Happy 4th of July! (+eShakti Reader Discount)

red, white & blue 4th of July outfitWoop! One of my favorite weekends of the year is here! After I’m finished teaching this morning, I think Joe and I are going to drive down to Newport for the weekend. We’re really good at changing our minds last minute though, so who knows where we’ll end up. :)

red, white & blue 4th of July outfitI recently got a chance to try out eShakti, women’s online retailer that allows you to customize your clothing orders. Instead of just selecting a size, you enter your measurements, hem length preferences, style preferences, etc. and they’ll design your custom item specifically for you. I thought this skirt would be fun for summertime, and opted for a knee length so that I could pair it with a crop top (I suppose I’m too old to pull off a crop top with a mini skirt–gotta pick one or the other haha).

The check out and customization process was super easy, and my skirt fit perfectly when it arrived. I loved my experience with eShakti and am excited to be able to offer you all 10% off an order with them!

eShakti Discount Code for P&I Readers

Get 10% off any order at eShakti using the code pumpsandiron. Valid through 7/30/15. Happy shopping!

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WEARING | skirt c/o eShakti // crop top: American Apparel // bag: Stitch Fix // heels: asos (old but similar here) // necklace: Gorjana c/o Rocksbox (use code nicolebff53 to get your first month free!)  // sunglasses: Urban Outfitters (on sale for $12!)

Have a wonderful 4th of July weekend, everyone!

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Stitch Fix Review (Fix #10)

Stitch Fix Review - Alessia SkirtI told myself that once I ran out of Stitch Fix credit (which I did), I would be pickier about what I kept and would only get fixes every other month. So what did I do? Scheduled a fix immediately and keep everything in it. Damnit, Nicole.

Juno Small Folded Clutch by Street Level ($38)

I think this will get a lot of use come wedding season. It’s small; the gold color will match any outfit if I’m wearing gold jewelry; and the delicate chain strap makes it fancy enough to be worn with a dress. Stitch Fix Review - Juno Small Folded Clutch &  Lennon Top Stitch Fix Review - Juno Small Folded Clutch &  Lennon Top

OUTFIT DETAILS | top: Stitch Fix // jeans: Stitch Fix (from this previous fix) // bag: Stitch Fix // necklace: c/o Francesca’s // shoes: Kork-Ease // sunglasses: c/o ICU Eyewear

Alessia Skirt by Eight Sixty ($84)

I’m a sucker for unique pieces like this. I love the longer length mesh over the short lining—so fun! It’s actually a very feminine skirt, but for some reason I decided to pair it with an 80’s-inspired muscle crop and go a little more rock ‘n roll with it. It kinda works/I kinda look crazy, but I’m into it. Stitch Fix Review - Alessia Skirt Stitch Fix Review - Alessia Skirt Stitch Fix Review - Alessia Skirt Stitch Fix Review - Alessia Skirt

OUTFIT DETAILS | skirt: Stitch Fix / crop: MINKPINK (similar here and here)/ heels: Aldo (similar here) / bracelet: c/o Rocksbox (get your first month free using code nicolebff53)

Linden Sheer Detail Sleeveless Blouse by Pixley ($54)

This will be a great wardrobe staple. A black, button-up blouse is something I can wear all the time and the sheer detail gives it a little personality. I also love the material—soft and light. Stitch Fix Review - Linden Sheer Detail Sleeveless Blouse Stitch Fix Review - Linden Sheer Detail Sleeveless Blouse Stitch Fix Review - Linden Sheer Detail Sleeveless Blouse Stitch Fix Review - Linden Sheer Detail Sleeveless Blouse

OUTFIT DETAILS | top: Stitch Fix // jeans: Stitch Fix (from this previous fix) // hat: Zara (similar here) // shoes: Simply by Vera Wang c/o Kohl’s (similar here)// bracelet: c/o Rocksbox (get your first month free using code nicolebff53)

Deena Crochet Back Blouse by Daniel Rainn ($68)

Keeping this top was a no-brainer. Bright, colorful print and a crochet back—so perfect for the warmer months! Stitch Fix Review - Deena Crochet Back Blouse Stitch Fix Review - Deena Crochet Back Blouse Stitch Fix Review - Deena Crochet Back Blouse Stitch Fix Review - Deena Crochet Back Blouse

OUTFIT DETAILS | top: Stitch Fix // shorts: LF Stores (similar here) // sneakers c/o Reebok (similar here) // sunglasses Ray-Ban

Lennon Top by Eight Sixty ($58)

