My second Wantable box arrived this month and I couldn't wait to try everything on after my first box was such a perfect fit for my personal style. Just as I had hoped, there were lots of cute items in my Wantable Style Edit this month. There were also a few sizing issues and one shirt that still has me scratching my head. Even though this month's box was a mix of hits and misses, it was still easier (and faster) than traditional shopping, so I can declare it a win. I can't wait to show you what came my way in my February Style Edit from Wantable.
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Wantable In a Nutshell
Basically, Wantable is an online personal styling service that's a lot like Stitch Fix. You build an online style profile with your size information and clothing preferences, then pay $20 for a personal stylist to create a Style Edit with seven items inside just for you and send it right to your home. The fee is nonrefundable, but the cost is automatically deducted from anything you keep from your Style Edit. In addition to the Women's Style Edit, Wantable also offers Fitness Edits to outfit men and women with athletic attire. Want to know more? Click here to read a complete side by side review and comparison of Wantable vs. Stitch Fix. But now let's jump to this month's Wantable review.
Twist Front Tee
For this month's shipment, I asked for more layering pieces and specifically asked for a great-fitting white t-shirt. I love wearing cozy cardigans and it can be difficult to find a comfortable, flattering t-shirt that's not too tight or too boxy. I raved about the Z Supply t-shirt that came in my first Wantable Style Edit and asked if they had a similar t-shirt in white. My stylist came through and sent a white Twist Front Tee from Z Supply ($35) my way.
The Twist Front Tee was a perfect fit and I loved the twist detail in front. Some women always seem to master the perfect partial tuck for their t-shirts, but I will never be one of them. Every time I attempt a partial tuck, it always looks awkward. The twist was great because the hemline of the shirt rose up to the waistband of my jeans without me actually having to tuck anything. In other words, I had all of the benefits of a tuck without any of the hassle. I loved this top so much, I knew I had to keep it.
One quick word of caution to anyone else with their eye on this shirt – it's very, very sheer. I had to wear a nude cami underneath the t-shirt when I wore it – otherwise, you would have seen way too much of my bra. I love the shirt and I'm glad I bought it, just be prepared if you request or purchase the shirt for yourself.
Marley Mid-Rise Super Skinny Jeans
My Wantable stylist also sent a pair of Marley Mid-Rise Super Skinny Jeans from Vigoss (original price $68, price adjusted for $47.62 ) in my Style Edit this month. They were great looking skinny jeans in a nice dark wash, but there was one significant problem: they were too small. I could barely cram myself into them, let alone zip the fly. I really, really wanted to give you a good look at the jeans because you can learn so much more about the fit when you see the jeans on a real-life person (rather than folded up or on a hanger) so I grabbed some shapewear that I requested in a Stitch Fix box early this fall and the jeans magically slipped right on!
(Did you know Stitch Fix carries socks, underwear, bras, shapewear, and pajamas? It's called “Extras” and they are literally items that you can request in addition to the regular 5 items that your Stitch Fix stylist selects for you? It's a great way to get a few intimate necessities without making a special trip to the store!)
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Once I was able to fit myself into the jeans, I could focus on how great they looked! This particular pair had some stretch, but the material was a little stiffer than other pairs I have tried on and it wasn't that super soft kind of stretch – more like a little structured give. The upside was that they didn't feel like they would sag or slink throughout the day, thanks to all that structure.
The jeans fit great, but I knew I wasn't going to slip into a pair of shapewear every time I wanted to wear them. I ultimately decided to exchange the jeans for a larger size because I loved them so much. Wantable offers free and easy exchanges (with free shipping) and I was eager to try on a larger size. Once my new jeans arrived, they were a perfect fit and I was happy to keep them, which was great, but there was also a new development. As I was working on this post for you, I discovered the same jeans on sale at Nordstrom Rack for a fraction of the price. The Wantable website explains that they do offer price matching, but not on discount or auction sites, but I requested a price match just to see what would happen. To my surprise, they did discount the price by about $20. I paid $47.62 fo the jeans, including tax. I purchased them credit that I had earned from referrals, so I'm not really upset about the slightly higher price, especially since I wasn't expecting them to make any adjustments. You can either request the same pair in your Wantable order (and be sure to request a price adjustment) or order a pair directly from Nordstrom Rack and save a little extra money.
One quick note before I move on … how fun are my new Rothy's leopard loafers?!?! It is way too cold in Michigan to wear these out of the house right now, so I was happy for an excuse to try them on with my Wantable box. If you're curious about Rothy's you can read all about them in this blog post.
Ok, back to my Wantable Style Edit …
Chloe Wool Cashmere Sweater
My stylist knows that I get cold easily, so she sent a warm, cozy cardigan my way, specifically a gray Chloe Wool Cashmere Sweater from Trim & Tailor ($89). The cardigan was thick, warm, and comfortable, but it was a whole lotta sweater.
