Stitch Fix: Reveal and Review – September 2016

It’s back to school for me and what better way to mark this time of year than a back to school fix! The kids always have new clothes, new shoes, new binders, so why not the teachers?! Well, that’s what was going through my mind when I requested this box. I asked Tina for a fix consisting of ‘professional attire’ only. I gave her some guidelines e.g. skirts and dresses need to be knee length at least. I also asked for one fitted dress. I was really pleased with my box – a couple items I really loved, including what may be my favorite Stitch Fix item to date!

So let’s see what was in this month’s fix…

Skies are Blue Rashford Lace Overlay Blouse – $58

I love the color and love the lace detailing (I seem to always get some lace which is good with me!). However, this felt way too old. I wanted to love it but it didn’t feel quite right. Plus on closer examination the fit on the back wasn’t great. It was bunching up quite a bit so definitely not worth the investment. Here it is with my favorite work pants – yoga dress pants from Betabrand. They are literally dress pants made out of yoga pant material. They look pretty smart and are ridiculously comfortable. I highly suggest you invest in a pair especially for any fellow teachers out there who might spend the day on the floor with kids.

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Outfit details:

Pants (Betabrand)

Necklace (Wantable)

Black flats (Target)

Status: Returned

 

Margaret M Rydel Knite Dress – $98

This is a really good twist on the ‘little black dress’. It’s a great length for work and the texture is a fun twist on a classic piece. The material is also really stretchy so it’s form fitting but comfortable. I requested a fitted dress and I love it. Tina suggested I pair it with a blazer and a delicate necklace and heels to complete the look. I decided to add a pop of color (I don’t like too much black as with my dark hair and pale skin it can look a bit depressing!) so I added bright pink flats (more practical for school) and a statement necklace I picked up on sale at Nordstrom Rack. It adds a bit of my personality to the outfit!

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Outfit details:

Necklace (Nordstrom Rack)

Flats (Express)

Status: Kept

                                          

Papermoon Iglesia Pleated Blouse – $48

A versatile blouse and the color works well with the two Gilli skirts I received. However, the material is not of a great quality. I can get an almost identical blouse in Express for the same price and for a better quality. Also, I happened to find the Papermoon Tulip Sleeve Blouse I got in one of my first fixes on Amazon for $20 so just stocked up on a navy one of those! A great find I found through the facebook group, ‘Stitch Fix for Less’.

Here is it paired with…

Gilli Lilith Skirt – $58

This has got to me the most comfortable pencil skirt in the history of pencil skirts. The material is like butter. If only I liked the design!!! I really thought hard about whether it was worth keeping for the feel alone but in the end decided I couldn’t look past the pattern. Boo! I hope I get another one just like it in a different pattern!

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Outfit details:

Nude flats (Target)

Bancroft Leighton Metal Bauble Necklace (Stitch Fix)

Status: Both returned

 

Gilli Gretchen Printed Skirt – $58

So here it is, quite possibly my favorite Stitch Fix piece to date. The moment I saw the colors and pattern I was in love. It’s lovely. Beautiful. Feminine. Delicate. Just a big yes! The tags were ripped straight off and this was in my wardrobe before I even had chance to do these photos! I paired it with the Papermoon Iglesia again, as Tina recommended. Loose tops with tight pencil skirts is becoming my ‘signature’ school outfit I think! I’m not bored of them yet!

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Outfit details:

Nude flats (Target)

Bancroft Leighton Metal Bauble Necklace (Stitch Fix)

Status: Kept

 

Overall impressions:

So this fix is definitely going to take the edge of going back to school and the hectic routine our lives take when we’ve got to be out the door by 7:15am every day! At least I can look cute doing it. Another great box. I actually have no idea what I’m going to request next month…maybe some fall favorites for my favorite time of year. Until next month…

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