fashion

Skirting from Winter to Spring

All the Skirts

I’m typically more of a pants kind of girl. I tend to only wear skirts on special occasions or to church. I think it stems from twelve years at a private Christian school where we had to wear uniforms every day which for the girls meant skirts. every. single. day.

This winter, however, I’ve really found myself wearing skirts more and more. There’s been a couple of reasons for this.

One, it’s been raining a LOT. And when it rains, I hate wearing pants (especially to work) because the hems always end up getting wet. I prefer boots on days like these, but that means I need to wear skinny jeans or pants, and unfortunately, I can’t wear jeans to work. I also don’t really have “slim leg” work pants, most of mine are trouser-style, so when I reach for my boots, I end up pairing them with a skirt and tights.

Tights bring me to my second reason for skirts: WARMTH. This winter has had some very cold days. And it might seem like an oxymoronkirts do not seem warm.  But layered with tights (especially thick sweater ones) and boots, I find they are so much warmer than pants.

However, I really need to branch out my “skirt style.” I seem to go for one type- the pencil skirt. So I am hoping this collage gives me some inspiration to add some skirts that are outside of “my box” to my wardrobe. Plus with spring right around the corner, I’m loving the floral prints and bold colors!

Are you a skirt or pants person? Which skirt is your favorite?

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December Stitchfix Review #2

stitchfix.PNG I know you may be wondering why I have a second Stitchfix review for December. The boxes come every 4 weeks, and it just worked out that I recieved one at the very beginning of the month and again at the very end.  I would’ve just called it my January review, but looks like I will be receiving another mid-January.

But I’m not complaining because I continue to love getting them, and as you will find out in the post, I am becoming even more impressed with the company the longer I do the boxes.

Octavia Henry Birds on Branch Infinity Scarf // $28

DSC_0189 A scarf with birds on it?! I probably don’t even tell you that the minute I saw this in my box, I was in love and new I would be keeping it! It’s so cute and comfy, and the price was perfect!

Skies are Blue Cassandra Cut Detail Sleeveless Blouse — Medium // $48

DSC_0154 I wish I had gotten a picture of the back because the detail in it is what sold me on keeping this top. Plus it fit great and would be perfect for layering for work. It was a keeper!

Fun2Fun Hollie Grid Print Blouse — Medium // $44

DSC_0171 When I saw this top in my box, I hoped it would fit because I really liked the pattern and knew it would be a great top that I could dress up for work or wear more casual with jeans. As you can see, it did fit perfectly! I kept it!

Rune Porter Legging — Medium // $38

DSC_0166 On the hunt for the most comfortable yet good quality leggings you can find? Well let me tell you, this pair would be the one for you! I just want to live in them and never wear any other pants again. And for the price, they just can’t be beat! I kept them as well!

Market and Spruce Denver Cable Knit Elbow Patch Cardigan — Medium // $68

DSC_0179 When tried this cardigan on, I really liked it, but it was a little too big. And even though it wasn’t my typical style, I had planned to keep it as I wanted to keep the other 4 items and the whole box discount was going to bring it down to only $15.

Since I wanted to keep it but the sizing wasn’t right, I emailed Stitchfix to see if they would do a size exchange for me. Unfortunately, they didn’t have this cardigan available in a small. BUT since they didn’t have the size, they did offer me the whole box discount (25% off) the other 4 items if I kept them and just sent the cardigan back.

This has sealed the deal for me to keep getting Stitchfix boxes for the upcoming year. Finding a company that provides good customer service is rare these days, but because of them working with me on this issue, they now have a loyal customer.

***This is not a sponsored post.  Stitchfix has no idea who I am apart from the customer who wanted a different size. 😉 However, you are interested in trying Stitchfix,  you’d make my day if you used my referral link so I can earn a discount off my next fix! 

November Stitchfix Review

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Previous Stitchfix Reviews:  1 // // // // // 6

This was my 10th Stitchfix, and again, I was so excited to see what I got! I had requested a couple of items that I had seen on Stitchfix’s Pinterest and Instagram, and I was so glad to see those items in my box!

So here is what I got, what I kept, and what I sent back:

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KUT from the kloth cinda faux leather moto jacket // Medium // $98

I had requested a leather jacket as I have been on the hunt this season to find one.  I was SO excited to see one in my box and it looked so cute.  But once I put it on, I wasn’t totally sold.  I didn’t like the dark brown color— I’m really hoping to find one in cognac or gray.  Plus the arms were a little too long (yay for being vertically challenged— NOT).  And I’m not spending $98 on an item I don’t LOVE. So it went back. Kind of regretting that decision now that I look at these pictures again.
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41Hawthorn Filbert 3/4 sleeve popover blouse // Medium // $58

I really debated on keeping this top as it fit VERY well, but I’m kinda finicky about sleeves, especially this time of year.  I’m so cold-natured that once it drops below 70 degrees, I need long sleeves.  I didn’t see myself getting to wear this much until next spring.  I sent it back.

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Emperia clarita messenger bag // $58

This was another item I had requested.  I think I saw it on Stitchfix’s Instagram and thought I would love to have it as a camera bag.  I was SO SO SO excited to see it in my box!  I was surprised that it was smaller than I imagined but yet it’s still very roomy.  I actually I am glad it’s smaller than I thought— I can carry it as my purse with all my normal stuff (wallet, phone, etc.) and my camera too so I don’t have to have two separate bags.  It was a no-brainer– I kept it!

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In case you are wondering what I’m staring at, this was kind of a “blooper” shot but I liked it lol

Daniel RAinn minal heart print henley blouse // medium // $68

When I saw this in the box, I absolutely loved it! My sister has a similar top from Gap or something and I have been eyeing it ever since she bought it.  But once I put it on, I did not care for it.  It was too loose and flowy for my taste. Maybe if it had been a small instead of a medium, it might have have fit better. I sent it back.

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gilli kamile jersey ruched detail dress // medium // $64

I was iffy about this dress from the minute I saw it in the box.  It looked really small and I wasn’t sure it would even go on.  But it did fit, and I was surprised to find it fit ok.  However, I did the empire waist thing for so many years as a way to mask my constantly flunctuating weight that I think I am a little over that style right now.  So I sent it back.

I only kept one item, the messenger bag, this fix, but I still loved getting my box and trying everything on!  And as long as I keep at least one item, the $20 shipping fee gets credited to whatever I purchase, so I’m not losing any money.

So what did you think of my pieces?  Have you tried Stitchfix yet?  If you haven’t, I would LOVE it if you used my referral link so I can get a credit on my next fix!