4.13.2016

Fix #5 {+ $20 SF Giveaway}

When I scheduled this fix it was with the thought I'd be heading to Vegas for a weekend. Sadly, those plans kind of fell through, and by the time said trip was cancelled the fix was already in the works, and there was no stopping the fix from heading my way. Bummer... Said no Stitch Fix recipient, ever.

In my note I requested to have Alex as my stylist, because thus far she's done a knock out job on each of my fixes. I also requested warm weather tops - because, Vegas. Since SF has upped their game and added shoes to their mix, I asked for a pair of Yosi flats I'd seen floating around Pinterest. And, once I again I requested a purse/tote for this fix. The last fix there were no purses to be had, and I was majorly bummed, as I'm in dire need of something other than a diaper bag.

The glorious day came when my fix was delivered, and I anxiously awaited until the kids were in bed to open the box (do you have any idea what kind of restraint that takes?!). When I opened the box I may have squealed with delight. I saw polka dots, and patterns, and SHOES and a TOTE.
When I read the note from the stylist I was only slightly disappointed Alex wasn't the one who had styled my fix. I'm open to new things, so I wanted to give the new stylist a shot. Solid decision.
Raquel was incredibly attentive to my notes, she clearly looked at my Pinterest board, and she literally included every single thing I requested.

Onward with the fashion show!

Lila Ryan || Liara Straight Leg Jean 
Pixley || Curran Split Neck Blouse
Confession time. I fully hate my legs. I always have. And after two babies there is exactly zero love for them. When I saw the white jeans I was hesitant, but I desperately wanted to love the Liara Straight Leg Jeans. I feel like a good pair of white pants should be a wardrobe staple. But once they were on me? 100% pass.
The Curran Split Neck Blouse won my heart before I even pulled it out of the box. Navy? White polka dots? Just let me throw my money at you already, Stitch Fix.

Verdict: 
Lila Ryan || Liara Straight Leg Jeans - Returned
Pixley || Curran Split Neck Blouse - Kept


Yosi Samra || Sandrine Ballet Flat
 I had several Yosi flats pinned on my Stitch Fix inspiration board, so when I pulled these little beauts out of the box I could barely contain my excitement.
 Typically, my shoes error on the side of conservative, and are neutral colors (lots of tans, blacks, whites). So, when I saw the mint green I was pumped. Something outside my comfort zone.
 Let's also talk about how fabulously these fold up. They could easily be thrown in to a bag for travel, or tossed into a purse if switching from heels to flats was necessary (like I wear heels anymore - Ha! Ha! Ha!).
But on me? I'm not sure I loved them. They're cute and crazy comfortable. But I'm not sure they're a pair of shoes I'd gravitate towards and pull from my closet often.

Verdict:
Returned


Aratta || Hollace Button Front Blouse
 Street Level || Liberty Braided Handle Tote
 When I pulled the Aratta top out of the box I wasn't too sure about it. When I put it on I still wasn't too sure about it. It's plenty comfortable, has a nice pop of color. But... But... Something is just off. Maybe it's the pattern? I'm not sure I'm wild about it. It feels kind of... Old? Whatever it is, I can't say I can't live without it.

But the tote? I love the neutral color, it's totally versatile, and could be used all year long. I love the buttery soft leather. I love the braided detail in the handles, it's subtle, but lends a nice amount of detail to an otherwise fairly plain tote. I love that the bag itself is deep and could store all the (un)necessary crap that I toss into any give bag/purse/tote. I also appreciate the fact that a longer strap can be added for an over the shoulder look.

Verdict:
Aratta || Hollice Button Front Blouse - Returned
Street Level || Liberty Braided Handle Tote - Kept

There you have it. While the fix itself was a 2/5 I thought it was astonishingly fun and a successful fix. Raquel was super attentive, sent items that I loved, items that pushed me out of my comfort zone, and items that will easily be in frequent rotation. From now on I'll be requesting Alex and Raquel!

What do you think?? Did I keep the right pieces? Did I send back items I should have kept?

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If you've stuck around this long - woohoo! To reward that I'm giveaway a $20 credit to Stitch Fix (wouldn't you know it, that's just the right amount to cover a styling fee)! SO, if you've never tried Stitch Fix be sure to enter. You could have your styling fee for FREE!
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Happy Stitch Fixing!

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Giveaway runs 12:00AM (Pacific)4/13- 12:00AM (Pacific)4/20.
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If winner does not respond within 48 hours a second drawing will be held.

45 comments:

  1. That was a pretty great fix. I love both items you kept!! Great choices! :)

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  2. Love the polka dot top! So versatile. I also really liked the flats, too! The bag is just right! I'm so glad you kept it!

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  3. That polka dot top is perfection, love it! I think you should have kept the flats too, haha. And woo-hoo! Glad you got your bag, finally! I love how soft it looks and the color!

