My latest arrival from Stitch Fix arrived this week just in time to get me in the spirit for going back to school. I’m excited to share my 25th Stitch Fix review on the blog today. I’m also giving away a $20 Stitch Fix gift card! Give yourself a few minutes to enjoy the eye candy, pin your favorite items on Pinterest and enter the giveaway at the bottom of this post.
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The first item I tried on was the Lauri Distressed Boyfriend Jean from Just Black ($78). I had recently added a distressed jean to my style board on Pinterest with the comment that it’s not my usual taste but I wanted to experiment with a new look. My stylist, Layla, obliged and sent this denim item. I wanted to create a soft look with the jeans so I wore them with a basic pale pink t-shirt and my ballerina pink Tieks.
Yes, my shoes really are as comfortable as everyone says! If you are thinking about getting your own pair of Tieks, you should check out my detailed review of them on my personal blog, Crazy Together. I answer any question you could possibly have about owning and wearing Tieks.
The jeans looked terrific and fit almost perfectly. Unfortunately, the waistband had a little extra room in the back. They were fine for trying on, but I know from past experience that when pants are too big around the waist in the back, they get really saggy and I am constantly hiking them up. Sadly, I chose to return these jeans even though they looked great.
The next item I tried on was a black pair of Siena Cropped Pant from Kut from the Kloth ($58). I desperately need more pants in my closet so I was eager to try this pair on. They fit perfectly!
I wore the pants with a fun geometric print sleeveless blouse and the Callie White Denim Jacket from Kut From the Kloth ($78) that came in my 23rd fix. The ensemble was very comfortable to wear and will be perfect for back to school.
The third item I tried on was the fuchsia Walden V-Neck Blouse from Fun2Fun ($44). It was a beautiful color with a great price tag so I was immediately intrigued.
The first thing I noticed when I tried on the blouse was the armholes. They were an appropriate size! So many sleeveless blouses have giant armholes, that this one was refreshing to try on. It’s hard to come by a nice sleeveless blouse with armholes that are small enough not to hang down too much.
The blouse looked great on it’s own with a pair of tailored gray dress pants. I often get cold while I’m at school so I added a black and white cheetah print cardigan from Old Navy. (They always have the best prices on basic cardigans.) The fuchsia blouse provided the perfect pop of color to an otherwise monochrome color scheme and I loved it.
Item number four was a navy blue Margerie Stripe & Dot Open Cardigan from Market & Spruce ($68). This item just screamed “fall” to me so I dug into my closet and pulled out my brown riding boots. I also wore the Sophia Skinny Jeans from Kensie that I received in my 4th fix.
The cardigan was interesting because it had two different designs in the fabric. The outside was stripes, but the lining was polka dots. This made for a very cool and interesting drape in the front and I loved the contrast. Ultimately I decided to return the cardigan because it was just a little too baggy on me. Had it been the slightest bit more tailed, it would have been a keeper! People ask all the time about my boots and want to know what brand they are. The boots are from Enzo Angiolini. I purchased them a few years ago and haven’t seen the same style recently, but you can find a similar pair here.
The fifth and final item that came in my Stitch Fix box was a floral Ruby Maxi Dress from Fate ($74). My stylist, Layla, said she sent it to me because of a pin she saw on my Pinterest style board. Layla admitted that she knew it was not my usual style but she encouraged me to try the dress on anyways because it would be perfect for a date night.
At first I couldn’t figure out why she thought I might not like this dress. It was beautiful and I am going through a huge floral phase right now. I tried the dress on an quickly realized why Layla encouraged me to be open minded. The chiffon outer layer of the dress was very sheer. Instead of a typical dress lining, it had a short skirt underneath and a long slit on each side. If you look carefully in the photos, you can kind of see the short skirt. It falls right at the bottom of the butterfly’s wings.
I also quickly discovered another reason why Layla was trying to convince me to keep an open mind. The dress tied shut in the back. There were no buttons, snaps or even a zipper. Just an elastic waist, 10 inches of an open slit, and a tie closure at the top. I wore a nude strapless bra and thought “this should be interesting!” To my surprise, the slit in the back remained well-closed the entire time I wore the dress. Occasionally, the slit opened slightly to reveal a tiny peek at my back but it wasn’t any more controversial than when a bra strap peeks it’s way out while I’m wearing a tank top.
Wearing my hair down added even more modesty in the back.
I wore this dress around my condo for quite some time while I debated whether or not to keep it. I loved how drapey and feminine it is and while my husband and I may not have a lot of dressy date nights, we do have a wedding to attend next weekend. As it turned out, the tie-back didn’t bother me at all, but the long slits on the sides were not my favorite, the skirt underneath was a little short for me, and I wasn’t a huge fan of the butterflies that were included on the floral print. It was a tough decision, but I ultimately decided to return the dress. It’s probably for the best because I was a little nervous about wearing a dress that was even remotely white to a wedding.
Here’s a quick glance at what I decided to keep (and to return):
Lauri Distressed Boyfriend Jean from Just Black ($78) – RETURN
Siena Cropped Pant from Kut from the Kloth ($58) – KEEP
Walden V-Neck Blouse from Fun2Fun ($44) – KEEP
Margerie Stripe & Dot Open Cardigan from Market & Spruce ($68) – RETURN
Ruby Maxi Dress from Fate ($74) – RETURN
Try Stitch Fix for Yourself
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When you are ready, you can schedule your first fix. For a $20 styling fee, you will be paired with a personal stylist who will review your style profile and make selections for your wardrobe that she thinks you will love. The items will come in the mail and you have three days to try them on at home. Shipping is free. Keep the items you love and check out online. Return any items that you don’t wish to keep in the pre-paid shipping envelope that is included in your fix. Returns are free too. It’s that simple! You can subscribe to monthly fixes, receive a fix every 2-3 weeks or forgo a subscription and schedule a fix whenever works best for you. Ready to sign up? I receive a small commission each time someone signs up using my referral link (included throughout this post). The commission helps off-set my blogging expenses and allows me to keep sharing my own fixes with you.
Stitch Fix Giveaway
Now that you’ve seen my fix, it’s time for you to get in on the fun. I’m giving away a $20 Stitch Fix gift card to one lucky Kinder Craze fan. Use the rafflecopter below for your chance to WIN!
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More Chances to WIN
My friends from Differentiated Kindergarten and Sharing Kindergarten are both giving away a Stitch Fix gift card this week too! Hop over to their blogs to check our their fixes and enter those giveaways as well.
Get the Best Clothes from Stitch Fix
If you are a Stitch Fix customer and you want to find more items that you truly love included in your shipments, this blog post gives all my best advice for how to communicate with your stylist so you get fixes that you truly love.
Find More Summer Styles
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