So far, my personal stylist, Layla, had really outdone herself with my January Stitch Fix selections. I was already obsessed with the beautiful Alessandro Silk V-Neck Blouse and Parvin Reversible Tote. Those two items offered limitless opportunities to mix and match with items already in my closet and I couldn't wait to see the other items that Layla had selected for me. If you missed the beginning of this blog post, click the image below to see the blouse and tote in more detail.
Now let's get back to the rest of my January Stitch Fix box. This post contains affiliate links for your shopping convenience.
Presley Colorblock Button-Back Sweater
The third item Layla included in my fix was the Presley Colorblock Button-Back Sweater from 41Hawthorn ($68). A lightweight crewneck sweater in a soft coral color? I pretty much decided this was a keeper before I tried it on. But I still went through the formality of wearing the sweater for a few photos. This sweater is definitely a keeper! It fit perfectly, had sleeves that were long enough for my arms, was lightweight and rested at just the right spot on my hips. The colorblock design comes to a v-shape in the front and the back. It seemed like the V was off-center as I was taking my photos, but I figured it was an illusion from the fact that I always had one arm raised to hold the camera. When I turned around to get a couple photos of the button detail in the back, I realized that it wasn't just an illusion. The design really is off-center. Rob and I had a lengthy discussion about whether the off-center V was a design flaw or was intentional. I thought it was a mistake, but Rob held firm that he figured it was an intentional design detail. In the end, I sided with Rob and figured it must be an intentional design detail. But if you need your clothes to be symmetrical, consider yourself warned. The button detail along the back of the sweater is supposed to be a selling point, but I was actually turned off by it. I'm not particularly curvy, but the buttons at the bottom of the sweater had pulls and gaps from trying to cover up my curves. I am definitely keeping this sweater (because it's too beautiful to send back). I intend to stitch each opening in the back so they stay closed, but I would have preferred a basic sweater without the buttons. Half the fun of getting new clothes from Stitch Fix is discovering ways to remix the styles with pieces I already own. Yes, the sweater was lovely on its own, but I can transform it into a more dynamic look by adding a few accessories. I added a floral scarf with orange, blue and brown tones to my outfit. The new look was perfect and will add a little extra warmth to the lightweight sweater on a particularly cold wintry day. My scarf was a gift from a student a few years ago, but I did a little searching and found other scarves that would compliment the sweater nicely on Amazon. Click the images below for a shopping link.
Of course the Parvin Reversible Tote also looked fabulous with my sweater and scarf.
Brian Button Front Cardigan
Next up was a green Brian Button Front Cardigan from Mak ($64). Layla knows how much I love a classic cardigan so I understand why she included this sweater in my fix.Life is much more fun mixed with a great print, so I paired it with the Ackley Houndstooth Print Blouse that came in my 16th fix. I also accessorized the book with my black Kendra Scott necklace and Fossil watch.
The sweater and blouse combination was a little plain and I wanted it to make more of a statement. I love mixing prints so I added a black striped scarf to the look. #nailedit The look can easily be recreated with any basic black scarf with a bold print. I like this black windowpane plaid scarf I found online and I think it would make a great substitute for my striped scarf.
Geri Bootcut Pant
The final item included in my January Stitch Fix shipment was a black Geri Bootcut Pant from Lysse ($78). I love a gorgeous blouse or statement sweater as much as the next girl, but those items don't do me much good unless I have some fabulous pants to wear them with. So I'm always grateful when Layla sends bottoms my way. The pants fit perfectly and were very flattering to wear. What was most interesting was that like many of the pants I have received from Stitch Fix lately, these did not have a zipper or buttons. They had a super strong elastic waistand. At first glance they actually looked and felt like a very thick, high quality pair of yoga pants. The pants were a perfect fit, were just the right length and were very professional. Ultimately, though, I didn't decide to keep them. I already own several pair of black dress pants I prefer it when Layla sends other pant options besides a classic pair of black pants.
If you're following along, here is what I decided to keep from my January Stitch Fix shipment: Alessandro Silk V-Neck Blouse from Amour Vert For Stitch Fix ($118) – KEEP Parvin Reversible Tote from Street Level ($58) – KEEP Presley Colorblock Button-Back Sweater from 41Hawthorn ($68) – KEEP Brian Button Front Cardigan from Mak ($64) – RETURN Geri Bootcut Pant from Lysse ($78) – RETURN
Try Stitch Fix and Change the Way You Shop for Clothes
Now that you've seen what arrived in my January Stitch Fix shipment, let me fill you in on this amazing personal styling service. Stitch Fix delivers clothes direct to your door that are hand-picked just for you. Getting started is easy. Just complete your FREE style profile. There is no commitment and no need to purchase anything when you fill out your style profile. When you are ready, you can schedule a fix. For a $20 styling fee, you will be matched with your own personal stylist who will review your style profile and select five items just for you and ship them directly to your home. Shipping is free and you have three days to try the items on in the comfort of your own home. I love using the time to mix and match pieces with items I already own so I have a clear idea of how I would wear the item. Keep the items you love, check out online and return any unwanted pieces in the prepaid shipping envelope that in included in your fix. Returns are free too. When you check out, you can schedule your next fix or wait a while and manually schedule a fix when you are ready for your next shipment of clothes. You have the option of using Stitch Fix as a subscription service or as a special treat once in a while. You can even request an outfit for an upcoming special occasion, such as a wedding or a vacation. You can personalize your Stitch Fix experience even further by setting price limits or informing your stylist that you don't want a certain type of clothes (such as dresses or outerwear). Stitch Fix allows you to completely customize your experience. If you're new to Stitch Fix and are ready to give it a try, sign up using my referral link (included throughout this post). I receive a small commission each time someone signs up using my link, which I use to offset some of our blog expenses so I can continue to share this type of post with you.
How to Get the Best Clothes from Stitch Fix
People always see my posts about Stitch Fix on Kinder Craze (my teaching blog) and this blog and want to know how I get such great clothes. I recently shared all of my tips for getting the perfect styles in each shipment in this blog post. Check it out and get ready to pin lots of great tips and ideas.
Stitch Fix Giveaway
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January Stitch Fix Link-Up
Now that you've had a chance to see the great styles that came in my January Stitch Fix box, you definitely want to check out what these other bloggers received. Click any of the images below to see their latest Stitch Fix arrivals.