Stitch Fix #4 and Lyon + Post

Amy is still my stylist! 🙂 After all this time without getting a Fix, I thought I might get someone new. I love Amy. She rocks. I canceled Trunk Club and LeTote is on hold until June. So I decided to do Stitch Fix again.

Amy picked 2 things straight from my Pinterest board. I cannot recommend doing a Pinterest board enough. I feel that it is a MUST. I hear some stylists don’t look at Pinterest boards. I find that hard to believe. Or maybe some people have too many pins. I have a maximum of 10 current pins from Stitch Fix on my board whenever I want a fix. (I find out what is current by looking at vids of what others are getting and by seeing pics of what people are getting on Facebook groups).

Anyway, here is what Amy picked for me:

Skies are Blue Caine Fringe Open Cardigan – $54.00

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I love cardigans. Simple as that. It is so soft!  I pinned this to my Pinterest board and Amy sent it to me.

Verdict: Kept

Daniel Rainn Bernal Split Neck Blouse – $64.00

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I did NOT pin this blouse. I didn’t know it existed. I LOVE it. It is by far my favorite item I received in this Fix. I love Daniel Rainn.

Verdict: kept!

Market & Spruce Wilco Solid Quilted Vest – $68.00

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I asked for a vest with gold detail. This does have gold detail, but this isn’t the vest I wanted. This isn’t the color I wanted. I pinned a blue vest and a gold/tan vest. I was really disappointed to receive this vest. I don’t wear white…ever! However, this is off white so I decided to give it try. I’m planning on wearing this tomorrow for a trip to the park and to the doctor. How dirty will it get? Ugh, I hate white. I hope I don’t regret keeping this.

Verdict: Kept

Fun2fun Owena Split Neck Tunic –  $48.00

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Amy picked this from my Pinterest board. I chose this because purple is my favorite color. It looks a little better online than in person. But the more I looked at it the more I liked it.

Verdict: kept

Kut From the Kloth Kate Distressed Boyfriend Jean – $88.00

I didn’t bother to take a pic of the jeans. They are boyfriend jeans with ONE kind of big hole on one leg. blah. But I need a pair of jeans. I like that they are different. I think. 😉

Verdict: kept (The jeans are too big so I’m exchanging them for a smaller size).

Amy did well! 🙂 I loved that she picked the Daniel Rann blouse for me. Swoon. I love that blouse. That is so my style! The biggest disappointment was the vest. I wish it were blue. Bummer. The good thing is that since I kept all five items, I got the 25% off discount. So worth it.

While I’m here, I also want to share a purchase from Lyon + Post. I had some credits (THANK YOU!!) so I picked 4 items to try on. I ended up keeping 2 items. One was a pair of corduroy pants. And the other is my new favorite item:

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It’s a vest. Yes, it is super bulky and I love it. I can’t wear it a ton right now because it is 70 degrees (!!). But whenever I have to go somewhere and it is between 40 and 50 something degrees, I wear this vest without a coat. It is also reversible. The other color is black. I love this vest so much. But since it is currently warm, I will try out my thinner Stitch Fix vest.

Don’t forget to use my referral link to get $30 off your Lyon + Post order.

Thanks for reading!

Stitch Fix review (#2) and L&P

I got my second Stitch Fix. Amy was my stylist again. YAY. I heart her. She grabbed 3 of the first things (well, the last 3 posted, but the most recent 3 pins) I posted on my Pinterest board. Her note was more personal this time. She mentioned my birthday twice. How nice. In my note to her, I mentioned I was going to the mountains for my birthday and I wanted a cardigan. I also reminded her about my Pinterest board. That’s it.

Here’s what Amy sent me:

Brand/name: Urban Expressions Elisha Zipper Accent Structured Satchel

Price: $64.00

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Urban Expressions Elisha Zipper Satchel

Verdict: I LOVE this bag! I pinned this to my board and told Amy I wanted it in any color. I’m glad she choose mint. It goes with my mint jeans I got in my last fix. This bag is huge for a crossbody. But I live for big handbags. This is definitely a keeper.

Brand/name: Dear John Finnegan roll cuff short

Price: $58.00

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Dear John Shorts

Verdict: Keeping. Wah! Needless to say, I didn’t pin these shorts or ANY shorts because I don’t wear shorts. I choose not to shave my legs 99% of the time, so I don’t like wearing shorts. Somehow I knew I was going to get shorts because it seemed like everyone was getting them. I kept them for the discount, and I will probably shave my legs for my birthday vacay and if it is hot enough (I’m going to the mountains), I will wear these shorts.

I still don’t know why I got shorts. I told Stitch Fix that I do NOT show my legs. #Fail They do fit nicely, though.

Brand/name: Market & Spruce Margerie Stripe & Dot Open Cardigan

Price: $68.00

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Market & Spruce cardigan

Verdict: Keeping. I love cardigans. I say that all the time because I’m almost always wearing either a cardigan or a denim jacket. I had this pinned on my Pinterest board also.

Brand/name: Le Lis Truxton Embellished Crew Neck Blouse

Price: $48.00

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Le Lis Truxton embellished crew neck blouse

Verdict: Keeping. I love floral prints. I pinned two other floral tops, but Amy said they were out of stock, so she sent this one. I would have preferred a floral print with a white background. That is what I pinned, but I like this.

Brand/name: Pixley Edmond Chevron Print Henley Shirt

Price: $54.00

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Pixley Edmond Chevron Print Henley Shirt

Verdict: Keeping. I pinned a bunch of these Pixley chevron shirts last time and this time. I finally got one. These are very popular. I’m so glad I received the purple one because purple is my favorite color.

