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Stitch Fix – A Second Go

In January, I tried out Stitch Fix for the first time and wasn’t super impressed with the items I received. I figured I’d give it a second go, because I suspect that boxes get better over time when the stylist gets to know what sort of thing you like. I changed my frequency to every other month, which seems like a good amount of time between each box.

So! The items that I received in this Fix were:

  • Light grey Artemis knit top ($42)
  • White Mackenzie Henley blouse ($44)
  • Black Dawson bar neck knit top ($38)
  • Black Asa knit blazer ($68)
  • Indigo Elvina skinny jean ($64)

Price wise, I felt like they were slightly more reasonable than the last fix I received, and style wise, it was much more the sort of thing I like to wear on a daily basis. In case you’ve forgotten what Stitch Fix is about, you get sent 5 items and have 3 days to try them on and decide if you want to keep any of them. Excuse the hastily snapped pics in the front room – I realised I needed to return the items the next day and hadn’t even opened the box! If you’ve been following me on social media, you’ll know I fell skiing last week so it’s difficult to stand on my left leg…this isn’t just me trying to pose cutely, I’m just trying not to fall over!

Light grey Artemis knit top ($42) | Indigo Elvina skinny jean ($64)

I didn’t hate this top, but I didn’t keep it because all the interesting design is at the back (not sure how obvious it is from these pics, but it was a backwards cardigan style with patches on the elbows) and for some reason, the buttons didn’t sit flat at the top part (I mean, I know I’ve been focusing on arm days this week because I’ve hurt my knee, but I don’t think my gainz are that extreme!)

Black Dawson bar neck knit top ($38) | Indigo Elvina skinny jean ($64)

I’ve only just noticed that I didn’t tuck in the hanger ribbons on the top! I didn’t mind this top, but again, it was a little too basic to keep.

White Mackenzie Henley blouse ($44) | Indigo Elvina skinny jean ($64)

I really liked this blouse – the length is what I’m looking for at the moment and the pattern is not one I would go for in a shop but I think it looks pretty good on!

White Mackenzie Henley blouse ($44) | Black Asa knit blazer ($68) | Indigo Elvina skinny jean ($64)

Finally, I received a blazer which was the first thing I pulled out of the box and literally cheered! I’ve been looking for something like this for a year or so and I feel like this is one of the benefits of the service.
In all of these pictures, I wore the jeans that were sent in the box which fitted really nicely, but I feel like all I wear at the moment are jeans, and I already have quite a few pairs that are fairly similar to this.

I decided to keep the Mackenzie blouse and the Asa blazer because they’re things that I think I will wear often, and wouldn’t have bought myself or have been able to find! I think I’ll keep the service for at least another go – it’s just a shame that this doesn’t exist yet in the UK because I had a few messages yesterday on Instagram! If you’re in the US, this link will give you your first Fix for free (and I’ll receive $25 towards future purchases)

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Topshop Slouchy Knot BlouseOld Navy Rockstar 24/7 Jeans • Primark Rose Gold Heels (similar from ASOS • Mulberry Mitzy Hobo bag (first posted on the blog in 2012)
(these links and others in this post are affiliate links – if you click them, I may make a few pennies. I won’t be come rich and famous from these links and it shouldn’t affect the price you pay for something)

It’s been a busy weekend – I was almost glad it was Monday! (although it was the most Mondayish Monday ever). I thought I’d post a quick and lazy post from my iPhone iPad (I have no idea why the WordPress iOS app doesn’t like my iPhone but works happily with the iPad. Weird.) with a good old fashioned mirror selfie to show my outfit. Why have mirror outfit posts become less cool to do? They’re so easy to do and when the loos look this good, you don’t need to do much.

On Saturday, I had my second skiing lesson which I’m going to post more about later on, and on Sunday, I headed downtown into Bellevue to the third Style Summit event at the W Bellevue. Many of my UK friends have asked how I have found the blogging scene here, since it was a large part of my life back home and I am thankful that I have been able to find a lovely community here!

The Style Summit was really interesting – I haven’t been to a conference since Blognix and this was a little more fashion focused. I especially liked the smaller breakout groups which meant you were put with people you probably didn’t know and the keynote by Andrew Hoge was hilarious! I can’t wait to go to even more meetups and events like this and perhaps even organise my own (who knew I’d miss that about #blogclub!)

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