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Monday, November 23, 2015

stitch fix : thanksgiving fix!

My latest Stitch Fix arrived a couple weeks ago, and I've been slow in posting only because it seems like everyone in my house was sick for an entire week after I received it, and it was hard to find a time to take any photos.  Despite all that, I really enjoyed this Fix, and am super excited to wear all of my keeps!
Have you tried Stitch Fix yet?  If not, click HERE to get started.  Still on the fence?  Keep reading!  Don't want to take my word for it?  Check out the Stitch Fix Reviews page for other experiences.  I love reading the reviews, personally...and seeing what everyone else is getting in their Fix!
Without further ado, here is what I received this time around...

#1 Leandro Plaid Print Split Neck Top (by Honey Belle)
#2 Marson Wide Leg Denim Trouser (by Dear John)
So, if you can't tell from my photos, I am not a tall woman.  5'3 without heels.  Also, even at my most thin, my body shape is one that definitely veers towards curvy/muscular.  Which I am totally fine with. However, it makes certain trends harder to pull off.  Like high-waisted denim.  I think of super tall lanky supermodels in the 1970's rocking this trend...not me.  Out of the box I pretty much dismissed these flared trouser pants because I saw the high waist.  Then I put them on, and gave them a chance. I realized the high waist was sorta nice.  First, they are super comfy - and you never have to worry about your booty showing when you bend down (which mamas of toddlers do a lot of!) Second, a pair of high waisted flares can actually elongate your bottom half!  Plus, you also can wear a longer or untucked shirt and you don't even see the high waist!

I wore flares in high school (late 90's) - loved the trend then, and love it now.  So these were a KEEP! You can see I wear them in every photo of this post, because I wanted to pretty much live in them they were so comfy.

The bright teal plaid shirt was just what I was looking for.  It is actually a really soft and light weight material, so it feels dressy, not lumberjack.  The split-neck falls perfectly and is flattering.  My favorite part about it is the vibrant color, though.  In a sea of gray this really stands out in my wardrobe, and some days, especially blah winter days, you just want something bright!  Teal has always been one of my absolute favorite colors to wear, as it brings out the blue-ness of my eyes (which often look more gray and less blue.) I say if you find a color that looks flattering on you and makes you feel confident - roll with it!

#3 Tacoma Double Tassel Necklace (by Nakomol) 
I requested to my stylist a minimalist layered necklace, and while this is not my vision of minimalist (tassels!  sparkly things!) I was willing to give it a chance.  I certainly do not have any other necklace like it.  I had fun trying it on and twirling the tassels.  Finola loved playing with it and hiding it in our new built-in cabinet because it is "special."  Not exactly my style, but fun all the same.
I got this burgundy sweater in this Fix one year ago...and I still love it!
#4 McQue Solid Lace Sleeve Blouse (by 41Hawthorn)
I had requested a top with lace detail, and this pretty gray number is what I was sent.  I like it because it can be dressed up or down.   I have nothing else in my closet with lace, and the delicate sleeve detail is just enough without feeling too"lacey."  I really needed something like this for the holiday season - parties, going out, church events.  It is modest enough for Sunday mornings and the fun enough for Saturday nights.  The slate gray hue is one of my favorite neutral colors to wear, as it is flattering with my skin tone. (Is 'pasty pale' a skin tone?)  All in all I was happy with the top!  Might be a good choice for hosting Thanksgiving?
There are those high-waisted flares again - post-wash so they shrunk up a bit (in a good way!)
#5 Abbot Cowl Neck Elbow Patch Sweater (by Evolution by Cyrus)
I love, love, love this sweater.  My last fix I was sent a similar cream cowl neck that just didn't fall right on my frame, so I didn't keep it.  This one, a cozy, heavier knit, is exactly what I was looking for.  (It helps to give your stylist really specific feedback!)  The black faux leather elbow patch sends it over the edge. It pairs well with my go-to leather pants and pointy toe pumps for a dressy look, or pretty much ANY jeans for more casual.  I especially like with my skinny jeans and ankle boots.
So what did I keep? The jeans and sweater I LOVED so those were keepers for sure.  Since they happened to be the two most expensive items, and I really liked both the teal plaid shirt and gray lace sleeve top, it made the most sense to keep all the items.  Basically, with the 25% buy all five discount I ended up the two least expensive items for FREE.  The necklace I wouldn't have kept in a normal fix, but hey, for free I will make it work.  So...my first ever "keep all" fix! 

If are a busy mama who'd rather not hassle with the malls, love getting "surprise" clothes in the mail, or simply want to try a new trend but don't know where to start, you might want to try Stitch Fix!  Simply fill out an online style profile, schedule your Fix whenever you want it, write a note to your stylist as to what items you might want to see in your Fix, and see what she comes up with!  The cost is $20 for the styling fee, which will be applied to the cost of any item you choose to purchase. Anything you don't want just put back in the provided shipping envelope and put back in your mailbox for free/easy return!  You don't even have to leave your house.  Kinda awesome.  Unless you love crazy malls, cramped fitting rooms with weird lighting, and having to drive back to said store to return the item once you realize the item just isn't what you wanted after all.  With Stitch Fix you have three days to decide.  (Mine came early this time so I had an entire week!) Try on all the items with everything else you own.  Go nuts.

I do it for all the above reasons, and because it is just plain fun.   I get nothing from Stitch Fix for blogging about this fabulous service, but if you have been inspired to try it at all from this post, click on this link or any of the above links to use my referral code.  Anytime you refer someone you get a $25 Stitch Fix credit!  Yay!  So if you have a good experience and liked it, tell your friends.  I recently had a sweet friend who tried it with me as her referral, she loved and kept EVERY item in her first fix (what????!!!!) and then her neighbor signed up and she got a referral credit herself.  Love it.

Another tip : Schedule your Fix for a Monday!  Because what better way to brighten a Monday?

And with that...
 Happy Monday!