I got my second fix last week!
I postponed by May fix because I was moving, so I was super excited when this box of goodies showed up outside my door last week.
I don’t have to shop myself. I love shopping in the store once in a while but for me it’s time consuming and there are times that I leave frustrated and that doesn’t make me feel good. With Stitch Fix I have a personal stylist who knows my body [you fill out an extensive questionnaire before you start] and my personal style preferences and she picks out things that are flattering for my body shape.
I buy things I wouldn’t normally buy myself. I can easily get in clothing ruts and buy the same pieces over and over again [chambray shirts and maxi skirts anyone?] but with Stitch Fix I’m pushed out of my “style comfort zone” if you will, and I love that. Things that I think would never look good on me actually do!
It’s SO easy. All you do is try on the stuff, keep the things you like, and put the things you don’t like back in the bag and stick it in the mail.
I feel really good in the clothes! I’ve definitely had my ups and down with body image as my body has changed over the past couple of years. I don’t have the same body as I did when I was 20 and that’s certainly a good thing, but I’m re-learning how dress my 25 year old body and figuring out what feels good. My stylist knows what is going to look and feel good so I don’t have to. And I love that too.
The clothes are good quality. While I wouldn’t normally pay $40 to $50 for a top, the clothes are better quality than I would buy at Target or Gap and so I’m willing to pay a bit more. Plus I don’t have to even leave my house to try them on. #winning
So onto the fix!
First up was a pair of dark skinnies with two side zippers. These were super stretchy and comfy. I actually really loved these and they could be dressed up or down, but I already own plenty of dark skinnies so I passed on these.
I liked this chevron dress from the second I saw it. It was a flattering cut on me, fit perfectly and was a fun print. I put on my favorite wedges and a gold bracelet to dress it up a bit. This would be perfect for a night out and I thought the price was really reasonable for a dress at $68. Buuuttt, I have something so similar to this is my closet.
Next up was this blue geometric printed short sleeve shirt. Off the bat, I didn’t love the pattern, but when I put on a necklace it grew on me. I ended up liking it and the material was so light and breezy for summer, but it wasn’t special enough for me to justify the price.
This dolman sleeved striped shirt on the other hand I LOVED. It’s so stretchy and soft and comfy, I could sleep in this shirt. It’s perfect for wearing to class so I still feel comfortable but don’t feel frumpy. And it could totally be dressed up or down. I love the styling cards that come with each piece that tells you how to wear it. I wore it with jeans and my Birkenstocks to class, but I could have easily thrown on some wedges and gone to dinner.
And lastly, this pretty statement necklace. I don’t own anything like this, but I don’t wear a lot of jewelry and wasn’t totally sold on this.
In the end I chose to just keep the dolman striped top because I loved it and could see myself wearing it over and over. And the fabric will hold up to lots of washes! I liked the necklace, but couldn’t see myself wearing it enough to actually buy it. I really wanted to keep the chevron striped dress, but decided to hold off and see what next month’s fix has in store. That way I can justify spending a little more next month 🙂
Overall, this was a good fix, but I liked my first fix more. Either way, I ended up with a top I adore and since the $20 styling fee goes towards anything you purchase, I wasn’t out anything!
Another great thing about Stitch Fix that I feel like nobody every told me…if you sign up [and you can use my referral code if you want], you’ll get a referral code too and you can share that with all your friends! Any referral gives you a $25 credit towards your next fix. And I think we all love some free clothes!