Stitch Fix #8 Review

Hey everyone!  It has been a few months since I last received a fix, and I have been so busy getting ready to become a LuLaRoe Fashion Consultant that I totally forgot that I even scheduled this fix after my last one in June.  You can imagine my surprise when I received an email saying my fix was on its way.  (If you don’t know what Stitch Fix is, and are interested in learning more, scroll down to the bottom of this post).


Yikes.  I need to pay better attention to these things, for sure.  And since I didn’t even remember that I had scheduled this fix, I didn’t even add any comments or anything in advance, like I normally do.  So, yeah, I was super nervous that I would get sent some crap, especially since Amanda hadn’t been available these last few fixes.

When I checked in the app to see what was in the fix, I was really disappointed with what I saw, and was feeling quite sad that I hadn’t paid better attention!

Since I’ve had a string of bad luck in fixes, even where I give loads of feedback, I simply didn’t think there was a snowball’s chance in hell that I would be happy with any of these pieces, as they weren’t colors that I loved and the damn sure weren’t prices I love.  Practically everything $100?  I mean, really, a $118 blouse?  That’s way more than I’d wish to spend on most things, and especially a shirt that I figured would be too big anyway.

But, I am here to tell you folks that as great as I think it is that you can preview what’s in your fix, you really should reserve judgment.  You simply cannot, I repeat CANNOT, judge your fix until you actually receive it.  And, you must try everything on before crapping all over it.  You absolutely have to give everything a chance, because you may find something you like, even if it’s meh when you pull it out of the box!

This fix is definitely proof that you need to wait and be optimistic!  I had all but written off everything in this fix and wasn’t even going to try anything on.  And I was mad that I was going to lose my styling fee.  But then I decided to try stuff on just to be sure.  Once I started trying things on, I ended up really liking this fix a great deal despite that first impression!!!  Lesson learned.

Kut From The Kloth Dollee Knit Dress – KEPT

Size 0
Size 0

So, yeah, I just knew I was going to dislike this dress when I previewed.  I thought I’d hate the dark color and the cut of the dress.  I also assumed it would be too big.  And when I pulled it out of the box, I really didn’t like the wrap in the front.  It seemed too busy and not my style at all.  Yeah, I was wrong.  I put the dress on and LOVED it!  img_3725-1I mean, this dress fits me like a glove. I like the wine color in person (although, admittedly, if this dress were in blue or a shade of green, I would have LOVED it even more).  And, again, this dress fits like it was made especially for me.  That RARELY, if ever, happens to me.  Now, I wasn’t excited about the price, as it’s more than I would like to spend.  But the hubs saw me snapping pictures of this dress and he was like, “DAMN, you NEED to get that dress.”  And when I told him it was expensive, and he responded “$98 isn’t expensive for a dress,” that was all I needed to know.  Nuff said.

Liverpool Kolten Denim Jacket – RETURNED

Size XS
Size XS

First impression on this one was meh. I already own 2 denim jackets, and I am not a fan of light-colored denim in any event.  After trying on, yeah, still meh.

There’s nothing wrong with this jacket per se, but it simply did absolutely nothing for me.  Yeah, it’s super soft – it doesn’t even feel like denim – but, I don’t like the color.  And, as I said, I already have 2 jean jackets that I really like, so I wouldn’t even consider buying this denim jacket at half the cost.  It was easy to pass on this one.

Free Heary Zacarias Unfinished Hem Top – KEPT

Size XS
Size XS

I was super meh about this top when I saw the preview, although, truthfully, I considered buying it regardless of how it fit so I wouldn’t lose my styling fee. When I pulled this top out of the box, I felt even more meh.  The top was fine, but there just didn’t seem to be anything special about it, either.  And I didn’t love the color, which seemed to pastel for my liking.  When I tried it on the first time, just to see if it would fit, I liked the way it fit, but was otherwise underwhelmed.  But I know you can see that I marked KEPT above, so what changed, you may be wondering?  Well, I tired it on and styled it. And loved it.


