My March Stitch Fix box has arrived and it was quite the mix of beautiful items that perfectly fit my style and a couple of pieces that I knew would be going back as soon as I saw them. I don't mind having a few misses thrown in, as long as the entire box isn't a bust and this shipment was most certainly not a bust. I usually only let myself keep one item from my monthly fix, but this month I couldn't resist keeping two pieces – they were both that good. This box was definitely an interesting one and I think you'll find some great inspiration inside. Ready to check it out?
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How does Stitch Fix work?
Stitch Fix is an online styling service that matches customers with their own personal stylist. It's free to sign up and build a style profile with your fashion preferences and size information. When you are ready, you can sign up for your first fix. For a $20 styling fee, you will be matched with a personal stylist who will review your style profile and hand-pick 5 items just for you. The clothes are shipped to your door free of charge and you have three days to try them on in the comfort of your home. Keep what you love, check out online, and return any unwanted items in the shipping envelope that is included in your fix. Returns are free and easy. Even better, the $20 styling fee is automatically deducted from the cost of any clothes you choose to keep. Stitch Fix will always be one of my favorite ways to shop for clothes. I love how unique the styles are and how hard Stitch Fix works to make sure that my shipments are tailored to my personal style. Ready to try it out? Sign up for Stitch Fix today and build your free style profile.
Now that we've covered the basics, it's time to show you what came in my March Stitch Fix box.
Manuela Cowl Neck Dolman Knit Top
The first item I tried on was a Manuela Cowl Neck Dolman Knit Top from Laila Jayde ($58) in the prettiest minty shade of green. Honestly, I stopped feeling excited about dolman tops a long time ago. I've purchased a few over the years and enjoyed the novelty of them at first, but now they're really not my style. Rob always says the sleeves remind him of flying squirrels, but I usually just find myself wishing that the top was warmer and the sleeves were longer.
When it comes to dolman tops, you can pretty much never go wrong with a pair of leggings, so I paired the top with my favorite Spanx leggings (which are incredibly supportive and comfortable) and my black Rothy's sneakers (find out why I love my Rothy's in this blog post). It was a great, basic outfit for weekend wear.
The color of the Manuela Cowl Neck Dolman Knit Top was really pretty and I appreciated the longer length compared to most dolman tops, but it had short sleeves and Michigan temperatures are still in the 30s. I'm not ready at all for short sleeve tops so it was definitely going back.
RECREATE THE LOOK:
Kenidy Drawstring Knit Top
The next item I tried on was one of the most exciting pieces from my fix this month. I fell in love with the Kenidy Drawstring Knit Top from Ink Love & Peace ($58) from the moment I saw a preview of it in the Stitch Fix app on my phone and couldn't wait to try it on.
Since I wear leggings around the house several times a week, I kept on my favorite leggings and black Rothy's sneakers and slipped on the Kenidy Drawstring Knit Top. It was soft, flattering and a perfect fit. I loved that it was long enough to provide good coverage for my leggings and the light gray color was absolutely perfect. This one was a keeper for sure.
RECREATE THE LOOK:
Bryson Released Hem Skinny Jean
I had requested that my stylist send a second pair of Liverpool pull-on jeans my way in this fix, but they didn't have my size in stock. Instead, she sent a pair of Liverpool Bryson Released Hem Skinny Jeans ($88) and suggested I give them a try. Even though I wasn't super-excited about them, I decided to give them a whirl. I kept on the Kenidy Drawstring Knit top and threw on my gray Keds (similar here) for a more casual look.
Oh my word, these jeans were so unbelievably good. They fit perfectly, had amazing stretch, were lightweight and super-comfortable. Even though they had a traditional zip and button fly, they felt every bit as comfortable as the pull-on jeans I had requested and wear a few times each week. The only issue was the fact that these jeans were distinctly cropped, which would be great in late spring or during the summer (when I live in cropped pants). But right now in Michigan, warm weather is the last thing on my mind and I didn't want to buy a pair of pants that would just get shoved into my closet for the next few months. As tempted as I was to keep the Bryson Released Hem Skinny Jeans, I decided to send them back to Stitch Fix.
