Thursday, January 8, 2015

Stitch Fix Reviews - 2015

It's another year and I am still a Stitch Fix subscriber. I have enjoyed having items sent to my house for me to try on at my leisure (3 days) and then picking out what works for me. It is great for this busy mom of four. I do not have time to go shopping for a black pair of pants here or a new scarf there. And I definitely don't have time to take back what I end up not liking once I get home! This service is convenient, fun, and easy. 

Stitch Fix is a wonderful service that mails you five hand-selected items by your own personal stylist based on your profile, feedback, and Pinterest boards. Interested? See my full description here or select the STYLE tab above (includes disclaimers and links to negative reviews - laying it all out there). You pay a $20 styling fee which is credited to your order if you keep any items. If you keep all five items you get a 25% discount!
When your package ships, you'll get an email notification. That way, you can methodically track your package until the second it reaches your doorstep. When it does arrive, open up your box and take a peak at your stash! 
Your box also comes with a style card to give you ideas on what to wear with your items.
  You'll receive a nice welcoming card to help explain the process for your first fix.
 Also, each fix will come with your style cards which help give some ideas on how to style your items, a personal note from your stylist, and your invoice.

Well, I think that is enough of the introduction, let me show you my fixes!

January 2015:

Renee C Dion Pullover Sweater - Returned
 I saw the style card for this item and was immediately hypnotized by the giant chevron. Not in a good way. Keeping an open mind, TRY EVERYTHING ON!!
 This is me trying to figure out how to wear this sweater. It wouldn't sit right when I first put it on AND is looks like it has been on the hanger too long with the stretched shoulder bumps. My relationship with this sweater was doomed from the start.
 I tried using the tips from the styling card and found a pink scarf to tone down the chevron. Eh. I also didn't like how the front kept pulling up. Four kids here, that is not an area that can be flattered. AND, I just don't like the flying squirrel style of arms. I do not know what those are called, but they are not going to end up in my closet. Ever.
 Goodby sweater. I'm sure you'll make some younger, hipper gal happy.

DL1961 Chance Skinny Jean - Returned
In the close up shots of the above Dion Sweater, you can see the jeans I received. I had asked for a lighter pair of jeans and these were delivered. They had some cute whisker details, but they were skinny jeans. I do not have skinny jeans marked as one of my preferred styles but I did not specifically put NO SKINNY JEANS in my note this month so I ended up with.....skinny jeans. 

I do not have a thigh gap, hence I do not like to wear skinny jeans. 
 I work out by lifting weights, including a lot of squats. I do not wear skinny jeans.
 And this is just the most unflattering picture I could take. Nice!
 The only time I like to wear skinny jeans is to fit into my tall boots (swoon, I love my boots more than I hate skinny jeans). Otherwise, NO SKINNY JEANS!

Look by M Torrey Twist Cable Knit Infinity Scarf - Returned
 This scarf was giant. Massive. Huge. Bulky. Not comfortable. Again, I just had problems. I saw this scarf in several posted fixes online and it looked great. For some unknown reason, I could not get this scarf to fit right. I felt like I was wearing a neck brace.

 It's a cute cable knit pattern, it just felt small on me.

Eight Sixty Clairemont Back-Zip Blouse - Returned
I'm not a fan of blouses. I took a chance and did not put NO BLOUSES in my notes to the stylist. Hence, I received a blouse. Sigh. Like the others, this was boxy and big. 
 It was also really wrinkled which made it seem like a high maintenance item. I already have four high maintenance children running around my house, I do not need this out of my clothing.
 If I had kept this, I would have had to wear a cami under as it was low cut around the arms and was split at the waist (it's hard to see from the black cami I'm wearing).
I tried to see what it would look like under a gray cardigan like in the style card...........uh, no. Or maybe I just need that gray cardigan. It looks VERY versatile (hint, hint).

Fate Charlotte Cardigan - Kept
Now, I know you were all getting worried but there was one little gem in my package.
 I'm a little worried about how long it is and the way it covers/hugs everything.....but I think it is good to try new things (that I'm comfortable with!!). I love layers, the colors, and stripes.
 This one is the winner!

I was pleased with my Stitch Fix. I would have never have picked up the Dion Sweater in the store but it was fun to try on. And send back :) I was able to try on a few new things and keep one that I am really excited about. I am completely happy just keeping a single item a month :)

Tuesday, December 2, 2014