Stitch Fix Review: November

Stitch Fix Review: NovemberI usually wait a little longer between fixes (you can check out my October review here), but going on now until the end of January, Stitch Fix is waiving the styling fee on your first fix and I wanted to spread the word! I guess I could have spread the word without getting a shipment of clothing for myself but shhhh. 😉

Normally, there is a $20 styling fee when you schedule a fix. If you keep at least one thing from the five items you receive, that $20 fee is deducted from the price of the clothing so it’s basically like it didn’t even exist. If, however, you send all five items back, you are still charged that $20 fee. I get that can be a bit of a deterrent for first-timers, especially as it can admittedly take a fix or two for your stylist to really nail your style. So now’s the time to give Stitch Fix a try if you’ve been curious about the service—no styling fee, no risk.

To take advantage of the waived styling fee, make sure to use this referral link (or any Stitch Fix link throughout the blog post). It’ll bring you to their home page and you’ll see a banner at the top saying “Your 1st Styling Fee Is on Us!”

November Stitch Fix Review

Keepers

Bonay Fringe Detail Duster Cardigan by Central Park West ($138)

Stitch Fix Review: November - fringe detail duster cardiganStitch Fix Review: November - fringe detail duster cardigan

I requested a duster-length cardigan in this month’s fix and my stylist did not disappoint! I love the fringe details and the fit of the material. Keeper! Stitch Fix Review: November - fringe detail duster cardigan Stitch Fix Review: November - fringe detail duster cardigan

scarf and jeans are from old fixes and boots are Sam Edelman (old but these new ones are similar in suede)

*Almost* Keepers

I ended up only keeping the above cardigan, but some debate when into the decision.

Santeen Cable Knit Pullover by Line and Dot ($68)

I was really into this sweater. The material was so soft and cozy and I loved the pattern of the knit. I wanted to keep it, but I already have a very similar gray sweater in my closet and just couldn’t justify it.

Stitch Fix Review: November - gray sweater Stitch Fix Review: November - gray sweater

booties are from Aldo (old, similar style/price by Dolce Vita) and leggings are from Primark (not available on their website but I just got them so they’re probably still in stores and ridiculously cheap) – similar style/price at Forever21

Samaria Off the Shoulder Ribbed Knit Dress by Line and Dot ($78)

Stitch Fix Review: November - bell sleeve off the shoulder dress

When I took this out of the box I was excited because I have a wedding in February to go to and at first glance this seemed perfect. It’s very cute on and I’m all about the current bell sleeves trend, but every time I moved in it, the material would bunch up around my midsection (it’s a very stretchy, thicker fabric). Maybe a size down would have worked better for me (I would probably suggest sizing down if you’re going to request it in your fix), but I could just see myself spending the whole night tugging at and adjusting the dress so I ultimately decided to return it.

Also, just a note that Stitch Fix does offer an exchange option. Had I been absolutely in love with this dress, I could have exchanged for a size down if needed.

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shoes are Aminah Abdul Jillil – pricey, but I invested in a pair a few years ago and LOVE busting them out on special occasions – lots of color options, too

Returns

Watch Tower Button Sleeve Sweatshirt Dress by Bailey44 ($198)

Stitch Fix Review: November - button sleeve sweatshirt dress

Eeeek. Maybe if the dress was longer the banded hem wouldn’t look so unflattering, but … my shoulders go straight down to the bottom of my butt. Not my best look (lol). The quality of the dress is very high—so, so soft—but the fit doesn’t work for me.

I requested a sweatshirt dress in this fix because I *finally* got a pair of over-the-knee boots that actually fit my legs and I want to rock this look and pretend I’m as cool as Hailey Baldwin: 

I think the key is an open hem instead of a banded hem. The hunt for a sweatshirt dress continues!

Everitt Cold Shoulder Knit Top by Nine Britton ($46)

Stitch Fix Review: November - camo shirt with cut out shoulders

Love camo, love cut-outs, can’t do banded waists. They create a sort of bubble from my boobs to my hips with no shape in between.



So I only kept one item, but still excited for my next fix. Honestly, as we go into holiday shopping season, it’s probably best I didn’t want to buy all five (lol). If you haven’t tried Stitch Fix, again, here’s the link to schedule your first fix without a styling fee. Woop woop!

October Stitch Fix Review

Olivia Lace Up Sweater by Rails from my October Stitch Fix Review

I got a great fix this month and am excited to share my October Stitch Fix review with you. For anyone new to Stitch Fix, it’s essentially on online styling service. Their stylists mail five items to you and you can keep or return whatever you’d like. If you keep the whole fix, you get 25% off. I’ve been using Stitch Fix with varying frequency for years now and love it. A lot of the items in my closet that get worn most frequently have actually come from fixes. And the longer you work with your stylist, the better s/he gets to know you, and the more personalized your fixes become.

October Stitch Fix Review

Kimberli Embroidered Sleeve Knit Sweatshirt by Hazel – $58

Kimberli Embroidered Sleeve Knit Sweatshirt by Hazel from my October Stitch Fix Review Kimberli Embroidered Sleeve Knit Sweatshirt by Hazel from my October Stitch Fix Review Kimberli Embroidered Sleeve Knit Sweatshirt by Hazel from my October Stitch Fix Review

I love the embroidered sleeves on the sweatshirt and have already gotten so many compliments on it. It’s a light material—somewhere between a t-shirt and a sweatshirt—so you can wear it with just a bra underneath as a shirt during this transitional fall weather.


