Stitch Fix Review #5 – Where I Kept it All. Again.
Tina hit it out of the park again! I am in love with the pieces from my fifth Fix. They are comfy, versatile, and just adorable. If you haven’t signed up yet, get styled here! Now, on to the fun pieces! Be sure to read my Stitch Fix Wardrobe care tips at the bottom. I’ve found some amazing tools for keeping my items in tip top shape.
The Mystree Dia Stretch Lace Knit Top
Where to start? When I pulled this out of my happy brown and aqua box, I was unsure. It’s totally sheer and very flowy. And while the lace was beautiful, I just didn’t know if I was going to like it. Then I tried it on. Oh. My. Stars. It’s amazing. Now one of my absolute favorite tops, I wear it with jeans, with skirts, with shorts, and I actually have it on with my super comfy black Liverpool pants from Fix #1 as I’m typing this. Tonight is my 5 year olds dance recital so I dressed it up with some mint and gold jewelry and some ivory cork wedges that are comfy but lovely. Ladies, you simply can’t go wrong with lace. (And here is the butter soft ivory tank that I wear under mine. You’re welcome 😉 ) I also added a close up of the lace detail below because it really is a stunning piece of clothing.
The Collective Concepts Rosco Floral Print Crochet Detail Tank
Squeal! It’s pink, flowers, and lace. It is perfect! It’s a little low-cut for me, but I added this racer back rayon tank underneath and am planning on having the shoulders taken up a bit to fix the neckline issue. This top is summer awesomeness. And the style card shows it with a gorgeous mint pencil skirt as a dressy option. So fun! I love that it’s so pretty on it’s own, I can effortlessly throw it on with jeans and booties, stud earrings, and my Stamped with Truth cuff and look like I put thought into my outfit. As a busy mom of two super active boys, being able to get dressed without having to think about my outfits is a huge plus of using Stitch Fix.
Renee C Gabe Maxi Skirt
Pixley Montgomery Chevron Print Cross Front Knit Top
Here’s my favoritest skirt ever. I never really thought I’d like maxi skirts. The Gabe maxi is super soft. I mean like pajamas, but much more socially acceptable to wear to dinner. And it looks so fun with a navy tank and white crochet cardigan. It also looks great with a simple gray tee and some flat sandals for a day out with the boys. (There was a great tip to try adding a knot to the hem on the Stitch Fix blog this week. I’m absolutely going to try this the next time I wear my Gabe skirt.)
Tina reads my reviews. How cool is that? And she noted my request for a more colorful cross front top and sent me this one! I adore how soft it is and it’s so bright and summery! The Montgomery Chevron print is a cool mix of pink, peach, aqua, and black. It goes with all sorts of stuff. Including the amazing Liverpool Susie Bermuda’s you see below.
Liverpool Susie Bermuda Shorts
Why is there a style card instead of a picture of me? Well, for starters I’m pale and didn’t want to blind anyone with the sheer whiteness of my legs. You can thank me with bottles of self tanner, please 😉 The other reason is I keep forgetting to get a picture with them on. They are either on or in the wash. I always thought Bermuda style shorts were for grandma’s. I’m now appalled that I thought that. These are like skinny Bermuda shorts in the most adorable color! They wash like a dream and you can change the length by adjusting the width of the cuff. And did I mention how comfy they are? They are perfect for running around and playing and climbing and chasing. I could also sleep in them. I’m pretty sure of it. Liverpool pants and shorts are made from a super incredible ponte/stretch/thick but not heavy material that is a mom’s best friend. I am now a convert. Thank you, Tina!
Caring for Your Stitch Fix Clothes
Now that you have an awesome wardrobe from Stitch Fixing (if you still haven’t been Styled, then go ahead and sign up here!), you need to be better about taking care of those clothes! Even the non-Stitch Fix clothes. I’ve been paying so much more attention to the care tags now that I’m not just thrifting for the cheapest “disposable-because-I-KNOW-how-my-boys-love-to-get-me-messy” clothes and because I’ve simplified my wardrobe. I don’t want to look Goodwill Chic, I want to look put together and nice. So here’s the scoop on taking better care of your nice clothes!
- Care tags matter. If they are itchy and you want to cut them out, then make a special place for them in your laundry area or nightstand. Label them so you know without a doubt which piece of clothing they belong to.
- Follow the care tag instructions. They say hand wash or hang dry for a reason. There’s nothing quite so frustrating as having your favorite top 2 sizes too small because you weren’t paying attention and dried it. Trust Me.
- Carry a stain stick! Tide Sticks are awesome. They fit in almost every purse/clutch and they are miracle workers. Here’s a bonus tip: when you have something spill onto dry clean only fabric (let’s say your 2 year old throws a tantrum and steak bites and they land on your Gabe maxi, for a hypothetical), immediately apply the Tide stick to the spot. When you get home, to prevent extra staining, blot out the stain and stain remover with cool water and then get your clothes to the dry cleaners ASAP. *Unless it’s silk. Then just get it to the cleaners and maybe don’t wear it around 2 year olds*
- Invest in an excellent Delicates Wash for your hand wash items. I adore The Laundress Delicates Wash and The Laundress Stain Remover. It’s a good idea to still use a “real” stain treatment on washables even after applying the stain stick.
- Invest in laundry bags for your washable items. Delicates bags are inexpensive and awesome. It’s a great way to keep your clothes safe, remind you to hang or lay items to dry, and if you assign one to each child (and husband) in your home, it’s a great way to keep socks paired together during washing.
- If you can wash it inside out and/or hang it to dry, do. This is great for jeans, tops, and scarves. If the wrinkles or stiffness bothers you, toss the item into a dryer on low for 10-15 minutes to soften things up.
- Bonus Tip: If you don’t have a good place to hang dry items, you can get a tension curtain rod and use it in a door frame. Just don’t hang too much on it at once.
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