Fall Outfits

Fall is definitely here and I’m full embracing the colors and fabrics.  I do feel that I can better use my budget by picking things out myself and finding good deals.  Stitch Fix has high prices if you’re not keeping all 5 items and I just haven’t been happy with the picks lately.  I’m also not loving any of the chosen items for the upcoming Golden Tote and think I’ll skip it.

I Love Your Dress” Dress from Modcloth 

I Love Your Dress from Modcloth

Plum and mustard is my favorite fall combo of colors.  The dress is a soft knit and I’ve seen a lot of people get this dress from Stitch Fix.  Since I wasn’t getting what I asked for I just went directly through ModCloth.

Dress from Target

target dress

Target has some really cute fall stuff right now.  I found this dress along with a few sweaters that I picked up last week.  I paired this with old grey boots and the faux leather jacket I got from my last stitch fix.

Boho Top from Target

fall top

I also picked up this rust colored bohemian style top from Target.  Very soft and flowy.

Old Navy Cap Sleeve Sheath Dress

old navy dress

Again, loving the combo with mustard in the fall.  This dress is quite flattering and I got it for only $10 with sales and rewards!

ModCloth – Pretty Package Dress in Spanish Tile

ModCloth Pretty Package Dress

Love the colors of this one too.  The cowl neck top is flattering for a pear shaped body.

Loft Dress

Loft burgundy dress

This is one of my favorite new fall dresses.  It’s a silk fabric and the color is so rich.  Paired with a cardigan from Loft.

Loft Orange Skirt

Loft Orange Skirt

The color of this is much nicer in person than on the website.  It’s a deep orange.  The silky fabric is nice and flowy and I paired it with a knit military style jacket from Old Navy.

Old Navy Sweater

old navy sweater

This is an old navy sweater, paired with an older scarf I got from a PopSugar Must Have box, a watch from Charming Charlie, and the flats are Crocs.

Loft Silk Dress

silk dress Loft

LOVE this dress.  The fabric, the pattern, everything.  I can see me wearing it in winter with black tights.

Loft Dress

loft dress

This dress is fun for work and felt very office appropriate.  Looks a little shorter here than it felt on.

Work Capris and a red sweater

Kohls Capris

I got these curvy Capris from Elle at Kohls last year and was so happy to find curvy fit pants that were cute.  I paired them with this red sweater from Banana Republic.

Rocking Shoes from DSW

Shoes from DSW

The best part of this outfit is the shoes.  They are a nice low heel and I love the details.  The jacket is older and the red shell is from Golden Tote as a surprise item.  Jeans from Old Navy.  I’m loving the new curvy skinny jeans, after I washed these they were a bit more fitted.

 

 

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The last of Summer Dresses and Skirts

I forgot to post this back in early September but here it is now.

Old Navy Knit Dress

Old Navy Knit Dress

I wish I had bought this in more colors/patterns when it was available.  The shoes are from Lands End.

Desert Star Maxi – Anthropologie

Anthropologie Maxi Dress

I love this Desert Start Maxi from Anthro, I paired it with some long gold neckaces from Charming Charlie.

Anthropologie Outfit

Anthropologie Shorts and Top

I love these shorts/skirt from Anthro and this top.  I wore a jacket over it for work which helped balance the proportions, but it was 90 degrees outside so no jacket outside.

Golden Tote Maxi Dress

Golden Tote Maxi

I got this maxi in a Golden Tote last summer and love the coral color.

Loft Midi Dress

Loft Midi Dress

I got this midi dress from Loft and love the way the flowy fabric moved when I walked.

Loft Painterly Floral Dress

Loft Painterly Dress

Love this dress from Loft for work.

Boden Felicity Dress

Boden Felicity Dress

I love this Boden dress, the color is nice and the length.  The fabric is super soft too.

Stitch Fix September 2015

My September stitch fix arrived yesterday, and once again I’m disappointed.  Here was the note to my stylist.

