Stitch Fix #23-Orange Overload

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June greeted me with a leg of travel to the lovely west coast for dry heat, sunshine, and a head cold…the downside of traveling, not sleeping well or enough, and having too big a time is germs. I returned home from my trip and the next day my throat was sore. Oh boo hoo germs, way to ruin a party!

What did cheer me up was sleeping in my own bed and a box arriving when I got home. Betsy came through once again and pushed me to try a few new pieces this box around. Some wins, but mostly pinches on this box. Sorry girl, I still don’t care for the color orange, anything that makes me look like a poet with a shoelace, and skirts. I have yet to keep a skirt.

I also had to buy some staples this month. Target was having a sale on t-shirts so I took them up on their offer. I had been waiting for a good sale since my old v-neck faves were stained, pilled, and looking pretty sad. I had to take the same stance on some new sneakers as well. I had two pair that had hundreds of miles on them a piece and my feet got pretty sore on my last trip. I went and tried some on, scanned the boxes with the Amazon app and ended up saving $15 on a pair. Who would have thought?

Moon and Sky Sabria Crochet Detail Knit Top-$48

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Orange. Shebert. Creamsicle. My hate/hate relationship with orange continues. Plus, this wasn’t flattering on me. The back was lovely but this was way too long for me. And, it was freakin’ orange….

RD Style Lirio Lace Up Top-$64

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Shoelaces. No. Never. And bell sleeves. No. Never. This was too big, too long in the sleeves, and I felt like I should be writing a sonnet. The crinkley fabric, the gauzy feel, it just didn’t do it for me on multiple levels.

Margaret M Kayla Printed Flare Skirt-$64

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This skirt had a chance. It fit properly but then I realized one very important fact. I never wear skirts. EVER.

DV8 Darma Fringe Ankle Strap Sandal-$65

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ORANGE. FRINGE. Super cute, but in the same color family as the coral/orange colored flats I kept a few boxes ago.

Street Level Demi Fold Over Vegan Leather Crossbody Bag-$48

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I asked for a bag like this. And I loved it. So I kept it!

Stitch Fix has been a great service for me. I can honestly admit that I’ve cut down on purchasing clothes in general and when I am at Target, I’ll think, “no, a box is coming soon” before I spend money on stuff I won’t wear or just wear a few times. I can honestly say I wear the crap out of my stitch fix pieces. I get compliments on them frequently and the clothes are always interesting and not things I would normally purchase. If you’d like to give it a try, you can use my link https://www.stitchfix.com/referral/3924112

No pressure either way. Stitch Fix doesn’t compensate me. I pay the $20 styling fee each month and appreciate what they send me.

Stitch Fix #22-May Showers

Another great month! Could not have been more impressed with the pieces Betsy pulled for me! She knows me well and if a few had fit better, I’d have kept the whole box!

Tart Blithe Chevron Knit Blazer- $148

Super soft with nice coral colored details. I had asked for a summer weight blazer for conferences that I have coming up. This would have been a great piece that traveled well, didn’t show wrinkles, and was sporty. I couldn’t get my mind around the pattern on it and the nap of the velour type fabric. Fit great, super trendy, just not really me.

Loveappella Lola Lace Detail Knit Top- $48

This was my keeper this box. I asked for some lace details and Betsy delivered! I love the white. I only own one other white top (also from SF), so having two is ok. Maybe no more though. I love the lace detail with the sleeves and pocket. The shirt is soft and not clingly. I’ll wear a cami underneath and be all set.

Market & Spruce Kipp Printed Dress- $68

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I loved this dress! It’s lined, it’s a great color and the pattern is flattering. I didn’t keep it because I have a dress that’s similar in color from SF from last summer. I couldn’t keep a second of the same shade. Other than that, it was a great piece.

The Korner Hammonds Cutout Detail Silk Blouse- $134

This was a beautiful royal blue color with amazing cut out details. It was a bit snug through the shoulders for me so I chose to send it back. Other than that, it was an absolutely gorgeous piece.

