Stitch Fix | 03

My third Stitch Fix arrived shortly after we moved into the new house, and I feel like my style was much more understood this time around! Stitch Fix is a styling service that delivers hand-picked clothing and accessories right to your front door, using a combination of your requests, your style profile, and your personal Pinterest page to pull together items that are to your taste. There’s a $20 styling fee with each box that goes towards whatever you end up purchasing. The whole process is fun and streamlined, so it’s a pain-free shopping experience in your own home. I’ve loved the service so far because I feel like I’ve received items that push me just a little outside of my normal comfort zone, but still really complement and add to my existing wardrobe. I’ve signed up for the monthly box (there’s no obligation to subscribe), but moving on from now I’ll receive a fix every other month (new houses don’t come cheap).

*excuse the adorable puppy photo bombs – she’s a little more clingy since we’ve moved*

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The two items I loved and kept are in the above photos! The Alice Blue Timbers Split Neck Blouse was something I saw another blogger wear and had pinned to my Pinterest board, and I was so thrilled that my stylist sent it to me! I also received the Liverpool Rizzo Skinny Pant, which I loved and think will be super versatile for both work and play.

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The Collective Concepts Nadin Henley Blouse was cute and work appropriate (which I requested), but I didn’t like the pulling along the bottom hem, and just didn’t love it overall. The Market & Spruce Abrielle Color Block Sweater had some great colors, but I am not a fan of super fitted sweaters, or large stripes. The RD Style Bailey Open Cardigan was nice and cozy, but it was just okay and not great. At the price point, I expected something with a little more wow-factor. These three items were returned with feedback.

With keeping a 100-item wardrobe, I usually go through and cull a few items after adding new pieces. Since our move spurred quite a bit of getting-rid-of-all-the-things (it’s use it or lose it around these parts), my wardrobe is sitting at a lower point and I didn’t go through and get rid of anything specific to make room for the striped blouse and black pants. In the future, I’ll likely work for a one-in-one-out kind of rule, which I think will help me be conscious of only adding pieces that spark joy and would perform well in my wardrobe. Better quality, more joy – that’s the goal!

If you’d like to try Stitch Fix for yourself, you can use my referral link here to sign up (I’ll get referral credit if you schedule a fix using this link)!

 

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Stitch Fix | 02

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My second Stitch Fix came in the midst of Christmas shopping for others, so it was nice to have a little surprise just for myself!  Stitch Fix is an online styling service that ships handpicked clothing and accessories right to your door.  The styling fee is $20, which goes towards your purchase.  You have a few days to try the items, which they send with style suggestions, decide what you want to keep, and then send back what you don’t want in the prepaid envelope.  Simple and wonderful!

This time I requested a few work appropriate tops, a cozy sweater, and a dress for our upcoming vacation.  My stylist did a great job with the fit and color palate, and I really loved her styling suggestions!

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I received a jacket, two tops, a sweater, and a dress.  I hated the dress and sleeveless top, so those were easy to send back.  I liked the fit of the elbow-sleeve top, but disliked the stud detail on it, so it was sent back.  I loved the jacket, but I asked for something similar for Christmas, so it was sent back.  I loved the black sweater and felt like it was something I really needed and would get a lot of wear from, so I kept it!

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Brookline Mix Material Sweater by Market & Spruce for the win!

Of the things I sent back, I really did like the Mally Ponte Jacket by Kensie, but I’ve spoiled Christmas gifts for myself in the past, so I like to steer clear of items that I might see under the tree soon!  The Alley Sleeveless Abstract Printed Dress by Pixley and the Carlos Mixed Material Tank by Loveappella weren’t really my style, and the Lisbon Stud Detail Blouse by 41 Hawthorne just wasn’t quite right for me either.  Stitchfix 02B

For me, this service is about providing a convenient way to fill the gaps in my wardrobe.  I am looking to build up my professional wear and to add more interesting pieces in my casual wear.  The same rules apply as if I were shopping retail – I have to love it, it should be versatile, it should fit properly, and it should be well made.  So far, I’ve found success in all of these areas while maintaining my “less is more” wardrobe philosophy.  I’m still keeping to around 100 items total in my wardrobe, and am cycling through and freeing myself of clothing that doesn’t function well or spark joy.  One day I’ll start tackling a more environmentally conscious approach to fashion, but for now I’m focused on simply paring down and making my closet a space that I love.

When I first considered Stitch Fix, I stalked dozens of blogs, so this is just my simple take on the service and how I’m approaching it.  If you’d like to try Stitch Fix for yourself, you can use my referral link to sign up (I’ll receive referral credit if you order a fix for yourself).

Happy shopping!

Stitch Fix | 01

After hearing good things, stalking online reviews, and having a few close friends fall in love with the service, I finally buckled down and tried Stitch Fix for myself!  I spent some time filling out the online style profile, and then updated my Pinterest page to better reflect stuff I would want to wear.  Stitch Fix is an online styling service that ships handpicked clothing and accessories right to your door.  The styling fee is $20, which goes towards your purchase.  You have a few days to try the items, which they send with style suggestions, decide what you want to keep, and then send back what you don’t want in the prepaid envelope.  Simple and wonderful!

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For my first fix, I requested a dress that would be good for our upcoming family vacation, as well as a casual top that would be good for the holidays.  My stylist sent me two dresses, a sweater, jeans, and earrings.  The fit on everything was great (which was a pretty big worry), and the style wasn’t too far off from things I would normally go for.

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The Presley Colorblock Button Back Sweater by 41Hawthorne was cute, but not really my style or a color I like to wear.  The back had a sweet button detail, but overall it just didn’t feel true to my style.  Sent back.

The Freida Skinny Jean by Mavi they sent were really comfortable, definitely a legging jean style.  The fit was good, but I already have a pair of skinnies that I love, so I just didn’t need this pair.  Sent back.

The Rinna Dress by Gilli was really cute and had an adorable cutout detail in the back.  Unfortunately, I was not a fan of the cap sleeves, and the polka dots felt a little too retro for my taste.  Sent back.

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These Corabelle Beaded Teardrop Earrings by Nakamol were cute and seemed to be a great quality.  With teaching in the lab I can’t wear much bold jewelry, so I couldn’t justify keeping these, since I liked them but didn’t love them.  Sent back.

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Call me crazy, but I love the Connor Dress by Pixley.  When I first pulled it out, I thought the print was a little much.  But the more I looked and mixed it with different accessories, the more I realized how versatile it would be.  It’s lined and has an exposed zipper detail in the back, and while it’s a little outside of my comfort zone, I like the overall feel of it and definitely look forward to mix and matching it!  Kept it!

I think that Stitch Fix will be a great way to challenge me to expand my style a little more, as well as add to the convenience factor of helping me expand parts of my wardrobe that I just don’t love giving attention to.  Work clothes are just not my favorite thing to shop for, I’m more of an outerwear and shoes kind of gal, so I hope that Stitch Fix will help give a little love to the corners of my wardrobe that get neglected (I’m looking at you, the one pair of black dress pants that I wear at least twice a week).

If you’re interested in trying Stitch Fix for yourself, you can use my referral link to sign up (I get Stitch Fix credit if you use my link and order a fix).  When I first looked into signing up for the service, I stalked countless blogs looking at their detailed reviews, and just wanted to document my own experience with the service here!

Happy shopping!