[Stitch Fix] Fix #18 [Help me decide what to keep!] + a HUGE $1,250 Stitch Fix Giveaway!

Sunday, October 1, 2017

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Goodness, it feels like it's been FOREVER since my last fix! But really it hasn't. I just never blogged fix #17! Oops. It came during my little blog break and I just didn't have it in me to take pictures and post about it. So I skipped it. But of course I couldn't skip getting a birthday fix! So, albeit a little late, here is my birthday fix!

Disclaimer before I start showing pictures... I used to have Seth take my photos outside our old townhouse. There was a little walkway outside the front door where it had decent lighting and was pretty private. It worked perfectly. But when we moved back in June, now we live in an apartment, and well, to be honest, I don't know where to go to take pictures and I'm a bit embarrassed to be seen by all my neighbors taking pictures of me in my clothes so...  I just went with the selfie in the mirror again. This time I moved to Mason's room where there is better light, so hopefully it's a little better than last time and hopefully you can still get the gist of the gorgeousness of the clothes!

So, without further ado... let's get on with the reveal! For this fix, I thought it would be fun for you all to help me choose what to keep and what you think I should send back. The last time I asked for feedback, you all were SO helpful, so I thought it would be fun to do it again today. (In case you're not interested in the reveal... scroll down to the bottom for the giveaway!)

In case you haven't heard of Stitch Fix, it's basically a personal shopping service. You fill out your online profile by answering some questions about likes/dislikes, style, sizing, etc and then can write a note about what you're interested in as well as link a Pinterest style board to help your stylist know what you're looking for and what you're style is. Then your personal stylist gathers some items that she thinks you'd like and sends them to you. You try them on in the comfort of your own home and decide what you do and don't want to keep and then you have three days to send back whatever you don't want. Easy peasy! The styling fee is $20 and if you send back all the items, you lose the $20. If you keep one (or more) items, they deduct the $20 styling fee from your total and you pay the difference. And if you keep all five items, they deduct the $20 from the total and you get a 25% discount on all the items. Pretty great! If you're interested in signing up, if you want to use my referral code then I'll get small credit to my account and will be forever grateful.

A while back, I had requested a new stylist. While I did like my old stylist, I felt like she was thisclose to nailing my actual style. I always liked the things she sent me, but they just weren't quite me. So, I requested Desiree's stylist, Raquel. I always LOVE everything that Desiree gets in her fixes and figured that if we had a similar style, that Raquel would surely hit the nail on the head for me too. And sure enough.... SHE DID! Check out my FIRST 5/5 fix here!

So now... on to my fix!

Kut from the Kloth | Dayna Colored Skinny Jean
Color : Dark Pink | $78

Ok, I'll be honest. This was the very first fix EVER that I have peeked on. I checked the app after I got my shipping notification to see what I was getting. I never, ever do this and I usually love the surprise, but for some reason, I couldn't wait and wanted to know. And you know what? I shouldn't have peeked because I was disappointed. At first glance, I actually thought it wasn't Raquel that styled me because I hated everything. Yep. Hate.

On that note... You guys might remember my love affair with Kut from the Kloth when I previously shared my beloved Kut from the Kloth skinny jeans. (I know I mention these jeans every fix, but truthfully, I love them so much.) It's no secret I am a HUGE fan of their jeans and shorts and I ask for them in every Stitch Fix box that I can in hopes that they will have some new item that I haven't tried yet. Well, Raquel delivered... in an interesting way. DARK PINK. I had asked in my note to her for some blue jeans or black jeans or possibly even some that were olive colored or dark maroon/cranberry and I got... dark pink. A little brighter than I anticipated and at first peek, I thought I hated them. But once I tried them on, I didn't hate them anymore. They were a lot better than I imagined, especially paired with a black top, but they were still a bit brighter than I would choose for myself. What do you think? I think I could probably make them work, with things like this black top, maybe some boots? But I wonder how much I'd reach for them...? Also, they are a little long. I'd have to have them hemmed.

Thoughts : Undecided, but leaning towards returning.

