Stitch Fix Review #20: April 2016 at ThingstheDogAte

Stitch Fix Review: April 2016, Part II & $50 Giveaway

Stitch Fix Review #20: April 2016 at ThingstheDogAte

Hey Y’all, Good to see you! I’m glad you stopped back by to see the second half of my latest Stitch Fix box for April 2016.  Have you checked out my Pinterest Board devoted to Stitch Fix Reviews and my Style Board yet?  While you’re at it, create your own style board and make sure to add the link to your StitchFix Profile so that your picks line up with your style.

If you are new here, you can see my last box reveal (March) as well as Part 1 of my April 2016 Stitch Fix box reveal here.  I also gave 5 Tips to Get Your BEST Fix.  Let’s pick up where we left off:

Stitch Fix Review #20: April 2016 at ThingstheDogAte

April 2016 Stitch Fix ReVEAL, Part 2

 

KUT FROM THE KLOTH Cathie Dress  $118

Size 8

Up first, item number one- another amazing dress from Kut from the Kloth. I love green and blue, so this paisley combination of navy, cobalt and kelly green really hit the spot for me. The length is perfect for my long legs and the cut is just right.

Stitch Fix Review #20: April 2016 at ThingstheDogAte

Stitch Fix Review #20: April 2016 at ThingstheDogAte

It has a navy lining and a square shouldered shape.  I added a skinny green belt to give it a little more definition.  I grabbed my green Abby purse and off I went.  It’s soft and easy to move around in.  It looks great with flats or wedges.  I am in love with this dress and I know I’ll get a ton of wear out of it.  My stylist Mary is amazing- she really listens to my feedback and send pieces I’m looking for!

Verdict: KEEP

Paisley Kut from theKloth Dress: Stitch Fix Review #20: April 2016 at ThingstheDogAte

SKIES ARE BLUE RHODES SPLIT NECK BLOUSE $54

SIZE MEDIUM

Ah, I love a good blouse and this is certainly a good one.  I love the small floral details and lace.

Stitch Fix Review #20: April 2016 at ThingstheDogAte

Stitch Fix Review #20: April 2016 at ThingstheDogAte

Do you love?  I love the print. It’s a small, soft floral with navy lace trim. I like how the print gets denser at the bottom and on the ends of the sleeves.  It looks a little boho, but mostly romantic.  While it has sleeves, they are lightweight and breathable for summer. It’s slightly sheer, so you’ll need to wear a cami underneath. I paired it with the Navy pencil skirt (above) and it was perfect.

VERDICT: KEEP

 Skies are Blue top: Stitch Fix Review #20: April 2016 at ThingstheDogAte

Here’s a recap of the first half of the box:

Stitch Fix Review #20: April 2016 at ThingstheDogAte

Stitch Fix Review #20: April 2016 at ThingstheDogAte

Stitch Fix Review #20: April 2016 at ThingstheDogAte

What do you think? Do you love everything as much as I do?  Are you ready to sign up for Stitch Fix and try it out.

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Stitch Fix Mobile App

Stitch Fix Review: #16-20 & How to Get Your BEST Fix

Stitch Fix Mobile App

Hey Y’all, Good to see you! I’m glad you stopped back by to see my latest Stitch Fix box for April 2016.  First, give me a shoutout where you came from — Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook?  How did you find me?  I have an entire Pinterest Board devoted to Stitch Fix Reviews so check that and my Style Board out.  While you’re at it, create your own style board and make sure to add the link to your StitchFix Profile so that your picks line up with your style.

If you are new here, you can see my first & second & third box reveal here.

Have you thought about signing up for Stitch Fix?  Need more info- check it out on the About Page.  I am sure you’ll fall in love with at least one unique piece in each box.  Go ahead and give it a try!

Now you know I love getting packages delivered to my door, but do you know how I get great picks? I’ll give you a few tips for getting the best fixes.

Stitch Fix Review #20: April 2016 at ThingstheDogAte

HOW TO GET YOUR BEST FIX

1) Keep your style profile up to date. Stitch Fix is always adding new questions to the style profile. Be sure to look through your profile every few months to answer any new style questions.  Also, as you find your style, update your choices.  It is very specific down to colors and patterns you like and dislike.  Use that to your advantage.

2) Write a note to your stylist each time you schedule a Fix. Do you have an event coming up? Let your stylist know about it so she can find you something special.  In my first two fixes I requested pants.  And did my stylist ever deliver! I got two amazing pair of pants that fit perfect and looked awesome! I also put a reminder – like “I’m allergic to wool, send summer printed tops that hide my “fat mom arms”, make sure the length is modest, I love florals, pencil skirts are my favorite.”

3) Leave feedback when you checkout. The more detail the better! If the sleeves on that shirt were too small, or if you weren’t crazy about the color but loved the pattern, put it in the feedback. I try and hit on these points in each feedback- weight of fabric (light, too heavy), fit (too tight, shapeless), length (too short, perfect length for long legs), color/pattern preference (whether I liked the design, great pattern, too plain, more embellishments) and lastly the price point (was it within a decent price point and is it worth it for the item). These specific things will give your stylist something concrete to work with so that your fixes will continue to meet your needs.