Yeah, I really loved the way this top looked once I put it on a second time. Maybe I just really like this outfit I put together, but this top went from being meh to wow! It sits right above my hips, which means it is the PERFECT length.  That NEVER happens for me when it’s not a petite size (which this isn’t). I dunno.  I just love the way I look in this top, there no other way to explain it.  The color looks so pretty against white, and I am sure it will look amazing with a bunch of other pieces in my wardrobe. Even the hubs was on board with this top.  And he’s the type of guy who is really annoyed with how much I spend on clothes. So for him to encourage me to buy something else from this fix, when he knows I am about to become a LuLaRoe Fashion Consultant, I knew I had to get this top, too.

Amour Vert For Stitch Fix Allessandro Silk V-Neck Blouse – RETURNED

Size XS
Size XS

So, my first impression on this top was that it was just way too expensive.  I am pretty sure that I have never bought a shirt for $118, not once.  And price notwithstanding, I figured this blouse would be way too big (it’s not petite) and way too long.  I also didn’t love the print.  I pretty much felt the same once I opened the box.  But, I was super surprised when I actually put it on and

loved it.img_3731Well, I loved the print once I had it on.  And this blouse is made out a very slinky material, so it feels so nice against the skin.  way it looks in the front.  It’s longer than I would normally wear, and it’s a tad roomy, but it somehow just works.  It looks great from the front, and as styled, I think it looks really cute with skinny jeans and heels. I could definitely see myself wearing this for GNO or date night. But then I turned around, and UGH, the back of this blouse, tho…


The back is no bueno.  It looks like a too-large pair of pajamas.  It looks very bad on me from this view, and that, coupled with the price tag, means this had to go back.

Lila Ryan Dorianna Skinny Jean – RETURNED

Size 0P
Size 0P

So, I always like receiving skinny jeans, and I believe I have asked for these previously without luck, so I had a feeling that I would love the cut and fit.  But, my first impression was that I wouldn’t like the color.  I actually already own a pair of green skinny jeans from Stitch Fix, so I wasn’t keen on buying another pair.

And after trying them on, I was right.  I absolutely loved how they fit.  LIke a glove.  Although, my arse is starting to look a little KK-ish.  Anywho, if I didn’t already own a similar pair, I would have definitely bought these.  But I do.  So, I can’t justify buying these, especially not at this price.

Okay, and there you have it.  What I thought was going to be a god-awful fix ended up being pretty awesome.  I kept the two pieces, and only really disliked one of the remaining.  Not bad, in my book.  I think this is because Amanda is back to styling me n(where were you my last two fixes, Amber???).  Thank goodness!  We are back in business, Stitch Fix!


Stitch Fix is an online personal stylist service.  All you do is fill out a style profile, including your wants, likes, and dislikes, and schedule a “fix” to be sent to you on a specified date.  The styling fee is $20, which you can use toward the purchase of anything your stylist has sent to you.   You buy what you want and return what you don’t want, and you only pay for the items that you keep.  Interested?  Want to try Stitch Fix for yourself?  Want to also help a petite gal get a $25 referral fee to feed her shopping obsession? Click here.

Fix #1 (January 2015)

Fix #2 (March 2015)

Fix #3 (April 2015)

Fix #4 (September 2015)

Fix #5 (December 2015)

Fix #6 (March 2016)

Fix #7 (May 2016)



Petite Fashion Friday (July 29)

Another busy week in the books. I know I sound like a broken record on that front, but seriously, by Friday I really feel like I’ve been through it!!!  But as crazy as this week was at work and at home, it was a great fashion week in my opinion because I discovered a new love – the Cassie style from LuLaRoe.

I couldn’t love this pencil skirt more! The pattern is just to die for – there are so many different colors I can rock with this skirt. And the fit is great – it’s stretchy, but not tight. And I can adjust the length depending on my mood or the look I am trying to achieve. On this day, I paired the Cassie with a red-orange blouse from J.Crew Factory, my favorite beige stretch belt from Banana Republic, and a pair of beige pumps. I was so happy with this skirt that I bought several more. I think I’m in love!

