What is Stitch Fix?
Stitch Fix is an online styling service and fashion retailer. You pay just $20 for a styling fee that can later be applied to the purchase of your clothes. You are assigned your own personal stylist who will hand pick items just for you according to the answers of a questionnaire and notes from you. The more specific you are with your stylist, the better chance you will get what you want. I highly recommend creating a Pinterest board with your favorite clothing options and sending the link to your stylist! Here's a link to mine. About 3 weeks later, you will receive your Stitch Fix box like this one!...
I suggest keeping an eye on the tracking link that Stitch Fix provides for you. I didn't and sure enough Ms. USPS arrived, saw our 115 lb lab on the front porch, and refused to drop off my package. She left me one of those postal notes that said one word with three explanation marks: "DOG!!!" I mean, I understand...but still, it was my Stitch Fix package and I had to wait until the NEXT day to retrieve it from the post office. *Sigh!*
Like Christmas morning, I quickly unwrapped my items and style card. The style card shows each item my stylist included for me, as well as suggested styling tips. Are you getting the feel for how fun this is, yet?! Seriously, at this point I stopped my unwrapping, called to my 13 year old daughter and said, "Come downstairs now! You're missing ALL THE FUN! My Stitch Fix box is here!!" Of course, in addition to not wanting her to miss the fun...I also need a photographer. So, you know.
Before you proceed to the photos, I must tell you a couple things.
This is my first Stitch Fix box. I wasn't properly prepared with lighting and well anything other than a 13 year old operating a camera phone. So the pictures aren't great. I'm going to try to do better next time. And oh yes, there will be a next time.
Secondly, I haven't fully decided on which items I will be keeping. Stitch Fix allows you 3 days to decide what you want to keep and what you want to send back. You even get to apply your $20 styling fee towards the purchase of your items! And if you keep all items from your box, you'll receive an additional 25% off. I'm happy to receive your feedback on which items you think I should keep!
Item #1: Papermoon Clift Crochet Hem Top ($38)
Update: After trying on again, I decided I just didn't care for the stiffer material and couldn't get past the scalloped edge. Sent back.
Item #2: Chambrai Norene Linen Cuffed Short ($64)
Update: Out of every item that I received in this Stitch Fix, I was most comfortable in these. I decided not to keep anything else. I think I will wear these a lot and was willing to use my discount to purchase these. Kept.
Item #3: Loveappella Abella Maxi Dress ($78)
Update: Sent back.
Item #4: Gili Arisha Striped Dress ($38)
Update: After trying on again, I just couldn't get over the fact that I felt a little "wide" in this dress. I think the problem was that it gathered a little higher than the most slender part of my waist. A friend told me I should keep what I felt beautiful in :). And in the end, this was not the dress for me. Sent back.
Item #5 Macalla Tiered Bib Necklace ($38)
Bam! Now that's a necklace! Super cute and super fun! But I think just a little too much bling for this mama. Between shuttling kids to drama class, CrossFit, and homeschool, I'm just not sure that I would ever really have a need to wear this necklace.
Update: Sent back.
Like I said before, I definitely want to give Stitch Fix another go. I'm not sure that my dress-casual style was perfectly nailed here. I like items that are unique and fun or simply functional. The elastic shorts, pattern-crazy dress, and scalloped edging all felt a little "old" to me. But I've heard time and time again, that as your stylist gets to know you the boxes get better! And I can't wait! If you are not a Stitch Fix member, please sign up using my affiliate link! I'll get referral credit when your first box ships and that would be awesome for this frugal mom!Pin It Now!