Le Tote Review – My Second Delivery

Le Tote review pumpsandiron.comYou may remember I did a style post on Le Tote a while back that was sponsored by them. Well I loved the service and the clothes I got so much that I decided to try it again on my own dime last month. Whereas Stitch Fix is like a clothing shopping service, Le Tote is more like a clothing rental service, with the option to buy at a discount if you fall in love with an item. You wear the items as much as you want and return when you’re ready for a fresh selection, paying a fixed monthly rate ($54). I’m going to do it for at least another month and then see how I feel.

There were two items from my delivery that I ended up buying, so let’s start with those!

Octavia & Co. Fringe Bag ($46 — $36 via Le Tote)

I love this bag! Especially since it goes perfectly with my current favorite shoes (the fringe booties you’ve seen 400 times by now haha). I use it daily and knew I’d never want to return it. Buy!Le Tote review pumpsandiron.com

Saint Grace Mock Neck High Low Dress ($92 — $68 via Le Tote)

I decided to keep this dress because it’s so versatile. I wore it out one night last weekend as pictured plus a white blazer. You could dress it down by pairing with a long cardigan and flats. You could add layers and tights for the colder months and wear it alone with some jewelry in the warmer months. I love it!Le Tote review pumpsandiron.com Le Tote review pumpsandiron.com

OUTFIT DETAILS | dress, scarf + fringe bag via Le Tote // Aldo fringe booties

I just sent back the other three items and am awaiting my next Le Tote delivery. I liked them all and wore all of them at least once, but I wasn’t in love and couldn’t see them being worn on heavy rotation like the other two. Let’s check those out …

Vince Camuto Animal Loop Scarf ($36 — $28 via Le Tote)

I actually would have kept this if I didn’t receive the gray blanket scarf shown in my last Stitch Fix post and the pictures a little further down in this post. The blanket scarf was more comfortable than this loop scarf and I don’t *need* two gray scarves.Le Tote review pumpsandiron.com

Sam Edelman Plaid Tunic Button Down ($109 — $82 via Le Tote)

As cute as this is with something tied around your waist (or a belt), it’s not very flattering to the booty when it’s worn alone or with leggings. I do love the sheer upper back panel though–so cute! Le Tote review pumpsandiron.com Le Tote review pumpsandiron.com

OUTFIT DETAILS | Sam Edelman Tunic + Octavia & Co. fringe bag via Le Tote // Aldo fringe booties // Zara hat (old but similar here) // sweatshirt c/o ALALA (use code PUMPS15 for 15% off your purchase!)

Sam Edelman Back Collared Shirt ($109 — $82 via Le Tote)

I don’t know why I decided to photograph this shirt by wearing an outfit that completely covers it. One of my more logical decisions for sure. Since you can’t even see it (haha): It’s a gray button-up with a zipper that runs down the back. Super cute and I wore it a couple times throughout the month, but the material is a little scratchy so after a couple wears I felt fine sending it back. Le Tote review pumpsandiron.com Le Tote review pumpsandiron.com Le Tote review pumpsandiron.com

OUTFIT DETAILS | Sam Edelman shirt and Octavia & Co. bag via Le Tote // blanket scarf via Stitch Fix // cardigan c/o Zara Terez (take 25% off with code nicole25) // Simply by Vera Wang leggings c/o Kohl’s (old but similar here) // Vans sneakers c/o DICK’s

Get $25 Off

If you sign up for Le Tote using my referral link, you’ll get $25 off (and I’ll get a $15 account credit). Woop woop!

Have you tried Le Tote? What do you think? I LOVE that you get an email before your tote is sent out that allows you to preview what you’re getting and swap out any items you don’t like.


December Stitch Fix Review

Stitch Fix Review pumpsandiron.comI got three awesome keepers in the Stitch Fix delivery I received last month so cue the faux fashion blogger pictures …

Adalia Striped Blanket Scarf by Echo ($38)

Not to get all Silence of the Lambs on you, but I want to sew this to my skin so that I never have to remove it from my body. I wanted a neutral oversized blanket scarf for this winter and Stitch Fix read my mind with this one. So cozy and warm!

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Pirie Cutout Tuxedo Vest by BRIXON IVY ($64)

I love the side cutout details on this vest! It can be easily dressed up for a fancier occasion or worn with casual basics.
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These. Pants. Stitch Fix Review pumpsandiron.com

I feel like MC Hammer, Aladdin and a peacock had a weird ménage à trois and the result was these pants. So wrong, but so right. I bought them from a man selling trinkets on the beach in Costa Rica (I spotted different prints of them in all the gift shops, too) and Joe was actually so jealous of how fun and comfortable they looked that he bought himself a pair in a different color (I wish I was kidding). It’s flat out not OK at all when he wears them in public, but who am I to judge. Stitch Fix Review pumpsandiron.com Stitch Fix Review pumpsandiron.com

OUTFIT DETAILS | BRIXON IVY vest via Stitch Fix // Ronny Kobo Riji crop top c/o Shopbop (sold out but love this similar top) // pants from a beach stand in Costa Rica // Aldo fringe booties // fringe bag via Le Tote (<– get $25 off your first tote with that referral link!) // Stephie Chic, Lokai & Alex + Ani bracelets

Tinna Pocket Detail Open Cardigan by RD Style ($68)

My entire closet is black, white and gray clothing so I was pumped when I saw this forced color in my fix. Burgundy is a great cold-weather color and I’ve been wearing this cardigan on heavy rotation since it arrived.

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OUTFIT DETAILS | Sweater, scarf + jeans from Stitch Fix // Aldo fringe booties  // Stephie Chic, Lokai & Alex + Ani bracelets

Items I Returned

I sent back a nude colored sweater that was cute but I already own something similar. Now that I’ve used up all my Stitch Fix credit and have to pay for these with real money, gone are the days of YOLO’ing my fixes (haha). I also sent back a black dress. This was the only definite “nope” for me. Just not my style and fit a little too big. It’s a dress I’d wear to an office Christmas party but I don’t see many of those in my future. 😉

Stitch Fix Gift Cards

I know the holidays are over, but next time you have to buy a gift for a fashion lover in your life, keep in mind that Stitch Fix offers gift cards. It’s kinda perfect if you think about it. Instead of guessing what they’d like, let them create a style profile with SF and have one of their stylists choose an array of clothes from which to shop.

Have you gotten any good fixes recently? Which of the three items I kept would you have wanted as well?


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.