This year, I made it a priority to be healthy and, as such, spent tons of time exercising/cooking healthy food and literally ZERO time blogging. But more on that later.
The result of my new healthier life is I am finally able to reward myself with Stitch Fix (because I can finally fit into their sizes)! For those of you who aren’t familiar with Stitch Fix, the basic premise is you fill out a survey with your sizes, preferences and clothing needs of all varieties. Stitch Fix matches you up with a stylist and they ship 5 items to your door (as frequently or infrequently as you wish). If you keep all 5 items, you get 25% off your order. As long as you keep at least one item, the $20 styling fee is used towards the cost of whatever item(s) you’re keeping. Pretty cool. If you like what you receive, you can even request to have the same stylist for your next Fix.
I was really nervous because I’d heard mixed reviews AND, if I’m being totally honest, because I was afraid I still wouldn’t fit into their clothes. I’m right on the fence between two sizes (I know you’ve all been there…#breakingnews it sucks). But, I sucked it up and boy am I glad I did. My 1st Stitch Fix was full of exactly the kind of thing I’d hoped for: things I like but maybe wouldn’t have put together or even chosen for myself.
I took photo evidence for you and my awesome stylist, so here goes:
Spoiler alert: THE JEANS FIT! WOOHOO! They are super soft, stretchy skinny jeans. At first the wash (which you can’t really see here) made it look like I peed my pants (dark in the crotch and inner upper thighs) but that was only something nitpicky me would notice, I’m sure.
The shirt was kind of strange. It looks fine on (which surprised the hell outta me), but it’s so scratchy that my inner arms were starting to get raw just from taking pictures in it. The gold/black main part of the shirt is a fabric I can’t identify other than the scratch factor is 10/10. The vinyl sleeves looked cool from far away but up close…basically this whole shirt is a Monet. Great from far away, up close…nightmare.
I asked for a dress and anything purple, so my stylist really delivered on this one. At first I wasn’t sure about the laser cut outs at the bottom because fingers fit really nicely into the cutouts and I could just see the dog jumping or kids pulling on my clothes annnnnnnd RIIIIP. But this dress was so adorable I had to give it a chance.
I also asked for a blazer. This is what arrived. HELL TO THE NO. Ok, ok, I will say one positive thing: the color is gorgeous. Now that the sugar-coating is over…it looks like a Kohl’s reject. Lumpy, uneven bottom, uneven collar that won’t lay flat, has pull marks in the stomach even though it wasn’t tight at all, wrinkly fabric (even though it was packaged nicely and shouldn’t have been wrinkled). Not for me. Still want a blazer but preferably not this one. Oh wait…there was one more problem…
RUFFLES. Chiffon RUFFLES. Maybe that was my bad for not specifically mentioning my strong feelings on (most) ruffles but seriously…I am 33, not 3. Save the ruffles for someone’s bloomers.
Status: Returned and hopefully sent to the dump.
The necklace was sent to go with the dress/blazer from hell. It was pretty cute but, like the blazer, wouldn’t lie flat and the clasp literally fell off in my hand. Not to mention, for $28 I need to LOVE the necklace. I didn’t love it.
Status: Returned, broken.
Overall, I think my stylist did an amazing job of combining what I asked for and what I needed. I can’t wait for my next Stitch Fix! If you think you’d like to try Stitch Fix for yourself, here’s my referral link: https://www.stitchfix.com/referral/6105907
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