Review: Stitch Fix

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In an effort to not only have this blog filled with Target stuff (even though I love it and you love it too), I wanted to branch out and try some other stuff out to fill my growing and expanding closet. Enter Stitch Fix (ps., this is not a sponsored post, just some honest feedback that is all my own)!

How it works:

  1. You fill out a short survey online that helps to figure out your “style” and some items that you may be interest in your Stitch Fix stylist picking out for you.
  2. You pick a shipment date, pay $20 for a styling fee (that can go towards purchasing items in your Stitch Fix box if you like them), and they send you a box of goodies the week of that date!
  3. You open the box, read your nice note from your stylist (mine visited the blog to find out my style!), try on the goods (mine was four articles of clothing and one accessory), make outfits with the goods based on the style cards that are included, and see what you want to keep versus what you want to send back.

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These are the items that I received in my first Stitch Fix box: one striped tee, one heart high-low tank, one sailboat dress, one mint necklace, and one pair of mint skinny jeans. All of these sounded right up my alley (cute graphic prints, mint items – I’ve been wanting one of those, and stripes), but nothing ended up wowing me (especially for the prices of each item)…insert sad face.

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Here’s the dainty little necklace. I’m not much of a dainty long necklace wearer, so PASS.

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This dress was so cute, and it came with an adjustable side waist. The stylist notes suggested pairing it with my red heels that she had seen on the blog, so I did!

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Everything’s better with a blazer (similar). ;)

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The two shirt were massively oversized (and I tend to be a high-low shirt hater, which is what the heart tank was), so those two were a PASS as well. They were so average that they didn’t even get photographed. And the mint jeans that I had a lot of hope for, since they were definitely long enough for my giraffe legs? They were skin tight and super thin, so they showed every single inch of my leg…which the internet is not ready for…so no photos of that either.

All and all, it was a fun experience. It’s always fun to get packages in the mail. It was cool to have someone look at your style and try to jazz it up a bit with some fun, new pieces. If the dress had been cheaper (and I didn’t already own a sailboat dress), I probably would have purchased it. I’m definitely willing to give Stitch Fix another try down the line and would recommend it to anyone who wants to try something new. If you’re interested in trying, here’s my referral link. Let me know if you have any questions, and I’ll try my best to answer!

I think I’m going to see about trying Le Tote next. Has anyone tried Stitch Fix, Le Tote, or anything else they care to share?! Let me know!

Target Review: Classic Rainboots

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So I tried these boots out in the hopes of finding some Hunter boot lookalikes for less. The Hunter boots (see some here, if you aren’t familiar) can be seen everywhere in fashion blogs nowadays. I didn’t end up keeping this pair, but I thought I would do a review of them, so you can decide whether or not YOU at home might want to snatch up a pair!

Pros—-

  • Price point (under $50)
  • 7 color options (some classic, some funky and fun)
  • 4 stars out of 5 reviews on Target.com
  • Adorable stripe lining
  • Cushy soles

Cons—-

  • Weird fitting (slightly tapered?)
  • Not even close to knee high on me (maybe I have long shins?)
  • Sizing seemed off (online reviews on Target.com agree)
  • Not adjustable like Hunters
  • All around bulkier look

Overall, I just didn’t have a need for the boots and didn’t love the way that they looked, but the red color was spot on, and I love the other colors too. If you’re in need of rainboots, check them out here: Women’s Classic Rain Boots

*For full outfit details, refer to Tuesday’s post.

Target Review: Merona Cognac Tote Handbag

Target Merona tote bag review

Merona Cognac Tote Handbag Purse

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So I haven’t done a Style on Target Review in a few months, but I definitely have a few coming up. The last two have been the C9 by Champion softshell jacket (post here) and the Merona Oxford Blazer (here), which I wear allll the time.

Madewell versus Target tote bag

This Target Review item is one of my favorite purchases in quite some time. I’m sure you have seen every style blogger ever sport the Madewell Transport Tote (on the left, see it here), which is gorgeous, classic, real soft leather, and a cool $168. On the right is my Target version, which sells for $35 (here; though there is always an option of a sale, which there was when I picked mine up).

I had been lusting over the Madewell tote for about two months, and every day it seemed like a new style blogger that I loved had purchased the bag. I don’t use bags enough to spend that much money on something, so I had been scoping out places (coughTargetcough) for a good duplicate, and this was IT.

Pros—-

  • Roomy tote shape
  • Exact same cognac color as the Madewell tote (beautiful color in both)
  • Zips close (which the Madewell one doesn’t)
  • Sturdy handle strapes
  • Bonus removable crossbody strap (this is how I like to wear purses anyways, so I am glad this one can be worn both ways)
  • Exterior zip pockets (perfect for keeping stuff in)
  • Interior pockets (two open, one zip)
  • Price point (under $50)
  • Real-ish leather looking (though it is 100% polyurethane)
  • Color choices (comes in this black too)

Cons—-

  • Slightly droopy
  • Not real leather (this has more to do with my budget, not the bag)

Overall, I love this bag, and can’t wait to use it all the time! Check it out here: Merona Tote.

*For full outfit details, refer to Tuesday’s post.