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…

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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Your Cyber Monday Activewear Shopping Guide

activewear-cyber-monday-salesHaving rent due tomorrow is actually awesome because it’s keeping my urge to shop Cyber Monday deals in check. If you missed my Black Friday roundup, a lot of those sales are still valid through today, so you can always browse that post as well.

FYI the majority of links in this post are affiliate or referral.

35% Off Bandier

I’ve highlighted Bandier several times on the blog now, but what the heck. Let’s once again round up some of my current favorites in celebration of the 35% off sale. Ignore that the image says 25–it’s just a typo I’m too lazy to fix. The sale is actually 35% off everything.bandier-sale

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21% Off Forever 21 with code CYBER21

Forever21 is cheap to begin with, so this is the sale to shop if you want to get a LOT (quantity anyway haha) for a little.
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40% Off Crane & Lion + Free Shipping with code CYBERSWEAT40

Shopbop Tiered Discounts with code GOBIG15

Here’s how it works:

  • Spend $250+ Save 15%
  • Spend $500+ Save 20%
  • Spend $1000+ Save 25%

Now I have no business spending $250 on clothes in the first place, so I personally won’t be shopping this sale (ha!), but I’ve had the pleasure of working with Shopbop the past couple months and am obsessed with their activewear boutique. OBSESSED. shopbop-sale-cyber-monday

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20% off Carbon38

If you’re unfamiliar with Carbon38, it’s basically like a Nordstrom of activewear. carbon-38-cyber-monday-discount

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Urban Outfitters Tiered Discounts

Here’s how it works:

  • Spend $75+ Save $15
  • Spend $150+ Save $50

Urban Outfitters actually has a decent selection of activewear. In true UO form, there is also a good helping of their overpriced hipster “vintage” stuff that makes absolutely no sense (you know exactly what I’m talking about!), but their active label, Without Walls is awesome. Think surfer meets yogi meets hiker vibes. So you don’t have to waste your time scrolling through “vintage” forks and other Urban randomness, here are some highlights: urban-outfitters-cyber-monday-sale

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Other Notable Sales

  • Nike – extra 25% off clearance with code GETOUTHERE
  • lucy – 40% off their 16 best-selling leggings
  • Fitbit $20 – $40 off wearable tech
  • Free People – Extra 25% off Sale & 50% off Select Styles | The extra 25% off sale selection is HUGE. I browsed through it and fell in love with like 200 things. The 50% off selection is smaller, but there are some awesome sandals included if you want to invest in next summer!
  • Naturopathica 25% off with code CYBER2015 | I love their skincare products! I’ve used the Argan & Retinol Wrinkle Repair Night Cream and Daily Defense Moisturizer and would recommend both
  • Fabletics – 50-70% Off

Fitness Studios Offering Discounts

  • Flywheel / Flybarre – 15% off class packages with code FLYCYBER2015
  • BURN – huge discounts on class packages
  • Recycle 15% off ride packages with code HOLIDAY15
  • Turnstyle – 12 pack of classes for $180

Phew. Done.

Did you do any Cyber Monday shopping? What’d you get?

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The Perfect Post-Feast Clothes

Golden Tote ReviewI’m putting this post together on the WordPress app on my cell phone while Joe drives us back to Boston, so bear with me if there are 4,000 typos and none of the pictures or links render …

A while ago, I got the chance to try out Golden Tote for free (HERE is the original post with details about the service), and liked the clothing I got so much that I recently decided to order myself another tote. I went with their $49 small tote, which gives you 2-3 items, one of which you pick. The others are surprises, selected by a Golden Tote stylist. I love the two items I got! They’re both stylish but COMFORTABLE. So perfect for weekends like Thanksgiving when I want to be wearing loungewear 24/7 but without looking like a total slob. Mildly slobby is fine, but haven’t-left-my-couch-in-four-days is a look I try to avoid when possible. 😉

Relaxed Jersey Pant

These were my pick. They’re a soft jersey material and can be worn all year round. How I first envisioned wearing them was actually with a crop tank top and gladiator sandals but that’ll have to wait until next summer. In the meantime, they’re great for lounging, working from home and casual weekend outfits. Golden Tote ReviewGolden Tote ReviewGolden Tote Review

OUTFIT DETAILS | Golden Tote pants // Stitch Fix sweater // Urban Outfitters cropped white sweater // Stitch Fix black jacket // Vans sneakers c/o DICK’s // Watch c/o Daniel Wellington // sunglasses and scarf are cheapies from (literally) a gas station haha

Turtle Neck Sweater Poncho

This was the item Golden Tote picked for me and I love it! Ponchos, capes, blankets–they’re all the same and the only thing I ever want to be wearing. I dressed mine up a little with leather-look leggings and a big necklace. Golden Tote ReviewGolden Tote ReviewGolden Tote Review

OUTFIT DETAILS | Golden Tote sweater // Simply Vera Wang leggings c/o Kohl’s // Aldo booties // Watch c/c Daniel Wellington // my grandma won the necklace in a raffle, no clue who made it

Reader Discount Code

With these outfits, I’m wearing a Daniel Wellington watch and get to give you guys a discount code! DW completely spoiled me with three watches for the holidays (don’t worry, I’m gifting two–I’m selfish but not THAT selfish haha). In addition to classic black or brown leather straps they have fun striped options that scream “New England summer.” 

Use the code DWANDIRON for 15% off any order until January 15th. They offer free worldwide shipping so this is a great deal for ALL my readers. Daniel Wellington discount codeGolden Tote ReviewDaniel Wellington discount code

So how was everyone’s Thanksgiving?? Joe and I had a great time down in New Jersey with his mom, nephews, niece and aunt. We took the kids to a Devil’s game and then to a nearby state park the next day and they had a blast. Already can’t wait till Christmas so I can see their cute little faces again! 🙂  

 Disclosure: Links to Golden Tote are affiliate (I get $1.50 if you were to sign up for the service using one of my links). Daniel Wellington graciously gave me three watches for the holiday season and a discount code for all of you! I’m not required to or being paid to post about either company though.