Saturday, November 19, 2016

October Stitch Fix and The Best Booties Ever

October has come and gone and I'm just now getting to writing this. Again, life. Sorry you guys.

This box was everything I'd hoped for. Just with a really high price tag. I couldn't hang with this box, as lovely as it was. I kept choking on dollar signs and wanting to cry. Why do I always want the things that are A MILLION DOLLARS???

Ok, it wasn't that much, but still.

The first item I received was this dress. Fine, whatever. It's a striped knit swing dress. It was comfortable, but not very flattering. And not for almost $70. (I lost my style card and can't find this exact dress online, so I don't remember what this is called, but it was about $68)

But, see the shoes? Those are the Seychelles Snare Bootie in tan suede, and they will forever haunt me. I wanted to keep them so badly. But $140. I just couldn't pull the trigger. It was a terrible month to be sent the perfect booties. I really agonized, connived all kinds of deals and rationalizations, maybe I could have them... But that little part of me that is responsible and feels guilt made me send them back. I hate that chick. She's no fun at all.

Oh, and I changed my hair. I spent 5 hours getting it bleached and then dyed a light gray violet. This is another reason why I can't buy this Stitch Fix box. My hair is worth it. I'm sorry I didn't actually style it for this photo shoot, though. I don't have a good reason, I'm just lazy.

Oversized mustard yellow cable knit sweater. Yes, please!! This is the Glamorous Jelston Cable Knit Pullover Sweater $68. Spoiler alert, I kept this, it's the only item I kept. And I love it. I don't regret this at all.

I was also sent these light wash distressed skinny jeans by Vigoss and they were around $65. I wasn't sad about these. I already have a pair of light washed distressed jeans that I love (a Joe's Jeans find at TJMaxx), and these were also super low rise. Not cute. I do like the color with the yellow sweater though, so good choice from my stylist. 

Another view of the sweater, the jeans, and the boots. 

The last item I got in this box was the Market & Spruce Chaplin Hooded Anorak Cargo Jacket $88. I have been looking for an amazing anorak, but this wasn't it. It's cute, and seems well made, but I can't wear this tan color, it makes me look even paler than I am, and it's not worth $88 to me.

I have a very similar one in army green that I bought at Marshall's for around $20, so I don't need this. I have to admit, I did like it with the sweater and jeans. And the twill was soft and broken-in.

So that's it, folks! Sorry I haven't been doing the beer reviews lately. I will try to get back to that for November. I have a box coming just in time for Thanksgiving!


I might have convinced Daniel to order a Stitch Fix for Men so I can do a little "Guest Box" blog! He also likes beer. So maybe we will drink beer and open boxes together. 

He's going to love me for this. 

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August/September Stitch Fix: If the Shoes Don't Fit

First of all, please forgive me. I'm so behind on my Stitch Fix reviews. If you didn't know, I started teaching more yoga and Pilates classes, and the fall has been a whirlwind of 4th grade math, raising daughters, teaching, and trying to keep up with a 2 year old boy and our giant Shepherd pup, Gus.

I do still look forward to getting Stitch Fix boxes, however lately, I've been making more shopping trips to TJMaxx and also going a little crazy with Lululemon, so when a Fix comes in the mail, my bank account gasps and sputters and then glares at me with disdain.


I kept 2 things out of my August/September box, but I wish I could have kept the whole lot. I would have, if the shoes had fit. Dammit. I loved them. It was very sad.

So here's the pretty stuff, all laid out....

In this box I got (from L to R):

Pistola Audrey Moto Detail Skinny Pant $88
Laila Jayde Cordi Button Cuff Knit Top $58
Hailee C Morwen Button Up Top $58
Brixon Ivy Lawley Cable Knit Open Cardigan $68
And the shoes...
Diba Lea Bow Bootie $90

First, the shoes were the wrong size. That was my fault. I'm between a 8.5-9, and for some reason decided to set my sizing on the smaller end of the scale, and that didn't work well for me. They were an 8.5 and way too small. I could hardly stand in them, so while I tried to get a picture of them on, I could only stand to put one on one foot. 

But here's a close up. I recommend these. They are very soft suede leather, the color (mustard) is rich and perfect for fall, and I love the tie detail. They are edgy but still feminine. I looked into exchanging the size since SF has the feature to automatically exchange your item on their app... But my size (9) was sold out. 

The next item, the long sleeve burgundy top, was so very soft. I loved it. I just didn't love how long it was on me. There was just so much extra fabric, even in the sleeves. Great top if you're tall, however. The button details on the sleeves were adorable and I loved the color too.

Here's the one shot of the boot(s) as well. (Pictured with jeans I already own)

The next top, the plaid button up, didn't seem like anything special, but it had some really nice details and it was well made. I would have liked it better in a richer color, so I didn't end up keeping this one:

I put it on with the Pistola Moto skinnies in olive green... I loved them. They fit perfectly and I've wanted this style pant for a while now. They're so ugly they pass as adorable. Like pugs. They're pugly.

Keepers. I kept them. 

The last item was this amazing and warm and lovely cabled gray cardigan sweater. It has deep pockets that transition from the folded collar, and I just really like the design. I love a good staple sweater.

And that's it, guys! I kept the sweater and the pants in this box. I really wish I could have kept it all this time, but maybe next time.... Fall is my favorite and I'm looking forward to my October Stitch Fix already!

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