Summer Solstice Sale from Chloe+Isabel

Chloe+Isabel is having a fantastic sale right now! Buy 2 pieces of jewelry, get 1 free – this is good on ANYTHING in the shop and is stackable - so yes, you can buy 4, get 2 free, etc. This deal is only good for a few days, and they're expecting some limited edition items to sell out, so check it out quickly!

If there’s something you’ve been eyeing or you need some cute, unique accessories for vacation or a wedding, now is the time to jump on this deal! C+I jewelry would also make a great birthday or hostess gift, and several of my small business owner friends have bought items as reward incentives for their employees and team members – this deal is a great way to save on gifts and multiple items. If you have any questions or need recommendations, let me know. 

Shop here and take advantage of this great deal!

Stitch Fix Review #5

Has it really been since October that I've written a Stitch Fix review? I don't know where the past few months have gone, but I have some catching up to do! 

Stitch Fix Review #5

For my November fix, I requested a cute and casual top I could wear for our family Thanksgiving get-together as well as something I could wear for holiday parties. Here's what I got:

The Danny 5-pocket knit pant in grey: thanks to Stitch Fix, I have discovered that I love this Kut from the Kloth brand, but in this case I was disappointed because they were a little tight and not quite a great cut for me. They went back.

Next up, the Daniel Rainn Brock Lattice Detail Blouse in a deep red. I love, love, loved this top. Loved the color and the details around the neckline (pardon the wrinkles in the photo - it was a little wrinkled out of the box, and I'm lazy). But tragedy ensued.....after I wore it once, I washed it. Per the instructions. Did not dry it. And it shrunk......so much so that it was misshapen and super short. I was pretty devastated. I emailed Customer Service figuring it was a long shot since it had been worn and washed, but they were FABULOUS. I was disappointed that a replacement wasn't available, but they had me send it back and issued me a credit. Score for Stitch Fix – thanks for taking care of your customers!

I can't ever seem to have enough dresses, and the Rocco 3/4 Sleeve Faux Wrap Dress was great - a nice, right-above-the-knee length and a jersey material that was actually thick enough that it was very slimming and comfortable (so many dresses are in that super thin material that shows everything - ugh!). However.....practicality got the better of me, and I sent it back since I have a few other black dresses already. A few months later.....I regret it. Wish I would have kept it.

The Skies are Blue Debby Metallic Detail Pullover Sweater was my stylist Carli's suggestion for Thanksgiving, but this was probably my least favorite piece in the Fix. I liked the bit of sparkle, but it was just kind of blah and not a particularly flattering fit, so I sent it back.

My accessory piece this time around was the Isadora Crystal Gem Layered Necklace. I love this - super pretty and sparkly, and perfect for dressing up anything. I've worn it several times. 

All in all this was an ok Fix, just unfortunate that that one top shrunk. I loved that Carli, my stylist for this Fix, did listen to my suggestions and did her best to fulfill my requests.

Want to try Stitch Fix for yourself? Use my referral link here and after you sign up, you'll get your own link to share with friends, and you'll get some Stitch Fix credit when they use it!


Stitch Fix Basics:
Stitch Fix is a personal styling service that is perfect for so many of us - whether you love fashion, style, and clothing or hate even thinking about shopping and putting outfits together - either way, you will love this.
I love clothes but find myself buying the same types of things over and over again and struggling to find cute, current styles that aren't too young or too old and frumpy. Enter StitchFix, where you fill out a survey on their website so that your stylist will be able to make smart choices for you, taking into consideration your style preferences, body type, budget, and lifestyle. To get a Fix that you'll love, be sure to spend some time making sure you give clear preferences in your survey. You pay a $20 styling fee and they will send you five pieces – in my case, I typically receive four clothing items and a piece of jewelry. If you keep anything, the $20 is applied towards those items - and if you keep all five items, you get 25% off the whole thing, which makes that a pretty tempting deal each time (well-played, StichFix)! If you choose to send items back, there's a prepaid bag right in your box to drop them in - it couldn't be easier!
You can choose to receive regular Fixes (monthly, quarterly, whatever) or schedule them one at a time.
Ready to try it out for yourself? If you use my referral link I'll get a little Stitch Fix credit, and when you create your own account you'll receive a code to share with your friends for credit. And I'll be your best friend. Let me know if you try it – I'd love to hear what you think!