Even though it was a size small, I immediately felt like I was drowning in the cardigan and knew that I would be returning it. I had to smile though because every time I get a thick, oversized cardigan in one of my Wantable or Stitch Fix boxes, my photographer Erika always gets excited and falls in love with the sweater that I can't wait to take off. Just because the Chloe Wool Cashmere Sweater sweater wasn't a perfect fit for my taste, I know it will make someone else very happy. If you're looking for a similar sweater that's less bulky and less expensive, I own this one from Old Navy and I love it!
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So what exactly is my taste? A much more tailored look. I own two of these roll neck cardigans from Express and they are much more my style. The sleeves are fitted, and the body of the cardigan is flowy without looking too big on my frame. I'm hoping to get a cardigan similar to this one from Wantable next time around.
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Shandy Floral Print Top
Next up was a cute blouse that had so much potential to be perfect for a professional job, except for one surprise peekaboo detail, which still has me a little perplexed. I traded the nude cami for a black one and slipped on the Shandy Floral Print Top from Black Swan ($70). I love a good floral print and this one was pretty for the winter.
And yes, I decided to keep wearing the Marley Mid-Rise Super Skinny Jeans for this outfit. After working so hard to squeeze into those jeans, there wasn't any way I was going to take them off until I absolutely had to. But I did change into my black pointy toe Rothy's (I seriously love these shoes so much – find out why here) and added my gold and black iridescent Elisa Kendra Scott necklace for a subtle sparkle.
At first glance, this is such a cute outfit that would be great to wear to work on a Friday or perhaps out for a date or drinks with friends. The top even had this sweet little ever-so-slightly-structured puff sleeve that added an extra touch of femininity.
The part that I didn't love and can't quite wrap my head around is the fact that the front of the blouse had two panels that were wide open. There were no buttons, no faux-wrap details. Nope. Just two pieces of fabric side by side that provided a clear belly shot when you moved the right (or was it wrong?) way. The peekaboo effect was pretty subtle on me at the moment since I was wearing a black cami under the Shandy Floral Print Top, but can you imagine how attention-grabbing it would be if you suddenly saw my bare skin?
My stay-at-home-mom/blogger status doesn't really create a need in my wardrobe for very many black blouses, let alone a blouse that's the backward version of a mullet (business in the back, but a party in front!) The Shandy Floral Print Top was definitely going back.
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Side Wrap Tee
Thankfully, my stylist also sent a much more sensible dusty pink Side Wrap Tee from Z Supply ($42). I've been falling in love with many of the Z Supply tops ever since I kept one from my first Wantable Style Edit and I was so excited to try on the Side Wrap Tee.
The top was super soft, lightweight, comfortable, and I adored the color. I just didn't absolutely love the tie itself. The pieces to tie felt a little too long and a little too skinny to make much of an impact. I decided to send the top back to Wantable because I didn't absolutely love it. In hindsight, I wish I would have untied the knot that came pre-tied on the shirt and tried to tie it in a traditional bow. I'm really good at tying bows and I think I would have loved the top a lot more if I had simply retied it.
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Trying on the Side Wrap Tee wasn't a total bust because, at this point, my little sidekick decided to step in and mug for the camera. Let me tell you, this girl has my whole heart.
Sorry, I just got distracted by all that cuteness. Just one item left to try on …
High Rise Ankle Biter Jeans
I was so excited to try on the pair of black High Rise Ankle Biter Jeans from Kensie ($58) that also came in my Style Edit this month. I love Kensie jeans and have gotten a few pairs from Stitch Fix over the years. I peeled off the Vigoss jeans, tossed aside the shapewear and tried on the black Kensie jeans with the same white Twist Front Tee. I also threw on my black Converse shoes and my silver Kate Spade watch for a more sporty look.
It wasn't any surprise that the jeans were a perfect fit. They were comfortable, had great stretch and stayed in place while I wore them without any sagging.
I ultimately decided to send this pair back, mostly because of the length. Cropped pants always seem better suited for warm weather and right now I like to have as much coverage as possible on my legs to keep the cold out. It's a shame though because they were so cute!
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Cinched Sleeve Top
If you're keeping track, I've only shown you six of the items that came in my Wantable Style Edit this month. My shipment actually came with seven items in it, but one of them – a black Cinched Sleeve Top from Design History ($58) – was too small, clingy and outside of my comfort level for me to have photographed. But just in case you're curious, here's a stock photo of the top from Wantable. It was super cute. The Cinched Sleeve Top simply wasn't a top for me.
What I Kept and Returned from My Wantable Style Edit
Deciding what to keep from my Wantable box this week was pretty straightforward. There were two items that I knew I loved right away. I usually only let myself keep one item from styling service boxes since I usually pay for everything with my own money, but several people have signed up for Wantable using my referral link, so I had some credit to spend this time (if you were one of those people, thank you so much!)
Twist Front Tee from Z Supply ($35) – KEEP
Marley Mid-Rise Super Skinny Jeans from Vigoss ($68) – EXCHANGE
Chloe Wool Cashmere Sweater from Trim & Tailor ($89) – return
Side Wrap Tee from Z Supply ($42) – return
Shandy Floral Print Top from Black Swan ($70) – return
High Rise Ankle Biter Jeans from Kensie ($58) – return
Cinched Sleeve Top from Design History ($58) – return
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