Chai and Cow

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The most magical time of the month!

Anyone that has been to my blog knows about my love of StitchFix, a wonderful service that magically delivers clothes to your doorstep. Ok, maybe it is not actually magic…but close. If you have any questions on how the service works, please leave a comment and I will be happy to fill you in!

Before I start on filling you in about my latest Fix I wanted to fill you in on two other things.

  1. I created a Facebook page dedicated to my StitchFix posts, my other blog posts, and goings-on in my Etsy store. Search for me on Facebook under Chai And Cow and join in on the fun!
  2. I have a link-up to a fellow blogger friend below. You can click on the link and go on over to her blog, Crazy Together. She always has great posts!

Ok…on with the show!

Full disclosure, the clothes in this fix are actually a combination of two separate fixes. I may or may not have gotten two this month (whoops!). There were a couple pieces I really liked but the fit just wasn’t right so back they went to magical StitchFix land. That is one of the things I love about the service, just how darn easy it is to return things that don’t work for you.

For the past two fixes I have asked Teresa to focus on sweaters and pants and she has definitely delivered. Trying to find long pants in always a challenge for me and Teresa has done a great job finding a couple different options. Once I find a style I like, I usually request them in as many colors as she can find!

This month she sent me the Liverpool Anita Skinny Pant. LOVE them. They are super long and very comfortable. I knew these were a keeper as soon as I tried them on. They were $78, which I thought was a good price point for these pants and with this particular fix I kept everything so I also got 25% off. Bonus! And in this picture I also have on the RD Style Bliss Cowl Neck Sweater ($78). It is so comfy and warm. I know it will get a lot of good use this winter.

IMG_2028Teresa sent me a couple more sweaters and they are both definite keepers. The first is the RD Style Jolee Turtle Neck Sweater in Burgundy ($68). It was a bit tough to get the color to show through in the selfie I took so I took another close-up picture. The necklace is from White House Black Market.

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Here is the Pixley Nilia Button Back Sweater ($68). This one has a really interesting back to it that I really liked.

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Last, but certainly not least, is this awesome bag! Teresa never fails to surprise me with new, fun and interesting bags. It is the Urban Expressions Amherst Multi-Zip Tote ($68) in RED! I love the color and I don’t have anything like it in my closet so I am very excited about this one. And it is a great size to use as a work bag as well. And look at the inside! Swoon!

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As promised above here is a link-up to one of my blog friends? Check out my friend Maria’s post on her latest Fix. And why you are there, take a look around her blog. She has some great posts!

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I would love to hear from you so please feel free to leave a comment! Til next time!

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It’s fall y’all

Brr! It is definitely fall in New England. Today was one of those hot chocolate (Starbucks – tall with whip) and a scarf kind of day…and I am ok with it. Fall is one of my favorite times of year. It is just a matter of weeks until my beloved Thanksgiving issue of Food Network Magazine arrives and I can officially start planning my Thanksgiving day menu. I have, of course, already started pinning things to my Thanksgiving Pinterest board.

I figured today would be a good day to do the official fall/winter clothes switchover in my closet. I was sad to put the capris and maxi dresses away but happy to pull out the sweaters and scarves. And it meant that I was able to make room for the new pieces that came in yesterday in my October StitchFix delivery.

Anyone who knows me, or reads this blog, knows that I am a huge cheerleader for StitchFix. Not only is it convenient (it magically shows up at your house!), but it helps me to step outside of my comfort zone for clothes. Each fix comes with a style card that shows me a couple different ways to wear the clothes. I make notes, in my phone, from the style cards and when I do find myself at Target (swoon, Target) or heaven forbid…the mall, I have a shopping list to follow.

I have learned that it is not necessary to spend a ton of money on some of the basics, especially tanks and t-shirts. During my Target run today I found some great tank tops, 2 for $16, and some awesome boot socks that look so adorable with my skinny jeans and favorite Franco Sarto black boots.

For anyone new to StitchFix, it is so important to actually try on EVERYTHING that comes in your fix. You will be surprised how some pieces look so much better on. And it is important to actually style the piece, like it shows you on the card or like your stylist suggests. I have been lucky enough to work with the same stylist each time and she rocks! Teresa, if you are reading this…thank you!  If you just try the shirt on with yoga pants it is never going to look as good as trying it on with some jeans, shoes, and jewelry. Trust me on this one. Give each piece a chance.

So, here is what came in this month’s fix. Make sure to check out the link below to a fellow blogger who has awesome StitchFix posts. I have been following Maria for awhile now and she is hosting a blog link-up so you can see even more great pieces.

Pixley – Martina Slub Knit Open Cardigan – $48

Martina Slub Knit Open Cardigan

This cardigan is the perfect example of why it is so important to try on the piece as part of an actual outfit. When I first pulled it out of the box I was a little underwhelmed. Then I tried it on with a tank, belt and jewelry and it became a definite keeper.

The second piece was the Market & Spruce – Aleah Heathered V-Neck Dolman Top – $48

Aleah Heathered V-Neck Dolman

I tried this one on with a lace camp underneath and it gave it that little extra something-something that it needed.

Next up is the Skies are Blue – Hillsboro Mixed Material Hem Knit Top – $54 along with the Level 99 – Giovanni Straight Leg Jean – $98

Hillsboro Mixed Material & Giovanni Straight Leg Jean

I really liked this top and took Teresa’s suggestion to pair it with the Giovanni Jean. They are a great forest green color that is perfect for the fall. Yes, the jeans are pricey, but because I kept all 5 pieces in this fix I was able to save 25% off the entire purchase. Whoo hoo!

The last piece in this fix was the Street Level – Alder Zip Top Tote – $58

Alder Zip Top Tote

I love the navy color and this will be a great bag to bring back and forth to work.

If you haven’t already, give StitchFix a try. And check out my Pinterest boards dedicated to StitchFix. This board is dedicated to items that I would like Teresa to send to me. And this board is dedicated to items that I already received.

And make sure to check out Maria’s blog to see the great things she got in her fix!

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If you use my referral link, then I will receive a $25 credit towards my next fix. Let me know what you think about this fix or your own fix in the comments below!

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