Stitch Fix September 2015

Annnnd here’s what I got:

Stitch Fix September 2015

I see some color, but mostly dull grey and drab olive.  And what is that thing on the bottom, a blanket??

RD Style – lana Twisted Seam Sweater $68

 

Stitch Fix September 2015

Stitch Fix September 2015

Dull, boxy fit and just sort of sticks out at my mid-section.

Return.

41Hawthorn – Lisbon Stud Detail Blouse $58

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Yes it’s an olive color, but the fabric feels itchy and artificial and I didn’t really ask for a blouse.  I don’t see myself wearing this because of the itchy fabric.

Returned

Market and Spruce – Alexi Dress $74

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The color and fabric are nice, and that’s all it has going for it.  The waist was loose and big and the arm holes were uneven and way too big.  My bra was completely showing on one side.

Returned.

Kut From the Kloth – Michael Faux Leather Jacket $78

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The color is nice, but I already have a ton of faux leather jackets in a bunch of colors.  Also the arms are really loose and long on this one and my husband said it looked to big on me.  I’m undecided only because this is the ONLY item I’d even consider keeping and if I don’t keep anything I’m out $20 just for the privilege of trying on a bunch of stuff that doesn’t work for me.

Undecided.

RD Style – Laverne Poncho Cardigan $68

Stitch Fix September 2015
Are you kidding me?
Stitch Fix September 2015
Seriously?????

I don’t recall asking for a blanket, nor does this look like anything on my pinterest page.  I posted a bunch of cute fitted fall outfits and she sends me a blanket with arm holes??  The fabric is scratchy and I look like I am a giant old lady.  This would never in a million years work with my shape.  Honestly, the worst thing they’ve ever sent me.

RETURNED.

Overall Impressions

Overall I think this was a bad fix.  I didn’t get the skinny jeans I requested, there was only one dress, no skirts, and a serious lack of color aside from the wearable blanket.  I think Lindsay did a pretty good job as my stylist, but I kept requesting her later and they kept telling me she was on vacation and this stylist definitely does not get me.  I guess I’m done with Stitch Fix again.

 

Golden Tote August Review

The August Golden Tote was a bit of a disappointment again.  I really need to rethink these subscription services…

Golden Tote Review August 2015

Chosen Item #1 – Frequent Flier Dress

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This isn’t my favorite item.  The dress is a bit shorter than I’d like, but the pattern does remind me of “Saved by the Bell” which is a positive in my book.

Chosen Item #2 – Paisley Perfection Maxi Skirt

Golden Tote Review August 2015

Golden Tote Review August 2015

Golden Tote Review August 2015

I wore this to work this week and it’s surprisingly long! This is not usually a problem for my 5’6″ frame, I bet this is dragging for most women.

Surprise Item – Naked Zebra Keyhole Tank

Golden Tote Review August 2015

Golden Tote Review August 2015

I love the color of this, I’ll just need to find the right outfit for it.

Surprise Item #2 – Chris & Carol Floral Maxi Skirt

Golden Tote Review August 2015

Golden Tote Review August 2015

The pattern reminds me of something I would have worn in the 90’s.  Not in love with this item, but it might go cute with a chunky burgundy sweater in the fall.

Surprise Item #3 – Skies are Blue Marigold Print Dress

Golden Tote Review August 2015

Golden Tote Review August 2015

Shapeless and short, not for me.  Maybe for a model with stick legs, but not for me.

Surprise Item #4 – Renee C Floral Top

Golden Tote Review August 2015

Golden Tote Review August 2015

I could see myself wearing this with shorts and I like the pattern so this was okay.

Overall

I will probably only end up wearing 2-3 of these items so it doesn’t really seem worth the $149 for the tote this month.  I might skip this next month.

Stitch Fix August Review

This month’s stitch fix was somewhat disappointing, but I did get one incredible item.  Here’s what I requested:

stitch fix note August

And Here’s what I got.  Mostly dark colors…

Stitch Fix August 2015

 

Bancroft – Cambridge Metal Belt Cuff Bracelet  $28

Stitch Fix August 2015

I didn’t care for this bracelet, it just wasn’t my style and was uncomfortable for someone who is typing all day.

