My favorite part of the month is when I see that sweet box with a blue dot hanging out on my side table. That can only mean a little me time to try on my latest fix. As a mom of three boys, full-time teacher and part-time blogger, those moments are few and far between so I look forward to my fix each month knowing I will get a bit of quiet time to try on some of the latest styles, unrushed, in the privacy of my home and with the other items I already own to see how it all comes together.
This is why I love Stitch Fix so much.
If you aren’t familiar with how Stitch-Fix works, let me just give you a quick run down before I show you what was in my box this month.
Stitch Fix is a personal shopping/stylist service that comes right to your door. It’s true, you get great clothes without ever having to step out of your yoga to go shopping. (Have I ever told you how much I hate to shop?) All you have to do is fill out a personal style profile and answer a few simple questions about your style and color preferences, and then for $20.00 a stylist picks out 5 items of clothing for you to try in the comfort of your own home.
It’s really important for you to give your stylist information about your preferences, sizes, color choices and any special events you might have coming up. I also highly suggest sharing any ‘style boards’ on Pinterest that you may have. If you don’t have one, create one. It’s nice for your stylist to actually see what kinds of things appeal to you. They still may pick out other items, but it gives them a little insight.
And if you are one of those people like me who have a hard time ‘seeing’ how pieces should be worn, they even send you a style guide to show you different ways to wear your ‘fix’ with items that you may already have in your closet. (I like to call it my ‘how to dress for dummies’ guide, because I desperately need all the help I can get.)
After trying everything on, if you decide to keep a few or all of the items, all you have to do is head on over to their site and check out. They apply your original $20 to the balance of your ‘fix’ plus you will earn 25% off you bill if you choose to keep your entire fix.
All that and you don’t have to step foot outside of your house. No babysitters to hire, no sales people to deal with, no crowds, no lines and no dressing rooms. That’s a good deal in my book.
But let’s say you don’t like anything they send you. Well, then you simply place all the pieces (or the ones you don’t like anyway)in the prepaid shipping bag included with your fix, and stick in the mail. You don’t even have to pay for shipping. It really is worth checking out. Just click HERE to take a closer look and find out more about Stitch Fix.
So now that you know how it all works, let me show you my latest fix.
First up, was this gorgeous Sutro Chunky Knit Infinity Scarf by Octovia. Back in September, Stitch-Fix sent me a scarf that I wear constantly. I LOVE it, and ever since I’ve been asking for more wooly scarves. (I really just want to channel my inner Claire Fraser–Only those of you that read Outlander or watch the series will understand.) Well, this month they sent me another keeper. It’s still NOT exactly the Scottish cowl I’m searching for, but I’m loving this scarf none the less. It’s super soft and chunky. Definitely on my ‘keep it’ list.
Next in my box came this Spencer 3/4 Sleeve Striped Dress by Market and Spruce. Now if you saw my fourth Fix last spring (you can see that fix HERE), you may recognize this little number because they sent me a dress in grey just like this one only with short sleeves.
I didn’t really like the fit then (and I think I looked smaller in the grey! It can’t be that I’ve gained weight since then can it?) and navy didn’t really do it for me either. The material IS incredibly soft and feels great. But after three babies, it was a little thin for my comfort level. It’s also still a negative 100 degrees here in Michigan and I won’t be wearing anything remotely close to a dress or skirt until at least mid-April. So this one is going back.
Also in my box was this olive colored pair of Freida Cords by Mavi. Now I don’t think I’ve owned a pair of corduroys in I’ll say . . . 20 years or more. I was a bit hesitant to try them on but, they have a skinny jean style to them and I decided to be opened minded.
I’m glad I did, because they felt fabulous, they were warm (I did mention it is like 100 degrees below zero here right?) and the color was right up my style alley. Anytime I can get a pair of pants that fit me without having to hem them, I’m feeling like they’re a home run. These are going in the ‘keep it’ pile.
My stylist suggest I try on my next item with the cords, so I left them on to try this Aiden Split Back Sweater by Olive and Oak. Now I’m going to tell you. When I picked up this sweater I was in LOVE. It was heavy and cotton and the color was gorgeous. But I just couldn’t get past the way it fit. The arms were a bit long, (I had to roll them up) and the split in the back was not comfortable for me. I was very self-conscious about the split accentuating my back side.
I tried to get you a picture to show you what I mean, but that is next to impossible unless you’re a contortionist by the way. But trust me, with the sides splitting apart, they ended up framing my butt, and I really didn’t want that part of me being center stage. So despite loving the color and feel, this one is going back too.
Lastly, my stylist sent me this Sawyer Space Dye Dolman Sleeve Knit Top by Market and Spruce. When I saw the pattern I was immediately thrown back to the 70s. Does anyone remember this kind of patterned knit from back then or is it just me. I wasn’t sure about it at all, but I decided to keep an open mind.
I tried it on with jeans and a pair of tall boots first and a pair of tall black boots first. The sweater was light and soft and had a great feel and the color is FABULOUS for me, but I’m not completely in love with it. I am usually of the mindset that I do not buy something unless I LOVE it. Liking it is not good enough. So I will probably send this one back as well.
So there you have it. Definitely a positive fix for the month. Two items are being kept and three are going back at no charge for shipping from me.
Now I know you thinking . . . ‘man, I’d like to try that Stitch Fix out someday but . . .’ And you can fill in the excuse you came up with for NOT trying it. But you don’t really need an excuse, because I’m giving you the opportunity to win a style fix of your own. All you have to do is enter below to win a gift certificate towards your first Stitch Fix.
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