Every so often, we chat fashion at Carrots. I hope it feels like going shopping with a friend, but not having to try on jeans, or leave your couch.
Today I’m gonna share my latest fix from Stitch Fix, but FIRST I want to share about Twice. My friend Mandi guest posted awhile back about how Twice is a a thrifty alternative to personal styling services like Stitch Fix or Golden Tote, and I was inspired to try it out. I had a little bit of store credit to use up and I really love it.
So, I wrangled Daniel into taking some outfit photos for ya.
glasses c/o Firmoo
As you can see, he just couldn’t wait to get started! Fashion! Online shopping! I can hardly contain myself!….he seemed to say.
And….welcome to the glory of Twice!
Dress: Gap (used from Twice), Boots: Aldo (used from Twice), Jewelry: chloe + isabel
I needed some boots because the last pair I bought were thrifted in Austin, TX 8 years ago and who knows how old they were before I got them. I’ve replaced the heels a couple of times, but now the suede fabric has gaping holes and it’s just Time To Say Goodbye (as Sarah Brightman and Andrea Bocelli would say…somebody PUHLEASE tell me you got that reference). So…new boots! I was worried that I’d order the wrong size since I’ve never bought shoes online before (except for pointe shoes for ballet). And then there’s the added complication of my feet SHRINKING half a size after every pregnancy. What? But ta da! I love ’em.
And yes, you are correct. Those are COFFEE CUPS. It’s like someone said, let me just roll all of your favorite things into one awesome dress that you will wear three times in one week. Welcome to my cool weather momiform, folks. Coffee cups for days.
Me: “I don’t think you’re as excited about this dress as I am!”
Daniel: “I am definitely not as excited about this dress as you are. But that doesn’t mean I don’t like it. I like your dress.”
K, on to the Stitch Fix! (I’m not gonna go into the details of the personal styling service Stitch Fix here, but if you want to know more you can check out my posts about whether Stitch Fix is worth it, how it compares to other styling services like Golden Tote.)
Top: Stitch Fix, Paints: Stitch Fix, Shoes: Twice
Item #1: Plaid top. So soft, love the grey and the plaid. I could see myself wearing it until…..
Daniel’s Take: “Fashion lumberjack. Also, 90s? I don’t think I really like plaid for women’s clothes.”
Well, in THAT case, I guess it’s not a keeper.
Item #2: Brown corduroy pants. I LOVE these. I kept ’em and I’ve been wearing them on the days that the coffee cup dress is in the wash.
Daniel’s Take: “Yeah. Good pants. Not much else you can say here.”
Sweater: Stitch Fix, Jeans: Stitch Fix, Shoes: Twice
Item #3: Mustard/Stripey Sweater. This one was comfy. And I actually do like the mustard color (referred to as baby poop yellow by my mom), but I’m not a fan of the stripey sleeves. So this was a no.
Daniel’s Take: “I like the colors. But it also reminds me of maybe something a cartoon character would wear. Not in a bad way. Just bold and easy to recognize. Does that make sense?”
Top: Stitch Fix, Pants: Stitch Fix
Item #4: Festive Sweater. Ya know, I like this one. It feels festive and Christmasy and perfect to wear on Thanksgiving Day or something. But it’s part wool and how often will I really wear that in Florida? And seeing photos, those horizontal stripes aren’t doing me any favors so….back it goes.
Daniel’s Take: “It’s like a deconstructed Christmas sweater. Which would be great for one postmodern Christmas party per year.”
Sweater: Clothing Exchange hand-me-down, Pants: Stitch Fix, Boots: Thrifted and falling apart, Sleeveless Cardigan: Stitch Fix
Item #5: Patterned Sleeveless Cardigan Thingy. My SIL has something similar and looks adorable in it. But……so not me. I think I’m allergic to fringe.
I just….wouldn’t ever, ever wear this. Goodbye.
Daniel’s Take: “Like, why don’t you just get a poncho?”
So, all-in-all, pants=fantastic. But the sweaters just didn’t work, so back they went.
And I thought I’d mention that Stitch Fix has Christmas gift cards available, so if you’ve been thinking about Stitch Fix but haven’t taken the plunge, it might be a good thing to put on your Christmas list (I put it on mine!). Also a fun gift for people who enjoy fashion but are tricky to shop for–I’m always terrified of buying clothes for other people.
But for a thriftier online shopping option, I really love Twice. It lacks the fun factor of surprise, but if you just want to spruce up your wardrobe with some nice items at a good price–online consignment is for you. (And you can get $10 credit by signing up through this link–and I’ll get $10 credit, too, so thanks!)
Any thoughts on sweaters, or Stitch Fix vs. Twice? Or how it’s ridiculous that I even OWN boots in Florida? Chat away in the comments, friends!
Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. But links to Stitch Fix and Golden Tote are affiliate links which means if a sale is made, I will receive a small percentage at no additional cost to you, of course. Links to Twice are referral links.