Stitch Fix – November 2014


My November Stitch Fix arrived and I was excited to see what I got this time! Let’s just say two items grabbed me and the rest was just ok. What do you think?

Look by M – Shannon Plaid Infinity Scarf, $32

Love scarves. Love infinity scarves. But this one was just ok. I already own a similar scarf although, it’s not an infinity scarf like this one. I did love it paired with the cords (described below) but I think I could find a scarf I like better on my own. This just didn’t grab my attention.

Verdict: Sent Back

Kut From The Kloth – Jonathan Corduroy Skinny Pant, $68

For this box I did request another pair of colored pants. These burgundy cords did not disappoint. They fit really well and I have been looking to add more pants into my wardrobe right now. The cords are staying with me and will be great for fall and winter.

Verdict: Kept

Pixley – Ivy Feather Print Blouse, $68

This top was the item I was most excited for in the box. I loved everything about it and it is totally my style. Unfortunately, it was too big. My heart broke a little bit that I had to send it back but since I knew I was planning on keeping one item, this made that decision all the more easier for me…

Verdict: Sent back

Splendid – Garcia Slub Knit V-Neck Sweater, $98

Where do I begin with this garment…It was the first item I pulled out of the box and I hated it right away. I hated the color. I hated the way it looked. I was pretty sure I was going to hate the way it fit, too. Oh, and I also hated the $98 price tag. I was spot on. The color and cut of the sweater were not flattering at all. This couldn’t have gone in the return bag fast enough…barf!

Verdict: Sent back

Pixley – Edmond Chevron Print Henley Shirt, $54

This was a wild card. At first glance I didn’t really like this shirt. I thought it looked a little too old lady for me. It also reminded me of the kind of shirt you could probably buy at Wal-Mart. I did give it a chance and tried it on and it fit really well. The fabric was soft and comfortable but I just didn’t like this top.

Verdict: Sent back

The grand total of my box came to $320.00.  With the buy all 25% discount, that would bring the total down to $225.00.

Success again with being able to keep at least one item! Stitch Fix, I’ll see you next year!

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*This is not a sponsored post. I paid for this fix and all opinions are my own.


Birchbox – October 2014

This post is so overdue but oh well!  For October, I chose the Laggies Box.  That means I knew every sample I was getting this month but that’s ok.  I chose not to be surprised for a reason.  I wanted three of the five samples in this box.  Two of which are ones I’ve already received in previous boxes and the other one is one that I’ve been wanting to try.

Birchbox – October 2014: Laggies



 ModelCo – POWERLASH High Impact Black Mascara, Full-size $20

modelco mascara croppedWhat: With a unique brush, this Australian brand’s mascara adds length and volume to every lash.

How: Coat lashes from base to tip, slightly wiggling wand as you go. Layer for extra drama.

Vasanti Cosmetics – BrightenUp! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator, Full-size $34

vasanti croppedWhat: This customer fave mimics the effects of microdermabrasion for glowing, smooth skin.

How: 3-5 times a week, massage pea-sized amount into damp skin and rinse. For all skin types.

Beauty Protector – Protect & Detangle, Full-size $21.95

beauty protector croppedWhat: Best-selling elixir that locks in color, protects from heat damage, and adds silkiness.

How: Spritz generously onto damp strands before styling. Warning: The heady scent is addictive.


Sage + Fasten – Eau de Parfum in Onward, Full-size $50

sage fasten croppedWhat: Grapefruit, green apple, and lemon mingle in this energizing, exclusive-to-Birchbox scent.

How: Dab onto pulse points for a refreshing zing.

Tocca – Crema da Mano, Full-size $10

tocca croppedWhat: Loaded with natural oils, this green tea and lemon lotion absorbs in a flash.

How: Rub generously into hands – and anywhere you need a moisture boost.


What am I thinking…

I was able to try the mascara for a night out on the town. I liked it but I don’t think it was any better than my drug store mascara. I absolutely loved the Vasanti BrightenUp! sample that I received a few boxes back so I decided to jump on the chance to get another sample. Mind you, I’m still not done with the first sample so this will last me a while. I’ve been hoping to try the Beauty Protector – Protect & Detangle. This product alone made me so happy that I chose this box. I love this product so much, I’ve already purchased the full-size (by using my Birchbox points). The parfum was the item I was least excited about but smelled pretty good. The only problem with it was that mine had leaked in my box and the leak made the parfum appear as though it had been a used sample. I reached out to Birchbox and they sent me another one. Unfortunately, that one leaked even more than the first one. It leaked so much that it was entirely empty upon arrival.  I left well-enough alone and decided that it wasn’t meant to be for me to wear this parfum! As you may recall, I received this same Tocca lotion in my September box. We will be traveling next week for 11 days so these will be great to pack in my bag. To sum up, really happy with my decision on getting a box where the samples were already selected.  I’ll use four out of the the five for sure!

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*Product descriptions are courtesy of Birchbox.

** This is not a sponsored post. I purchased this subscription and all opinions are my own.