Stitch Fix #8 Review

Good morning! I have to laugh because I feel like I just said how I wasn’t going to be blogging as much and here I am with another blog post! Timing is a funny thing, right?

Today I’m sharing my 8th Stitch Fix review with you. If you’re not familiar with Stitch Fix, in short it’s an online personal stylist/shopping service. You fill out your profile (size, body type, likes, dislikes, price range, etc.) and then when you schedule a “fix” your stylist uses that information to pull together a box for you. The box includes 5 items and can include shoes, bags and jewelry, in addition to the clothes. Again, this is all based on your preferences so if you don’t want to receive shoes, bags or jewelry, you can specify that and receive all clothes instead.

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I hadn’t done a fix for a LONG time, and when I saw that they were waiving the styling fee ($20, but if you buy something, the $20 goes towards your purchase) and that I had a credit, I had to go for it. When you sign up for Stitch Fix, you get your own referral code (linked throughout this post) that you can share with friends/family/coworkers/etc. and if someone uses your code to sign up and they schedule a fix, you get a $25 credit!

Overall, I was happy with my fix. Personally, if there are even a few things that I like in a fix I consider it successful. When I like everything it can be hard since it makes me want to keep the whole fix, although if you do that you get 25% off which is a great deal. I would’ve kept more had the jacket fit and had I not already had a black clutch. Check out my fix details below!

Urban Expressions – Arabella Clutch $34

This clutch is cute, especially with the pattern, but since I already have a black clutch that I love I sent it back. I also received a yellow clutch from an earlier Fix that was the same clutch as this one, just yellow instead of black.

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Collective Concepts – Giada Cold Shoulder Poplin Top $58

This shirt is amazing. I LOVE the style, the material, the fit and the pattern. I was so happy when it fit me because I really wanted to keep it. I can’t wait to wear it with white jeans and cute wedges in the summer!

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RD Style – Emmett Sweater Dress $84

I liked this dress a lot – I’ve been a big fan of sweater dresses this year so I almost kept it, but ultimately I ended up sending it back because it felt overpriced for the quality of the dress. I do love the burgundy color this year, though!

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Market & Spruce – Elissa French Terry Moto Jacket $78

This jacket was awesome, but just too small. I laughed that it must be because of all the weights I lift, but I actually think it was just a tiny jacket. I was bummed because I wanted to keep it!

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Vigoss – Ingrid Distressed Skinny Jean $68

I’ve got to say, pretty much every pair of jeans I’ve received from Stitch Fix have fit like a glove, and these were no exception. They’re stretchy so they keep their shape, and I love that they are a little distressed. That said, these jeans were too amazing to send back! I also thought they were reasonably priced which was a plus.

There you have it! I’ve already worn the jeans at least twice, so I’m happy I kept them! If you’re interested to see my other “fixes”, here you go:

Stitch Fix #1
Stitch Fix #2
Stitch Fix #3
Stitch Fix #4
Stitch Fix #5
Stitch Fix #6
Stitch Fix #7

If you’ve never tried Stitch Fix before, click on this link, create your style profile and schedule your first fix – you won’t regret it!

Happy Shopping! And don’t forget, if you haven’t signed up for my newsletter but want to be kept up to date with the latest and greatest, click here. I only plan on sending 1-2 emails a week so it won’t flood your inbox 😉


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Vegas Recap {What I Wore}

Good morning! We are back from such a wonderfully fun/great little weekend getaway to Las Vegas (if you follow me on Insta, I’m sure this is old news to you by now 😉 ). Usually I do one vacation recap post, but since so many of you sent me messages (or told my husband!) that you loved my outfits, I thought I’d do a specific post just for that. I am by no means a “fashion blogger”, but I will say that I had a blast thinking about & putting together outfits for our trip. I just felt like Vegas required some sort of “WOW” factor with regards to my night time attire, and I definitely think I was successful in getting that with what I ultimately ended up wearing.

Also on that note, Vegas is a whole different animal- literally ANYTHING goes when it comes to clothing/shoes/accessories there. But that’s what made it so fun- these are outfits that I wouldn’t necessarily wear on a normal dinner date night out in Boston (although you could!), but they felt right in Vegas and it was fun to play “dress up” for a few nights. Some of the clothes is this season, some is last season, but I’ve tried to link to similar items below. Enjoy!

Night One: White Jumpsuit from Bebe. I got this last year, for my bachelorette party and since then I’ve really only felt it appropriate to wear two other times: in Italy & Vegas. I feel like it’s a huge statement outfit because it’s all white, so I can’t wear it often. I couldn’t find the exact link, but here are some similar ones you might like:

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Night Two: I have a thing for jumpsuits/rompers- no lie! I ended up finding this at Express… on sale… only one in the store AND it was my size. Match made in heaven! It couldn’t have fit better and it was so fun because I was able to wear funky shoes. I got these shoes at a small boutique in Brooklyn and look for any excuse to wear them. For the life of me I can’t find a link to the romper which is so annoying since I literally JUST bought it 😦

Night Three: Another score from Express. I got this crop top last year before we went to Italy on our honeymoon and was always looking for the right thing to wear it with. Since it’s a very cropped crop top, I knew I needed something that was high waisted. I found this midi length side zipper skirt at Express before we left (now on sale) and I think it worked out really well. I added the yellow shoes (Target, last year) for a pop of color. The weather was so dry in Vegas that I was able to wear my hair straight again.