4) Link to a Pinterest style board and keep it updated! This is the absolute best way to really let your stylist know what looks you want to emulate.  You can find some great pins to add to your Board by following the StitchFix seasonal board (see end of this post for a preview of the Board).

5)  Try on each piece.  Even if you aren’t sure if you like it and even if you don’t think you like a piece, TRY IT ON.  You may find that you love the cut or fabric or fit or pattern.  It will also give you a feel of the piece so that you can leave specific feedback.  Take it one step further and enlist the help of a friend.  What does your bestie think?  Does she love a piece because it looks great on you.

6) Use the App.  Always on the go?  Try on the pieces, snap a photo of yourself and when you have a few minute, update the feedback on the mobile app.  It is my saving grace.  I am horrible about following through and getting around to things, so being able to instantly try on, look at the fit, feel the clothing, and leave feedback all before the excitement wears off is helpful.

April 2016 Stitch Fix ReVEAL

Are you ready to see my April 2016 Stitch Fix reveal? It arrived on my dourest three days early, eek! I was so excited to see the box.  It had a mix of soft pink and blue items- tops and dresses just like requested.  My stylist, Mary, has been with me for the last couple of outfits and she definitely reads my feedback and requests and delivers every time!  Ready to see what I got?!?

Stitch Fix Review #20: April 2016 at ThingstheDogAte

Stitch Fix Review #20: April 2016 at ThingstheDogAte

PIXLEY Stevie Jersey Dress $74

Size Medium

The first item in the box was this amazing Jersey dress from Pixley. How sweet is this dress? It is a Pixley, which I have come to find is one of my favorite brands.  The fabric is always soft, flexible, slightly stretchy and lightweight.

Stitch Fix Review #20: April 2016 at ThingstheDogAte

Stitch Fix Review #20: April 2016 at ThingstheDogAte

Here’s an up close of the print.Stitch Fix Review #20: April 2016 at ThingstheDogAte

Pixley Jersey Dres: Stitch Fix Review #20: April 2016 at ThingstheDogAte

The dress has amazing shape to it. It gives you an hourglass shape regardless of body type.  It’s really quite amazing.  I love that the light pink contrasts the black. It looks perfect paired with nude and black pumps. I know I will be wearing this one a lot.  Thanks Stitch Fix!

Verdict: KEEP

MARGARET M Christiana Textured Pencil Skirt $78

Size MediuM

Up next, a navy pencil skirt from Margaret M. By now, y’all know I love pencil skirts.  Like really love them, and this is no exception.  The pencil  skirt is my go to spring/summer outfit. I can grab  a tee and head out the door.  I don’t have to worry about the wind picking up my skirt (like with dresses).  I know you know what I’m talking about.

Stitch Fix Review #20: April 2016 at ThingstheDogAte

Stitch Fix Review #20: April 2016 at ThingstheDogAte

Margaret M pencil Skirt: Stitch Fix Review #20: April 2016 at ThingstheDogAte

Holy booty, this skirt gives me a great look!  Did you see my post about how to wear bold pencil skirts?  This guy is navy, textured with a diamond pattern, and skinny.  It is fitted, but not too tight.  It falls at the knee and has a small slit in the back.  It looks amazing with a button down or just a tee.  It’s the perfect addition to my summer & spring collection.  It looks cute with the Skies are Blue blouse that came in this Fix too!

Verdict: KEEP

ELAINE Ikat knit Shirt $44

Size M

Stitch Fix Review #20: April 2016 at ThingstheDogAte

Stitch Fix Review #20: April 2016 at ThingstheDogAte

Stitch Fix Review #20: April 2016 at ThingstheDogAte Stitch Fix Review #20: April 2016 at ThingstheDogAte

I love ikat print and this knit top is no exception.  I am wearing it all day today!  To say this fabric is soft is an understatement. It’s buttery soft.  It’s amazing.  It’s a coral and sky blue pattern with a cute little pocket on the left.  It has a bib cut, longer in the front and back and shorter on the sides- looks great with leggings.   Today, I’ll be wearing it with cuffed skinny jeans and a pair of Jack Rogers sandals. But, it looks cute untucked with a pencil skirt too or a jean jacket!

Verdict: KEEP

You can see Part 2 of this Stitch Fix box reveal HERE.

Stitch Fix Review #20: April 2016 at ThingstheDogAte

What do you think? Do you love everything as much as I do?  Are you ready to sign up for Stitch Fix and try it out.

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Stitch Fix Review: Spring Cleaning

Organize your Closet with StitchFix - April 2016

It’s that time of the year again, Spring Cleaning.  And if you are like me, you need all the help you can get when it comes to organizing the closet and purging.  {full disclosure: that is not my closet about- it’s not that light}.  Here’s the good news- I have some great tips for getting the most out of your Spring Cleaning in the closet!