On this day, it was so hot and I really just wanted to keep it simple. This olive dress is from H&M. It has pockets, so you know I love it! I paired it with a gold toned statement necklace and a pair of snakeskin print sandals, also from H&M.


Yay. I was super excited this day to FINALLy put the Market & Spruce Kasey Knit Romper from Stitch Fix #7 into the rotation. I love this romper. It’s such a soft material and I was right  in my initial review of this romper – it is super light and airy for the hot and muggy summer months.  I paired this with a black stretch belt from Francescas (finally a new stretch belt in my wardrobe!) and a pair of gunmetal gladiator sandals from Via Spiga.

And this was another day of putting a new item into the rotation. I finally wore the Two by Vince Camuto Ikat Front Tee from Trunk #2, paired with a pair of stretch skinny jeans from J.Crew Factory.  This was really a comfy outfit.  Even though it was really warm, the sheer top was very cool!  It’s a tad oversized, but it actually works as an off the shoulder look, which I love!

Also, I actually did have shoes on at some point during the day (a pair of gold leather thong sandals) but by the time I got around to snapping a picture, I was too lazy to put them back on!

And that’s all for this week, ya’ll!  I hope everyone has a great weekend.  I’ll be up at Oh dark thirty for the kids’ final swim met of the summer season, so, as my mom would say, I need to sleep fast!



Stitch Fix Review #7 (May 2016)

(If you don’t know what Stitch Fix is, and are interested in learning more, scroll down to the bottom of this post).

Stitch Fix #6 was underwhelming, and not at all what I was hoping for, but Stitch Fix customer service being the bomb diggity and all, they contacted me after receiving my feedback for my last fix to offer me the styling fee for my next fix, and asked me, in addition to updating my profile and stylist notes as necessary, to answer a few questions to help get me the best fix for this go around.  Even though my profile, notes to stylist, Pinterest page, and even this blog very clearly reflect what I am always looking for (bold, bright colors and patterns that work on a petite frame), I was more than happy to provide these answers to their questions to ensure that this would be a good fix:

Q: What items do you wish you had in your closet?

A: Bold, bright colors/prints! (no blues, no reds, no dark/dreary colors, and no one item more than $75).  Some items I like from Stitch Fix: Pixley Stacey Scallop Hem Cut-Out Detail Skirt, the top from the resortwear blog, Papermoon Lamont Lace Detail Blouse, Taylor Poe dress, Dorie Print Floral Dress, Arlene Embroidered Top, Lexis Chevron Print Henly Tank, Cathleen Tulip Blouse, Sabina Textured Pencil Skirt, Le Lis Flit Crochet Trim Top, Zaria Romper, Fannie Striped Dress, Fuschia dress and the grey sequined outfit from NYE blog, Daniel Rainn Thornwood V-Neck, Just Black Dean Skinny Jean (but not in grey, green, salmon, or black), Kaleigh Skinny Jeans (but not in grey, green, salmon, or black), and Liza skinny jean (but not in grey, green, salmon, or black).

Q: What silhouettes best flatter your frame?

A: (1) anything fitted; (2) fit and flare dresses; (3) skinny jeans (but not in grey, green, salmon, or black); (4) v-neck shirts and dresses; (5) pencil skirts

Q: What styles and silhouettes would you like to avoid? 

A: (1) tunics (I don’t like them and they look awful on me); (2) midi or maxi skirts/dresses (I am 5′ tall, they are VERY unflattering); (3) horizontal stripes (same); (4) Anything loose and flowing (same); (5) big sweaters (same); (6) boxy/long tops; (7) ankle pants; (8) wide-leg pants; (9) cardigans/jackets; (10) dolman tops; (11) tube tops and skirts; (12) sneakers; (13) Toms shoes/loafers; (14) ballet flats.

