September 2016 Stitch Fix Review (Stitch Fix #22)

I say this every time: I know this is outside of my normal fitness/running blogging, but hey – its my blog, and I want to blog about my awesome clothes!

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Here’s how it works: You set up a style profile and you receive a box with 5 items in it.  You can choose the frequency with which you set up the box …once a month, every other month, etc.  You pay $20 to receive a box.  If you keep anything, that $20 goes toward your purchase.  If you keep all 5 items, you get a discount!  They send you anything from jewelry, to clothes to handbags. They’ve even added SHOES to the mix! If you don’t want to keep an item, they have an envelope to send them back.

What I love about this is that I get a stylist that looks at my style profile and picks out items just for ME.  You can even link to a pinterest board so they can get inspiration and a better look into what you like.

*Sorry for the awful sideways pictures.  I kept fighting with WordPress and it was not letting me rotate them!

Item Number 1 –  Franco Sarto Edaline Ankle Strap Bootie ($149)

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I had specifically asked my stylist for some cute fall booties, and she didn’t disappoint! These were exactly what I had in mind.  However, the heel was a little high on them, and I really couldn’t see myself being comfortable wearing them.

Verdict: Return

Item Number 2 – Pixley Ashton Crochet Lace Kimono ($48)

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I hadn’t even told my stylist I wanted a kimono and she read my mind! I had something a little different in mind, but this kimono was still very cool.  I ended up keeping it, but haven’t worn it yet.  I can’t seem to find an occasion to wear it (can’t wear to work).

Verdict: Keep

Item Number 3 – Market & Spruce Colibri Plaid Henley Top ($48)

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This shirt is me.  My husband loved it on me, so it was a no brainer to keep.  How can you go wrong with plaid in the fall??

Verdict: Keep

Item Number 4 –  Kut from the Kloth Simmon Bootcut Jean ($88)

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These felt so SOFT. However, they were WAY too long and were a little snug.

Verdict: Return

Item Number 5 –  41 Hawthorn Sena Bar Back Blouse ($58)

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The color of this top is amazing.  However, there was a small pleat in the front.  For a busty girl like me, it ended up being unflattering.

Verdict: Return

Overall Impression

Sizing was pretty good this time, but just didn’t love all the pieces.  My bank account thanks me for that!

Can’t wait to see what I get next time! I’ve asked for a “fall” fix!

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If you are interested in getting your very own Stitch Fix box, click here.

*Note: This post is not sponsored.  I love Stitch Fix and purchase it with my own money and desire to share my love of it with you all fine people!  If you do chose to use the above link to sign up, I do receive credit toward my next purchase! (So click away!!!) If you sign up for Stitch Fix, you will also get a referral link for you to share with friends and loved ones!*

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August Stitch Fix Review (Stitch Fix #21)

I say this every time: I know this is outside of my normal fitness/running blogging, but hey – its my blog, and I want to blog about my awesome clothes!

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Here’s how it works: You set up a style profile and you receive a box with 5 items in it.  You can choose the frequency with which you set up the box …once a month, every other month, etc.  You pay $20 to receive a box.  If you keep anything, that $20 goes toward your purchase.  If you keep all 5 items, you get a discount!  They send you anything from jewelry, to clothes to handbags. They’ve even added SHOES to the mix! If you don’t want to keep an item, they have an envelope to send them back.

What I love about this is that I get a stylist that looks at my style profile and picks out items just for ME.  You can even link to a pinterest board so they can get inspiration and a better look into what you like.

 

Item Number 1 –  Pixley Stacey Scallop Hem Cut-Out Detail Skirt  ($64)

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I wanted this to work so bad because the skirt was adorable! But it was far too tight.  The scalloped hem was adorable and it had a great texture.

Verdict: Return

Item Number 2 – Market & Spruce Dollie Tie Back Neck Knit Top ($54)

 

I wasn’t sure if I wanted to keep this because it was a heavier sweater material.  But hey, fall is coming eventually. I loved that it was super comfortable and very simple, but had just a touch of detail with the ribbon in the back.

Verdict: Keep

Item Number 3 – 41Hawthorn Liano Mixed Material Top ($54)

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I loved the pattern of this top.  Unfortunately, it was a bit snug and was a little too unflattering to my tummy.

Verdict: Return

Item Number 4 –  Le Lis Tearly Scoop Neck Blouse ($44)

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This shirt is so comfortable and flowy.  If I could have one of these in every color imaginable please! This will be a great shirt when I head off to Vegas.   Nice enough to look put together, but still very comfortable and cool.

Verdict: Keep

Item Number 5 –  41 Hawthorn Kellan Tie Front Blouse ($58)

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I wasn’t sure about this when I first pulled it out.  I’m busty and don’t really need to call more attention to it….which tie front blouses normally do.  But I loved the olive color and loved the detail at the bottom.

