Thursday, July 17, 2014

Got my Fix!

Ok, I don't know what came over me, but I pulled the trigger a few weeks back and signed up for Stitch Fix.  I think it was some wine and the fact the Husband was out with friends and I was just bored on the internet.

I'm usually not into the "subscription service" type sites, I feel some are a rip off like I could pay less to pick up the same items myself or that I just won't like and use what is sent and therefore making the money spend not worth it.  Being a SAHM, I try to be as aware as I can of my discretionary spending since I don't really provide any discretionary income.

However, I love Rent the Runway and have used that service a few times and after reading more about Stitch Fix, I felt it was a bit of the same with being able to return your items.  I filled out my style profile and tried to really emphasize - YOUNG KIDS.  NURSING. WASHABLE MATERIALS.  CASUAL STYLE.  

Of course, I didn't use caps and was more wordy (surprise!) and polite.  But, the theme... don't send me anything fancy that I can't wear around my kids because it won't get worn.  And therefore, sent back.


Overall, I was really pleasantly surprised with my fix.  I only kept two items, but the style of the items were pretty on point - as well as the prices.


The first item was a Collective Concepts blouse.  The look I love, flowly blouse with a simple pattern.  I just wasn't crazy about the fit.  It hit at an awkward place and didn't seem long enough to me and the bracelet sleeves also seemed off.  I wasn't blown away by it, so I sent it back.  I figured it'd be a top I'd like, but never wear.


The second top was this Pomelo geo print blouse.  I loved the fit and length.  It was sheer, but they included a camisole to go with it.  I just kept the one I had on when trying.  There was a unique hardware detail around the collar and cuffs, and the sleeves were puckered at the shoulders.  If it were navy, a shade of blue, or a soft neutral color, I probably would have kept it.  Orange, red, and bright pink are colors I tend to stay away from.  I guess I'm just not that bold.


The third top was this dolman sleeve knit sweater (lightweight) by Market and Spruce.  When I pulled it out I was underwhelmed.  Just another grey sweater... I live in grey tops.  However, when I put it on, the fit and feel was just right.  It's soft, has a great shape, and like I said, fits my style.  I definitely see myself wearing this to playdates, storytime, errand runs etc.  It's easy and comfortable, but it's not workout wear.  I could wear it leggings and running shoes or skinnies and boots.  Versatile and effortless.  And it was the cheapest top included.


Then I got a skirt.  You probably know how I feel about skirts at this point.  I don't wear them.  I own three.  They are for showers, dressier work events (newsflash, I no longer work), and funerals. I thought I clarified in my profile that I wasn't interested in receiving skirts and dresses, but maybe they just wanted to show their range.  Either way, it was a really cute and also by Market and Spruce.  I loved the way they styled it in the brochure they sent with outfit ideas.  I didn't even try it on.  Never going to wear it. Super cute though for someone who does work and actually wears skirts to work, something I never did.


Last, I got bracelet.  I was open to the idea of receiving accessories - statement necklaces, scarves, what have you.  But never thought I's spend the money on something like that when my need is really in updating my wardrobe.  No joke, most of my clothes are from 2009-2011.

Back to the bracelet.  Super cute, Jill Michael beaded stretch bracelet.  Emerald beads with a gold plated bead. Not really something I was going to spend $28 on, but I really liked it.  It's the perfect bracelet to add to a little arm pretty without it looking like cheap jewelry.  It looks nice in person. So I kept it.

Since this was my first "Fix" my $20 styling fee was waived, so the bracelet basically became no doubt worth it.


It wasn't a complete home run, but over all I was happy with the items they sent (aside from the skirt).  I set my shipments to come every other month, so I'll be getting my next box in early September, perfect for updating my Fall wardrobe - last year I was super pregnant and the year before nursing a six month old, so I really could use new clothes!

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17 comments:

  1. well, you know how I feel about stitch fix! I actually love all of your items! I do love the skirt, but like you, it would NEVER be worn. I got a few tops from Market & Spruce in my last box and I LOVED them. I hadn't heard of the brand before. They were all basic, comfortable and the fit was perfect. Big fan!