In addition to this information, my profile and stylist notes were pretty clear about what I am looking for.  Since I started receiving fixes in 2015, I have learned that being as specific as possible is always best; sometimes, you may be disappointed even after giving this level of detail, but you are guaranteed to be disappointed if you don’t give as much specific feedback as possible!  And, I don’t think I can get anymore specific as far as what I like and dislike, want and don’t want!  So, when I previewed my fix on the app, I really felt like all of my input had been considered before my fix was put together!  If at first you don’t succeed…

And when the fix arrived two days later, I was even more excited with the bright colors staring back at me.  Even though my usual stylist, who was absent for fix #6, is still “unavailable,” my first impression of this fix after unboxing it was elation!   I asked for bold/bright colors and prints, and Briana, the “tenured stylist who works alongside [Amanda]” sent me bold colors in spades.  And I asked that nothing in my fix cost more than $75, and with the exception of the wedge sandals, Briana listened to that, as well.  So far, so good.

BCBG Generation Varida Lace Up Wedges ($89)

This is the first time I am receiving shoes in a fix, so I was pretty excited when I previewed these wedges in the Stitch Fix app.  And my first impression was that I liked the colors but thought the wedges had a whole lot going on, maybe too much.  But, I kept an open mind because you just never know about something until you see it in person and try it on!

First off, I LOVE the really cute bag Stitch Fix sends their shoes in! img_9868Not that I would just buy the shoes to get the cute bag, but I do like the bag a lot! 

When I opened the bag, I instantly loved the colors looking back at me – burnt orange and yellow.  I don’t have much of either color in my closet, so I thought that maybe these would work for me.  But when I tried them on, they just weren’t my jam.  I prefer my wedges to have a higher platform – these were too low for my taste.  I don’t like the lace-up straps on these wedges, either – they make the wedges look far too busy, especially when looking at them from above.  There was just too much effort required to put these wedges on.  Also, the straps were really long, so you have to wrap them around the ankle several times, very tightly, to prevent them from falling down.  This damn near cut off my circulation.  That would not be a cute look.  And if I didn’t tie them tight enough, I’d probably have to fiddle with them all day long. Ain’t nobody got time for that!

As much as I wanted to love these wedges because of the colors, they just don’t work for me.  And I didn’t want to spend $89 on a pair of wedges that I knew I wouldn’t wear.


Market & Spruce Kasey Knit Romper ($64)

So, if you have been reading my blog the last few months, especially my What I Want Wednesday feature, you’ll know that I have been crushing hard on rompers.  Even though have a few rompers from years past when I only liked (but didn’t love) them, this year, I am totally gaga over rompers and need (want) more!  This romper is perfect.  The material is so light and soft – perfect for the swampy summer months.  The print is pretty (I love the combination of eggplant, blue, pink, and white) and doesn’t overwhelm my petite frame.  And this romper can be dressed up, with some statement jewelry and strappy sandals, or dressed down for a more casual look, with a pair of espadrille wedge sandals or thong sandals.  I am sooo excited to put this into the rotation.


Papermoon Tulip Sleeve Blouse in Green XSP ($44)

I knew when I previewed this shirt that I was going to love the color, as I only have one other green blouse in my wardrobe.  Green is a color I need more of, so I was hopeful that this top would work out…

…and work out, it did!  The color is beautiful in person, and the blouse fits just right – not too big and not too long.  And I love the keyhole in the back.  I have so many outfit ideas featuring this blouse, which I will wear both at work (tucked into a epncil skirt, what else?) and at play (with!


THML Brea Embroidered Mini Skirt in Teal Green – XS ($58)

I actually pinned this skirt a while back, probably last year when I first started scheduling fixes, so when I previewed this fix, I was really excited to be receiving something from my Pinterest board.  But, when I tried it on, like many things in my wardrobe, it was pretty roomy in the waist.


But, I really love this skirt, and if I tuck in whatever shirt I wear with it, et voila, problem solved!

I love the color on this skirt even better than the one that I pinned (which was blue and black).  Coral and green are such great colors together!  And although I knew going in that it is a mini skirt (and was afraid that it would be too short even for a short gal such as myself), when I tried it on, it wasn’t too short for me at all.  Yay.

