December 2014 Stitch Fix Review – Stitch Fix #12

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The other day, I got my twelfth Stitch Fix in the mail! I love fall/winter clothes, so I’ve been dying to get this latest Stitch Fix in my hands! I hoped I’d have my same stylist again (Nicole). I also spent a lot of time updating my Pinterest Style Board called “For My Stitch Fix Stylist” in the hopes it would make my future fixes even more successful.

Here was the note I sent to my stylist after my last fix to guide Fix #12:

Oversized/off-the shoulder sweaters please, flannel button downs, crew neck or v-neck sweaters, a blazer, leggings in rich colors or fun patterns (olive, burgundy, chocolate, camo), structured cardigans/jackets, long sleeve top with sheer or lace element. Tribal prints, faux leather, animal print, mix of neutrals and neon. Knit scarf/hat combo could be cute. No jewelry or bags, please.

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A few days ago I peeked in my account to try and figure out what was coming, but it only lists the names of the items and doesn’t include pictures. So…I had an idea of what was headed my way, but didn’t have any clue as to the colors or patterns of things.

  1. Look by M: Sierra Solid Cotton Infinity Scarf ($32)
  2. Market and Spruce: Raquel Mesh Insert Knit Top ($58)
  3. THML: Melina Stripes & Embroidery Sweater ($74)
  4. Ellison: Davis Leopard Print Button-Up Cardigan ($68)
  5. Kut from the Kloth: Jonathan Corduroy Skinny Pant ($48)

My note from my stylist (Michelle):

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Stitch Fix comes with an information card which includes a listing of everything in the box, prices, and then a total of how much everything would be if you kept everything in the box (it deducts your $20 styling fee and the 25% discount for keeping all of your items):

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Here is what I received:

Look by M: Sierra Solid Cotton Infinity Scarf ($32): I love this scarf. Initially I was worried it would be too simple, but I think I have about a million outfits that can benefit from a solid black infinity scarf. VERDICT: Kept!

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Market and Spruce: Raquel Mesh Insert Knit Top ($58): I wasn’t sure about this top initially. It looked a little dated and I didn’t want something out of a 1980s club. However – I stand corrected and when I put this top on it was really beautiful. It’s classy and unique, and will be wonderful for an upcoming holiday party. VERDICT: Kept!

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THML: Melina Stripes & Embroidery Sweater ($74): Initially, I saw this sweater in my box and was really into it. The fact that it was one of the few pops of color probably had something to do with it. It’s definitely a fun sweater and I haven’t seen anything quite like it before. Unfortunately, though, when I put it on it is cut pretty short in the torso and the length wasn’t terribly flattering. VERDICT: Returned!

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Ellison: Davis Leopard Print Button-Up Cardigan ($68): I really like this cardigan. The length coupled with the lightweight fabric makes it a perfect transition piece from fall to winter. It’ll layer well, too. And my Stitch Fix team knows I’ll almost always keep some animal print if they include it. I wore the cardigan yesterday – see below! VERDICT: Kept!

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Kut from the Kloth: Jonathan Corduroy Skinny Pant ($48): These pants were great. I loved the navy color and a stretch corduroy is generally a flattering style on me. Unfortunately, they were a size smaller than what I generally wear – and I am being prudent to not keep a pair of pants that I *HOPE* to squeeze into in the future.  VERDICT: Returned!

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I really like the styling cards included in my Stitch Fix box. They help provide inspiration on how you might pair this new find with something already in your closet.

For my twelfth box – I am feeling really good. I got a brand new (to me) stylist – Michelle – and she really nailed my style and listened to my feedback from my previous Fix. I love the concept and as long as I keep even one piece so I don’t lose my styling fee, I’m a happy Stitch Fix girl! Excited to see what’s in my next box, set to arrive in mid-December.

PREVIOUS STITCH FIX REVIEWS:

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If you don’t know the greatness that is Stitch Fix, let me break it down for you… Basically, Stitch Fix is a personal shopping/styling service for women. You sign up (HERE) and fill out an in-depth style profile about all your fashion likes and dislikes, sizes and even budget preferences. Are you more preppy or more rock n’ roll? Do you wear T-shirts and jeans – or are you never caught without a dress? You can even link to a Pinterest board to really show your stylist what your personal style is all about…

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Once you’re all signed up, you’ll receive a box once a month with outfits and accessories HAND-PICKED for you by your personal Stitch Fix stylist. There is a $20 styling fee each month. IF you choose to keep even one item, that $20 is applied to your purchase price. Even better, if you decide to keep all 5 items – you get an additional 25% off your total order. Essentially – you keep what you love and you send back anything that doesn’t work. You only pay for the items to decide to hang on to, and you are charged when you ‘check out’ each month on your Stitch Fix page. You have a few days to try everything on and the box comes with a bag and a prepaid return label so you can easily ship back the pieces you aren’t interested in.