Margaret M Christiana Printed Pencil Skirt- $78

This was my least favorite piece. I don’t do well in pencil skirts, too much in my middle and it always looks amplified when I put one on. I loved the pattern, it’s super fun and would go with a lot of color choices and the coral shoes I got in my last fix. I chose to send it back because it didn’t make me feel fabulous and Stitch Fix pieces (and any clothes) should only be kept if they make you feel fabulous!

Stitch Fix has been a great service for me. I can honestly admit that I’ve cut down on purchasing clothes in general and when I am at Target, I’ll think, “no, a box is coming soon” before I spend money on stuff I won’t wear or just wear a few times. I can honestly say I wear the crap out of my stitch fix pieces. I get compliments on them frequently and the clothes are always interesting and not things I would normally purchase. If you’d like to give it a try, you can use my link https://www.stitchfix.com/referral/3924112

No pressure either way. Stitch Fix doesn’t compensate me. I pay the $20 styling fee each month and appreciate what they send me.

Stitch Fix #21-5/5

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It happened, a 5/5 for the first time (and likely only time for a while)!

I could not believe it either but thanks to Betsy, my kick ass stylist for sending me amazing pieces, referencing my pinterest board, and noting that a prior top was above my price point so I had to return it so she sent me a lower cost top that I loved just as much. The shoes are adorable and the discount plus a credit I had made each piece $36. Yes, this is a service and I’m aware of my good fortune so I know this will not happen very often. The price points on the shoes and jeans were higher than I would normally pay but with the discount and credit it worked out this month. I had really been looking forward to the shoes. I know I’ve said it before but where I live is pretty limited in shopping for professional women. There’s a Loft and….a gap outlet and a target. No jokes. So, it’s worth it for me. We have a super shoes but don’t get crazy on the nursing shoes they sell! 😉

 

Seychelles Boss peep Toe Flats- $90

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Super cute, really practical, and a great color. I love the coral/red of these and they’re great for spring/summer. I have wide feet in the front with narrow heels so I was skeptical when I saw these were coming and I am pleasantly surprised.

Le Lis Maile Scoop Neck Top-$44

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This was a great option for a spring/summer tank. It’s got a fun pattern and a variety of colors that can be paired with a lot of other pieces I own. It would also go with the cute shoes above. I also like the two pattern aspect of it across the bottom.

Skies are Blue McClain Crochet Panel Knit Top-$54

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I will admit, this was the piece I would have sent back as it was a little snug across the shoulders. Even when I pulled it out of the box I thought, “this is not an XL” so if you’re getting this, it runs small. This is fitted for me, even in the shoulders but I do love it and I’m going to wet it and stretch it some in the shoulders to see if it will give at all. I do love the detail of it and I don’t own many white pieces so it’s a good addition for me that I would not have pulled at a store.

THML Dorris Embroidery Detail Top-$48

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Loved this immediately. This was a replacement piece from a prior fix when the price point on a silk top was just too much for me to purchase. My stylist even mentioned it, noting that she pulled this with a lower price point and I fell in love with it. I appreciate her feedback and attention to detail on noting my price preferences. It’s my favorite piece of the fix. I love the embroidery, the neckline and the blue contrast. Will make a perfect summer piece for me and I can pair it with a light blazer or sweater.

Kut from the Kloth Simmons Bootcut Jeans-$88

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Truth time: I’ve worked hard with the help of my doctor since fall and dropped about 20 lbs so far. I have not fit into “normal” jeans in so long….SO LONG, so it was almost surreal to put these on and have them fit! I realize everyone has a different story on a healthy body but my breaking point was last summer when I would keep gaining AND then clothes from regular stores no longer fit. That was my deal breaker. I started seeing a new doc and endocrinologist to take care of some old health issues that I’d ignored for years and it’s been a slow but steady six months. For today, I’m going to enjoy the weight loss, know I worked really hard at it, and boogie around in these jeans. I’m short so I’ll have to hem them, but I have to hem all the pants I buy. Except shorts and capri pants. These have a nice bit of stretch to them and ride at a normal rise, not butt crack rise, so that’s good for me since I’m not 25 anymore (thank a god for that) and being a plumber is not a thing in my life. They’re dark rinse so I’ll happily wear them to work once I tailor them.