Of course, I definitely wouldn’t be able to get away with wearing this mini to the office, but that’s totally fine because I didn’t want any pieces that were strictly for work in this fix anyway.   With this skirt, I have a great addition to my closet that I can totally rock in my non-working life – dressed up with strappy sandals for a night out, or dressed down with gladiator sandals or cute flip flops for a more casual weekend look.

Best part about this skirt is, it can go into the immediate rotation once all this rain stops, as I already have a few things in my closet that work really well with it – the green H&M tank I am wearing above, and the green Papermoon blouse from this fix, and a coral top from J.Crew Factory that i bought a while back.  I even can see myself wearing this with a grey tee or a denim/chambray shirt and canvas sneakers for a really casual look.  The possibilities are endless and I can’t wait to wear it!


Papermoon Woven Split Back Knit Tank in Coral – XS ($44)

When I first previewed this top, I knew I would love the color.  I don’t have a lot of coral in my wardrobe, and it’s a color that I have specifically listed in my profile as a must-have.  And seeing the color in person, I loved it even more.

img_0005This would be a gorgeous color to incorporate into my summer wardrobe, especially now that I am trying to use the color wheel as I get dressed.  And in general, I am all over mixed media tops like this one. But the tank is a tad more sheer than I would like and I would need to wear a tank under it even if I wore a beige bra (I’m not wearing a tank in this photo so that you can see what I am talking about).  And having to wear a tank would add unnecessary bulk and also would take away from the whole idea of a split back top.


Speaking of the back, this tank is longer in the back than in the front, but it’s just too long for me, falling mid-thigh. And the split back, at least on me, is more like a split butt! Unfortunately, that’s not cute on me – there is simply no need for this petite gal to accentuate her posterior like this.  Nobody wants to see that!  LOL.

Also, the top is too roomy in the body.  See how it bunches up?  As much as I love the color and idea of this tank, I can’t justify keeping it.  I’ll note that I emailed customer service to see if this tank comes in XSP, but It doesn’t. So this has to go back.


Final Thoughts about Fix #7:

Even though I had to return 2 items for fit issues, I was very, very pleased with this fix.  And really, my wallet doesn’t need for me to buy everything every time! The hubs would kill me, anyway!  My happiness with this fix come mostly from the fact that I received most of what I had asked for – bold colors and/or prints, affordable pieces that I can wear outside of the office, and even a skirt that I have had pinned for quite some time.  Briana did a great job styling me!  Happy petite gal over here!


Stitch Fix is an online personal stylist service.  All you do is fill out a style profile, including your wants, likes, and dislikes, and schedule a “fix” to be sent to you on a specified date.  The styling fee is $20, which you can use toward the purchase of anything your stylist has sent to you.   You buy what you want and return what you don’t want, and you only pay for the items that you keep.  Interested?  Want to try Stitch Fix for yourself?  Want to also help a petite gal get a $25 referral fee to feed her shopping obsession? Click here.

Fix #1 (January 2015)

Fix #2 (March 2015)

Fix #3 (April 2015)

Fix #4 (September 2015)

Fix #5 (December 2015)

Fix #6 (March 2016)

Stitch Fix Review #6

I have been getting fixes from Stitch Fix every 3 months because I can’t really justify doing it every month.  Well, I guess that’s not entirely accurate.  I COULD justify it, but I shouldn’t.   (If you don’t know what Stitch Fix is, and are interested in learning more, scroll down to the bottom of this post).  And receiving a fix every 3 months coincides with the change in seasons, which is a good way to update my wardrobe at the beginning of each new season.  This quarter’s fix was particularly of interest to me because A) it’s March, the month of my birth and B) it’s spring break vacation time, so I was super excited about getting my fix this go around.  I asked Amanda to send me bold Spring colors and prints that would work for my upcoming beach vacation. I also asked for a number of specific spring items that I’ve seen on other blogs, hoping that some (or all) would be available!

