Stitch Fix Review – April 2017

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Every month, when I sit down to write my next Stitch Fix review, I think “Man, this month has FLOWN by!”.  April is no different!  I can’t believe the month is already half over.

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My April Stitch Fix box came 5 days late, which ended up working well with my schedule to make time for taking pictures.  I had some serious battle of the wills going on about whether I should peek on my Stitch Fix app ahead of time or not, but in the end, I waited to be surprised.  I’m always happy I waited.

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I didn’t request anything specific this month, so this box was a complete surprise!  I did request a “budget” fix to see what price points looked like.  It turns out Stitch Fix on a budget is FUN!

(Btw, if you are new to Stitch Fix skip to the end of this post for a short description of the whats and how-tos & for a link to sign up for your own box of happiness!)

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Right out of the box, I liked everything!  And this month, I thought it would be fun to take the kids to the park to play & fly kites for my photoshoot.  Let’s check out April’s box!

Item # 1:  Loveappella Nay Crochet Trim Knit Top

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First impression: I loved that this cream tank top wasn’t see-through!  That’s a rare quality in a light-colored cream top, in my experience.

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Unfortunately, the pros ended there for me.  I felt that the fit was a little off & I didn’t love the cut – it was boxy and too flowy at the bottom for my taste.

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Yep.  Sending this one back.  If only my muffin top was returnable, too!  😉

Item # 2:  Fun2Fun Andrae Tie Neck Blouse

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I’m a sucker for floral patterns – this one is no exception!

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Isn’t it cute?  The drawstring is a nice touch, too.  The pattern, like I said, is adorable!  And the fabric was light & airy, too.

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The length, though, was short on me.  I plan to send this one back, too.

Item # 3:  Papermoon Lonni Crochet Back Knit Top

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This was my least favorite item in the box – I like the crochet detailing, especially in the back, but I wasn’t a huge fan of the plainness of the top.  But check out that price!!  $38?!  Way to go Stitch Fix for a budget-friendly item!

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It grew on me after trying it on.  And even more after reviewing the pictures.

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I dunno, y’all.  I might end up keeping it.  It’s cute, subtle, and a good price!

Item # 4:  Dear John Lillie Cuffed Demin Shorts

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You’ve been seeing these shorts all through my previous pictures.  I couldn’t really change bottoms in the park, so I wore them with all 4 of the tops Stitch Fix sent me.

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I love the Dear John brand.  These shorts are no different: great quality, good length, and good fit.

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My only minor, small complaint?  The cuff isn’t sewn in place.  It came pre-rolled, but after 1 wash, it will be hard to re-roll.   And this mama don’t do ironing  Ain’t nobody got time for that.  Because of that, I’ll probably send the shorts back.

Item # 5:  Leo & Nicole Amalia Knit Top

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I saved the best (& cheapest) for last!

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I. LOVE. THIS. TOP.

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It’s long enough to wear with leggings.  The pattern is orange and I have nothing orange in my closet.  I can’t remember the last time I tried on something orange that I liked that wasn’t Halloween themed.

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I’m keeping it!  At $34 it’s basically a no-brainer.

 

Overall, this month’s fix was SO fun to try on and decide on.  I would have kept those shorts, if not for the cuff/roll not being sewn in place.  That orange top – my keeper – is just the best!  I love it.

Would you have kept something different?  What item was your favorite?

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What’s Stitch Fix?

Here’s how it works if you’re not familiar.You sign up here using my referral link pretty please (https://www.stitchfix.com/referral/4736270), fill out an in depth style/size profile, pay $20 styling fee, they ship you 5 items, you keep what you want, and mail back the rest.

If you buy anything, your $20 styling fee goes towards that purchase. If you buy all 5 items you get 25% off your order. It is totally free to mail your returns in. They send you all you need to do that.

You can do it as a monthly service or you can just schedule them whenever you want.

To get better items connect them with your style Pinterest board, give them a lot of feedback in the notes section, and fill out your style profile honestly.

For a list of my fix reviews, go here.

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Stitch Fix Review – March 2017

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March has arrived & is already half over!  So far, I think the month of March has brought colder days that February, ironically.  But I’m still in a SPRING mood – so much so, that I put most of my sweaters away and pulled out my lighter items.  Maybe that was a little premature, given our frosty weather (there’s SNOW in the forecast this weekend, y’all), but I couldn’t help it!

