Stitch Fix November 27th Review

Over the holiday weekend I received another Stitch Fix. I was shocked because I never received the “it’s coming” email.

Anyway, here is how it works if you are new:

1. Fill out your Style Profile. This gives detail on your style, sizes, budget and anything else like a link to your pinterest board.

2. Once you have “ordered” your box, they will send you 5 items from a personal stylists.  It is a $20 styling fee which is applied as a credit toward anything you keep.

3. Try everything on. They send you Style Cards with recommendations on how to wear your outfit.  You have three days to decide what you do and do not want.

4. Buy what you like and return the rest. If you keep all 5 items, you get 25% off your entire purchase.  Don’t like something, they send you a pre-paid mailing bag to drop in the mailbox.  It is free shipping.

Here is what I got:

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I have been working with this stylists for a while.

Urban Expressions Thea Work Satchel $58

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I am undecided about this bag. Not sure if I need another purse. I saw a purse this same color at Kate Spade Outlet but with sparkles on it and they are about the same price. So not sure if I should just go to the outlet and pick that one up instead.

Dantelle Kris Lace Detail Knit Top $48 and Liverpool Shannon Pencil Skirt $68

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I have been searching for a black pencil skirt for a while because the one I have it slowly dying. It is like 11 years old. I like this skirt but keep flip-flopping. The shirt looks cute in the photo but I thought it looked very frumpy on me.  My husband liked it but I was not a fan.

No Comment Terri Cut Detail Waffle Knit Top $38 and Pixley Ann Faux Leather Trim Skirt $68

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The shirt is a no.  It goes up a little on the sides and I feel like it was too short.  My husband did not like the top, he said it looked like a tore the neckline. I tried explaining that is the style but he said no, and I don’t blame him. The skirt is super cute.  However, it would not zip.  I could exchange it for a bigger size but I would hate to do that and then realize the bigger size does not work either.

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Stitch Fix October 2017 Review

This month my fix got here a little early. I asked for my same stylists and I told them I am looking for a black pencil skirt to replace one I have had for years that is falling apart.

For the people new to Stitch Fix, this is how it works:

1. Fill out your Style Profile. This gives detail on your style, sizes, budget and anything else like a link to your pinterest board.

2. Once you have “ordered” your box, they will send you 5 items from a personal stylists.  It is a $20 styling fee which is applied as a credit toward anything you keep.

3. Try everything on. They send you Style Cards with recommendations on how to wear your outfit.  You have three days to decide what you do and do not want.

4. Buy what you like and return the rest. If you keep all 5 items, you get 25% off your entire purchase.  Don’t like something, they send you a pre-paid mailing bag to drop in the mailbox.  It is free shipping.

Here is what I got:

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MIA Amari Faux Suede Scallop Flats in Taupe $49

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These shoes are keepers as they are very comfy. In the picture they look almost olive but they are taupe.

Margaret M Deandra Skirt in Black($78) and Vero Moda Derry Ruffle Detail Knit Top in Dark Pink($44)

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I am undecided on the black pencil skirt. I like it, but not sure if I want to pay the price. Plus I worry with the material that it will snag. For the shirt, I think my face says it all. It was too short, and too 70s for me.  I am not a ruffle fan personally and the colors just seem too outdated for me.

Same Skirt and 41Hawthorn Betsi Keyhole Surplice Knit Top($54)

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Yeah, this top is cute but I guess I am too busty to wear it as it formed another inappropriate keyhole. Back it goes.

Same skirt, same top and Olive & Oak Miah Hooded Cardigan($54)

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The cardigan is very soft and warm but the hood was just too different for me. As you can see with my photo, I couldn’t take it seriously.

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Avenue A Fall 2017 Review

I found out about Avenue A a couple of months ago and was on the fence about ordering it because it is a lot of money. Then I decided to bite the bullet but they were sold out so I had to wait until this season to get one.

Why I finally decided? So I workout almost daily. In the summer it is everyday but during the school year it is 6 days a week. My bad habit though? I never buy shoes.  I only buy shoes when my shoe is basically falling apart. Is that bad? Yes. While I do have shoes just for crossfit, my everyday shoe for walking is just old marathon shoes which have no padding or traction left.

So what is Avenue A? It is a box for women from Adidas. They have a box 4 times a year and it costs $150 but you get to keep everything.  You fill out a size/fit profile. You can choose to skip a box if you do not like the spoiler.

