A month or so ago I found out about Stitch Fix…a home delivery of 5 personally styled pieces for your wardrobe. For $20 a stylist picks out pieces, mails them to you, you buy what you want to keep and send the rest back for free! Extra cool: that $20 you spend can be applied to your purchases. How could I not try it?
When I set up my first box I asked for more “work” attire. Most of my work staples are long past their prime and I am not feeling particularly creative with mixing and matching. I was hoping for some good options when I specifically requested a dress and blazer. Biggest concerns I had going into this were my stylist sending things I liked, and second, things that would fit. My figure can be challenging to dress, particularly in the butt/hips region, and so trying things on is critical…but most of the time things don’t work. I love the idea of someone picking things that “should” work on my body rather than being frustrated with a discarded pile of cute options on a dressing room floor that just don’t work for me.
When my box arrived I was so excited to open it! Everything was neatly wrapped, and I immediately knew the pieces were good quality. The color palate was totally me and I had my fingers crossed that things would fit. Prices were good too, ranging from $28-$98. Here is the summary of my first box (and I apologize for the not perfect pics and not looking very put together…our water was off and so this was the best I could do with no shower and no makeup and a sick-in-bed husband as my photographer. Note to self…pictures from this angle are not the most flattering…)
PERCEY ABSTRACT V-NECK SLEEVELESS BLOUSE
Nice top…the color was great for me and I liked the fit, but it was a little snug under the arms and for $48, well, that was just too much for this one. It went back.
ABRIANNA LONGSLEEVE KNIT CARDIGAN
I LOVE this cardigan! It is super soft and very versatile. It is right in my favorite color palate and would look great with jeans or dress pants (shown). It even matches a lot of my jewelry! Keeper.
CASTA JERSEY DOT PRINT FAUX WRAP DRESS
I really wanted to love this dress. Great print, great concept and the fabric is perfect. The top half fit well (and I love the long sleeves!), but the tummy and butt were just a tad too tight. It was also a little too short for my taste. I thought about keeping it and giving it a shot, but figured that my NEXT box might just have the perfect one and I would rather save my money for that one.
ARONSON GRID PRINT HENLEY BLOUSE
This top was a wild card. I really like the print and the fabric and it was comfortable. But it was not really my typical style since I go for more fitted clothes. I did really like the way it looked under a blazer and think with some good jeans it would be a good addition to my closet. Since it was also the cheapest in the box I decided to give it a go.
TOSHI CONTRAST DETAIL LONGSLEEVE BLAZER
I liked this blazer but it was too small. It fit in the waist but arms/shoulders were too tight. That image below…yea, not a keeper if you cannot raise your arms. I really liked how it made the tops in the box shine…I actually preferred them all under the blazer. Clearly I need one for my closet but this was not quite the right one. Fingers crossed the next box has one that fits!
Overall: I LOVE this process! It was so much less stressful than shopping in a store, it felt very personal, and I really love that the boxes should get more “spot on” as the stylist get to know my taste and fit. Cannot wait to try it again!
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