I’m taking a break from my J and C blogging to talk about this fantastic new company I stumbled upon thanks to my insanely fashionable friend Robin.
Back in March I was introduced to Stitch Fix, the personalized styling service that does the shopping for you and sends you 5 items (clothing or accessories) each month or on the date that you choose. As a new mom the idea sounded lovely to me. First of all, shopping with a 6 month old is a gamble. I’m never completely sure if he is going to be happy and smiley or a grumpy gus demanding to be held. Most of the time I purchase items and try them on at home but it’s always a pain when I need to then go back to the store to return them. Enter Stitch Fix. Once you receive the 5 items you have 3 days to decide what you want to keep and what you plan to send back. If you keep all 5 items you end up getting 20% off which is great. The company does charge you a $20 styling fee each time they send you a fix however if you decide to keep even just one item the $20 is taken off the final cost.
In order to get started, you fill out a a pretty extensive style profile where you answer several questions and basically explain your style and what you are looking for. From there, a stylist will start working on your fix!
Fast forward to this evening when my husband walked through the door holding a very small box and I knew exactly what it was (because I obsessively tracked it through UPS all week.) It had finally arrived, I was literally giddy with excitement!
I opened it up to find this wonderful note from my stylist welcoming me to my first fix and also explaining the items that he had selected for me. Then it was time to peel back the paper and see what was waiting for me in my first fix:
My first reaction was holy color! Every single piece was a lot brighter than anything that I normally wear, especially post baby but I loved the idea of getting out of my comfort zone. I was very happy to see that I was not sent any jewelry or scarves. I had done a little research and found that the jewelry and scarves they normally send are in the $30 range and I have a hard time spending that much on accessories and costume jewelry. Charming Charlies is where I can stock up on scarves for $10 and statement necklaces for $15 so I requested that they not send me any accessories and only send me clothing.
What I also love about Stitch Fix is that with each item comes a style card to help you piece together an outfit with the new item:
So now that I have gone through the box it was time to try things on!
(A little disclaimer: My poor, tired, just got home from work husband acted as my photographer so the photos are not at all great by any means but it’ll help you get an idea!)
Items #1: Gracelyn Striped Back Twist Knit Top by Loveappella $58
So a little confession here: When Stitch Fix tells you that they have shipped your item you can go on the site and see the names of the items that they sent you. When I googled images for this this shirt I could only find it in a mossy green color so I was very excited to see it in this pattern and in these colors. Overall I love this shirt! I feel like I can dress this up with skinny jeans and heals but could easily wear it to the park with shorts for Jameson’s play dates. The only thing holding me back is the $58 price tag but other than that this top was a win.
Item #2: Vinny Ankle Length Colored Skinny Jeans by Liverpool $78
Item #3: Downing Striped Knit Shirt by Pomelo $48
First let’s discuss these jeans. I had requested colored skinny jeans in my style profile so I was so excited to see a pair when I went through the items. The color is definitely not something I would have picked at the store but once I put them on I fell in love. The fabric is very comfortable and made my waist look smooth which is a struggle I have dealt with trying to get back into my pre-pregnancy jeans. The card from my stylist suggested that I pair the jeans with Downing Striped Shirt for a “nautical look” but I choose first to pair it with a flowy white top I already owned. I think this look is a little more me and I think this may be what I wear to brunch on sunday.
Now let’s move onto the top. I don’t even know where to begin but you can tell by my face that I’m not a happy girl. First, I was pretty clear in my style profile that I live in Texas and I sweat way too much for long sleeves so I was kind of bummed to find this thick fabriced 3/4 sleeve shirt in the box but I tried it on just to make sure it wasn’t a hidden gem. It wasn’t. I’m not sure what I hated more, the ridiculously high neckline or the excessive fabric under my arms but either way this shirt was a no go for me.
Item #4: Lucilla Mixed Stripe Maxi Skirt by Kensie $58
I had such high hopes for this skirt! I love a good maxi skirt and wear them a lot during the summer months but this skirt just didn’t cut it! I am only 5’5 and yet I found this skirt to be a little short since it only grazed my ankles. I loved the pattern and the color but for me I will pass!
Item #5: Callafia Short-Sleeve Wrap Dress $68.00
As you can tell by the multiple photos, I really loved the twirl on this dress but unfortunately that was about it. I’m not sure if it was the length or my shoe choice but I felt like I was about to do a dance number. I think this dress helped me discover that I am not a fan of wrap dresses. I’m never sure how to tie them and I almost fell over myself trying to get this on (I’m sure this is a personal problem and not the dress’s fault.) This dress just isn’t for me. The length is way to long and the sleeves really bothered me for some reason. I almost feel like I would have felt differently about this dress if it was sleeveless….and shorter…and not a wrap dress…and maybe in a navy. Okay. This dress is not for me.
So that was my first Stitch Fix! My overall decision is to keep the Gracelyn Striped shirt and the Green Liverpool Jeans! Two of out five isn’t bad for my first fix. Now I’ll write my review and hope to help my next stylist fine tune any issues that came up with the three pieces they sent that just didn’t work. I have decided to get a fix monthly so my next one is due to arrive June 3rd.
Sound like something you are interested in? Click the link to get started on your own fix !
Have a great weekend all!
This review is my personal opinion. Stitch Fix did not asked or hired me to write a professional review