Disclaimer: (cheesy selfies below - continue on at your own risk!)
Have you guys heard of Stitch Fix? I'd heard of it about a year ago and finally decided to give it a try.
Stitch Fix is a personal styling service. You tell them your style, size, and budget preferences, and they send you a package of stylish goodies to try on at home. Each Fix™ is unique and hand-picked just for you.
1) Sign up and create your style profile (you can even give them a link to your Pinterest style board, so they can see what kind of look you are into)
2) Schedule your Stitch Fix
3) Try everything on (you get five items - everything is mailed and returned free of charge)
4) Decide what you want to keep (you have 3 days to do this)
5) Check out - you log back on and let them know what you are keeping or returning
6) Most important - how much does it cost? It's a $20 styling fee that can be applied as credit towards anything you keep in that shipment. If you keep everything, you get 25% off the total. I figure with the cost of heading up to the mall, buying food for the kids, and my sanity - $20 is a small fee to pay
Cute clothes + delivered to my door = Sign Me Up!!!
From the style profile questionnaire, this is what I told them my style is...
and I gave them the link to my Pinterest styleboard as well.
I scheduled this Fix in early/mid February, and my shipment arrived yesterday. I was so excited!! It felt like Christmas! A surprise box of clothes - how fun!
What's inside that cute little envelope? - a personal note from your stylist and a guide to give you ideas on how to style the items they sent you. I don't really think these outfits look like what I said my style was (high heels and pencil skirts don't really fit into my lifestyle), but I can definitely work with the items they sent me and match them with pieces I already own.
As you can see I received four clothing items - the fifth item was a necklace. You can let them know when you sign up what kind of clothing items you want to see (shirts, sweaters, pants, skirts, dresses, jackets, scarves, jewelry and bags). You can also adjust that with each Fix as you see fit.
Now onto the selfies I warned you about and my reviews.
First up is the Corinna Striped Dolman Top. This one is grey and black. Perfect combo for a plain Jane like me...
Verdict - Keeper! Super soft knit fabric and was pulled out of the box without a wrinkle on it. I'm in love.
Next up is the off-white Trace Split-Neck Pocket Front Blouse...
Verdict - Keeper! I first pulled it out and thought, "Wow! I love this style!" I then realized I have almost the exact top in a floral print from Free People. The shape is awesome and with a nude bra the sheerness potential isn't really an issue. It's a perfect spring/summer flowy top. It's a crepey fabric too, not a shiny or cheesy polyester. Score.
Up next we have the Bianca Heathered Drape Front Cardigan...
Verdict - Return. Sleeves have a strange fit (a little tight in the forearm) and the underarm area just looks strange and bulky - like I'm ready to take flight. (p.s. this is the Free People top that is exactly like the Trace Split-Neck one above)
I told them I didn't want any jeans and had requested shorts. They sent me the Toby Mixed Stripe Maxi Skirt. Maybe it's too early in the season for shorts. Thought I'd give this a chance.
Verdict - on the fence. I do like the skirt a lot, but I'm not quite sure how much wear I'd get out of it. TBD (though I only have another day to decide - eek!)
Cassy Hollowed Clover Long Necklace...doesn't even get a second glance. Looks and feels like cheap shiny fake gold and makes that clinky sound. You know what I mean. If it had a more burnished gold look and some heft to it, I'd be all over it. In the picture below it looks really cool - just trust me on this though.
Up-close shots of the fabric:
Final thoughts -
I feel like the stylist picked some great items for me. While not all were winners, I was extremely pleased with the quality of most of the pieces - especially for the prices. What I also liked was that these are clothes you cannot find in your local stores. Knowing I'm not going to look like my BFF next time I see her is pretty comforting (although if she signs up too we just might - ha!)
I will definitely be signing up for another Fix. It was so much fun! If you are interested in trying it out, head over to Stitch Fix and fill out the questionnaire. You won't be disappointed! They have a referral program as well, so if your friends sign up, you get a $25 credit! My links above would give me a credit, so sign up through those - help a sister out!