Like it or not, fall is coming. For me that means a return to the classroom and cool weather ahead. With those changes in mind, I sent a note to my Stitch Fix stylist requesting clothes that are appropriate for me to work as a kindergarten teacher and items that can be easily layered as the temperature drops in the coming months. My work schedule keeps me busy and Stitch Fix has become my favorite way to shop for new clothes. I created a free online style profile and was matched with a personal stylist who reviews my profile and hand-picks 5 pieces of clothing that she thinks will be perfect for me. The clothes are shipped directly to my door so I can try them on in the convenience of my home at a time that fits in my schedule. I keep the clothes I want, ship back any items I don't wish to keep and check out online. It's that easy!
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This month's Stitch Fix review features another great selection of clothes chosen by my personal stylist, Layla. I can't wait to show you what was inside my most recent fix. As you scroll through the photos, be sure to pin your favorite styles to your fashion board on Pinterest to give your personal Stitch Fix stylist a little more insight into the kind of clothes you like. I'm also giving away a Stitch Fix gift card so you'll definitely want to read to the bottom for your chance to win.
Jarred Lace Detail Cap-Sleeve Blouse
The first item I tried on was the Jarred Lace Detail Cap-Sleeve Blouse from Brixon Ivy ($68). Looking at this item on it's own, I didn't know what to think. I love pink but this blouse was very pink. I also couldn't decide if the lace detail was classy or edgy. My personal style is anything but edgy so I didn't initially think this blouse would be a keeper. I was wrong!
I kept things simple at first and just tried on the the blouse with the pair of Rizzo Skinny Pant from Liverpool ($98) that were also included in my fix. (I'll tell you more about the pants in a few minutes.) For accessories, I added the silver Elisa Kendra Scott necklace that came from a recent Rocksbox , my Fossil watch and a pair of black flats. The outfit was a little plain, but I kind of liked it.
I'm often cold so I try to add layers any time I wear a sleeveless top. Knowing that September days in Michigan are still warm and summery, I added the Callie White Denim Jacket from Kut From the Kloth that came in my 23rd fix. I also added the bracelet I wore for my wedding because I am always looking for an excuse to wear my wedding jewelry and it was the perfect compliment to the white jacket.
Now let's talk about that lace detail.
If I were wearing this top to school, I would probably wear a black Tami tank from Old Navy underneath. (I have an entire drawer filled with these tanks and they are the perfect layer when I need to add a little modesty to a top that's not quite work appropriate. While it may not be ideal, it hides my bra straps and is good enough for me. My hair also does a nice job of concealing the back.
If I wear this blouse out for an evening with Rob or some friends, I would probably opt for a strapless bra instead. This would really show off the gorgeous lace detail.
Rizzo Skinny Pant
I had requested pants that I could wear with boots this fall and I was overjoyed to see that Layla had sent a pair of Rizzo Skinny Pants from Liverpool ($98) that would be perfect with boots. I always want to add more black pants to my school wardrobe and I wore the pants while I tried on the Jarred Lace Detail Cap-Sleeve Blouse. As you can see in the above photos, the pants looked great with a simple pair of black flats and I'm pretty sure these will replace my Pixie Pants from J.Crew as my favorite bottoms to wear with a pair of boots.
Oh my word, these pants are amazing. They fit like a heavy pair of leggings that will be warm on cool days. They have a stretchy waistband and fake pockets sewn onto the back so they look a little more professional and business-appropriate. The fit was excellent. Since my initial goal was to enhance my fall wardrobe, I traded the white jacket for the Kaylie Solid French Terry Blazer from Tart, which came in my 15th fix. I also switched the flats for a pair of black boots.
I'm not a fan of cold weather, but this outfit will make the transition a lot more fun!
If you're looking for a comfortable pair of riding boots, I highly recommend the black Jamison boot from Naturalizer. They are genuine leather and were a comfortable fit right from day one. My feet are average width, but I found the wider size (indicated as C/D on the website) to be a perfect fit.
Wynn Front Pocket Blouse
It seems as though I am always begging Layla for long-sleeved blouses and I was thrilled to see that she included one in this fix. Initially, the Wynn Front Pocket Blouse from Papermoon ($48) wasn't my favorite garment in the stack. The print reminded me of hospital scrubs and it was just so-so.
The advantage of Stitch Fix over conventional shopping is that you can try the items on with other clothes that you already own. If I were to see this blouse at a department store, I would probably try it on, think it was boring and abandon it in the dressing room. The blouse may not have been very interesting on it's own, but I knew it had potential. I added the same Callie White Denim Jacket from Kut From the Kloth that came in my 23rd fix and added a brown pair of riding boots. Those two changes resulted in such a transformation! I now adore this blouse. It is much brighter and more fun when it is mixed with the right pieces.
I didn't try it on at the time, but in hindsight, I think this outfit would also look great with those black flats instead of the brown boots on a warm, sunny day.
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