Update: This post has been updated to let you guys know what I kept and what I sent back. Thanks again for all of the input and stay tuned for my next Fix!
Time to do something different up in here!
I heard about Stitch Fix a while ago, but since I can be pretty picky when it comes to clothes, I didn’t think it’d work for me. The more friends talked (and blogged) about it, the harder it was to resist. And that’s how I ended up doing a fashion shoot in the middle of my kitchen at 9pm. (Big thanks to the husband for being my photographer! I have a feeling he’ll be doing this again…)
What is Stitch Fix, you ask? It’s like having your own personal stylist. Just fill out a (very detailed) questionnaire about your style preferences, choose your delivery date, pay a $20 styling fee, and wait for the five items to arrive at your door. You have three days to try the items on and decide what you want to keep. Keep nothing? All you lose is the $20 fee. Love them all? Get 25% off the total. Plus, the $20 goes toward whatever you decide to keep, whether it’s one item or all five. They provide a return label and envelope to send the items back – at no charge to you!
(One of my good friends has been getting “Fixes” for a few months and does a great job blogging them – thanks for inspiring me to follow suit, Renee!)
As for what I got… take a look at the pictures below and weigh in!
Shanae Geo Print Tie Waist Dress ($68)
If this dress had a little more shape and different sleeves it would be a keeper. The fabric is super soft and comfortable and the print is just my style. Sadly, I think it has to go back. B+
Update: Returned. Hoping for a similar dress in another Fix, but one that fits a little better.
Brianne Button-Up Silk Peplum Blouse ($48)
Not a fan. I normally love peplum style tops, but this just isn’t flattering. The color, however, is great. C-
Update: Returned. Loved the color, hated the fit.
Danny 5-Pocket Knit Pants ($78)
Opinions please! I was so excited when I pulled these out of the box – a girl can never have enough black pants, right? And they fit! Two concerns: one, they’re a bit long and bunchy at the bottom; two, at $78, I’m not sure it’s a worthwhile addition to my wardrobe at this point in the season. Thoughts? A-
Update: Returned. As tempted as I was to keep them, I couldn’t justify the price. Especially with two pairs of similar pants already in my wardrobe.
Jerrard Heathered Open Front Cardigan ($48)
I think this is a keeper! I’ve been wanting to add an open front cardigan to my (way too big) sweater collection, and this might be the one. It fits perfectly, could be worn to work or running around on the weekends, and is SO VERY COMFY. A+
Update: Kept. I loved this! Comy and versatile with a great price, I already wore it to work.
Selfridge Cowl Neck Long Sleeve Top ($48)
As you can probably tell by my face, this is going back. The color looks a little too red in the pic – it’s actually more fuchsia, and that’s the only thing I liked about this piece. It’s just not flattering. Adding a lot of volume to an already top-heavy figure isn’t a good look for me. C-
Update: Returned. There wasn’t much about this that I actually liked, and it was far from flattering, so it went back.
I’m definitely happy I gave this service a shot. In fact, I’ve already scheduled my next Stitch Fix! (I feel an obsession coming on…)
Let me know in the comments what you think. What should I keep? What should I send back? Give Stitch Fix a try and see for yourself!