My newest Stitch Fix box showed up over lunch today, and I excitedly threw on the 5 items during my lunch break so that I could write up a post tonight for the blog after the fam went to sleep! As usual, I can’t wait to see what y’all think of everything. 🙂 This month I’m going to try something a little different and NOT give you even my initial gut feelings on the outfits to see if I’m way off base with public perception, and then I’ll post a followup post in a couple days to tell you what I kept and why, because for sure I will kept at least one item from this box. See the little note on the bottom of this post if you aren’t familiar with what Stitch Fix is and want to learn more about the service!
First off – the note from my stylist. She never spells my name right (ha!), but I do love all of her suggestions for how to pair & style the items. I have been HORRIBLE about updating my Pinterest board, so her note reminded me that she still looks at it and that I’d better get around to that soon. Oops!
The box was a different color palette than in the past, and I was actually pretty excited about the greens & blues! Lately I’ve been realizing how much I like them with my eyes, so it was fun to try something a little different. I’m definitely WAY more drawn to bright colors and jewel colors than beige/tan/grey/etc, but it’s also be nice to be expanding my closet with other colors lately.
So without further ado, here are the 5 items in this month’s box. I can’t wait to see what y’all think! Sorry the pics are a little foggy at first – there was sticky finger toddler gunk on my iPhone case and I didn’t notice it at first. Ha! The life of a Mom.
IF BY SEA (Gallen Quilted Puffer Jacket – $88)
ABSOLUTELY (Dedi Side Slit Pullover Sweater – $58)
MARKET & SPRUCE (Fierro Elbow Patch Crew Neck Sweater – $58)
41 HAWTHORNE (Ackley Houndstooth Print Blouse – $68)
MARKET & SPRUCE (Colibri Plaid Printed Tab-Sleeve Shirt – $48)
I can’t believe I’m back to getting boxes once a month, but quite honestly, I (1) love writing these posts and seeing what everyone thinks about the items, and (2) I’m making enough extra cash from Beachbody coaching every month that I can more than justify splurging on new clothing again, which is pretty darn fun. I’m also keeping up with PURGING items from my closet on a regular basis, so I’m not ending up with an overwhelming closet full of items, even though I’m adding a piece or two every month to it. It feels great!
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!