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!