Saturday, September 12, 2015

Stitch Fix Keepers: February - July 2015

Stitch Fix Keepers: February - July 2015 Collage

Stitch Fix Keepers:  February - July 2015

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Since I just recently began writing reviews of my Stitch Fix boxes (September 2015 and August 2015), I've had some regrets!  I wish I had started sooner.  It's fun to share them with other people who also enjoy Stitch Fix!

I signed up with Stitch Fix in February of 2015.  Unfortunately, I didn't do a great job at documenting all of the things I received (at first).  As I perused my old photos, though, I did find several pictures of items that I kept and am still enjoying!  I thought I'd share them.  This collection is not all-inclusive.  I definitely kept more items than I've featured in this post.

I'll try to present the items in (roughly) the order I received them.

My first fix was great!  I kept all five of the items.  That's actually the only time I've kept everything.  My first fix included:

Skies Are Blue Nikkita Chevron Textured Blouse - Price - $28.00


Kut From the Kloth Baxley Zipper Detail Skinny Jeans - Price - $88.00


Vanessa Mooney Callahan Fan Drop Earrings - Price $34.00

Skies Are Blue Nikkita Chevron Textured Blouse, Kut From the Kloth Baxley Zipper Detail Skinny Jeans and Vanessa Mooney Callahan Fan Drop Earrings

I know this photo isn't the best.  I was in a hotel room in Las Cruces, New Mexico.  My sister and I had driven there to go to a Janis Ian concert and I thought I'd take a quick selfie on our way out the door.  We had a great time at the concert.  Afterward, I stayed and waited for Janis to sign my program.  The first thing she said to me was, "I like your earrings."  Awesome!  I hadn't been too sure about the earrings, but now they are my favorite pair.  Ha ha!  Here's a close up:

Vanessa Mooney Callahan Fan Drop Earrings - Stitch Fix Keepers

I still wear all three of these items.  I love the sheer sleeves and the design on the blouse.  The price was also great!  I'm pretty happy with the jeans, too, though sometimes I wish they had a tighter feel.  They are so stretchy that they always feel like they are sagging.  They don't really look like they are sagging, but I'm not a fan of that much stretch.  It seems like a lot of skinny jeans are like that, though!

(Update:  Fortunately, I have recently found a solution.  I bought a flat belt to wear with skinny jeans.  It definitely helps!  I tried a couple of different brands, and the Beltaway brand was the one I liked the best.  It's not meant to be seen, so it only works if your top covers your belt loops, but it has definitely saved me from constantly pulling up my pants lately.  Here's a link if you want to give it a try!)

I'm glad I had an outfit that I felt so good about to wear to that concert - it definitely added to the fun of the evening!  :)

The next few photos are from a fix I got in May.  That one included:

Dear John Finnegan Roll Cuff Chino Short - Price - $48.00

Dear John Finnegan Roll Cuff Chino Short - Stitch Fix Keepers

I love these shorts!  I wasn't sure about the color at first.  It seemed like an odd color combination - kind of a gray-green background with dark navy-ish stripes.  They have turned out to be pretty versatile, though.  They almost seem like denim to me - they go with lots of things!  I wore them quite a bit throughout the summer.  I'm definitely glad I kept them.

In the same fix, I also received:

Just Black Adalyn Distressed Skinny Jean - Price - $78.00

Just Black Adalyn Distressed Skinny Jean - Stitch Fix Keepers

I know my face is totally shadowed in this picture - oh, well!  I was having some fun "modeling" for this one.  I'm not sure that I would actually wear these jeans out in public with a Guinness t-shirt and black heels.  Ha ha.  The hat, too . . . hmmm.  It looks like I'm taking myself way too seriously!

So . . . these jeans.  I have mixed feelings about them.  I'm not usually a fan of ankle-length pants, but I'm trying to branch out a bit.  I have come to appreciate the shorter length, but I wish they were less stretchy.  I actually wore them to a baseball game last night.  It was a hot evening.  I felt like they "grew" throughout the evening.  They were definitely loose around the waist by the time I got home.  My top covered that up, fortunately.  I find that I have to plan ahead for the inevitable stretching out that happens with these jeans.

(Update number two - I haven't gotten a chance to try the Beltaway with these jeans yet.  I'm sure it'll help!)

