My January Stitch Fix: My Sweet 16th!

15 Jan

I’m so excited to share my very first Fix of 2015… which also happens to be my 16th Stitch Fix delivery. Can you believe it? Even weirder is that I’ve blogged every single Fix and OH MY GOD were my initial pictures terrible!

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In the notes section for my January Fix, here is what I wrote: “Stylist Sara J again. I would still like to try the Loveappella Evie Draw String Funnel Neck Sweatshirt! We are going on vacation next month, so comfortable layering items for running around with a 3 year old but still looking fashionable would be great! Also, check out my pinterest — I pinned a bunch of new stuff with lots of notes.”

It’s funny, I was actually considering switching stylists before my last Fix because I wasn’t feeling like Sara J really GOT me any more… but then after she knocked my December Fix out of the park I decided to stick with her for another month. WOW am I glad I did!

Item #1: Loveappella Stanyan V-Neck Knit Top – $58
I actually have another Loveappella top from Stitch Fix that I love – the adorable chevron tank to from my June Fix. I can’t even tell you how much I love the stripes on this top and I crossed my fingers that it had that it had a looser drape that didn’t cling too much. I was pleasantly surprised that the fabric was almost like a sweater knit and the pattern carried over onto the shoulders.

Loveappella Stanyan v-neck knit top close up- Stitch Fix Review

Loveappella Stanyan v-neck knit top - Stitch Fix Review

For the first styling, I paired the top with my distressed skinny jeans and Frye boots for a typical weekend look. I like doing a little half-tuck at the belt to show off some shape while still letting the top be a bit flowy.

Loveappella Stanyan v-neck knit top 2 - Stitch Fix Review

For the second look, I untucked the top and paired it with a pair of bootcut jeans, booties and a long necklace.

Keep or Return? I really like this top! The fabric is heavy enough that I don’t have to wear a cami underneath to keep you from seeing my bra and it is just loose enough that I feel like I could have a big lunch and not look 3 months pregnant. What do you think?

Item #2: Pixley Messi Lattice Neckline Knit Top – $68
The top of this is super cool, but when I pulled it out of the box my first thought was how in the heck can I wear a bra with this?! However, the crazy lines of the top actually hide any bra you wear beneath it. Thank goodness!

Pixley Messi Lattice Neckline Knit Top - Stitch Fix Review

For the first look I styled it for a date night with a pair of dark blue skinny jeans, gladiator wedges, a long necklace and an adorable felt flower headband.

Pixley Messi Lattice Neckline Knit Top 2 - Stitch Fix Review

My stylist suggested wearing it with jean shorts… so I threw some on my PALE legs and stood out in 20 degree weather to take this picture. Yeah, I’m insane.

Keep or Return? Well, I like this top but feel like it is doing something kind of weird around my boobs in the second picture. This is my least favorite piece in the box, but if I end up buying everything it will be free. So… share your thoughts!

Item #3: Skies are Blue Benson Embroidered Trim Top – $48
If you’re a regular reader you may be thinking, “But Joules, didn’t you JUST get a Skies are Blue embroidered top from Stitch Fix last month???” Yes. Yes, I did. And I’ve probably worn that shirt a half-dozen times already because I’m in love with it… so I wasn’t mad at all when I saw this top in my Fix.

Skies are Blue Benson Embroidered Trim Top - Stitch Fix Review

This is my idea of the perfect weekend or hanging out without looking like a schlub shirt, so I put it on with my favorite distressed jeans and boots.

Here’s a close up of the pretty embroidered detail.

Skies are Blue Benson Embroidered Trim Top close up - Stitch Fix Review

Keep or Return? I have to say, I do love this top and I think this could be another frequently worn top in my collection. I think it would also look super cute with shorts on our vacation, since it is pretty lightweight. What do you think?

Item #4: Market & Spruce Elissa French Terry Striped Moto Jacket – $74
YAY, I actually have this exact jacket on my Pinterest board with this note on it: “I have no interest in getting ANY other moto jackets… but would ONLY make an exception for this one. I love the stripes, the fact that the “moto” look is subtle and the cute pockets and collar. YES please!”

The timing to receive this jacket is perfect too, since we will be going somewhere a little warmer for our vacation. My only concern was that when I would see it on other bloggers, it sometimes seemed so short and cropped and I didn’t really want that look.

Market and Spruce Elissa French Terry Striped Moto Jacket 2 - Stitch Fix Review

Yay, it’s not actually cropped short at all! For my first try, I threw the jacket on over a typical running around on vacation outfit (any guesses where?) with skinny dark jeans, a Mickey shirt and a comfy pair of Toms.

Here it is all zipped up with a fun scarf.

Market and Spruce Elissa French Terry Striped Moto Jacket 3 - Stitch Fix Review

Then, I dressed the moto jacket up a little bit with my sassy red skinny jeans, a black t-shirt and a pair of wedges. In hindsight, I should have added a necklace or two.

Market and Spruce Elissa French Terry Striped Moto Jacket - Stitch Fix Review

Keep or Return? I think this is super cute and I love that it’s a medium-weight layer. Is the moto jacket trend almost over though? What’s your vote?

