Monthly Archives: June 2015

Stitch Fix June – A few keepers

Based on my last positive stitch fix experience I decided to give it another try.  Unfortunately the stylist who did a great job for me (Lindsey) was on vacation so I got another stylist that didn’t seem to read my past notes or get what I was looking for.  This time I asked for bright happy colors (check), and a focus on skirts and dresses (not check), and maybe a top that would go well with shorts (half check?).  Here’s what I got.

Stitch Fix June 2015 review

Urban Expressions – Adelade Woven Fold Over Clutch $48

Stitch Fix June 2015 review

I went back on forth on this one and debated it over night.  I normally would never use a clutch and don’t even own one, but I loved the feel of this bag.  It is classic with a great neutral color and the bag itself was just a great size for a night out.  In the end I decided to keep it since I don’t already have any clutches and I thought it would be good to have one on hand should the occasion ever present itself.

Renee C – Alecia Abstract Print Maxi Dress $68

Stitch Fix June 2015 review

Stitch Fix June 2015 review

Stitch Fix June 2015 review
With a jacket and the clutch

While I liked the pattern on this, the fabric was a bit itchy and almost iridescent, but the worst part was the fit.  A blousy top like that doesn’t look good on me and I need tops to accentuate my waist in order to flatter my pear shape.  This did nothing for my top or bottom half and a belt made it worse.  This went back.

Pixley – Abriella Waffle Knit Cardigan $48

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This one gets filed under “what were they thinking?”  It was like a giant chenille bathrobe.  Great for 90 degree weather, no?  It was uncomfortable and unflattering and just a no all around.  I know I said no drapey cardigans in the past and this is definitely that.

Pixley – Edmond Chevron Print Henley Shirt $54

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Something I can wear.  I like the soft knit of this top and wore it the next day for an impromptu trip to a nearby island (not the tropical kind, the kind that is surrounded by the Puget Sound and you go to in order to get away from 90 degree heat.)  This was a keeper.

THML – Rosalie Embroidery Panel Back Zip Tank $68

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And again, No.  I also asked for no tanks or sleeveless tops and here we go.  This one had itchy fabric sides, and if I moved my arms away from my body I looked like a giant triangle.  Great for pear shapes, tops that make you look like a triangle.  Back it went.

Overall Impressions

While I didn’t really get dresses/skirts that I was looking for, I ended up with a clutch that I unexpectedly ended up falling in love with and a nice knit top to wear with shorts.  I still hold out hope that if I try again in July with Lindsey I’ll get some good pieces again.  Maybe I just haven’t loved the Golden Tote options lately so I have been wanting to get back into stitch fix.  I think I’ll give it another shot in July.

 

 

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Summer Outfits

Here’s a few outfits I’ve been wearing.

Boden Elise Skirt 

Boden Elise Skirt

I paired it with a dark jean jacket from Old Navy and a plain white tee.  I love the fabric and fit of this skirt.  It’s a soft knit and falls nicely to my knees for work.

Boden Summer Bloom Skirt

boden summer bloom skirt

I love this skirt.  The color is vibrant and the fit is nice for my shape.

Anthropologie Dress

Anthropologie dress

I can’t find this dress on their site anymore, but I love the handkerchief hem.

Anthropologie Top

anthropologie top

I like this soft and comfortable top with it’s boho print and vivid blue trim.

 

May and June Golden Tote Review

I was sick when my May Golden Tote arrived and didn’t bother to take pics of me wearing the items, but I did take photos of what I got.

May Golden Tote

Golden Tote May 2015

Pick Item #1 – Golden Tote Sweatshirt in Blue

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It looked a bit small out of the box, but when I tried it on it fit well in the size small that I got.

Pick Item #2 – In the Navy Maxi Dress

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This is a really soft and cute maxi dress.  I accessorized it with a trio of elephants necklace I had and these flat sandals and white linen jacket.

Add on Item – Bring on Spring Sweatshirt in white

Golden Tote May 2015

I had ordered this as part of my April tote but they sent me the blue one instead.  It is the softest most cozy shirt I’ve ever worn so I got it as an add on with this tote so I can have it in two colors.

Surprise Item #1 – Tea & Rose Solid Midi skirt – Charcoal

Golden Tote May 2015

I haven’t worn this yet and it’s just okay.

Surprise Item #2 – Miss Love Lightweight Floral Jacket

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I actually did wear this yesterday with a pair of khaki bow shorts I got from Anthropologie and a plain white tee.  I forgot to take a pic, but it was a cute look.

Surprise Item #3 – Le Lis Owl Printed Top – peach

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Haven’t worn this yet either but I think it would look cute with black shorts.  Love the print!

Surprise Item #4 – Very J Printed Elastic Waist Dress – black

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This is much shorter than I’m normally comfortable with but I wore it on the weekend when it was hot.  For work I might pair it with some cropped leggings.

Jewelry picks

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I love the elephant bracelet and the delicate necklace.  I’ve worn both several times already.

This bracelet came free with the order but I really don’t care for it and it’s rather “pokey”.

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June Stitch Fix

For June there was only one item I was excited about so I got the one item tote for $49 and was rather disappointed.

Golden Tote June 2015

Pick Item – Fun & Fresh Tank in floral multi

Golden Tote June 2015

I do like the tank.  The print is vibrant and I love the colors.  But as for the surprise item…

Surprise Item – Potters Pot Pleated Pants

Golden Tote June 2015

Culottes.  Just… no.  I can’t describe how bad these looked on me so they are going immediately to charity.

Overall, I really loved my May Golden Tote but probably should have skipped the June one.  For $58.95 (includes tax and shipping) it was not worth it for one sleeveless top.  I think the only tote that really provides value is the $149 tote where you get lots of surprise items.