Monday, October 27, 2014

Getting Styled by Stitch Fix

stitch fix, clothes, style, love
My first Stitch Fix box.
**This post contains affiliate links and I will receive a credit for my new addiction if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. Please see our full disclosure policy for more information.***

I love clothes. It's my thing. If you offered me a diamond or a new wardrobe, I would definitely pick the clothing. Clothing makes me feel good. Having a great outfit totally boosts your confidence and makes you feel terrific. When I heard about Stitch Fix, I totally became excited. I was so ready to step outside my "normal" box and be led by an experienced stylist.

Here's how it works. Go to Stitch Fix and create a style profile. This gives your stylist an idea of your taste, size, likes, and dislikes. You can also add your style board from Pinterest. This is very important. Your stylist gets a ton of information about what you are looking for from this. Make sure to comment on your pictures stating exactly what you like about what you pinned. You can check out my style board here.




You can make notes for you stylist letting them know exactly what you are looking for. I told her I was looking for comfy, everyday clothes. I also told her that I wanted a pair of jeans and that I liked flannel and cowgirl looks.

The first thing I noticed about my box when it arrived was everything was super soft. It felt just like my soft yoga pants that I love. I couldn't wait to shower and try everything on. My stylist, Stephanie, even sent me a note. I felt so in love. She decided that blues would look great with my bright red hair. Really? I would have never guessed blue.


So now I have you curious. What did I keep? What did I send back? Did I buy it all?


Here, I have on the Aiken Draped Plaid Cotton Cardigan, Sam Hi-Lo Short Sleeve Tee, and Just Black Jacob High Rise Skinny Jeans. The boots are my own from Just Fab.

The moment I slipped the jeans from Just Black on, I was in love. OK, not just in love but head over heels in love. I would have never on my own purchased high rise jeans. I would have said they're dorky. They cover and compliment all the Mommy stretched out parts. This picture doesn't do them justice. They are now my favorite jeans. They are so soft and fit this short girl perfectly. They were a keeper. You would have had to pry them away from me.

When I saw the cardigan I wanted to love it. I love plaid and flannel, but I didn't fall in love with this cardigan. I loved the crochet pattern on the back (not shown). I did not like that it looked like it would need to be ironed,just kind of looked messy,and didn't show off my figure in a positive way. I sent it back.

The Sam short sleeve top was so soft. But, even with a t-shirt bra it didn't look smooth. I'm all about having everything smooth. It just wasn't going to work. I sent it back.


When I picked up the Aleah Heathered V-neck Dolman top I thought it looked huge and there is no way I was going to like it. Boy, I was wrong. I need to take another photo of it to show it off. It is v-neck and roomy, but around the waist it's fitted making a really cool silhouette. I went back and forth on this piece. I didn't love it, like I loved the jeans, but I decided to take a leap of faith and add it to my wardrobe because it's something that I have nothing else like and it can be dressed up or down.



Finally you see a close up of the Tina Checkered Infinity Scarf. I would have never picked this on my own. I admired how the blue complimented my red hair. My stylist was correct. I also ended up keeping the scarf. My whole purpose of this is to update my wardrobe and add new pieces. The great thing is you get little cards showing how to wear each piece.

So, I ended up keeping 3 out of the 5 pieces sent. Now, I have you wondering how does it work. When you sign up (you can choose how often you receive Stitch Fix). There is a $20 styling fee. If you purchase something from your box that $20 styling fee is applied toward that item. If you end up purchasing the whole box you receive an additional 25% off. It works out almost better to keep the whole box instead of what I did.

After you make your decisions you rate how your stylist did. That way each month will keep getting better. I let her know exactly why the cardigan and silver top did not work for me.

I scheduled my next box for before Christmas. I advised her that I wanted something comfy and expandable for Christmas, in red and green. I also mentioned something sparkly for New Years. I made sure I went and added what I was looking for to my board.

Would I recommend Stitch Fix? Yes, it's so nice stepping outside the box. It makes you feel pampered
 and I decided I sometimes need a little pampering. I might not love everything but you're only paying a $20 styling fee. With the new intense love I found for those jeans, it was so worth it.

How do you sign up? Click here. I will see you again in December! Let me know how your
 Stitch Fix goes.