I debated for a while about whether or not to post this – but I just couldn’t resist. For those of you who know me, you will not be surprised, given that I have a slight clothing obsession.
First of all, I should explain to you just what exactly Stitch Fix is. The easiest way to explain it is that it’s a personal shopper. When you sign up, you answer a ton of questions about your personal style profile (it includes body shape and clothing sizes), and then the wonderful stylists at Stitch Fix send you a box of five items (clothes and accessories) hand picked especially for you, based on your body type and style preferences. You then have three days to try on the clothes as home, and whatever you don’t want, you simply send back in the included, pre-paid postage bag! Easy as that! The cool thing about this is that you can see how the clothes fit with whatever is already in your wardrobe, and you can try out different looks and outfits before you make your final decision.
There is a cost involved – for each fix you order, you are charged a $20 styling fee. But here’s the thing – that $20 goes towards any of your purchases from your fix. So, for example, if you choose to purchase a top that’s $48, it only costs you $28. And if you purchase all five items from your box, you get a 25% discount! So, really, the only way you lose is if you don’t buy anything from your fix…but in that case, you paid $20 to try on some cool new clothes and get some good ideas! (And who doesn’t like getting fun mail? Ever since I moved back to the US, all I get are bills and junk mail. Boo.)
So, let’s take a look at my box! It arrived on a Friday night, which was pretty much the perfect way to start a weekend! Each fix comes with a card from your stylist listing the items included in the box (with prices – and your pricing preferences are also included in the style questionnaire, FYI). My style tends to be pretty classic, but I’m looking to add a few statement pieces to my wardrobe in the future. For this fix, however, my stylist nailed it!
Item One: Sanctuary Rizzo Skinny Ponte Pants
So, when I first pulled these out of the box, I thought “Meh.” I didn’t really need another pair of black pants, much less skinnies. And then, I put them on.
Ay, caramba! I apologize, my picture quality is terrible, but these pants…oh, my. First off, they fit like a glove. Apparently “ponte” material is a little heavier than leggings, but not as heavy as denim, and they seriously feel like a second skin, without looking too incredibly painted on. I loved them. I proceeded to try them on with at least twenty items from my closet, and each one looked better than the last!
Item Two: Olive and Oak Payton Sheer Plaid Tabsleeve Top
I loved this from the second I pulled it out of the box – it’s a sheer material so its smooth and silky, yet it’s a classic plaid that fits perfectly with my everyday style. Plus, I love the coral and mint colors – perfect for summer!
When I first tried it on, however, I was disappointed – there was way too much extra material and it sort of hung on me. I tried it with several different belts, but that didn’t really help. However, the coolest part about stitch fix is that each item comes with a little card attached with some styling suggestions!
Once I left the bottom buttons unbuttoned, tied the ends together, and added white jeans:
It totally worked! I ended up being really happy with it – and it is so comfortable.
Item Three: Pink Martini Logan Neck Tie Button Up Silk Tank
Again, because of my terrible picture quality, you can’t really get the effect of this top – it’s a simple black sleeveless blouse, but with a necktie collar attached. Again, I was only lukewarm about this, but I don’t have anything similar, and it fits in with my classic style perfectly.
The red skirt wasn’t my best look with the top, but apparently it’s the best picture that turned out. Either way, this top could go be dressed up for work, paired with jeans and pumps for a smart casual power lunch, or added to a miniskirt and stilettos for a night out! Versatile and fun!
Item Four: Envi Vin Graphic Print Tunic Dress
This item was what I was most skeptical of – the rest of the pieces were all classic styles; solid and plaid. This print had me wondering, even though it’s nothing crazy. I honestly thought either A: I was going to hate it, or B: it was going to look horrible on me. Turns out I was wrong on both accounts!
This is the perfect casual summer dress – and it is so comfortable! Its jersey material so it wasn’t too clingy, but still hugged my frame in all the right places. In a moment of inspiration, I added a belt:
Loved the extra pop of color!
Item Five: Kole Designs Holed Squares Necklace
When I filled out my style questionnaire, I mentioned I wanted to add some statement pieces into my wardrobe. This necklace is not a statement piece – but it’s completely what I look for in jewelry. I prefer silver to gold, and it’s simple, but it can be worn several different ways. It paired well with a number of my outfits, and because I don’t have anything similar to it, well…
…you can guess what happened.
Overall, this was a fun experience and definitely something to look forward to! You can schedule your fixes as often or as sporadic as you’d like – although it seems like the norm is to have a fix scheduled monthly. I could see myself taking advantage of this on occasion…it’s nice to have a professional pick out items specifically for me. And if nothing else, I have a couple new pieces to add to my wardrobe!
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