A Stitch Fix Box with Ethically Made Items, a Stitch Fix Giveaway, & Link-Up!

January 2, 2017·

Happy New Year, everyone!

I hope y’all had a great holiday and a great new year! John and I spent the night on the couch eating brownies and ice cream and barely staying up past midnight. LIVIN’ THE DREAM.

BTW: If you have not had the chance to fill out my 2016 reader survey! There is still time! You can check it out on this post here… I’d love to hear from you!

So, in my preliminary responses, soooooo many of you have mentioned that my Stitch Fix reviews are some of your favorite posts and SOOOOOO many of you have been asking if I still get a monthly fix! And the answer is: YES! To be quite honest, life just got really hectic and I’d get my fix and completely forget to photograph it and then my time would be up and I’d have to send the stuff that I wasn’t keeping back and… well… yeah. Woops! Sorry about that!

I’m glad to know that you guys like my Stitch Fix reviews so much because I still love Stitch Fix! I’ve been receiving fixes monthly for nearly three years and I still have nothing but amazing things to say about the company.

As you guys know, I request that they only send me ethically made or Made in the USA items and my stylist, Kimberly J. has really nailed it and totally gets me now. In fact, she wrote to me in one of my recent fix notes that she, herself, now looks into all the brands that she shops and the brands that she picks for me for my fixes!! YOU GUYS… that made me SO HAPPY! Seriously. To know that someone like my Stitch Fix stylist is even looking into who is making her clothes makes me smile. That is what really can change a culture!!

Anyway, this month all five items in my latest fix are ethically made!!!!!! WOOHOOO!!!!!! I still don’t know what I am going to keep, so I’d love for you guys to tell me what I should keep and what I should return! (Let me know in the comments!!)

January 2017 Stitch Fix Review

Papermoon* “Fahari Scoop Neck Top” – Size XL – $54

*This top is made in the USA!

Stitch Fix - Papermoon Fahari Scoop Neck Top - Size XL - $54 and Principle Jet Skinny Jean - Size 14 / Size 32 - $118 Papermoon Fahari Scoop Neck Top - Size XL - $54

I really love this top. The fit is great, I loooooove paisley print, and the cutout detail on the back is super cute. I don’t really have anything similar to it in my closet and, to be honest, I don’t have a ton of dressier blouses like this. So I’m torn… should I keep it or should I return it?

Principle* “Jet Skinny Jean” – Size 14 / Size 32 – $118

*These jeans are made in the USA!

Principle Jet Skinny Jean - Size 14 / Size 32 - $118

These jeans are amazing! They are so soft, suppppper stretchy, and other than black leggings, I don’t own any black pants. (I have some black maternity leather coated denim pants that I can sort of wear even when I’m not pregnant… but let’s be honest… they aren’t black jeans). 

Now, I will say these jeans are a hair tight on my waist, but they are so stretchy I don’t notice. However, I am still torn. Should I keep or return??? Gah!!

Nakamol* “Ace Beaded Wrap Bracelet” – $38

Thoughtfully handcrafted in Chicago.

Nakamol Ace Beaded Wrap Bracelet - $38

I LOVE this bracelet. It is the cutest, neutral wrap bracelet and I love the Nakamol brand! I got a Nakamol necklace in a fix last year and wear it all the time. This is a definite keeper!

Papermoon* “Harni Cutout Detail Knit Top” – Size XL – $48

*This top is made in the USA!

Papermoon Harni Cutout Detail Knit Top - Size XL - $48

I love Papermoon, but this was honestly my least favorite piece in the fix. My husband loved it (mainly he loves the cutout detail on the back), but I just didn’t. The material is really soft and I do love that it’s a unique, neutral blouse… but it just wasn’t a favorite. So this one is a “no” for me.

Save the Duck “Audley Puffer Jacket” – Size XL – $148

Save the Duck "Audley Puffer Jacket" - Size XL - $148 Save the Duck "Audley Puffer Jacket" - Size XL - $148

This was my first time ever even hearing of Save the Duck!! This brand produces thoughtfully designed and made, earth-conscious line of outerwear! And such a cute brand name! HAHA!

From their website: 

Save the Duck is a smart and ethical company that looks to the future, not just to capture the new trends and transform them into cutting-edge collections, but even more so to strive for a shared objective: living in a totally animal-cruelty-free world. That is why our products are 100% animal free and do not utilize feathers, leather, hide or fur. They are designed to be the ideal travel partner for globetrotters around the world. Pocketable and comfortable, they can easily be folded and carried in their custom-made pouch. You can put them in your luggage for any destination or type of travel and they are perfectly adaptable to all seasons. We have an enduring commitment: to improve the sustainability of our company by fully respecting animals, their environment and the people that live in it. To us, creating fashion means being responsible for our actions and straightforward with our clients. Each and every collection is designed by our team to guarantee comfortable, attractive garments that respect the environment and animals.

This jacket is incredibly soft and really warm! I don’t own a jacket like this and I know I would get a ton of wear out of it… soooo… I’m tempted to keep it, but want to know what you guys think!! Keep or return?!

So what do you guys think? Do you like what I got? What should I keep? What should I return? Let me know in the comments!!

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Now, one more thing…  Carly and I are teaming up to do more than host our link up.  We are teaming up to share brands that we love……brands that give back.  Each week we’ll be collaborating with one of our favorite brands to share the cause they support, and their amazing products.

You may be wondering why we are featuring Stitch Fix this week!! Well, this fabulous personalized styling service allows customers to customize their requests to include ethical fashion brands, brands made in the USA, and more.  They also make both time and in-kind product donations to several non profit partners including Dress for Success and local women’s shelters.

Carly and I have also tamed up to giveaway a $75 gift card to Stitch Fix!!! Use the widget below to enter:

*This is not a sponsored post. I receive my Stitch Fix fixes on a monthly basis because I choose to and I love the service, the company, and my stylist so much. The link to try Stitch Fix is an affiliate link and I do get a small commission if you click through and sign up to receive a fix of your own. If you do sign up for Stitch Fix, you also have the ability to share and refer people and receive a credit of your own. Thank you for reading!

Now, on to you guys…..our favorites last week?

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