Woohoo! My latest Stitchfix arrived last Thursday – I actually came home from work at lunch to take The Man to the airport, and it was sitting there on my front step waiting for me. All day long at work I thought about it. I was so excited to go home and see my latest fix pieces. And then I came home from work super tired and super hungry. And I opened my front door expecting The Man to be there to greet me because I forgot he left that afternoon, so all that greeted me was an empty apartment.
Talk about a downer.
Have you ever had one of those days when you’re just bummed out, and you go shopping only to find that A) you can’t find anything you like, B) the stuff you DO try on doesn’t fit or look right, C) you’re just not interested or D) all of the above? It’s funny how your mood affects stuff like that. As it turns out, it can also (and did) affect my Stitchfix.
Like I said, I was super excited all day, but once I got home and started missing The Man, I was in a major funk. I tried on some of the pieces, took a few halfhearted pictures, and then finally set everything aside for later, when I would be in a better mood. I just wasn’t feeling it.
Fast forward to Friday, when I was in a much better mood. I skyped with The Man, we made some plans for an upcoming Big Event, and I was all around in a better mindset to check out my new clothes. So with that being said, let’s take a look at what I got, shall we?
1. Sanctuary Mitch Cotton Chino Pant
These pants are made by Sanctuary, the same brand as the black skinny ponte pants from my first fix that I absolutely LOVE. These chinos were also pretty comfortable, also they didn’t fit me as nice as the skinnies do. They looked nice enough with the pieces that I tried, but I already have a pair of white skinny jeans and *cough* two pairs of white capris in my closet, so I had to send these back.
2. Sugarhill Boutique Adley Ladybug Print Button-Up Tank
This tank is adorable – I love the ladybug print! I specifically signed up for Stich Fix in order to branch out of my solid-colors-only rut, and they have not disappointed! I loved that this outfit worked with shorts for a fun summery look, as well as with a skirt and sweater appropriate for work! Unfortunately, this shirt also ridiculously sheer (read: see-through), and if I’m already wearing a sleeveless top I don’t generally like to wear another tank underneath. However, this top is super cute, so I’m on the fence on whether to send it back or not.
3. MM Couture Abel Airy Knit 3/4 Sleeve Cardigan
This was my favorite piece of my fix. I am a total cardigan junkie and this one was perfect –slouchy and comfy and and soft; and it hung nicely without being too shapeless. Plus, I love how I can wear it with shorts and a tank, over a summer dress, or just lounging around the house. Definitely keeping this! (Notice the dress in the bottom right hand corner is from my second stitch fix!)
4. 19 Cooper Lyle Polka Dot Stripe Mix Sheer Tank
I have to admit, I had seen this in someone else’s fix (can’t remember which blog I saw it on though!), and I wasn’t all that impressed. So when I saw it in my fix I was slightly disappointed. It looks like it would be shapeless, and I wasn’t sure about the polka dots and stripes. But I tried it on – and surprisingly I really liked it. I’m on the fence on this one as well, mostly because I’m trying to follow a budget, so we’ll see if this one stays or goes.
5. Kut From The Kloth Nolyn Chambray Button-Up Tank
So I should start by saying that I really want a Chambray top, and when I saw this material in my fix I thought “Ooh yay they sent me a chambray shirt wait it’s like a hundred degrees outside why would they DO that?” And then I held it up and found out it was a sleeveless Chambray shirt and for some reason this image popped into my head:
Now don’t get me wrong, I love A.C. Slater as much as the next chick who grew up in the nineties…but sleeveless denim? Yeah, I couldn’t get the 90’s fashion images out of my head. But, Stitch Fix tells you to try everything on — even if you hate it — because you may just be surprised….and wouldn’t you know it, they were right! The shirt was really comfortable, and I loved it with my orange patterned shorts. It wasn’t as fitted as I usually wear my tops, but the feel of it makes up for that. I just might keep this!
So, that’s the latest Fix! For those of you who are unfamiliar with Stitch Fix, let me enlighten you. It’s essentially a personal shopping service you can sign up for online. You fill out a fairly extensive style survey questionnaire (answering questions on both your likes and your body type), and one of their personal stylists picks out items based on your specifications. Then, each month (or however often you schedule your fixes), a cute little box arrives at your door filled with five items for you to try on and decide whether or not you like them enough to buy! It’s perfect because you can try on the clothes with other pieces from your closet, skype with friends or family to get a second (or third or fourth opinion), and whatever you decide not to buy, you simple mail back in the prepaid envelope included in your box! Simple as that!
You do pay a $20 styling fee for each fix, but that $20 goes towards anything you purchase. If you decide not to buy anything, you lose $20, but if you buy all five items in your box, you get a 25% discount.
(Disclaimer: I am not getting paid by Stitchfix for this post, all opinions are my own and I wrote this post simply because I think it’s fun and I want to share! However, if you use this code to sign up, I get a $25 referral to put towards my next purchase.)
What’s your favorite piece from my fix?
Have you tried Stitch Fix yet?