Stitch Fix: September 2016

Getting a Stitch Fix box gets me excited every single time. It’s fun to open a box full of surprises just for me. It’s like having Christmas and birthday every month, or every other month.

I received my Stitch Fix box on Wednesday of this past week. I opened it up with excitement as I do every time. This time when I opened up the box I found…

Item # 1:

The first thing I pulled out of the box was the Skies are Blue Renny Two Pocket Top for $58. This top is a red and navy flannel shirt. This was suggested because flannel is great for fall. Now anyone that knows me, knows that I do not wear flannel clothing. I do not like flannel, and to be honest, it doesn’t look good on me. But I am trying to find pieces that I would not usually wear so I gave it a try.

 

As predicted, this shirt was not a match for me. My fair skin was washed away by the dark red and navy colors. I can usually wear red and navy with no problem but this shirt was not flattering on me. I liked the fit of the shirt but the plaid was too much for me and I couldn’t get past that. So I sent it back.

 

Item # 2:

The second thing that I pulled out of the box was the Laila Jayde Quinne Hoodie Knit Top in Dark Purple for $58. I love wearing hoodies in the fall so I was very excited about this top. The material is incredibly soft.

 

After trying it on, I knew that this one was a keeper. I loved how it felt.

 

Item # 3:

The third thing I got out of the box was the 41Hawthorn Henri Surplice Ruche Sides Knit Top in light grey for $64. It’s a cross top sweater similar to one that I purchased a few months ago in red. This one is a ¾ sleeve.

 

When I tried this one on, I realized it was very thick which is not the best type of sweater for this southern weather. The front of the sweater bunched in the middle around my stomach. It was not flattering on me and made me self-conscious after having a baby. I chose to send this one back.

 

Item #4:

This item was the 41Hawthorn Gideon Polka Dot Sweater in Off-White for $68. I pulled this sweater out and looked at it for a minute.  I was trying to convince myself that I needed to be optimistic and see if it looked better on than it did at that moment.

 

I tried it on with as open of a mind as I could. But it was not a good look for me. I know that this type of sweater is the new style and that many young women love to wear it with color jeans. Well, I’m not one of those young women. First of all I do not wear color jeans and this sweater made me feel like I was wearing my grandma’s sweater.  It was baggy around the shoulders and felt uncomfortable to me. I sent this one back as well. The note from my stylist said that she found this sweater on my Pinterest board. Well, I didn’t remember that so I went to look. I did not see anything like this so I’m not sure what inspired her to pick this item. Hopefully my board can inspire a little differently next time.

 

Item #5:

This item was the 41Hawthorn Queensland Dolman Jersey Top in Black for $48. I have this top pinned in white on Pinterest. I was excited to try this one on and was hopeful that I liked the fit and it did actually look good on me, not just on the person in the picture. (Ever have one of those moments?)

 

After trying this one on, I knew I was going to keep it. I loved everything about this top. It was soft, long (I hate short shirts), and fit really nicely on me. It was a dressy top I could wear out (on any of the few times we actually go out).  I had to keep this one.

 

To sum up…

Kept:

41Hawthorn Queensland Dolman Jersey Top in Black

Laila Jayde Quinne Hoodie Knit Top in Dark Purple

 

Sent Back:

Skies are Blue Renny Two Pocket Top (Flannel)

41Hawthorn Henri Surplice Ruche Sides Knit Top in light grey

41Hawthorn Gideon Polka Dot Sweater in Off-White

My next Stitch Fix is scheduled in two months so hopefully I can find something great for this winter. Come back to see what was in the next box.

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Stitch Fix: March 2016

I received March’s Stitch Fix on Monday. I was so excited about this fix because I had requested a dress to wear for a wedding I am attending this next weekend. I was also hoping for some nice tops I could wear when we went out. So when the Stitch Fix box arrived on my porch, I was so excited to open it and see what I got this month. image2 (15)

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Item # 1: Collective Concepts Katelynn Printed Dress. $78

Katelyn Printed Dress

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This dress was conservative and a little loose. The material was light and perfect for spring or summer. You can wear this dress with heals or nice sandals. It would look good by itself or with a sweater or denim jacket.

This dress gave me mixed feelings. I loved the style of it, hated the print. I chose not to keep this fix.

Item # 2: Le Lis Maude Floral Dress $78

Maude Floral Dress

I am wearing a sports bra in this picture. The dress comes down into a v in the back.

The dress is a warmer material. This dress would look good with heals. It would look good with a sweater or by itself.

I have to be very blunt about this stitch fix. I HATED this dress!. The material reminded me of old rough curtain material. It was itchy. I did not like this dress at all. I chose to send this dress back.

Item # 3: Mavi Angie Skinny Jean $88

Angie Skinny Jean

I am wearing the jean with the next fix item. I liked these jeans, so I chose to keep them. They fit tight but they are the capris or cropped pant that I was hoping for.

