Dec 29, 2015

Stitch Fix #18 - November 2015 - Knoxville, TN

I'd like to request Layla as my stylist this fix. It's frustrating starting over each time with a new stylist. For this fix; knit tops and sweaters and white. I've pinned a ton. Also, "Shift" dresses I'm sort of obsessed, which brings me to a last request. My sister "borrowed" the Loveappella button neck Shift dress from my 12th Fix. It was one of my absolute favorites Stitch Fix pieces! is there another one out there!?
Hi Lili, I hope you are well in Knoxville! I saw that you had requested Layla for today's Fix, but unfortunately she was unavailable.  I want you to know that I spent a lot of time reviewing your feedback and history with us (love your blog!) and picked some pieces for you today that you will just love!  You mentioned that you were obsessed with shift dresses so I thought the Ivy + Blu dress would be perfect! The orange gives you a fun, fall pop if color! This dress would look great with the Echo scarf and a denim jacket.  Throw on some ankle boots and your look is complete!  You have both the RO Style poncho and the 41 Hawthorn sweater pinned to your board and I was able to find them for you today!  Try then both with the jeans you kept back in September for two great fall looks! I can't wait to hear what you think! xo, Caroline

I want to start by saying, I'm not a shopper. I think for several reasons, but highest on the list is that I'm just not good at it. The only time I really do it successfully is when I'm shopping with my adorably dressed friends. Back in the day, when I was a newly wed and a working' girl my sweet friend Caroline and I use to spend our lunch hour sifting through the sale racks at Ann Taylor Loft. She would pull the most random pieces from the rack and tell me to "Just try it on". I would and almost always it looked amazing. Those are some of my fondest memories of shopping. So when I read my stylists note and got to the bottom and saw her name was Caroline, well I sort of got a warm fuzzy feeling. I know she's out in California somewhere and she isn't my real Caroline, but for just a moment It was like I was 26 again, spending an hour with my friend. I TRUELY hope I get to keep her!

RD STYLE Calandra Side Button Hooded Poncho
Size: Too Big | Style: Like It | Price: Just right | Fit / Cut: Just okay
This is a beautiful sweater
And I was thrilled to see something I'd pinned arrive in my Fix! 
but once on, 
Even the small was HUGE!!!
This isn't the first time I've pinned something from Stitch Fix and when it shows up at my door is looks COMPLETELY different in person than it looked in the pin. 
But I think that's the beauty of Stitch Fix.  You can get it home, try it on, model it for your husband, who will bring you back down to earth from your "Box Day High" and tell you that what you're wearing looks like a blanket with buttons.  Then, you can neatly fold that sucker up, stick it in the prepaid envelope, and SHIP IT BACK!

In the beginning I use to feel bad sending things back.  Like I was going to hurt my stylist's feelings if I didn't keep what she sent me.  The thing is, 18 fixes later I realize, if I keep something I'm not in love with, I'm not doing either of us any favors.  Let that be a lessen to you! If you aren't going to wear it! SEND IT BACK because when you do, I can almost guarantee your next fix will be better because your stylist learns from what you send back and the feedback you give.  Moving on...

MOON COLLECTION Bailee Cowl Neck Knit Poncho
Size: Just right | Style: Just Okay | Price: Just right | Fit / Cut: Just okay
So you noticed it too, another poncho, I was a little surprised too, but hey I guess it's poncho season. and they were both REALLY different looks and styles.  While the first felt a little on the edgy side, this Moon Collection poncho was really preppy.
This was also a very pretty poncho sweater
but was bulky around the neck. I'm not a huge fan of cow necks because I just am not sure it looks all that great on me because I'm petite.
And honestly, looking at the pictures I think it actually looks less flattering that I realized when I had it on.
What do you think?

ECHO Adalia Striped Blanket Scarf
Size: Just right | Style: Love It | Price: Just right | Fit / Cut: Love it
This scarf is perfect for a cold day. 
 It's a little bulky, but as an outer layer vs. a fashion accessory, I think it will be very nice!
And the colors are great! And did i mention it's SOFT SOFT SOFT!!!!!!

