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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Random Fix

I did it again!  I got another Stitchfix. If you aren't aware of this amazing service, let me enlighten you.  You can see my first fix here and my second one here and here.  Stitchfix is a personal shopping service that is so much cheaper than any personal shopping service at Nordy's.  It's a great way to add unique boutique-esque pieces to your wardrobe and the biggest perk of all: the $20 styling fee is directly applied to any purchase you make from your fix so virtually...the personal shopping is free!

This is my third Stitchfix and I will definitely be doing more in the future.  I love that I can update my style profile at any time detailing any specific items I'm currently looking for and clarifying anything I don't want in my fix.  I also love that every item I've purchased from my fixes has been unique, quality, and versatile!  The ease of use (return packaging is addressed, paid, and read for you to throw the pieces you don't want in and put it in the mail) and fashion excitement make this service quite a treat.

So, if you hate shopping or love shopping, need something new or just want a wardrobe update, check out Stitchfix!  I'm telling you, I'm a very careful shopper and I have purchase something from each fix I've gotten.  This is definitely not a sponsored post - I just love the service that much.  (*however, I will gladly accept a sponsorship opportunity wink wink)

Here is what I got in my third fix.  I'm going to break it down into each piece, love or hate, and whether or not I kept it.

I was super excited about this dress when I pulled it out of the box and I was even more excited when my husband told me he loved it.  Until I tried it on that is.  I feel like this is one of the most unflattering patterns/fits/pictures I've ever seen on myself.  I also wasn't a huge fan of the price tag for a cotton maxi dress.  Feeling as though I could find something more flattering elsewhere, I decided not to keep this.

However, had it worked out, I already had visions of pairing it with my denim jacket, cowboy boots, and coral jewelry.  Darn it all.

This reminds me of how I think about at least 3 different ways to style an item before I purchase.
Do you do this?  What goes through your mind before a purchase?

I absolutely love this top.  I could picture myself tucking it into a pencil skirt, wearing it under a blazer, under a denim jacket, or with white shorts and sandals.  I am a huge fan of crochet and I feel like coral is a color that looks great on me.  Unfortunately, when it came down to it, I had to decide on one item and there was something else I loved even more.  I also have a similar shirt in cream so I opted not to get this one.  I may or may not regret this later.

This necklace caught my attention right away because of the teal.  I'm a huge fan of turquoise.  However, I hate the dangling tear drop, layered part.  Don't ask me why, but if that was not there (I even checked to see if it was detachable) I would have kept this.  Weird, I know.

I'm a huge fan of blazers.  I probably wear one at least twice a week.  I think its taken the place of the boyfriend cardigan (often times) for me.  The first thing I noticed about this was the lofty price tag for a blazer made of knit fabric.  I have a navy knit blazer that I wear often, but I definitely didn't pay as much for it as I did my nice black blazer.  That and the fact that this was double breasted turned me off. When I buttoned the blazer, the double breast made me look too wide.  Would probably look great one some, just doesn't work with my body type.

I fell in love with this blouse the minute I pulled it out.  It was the first thing that caught my eye.  I love how it falls, the 3/4 length sleeve, the cut, and the fact that the V neck isn't super low (#middleschoolteacherproblems)

This is the item I ended up keeping.  You probably think I'm crazy because it's just a black blouse.  But I haven't been able to find a black blouse that I loved anywhere!  I can see myself wearing this under a cardigan, blazer, denim jacket.  I can see it tucked into a pencil skirt, over skinnies, or with a nice pair of trousers.  The options are absolutely endless.  Not to mention there is great detail on the sleeves - I will make sure to show it the first time I style it!

A few more random things:
  • Apologies for the iPhone selfies - no excuses
  • Read Across America Day rocked my world again this year (post next Monday)
  • Tomorrow's DIY tutorial turns a plain ole thrifted sweatshirt into something amaze!
  • I'm wearing my pajamas inside out tonight in hopes that we will actually get snow tomorrow and have a delay.
  • I got super excited last night when my husband said we should check out the farmer's market in Charleston over spring break - geek award goes to me.
  • One day over our vacation, he is golfing and I'm antiquing/thrifting.  #excitedfingers
  • Jillian Michaels is my hero as of late.  She is rocking my hiney into tip top shape.
  • I want new running shoes.
  • This is the first time my Random Wednesday post has actually been random.
  • I like it.
  • Remember that great eShakti dress I shared a few weeks ago?  They are offering all of my readers a 20% discount with the code MYSMPLECTE

pleated poppy


  1. I need to check out this StitchFix deal. I have been hearing a ton about it. Love what you got!! And loving your randomness too!!! Thanks for linking up!!

  2. Hey....the iPHone Selfie is an art form!!! :) I love that blouse....it's very chic and that will never go out of style.


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