Hope everyone is having a fabulous Summer, hard to believe how quickly it's flying by. I've had myself on a tight budget this Summer trying to stick to essentials, I even went one week without buying a single thing on Amazon (crazy right!) Big feat for me although my husband wasn't as impressed :-) Here's a list of some of the favorite items I've purchased this Summer.
With school starting here tomorrow and the calendar full of the boys soccer and football games, summer is unofficially over. Things have been quiet over here as we've been busy making the most of our summer days - boating, island visits, beach outings, movie days and time with friends. There's also been plenty of refereeing my wild boys, and getting back into a routine will be welcome in some ways, but it's always hard to see these summer days go.
I've been meaning to share some of these products for a while now, and you've probably seen some of them over on Instagram, but thought I'd round up some of my favorites from this summer. There's still plenty of time to enjoy these - some you'll be using year round like my new favorite (and work-out tested) deodorant. Take a look and let me know some of your favorites.
Frequent wake ups, sleepless nights, sick kids, not enough time in the day... all part of the job. My oldest was up all night Thursday throwing up - helping to prompt this post. While I wear my "mom beauty marks" and aging Irish skin with pride, it doesn't mean I don't love a little help from my favorite products. I may not be able to get my kids to sleep in and 6 hours a night is my normal, but you bet I use products to attempt to look more refreshed. Good eye concealer and a cup of Bulletproof coffee always gives me extra pep in my step.
I'm secretly hoping my husband is too busy to read the headline on this post and do the math behind the fact that this is my 30th fix. Kidding (kind of).. Truth is a lot has happened in the last couple years of my Stitch Fix habit.. there have been maternity fixes, postpartum fixes, special event fixes, the stay at home mom fix, and it's constantly been a huge help for me in terms of having a wardrobe that I feel good in. For me Stitch Fix has allowed me to feel fashionable and comfortable, and kept me from loosing my sanity and shopping with three kiddos. In this latest box I asked for Fall staples including a sweater, booties, and a pair of released hem jeans and clothes that I could comfortably wear with running around with my kiddos. I'm disappointed that they unfortunately did not have booties or released hem denim in my size right now, but I did get some cute and comfy pieces I would gladly add to my fall wardrobe but (spoiler alert) I did not keep everything. Anyway..what your really want to know.. here's what was in the box for my 30th fix:
Dear John, Kyleigh Straight Leg Jean - $78
At first glance, I thought these were surely going back. I had requested a raw/released hem jean but my stylist Patrice said they didn't have any in my size. Anyway, this is a good case of try it on and with items in your closet before making a quick decision. I'm loving the fit (especially the slight flair in the leg and the somewhat higher rise). This jean also seems quite versatile - it looks great with a pair of sneakers and a flannel or a pair of booties and cargo jacket.
Market & Spruce, Cotulla Button Back Sweater - $58
When you live in Maine having go-to comfy sweaters is essential. This one is fairly plain, a good staple that could go with just about anything. The detail on the back gives it a fun detail that could easily dress it up with black jeans and boots etc. The arms were slightly big on my but I always roll sleeves up anyway.
Street Level, Oria Tassel Detail Crossbody - $58
I'd love to have a good crossbody bag especially is a neutral color like this - honestly I keep going back and forth, but for whatever reason maybe it's the stiffness or the tassels, but while it's cute, I'm not sure it's me.
Market & Spruce, Careen V-Neck Dolman Knit Top - $48
This shirt is soft and a good fit, and while I know black and gray are staples, it's not singing to me, and I actually have a similar shirt from a fix a couple years back. I can't buy the entire fix so I don't think this one will make the cut.
Just Black, Dolce Bootcut Jean - $78
Just Black has quickly become one of my favorite denim brands thanks to Stitch Fix. They fit like a glove, are comfortable, and at a pretty good price point (IMO). This particular pair has a great rise (not too long which I love), and this dark denim is great to have on hand for fall. I very much wanted to keep this pair, they are the petite length and just a tad too short.
Have you tried Stitch Fix yet?!? Leave me a comment and let me know what you think. Important to note that not every fix will be perfect, but I noticed a big difference in my fixes when I took a little more time to make requests and be thorough with my feedback. My best tips, use a Pinterest board to pin looks and pieces you love, take your time with your profile and check it each time in case anything has changed, give thorough instructions to your stylist i.e. if you don't want accessories go ahead and say so, and when you find a stylist that gets you, keep requesting her. You'll find more info on Stitch Fix and FAQ's here and my post on how to avoid a bad fix here. If you're interested in trying it out, here is my affiliate link.
note this post does contain my Stitch Fix affiliate link, and if you shop through my link I will be compensated. As always I appreciate your support.
Happy mail day for me; My Stitch Fix #23 just arrived! It's pretty obvious I'm a Stitch Fix fan, (my husband would argue an addict) but Stitch Fix has been a lifesaver for me, especially in postpartum days. Not having to drag three kids shopping and what's not to love!
See something different about this fix? Yup, really cute SHOES! Stitch Fix just kicked it up a notch announcing that shoes are available for all fixes (if desired). They are now fully stocked with shoes, 200+ spring styles from great brands like Dolce Vita, Seychelles, Franco Sarto & TOMS. Be sure to head over to Stitch Fix now and update your style profile with your shoe size and request a pair in your next fix! Leave any specifics you're after in the note to the stylist. Here's a peak inside my new fix, opinions welcome!!
Seychelles Waypoint Laser Cut Bootie- $150
The verdict: Undecided - While these are really cute real leather booties, I need to try them on with a few outfits and make sure they're me. For the price point, I want to make sure I'm going to wear them!
Liverpool Kolten Denim Jacket - $98
The verdict: Undecided- This is one of those items that looks way better on than in the picture. It's buttery soft and a great cut and collar I love. My hesitation is that I have a jean jacket already and the price point feels high for me.
Paradigma Genoveva Crochet Trim Detail Tunic- $54
The verdict: Returning for sure- to say this looked bad on me is an understatement. I did ask for a tunic and for items to transition into Spring, so my stylist was not completely off, but the colors and style did nothing for me.
Lemon Tart Kienna Patch Detail Pullover Sweater - $68
The Verdict: Undecided- though leaning towards keeping this. It's cute, comfy, a little bit trendy with the patches, and so versatile (perfect for feeling put together even when chasing after my boys). I've been asking for casual easy to wear pieces, so this was spot on.
Henry & Belle Reya Skinny Jean - $148
The Verdict: Most definitely keeping! I asked for light color skinny jeans in a size that would fit my postpartum body, and these are it! I know the price in on the high end (especially for Stitch Fix) but I always say that I'd rather have one pair of jeans that I'm comfortable and confident in than several pairs that are just so-so. Because my pre-baby jeans don't fit me yet, and these fit perfectly, they are keepers!
What do you think of these shoes? I'd love your opinion on them and the rest of the fix before I have to return it next week (leave a comment below). The hardest part for me is deciding what to send back. For tips on getting the best fix possible, check out this post.
Thanks as always for stopping by!
I'm Rebecca, a Maine mom of three energetic young boys and wife of a lobsterman, living in my favorite place, the coast of Maine. You'll find me here talking about my parenting journey, mom style, recipes, running and exercise, travel, stories from our life in Maine and so much more! Most days I'm just figuring it out as I go - Thanks so much for stopping by!