Sorry guys, this post is for the ladies (unless you are looking for a gift for your special lady, and in that case, please scroll down to the bottom to find my link).
I just recently found out about Stitch Fix. It is basically a styling service–you fill out a questionnaire, and they send you five items based on your answers. I believe a lot of women use this service that do not have the time to shop. I, however, am using it for completely different reasons.
A lot of my co-workers would probably agree that all I wear is a pair of black pants and a top to work everyday, which is pretty true. I just recently started a new position and wanted to step out of my box a little. I have always struggled with putting outfits together. I am normally what I call a “mannequin shopper.” If I see something I like, I will buy the whole outfit. A lot of outfits I do not like until I see it on someone else, but I would have never thought to put it together myself. Pinterest has been great in that I can pin outfits I like and try to purchase clothing to match the outfit. But that has only gotten me so far.
After reading some reviews, I decided to sign up for Stitch Fix to expand my wardrobe with things that I would not normally pick out for myself. I was really impressed with the questionnaire. Besides the obvious size questions, they also asked questions such as:
1) How you normally wear your clothes (loose/tight)
2) Proportions (curvy, etc.)
3) What kind of clothes you normally wear (business casual/casual/cocktail)
4) How much skin you like to show or not show
5) How much you normally spend on items
6) If there are any items you normally avoid (dresses/pants/fur/paisley print/etc)
7) How adventurous you are (I chose “Occasionally: I’d like to incorporate a few unique and interesting pieces.” Baby steps for me!)
They also showed you some styles and asked your opinion on them. Did I mention that you can also link your Pinterest Style board so your stylist can get to know you even better??
It is important that I include some of the fine print. You can choose to have your fixes automatically every 2-3 weeks, monthly, or every other month. You can also cancel them if need be. For each fix, you can ask for something specific if you like. There is a $20 stylist fee; however, if you keep any of your pieces, this is credited towards your purchase. On the plus side, if you keep all 5 items, you get 25% off! Shipping is free both ways. Once you receive you stitch fix, you decide what you want to keep, checkout and give feedback online, and mail back your returns in the included pre-paid mailing bag.
When I received my box, there was a letter from my stylist showcasing all of the items with outfit ideas and tips on how to pair some of the items.
Now to the fun stuff! Here are my items:
1) Silvie Floral Beaded Detail Dress by Ark n Co ($78)
For this fix, I specifically asked for some dresses for upcoming weddings. I LOVED this dress. I love the color and the beaded detail; however, it was a little too short for my almost 30 year old self. I decided not to keep this one.
|Please excuse the cheesy pictures–I never know what to do with my hands! haha|
2) Lexie Small Teardrop Earrings by Bella Boutique ($38)
I’m a fan of simple, pretty earrings. My stylist recommended I wear these with the dress above. I decided to keep this.
3) Alley Sleeveless Abstract Printed Dress by Pomelo ($68)
This is not normally something I would pick out for myself, but I was surprised that I liked the print. While I loved the idea of this dress, the waist just did not hit at the right spot and made me feel frumpy. I decided not to keep this one.
4) Taylor V-Neck Graphic Print Tank by Papermoon ($48)
|For reference, I was looking at my dog Riley who kept getting in the
pictures. She got cropped out because it wasn’t her good side…just
I actually liked this tank. Again, it would not be something I would normally pick out for myself. I was not able to get a good picture of this one, but the back was very sheer. And this gal does not do special bras unless it is for a dress haha. This was also priced a little high for me. On my styling profile, I chose $50-100 for tops. I have since changed it to “the cheaper the better option.” I am willing to spend more on tops for work, but not these kinds of tops. I decided not to keep this one due to the sheer back and price.
5) Leah Straight Leg Cuffed Jean by Dear John ($78)
These jeans were not pictured because I could not even get them on. I think my stylist went by my waist size rather than my normal jean size which does not always work for those of us that are curvier. But at the same time, it was sweet of her to think I could fit into them ;). They were cute jeans, but a little more than I usually spend for jeans. Definitely not keeping these.
Although I only ended up keeping one item, I am very excited about my next stitch fix. I liked all of the items–some just didn’t work out due to the reasons mentioned above. I feel like my stylist will get to know me better every time, and the fixes will just get better and better.
If it sounds like Stitch Fix is something you may want to try, be sure to sign up here (you had to know there was a referral link coming!) 🙂 I’ll continue to review my fixes as they come in monthly.
Thanks for stopping by!
*My post does contain a referral link. I receive a credit if you use my link to sign-up for Stitch Fix. This post is not sponsored by Stitch Fix and all opinions are my own.