take two: my Stitch Fix

by kacia on 20 Aug ’12 · 22 comments

So, as I mentioned before, I was ready to schedule my second fix while I was trying on clothes from my first.

[Not sure what StitchFix is??? Click here to read about it! Click here to sign up for the waiting list! They’re in beta right now – and you’ll get an invite as soon as they can get you in!]

Or as my sister texted yesterday, having had her first fix: “this could get addicting :/”

I learned a lot when I received my first fix, and yet again: I’ve learned more the second time around.

This time I learned that I shouldn’t schedule a fix to arrive on a Monday.  I don’t have the energy to make myself look cute.  Also?  Photos of the clothes?  …sprinkled with laundry, laundry + laundry. Oy.

But y’all? I need your help deciding!.  Also? I need your grace.  Just glance at the clothing I’m wearingI know the piles of clothes + kiddo kissing the mirror are way cute than my hair mop + iPhone self portraits.  So quick glance at me, so you can give me your opinion, + then look at Harlow’s cuteness + feel better about your own house when you see the piles of laundry in mine.

Okay? Okay.

Also? I can’t fool you, so I will be posting the clothes in the order I tried them on … You’ll see the floor progressively become sprinkled with all the things as you scroll through.

Ready to judge me for how messy my room is? {kidding. I hope.}

So before I show you the clothes + accessories I received, I have to point out that I think someone from StitchFix has been living as a fly on my wall.  I sort of have this love affair happening with orange + navy.  From our new bedspread + our vintage throw, to the zippered pouches I’ve been sewing in the evenings, so I have time alone to think ….. It’s true: I love these colors!

When I opened my StitchFix box + saw all of the blue + orange gorgeousness, I knew that there would be at least a few winners in the bunch!

I already had an outfit that screamed I LOVE COLORS on, so I snapped a few photos + added even more color to the mix.  Too much?

You’ll notice that I didn’t get my act together for my naptime fashion show, so Harlow joined me for the fun.

The green shirt I received in my first fix.  I admit: I love it.  This orange jacket-type-cardigan-ish top came in this fix.  I’ll come back to it — I’m still torn!

Keeping my bright blue jeans on, I tried on the sweater henley from Sanctuary.

I tried it on with a few pieces in my closet …  And while I like this henley top, I’ve got a few bones to pick.  1. it’s a little too safe 2. my torso is a little too long: I felt like I had to keep tugging it down.  Boo.

Then I threw it on with the bird skirt I received from Everly – the same designer as my green shirt!  Just like my green shirt from last time….I didn’t like it when I first saw it.  But after trying it on?  I’m sort of digging it! What do you think?  I really love having less clothes that I wear more often each season. I also want to start wearing skirts, tights + boots more in the winter! I always end up wearing pants until spring comes back around, but I’d like to change that!  My friend Rachael always wears the cutest skirt + dress outfits in the winter months every month of the year, so I’m copying. :o]

My little sidekick + I took a few breaks to read books + cuddle.

I felt + looked like a figure skater.  moving on. 

So this orange top!  I’m really torn, y’all.  It’s from Ark n Co, and it’s a mix between pea coat material + a sweater cardigan.

I love it.

Then I don’t.

It looks too old.  Then I love how it fits unexpectedly with other pieces in my closet.

what do you think?

The last piece in my fix was this scarf.  I have a lot of scarves, so I almost didn’t try it on!  I was bored when I wrapped it around my neck as usual, but when I tried my new addiction–turning a scarf into a vest–I sort of swooned + fell in love.

Okay! So I getting this post up because I need to figure out what I’m keeping + what I’m sending back?  Do I keep anything?  Is anything a no-do-not-buy-that-or-I-will-not-even-talk-to-you bad??

Help!

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xoxoxo Happy Monday!

 

 

 

 

 

 

{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

Nadine S. August 20, 2012 at 4:57 pm

I like the orange top more when you wear it with the darker piece rather than the bright – which is odd for me because I love colour!
I love the skirt. Keep it for sure!
I also love the blue pants and shoes you already own – cute!
The scarf is great!

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Amber August 20, 2012 at 5:01 pm

I am in LOVE with the green shirt/orange sweater combo!

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Mae (Life's Candy) August 20, 2012 at 5:10 pm

You’re keeping that orange jacket thingie or I’m punching your mouth.

Life’s about choices, Kacia.

My feelings about the Henley are not quite as strong but I do really like it.

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Katie August 20, 2012 at 5:10 pm

I LOVE that orange sweater with the jeans and dark top underneath! SO CUTE!

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Kate Riemersma Sluiter August 20, 2012 at 9:11 pm

CUTE!

