My Latest Stitch Fix Styles (+Tips for Getting a Good Fix)

stitch-fix-outfits-styled-2I got another A+ fix this month from Stitch Fix (kept everything!) so decided it was time for more fake modeling. If you’re new to the blog and Stitch Fix, you can read more about it in my first post here. Otherwise, let’s get to the clothing! :)

Street Level Benian Easy Tote with Chain Detail = KEEPER

I made a note to my stylist that I’d like a handbag in this fix and loved her pick! I need more large totes for traveling and weekend trips so this was perfect.stitch-fix-outfits-styled-4

41Hawthorn Presley Colorblock Button-Back Sweater = KEEPER

This is one of those pieces that prove having a stylist can be helpful—I never would have picked it out myself, but love it!stitch-fix-outfits-styled-11 stitch-fix-outfits-styled-10 stitch-fix-outfits-styled-12

Tart Aldo Faux Suede Detail Sweatshirt = KEEPER

This hoodie is so me. Basically if something is black and there’s faux leather involved, I want it in my closet no questions asked.stitch-fix-outfits-styled-14 stitch-fix-outfits-styled-17 stitch-fix-outfits-styled-15

Skies are Blue Emira Faux Fur Collar Knit Vest = KEEPER

It’s (faux) fur season! I know I’ll wear this vest a ton, and love that it can be dressed up or down easily.stitch-fix-outfits-styled-7 stitch-fix-outfits-styled-8

Mavi Gold Nigel Tall Length Skinny Jean = KEEPER

These fit like a dream and are a perfect color for the holiday season.stitch-fix-outfits-styled-1 Stitch Fix outfit

How to Get a Good Fix

In addition to the “OMG I love Stitch Fix, too!” comments I get on these posts, I also hear the occasional complaint of a fix that was a total bust. Of course there’s a bit of luck that goes into these things as style and taste are more of an art than science, but I do think there are a few things you can do to greatly improve your chances of getting a fix you love.

1. Create a style board on Pinterest and link it to your Stitch Fix account. When you set up your Stitch Fix profile, there’s space to link to a Pinterest board. Do it! And if you don’t already have a fashion/style board, make one. It’s a great way for your SF stylist to get an idea of what clothing appeals to you. My stylist frequently refers to pins she sees on my Fashion board in the notes she includes in my fixes; I recently pinned a picture of a girl wearing burgundy pants and guess what I just got…stitch-fix-outfits-styled-3

2. Leave detailed feedback. When you check out online after receiving your fix, there’s space to leave feedback about each item you’re keeping or returning. Hated that shirt? Tell them why. Loved the scarf? Also tell them why. Your fixes will be more accurate as your stylist gets to know you better. Last time I told my stylist I was sending back a pencil skirt because I wouldn’t get much use out of it as I don’t work an office job and tend to wear casual clothing. Based on this fix, she totally listened! stitch-fix-outfits-styled-13

3. Request items you like. Whether it’s an item your friend got in a fix, a piece from a blog post like this, or something you spot on Stitch Fix’s Instagram, don’t be afraid to request specific items. There’s not a guarantee you’ll get them because of availability, but at the very least, it will give your stylist an idea of what kinds of pieces you’d like to see in a fix. You can request an item by leaving a note to your stylist in your SF account, or you can pin items to your Pinterest board. All the pics in this post are pinnable for that very reason!stitch-fix-outfits-styled-16 stitch-fix-outfits-styled-9 stitch-fix-outfits-styled-6

 Which item is your favorite from my fix? Would you have kept any of them yourself? Current Stitch Fix users–any tips to add for getting a great fix?