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Performer Strappy Tank($28), Halter Bra($45), and Supernova 7/8 Tight($75)

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Excuse my dresser again, I promise I do close it. I was just in the middle of grabbing some shirts.

The items: the tank is very loose but it is suppose to be. If you are bigger chested, you will be showing a lot of bra. If you are smaller chested, you will show some but not like I am. The shirt does become fitted more around the hips and is very light weight. I thought about requesting a smaller side but then worry it will be too snug around my stomach and hips. I’m going to try it out on a run because I think it might work for that.

The bra, well it is not my style because I don’t like how high the neck is.  I also never workout in just a sports bra so I always have a shirt on. I could see this work if you like being shirtless while working out.

The running tights are heavy! Or I should say for me.  I only have crops and I only wear them a handful of times a year(it takes a lot for me to cover up). These would be good if it is in the low 30s and colder. Again, this is for me.  I wear shorts until it is in the low 40s/high 30s, then I switch to crops. I get hot really fast. I did not do a squat test, so I am not sure on their sheerness, so I do not know if these would work for other things besides running.  Most of the time, running tights are only for running and not meant for activities where you bend. I do know they show every bump, so VPL is shown.

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From the back.

Adidas Adizero Tempo 9 ($120)

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These are pretty common running shoes and I use to run in something similar so I will be wearing these for running and not just around. I personally like the color as I do not have any shoes around that color. I personally like color and I always stay away from whites and blacks.

Sunglasses ($99)

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I love the color I got. Different people received different colors but mine match the shoes and tank. These are a nice pair of sunglasses. A lot nicer than everything else I own because I just wear glasses I got for free at different booths.

 

Final thoughts: all the items add up to be $367. I think that is a great deal for $150.

Kidbox Back to School 2017 Review

This is my sons fourth Kidbox. I feel like he is good on clothes but he is also going through a phase where he only wants to wear the same clothes all the time.  He hates wearing new clothes. I think he just needed more pants for when winter comes here in like 6 months. Most of his will be pretty short from the previous winter.

Here is how it works:

Here is how it works:

  1. Go to the website and fill out a style survey. They ask for things such as colors to avoid, what do you need more of, what will they not wear, their style.
  2. They only ship out 5 times a year but you can skip a season if you would like.
  3. Review the box. You have 7 days before you are billed. If you keep everything, it is $98. If you keep only a few pieces, they offer it at a discount.
  4. Ship back what you do not want.
  5. If you kept it all, pick a charity you want Kidbox to donate clothes to. 
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    Style Card

    As you can see in the above card, the number on the right is the discounted number. We normally just keep the whole box for $98 because it is cheaper than usually keeping a few items.

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This was an additional item which my son loves sports so he was excited to see a ball. Now, he is only 2 so he does not need a key chain but we can put it on his travel backpack.

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Here are the pants:

Left Pair: Andy + Evan Boys Twill Pant $33

Middle Pair: Penguin Boys Twill Jogger Pants $27

Right Pair: 7 for  All Mankind Boys Knit Denim Pants $44

We really didn’t need another pair of khaki colored pants so they are my least favorite.  My son has never had a blue that color of the Andy + Evan so that is different. The jeans are so soft so they are perfect.

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From Left to Rights:

1st: Lucky Boys Striped Shirt $18

2nd: Frenchie Mini Couture Boys Polo Shirt $18

3rd: Losan Boys Short Sleeve Polo Tee $32

4th: Penguin Boys Pocket Front Tee $14

The box also comes with a little flyer to read. They have a clear pouch with the return shipping label, crayons and stickers which are my sons favorite part. The box also is white coloring page looking so my son loves coloring the box.

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Interested in trying it out? Go here.

August 2017 Stitch Fix Review

My Stitch Fix came early again so I was not expecting Trunk Club and Stitch Fix to overlap (but then again Trunk Club took forever, oh and I am still waiting to hear back on my husbands trunk). For this fix, I kept the same stylists I have been working with for a while.  I also mentioned that I will be going back to work shortly and going to Maine for a wedding.  I wish I would have also mentioned family photos but I can find something for that later.

Just an editor’s note: please excuse my dresser drawer not being closed. It is a Friday night when I took these and I was getting ready for bed and just didn’t really care at that point.

