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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Review of Stitch Fix #12

Stitch Fix Review - Mavi Kalie Bleached Denim Jacket & Level 99 Lillian Distressed Crop Skinny JeanThis latest box of goodies means I’ve officially been Stitch Fixin’ for a year! There were a few duds in there, but by and large I’ve been SO pleased with each fix—seeing that box waiting for me at my apartment is like Christmas morning every time! My latest delivery was no different. I’m absolutely obsessed with the three items I kept, so cue the faux fashion blogging and basic betch slang words …

Sweet Grey Zachary T-Shirt Dress $68 = KEEPER

YASSSS. (I told you there would be basic betch slang words involved.) I’ve worn this dress like 17 times already. It can easily be dressed up or down, is comfortable, flattering, my favorite color—I just love it. Stitch Fix Review - Sweet Grey Zachary T-Shirt DressStitch Fix Review - Sweet Grey Zachary T-Shirt Dress &  Mavi Kalie Bleached Denim Jacket Stitch Fix Review - Sweet Grey Zachary T-Shirt Dress

OUTFIT DETAILS | dress: Stitch Fix / shoes: Vince Camuto / wrap bracelet: Nakamol via Rocksbox (use code pumpsandironxoxo to get your first month free) / necklace: No Rest for Bridget (similar HERE)

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Mavi Kalie Bleached Denim Jacket $98 = KEEPER

I requested a denim jacket in this fix (for all you SF newbies, each month you can send your stylist a note requesting items or styles you want/need), and my girl Layla did not disappoint. I like that the denim is thin enough so that I can roll the sleeves, and the size makes it perfect for wearing on its own or over a hoodie. Stitch Fix Review - Sweet Grey Zachary T-Shirt Dress &  Mavi Kalie Bleached Denim Jacket Stitch Fix Review - Mavi Kalie Bleached Denim Jacket & Level 99 Lillian Distressed Crop Skinny Jean Stitch Fix Review - Mavi Kalie Bleached Denim Jacket & Level 99 Lillian Distressed Crop Skinny Jean

OUTFIT DETAILS | jacket, pants & bag: Stitch Fix // hoodie: Brandy Melville (similar HERE) // flats: MIA // sunnies: Urban Outfitters

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Level 99 Lillian Distressed Crop Skinny Jean $98 = KEEPER

I also requested some white skinny jeans in this fix because the pair I currently own is completely stained (pretty standard—I don’t realize what a slob I am until I eat a meal while wearing white clothing). The fit of these is perfection, and while I’m not crazy about the hem on the crop (it’s a little wide rather than tapering as the ankle slims), cuffing them is a simple fix for that. Stitch Fix Review - Mavi Kalie Bleached Denim Jacket & Level 99 Lillian Distressed Crop Skinny Jean Stitch Fix Review - Level 99 Lillian Distressed Crop Skinny Jean Stitch Fix Review - Level 99 Lillian Distressed Crop Skinny Jean Stitch Fix Review - Mavi Kalie Bleached Denim Jacket & Level 99 Lillian Distressed Crop Skinny Jean Stitch Fix Review - Level 99 Lillian Distressed Crop Skinny Jean

OUTFIT DETAILS | pants: Stitch Fix // top: LF // shoes: Vince Camuto // wrap bracelet: Nakamol via Rocksbox (use code pumpsandironxoxo to get your first month free) // bag: H&M (similar HERE)

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Tart Zera Lace Bomber Jacket $108 = RETURN

stitch-fix-lace-jacketI wanted to like this jacket so, so bad. When I held it up, I was like “hell yes!” and then when I tried it on I was like “dangit.” It’s just a little too big for how I’d like to wear it. I envisioned pairing it with a tight crop top and distressed high-waist jean shorts or as a cover up on cool nights over a casual summer dress. If I were to layer a hoodie underneath it, it’d be the perfect size, but otherwise it’s just a bit too shapeless. Super cute though!

Loveappella Kellyton Mesh Shoulder Top $48 = RETURN

Stitch Fix ReviewThis top is cute and the material is ridiculously comfy, but I already have a few similar shirts. I love the sheer top with a sort of cap sleeve, but the horizontal hem at the top of the chest is never a flattering look for my girls.

This latest fix got me so excited, I switched my shipment frequency from every other month to every month–so I’ll have another post for you later in August (hopefully with a bunch more cute stuff!). If you’re new to the Stitch Fix game, you can check out the first post I did about the styling subscription service.

And I’ll leave you with a sneak peek of September’s cover of Vogue … Stitch Fix Review - Sweet Grey Zachary T-Shirt Dress &  Mavi Kalie Bleached Denim Jacket

Have you gotten any good fixes lately? Which items would you have kept from my latest fix?

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