My wardrobe has gone through major renovations over the past couple years. Between babies, reading The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up (a wonderful bum-kicker of a book), and moving, I’ve purged the majority of my clothing because it didn’t fit properly, wasn’t my style anymore, or was one of multiple black sweaters…
Since my pregnancy with Kennedy, I’ve had my sights on doing Stitch Fix to bolster my sparse closet. Thanks to some Stitch Fix bucks my in-laws gave me for Christmas, I received my first fix this week. This is by no means a style blog, but I love looking at other people’s Fix posts, so thought I would share the contents of my box and my Stitch Fix experience!
If you have no idea what Stitch Fix is, here’s a brief run down:
Stitch Fix is a personal styling service. You fill out a detailed style profile online that gives your stylist an idea of your size, preferences, needs/wants, and price point. Once you schedule a Fix, your stylist picks five pieces and sends them to you with a styling guide that will give you ideas about how to incorporate those pieces into your wardrobe. You get to try on those items in your own home, cogitate on their cuteness, and decide whether you want to keep them or send them back. The pieces you don’t want get put in a prepaid bag and dropped at the post office. The styling fee is $20, which gets applied to any item of clothing you keep. If you decide you want all five pieces, you get 20% off your entire box.
I asked my stylist for a chambray shirt (mine doesn’t fit super well) and some black leggings (I continue to wear my maternity leggings that have weathered two pregnancies and have a growing hole in the bum region.). Katie, my stylist, wasn’t able to snag a chambray shirt but gave me another chambrayish option and included some black leggings. I could tell that she had checked out my style Pinterest board because there were lots of stripes and plaid.
Market & Spruce Evella Boatneck Top (Medium) $64
This was my stylist’s solution to the chambray shirt. It looks like a layered chambray button up without the bulk because it’s one top. I thought it looked too businessy when I first tried it on, but liked it way better the next day when we took the photos. The fabric was thick and I love me some horizontal stripes. If it fit like it looks in the big photo, I would have kept it. However, I had to hold the fabric of the bottom back (top right photo) to get it that way. I think a small wouldn’t have fit so well in the shoulders/chest, but might have been less bell like on the bottom. Returned.
Market &Spruce Colibri Plaid Printed Tab-Sleeve Shirt (Meidum) $48
Love the plaid and the colors of this light, airy top. The bottom scoops even lower than the front which I loved. Again, didn’t feel like it was anything special on the first day and then liked it so much better when I styled it with things that I already owned. I decided to send it back because it wasn’t very practical for Winter (100% rayon). Gosh, I’m already regretting that decision… Returned.
Fun fact about the lace dress in the first photos: I wore that dress to leave my wedding, sans tights. It is shoooort. Not sure what I was thinking. Embarrassed emoji face.
Loveappella Tiffina Knit Top (Medium) $54
This top was an instant yes. The photo doesn’t do it justice. It’s the perfect mix of neutral, basic and fun details. The length is awesome and it’s wonderfully soft. Kept.
Rune Porter Legging (Medium) $38
When my box came, I was in the midst of some weird stomach bug. Had I not been on a Gatorade and toast diet, these leggings probably would have created some muffiny action. They were a nice weight and I liked that they were made in the US. Even if they were a large, I’m not sure I could have spent $38 on leggings. We’re not at a point with our clothing budget for me to prioritize quality over price on every item. Returned.
Market & Spruce Margerie Stripe & Dot Open Cardigan (Medium) $68
Apologies for the bum shot… I wanted to highlight the cute gathered detail on the back of this wonderfully soft (are all Stitch Fix pieces SO soft??) cardigan. The shoulders/arms were a little big. It made me feel shlumpy. Other than the white shirt combo, I was also having a hard time picturing what I could wear this with from my wardrobe. Returned.
Overall, i was really happy with my box and thrilled with the experience. My next Fix is already scheduled for the beginning of February.
Some final thoughts about Stitch Fix:
- With two kids under two, I don’t have a ton of free time to shop (especially by myself). And as someone who gets major decision fatigue, I love that Stitch Fix gives me access to stylish clothes without crowds and endless options. I can try things on in my own home – yay for nice lighting and unlimited time in front of the mirror.
- The process of filling out the style profile was beneficial. With their prompts, I was able to identify some distinct dislikes and some definite loves. Plus, knowing more about your style preferences is helpful when you do go shopping.
- You get three days to decide if you’re keeping the pieces. I made some snap judgements the first time I tried on some of the items (I’m looking at you boatneck top), which totally changed the next day when we were taking the photos. I love being able to physically see how a piece of clothing will fit into my current wardrobe. Makes for wiser purchases.
- And finally, having your sweet husband take photos while you try not to pose awkwardly is a very stretching experience…
Have you tried Stitch Fix? I’d love to hear about your experience or answer any questions.