The Perfect Gift for Mom
Stitch Fix is the perfect gift for moms. It’s super easy and what a fun experience. Schedule it today and Stitch Fix will send the gift card whenever you choose! (It’s great for birthdays, Christmas, new moms, and busy college girls, too!) Get your Stitch Fix Gift Card here. Giving the gift of style and fashion fun without any of the hassle of having to drag children shopping and try on tons of clothes to find one piece is almost priceless 😉
Using Stitch Fix to simplify and Fix #4 Review
I’ve been in a huge purging mode. The only things in the house that are safe are the children, husband, and pets. And the fish may be negotiable. But I am on a mission to simplify every. single. thing. From our healthy eating to how many coffee mugs there are and our wardrobes are no exception. Purging the boys closet and hubby’s closet are pretty easy for me. My closet? Not so much. Especially since I’m still in the groove of finding my “non-yoga-pants” mom style. My goal? To have a spring/summer and fall/winter small and very interchangeable wardrobe with a few fun accent pieces for each season as well as 2 dressy dresses and one casual. Simple, easy, not in need of a huge closet. And Stitch Fix is helping me do just that.
Now on to the awesome Fix #4! (Please overlook the “I got attacked by the allergy monster” eyes. The trees down here are sneezing pine pollen everywhere)
Tina knocked it out of the park! The jeans are Kut from the Kloth Kate Boyfriend Jeans. I love the cut, it isn’t super baggy, and the length when cuffed is perfect for summer. The tiny bit of distressing was also fun without feeling like I was in “teenager” jeans. The only thing I wasn’t fond of was the rise. After having 2 very large boys, I’m definitely a mid-rise jeans girl. These are cut really well so even if you are like me and have a larger derrier there’s no gap in the back even when you bend over and the rise isn’t super low, it’s just lower than I like. So I sent them back, very sadly.
The first top is the Pixley Montgomery Chevron Cross-Front Top. The cut and fit and fabric are amazing! And y’all, I have to admit I totally flubbed up. I loved everything about the top but wanted brighter colors for summer. I didn’t email customer service to see about alternate colors (like I told you to do here) and sent it back. I have since seen it in other colors and decided I’d love to have the blue/black combo for fall. <Insert your favorite *oops* face here>. Ces’t la vie.
Top #2 is the Sweet Rain Issac Floral Print Tab Sleeve Blouse. It’s beautiful! I even had it pinned because I loved all the pictures I saw of it. And I liked it on me, but it was too sheer. I know ivory sheer shirts can be really sheer but I was really hoping this one wasn’t quite so see through, and there was a lot of green around my face and it’s not one of my best colors. Overall, it’s a beautiful shirt and I am delighted that Tina really pays attention to my style profile and pins. She’s sends great notes, too! I just love having her as my stylist!
The pink clutch is the Lysette Quilted Clutch. I carry it every. single. day. Seriously. And it’s the perfect size for Mr. T’s EpiPen jr.. The strap comes off for nights out without the kids, and the strap is long enough I can wear it cross-body style when I’m toting around Mr. F at the grocery store. The color is also just gorgeous! (It matches a favorite nail color that I’ve got linked below under my fashion emergency!)
Top #3 is the Priya Abstract Floral Print Knit Back Tank. It’s beautiful, comfy, colorful, and all around a great top. I would have kept this in a heartbeat had it not been dry clean only. As a busy mom, I just can’t keep up with dry cleaning. Hand washing is actually quite relaxing since I found this delicate wash from The Laundress, but dry clean only is just for special occasion pieces. Maybe in a couple more years when I’m not constantly dodging sticky hands.
This was a great fix and I’m super excited to get the next one (May 11th!!! not that I’m counting down) 😉
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Fashion Emergency Assistance from Stitch Fix
Isn’t this just an awesome little black dress? (The dress isn’t Stitch Fix, but they have some gorgeous LBDs). I think it’s completely Audrey, who just happens to be one of my favorites! I bought it thinking there must be a ton of ways to style it because it’s not such a dressy fabric that it couldn’t be dressed down, but with the right accessories, it has complete “night out at the Opera complete with 5 star dinner” potential. But all I could think of was pearls and nude heels. I knew there was more to this dress and the lovely folks at Stitch Fix came to the rescue!
Alexandra took a look at my dress, my blog, and sent these 4 tips on how to style it!
- Evening / Date Night: Channel your inner Audrey with a strand or two of pearls and pointed toe black heels. Add pearl or diamond stud earrings and delicate gold bracelets to give the look some extra sparkle. For warmth, try a black or white cardigan worn over the shoulders. If you are feeling extra adventurous, try adding a pop of color– it could be a red clutch, pashmina, or even a pop of red lip!
- Night Out: Add a glammed out statement necklace that packs a punch with color and shapes. Add an armful of bold bangles and try a leather jacket to give the feminine lace a more toughed up, edgy feel. Pair with black ankle boots and a smoky eye for a head to toe look.
- Business / Speaking engagements: Layer a long sleeve white collared blouse under the dress and pull your hair back into a low bun. Wear a delicate gold chain and classic round tow wedges for a professional and stylish look!
- Church/ Casual: Add bright colored beads around your neck and a denim jacket with tall brown boots.
Awesome tips! So I have to admit to you that in my simplification, I couldn’t to go out and buy a colorful statement necklace when I had a crystal one and it’s Georgia, so our April 26th wedding anniversary was too hot already for any extra layers. So I combined bits of tips 1 and 2. The result?
So I had trouble deciding on shoes and some great friends on Facebook all chimed in (can you see Mr. F’s sweet smudges on my mirror?). The nude heels (Steve Madden) won there, but hubby liked the sandals (LOFT). So it was sandals. I think I may trade in my nude heels for open toed nude heels so I can get the longer leg look but still show a bit of toe and keep my shoe wardrobe to a minimum. The necklace and earrings are the only statement pieces I own and I think they worked out great! I used my Lysette Quilted Clutch from Fix #4 as my pop of color, and OPI Tickle My Francy nail laquer just happens to be a perfect match so my toes were coordinated, too!