So, I peeked at this month’s Stitch Fix.
I was that kid who snuck into my parents room and peeked at the Christmas gifts they had hidden under their bed. My husband gets any gifts he buys me sent to his office because he knows about my peeking problem. (This post contains affiliate links.)
I’m actually proud of myself that it took me this long to peek at what items I will receive in my fix. I can thank the Stitch Fix Facebook groups for enlightening me on the whole “peeking” thing. And I’m kind of mad that I did. It took away from the excitement that I normally have of getting a Stitch Fix and I was bummed about what she was sending.
According to my husband, it’s like Schrödinger’s cat. It wasn’t a bad box until I peeked, so now it’s a bad box. (Here’s the wikipedia page if you don’t watch nerdy TV–Big Bang Theory or Silicon Valley.)
If you’re new to Stitch Fix, it’s basically a styling service for women. For $20 your personal stylist sends you 5 items, based on your style profile–which you can change at any time, and your pinterest board. The 5 items are shipped to your door (and you can peek using the Stitch Fix App if you’re impatient like I am). You have 3 days to try everything on in your home and send back what you don’t absolutely love. You can check out my previous Fixes to learn more about how it all works (Fix 1, Fix 2, Fix 3, Fix 4, Fix 5, Fix 6, Fix 7).
When my Stitch Fix did arrive, I read the note and saw the items in real life, I was no longer bummed out. I was so glad to have my awesome stylist Jennifer back, after a sort of disappointing fix last month when she was on vacation. This month’s Stitch Fix is full of comfortable, versatile pieces that are perfect for my quest to be a more stylish mama.
But I know that you’re really here for the reveal, so here it is, my January Stitch Fix!
Kathy Striped Fit & Flare Dress, by Pixley. ($68)
I really wanted this dress. I pinned it 3 times recently and then pinned a handful of other striped dresses over the last couple months so I am really glad that she sent it to me!
I love it so much. Its so comfortable and not too short. I asked Jennifer to send me something that was more conservative that I could wear to church with tights.
I love how the back has a small V. And I think the fit and flare style dresses really works well for my figure.
The sleeves have a subtle poof to them, and I appreciate that it’s not sleeveless. I often have a hard time finding dresses with sleeves.
RJ wants me to keep it. So I probably will.
And did I mention that it’s comfortable? I love dresses but I hate when I can’t move freely and chase toddlers around the worship center in them.
I think it looks great with opaque black tights and my slouchy black boots. And if I want to dress it up with black pumps that totally works too, but let’s be honest, I probably won’t dress it up with black pumps.
I showed RJ a pin of this dress of a mama and her toddler and his first reaction was “Are they sending you one for Emmy?” I wish. If you know where I can get a matchy matchy one for her, please tell me. Immediately.
Laurel Faux Leather Trim Draped Cardigan, by RD Style. ($74)
I love a drapey cardigan. I pinned this and noted that I think it would work great with my burgundy level 99 jeans from my October Fix. Jennifer agreed and suggested I style it with my tan Minnetonka 3-Layer Fringe Boot.
It is cozy and warm and stylish without being too dressy. All qualities that I look for in a cardigan. Even thought I really love it, I’m not sure that I want to spend $74 on a cardigan, especially when right now there are ridiculous sales happening everywhere. Not like I have the free time to peruse the sale racks at the mall or anything.
I love the faux leather detailing on the neckline, it gives it just the appropriate amount of edge for this mama.
I love how it makes a my favorite casual tee look more pulled together. This is exactly what I would wear on a morning of running errands before preschool pick-up or meeting some friends at the mall for a play date.
When my husband was taking my Stitch Fix reveal photos for this post, which is his absolute favorite thing to do, he told me it was just okay. Have I told you how much RJ loves taking photos for my blog?
Roxella Crochet Detail Tunic, by Daniel Rainn. ($78)
I requested long, flowy tops to wear with leggings, and this tunic is perfect for leggings. The length is just right and I love how it fits.
It has a crochet detail at the top. Which I found sort of awkward as it showed the top of my bra sometimes, but I didn’t like how it looked with a cami under it–the cami took away from the pretty detail.
RJ was not a fan of the crochet detailing on the neckline. I think his exact words were “I don’t like all of this going on up there” as he gestured to it.
The back has a fun exposed zipper and a little more crochet detail.
I made a sort of strange request in my style note, for items that were both edgy and boho. I also asked for more color. Jennifer wrote, “The Daniel Rainn Tunic has a great mix of colors and texture. It is boho with just a touch of edge.”
Boho with a touch of edge is probably the most edge that I could pull off. What do you think? Should I keep this?
I’m just not convinced that this top is good for me. Maybe I just can’t make tunics work, I sent back the Pixley tunic from my 3rd fix . And 3/4 sleeves bother me. I’m almost always cold, and if I’m wearing leggings I definitely need a warmer top half.
Freida Skinny Jean, by Mavi. ($98)
These pants fit awesome. I have a hard time finding pants that fit my butt, or rather lack of a butt, and these absolutely do.
The thing is, I don’t really need jeans. It’s hard to say no to these since they are so comfortable and stretchy.
I don’t have any gray jeans. But I just don’t know if I can justify keeping them for the price. My husband wanted me to keep them, until he found our they were $98. Then he asked if I could find some similar pants at the Gap.
They do look good with my Minnetonka Black Fringe Booties and this last top.
Mari Mixed Material Top, by Le Lis. ($48)
This top comes in a couple different variations and patterns. This combination is just my style.
It’s long sleeve and thicker, kind of sweater-like. But then there’s the back.
It’s patterned and fun and I love it. It is comfortable. This top is a perfect mama top for running errands or even for a casual date night.
Jennifer told me to pair it with the Mavi jeans and my new Minnetonka booties complete the look.
I’m kind of undecided about this top still. Mostly because I have so much black in my wardrobe, and I really feel like I need more color. What do you think? Is it a keeper even though it’s black?
So, I need your help. Do you think that I should keep the cardi because I love it, even though I wouldn’t normally spend $74 on a cardigan right now? Should I send back the Le Lis top because I have so much black in my wardrobe already? Does the fit and flare dress has too many stripes or isn’t as great as I think it is? Tell me in the comments! Please!
I’m once again joining some other great Stitch Fix bloggers in a link-up hosted by Maria from Crazy Together. Check it out and see what other bloggers received in their recent Fixes!
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