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Megan O'Rourke August 20, 2012 at 9:11 pm

I'm a fan of the skirt! and I'm addicted to scarves so that's always makin the cut for me. So cute! I love me some stitch fix…

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mandie August 20, 2012 at 5:25 pm

orange top- yes.
henley- eh.
skirt- cute.
are the jeans from stitch fix or no? I love them.

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kim @ oh, sweet joy! August 20, 2012 at 6:17 pm

i’m totally digging the orange cardi. and thanks for the shout out, love! ps yer purty.

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Charlie August 20, 2012 at 6:32 pm

Hey Kacia!

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the orange cardi! I think it looks so vintage and can go with tons of stuff!

Love the skirt too!

Definitely not the blue dress. ha

The blue henley is just okay. Personally, I do not like thermal material. It feels weird while wearing it.

And, the scarf is cute. Not something I personally would wear, but you can most definitely pull it off!

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Jeff August 20, 2012 at 6:42 pm

Not digging the orange top. Looks a little too First Lady for me. Heart the huge scarf, blue Henley, all the pants and the bird skirt. :) Werk!

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abby clark August 20, 2012 at 6:58 pm

Please keep that orange sweater…I think it will be one of those things you doubt and then once you own it you will think..” how did I ever live without this??” I really think you might regret it if you don’t keep it-and orange is my favorite color sooooo I am biased:) I adore the bird skirt!! Adore it on you!! Keep keep keep keep it! The henley-too run of the mill. The scarf-you made it work but why work so hard to make something work right? Anyway-those are my thoughts. Your daughter is a doll baby and your color collection outfit in the first shots is my favorite! I love color on you!

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Cori August 20, 2012 at 7:59 pm

Ok, not gonna lie…. I’m not as impressed with this “fix.” Everything was cute- but I don’t know if they are all must-haves like the green shirt! The thermal is cute because it’s versatile but looks like something that will wear hard and will shrink quickly. The jacket is too old for you…. maybe if you were working full-time it’d be a nice option. Definite no on the blue dress but I do like the bird skirt! Let me know what you decide!! You look great in everything :-)

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Carly S. August 20, 2012 at 8:30 pm

It’s kind of weird…I like the orange sweater thing in certain pictures but not as much in others. It does have an “old” feel to it, but it looks really cute on you.

MUST keep the bird skirt! I wish it had come in my fix.

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Danielle Brown August 21, 2012 at 12:36 am

Really love the skirt! : ) I'm back & forth on the cardigan, too (really helpful, I know). But I'm not sure you should take advice from me since I wear hand-me-downs that don't fit right and whatever I can find on clearance racks for $5. LOL

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Good Girl Gone Green August 20, 2012 at 9:29 pm

I love that scarf, and oh those blue jeans are awesome! PS- I love your hair!

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Sarah August 21, 2012 at 12:10 am

My favorite piece by far is the skirt!

(and H’s belly button….)

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Rachael August 21, 2012 at 12:25 pm

What’s the story with that pale green skirt? That looks super cute. I think my favorite is the jacket. I agree with the idea that it looks slightly older at times, but I also think you could always throw it on instead of a normal cardigan and it would look so much crisper!

I need to tell Joanie about this site. She’s quit her vintage store and she would be so good at shopping like this for strangers!

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Jacquelynn August 21, 2012 at 8:43 pm

I love it all! So pretty! I do like the scarf and how versatile it is, though :)

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Amanda Ann Garner August 22, 2012 at 11:44 pm

I love the skirt. I think it looks great! I'm not a big scarf person as I'm also really short and always feel that they take over my whole body when I wear them but I usually love them on other people. Personally, I think that one is nice but nothing too special. I also love the sweater. The beading is lovely and I think you could make it look younger by paring in with some funkier things. I personally really like the blue dress but then again, I've always been a big fan of ice skating. In my opinion, the one thing that is a definite no is then henley but I certainly won't be offended if you don't agree :)

I just got my first fix today and I already know that I'm going to be completely addicted to this! It's so fun!

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marisa August 26, 2012 at 3:13 pm

love the peep toe wedges…what are they?

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Jessi Connolly August 31, 2012 at 2:09 am

I love the cardiganny top. LOVE. and you're cuter than the rest of america.

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keight September 7, 2012 at 12:33 pm

that bird skirt is filed under, “you better keep it or so help me…” because skirts are tricky on me and oh mama it is so cute on your with boots!

i am falling into the camp of “the orange jacket makes you look like the president of the maldives” is that mean? i think it’s the bedazzling. i really like how you style it casual, but from certain angles, you are my elementary school principal.

your scarf trick is sorcery. well played.

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