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!)
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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.
And this time? I requested Adriana, and was lucky to snag her expertise again. She seems to know exactly what to send my direction!
About the photos… my first Stitch Fix post showed the clothes on hangers. In the second post, I stepped up and wore the clothes, but couldn’t be bothered to do my hair, so everything was cut off at the neck. This time I was determined to get my head in. Poor planning led to me bringing my Fix on the road when we headed off for vacation. Poor planning was also the cause of a severe shortage of accompanying clothing pieces, shoes and jewelry. And then it got really, reeeeally windy. I’m just saying.
Market & Spruce – Aleah Heathered V-Neck Dolman Top in green – $48
A dolman sleeve (loose sleeve cut in same piece as body of garment) is either a cool draping effect or the fastest way to look like a marshmallow. Luckily, this top falls into the former category. The sizing of this one (large) was perfect for me. Although I neglected to photograph this option, this top could be worn off the shoulder (although it won’t continually fall off your shoulder), which is a nice alternative to have. It’s a lightweight fabric, so think fall rather than midwest winter if you’re not layering. My only complaint is that the fabric is just a touch rough. But it didn’t stop me from keeping this one.
Kut from the Kloth – Maribel Straight Leg Jean in black – $88
These pants were great! I’d previously let Adriana know that the Kut from the Kloth brand seemed to do well for me, and these did not disappoint. Well, except for one thing. You see all that bunching along my leg in the photo above? It is NOT from poor fit. The fit was perfect. PERFECT. No, the problem was the length. And so, in this photo, in an effort to not step on the back of the pant legs, they ended up using the rest of my leg to accommodate their extra length. The fabric is soft with stretch… *sigh* having to send these back was tough.
Papermoon – Kealy Lace Detail Side Slit Knit Top in off-white – $54
This one was a tough, tough decision for me. I loved the overall style and the lace detail on the sides. I was not, however, excited about horizontal stripes, or the gray/off-white combo. Between the fabric (waffle knit) and the stripes, it seemed like a very casual top. Which made the crochet lace detail seem too fancy for the rest of it. Before trying it on, I’d already determined it was going back. The initial try on, speed-demon style, didn’t impress me any more. But then I had it on for these photos. And somehow, it started growing on me. Incredibly comfortable, fitted without being restrictively snug. Still… Maybe the slits were too high (they hit above my pants waistline), maybe it wasn’t interesting enough. Going through online checkout with my Fix after everyone else had fallen asleep for the evening, I was completely torn. I actually indicated that I would be returning this one. Before packing up the returns, though, I changed my mind. I’ve sent an email to Stitch Fix to see if I can re-check out and keep this one. I’ll let you know how that goes.
Pixley – Ivy Split Neck Print Blouse in Navy – $58
This shirt was a no-brainer for the Keep pile. It’s very similar in shape to the Pixley Bixby Bird print top I received in my second Fix. I kept that shirt and receive compliments every time I wear it. The print and colors in this top are great – the navy base makes for a great near-neutral, but the sky blue and red make it fun and eye-catching. Lightweight, good room in the sleeves and it can be dressed up or down.
THML – Ingrid Embroidered Halter Top in black – $54
This top was one I’d tagged on my Pinterest Stitch Fix page. Thankfully, Adriana was able to snag it for me. It has that boho chic vibe that I lean toward and would work for multiple Florida seasons. The sizing was correct, with the neckline laying perfectly. However, I hadn’t realized that those draping folds were concealing a trapeze-style top, making it a little wider than I’d expected. A little too much fabric for me.
There you have it – my third Stitch Fix. Save the length issue on the pants, everything that arrived was a perfect suggestion. I can’t wait to see what Adriana has for me next time!