*** updated 2/12/15 – see notes RE: jeans ***
If you’re not yet familiar with Stitch Fix, you are officially missing out. Allow me to enlighten you! (If you’re a Stitch Fix regular, you can skip past the official business and get to the fun stuff – this month’s scores!)
Once again, I cannot say enough good things about this company/service, but I am in no way sponsored by Stitch Fix. No, I just love it THAT much.
Stitch Fix is an online company that employs a team of Personal Stylists available at your convenience. You visit their website, sign up and fill out your style profile – it includes not only your sizes, but what sort of fits you usually prefer, and then asks you to rate collections. Filling out your profile does NOT obligate you to spend any money, or request stylist services. Once you’re ready to schedule your first “Fix,” you log into your account and schedule it. Really schedule it. You set up the day that you want it to arrive on your doorstep. Amazing.
What is a “Fix?” One of the stylists will review your profile (and review any Pinterest boards that you have made available to them – just one more way to show the stylist exactly what you like) and choose five items tailored to you (and your budget!). You try them on in the comfort of your home, keep what you want and return the rest. Yes. It’s that easy.
There is a $20 stylist fee per Fix, but if you choose even one item from your Fix, the $20 fee is credited toward the cost of the item(s) you keep. Once you’ve decided what you want to add to your own wardrobe, you check out online and pay for those pieces. Bonuses? If you keep everything in your Fix – you save 25% on everything. THE WHOLE DURN THING! And if you don’t? Stitch Fix provides a pre-paid return envelope for those items.
You can visit my first ever (complete success) Fix by stylist Adriana here. She NAILED IT.
And this time? I requested Adriana, and was lucky to snag her expertise again. She just seems to know exactly what to send my direction!
Please forgive the photos. I wanted to step up from my previous post pics, so I actually put the clothes ON this time. However, I don’t do outfit posts on the regular and have no clue what I’m doing. The stress level for tripod, camera timer (must invest in remote control) and location was enough that considering my face (hair and makeup) just wasn’t an option. So you get headless me.
Pixley – Edmond Chevron Print Henley Shirt in light green – $54
Shown here with another Fix item: Mavi – Freida Corduroy
Super soft and lightweight, this henley automatically fits my love of all things comfy. The print is bold and colorful without being in-your-face. While it isn’t a fitted shirt, per se, it drapes beautifully, so there’s no chance of appearing “boxy.” Although this shirt color was listed as “light green,” your monitor does NOT need to be adjusted. That blue truly is blue. Not even blue green or aqua. There is no light green on this shirt. (more on the pants, later)
Collective Concepts – Valentina Beaded Trim Blouse in green – $34
Also shown here with another Fix item: Mavi – Freida Corduroy
What’s that? You think that’s a terribly cropped photo? Ha! You should have seen it BEFORE the cropping!
Love the emerald color! I don’t think I’ve mentioned it to Adriana, but I do gravitate toward “jewel tones,” so this shade of green was perfect. The bead detail is exactly my speed, too. Not too gaudy or sparkly, but solid enough that you won’t miss it. Also, it is such a pet peeve of mine when a detail starts on the front of a piece of clothing, but doesn’t follow through to the back, so the fact that the beading continued around the back earned serious bonus points. I did notice that it seemed like the racer back was pulling a bit in photos. It is juuuuust borderline too snug around my chest, but I have a big ribcage, so that’s not a new problem.
Mavi – Freida Corduroy in black – $58
Since I’d initially had the wrong pant size on my Stitch Fix profile, for Fix 2 I’d updated and gone down a size. But, as we all know, size is dependent upon brand. These are, unfortunately, too small around waist/hips. Obviously I can put them on, but there is muffin top going on under those shirts, folks. Even so, I want them in my life. Adam is also a big fan and thinks I should just keep them for once I’ve lost more weight (MY goal, not his). It’s very tempting. Size is my ONLY issue with these pants. Otherwise comfortable, a good weight – lightweight, but not so thin that you feel like you’re wearing tights.
Pixley – Bixby Bird Print Tab Sleeve Blouse in off-white – $48
Shown here with another Fix item: Kut From the Kloth – Sonja Straight Leg Jean
Put a bird on it! I enjoy that the birds are abstract enough to almost miss that they’re birds. Similar to the henley in that it isn’t an overly fitted shirt, but the drape still shows the figure underneath. As much as I love it, I don’t have a lot to say about this top. It’s like a non-basic basic piece.
Kut From the Kloth – Sonja Straight Leg Jean in Blue – $78
*** UPDATE *** Although my invoice showed “Sonja straight leg,” I have confirmed (via tags on actual jeans) that these are actually the Catherine Boyfriend Jean ***
I’d received a different pair of Kut from the Kloth jeans in my last fix, which I LOVED, but were too big. This pair was a different cut, but one size down. Perfect fit. These jeans fit SO WELL. I cannot emphasize that enough. Traditionally I end up purchasing boot-cut jeans, so these were a bit out of my comfort zone, but that’s a good thing! The first time I tried them on I was skeptical. Today, when taking photos, I got over my skepticism. They’re amazing. (The cuffs are my adjustment, not a sewn feature of the jeans) I only hope that the other pair from my previous fix comes back around someday in my corrected size!
Adriana is killing it. Are you convinced yet?