So, I previewed what was in my fix as soon as I received notification in the app that my box had been shipped.

None of the 10 or 15 things I had requested by name were in this fix.  But, that happens, so I wasn’t overly concerned.  But what did concern me was that it seemed that someone had replaced my stylist, Amanda, who had been right on the money the last few fixes, with an imposter!  I was pretty sure I wouldn’t be keeping anything!  That was such a bad feeling to feel while I waited for my fix to arrive, especially since I’m going on a beach vacation soon and between this fix and the trunk I just received from Trunk Club, I was hoping to bring a whole new wardrobe (or close to) with me.  But, I was going to give everything in this fix a chance before making any decisions.

img_8482Once the box arrived and I read the note from the stylist, I learned that Amanda wasn’t available to style me for this fix, which explains why I don’t love the preview of this fix. I want Amanda back.  Wah!  Anyway, here’s what I received in my fix.



1. 31 Bits Mediterranean Beaded Necklace ($48)

Stitch Fix necklace...

I like the necklace that my stylist sent to me.  These are such pretty colors and perfect for a beach vacay. Unfortunately, I already own a necklace with virtually identical colors, which I bought at Charming Charlie’s in 2015 for about $25 less (and that one came with earrings, too!).  And really, the Charming Charlie’s version is sturdier and of better quality.  So, there’s no need to have two of virtually the same necklace, especially not at this price.


2. Kut From The Kloth Corynne Distressed Boyfriend Short Size 0 ($68)

When I previewed these shorts, I was disappointed.  Denim shorts, yuck.  Also, I said I was going on a beach vacay, and when I think beach vacay, I DO NOT think of jean shorts.  Maybe it’s just me, though.  I also don’t like the boyfriend cut, generally.  Boyfriend jeans are too loose.  Loose doesn’t look good on me – it makes me look short (which I am, of course) and dumpy (which I really hope I am not!).  So, I was skeptical to say the least.
When I tried them on with a tank from H&M and a pair of floral wedge sandals from Chinese Laundry, they weren’t that bad. They actually fit and weren’t baggy at all.  And the denim is really very soft.  But, again, I don’t think jean shorts for a beach vacation. And I wouldn’t buy jean shorts for more than $40 because I am cheap.  As my sister so aptly pointed out, I can get a pair of jean shorts like these for cheaper at Target.  Sadly, since I don’t love these and don’t need jean shorts, I have to send these back.


3. Moon & Sky Armanda Cross Front Tie Knit Top Size XS ($54)

My first impression when I previewed this top was that the colors ARE NOT colors I would wear in the Spring.  I asked for bold Spring colors and prints, and while yes, this is a print, there is nothing that says spring (or beach vacay) about this top.  I wasn’t feeling very optimistic at all about this top.

And when I saw it in person, I liked it even less. It’s just not me.  And the colors – burgundy, black, and reds – these are not colors I would want to wear on the beach.  To me, these colors seem more suited for Fall/Winter.  Also, this looks like a top someone (not me) would wear to the office, not to the beach.  I would never wear this top on a beach vacation (or ever)!  I tired to style it with a pair of white cropped denim from Loft, but it didn’t look right unless I wore a pair of purple BCBG pumps, for a business casual look.  That’s definitely not what I was looking for.  I know I sound negative, and I am sorry for that, but I don’t like this top for me.  I haven’t had such a strong negative reaction to something in a fix since that ill-fated Fix #2 (March 2015). Maybe March just isn’t my month for Stitch Fix!  


4. Papermoon Paola Embroidered Neckline Top ($44)

Funny, I read a review that was featured on the Stitch Fix Review FB page a few days ago featuring this top and I remember thinking, as I read it, “OH LORD PLEASE DON’T SEND ME THIS TOP IN THIS SAME COLOR.”  I just got rid of a few blue tops during Operation Clean Out My Closet and hoped I wouldn’t receive anything to replace what I was giving away.  So, OF COURSE this top is in my fix. It seems that I have bad karma like a mutha*****!!

