I have always hated shopping. It's a painful trip every time especially with my weight fluctuating a few pounds in each direction. Add in the inability to coordinate pieces together into a stellar ensemble and you have someone who needed some help. I always wanted a personal stylist, but unless you're Gwyneth Paltrow, who can afford it? Well, now we can!
If you haven't heard of Stitch Fix you are missing out. When you sign up for Stitch Fix, they have you fill out an online questionnaire learning about your sizes, your style, likes and dislikes. Once you schedule your first "fix" you are charged a $20 styling fee which is applied to any purchases in that "fix." The average price of each item is around $55.
So what will arrive in your "fix?" It depends on your style profile. You can ask for pants, dresses, tops... you name it. Select the colors you love and your stylist will send you 5 pieces in each "fix." I must say, it's like a little bit of Christmas each "fix." And I am addicted.
- Pixley: Edmond Chevron Print Henley Shirt
- Brixon Ivy: Renesme Floral Print Dress
- Tart: Annalisa Boucle Skirt
- RD Style: Pasha Textured Dress
- 41Hawthorn: Elaine 3/4 Sleeve Pleat Waist Dress
The contents were precisely what I asked for, minus the coat. But I'm sure it will happen in the next one.
Let's start with the first dress...
Let me just say, that I have curves. And sometimes those curves are where I want them and other times, not so much. Just depends on my weight at the time. When I saw this dress in the box, I wasn't too sure how it would work out. The pleats gave me a little bit of concern until I actually put it on. And that is something you need to keep in mind with Stitch Fix. ALWAYS try everything on! Had I seen this dress in the store on the hanger I never would have tried it on, let alone given it a second glance. The pleats above the belt line do look a little bit strange to me, but the pros outweigh the cons with this piece.
The first thing I noticed about this dress was the fabric. It was a fairly thick, woven material. I knew right away that this dress wouldn't hang on my every curve like a pillowcase. Thicker, structured fabrics like this work so well for me. The necklace I paired with the dress is from Fix #7. VERDICT? KEPT.
But here is the best part about this shirt! I actually have a Pinterest board dedicated to Stitch Fix. Why is this great? It's pretty simple. My stylist, Emily, actually visits my Pinterest board to see what I like and don't like. You can load your Pinterest board link into your Stitch Fix profile! How smart is that?
So back to this shirt...
I pinned this shirt to my Stitch Fix board and Emily saw that I loved it. And you know what she did? Well, it's pretty obvious. She sent it to me and I fell in love. It has a few small buttons in the front and cuffed sleeves. The little details in this shirt really made it a no brainer for me.
VERDICT? PRY IT FROM MY COLD DEAD HANDS! KEPT IT!
And last but not least..."the skirt"
As you can tell from the photo to the right, it was a disaster. But this is how your stylist learns what works and what doesn't. The fabric was wrong for me and had no structure to it. I did love the color, but there was too much going against it to even venture a thought at keeping this.
VERDICT? SENT BACK. MAKE IT GO AWAY!