Wantable “Intimates” Subscription Box – December 2014

Wantable is a hyper-personalized monthly subscription box. They have three options: Makeup, Accessories and Intimates. Each box is $36/mo. and you take a in-depth profile quiz to let Wantable know your loves, likes and dislikes. Essentially, this helps from getting samples/products/etc. that you’d never be interested in. And, of course, I’m subscribed to all three boxes…

A couple days ago, I received my December Intimates Box.

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There were 4 items in my Wantable December Intimates Box. From WantableThe holidays are here and it’s time to cozy up with some gorgeous new Intimates for December. Whether you prefer comfortable loungewear or sexy lingerie, our December Intimates Collection has the perfect pieces for you. We’re thrilled to feature pieces from Crystal Hefner’s brand new intimates line this month! We also have fabulous hosiery from French brand Rouge Papaye featuring chic designs that range from urban to romantic. The MUK LUKS slipper socks we all love will be arriving for mid-December and will carry over into January so we’ll have plenty of cozy socks to go around. With new arrivals in lingerie and loungewear too, this is shaping up to be our coziest month ever!

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  1. Rene Rofe Double Fun Pajama Pant (Black)
  2. Miel Luna Thong (Neutral)
  3. Affinitas Intima Lace Hipster (Bright)
  4. Crystal Hefner Boyshort (Plum)

From Wantable: The Double Fun Pajama Pant from Rene Rofe is a super comfortable loungewear pant with a drawstring waistband. The pajama pants also come in an all over star or dot print. (RV: $36)

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From Wantable: One of our best-selling styles, the stylish, feminine mid-rise seamless Luna thing. Amazingly smooth and comfortable, eliminates visible panty lines. Perfect all-day every day. (RV: $20)

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From Wantable: This sexy hipster features a silky front with an embroidered overlay and boy detail. Comes in assorted colors. (RV: $20)

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From Wantable: You’ll love this fun & flirty plum boyshort from Crystal Hefner complete with side floral cutout details. (RV: $20)

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THE VERDICT: I was pretty happy with this Wantable box! I can always use some cute panties and lounge pants – but the box was missing the “specialness” I’ve come to know and love from Wantable. The retail value of this box was $96. Definitely a steal getting all this for only $36! Can’t wait to see what next month brings!!!

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November 2014 Stitch Fix Review – Stitch Fix #11

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The other day, I got my eleventh Stitch Fix in the mail! I love fall/winter clothes, so I’ve been dying to get this latest Stitch Fix in my hands! I hoped I’d have my same stylist again (Nicole). I also spent a lot of time updating my Pinterest Style Board called “For My Stitch Fix Stylist” in the hopes it would make my future fixes even more successful.

Here was the note I sent to my stylist after my last fix to guide Fix #11:

I would like to push for more ‘special/unique’ pieces – otherwise I’ll continue to gravitate toward my comfort zone of neutral colors and soft/easy fabrics. I’d love to see oversized/off-the shoulder sweaters, flannel button downs for layering, a blazer, leggings in rich colors (olive, burgundy, chocolate, camo), structured cardigans/jackets. Faux leather, animal print, mix of neutrals and neon. Check out the newest additions to my Pinterest board

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A few days ago I peeked in my account to try and figure out what was coming, but it only lists the names of the items and doesn’t include pictures. So…I had an idea of what was headed my way, but didn’t have any clue as to the colors or patterns of things.

  1. Bay to Baubles: Nat Chevron & Triangle Layered Pendant Necklace ($28)
  2. Moon Collection: Alexander Graphic Knit Drape Front Cardigan ($68)
  3. Evolution by Cyrus: Abbot Crew Neck Elbow Patch Sweater ($108)
  4. 41Hawthorn: Moni Abstract Chevron Stud Detail Blouse ($58)
  5. Fate: Hilde Leopard Print Dolman Sweater ($58)

My note from my stylist (Nicole):

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Stitch Fix comes with an information card which includes a listing of everything in the box, prices, and then a total of how much everything would be if you kept everything in the box (it deducts your $20 styling fee and the 25% discount for keeping all of your items):

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Here is what I received:

Bay to Baubles: Nat Chevron & Triangle Layered Pendant Necklace ($28): This necklace is fun, and definitely my style, but kept getting tangled and seemed like it’d be a bit of a pain to wear all day. Also, the price seemed a little high for the quality of the piece. VERDICT: Returned!

