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My Stitch Fix review #1

I was pretty skeptical about Stitch Fix —  I had been debating giving it a try for months.  I had created a profile, updated my style profile but couldn’t bring myself to actually follow through.  One of the days I was updating my profile I managed to  schedule a Fix so I thought, what the heck, I’ll try it.  Worst case scenario I lose $20 and ship everything back.

I can get pretty picky about my clothes.  I am picky about the quality of my clothes and the way they fit.  In recent years I have become a bit of a brand snob.  I blame my childhood where I never got new clothes and always had to shop in 2nd hand clothing stores (this was before it was considered cool).  Oh the horrible clothing I wore as a kid!

When my Stitch Fix arrived I couldn’t wait to open up the box!  As I opened it up and started pulling the clothing out, I was pleasantly surprised.  Everything was LOOKING good, now I only hoped it would wear well too!.  I loved the little note from my stylist Jana. She gave me some ideas of how and where to wear some of the items she sent.  I absolutely LOVED that included in my shipment were style cards for each item.  The style cards gave me two different ways to wear each item. I suck at putting together outfits so I loved this little feature!

In general I had asked for casual and business casual items I could wear to work.  Jana delivered on my request!

The first item was Just Black Jimmy Skinny Jeans.  I shimmied into them and crossed my fingers they were going to fit…they did!  They gapped ever so slightly in the back but not bad at all.  Not bad enough that I would need to wear a belt which was great!  And um yeah, don’t mind my hair in most of these pics, I just got back from a bike ride, that was totally piss poor timing for taking photos!

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Next was the Market & Spruce Isabella Dress.  I had requested a dress that I could wear to work.  I like dressing modestly at work and not have to worry about anything looking inappropriate at work.  This dress is perfect for work.  It is long enough for the office and will pair well with a sweater or jacket.

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Here is the Papermoon Jayson Mixed Material Knit Top.  This was the only item I was on the fence about.  I am not a big fan of aztec prints nor beige tops but I have worn it a couple of times and it is growing on me!  Part of the reason I signed up for Stitch Fix was to get out of my fashion comfort zone so I am glad I kept it.

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LOVE LOVE LOVE this jacket!  Monoreno Abram Ribbed Sleeve Rider Jacket.  This jacket is so comfy and flattering.

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Market & Spruce Corinna Striped Dolman Top.  This top is very cute, nicely cut and easy to wear.  I’ve probably worn this top the most out of my Fix.  I love wearing this on Friday’s at work because it wears well at the office and translates well for happy hour!

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So if you are on the fence about Stitch Fix like I was, get off the fence and schedule your Fix!  My third shipment is on the way and I cannot wait to get it.  Stitch Fix review #2 coming soon!  Check out Stitch Fix and my referral link here:  https://www.stitchfix.com/referral/5027699

Have you tried Stitch Fix?  What did you think??

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Saturday wedding with Rent the Runway

Saturday I attended the wedding of a very good family friend at Island Park in Ann Arbor,MI.  It was such a cute little park tucked away on the North side of campus.  The wedding was so beautiful and the weather was perfect.  Enthusiastic kayakers, canoers and people floating on tubes down the lazy river added some fun ambiance to the wedding ceremony.

I haven’t had a chance to update my dress wardrobe so I was in desperate need of a dress, thank goodness for Rent the Runway!  You can rent designer dresses and outfits that range in price from $30 to over a hundred.  I can always find something fun in the $30 range so no need to spend lots of money to get a cute outfit.  RTR will send you 2 sizes that you select. The many many reviews and user uploaded photos really help you pick out the right size for you.  I simply LOVE this Thakoon dress I picked out for the wedding.  RTR also makes it super easy to ship the dresses back with a prepaid shipping label included with your package plus you don’t have to clean the dress before sending it back.  So easy peasy!

Chrissy RTR

I decided to coordinate my look with a classic French Tip from Jamberry Nails, I think it was a perfect match!  I just love Jamberry French Tips.

Jamberry Nails French Tip