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I pushed my March Stitch Fix box up by a week so that it would arrive before vacation.  I figured I would rather have the new clothes *before* vacation and not afterwards.

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March’s box was small but packed a BRIGHT punch!  I loved the floral print immediately out of the box (I’m totally crushing on florals this spring).

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I asked for another maxi dress this fix.  If you remember from February’s fix, I received a maxi dress that I almost kept but decided, ultimately, that the elastic waistline was a deal breaker for me.  But I really wanted a maxi dress to take on vacation and I figured if ANYONE could find another maxi dress long enough for me, it would be Stitch Fix.

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(Btw, if you are new to Stitch Fix skip to the end of this post for a short description of the whats and how-tos & for a link to sign up for your own box of happiness!)

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Let’s dig in to March’s Stitch Fix and see what Kate sent me!

*Spoiler alert* she did find another maxi that was almost TOO long for me (WHAT!?!).

Item # 1:  Catherine Malandrino Meia Ladder Bar Pendant Necklace

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When this necklace arrived, it was a tangled mess that took me a good 10 minutes & several cuss words to unravel.

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This was the only item Kate sent that was on my Pinterest board.  I love pendant necklaces of all kinds these days.

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I love the layers and pendant length.  I wasn’t a huge fan of the tail ends.  According to the style card the necklace should look like this on:

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But those two little dangles look weird to me.  I pulled them through, making the necklace longer, and liked it much better.  You’ll see that in the next set of pictures.

Item # 2:  Lemon Tart Shania Knit Maxi Dress

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“Holy cow!  That is an expensive dress!” were basically my first thoughts after checking the price list.  I mean, wow.  This is a $100 maxi dress.  Ouch.

But you guys, this is, by far, hands down, no competition, THE LONGEST MAXI DRESS I’ve  ever tried on.  Ever.  And I’m 6 foot tall.

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Besides the price, my other complaint about this dress is that the V-neck is SUPER deep.  I would never wear it without a cami underneath, like what is pictured.

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Because of the price and v-neck cut, I probably won’t keep this maxi, even though it truly is deliciously long.  It pains me to send it back for that reason alone.  PAINS ME.

Item # 3:  Olive & Oak Ailie Swing Knit Tank

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This tank top was my husband’s favorite of the bunch.

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I do really love that it’s knit & the colors are great!

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But I’m not a huge fan of the pattern, personally.  I try to think: “would I pick this out in a store, or am I just tempted to keep it because Stitch Fix sent it to me?”.

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I feel like outside of it being a Stitch Fix item, I wouldn’t keep this.  I’ll probably send this back.

Item # 4:  Daniel Rainn Albado Crew Neck Blouse

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Item # 5:  Dear John Finnegan Cuffed Shorts

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Kate told me to style these 2 items together, so I did. 🙂

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Now *this* is an outfit I can picture wearing on a cruise ship!  I mean, besides the pale girl wearing this outfit, the whole ensemble is screaming SUMMER and BEACH!

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When I took these pictures today, it was 33 degrees out.  I was mentally working really hard to think WARM thoughts!

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I love, love the shorts.  I like the brand “Dear John” and have a couple pairs of that brand already.  They are a good length; they don’t ride up or make me pick a wedgie every 10 minutes, which is a great plus for anyone who happens to be around me.  And this color is such a great pale blue, with white undertones.  I plan to keep the shorts!

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Let’s talk about this blouse.  It’s gorgeous, super fun, & flattering (not too boxy or billowy).  But it’s 100% polyester (not my favorite fabric).  And Daniel Rainn is one of those brands I can easily find local to me at TJ Maxx, so it’s always hard for me to pay more than $20 for the brand.  I don’t think I will keep this either, just because of the cost.  But I could be convinced otherwise, if you think it’s a keeper!

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All in all, I loved my March Stitch Fix box!  There were, as usual, a couple near-misses, and one great pair of shorts!!

Would you have kept something different?  What item was your favorite?

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What’s Stitch Fix?

Here’s how it works if you’re not familiar.You sign up here using my referral link pretty please (https://www.stitchfix.com/referral/4736270), fill out an in depth style/size profile, pay $20 styling fee, they ship you 5 items, you keep what you want, and mail back the rest.

