After posting on Facebook that I was trying Stitch Fix for the first time I got a lot of questions about my experience. So, I thought that the amount of interest warranted a post about my experience after receiving my first Fix earlier this week.
I have always loved fashion. Growing up I played dress up all of the time. As a teenager and college student I spent way too much time (and money) shopping. However, after quitting my job and becoming a stay at home mom I find myself more often than not lounging around the house in my Lulu’s or C9′s rather than the latest fashions. I still enjoy doing my hair and make up and going out on dates with Allan or having girls’ nights. I do try to dress up and wear outfits to playdates, bible study and MOPS; however this is my usual at home attire.
I find it increasingly annoying to go to the mall with the boys because A) we have better things to do B) I’ve become pretty cheap and C) shopping for clothes at Target is just easier. So, the thought of receiving a box of beautiful designer clothes within my budget really spoke to me!
Before I show the goods I received, here is a little run down on how Stitch Fix works.
Stitch Fix is a personal styling service. When you sign up for your account you fill out a questionnaire detailing your sizing, measurements and style preferences. It was fun to fill out and included lots of outfit lay downs similar to those you see on Pinterest. After filling out the questionnaire, you can schedule your first “Fix”.
When I ordered mine the wait time was approximately to weeks to receive my first box. However, I just ordered my next box and the wait time is closer to 5 weeks out. This wasn’t that big of a deal, as I didn’t have an event or vacation in the near future where I needed a new outfit. When you order your box you pay a $20 styling fee, which is then applied to your account as a credit on any items that you decide to keep. However, if you send everything back, you still pay the styling fee. But if you keep the everything in your Fix you receive a 25% discount.
Included in each Fix is a handy dandy styling guide that shows you how to wear each of the items and a personalized note from my very own stylist, Kayla!
You have a couple days to try everything on in the comfort of your home and then send back the items in a pre-paid USPS envelope that you can stick in your mailbox. Easy as that!
Want to see what was in my Fix?
The first item I tried on was this super soft Selfridge Cowl Neck Long Sleeve Top from 41Hawthorn. I really liked the color, fit and price ($48), but felt that the fabric was too sheer and delicate to wear around my boys. I know that they would snag or stain this shirt within minutes of being around me, so this is going back. But it sure is pretty.
(Striking my best model pose with L photo bombing through the fireplace – yep that guy has mad skills)
Also shown in several of these pics are a pair of Kensie Jeans Johnny Regular Length Skinny Jeans, which I love! They are a tiny bit tight in the waist and a tad bit long, but fit my strong legs well. They are very stretchy and soft, so I know that by the end of a full day of wear the waist will fit like a dream. I have been on the hunt for a second pair of live-in skinny jeans and these perfectly fit the bill. At $88 they are a little more than I usually pay for a pair of jeans at Banana Republic, but I really like them, so they are a keeper.
I had really high hopes for this Daniel Rainn Kerra Crew Neck Lace Blouse when I pulled it out of my box. I have been loving all of the lace tops made popular on style blogs and Pinterest, so I really wanted to love this. However, it was too big and boxy. So, it’s going back. Maybe my next Fix will include a similar top in a smaller size.
I really wasn’t sure what to think about this 41Hawthorn Holly Chevron Arrow Print Infinity Scarf. The pattern was really pretty and I liked the colors; however, didn’t like the way that it hung, plus it just felt too busy. I am a big fan of pattern and color, but this just was not working for me. So, it went back in the bag.
The final item I tried on was this simple 41Hawthorn Kasey Stripe Hem Fit & Flare Dress. I really liked the simplicity of the dress along with the cut. I could easily wear this to church on Easter Sunday or a Friday night date with Allan. So, at $68, this dress was a steal.
Overall, I was impressed with my Fix and decided to sign up for a monthly box. It can be very difficult to find the time and energy to take the boys with me to the mall to shop, so I appreciate having someone else do the leg work for me and being able to simply try on the items at home, at my own convenience, and simply walk the items I don’t like down to the mailbox.
Please note that this is NOT a sponsored post, Stitch Fix has no clue that I have a blog and I was not compensated in any way to share my experience with you. I simply wrote this post because I have received a lot of questions about my experience. Also, this post does contain affiliate links and if you order a Fix I will receive a small credit. If I accumulate enough credits I will see if I can do a Stitch Fix credit giveaway! Thanks for your support and helping to keep this blog up and running.