Madeline Faux Leather Moto Jacket by Noisy May – $58

Noisy May faux leather moto jacket from my October Stitch Fix review Noisy May faux leather moto jacket from my October Stitch Fix review

If there weren’t that 25%-off incentive to keep all five items, I probably would have returned this jacket. It’s super cute and I’m glad it’s faux leather, but the material is really plastic. Like when I move my arms it makes a squeezing sound. Love the way it looks though, so I’ll definitely still get some use out of it!

Marley Fringe Infinity Scarf by Octavia – $34

Octavia fringe infinity scarf from my October Stitch Fix review

I love this deep red color for fall and winter and the scarf is made from the softest, coziest fabric. I now think I have a solid scarf collection, so after keeping this one, I went into my Style Profile on Stitch Fix and changed my preferences so that I’ll no longer receive scarfs. Love how easy it is to customize your fixes as your closet needs change!

Skylar Back Seam High Rise Step Hem Skinny Jean by Level 99 – $102

Olivia Lace Up Sweater by Rails from my October Stitch Fix ReviewSkylar Back Seam High Rise Step Hem Skinny Jean by Level 99 from my October Stitch Fix reviewLace-up crop tank with high waist jeans and plaid button-up

Over the years, Stitch Fix has sent me several pairs of jeans from this Level 99 brand and I think I’ve kept every single one. They’re just stretchy enough to be comfortable and are so reasonably priced! I’m digging the uneven hem trend so these were a definite keeper.

Olivia Lace Up Sweater by Rails – $248

Olivia Lace Up Sweater by Rails from my October Stitch Fix Review Olivia Lace Up Sweater by Rails from my October Stitch Fix Review

I LOVE this cashmere sweater (and pretty much everything else Rails makes). It’s soft with velvet ties lacing up the front and something I’d wear all the time. When I saw the price tag though, I almost didn’t even try it on. I do, however, have a quality over quantity approach to my closet these days, and after doing the math and having lengthy conversations with myself, I managed to justify keeping it. 😉

The total for the fix is $500, and with the 25% discount for keeping all five it’d be $375. That’s still a little too much for me to spend on clothes, but I happened to have some Stitch Fix credit that brought it down closer to $250 so I decided to treat myself this month.

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If you haven’t tried Stitch Fix yet, you can set up your profile and schedule your first fix HERE. When you set up your profile, you can pick the price ranges that work for you, so don’t be put off by the sweater in mine. I reduced the frequency of my fixes and made my price ranges a little more lenient because I do occasionally like to spend the extra money for a high quality brand.

Have you tried Stitch Fix? Gotten any good fixes recently?

I’ll leave you with these outtakes—who do I think I am? Maria from Sound of Music? The hills are aliiiiiiiive …

Kimberli Embroidered Sleeve Knit Sweatshirt by Hazel from my October Stitch Fix Review

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Fall Styles with Tobi

Chunky lace-up sweatshirt with black wide rim hat and boyfriend jeans

This post is sponsored by Tobi. All opinions—as always!—are my own. I appreciate your support of the brands that make this blog possible.

Hello from Maine! I’ve been up at my parents’ house in Rangeley for the past few days enjoying a break from the city. The foliage is gorgeous and the weather was nice enough yesterday for us to take our boat out on the lake. If the rain lets up today, I hope to get in a nice long hike. Nothing like a few days in the woods to recharge the batteries!

There’s no cell service or internet connection here, which always makes me a little frustrated and anxious at first until I realize it’s exactly what the doctor ordered. I don’t like that I can’t get in touch with people but I LOVE that people can’t get in touch with me, if that makes any sense. When we go into town to eat, I get enough service to throw up an Instagram and text Joe to tell him I’m still alive (in that order because I’m a disgusting millennial with skewed priorities), and then it’s back to being off the grid.

Right now I’m at the Internet cafe in town taking care of a few things for work so I guess this was a semi-unplugged weekend. I clearly haven’t mastered the art of fully disconnecting. 😉

Fall Styles with Tobi

It’s been far too long since I’ve done a style post, and I want to share some of my favorites for fall from Tobi. I’m loving the lace-up trend this season and the thick side detail on this cozy black sweater has made it a wardrobe favorite.

Chunky lace-up sweatshirt with black wide rim hat and boyfriend jeans Chunky lace-up sweatshirt with black wide rim hat and boyfriend jeans Chunky lace-up sweatshirt with black wide rim hat and boyfriend jeans Chunky lace-up sweatshirt with black wide rim hat and boyfriend jeans

OUTFIT DETAILS | Fleece Lightning Sweater c/o Tobi // Zara boyfriend jeans (old) // Aldo fringe booties (old) // Jamie Suede Hat c/o Tobi

Keeping with the lace-up trend, this cropped tank is perfect for pairing with high-waist denim. Some flannel around the waist takes it out of summer and into fall.

Lace-up crop tank with high waist jeans and plaid button-up Lace-up crop tank with high waist jeans and plaid button-up Lace-up crop tank with high waist jeans and plaid button-up Lace-up crop tank with high waist jeans and plaid button-up

OUTFIT DETAILS | Willow Lace Up Crop Tank c/o Tobi / Rails plaid button up / Level 99 high waist jeans / Vans sneakers 

Even though we’re well into October, the weather is still pretty warm around here, so I’ve been pairing shorts with cardigans and light jackets. The more rips and holes in my denim, the better. 😉

Ripped bermuda shorts with red cardigan and choker Ripped bermuda shorts with red cardigan and choker

OUTFIT DETAILS | You Already Know Distressed Denim Bermuda Shorts c/o Tobi / RD Style cardigan

Let me know which outfit you like best! (Cozy sweatshirt FTW in my opinion). For more pics from Maine, you can follow me on Instagram (@nicoleperr).