If you buy anything, your $20 styling fee goes towards that purchase. If you buy all 5 items you get 25% off your order. It is totally free to mail your returns in. They send you all you need to do that.

You can do it as a monthly service or you can just schedule them whenever you want.

To get better items connect them with your style Pinterest board, give them a lot of feedback in the notes section, and fill out your style profile honestly.

For a list of my fix reviews, go here.

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Stitch Fix Review – January 2017

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My last 2 fixes were flops and I sent everything back two months in a row (yikes!).  So I decided I needed to do a rehab of my style profile and Pinterest board.

I deleted almost all of my old pins, spent an embarrassing amount of hours browsing Pinterest for fresh Stitch Fix pins, and left a note for my stylist to draw as much from my Pinterest board as she could.

And then I waited.  My January box came a bit early, which was a nice surprise!

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I hoped that good things came in small packages, but my Stitch Fix bundle was small for the middle of winter.  Then again, when I took pictures today, it was 60 degrees and sunny.  On January 21.  Crazy!

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(Btw, if you are new to Stitch Fix skip to the end of this post for a short description of the whats and how-tos & for a link to sign up for your own box of happiness!)

Kate, my stylist, sent 3 items straight off my Pinterest board!  I was super excited to see the very coveted Olive & Oak Raglan top.  And, spoiler alert, I’m tempted to keep all 5 items.  But I’m getting ahead of myself & I want your input, so let’s check it out!

Item # 1:  Le Lis Woodburn Lace Back Knit Top

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Pulling this top out of the box, I immediately liked the jewel tone & lace detail.

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Kate said that she sent a size up for extra length, which is great, but I felt like the top made me look a little pregnant since the front was so baggy.

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But check out that LACE!

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I’m on the fence about this one; what do you all think?  If I keep it, I would go down a size.

Item # 2:  Market & Spruce Wilco Solid Quilted Vest

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This vest was from my Pinterest board.  My initial thought was I liked it better in the photo than in person.  It’s a little shiny in person.

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It fits really well but is a little out of my style comfort zone.

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But it did pair really nice with the raglan top Kate also sent.  And looking at it in the pictures, I like the vest.  This is the other item I’m on the fence about – thoughts??  Should I keep this?

Item # 3:  Olive & Oak Mulliken Raglan Striped Knit Top

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Oh my gosh you guys.  I love this top.

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Burgundy stripes!?!  Yes, please!  And it’s super soft.

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I didn’t pin this version of this raglan top, but I love it!  It’s a keeper!

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Item # 4:  Le Lis Adea Faux Suede Button Back Knit Top

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This top was a surprise & I thought I wouldn’t be a fan because of the suede.

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But as it turns out, I really love the cut & length of this top!  Plus the button back detail is so fun!

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This top improves on the basic black (or dark charcoal gray) shirt – I really love it.  I’m fairly sure I’ll keep it, too!

Item # 5:  Octavia Ellis Elephant Print Infinity Scarf

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This was another item that I pinned on my board – it’s a little out of my comfort zone, too. Elephant print scarf!

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Kate told me to pair it with the Le Lis Suede top & I did.

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I think I might keep this scarf, too!  It’s a fun print, it’s infinity (my favorite kind of scarf), and it’s cheap (for Stitch fix!).

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My January fix was so much better than my previous 2 fixes have been.  The fact I want to keep 3 out of 5 items right off the bat is unusual for me.  I have until Monday to decide on the Jewel toned lace top & the gray vest – so let me know what you think!

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What’s Stitch Fix?

Here’s how it works if you’re not familiar.You sign up here using my referral link pretty please (https://www.stitchfix.com/referral/4736270), fill out an in depth style/size profile, pay $20 styling fee, they ship you 5 items, you keep what you want, and mail back the rest.

If you buy anything, your $20 styling fee goes towards that purchase. If you buy all 5 items you get 25% off your order. It is totally free to mail your returns in. They send you all you need to do that.

You can do it as a monthly service or you can just schedule them whenever you want.

To get better items connect them with your style Pinterest board, give them a lot of feedback in the notes section, and fill out your style profile honestly.

For a list of my fix reviews, go here.

