I picked up my newest Stitch Fix box on my lunch hour yesterday, and for the first time in 4 years, instead of getting out of work at 5-5:30pm, I got out at 8pm. SHOOT ME NOW. Not only did I not even get to see my kids before bedtime, but I also was dying to see what was in my fix! Today I had to go back into the office for a bit, but I finally got home and put Harvey down for a nap and got a chance to try everything on. 🙂 Without further ado, here is this month’s box!
At first glance, I wasn’t sure what to think. It’s definitely not my normal color palette (I’m usually drawn to black or jewel tones, not earthy greys and tans and such), but as usual, I figure if I wouldn’t have picked any of these items off the rack myself, it means I should give it a shot!
I mixed and matched all 5 of these items along with 3 items I just ordered from the Nordstrom’s Rack clearance sale. I’d love it if you helped me decide what to keep!
KUT FROM THE KLOTH (Stefany Printed Slim Straight Leg Pant – $78)
Um, who the heck am I? I freaking love print pants now. Seriously. These have a little bit of stretch and pattern and they’re easy to dress up or dress down. I love them! You can see the pattern in the middle photo of the picture below. The jeans on the edge are the other pair from this fix.
I like that they’re slim enough to tuck into my Sorels that I wear almost every day in the winter, but are a straight leg instead of skinny so they help balance my proportions a little. My stylist suggested pairing these pants with:
41 HAWTHORNE (Jenee Pullover Sweater – $68)
I’m not sure what to think about this sweater. Totally not my usual style (not that I have much) – neither the color nor the color blocking, but it FEELS great against my skin, the sleeves are long enough (I can’t stand short sleeves), and it would definitely add variety to my closet. Thoughts?
Next Monica suggested pairing the other pair of jeans with a v-neck top…and then layering it with the 5th item, an open knit cardigan.
LAILA JADE (Bali V-Neck Top – $44)
This is a faux suede top. BIZAARE. I feel like I owned something like this in the mid-90s. Is that back in style? I love the color but I’m just not sure about the feel / style of the shirt. Thoughts?
BRIXON IVY (Lawley Cable Knit Open Cardigan – $68)
This cardigan doesn’t actually close – the edge panels are sewn back so those are big open panel pockets on the sides. Very different, but pretty neat too. 🙂
LEVEL 99 (Kris Skinny Jean – $108)
I’m torn on these pants. They fit fine, they’re great with boots, but they’re pretty pricey. However, if I get all 5 this box (I’ve never done that!) I’d save 25% on everything, so maybe?
Then I have my Nordstrom Rack items. I ordered 2 pairs of jeans and a sweater. I LOOOOVE the BoBeau purple fleece wrap cardigan ($40). That’s for sure a keeper. 🙂 I’m also keeping the KUT from the Kloth Chrissy Stretch Flare leg jeans ($98). I’m a little worried I should have ordered a size down, but they are SO comfy, and I’m pretty stoked to have a pair of black flares. Apparently they’re all the rage this season. 😉 The 2nd pair of pants just arrived yesterday as well though, and they’re the ones I’m torn on. They’re 7 For All Mankind Kimmie Bootcut Jeans ($133). I like them, they’re comfortable, and they fit well…but that’s a lot of money, and when I have SF items I’m liking too, I just can’t justify spending that much money on clothing this month, so I think they’re going back. Thoughts?
So there ya go! Is this a keep all 5 month? Or just keep an item or two? Charlie made fun of me for all the shopping I’ve been doing lately, but thanks to my Beachbody coaching, I’m working out, feeling better about myself, and making a little extra money that I can use to splurge on myself. So there, honey! LOL
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. 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!