Stitch Fix has been a great service for me. I can honestly admit that I’ve cut down on purchasing clothes in general and when I am at Target, I’ll think, “no, a box is coming soon” before I spend money on stuff I won’t wear or just wear a few times. I can honestly say I wear the crap out of my stitch fix pieces. I get compliments on them frequently and the clothes are always interesting and not things I would normally purchase. If you’d like to give it a try, you can use my link https://www.stitchfix.com/referral/3924112

No pressure either way. Stitch Fix doesn’t compensate me. I pay the $20 styling fee each month and appreciate what they send me.

Stitch Fix #17-Fall Fell

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Love. I love Leslie. Whoever she is in the Stitch Fix ether, I would like to give her a blog shout out right now. This box would have been 5/5. My very first and true unicorn. And then there’s my personal budget to contend with. And that’s when s*&t gets real. But let me bask….for one more minute….Thanks Leslie! Seriously, it was a great box. My budget helped me make several decisions, but if I had unlimited income, I would have kept all five pieces this month. The only major fit issue I had was a personal taste one. The skirt fit great, but was a bit short for my personal taste. It was also not the best flare on me. I’m short.

Street Level Anchorage Nylon Tote $58

 

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This bag is HUGE on the inside! (TWSS) It will hold your every life need perfectly. I liked the faux leather handles and the fact that it’s nylon means you could wash it without damaging it should you spill on it. There’s a huge main compartment and two smaller ones on each side. The color was rich and warm. I didn’t keep it because I’m thinking of really splurging on a beautiful work bag that would be my “go to” for many, many years…

Le Lis Grenaa Knit Blazer $58

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I didn’t think I would like this. I typically like a well designed, lined blazer. But then I remember how hot I can get in blazers. I like wearing a light sweater at the office and this fits the bill! I tried it on with the mustard shirt below and it was an immediate match made in heaven. It’s light enough to be comfortable, it’s comfortable and not restricting, and it’s professional enough that I could teach in it. I like that the sleeves are already folded and I folded them another time. I’m short, I have short arms, I’m basically shaped like a T-Rex up in here. 3/4 sleeves are my spirit animal.

Market & Spruce Pablo V-Neck Blouse $58

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Love this. Love the fit. Love the pattern. Love the solid back. The v-neck is flattering and not too revealing. Beautiful piece. The end.

Market & Spruce Yuna Chevron Pointelle Knit Sweater $68

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I really wanted to like this sweater more than I did. It fit well but the sleeves were much too long and would have mandated I rolled them up several times. I have short arms, I’m learning to cope. I did love the pattern on it, I could pair it with colored shirts underneath for a neat combination and the color was a great neutral tan/khaki, perfect for navy trousers, jeans, boots, and a scarf on any given day. If I had unlimited funds….

Pixley Triste Swing Skirt $58
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I really enjoyed this skirt. It was definitely out of my comfort zone. I would have thought harder about it if I’d had the funds. The black edging on the bottom is a really nice detail and it helps that the skirt flares, making it a generous cut. It was too short for my personal taste and that was the only downfall of this piece.

Overall, another great and really fun box! Thanks again to Leslie for being the bomb dot com.

I loved this top as well. It was really soft with a flattering collar. When I tried it on, it was too snug across the bust and shoulders, making it an automatic “return” item. I loved the pattern. The polka dots weren’t obnoxiously big and this would have worn well under a jacket for a complete outfit. I wanted this to fit! I was so excited when I peeked at my shipment.

Stitch Fix has been a great service for me. I can honestly admit that I’ve cut down on purchasing clothes in general and when I am at Target, I’ll think, “no, a box is coming soon” before I spend money on stuff I won’t wear or just wear a few times. I can honestly say I wear the crap out of my stitch fix pieces. I get compliments on them frequently and the clothes are always interesting and not things I would normally purchase. If you’d like to give it a try, you can use my link https://www.stitchfix.com/referral/3924112

No pressure either way. Stitch Fix doesn’t compensate me. I pay the $20 styling fee each month and appreciate what they send me.

Stitch Fix #16-“Fall”in’ in Love

Stitch Fix  #16- Fallin in Love {Domesticated Academic}

Fall is upon us! Ok, so it went from burning hot, humid, drippy summer to a few days of fall and immediately into “we’re getting a butt ton of rain” and possibly the remnants of some hurricane name Joaquin. So long fall, you were short, sweet, and a tease!

