3.21.2014

my first stitch fix

I have been hearing so much about Stitch Fix from several bloggers and friends, so I figured I needed to try it out for myself. If you aren't sure what Stitch Fix is, you can read my first blog post about it here or you can click here and go to the Stitch Fix web site and read for yourself!

Here is how the Fix came to my door...





After I got through all of the packaging, I found my five garments. Four tops and a pair of jeans...

At first, I was really excited. The navy and white/polka dot shirt caught my eye immediately. I loved it! I also loved the heathered shirt, as well. I wasn't that excited to be receiving jeans, because I don't wear jeans a lot, and I am pretty picky about what kinds I will wear. But, I tried to keep an open mind.




I tried everything on, and here's the run down...

(I would have made pictures of everything on me, but I was home alone, plus Mat doesn't know how to work my camera anyway. So sorry!!)

STRIPED FLOWER POCKET TEE
Like I said, I really, really loved this shirt when I first saw it. It felt good, it was cute, and I was really digging the three patterns on it. However, when I put it on, it pulled tight across my upper back. The sleeves were a little shorter than I would have liked for them to have been, too. The length was great, but I couldn't get over the back and the sleeves.
VERDICT: returned




NAVY AND WHITE OPEN CARDIGAN
I thought this cardigan was super cute. I am not usually one to keep nicer cardigans that do not button, but this one was flowy and longer. It was very comfortable, and the sleeves hit just above the elbow. I probably would have kept this, but there was a hole in the seam on one of the sides.
VERDICT: returned




BLUE COLOR BLOCK SWEATER
This sweater definitely looked like something I would have picked out to try on at a store. When I put it on, though, it just didn't do much for me. It was just sort of "blah." It was a M/L, and I probably could have used a S/M. I did love the colors and the color block, though.
VERDICT: returned




HEATHERED KNIT
This was such a weird shirt. I loved the color. I really love a good black/white/grey/heathered shirt, so I thought this would be a winner. It was really soft and I loved the sleeves. But, the bottom did this really weird tightening thing. It got really small at the bottom. I assume you are supposed to kind of gather it up around your waist, but it looked horrible on me. I wish the bottom would have been different, and I would have kept it.
VERDICT: returned





KENSIE JEANS: SEXY FIT ANKLE BITERS
So, as I said before, I am super, super picky about jeans. I hardly every buy jeans because I hardly ever wear them. The jeans were the last thing I tried on from this Fix, and as soon as I buttoned them, I FELL IN LOVE. The jeans were so, so soft and the perfect dark wash color. The length on them was PERFECT, which is usually a super frustrating thing for me because I am a little on the short side. They had just the right amount of stretch in them, but not too much. (I really hate "stretchy" jeans.) I did keep these jeans, and I've worn them all day today, and they are just as comfortable as the second I put them on early this morning. They've not stretch out (in a bad way) in the slightest bit, and they have been super fun to wear. I wore them with flats, but they would also be very cute tucked in my boots, and they wouldn't give me too much excess material at the knee, which is a huge plus. I really, really love these jeans!
VERDICT: KEPT!




Included in the Fix was five little cards that help you "style" the pieces they send you. I thought this was really helpful and a great idea. I know some of the ways they styled several of the pieces were new to me; I never would have thought of wearing them that way.


Overall, I only ended up keeping one out of five items, but I felt good about my Fix. I will definitely do another one one day. (I did not elect for the "Monthly Fix" where they send you a box every month. I only receive boxes when I schedule one.) I went into my Style Profile online and fixed a couple of things that might help better my next box, so hopefully that will help some!

I do love Stitch Fix. I think it's a fun thing, and I really enjoyed getting my box. I love that it's a surprise! I would definitely recommend it to someone else. In fact, my mother-in-law has already signed up, and she received her first Fix before me. She got a cute shirt in her box that she kept. Win win!

As a disclaimer, I have to say a couple of things...

First of all, I have not been, in any way, compensated for these reviews. Other than being in their database as a customer, Stitch Fix has NO CLUE who I am. All opinions are my own.

Second, prices were a little steeper than I thought. But you can give them a price range of how much you'd like to spend. I lowered mine for my next box. I will say that I did keep the jeans even though they were a little more than what I like to spend on jeans since I don't wear them often. But, I did Google the jeans I was sent, and the price Stitch Fix was charging me was the same price the jeans were at Nordstrom and Lord & Taylor. That made me feel really good about purchasing them! (Knowing that I couldn't go and get them cheaper somewhere else.)

Finally, I think Stitch Fix is mainly for people who don't like to shop for themselves or really have a hard time piecing items together. But I also think it's for people who really, really love clothes and fashion, so I think everyone can benefit from a Fix.

If you are interested in Stitch Fix, click here to learn more.

6 comments:

  1. I've been wanting to try this! Not sure if it fits in the budget for right now, but I'm definitely keeping it in mind for later.
    Curious... I know you said you don't wear jeans very often, but what kind of jeans are your favorite? I'm a jeans-every-day kind of girl, but I have a hard time finding a pair that I really love. Lately, I've been enjoying a pair of jcrew jeans that I have, but I'm always on the lookout for a new kind to try. (May have to try those Kensie jeans too!)

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    1. The Kensie jeans are climbing the charts. I've only tried this one pair though. I will say that I am not one to spend a lot on jeans. These were $88, and I usually don't pay more than $50. I have a couple pair of Loft jeans just because I shop Loft for everything unless I'm at J. Crew, and I like their jeans too. Loft had a style called Boyfriend Jeans that I love!! I own several pairs of those. I've also heard awesome thibgs about Joe jeans and my friend Anna Spruiell that owns the South Boutique in Trussville had amazing jeans but I can't remember the brand name. You can shop online or shoot her a message asking her. She ships!! Hope that helps!!

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    2. Thanks so much!! I love Loft too, but I actually don't have any of their jeans. I will have to try some on. And thanks for the info about Anna. I somehow found South Boutique on instagram and she has great stuff!

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  2. This is rather cool! I'd love to try it, but I'm never a good size, so I worry about being able to get anything that would fit right! I do looooove that blue striped cardigan!

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