The quality of this top sold me—the lining is a heavier, soft material—and the delicate sheer top layer makes it a good option for more formal occasions. Stitch Fix Review - Juno Small Folded Clutch &  Lennon Top Stitch Fix Review - Juno Small Folded Clutch &  Lennon Top Stitch Fix Review - Juno Small Folded Clutch &  Lennon Top

OUTFIT DETAILS | top: Stitch Fix // jeans: Stitch Fix (from this previous fix) // bag: Stitch Fix // necklace: c/o Francesca’s // shoes: Kork-Ease // sunglasses: c/o ICU Eyewear

Ok, I’m officially in Stitch Fix time-out after this one. I’ll be back in a few months with another of these posts, but in the meantime, you’ll be enjoying yoga pants and sneakers, my friends. :)

What do you think of this fix? Any favorite pieces? Get anything good in your own fixes recently?

If you want to request any of the items I’m wearing, you can send a note to your stylist or pin any of the images to the style board on Pinterest that you have linked to your Stitch Fix account. Pinned images should automatically pull the name of the piece into the description. All prices listed are before the 25% discount you’d receive from keeping all five items in your fix.

Disclosure: Links to Stitch Fix are affiliate links. I appreciate your support!

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My First Golden Tote (Review)

Golden Tote ReviewOh man do I love these faux fashion blogger posts. I was recently given the chance to try out Golden Tote, and jumped at the opportunity. I loved all the clothing I received so it’s time for a picture overload!

Golden Tote is one part personal styling, one part online shopping. They offer two different sized totes: a large tote for $149 that includes 5-6 items and a small tote for $49 that includes 2-3 items. A new tote is offered once each month, and the sale lasts the duration of the month.

For the large tote, which is what I received, you start by picking out two items from their boutique. You fill out a style profile, and based on your preferences, a stylist will surprise you with 3-4 additional items. You can also add on to your purchase by buying any of the other items in their online boutique.

My two picks were the Barcelona Pant and the Pop Print Tee Dress, and I’m obsessed with both. How fun are these prints?! The dress had “me” written all over it—bright colors and bold patterns paired with a casual, sporty design. And the pants are so on-trend right now, I couldn’t pass them up. Plus, they’re like one small step up from pajamas so … hello, lover (Carrie Bradshaw voice).Golden Tote Review Golden Tote Review Golden Tote Review

OUTFIT DETAILS | dress Golden Tote / shoes Jeffrey Campbell (similar here) / bag H&M (similar here) / sunglasses Buffalo Exchange (similar here)

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OUTFIT DETAILS | pants Golden Tote / top Brandy Melville (similar here) / shoes ASOS (similar here) / bralet Urban Outfitters (similar here)

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In addition to the two pieces I picked, I received three tops—all of which I love—and a dress that I’m not crazy about, but is still really cute. That’s the one downside of Golden Tote: returns are all or nothing. Although you can’t return just one or a few items, there is a Facebook group for trading pieces. I’ll hang on to the dress and see if I end up wearing it, and if it doesn’t get any use, will probably just give it to a friend. It’s cute, just not really my style. Golden Tote Review Golden Tote Review Golden Tote Review

OUTFIT DETAILS | dress Golden Tote / sneakers c/o Reebok (similar here) / sunglasses Ray-Ban

The three tops are all awesome additions to my closet. The following two will be perfect for summer weekends on the Vineyard and Nantucket. Golden Tote Review Golden Tote Review Golden Tote Review Golden Tote Review

OUTFIT DETAILS | top Golden Tote / shorts Urban Outfitters (similar here) / shoes MIAGolden Tote Review Golden Tote Review

OUTFIT DETAILS | top Golden Tote / pants Hudson (similar here) / shoes Sperry (similar here)

The last shirt is totally my style. Sporty neckline with animal print, and I loved the mixing of delicate materials with casual cotton.

Golden Tote Review Golden Tote Review Golden Tote Review Golden Tote Review OUTFIT DETAILS | top Golden Tote /shorts Urban Outfitters (similar here) / shoes Simply Vera by Vera Wang (similar here) / bag H&M (similar here) / sunglasses Buffalo Exchange (similar here)

As an added bonus, the striped neckline matches my favorite mug perfectly (I got it in a Yankee Swap a couple years ago—cute, right??). Ever since that nasty stomach flu I had a few weeks ago, I haven’t been able to handle how acidic coffee is, so I’ve switched to tea. Lately I’m loving the organic Tiny Tea from Your Tea.

Golden Tote ReviewFinal verdict? I would 100% get another tote. This one was complimentary (thank you, Golden Tote!), but considering I now have six new items in my wardrobe that I love, I think the $149 price tag would be well worth it.

Have you tried Golden Tote? Which is your favorite of the pieces I received?

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