Thursday, May 14, 2015

My Take on Stitch Fix

Well, if you haven't already tried it, I'm sure most of you have heard about the newest craze - Stitch Fix!  I have been curious for quite awhile, and even though I know what happened to the cat, I still had to try it for myself.  I was quite skeptical, and surely didn’t want to throw $20 down the tubes (stylist fee that goes toward any purchase you keep).  Those of you who have heard me speak know how particular I am about color, fit and style.  Okay, and a bit of a control freak who likes to shop!  I’m also a bargain shopper at heart, and didn’t want to break the bank when I’m accustomed to my TJ prices! 

So, Stitch Fix is not the first shopping service I’ve tried, but I have to say it is the best!  I have been so pleasantly surprised!  The colors have been spot on, the fit has been shockingly good and they seem to have hit my style pretty dog gone close.  For me, this is not a substitute for shopping (less I shoot my business in the foot!) but a great way to mix up your closet if you’re stuck in a rut, or to help find some quality investment pieces you wouldn't normally find locally.  However, if you hate to shop, and don’t have the time, I can honestly see how this could be a great fit every month.  I recently received my third shipment, and each time it gets better.  It’s so refreshing to have a service with no gimmicks, automatic shipments or charges. So, here’s what I’ve learned..

-          The more specific you are, the better
-          The cheapest price points are $30-50 for tops
-          Lots of blousy/silky long tops, which probably helps them fit the masses.  Make sure the fit is perfect and the length is flattering people! Bigger and baggier is definitely not always better!
-          I’m still trying to figure out how they’re making money

-          Don’t settle and regret, just send it back.  There’s always next time!

The pic above is most of the items I've kept from my shipments to date.  You'll be seeing these, plus
a couple more in my facebook and instagram pics (reallife.realstyle) coming up soon!  If you'd like to
give Stitch Fix a try click here, (disclaimer, I do get
credit toward my next purchase if you sign up with this code). 

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Slip On Sneakers for Spring

Slip On Sneakers for Spring

Old Navy pull on shoes / LOFT navy blue slip on shoes
Vans pull on shoes /leopard slip on sneaker
Sperry Top-Sider sandals / Keds navy blue shoes

Phew, we've just about made it through February!  Time to start thinking about freshening up your closets for Spring, ladies!  Email me at to schedule a wardrobe consult.  I'd love to help.  Don't wait until the weather breaks to start your Spring shopping.  By then it will be too late, the selection will be completely picked over.   The early bird gets the worm, as they say!

Slip on sneakers/shoes are going to be a hot item this coming Spring, so I thought I would post a few of my favorites here on the blog.  Looking forward to no socks!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Cozy Boyfriend Cardigans and How to Wear Them

Cozy Boyfriend Cardigans

Abercrombie Fitch oversized cardigan / Piperlime navy top / Madewell zip front topOld Navy v neck top

Brrrr!  One of my favorite ways to stay cozy with this frigid weather is a cozy boyfriend cardigan.  It's important to wear your base layer at a different length then your cardigan to help give you a bit of shape and to prevent the frump!  Below is a peek at one way I styled my boyfriend cardi last week. I wore a silk shirt underneath to step it up a notch and a long enough shirt and cardi to cover not only my back side, but the widest part of my legs/thighs, as well.  Don't forget to follow me on facebook and instagram at reallife.realstyle to see more everyday outfit posts.