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Stitch Fix Review – December 2016

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December is well underway & with it, a new Stitch Fix review!  I postponed this box a couple weeks because I knew that earlier in the month would be too busy for me to write a review.  Plus, it’s kind of fun getting a box of goodies right around Christmas; I mean, it feels like Christmas anytime a Stitch Fix box shows up at my door, but now it actually IS!

(Btw, if you are new to Stitch Fix skip to the end of this post for a short description of the whats and how-tos & for a link to sign up for your own box of happiness!)

For my December box, I asked my stylist, Kate, for tops to wear with leggings & boots because basically that’s ALL I wear in the winter months.  I also mentioned a pendant necklace & Christmas Eve dress.

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As per usual, Kate listened to my note and sent the things I asked for (she’s fantastic like that).

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My initial thought was there wasn’t a whole lot of color here – kind of dull colors that matched the season.

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But, as always, I was excited to try it all on and see what fit & worked for me!

Item # 1:  Bancroft Leighton Metal Bauble Necklace

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First impressions of this necklace is that it isn’t something I would EVER pick out for myself.  It’s a little too gaudy for my tastes.

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After trying it on with a couple outfits I already own and pairing it with the clothes that came in my box, I still didn’t like it – this is going back (I would have preferred a pendant necklace for sure!)

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Item # 2:  Laila Jayde Cordi Button Cuff Knit Top

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Pulling this top out of the box, I liked it!  I don’t have anything in my closet this color & it’s totally in season this fall/winter.  Plus the length is fantastic, a tunic, which is what I wanted.

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And the button cuffs were a cute detail, too.

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But after trying it one, the first comment my husband made was that the top is see-through.  And it is (bummer).  I *know* I can wear a cami under it, but for $58, I don’t want to have to – I wish this top was a bit thicker.  I’ll be sending this back, too.

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Item # 3:  41Hawthorn Eevie Textured Sweater Dress

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So I was a bit bummed to see this dress in my fix.  I did want a Christmas Eve dress, but I was hoping to get something more unique & not just a plain, black dress.

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The fabric is pretty rough, so it’s not a comfortable dress.

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And it’s short-sleeved, which is not weather appropriate for winter.  I know, I could add a cardigan, but for $88, I want a dress that is fun, unique, colorful, and warmer.  This goes back, too.

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Item # 4:  Papermoon Belford Raglan Knit top

 

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So Kate said in her note that I could wear this Raglan with leggings or jeans, but this top was WAY too short for leggings (I paired it with them so you can see).

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It’s a soft, cute top, and I could wear it with jeans, but it’s a total no-go for leggings.

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It’s a little pricey for the simplicity of it ($48), so I think I’ll send this one back, too.  If it was longer, I’d be more inclined to keep it.

Item # 5:  Hummingbird Bee Hooded Pocket Cardigan

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When I pulled this cardigan out of the box, I thought “Holy crap, I’m keeping this for SURE”, which is what I basically think about any cardigan that exists.  I love them.  I would wear them ALL the time.

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It’s so warm.  So soft.  Nice & long.  And it’s hooded!

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It’s basically all my favorite things in a cardigan.  My only complaint is that it doesn’t hold a shape well; so it looks pretty unflattering unless I’m holding it in place.

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I think that I dislike the cut of this cardigan enough, that I’ll send it back…with a few tears…

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So: if you are keeping track, my plan is to send all 5 items back.  That’s something that rarely happens to me, but this fix was just off for me.  Maybe, after 2 years of Stitch Fix, I’m getting too picky?  Or maybe Stitch Fix can’t read my mind ALL the time 😉

Whatever the reason, this fix wasn’t my favorite but that’s ok!  Hopefully my stylist does better next time 🙂

What do you think?  Would you have kept something that I sent back?

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What’s Stitch Fix?

Here’s how it works if you’re not familiar.You sign up here using my referral link pretty please (https://www.stitchfix.com/referral/4736270), fill out an in depth style/size profile, pay $20 styling fee, they ship you 5 items, you keep what you want, and mail back the rest.

If you buy anything, your $20 styling fee goes towards that purchase. If you buy all 5 items you get 25% off your order. It is totally free to mail your returns in. They send you all you need to do that.

You can do it as a monthly service or you can just schedule them whenever you want.

To get better items connect them with your style Pinterest board, give them a lot of feedback in the notes section, and fill out your style profile honestly.

For a list of my fix reviews, go here.

