My August Stitch Fix: A Boho Summer Fix

1 Aug

After taking quite a while to warm up, this summer has certainly become a hot one! Last week it got to over 100 degrees with a million percent humidity. So yeah, normal Maryland summer weather.

I’ve been living in a mix of gym clothes (around the house) and super lightweight skirts (at work). My typical shorts choice of jean shorts is just feeling WAY too heavy and hot right now, so I was thrilled to receive my August Stitch Fix box a little earlier than anticipated.

If you remember last month’s Fix (you can find it here), I received a super cute pair of shorts that were a bit too snug. When I requested my August Fix, I asked my stylist to send me the same brand/style shorts in the next size up. Honestly, I don’t really care about what the size inside says — although I heard that it is typical to go up a size for a better fit in shorts – I just really wanted some shorts to wear on weekends!

Want to see what I got?

August Casual Boho Stitch Fix - Pocketful of Joules

Item #1: Skies are Blue Kaia Crochet Trim Top, $54
Item#2: Le Lis Tiggy Embroidered Knit Tank, $44
Item #3: Dear John Finnegan Printed Cuffed Shorts, $58

August Stitch Fix - Dear John floral shorts - Pocketful of Joules

How ADORABLE are these floral shorts?! I actually had this exact print pinned on my pinterest page, so I was thrilled to open my Fix and see them there. As requested, they sent me one size up from what I typically wear and the fit is perfect. My stylist recommended pairing them with the navy Skies are Blue tank top and I really like the way they look together. I also tried them with the embroidered top and I like the mix!

Item #1: Skies are Blue Kaia Crochet Trim Top, $54
Item#2: Le Lis Tiggy Embroidered Knit Tank, $44
Item #4: Dear John Finnegan Cuffed Shorts, $58

August Stitch Fix - Dear John pink shorts - Pocketful of Joules

Look, my stylist sent me TWO different pairs of the shorts to try! Pink would not have been my first choice had I been shopping in the store, but they look great paired with both of the tops. I love the embroidered tank top and can see wearing it year round with skinny jeans and a cardigan. The pink shorts are more versatile than I originally thought and actually go with a ton of stuff already in my closet. The fit on them is a little more relaxed than the floral pair, but I’m okay with having some extra room. I keep calling them pink, but according to the style sheet they are red. If you look closely, they also have a herringbone pattern in them:

August Stitch Fix - close up of Dear John shorts

I did a search online to see if I could find the Dear John shorts in any other colors, and came across a very similar style on Amazon if you’ve been wanting to try a pair. Here they are in salmon and also in marigold.

Item #5: Toms Classic Crochet Slip-on Flats, $48
I wore the Toms with each of the outfits from this post and they are pretty fabulous. I own probably a half dozen pairs of Toms and I’m never disappointed with how comfortable they are to wear all day long. I don’t currently own a pair of crochet Toms, although I have seen similar styles at Nordstrom Rack plenty of times. The $48 price isn’t bad at all considering the Rack prices typically range from $35 – 40. I found this exact pair of Crochet slip-on’s on Amazon too (price varies by size).

Remix from my Closet
In order to make sure that my two favorite items would actually get enough wear to justify buying them, I decided to mix them with some items already in my closet. Here are the Dear John shorts mixed with two of my favorite summer tops:

Dear John shorts - Pocketful of Joules{Shopping links: striped top, gray top, black lace up sandals}

And here is the Le Lis tank top paired with my skinny jeans and a cardigan:

Le Lis top - Pocketful of Joules{Shopping links: cardigan, black lace up sandals, Paige Denim jeans were a Nordstrom Rack find}

My Thoughts
I absolutely loved this month’s Fix. Every single item had that casual, boho vibe that I wanted and my stylist did a really fantastic job. I love how each of the tops go with each of the bottoms and the shoes go with everything. My initial thought was to buy the entire Fix, but I don’t actually need everything (even though that 25% buy it all discount is very tempting). Instead I decided to buy the pink shorts and the embroidered top. They look great together and also mix really well into my wardrobe!

What was your favorite item from my August Boho Fix? Do you think I made the right choices on what to buy?

If you enjoyed this post, you may also like my Trunk Club reviews (find them here), as well as my monthly My Style posts (find them here). Thank you for stopping by!

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18 Responses to “My August Stitch Fix: A Boho Summer Fix”

  1. Rachel @ Countdowns and Cupcakes August 1, 2016 at 9:50 am #

    I have those exact same Dear John shorts and love them! I hadn’t heard about the one size up rule for shorts, but I’ll have to try it!
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  2. Janice August 1, 2016 at 11:05 am #

    That was a great fix! I think you made the right choice on the two picks! That tank seems awesome and a great piece to mix and match.
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  3. Adriana Renee August 1, 2016 at 11:08 am #

    The shorts are so cute!
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  4. Emily August 1, 2016 at 11:11 am #

    I especially love that blue top! Cute picks!

  5. Luna C. Lupus August 1, 2016 at 12:35 pm #

    I love boho inspired clothes! These look so lovely and comfortable! Great picks!! 🙂
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  6. Jill August 1, 2016 at 2:02 pm #

    I have those Toms & love them! Cute, comfy and go with everything!
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  7. Angela Tolsma August 1, 2016 at 2:24 pm #

    I love love the pink shorts! So cute!! Also the black jeans!!
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  8. Becky @ Disney in your Day August 1, 2016 at 2:31 pm #

    Very cute! I’m really into colored shorts right now, I love those pink ones!
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  9. Kim August 1, 2016 at 4:01 pm #

    LOVE the floral shorts and the blue top…looks great

  10. cara August 1, 2016 at 5:53 pm #

    Those shorts are so cute! Love them!

  11. Annie August 1, 2016 at 8:07 pm #

    I love everything in this fix! I ordered a fix last month Ann’s really really wanted to keep the Dear John shorts that I received, but they were the only thing in the box that I liked. Plus they dress pants gray,” a dressy short which isn’t exactly my style when I wear shorts. So happy you lived them!

  12. Shann Eva August 1, 2016 at 10:05 pm #

    Such great outfits. I actually love both of the shirts and shorts. I probably would have kept everything because it’s so hard for me to find shorts I like, and I can’t pass up a discount!
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  13. Greta August 1, 2016 at 10:49 pm #

    I love all those tops! You’re right this was a good stitch fix month!

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  14. Kusum August 2, 2016 at 4:01 pm #

    What cute outfits, I am loving the shorts (florals all the way, haha). And the color is not too bright either.
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  15. Chelsie August 2, 2016 at 7:40 pm #

    I love the tank you got and loved the way you paired it with the cardigan! It definitely is a very versatile piece that you can get a lot of wear out through the seasons!

  16. Southern & Style August 3, 2016 at 7:39 pm #

    I love how you were able to create full outfits out of your Fix! Your stylist did an awesome job 🙂

    xoxo, SS

    Southern And Style

  17. Jane August 12, 2016 at 12:37 pm #

    Loved the pink shorts. They looked really cute with the two tops you already own!

    • Joules August 12, 2016 at 12:40 pm #

      Thanks so much Jane! They really do go with almost everything, so I’ve been wearing them a lot already! =)

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