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My most recent Fix (my seventh!) has definitely been the best, yet. They just keep getting better! I was reading back through my previous reviews, and it’s apparent my taste has changed in the last couple years! I was going through a phase. It involved buying white floral shorts. I don’t know. I’m over it.

I left a note with my stylist, explaining my closet’s color scheme (blacks, grays, darker shades, and cool jewel tones), and also pointed her in the direction of my Pinterest style board.  I told her that I needed a few pieces that would be office and Graduate presentation appropriate, but also dress-downable. She used these details and images to create a perfect Fix for me! I ended up with two pieces that I know I’m going to be happy with for a long time.

A couple things before I continue:

  1. When will winter end? I am dry, soft, and blotchy.
  2. Growing out a pixie cut is kind of terrible. Somebody please end my misery.

In this box:

  1. Jessie basket weave detail jersey maxi dress by Gilli $74 (made in the US) kept
  2. Gazele mosaic print blouse by Amour Vert $78 (made in the US)
  3. Kayella lace sweater by Mystree $68 kept
  4. Gilligan cocoon style cardi by RD Style $58
  5. Uruguay pintuck detail top by Skies are Blue $48

The dress is an investment piece, for sure, but will be perfect in the summer and for our vacation. The lace sweater, which I fell instantly, heads-over-heels in love with, replaces a less-loved black sweater that was much too small and boxy.

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Kayella lace sweater by Mystree (pet tortoise accessory not available in Fix)

I did like both the blouses, especially the mosaic print, but I already have two similar graphic print tops in my closet as it is (one LL Bean Signature and one Tart, from a previous fix). Both shirts provided no stretch, so a size small was slightly out of my normal comfort level. The oatmeal-colored cocoon cardigan (not pictured) was a non-option. It was cozy and warm, but light colors are asking for trouble. I’m a mess maker.

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Gazele mosaic print blouse by Amour Vert / Uruguay pintuck detail top by Skies are Blue

I spoiled myself with this Fix. This girl is officially on a shopping break, especially with next semester’s tuition on the horizon. I’m at a pretty amazing place right now, though, where I am, after purging and replacing, a stable 90% happy with my wardrobe.

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Jessie basket weave detail jersey maxi dress by Gilli detail / necklace from the Rock & Art Shop, Bar Habor ME

Use this link to sign up for Stitch Fix! All you need to do is fill out a quick style survey and provide a few details. Remember, the more information about yourself and your style you provide, the better your Fix will be. Give your stylist something to work with, and you’ll be happy.

Thanks to this Fix’s stylist, Heather!

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This may have been my best Fix, yet. Just about everything I received this time around was genuinely me, even though the colors were bright. I almost-almost kept two items (I loved four of them to bits) but once again I remembered that I would probably need to eat and drink coffee and buy shampoo this month.

Providing detailed feedback after each Fix, as well as linking the stylists to some kind of personal style inspiration pin board makes a huge difference. Thank you, Sarah, whoever you are.

Honestly, my only qualm with the Stitch Fix program in general is the lack of information about the brand names. A good portion of the items I’ve received have been made in the US, but I only have solid information on the labor practices of a scant few of the brands who outsource their labor. Green America has been a helpful general resource for me, but they don’t list much information on smaller labels. I usually have to  google search a label and hope that their own website clearly mentions standards and practices. With this in mind, I’m going to take a bit of a Stitch Fix break for a while to save money for clothes I can get behind.

Not Pictured: 41 Hawthorn Double Tear Drop Earrings // Sweet Rain Halsey Graphic Print Skirt

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Aryn K. Layla Crochet Detail Collared Tank

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Angie Delcan Crochet Insert Floral Print Top

The Stitch Fix stylists have learned that I love crochet.

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Angie Aviary Floral Print Belted Shirtdress

The earrings looked really pretty (peachy-coral and gold double tear drops), but they were surprisingly low-quality and definitely not worth the price. They were also far too heavy for my ears. I haven’t seemed to have very good luck with accessories in these Fixes.

The skirt, even though it was swingy and the perfect length, wasn’t something I could wear with anything I already own. I’ve also come to realize I am not super into geometric prints on my own clothing. There are a few exceptions to the rule, but I am primarily a floral, stripes, and solids kind of girl.

I loved both shirts, but they both had some issues with fit. The floral top was too long for my torso and boxed my shoulders out, and the tank top just had a general not-quite-rightness to it. I desperately wanted to make one or both of them work, but eventually forced myself to understand that it wasn’t worth it. I probably would have kept the tank top despite the fit issues, given the funds, or if it had been maybe half the price.

In the end, the dress was the clear winner. I think my Fix stylists know who they’re dealing with now, though, so I am sure to receive more crochet and floral in the future!

If you’d like to schedule your own Stitch Fix, please feel free to sign up using my referral link! Thanks! You can read about my previous Fixes here.

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I have been looking forward to my third Stitch Fix for about a month. Of course I did the dumb thing, and scheduled it to arrive on a week that my rent is due. Sigh. Once again, I didn’t quite get to reap the full benefits of this program. However, I did actually get to take some relatively decent photos of the tops my Fix stylist chose for me. In the end, there were three of the five items I really wanted to keep. The fifth item (not pictured) was a zebra print scarf I was not even remotely interested in. I currently have my options narrowed it down to two. I think. I have until Wednesday to decide. Thoughts? Guesses?

