Men’s Stitch Fix Haul & Review

Before I get into the Stitch Fix haul, I want to mention my Vlogmas videos that have gone out in the last few days, just in case you’re not subscribed to me (why nottttt?) I was EXTREMELY honest in these videos!

Thursday’s Vlogmas:

On Thursday, I give you the complete low-down on my Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis diagnosis and what I’m planning to do about it.

Friday’s Vlogmas:

On Friday (today!) I take you through a fun night of me meal prepping some stuff for Ben and I. I promise it’s funny, especially toward the middle, when I start to get a little loopy from talking to myself all night. 😂


Okay, on to the real post! Ben’s second Stitch Fix box came in and, again, he allowed me to take pictures of him!

Stitch Fix Piece 1: Hawker Rye – Essential Wash Stretch Straight Fit Chino (burgundy), $78

Men's Stitch Fix Haul & ReviewFirst, let me just say, I did not realize Ben had this shirt and I lovvvve it on him and want him to wear it all the time. ❤️ Okay, back to the pants!

Ben really liked these pants and had been looking for something like this, but the almost $80 price tag just wasn’t working for him. However, after doing a little research online, he decided they were worth it and kept them!

Stitch Fix Piece 2: Hawker Rye – Essential Heather Vee Tee (Medium), $28

Men's Stitch Fix Haul & Review
I didn’t really love this shirt on him and he gets really nice t-shirts like this that fit him better from Banana Republic, so he decided to send this back.

Stitch Fix Piece 3: Flag & Anthem – Dublin Sweater Fleece Vest (Medium), $69.50

Men's Stitch Fix Haul & Review
Ben had asked for a vest to go with the button-down he got last time (which he’s wearing in this pic) and this did.not.work. First of all, it was WAY too big in the stomach area and we really didn’t like the color. I’m not sure how the stylist thought this would look okay with the shirt, but hey … just didn’t work, so he sent it back.

Stitch Fix Piece 4: Free Nature – Backwoods Brushed Flannel Shirt (Medium), $44

Men's Stitch Fix Haul & ReviewI hated this piece, haha, plain and simple. Ben didn’t hate it, but wasn’t a fan. He returned it.

Stitch Fix Piece 5: Julian & Mark – Normandy Stretch Plaid Flannel Shirt (Medium), $49.50

Men's Stitch Fix Haul & ReviewAlso not a huge fan of this shirt, and neither was been so back to Stitch Fix it went! Returned.


Ben was a little less excited about this box than his last one. I think he’s going to be pausing it for this next month because he needs to save some money around the holidays. Either way, he likes having Stitch Fix, but he’s just hoping his next one fits his personality and style a little bit better!

Did you like any of the items above?

Men’s Fashion: Ben’s First Stitch Fix

Guess what I did?? Convinced the boyfriend to try out Stitch Fix. 😊  He even modeled for me!

I thought I’d do a quick post on this. I know a lot of you that read my blog have men in your life (or you’re single and STILL KILLIN’ IT) and I’m assuming, if anything like my boyfriend, have no idea about fashion. I mean, to be fair, I know nothing about men’s fashion. All I know is Ben owns a suit for weddings and a BUNCH of athleisure because he’s a personal trainer and when he’s not at the gym, he’s working from home. So … why would he get all dressed up?

He wanted to get a few pieces that he could wear out to dinner or just out of the house in general, so when my first Stitch Fix box came with a free trial for him, he decided to set it up. It took him awhile to answer all the questions (mainly because he kept trying to help him) but then he was on his way. His box came in a few weeks later and here’s what he got!

Men's Fashion: Ben's First Stitch Fix - Take a look at how we style my boyfriend's first Stitch Fix box!
Look at him bein’ all bloggy and stuff. 😉

The first item he tried on was the white and blue button-down he’s wearing above, which he wasn’t a fan of. Just not something he’d wear very often. He also tried on the jeans, but then ran in his closet and realized he had two pairs of jeans UNOPENED from a year prior that he never wore. 🙈  So, it’s kind of like he got new jeans because it reminded him of the ones from last year … lol. #boys

Men's Fashion: Ben's First Stitch Fix - Take a look at how we style my boyfriend's first Stitch Fix box!
The second shirt he tried on was this red and blue button-down. We liked it, but he has one very similar so to me, it wasn’t worth getting another since he’ll rarely wear it.

Men's Fashion: Ben's First Stitch Fix - Take a look at how we style my boyfriend's first Stitch Fix box!
The final item he tried on was this shirt. It has a flannel-esque look to it, without actually being flannel. I think it’d look even better with a puffer vest or something, but it looks good on it’s own as well. As you can see again, loving the Sperrys and he did keep those.

Oh, and I did have a better photo than that one of the shirt ^^ but it’s just too cute with Cora.


So, all in all he kept the Sperrys and the flannel shirt in the last picture, PLUS basically got two free pairs of jeans that he forgot about in his closet HAHA. He ordered a second box and hopefully we’ll have our lights set up by then so there’s better lighting. 😉

Did you like seeing a men’s haul?
How do you get clothing for your man?

My New Favorite Fall Outfit From Red Dress Boutique

Happy November! I’m all about dresses throughout the year. I find them so easy to style. I can make them fancy, work appropriate or casual depending what I pair it with. And, since it’s cold here now (yayyyy Midwest …) I also love that I’m able to make my dresses work for the cold weather, even if they were initially a summer dress.

