My wardrobe has been significantly uninspired this past year. My body is still not where I want it to be (probably because I’ve been eating nonstop and not working out) and I’m wearing clothes I’ve had for 5+ years. Yet, I have no interest in going out shopping. Enter Stitchfix, a curated shopping service where clothes are delivered to your door. I had heard about it for a while, but learned more when I visited my best friend a few weeks ago. She said she’s had a very positive experience and sent me a referral link so I poked around on the website and decided to bite the bullet.
The registration process was really fun and easy! They ask you to describe your style (I said classic and preppy, but I was hoping to get a little bit edgier), select a few wardrobe exampless that you like, share any body challenges you may be having (like maybe a giant post baby belly and weird nursing boobs?), select the price range you’re most comfortable for a variety of items, and you can even link to a Pinterest board so your stylist can get a sense of your style. See mine here. Basically my style is skinny model. Ugh. There is also a section to share any requests for your upcoming shipment. I requested denim as I needed to step up my Old Navy game (although I do love these), but if you have a special event or a trend you’d like to try, you can let your stylist know.
My Stitchfix box arrived on Saturday, perfectly packaged, which I love.
The box told me what to do next, which was basically try everything on, log on to their site and provide feedback on each item to further direct my stylist, and then drop everything I don’t keep in the pre-paid shipping bag at any USPS mailbox. This is so needed for me. I am TERRIBLE at returning things so lose so much $$ when I shop on-line.
The stylist also encloses a little sheet that gives a few examples of how to wear each piece, dressed up and dressed down.
Each box comes with five pieces. Get ready for some amazing selfie photography in a dark room with dog and baby photobombs. I’m a super professional blogger.
Mavi Frieda Skinny Jean- $98 I actually really loved these jeans. The denim was incredibly comfortable and soft, and they hit very nicely on the waist. They were a bit snug, but I imagine they would stretch out a bit after wearing for a day or two…or maybe I could just stop pounding mini almond snickers for a like a week. That said, I didn’t really love the wash. I prefer darker denim and this had an odd fade on the upper thigh and below the butt–two areas I’m not interested in highlighting. Verdict: RETURN
Baule Beaded Fringe Necklace- $58. I’m pretty particular in my accessories and mostly go with a classic style. I appreciate that my stylist added this in as I requested something edgy, but at $58 it was too much for a piece I wouldn’t wear that often. For future boxes, I will request she not include jewelry. Verdict: RETURN.
Ackley Houndstooth Print Blouse- $68. I shared with my stylist that I’m still trying to deal with some post baby weight (yes, my kid is now one year old but whatever) so I loved the fact that she included a looser blouse. Houndstooth is perfect for fall, and this is definitely something I can wear either on a date or to work. I styled it both ways below. First photo I’m rocking the Mavi jeans from Stitchfix and booties for dinner with girlfriends or a night out with Tim. In the second, I paired the blouse with a black pencil skirt and work appropriate heels for the office. Verdict: KEEP!
Queensland Dolman Jersey Top- $48. This was maybe one of the comfiest shirts I’ve ever put on. It’s like yoga pants for your upper half. I liked the concept, but the style was not very flattering on me. It had an 80’s style and I didn’t much like the bat wings. If it was $20, I would have kept it. But it wasn’t. Honestly it is photographing better than it actually looked. Also, sorry for my skeletor hands. Verdict: RETURN.