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And there you have it! Dressing up can be really fun 🙂 if you guys like these types of posts, I can start putting more together (and coercing RM to take more & better photos to show off the clothing pieces!).

Questions for you: Do you like to dress up or do you prefer more casual clothes? 

Stitch Fix #7 Review

Hey friends! It’s been a hot minute since I’ve received a Stitch Fix, huh?! Since I recently got an email saying they were waiving the styling fee and that I had a credit, I figured, “why not?!”. Generally I like to get fixes when I’ve got something coming up: trip, holiday, party, event, etc., but this time I told my stylist to surprise me- and she did great!

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I guess you could say that I didn’t really NEED anything, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t things that I would like to have to add to my wardrobe 😉 When I opened the fix, I was very happy with the colors and styles of what I saw.

 

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Here’s a recap of everything I got and whether or not I kept it:

Warbie Blazer- $68- KEEPER

I knew I would love this as soon as I saw it- the fabric, design, feel, fit- I’ve since developed a quick obsession with it! I wore it to dinner shortly after I received it and loved the way it looked paired with my black faux leather pants and tank, yet I could also see wearing it with a dress or even regular denim jeans. The color is neutral enough to go with so many things- love, love, love this!

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Jace Embroidered Lace Dress- $68 KEEPER

At first glance of this dress, I planned on sending it back since I have similar style dresses currently in my closet. However, once I tried it on I knew I needed to keep it. The fit couldn’t have been more perfect and it paired so well with the blazer I received that I absolutely LOVED. While it’s not a dress I would wear with tights, I think it’ll be great in the spring, summer and fall- with or without a sweater/blazer.

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Palermo Stitch Detail Clutch- $38- KEEPER

Although I certainly didn’t NEED a new clutch, I feel in love with this one. Partly because of the vibrant yellow color (craving the spring and sunshine, I think?) and partly because of the design, this was a bag I just couldn’t send back. I love that it has the option to be strapless and carried under the arm OR to wear it cross-body, which my other clutches do not allow for (<– See? I guess I did need it!).  I see myself getting a lot of use out of this!

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Ellie Printed 3/4 Sleeve Blouse- $48- RETURN

I’m a huge fan of this style shirt- I like the loose, flowy, thin material, but the print just didn’t really do it for me. I could see myself maybe wearing it a few times, but I certainly don’t see this style of shirt still “in style” next year so it seems like a waste of money which is another reason why I sent it back.

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Jenna Skinny Colored Jean- $88- RETURN

I loved everything about these jeans- the color, the style, the material- but unfortunately, they were wayyy too big around the waste, which is annoying because they fit so well everywhere else! Had they been a bit smaller I would’ve kept them, but I knew they would annoy me since they seemed like the could stretch out very easily. I’m trying to be smart about what I keep in my closet because I’ve realized I have so much clothes that I’ve worn just a few times which is just taking up valuable closet space at this time!

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All in all, I’m really pleased with this Stitch Fix deliver! If you’re interested in trying it out you can click on this link and create your profile and scheduled your first fix. Full disclosure: this is an affiliate link so I do get a credit should you schedule a fix, BUT when you do that you also get a referral link and can get credits when you refer people. Win-win 😉

If you’re looking for more Sitch Fix recaps, here you go!
Stitch Fix #1
Stitch Fix #2
Stitch Fix #3
Stitch Fix #4
Stitch Fix #5
Stitch Fix #6

Questions for you: What are you loving this winter for clothing styles? What are you looking forward to in the spring? Do you prefer online or in person shopping?

Five on Friday {7.22.16}

Good morning and happy Friday! Two posts in one week for me- it’s been a while since that has happened 🙂 As we are finishing up packing for our weekend getaway to Annapolis, MD for my cousin’s wedding, I wanted to share some things that may be of interest- enjoy!

    • Summer workouts– There are SO MANY free workouts around the area this summer, some of which I’m even teaching!

*Pure Barre Christmas in July– Next week Pure Barre in Lynnfield (maybe in other locations, too) is doing a “Christmas in July” where all of their classes are free. If this is something you enjoy or would like to try, I suggest signing up for a class!
*Brighton Commons Outdoor Workouts– for the next few Wednesdays the YMCA is sponsoring free fitness classes in the Brighton Commons. I’ll be teaching cardio kickboxing on August 17th!
*Legacy Place- There are weekly free fitness classes at Legacy place throughout the summer with lots of local Boston fitness instructors. I’ll be there on August 25th for cardio kickboxing and my friend Athena will be there on August 4th and a Kick It By Eliza will on August 18th.
*FIT on the Garden More to come on this later, but every Wednesday at 6pm from July-August there will be free yoga classes on the South Garden near the Pru. I’ll be there on August 3rd (again, more to come!)
*Seaport District Free Fitness- More on this (I know, I know!), but just to give you a heads up, every Monday night starting on August 1st I will be teaching a 45 minute cardio kickboxing class from 6-6:45pm outside at the green area next to District Hall/Gather. Make sure to follow SeaportBos on Instagram to stay in the know!
*Cape House (B/Spoke) While this isn’t free, it’s worth mentioning because I had a blast during the class I took . B/Spoke has again opened up a “Cape House”, but this year it’s in Mashpee (better location for me!) and they have more classes. If you’re on the Cape and looking for a great workout- check them out!