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Moon Collection: Alexander Graphic Knit Drape Front Cardigan ($68): I wanted to love this cardigan SO much – directionally it’s totally me. However, in person I didn’t love the navy/red color combo and the draping didn’t lay quite right. It gaped wide and made me look boxy versus hugging my curves. Sadly – we were not meant to be. VERDICT: Returned!

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Evolution by Cyrus: Abbot Crew Neck Elbow Patch Sweater ($108): There was really nothing I liked about this sweater. The color washed me out and it had NO shape. The cowl neck needed to be larger/more exaggerated or more of a traditional crew neck. The elbow patches seemed like an afterthought and not an intentional part of the design. AND – the price was silly for this sweater. No thank you! VERDICT: Returned!

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41Hawthorn: Moni Abstract Chevron Stud Detail Blouse ($58): This top was beautiful and cool – but didn’t fit in the slightest. It’s frustrating because I keep giving my stylist the same feedbak – that this type of material that has no give does not in any way fit this body of mine. I was bummed because I definitely dug the top, but this one was a no go as well. VERDICT: Returned!

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Fate: Hilde Leopard Print Dolman Sweater ($58): I was seriously worried that I wouldn’t end up liking anything in this box, but luckily this sweater saved the day. It is so soft and the leopard print is fun! I also love the V-neck and the pop of pink at the bottom of the sweater. Totally a great find. VERDICT: Returned!

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I really like the styling cards included in my Stitch Fix box. They help provide inspiration on how you might pair this new find with something already in your closet.

For my eleventh box – I have mixed feelings. I got Nicole as my stylist again and she’s really starting to get a sense for my style. I love the concept and as long as I keep even one piece so I don’t lose my styling fee, I’m a happy Stitch Fix girl! Excited to see what’s in my next box, set to arrive in mid-December.

PREVIOUS STITCH FIX REVIEWS:

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If you don’t know the greatness that is Stitch Fix, let me break it down for you… Basically, Stitch Fix is a personal shopping/styling service for women. You sign up (HERE) and fill out an in-depth style profile about all your fashion likes and dislikes, sizes and even budget preferences. Are you more preppy or more rock n’ roll? Do you wear T-shirts and jeans – or are you never caught without a dress? You can even link to a Pinterest board to really show your stylist what your personal style is all about…

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Once you’re all signed up, you’ll receive a box once a month with outfits and accessories HAND-PICKED for you by your personal Stitch Fix stylist. There is a $20 styling fee each month. IF you choose to keep even one item, that $20 is applied to your purchase price. Even better, if you decide to keep all 5 items – you get an additional 25% off your total order. Essentially – you keep what you love and you send back anything that doesn’t work. You only pay for the items to decide to hang on to, and you are charged when you ‘check out’ each month on your Stitch Fix page. You have a few days to try everything on and the box comes with a bag and a prepaid return label so you can easily ship back the pieces you aren’t interested in.

POPSUGAR Must Have Box – November 2014

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What is the POPSUGAR Must Have Box, you ask? Well it’s a monthly subscription priced at $39.95. Inside you get hand-selected items in beauty, fashion, home, fitness and food. Unlike a lot of other subscription boxes that don’t live up to the hype and quality – in this box you’re getting full-size products and premium/unique items collectively worth well over $100. This November 2014 Box values at almost $150… for less than forty bucks!

A couple days ago I received my October Box – my third box on my newly renewed subscription. It exceeded my expectations and was such a fun surprise.

