Springing Forward with Stitch Fix

If you haven’t yet heard of Stitch Fix, boy oh boy, are you in for a treat! Stitch Fix is a totally genius concept – connecting personal stylists with consumers at prices that wont actually break your bank. After filling out your Style Profile (in which you are asked how you like for different pieces to fit, which photos of styles do you love the most, etc), you enter in your payment information and voila – in just a few short weeks, your first Fix arrives on your doorstep.

Full disclosure here: my first Fix was awful. It didn’t capture my style at all and I returned all of the items. But I stuck with it for another month and I am ever so glad I did!

Each Fix costs $20 – but if you buy anything at all, that $20 gets applied to your purchase as a credit. So, assuming you buy at least one item from every Fix, you can think of them as costing -$20! And trust me, if you fill out the Style Profile totally accurately (I didn’t really my first time), you will walk away having bought one item from each Fix.

In this month’s Fix, I received:

  • a black and white patterned dress
  • a boat-necked navy and white striped sweater
  • a red hi-lo cardigan
  • a navy silk blouse with a tulip pattern
  • a pair of patterned navy and white pants

But how, oh how, to style these pieces?

The Dress

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What I’m wearing:
Dress: Moon Collection from Stitch Fix
Wedges: Kate Spade, old (similar)
Clutch: Michael Kors
Bangles: Kate Spade, old (similar, similar)

This dress would be perfect for a brunch with girlfriends or for a date. Styled with heels, it’s slimming and summery… and pretty fun! I’d suggest keeping the accessories pretty simple: maybe have black and white with just a pop of color here and there (like how I have the bright blue bangle mixed in with the black and white accessories).

The Sweater

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What I’m wearing:
Sweater: Mystree from Stitch Fix
Button down: Brooks Brothers
Shorts: J.Crew
Shoes: Jack Rogers
Bag: J.Crew, old (similar)
Necklace: C.Wonder, old
Earrings: The Pearl Monkey
Ring: C.Wonder, old

This sweater is the perfect weight for a beach day while it’s still warming up outside (ahem, like now). It totally made me long for beachy weather, though Texas has cooperated these past few days by sending 70ยบ and sunny days my way. I really like the exposed neon zipper on this sweater – really adds a pop of fun!

The Cardigan

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What I’m wearing:
Cardigan: 41Hawthorn from Stitch Fix
Dress: BB Dakota, old
Shoes: Steve Madden
Bag: Foreign find
Earrings: The Pearl Monkey
Bracelet: C.Wonder
Ring: Kate Spade

I really love this outfit for a date night – or date day! – or brunch with friends. This would be perfect to wear out to museums or to a show… just swap out the flats for some heels and all of the sudden it’s [almost] cocktail attire! This sweater even looked great over jeans or leggings – would be a great piece to layer in the [freezinggg] office.

The Blouse

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What I’m wearing:
Blouse: 41Hawthorn from Stitch Fix
Jeans: J.Crew
Shoes: Ivanka Trump, old (similar)
Clutch: Kate Spade, old (yes, that book is a clutch!)
Earrings: Kendra Scott (make your own here)
Bracelet: J.Crew
Ring: Kate Spade

+ Flowers: The Bouqs

I instantly fell in love with this top. I’ve been looking for a #navyornothing silk blouse with a fun pattern for months. Literally. Months. I really love the tulip pattern and the way the cut of this shirt emphasizes my…assets. This top looks great either rolled up and pinned to be 3/4 length (as seen above) or even with the sleeves let out in their natural bell shape.

I styled this top with a drinks date in mind. Which is likely how I’ll wear it in the not-too-distant future. I added jeans to keep it casual, and then sparkles to keep it fun. This shirt would also look great tucked into a white skirt (like this one from J.Crew) and with boots or with jeans and flats. It’s ever so versatile – keeping this shirt was a no-brainer!

The Pants

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stitch fix pants 3What I’m wearing:
Pants: Margaret M from Stitch Fix
Button down: Equipment, old
Purse: Charles Jourdan, old
Heels: Cole Haan
Rings: Kate Spade, old (similar); Kate Spade

I love, love, love, love, LOVE these pants. I have never before owned a pair of patterned pants. Well, atleast, not since I was a kid and I was dressed by my mama in some [wonderful] 90s creations. These pants are like something out of Mad Men – like what the scandalous Helen Bishop might have worn during season 1. I’m actually going to invest in a navy silk button down… mainly because I want to wear these pants so much. They’d look great with a denim/chambray top hanging loose, a white top tied at the waist, or even a red top (you know, if you wanna get super patriotic lookin). These pants alone make me yearn for my next Stitch Fix!

I ended up keeping the blouse and the pants this month… and I can’t wait to wear both pieces!

Are you signed up for Stitch Fix yet? (If not, what the stinker are you waiting for?!)