I do realize I am not looking at the camera in any of these photos. I’m not trying to be cool. It honestly makes me uncomfortable. I’m working on it.

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Daniel Rainn Lindsay Silk Sleeveless Blouse

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THML Kahlo Embroidered Racerback

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Mystree Verina Crochet Detail 3/4 Sleeve Top

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Honey Punch Payge Striped Cross-Back Sweater

I was easily able to narrow my choices down to three. I don’t know how much you can tell in the first photo, but the fit of the silk tank is totally not right for my body. Narrowing down to two was a bit more difficult, and I am still torn. I’m asking Timothy to help me make my final decision. There really can only be one.

You can get your own Stitch Fix scheduled here! If you sign up through my referral link, I get a few credits towards another Fix. And feel free to check out my previous Fixes (my second shipment was the best, so far)!

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My second Stitch Fix arrived in the mail, earlier this week! You can read all about my first Fix, here. Both experiences have been entirely enjoyable, and I highly recommend signing up if you’re interested in style! The price range absolutely reflects the quality of the items you receive. I paid around $40 for each of the shirts I’ve so far, and I am so pleased with both.

So. Let’s see what they sent me, this time!

  • 41Hawthorn Hook Detail and Toggle Bracelet Set

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I received bracelets in both of my fixes. While I originally signed up to receive jewelry items, I think I may change my settings. I am making a huge effort to choose quality handmade, ethically produced, or vintage jewelry that I absolutely love. The bracelets I’ve received from Stitch Fix have been nice, but they totally don’t fit my current standards. Besides, I would much rather have more clothes to try on!

  • Collective Concepts Poplar Pintuck Bishop Blouse
  • Mystree Tay Colorblock Crochet Knit Cardi
  • Peppermint Summer Ruffle Detail Sheer Tank
  • Awake Couture Linda Chevron Stripe Jersey Dress

Let me just tell you, before I show you photos, this Fix was SPOT ON. I had such a hard time choosing just one item. I honestly would have kept all four pieces if I had the money, this month. Sadly, I could really only afford the one item.

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In the end, it came down between the navy blouse and the sheer tank top. The dress, even though I did like it a lot, was a bit too expensive for something I knew I wouldn’t wear often. The cardigan was absolutely 100% perfect, but I couldn’t quite make the price work for me, this time around. I am really, really sad to see that go.

I ended up choosing the tank top. It is summer, after all! The diamond print is great, and I fell in love with the buttons.

This top will be making its summer debut during my trip to DC in a week and a half!

++ PS. You can still enter my little gemstone giveaway! Pop on over to this entry and leave a comment if you’d like to win!

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There are a lot of reasons this isn’t a clothes-styling blog. I’d like to do an occasional outfit post, I really would, but I am a naturally camera shy individual. Speaking of cameras, I am currently operating cellphone-only. Also, my apartment is a disaster. I have no natural light. Shutter sounds offend the tortoise. My feet hurt. Excuses, excuses. Basically what I’m trying to say is that this post was a little tricky to put together, but I really wanted to write it. Any future style posts  will be more nicely photographed.

A few weeks ago I signed up for Stitch Fix. If you’re not familiar, Stitch Fix is a monthly (or bi-monthly, whenever-ly, schedule by YOU) box of clothing and accessories curated for you by a stylist. You start the process by filling out a “style profile” questionnaire. A Stitch Fix stylist reviews your profile and ships you a box with five mystery clothing/accessory items to choose from, and tips on how to style each piece. You have three days to go through the pieces and pick the items you want to keep; the rest you send back in a pre-paid envelope. It’s just a really fun way to try some new looks, with the opportunity for a brand new piece of clothing. Your initial profile can be as detailed or as simple  as you desire, and you have the option to change your preferences later on. The check out process allows you to review your items, as well as the overall experience, with room for comments.

Items I received in my first “Fix:”

  • Katie Waltman Multi Leaf Bracelet in gold (not pictured)
  • RD Style Sage Striped Sleeveless Sweater Vest
  • Papillion Bowery Bird Pleat Front Blouse
  • Collective Concepts Ivy Sheer Tulip Print V-Neck Blouse
  • Mystree Mick Crochet Detail Front Tank Top

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Overall these were really great picks for me, but I was only allowing myself to pick one from this month’s pieces, knowing that this choice uses my entire clothes shopping budget for this paycheck, and probably for the month. I ended up picking the tulip blouse. It’s unlike anything I currently have in my wardrobe, but still manages to work with a lot of what I wear often. It’s the most me. I can easily dress it up or stay casual. This top was also produced in the US, which fits within my current criteria for any non-thrifted clothing item. So, a win? Totally a win. I am really happy with this top.

If you’re interested in Stitch Fix, check them out. I had a lot of fun with this shipment, and have another Fix scheduled for May. The best part is being able to try on things at home with access to my closet! The site is currently in Beta mode, but it only took a couple weeks for my original request to process. You can fill out your style profile while you wait.

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Again, reminder to self: This has been an exercise in investment and financial responsibility. You spent your whole clothes budget on something nice and new. No pawing at cute donations that come in at work. NO.

Full disclosure, clicking on any of the above Stitch Fix links and signing up gives me credit towards my next purchase.

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