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SecondHands Fashion Review & Promo Code

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I recently stumbled across a subscription box service called SecondHands Fashion and it was immediately something I knew I needed to try.

If you want to try SecondHands Fashion for yourself, get $5 off your first shipment by entering the promo code: FRIENDS And say you heard about us via: SARA DRAKE when you sign up!  Using that code will get you $5 off and me $5 off our next shipments 🙂

***I had a couple friends sign up using the promo code above and they said “The credits are given after the purchases or returns” as per SecondHands customer service.  So don’t be alarmed if the credit doesn’t show up when you check out***

Their Facebook page advertises: “At SecondHands Fashion we want every woman to feel beautiful and know they don’t have to spend a fortune to do so. That’s why we work hard at finding the best deals on name brand and designer items at local and high end consignment shops.”

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Those of you who are Stitch Fixers will be very comfortable with SecondHands Fashion’s system.  You fill out a style profile, pay a $25 styling fee, receive 5 clothing items in the mail styled for you, you have 3 days to try on & decide what to keep, your styling fee is credited towards the items you keep, and you get 20% off your box if you keep all 5 items.

The BIG difference is the price points.  Since SecondHands Fashion shops at local boutiques and high end consignment stores, they are able to send excellent used condition clothing for a low price.

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You can just schedule 1 shipment to try things out or sign up for monthly boxes.  I just did 1 box to see what I thought to begin with.

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My initial thoughts of the clothing I got were:  “WOW, that’s cheap!”  After subscribing to Stitch Fix for almost a year now, I couldn’t believe how low these prices were!  The most expensive item was $23.

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I got 2 bottoms & 3 tops.

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It seemed like a nice variety for a first box, I thought.

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I was interested to see if the jeans & leggings would be long enough for my 33-34 inch inseam.  I was skeptical.

Item # 1: Elle Blue Black & White Blouse

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So this blouse fit but it was completely not my style.  I could see keeping it if I worked in an office environment but since I’m a stay at home mom (and work from home Disney specialist), I don’t need a blouse like that.  Plus I’m not a huge fan of the mostly white color.  Maybe because it’s February and I’m too white to pull white off 😉

Item # 2:  Grey Paisley Tunic Dress with Silver Beading

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My face says it all, doesn’t it?

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Um, I really didn’t like this top.  It was silky feeling (which is a texture I’m not fond of) and the colors reminded me of old curtains.  My stylists did recommend belting it for dimension which I think would help this top out a lot!  But since I didn’t like the texture or pattern, I just returned this top.

Item # 3: Gold Metal Black Fleece Leggings (picture above with the tunic as well)

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You guys, I was shocked these fit!  Usually “one size fits all” leggings are really “one size fits most” for me, since I’m 6 foot tall!  But they fit and were long enough.  I loved the fleece lining.  I almost kept these, but they sagged a little in the crotch area after walking around in them a bit, and I was constantly pulling at them, so I sent these back.  But major props to my stylists for finding these!

Item # 4:  American Eagle Oversized Aztec Sweater

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Oh my gosh, the patterns and colors of this sweater are so cute! But….

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Hello crop top.  There was NO way this sweater would have been close to being long enough in the torso.  I knew it the minute I pulled it out of the box.  Bummer.

Item # 5: Paige Denim Skinnies (what I kept!)

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Another shocker: the jeans were long enough!  At $18 they were also a steal.  I kept these, and since I paid my $25 styling fee, I actually paid $25 for these, which was still a good deal.

Overall, I was happy with SecondHands Fashion – the first boxes for any subscription company, in my experience, are always a learning box.  They won’t typically be great, as you & your stylist are getting to know each other.  I was able to get 1 pair of jeans and everything I was sent fit.

Will I try it again?  YEP!

Want to try it for yourself?  I have a promo code for that 😉

If you want to try SecondHands Fashion for yourself, get $5 off your first shipment by entering the promo code: FRIENDS And say you heard about us via: SARA DRAKE when you sign up!  Using that code will get you $5 off and me $5 off our next shipments 🙂

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Stitch Fix on a Budget

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A common complaint of Stitch Fix is that the price points are much higher than we are comfortable with or used to.  Sure the clothes are cute and who doesn’t like to get a package in the mail each month that makes it feel like Christmas morning?  But is it possible to enjoy the fabulous style & fun of Stitch Fix on a budget?