Item # 4: Daniel Rainn Dacey Crochet Panel Knit Top $68

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This item was not at all what I would wear. I do not like how it fit or the crochet top. I do not like crochet on clothing so I didn’t like the top.  I definitely am sending this one back.

This is me wearing the knit top and the capris jean.

Item #5: Bancroft Winona Crystal Medallion Necklace $32

Another blunt moment. I hated this necklace! I would never pick this necklace. Another item going back.

So that means I am keeping the Angie Skinny Jean and returning the other four items. This Stitch Fix box was disappointing. I was really excited to try on the items this month but only liked one item. There was nothing that I loved in this box. But I am not giving up. I am hopeful for the next box in April.

Note for Stylist: 

I did not like the two dresses. The Maude Floral Dress is not an item I would wear. I did not like the fit or material. I liked the style of Katelynn Printed Dress but hated the floral print. I do not like crochet so I did not like the way the Dacey Crochet top fit. The necklace was also not something I would like to wear. I did like the jean but in the future would prefer trying something other than skinny jean. Please look at my pinterest clothes folder to see items that I like.

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Stitch Fix

Something I have been wanting and needing to do is update my clothes. My current wardrobe consists of:  nice dress clothes that I used when I was teaching 4+ years ago (have not been worn since), blue jeans, college t-shirts, more casual shirts, and my lazy yoga or lounge attire. Most of my clothes were purchased pre-babies. The clothes purchased during motherhood were casual (inexpensive) clothes that now have stains and are worn badly in places. 🙁 Anytime we have tried to go out, I have cried because nothing I have in my closet looks good on me or makes me feel good. I am currently postpartum with baby #3 and I am ready to find something that looks good on me.

While I was pregnant with my son, I heard about Stitch Fix. I never looked into it because I was pregnant and was not interested in purchasing clothes for myself. To be honest, I never buy clothes for myself, just for the kids. My very loving and supportive husband has told me for over a year that I needed to buy clothes for myself. I guess he was tired of hearing me complain I had nothing to wear or that nothing fit right anymore. This was always difficult for me because like all moms, I put my kids first and don’t think about myself. As my pregnancy with my son ended and I started losing the baby weight, I decided that it was time to update my wardrobe.

Why Stitch Fix?

My typical week as a stay at home mom of three kids includes speech therapy for one of my daughters twice a week, mother’s day out twice a week, bible study group (plus daily lessons), and household tasks. Not to mention any other things that pop up on our to do list. My week is always full and focused on my family. The weekends are just as busy with home projects and spending time together. So no time to shop for me without dragging 3 kids to the mall. Then there is the other issue of what to buy. I am a bit clueless on what is currently in style. I knew I was going to need help.

Then one morning I saw an ad for Stitch Fix on Facebook. I decided it was time to check it out. As I read through the reviews and description, I realized that this was a great solution to my problem. This was the help I needed. Stitch Fix could provide me with a personal stylist that would help me purchase clothes that were in style and would fit my comfort zone. The best part was I wouldn’t have to leave my house to shop. For a mom of 3, this was fantastic news. My loving husband agreed, as soon as  I told him, that I needed to sign up and start purchasing clothes for my new wardrobe.

How Does It Work?

To start a Stitch Fix account and begin your wardrobe change go to Stitch Fix and sign up. Stitch Fix will have you fill out a long and detailed survey on your size and style interest. This will help your personal stylist pick out clothes for you. Be honest because you don’t want your stylist to send you something that is the wrong size or something that you would not wear. They charge a $20 stylist fee each month but don’t worry, this fee is applied to your purchase order when you buy the items that are sent to you.

Within a few weeks you receive a box with five items. You have the option to purchase zero to five of the items in the box. If you choose to keep all of the items, that’s great! If not, that’s okay too. Your stylist is learning about your personal style so it may take a few times to get it just right. Make sure you tell them why you do or do not like an item you received. They can then apply that information to future fixes.

Returns are easy too. Stitch Fix provides a prepaid envelope for the shipment. You just put the unwanted items into the envelope and drop off at the post office. You must return the envelope within 3 business days.

Styling Card:

Styling Card

Each Stitch Fix delivery comes with a styling card to help you with your outfits. The styling card shows various outfit ideas including accessories. Not only does this help with the items they sent you but it also helps you choose outfits on your own.

There’s An App For That! (I’ve always wanted to say that)

I love having apps on my phone that make my life easier! Stitch Fix has an app that helps you with your order. You can update your profile, wardrobe survey, purchase your order, and leave comments for your stylist all from your phone. This makes Stitch Fix even easier.

With Stitch Fix, shopping seems like a waste of time. I hope you Join. Let me know about your Stitch Fix experience.

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