Has it been a month already? Time is truly flying these days as I get so engrossed with my garden / homesteading projects as well as exciting plans to relaunch my blog in the coming months. I’m so excited to share my Stitch Fix August review with you!
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If you are not familiar with Stitch Fix, I’ll give my brief spiel. I stumbled upon Stitch Fix in January. I love how this service gives me access to an online personal stylist who personally selects 5 items (clothes, jewelry, shoes, purses) each time I schedule a “Fix”. I have my Fixes scheduled monthly, but you can choose to schedule them whenever it is convenient for you.
For each Fix, there is a $20 styling fee, but if you end up keeping anything from the Fix, that $20 fee is credited back towards your purchase. You are under no obligation to keep anything, and they provide a postage-paid return bag for whatever you do not wish to keep. If you keep all 5 items, you get 25% off the entire purchase!
Given that I have a full-time job as well as 2 young kids, I find this a super easy way to enhance my wardrobe, stay on trend, and have fun with fashion without having to find time to get away to go to a mall or sift through thousands of items online and cross my fingers that something will fit.
My stylist, Kaley, has gotten to know my style pretty well now. She knows I love color and fun/flirty items. Here is her note to me this month:
Back in April, I was seriously wanting to try the maxi dress trend. I received a cute dress in my April Fix, but it wasn’t all that flattering, so I sent it back. Well, now Kaley delivered! I’m leading off with the best item:
London Times Maebe Jersey Maxi Dress – 4 ($58)
This dress is absolutely stunning! The color and print are bold, yet classic. The halter top and banded waist are extremely flattering. I feel like a model wearing this, and it is very comfortable (no issues sitting on a rock in it).
Kudos to my husband once again for playing photographer. He captured some great shots. And check out how big my smile is that this dress is only $58. This dress speaks for itself and doesn’t need any additional styling. Since this is my first ever maxi dress, I have to figure out when/where to wear it. Any suggestions?
VERDICT: KEEP (duh!)
Papermoon Aston Cross Back Top – XS ($44)
I think Kaley was going for a blue and black trend with this Fix. The color of this Papermoon top is again a bold, stunning blue. The material is lightweight, but not sheer, making it perfect for hot summer temps. The back had a very interesting criss-cross detail.
Unfortunately, the top seemed a bit big and boxy for my taste. It always surprises me to get something in an XS that seems so large. I guess clothing sizes are trending larger and larger these days.
Eden Society Andreas Drawstring Printed Short – S ($48)
When I saw the picture of these shorts in my Stitch Fix app (yes, I do peek at what is getting shipped to me ahead of time) I was SO excited. I have been asking for shorts and these had great colors (I am very partial to the yellow/blue combo) as well as being flowy and boho. They have a comfortable elastic/drawstring waist and even have pockets:
I accessorized this outfit with my gold statement necklace from my January Fix and the gold cuff from my March Fix. I may need to check on the sizes in my style profile, though, as Kaley sent these shorts in a size Small instead of XS and they turned out to be too big. I also could not find anything in my closet to pair with them. I think I need to ask for some solid neutrals in my next Fix just to have some staple items.
Loveappella Abbey Cold Shoulder Knit Top – XS ($54)
In my note to Kaley this month, I specifically asked to try out the cold shoulder trend. I wasn’t sure how it was going to look, but I like that this top keeps everything simple, so the detail in the shoulders and mesh stand out. Speaking of neutrals, I like that this is simply black.
I did what Kaley suggested and paired it with my white floral printed skinny jeans and silver necklace from my May Fix. I could see wearing this out for a nice dinner if my husband and I ever get back around to doing date nights.
Gilli Anwen Jersey Dress – S ($64)
Kaley was right, the fit and flare style of this dress is very flattering and oh so comfortable. The colors are black and a sort of off-white. In keeping with the black in the dress, I styled this look with my black patent Nicole Miller heels (similar here and here) and skinny black patent belt (similar here). I also added a delicate silver plumeria pendant necklace that I got in Hawaii, but I love the one I found for you here.
If you know me, though, I love color and felt that this black and off-white look was not enough for me. So I added the pink open cardigan from my January Fix and put the belt over top of the cardigan to help cinch in the waist. This is definitely a work appropriate outfit now.
I was really torn on whether to keep or return this dress. It was extremely comfortable, work appropriate and in neutral colors/pattern. On the flip side, it seemed so safe and boring. I have told myself that if I don’t absolutely LOVE an item, I should not keep it, so I ended up sending this one back.
What do you all think of this one? Did I make the right choices? I’m having so much fun and success out of my monthly Fixes. I’d love to help answer any questions you may have about Stitch Fix. Feel free to leave questions for me in the comments.
If you want to see more bloggers reviews of their August boxes, check out the linkup at Crazy Together.