Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Stitch Fix #2

My 2nd stitch Fix came in the mail last week and it was another winner. Though I didn't buy most of it, I loved all the pieces.

For this fix I asked for a pair of skinny cords in a fun color, any new fall trends, and sweaters.

Here is what I got and my reviews:

Heavy Elbow Patch Sweater - $58
This month I pinned a sweater I loved that had elbow patches and buttons down the back so I was excited to see this in the box. It is cuter in the box than on. It had no shape and was a little big so it looked a little masculine. If it was a size smaller I would have kept it.
Verdict: Returned

Bird Print Blouse - $48
I loved this top and its cute black birds. I don't have anything like it. I tried it on and it fit perfectly but the arms were very wide with wide openings at the bottom. I wanted to keep it so badly but I knew the arms would drive me crazy.
Verdict: Returned

Wakefield Crossover Sweater - $68
This was the surprise of the box. I pulled it out and said "Nope". I am usually not a fan of crossbody/wrap type tops. But, I gave it a whirl and tried it on and loved it. It fits like a Piko top with tight arms and flowy. It is so cozy and and super cute on. I definitely don't have anything like this so I was excited to add something new to my wardrobe. One of the biggest perks of Stitch Fix for me is receiving something I woudln't normally pick for myself and loving it. Expanding my wardrobe horizons.
Verdict: KEPT!

Spiky Necklace - $34
I liked this necklace and don't have anything like it but decided to send it back for budget reasons. I liked her thinking though.
Verdict: Returned

Jonathan Skinny Cords - $68
My stylist Catherine did it again. I got another pair of perfect-fitting pants. These are a very dark green and super comfortable. For my next Fix I might just ask for all pants :) They will be great to wear with browns, creams and navy, and my maroon/cream/navy infinity scarf I got in my first Fix.
Verdict: Kept!

Overall it was a great Fix. I kept two items and paid $110 thanks to a $25 credit I got from JoLynn who signed up for Stitch Fix through my referral link. Thanks JL!

I did back to back months of Fixes to see how it would work for me and now that I see it does, I am going to limit myself to every other month. Otherwise it could become a very addictive and expensive habit.

Again, I highly recommend this fun "delivery service" - especially for the working moms. So give it a try - or at least sign up to think about it. You can schedule your first fix at any time after you sign up. 

Sunday, August 23, 2015

My First Stitch Fix Experience

After hearing more than one positive review about Stitch Fix I decided to give it a try. While researching it, I found it helpful to read other's blog posts about each of their Fixes in order to gauge how effective the service really was so I thought I would share my thoughts as well. Hope it helps!

I must admit I was anxious all week to receive my package so when it finally arrived it was almost like Christmas. The suspense is a great selling tool for them because you never know what you will get! Below are my reviews for each piece I received. 

Here is my very first Stitch Fix - received in August.  When opening the box, I had no expectations whatsoever because this was my first Fix and my stylist was "still getting to know me."  I was prepared to not like anything and send everything back, but... I was pleasantly surprised.

Item 1 - Rolfe Geo Print Top - $54
I knew when I pulled this item out of the box I would not like it. I liked the dark turquoise color but did not like it paired with peach in this geometric design. But just like I was told, try everything on in case you are surprised. Well I was not. The top was my size (medium) but was waaaay too big. Just blah on, not flattering.
Verdict: Returned

Item 2: Astair Scoop Neck Blouse - $48
In my note to my stylist I requested a red piece for football season and this is what she sent and suggested I pair it with white jeans. The picture looks more red than it is. In real life it almost looks pink because of the white design. This top was also in my size but very boxy and no structure to it. The arm holes were tight and it was tight across my back. It was just ok on. I wasn't in love with it, therefore...
Verdict: Returned

Item 3: Alzora Zig Zag Infinity Scarf - $34
I love me some chunky infinity scarves and this one did not disappoint. In fact, my stylist said "I noticed you have a lot of scarves on your Pinterest board so I wanted to include one in your fix."  It was love at first sight. The colors are maroon, navy and cream which are beautiful together. It is really think and is going to be so cozy come winter.
Verdict: KEPT!

Item 4: Colibri Solid Tab Sleeve Blouse - $48
This top is a beautiful emerald/hunter green and EXACTLY something I would like. In fact, I have some similar items but nothing in this color. It has extra length which looks great with skinny jeans. I knew I would love it before I tried it on and I did.
Verdict: KEPT!

Item 5: Collenn Straight Leg Jeans - $78
I was very skeptical when I pulled a pair of pants out of my box. I thought Catherine had some guts sending pants in my first box. I noted in my style profile "I'm very tall and require extra length for pants". Like a good fixer I tried them on anyway and was shocked to find they fit PERFECTLY in waist and length. They are very stretchy so they will be a "wear once and wash immediately" pair but I love them. So comfortable and a great dark wash color. Its always great to add another pair of pants to my wardrobe. They are hard to come by for this tall girl. 
Verdict: KEPT! 
Overall, my first Stitch Fix was a success. I had a lot of fun with it. I kept three items and spent $140 which I thought was pretty good since it included a pair of pants. It was definitely convenient and I didn't have to spend 4 hours in a mall trying to find a pair of pants that fit me. I will definitely being trying it again. 

And if you want to try it out, use the link below to get started!