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Simon & Schuster The Secret Recipes by Dominique Ansel: Great for both novice and experienced bakers – or a pretty addition to your coffee table – The Scecret Recipes explores never-before-seen recipes from Dominique Ansel, the pastry chef behind the CronutTM. www.books.simonandschster.com // Sugg. Retail: $35

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SORIAL Saffiano Wallet on a Chain: As chic as your favorite clutch, but way more functional, this wallet on a chain fits all your essentials for a hands-free night on the down or an easy-to-find item in your large everyday bag. www.shopsorial.com // Sugg. Retail: $49

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K. Hall Simpatico Ambergris Shea Butter Cream: For smooth and delightfully fragrant skin, lather this shea butter cream freely and enjoy the sweet, musky scent and intense moisturizing qualities. www.khalldesigns.com // Sugg. Retail: $22

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Tiny Prints Thoughtful Heart Stationary: Designed by Lisa Sugar and Tiny Prints, this watercolor design fives you another reason to write your loved one something special. www.tinyprints.com/popsugar // Sugg. Retail: $15

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Wine Glass Writer Custom 3-Pack for POPSUGAR Must Have: Made exclusively for POPSUGAR Must Have, these fast-drying non-toxic glass writers ensure you’ll never lose your wineglass again. www.wineglasswriter.com // Sugg. Retail: $10

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G.H. Cretors Chicago Mix Popped Corn: With so much flavor and deliciousness in one bite, you’ll be amazed this caramel and cheddar cheese corn mix is all natural, non-GMO and gluten free! www.ghcretors.com // Sugg. Retail: $4

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So what are you waiting for? JOIN TODAY!

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Wantable “Accessories” Subscription Box – November 2014

Wantable is a hyper-personalized monthly subscription box. They have three options: Makeup, Accessories and Intimates. Each box is $36/mo. and you take a in-depth profile quiz to let Wantable know your loves, likes and dislikes. Essentially, this helps from getting samples/products/etc. that you’d never be interested in.

The other day, I received my November Accessories Box. I also have reviews for the November Intimates Box and the November Makeup Box in recent blog posts – check ‘em all out. I am really happy with the items I got in my Wantable Accessories Box! They were all super unique and fun additions to my growing collection!

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There were 4 items in my Wantable November Accessories Box. From WantableWinter is the perfect time to amp up your accessories, and our November Collection is the perfect way to do it.
Whether you love a few bold statement pieces or piling on daintier necklaces, rings, and bangles, we have the perfect pieces for you. Scarves are by far our favorite winter accessories, so we have cozy knit pieces with plenty of personality. This month we’re loving plays on color. Grays and greens pop when paired with a bold plum or red. Jewel tones are a perfect way to inject color into your wardrobe so there are plenty of opulent colors found in this month’s pieces. Have fun and experiment with color to create a fabulous fall look all your own. And don’t forget about the metals! Distressed gold tones are hot right now. Don’t be afraid to mix them in with shinier pieces for a combination of textures to add interest to your look.

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  1. Shirly Sunglasses
  2. Alexandria Earrings
  3. Carrie Earrings
  4. Brooke Scarf

From Wantable: The Shirly sunglasses feature a basic large frame. Comes in assorted colors. (RV: $16)

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From Wantable: The Alexandria earrings are a gold multi hoop earring. (RV: $16)

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From Wantable: The Carrie earring is a multi tone hoop featuring the mixing and matching of gold and silver. (RV: $16)

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From Wantable: This amazing piece is an oblong navy and ivory stripe scarf. (RV: $34)

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THE VERDICT: I am in love with this Wantable box! I wore the Brooke scarf to work the first day I got the box and it was the perfect complement to my outfit..  The retail value of this box was $82… And yet I got these four pieces for only $36! Can’t wait to see what next month brings!!!

Previous ‘Accessories’ Reviews:

Wantable “Makeup” Subscription Box – November 2014

Wantable is a hyper-personalized monthly subscription box. They have three options: Makeup, Accessories and Intimates. Each box is $36/mo. and you take a in-depth profile quiz to let Wantable know your loves, likes and dislikes. Essentially, this helps from getting samples/products/etc. that you’d never be interested in.

A couple days ago, I received my November Makeup Box. I also have reviews for the November Intimates Box and the November Accessories Box in recent blog posts – check ‘em all out. I was really really happy with the items I got in my Wantable Makeup Box this time around. They are beautiful, neutral staples and can be worn every day.