YES!

I styled a Stitch Fix box for myself over the past 2 weeks, using online re-sale clothing sites, filled the “box” with only Stitch Fix items, and saved myself almost 50% off each item.

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How?

First, I signed up for Poshmark & Thred Up.

Poshmark is an online re-sale for people wanting to do their own personal closet clean out.  You sign up for an account, create a virtual closet of clothing/accessory items you no longer want, & list them for sale.  I just signed up to buy – as a buyer, you can search for brands that Stitch Fix sells.  If you find an item you like, you can outright buy it (every item will include a shipping charge of $4.99) or you can make an offer, which the seller can counter or accept.

If you want to try Poshmark out – you can sign up for their app and get $10 off your first order using my code below:

Install free app now!

Sign up with code POXZH to get $10 off your first order.

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I buy most of my Stitch Fix items off Poshmark.  But I also buy from Thred Up, which is an online consignment store basically.  Instead of working with individuals and shopping their online closets, people send their clothes to Thred Up & Thred Up sells them & mails them out to you.  There is no option to offer on an item and things move very quickly on Thred Up.

If you sign up & buy something from Thred Up using my link, you’ll get $10 off your first order & I get $10 to spend, too!

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Now comes the work:  I checked both of these sites daily for Stitch Fix items.  I searched for popular brands like:  Market & Spruce, 41Hawthorn, Pixley, Papermoon, THML, Skies are Blue, Le Lis, RD Style, Pomelo, Renee C, Collective Concepts, Tart, etc…

On Poshmark, you can actually search using the term “Stitch Fix” which helped narrow things down.

It only took me 2 weeks to find, buy, & receive 5 Stitch Fix items that I L.O.V.E. & I spent about half of what I would have if I had bought all 5 from Stitch Fix new, with the 25% discount.  I spent less money, but much more time.  Basically I was my own stylist.

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Want to see what I got?  (I’m so excited to share this with you all!!)

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Such pretty colors & patterns!

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Ok, ok…let’s really dig in now!

Item # 1:  Papermoon Mula Knit Top (SF original price: $38.  What I paid: $18 + $5 shipping: $23)

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Isn’t this tank just adorable?  It’s so soft, long, and the stripes/colors are bright & fun!  I love it!  I spend the most money on this item than any of the others because, well, I just wanted it!  I have had this Stitch Fix piece pinned for months; so happy I found it & it fit!

 

Item # 2:  Pomelo Kathy Striped Fit & Flare Dress (SF original price: $68.  What I paid: $15 + $5 shipping: $20)

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This is my favorite item of the 5.

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I’m in love with this dress.  It’s so fun, fits like a glove, and can be accessorized in so many ways!  And it was CHEAP!  Love.

Item # 3:  RD Style Keira Crew Neck Split Back Knit Top (SF original price: $48.  What I paid: $12 + $5 shipping: $17)

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Psssst….that adorable necklace?  It’s from my last Wantable accessory box….

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I am just in love with the split back style trend these days.  This top doesn’t have an under layer, so I chose a black top to wear under it BUT I could go with any color I wanted!  That makes it kind of fun & very versatile.  The fabric is soft, the fit is flowy without being boxy or baggy.  Another winner!

Item # 4:  Le Lis Conrado Lace Hem Knit Top (SF original price: $44.  What I paid: $14 + $5 shipping: $19)

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This was my least favorite top of the 5 – I always go down a size in Le Lis, which I did in this top, but I feel like it’s a tad too short.  I love the mix of stripes and polka dots but wish the top itself was a little longer.  I’m still gonna rock this one – maybe under a blazer for added length!

Item # 5:  Pomelo Priya Abstract Floral Print Knit Back Tank (SF original price: $48.  What I paid: $13 + $5 shipping: $18)

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I’ve been in love with this top since I started with Stitch Fix last year.  I knew I had to have it when I saw it on Poshmark!  Thank goodness it fit perfectly & I can’t wait for the warmer months to come so I can wear this by itself.  For now, I’ll throw a cardigan over it!

So to recap on my total cost –

If I had bought everything through Stitch Fix individually, brand new:

Total Original Stitch Fix Cost: $246.