But, I’ll admit that once I put on the top, I really liked it. It fits really well (just the right length and comfy without being roomy) and it is such a pretty color in person. I really like the mix of cobalt and teal stitching around the neckline.

Yes, I don’t NEED any more blue in my wardrobe, but blue is my favorite color and I know I will wear this on my beach vacay.

Also, I can wear this blouse with long pants, as I did here with a pair of white flared jeans from Banana Republic and Juicy Couture heels.

I can also wear this top with cropped skinny pants (these are from J.Crew Factory), shorts (J.Crew Factory with a pair of Mossimo wedge sandals), or even with a pencil skirt (from Loft with a pair of Carlos Santana peep-toe heels) for work.  And these are just a few outfits I threw together with this top.  I can think of so many more bottoms to wear with this top that aren’t white or green.  So, this top is definitely versatile and a keeper!


5. Dear John Finnegan Roll Cuff Chino Shorts Size 0($58)

My first thought when I previewed these shorts was, “GREAT, I JUST BOUGHT A PAIR OF YELLOW CHINO SHORTS FROM J.CREW THE OTHER DAY, FINAL SALE (OF COURSE)!”  During this same shopping trip, I bought a pair of light blue print shorts and a sea foam pair as well.  And, I think, more importantly, I have a pair of light blue chino shorts from Banana Republic already.  So, before even trying these on, I knew they’d be returned unless they blew me away.  

When these arrived, I thought they looked nice enough.  I tried them on with the 41Hawthorn Moni Geo Print & Camisole Blouse in Orange from Stitch Fix #4 and the same Chinese Laundry wedge sandals I wore above.  The shorts are really very soft.  But I don’t love the way they fit, so they definitely didn’t blow me away!

They are fitted in the rear but bunch up at the bottoms and in the front, and they’re too roomy in the waist.

Excuse the shot of my jiggly belly, but I was trying to show you that I can stick my hand into the back of these shorts, and that’s not a cute look.

There’s just no point in keeping these shorts when I’m not blown away and am really good in the blue shorts department.



I feel like I am back to square one again without Amanda styling me.  Yes, I found one item to keep that I really like, and I probably would have kept the necklace if I didn’t already have a similar necklace in my wardrobe (and if it had been cheaper).  But, the bottom line is, I want Amanda to style me because I have been really happy with the two fixes she has sent me.  Even if I didn’t like everything, I felt she was really paying attention to my comments, my Pinterest board, and this blog, even, and I didn’t get that feeling this time.

I will say that when I checked out and expressed my disappointment with this fix, I heard from Stitch Fix within a few hours, offering to style me again with a credit for the styling fee.  I will always give it to Stitch Fix for having great customer service.

Thoughts?  Am I being too picky?

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Fix #1 (January 2015)

Fix #2 (March 2015)

Fix #3 (April 2015)

Fix #4 (September 2015)

Fix #5 (December 2015)

Operation Clean Out My Closet (Day 10)

It is such a beautiful day today.  64 degrees on March 1?  And sunny, sunny, skies. WHAT?!  Even knowing that the temperatures will plummet after today and that it will snow in a few days, I can’t help busting out some bright spring colors today.  Even with that pesky 30-day challenge, with temperatures like this, getting dressed today is a total breeze.

As soon as I walked into my closet this morning, I knew I wanted to FINALLY wear the Olive & Oak Arynn Tie Back Chevron Print Tank in Coral (XS) that I received in an April 2015 Stitch Fix box.  I loved this tank as soon as I opened that fix.  It is such a beautiful and colorful chevron print. But the tank has never made it into the rotation.  And I have tried it on several times only to take it right back off.  I think this is, in part, because the tank is very sheer, and I hadn’t found a tank to wear underneath that didn’t detract from the beautiful colors on the chevron tank.  Until now.  Luckily, in looking through my tank top drawer, I found a super old and never-been-worn beige tank from BCBG circa 2004.  I think I found this at Marshall’s when I still lived in NYC.  It’s perfect for today.  You can’t see it, or anything else!