IVY + BLU Daelan Dress $118.00
Size: Just right | Style: LOVE IT! | Price: Just right | Fit / Cut: LOVE IT!
Okay friends, Confession Time! I am a Stitch Fix "Peeker"!!! In fact as soon as I get my Stitch Fix shipment email I waste buckets of time combing the internet for the items in my box. The closest I could get prior to The Stitch Fix App was usually the basics; top, dress, etc. but no color or pattern specifics. BUT as I scoured the world wide web for this particular item I found NOTHING.
But on "Fix Day", when I saw a peek of orange my heart did a little stutter step. The drop waste of this dress is so incredibly cute!
I aded the Mavi Kalie Denim Jacket from Fix # 9 as Caroline suggested
And a layering necklace I picked up at Dillards last spring and I really am excited about this look

41HAWTHORN Lizzy Colorblock Striped Sweater $68.00
Size: Just right | Style: Love It | Price: Just right | Fit / Cut: Love It
The sweater was exactly what I'd hoped for when I pinned it! It is EXACTLY my style! Please keep sending more pieces like this! Caroline, you NAILED IT!
Unlike the Ivy + Blu dress there were about a million images of this beautiful sweater out there so I wasn't sure which one would arrive at my door but I was THRILLED to see this one.
I'd seen it this sweater worn with some riding boos, so I kept it simple with skinny jeans and riding boots and of course they this sweater was a keeper!

RD STYLE Calandra Side Button Hooded Poncho $68.00 - SEND BACK
MOON COLLECTION Bailee Cowl Neck Knit Poncho $58.00 - SEND BACK
ECHO Adalia Striped Blanket Scarf $38.00 0 - KEEP
IVY + BLU Daelan Dress $118.00 - KEEP
41HAWTHORN Lizzy Colorblock Striped Sweater $68.00 - KEEP

Although I'm only keeping 3 pieces, I am so very happy with how Caroline styled me. I really think she did her homework noting my requests, my Pins, and my favorite colors and styles. I'd LOVE to have her style me again and again! This fix was really fun and one of my favorites so far! The IVY + BLU dress is probably one of my favorite pieces I've ever received in a fix and I've already worn the 41HAWTHORN sweater 2 times. Caroline you absolutely NAILED it and I can't wait to see what you come up with n my next fix!
What is Stitch Fix ?
How Does It Work
It really is FANTASTICALLY EASY! The Stitch Fix Q&A page does a GREAT job explaining everything but the basics are... Fill out your Style Profile. Pick the date you’d like to receive your shipment. you'll pay a $20 styling fee before each fix which is applied to anything you purchase. Your "Fix" will arrive on your doorstep. (My mail lady actually hand delivered one of my Stitch Fix packages just so she could ask me what it was.) Once you have your package in hand, try everything on in the comfort of your home (you have 3 days). After you've had time to try everything on and see how each piece will work you log on to Stitch and buy what you like and return the rest. You’re only charged for the items you keep when you let them know what you’re keeping and returning at Check Out. **DON'T FORGET*** The $20 styling fee will be applied toward any items you purchase. Also, ALL Stitch Fix clients enjoy free shipping both ways!

Stitch Fix Fans
I think one of my favorite parts about Stitch Fix is the CRAZY loyal fan base it has. There are HUNDREDS of ladies out there that are recording their favorite Fix pieces on their blogs and You Tube channels.  It's so much fun to see what everyone else is getting in their boxes and it helps me fill my Pinterest Style Board with clothes that I know Stitch Fix has in their inventory.  On my "Stitch Fix Fun" tab above, I have a BUNCH of links to blogs I follow who post their recent Stitch Fix boxes but my all time favorite Stitch Fix blogger is Maria! She is completely adorable! She and her sweet husband Rob run the blog "Crazy Together".  Hop on over there and check out her 32nd Fix!  I continue to be amazed at how cute she looks in everything her stylist sends.

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Till next time,
Bon Voyage! 

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