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  2. I've heard such fun things about stitch fix. . i just haven't had the guts to try it yet! maybe after i'm done being pregnant i'll have to sign up because i'm sure my wardrobe will need some major updating!

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  3. I'm so happy you tried Stitch Fix! I always look forward to getting my box, even though I don't always keep much. I love the orange top on you, but I understand why you didn't keep it. I too am guilty of wearing a lot of gray (and navy or green) and it's a hard habit to break. The gray striped top looks super comfy and the bracelet is super cute! I put my "fix" on hold this month, but just scheduled my August one, and you've got me excited to see what they put inside. Hope you'll keep sharing your fixes if you decide to keep getting them!

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  4. Cute stuff! I love the orange top on you. And I could live in that grey shirt! That looks so comfy! One of these days when I'm not 900 weeks pregnant I'm going to get around to trying this service.

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  5. I have heard so many things about this. But as I am newly unemployed not sure if it's something I should really try out right now... Love the bracelet FYI. Green is my jam!

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  6. Fun!! Also like the orange top on you but I get it, wouldn't pick that color. The grey sweater seems perfect and pretty versatile. Haven't tried Stitch Fix and not sure it's for me, I like to see others do it though. Ha! :)

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  7. thats a fun idea! i however do not need ANY more options to shop. oy!

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  8. I love the dolman sweater on you! I don't know about you, but since having both girls I do NOT do tight shirts. That looks like the perfect running around/playing top. I have been curious about Stitch Fix, but I'm pretty sure I would find a way to talk myself out of keeping anything for myself. It's such a great way to break out of your comfort zone though!

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  9. yeah, I thought it was pretty unnecessary when I first started reading reviews. Not that I'm some fashion blogger, but I like to think I have decent enough style to shop for myself and not need a "stylist" service. However, looking at my closet, I never shop anymore... I only buy baby clothes, not clothes for me that aren't like hoodies. I thought it'd be a good way to have things that are current and reasonably priced sent over and no hassle returns if they were totally off the mark.

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  10. I thought I wasn't really going to like much either and was nervous to try. I really enjoy the reviews that the other girls have been doing and thought it'd be fun what they could pick out for my style profile, especially since a lot of things I'm drawn to in stores are totally off limits around kids! Need to find things that aren't Gap hoodies that can still be washed :)

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  11. I really waffled on the orange top too, but I know I'd probably always pass over it because of the color. It was super cute though!

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  12. Yeah, I hear ya. Being able to be "permanently unemployed" is a blessing, but it doesn't come without a lot of sacrifices I wouldn't make if I did bring in some income. I've cut almost all my shopping habits (goodbye sephora, goodbye anthro sales... actually i can't remember the last time I actually went to the mall!) I hope getting a box every other month is enough to add some updates here and there without killing our wallet. My closet is sad, I should take a picture. Mainly because Ashlynn made a mountain out of my shoes....

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  13. You are so close!!! Can't wait to *meet* her!

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  14. That's pretty much how I felt. I've either been pregnant or nursing since Aug 2011... I probably have bought 5 things and I know at least 3 of those were hoodies. The other two were probably the tops I got from Anthro and I've basically lived in the one this summer and the other is still on the hanger bc it's not kid friendly. Well, in my world Leifsdottir is NOT kid friendly!

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  15. I love your reviews, you've gotten some cute things!! It's nice to see you have been loving it more and more as they pin your style down :)

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  16. I love reading your reviews! And I definitely plan on sharing, it's kind of fun seeing what people pick out, definitely a little bit of Christmas in a box!

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  17. Michelle ZapalskiJuly 20, 2014 at 12:26 PM

    I've received 2 boxes so far, kept 1 item from each. I haven't always been wowed with the styles they've sent, but most of my sizing is right on, which was a pleasant surprise. I specifically asked for just tops (no outerwear, bags, jewelry, etc), as I feel sizing for bottoms can be a crap shoot, and jewelry I'm pretty picky. Overall, planning to try monthly fixes for the next 2-3 months, see how it goes, and then reevaluate from there.

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