Stitch Fix Fix #1

As I recently mentioned, I decided to give Stitch Fix another try.

If you aren’t familiar with Stitch Fix, it is an online personal shopping service. You fill out a style profile and, after paying a $20 styling fee, you receive a box of five items in the mail. Included is a card showing two outfit options for each piece. Once you’ve tried on the clothes in the comfort of your home (and with items already in your closet), you keep what you want, and use the postage paid bag to mail back what you don’t. Your $20 style fee is deducted from the total of anything you keep, so if you keep $50 worth of clothes, you are only charged an additional $30.

I had previously tried Stitch Fix about a year and a half ago and with mixed results. The first time I kept two shirts: a cardigan, which I wear often, and a sleeveless top, which I love, but manages to stretch the longer you wear it leaving my bra exposed. The second time, I kept a shirt that was a bit of a stretch for me — it is covered in birds, but I love it, it looks cute on, and it’s really comfortable. The third time I tried it, I kept nothing. I don’t know if it was the stylist or just my mood, but there wasn’t a single thing I liked. Across the Blog-osphere, I’d been seeing lots of bloggers getting really cute stuff lately and I was in need of a few new pieces. 

I made sure to update my style profile and my Pinterest boards and wrote a long note to my stylist, including asking for specific pieces. I let her know that I worked from home and needed pieces that could be worn to client meetings, dressed down for running errands and dressed up for date night. I also asked for a new pencil style skirt (mine is six years old and has a rip in the seam), a new black blazer (the one I wore to closing was looking ragged) and a denim jacket. The denim jacket was a stretch for me, but I thought I’d see what she came up with. I also let her know I would be moving to Atlanta so no need to send heavy sweaters.

When the box arrived, I was THRILLED with what was inside. I seriously could have kept almost everything.

41Hawthorn Walt Striped Skirt ($68)

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When I first pulled this out of the box, I was convinced I would hate this on. I was pleasantly surprised. The skirt was super cute and a cotton material, so it could double as a casual and dressy item. The handy outfitting card that was included suggested this with boots and a casual button down or booties and a dressier top. I had neither in my closet and none of the tops I did have really went. Plus it was a little bit tight in the booty for me.

Result: Sent it back

Mystree Abigail Colorblock Lace Trim Top ($58)

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I LOVED this top as soon as I put it on. And then I showed it to M. He totally turned up his nose at it. I styled it exactly as suggested on the style card — jeans and flats (a pencil skirt and heels were also suggested), and it looked cute on. The top was a smidgen too big, but based on the material, I figured tossing it in the dryer once would remedy that problem.

Result: Sent it back

Just USA Anjuli Dark Wash Denim Jacket ($48)

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I don’t think I’ve owned a denim jacket since high school and here I was trying one on. The style card suggested wearing this with 80s wash jeans or a black pencil skirt, neither of which I own. I threw it on with my black leggings and a white tank and knew this would be a great “running errands” outfit. The jacket is stretchy in the body and even though the arms are a touch too long, they look cute rolled up.

Result: KEEP!
Have I worn it? Yes! I bought a pair of skinny black jeans (another thing I haven’t owned since high school) and wore it out to drinks with a girlfriend the other afternoon.

Kensie Rebekah Contrast Detail Blazer ($98)

Stitch Fix Fix #1

Despite the ragged nature of my current blazer, a new blazer wasn’t going to be an easy sell. My current blazer had a striped lining, which I loved to show off by cuffing the sleeves and the cut was very fitted and feminine looking. Asking for Stitch Fix to send me a new blazer was a long shot, but I figured I’d give it a try. What they sent was exactly what I was looking for. Instead of stripes, the inside is lined with polka dots (WAY BETTER!) and the fabric is very classy. The price was a little high for me, but as a staple piece, I was willing to make the investment.

Result: KEEP!
Have I worn it? Not yet, but I have a client meeting tomorrow that I will likely wear this for.

Silver Necklace ($25)

The final piece included was a delicate silver necklace. I appreciated the price point since had I hated everything in the Fix, I could have kept this for only $5. But, since I loved two other pieces, it wasn’t enough motivation to add another necklace to the jewelry box.

Result: Sent back

Stitch Fix Fix #1   

Overall, I was really pleased with this Fix. I would definitely request my stylist (Maggie) again. My plan is to do one more Fix before the end of the year with the referral credit I have and then one in the Spring. If you haven’t tried Stitch Fix yet, definitely give it a try. The wait is about five weeks for Fixes right now, so if you have any holiday plans where a new outfit is needed, sign up now!

For those of you who have tried Stitch Fix before, leave your favorite Stitch Fix item in the comments!

The Stitch Fix link included is my referral link. I am compensated for referring you to Stitch Fix, but I only refer my readers to brands and products I personally use.

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