Verdict: Keep (I’ve already worn it and gotten a bunch of compliments!)

Overall Impression

I kept three pieces, which was pretty good.  Still a few misses on the sizing, but she’s really got my style down!

Can’t wait to see what I get next time!

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If you are interested in getting your very own Stitch Fix box, click here.

*Note: This post is not sponsored.  I love Stitch Fix and purchase it with my own money and desire to share my love of it with you all fine people!  If you do chose to use the above link to sign up, I do receive credit toward my next purchase! (So click away!!!) If you sign up for Stitch Fix, you will also get a referral link for you to share with friends and loved ones!*

July Stitch Fix Review (Stitch Fix #20)

I say this every time: I know this is outside of my normal fitness/running blogging, but hey – its my blog, and I want to blog about my awesome clothes!

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Here’s how it works: You set up a style profile and you receive a box with 5 items in it.  You can choose the frequency with which you set up the box …once a month, every other month, etc.  You pay $20 to receive a box.  If you keep anything, that $20 goes toward your purchase.  If you keep all 5 items, you get a discount!  They send you anything from jewelry, to clothes to handbags. They’ve even added SHOES to the mix! If you don’t want to keep an item, they have an envelope to send them back.

What I love about this is that I get a stylist that looks at my style profile and picks out items just for ME.  You can even link to a pinterest board so they can get inspiration and a better look into what you like.

Item Number 1 –  TOMS Zoe Chambray Sandals  ($59)

*Photo credit: TOMS website

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These are the neutral sandals I asked for! She didn’t even know how much I love TOMS shoes.  I loved them right out of the box and knew I’d be keeping them.  These are so much nicer than grabbing flip flops all the time!

Verdict: Keep

Item Number 2 – ARATTA Milicent Split Back Top ($54)

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This top was beautiful!  I pulled it out of the box and fell in love with the cotton and the light feel.  I was a little worried that the front would be too short, and I was right.  I’m busty, so shirts that are designed to be shorter in the front often become really short on me.

 

Verdict: Return

Item Number 3 – Skies are Blue Morvan Cross Back Top ($48)

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I had asked for this shirt in a bigger size after it was too small in my last fix.  It was too small again. I think the bust is just cut really narrow in this top.

 

Verdict: Return

Item Number 4 –  Daniel Rainn Ronan Crochet Detail Blouse ($37)

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This top was beautiful and delicate and it looked perfect for work! However it had a bit of a peplum look to it, and it hit my curves in all the wrong spots.

 

Verdict: Return

Item Number 5 –  Collective Concepts Umali V-Neck Blouse  ($48)

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I loved this top when I pulled it out of the box! Sadly, it was way too snug in the bust.

Verdict: Return

Overall Impression

When I opened this box, I thought I would be keeping all of it.  Sadly the sizing/fit was off on all of the clothes, and the only thing I kept were the shoes.

She’s super spot on with the style, but we are still working on the fit.

Better luck next time!

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If you are interested in getting your very own Stitch Fix box, click here.

*Note: This post is not sponsored.  I love Stitch Fix and purchase it with my own money and desire to share my love of it with you all fine people!  If you do chose to use the above link to sign up, I do receive credit toward my next purchase! (So click away!!!) If you sign up for Stitch Fix, you will also get a referral link for you to share with friends and loved ones!*

June Stitch Fix Review (Stitch Fix #19)

I say this every time: I know this is outside of my normal fitness/running blogging, but hey – its my blog, and I want to blog about my awesome clothes!

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Here’s how it works: You set up a style profile and you receive a box with 5 items in it.  You can choose the frequency with which you set up the box …once a month, every other month, etc.  You pay $20 to receive a box.  If you keep anything, that $20 goes toward your purchase.  If you keep all 5 items, you get a discount!  They send you anything from jewelry, to clothes to handbags. They’ve even added SHOES to the mix! If you don’t want to keep an item, they have an envelope to send them back.

What I love about this is that I get a stylist that looks at my style profile and picks out items just for ME.  You can even link to a pinterest board so they can get inspiration and a better look into what you like.

Item Number 1 –   Skies are Blue Morvan Cross Back Top ($48)

I loved this top, in fact, I pinned it on my Pinterest board.  She mentioned that in her note.  Unfortunately, I couldn’t even get it over my chest. I asked her to send me a bigger size in my next fix if she has one.

Verdict: Return

Item Number 2 – Market & Spruce Char Geo Print Maxi Skirt  ($58)

I don’t think I’m cut out for maxi skirts.  I think they make my legs look really short….there is something off about my proportions when I wear them.  I do appreciate my stylists attempt to try them again…its a trend I wish worked on me!