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There were 4 items in my Wantable November Makeup Box. From WantableWe love a sultry look for winter, and our November Makeup Collection has the perfect products for a drop dead gorgeous look. Barney’s exclusive Surratt Beauty is new to Wantable this month with incredible products for smoldering eyes. Surratt’s Expressioniste Brow Pencil defines the brows, which frames your face elegantly. Surrealiste Skin Concealer adheres to skin beautifully, taking care of any under-eye darkness for a flawless, bright-eyed look. For a dangerously alluring look, Surratt’s Smokey Eye Batons offer a double ended liner to define and then blend for fuss-free smokey eye looks. Top with Pointilliste Mascara to emphasize your lashes. From all natural Swedish brand, yourMinerals, we have glistening mineral shadows and the smoothest blushes developed to keep up with everyday active lifestyles. Finally, from (Plā) Beauty, we have sleek glosses, buttery pressed shadows, and glowing pressed blushes to make your look pop.

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  1. Geri G. Innocent Foundation (Light)
  2. (PI_) Beauty Glam Lip Gloss (Hero)
  3. Surratt Beauty Brow Pencil (Brunette)
  4. yourMinerals Rouge (Vintage Lace)

From Wantable: Non-masking and nourishing to the skin, Geri G’s exclusive water-based formula combines moisturizing benefits with radiant pigments that conceal imperfections and illuminate the complexion. Weightless and hydrating, Innocent Foundation glides on seamlessly and provides all day sheer to moderate coverage with a natural matte finish. For all skin types. (RV: $38)

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From Wantable: Glam Lip gloss is a lightweight, longwear formula that can be worn alone or with other lip products. Loaded with antioxidants that repair, restore dry and damaged skin, improving hydration and plump lips to their natural healthy state. (RV: $22)

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From Wantable: A mechanical pencil that fills and refines. Hair-by-hair precision. Four shades. Self-sharpening and rechargeable. Can also be used as eyeliner. (RV: $40)

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From Wantable: This rouge is a lovely soft neutral shade that will brighten up your face. You will fall in love with this beautiful soft color, that not only looks and feels natural, it is also 100% natural minerals. Don’t be afraid to try Vintage Lace as a fun and stunning eyeshadow as well. (RV: $26)

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THE WHOLE LOOK:

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THE VERDICT:

I was super happy with this Wantable box, and I’ll definitely use all the products included. I feel like the contents were totally my style and work beautifully together for a really simple and effortless look overall. The retail value of this box was $126… Definitely a steal getting all this for only $36! Can’t wait to see what next month brings.

Previous Wantable Makeup Box Reviews:

Wantable “Intimates” Subscription Box – November 2014

Wantable is a hyper-personalized monthly subscription box. They have three options: Makeup, Accessories and Intimates. Each box is $36/mo. and you take a in-depth profile quiz to let Wantable know your loves, likes and dislikes. Essentially, this helps from getting samples/products/etc. that you’d never be interested in. And, of course, I’m subscribed to all three boxes…

A couple hours ago, I received my November Intimates Box.

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There were 3 items in my Wantable November Intimates Box. From Wantable: With winter approaching, it’s time to cozy up with some gorgeous new Intimates for November. Whether you prefer comfortable loungewear or sexy lingerie, our November Intimates Collection has the perfect pieces for you. British superbrand, Pretty Polly has been dressing legs beautifully since 1919, and their effortlessly chic tights have landed in our November Collections to keep your legs warm with your favorite dresses. Speaking of warmth, Wantable favorite MUK LUKs is back with soft aloe-infused slipper socks, fleece-lined leggings, cozy tights, and knee socks to keep you toasty all winter long. The Miel Sisters are back too, with the sweetest little bras and panties that are oh so comfortable. If you’re into little lacy things, Fleur’t and Sophie B. have the perfect items.

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  1. Icy Hot Seamless Bikini (Black)
  2. Rene Rofe Electrifying Lace Short PJ Set
  3. Dreamwave Pajama Drama Romper (Teal)

From Wantable: You’ll love this super comfortable seamless bikini from Icy Hot that comes in hot pink, black or blue stripes. (RV: $12)

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From Wantable: This ultra comfy short PJ set is great for sleeping and lounging! The lace detail adds a feminine touch. Comes in assorted colors. (RV: $52)

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From Wantable: A fun and cozy romper, perfect for lounging. This romper is perfect for lounging near a cozy fire with friends and family! (RV: $28)

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THE VERDICT: I was SO THRILLED with this Wantable box! The Intimates Box has been a bit disappointing the last few months, so I am happy to report that they have totally redeemed themselves with these Nomber picks. The retail value of this box was $92. Definitely a steal getting all this for only $36! Can’t wait to see what next month brings!!!

Previous Intimates Box reviews: