My fix is coming TOMORROW!

I’m excited to see what will be in my box!

Although my last review was in September, I did get a few fixes after that. I will do retroactive reviews coming up soon!

My last fix was actually in January. I was getting stitch fix overload – my marginal utility started turning negative. :P I got bored with it, so I had to take a break from it for a while.

Now I’m ready and excited for some fixes again. I asked my stylist to send me three dresses for the spring. We’ll see what she sent tomorrow. :)

August & September Stitch Fix Review (part II)

Get ready people, I’m going into politics!  …as a politician’s wife!  :P

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This dress! – ‘Olive Fit and Flare Ponte Dress’ by Black Swan. This dress makes me feel like I should be standing on the side of a stage and clapping or something.  Not that I think girls can only be on the side of the stage, but this dress makes me feel more like a politician’s wife than a politician!  It’s a cute dress though.  I love and adore the cut.  But this solid, bright red makes me feel very red, white and blue!  Or it might be good for a Christmas party? What do you think? The dress also has a very thick fabric. I live in Florida and it still reaches 90 degrees some days. I don’t know if it will get cool enough for me to wear this!  I know it’s fall fashion now, but I wish my stylist would take my geography into consideration.

I love the cut and fit though, but I don’t love what it reminds me of.  Any thoughts on the dress?  Does it remind you of politics?  Should I keep it?

So here’s the rest of my September fix.

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Karisa Riding Blazer by 41Hawthorn.  I just bought a blazer from my last fix, so no, I’m not in the market for another one for a while.  Plus this shade of green is so not my style!

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Mario Colorblock Exposed Zipper Dress by Pink Martini.  Um… it’s cute.  But I’m not excited about this one at all.  It looks like something I would find at Francesca’s at my local mall.

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Esten Sleeveless Blouse by Collective Concept.  Yellow is my fav color, but I’m not quite sure about this shade.  I’ve never been a big fan of fall shades.  They’re more subdued, and I like things more vivid and bright!  I don’t absolutely hate it, so I’m willing to try this one.  I tried it on with a few of my clothes.  What do you guys think?

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Harriet Chevron Dress by Honey Punch.  It’s a cute dress.  But again it really reminds me of something I’d find at Francesca’s.  So I’m not super excited about it.

This fix is quite far from what I feel I’d like though.  Some of my past fixes felt like they were spot on!  Like… I opened the box to my own closet or what I want my closet to be or something!  The three pieces in this fix I didn’t even have to think twice about.  Normally I’d have a hard time trying not to spend too much!  I don’t know what went wrong with this one. :(

I haven’t really made up my mind on what to keep.  I’ll probably mail them back tomorrow.  Should I keep the yellow top or the red dress?  Or nothing at all?  Any thoughts?  :)

August & September Stitch Fix Review (part I)

I’m baacckk!!

After some confusing and unhappy times (my July rambling), I made some changes to my life.  Hopefully, it‘s for the better (not worse!), but who knows? – we’ll have to wait and see. :p  In the meantime, I have been away from blogging and I owe you guys two Stitch Fix reviews!

So here’s my last month’s fix.

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Pink Martini ‘Luke Tribal Print Floral Pocket Tank’, $48.  I love tribal print, but I’m not crazy about this one. The fit of this top is a little too loose on me.  I did buy something with this kind of cut in the past, but I’m kind of over it now.  Well, my taste changed!  So I was not excited about this one!

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‘Justine Knit Blazer’ by Tart, $98.  I already have a basic black blaze. The one I have is more structured; it’s a ¾ sleeve and cuts above my waist. I’ve been kind of looking for another one in different length and cut. I looked at Zara and H&M, but didn’t find anything I like. This one they sent is pretty cute.  It’s knit, so it’s all stretchy and comfy.  Since it’s stretchy, I can roll the sleeves up and move around.

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‘Marcus Chambray Dot Print Dress’ by Velvet Heart, $118.  I adore this dress.  I’m not normally attracted to jean dresses, but when I tried this one on, it was so cute!  I really love the cut on me and that little dots print is so cute! This dress really turned me on to jean dresses.  Now I’m on the lookout for more!

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‘Kohl Tulip Sleeves Chain Detail Top’ by Under Skies, $48.  I really like this top.  The little detail in the front adds some kind of visual interest. I’m not too crazy about the tulip sleeves though, but I know that a white top will be pretty versatile, and I thought the weird-shaped tail is kinda cute actually.