Yes, I’m once again (despite the shorts) keeping ALL FIVE ITEMS. Yay, for the discount. My total was $199. Amy just looked at my Pinterest board and chose three items straight from there. If you do Stitch Fix, I cannot recommend having a Pinterest board enough. Maybe I’m easy to please, or maybe Amy is just a good stylist. I don’t know. But I’m happy (despite the shorts – lol), with this Fix.

I will not be doing another fix until I see some new items I “must have.” That probably won’t happen until fall.

I’ve decided to combine my Stitch Fix review and Lyon & Post review together. If you use my referral link, you get $30 off your order, and as you will see, some things only cost $30. I tried four items from L&P, this time, including a pair of $229 Paige denim jeans, and I only kept one thing. I kept this perforated sweatshirt:

Brand/name: Twenty Perforated Current sweatshirt

Price: $32 (on sale)

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Perforated Sweatshirt

The website shows the sweatshirt with a cami under it so I assumed that is how it came. But nah. I have to wear my own cami under it. I like it because it’s different and it is so soft. 🙂 This is a keeper.

I like Lyon & Post. I like how you can pick your own clothing, but I’m taking a break due to budget reasons. Besides, I don’t need any more clothes!

My LeTote giveaway is still open if you are interested.  I also snapped a bunch on snapchat (kat3x5) this morning. I unboxed a Wantable box and a ThredUp box. Thanks for reading. Bye.

My first Lyon + Post review

Lyon and Post or Lyon + Post advertise itself as a try on clothing service. They send you four items that you personally picked. Try them on and keep whatever you want. Send back what you don’t within seven days of receiving the clothes. Free shipping both ways.

Before I share what I received, I’ll give my review of the company. The main con is the price of the clothing. However, they have sales. All of the items I asked for were on sale and affordable. The clothes are worth the high prices. They have brands like DVF, Joie, and Paige Denim. Want to try on a Joie blouse, but can’t afford it?  Or is that just me? 😉 You can try it with Lyon and Post without leaving your house.

To be honest, the only reason why I tried this company was because of the $30 credit I received from someone’s referral link. You can have $30 credit with my link, and then you get a link you can pass on to others. That is one excellent thing about this company. You can use the $30 credit on any item.

Hint: Go to Lyon + Post‘s website and click on shop, then click on sale to see really good deals. You have the $30 credit from clicking on my link so why not try it?

The clothes come in a nice wrapped package with their logo:

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Here are the four items I picked to receive:

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Brand/name: Ella Moss Ramy fringe poncho cardigan

Cost: 93.80 (on sale from $268)

Verdict: The fact that this on sale at Bloomingdale’s for $140.70 right now makes me want to keep it. I could have it for $63.80 (with the credit)!! It is so soft. Sigh. BUT it is still pricey, and it’s black. I have a dog. He sheds. I will have to part with this, mainly due to the price. I love it, though.

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Brand/name: Bella Luxx shawl neck cardigan

Cost: 88.80 (on sale from $148)

Verdict: Not keeping. Can you tell I have a thing for cardigans? I’m always cold. Anyway, I found this on sale for $59 at Gilt. Only 3 are left as I’m typing this so they will sell out, but I could have it for a lower price if I really wanted it. I’m still not that interested. It feels great on, but it’s just a gray cardigan. It does look better in real life than it that pic, IMO.

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Brand/name: Bella Luxx t-back maxi dress

Cost: 59.20 (on sale from $148)

Verdict: Not keeping. I don’t need another maxi dress. I thought it was going to be sheer, and it’s not. That was a nice surprise. It would only be $29.20 with my credit, but nah. I don’t like it. Too plain.

I can’t find a picture of the jeans. They are described as “Cropped, mid rise skinny jeans with perfect natural waist fit and classic 5-pocket detailing. Standard fit”.Here is a link to the Lyon + Post website with a pic.

Brand/name: Courtshop Mandy cropped straight leg

Cost: 47.25 (on sale from $135)

Verdict: Keeping. These jeans will be 17.25 with my $30 credit. $17.25 for a nice pair of jeans? Score!! I wish they were a half inch longer, but otherwise, I’m happy with the fit. I didn’t know when I picked them (or tried them on) that they were cropped. I don’t like cropped jeans and would never have had them sent, but now I’m glad I have them.

I’m keeping one item and sending the rest back. I don’t want to part with the Ella Moss poncho. 😦 I’m not sending the box back until Thursday, so there is still a small chance I might change my mind. Should I keep the poncho and send the jeans back? Hmmm. I doubt I do that, but there’s still time.

One thing I didn’t know is that you have to send the items back in the same box they send! So be careful opening the box. I thought they were sending a return envelope like Stitch Fix. They provide a shipping label, and you just put it over the label on the box.

This service made me miss LeTote. So I reactivated my LeTote subscription. I know, I know. LeTote is awesome because you get to wear the clothes and not just try them on. I will only use Lyon + Post to try on clothes I want to try. If you want to try LeTote, I have a referral link for that too. You can get a FREE TOTE if you use my referral link for LeTote.

Another difference between LeTote and Lyon and Post is that with LeTote, you put a bunch of stuff in your “closet”, and they pick three clothing items and two accessories. You don’t have as much say over what they will send. But I happen to love my box coming early next week. I will do a whole post on LeTote because I have so much to say about the pros and cons of that service.

Thanks for reading.