The Perfect Post-Feast Clothes

Golden Tote ReviewI’m putting this post together on the WordPress app on my cell phone while Joe drives us back to Boston, so bear with me if there are 4,000 typos and none of the pictures or links render …

A while ago, I got the chance to try out Golden Tote for free (HERE is the original post with details about the service), and liked the clothing I got so much that I recently decided to order myself another tote. I went with their $49 small tote, which gives you 2-3 items, one of which you pick. The others are surprises, selected by a Golden Tote stylist. I love the two items I got! They’re both stylish but COMFORTABLE. So perfect for weekends like Thanksgiving when I want to be wearing loungewear 24/7 but without looking like a total slob. Mildly slobby is fine, but haven’t-left-my-couch-in-four-days is a look I try to avoid when possible. 😉

Relaxed Jersey Pant

These were my pick. They’re a soft jersey material and can be worn all year round. How I first envisioned wearing them was actually with a crop tank top and gladiator sandals but that’ll have to wait until next summer. In the meantime, they’re great for lounging, working from home and casual weekend outfits. Golden Tote ReviewGolden Tote ReviewGolden Tote Review

OUTFIT DETAILS | Golden Tote pants // Stitch Fix sweater // Urban Outfitters cropped white sweater // Stitch Fix black jacket // Vans sneakers c/o DICK’s // Watch c/o Daniel Wellington // sunglasses and scarf are cheapies from (literally) a gas station haha

Turtle Neck Sweater Poncho

This was the item Golden Tote picked for me and I love it! Ponchos, capes, blankets–they’re all the same and the only thing I ever want to be wearing. I dressed mine up a little with leather-look leggings and a big necklace. Golden Tote ReviewGolden Tote ReviewGolden Tote Review

OUTFIT DETAILS | Golden Tote sweater // Simply Vera Wang leggings c/o Kohl’s // Aldo booties // Watch c/c Daniel Wellington // my grandma won the necklace in a raffle, no clue who made it

Reader Discount Code

With these outfits, I’m wearing a Daniel Wellington watch and get to give you guys a discount code! DW completely spoiled me with three watches for the holidays (don’t worry, I’m gifting two–I’m selfish but not THAT selfish haha). In addition to classic black or brown leather straps they have fun striped options that scream “New England summer.” 

Use the code DWANDIRON for 15% off any order until January 15th. They offer free worldwide shipping so this is a great deal for ALL my readers. Daniel Wellington discount codeGolden Tote ReviewDaniel Wellington discount code

So how was everyone’s Thanksgiving?? Joe and I had a great time down in New Jersey with his mom, nephews, niece and aunt. We took the kids to a Devil’s game and then to a nearby state park the next day and they had a blast. Already can’t wait till Christmas so I can see their cute little faces again! 🙂  

 Disclosure: Links to Golden Tote are affiliate (I get $1.50 if you were to sign up for the service using one of my links). Daniel Wellington graciously gave me three watches for the holiday season and a discount code for all of you! I’m not required to or being paid to post about either company though.

October Stitch Fix Review

October Stitch Fix Review -- Maliya Poncho Cardigan & Paislee Distressed Straight Leg Jean picturedI think this was my favorite Stitch Fix delivery to date! This is my 14th fix, and for all but a couple I’ve had the same stylist (Layla). It’s so clear by her five picks this month that she has my style down pat at this point in the game. And what keeps me hooked on SF and able to justify purchasing the clothes fix after fix is the wear I get out of everything. With the exception of a couple items, the clothing I’ve kept from my 14 fixes continues to what I find myself wearing on heavy rotation.

If you’re new to Stitch Fix, check out the first post I did on the subscription styling service for all the details. Prices below are before discount (you get 25% off if you keep all five). Full disclosure, as part of their affiliate program, I get a little more than 25% off my fixes. In total, the five items here ran me $200–an amazing price point considering I got three pieces of outwear, jeans and a skirt!

Alright, let’s get to the goods!