I did take some time to pin a few things this month as well, minding my note to the stylist as well. As always, she came through.       I’d like to give a blogger shout out to my stylist this month, Leslie, for being the bomb dot com of my fix. This is the first fix I recall where I truly “liked” everything that came–from the colors and patterns–this was a great fix. Some fit issues kept me from keeping more, but I realize that everyone has a different shaped body.

Liverpool Reagan Skinny Pant- $88

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Wanted to love. They fit but I felt like they were too skinny for me. I adored the pattern on these pants and I own another skinny leg pant from Gap but there was too much spandex in these or something.

Brixon Ivy Lawley Cable Knit Open Cardigan-$68

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I adored this sweater. I love the color and knit that it had. The front lapels that melted into the pockets was amazing. The downfall of this sweater was where it laid on my body, right on my butt. When I caught view of myself in the mirror, I noticed it made my backside look bigger. I’m short so it may lay differently on someone who is a half inch taller or shorter.

Market & Spruce Fierro Elbow Patch Crew Neck Sweater-$58

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This was a cute sweater. Lightweight black with adorable dark grey patches. It would have been great to wear over a collared shirt to make me the ultimate preppy professor. This sweater laid funny on my hips, hugging my middle and making me self-conscious. It was also a thin sweater, great for layering but I’m not sure if it was $58 worth of sweater. Super cute. If it laid nicer on my hips, it would have stayed no matter the price tag.

41 Hawthorn Kassidy Faux Wrap Dress-$68

Stitch Fix  #16- Fallin in Love {Domesticated Academic}

This dress is perfect for multiple seasons and the pattern was super fun with a beautiful dark red/pink mosaic pattern. I wore this to teach in and received at least three compliments throughout the day. It’s a flattering length and opens just enough at the hem for a slimming effect. I wore this on a muggy fall day with a simple cardigan over it and didn’t need too much jewelry because of the pattern. I’m going to pick up some tights for cooler weather and wear it with short boots.

Market & Spruce Colibri Polka Dot Print Top-$48

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I loved this top as well. It was really soft with a flattering collar. When I tried it on, it was too snug across the bust and shoulders, making it an automatic “return” item. I loved the pattern. The polka dots weren’t obnoxiously big and this would have worn well under a jacket for a complete outfit. I wanted this to fit! I was so excited when I peeked at my shipment.

Stitch Fix has been a great service for me. I can honestly admit that I’ve cut down on purchasing clothes in general and when I am at Target, I’ll think, “no, a box is coming soon” before I spend money on stuff I won’t wear or just wear a few times. I can honestly say I wear the crap out of my stitch fix pieces. I get compliments on them frequently and the clothes are always interesting and not things I would normally purchase. If you’d like to give it a try, you can use my link https://www.stitchfix.com/referral/3924112

No pressure either way. Stitch Fix doesn’t compensate me. I pay the $20 styling fee each month and appreciate what they send me.

Stitch Fix #15-Birthday Fix

I pinned a few things this month to help my stylist along and she delivered! While it was a hit or miss box, I found something I loved and that’s always the goal. I’ll never understand how people are so disappointed when they don’t get a 5/5 EVERY month. I’ve learned to be grateful when I can find one thing I genuinely love and will wear the crap out of and the rest is just good karma.

In honor of my birthday, my stylist sent me a nice variety of things to try on.

Let’s go!

Pixley Felicia Dress-$54

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Keeper!!! This dress is so soft, it’s forgiving, and it drops at the knee. Totally work appropriate with adjustable straps. I put this on and immediately started scheming how to accessorize it. I wore it the next day to teach in and paired it with a cardigan, fancy sandals, and jewelry. It was comfortable all day to wear.

Romolo Stevie Snake Print Buckle Cuff-$34

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I wanted to like this, but the gold wasn’t my taste. I generally don’t wear gold, which I didn’t tell my stylist. It also had something poking me in the wrist when it was clasped but I couldn’t figure out what it was. It was fun, but not for me.

Market and Spruce Gil Plaid Dress-$68

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As much as I wanted to get mad for plaid, I just couldn’t. It was comfortable but too tight across the chest. And plaid…it’s just not my thing.

