Monday, April 13, 2015

My Second Stitch Fix

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By now I’m sure that most people know about Stitch Fix, the awesome personal styling service.  Just in case you haven’t, here’s a quick rundown…

“Stitch Fix is a personal styling service. You tell us your style, size, and budget preferences, and we send you a package of stylish goodies to try on at home. Each Fix is unique and hand-picked just for you.”

You initially pay $20 to order your fix, but that money goes towards purchasing items in the box.  You can also write special comments when you order your fix.  For instance, since I was looking specifically for a new pair of skinny jeans, I wrote that in my preferences.  I also wrote that although I am back to my “normal” size, I was just pregnant so I don’t love the idea of any tight fitting tops.

I have gotten one other Stitch Fix before, and had success… so my hopes were high!  (See my first fix post here.)  Because we are currently on a strict budget (i.e. still paying off ridiculous amounts of hospital bills) I told myself I would only keep the jeans if they fit me perfectly… and send the rest back.

Here’s a peek at what was inside my second Stitch Fix box…

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Just Black, Adorra Skinny Jeans—First up was this lovely pair of skinny jeans, just what I asked for!  I have the worst time shopping for jeans, usually the ones that fit me around my waist are way too baggy around my thighs or stretch out a lot.  For some reason I can never find a pair that fit just right so when I do, I wear them until they have lots of holes in them!  I have heard from other people that they had great luck with Stitch Fix so I decided to give it a shot.  I made sure to tell them all my usual issues and hoped for the best. I was a little worried when I opened these up because they were a size smaller than what I usually wear, but they fit perfectly!  They are a bit stretchy, so they do stretch out a little around the thighs after I wear them, but compared to other ones these are 10x better!  I was seriously impressed.

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Laila Jayde, Bowie Solid Dolman Sleeve Top—This top was so comfortable, and it fit me perfectly!  I loved the color and the comfort level, but it was pretty thin material and I would need to wear a tank underneath.  Because I am a nursing mama, wearing lots of layers is not really practical for me right now.  That on top of the $58 price tag, made this a no-go for me… But it was tough to see it go. :)

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Evolution by Cyrus, Bridgford V-Neck Sweater—This sweater was a big no for me.  First, because it was see through (see above reasoning.)  Second, the material was pretty scratchy, not comfortable… Third, it was $78!! I did not feel like in this case the quality matched the price tag. And finally, it was the high-low style that I don’t love.  The stylist mentioned in the letter that this top would be great for leggings… but the back barely covered my butt and the front definitely did not cover my crotch.  No thanks.

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41Hawthorn, Breyson Pleated Tab-Sleeve Blouse—I initially loved this piece when I took it out of the box because of the color!  After trying it on, I still liked it alright but it was a little too big.  It was a bit more dressy than my normal style which I didn’t mind, I think it would be super cute with leggings and boots, but the $58 price tag deterred me.  Unless I absolutely loved it, and it fit perfectly, it just wasn’t in my budget this time around.

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Pixley, Kathy Striped Fit & Flare Dress—My stylist mentioned in the note that she saw this on my Pinterest board.  I love that the stylists take the time to look on your Pinterest and really get to know your style!  It really shows that Stitch Fix as a company cares that you are satisfied with your box, and that’s one of many reasons why I love it!  This dress fit me so perfectly.  The shoulders have a little bit of a poof to them which I wasn’t sure about, but Zack assured me that it looked good and convinced me to keep it.  We have a wedding to go to next month, and I can’t wait to wear this! 

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Not only did I get a perfect pair of jeans in my fix… I also got a cute dress that I know I will wear a lot! 

After you choose what you want to keep, you go online and fill out details about each item… likes and dislikes, sizing issues, etc.  This will really help out your stylist in future fixes!

I should mention that if you choose to buy everything in your box you get a 25% discount… That wasn’t in the cards (or budget) for me this time, but it’s a great incentive for future boxes… especially once you’ve had a few so they really know your style preferences.

For this box I wish I would have written that I am nursing, so tops that have sheer material where I would have to wear a second layer are just not convenient for me…  Also, for my next box I think I want to ask for a chambray shirt.  I think I’m the only girl in the world that doesn’t own one! :)

Not only did Stitch Fix find me the perfect pair of jeans, but it was super convenient because it shipped right to my door!  I hate pants shopping in general, but I can only imagine how much harder it would be with a baby tagging along…

If you’re at all interested, click here to fill out your style profile and get started!

7 comments:

  1. it saddens me every time I see these posts as we don't have Stitch Fix here in australia and as much as i try - it doesn't let me :(
    I LOVE THAT DRESS!

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  2. This looks really great! I love the concept of this!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  3. congrats on finding some jeans to love - it's always tricky for me too :) and gorgeous dress!!

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  4. Jeans are so hard to find! I almost universally pick out jeans that are actually too big--i think they fit in the store, but once I'm home and wearing them they're falling down all the time. Whenever I get a pair that does fit perfectly-I'll keep it forever! :P

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  5. Your fix is great! I'm always jealous of the girls who do fixes when they get pants that fit like a glove. I can't stomach the price of the clothes but I want pants that fit perfectly!!!! ;-)

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  6. I still don't have a chambray top! So you're not the very last girl to get one, haha! I'm so glad that the jeans fit so well! And that dress is beautiful! Oh, and that blue top... I LOVE that color. I totally understand why you decided not to keep it, though.

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  7. Honestly that fact that you got a great fitting pair of jeans is pretty amazing!! It is SO hard to find jeans that fit well so it's pretty awesome that your stylist found you a pair!

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