Here is how Stitch Fix works for the new people:

1. Fill out your Style Profile. This gives detail on your style, sizes, budget and anything else like a link to your pinterest board.

2. Once you have “ordered” your box, they will send you 5 items from a personal stylists.  It is a $20 styling fee which is applied as a credit toward anything you keep.

3. Try everything on. They send you Style Cards with recommendations on how to wear your outfit.  You have three days to decide what you do and do not want.

4. Buy what you like and return the rest. If you keep all 5 items, you get 25% off your entire purchase.  Don’t like something, they send you a pre-paid mailing bag to drop in the mailbox.  It is free shipping.

Here is what I got:

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Style Card

41Hawthorn Kenziah Shirt Dress ($48)

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I really like this dress.  It does seem a little short but I don’t mind showing off my legs.  I think this is what I am going to wear to the wedding.  I was unsure at first because it seems to casual but it is an outside wedding, so I did what any girl would do and send pics to my friends and mom and they agreed that I could wear it to a casual outside wedding. So this is a keeper. Sidenote: I send all my pics to two friends first to see what they think, I don’t always trust my husband.

Kaileigh Robinson Scoop Neck Top ($34) and Renee C Maybell Lace Detail Skirt ($54)

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I hated this top right when I saw it and I hated it on. It is definitely going back. The skirt is cute but I was the only one who really thought that. They will both be going back.

Fun2Fun Sayers Pleated Front Blouse ($38) and the same skirt

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Hated this top.  First, it is too short.  Second, my bra hangs out.  So not really appropriate for a teacher.

Urban Expressions Clara Zip Top Tote ($48)

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Cute purse and a nice size and color.  Might be a little too big for me. I am sending it back though.  So, I do not buy many purses but when I do, I like to splurge. Like my last purse I bought myself was Kate Spade. I only buy a purse maybe once and year and take care of it better than I take care of myself.

 

So I am only keeping 1 item but I still felt like it was a success.  I would buy the skirt too but I also bought a car unplanned last week so let me save my bank account some.

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July 2017 Trunk Club Review

Last year, I had heard that Trunk Club worked with the Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale so I wanted to get a trunk during the sale. However, they decided this year for that not to be the case unless you went into a showroom. I decided to get a trunk anyway because I like two a year.  I had an awesome stylist but she left the company sometime in June. So I had a new stylist. I will admit this was frustrating because it took over a week of me saying “Yes, I want a trunk” for anything to happen. Then when I got the preview of like 10 items, I said no to over half. I ended up getting my trunk with only 7 items, the 5 I approved and then only 2 new pieces.  I was hoping for about 12 items to choose from as we have a wedding to go to, family photos and it is back to school time. So I was disappointed from the start. The sad part, I requested a trunk for my husband too and his new stylist(we use to have the same) has not gotten back to me in close to 2 weeks.

Anyway….

Here is how it works:

  1. Fill out a survey that asks for your sizes, measurements, likes and dislikes, what does your closet need.
  2. I sent my stylist a couple of photos of me so she could see my body shape.
  3. Your stylists will send you a preview where you can tell them what not to send and why not.
  4. They send the box. They send between 7-15 items.  I have 10 in mine.  It comes looking like a trunk and has all the things you need to send it back free of charge.  You can even have it picked up from your house.
  5. Try on and give feedback. Send back what you don’t want. You do not get charged until they get it back.
  6. There is a $25 try-on fee but it comes out of your total.

Here is what I got:

BP. Lula Block Heel Slingback Sandal $59.99

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The color is a light blush color and this shoe is suede.  It is really pretty and fit well.  It was also pretty comfortable. I am undecided though because to me it looks a little too Cher Horowitz  (which I love her but it is also not 1995 anymore).

Eliza J Jersey Printed Dress $128

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I wanted this dress to work so bad.  I love the bottom little skirt part.  I just think it is a sweet print which would be perfect for a wedding.  However, this dress is so tight and shows everything. I look pregnant in this photo and I am not.

BP. LS Side slit Tee $19

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Don’t mind my PJ shorts. I hatred this shirt when I saw it (Long-sleeve white shirt…boring) but it is really soft. Then I hated it on because it seemed big.  I read the reviews and it is supposed to be so that you could wear it with leggings. Now I might keep it because I do like oversized and it is comfortable.  Plus, if I do not get anything then I am wasting my $25 so this shirt would be free to keep anyway.

