Hello and happy first day of March! I am always excited to share a style box review with you when the first of the month rolls around, but lately, it seems like my boxes have been exceptional and I just can’t wait for you to see what came my way. This month was extra fun because I had the chance to do a little mommy/daughter twinning with Dessa. My little girl has been looking extra BIG recently and the coordinating outfits that we wore for some of these photos made her look particularly grown-up. Harvey even got in on the fun for this review, and I hope it’s extra enjoyable for you as well!
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You may remember from last month’s Stitch Fix review that I’ve had a few different stylists lately. Last month Cristabelle styled me and did an amazing job. I’m pleased to report that Cristabelle styled this month’s Fix and once again nailed my personal style.
Bartie Hacci Drop Shoulder Knit Top
The first item I reached for from my Stitch Fix box this month was a light gray Bartie Hacci Drop Shoulder Knit Top from Bobeau ($54). I know animal prints aren’t for everyone, but I’m open to them as long as they aren’t over the top and I liked the subtle gray leopard print on this top. The Bartie Hacci Drop Shoulder Knit Top was lightweight but soft and incredibly comfortable. It was easy to style with the Liverpool Gia Glider black skinny jeans that I kept from my last Fix (seriously these jeans are amazing) and my black Rothy’s sneakers (find out why I love my Rothy’s in this blog post).
I really liked the Bartie Hacci Drop Shoulder Knit Top, but it felt just a little too plain all by itself. I dressed it up a bit with my silver Kate Spade watch (similar here) and a black, white and taupe lightweight scarf (similar here for a great price!). I love mixing prints in the same color scheme and the scarf added just the pop of interest that I was hoping for.
I always get a tiny little thrill of joy when Dessa and I have the opportunity to coordinate outfits. I found the cutest little sweater for her at Old Navy a few weeks back that was like a miniature version of something I would buy for my own closet. I bought her a light pink sweater initially and loved it so much, ordered the same top in gray. I couldn’t resist dressing Dessa up in her little gray “Maria sweater” with a pair of black leggings so we could match for a few photos. I love this silly sweet girl so much!
Ok, now back to the top. The Bartie Hacci Drop Shoulder Knit Top was a great fit and I really liked it, but the top was very lightweight and I really only loved it after I styled it with the scarf. It was a good top, but not something I felt like I absolutely had to add to my closet, so I reluctantly returned it to Stitch Fix. I feel a tiny little twinge of regret when I look at these photos, because this was a great outfit that was just my style, but it just didn’t make sense to keep a lightweight top when Michigan weather is still so stinkin’ cold.
Elaine Open Cardigan
The second item I tried on from my fix this month was a striped Elaine Open Cardigan from Stitches&Stripes ($74). The gray, blush and white color palette for the stripes was exactly my style.
I kept the Liverpool pants on and styled the Elaine Open Cardigan with a gray tank, my silver Kate Spade watch (similar here) and my new gray Chelsea Rothy’s! I definitely liked the look of the cardigan, but Harvey has terrible reflux and no clothes are safe right now. Rob and I get covered in spit-up every single day and this sweater was too special (and too expensive) to subject to life with a spit-uppy baby. I’ve been wearing this taupy-pink cardigan from Old Navy on a regular basis. It’s also just my style and has a significantly lower price point. You may want to check it out :)
One last thing before I move on to the next item in my Fix! I mentioned that I finally bit the bullet and bought a pair of Chelsea Rothy’s. After months of debating the perfect color to add to my closet, I decided on the Graphite Melange. Honestly, I’m still trying to figure out what I think about this style, but I wanted to give you a peek at them just in case you’ve been debating a pair for yourself. If you’re curious about any of the Rothy’s styles and want to learn more, you can check out my full (very honest) review in this blog post.
Ralla Cross Back Mixed Media Knit Top
One of the things I really like about Stitch Fix is that I can clearly state which types of items I dislike in my Style Profile. Most of the time, my stylists note my preferences and keep those items out of my Fix, but every once in a while they will take a risk and send something special my way that they think I just might like. The Ralla Cross Back Mixed Media Knit Top from Market & Spruce ($64) was one of those items. You see, I’ve learned from experience that I never reach for navy blue tops in my closet. I’ve kept some really cute things over the years, but for whatever reason I hardly ever wear them. Despite the fact that I don’t really have much use for navy blue tops, I really appreciated that Cristabelle acknowledged the note in my style profile and sent something my way she thought I just might love.
