Styling My Latest Stitch Fix

Stitch Fix - Remi Distressed Skinny JeanI had a couple “meh” fixes where I only kept one or two items, and then BOOM. Came back from Australia to this glorious box of Stitch Fix goodies waiting at my doorstep. This ended up being a pricier fix (prices listed are before the 25% discount you get for keeping all five items), but I had some Stitch Fix referral credit to cover the cost, so I decided to YOLO it. That’s what two weeks of vacation will do: turn “YOLO” into a verb.

If you want to request any of the items for your next fix, I have the product names listed. You can also pin any image to the Pinterest style board you have linked to your Stitch Fix account and the item name should automatically populate in the pin. The non-Stitch Fix clothing details are listed below the pictures.

Peyton Woven Vest by Monoreno $64

I think this will be a great piece for spring! Once the weather is warmer, I think it’d be cute to pair with a white crop top and high-waisted shorts. The zipper detailing adds a little edge, and there are top and bottom drawstrings so that you can really play around with ways to wear it.

Stitch Fix - Glenda Distressed Straight Leg Jean and Peyton Woven Vest Stitch Fix - Glenda Distressed Straight Leg Jean and Peyton Woven Vest

Also wearing Aldo wedges (mine are old–I found similar but ridiculously expensive ones here) & Icebreaker longsleeve

Remi Distressed Skinny Jean by Level 99 $98

Meet my new favorite jeans. For this fix, I had requested some ripped skinny jeans, and it’s like my stylist read my mind—literally exactly what I was picturing. Do I need yet another pair of black skinny jeans? I guess not. Yes. Yes I do. These are different from the others, guy. I swear. Stitch Fix - Remi Distressed Skinny Jean Stitch Fix - Remi Distressed Skinny Jean Stitch Fix - Remi Distressed Skinny Jean

Also wearing Jeffrey Campbell booties (similar here), Brandy Melville t-shirt (similar here), Faux leather jacket from LIT Boutique (similar here), Quay sunglasses (similar here) & Icebreaker hat

Ridge Zipper Detail Cowl Neck Sweater by RD Style $64

I love that this sweater is tunic-length. It’s perfect to pair with leggings for a cozy day working at a coffee shop or running errands. The zipper sleeves and uneven hemming add a little edge to it. Stitch Fix - Ridge Zipper Detail Cowl Neck Sweater Stitch Fix - Ridge Zipper Detail Cowl Neck Sweater Stitch Fix - Ridge Zipper Detail Cowl Neck Sweater

Also wearing Nasty Gal faux leather leggings (similar here), Icebreaker hat & Necessary Clothing combat boot

Glenda Distressed Straight Leg Jean by Level 99 $128

Had I not been in YOLO mode, I probably would have sent these back simply because I already have some similar jeans. But the fit. It’s like they were made for me, and I love the way they make my butt look. At the end of the day, isn’t that what really matters?? 😉

Stitch Fix - Glenda Distressed Straight Leg Jean and Peyton Woven Vest

Messi Lattice Neckline Knit Top by Pixley $68

I forgot to style this one (oops!), but I love how soft and flowy the top is. Strappy details are “in” right now. Even with its strong points, I’d say this tank was a strategic keep—if there wasn’t that 25% discount for buying all five items I probably would have returned it. I find that tops with a seam across the top of the chest make my boobs look weird.

Stitch Fix - Messi Lattice Neckline Knit TopIf you’re a new reader and are unsure of what Stitch Fix is, you can check out my first post about the styling service.

What do you think of this fix? Which would you have kept?

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Professional model: Stitch Fix - Remi Distressed Skinny Jean

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Winter Workout Playlist & Layering Up

Winter Workout Playlist (music to pump you up for that cold-weather workout)Mmm looks like whatever I’m listening to in the above picture smells delicious.

Blogging is a two-way street: I share workouts/information with you guys, and I also learn a ton from all that you share in the comments section. When I wrote this post last year with tips for running outside in the winter, lots of commenters suggested wearing a base layer made from merino wool to stay warm. I have low blood pressure and Raynaud’s Syndrome (essentially bad circulation to the extremities in response to cold temperatures), and I couldn’t believe I hadn’t heard of merino wool before!