Another reason I haven’t worn this chevron tank before is because I didn’t have anything I really loved to go with it. And nothing really looked good with it.  Until now!  The chevron tank looks really nice with the Banana Republic Petite Sloan-Fit Slim Ankle Pant in Neon Cobalt (00P) that I bought (on sale) in January 2016.  The bright cobalt tone on these pants is simply gorgeous.  I really can’t have too many cobalt things in my closet. NOTE: These pants are offered online in this color.  SADNESS.

As there is a bit of a breeze today, I needed something to wear over my tank, and didn’t want a heavy jacket.  This light blue open front cardigan (S) from Mossimo circa 2013 is perfect for the weather conditions.

And because it’s not quite 70 degrees, I didn’t think it was a good idea to bust out the sandals just yet, so I put on my beige booties for a nice neutral touch.

BUT WILL SHE KEEP IT? A resounding YES to all of it!!!!  

Day 10 was a piece of cake.

Petite Fashion Friday (Bold Winter Prints)

It’s Friday, ya’ll.  I was feeling like I wanted to wear something bold to work today, especially since it’s going to be a sunny, not-too-cold winter day.  And today seemed as good a day as any to bust out the New York & Company 7th Avenue Design Studio Madison Shirt Paisley in Pink Dream (XSP).  If this shirt doesn’t say bold winter print, then I don’t know what does!  My mom bought this shirt for me, along with a blue one, and I have to say, I love this shirt.  The shirt has a little bit of stretch, so it is really flattering on the petite frame.  The paisley print on this shirt is perfectly-proportioned and won’t overwhelm a petite frame.  And the print is perfect for the winter.  There really something trendy and flattering about the contrast between the cold weather and the warmth that this print brings!

I paired this bold winter print with the 41Hawthorn Jordanne A-line Skirt from my very first Stitch Fix box, my favorite beige wide belt, from Banana Republic several years ago, a pair of silver chandelier earrings from World Market, and beige booties Nordstrom Rack.
I love Bold Winter Prints are a petite gal’s BFF!

Happy Friday!


Petite Fashion Fridays (Putting my Stitch Fix Finds to Good Use)

Wee are expecting about 2 to 3 feet of snow between today and tomorrow, so I worked from home today rather than get stuck in DC trying to get home when the snow party starts.  This city seriously shuts down in a panicked frenzy whenever there is an inch of snow, much less 3 feet, which is quite comical.  That means no work outfits to talk about.  But, have no fear, I am resourceful, and for today’s installment of Petite Fashion Fridays, I put together a few of my favorite Stitch Fix purchases – the Pixley Trisha Cut-Out Back Knit Shirt (XS) from my Fix #1, and the Level 99 Giovanni Straight Leg Jean (0P) from Fix #5.I seriously love these jeans.  They are just so versatile.  You can really dress them up or down, depending on your mood.  Today I dressed them down with snow boots and a black T.  And speaking of my black T, while it looks pretty basic, when you tuck it into these jeans and slap on a fun belt (striped, which don’t really show up well in this pic), I think the top looks a little less boring, and certainly more flattering.  And of course, there’s this…
Party in the back, people!!!  Can’t go wrong with back cutouts, IMO.  You might be wondering why in the world I would wear a cutout shirt in the middle of winter on a day on which blizzard conditions are expected.  And that’s a good question and excellent point.  But my response is simple. I’m basically going to be indoors all day and it gets really warm inside with the heat on. Plus the kids don’t have school (cancelled because we are pansies in the DMV) and they have had the fireplace on all morning.  And when I do leave the house to make sure I have all necessary supplies before the snowfall gets cray cray, I have to put on my heavy down coat, and that makes me really sweaty!  Who wants to be all sweaty when it’s damn frigid outside?  So, really, the cutouts actually keep me from burning up.  And again, I repeat, you can’t go wring with back cutouts!

Stay warm out there, peeps!