One of the first things I did when cleaning out my closet this Spring

SPRING CLEANING: CLOSET EDITION

1) Try on Everything. Simple. Try it on.  Does it fit? Do you even like it? Do you wear it? Do you need it?

2) Donate anything that doesn’t fit or you haven’t worn in one year. If you haven’t worn it, chances are you won’t.  Other than that sentimental piece or the little black dress you only wear once a year, if you aren’t wearing it, purge it.  Donate it. Sell it.  Do something with it- NOW don’t wait.  I tried that once.  I said I would have a yard sale.  It never happened.  Save yourself the clutter and take it out of the house today.  You’ll thank me later.

3) Pick core items.  What do you need to complete your wardrobe everyday.  Is it slacks and a few button up shirts, a dress and a few blazers, or jeans and a cute top.  Choose the essentials that fit your style and keep them.  Then use Stitch Fix to add in some amazing accent pieces to liven up your closet.

4) Use overhead space. If you have a shelf above the hanging rack, use it.  I store purses, a dew shoe boxes for special occasion shoes and sweaters.  I also have a stack of shorts and jeans that I rotate out for the current season.

5)  Color Coordinate.  It’s time to have fun.  Knowing exactly what you have will help you make the most use of your current wardrobe. So put everything in order by color and next time you need a top to go with those gray pants, you’ll have an easy time picking the perfect color and style.

6) Rotate seasonal items.  I mentioned how I keep sweaters on the shelf and short too.  I also have an armoire in the closet that I keep seasonal clothing in.  Fitted t-shirts, pjs, jeans, and seasonal favorites that don’t need to be hung. Move the pieces you will wear this season to the most accessible place and put back the pieces that you wont need until winter.

If you are new here, you can see my first & second & third box reveal here to get an idea of how Stitch can help your closet.

 

What do you think? Do you love everything as much as I do?  Are you ready to sign up for Stitch Fix and try it out.

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All opinions stated are my own and I only promote brands and products that I love.


Stitch Fix How To: Wear a Bold Pencil Skirt

STITCH FIX TIPS: STYLING A PENCIL SKIRT

Stitch Fix How To: Wear a Bold Pencil Skirt

If you’ve been following along, you know I really love Stitch Fix.  I also really love tips to help me get dressed faster, more efficient, and have a pulled together look that is easy to duplicate.  I have to admit I struggle in the fashion department.  I love looking at great Pins on fashion, but have a hard time relaying that to my closet and what I actually wear.

Not anymore.  I have made an intentional effort to style my outfits, complete them with accessories, and enjoy looking nice.  I think a lot of times, as a mom, I get caught up in yoga pants and a plain tee while longing to wear a skirt and button down.

I’ve taken advantage of Stitch Fix styling and had them send me dressy blouses, pencil skirts and dresses to make my goal happen.  Here are two of the most recent pencil skirts I received, which should be a staple in every girls closet.

I’ve laid them out as a complete outfit that I intend to wear and I’ll give you the details of how to wear them.

STITCH FIX TIPS: STYLING A PENCIL SKIRT

How to Wear  a Bold Pencil Skirt

  1. GO SOLID: Pair with a solid shirt or non busy pattern.  When you go bold on bottom, make sure the top doesn’t clash.  Don’t pick a crazy patterned blouse.
  2. TO TUCK OR NOT TO TUCK: Tuck or untuck the blouse. Typically, you would tuck a shirt into the pencil skirt, but in this case it’s okay to wear them untucked.  Make sure the shirt is fitted, not loose.  Also, make sure the blouse is short waisted and not too long or it will look too elongated paired with the long skirt.
  3. PERFECT FIT: Pick a fitted shirt.  It doesn’t have to be skin tight, but skip the baggy shirt and make sure your top is fitted enough to show off your curves.  The skirt should also fit properly for a streamlined look that accentuates your body.
  4. MAKE IT FANCY:  Accessorize.  Coordinate with a necklace, bracelet and heels that are bright and mimic the pattern of the outfit. Here I paired the green top with a green and blue necklace which picks up the blue floral print in the skirt and paired the blue polka dot top with a large pearl necklace to coordinate with the small dots on the navy blouse.
  5. PUMP IT UP.  You can wear this outfit with pumps or flats.  Go bold and choose a coordinating color or pick a classic black or red flat.

LEFT:
Charming Charley necklace
Howard Crew Neck Silk Blouse
PIXLEY Eve Floral pencil skirt

RIGHT:
Large pearl necklace
H&M Navy Polka Dot top
Aubriana Textured Pencil Skirt

Like the items you see here? Mention them in your note to your stylist when you schedule your next Fix. (If you already have a Fix scheduled or receive your Fixes automatically, you can now update your note to your stylist, too!)

Visit my Pinterest Stitch Fix Review board for more inspiration!


STITCH FIX TIPS: STYLING A PENCIL SKIRT