Chloe+Isabel Memorial Day Sale

Chloe+Isabel has a great sale this weekend – I haven't seen them do a promotion like this one before. With any $100 purchase, you get to choose from one of these free gifts:

free gift choices - chloe+isabel memorial day sale

These bracelets are super cute on their own or stacked with other bracelets, the gold or silver earrings are perfect basics that go with anything, and the statement earrings are a perfect summer piece that would look great with anything from a simple top to a dressy dress. AND we're offering $25 off of any $125 purchase. There are some really great, unique pieces that just came out with the new C+I summer line - check out my shop at www.shopjlw.com

chloe+isabel memorial day sale

Chloe + Isabel Jewelry

I recently took the plunge and became a merchandiser for Chloe + Isabel, an online jewelry boutique. This decision was a little spontaneous....I came across some of their jewelry online, started shopping the site and adding things to my cart, one link lead to another and.....I decided that if I loved the jewelry, why not share it with friends and enjoy a discount?! 

I was excited to get the Essential Kit in the mail to start with, as well as a few extra pieces that I ordered. I love it all and started wearing it immediately. 

To begin, my favorite: 

The Le Rococo statement ring and modern links cuff bracelet have quickly become my favorites. I love the deep amethyst color of the ring - and its fun design and size - and the simplicity of the bracelet will make it something I will wear with everything. You can search for these items right in my shop, and email me if you have any questions!

Next up, the cushion cut cocktail ring. Can you tell I love statement rings? I love this light blush color and the sparkle; can't wait to wear it for a night out:

Another piece I'm loving – the Gilded Reeds Aventurine long pendant. The photo doesn't do it justice, as this stone looks a touch darker than it is in person, and there's a touch of sparkle on the chain. I love this aqua color and having the option of a longer necklace like this one. 

Next up, the Ocean Lace drop earrings and flex bracelet - beautiful stone and silver.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Palliette single drop earrings - I'm a sucker for a brushed gold finish, and I can wear these with anything I own:

 

 

 

 

 

 

And last but not least, the Pearl & Crystal Floral Filigree earrings - beautiful and delicate, these would be stunning with a simple black or white dress - a perfect accessory for summer wedding attire!

That's only the tip of the iceberg! The new Summer Collection is being released tomorrow, and I can't wait to share more pieces. You can search for any of these pieces in my shop at www.shopjlw.com, and if you're interested in hosting an online pop-up shop, contact me - it's incredibly easy to be a host, and you will earn free jewelry!

Stitch Fix Review #4

Stitch Fix Review #4

Stitch Fix did it again with a box of clothes that were just what I wanted! This time I asked for pieces that would help me transition from summer to fall. Tucson's weather will continue to feel like summer for quite some time, but I knew I'd be tired of the tank tops, shorts, and flip flops that we seem to wear for so many months here. I was nervous when I read the initial note on my style card that explained that the stylist I'd had for my previous fixes had left, and someone new had done this one, but Carli did a great job of fulfilling my requests. Not familiar with Stitch Fix? Read more here!

First up was the Pixley Harriet Chevron Print Detail Dress, a comfortable, lightweight, and flattering dress that can definitely be dressed up or down. I love the slightly high waistline and a-line cut that is flattering without being too flared. This is cute with heels and jewelry for a dressy night out, or with sandals for a casual look. It's perfectly comfortable in the Tucson heat but can also be worn in cooler weather with a cardigan or jacket. 

Next was the Pixley Edmond Chevron Print Henley Shirt - I had pinned this shirt in a different color on my Pinterest style board, and my stylist mentioned that in her notes. This is a simple, cotton top that is very comfortable. I think it looks better for casual wear, although my style card included an option pairing it with a pencil skirt and boots. 

My favorite item in this fix was the Kut From the Kloth Kate Distressed Boyfriend Jean, shown in the photo above with the Pixley top. Jeans are so tricky for me, and this is the second time I've requested a specific fit and the second time Stitch Fix has nailed it - I don't have nearly that good of a track record when combing the mall for hours looking for new jeans. I'll take this approach over that torture any day. Several of my previous Stitch Fix style cards included boyfriend jeans with the outfits, and I didn't have any of my own that quite had that look. I saw JoAnn mention receiving boyfriend jeans in this Stitch Fix review and liked them. I wanted some that were comfortable and that I'd be able to wear in a lot of different ways. I absolutely love these - they may be my favorite item in all of my fixes to date. I've already worn these tons - they've become my weekend uniform. 

My jewelry piece in this fix was Jill Michael Montgomery Beaded Hoop Earrings, in the matte gold finish that I love. These are simple and pretty and I will get plenty of use out of them.