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  4. LOVE the polka dot top and I really love the print too... but it is hard to tell if I would in person by the photos. I also love the tote and the shoe additions to the fix. What a fun mix up!

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  5. I love those shoes! Too bad they didn't speak to you. I love the tote too. I have white jeans, but I never wear them! Maybe I should!

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  6. I love everything, but I totally get not keeping the pieces that don't fit right. That blouse...meh. I feel like a lot of stuff out right now makes me feel "old" and not like a hip mom. ;) Haha!!! Too bad those shoes didn't work!! I've gotten a few things from SF that I was DYING to get, but when I got them, they didn't work. Bummer!

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  7. I adore that polka dot top! What a great fix!

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  8. Love the items you kept! Especially that top!

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  9. Oh my gosh - GREAT FIX! I totally would have kept it all, honestly.... and I couldn't pin that bag fast enough! Such cute stuff!!!

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  10. LOVE that tote!!! You chose correctly! And the rafflecopter isn't working. Boo! :(

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  11. I really loved everything you got! I actually think that other top looked great on you! Love that tote though. I've been wanting to try YS flats- either those or Tieks. I've heard good things about both. Also, just an fyi- looks like maybe the giveaway isn't working? I just see a little colored triangle symbol that flashes.

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  12. I think it was all cute too. I really think you should have kept the print top or at least the mint shoes. But you have to wear them.

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  13. The Pixley top is adorable & looks great on you! Awesome choice!

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  14. The Pixley top is adorable & looks great on you! Awesome choice!

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  15. I think you made great choices. The shoes are cute, but almost look too comfy...like a slipper.

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  16. I love the Yosi Samras, I wish the piping was not black though.

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  17. I loved those flats, girl! and the white jeans looked awesome on you!
    and I'm curious, what was the price of those flats? I'm hesitant to ask for shoes in my next fix.

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  18. I love the polka dot top. Definitely my favorite!! :)

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  19. $20 to SF is never a bad thing!! I think you kept some winners! Those shoes are super cool in how they fold, but yeah, probably not something I would spend the money on either. And I'm the same way with white pants. I would love a pair, but nothing I've tried fits/flatters me the right ways.

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  20. That polka dot top!!!! I need that in my life! And I'm totally digging those shoes and the white blouse! I want your stylist!

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  21. Super cute fix. I love the navy polka dot top!!

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  22. I requested polka dots in my next fix... hoping that top shows up. I'm with you on the whole navy and white thing... Love it!

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  23. Love the tote! I was a little sad you were keeping it.

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  24. I love the shoes! I love wearing flats to work, and that mint is so pretty!

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  25. Polka dots and tan leather carry all, yes and yes! Since we agree on the leg issue, I have yet to find a pair of white pants that I love. I may have given up... I didnt know you had a tattoo, its so sweet and feminine!

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  26. Great keeps..!! I love the tote and I think I like that button front blouse. Very spring-y fix, so fun!! :)

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  27. I love these: Aratta || Hollace Button Front Blouse

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  28. I actually love the floral blouse -- it's my favorite! But I'm a sucker for florals ;)

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  29. Beautiful fix!!! I love the mint flats and tote!

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  30. Love that polkadot top! So cute!

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  31. i like the bag, i got the same shoes in my last fix but i thought the trim was too scratchy so didnt keep them

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  32. This was such a great fix!!! I love everything you got but agree with the things you kept. I actually really do like those white jeans on you, but I agree that if you aren't 100% comfortable, then you should return them. I can't say that I'd ever be comfortable wearing white jeans on me, but I LOVE how they look on others, so I understand what you're saying. I do LOVE that polka dot top though so I'm glad you kept it! So excited that they sent you a tote and shoes like you asked, even if the shoes didn't work out! I want to ask for shoes in my next fix, but I'm not sure what kind... I need to go look on Pinterest!

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  33. Seriously loved everything on you! That tote is amazing... I have something similar. And I want a pair of white jeans too, but I'm not sure how realistic they are.

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  34. Good fix! I like the Aratta top but the pockets probably would have bothered me.

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  35. I knew you were going to keep that polka dot top, it looked too good not to! I bought a white pear of jeans from Old Navy that I love, and guess what.. I have never actually worn them! LOL

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  36. My favorite item was the navy polka dot blouse. I pinned it.

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  37. Lex has 100 pairs of yosimara flats. And I have none! I need to take the plunge after hearing "crazy comfortable". Love everything you kept!!

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  38. I think the white pants look great on you! And that top is a definite keeper as is that amazing tote. Love the color and the detail.

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  39. I love the polka dot top! So cute :)

    Blessings,
    Edye // Gracefulcoffee.wordpress.com

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  40. The polkadot blouse is adorable on you. Really enjoyed reading about your fix.

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  41. Love both pieces you chose! That polka dot top was made for you!

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