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Stitch Fix #3

It’s been a month and a half since the arrival of my last Stitch Fix and after such a successful second round I had high hopes for fix #3. It was Saturday afternoon and I had spent the day at several shops wrapping up my Holiday shopping. As I pulled into my driveway I spotted my Stitch Fix box on the front porch complete with the cute aqua colored box tape. It had been a rather long day of hitting sales and buying for others so I looked forward to opening something for myself with hopes that I may have acquired a new outfit for the upcoming holiday parties.

If you are unfamiliar with the way that Stitch Fix works please read my post, My First Fix. In this post I outline the benefits and drawbacks to the system and discuss my initial encounter with the company. Overall, Stitch Fix has been a positive experience for me and I will continue to use the service in the future.

This time around I opened my box and found a personalized letter from my stylist. She had spent some time checking out my Pinterest board and mimicked some of the styles that I had pinned.

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One thing key about using this service is to set a budget for yourself before you even open the box. If you are anything like me limitations are a good thing because without exercising self-discipline Stitch Fix can be extremely pricey. I opened my invoice before unwrapping my clothes and saw that if I were to buy all five items that my total would be $150.00 on top of the $20.00 delivery fee. I saw that number and remembered how much money I had just spent on Christmas shopping before arriving home and knew that for this fix my limitations would be tighter than usual and accepted that before ever looking at a piece. I set my limit at $50.00 which I was able to stick to firmly.

The first item in my fix was adorable. A cute bangle bracelet, but for a girl who loves jewelry it was too similar to a bracelet I already own for me to really justify purchasing it. So, I slipped the bracelet right back into the return envelop provided by Stitch Fix.

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Item #2 was a gorgeous sweater by Staccato. This particular sweater is called the Dinah Open Front Cardigan. I immediately fell in love with the colors and pattern. The sweater is both adorable and warm. It is also something I can see myself wearing dressed up at school or dressed down with jeans for a night out. I’m a cardigan lover so I decided to take the plunge and keep this piece. It was priced at $48.00. In case you are wondering it was the only piece from this fix I decided to keep due to the limitations I set for myself up front.

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The next item in my fix was Kut from the Kloth’s Jonathan Skinny Corduroy jeans. Although my stylist was excited about this piece I felt quite unimpressed. I’m not a fan of corduroy and I’m definitely not a fan of olive green corduroy. These pants were also unflattering to my figure as they were a bit long and made my legs look short and stout. The decision to fold these right back up and place them in the return envelope was not a difficult one.¬†IMG_2066

Next, was the Pixley Greenich Striped Knit Top. Although this top looked like your average run-of-the-mill long sleeve tee it actually felt like it was made of durable material. Generally, I buy my t-shirts at Old Navy or Target and this piece was clearly of better quality than any tee I own. However, cute and durable had to take a back seat to budget and discipline so it was back into the envelope for this piece as well.

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Lastly, I tried on the Skies are Blue Deon Stud Detail Button Down Top. Again, this style was a complete mimic of my style so much so that I already own an extremely similar top which I wrote about in my post, Fall Flannel. The piece from my Stitch Fix was of better quality than my Charlotte Rousse top, but if I was only able to purchase one item this time around this top would not make the cut.

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In the end, I was proud of my ability to stick to my budget as I easily narrowed my purchase to one item. I still am enjoying the process of communicating with my stylist prior to the delivery of my fix and I look forward to future fixes. Also, next time around they won’t be delivered on the day that I’ve dropped a ton of cash on gifts and my budget will hopefully be a bit higher. All in all this was successful and I am at peace with the decisions I made.

If you are interested in the Stitch Fix service for yourself use this link to visit their site and be sure to give me credit for pointing you in that direction. Let me know what pieces you enjoyed from this fix!

The Ameri Brit Mom

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Fall Flannel

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I’ve never really been a flannel-girl. That was until I found this perfect ensemble over the weekend at Charlotte Russe. Previously, I would consider myself a closet-fan of flannel. I admire other people who can pull it off and lately I’ve pinned several flannel-inspired outfits on Pinterest, but I had not ever purchased flannel for myself. But all of that ended when I found a flannel perfect for me. I love the mix of navy and burgundy in this top. Those colors seem to be catching my eye¬†lately. This top is thin and could easily become a layered piece as the weather gets cooler paired also with an oversized infinity scarf. Above, I’m pictured wearing my new flannel shirt with new skinny denim jeans and boots I purchased from my mood board last week. All three of the items above were purchased this weekend and I spent approximately $60 on three totally versatile pieces. Gotta love Charlotte Russe.