Black Friday Activewear Wish List (+Outfit)

Black ActivewearTop to bottom, left to right: Lululemon Blissed Out Leg Warmers / Lululemon Yogini 5 Year Short Sleeve Tee / Lululemon Energy Bra / Lululemon Clip In Tank / Blue Life Fit Open Arm Tank / Blue Life Fit Contrast Legging / Blue Life Fit Silhouette Contrast Legging / Michi Pysloque Leggings / Michi Gallant Top / Spiritual Gangster Lotus Mandala Tank / Alo Yoga Extreme Racer

Hello from New Jersey! I hope everyone’s Thanksgiving was as delicious as mine was yesterday. :)

Black is hands down my favorite color, so why not take advantage of Black Friday to do a little online window shopping? I also wanted to share with you the awesome (all black) stuff I got from Kohl’s with the gift card they gave me in exchange for writing an older post. I think they wanted me to buy more workout clothing with it but…oops. I lose at least two jackets a winter (it’s terrible, I know), so I decided to pick up some cheap coats and a few items from Vera Wang’s collection for Kohl’s. I love the faux leather leggings and shoes, and the sheer detailing in the back of the top is a fun touch.

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Are you doing any Black Friday shopping today?


My Third (and Favorite!) Fix: Stitch Fix Gets Me

Stitch Fix Review (outfits styled with my fix)I got my third delivery from Stitch Fix a couple weeks ago and they get me, guys. They really, really get me. Everything in it rocked—either something I needed or something I didn’t know I needed but apparently did because I’ve been wearing it for a week straight. So instead of the painful mirror selfies I took for my previous two Stitch Fix reviews, I’ve stepped this one up with some outfit styling and a photoshoot (a.k.a. hey mom, wanna come over and take a bunch of pictures of me pretending to model?) in the oh-so-chic alleyway behind my apartment. That’s what you get when you have a fitness blogger pretending to be a fashion blogger…

If you missed my first two Stitch Fix posts and have no clue what it is, you can read about the online styling service here and here.

Renee C. Skirt= KEEPER

Before I even tried this on, I know I was going to keep it based solely on the print. As soon as the weather starts to cool, I swear the only colors I wear are black, off-black, dark gray, and more black. I’m so boring.

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I can wear this skirt all year long—pairing it with a white crop top in the summer, a darker top and scarf in the fall, and then layering on a blazer and adding some tights in the winter. For this particular look, I paired it with a t-shirt tied up in a knot, scarf and some booties.

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IN THIS LOOK | skirt: Renee C. via Stitch Fix // top: c/o Reebok // booties: Jeffery Campbell

Mavi Black Skinny Jeans = KEEPER

I actually already have a pair…ok two…of black skinny jeans, so I debated keeping these, but convinced myself they’re all different enough that three pairs of black skinny jeans is rational and necessary. I had a leather pair and a biker-inspired pair with edgy zippers, so this classic pair is a good complement to the others. Just humor me…

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41 Hawthorn Blouse = KEEPER

I love this flowy blouse. The print is fun, and it has pretty beading along the neckline (you can’t really see it in these pictures). You could pair it with black lace shorts and heels for a night out, or with a blazer and dress pants for the ol’ corporate look (work style advice coming from a girl who wears yoga pants as a career…).

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IN THIS LOOK | blouse: 41 Hawthorn via Stitch Fix // pants: Mavi via Stitch Fix // blazer: Nordstrom Rack // heels: asos

Tart Scarf = KEEPER

It’s scarf season, and it’s always leopard-print season (in my mind), so this circle scarf was a definite keeper. You can wear it loose, looped around your neck a couple times, or wind it into a sort of neck warmer. Lots of ways to style it!

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Mystree Crew Neck Sweater = KEEPER

I know I’ll wear this comfortable crew-neck sweater a ton. I don’t have enough neutral, wardrobe-staple sweaters (I have a white one that I refuse to part with, but it’s riddled with holes—it needs a backup).

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IN THIS LOOK | sweater: Mystree via Stitch Fix // shirt: Brandy Melville // jeans: Mavi via Stitch Fix (from a previous fix) // shoes: Kork-Ease

Every time I do a fashion-related post, I read it back to myself and think You are one basic, baaaaasic bitch, Nicole. Spewing out sentence after sentence gushing over an article of clothing with I-can’t-even’s and OMG-so-cute-right’s may not be the most intellectually stimulating way to spend my time, but WHATEVER these posts are so fun for me to make! I can’t help it: I love clothing; I love playing dress-up; and adding new items to my wardrobes fills me with joy and excitement. Stitch Fix, you made my day with this fix!

Which item/look is your favorite? Is it just me or do you slip into Basic Mode against your will when clothes are mentioned? :)

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