Item #5: Loveappella Evie Draw String Funnel Neck Sweatshirt – $64
I’m not even exaggerating when I say I broke out into a happy dance when I saw this sweatshirt. I’ve requested it so many times and was almost resigned to the fact that I’d never get to try it out.

I even sent back the black sweater from my last Fix because even though it was cute and similar to this one, I STILL really wanted to try this one on. So, I am SO HAPPY that Sara came through for me! The sweater is so comfortable and is made out of a loose knit which would be great during the winter with layers, in the spring alone and even with a pair of shorts over the summer!

Loveappella Evie Drawstring Funnel Neck Sweatshirt - Stitch Fix Review

First, I threw it on with those same jeans and boots that keep showing up. However, I wear them ALL THE TIME, so I might as well see how this looks with the outfit too!

Loveappella Evie Drawstring Funnel Neck Sweatshirt 2 - Stitch Fix Review

For the second look, I dressed it up a little bit with black skinny jeans and knee-high boots. I was a bit concerned that the funnel neck would be a bit fussy and not lay right unless I styled it just perfectly… but really it flops into place and looks great with no effort at all!

Keep or Return? You’re going to have to pry this from my cold, dead hands. Unless you think I look fat in it or something… then you’d be required to tell me and I’d return it. What are your thoughts?

Help me!
Now it’s time for you to help me decide what I should buy! My ‘absolutely cannot live without them’ favorites are the v-neck striped top, the funnel neck sweatshirt and the embroidered trim top. I’m also really, really liking the moto jacket because I think I could throw it on over pretty much everything in my closet. The only item I’m not totally in love with is the tank top. What do you think I should buy????

If I do decide to purchase the whole Fix I will save $73 with the buy it all discount (in addition to my $20 styling fee credit). I also have $5 credit in my account left over from someone clicking through my referral link (THANK YOU!!!), so the entire box would be $214. Oh, and I didn’t end up buying the whole box last month… just two pieces.

I’d love to hear your feedback, so please leave me some comments below and tell me what you think!

 

1/20/15 Update: Thank you everyone for your feedback! I was SO CLOSE to buying this entire Fix, but after doing the Joules Purge and getting rid of everything I don’t fully LOVE in my closet, I just didn’t feel right buying that black top that I knew was going to drive me crazy with the weird draping around my chest. I also decided that I didn’t really need another moto jacket (even though this one is so freaking cute) because I have one from a previous Fix that serves pretty much the same purpose. I did buy the other three items though and love them all so much!

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14 Responses to “My January Stitch Fix: My Sweet 16th!”

  1. Kendra January 15, 2015 at 4:56 pm #

    I love, love, love everything in this box. I think you look great in all of it. I would buy the whole thing!

    • Joules January 16, 2015 at 10:38 am #

      Thank you so much Kendra! =)

  2. Quirky Chrissy January 15, 2015 at 4:59 pm #

    I love them all. One day, when I am skinny or they sell plus-size clothes, I will Stitch Fix.
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    • Joules January 16, 2015 at 10:39 am #

      Thanks Chrissy! I’ve heard a lot of rumors that plus-sized clothes might be coming to Stitch Fix, so I’ll keep you posted!

  3. Susan January 15, 2015 at 5:07 pm #

    Keep it all. All the pieces look great.

    • Joules January 16, 2015 at 10:40 am #

      Thanks Susan, I’m certainly leaning towards that decision!

  4. Katie @ Words for Worms January 15, 2015 at 10:01 pm #

    Love it all!

    • Joules January 16, 2015 at 10:40 am #

      Thanks Katie! =)

  5. Jessy January 16, 2015 at 12:08 pm #

    I love everything except the black top. I want to like it, but I just don’t. I’m not a huge fan of the shirts that have a straight line across the boobs for some reason. Anyway, since I love everything else and the shirt’s free if you buy the whole box, I say keep the whole dang box! 🙂

  6. Barbara January 16, 2015 at 8:00 pm #

    Love it all. I really like the black tank. Think I might tell my stylist at stitch fix to add it to my next box.

  7. Debra C January 18, 2015 at 1:07 am #

    I think they all look fabulous! Keep what makes you happy. Got my first Stitch Fix delivery in December and January recently arrived. I’ve been thrilled with what they send. And, I love the element of surprise.

    By the way, I just discovered your blog. I love your writing, and especially the story of how you met your husband! If he survived being pooped on, he must be a great guy!
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  8. Courtney February 14, 2015 at 11:18 pm #

    Hi, I really like the distressed skinny jeans you are wearing in a few of your posts, and also the dark blue skinny jeans with item# 2. May I ask where you found them? We have a similar shape, and they look great on you! 🙂 Thanks, Courtney

    • Joules February 16, 2015 at 10:24 am #

      Hi Courtney – Thank you so much! The distressed skinny jeans are from a previous Fix and are the Kensie Jeans “Sophia Distressed Skinny Jean.” The second pair of jeans in the Item #2 picture are from Kut from the Kloth and they are the “toothpick skinny” jeans. I find Kut from the Kloth jeans really fit my body shape well, so you might want to try them out. There is usually a really great selection at Nordstrom Rack! =)

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