Last month when I changed over my closet from summer to winter, I realized that my winter wardrobe is in a sad state. Actually it's been that way for awhile. After I had Jack I let my wardrobe grow stale. And with each season that passes I find that I like the clothes in my closet less and less. I'm a creature of routine and tend to be drawn to the same styles over and over again. Comfy cardigans, plaid button up shirts and hoodies are the staples of my closet. And while I love some of them, I have been feeling like lately I gravitate to the same few outfits.
Which is why last month after I swapped the seasons, I ordered a Stitch Fix. I had heard a lot of great things about it from a few friends and had been debating trying it out. I had put off trying it for so long because I like shopping for myself and I like to think that I have a good grasp on my sense of style. I didn't feel like I needed styling.
Yet my closet said otherwise.
My first Stitch Fix arrived the day I got back from Disney and I was so excited to check it out. It came beautifully packaged with all of the pieces wrapped in tissue paper. It was like unwrapping a present.
|Stitch Fix box|
On top to the clothes was a note from the stylist explaining why she picked each piece and some suggestions on how to style them together. Attached were some pictures of different outfits featuring the pieces. When I ordered my Stitch Fix they asked me to share a Pinterest board that I have about fashion, and luckily I have one, that has all the stylish outfits I wish I had. In the note from the stylist she mentioned that she used the board to help pick out my outfits. I think this definitely contributed to me having a great Stitch Fix experience.
|Note from my Stitch Fix stylist|
Here's What I Received:
Just Black - Jimmy Ankle Length Skinny Jean
Papermoon - Holden Striped Sheer Short sleeve Blouse
Market and Spruce - Chaplin Hooded Anorak Cargo Jacket
Market and Spruce - Sam Hi-Lo Short Sleeve Tee
Gilli - Amara Maxi Skirt
I liked each item that was in the box and if money was not a concern I would have brought the whole box but some choices had to be made.
The Just Black Jeans fit great, are soft and are a nice dark wash that I can dress up for a girls night out or a date night. I hate buying pants so it was nice to get a pair that I liked so much and were at the price point that I usually spend on jeans. A definite keeper.
The Papermoon striped top was really cute and the colors were just my style. But I found the large stripes to be a bit overwhelming on my small frame.
|Just Black skinny jeans and Papermoon striped top|
The Market and Spruce Anorak Jacket was easily my favorite item. The moment I saw it I was in love. Just last week I had thought that I really needed a fall jacket but that I never buy myself one, and now here sitting in my room was the perfect jacket. I love the fit of it and that it's a little roomy so I can wear a sweater under it. It was a keeper. I wore it that night.
|Market and Spruce Anorak Jacket and Just Black|
The Market and Spruce Tee was just my color, grey and while I know that the hi-lo look is in, it doesn't work on me.
|Market and Spruce Hi - Lo Tee and Just Black Jeans|
I loved the Gilli Amara Maxi skirt, the color was fabulous but it was a little too long and while I could probably make the length work, I have at least half a dozen maxi skirts so I passed on this.
Once I made my decisions, I logged onto Stitch Fix and paid for the items I was keeping. The $20 cost of the getting a Stitch Fix is deducted from the purchase. Then I put the items that I wasn't keeping in the postage paid bag, and put it in my mailbox. Easy peasy.
Will I Stitch Fix Again?
Yes, I'm really excited to set up and order another Stitch Fix. The whole experience was fun and while I didn't keep all of the items, I liked each of them. It really felt like they were hand picked for me. Also it was nice to treat myself to some much needed updates to my wardrobe. While I love shopping, in the past few years life has changed and I don't really have the time to shop regularly with my girlfriends or my mom, so it was to feel like I had someone elses input on these items.
Have you tried Stitch Fix?