Tuesday, June 14

Style: My May 2016 Stitch Fix (#6)

You may recall from my last Stitch Fix review that while that shipment was mostly a miss in terms of fit, my stylist (who also happens to be named Heather) did an amazing job of choosing pieces that were inspired by my Stitch Fix Pinterest Board and personal style. In my sixth shipment, Heather's picks were almost perfect - in terms of style and fit. Read on to find out why this Fix was a 4/5. This post contains affiliate links, and I apologize for the quality of the pictures - it rained for a week straight when my Fix arrived so we had to improvise!

I was so excited to open my May box and see the beautiful, bright colors, variety of patterns, and a few pieces that seemed to match. My Pinterest board had included a lot of tribal prints, florals, and tops with interesting backs, and Heather's note showed that, as usual, she'd done her detective work, scouring my Pinterest board and reading my note - I'd requested light fabrics because our school building basically turns into a sauna at the end of the school year. I'd also noted that I'd like budget-friendly pieces because Mr. Q and I are currently house hunting - and while the prices of Stitch Fix items are a little more expensive than I'd usually pay for clothing, I always take into account the time I'm saving and my stylist's expertise in following trends and ability to identify pieces that will fit my petite hourglass shape perfectly! Stitch Fix made it easy for me to add a few special new items to my work wardrobe without having to spend the end of the school year in a fitting room.

Here's the style card that was included with this box. I like that the style suggestions included a lot of items I already have, like boyfriend jeans, pencil skirts, and colored cardigans.

Pixley Annette Printed Tulip Hem Maxi Skirt

I've received Pixley items in several of my previous fixes and one thing I've noticed about the brand is the items always seem to be very high quality. The Annette maxi skirt was made out of a flowy, comfortable fabric and had a waistband similar to a pair of yoga pants. The bohemian-inspired print was very bright and pretty, and the tulip hem was a unique touch I'd never seen on a maxi skirt before. However, this skirt was just a smidge too loose around the waist and hips, and too long to be worn with flats. I knew my BFF Breeze would love the print, and she's taller than me, so I gifted it to her as an early birthday gift. Status: Kept for friend.

Papermoon Tary Woven Back Knit Top 

Papermoon is my absolute favorite brand from Stitch Fix, and I loved that Heather found a top that incorporated my love of interesting back details but was shirt sleeved for spring and summer. She suggested pairing it with the skirt, and the shades of blue were indeed a perfect match, but the top was very loose and flowy on me so I decided it would look best with skinny jeans, like the gray Just Black Faye Skinny Jeans I kept from my last fix, along with flat sandals and my new Yogi Surprise bracelet. I liked the sky blue color and sweater-like fabric, the back has just the right touch of fanciness for a night out. Status: Kept!

I like that even though the white fabric in the back is sheer, the decorative button is placed perfectly to keep things modest and cover undergarments. I'd wear a tank top underneath to make this top appropriate for work in a school environment. I look forward to styling this top with boyfriend jeans or my olive chinos for a more casual look.

I loved how the fabric was a blend of blue and white threads, resulting in a beautiful sky blue color, and I think it looks great with gray accessories. Can I go ahead and make blue, gray, and white my official summer color palette?

Liverpool Kaiden Cuffed Denim Short 

When I saw these shorts on the style card, and even when I took them out of the box, I loved the coral color but assumed I would end up sending the shorts back due to the price point being much more than I've ever paid for shorts. However, these shorts? So soft, so stretchy, so comfortable. In a world of three-inch inseams, the longer length of these shorts is perfect for summer activities working with children - while still being cute! Status: Kept.

Market & Spruce Chesly Button Back Textured Knit Top 

I pinned this top after seeing it on the Stitch Fix blog - I loved the fun black and white print that reminded me of a tribal pattern. The woven knit of the top is thicker than a t-shirt and I thought the shape was really slimming on me. I could picture styling this top in lots of ways for work outfits, but since it was in the box beside the coral Liverpool shorts, I decided to try them on together and loved that look, too. Then I tried them with my gray skinny jeans and Target ballet flats - also perfect! The only thing I didn't like about the top was that the neckline did not lay flat against my collarbone - but the cool button back and practically endless outfit options made it impossible to pass up. Also, how much do I love you guys that I posted a picture of my backside on the Internet so you can see the back of a shirt? I love you a lot. Status: Kept.

Crescent Nicolas Lace Detail Blouse 

One of the first "rules" of Stitch Fix is to try on EVERYTHING. In the case of the Crescent Nicolas blouse, I'm so glad I did - I thought it was kind of "meh" in the box, but it ended up being my favorite piece from this Fix. I wasn't sure about the color (kind of an eggshell), but the teal and purple (my favorite colors) in the floral print really popped when I paired the top with my gray jeans and a favorite turquoise beaded bracelet. Status: Kept!

I appreciated that the neckline wasn't a deep V - with a cardigan and pencil skirt, this top will be perfect for going from the classroom to a night out. The lace in the back of the top was a great way for a modest girl like me to try this summer's cutout trend. Overall, I am thrilled with how versatile the items in this fix are, and can't wait to mix and match them with my other clothes.

Here's how Stitch Fix works, in case you're wondering: when you sign up for this amazing subscription service, you pay a $20 styling fee and fill out a profile with your size, style, and price preferences. The styling fee can then be applied toward the cost of any items you decide to keep from your shipment, and you receive a 25% discount if you decide to keep all five items. Simply send anything you don't keep back to Stitch Fix in a prepaid Priority Mail envelope. I definitely recommend giving this service a chance if you're trying to find your personal style, simplify your life, or get on board with this summer's trends.

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  1. Loving that maxi skirt! So cute + glad you kept it!

    Le Stylo Rouge

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Ashley! I wish the skirt had been just a litle bit smaller, then I could have kept it for *myself* XD

  2. You got so many great items, I can see why you kept them all! Shame the skirt wasn't quite the right fit for you but I bet your friend is very happy to have it! :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

    1. I don't mind having to give up an item if I know the recipient is going to love it!

  3. That last top is super cute! I love how it looks on you! Overall you got some great items!

    1. Thank you Laura! I'm really looking forward to mixing and matching the floral top in a lot of work outfits when school starts.

  4. I just got blue beads (necklace) at a thrift shop yesterday and I wear it wrapped as a blue bracelet. It goes with so many Stitch Fix items. :)

    Love those shorts, btw. :)

    1. I'm obsessed with beaded jewelry right now and hadn't thought to check the thrift shop - what a great idea! I almost always get a lot of blues and jewel tones in my Fixes because I fill my Pinterest with those colors and write comments about how much I love them. Thanks for stopping by!