Maliya Poncho Cardigan by Skies are Blue ($78)

This sweater poncho is perfectly on trend! It’s so comfortable and cozy. I love layering it over a hoodie or long sleeve, and on warmer fall days, it looks great with bare arms as well.October Stitch Fix Review -- Maliya Poncho Cardigan & Paislee Distressed Straight Leg Jean pictured October Stitch Fix Review -- Maliya Poncho Cardigan & Paislee Distressed Straight Leg Jean pictured October Stitch Fix Review -- Maliya Poncho Cardigan & Paislee Distressed Straight Leg Jean pictured

OUTFIT DETAILS | Sweater poncho & jeans from this fix // Black hoodie from a previous fix // Boots from Aldo // Bag from Le Tote // Bracelet from Lokai // Sunglasses are $6 cheapies from a convenience store (haha)

Patmos Faux Leather Bomber Jacket by Tart ($88)

This bomber jacket is SO me, the only bummer is that it’s a little too big. You might remember I had the same issue with a denim jacket in my last fix, and I left feedback asking for jackets in a size smaller than my normal size, so I was a little dismayed to see the tag on this. It’s kind of shapeless but great for layering over a hoodie so I ultimately decided to keep it.

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OUTFIT DETAILS | Skirt & jacket from this fix // crop by Emma & Sam (old but similar here)  //Boots from Aldo // watch c/o Daniel Wellington

Capa Cape Blazer by Sweet Rain ($78)

Capes. So hot right now. (Mugatu voice). I have been wanting a caped jacket for a while now and Stitch Fix read my mind! So perfect for dressy nights out or to add sophistication to more casual rocker looks like the one below.October Stitch Fix Review - Capa Cape Blazer pictured October Stitch Fix Review - Capa Cape Blazer pictured October Stitch Fix Review - Capa Cape Blazer pictured

OUTFIT DETAILS | cape blazer from this fix // white shirt from a previous fix // pants from Guess (old but kinda similar here and here) // ankle booties from Aldo (old but similar here)

Paislee Distressed Straight Leg Jean by Just Black ($88)

Every time Stitch Fix sends me a pair of skinny jeans, they fit perfectly and I wear them on heavy rotation. These are no exception! That being said, I may have to change my settings to stop receiving pants because the number of pairs I have is getting a little excessive (not a bad problem to have!).

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Melina Printed Pencil Skirt by Belle Bird ($44)

Skirts like this are something I rarely think to buy, but I’m always so happy to have them when casually dressy occasions come up (birthdays, baby showers, etc.). And I actually got the idea for pairing it with a striped top from the style card included with the fix–the first time I’ve used that thing! 🙂 I love the mixed patterns.October Stitch Fix Review -- Melina Printed Pencil Skirt & Patmos Faux Leather Bomber Jacket pictured October Stitch Fix Review -- Melina Printed Pencil Skirt & Patmos Faux Leather Bomber Jacket pictured

And I’ll leave you with your top model pose of the day: The Stink Eye … October Stitch Fix Review - Capa Cape Blazer pictured

So fierce.

Have you gotten any good fixes recently? Which items would you have kept from mine?

Random thought of the day: How did Avicii go from dropping Levels to becoming the fifth member of Mumford and Sons?? Don’t get me wrong, I like his newer music, but it sounds like I’m listening to a bluegrass band jamming out in a field barefoot wearing suspenders. Do you remember when Levels first blew up? That song was EVERYTHING. I miss that. I need more of that.

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How I Styled My First Le Tote (Review)

Le Tote Review - BB Dakota shirt dressWoo! Don’t get me wrong—I love workout clothes and the fact that my career allows me to wear yoga pants every day of the week. But these “real” clothes posts are such a fun change for me. Believe it or not, I do enjoy pants with button closures from time to time (ha!).

I got the chance to try out Le Tote, which is kind of like having a sister who’s a personal stylist and lets you raid her closet each month. You rent clothes (with the option to buy at a discount) for as long as you want and then get a new batch whenever you return the first.

How Le Tote Works

You start by filling out your profile with size information and personal preferences and then you essentially start window-shopping the site. Whenever you see something you like, you click to add it to your virtual closet. Based on the items you’ve selected, a stylist will curate your tote (some items from your closet, some she/he picks for you).

The tote is $49/month and contains three garments and two accessories. You can wear them as long as you want and then either send the whole tote back when you’re ready for a fresh set, or chose to keep a few/all the items, which you can purchase at a discount. I’ve included prices with all the items I got so that you get an idea—some of the discounts for members are huge (up to 80% off retail!) and others are smaller.