The piece that I was a little on the fence about in this fix was the 41Hawthron Bryan Short-Sleeve Open-Front Cardigan. It's white and simple in a t-shirt material. This item makes sense as a fall transition piece for the weather in Tucson, as it adds a lightweight layer. With it being white, it will match plenty of things. It was just not terribly exciting, but with the 5-item discount (you get 25% off your entire purchase if you keep all five pieces in a Stitch Fix) it paid to keep it rather than send it back. One note - my stylist mentioned I could pair this with the chevron dress, but this bright white cardi and the slightly off-white chevron stripe on the dress didn't match - oh well! I think it will work better with some casual jeans or shorts.

I'm happy that Stitch Fix has continued to be a great source of new clothes and accessories for me, and the items that I receive have become some of my favorites. It's really helped me to get out of my style rut, and I highly recommend trying it out - you can use my referral link here and you'll get a code of your own to share with friends for credit! And if you like any of these pieces, you can specifically request them in your style profile. Check out my other Stitch Fix Reviews for even more information.

I'll receive my next Fix in November. I requested a cute but comfortable top to wear to our casual family Thanksgiving gathering, and something a little dressier to wear to holiday parties. Can't wait to see what they come up with!

Stitch Fix Review #3

stitch fix review #3

My third Stitch Fix came in the thick of our typical long, hot Tucson summer. I specifically asked for lightweight clothing, preferably not in synthetic material that is just miserable when you're trying to function in this heat  – and thankfully, they delivered! (What in the world is Stitch Fix? Read more here!)

First up was this Ellison Josie cut-out embroidery detail cotton tank. I loved the detail on this top, and it is lightweight and flowy – it's cute for casual wear with denim shorts, or dressed up with jewelry and a skirt. I've already worn it a lot. They also sent it with a simple white cami to go underneath, and the cami wasn't one of the five pieces for the fix. I thought that was a nice touch – this definitely needs something under it, and although I already had a white cami I can always use another!

Next was the Pomelo Downing striped knit shirt. Again, it is a loose and flowy fit in a perfect lightweight cotton, and it's become a summer staple for me. I didn't have much orange in my wardrobe, so these two pieces have been a nice change.

My jewelry piece in this fix was the Pixley Brandi enamel drops statement necklace. I LOVE this necklace. It's a little different from something I would have picked out for myself, but I seem to constantly find things to wear it with and I get compliments on it every time I wear it. 

My stylist Samantha continued to feed my dress addiction with the Andrew Marc Daire sleeveless fit & flare dress. I love the white lace (crochet?) overlay and it's a cotton/linen blend that is super comfortable. I wore it for the 4th of July paired with a denim vest and really liked it.

The last piece in this fix was the only fail – and sadly, that may be more the fault of my thighs than a problem on my stylist's part. The Margaret M Duboce straight leg jeans would have been perfect - I loved the idea of the stretchy, wide waistband (like maternity! but not!) and I love white jeans, but these were WAY, WAY too tight. I sincerely hope that these run extremely small, or I better do some serious scaling back on the summer treats. These went back.

I think this was my favorite fix to date, which is in keeping with their theory that they get better at styling for you over time. Try it out yourself with my referral link here and you'll get a code of your own to share with friends for credit! Check out my other Stitch Fix Reviews for even more information.

I'm going to link up to the other reviews at Whimsicle. Let me know if you check it out!

Stitch Fix Review #2

My second Stitch Fix was another success overall. My only specific request was for a pair of dark jeans that I could dress up or down. I don't know what it is, but jeans fall right after swimwear on my list of Things I Dread Shopping For, so I thought maybe my stylist could help - and she did! She sent these Kensie Skinny Jeans in a  nice dark blue (they look black in the photo, but they're not). They're made of a great soft stretchy denim, so even though they looked super skinny to start, they're comfortable and a good, flattering fit. She gave me some cute options for them on my style card. 

 

Next up was the 41Hawthorn Bell Solid Sleeveless Tie-Neck Blouse. In a soft cream shade and drapey material, this should have been right up my alley, but the tie-neck threw me off at first. It conjured images of 1980s elementary school teachers for some reason, but once I tried it on, I really liked it. The drape was flattering and comfortable and the tie was thin enough that I decided it was just a nice detail, and pretty on-trend right now. This is another good example of how Stitch Fix helps me find items I wouldn't have chosen for myself. See the blouse here with the Bay to Baubles Raelynn Knot Cluster Necklace. I liked the gold knots on the necklace, but the middle seemed to stick out a bit, and since I thought it was a little pricey I decided to send it back. The upside is that I was inspired to find a similar necklace, and I happily discovered one elsewhere that was similar but a little more subtle.

