU to whomever signed up via my referral code. You just got me $25 store credit to Stitch Fix. So I kind of should get something... I already have $20 stylist fee into this box, so the clothes are all pretty reasonable with $45 off... some even would be paid for already with that!

Which of my Stitch Fix items should I keep?
  
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5 comments

  1. LEAH!!!!!!!!!! Where have you been all my life?! I miss you!!!!

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  2. Love the comparison with Oompah-Loompahs! You are more classic than lacey flowy for the maxi.
    Is this for trendy casual or work? For the future or for just today?

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  3. Andy said he votes horseshoe w/no bra! perv. (lol, not that kind of blog)

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  4. I know you said you didnt care for the horseshoe blouse but I'm loving it on you. Regardless of what you keep, they all looked great on you, minus the maxi skirt. Those things rarely look good on anyone.

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