Emily Rose | Armstrong Zipper Detail Cowl Neck Pullover
Color : Blue | $58

At first glance, I thought I'd love this top. I mean I love cowl neck sweaters and tops and this blue is right up my alley. But... the zipper detail. I think if it was a straight zipper I'd be more inclined to keep it, but the diagonal and the fact that one side is longer than the other... I'm not so sure. Also, the sweater was a bit big. I know oversized is in and I'm all for that, but it just seemed a little frumpy big instead of cute big.

Thoughts : Leaning towards returning.

Kut from the Kloth | Benter Mixed Material Top

Color : Black | $58

My first thoughts on this was HECK NO. I thought the floral was ugly and that I hated it. Even when I pulled it out of the box, I thought I hated it. And then I tried it on and... it grew on me. I've been trying to get away from all my solids and stripes (I am SO not adventurous) and I think this might be a winner. I thought it was flattering and cute on and the floral was a nice touch.

Thoughts : Leaning towards keeping.

41Hawthorn | Shirin Boatneck Stripe Knit Top
Color : Off-White | $54

In the picture, I thought this would be the one I'd keep, but after seeing it in person, I'm not so sure. I think from the front it looks pretty cute and I do like the detailing on the pocket on the front. I didn't like that it was somewhat sheer and I'd probably have to wear a tank top under it (or maybe just a nude bra?), but I also didn't love the elbow patches. Once upon a time, I was OBSESSED with the elbow patch look and maybe it's just the color of the patches (and I don't love orange or orangey tan), but it wasn't doing anything for me. Plus I thought it looked a bit big from the side.

Thoughts : Leaning towards returning.

Octavia | Brooks Crossbody Bag

Color : Olive | $58

I love love love a good cross body bag! I'm in love with mine from Fossil. I use it everyday. I actually had pinned one like this (or maybe this one) and Raquel saw and sent it to me, and while I do like it, I wonder how much I'd use it since I have one similar. At first I also thought it was a bit small, but then I noticed that it opened on the bottom to expand in size! While I couldn't fit the normal 8 million snack options for Mason in here, I could definitely fit my wallet and phone and such, so maybe it would make a cute purse for when I'm sans kiddo?

Thoughts : Undecided.



Kut from the Kloth | Dayna Colored Skinny Jean: Undecided.

Emily Rose | Armstrong Zipper Detail Cowl Neck Pullover: Leaning towards returning.

Kut from the Kloth | Benter Mixed Material Top: Leaning towards keeping.

41Hawthorn | Shirin Boatneck Stripe Knit Top: Leaning towards returning.

Octavia | Brooks Crossbody Bag: Undecided

For sure a 1/5, possibly a 2/5 maybe? Not the best, but not the worst!

Do you agree with my choices? What should I keep? What should I send back?


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  1. I really like the pink skinny jeans, but pink is my favorite color and I wear it year round. I think a black top looks beautiful with the pink jeans and great for fall and winter. I also think pink is a flattering color for most women. I also love the Benter Mixed Material Top and think it looks very nice on you and fits perfectly.

  2. Well firstly, it all looks great on you! I'm not a huge fan of the purse, and the cowl neck is probably my favorite.

  3. Keeo the three tops! They all look great on you and the texture/patterns are lovely!

  4. I'd vote for just keeping the floral top. It looks great on you. I don't think I'd want to mess with hemming pants esp if you aren't wild about the color and it seemed like you weren't excited about the other items. I tend to not wear things if I don't love them so I try to only keep my favorites when I shop.

  5. I like the floral top or the zipper sweater best.

  6. I vote for the floral top- I think it's super cute and it looks really great on you! The striped top is really cute too (you look great in stripes!), but I'm with you on the elbow patches. Not a fan of the color. If it were me, I would pass on the rest; I've read that you should only wear what you love, and the floral top is the only piece I love from this fix. Can't wait to see what you keep! :)

  7. I hope you keep the floral Benter Mixed Material Top, I think it's totally you!
    I'd also spring for that satchel. LOVE that color!

  8. I really like the floral top on you. The other clothes look good on you too but I don't think they'd be worth keeping.


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