Tuesday, November 18, 2014

My Stitchfix | Box 1

YAY! It came ! It came! My first StitchFix box arrived last week and I couldn't be more excited!

If you haven't heard of Stitchfix here are the deets:

1) Go the link, sign up and fill out all the info they ask for about your personal tastes, they will hook you up with a stylist who will send you a box with 5 items that they think will look great on you, based on what you tell them.
2) Pay a $20 styling fee which includes the box shipped to you and goes toward your purchase should you choose to keep anything in the box.
3) Get your box (which you can set up on auto for once a month or schedule them as you wish) and try on your items! You have 3 days to decide and there's a free shipping bag included to send back what you don't want.

Easy as 1-2-3!

Oh yeah, where were we? Clothes! YAY!!!!!
Now, you'll have to excuse my pics. I totally left my Canon Rebel at a friends house so until I get it back I am stuck taking pics with my iPhone. BOO!

In the box there are 5 things for you to try on. As you can see they even include with each item outfit suggestions/style cards, so you have some ideas on how to wear it all. They really know we need help, friends.

I really think my stylist Nancy did a great job of listening to my requests and viewing my Pinterest board because most of what she sent was right in line with what I asked for. I have a strange style of rocker girl meets bohemeian. I love black and greys and hardware. But I also love a flowy maxi dresses, silver and turquoise and a 1970s retro vibe. Seems to me that Nancy tapped right into my style. Here is what she selected for me:


I told Nancy that I love bold accessories but didn't have many and she sent me this. I actually fell in love with it immediately. I love statement necklaces. This one has the perfect balance of girly and rocker, which is totally my zoosh. It has a nice weight to it so it falls nicely on the neck. Much better quality than similar ones found at Charming Charlies or Forever 21.

VERDICT: Kept it!

When this first came out of the box, I was a bit excited. It was black and it had mesh! YAY for my inner rocker girl. I saw where another blogger mentioned that the fabric was low quality. But in actuality, it's a really nice crepe de chine. Maybe what that blogger meant is she didn't like that it was lightweight. I find it to be quite lovely and incredibly comfortable.

VERDICT: Kept it!

Once again, Nancy came through for me. I told her I owned two pair of completely destroyed jeans and really needed to replace them. I LOVED LOVED LOVED the buttery softness of these jeans. Loved the color and the distressed details. But I am a McShorty and these cropped jeans were more ankle on me. This could have been resolved by folding the hem. Also for these to be skinny jeans they were pretty loose in the legs and the other issue was the gap between the waist and the small of my back. I think this is more of a fit issue than anything. I totally need to adjust my sizes in my profile.

VERDICT: Sadly... sent back

This blouse is made really well and the fabric is high quality. A little heavier than the other, which makes it a nice sleeveless top under a blazer in cooler weather. However, I am not a fan of the cut of this blouse. It's boxy and I am not big on lace. Plus, as soon as babygirl saw me in this she said "Mom, it looks like an old lady... Ummm... yeah that would be a huge NO!" 

VERDICT: Sent back


When I first tried this one on, I was torn between liking it and hating it. It's super comfy and it fits well. But I wasn't sure if I liked that it had little form. Maybe with a pair of leggings and booties it could be adorbs. Love that it has pockets. Babygirl saw this one on me and immediately and excitedly nodded her head yes.

VERDICT: Kept it and will be wearing it in Oakland for Thanksgiving at my sister's place with a pair of leggings, a long sleeve thermal top underneath and booties.


I really want to take pics of myself with the items on but until I renovate my wardrobe a bit more and add more things, I will probably hold off on it. In the meantime, I decided to use my Stylebook App to style and showcase the items.

One of the things I love about Stitch Fix is that it introduces new brands to me that probably would have never come across. And I also love that my stylist sent both things that I love and things I may not have selected for myself but that I may end up liking. Both the dress and the statement necklace are things I probably wouldn't have picked up for myself but ended up liking.

Overall I really liked the experience. It is fun. Plus, I really liked the style suggestions. They were really helpful when I was trying to put things together with what I already had. I decided to ramp up my efforts to increase my wardrobe by having a new Stitch Fix box arrive every 2-3 weeks. Plus, it will be fun to have a package like this arrive at my door. You can schedule your boxes to come less frequently or manage your shipments by prompting for one only when you are ready. Gotta love having that option!

So what do you think? Which items do you like best on me?

Want to give StitchFix a try? There's nothing to lose, even if you only do it once, it's a super fun experience. GO HERE to read more and sign up!

(And a little FYI- this is totally not a sponsored post. I just really love the service/experience and want to share it with you all!)

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