I've hit a mini-milestone. My 30th Stitch Fix shipment arrived this week and I am so excited to share it with you on the blog today. Thirty fixes! Can you believe it? I can't either. Stitch Fix has completely changed the way I shop for clothes. I no longer stress out about the fact that I have a special occasion coming up that I need a cute dress for. I also don't fret when I want to add new school-appropriate clothes to my wardrobe. I just update my Stitch Fix style profile and pin a few inspiration photos to my style board on Pinterest. Then I schedule a fix! That's all the work I have to do. My personal stylist, Layla, reviews the notes I left for her and hand-picks 5 items just for me and ships them right to my door. All I have to do is try on the clothes, keep the ones I love and check out online. I ship back any clothes I don't wish to keep in the pre-paid mailing envelope that was comes in my shipment. It's that easy!
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I'll admit that I took the liberty of peeking at my fix in the new Stitch Fix iPhone app before the box actually arrived. The app didn't include photos of every item, but I was able to see a few of them ahead of time. This fix is definitely designed to get me winter-ready. Look at all of those cool colors and soft knits!
Yuna Chevron Pointelle Knit Sweater
I started by trying on the Yuna Chevron Pointelle Knit Sweater from Market & Spruce ($68). Initially, I wasn't particularly thrilled about the sweater. It was a pretty color, but I thought it was going to be a little too short for my taste and I didn't think it would be a great match for my style. I grabbed the Sophia Skinny Jeans from Kensie that came in my 4th fix. Surprisingly, I loved the sweater. It fit perfectly. And the color? Stunning!
I personally would call this sweater purple but according to Stitch Fix, the color is Fuchsia. Just a little FYI in case you want to request this item from your stylist.
I wear a basic Tami tank top from Old Navy under almost everything. My go-to color is usually white, but I added a black tank under this sweater to compliment the deep fuchsia color.
I added my brown riding boots to keep the look casual. I love the richness of the dark fuchsia, brown and denim. My boots are Enzo Angiolini brand and I purchased them a few years ago. I have scoured the internet for a similar pair and I found a very close match on Amazon. They are also by Enzo Angiolini and I am so tempted to purchase them for myself as a backup pair!
I have a major love affair with yellow gold these days so I added a few gold accessories to complete the outfit. My two favorite pieces are my Jesse white ceramic Fossil watch (similar here) and the Elisa Iridescent Drusy necklace from Kendra Scott that came in my Rocksbox. I added a longer gold chain into the mix with a pair of pearl earrings and I was all set.
I think I may have a new favorite outfit! And to think I wasn't very excited about this sweater when I first opened my Stitch Fix box.
Blake Poncho Pullover Sweater
The second item I tried on was the Blake Poncho Pullover Sweater from Colourworks ($68). I'll admit that when I saw that Layla had included a poncho in my fix, I thought “this should be interesting.” I like clothes that are tailored with a classic silhouette. There's nothing tailored in a poncho. Throw in a cowl neck at the top and I figured I was going to be drowning in baggy fabric and basically look like I was wearing a striped garbage bag. I reluctantly changed into the Rizzo Skinny Pants that came in my 26th fix. I wanted to wear a long sleeved shirt under the poncho and solid black would have been so drab. I decided to play off the stripes of the poncho and wear a long-sleeved striped tee that I bought at the J. Crew Factory Store a few years ago. (Similar here). I put the brown boots back on, kept the Fossil watch (similar here) and added a long pearl necklace.
As it turns out, I kinda sorta really love the poncho.
If you are poncho-shy like I was, you might be curious about just how much fabric you will be dealing with. I took this photo just for you. It really wasn't that bad and I felt warm and cozy like I was wrapped in a blanket while I took these photos. I live in Michigan and I'm in a constant state of freezing from November-April. Needless to say, I'm keeping the poncho! Anything that looks this stylish and keeps me warm is good by me.
I love the peekaboo effect that was going on between my striped t-shirt and the sides of the poncho.
One last look at the outfit. Between the long-sleeve t-shirt, the poncho and my Rizzo Skinny Pants; I was completely cozy and comfortable. You'll have to forgive the fact that I'm about to get off-track. These pants are so amazing. They are like really heavy stretchy leggings and the waistband is completely elastic. They're not leggings though. They're pants. Complete with faux-pockets. No zipper or buttons. Just pure stretchy, structured joy. They look professional and classy, but are comfortable enough to let me crawl around on the floor with my kindergarten students. You need these pants. You can read more about them in this blog post then thank me later.
Colibri Plaid Printed Tab-Sleeve Shirt
The Colibri Plaid Printed Tab-Sleeve Shirt from Market & Spruce ($48) has been making the rounds in my Pinterest feed and I have been longing for it from a distance. I never actually pinned the shirt to my style board on Pinterest because it didn't have a traditional collar and the sleeves were only 3/4 length. But I have been staring at it. And wondering if I should pin it. Layla must have read my mind, because the exact shirt that I have been wondering about came in my fix this week!
If you can believe it, I don't own a single plaid shirt. I think long-sleeve plaid shirts are perfect for layering under sweaters in the cold months and I have been wanting one so badly. This particular plaid shirt may be missing a collar and the sleeves may not go all the way down to my wrist, but I do not care. Because it fit perfectly and was so soft!
This shirt is definitely a keeper. I love everything about it.
The sleeves are intended to be rolled slightly and buttoned into place (hence the name tab-sleeve shirt). I personally liked the way the sleeves looked without rolling them. And now that it's November, I'll take every inch of fabric covering my arms that I can get. The only downside of my sleeve-rolling resistance was that the little fabric tabs that are designed to hold the rolled sleeves in place kept peeking out through the cuffs of the sleeve.
Yet another great outfit for my trusty black Rizzo Skinny Pants.
Now that I finally own a plaid shirt, I'm more determined than ever to try on a warm vest. It's the one thing my outfit is missing!
Since I don't have a vest, I decided to pair the shirt with the green Savana Quilted Coat that came in my 28th fix. I also added a cream knit scarf for a little extra warmth. This shirt is SUCH a keeper and I'm glad I kept the coat too!
See the Rest of My Fix
There are still two items remaining from my fix that I can't wait to show you, there's a $50 Stitch Fix gift card up for grabs and a link-up filled with great fixes from other bloggers. Just click over to the second page of this post to continue the fun!