Now, sweater dresses are their own breed – and probably my favorite. No, you can’t really wear them in the summer, BUT since we have more months being cold (grrrr…) it’s worth spending a few buckaroos $$ on dresses I can only wear in the Fall/Winter.

With that, here is my newest favorite sweater dress from Red Dress Boutique.

P.S. I put a few other options at the bottom of the page if you prefer a different brand, but I really love this one. It does run rather large since it’s supposed to be over

My New Favorite Fall Outfit From Red Dress BoutiqueAnd the best part?

It’s only $28.

Second best part?

POCKETS. 👏🏼

Since I was stuck on the couch all week with a broken toe that completely immobilized me, I decided one day to put on this little number, do my makeup and my hair, just to feel pretty for a little bit, even if I was just sitting in the house all day. Ben was super sweet and made me go outside quick “just to take a picture of how cute you are” so I painfully pulled on a boot (similar here and here), threw on my new favorite hat and one of my favorite scarves from last year on Jane (similar here and here).

What is your favorite Fall fashion item this year?

My First Stitch Fix Haul | Tryin’ to be a fashion blogger!

Ok, so I love fashion. I never BUY fashionable items, but I still love it. I’m starting to incorporate a few good pieces into my closet since I’m almost 30 and I should *probably* get rid of the clothes I got going into my sophomore year of college. #heyo

So now I’m trying out Stitch Fix! I’m in no way sponsored by Stitch Fix, but that is a referral link, just so you know! And as you can tell, I’m a HELLA qualified fashion blogger. 🙄  Don’t mind the perfectly timed photos taken with my iPhone with Ben sitting at his desk trying to work and I’m in between a mattress and a garbage can … oh, and a puppy with a cone head. Told ya – SO MUCH FASHION.

My First Stitch Fix Haul | Tryin' to be a fashion blogger! Nothing like trying to figure out that fashion blogger life, am I right?!
The Process

First of all, for those of you that have never used Stitch Fix, I filled out a questionnaire online and sent a link to my Fashion Pinterest page – easy peasy!

 

My First Stitch Fix Haul | Tryin' to be a fashion blogger! Nothing like trying to figure out that fashion blogger life, am I right?!
Once I got my package and made my choices, I went online, paid the money for the piece I kept (the $20 styling fee went toward it which was AWESOME) and told them why I didn’t like the other pieces. Then I packaged everything up in a bag they provided and sent it off in the mail.

My Fix

I ordered my SF a couple weeks ago and had it sent at the beginning of the year. I was so excited when it came in! It even came with a little present for Ben …

My First Stitch Fix Haul | Tryin' to be a fashion blogger! Nothing like trying to figure out that fashion blogger life, am I right?!… socks! Which honestly is GREAT marketing in my opinion. Now Ben will probably try out SF because he got some $$ off and free socks.

Moving on to my stuff …

Stitch Fix Piece 1: Returned

My First Stitch Fix Haul | Tryin' to be a fashion blogger! Nothing like trying to figure out that fashion blogger life, am I right?!I loved this scarf, but it was $38 and I’m just not paying that for a scarf. Plus, I’m more of an infinity scarf girl or serious blanket scarf (though this one claimed to be, but it was more rectangular than square). Back it went!

Stitch Fix Piece 2: Kept

My First Stitch Fix Haul | Tryin' to be a fashion blogger! Nothing like trying to figure out that fashion blogger life, am I right?!I.Loved.This.Cardigan.

What you don’t see in this post is that I just finally splurged on some high quality leggings from Athleta because my three-year old Zella Leggings have a huge hole in the thigh that I’ve just been ignoring for oh, two years. ANYWAYS, I can’t wait to wear my new leggings and this big ol’ cardi. And a shirt, obvs.

It was SO soft and long, but still fit my arm length which always makes me nervous with over-sized anything. I’m a small human, so loved that it was made that way!

Stitch Fix Pieces 3&4: Both Returned

My First Stitch Fix Haul | Tryin' to be a fashion blogger! Nothing like trying to figure out that fashion blogger life, am I right?!#FashionBlogger

I loveddddd these jeans (and I hate jeans) – they were petite, so they fit my length perfectly and the tears weren’t too huge. Problem was, they were a little to small and for $88, I’m not paying that unless they’re a hells yes!

The top was another fix. Ben LOVED it, I felt like it was too “grandma-ey” so that was returned as well.

Stitch Fix Pieces 5: Returned

My First Stitch Fix Haul | Tryin' to be a fashion blogger! Nothing like trying to figure out that fashion blogger life, am I right?!(Peep Cora in the background #coneofshame)

I *almost* kept this dress. Ben loved it and I thought it was really pretty (especially for a wedding I have next month) but I felt it was too similar to a dress I already have so I just couldn’t bring myself to pay $50+ for it. Really loved it, though!

Overall Thoughts

SO MUCH FUN! First of all, it was fun to get a few pieces sent to me and figure out what worked. I feel like my stylist really listened to me and it was only my first fix! I’ll probably never keep the whole box because $$$ but I think it’s fun to do once a month or so and see what items I can get. Super excited to do it again!

What did y’all think? I love reading post like this, so I hope you like it, too. Let me know if you’ve ever tried Stich Fix in the comments below! 

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