My 14th shipment from Stitch Fix arrived this week and it was another REALLY great fix! As a busy woman, this service has been an absolute lifesaver for me. I adore new clothes, but I hate taking time to shop. The moment I convince myself to step into the store to purchase something, I immediately feel guilty for spending time away from my work and I talk myself into leaving before I try anything on. This is why I love Stitch Fix.
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Every few weeks, my personal stylist at Stitch Fix reviews my online style profile to hand-pick five garments that she thinks will be perfect for me and ships them directly to my door. For only $20, I try on all of the items in the comfort of my home, keep what I want, ship back the items that I don't want, and check out online. Shipping and returns are free and my $20 styling fee is automatically deducted from my order if I choose to keep anything from my fix. The best part is that Stitch Fix offers a savings of 25% for anyone that chooses to purchase all of they times in their fix! You'll want to read all the way to the bottom of this post, because I am giving away a $20 Stitch Fix gift card. It's enough to cover your styling fee so you can arrange for a fix risk-free!
Now that you know a little about how Stitch Fix works, let's dig right in to this month's styles. Right away, I could tell that the colors were perfectly me. I love to dress in bright colors when the weather is warm, but I often favor blues, grays, and purples in the winter months.
I was pleased to discover that the first item my stylist shipped was a pair of Sophie Skinny Jeans from Kensie ($88). Another stylist sent me the exact same pair in my 4th fix and I wear them ALL the time. I begged my current stylist to send me a second pair so I don't wear the first pair out.
Even though I already own these jeans, I couldn't resist trying the new pair on. No surprise – they fit great! I love that they have just a little bit of stretch but not so much that they get saggy in the rear end. These are my favorite jeans because they hardly sag at all (even if I wear them a few times between washings).
Next up was a the Adira Three Button Long Coat from Pink Martini ($98). It was a gorgeous navy blue wool coat with gray trim. I am such a sucker for stylish outerwear and I don't own any navy jackets or coats. I couldn't wait to try this one on!
As you probably suspected, the coat was stunning. Truly. I loved the chunky gray buttons and the throwback to 60s style. Unfortunately, even though the coat was a size small, it was a little big on me. Also, the buttons were purely decorative and there is a hidden zipper under the gray trim. The fact that the zipper was off-center made it awkward for me to zip.
Boots are from Enzo Angiolini and I absolutely LOVE them. they don't make this sale anymore, but you can find a similar pair on Amazon.
My third item was a burgundy Cindy Slub Knit Raglan Top from Laila Jayde ($64)
I was already a little partial to this sweater because Pantone just announced that Marsala is the 2015 Color of the Year. Even without the announcement, I had to admit this sweater was gorgeous. It was also lightweight and super-comfy.
I can never wear a plain long-sleeved top by itself. I added a gray scarf to give it a little extra pop. This particular scarf is one of my favorites and it's definitely intended for spring, but the pink flowers have little maroon centers that I thought would look really great with the color of this sweater. With this particular pairing, you would never peg my gray scarf to be a springtime accessory.
The next item in my fix was a Sam Hi-Lo Short Sleeve Tee from Market and Spruce ($44). My stylist must have been taking really great notes when she studied my style board on Pinterest this month, because I have been pinning lots of casual looks. This top fit that vibe perfectly.
On it's own, the gray t-shirt wasn't anything exceptional. It was really lightweight and it fit just fine.
Since it's winter in Michigan and our current high temperatures are in the upper 30s, there is no way I am going to wear a t-shirt without adding a few extra layers. I wanted to turn this ordinary gray t-shirt into something a little softer and more feminine so I added a peach 3/4 sleeve cardigan and the same gray scarf. My tall brown boots (similar boots can be found here) help keep the look winter-appropriate, but I loved how the sweater and scarf softened the look.
It's also worth noting that the gray t-shirt was short in the front and a little longer in the back. At first, I wasn't really sure how I felt about how it looked, especially with my shorter cardigan. I think the look is growing on me, but I'm still torn. I better decide soon because I have to check out tomorrow!
The fifth and final item included in my fix was a black Blaine Textured Chevron Print Blouse from Daniel Rainn ($68). Normally, I am not a v-neck person at all. My style profile actually includes a permanent note that says “no v-necks please” but I understand that part of my stylist's job is to push me beyond my comfort limits. With that in mind, I layered a black tank under the v-neck and tried on the blouse.
Initally, the blouse wasn't particularly striking to me. It was a little boxy and yet another sleeveless blouse without a collar. (I own several thanks to Stitch Fix.) But I know that half the fun is trying out the statement pieces included in my fix with existing basics of my wardrobe, so I did a little digging in my closet. I love mixing neutrals so I added a tan cardigan that I bought at Old Navy. It looked great matched with a black and white scarf or a long gold necklace.
Despite the v-neck, I ultimately decided to keep the black blouse. The more I studied it, the more I fell in love it. The chevron design had an interesting texture that I thought was really quite lovely. It's so rare to find clothes with unexpected texture and I couldn't send this piece back.
I have become slightly obsessed with this leopard print scarf from Express and I am quite certain that it will look AMAZING with the mixed patterns and textures.
Stitch Fix Giveaway
Now that you have seen everything included in my latest fix, it's time for a giveaway! One lucky Crazy Together fan will win a $20 Stitch Fix gift card to pay for their next styling fee.
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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.
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One last note before you go…
A Crazy Together reader asked a really good question in the comments of my previous Stitch Fix post. She wondered how I could afford to purchase such expensive clothes if Rob and I are trying to dig ourselves out of debt. It was a question that many readers of the blog are probably wondering and since I have no intent to mislead readers in any way, I am happy to explain how Stitch Fix fits into our plan. I began using Stitch Fix before Rob and I were engaged. At that time, we were not actively planning for the future and I budgeted more money for clothes. I included my referral link in all of my blog posts and received store credit to spend at Stitch Fix each time someone signed up for the service using my link. Today, I still have a bank of credit (not cash) to use on the site and I have become an affiliate of the site, which means that I receive a small cash return each time someone signs up using my referral link. That small income will be put toward our debt as soon as we are married. If you are considering signing up for Stitch Fix, Rob and I would greatly appreciate it for you to use my link.
Check Out my Previous Winter Fixes
Gear up for the cold weather this winter with more amazing styles from Stitch Fix. Stop by any of my previous winter posts to see what arrived in my shipment. Pin your favorite pieces to your style board on Pinterest and request them from your Stitch Fix stylist.