Monday, July 18, 2016

My Birthday Fix! Stitch Fix Reveal July 2016 (#6)

It's my birthday week!  Yay!  I decided to schedule a birthday fix and went completely out of my comfort zone by requesting all surprises (and I am NOT a fan of surprises).  I have to admit I changed the note to my stylist about 20 times because saying "Surprise Me!" was so out in left field for me, but ultimately I gave up control and gave her free range to select five clothing items for me for my birthday and she did a great job!

Ok, now on to the good stuff!  Here's what was in my Stitch Fix box this month:

Pixley: Hawn Mixed Material Top (XS)



watch // shoes
Details:  I had pinned a similar top on my Pinterest board and was so happy to see that my stylist, Kate, picked up on it!  I've been wanting a fun floral and I love mixed media tops.  The bright colors are so pretty for summer and I love the way this fits.
Verdict: Keep!

Warp & Weft: Mattie Skinny Jeans (size 2 26x26)
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 Details: I was excited to try these on as I really loved the other pair of jeans I was sent in my very first fix (by Kut From the Kloth) and I actually am in need of new skinny jeans.  These fit me like a GLOVE.  I mean, they were perfect everywhere... almost too perfect... I'd be afraid to gain even a pound in these for fear they wouldn't fit.  They are super cute and felt great on, but I ultimately just felt like the price tag was too high for jeans I liked, but wasn't in love with.
Verdict: Return

 Skies are Blue: Klide Woven Back Knit Top (XS)
watch // shorts

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Details: I LOVE this color green and I have nothing like it in my closet, so it was a perfect choice by my stylist!  It's another mixed material top (which I love) but this time the front is knit (vs the back being knit on the Pixley above).  It has pretty little geometric detailing down the front and around the neckline and then the entire back is that same fabric.  It's super pretty and I love the pattern on the back!  Unfortunately, I'm just not loving knit tops on me here lately and I feel like I looked wider in this than I actually am, so sadly this one was sent back.
Verdict: Return

Papermoon: Liroy Button Placket Knit Top (XS)
watch  //  jeans
Black Liverpool Skinny Jeans  // shoes
Details:  My stylist knows I'm a sucker for stripes and I was excited to see these colors as they're not normally ones I would gravitate towards.  I always love to see short sleeve shirts because my wardrobe is seriously lacking them, and I usually have great luck with the Papermoon brand, but this one was just a little too long for my liking and as much as I want to love knit tops, I'm just not finding them to be flattering on me.  Verdict: Return

Side Note: This top did however go amazing with my new Liverpool Sienna Skinny Jeans (Liverpool is a brand that Stitch Fix carries) that I purchased through Amazon.  I am officially OBSESSED with them, they are the most comfortable pair of jeans I've ever owned (they even top my Kut From the Kloth jeans) and they're super slimming!  If you don't own a pair of these yet, go buy yourself some now and thank me later.  Every woman should own a pair of these! Here are the petites (shown above, the inseam is 27" and I'm 5'0") and you can find the regular length here.

 Collective Concepts: Rodax Jersey Dress (XSP)
shoes (similar)
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Details: My stylist knew she was pushing me out of my comfort zone when she sent this!  The print is nothing I would ever gravitate towards and the colors aren't quite my style either, but I appreciate that she took a risk and sent this anyway.  She was right on the cut, it is perfect for me and the fit is amazing.  I love that the top is fitted and the bottom is fun and flowy.  I also appreciate that this is a petite so the length is great for my 5'0" frame.  I'm stumped on what to do this one.  Help me out, what do you think?
Verdict: Undecided

Final Thoughts:  Being surprised is hard!  While this fix wasn't a home run for me, I really appreciated the thought that my stylist put in to selecting each item for me this month with ZERO input or requests and it was nice to be pushed out of my comfort zone a little!  Let me know what you think... did I keep the right things?  Thoughts on the dress?

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5 comments:

  1. Love that you did a surprise fix!

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  2. It's great to give the stylist a chance to really do their thing. The dress and green top look great on you. I would love to see the back!

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  3. I think its a 5/5. I love the dress on you.

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  4. Kristin, did you end up keeping the Collective Concepts: Rodax Jersey Dress? It is adorable on you! It is awesome that you loved the Pixley: Hawn Mixed Material Top in your "surprise fix" from Kate : )

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