May Pink Bradwell Off Shoulder Knit Top-$44

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This was weird. I don’t do off the shoulder. EVER. ANYTHING. Simple, comfortable, and straight forward. Basic black. Just not for me.

Skies are Blue Krishna Cutout Detail Top-$44

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I pinned this but it was too snug all over. The end.

Stitch Fix has been a great service for me. I can honestly admit that I’ve cut down on purchasing clothes in general and when I am at Target, I’ll think, “no, a box is coming soon” before I spend money on stuff I won’t wear or just wear a few times. I can honestly say I wear the crap out of my stitch fix pieces. I get compliments on them frequently and the clothes are always interesting and not things I would normally purchase. If you’d like to give it a try, you can use my link https://www.stitchfix.com/referral/3924112

No pressure either way. Stitch Fix doesn’t compensate me. I pay the $20 styling fee each month and appreciate what they send me.

Stitch Fix #14-The Dog Days of Summer

Stitch Fix #14-The Dog Days of Summer

I returned from vacation to find quite a few things at my door (besides bills). Stitch Fix time!!!

I had peeked while on vacation and I was excited to see my box at the door when I got out of the car after a 10 hour drive.

I gave ZERO suggestions this month to my stylist and for some reason, they thought I’d cancelled or gone a stretch without a fix because the first line of the style card said, “welcome back to stitch fix!” Uh….get your algorithm right kids 😛

I had pinned a few shirts in the last month or two but truth be told, I’d been busy and pinning and what not is not my priority in life at the moment, that’s what I pay Stitch Fix for.

Anyway, it’s almost back to school time too, so it’s time to think about dressing like a real human once again as well. I took a few minutes when I did get home and went through my closet, taking a quick assessment of what I would need/want/dump. Keeping that in mind, I went through my box. I have almost quit wearing dresses this summer and have switched to linen pants for the most part. I still love a good patterned top and the bags are hit or miss when they send them. Let’s take a look at the box!

STREET LEVEL Kaelyn Laser Cut Two-Tone Reversible Tote- $68

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Liked it, didn’t love it. It’s quite roomie and I like the laser cut pattern on it, would have been a “keeper” if it had been a color or something more interesting in the color wheel (the online sample was orange/navy). I may look at it one more time before I stuff the envelope.

MARKET & SPRUCE  Sam Hi-Lo Short Sleeve Tee- $44

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Cute shirt, but it was just that: a cute t-shirt for $44, not even making my dinner kind of t-shirt. Fit well, was very soft, but just not worth the price. The gray was similar to a hi-lo shirt I received a few fixes back with a cool back on it.

41HAWTHORN Queensland Dolman Jersey Top- $48

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I don’t understand why people like dolman tops. They fit weird, they accentuate all my “fat bits” and the sleeves make me feel like I’m ready to fly away. It’s just not for me and it makes me feel awkward.

GILLI Kamile Jersey Ruched Detail Dress- $54

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Cute dress. Once again, it accentuated the “fat bits” and didn’t flatter me. It had an adorable neckline that would have been perfect for work. The color was also beautiful, a deep royal blue that would have been great for the start of the semester.

MARKET & SPRUCE Nolen Printed Detail Henley Tank- $54

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Jackpot! The best for last! It fit great, had a really interesting pattern on it, and would go with many things for the semester. It’s always nice to find a winner in each box. I have no hopes of ever getting a 5/5 box, but I always consider it a win when at least one item works out. I would consider a 5/5 box a unicorn box, kind of like that “dress” or “top” that everyone wants and calls a “unicorn.”

First world Stitch Fix problems 🙂

Stitch Fix has been a great service for me. I can honestly admit that I’ve cut down on purchasing clothes in general and when I am at Target, I’ll think, “no, a box is coming soon” before I spend money on stuff I won’t wear or just wear a few times. I can honestly say I wear the crap out of my stitch fix pieces. I get compliments on them frequently and the clothes are always interesting and not things I would normally purchase. If you’d like to give it a try, you can use my link https://www.stitchfix.com/referral/3924112

No pressure either way. Stitch Fix doesn’t compensate me. I pay the $20 styling fee each month and appreciate what they send me.