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).

Spring Stitch Fix Review: 3 Keepers

In this spring Stitch Fix review, I'm sharing the three keepers from my latest fixes and how to style them.

Links to Stitch Fix and outfit details throughout this post are affiliate.

It’s been forever since I’ve shared a style post on the blog (Pumps & Iron should just be Pumping Iron at this point) so I thought it’d be fun to show you guys a few pieces from my two most recent Stitch Fix deliveries. I get a fix every other month so this spring Stitch Fix review is of keepers from April and June.

I mentioned in past posts that I increased my price ranges in my Stitch Fix profile. The great thing about that is I’m getting high quality pieces from brands I know and love. The downside is that I typically can only afford to keep one or two items from each fix. That’s not really a downside though as I have more of a quality-over-quantity attitude about my wardrobe—a necessity when you share a closet with your boyfriend in a small city apartment.

Spring Stitch Fix Review

The Charlie High Rise Skinny Jean by Joe’s Jeans

In this spring Stitch Fix review, I'm sharing the three keepers from my latest fixes and how to style them.

OUTFIT DETAILS | Hummingbird bodysuit via Stitch Fix // Urban Outfitters sunglasses // Joe’s Jeans via Stitch Fix (also available in a cropped version) // Street Level bag via Stitch Fix // Steve Madden strappy heels

I usually get designer jeans from Nordstrom Rack (it’s so hard to justify paying full-price when you can always find them on sale!), but when I tried these on from my April fix delivery, it was one of those don’t-care-what-the-price-tag-says-I-need-these moments. They’re just so comfortable! And ripped! And actually long enough for me! Worth the $150 because I wear them at least twice a week.

High Rise Button-Up White Jeans by Pistola

OUTFIT DETAILS | MODA International blouse — super old, but Revolve has a ton of adorable floral blouses (one of each, please) // Pistola jeans via Stitch Fix // Kork-Ease heels — old, but this pair is cute, too!

White jeans have a lifespan of about one summer with me (note to self: stop wearing them to The Chicken Box). And true to form, these white jeans from two summers ago are now stained and ready to be retired. These new white jeans have a cute frayed hem and a button fly which is a super cute detail if paired with a cropped top or bodysuit. This is my second pair of Pistola jeans from Stitch Fix now and I’m a big fan of the brand. More affordable than other designers (around $80) and have a lot of stretch to them. In this spring Stitch Fix review, I'm sharing the three keepers from my latest fixes and how to style them. In this spring Stitch Fix review, I'm sharing the three keepers from my latest fixes and how to style them.

OUTFIT DETAILS | Pistola jeans via Stitch Fix // adidas sneakers // a shirt I stole from Joe (haha)

White jeans are great for dressing up and down. I like wearing them with longer shirts like this plaid one I stole from Joe’s side of the closet because then when I inevitably sit down on dirty benches or the grass I have a layer of protection over my white pants. 😉

Ruffle Bodysuit by Hummingbird

In this spring Stitch Fix review, I'm sharing the three keepers from my latest fixes and how to style them.

I’m obsessed with this bodysuit and the best part? Under $30! It’d look so cute with high waist shorts, a maxi skirt or jeans. Because the ruffled part is fairly long, I don’t have to wear a bra with it which is the real standout feature—anyone else thing strapless bras are the devil’s handiwork? Can’t. Stand. Them.

If you like these occasional style posts, let me know! I honestly don’t shop frequently enough anymore to do these all the time (unless you guys are into seeing me in the same shirt and jeans every day haha), but I’d be down to get my fake model on every other week or so.

I highly doubt the dads of America are spending their Sunday reading a Stitch Fix post on Pumps & Iron, but if any are: Happy Father’s Day! 🙂