I also received a maxi dress in that fix:

Eight Sixty Coretta Maxi Dress - Price - $118

Eight Sixty Coretta Maxi Dress - Stitch Fix Keepers

This dress was right up my alley in a lot of ways.  The colors, the pattern . . . what's not to like?

Well, it was pricey.  It is also sheer, so I have to wear a slip underneath it.  Also, there is nowhere for bra straps to hide, so I either need to strategically wear a cute one or go with a strapless bra.  There were pros and cons, but I decided to keep it.  I really do like it, but I've only worn it once.  It's not appropriate for work, and we just don't go out much in the summer.  I'm really looking forward to wearing it again, but I've realized that I need to be selective with dresses.  I just don't have a lot of opportunities to wear them!

The next few items are from fixes that I received during June and/or July.  I believe this top was next:

Fun 2 Fun Clarise Mixed Print Top - Price - $38.00  

Fun 2 Fun Clarise Mixed Print Top - Stitch Fix Keepers

I love this top!  This ended up being one of my favorite summer tops.  I'm not a huge fan of pink, but the other colors seem to mellow the pink out a bit.  I love the combination of blue, aqua, and purple!  I've gotten quite a few compliments on it, so I think it was a good purchase.

You can also see the Kut From the Kloth shorts that I got in a my next fix.  The photo above was taken in Manitou Springs, Colorado.  I packed a handful of my favorite Stitch Fix keepers for that trip!

I got these next two items in the fix I received just before our trip (end of July):

Kut from the Kloth Knit Shorts - Price - ???

Kut From the Kloth Knit Shorts - Stitch Fix Keepers

I got these black shorts just before we went on our Colorado trip.  Notice how my little pug, Diego, photo-bombed me!  Unfortunately, I can't remember how much they were.  I searched for them on Pinterest, but I didn't find any other reviews that featured these shorts and also mentioned the price.  I think they were around $50?  I'm not sure.

Anyway, I wore them quite a bit over the summer.  Like some of my skinny jeans, they are also a bit stretchy.  For some reason, it doesn't bother me as much with these shorts.  I really like them and will continue to wear them.  I wasn't super excited about them at first because I had been asking for printed or colored shorts, but they really go with everything.  They're not the most exciting shorts ever, but I've gotten my money's worth!

In the same fix, I also got this top:

Collective Concepts Peasant Tribal Halter Top - Price - ???

Collective Concepts Peasant Tribal Halter Top - Stitch Fix Keepers

This top is something I never would have tried on in a store.  That's one thing I like about Stitch Fix!  If I'm shopping in a store, I don't generally look at stuff outside of my comfort zone.  However, if someone has taken the trouble to send it to me, I'll at least put it on.  I was surprised to find that I really liked it!  The halter look was a new thing for me . . . I actually went out and bought a strapless bra for this top!  I don't usually get hung up about a bra strap peeking out, but it really looked dumb with this top, so I bit the bullet.  :)  I'm also wearing the Dear John shorts I described earlier in my post.  I've gotten a few compliments on this top as well, so I'm glad I decided to try something different!

Unfortunately, I don't remember the price.  I remember it as being a bit pricey; I think it was about $60.

This photo was taken in the arcade area of Manitou Springs (the same Colorado trip).  I almost sat in this Big Bird airplane thing, but there was clearly a sign that said "No Adults", so I decided on this awkward pose instead!  Ha ha.

Well, I wish I had more photos of some of the things I've kept and enjoyed from Stitch Fix, but this is the best I could do.  Now, I'll just accept that the old Stitch Fix review ship has sailed and move on!  Ha ha.  I'll look forward to posting my future reviews.  It's a fun way to document everything I kept - it's also fun and interesting to have a record of the things I didn't keep.

By the way, If you're not familiar with of Stitch Fix, check out one of my previous reviews for a brief explanation of how it works.  If you're interested in checking it out, please consider following my link to schedule your first fix!  (I just recently joined Stitch Fix's affiliate program, which means I get a small commission for anyone who signs up using my link.  However, my opinions are always my own and I pay for all of my own fixes!)

Feel free to comment below!  Have you received any of these items?  Did you enjoy them?  Do you think I made the right call keeping these things?

Thanks so much for reading!

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