Minus the 25% buy all 5 discount: ($61.50)

Total cost to buy the whole box, if they had all come together new through Stitch Fix: $184.50

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What I actually paid, including shipping, for all 5 items (3 gently used, 2 new with Stitch Fix tags on):  $97  (I saved $87.50!)

Pretty awesome, huh?  And I have to say, for my first time styling my own “Stitch Fix box” it went pretty well.  I’d call this “box” a 4/5, with the 5th item (the short Le Lis top) still a worthy item.

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I definitely won’t give up Stitch Fix anytime soon.  While I can spend a lot of time searching for tops and dresses, it’s much harder to find pants that fit well.  Somehow Stitch Fix has always been able to do that, including length!

Plus, I don’t have the time to watch for Stitch Fix items to pop up on Poshmark and Thred Up all the time.

But this was a FUN experiment and I loved the clothing I ended up with!

Don’t forget – if you want to search for some Stitch Fix steals of your own, use my codes/links to get some cash towards your first purchase!

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If you sign up & buy something from Thred Up using my link, you’ll get $10 off your first order & I get $10 to spend, too!

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Stitch Fix Style for (much) less

 

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I’ve been subscribing to Stitch Fix for 7 months now & I really love the excitement and fun each SF box brings.  When I first signed up my biggest hesitation was the price point.  Spending $50-$75 (on average) per piece of clothing was so much higher than what I typically spent per piece of clothing.

I know price ends up being a hang up for more than just myself and while I don’t mind spending more on services like Stitch Fix, if you would love the style Stitch Fix brings without the price – there are options available to you!

It requires more effort on your end BUT you can find some super cute pieces for a fraction of the cost.

Since subscribing to Stitch Fix, I feel like I’ve learned how to shop and that leads me to find better, cuter clothing to incorporate into my wardrobe.

For example – Old Navy & GAP.  I love both of these stores, especially shopping online, because they carry TALLS.  For a girl like me, I need talls in my life (I’m 6ft).  While the quality of the clothing at Gap or Old Navy won’t be as nice at Stitch Fix, I have had great success with my clothing from there.

Here’s what I bought most recently – my Old Navy reveal!

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Item # 1:  Quilted Zip Vest – Chambray

I ordered this vest because it reminded me of the very popular J. Crew version only much less expensive.  I’ve not yet been able to bite the bullet and buy the real deal & this seemed like a good substitute.  What I didn’t realize (and couldn’t tell from the online photo) is that while this vest looks like (in style) the J Crew version it’s blue.  Hence the “Chambray”.  But I’m keeping it anyway – it’s cute and I can rock it until I fork over the dough for the J. Crew vest.

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Item # 2:  Crew Neck Color Block Heather Oatmeal Top

This next top is super fun – with color block sleeves, front, and a striped back.  It reminded me of something I’d see in a Stitch Fix box.  It’s very thin material (not a sweater) and SO soft.  I ordered a large, which is a little big on me, but I don’t mind.  The front is kind of boring (the party’s in the back for this one) so I would spice up the front with a scarf or necklace.

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Item # 3:  3/4 sleeved color blocked & black striped top

Yet another top with some color blocking and stripes.  It’s hard for me to pass up a cute striped top!  I love this one – it’s probably more a spring/early fall top because of the 3/4 sleeves, but I don’t mind to wait a bit to wear it 🙂

Again, the material is thin (though not see-through) and very, very soft!

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Item # 4:  Plaid flannel rainbow top

So can one have enough flannel, plaid tops these days?  I was drawn to the mustard yellow in this one (I am loving mustard yellow this season!).  Again this runs a little big I think, but I don’t mind.  I can see wearing it with jeans or leggings!

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So how much did these cute pieces cost me?  I had $20 in rewards, so I paid $24.10 but if you had bought them without rewards, it would have cost $44.10 shipped!  That’s $11/item.  Pretty thrifty!

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While I think Stitch Fix is totally fun and sends unique pieces (and taught me how to shop for myself), I also think you can find fun, unique pieces on your own for a fraction of the cost 🙂

Want to buy something you saw in my review?  All 4 pieces are still available for purchase as of today.  Here’s the links!

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3/4 sleeved color blocked & black striped top

Crew Neck Color Block Heather Oatmeal Top

Quilted Zip Vest – Chambray

Want to see what a Stitch Fix box looks like?  My latest review to date is here.