A Boxy Weekend & Stitch Fix #5 Review

Good morning!

I hope you had a great weekend. Ours was quick, but productive and full of… boxes? Stay with me on this one. Andrew wrapped up and successfully delivered to his nephew the latest piece of fine woodworking to come out of Markus Studios.

22315 craftsmanFor the past couple months, Andrew has been building a toy chest for his nephew, Izzy.  It turned out so well.

wooden toy chest

A lot of love went into that toy chest. I think we were both a little sad to see it go. It was definitely Andrew’s most impressive project to date.

22315 open iz

Chalkboard paint on the inside of the lid was a cute final touch. And I’d say the toy chest was well received. 🙂

22315 toy box and iz

Sam also got a new box this weekend.

Sam in a box

And Al made a new home in an old box.

Al in a box

I actually got a fun new box, too!

22315 stitch fix sealed

Last week, a box full of brand new clothes showed up on my doorstep via Stitch Fix. (<– Referral link, but this is not a sponsored post, just a service I enjoy and wanted to share.)

For those of you who are unfamiliar with Stitch Fix, it works like this:

  1. Fill out a detailed style profile and link up any Pinterest boards, Twitter accounts or blogs that you think help describe your personal style.
  2. Schedule a “Fix” and patiently wait for your package to arrive.
  3. Spend three days trying on the 5 items in your fix and deciding what to keep and what to send back. If you choose to keep all 5 items in the fix, you receive 25% off the entire order.

Note: There is a $20 styling fee for each fix, which is put toward your total purchase. Even when I’ve returned all five items in the past, I’ve still enjoyed the experience to the point where I felt like the $20 styling fee was worth it.

Stitch Fix Invoices

The shop-at-home concept is just one of many things I love about Stitch Fix. I also love the personal stylist aspect, and that I get to specify the price range I’d prefer for each type of item. I find it extremely helpful to spend a few days with the five items in my own home, where I can assess fit and wearability in different lighting and see how each piece may or may not fit in with my existing wardrobe.

Ok, ok, you get it. Let’s take a look at what showed up in last week’s fix.

February 2015 Stitch Fix Review

 

Fate Kearny Crochet Detail Top ($58.00)

Fate Kearny Crochet Detail Top

Fate Kearny Crochet Detail Top Stitch Fix

(similar, similar, similar)

When I first pulled this top out of the box, I was a little apprehensive about the cap sleeve, but was drawn to the color (black, duh), the material (lightweight crepe blouse material), and the delicate detailing.

22315 black 1

I actually didn’t mind the cap sleeve as much as I thought I would. This is the type of top that I wear all the time, with black jeans (I love black on black), white jeans, dark blue jeans, everything. But for that exact reason, I decided to pass. I have too many tops that are just too similar. RETURN.

 

41Hawthorn Trinidad Chevron Print Henley Blouse ($48.00)

41 Hawthorn Trinidad Chevron Print Henley Blouse

41Hawthorn Trinidad Chevron Print Henley Blouse Stitch Fix

(similar, similar)

My initial reaction to this henley blouse was also positive. I liked the material, which was soft and silky with a little bit of stretch, and the style fits in well with my current uniform (yoga pants or skinny jeans + casual cute top). I was just so-so on the chevron pattern.

41Hawthorn Trinidad Chevron Print Henley Blouse Stitch Fix

I tried it on and decided the top fit well (all of my items did, actually), but I just wasn’t in love with it. It felt a little too boxy, and something about the neckline just wasn’t as flattering on me as it could have been. The word I kept coming back to was “smock”. RETURN.

 

Papermoon Jaffrey Cross Back Knit Top ($38.00)

Papermoon Jaffrey Cross Back Knit Top

Papermoon Jaffrey Cross Back Knit Top

(similar, similar)

Ugh, this top. I debated over this one the most. Yes, it’s a semi-standard beige, long-sleeved tee, but standards (in neutral colors, especially) are my jam. Occasionally, LA gets sub-65 degree weather, and when it does, I’m always fumbling for warm (or at least long-sleeved) tops to wear.

Papermoon Jaffrey Cross Back Knit Top

I liked the way this top felt when I tried it on. The material was soft, and the arms passed the length test, but just barely.

Papermoon Jaffrey Cross Back Knit Top

The one thing I wasn’t over-the-moon about was the crossed back detail. I could have done without that, but even so, I know I would get a ton of use out of this top and so… KEEPER. Update: A couple of hours after drafting this post, I changed my mind. RETURN. Such turmoil.

 

Fun2Fun Kentucky Pleated Blouse ($48.00)

Fun2Fun Kentucky Pleated Blouse

Fun2Fun Kentucky Pleated Blouse

(similar, similar <-so cute, similar)

My first thought about this blouse was “So much color!” But I actually think the color is really pretty, and my closet is starting to feel a little… dark, so I was open to the blue. I also liked the material and the roll-up sleeves.

Fun2Fun Kentucky Pleated Blouse

The fit was loose, but still flattering and very comfortable. I liked the longer length and could see it working with leggings or any of my jeans. KEEPER.

 

Market & Spruce Corinna Striped Dolman Top ($48.00)

Market & Spruce Corinna Striped Dolman Top

Market & Spruce Corinna Striped Dolman Top

(similar, similar, similar <-want)

This top, you may remember from last Friday’s Favorites. I knew pretty much immediately that I was going to love this top. The material is a super soft knit and while gray can be hit or miss, this deep heathered gray won my approval.

Market & Spruce Corinna Striped Dolman Top

Hard to say if Sam loves or hates it. Regardless, I wore it the rest of that day.

 

Overall…

Compared to some of my past fixes, this one was very successful. A box of cute casual tops in neutral colors is going to win me over every time. I also tried to be very straight-forward in my note to my stylist this time, explaining that I didn’t need any more skinny jeans or leggings, and really wanted to focus on adding some “dressier” casual tops to my wardrobe. “Alex” definitely listened, so thank you!

 

GIVEAWAY REMINDER: Don’t forget to enter the Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts giveaway, if you haven’t already. I’ve been snacking on my own hemp hearts all week (on oatmeal, smoothie bowls, avocado toast, salads, etc) and my bag of hearts is almost empty. Am I allowed to enter my own giveaway? I’m new at this, but I’m pretty sure that would be poor form…

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For the rest of you, today is the final day to enter, and chances of winning are high! 🙂

Have a wonderful rest of your Monday.

Amy

 

Disclaimer: This post was not sponsored in any way, but affiliate links are included throughout.  I pay for my Stitch Fix service and the clothing on my own, and wanted to share the company with you because I enjoy the service. I do get a small credit towards my fixes if you sign up using my referral link. As always, your readership and support is greatly appreciated!

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