Friday, October 24, 2014

Friday Favorites: Stitch Fix time!!!!

How could I do a Friday favorites without mentioning one of my very favorite things....
And boy, oh boy, this box did not disappoint!
If you want to read more about how Stitch Fix works, check out my post HERE. And if you want to try it out for the first time, click HERE! I mean, really. What do you have to lose?? The $20 styling fee is applied towards any item you purchase, and chances are you'll love something! I've met very few people (and I know a TON of people who have used this service) who haven't liked at least one item.
This box was very affordable, and if I kept everything (I did!!!), I get 25% off all of the clothes! That's a $44 savingsfor this box! It was actually going to be more expensive to send one of my iffy items back, than it would be to keep them all and get the discount. Easy decision! And two of my iffy items can either be given as gifts, or sold to a friend. Win, win!

Alright, on to the details....

Item #1: Natty Racerback Striped Maxi Dress

First of all, I know it might seem weird that my stylist sent me a summer-y dress in the middle of fall, but I asked for it! We are going to Hawaii for 2 weeks in December, and I wanted something fun to wear while we are there! This was exactly what I was looking for. It has a preppy look, which I totally love, and the racer back is amazing. I love the cut, the fit, the fabric, the colors, etc. It's just me. It's a little different than the typical striped maxi dresses that are everywhere, and I love that. This was a definite YES!

Item #2: Diane Abstract Dot Print Button Up Blouse

When I first pulled this out of the box, I loved the polka dots! I don't have anything like this in my closet and I thought it was a fun pattern and perfect for teaching. When I put it on, I wasn't sure that I loved it. My stylist suggested wearing a long white tank underneath and I think that helped it feel less boxy. It's hard to tell the colors in this poor lighting, but it's navy with a redish orange stripe. The more I look at it and wear it, the more it's growing on me. It was actually the most affordable item in the box and I think it's going to get good use. It's very well made and I feel like I could even wear it out for a girls night with skinny jeans and a cute pair of booties. Another YES!

Item #3: Abrianna Longsleeve Knit Cardigan
My son's teacher, who is also a good friend of mine, got this cute cardigan in her last Stitch Fix box. I've been telling her how much I was hoping to get something similar...and I did! I couldn't believe it! It's the exact same one, in a different color. This is actually a burnt orange color and perfect for fall. I can layer it over the maxi dress or wear it with may of my tops I already own. Burnt orange is almost a neutral and I have a feeling I will get a lot of use out of it. What I really love is the fit in the front, how it drapes longer, and the material is amazing! It doesn't feel like a cheap Target or Old Navy cardi. Nothing against those, I have plenty, but they last 1-2 seasons and are done! I am super excited about this one and give it a YES!

Item #4: Malcom Abstract Chevron Dolman Sleeve Top
To be honest, when I first pulled this item out of the box, I wasn't sure on the print. I'm kind of over chevron and felt like it might be teeny bopper-ish. However, once I put it on, I quickly changed my mind. I've purchased dolman tops in the past and the fit is usually a little funky and often unflattering. This was different. It fit well around the waist without over accentuating my <ahem> problem areas. It also was nice and flow-y through the arms with a perfect 3/4 sleeve fit. I actually pushed them up in the picture because when I left them down it photographed weird. I think the pattern will be fun in my closet and I also feel like it would be a good match with my jean jacket from my last box. So, surprisingly, I'm giving this a YES!

Item #5: Redford Striped French Terry Zip-Up Cardigan 
This is the item I'm most on the fence about. If you had sent me this box 6 months ago, I would have been thrilled beyond thrilled. However, I received something very similar in my first stitch fix box and don't feel like I need two of the same-ish type tops. What I absolutely love is the terry cloth material used on the sleeves and the hood. It makes this really unique and fun. I could see myself wearing it on the weekends and on our Friday spirit days because it's in our school colors--navy & white. Ultimately, I decided to keep it because it doesn't make sense to send it back and pay more, as I explained above. This is an item that I may give as a gift, or sell to someone, simply because I have two. So, although I'm not thinking it will be for me, I'm giving this a yes because it's so darn cute! If you're reading and want me to ship this to you, I'll ship for free for just the cost of the hoodie. And I'll even give you a discount! ;-)
My last two boxes have been styled by Jamie and this was styled by Christina. I was nervous to find out I was getting a new stylist, but I think she totally got me. In fact, in her notes to me, she said she loved my Pinterest style board and feels like we have a similar preppy style. See, I told you I loved her!! ;-)
I'm pacing myself on these boxes, not wanting to over indulge, and realizing that I don't need clothes all that often. So, I'm waiting until January for them to send me a new box. Until then, I'll just stalk other blogs and Facebook posts when people get theirs!
Have you tried Stitch Fix before? What was your experience like? Would you try it again?
This post is linked up with Erika, Andrea and Narci Three of the most fab bloggers around!! =)


  1. I love all your Stitch Fix picks! I just got my second box today, and I'm not sure I like ANY of it. I loved my first box, so I was a little disappointed on this one. Hopefully the next one will be better if I give lots of feedback. Have a great weekend!

    1. Oh man! I'm sorry! I've had great success with mine. Do you have a Pinterest board? I've heard that really helps!

  2. stopping by from the friday favs link your stitch fix items!! i got a couple of stitch fix boxes but wasn't loving what i got, so i canceled. i'm thinking i may need to rejoin & be super specific on what i like/don't like. the dress and the the orange cardi are my cute!

    1. Yes, definitely be specific! The Pinterest board seems to help the most. I spent a ton of time writing about my needs and pinning TONS of items, so they really "get" my style. Good luck to you. Might be worth another try. Thanks for stopping by, Danielle. =)

  3. What size is the striped zip up cardigan? I am a teacher as well and this would go with our school colors! Holly Law bhc-law(at)juno(dot)com

    1. Hi Holly! The cardigan sold and has been shipped off to Michigan! =(

  4. Stopping by from the linkup. Love that hoodie!! I'd be interested, but I'm sure you are smaller than me. I may have to request it on my next fix.

    1. It sold already, but you should request it! It's so cute! Let me know if you need the details on it and that might help you to tell your stylist. =)

  5. Thank you for posting about this. Much appreciated!
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