If you read my post Friday then you’ll know that I was disappointed about this fix when I peeked using the new iPhone app. Pulling everything out it didn’t get too much better, but it wasn’t nearly as bad as I was thinking. My stylist, Jaycie, took great care in choosing the pieces she did based on my note about upcoming events. Which is the #1 reason I like her. She takes the time to actually read my notes and always references something I said in her note to me. For me, while I may not love the pieces she chose for me, I do appreciate that she chose them with my event in mind and didn’t just blindly pick 5 random items for my fix.
For this note I let her know that we would be going to New Orleans in December and that I was coveting the Urban Expressions Elisha Satchel & the Andrew Marc Savanna coat. While the Savanna may not be available in my size, or from her shipping warehouse, I was happy to see that she was able to send something similar, as well as the Elisha I requested.
On a side note, I have been sick since MONDAY and I am still not feeling 100%. My husband was nice enough to take pictures for me today, and also nice enough to let me know that I still look sick. Sorry for the grayish face and sickly look!
Let’s start with the two items I really like… First up is the Urban Expressions Elisha Zipper Accent Structured Satchel ($58). I pinned this in both red and green but I didn’t care which color I received. I just wanted to see what all the fuss is about because this seems to be a very popular item. It’s not like any other bag I own. I usually stick with Hobo or Coach and my bags are crossbody or oversized hobo style totes. After all, I have two kids who are always asking me to carrying things for them. Anyway, the Elisha is really cute, bright red, and has a black & white polka dot interior. It comes with a detachable shoulder strap so I can use it as a crossbody if I’m out and about shopping somewhere but I wanted to step outside of my comfort zone and carry it with the handles. Verdict: KEEP
The coat Jaycie sent that is similar to the one I pinned is the Andrew Marc Boras Fleece Lined Down Puffer Coat ($118). I already own a short puffer from Columbia in black, so I was secretly hoping for any other color. The tags on this one say olive but initially I thought it was brown and honestly still do. Either way, it would look great with brown boots. Living in Mississippi we hardly have what most people would call a winter, but it does get cold to us. Plus, we are going to New Orleans twice in December and it gets pretty chilly walking around, especially between all the buildings and near the water. Last December we ended up needing hats, gloves, and scarves. Verdict:
I paired the Margaret M Christiana Printed Pencil Skirt ($78) with the Daniel Rainn Koppe Crochet Detail Top ($68). I’ve never worn a pencil skirt in my life so I have no idea how to style it. Honestly I feel like I should ball my hair up, put on my glasses, and pose for a secretary of the month calendar. I’m really not a skirt person anyway, but I have too much mom fluff for a pencil skirt to work. There was a note about the top being cute for NOLA with jeans & booties. I paired the top with the Just Black Riley Distressed Skinny Jeans from fix #10 that I like so much, and my TOMS booties. That is more my style, but unfortunately I’m not in love with the top either. Verdict: RETURN
Lastly is the Skies Are Blue Rawlin Embellished Back Detail Blouse ($68). Initially when I pulled this one out of the box I moved it aside without planning to give it another thought. Then I decided to give it a chance in hopes that maybe I could wear it to a company Christmas party I’ll be attending. However, I remembered that I’m just not that fancy. While cute, it’s just not my style, and it was really tight in the chest… So much so, that I didn’t even take pictures of it on. I know stitch fix is supposed to help us step out of our comfort zone and try new things but it’s just not going to happen with this top. Verdict: RETURN
Overall I’m happy with the two items I’m keeping. My next fix will be #13 and I’m REALLY looking forward to it. I have only been receiving fixes since April but I have them set to every 2-3 weeks and sometimes I’ll even back up the date to make my next one come sooner. For fix #13, which is scheduled for December 3rd, I’m going not leave any suggestions or requests other than to say I’m looking for a comfortable, casual fix. I’m just going to let Jaycie do her thing and surprise me. This also means that I’m NOT going to peek. I’m letting fix #13 be a complete surprise and see if it will be lucky or unlucky. Secretly I’m hoping for a really comfy, low-key fix. I’ll also be giving away a $20 stitch fix gift card when I do that reveal post so stay tuned!
Maria over at Crazy Together has done another Stitch Fix link-up with all the other bloggers out there. Be sure to head on over to Maria’s blog and check out her November reveal, as well as all the other fix reveals listed in the link-up!
To see all the items I’ve kept from previous fixes you can visit my Pinterest board here. If you’re new to my blog, you might be wondering… What is Stitch Fix? Stitch Fix is an online personal styling service that will send you 5 pieces in a box. You pay a $20 styling fee up front in order for a stylist to choose pieces for you. Once the box arrives you can try everything on then choose what to keep. There is a 25% discount for keeping all 5 pieces. Before you get started there is a style profile you fill out so your stylist can know your preferences. You can choose to receive no jewelry like I have, or you can leave all the options open and receive clothes, jewelry, and/or an accessory each time. You can set up automatic shipments as frequently as every 2-3 weeks, or you can choose to do manual shipments and tell Stitch Fix when you’d like to receive a box. They also have a referral system where you can receive a $25 credit for every person who signs up through your link and purchases a fix. So really, even if you hate everything in the box, which I highly doubt you will, you’re only out $20. You can ship everything back with a prepaid envelope and choose whether to get another fix next month. If you leave detailed feedback about your items, keep your style profile updated, make a note about any upcoming special occasions or vacations, and link to your Pinterest, you’re bound to have a great fix!