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Verdict: Return

Item Number 3 – Pixley Madrella Slouchy Boyfriend Knit Tank ($38)

This tank was extremely long and thin.  It wasn’t very flattering.  I was a little surprised by the price too.  It was the quality of something I could get at Target for $10.

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Verdict: Return

Item Number 4 –  Fun2Fun Katniss Crochet Yoke Top ($44)

I liked this top a lot.  Nice and flowy, like I prefer, but with enough detail that its not too boring.  I like the crochet across the top.

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Verdict: Keep

**I ended up getting a refund for this one because it shrunk after one wash (I followed directions!)

Item Number 5 –  Pixley Dardie Lace Inset Blouse  ($58)

This was a very beautiful top.  I loved the lace detail and the color.  However, it was a little too dressy for me to wear casually, and the lace cutout in the front was way too low to be appropriate for work.

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Verdict: Return

Overall Impression

I have mixed feelings about this box.  She did give me tops like I asked for, but some of them just didn’t work.  I don’t think maxi skirts are for me, so I hope I don’t get more.  It was just an ok box for me.

Still waiting for that perfect box that I keep all 5 items!

For my next fix I’ve asked her to keep giving me a bunch of tanks/short sleeve shirts that are very flowy and loose for summer.  I’ll be going to Vegas in late August and would love some new stuff for the trip! I also asked for some neutral sandals to wear with summer dresses.

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If you are interested in getting your very own Stitch Fix box, click here.

*Note: This post is not sponsored.  I love Stitch Fix and purchase it with my own money and desire to share my love of it with you all fine people!  If you do chose to use the above link to sign up, I do receive credit toward my next purchase! (So click away!!!) If you sign up for Stitch Fix, you will also get a referral link for you to share with friends and loved ones!*

A Few of my Favorite Things

Every once and awhile I like to talk about a few of my favorite things! So without further ado, here are a few things I’m currently obsessed with!

FitBit Challenges

I have a friend at work (fellow runner) who invites me to a Goal Day challenge or Work Week Hustle during the work week.  I love it!  It definitely encourages me to get up and move around some more.

I also love a lot of the data that my FitBit collects.  In addition to the steps it logs, I like monitoring my heart rate, sleep, etc.

Stitch Fix

I’ve been loving some of the things I’ve been getting recently from Stitch Fix. If you are interested in getting your very own Stitch Fix box, click here.*

Kendra Scott

My future sister-in-law got me hooked on Kendra Scott when she got me a necklace for Christmas.  I’ve since gone to a retail location and gotten to touch and try on so much of it!

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Dark Chocolate M&Ms

My one true vice.  Can’t seem to give em up!

The Real World

I love trash TV.  The Real World this season is in Vegas and I’m loving it.  I’ve even got my husband all into the drama.  Who doesn’t love when seven strangers are forced into a house together?!

Starbucks Caramel Iced Coffees

If you haven’t tried one…do it.  SO GOOD.

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May Designs Health and Fitness Journal

I love May Designs notebooks.  I have been using them for a few years now.  They are so cute and totally customizable.  When I decided to get serious about logging my food and workouts, I got this Health & Fitness Journal.  You can check out all of their cool stuff here.*  Make sure to follow them on instagram to hear about their awesome sales.

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 Island Creamery

While all my trips up north to see my family haven’t been pleasant of late, they’ve afforded me the opportunity to go to Island Creamery on Chincoteague Island.  They are one of the best ice cream shops in the nation…no, seriously, they are: Best Ice Cream Parlors in America.

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*Disclaimer: I am not getting paid to review any of these products.  They are all products and companies that I love and purchase with my own money.  Should any of them want to give me free stuff….I’d love it! 🙂

What are some of your favorite things right now?

May Stitch Fix Review (Stitch Fix #18)

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I say this every time: I know this is outside of my normal fitness/running blogging, but hey – its my blog, and I want to blog about my awesome clothes!

Here’s how it works: You set up a style profile and you receive a box with 5 items in it.  You can choose the frequency with which you set up the box …once a month, every other month, etc.  You pay $20 to receive a box.  If you keep anything, that $20 goes toward your purchase.  If you keep all 5 items, you get a discount!  They send you anything from jewelry, to clothes to handbags. They’ve even added SHOES to the mix! If you don’t want to keep an item, they have an envelope to send them back.

What I love about this is that I get a stylist that looks at my style profile and picks out items just for ME.  You can even link to a pinterest board so they can get inspiration and a better look into what you like.

Item Number 1 –  Bay to Baubles Rosaline Layered Lariat Necklace ($28)

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Verdict: Return

Item Number 2 –  Gilli Kathleen Printed Maxi Skirt ($58)

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I have been wanting to try a maxi skirt for awhile, but since I’m more curvy up top, they seem to look really unbalanced on me.  This was no exception.  I didn’t love the pattern of this one either.

