As a quick recap, Stitch Fix is a stylist service for which you pay $20/box. The frequency of box shipments is up to you – (as often as every 2-3 weeks or on demand only), and if you keep any of the 5 items in each fix, your stylist fee goes towards the purchase price of what you keep. 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 envelope. Pretty darn cool! My goal is to find one new piece I love with each fix, but if you love all 5 pieces, you get 25% off the entire box. I dread that ever happening to me. 😉 The pieces aren’t as cheap as you’d find on a bargain website, but I do not have the patience to shop on sites / in stores like that. It is worth every penny to have it shipped to my home and I can try the items on while the kids run around being crazy. If you’d like to try it, please sign up through me and I’ll get a $25 referral fee. Thank you!
So I forgot to copy/paste my note to the stylist here before the box shipped, but basically I told her I was going to Vegas for a wedding next week, so I’d like clothes that could be fun for that or else clothes that would be good for work. As must as I love Stitch Fix, they’re not exactly known for their party attire or edginess, so I was curious what they would send. Without further ado, here is my 9th Stitch Fix box!
My stylist this month was Monica and she included the following note:
Not amazing, but not bad. I was excited to see what she had picked out for me to try on during this fix!
This blouse is right up my alley color-wise, so it was the first item I pulled out of the pile with high hopes of totally loving it. I tried it on with both of the pants they sent me, but honestly, I’m a little ambivalent about it when it comes down to it. I’m just not sure what to think about the back detail. Yea or nay?
Liverpool (Collen Straight Leg Jean; Size 30 – $78)
These jeans were also “meh” once I got them on. I actually liked the fit & the cut just fine, but they didn’t quite touch the ground when I was barefoot, which means one accidental drying and they’d be way too short. I’ll spend money on jeans if I love them, but they have to be just perfect, and these unfortunately didn’t fit the bill.
Pixley (Luisa Printed Pencil Skirt; Size M – $58)
This skirt. Man, I’m just not sure what to think about it. Without heels on it was just an awkward length that made my legs look choppy and tree trunk-y. With heels I liked it better, and the fabric was very stretchy and comfortable, but I just don’t know if I see it as something I would ever pick out of my closet. After I was writing this post I realized I was probably supposed to tuck in the blue shirt since the high-waisted pencil skirts are the style now, but I was too lazy to go back and see what that would look like. Am I just not giving this a chance because it’s so different than what I’m used to? Do you like it?
41 Hawthorne (Rosa Tab Sleeve V-Neck Blouse; Size M – $58)
I can totally see this as a work shirt, and I’d probably grab it out of my closet as an option this winter/fall, but I’m not sure I’m sold on having yet another flowy 41 Hawthorne shirt in my closet. I’m ready for some different brands/styles! I think this is a return just because I’ve already kept a couple of shirts from this brand in the past and I want to break outside of that mold.
Margaret M (Emer Printed Straight Leg Pant; Size M – $98)
A few months ago I had joined a Facebook group that was to buy/sell/trade Stitch Fix items, and basically it was a massive message board where people gave tips for getting the best fixes, shared pins of the hottest new styles, and asked for feedback on their items, just like I do here on my blog. It ended up overwhelming my news feed so I left the group, but I do know that the #1 item people talked about over and over in that group was the Margaret M Emer Pants (both in prints & solids) and how amazing and fantastic and wonderful they were. Well, I didn’t see what the big fuss was, and when I saw a set of printed pants in my fix, my initial reaction was UGH.
And then I tried them on. They’re stretchy. They’re skin tight on top . They don’t have a zipper or pockets. They’re absolutely not the style I’d normally wear. They have a print for goodness sakes. But I kinda sorta love them.
I mean, my butt is flat and my belly is pudgy and I’m a long way from feeling good about my body right now, but these are COMFORTABLE. I tried them on with a bunch of different shirts (2 from this fix and 2 of my own) just to see what they’d look like, and I feel like you can totally dress them up or down. These are SO far outside of my comfort zone, but I think they’re actually my favorite item in this fix. Is that crazy?
So lay it on me, friends. What are your favs? What would you say hell no to? Am I totally off base with my opinions on this? I love hearing your thoughts every month!