As a quick recap, Stitch Fix is an awesome stylist service that you pay $20/box for. You choose the frequency (ranging from every 2-3 weeks up to on demand only), and if you keep any of the 5 items in each fix, your stylist fee goes towards the purchase price. You give your stylist feedback on a form on their website and through Pinterest boards, blogging, etc. So far I think it’s a pretty awesome service. Some boxes have been better than others, but I like that it pushes me outside of my comfort zone to try new pieces on in the comfort of my own home, and anything I don’t like I can easily drop back in the mail in the included postage paid envelop. Pretty darn cool! My goal is to find one new piece I love with each fix (both for monetary and STUFF reasons), but if you love all 5 pieces, you get 25% off the entire box. I dread that ever happening to me. 😉
For this fix, I included the following note:
My wedding anniversary is on July 19th, and I have no idea what we are doing, but I’m guessing it will be a nice dinner somewhere, and I’d love a cute new top to wear. Summery weights & colors please — pinks, yellows, oranges, turquoise, etc. Something sexier or more lowcut would be totally fine!
Here’s what my stylist wrote me:
I was so excited to see the color palette when I opened up my most recent fix on Tuesday night – it was right up my alley!
Creative Commune (Delano Chain Strap Blouse; Size Med – $58)
This shirt looked super fun & semi-dressy; perfect for my lifestyle. However, when I pulled it on, I was sad to see it hit just above the widest part of my body. A couple of inches longer and I think I’d have loved it (the back detail was really fun!), but the length just feels off for my body and it is dry clean only (with those chain straps I wouldn’t have felt comfortable even washing at home on delicate), so I think it’s a no-go. I did love the color and style of it though – it just didn’t fit well on me. Do you agree?
Henry & Belle (Reggie Tall Skinny Jean; Size 30 – $148)
I’ve slowly been converted to a skinny jean fan over the past few weeks, and I had high hopes for these. They were prertty snug on my thighs but somehow still flattering on my pudgy midsection, which I liked. However, they were a little bunchy around my ankles, and THERE WERE NO FRONT POCKETS. Dude, where would my FitBit go? Or my keys? Or the million Kleenex and shit I put in my pockets all day long for the kids? Nope. No way. I can’t justify that kind of money for jeans without front pockets. Sorry. I also still think bootcut/boyfriend jeans tend to be more flattering on my shape anyway. Verdict – returned.
Creative Commune (Dalia Ribbon Strap Blouse; Size Med – $54)
Ugh, I’m realizing as I write this post that all of the pics are blurry & washed out. That’s what I get for taking them quickly before work with the kids at my feet. Oops. At any rate, this blouse fit much better and had a little more length, which I liked. The halter back is fun for summer as well. I’m not sure what to do about this one – thoughts?
Skies are Blue (Alexa Embroidery Detail Tank; Size Med – $48)
I had actually pinned this top, so I was excited to see it in my fix. However, it was WAY too tight across my chest & upper bag. Whomp whomp. 🙁 You can’t really tell in these pics, but I could barely move my arms to take the pictures. I suppose I could ask to trade for a size up, but then I’m worried it’d be way too flowy and maternity-ish around the midsection. Thoughts?
Tart (Shaina Maxi Dress; Size Med – $98)
Stella was DYING for me to try on this dress, and as soon as I did she started oohing and aahing over it and exclaiming about how beautiful I looked. <3 Both she and Harvey loved the feel of it as well (silky soft) and couldn’t stop touching it long enough for me to get pics. LOL. I do like it a lot actually, but is it worth $98? Eek! Not sure.
So what do y’all think? Would you keep anything from this fix?
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