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Woohoo! It’s my favorite time of the month! My Stitch Fix is here and I get to play dress up! I’m going to tell you something super shameful. Please don’t judge me. I’m pretty sure the last time I wore makeup before today was when I took pictures for last month’s Stitch Fix! Oh, the glamorous life of a toddler mom! I just wake up and hit the floor running most days and never really…get ready.
Now I don’t consider my worth as a woman to be attached to looking a certain way, but I will tell you that when I have my face fixed and take a minute to get ready for the day, it puts me in a more productive frame of mind. So in July I’m going to make fixing myself up in the morning more of a priority, and see how it affects my life in general.
But enough of my pontificating. Let’s get to the review! This month Stitch Fix sent me two things I’ve requested (Thanks guys!) as well as a shirt that’s a dead ringer for a more expensive shirt I told them I loved. I also asked that they not send me anything polyester and they didn’t. If you decide to subscribe to Stitch Fix, definitely communicate with them about what you like! I promise that when you’re super clear with them they listen.
Here’s how Stitchfix works:
1. You fill out a Style Profile. My style is somewhere in between “Classic” and “Edgy” with a little “Glamorous” thrown in. You tell your stylist about your lifestyle (I asked for tops with easy access for breastfeeding, ie loose and flowy or button up/zip up), your likes and dislikes (I said NO to fur or fake fur!) what kinds of things you’d like to see in your fix and give them your measurements. You can also tell them what price point you’re interested in. I am only looking for a few upscale pieces, so I went a little higher than I normally would with my preferred price point. I also told them I wanted to stretch my style boundaries a little. I think part of the fun is trying on things I wouldn’t normally buy! I also put together a Pinterest board for them to look at, and it’s obvious from the items they picked for me that they looked at it and listened to my preferences.
2. You pick a day to get your fix. You can schedule just one, or you can subscribe to monthly fixes. The styling fee is $20.00 and will be credited toward the cost of any pieces you decide to keep.
3. You receive your fix. There are 5 items in it. You try on the items, decide which you want to keep and pay for those and put the rest into their handy dandy prepaid mailer and send them back within 3 days.
Here is my July 2014 Stitch Fix Review:
Martin Mini Layered Metal Cuff by Zad-$28
This little cuff fit my tiny bird wrists surprisingly well. The individual layers have a little movement so it looks a little like you’re wearing a bunch of bangle bracelets. The hammered silvertone was an interesting and fun texture. I liked it, but probably won’t keep it. I’d rather wear a statement piece of jewelry than something understated.
Kira Mixed Stripe Racerback Tank by Olive and Oak-$48
This was my least favorite piece in the fix. I don’t wear pastels at all. They wash me out. If you look on my Stitch Fix pinterest board, there isn’t a single pastel. I could also feel the seams where the different fabrics were sewn together and found it annoying. And I hated the cut. My bra straps kept wanting to escape. I do like stripes though, so I guess that’s why they included it for me? But seriously, if I found this shirt at Target on clearance for $2 I still wouldn’t buy it.
Edmond Chevron Print Henley Shirt by 41Hawthorn-$54 and Denna Colored Skinny Jean by Kut From the Kloth-$78
This shirt was my teen’s favorite item. He told me I HAVE to keep it. So pushy. It looked so much like the Henley I got in my last fix that at first I thought they made a mistake and sent that one again! But on second look I like the pattern better (even though I’ve heard chevron is on its way out) but I don’t love the colors as much. They’re not pastels, but they’re not super bold either. As I’m writing this, I’m not totally sure if I’ll be keeping it or not. I’m leaning toward yes, but my mind isn’t quite made up.
White jeans are something I’ve been asking for, so I was super excited when I pulled these out of the box. They were nice and thick and stretchy which is important for white jeans. Nobody wants weird see-through jeans. That’s just a bad look. The fit had a lot of ease for a skinny jean and they were super comfortable. There was a little bit of a strange fit in the rise, but not anything too extreme. These are another item I’m considering keeping.
I liked the look of these two pieces together a lot. This is something I wouldn’t have put together on my own. Don’t I look super “with it”? Like if I you saw me at Trader Joes, I’d definitely have my reusable grocery bags with me, and they’d probably be super cute. Except for the window screen on the ground behind me. That detracts from the illusion a little.
Abi Colorblock Maxi Dress by Market and Spruce-$88
I asked my stylist for a maxi dress for summer and so I was so excited to receive this. I only have one maxi dress pinned on my Stitch Fix pinterest board (this one) so they didn’t have a lot of guidance from me regarding my preferences. I liked that this dress was really long. I’m fairly tall and sometimes I try on a maxi dress and it just goes to my ankles and looks super awkward. This one almost hits the floor if you’re wearing flats and is still nice and long with platforms. I loved the neckline, I loved the feel of the fabric. I probably would have loved it even more if it had been all navy or a solid brighter shade of coral. This is another item I’m on the fence about keeping. For some reason, I’m having a hard time choosing what to keep this month!
So what stayed and what didn’t? I’ll update here when I make up my mind!
UPDATE: I ended up keeping the Henley and the white skinny jeans. My second choice would have been to keep the maxi dress and bracelet, but we’re going on vacation in August and need to pinch our pennies so I had to choose between the two. I think I’ll be wearing these pieces a lot through summer and fall!
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