August Stitch Fix Review and Giveaway (#25)

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.

This post contains affiliate links, including my Stitch Fix referral link. I receive a small commission each time someone makes a purchase through one of my links, which helps to support the blog. 

August Stitch Fix Review

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.

Stitch Fix Lauri Distressed Boyfriend Jean from Just Black with 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.

ballerina pink 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.

Stitch Fix Lauri Distressed Boyfriend Jean from Just Black with Ballerina Pink Tieks Stitch Fix Lauri Distressed Boyfriend Jean from Just Black with Ballerina Pink Tieks

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!

black Siena Cropped Pant from Kut from the Kloth- Stitch Fix

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.

black Siena Cropped Pant and Callie White Denim Jacket from Kut From the Kloth - Stitch Fix

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.

uchsia Walden V-Neck Blouse from Fun2Fun

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.

uchsia Walden V-Neck Blouse from Fun2Fun with gray pants and a cheetah print cardigan - Stitch Fix uchsia Walden V-Neck Blouse from Fun2Fun with gray pants and a cheetah print cardigan - Stitch Fix

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.

navy blue Margerie Stripe & Dot Open Cardigan from Market & Spruce with Sophie Skinny Jeans from Kensie - Stitch Fix navy blue Margerie Stripe & Dot Open Cardigan from Market & Spruce with Sophie Skinny Jeans from Kensie - Stitch 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.

navy blue Margerie Stripe & Dot Open Cardigan from Market & Spruce with Sophie Skinny Jeans from Kensie - Stitch Fix

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.

floral Ruby Maxi Dress from Fate

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.

floral Ruby Maxi Dress from Fate

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.

 floral Ruby Maxi Dress from Fate

Wearing my hair down added even more modesty in the back.

floral Ruby Maxi Dress from Fate

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.


The Breakdown

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

How would you like to have your own personal stylist? What if I told you that stylist would hand-pick 5 items just for you and mail them so you could try the items on in the comfort of your home. Sound too good to be true? It’s not! Most of my wardrobe comes from Stitch Fix and that is just what happens every month! It’s the perfect solution for any busy woman. It’s free to get started and create an online style profile. Just answer some simple questions about your personal taste, sizes  and what type of items you would like to see in your fix. You can even set price limits.

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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!

Enter to WIN a $20 Stitch Fix gift card!

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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.

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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.

How to Get the Best Clothes from Stitch Fix

Find More Summer Styles

Want to see more summer styles that came in my own Stitch Fix shipments? Click any of the links below to see the complete fix. Pin your favorite pieces to your Pinterest style board.

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Maria Gavin

Maria is a former kindergarten and first grade teacher, with 13 years of teaching experience. Her love and passion for all things early childhood is now fulfilled as a mom to two amazing kids. She loves sharing practical and creative tips and ideas that are perfect for young learners – in the classroom or at home!

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22 Responses

  1. Okay….you seriously take the BEST stitch fix blog photos! I think stitch fix needs to hire you to be their model! 🙂

    Thanks for the giveaway!


    1. What a sweet thing to say! Thanks Katie! It’s all about the lighting and making sure there isn’t a lot of clutter behind me!

  2. Where do you get your plain white tops to wear under your cardigans? They look cute without being too casual!

  3. I am on on 14th fix! Love the service and love watching you style your fixes! Can you tell me when your next fix is scheduled? I have pinned and asked for specific items that you have received, but did not get them. I’m thinking that if Layla, my stylist too, gets to do my fix the same week as yours, I might have a better chance.

  4. Just wanted to let you know that I have enjoyed looking through your blog this evening. I am also a kindergarten teacher and I just started Stitch Fix!

  5. Loved this fix!!! Favorites were the pink top and the sweater – polka dots and stripes?! Too bad it didn’t work out! Thanks again for the fun giveaway!

  6. do you remember the details about the stripe/dot cardigan sweater?! I love that sweater! It’s the reason I pinned your post on Pinterest!

  7. You really do have the best Stitch Fix reviews! I always look forward to when you get your box because I know I will be inspired to create cute, comfortable outfits. I teach 5th grade so I need school appropriate ideas ?. I have only received 3 boxes so far…do you have the same stylist each time or does it change every box?

  8. This is the wrong time of year to be thinking about this but I love the look of your distressed jeans and ballet flats. I’m going to adopt this feminine look for myself this Spring.

  9. Hello! I am also a teacher and love following your blog. I am thinking of getting the same ballerina pink Tieks as you but my one concern is how they will wear over time, especially in such a light color. How have your’s held up? Thank you!

    1. Hi Erica,
      My Tieks have held up great, but I am careful when I wear them because of their light color. I don’t often walk on grass when I’m wearing them and I try not to ever wear my Tieks outside when it’s raining (or when there’s a lot of salt on the ground like there is in Michigan right now). I’ve owned these for over a year and there isn’t a mark on them and I do wear them often in the warmer months. Hopefully that helps a little!

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Hi, I'm Maria.

I’m a former kindergarten teacher turned work-from-home mom. I still love sharing ideas and resources to make teaching easier, so you can focus on what really matters in the classroom. When I’m not working on the blog, you’ll find me chasing kids around the house with a cold cup of coffee in my hand (some things never change even once you’re out of the classroom!)


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