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Finally is ‘Laurel Striped ¾ Sleeve Jersey Top’ by Kut from the Kloth.  I love striped tops and dresses. This top was in the running until my boyfriend pointed out that it makes me look like a Hamburglar!  Haha… and he was right!  I just need to add the cape!  So that that was the end of that!

In this fix, I actually went back and forth between the Tart blazer vs. Velvet Heart dress. They’re both pretty pricey, so keeping both of them is out of the question!  Just one is pushing it!  I did consider the white top a bit, but the problem was I don’t really have any jewelry to go with it. I don’t’ feel like going out and finding new jewelry!

I ended up with the blazer because I was just in love with the stretchy material and how comfortable it is. It’ll be my casual blazer that I’ll just throw on with anything. Plus we’re planning a trip to Italy this fall. The thought of wearing it on the trip kinda sold me here.

Overall though, this fix was just ok.  Although I ended up pretty happy with the blazer, when I opened the box and laid out the pieces, it looked a little boring to me.  My past fixes (Fix#9, Fix#10, Fix#11) were a whole lot more fun.  I like to open a box to an implosion of colors and patterns!  That’s one of the things I like about using Stitch Fix – I like getting colorful, quirky things!

I just got my September fix on Monday, August & September Stitch Fix Review (part II) is coming by end of week! :)

July Stitch Fix and a Little Rambling

Argghh…  I’ve been really bad at updating the blog!  Why, you might ask? 

Well, the truth is (this is about to get into a real intimate, what-blogs-were-originally-meant-to-be moment here) I’ve been kinda down.  And what have I been so down about? It’s just a little bit of this economy and a lot of my job.  I do have a job, which some would probably say I should be glad about. I know, I know, but that doesn’t take away from the fact that I am under-employed! A lot of my young co-workers are, and apparently so are a lot of people out there. Underemployment leads to boredom and disengagement.  Doing that day in and day out, you start to forget what you can actually accomplish and lose confidence and feel undervalued. I had tried to focus on positivity and things that I like outside of work (i.e. figure skating, fashion, Pinterest, and this blog).  But after a while, the negativity from my day seeps into my positive parts instead of the other way around like I intended. Overall, I know my situation is not that bad, but I still feel undervalued.  I’m not even looking for a new job.  My first experience in Corporate America leaves me with a bad taste.  You’re at best a task, at worst a seat warmer!  I can go on and on about this.  But maybe that’s a topic for another blog? :)

Anyways, back to fun things like Stitch Fix review, shall we? :)

So I got my July fix, and here’s what came in the box!  When I opened it up I saw that red top – gasp!  So cute!

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So the first piece is this red, ladybug top by Sugarhill Boutique, $48.  I really love the idea of this top!  Red & ladybug – so so cute!  Look at that detail on the collar!  Unfortunately, since it’s sheer, I had to layer it.  And I think because it’s red, I couldn’t get it to look right with either a white or black tank underneath.  Too bad, I had to let this one go.  But I did comment on my check-out how much I love it, and please if there’s anything like that again, please, please send it my way!  It’s so cute :)

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Next is Justin Floral Print by Hourglass Lilly, $48.  This top would be really versatile –easy to dress it for work or pair with shorts for the weekend.  I bought a top by Hourglass Lilly before, and I kinda like how comfortable it is.  But this one is just ok.  It’s cute, but I don’t feel super excited about it or anything.

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The next one is ‘Sutter Graphic Print’ dress by Sugarlips, $58.  This dress actually reminds me of a dress they sent me before – quirky orange print on a black background. This dress is cute, but it’s just ok.

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The piece is this ‘Tristan Embroidered Short Sleeve’ top, $78.  I really like the embroidery – really pretty!  The styling card suggests pairing it with a cognac purse. I have a cognac, leather crossbody, and I am a sucker for anything that can be paired with it!  Throw on a pair of jeans shorts and some sandals – effortless boho chic!

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The last one from this fix is ‘Jeanie Geo Print Side Gathered’ tank by Tart, $78.  On the hanger, the picture doesn’t do it justice.  It really fits me like a glove. 

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Overall, this Fix is fun, but not like pique-my-imagination- and-whimsical-side kind of fun.  I guess it’s not colorful enough.  I know my last fix, I kinda of complained about how it was too colorful or something.  Sigh…  I don’t even know what I’m saying most of the time.  My mind is fickle (my boyfriend can attest to this)!

