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.

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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.
Stitch Fix Review pumpsandiron.com Stitch Fix Review pumpsandiron.comStitch Fix Review pumpsandiron.comOUTFIT DETAILS | Stitch Fix vest + jeans // Aldo fringe booties //fringe bag via Le Tote (<– get $25 off your first tote with that referral link!) // Stephie Chic, Lokai & Alex + Ani bracelets

OR YOU COULD WEAR IT WITH…

WAIT FOR IT…

WAIT FOR IT…

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?

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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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