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Reunited and it feels so gooooood!
Was my last Stitch Fix really last October? Wow, how time flies. I didn’t mean to stop getting fixes entirely for ten months, but relocating to a different state is no joke. Just getting used to the area and setting up a house, and then a few months later moving again kept me so distracted and busy that I never started my fixes up again. I know, I know, I kind of neglected this blog too.
Well now that the dust is starting to settle, I’m ready to get back into the swing of things. All the things. Blogging, Stitch Fixing, Recipe Testing, Drag Racing, ALL. THE. THINGS. (OK, not really drag racing.)
What the heckity heck is Stitch Fix?
Just in case you’ve never heard of Stitch Fix, let me give you the lowdown. The 411. The deets, if you will.
Stitch Fix is a subscription box service. You can receive a box just once, or subscribe to monthly, or bi-monthly fixes. You can stop getting fixes at any time. I’m doing bi-monthly right now. To get your own fix, click here! (That’s a referral link. If you click it and get your own fix, I get a credit. Then you get your own referral link. You get clothes, I get clothes, life is wonderful, isn’t it?)
A professional clothing stylist picks 5 items for you, based on a fun test you will take when you sign up. (These can include accessories like jewelry, bags and even shoes in addition to clothing, but you can tell them if you’re not into those things. For example, I don’t need any more bags right now.) I find the stylist’s picks are pretty dead on with what I want. Like, they’re seriously good.
Once you receive the box, you have three business days to
take pictures for your blog try everything on, decide what you want to keep and what you want to send back. Then you pay for the things you’re keeping and throw the rest in the included prepaid mailer and drop it off at any USPS mailbox. Easy peasy.
Getting the box costs $20.00. This is called a “Styling Fee”, and if you keep any of the items, it is deducted from what you owe. If you keep everything in the box, you also receive a 25% discount. Their clothes range from super affordable to kind of expensive, but you can choose the range you’re comfortable with.
For extra fun, your fix comes with a style card and a personal letter from your stylist. The card has options for different ways to wear the items in your fix, usually two different ways per item. They’re also perforated, so you can take them apart if you want. These cards have become my secret styling weapon. I literally carry them with me to places I think I may end up buying clothes, like Goodwill. That way, I know I can make awesome outfits with my Stitch Fix clothes.
Here is the card I got in this fix:
It comes all wrapped up like a present. Who doesn’t like presents? No one. That’s who.
The style card and a list of items are tucked away in a little envelope:
Here’s what I got this month!
Level 99 “Blossom Flare Jean” in Blue with Market & Spruce “Chelsea Crochet Back Knit Top” in Grey
I’ve gotten a little hippie-fied living here in Washington, living around all these trees, so I asked for some fun, boho clothes. This is a HUGE departure from what I used to ask for in my fixes, and it just shows you how accommodating their stylists are.
They sent me these bell bottoms from Level 99, and it doesn’t get much more hippie/boho than that. I loved the fabric these were made out of. Very light and soft. They were a little tight on me (I’m a solid size 10 in pants generally), but let’s be honest, I ate a lot of pizza last month while we were moving. My regular pants are a little tight right now too. I guess it’s time for a Whole30. I thought they were awesome, and worth the price tag of $118.00.
I paired them with the crochet back top from Market & Spruce. It was made from really nice, soft fabric, and I loved the crochet detail. It doesn’t show up well in the pictures we took, but it’s a very pretty off-white, and it’s over the back of the shirt. I thought that was a nice variation from some of the shirts I’ve seen that only have the crochet and no liner in the back. It was $48.00, which I thought was a leeeetle bit high for something that looked like a t shirt. It also wasn’t super flattering on me. But once again, SO. MUCH. PIZZA.
En Creme “Bayley Open Cardigan” in Cobalt
I really wanted them to send me something just like this open cardigan from En Creme. I found these Minnetonka Moccasin Boots last month at Goodwill, and have been combing through pin after pin searching for how to wear them and not look like I’m having a mid-life crisis. The consensus seems to be, skinny jeans and a big cardigan, and here’s your style tip of the day:
You Don’t Tie Them
This cardigan was so dreamy. It was coziness personified. But it was acrylic, and at a price point of $54.00, I decided against it. If it had been cotton, I would have been buried in it.
Renee C “Porsha Striped Swing Dress” in Black
Back when I started getting fixes, I expressed a strong preference for stripes. I am now ambivalent about stripes. How sweetly we are made, eh?
But I won’t lie, I enjoyed this dress. Straight out of the box it was shapeless and looked a bit nightgown-ish. But once I belted it and threw on a cardigan from one of my old fixes, I looked in the mirror and thought “I should go back to work. I should start teaching again.” Because that was some mad teacher style. Especially with my Wanderlust T Strap Mary Janes. But I have no use for teacher style right now, so back it goes. If you’re a teacher though, you should request this. It’s only $44.00.
Market & Spruce “Corinna Striped Dolman Top” in Navy
So, stripes again. I guess this Striped Dolman is one of their best sellers. It’s a nice thick weight, almost like a light sweatshirt. I thought it was flattering. I like the dolman sleeve, but I’m not a big fan of the 3/4 sleeve length. Or boatneck tops. But if I saw someone else wearing it, I’d be like “cute top!”. So I’d say it’s worth the $48.00 price tag.
So there you have it, that’s my review of my August 2015 Stitch Fix box. I didn’t keep anything this time around, but that’s mostly because I have gotten so picky lately. I don’t keep anything if I don’t love it. I blame Marie Kondo. It was a fun box, I need to cut back on the pizza, and I look forward to my next fix in October.