Anyway, so I ended up keeping the Geo Print top.  I was really debating between that and the embroidered boho top.  And look at the price, I can’t keep both!  It really comes down to the fact that I feel like the Geo top will be more versatile for me. I probably can wear it in many different ways.  So there you go!  My July Fix! :)

Stitch Fix Review: June 2013 Fix #11

Hello Blog!  Haven’t updated you for almost a month (yikes!).  I’m sorry and I promise to be better to you next time! You’re like a little plant that needs a lot of attention, aren’t you? :)

Just an update on my last fix, I ended up keeping one piece – this maxi dress!

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I was debating so hard between the maxi dress and the chevron dress.  But I try to keep only one piece per fix – the rule that I read about from kissofjoy’s blog.  It’s a good idea!  This way I get to do it more often, but my wallet won’t spin out of control! 

Anywho, here is my June fix! 

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This fix is so colorful as always.  But the thing about it is that when I first saw it, I felt it was a little bit too much me or something?  Can something be too much you?  I guess I feel like it’s the me that I’ve been trying to evolve from?? 

First is ‘Drea Printed Wrap Dress’ by Max and Cleo, $88.  This dress is like explosion of colors! It is something that I would have jumped to try on in the past. But I’m not super excited about it right now. 

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Next is ‘Lorrie Cotton Tabsleeve Shirtdress’ by Sanctuary, $108.  Ok, this one is something that I would never wear.  It’s this jean-like appearance that turns me off.  I can imagine something like this totally chic on someone.  But just not me! 

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The next one is ‘’Hamet Crochet Detail Hi-Lo Tank’ by Willow and Clay, $78.  Yikes!  I feel like I’m wearing a PJ!  The material is really comfortable though, thus a PJ!! This one is not gonna work for me. 

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Next is ‘Layla Crochet Detail Collared Tank’ by Aryn K, $68.  I love the cut-out on this top!  I didn’t know that I like cut-outs before, but Stitch Fix keeps sending them to me, and I keep liking them!  Not too crazy about the color.  Maybe too bright? 

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Finally, it’s ‘Lillian Bird Print Pleated Skirt’ by Darling, $78 (in picture above).  Again the bird print!  This is like the .. oh I don’t know 4th or 5th bird print Stitch Fix sent me!  I never thought that I liked birds or bird print before, but I keep buying the bird prints they send me! It’s like they know that I like it without me knowing that I like it???  LOL! I might have to tell them no more bird print though before I become a bird lady!

So the skirt is the one that I kept!  It wasn’t that hard to decide which one item to keep on this fix. 

As I’m writing this, I’m getting a little excited about what’s gonna be in my next fix!  But I’ll have to wait til July

10 Reasons Why You Should Get a ‘Fix’

10. Because What Not to Wear was cancelled!  You need new style guidance. (This summer will be their last season! Stacy and Clinton, you guys will forever be in my heart!) 

9. Because (kinda continue from the last one) you deserve to have your very own Stacy and Clinton!  Did you ever wish that you can be on What Not to Wear and have Stacy and Clinton style you?!  This is as close as you can get to have your very own (virtual) stylist at a very affordable price!

8. Shopping is a hassle! Gone were the days when shopping was a recreational activity you do with your girlfriends.  Now with marriage, kids, a full-time job, or marriage-kids-full-time-job, who has time to go shopping?  And even if you find time to go, it’s more like a hassle than fun anyways. 

7. Because shipping is free both ways!  And every time I unfold that priority mail envelope, I feel like I am supporting the U.S. Postal Service somehow. Lol!  

6. Deep down you know that just making Pinterest boards will not make you dress better!   Plus after hours of repining, it’s easier to have someone find you similar clothes from your boards than actually finding them yourself!

5. You get to try on the clothes at home with your own stuff!  It’s hard to visualize in the dressing room sometimes how this will go with what you already have.  Getting a Fix will get rid of that problem.  And it might make your realize how versatile your wardrobe already is!

4. Because you wonder if there will be another human being in this world that will truly understand your style!

3. An excuse to fulfill your dream of becoming a model.  Since you get to try on these clothes at home, you can unabashedly ask your husband, boyfriend, friends, etc to watch you strut up and down the living room under the pretense that you need their opinions on which pieces to keep!  (To husbands/boyfriends, this means no more waiting at the mall, playing on your smart phones!)

2. Because you’re tired of shopping at your local mall! Ask yourself, how long have you been shopping at these stores?  No matter what new city you move to, they are there – GAP, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Express, The Limited, AE, etc.  They make great clothes. But I’ve been shopping at these stores for years!  It’s time to try something different (Stitch Fix will introduce you to up-and-coming brands and designers), don’t you think? 

