After 36 shipments, I still love surprises from Stitch Fix. I was surprised to discover that a new-to-me stylist, Leslie hand-picked this month's five items. I adore my regular stylist, Layla, but variety is the spice of life and I had a lot of fun trying on the items Leslie included in my fix this month. If you just landed on that page, I highly recommend you hop over to page 1 of my May Stitch Fix review. Just click the image below to see the first three items.
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Here we go with the final two pieces Leslie selected for me.
Hudson Split Neck Blouse
The fourth item I tried on was the Hudson Split Neck Blouse from Fun2Fun ($44). Initially, I wasn't sure that I was going to like this blouse. The bold geometric pattern and bright color were a bit of a change from my usual conservative style. I refined the look by wearing the blouse with my BlankNYC jeans, a simple statement necklace, and a white rhinestone pair of t-strap sandals (similar).
The entire outfit was completely perfect weekend attire. It was comfortable and casual, with just the right amount of dressy detail to make me feel like a million bucks, even though my outfit was basic and super-simple.
The key to a sensible wardrobe is knowing that most items in my closet can be dressed up or down for different settings and occasions. I knew this blouse styled well with jeans, but I also wanted the reassurance that I could wear it to school. I noticed that the lighter color in the geometric print had a grayish tint to it, so I paired it with the Level 99 Patrick cropped chino pants that came in my 20th fix.
I loved the easy, laid back look of this outfit AND the fact that the chinos made it dressy enough to be considered professional attire for me to wear at school.
These Patrick cropped chino pants have always looked purplish gray to me, but it's worth noting that Stitch Fix calls the color “light pink.” You know… just in case you decide to pin them and request a pair from your stylist.
I was so tempted to keep this blouse. It looked great with jeans and with a nicer pair of pants. There was just one little problem with the cut of the blouse that didn't work for me.
I know, I know. Most of the time the sleeves looked just fine: flattering, appropriately sized and a good fit.
But when I raised my arms, there was just a little too much fabric. It sort of hung down from my armpits. I'm sure it could easily be altered and made to fit my proportions better, but I didn't want to invest money into the blouse and the cost of alterations. Which meant this blouse was going back to Stitch Fix.
Ellie Printed 3/4 Sleeve Blouse
The final item that Leslie included in my May Stitch Fix box was Ellie Printed 3/4 Sleeve Blouse from Pixley ($48). I'm pretty sure “Ellie” is short for elephant because this blouse had the most interesting elephant print on it.
While the elephant design isn't exactly my style, I was immediately intrigued by the blouse because I have a vintage circus theme in my classroom this year. I'm sure you can agree that this would be a great accent to my classroom decor.
Pretty perfect, right?
Initially, I styled the outfit with the black Emer high waisted tall trouser pants from Margaret M that arrived in my 16th fix. I also kept on the statement necklace and silver Kate Spade watch. I also wore my matte black Tieks.
If you've been debating buying Tieks for yourself, you should check out my in-depth, honest review of Tieks.
The outfit was clean and professional, but it needed a little something. So I added my denim jacket, which really helped to pull the entire outfit together.
As you might expect, the blouse also dressed down nicely with a lightly distressed pair of jeans.
While the elephant print was very cute, I ultimately decided to return this blouse. The shape was a a little too boxy for my frame and I felt like I needed to wear it with a jacket to give myself a little shape while I wore the blouse.
Here's a list of everything that was included in my May Stitch Fix box and what I decided to keep this month.
Mal Lace Inset Cardigan from Market & Spruce ($58) – KEEP
Aliyah Sleeveless Shell Blouse from 41Hawthorn ($48) – RETURN
Ellie Printed 3/4 Sleeve Blouse from Pixley ($48) – RETURN
Vitoria Split Back Top from Liverpool ($54) – RETURN
Hudson Split Neck Blouse from Fun2Fun ($44) – RETURN
Try Stitch Fix for Yourself
As you can see, Stitch Fix makes it easy to shop for clothes. To get started, just create a FREE style profile. There's no obligation to make any purchases. When you are ready, you can schedule your first fix. For a $20 styling fee, you will be matched with a personal stylist (like Layla or Leslie) who will review your style profile and hand-pick 5 items just for you. Shipping is free and you can try the items on in the comfort of your home. Keep any items you love, check out online or in the new Stitch Fix iPhone app, and return any items you don't wish to keep in the pre-paid shipping envelope that's included in your fix. It's that easy! The $20 styling fee will be deducted from your total purchase and you automatically save 25% if you choose to purchase everything in your fix.
Stitch Fix also offers accessories, purses and shoes so they truly can outfit you from head to toe. (Of course, if you're like me and you really love getting 5 clothing items, you can also opt out of accessories or purses). They really want to make you happy! If you've been admiring the beautiful items that have arrived in everyone's fixes and have been hesitant to try the service your self, go ahead and treat yourself. Schedule your very first fix. You don't even have to use it as a monthly service. It's possible to just log in and schedule a fix whenever you and your budget are ready for new clothes.
Stitch Fix Giveaway
This month I'm thrilled to host another giveaway for a $50 Stitch Fix gift card. Use the rafflecopter below for your chance to WIN! The first option to complete your Stitch Fix profile is a required entry. If you already have a Stitch Fix profile, it's an easy entry for you! Please enter with integrity – the winning entry will be verified before the prize is awarded.
May Stitch Fix Style Link Up
Addicted to Stitch Fix? You definitely want to check out more May Stitch Fix styles shared by bloggers who love Stitch Fix as much as you and I do. Click any of the images below to see what others have received in their fixes this month. Don't forget to pin your favorite items and request them from your stylist!
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More Spring Styles from My Previous Fixes
My Stitch Fix stylists always do an amazing job of selecting clothes for my fixes. You should see some of the beautiful clothes they have sent my way! Click any of the images below to see some of my previous spring fixes.