Friday, October 26, 2018

Stitch Fix 21: A Sweater and Luxe Leggings, Plus A Review Of The Entire Box!

 Today I'm covering the last two pieces I received in my 21st box from Stitch Fix:  a striped sweater and a pair of leggings.  My stylist suggested wearing the two pieces together and I did because the colors complimented each other and the sweater was long enough to make it appropriate to wear with leggings.


 First, lets talk about the sweater.  It is by 41 Hawthorn and is called "Hillari Cowl Neck Pullover".  There were so many things about this sweater I loved.  It is super soft and thin, and it felt like a dream to wear.  It was so cozy!  I also liked the cowl neck and the length.  I prefer longer sweaters that don't stop at my waist line.  What I didn't like?  The stripes!  Oh my goodness, I almost kept this sweater because I loved the way it felt when I was wearing it.  But when I saw the pictures of these horizontal lines going straight across my upper body, I felt it made my upper torso look bigger than it already is, so back it went, with great sadness.  Hubby didn't like it either, he thought it was too simple and boring, although he did like the cowl neck.  If the sweater would have came in a different color (I have too much black already) or print, I would have kept it in a heartbeat.


 If you are interested in requesting this sweater from your stylist, I am wearing a size Medium for reference.


My next item in this Fix was a pair of luxe leggings.  They are by Liverpool and are actually called pants (but trust me, they are leggings!) titled "Kennedy Skinny Pant".  But, I can see why they are called pants because the quality is less of a legging and more like a pant.  They have faux pockets, a faux zipper...so they look like pants.  But the material is a very thick Spandex type as you can tell by the way I'm stretching the material away from my leg in the photo below.


I am crazy in love with these leggings/pants.  For years I wore those cheap, thin, cotton leggings that cost about $7.00.  Then a few years ago I bought my first pair of black dressy leggings by Worthington from JCPenney.  They were such a huge step up I decided never to buy the cheap kind again.  I loved how I could wear those dressy leggings as pants and not to have to worry so much about  them being immodest.  But these leggings, are even so much better than my Worthington pair.  They are thicker, stronger, and the faux zipper/pockets make them look like I'm wearing skinny jeans, not leggings.  They also have a very high rise, which is a great attribute for Spandex leggings, for it sucks in my tummy tight!  I can not say enough about the quality of these leggings!  They come with a hefty price tag of $78 but, they are so worth it!  The color of leggings I'm wearing is called "Eggplant" which is a perfect fall/winter color.  It's darker than a burgundy, but it offers more color than black, grey, brown, or blue.  I really love this color.


I carried a black handbag from Liz Claiborne (old) to coordinate with the black sweater.


For footwear, I chose grey suede booties to "brighten" the outfit a bit since every other item I'm wearing was dark.


So what do you think?  Did I make the right decision to send the sweater back and keep the leggings?  What would you have done?  I'd love to hear from you!


 And now lets review the entire box from my 21st Fix.

I received 5 items:  2 tops, 2 sweaters, and a pair of leggings.  I kept one top and one pair of leggings.

Skies Are Blue "Finnie Tie Neck Peasant Top":

Status:  KEPT!

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Leo & Nicole "Jaelynn Cotton Blend Ribbed Open Cardigan

Status:  Returned!

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Daniel Rainn "Koda Split Neck Blouse"

Status:  Returned (but I kinda wish I kept)

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Overall, I thought this was another great Fix for me.  There was only one item I really did not like at all (the striped cardigan).  I loved the floral top, I only sent it back because I have too many dark floral tops in my closet already.  The striped cowl neck sweater was super cozy, but gosh, I hate the way stripes look on me!  The peasant top was the best item in the Fix:  such an original piece!  And the leggings are top quality,  I would love more in different colors!

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Have a Great Day!  Amy

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24 comments:

  1. I like your striped top but I love everything striped, haha! And the leggings sound like a winner - it's good that they are worth the high price :)


    Hope that you are having a great week :) I've been sick for most of it but I'm starting to feel better :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

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    1. Yes, I know most fashion bloggers love stripes. I'm the oddball. In my early years of fashion blogger, I always purchased whatever the other bloggers were wearing. But now, I'm being more true to myself. I don't care how many other bloggers are wearing it, if I don't like it, or I don't look good in it, I'm not joining the band wagon. Glad you're feeling better.

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  2. What a fabulous color of leggings. I'd have kept too. You are doing great in your selections!

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  3. I love stripes too, still have striped shirts from years go in my closet and do like the sweater. The pants look really nice on you too, love the color! But so pricey!!
    I think my favorites from this fix were the peasant shirt, black floral shirt and the cardigan.

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    1. Yes, most women love stripes, which is probably why I received two striped items in this Fix. I agree the leggings are pricey. It's just the brand. I googled the leggings and they cost just as much everywhere else. I thinks it's worth it if I can wear them for years. Cheap leggings usually get holes in them really fast.

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  4. Your smile was a give away on the peasant top. I knew you couldn't have sent it back if it made you smile that widely!! Love it on you. And the leggings sound fabulous. I have several pair that are priced in between these and the cheap ones but always feel self-conscious wearing them. Need to get over it. They are so comfy.

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    1. Leslie you should try a pair of these leggings, you would not feel self-conscious in them at all. They really are more like pants!

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  5. You make all the pieces look great! Stitch Fix is a really nice way to shop without actually shopping! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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    1. Thank you! Yes, I've gotten lazy. I've stopped shopping everywhere else. I even stopped shopping at JCP!

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  6. It's such a good example of how the quality leggings can make a difference. I have a couple pair of cheap ones and not so cheap ones. Once you have the better ones, you can never go back...kinda like good chocolate.
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Jodie I so agree! I will never go back! ha ha!

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  7. Those pants are cute and such a pretty color!

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  8. The sweater is so cute, but understand why you didn't keep it. I have a lot of black too, and at some point you have to mix it up! Love the leggings too!

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  9. I love the sweater, but I love everything with stripes! :-) And, yes, a good pair of leggings is priceless! These are great, and I'm glad you kept them! Great color!

    Andrea
    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

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    1. You're not alone Andrea! Stripes are super popular; just not with me. I love the leggings!

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  10. I have a pair of black sleggings {slack legging hybrids} that I absolutely adore. They have a seam down the front with a zipper and tab closure. They’re so versatile. I can wear them as traditional leggings or wear them as slacks because of the heftier material. If they’re anything like my sleggings, you won’t be disappointed that you kept them. Mine are also from the Worthington line.

    I keep buying striped things hoping that I’ll change my mind about them but - NOPE. Maybe it’s the horizontal print? I’m thinking I should try vertical. I like them because they’re the perfect print clash mixer, ya know?

    OK. That top that you returned? I love love love it. I think all of your fixes were perfect. A nice way to stretch you out of your comfort zone. Love it.

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    1. Your Worthington leggings sound just like mine, they have a seam down the center as well and are super thick. But they don't have a zipper/tab closure. I do wear them like pants, not with a really short top, but I don't worry so much about coverage when wear them. I do think it's the horizontal print. I am bigger on top than on the bottom (I call my figure the penguin shape ha ha) and horizontal prints just look awful on me. I'm like you, I've purchased striped tops so many times because they are so popular, and I never wear them much because they just don't look good on me. Never again. Yes, I returned this top.

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  11. Loving the leggings dear. Looks so soft and secure, and really chic color too.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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