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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OR YOU COULD WEAR IT WITH…

WAIT FOR IT…

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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?

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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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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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