Layering for cold weather with merino wool Layering for cold weather with merino woolWhen Icebreaker reached out to me and offered to send over some of their merino wool products, I was pumped. Given my issues with the cold weather and the historically snowy winter we’ve been having in Boston, the timing was perfect. I was most excited about the Rush Sports Bra because (overshare alert!) Raynaud’s affects my chest as well as fingers and toes, and it’s hard to find a base layer for that area that isn’t spandex or cotton when it comes to activewear.

I think my favorite items from the gift bundle were the two hats (Skyline Hat in black & Boreal Hat in white). I’ve been wearing them every day! They’re cute, ridiculously soft and oh-so-warm. But, most importantly: cute. :) 

Layering for cold weather with merino woolEverything I’m wearing in these pictures is a base layer. For the sake of showing them off, I’m not wearing anything over them, but—of course—you would if you were going for a winter hike, skiing or other outdoor winter activity. I’m heading up to Maine in a couple weekends for some snowboarding and snowmobiling, and will definitely be packing everything pictured. Icebreaker actually put together a whole infographic on how to layer for the cold that’s really helpful. Here’s the breakdown:

  • Base Layer: Warmth & Moisture Control (natural fibers, soft, fitted, moisture-wicking)
  • Mid Layer: Insulation (you want to trap in your body heat)
  • Outer Layer: Weather Protection (keep out rain and snow, but you still want ventilation capabilities)

Layering for cold weather with merino woolWEARING | Everyday Longsleeve / Oasis Longsleeve Half Zip / Oasis Leggings / Women’s Multisport Cushion Micro Sock (not pictured) / Terra Gloves / Skyline Hat

My dad always used to tell me that the weather is never too cold if you dress appropriately for it (as high-school me is staring blankly back at him wearing a ruffled denim mini skirt with Uggs in February), and I finally have started following through on his advice.

Winter Workout Playlist (music to pump you up for that cold-weather workout)Even if you do layer up, winter workouts can still be brutal, so on that note, I’m leaving you with a pump-up playlist to power you through your next chilly run or snowshoeing adventure. This is my current workout playlist, and if you follow me on Spotify, I’m constantly updating it with new music. I also use Soundcloud (that’s the playlist embedded in the right sidebar of the blog), but haven’t updated it in a while. Enjoy!

What songs are you currently working out to? Any tips to share for dressing for the cold weather?

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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Icebreaker. Although I did not receive compensation, I did receive complimentary product. All opinions—as always!—are my own.

Valentine’s-Inspired Workout Clothing Haul

Valentine's Day Workout Clothes HaulMaaji Full Length Legging • Maaji • $94.00  // Maaji Hi Low Tank Top • Maaji • $64.00  // Lorna Jane Ella Bra • $73.00  // Lorna Jane Run Around Excel Tank • $77.00  // Lorna Jane Tahli Long Sleeve Top • $61.00  // Anytime Tees NEW!Racerback Tank • Victoria’s Secret • $24.50–29.50  // Victoria’s Secret Sport NEW!Knockout by Victorias Secret Front-Close Sport Bra • Victoria’s Secret • $56.50–62.50  // All Sport Bra • Lululemon • $39.00  // Wild Tank • Lululemon • $64.00  // Mudra Scarf • Lululemon • $58.00  // Adidas stellasport Pink colour block sports bra • Topshop • $52.00  // Adidas stellasport Cropped sports leggings with contrast panels • Topshop • $68.00  // Adidas stellasport Pink colour block vest • Topshop • $60.00  // Nina.b.roze Heart Butt Capri • $85.00  // Nike Three-D Tank • Nike • $20.99–31.50  // Nike Pro Hyperwarm Hoodie • Nike • $65.00  // Nike ‘Free 5.0 14′ Running Shoe (Women) • Nike • $100.00

Before my trip, I was browsing the interwebs for bathing suits and when I searched Maaji (super cute swimwear brand), I discovered they had activewear now, too?? I love that more and more brands are coming out with fitness/active collections because as someone who literally wears leggings seven days a week, I need more options than Lululemon. And how rad are those Maaji printed leggings?! Granted, I’ve never tried them on, so have no clue how they fit or perform, but I sure enjoyed the window shopping. Once I found them, I ended up on an internet rabbit hole that led me to this list of red, pink and hearted workout clothes perfect for the upcoming Valentine’s Day holiday.

Happy shopping, lovers!

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