Verdict: Return

Item Number 3 – Papermoon Waters Knit Maxi Dress ($68)

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I’m obsessed with this dress.  I cannot wait to wear it.  It is so soft and comfortable.  Its exactly what you’d want out of a maxi dress.  The pattern looks to be a bit wild here, but its actually really nice.

Verdict: Keep

Item Number 4 –  Daniel Rainn Arcelia Cross Front Top ($58)

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Surprisingly, this top was a bit big.  I like that she sent me more navy clothing after my feedback about not normally choosing to wear that color.  It just wasn’t terribly flattering on me, and my husband didn’t love it.  And you know, if the husband doesn’t love it….

Verdict: Return

Item Number 5 –  Le Lis Terresa V-Neck Dress  ($78)

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This was a surprise for me.  I didn’t love the pattern right out of the box.  But it turned out to be flattering with my dark hair.  I also love the length.  Its just at the knee, so I could wear it to work.

Verdict: Keep

Overall Impression

My stylist did pay close attention to my Pinterest board.  She also paid a lot of attention to my feedback.  The last maxi I got didn’t have enough give, this one does.  Even though not every item is a keeper, she gets me to consider trying new things, which is kind of the point of this whole thing, right?

Still waiting for that perfect box that I keep all 5 items!

For my next fix I’ve asked her for a bunch of tanks/short sleeve shirts that are very flowy and loose for summer.  I’ll be going to Vegas in late August and would love some new stuff for the trip!

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If you are interested in getting your very own Stitch Fix box, click here.

*Note: This post is not sponsored.  I love Stitch Fix and purchase it with my own money and desire to share my love of it with you all fine people!  If you do chose to use the above link to sign up, I do receive credit toward my next purchase! (So click away!!!) If you sign up for Stitch Fix, you will also get a referral link for you to share with friends and loved ones!*

April Stitch Fix Review (Stitch Fix #17)

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I say this every time: I know this is outside of my normal fitness/running blogging, but hey – its my blog, and I want to blog about my awesome clothes!

Here’s how it works: You set up a style profile and you receive a box with 5 items in it.  You can choose the frequency with which you set up the box …once a month, every other month, etc.  You pay $20 to receive a box.  If you keep anything, that $20 goes toward your purchase.  If you keep all 5 items, you get a discount!  They send you anything from jewelry, to clothes to handbags. If you don’t want to keep an item, they have an envelope to send them back.

What I love about this is that I get a stylist that looks at my style profile and picks out items just for ME.  You can even link to a pinterest board so they can get inspiration and a better look into what you like.

Item Number 1 – Yosi Samra Samara Metallic Ballet Flats ($89)

I asked my stylist for gold flats for a wedding I’m in and she delivered!  I was hoping she did, cause I need to wear them soon! I’m loving the addition of shoes to their repertoire!

Verdict: Keep

Item Number 2 – Just Black Adorra Skinny Jean ($88)

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OMG MINT JEANS. I was super excited when I pulled them out of the box.  MINT GREEN JEANS.  Can you tell I like mint green? However, they were too small 😦

Verdict: Return

Item Number 3 – Brixon Ivy Athena Crochet Sleeve Blouse ($54)

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This was a little different than I would have normally picked out for myself.  However, it is perfect for work.  It matches the Kendra Scott jewelry I just got too!

Verdict: Keep

Item Number 4 – Pixley Eileen Honeycomb Texture Knit Tank ($54)

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This was the same pattern as the dress I got in my last fix.  I almost thought she sent me the dress again! However, it was a tank! It super soft and comfy and I can’t wait to wear it!

Verdict: Keep

Item Number 5 –  Renee C Kaleia Maxi Dress ($78)

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I wanted so badly for this dress to work out.  I had asked for a maxi and the pattern and color was so cute!  But the bottom of the dress was a little narrow and my poor hips didn’t fit well! 

Verdict: Return

Overall Impression

Had the sizing worked out, I would have kept everything in the box. EVERYTHING.  But, I’ve learned not to keep anything that doesn’t fit right, or you won’t wear it!

If my stylist is on point with the next box like this one…and all the sizing works out…I might be to the point where I keep EVERYTHING.  I’d love it!

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If you are interested in getting your very own Stitch Fix box, click here.

*Note: This post is not sponsored.  I love Stitch Fix and purchase it with my own money and desire to share my love of it with you all fine people!  If you do chose to use the above link to sign up, I do receive credit toward my next purchase! (So click away!!!) If you sign up for Stitch Fix, you will also get a referral link for you to share with friends and loved ones!*