October Stitch Fix Review and Giveaway (#29)

There’s nothing quite like the thrill of seeing a brand new Stitch Fix shipment arrive at the door. My own fix arrived this week and it was more exciting than usual because I had just downloaded the new Stitch Fix iPhone app. I could track my fix directly within the app, check out online, schedule my next fix and even upload a selfie for my stylist to see as she plans my next fix. It was a pretty amazing week! My fix was as stylish as ever and I can’t wait to show you what arrived this month.

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I had some fun sharing a sneak peek at my fix on Periscope this week when it first arrived. I have been trying to do this each time I receive a new fix and my viewers love getting an early peek at what’s inside. If you’re new to Periscope, you can download the app and find me @kindercraze to see my videos. They only stay live on the site for 24 hours, but I was able to upload my latest video to YouTube so you can watch it without worrying about the video expiring!


I know you came to see photos of me trying on each of these items, so let’s dive right in to my 29th Stitch Fix Review. I’m also giving away a Stitch Fix gift card at the end of this post so you’ll definitely want to read all the way to the end.

 

Fierro Elbow Patch Crew Neck Sweater

I immediately reached for the Fierro Elbow Patch Crew Neck Sweater from Brixon Ivy ($58). My stylist, Layla, had me at “elbow patch.” I adore feminine details and soft colors. I am already dreading the long Michigan winter when I have to say goodbye to some of my favorite flowy feminine pieces until the warm weather returns. I loved this sweater because it was a soft gray color and because of the lace accents on the elbow patches. What’s more sophisticatedly feminine than lace elbow patches?

Fierro Elbow Patch Crew Neck Sweater from Brixon Ivy - Stitch Fix Fierro Elbow Patch Crew Neck Sweater from Brixon Ivy - Stitch Fix

I’m not going to go on and on about the elbow patches. I think the elegance speaks fairly well for itself!

Fierro Elbow Patch Crew Neck Sweater from Brixon Ivy - Stitch Fix Fierro Elbow Patch Crew Neck Sweater from Brixon Ivy - Stitch Fix

This was a fun ensemble to accessorize. I added a long silver necklace that I purchased at Old Navy a few years ago, a basic pair of pearl earrings and my Fossil watch (similar here).

Fierro Elbow Patch Crew Neck Sweater from Brixon Ivy - Stitch Fix

I also added the bracelet I wore for my wedding (I am always looking for an excuse to wear any of my wedding jewelry and the bracelet has proven to be very versatile. As a final touch, I wore the White Elisa Kendra Scott necklace that came in my Rocksbox. You can read more about Rocksbox in this blog post and how you can try the jewelry service FREE for one month.

nadri bracelet White and Silver Elisa necklace from Kendra Scott

This sweater looked great with the Sophia skinny jeans from Kensie that came in my 4th fix.

Fierro Elbow Patch Crew Neck Sweater and Kensie skinny jean - Stitch Fix

Of course I also added my brown riding boots. The boots are from Enzo Angiolini and I purchased them at Nordstrom a few years ago. I did a little research and they currently sell a similar pair on Amazon.

Fierro Elbow Patch Crew Neck Sweater and Kensie skinny jean - Stitch Fix

Enzo Angiolini brown riding boot

I also styled this sweater with a lightweight eyelet sleeveless collared button down. The sweater is fairly lightweight and I didn’t want to add to much bulk so this staple from my summer wardrobe allowed me to layer the look while keeping a smooth silhouette.

Fierro Elbow Patch Crew Neck Sweater and Kensie skinny jean - Stitch Fix

Sarah Quilted Jacket with Faux Fur Collar Lining

The second item included in my fix was the Sarah Quilted Jacket with Faux Fur Collar Lining from Coffeeshop ($78). My stylist, Layla, knows all about my outerwear addiction, so of course she sent another coat! This quilted jacket is a very similar style to the green coat she sent in my last fix and the burgundy puffer jacket that came in my 15th fix (I purchased both of them), and I couldn’t wait to try this one on as well.

Sarah Quilted Jacket with Faux Fur Collar Lining from Coffeeshop - Stitch Fix

Sarah Quilted Jacket with Faux Fur Collar Lining from Coffeeshop - Stitch Fix

This coat is a definite keeper. I guess I’ll have to make some room in my coat closet.

Sarah Quilted Jacket with Faux Fur Collar Lining from Coffeeshop and Sophia skinny jean with brown riding boots - Stitch Fix

Amherst Multi-Zip Tote

The third item included in my Stitch Fix shipment was a red Amherst Multi-Zip Tote from Urban Expressions ($68). I rarely request specific items that I see in other people’s fixes because I love surprises from my stylist, but, after seeing a similar red purse in a different Stitch Fix review, I begged my stylist to please send one my way. The Amherst bag was bigger than I expected, but wow, is it fantastic!

