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).

Fall Activewear Trends I’m Eyeing

I know we technically have another full week of summer left, but I’m all about these fall activewear trends right now. I go through phases where I won’t even think about buying new clothes and then other times when I can. not. stop. the online shopping. Luckily for my bank account, I’m a big Wishlist and Add-to-Cart girl but I usually hold off on checking out (online window shopping, if you will).

To take this train of thought on a tangent, I actually read somewhere that your brain has the same pleasure response to adding clothes to on online wish list as it does when you actually purchase the items. A free shopping high? I’m into it.

Anyway, I’ve rounded up some of my favorite items and trends from my recent activewear (window) shopping sprees. Happy scrolling!

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Fall Activewear Trends

Lace-Up

1. Ideal Long Sleeve Top by Alo Yoga / 2. Interlace Tank by Alo Yoga / 3. ENZO Hoodie from NSF / 4. Tied Up Leggings by Blue Life / 5. Lace Up Sweats from Monrow / 6. Marissa Sweatshirt by Chichi

I love this trend—especially a top with a big chunky lace-up like the Alo Yoga one above (#1). The side lace-up of the NSF hoodie (#3) is another twist on the trend I can’t get enough of.

Metallics

1. Ground Anorak Jacket by KORAL / 2. Surrender Bra by Chill by Will / 3. Rose Leggings by Carbon38 / 4. Takara Leggings by Carbon38 / 5. Lustrous Legging by KORAL / 6. Metallic Woven Jacket by Alala

I’ve been seeing a ton of leggings with a metallic sheen lately. And because the moto style is always a favorite, I especially love the Rose leggings (#3).

Cropped Sweatshirts

1. Logo Boxy Cropped Hoodie by Ivy Park / 2. Where I’m At Hoodie by Free People / 3. Dry Top Long Sleeve by Nike / 4. Stance Hoodie by Alala / 5. Oversized Crop Hoodie by Monrow

Throwing a cropped sweatshirt over a tank and high-waist leggings is perfect for walking to and from the gym. Bell sleeve are another fall trend I’m loving so the Stance Hoodie (#4) is a standout for me.

Cut-Out Elbows & Knees

1. Axel Hoodie by LNA / 2. Ajax Legging by Olympia / 3. Open Elbow Cardigan by LNA

LNA is the king of cut-outs and I’m especially loving them around the elbows and knees. I’m curious how functional cutout knees are during a workout (can anyone confirm if it’s comfortable?) but in long-sleeves and sweaters I’m all-in.

What fall trends are you loving?