One of my resolutions was to buy a new outfit each month, or to try to improve my appearance because years of telecommuting have taken a toll on my wardrobe and I usually dress pretty sloppy. And I haven’t been successful at following through with that. So when I started seeing StitchFix popping up on blogs/twitter/instagram… well, I figured it was worth a shot.
Here’s how StitchFix works: You fill out a survey about your body type, lifestyle, likes/dislikes, etc. Then you pay $20 as a styling fee. You receive a box in the mail with 5 items hand-picked for you by a stylist. They’ve taken into consideration everything you provided in your survey. You try everything on, return the things you don’t want (in the enclosed prepaid envelope) and the $20 styling fee is applied toward anything you purchase. If you buy everything in the box you get a 25% discount.
I was so eager for this to arrive and when the box came I was positively giddy!
41Hawthorn Stacked Oval Charms & Gems Necklace – $32
I really like this necklace, it is delicate and simple… exactly my style when it comes to necklaces.
Daniel Rainn Coraline Long Sleeve Bib Silk Blouse – $78
I wasn’t sure when I pulled this out of the box. It’s a pretty top, but it’s very different from anything I usually wear. (Uh… kind of the point!) But I really liked how it looked on. And it’s very comfortable, so it wouldn’t be like I was stepping too far out of a comfort zone, yet would be stepping up my look a lot.
Collective Concepts Alexina Watercolor Three Button Blouse – $68
I love the pattern on this shirt, I love the way it feels and I like how it looks. The only thing I’m not 100% happy with is how deep the shirt is, so it should have a tank/cami underneath in order to be able to comfortably function in life while wearing this shirt. But I’m okay with that.
Chris & Carol Josse Foldover Waist Maxi Skirt – $48
This is the only item that I was at all torn on. It’s comfortable, but it’s black. I worry that I’ll pick up all kinds of little brown puppy fur that will be obvious on it.
Mystree Leander Striped Open Draped Cardigan – $78
This cardigan is pretty cool looking. The way the strips are it almost seems to have a ombre effect. And it looks a lot better than a fleece jacket, which has always been my go-to layering method! I’m wearing the cardigan with the skirt above, but this is what it looks like in the back… no drapey parts there.
I’m impressed with the service. I debated sending the skirt back… but if I do that it would be more expensive than if I keep everything due to the 25% discount on buying everything. So… I’m keeping it all. I think I’ll do another Fix in a few months. But I’ve learned that I really need someone else to just give me things to try because I’m too stuck in my non-creative clothing approach right now. Maybe having some more versatility in my wardrobe will help me break free of that!
Also, I am learning to take photos of myself… Jade the Boxer thought we were playing some kind of fun game when I was doing this! She also stopped to pee right in front of me at one point, but I didn’t take a picture then. I had no idea my dog was such an exhibitionist!
My links to StitchFix on this post are referral links. If you follow it and sign up, I get a referral bonus. So if you’re at all intrigued by this… please consider using my link to sign up. I signed up using a Twitter friend’s referral link because I think it’s such a cool idea and I wanted to share the love. This post is not sponsored in any way, I purchased this myself and wanted to share the goods with anyone who may stumble upon this post.