Amherst Multi-Zip Tote from Urban Expressions - Stitch Fix

Amherst Multi-Zip Tote from Urban Expressions and Fierro Elbow Patch Crew Neck Sweater from Brixon Ivy - Stitch Fix

I attended a teaching conference on Thursday and Friday this week and the tote served as the perfect purse for those days. It was large enough to hold my wallet, planner, sunglasses, water bottle, handouts and even a small laptop with plenty of room to spare. I also received tons of compliments on my new purse!

Amherst Multi-Zip Tote from Urban Expressions and Sarah Quilted Jacket with Faux Fur Collar Lining - Stitch Fix

Amherst Multi-Zip Tote from Urban Expressions and Sarah Quilted Jacket with Faux Fur Collar Lining - Stitch Fix

Amherst Multi-Zip Tote from Urban Expressions and Sarah Quilted Jacket with Faux Fur Collar Lining - Stitch Fix

Can we just take a moment to admire how perfectly casual and chic this ensemble is? I love the sweater, the bag, and the jacket! Throw in the jeans and I was dressed from head to toe in Stitch Fix. This, my friends, is why I hardly ever shop in a traditional store. It’s much easier to have perfect-fitting pieces that are just my style delivered directly to my door.

See the Rest of My Fix

I still have two more items to show you from this month’s fix and I’m also giving away a $20 Stitch Fix gift card. Click the image below to head over to page 2 of this post. I promise you won’t regret it!

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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. I have been looking forward to this post since your last “Stitch Fix” post! Love all the items you received, and the great way you styled everything!

  2. Nice choices. I have to tell you that I subscribe to your blog because of your Stitch Fix posts. You do a tremendously good job. Thanks for the blog tips as well. I read your Most recent post on that. I just started a Stitch Fix page on my blog (with my 15th fix) and often take your advice.

    1. Hi Sarah and YES! I plan to host a link up every time I post a new fix at Crazy Together. The next link up will be in mid-November! Hosting it on my lifestyle blog seems to be a better fit than my teaching blog 🙂

  3. Love that bag! Any chance you could take pictures of the inside of bags and purses when you get them? I’m tempted to ask my stylist to send me some of the bags I’ve seen from your fixes but I’m picky about the inside of my purses. ?

    1. Lili,

      I would imagine this is because her posts are very photo heavy – if her audience is using a multitude of platforms (some that are slower than others) it likely will not load, or could lock up, the device of the viewer. Splitting it into two allows a person to view one page, let it load, and finish and move on to the next.

      Just speculating. 😉
      Alyssa

      1. YES! Alyssa’s speculation is correct. One of my reasons is because my posts are SO long and SO photo heavy that I want the pages to load faster. It’s also good for the blog if people linger and read more than 1 page when they visit. My Stitch Fix content is very appealing to my readers and it’s very motivating to click over to the second page to read more. I don’t have plans to separate all of my posts into multiple pages, but the big ones with lots of content naturally lend themselves to the multi-page format.

  4. Hi Maria!

    First, I love your blog 🙂 As a newlywed-ish (2 years!), it’s great to read!! And I LOVE your SF posts. I’m thinking of requesting the Brixon Ivy Fierro Elbow Patch Crew Neck Sweater, but I was wondering – are the sleeves 3/4 length, or long sleeves? It looks like you may have rolled them up a little, but I wanted to check. Thanks!!

    Jana

  5. Maria,

    I received the Laila Jayde Raglan top in my first ever Fix as well, I loved the lightweight of it and the fabric – but sadly, I too returned it – just didn’t seem like something I would wear often enough to justify the cost!

    2nd Fix will be here in a couple days!

  6. I loved this post, you do such a great job with styling all of your items, and your descriptions are great, too! I am new to Stitch Fix, and also new to Pinterest, and I have a question: When they say to update your style board, does that mean I should delete items that I have already received or are out of season? Also, if I really want a specific item, does it help to pin it several times or make sure that it is pinned near the top of the page? Thank you!

    1. Hi Heather! That’s a really good question! I almost never delete any of my pins. I interpret that message to mean that I should ADD a few more updated pins to my board, rather than worrying about deleting them. You could help to clarify your new pins by adding something like “please include a dress like this in my November fix!” so she will know which pins are more recent than others. And yes, if you really want something, I would definitely pin it more than once!

  7. Maria,

    Loved the bag in this fix! I always look forward to your box openings. 🙂

    Your last fix made me DESPERATE for that En Creme Potter Button Back sweater – asked for it in my fix – and made the awful mistake of peeking on the app when the fix shipped, and saw it was not enclosed… I hope this does not mean it is discontinued or sold out. Scoured the internet, no luck, AND even sent StitchFix an email asking if it was gone…:(

    I don’t usually get excited about clothes! haha.

    Best,
    Alyssa

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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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