I received two dresses in this fix. The Sanctuary Felicity Colorblock Ponte Dress was almost right. I loved the style and fabric and was impressed that my stylist referenced a similar dress on my Pinterest style board (they actually look!). However - I am a 30-something mom of two with an active lifestyle, and this super mini short cut was just not practical for me. Because sometimes I need to sit down. Boo.

Finally, I received the 41Hawthorn Lori Lace Fit & Flare Dress. I love the lace details and lavender color, and this was a fun find because I had seen a peek of this very dress in a photo Stitch Fix had posted on their Instagram account, so it was neat to see it show up in my box! This seems a little on the dressy side for me, but I'm happy to have it on hand when a pretty, summery dress is called for.

Overall, I was pleased with this Stitch Fix and was excited to schedule my next one. If you'd like to try it for yourself, you can use my referral link here and you'll get a code of your own to share with friends for credit! Also, check out my other Stitch Fix Reviews. Have you received any great items in a Stitch Fix?

Check out some other reviews at Whimsicle, and I'm also linking up at the always inspirational What I Wore Wednesday at Pleated Poppy!

My First Stitch Fix Review

If you haven't jumped on the Stitch Fix bandwagon yet, you really must check it out, because when this little box arrives at your door, it's like Christmas.

stitchfix box

Stitch Fix is a personal styling service that is perfect for so many of us - whether you love fashion, style, and clothing or hate even thinking about shopping and putting outfits together - either way, you will love this. I was tempted to try it out after seeing bloggers like the Nester and Emily mention it, and then I read oodles of the customer reviews on the StitchFix website.

I love clothes but find myself buying the same types of things over and over again and struggling to find cute, current styles that aren't too young or too old and frumpy. Enter StitchFix, where you fill out a survey on their website so that your stylist will be able to make smart choices for you, taking into consideration your style preferences, body type, budget, and lifestyle. I really spent some time making sure I was giving clear preferences in my survey. You pay a $20 styling fee and are sent five pieces - in my case, I received four clothing items and a piece of jewelry. If you keep anything, the $20 is applied towards those items - and if you keep all five items, you get 25% off the whole thing, which makes that a pretty tempting deal each time (well-played, StichFix)! If you choose to send items back, there's a prepaid bag right in your box to drop them in - it couldn't be easier!

I had to laugh when I read this review and she mentioned how ridiculous her husband thought it was to have to take her picture wearing the items for her blog. I must admit my husband's reaction was quite the same - glad he's a good sport.

In my first Fix, I got two tops, a dress, a pair of black pants, and earrings.

I loved the two tops - both of them probably not items I would have chosen in the store but I ended up seeing lots of ways to wear them, which is exactly what I was hoping for when I signed up for StitchFix. I was also helped by the styling card that comes with the fix, complete with photos and suggestions on how to pair and style your items - love it! These are the tops below - the lavender one (by 41Hawthorn)  is in a soft, drapey material and I like that it's longer - perfect with skinny jeans. The chevron top by Olive & Oak is also sleeveless, and I paired it with a cardigan and the same dark skinny jeans:

The black pants (by Katherine Barclay) I received are in a very flattering, slightly heavy stretch fabric. At first when I saw the wide-ish legs and higher waist, I thought they'd go back, but when I put them on I loved them. I can see that the stylist took into consideration my more challenging areas (ahem) and found items that would play those down. These pants will be good dressed up or down. They're a little long, but that makes them look really good with heels, and the heavier fabric means these will be an unlikely choice until our interminable Tucson summer is over, but I think I will get a lot of use out of these next fall and winter. 

The dress (also by 41Hawthorn) is perfect for me - the soft, flowy fabric is comfortable and the color is fun, and I've already worn it dressed up with a belt, jewelry, and heels and casually with flat sandals.

I love the dangly gold earrings - they've become one of my favorite go-to pieces of jewelry.

Well done, StitchFix - I kept the whole box. And since I'm writing this a little late in the game, I already received box #2 - stay tuned for that review soon.

If you want to try it out, I would love if you'd use my referral link here - that will give me some credit for sending you their way, and when you sign up, you'll receive your own referral link to share with friends and family. Win-win!

If you want more StitchFix inspiration, follow Allison on Instagram - she is a pro at great combinations with her StitchFix finds, and check out the Stitch Fix Reviews linkup at A Whimsicle Life!