Sent back.

Market & Spruce – Leavenworth Sleeveless Top $44

Stitch Fix August 2015

Stitch Fix August 2015

To be fair, I did pin this on my pinterest board, but in person the colors were more navy/red than purple/red like it looked in the picture from Stitch Fix.  Also the collar hit me uncomfortably and if I’m wearing a sleeveless top I don’t want a high neck.

Sent back.

Leota – Abilene Polka Dot Dress $148

Stitch Fix August 2015

Stitch Fix August 2015

Stitch Fix August 2015

I fell in love with this dress before I saw the price.  The cut, the fabric, the polka dots!  I loved everything but was a bit sticker shocked when I saw the price.  Despite that I decided this was the one item I was keeping this month.  I already wore it to work.

Tart – Kaylie Solid French Terry Blazer $128

Stitch Fix August 2015

Stitch Fix August 2015

Again, this just wasn’t my style.  It was very “Academic/Preppy” which I don’t really wear and had shoulder pads.  Also a really high price tag for a knit blazer.  I was surprised at the price of the items this month!

Sent back.

Brixon Ivy – Steph Dress $58

Stitch Fix August 2015

Stitch Fix August 2015

Absolutely not.  This is a very thin knit cut in a very unflattering nightgown shape.  She said she sent this because I had pinned a similar dress from the stitch fix pinterest page, but on the stick thin twiggy model this looked adorable.  With my figure, a shapeless nightgown is not something I’d ever wear or pick for myself.  I wish the stylist kept the client’s body type in mind when picking items not the literal things they saw on pinterest.  I like the idea or look of some things but not the literal translation for me.

Sent back!

Overall Impressions

So while I was happy with my adorable (albeit expensive) polka dot dress, the rest of the items were off and not at all my style or right for my body type.  I signed up for a September fix but am considering cancelling it and purchasing a pair of Hunter boots I’ve been eyeing on the Nordstrom site… What do you think?

 

Golden Tote July 2015 Review

My July 2015 Golden Tote arrived this weekend and there were some good surprises and some just “enh”.

Golden Tote July 2015

Here are the boutique items I got this time.

All Tied Up Printed Sandals – $20

Golden Tote July 2015

Golden Tote July 2015

They recommended going up a half size so I went with 8.5 and they seem to fit well.  I wore them this weekend with black shorts and a red top.

Mardi Gras Bracelet Set – $14

Golden Tote July 2015

Haven’t worn these yet, but they are cute in person.

Silver Metal Layered Necklace – $15

Golden Tote July 2015

 

And here are the tote items.

Chosen Item 1 – Embellished Eyelet Tank

Golden Tote July 2015

Golden Tote July 2015

I normally don’t wear racerback tops like this but with the heat I decided to give it a try.  It’s a nice soft fabric and I can’t wait to wear it with shorts (the proportions don’t suit me with capris).

Chosen Item 2 – Draped Crossover Blouse

Golden Tote July 2015

Golden Tote July 2015

Surprise Item – Bo Bel Pocket Tee with Crochet Trim (Green)

Golden Tote July 2015

Golden Tote July 2015

I wore this to work paired with white jeans and a blazer from an older Golden Tote.

Surprise Item – Skies are Blue Floral Lace Detail Kimono

Golden Tote July 2015

Golden Tote July 2015 Golden Tote July 2015

Not thrilled with another kimono but it’s a nice color.

Surprise Item – Le Lis Side Bow Dress

Golden Tote July 2015

Surprise Item – Miss Love Black Tank with Sheer Panel at Hem

Golden Tote July 2015

Golden Tote July 2015

Very basic piece but rather boring.

Overall Impressions

The July Golden Tote came with some pretty dark and boring surprise items, especially since I had seen a spoiler email with some of the cute patterned tops they were giving away.  I had hoped to see the polka dot top or the ikat print tee but only got dark boring stuff.  Maybe next month will be better.