So what is Stitch Fix? The gist is this - you sign up at stitchfix.com, wait for an invite and then fill out a personal style profile. Be thorough - size, likes, dislikes, style icons - because a personal stylist then picks out fun, unique clothing from designers based on your preferences and for a mere $20 styling fee, they ship it to your door.
They describe it as "trend-forward, beautiful clothes and accessories from the latest and greatest designers" and I have to agree with that. If you decide to keep one or all of the items, that $20 styling fee goes towards your purchase. (If you keep the whole shipment, they even give you 25% off the entire "fix"!) If nothing suits your fancy, simply pack everything back up in pre-paid mailer and send it back to them.
This was my second fix. I've yet to lose my styling fee because there has always been something (or two or three) I want in the box. My second shipment was even better than my first because after I shipped the things I didn't choose back, I filled out the online survey of my experience. This helps them get a better idea of the things you like and don't like. I even changed up my style profile to give the stylist even more detail about what I want.
One of the things about me, I'm busy. So busy, that I almost never get to the dry cleaner. Not to mention, by the end of most days, being a mom, I am sure to have snot, spit or slobber on one part of my wardrobe. I wrote this in my profile and asked that anything they send can be easily washed - please don't send leather or fur or any so delicate it requires dry cleaning.
So here it is:
So here it is:
Violet was just as excited as me about the Stitch Fix shipment!
While I unwrapped the clothing, Violet tore the tissue to shreds... to her this was the most fun. the clothes.. not so much.
What I really love is the details they add - like these style tags that help you get ideas on what to pair with you "fix" items. Now, let's remember I am not a model nor do I think I am... note all the awkward poses and silly faces.
Item #1: BB Dakota Trovato Arrowhead Blanket Cardi
This one was tough. When I first pulled it out of the box, I was horrified at the 1970's southwestern sweater revival. After trying it on, I thought it wasn't so bad. It was super comfy and looks good with both jeans and leggings. I may just be swayed to this new old look!
Item #2 :Miilla Calvary Open Lapel Sweater Tunic
This I love! It looks great with leggings and boots. I paired it with a chunky necklace to give it some "pop". I can absolutely see me wearing this out shopping or chilling around the house. A definite keeper!
Item #3: Everly Dellora 3/4 Sleeve Zig Zag Blouse
I saw this in the box and nearly swooned. Not only do I love and adore chevron, I love bold and fun patterned tops. This one seemed to scream "I have it all". But when I tried it on, I think the pattern was too bold on me. I tried it with both jeans and a pencil skirt and although I want to love it, I don't think it works on me. You have no idea how sad I am about it... I keep trying it on to see if I change my mind. This one is a maybe.
Item #4: Honey Punch Julie Twist Front Top
KEEPER KEEPER KEEPER!!!! I love the sheer, feminine fabric, the flowy cut, the color, the little rectangle buttons on the cuffs, the way it opens in the back. I can wear this out in the evening... with jeans for a more casual look - or even pair it with my black pencil skirt for a more "business" look. I'm not sure what to wear for accessories.. but I am thinking some big, showy earrings and let the shirt speak for itself.
Item #5: Honey Punch Lisbeth Cowl Wrap Twist TopThis one was a puzzle... you can see it's funky shape in the photos, so I am REALLY thankful for those handy tags to show mw what I am suppose to do. When I first had Violet, I bought one of those baby wraps and it took my NUMEROUS tries and finally a trip back to the store for a lesson in how to wrap it. Suffice to say, wrapping cloth is not my forte.
TA DA!!!!! I think I did pretty well with this though. It's super soft and comfy and trés feminine. This is a definite maybe. :)
All in all, I am really pleased with my 2nd fix. I think they did a great job at sending me things I like and wouldn't be able to find around these parts. I will be requesting a 3rd "fix" at some point in the future - but now - I have to pay for Christmas.
If you want to try it - use this link: http://stitchfix.com/users/signup/?referrer_id=3024843. I'm not getting any credit for posting about this, but if you do signup and use that link, I get a $25 credit when you first "fix" ships. Have fun!!!!