1.5 (This one is actually what I wish will happen) Remember in Clueless, when Cher woke up and browsed through her computer to get the outfit for the day? Maybe one day we can download the pieces from Stitch Fix styling cards and build our very own virtual wardrobe to mix and match!  If this become true, it will definitely be the #1 reason!

1. Surprise!  There’s a package for you!  Who doesn’t love getting a boxful of delightful surprises!

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Stitch Fix Review: May 2013 Fix #10

So here is my Fix #10!  (Also check out what I got for my Fix #9!)

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First up in my fix is ‘Jackie Cotton Ikat Pencil Skirt’ by Downeast, $48. Ok, the color and pattern of this skirt is me to the tee!  Unfortunately, it is once again too long.    I’m short.  I need to wear skirts that are above my knees, otherwise I’ll look like a kid playing dress up!  I’ve been having this problem lately. I told them before that I need my dress and skirt to be a certain length.  It seems like height should be part of the styling process, right? 

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‘Jackie Cotton Ikat Pencil Skirt’ by Downeast

Next is ‘Charlotte Chevron Print Belted Dress’ by Tulle, $58.  It is sooo adorable, whimsical, and cute! I felt like I should work in a candy store when I first put this on. My boyfriend thought it’s cute, but he said it kinda gives him vertigo!  Lol! Unfortunately, it didn’t fit me right.  I have this extra space in the chest area – this is my common problem with clothes!

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‘Charlotte Chevron Print Belted Dress’ by Tulle

Next is this laid-back ‘Kahlo Racer Back Striped Maxi Dress’ by THML, $78. It’s soft and stretchy and super comfortable. This would be a perfect summer/beach dress! I can already see myself walking on the beach wearing this (oh gosh). This one is my boyfriend’s favorite!

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‘Kahlo Racer Back Striped Maxi Dress’ by THML

The next piece is this lovely ‘Jacen Neck-Tie Cut-Out Printed Tank’ by Tulle, $58. What makes it so lovely is this cut-out in the back.  Gasp!  I fell in love with it.  The print is this little quirky cute thing. But you can’t really tell what it is when you actually wear it. I tried this top with a black skirt for work, and it is sooo cute.  But I couldn’t figure out how else to style it, and I want to be able to wear this for both work and play! 

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The final piece is a necklace – ‘Pyramid Rhinestone Charm’ by 41Hawthorn, $28.  It’s so small.  It’s actually cute when I pair this with the Tulle top above.  But overall, I don’t think I’d really get much use out of this necklace.  It’s cute, but I’m not crazy about it. 

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‘Pyramid Rhinestone Charm Necklace’ by 41Hawthorn

Overall, it was fun, although a few pieces didn’t quite fit me right.  I still don’t have a final decision, and I’m gonna have to return these soon!  Can’t make up my mind!  My boyfriend’s ranking: Maxi Dress, Chevron Dress (even though it didn’t quite fit), Cut-Out top.  Skirt didn’t fit at all, and he could care less about the necklace!  What do you think? :)

April 2013 Stitch Fix Round Up: What’s in their Fixes?

I got my Fix #10 yesterday (my May fix)! 

I had to drive through nasty rain trying to get home in time, so I could pick up the package from my apartment office. I can get a little crazy with my commute back from work when I know that my Fix is waiting.  But I did make it back in time and got the Fix!  Had a lot of fun trying on the clothes yesterday, still doing some of that today.  Lol.  I can’t decide what to keep.  Will post more about that soon! :)

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Check out what the other bloggers got in their fixes in March and April! (Below are links. They didn’t turn blue!  Why?  Turn blue, wordpress blog!  I still don’t completely understand this thing!)

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Mikaseven

life of di

Turtle Bites

kissofjoy’s Blog

Letters to Chace & Harper

I’m obsessed with checking out what’s in other people’s boxes! It’s so much fun to compare.  Hope you enjoy it as much as I do :)

 

Stitch Fix Styling: Pink Martini Blaye Bird Top

I bought this top from Stitch Fix a while back.  The top is by Pink Martini.  It’s cute and romantic!

When I got this top in my box, I wondered if they picked this top for me because of my Pinterest board.  I’d just pinned an Anthropologie skirt with some kind of bird pattern on it.  Or it could have been just a coincidence, but I couldn’t help but wonder!

The red-and-gold necklace also came from the same fix.  When I first saw it, I didn’t think I would like it.  But as soon as I put the necklace on with the bird top, I knew I had to get them both.  They looked so cute together. 

I wore that first outfit to work, and a few people said it was cute :)

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