Stitch Fix makes shopping fun

Stitch-Fix-5-Review

By now you’ve probably heard about Stitch Fix, the styling service that sends five pieces picked just for you directly to your doorstep so that you can try them on with items from your own wardrobe. In case you haven’t, here’s a peek into my latest fix.

As silly as it may sound, I like the anticipation of waiting for my fix to arrive. I scheduled it so that I might be able to find something to wear for our cast welcome party for the DC cast of This Is My Brave. We have a fabulous photographer who is donating her time and talent to take headshots for our cast members, and I didn’t have anything in my closet that I thought would work well. Luckily, Stitch Fix came to the rescue.

Here’s what I got in this box:

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I loved all the pieces on paper. It was a little odd to me that every piece had cobalt blue in it, but not a big deal. Starting at the top right corner with the Kamile Jersey Ruched Detail Dress by Gilli – I just didn’t feel as though it flattered my figure. The material was soft and stretchy, which I loved, but the thick tank straps weren’t making me feel good. Plus, I think the waistline for me needs to be a tad lower.

The Lydia Floral Print Key-Hole Blouse by Collective Concepts was my favorite piece I pulled out of the box, but when I put it on I just felt overwhelmed by the print. I thought it was a little too busy for my style, but if it would have been a little less pricey, I may have splurged on it to push my comfort zone. At $68.00, it was more than I wanted to spend on a top.

The Zaiden Printed Dress by Skies are Blue was cute out of the box, but was too roomy in the bust for me and overall just didn’t flatter my figure. I did like the cute detail at the hemline, but again the thick straps at the neckline aren’t my favorite.

The Alessandra Striped and Colorblocked Blouse was the piece I was least excited about when I opened the box, and my instinct was correct. The bold stripes didn’t work for me, plus it was too loose around the armpits. I probably would have fit into an XS in that top. But I wasn’t a fan of the layout of the shirt, so I passed.

The last piece was my absolute favorite and definitely a keeper. The Holston Crochet Trim Solid Blouse by Fun2Fun in cobalt blue is perfect for Sunday’s gathering and I have a feeling it will work nicely for headshots, too. The cap sleeve detail is absolutely beautiful and it also has a notch detail at the hip. I tried on my fix quickly, so I didn’t add accessories, but I do happen to have a perfect statement necklace to go with this top. It’s similar to the one my stylist showed the top with on the outfit cards with the cream skirt. I like how I can dress this top up or down. And the price tag couldn’t have been better: $38.00.

So four items are back in the postage-paid return envelope, ready to ship back to Stitch Fix. I checked out online and my $20 styling fee which I paid when I scheduled my fix was applied to my purchase and all I simply paid the remaining balance for the one perfect blouse I kept.

I’ve already decided that I NEED Stitch Fix. Why? Because otherwise my entire wardrobe consists of Old Navy workout clothes and college hoodies. :) I’ve scheduled my next fix for April and really hope that my stylist can hit a home run with all the feedback I gave her when I checked out.

If you’re ready to give Stitch Fix a try, please use my referral code to schedule your fix: https://www.stitchfix.com/referral/3024828 (each time someone orders their first fix, I earn a $25 credit)

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Love my StitchFix

Given how fashion-challenged I am, packing for our trip to LA/Malibu was a bit intimidating. To keep me from stressing out, I enlisted the help of StitchFix, an online styling service that chooses pieces for you based on an easy survey you fill out. For $20, they send you a fun box of five custom-picked items for you to try on at home, with all your favorite wardrobe staples, to see what works for you. Then you choose your favorites to keep, sending back the rest (free shipping both ways!).

I wish I would have taken pics of my box as I was unpacking it, but I was too excited to see what I had received. I had asked specifically for pieces that would work for a Malibu beach wedding weekend, and they totally delivered. I love that I didn’t have to commit to 3 months or 12 months, you can get just one fix if you’re skeptical like I was, to see if it works for you.

So my fix had a pair of silver earrings, which, while cute, weren’t very unique. I already owned a pair like them, so I immediately knew I’d pass on them. The other items I received were a cute cream-colored boxy sweater, beautiful red silk shorts with a sash tie belt, and an elegant brick red pleated halter cocktail dress (which I would have kept had I not already had a dress to wear to the wedding – it was super cute!).

I loved how they included a styling card with each piece, showing you how to pull items in your existing wardrobe to put together outfits. My only critique of these helpful cards was that they were attached to the pieces at the tag, which made it challenging to look at it while you were wearing the piece. (I sent them this feedback when I filled out my return questionnaire describing how I liked each of the five pieces, another awesome feature of StitchFix which helps them make your next fix even better.)

I did really like all of the pieces in my box, but since I’m on a bit of a budget, I ended up only keeping one item: the blue ikat print tunic. I was able to find items in my closet that worked well with it – I could dress it up or down. So in terms of building my wardrobe, I felt this piece was the best choice.

Here I am in Malibu wearing the tunic with my black leggings and black ballet flats. I will be wearing it again this weekend with jeans, boots and a cream-colored sweater. Love the versatility!

Thank you StitchFix for such a fun shopping experience! If you’re interested in trying them out, go here to fill out the request for an invite. It only took a week for mine to arrive and then I was off to fill out their online Style Profile so that I could receive my first fix! I’m already getting excited about requesting my next box – right in time for my 15-yr high school reunion. :)

xoxo