Things I love about it:

  • They carry brands I’m familiar with—and love! Don’t get me wrong, I love discovering new brands, but it’s also nice knowing what to expect when you pay for a service. I felt confident in what I was getting because I know my size, how things will fit, and what quality of material I’d be getting just by the designers.
  • You can customize your tote. This is a new feature that I think is awesome: you can preview the tote your stylist has picked for you before it ships and switch out any items you don’t want or need.
  • No rush. Of course, you do have that $49/month timeline, but I love that you can keep things as long as you like before making the decision to swap or buy. If you picked something specifically for an event, or maybe just wanted to swap your items once the season changed, you have that wiggle room.
  • They take care of cleaning. You don’t have to wash items before sending them back, which is this slob’s dream come true. 😉

My First Le Tote Delivery

le-tote-review-7In a word: obsessed. Because my first tote was complimentary (yay blogging), all items I received were from my closet and I didn’t get any additional items selected by a stylist. So I can’t exactly say my stylist hit it out of the park but … I mean, I sure did (haha). I love everything! Let’s have a look:

BB Dakota Keenan Dress

Le Tote Review - BB Dakota shirt dressRetail: $88 | Le Tote Member Price: $64

Hello, new fall staple! I love this shirt-dress. It’s actually two layers—a sheer shirt and then a removable tank slip so that you can wear it together as a casual dress or without the slip lining, paired with leggings/pants to show a little bra underneath for date night or a night out. Le Tote Review - BB Dakota shirt dress Le Tote Review - BB Dakota shirt dress Le Tote Review - BB Dakota shirt dress

WEARING | shirt dress: BB Dakota via Le Tote // booties: Jeffrey Campbell (old but similar here) // hat: Zara (old but similar here affordable and here splurge)

Max Studio Woven Drawstring Jogger

le-tote-review-12Retail: $88 | Le Tote Member Price: $44

The jogger trend is my favorite. Pairing them with heels and blazer creates a casually put-together look that I absolutely love. It’s like you just rolled out of bed but fell into some cute pumps and a jacket along the way.

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WEARING | joggers: via Le Tote // tank: Athleta (old but similar here) // blazer: Gibson (old but similar here) // heels: Aldo (old but similar here) // bag: Le Tote

Free People Distressed Hooded Jacket

Le Tote Review - Free People jacketRetail: $148 | Le Tote Member Price: $112

So … I have hoodies. I have jean jackets. I have denim vests. But I don’t have a hoodie-denim jacket in one, so really this was a necessary addition to my closet and you can’t tell me otherwise. Ok?!!

le-tote-review-16 Le Tote Review - Free People jacket Le Tote Review - Free People jacketWEARING | jacket: via Le Tote // tank: Athleta (old but similar here) // shorts: Urban Outfitters (old but similar here affordable and here splurge) // booties: Zara (sold out but similar styles here cheap and here a little pricer but AMAZING)

House of Harlow 1960 Arrow Collar Necklace

Le Tote Review - House of Harlow arrow necklaceRetail: $88 | Le Tote Member Price: $74

I love this necklace! It’s simple but reversible so that you can either show a little bling with rhinestone details or stay strictly metal (I prefer the metal).

Sondra Roberts Tassle Bamboo Bag

le-tote-review-9Retail: $80 | Le Tote Member Price: $64

I can’t possibly own enough crossbody bags. They’re so practical! If a bag doesn’t allow me to go hands-free, it will inevitably be lost along with all the contents of the bag. Can’t even count how many times that travesty has happened to me … 

Summer & Sage LTD Antique Feather Bracelet

le-tote-review-13Retail: $28 | Le Tote Member Price: $24

I think bracelets are my favorite type of jewelry, maybe tied for first with rings. The irony is that 90% of bracelets don’t even fit me because I have the wrists of an infant. Cuffs like this are great because I can give them a little squeeze to tighten them. Other bracelets pictured are Lokai & Urban Outfitters.

Get $25 off

If you use my referral link when you sign up for Le Tote, you’ll get $25 off! And I’ll get $15 in credit. A win-win. 😉

Have you tried Le Tote before? Which are your favorite items from my first tote? 

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Le Tote. All opinions—as always!—are my own.

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