BP. Twist Front Tee $22

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I do not like this shirt.  I feel that the twist knot thing looks weird in the front where it is at.

Items I received but have no pictures because they didn’t fit at all:

Vince Camuto Texture Base Straight Leg Crop $89

The stylists sent me the wrong size.  I could not button them up.

Adrianna Papell Scalloped Crepe Sheath Dress $98

It was hot pink which I like but looked straight out of 1983 and not in a good way. Plus it was too small in the boobs so I couldn’t zip it up.

Vince Camuto Ruffle Fit & Flare Dress $148

Besides the high cost, it again would not zip up past my boobs.  This dress is so cute though. It is a nice coral color and would have loved to see it fit. Some people might say just ask for a bigger size but since it fit perfectly everywhere else, like my waist, then it will be too big.

So there is my trunk.  Yes, I am disappointed. Will I do it again? Maybe next year with a different stylists.

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June Stitch Fix

Yesterday I received my Stitch Fix. I kept the same stylists I have had but had no requests this time.  For those who do now know how Stitch Fix works, here you go:

Here is how Stitch Fix works for the new people:

1. Fill out your Style Profile. This gives detail on your style, sizes, budget and anything else like a link to your pinterest board.

2. Once you have “ordered” your box, they will send you 5 items from a personal stylists.  It is a $20 styling fee which is applied as a credit toward anything you keep.

3. Try everything on. They send you Style Cards with recommendations on how to wear your outfit.  You have three days to decide what you do and do not want.

4. Buy what you like and return the rest. If you keep all 5 items, you get 25% off your entire purchase.  Don’t like something, they send you a pre-paid mailing bag to drop in the mailbox.  It is free shipping.

So here is what I got:

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My Style Card

Dear John Finnegan Roll Cuff Short ($58), American Able Bev Keyhole Knit Top ($32) and Bay to Baubles Mellie Station Necklace ($34)

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So the shorts are super comfy.  They feel like really soft worn in shorts. I am pretty sure I am going to keep them because I could wear these all summer long. Plus I like that they are a little longer. Not sure about the wash of them but all my other jean shorts are the same wash so something different might be great.

The shirt fits but because of the cut, it is pretty open and if I bend over, you can see everything.  Right now it is in the maybe pile.  The necklace is in the maybe pile too. It is cute but I am not sure how much I will wear it.  I have a closer up of the necklace.

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Market & Spruce Tysta Knit Dress ($64)

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Sorry the pic is blurry but of course my photographer didn’t have time to take good quality pictures. Anyway, that is okay because this dress was a big NO.  First, it shows everything.  So if you look at where my thigh is, you see a huge line. That line is fabric for the wrap. So if you can see that…you can see everything! Also, it makes me look pregnant, which I am not.

My last item was the Renee C Galia Cami Blouse ($40).  I did not take a picture of it because it was damaged.  It had a hole in it.  This was the first time I have ever been given a damaged article and this was my 23rd fix.

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Kidbox Summer 17

Last month, I ordered a summer box for my son at Kidbox. He needs more summer clothes because summer last about 10 months here and it was well into the high 80s. We go through shorts and t-shirts like crazy and have been since January. My son needed more 2T since that is the size he is in or about to be in(depending on brand).

Here is how it works:

  1. Go to the website and fill out a style survey. They ask for things such as colors to avoid, what do you need more of, what will they not wear, their style.
  2. They only ship out 5 times a year but you can skip a season if you would like.
  3. Review the box. You have 7 days before you are billed. If you keep everything, it is $98. If you keep only a few pieces, they offer it at a discount.
  4. Ship back what you do not want.
  5. If you kept it all, pick a charity you want Kidbox to donate clothes to.

While it is not the cheapest, it is easy which is good during the school year.  We normally shop at Target, Carter’s and Gymboree for him and usually on sale but this introduces us to different brands and styles.

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Description Card

So it comes with a return label for size exchanges or things you do not like. It also comes with a card telling you everything you go, how much it originally cost and what it would cost you if bought separate. Sorry for crayon scribbles but my son was coloring. It also comes with crayons because the box is white and looks like a coloring sheet and a sheet of stickers. All the information comes in a clear zip bag which we now use to hold wet kid swimsuits while camping.

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What we got

So the items we got going left to right are (I am putting their discount price):

Art + Aden Boys Short Sleeve Henley Tee in white $20

This is white shirt with blue sleeves.  The tee is soft and cute but looks short for my boy who is pretty tall but a stick (trust me, I feed him).