RECREATE THE LOOK:
Kylani Ombre Linen Blend Pullover
The Stitch Fix stylists try really hard to send pieces they think their clients will like, but sometimes they don't quite hit the nail on the head. My stylist, Jennifer, probably sent a taupe Kylani Ombre Linen Blend Pullover from Evolution by Cyrus ($54) my way because she knows how much I love neutrals, but this particular top isn't what I had in mind. It seemed a little boring and I felt like the style of it aged me. I tried to keep an open mind as I tried on the Kylani Ombre Linen Blend Pullover, but I wasn't feeling very optimistic.
Ladies, if you have issues with muffin top, this shirt is not your friend. The lightweight knit was a semi-tight fit without any drape and it's exactly the kind of fit I avoid in most situations. I definitely have my own muffin top that I struggle with, so I shamelessly threw on some shapewear under my jeans before Erika snapped a few photos. I was really struggling to find inspiration in this top. None of my cardigans paired well with it and it felt like it would go best with a pair of brown leather shoes (which I don't own). So I hastily threw on a basic pair of skinny jeans (similar here) and my Romantic Blush Tieks. I was happy to find a way to style the Kylani Ombre Linen Blend Pullover in a way that kind of worked for me, but I knew that this top was definitely going back.
RECREATE THE LOOK:
Becru Lace Detail Blouse
As deflated as I felt after trying on the Kylani Ombre Pullover, I was completely stoked to try on the Becru Lace Detail Blouse from Daniel Rainn ($68). I had actually seen a photo of the top in a Stitch Fix Facebook group and thought it looked gorgeous, so I pinned it to my Stitch Fix board and requested that my stylist send it my way. Since the photograph showed a white blouse on a white background it was hard to distinguish any of the details, but I can tell you, the blouse was is so much more gorgeous in person. There were so many pretty lace details along the sleeves and neckline – even the back of the blouse.
The only detail I didn't care for was that the lace panels on the front and back of the shoulders were so sheer. I wore a nude cami under the blouse and I can live with the fact that the straps show a little because I pretty much avoid strapless bras at all costs. I've received a few different Daniel Rainn blouses with sheer shoulder panels and I so wish they were lined to hide bra straps.
I ditched the shapewear and wore the blouse with my skinny jeans. I have spent too many days in casual tops and leggings around the house these past few months, so I can't tell you how wonderful it felt to wear something feminine that was just my style. This is the time of year that I start to crave a change from black clothes and start seeking any sort of pastels in my wardrobe. I pulled out my favorite blush pink cardigan (called the Lauderdale Knit Cardigan) from my 47th fix and added a simple statement necklace (from Old Navy of all places!) for a touch of sparkle. I also happily wore my Romantic Blush Tieks to complete the look. I know I've been all about the Rothy's for the past few months, but I do still love my Tieks and the Romantic Blush is one of my all-time favorite pairs of shoes. They perfectly completed the look.
RECREATE THE LOOK:
As much as I loved the outfit, I wanted to find another way to style the blouse that would still work on a cold, gray day that doesn't feel a bit like spring. It was as simple as trading my sweater and shoes for a black cardigan and my black pointy toe Rothy's. This is a look I could see myself sporting for lunch with friends or a date night with Rob while I eagerly wait for spring to arrive. Even though the look was distinctly suited for cool weather, the bright white top was still a nice change from wearing solid black.
RECREATE THE LOOK:
I usually only keep one item from my Stitch Fix boxes (even when I have a small bank of credit in my account) and I knew that I was going to keep the gray drawstring top, so I debated long and hard about whether or not to keep the white blouse. It's very rare for me to have a reason to dress up these days and I didn't want to waste my money or credit on a top that wouldn't get worn. I ultimately decided to keep the blouse because it is probably my favorite blouse that I've ever received in a fix and I just didn't have the heart to send it back.
What I Kept and Returned from My Fix
This was certainly an interesting fix with some really great items that were just my style and a few that missed the mark. Here's a quick recap of what I kept from my March Stitch Fix box.
Manuela Cowl Neck Dolman Knit Top from Laila Jayde ($58) – return
Kenidy Drawstring Knit Top from Ink Love & Peace ($58) – KEEP
Bryson Released Hem Skinny Jean from Liverpool ($88) – return
Kylani Ombre Linen Blend Pullover from Evolution by Cyrus ($54) – return
Becru Lace Detail Blouse from Daniel Rainn ($68) – KEEP
$50 Stitch Fix Giveaway
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