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  • Book Club- Last month we read Fates & Furies, which I absolutely loved! It kept me fully entertained and constantly surprised by various things. It was a great discussion book! This month we are reading The Light Between Oceans, which I’ve also heard is great.

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  • I’m an aunt!- Over the weekend, my sister-in-law (still so weird to say that!) welcomed a new baby girl into the world. Although I may have lost my “newest Magno” status rather quickly, she is well worth having that status. She’s absolutely perfect and I can’t wait to see her grow up!
  • Target Shopping- Leading up to the wedding I did way too much damage at Target, but to be fair, everything I bought I’ve worn and loved… including these shoes! I got them to go with my dress for our pig roast and am obsessed with them!

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  • Summer eats- We have had some really awesome meals this summer- from the pig roast at our wedding reception to a HUGE lobster roll at the Cape to ice creams to grilling, we’ve been soaking up summer to the fullest!

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With that, I hope you have a fantastic weekend! Stay cool- it’s going to be a hot one 🙂

Questions for you: Any good book suggestions for summer reading? What free  workouts are you looking forward to this summer? Any good summer eats?

Stitch Fix #6 {Review}

Good morning! I hope you’re having a great week. Mine has been a bit stressful and overwhelming, but thankfully the long weekend is almost here! While I was away for my bachelorette weekend (which, I still need to recap for you!), I received a Stitch Fix delivery- such a fun surprise to come home to. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Stitch Fix, it’s an online personal stylist service where you plug in all of your information when it comes to clothes and style (size, likes, dislikes, etc.) and then they put together a “fix” for you. Each “fix” is $20, but if you keep anything from the fix then the $20 gets subtracted from whatever the price of the item is. While the prices can sometimes be higher than I’d normally spend, sometimes the convenience of having things sent right to your house far outweighs the time it takes to go shopping and look for deals. Plus, it’s fun getting a package containing things you might not otherwise find or look for!

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Even better? When you share your referral code (everyone gets one when they sign up), you get a $25 credit to your account for everyone who signs up using your link. Since I started Stitch Fix, I’ve had a good handful of credits come my way, but recently I realized I had racked up quite a few so I figured it was due time to order myself a box 🙂 I usually wait for special occasions where I suggest specific pieces or ask for a certain style, but this time I just let them do their thing and I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised by how great the fix was! I actually liked everything, but sent a few back because they didn’t fit/look right on me.

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Here’s a review of what my fix included! Pardon my hair- this was post bachelorette party weekend 😉

Pixley Eisenhower Strappy Top- $48- KEEPER

This shirt was so comfy and I could see it being a summer staple- either with shorts (loved it with the shorts they sent in this fix!) or with jeans or even leggings. I liked that the back had a little extra funk to it with the strap at the top and I love how bright the colors are! $48 is a little more than I’d normally spend for a thin, summery shirt like this, but again- convenience factor 🙂

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Skies are Blue Kalyle Peplum Knit Top- $48- Sent back

While I love peplum tops, this one just felt cheap and flimsy. Plus, it didn’t fit well and did nothing for my figure, so back it went!

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Dear John Finnegan Cuffed Short- $58- KEEPER

I really went back and forth on these shorts. Part of me liked them when looking back at photos and when trying them on again, but the other part of me looks back and isn’t sure if I should’ve kept them- do they look too loose/baggy? Do they look too long and boring/like I’m going golfing? Too late to look back on them now- they’re in my drawer! I think I will get use out of them, though, because they are SO comfortable.

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Fate Kathina Sheer Cut Out Knit Top- $48- Sent back

This was a shirt that I really liked when I pulled it out of the box, but when I put it on the fit was all wrong. It felt boxy and shapeless- more like some of the workout tanks I’ve been wearing these days!

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Brixon Ivy James Laser Cut Dress- $78- KEEPER

Ah! This dress! I’ve been looking for more work dresses so I was so excited when I pulled this out of the box. The color, the pattern, the fit… everything was perfect and- despite the price- I had to keep it. I wore it to work and it was so comfortable! BIG fan of this dress 🙂

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There you have it! If you like any of these pieces you can simply “pin” the picture and then send the link of the pin/board to your stitch fix stylist. Don’t forget, if you haven’t signed up for Stitch Fix before, just click on this link to get started!

If you’re looking to see some other fixes I’ve received, check out these posts:

Stitch Fix #1
Stitch Fix #2
Stitch Fix #3
Stitch Fix #4
Stitch Fix #5

Questions for you: Do you do Stitch Fix? Do you do any sort of online delivery thing (maybe Birch Box or something else)? Do you have any events coming up that you’re looking for a new outfit for? Do you like to online shop or shop in person?