7 for All Mankind Boys 2pc Set with Jeans and Tee in grey $42

This is the ombre shirt and jeans.  I love this outfit!  I cannot wait for him to wear it this fall when it cools to the 70s. This was my favorite thing in the box.

Penguin Graphic Teein blue $14

Blue T-shirt with the penguin.  I love the colors as my son has blue eyes so I know they will brighten them up.

U.S. Polo Assn. Boys Drawstring Roll Up Pant in brown $18

As a family of campers/hikers/outdoors people, these will be perfect for when it is warm in the day but chilly at night.

Penguin Short Sleeve Henley in blue $18

Another blue top of bring out the color of my sons eyes. We have a wedding to go to this summer so it will be a nice top for the wedding. I think this was my husbands favorite item.

Losan Denim shorts $35

Not crazy about denim shorts for boys/men but it was cheaper to keep it then send it back.

So retail for everything would have $205, and with their prices $147 but since I kept everything it was only $98.  Not too bad.

If interested, go here.

April Stitch Fix

So my fix came and right when taxes are due.  I took these pictures after a shower because I had a rough work-out. Also, please excuse some weird tan lines you might see, like on my foot.

Here is how Stitch Fix works for the new people:

1. Fill out your Style Profile. This gives detail on your style, sizes, budget and anything else like a link to your pinterest board.

2. Once you have “ordered” your box, they will send you 5 items from a personal stylists.  It is a $20 styling fee which is applied as a credit toward anything you keep.

3. Try everything on. They send you Style Cards with recommendations on how to wear your outfit.  You have three days to decide what you do and do not want.

4. Buy what you like and return the rest. If you keep all 5 items, you get 25% off your entire purchase.  Don’t like something, they send you a pre-paid mailing bag to drop in the mailbox.  It is free shipping.

Here is what I got:

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So I wore the skirt for every picture, even if it did not go together.  That is just showing my laziness of changing.

First is the Papermoon Rena crochet Detail Knit Top in Navy ($38) and the skirt is the Renee C Cally Pencil Skirt in Teal Green ($48)

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I returned both of these. I did not like the top.  I felt is made me look a little too much grandma-ish. So one thing I do is I message two friends who do not know each other for their feedback, along with my husbands.  My husband and one friend liked the skirt.  Both of my friends liked the shirt but my husband did not.  I think because he saw it in person.

Renee C Kalley Knit Top in mint ($34)

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This top was buttery soft.  I so wanted to like it but it made me look bigger than I am and just seems outdated.

Jella C Hartwell Keyhole Detail Top in light pink ($36)

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I kept this top.  My friends did not like but my husband loved it even though he said because it looks like pjs. This shirt is comfy and looks cute with shorts which is perfect for Houston summers.  It is very lightweight.

MIA Nona Laser-Cut Flats in black ($49)

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I loved these shoes!  I had to keep them.

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Kidbox Winter 2016/2017 Review

So I love clothes, that should not be a surprise. Both my husband and I receive clothing subscription services because we do not have much time to shop. When I heard about Kidbox, I knew I had to try it for my son.

Here is how it works:

  1. Go to the website and fill out a style survey. They ask for things such as colors to avoid, what do you need more of, what will they not wear, their style.
  2. They only ship out 5 times a year but you can skip a season if you would like.
  3. Review the box. You have 7 days before you are billed. If you keep everything, it is $98. If you keep only a few pieces, they offer it at a discount.
  4. Ship back what you do not want.
  5. If you kept it all, pick a charity you want Kidbox to donate clothes to.

Very simple.  My son is not going to model them because we have enough trouble getting him in clothes that are not pjs, so him putting on a fashion show is out of the question.

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Inside of the box

The box comes with crayons so that kids can play and color the box. It also comes with a pre-addressed envelope just incase you need to send anything back.

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Coloring the box

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Style card

Each box also comes with a “style card.” Basically it tells you the retail price, the price they sell it for and then how much you are saving if you keep the whole box. We choose “Americana” as his style.

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Here is what my son received. He got a t-shirt, a button up and a polo.  He also received a $65 pair of 7 For All Mankind denim and a pair of Chinos. The last item he received a track suit with shirt.

We really liked it and since we signed up late, they are already getting their spring boxes ready. If you are interested, click here.