And you know what? There was a lot to love about Ralla Cross Back Mixed Media Knit Top. The cut of the top was fun, preppy, and made me excited for spring. I styled it with a simple silver necklace, basic skinny jeans, my silver Kate Spade watch (similar here) and my white Converse Shoreline sneakers.
The top was cute in the front, but I especially loved the back detail! This was such a fun, playful pop that just screamed “spring!” to me.
As much as I liked the Ralla Cross Back Mixed Media Knit Top, I just knew it would end up in the back of my closet and never be seen again. It would have been irresponsible to keep the top, so I decided to send it back to Stitch Fix – right after I took a few photos with my sweet baby boy. I always say that blue is Harvey’s color, and I had to include him in the try-on fun.
Morton Knit Dress
Speaking of Harvey, our little man was baptized last month and I was on the hunt for the perfect dress to wear for the occasion. Part of me wanted to wear something flowy and feminine, but another part of me really wanted to coordinate with Dessa – who just happened to the perfect pink and black plaid dress with a matching jacket in her closet. Dessa received the dress as a gift when Harvey was born, and the baptism was the perfect occasion to finally wear the dress before the season changed and it no longer fit. On a whim, I mentioned the upcoming baptism, provided a link so my stylist could see Dessa’s dress online and requested any help that she could offer. Cristabelle delivered and sent the perfect gray Morton Knit Dress from Hailey 23 ($58) to coordinate with Dessa.
The Morton Knit Dress was a perfect fit. It was comfortable, had great stretch and a little room to spare and conceal any post-baby areas I’m not especially proud to show off. Even better yet, the armholes for the sleeveless dress were perfectly proportioned.
I knew I would never find a dress that perfectly matched Dessa’s outfit for the baptism, but this one coordinated so well and Dessa had a great time dressing up with Mommy.
Becket Knit Jacket
It’s still really cold in Michigan and I specifically asked for a long-sleeve dress to wear to the baptism. Christabelle said that her options were limited and she knew that the dress she sent wasn’t warm enough for my needs, so she also included a black Becket Knit Jacket from Andrew Marc Performance ($78) in my Fix.
There was no doubt that the Becket Knit Jacket coordinated beautifully with the dress, but the vibe was more professional than baptismal, so I was pretty sure it was going back to Stitch Fix. That being said, it was a super-stylish career ensemble and might be perfect for some of you working mamas!
In the end, I decided not to wear the Morton Knit Dress to Harvey’s baptism. It just felt a little too formal/professional for my taste (even though my stylist did an amazing job of helping me coordinate with Dessa.) I ultimately decided to wear a flowy blue long sleeve midi dress from Maggy London that came in a last-minute Trunk Club box that I ordered out of desperation for the event.
Even though I didn’t wear the Morton Knit Dress to the baptism, I still decided to keep it. I don’t own very many serious dresses and this was a good, versatile dress to add to my closet. I have a black 3/4 sleeve cardigan in my closet with a beaded neckline that paired perfectly with the dress and made the outfit a little less professional.
What I Kept and Returned from My March Stitch Fix Box
This month’s box was extra fun to try on and was full of fun, versatile pieces. It could have easily been another 5/5 box if I had the budget and need for all the clothes inside. Here’s a quick recap of what I kept and decided to send back to Stitch Fix this month:
Bartie Hacci Drop Shoulder Knit Top from Bobeau ($54) – return
Elaine Open Cardigan from Stitches&Striptes ($74) – return
Ralla Cross Back Mixed Media Knit Top from Market & Spruce ($64) – return
Morton Knit Dress from Hailey 23 ($58) – KEEP
Becket Knit Jacket from Andrew Marc Performance ($78) – return
I know I already said this, but I had so much fun trying on this Stitch Fix box. It was exciting to coordinate with Dessa and Harvey and include them in the fun this month – especially this silly girl!
Special thanks to Erika Christine Photography for capturing such great images for this review!