(Well, actually it was yesterday, but I'm sharing my Fix with you today, so...)
Let me ask you a few questions:
- Do you find that you never have time to go shopping?
- Do you get frustrated in poorly lit dressing rooms with funhouse mirrors that make you look nothing like you look in real life?
- Isn't it frustrating to try on separates and try to figure out how you'll match them with what's already in your closet after you leave the store?
- Wouldn't it be great if you had someone picking out things just for you and your body type?
How it works: Go to the Stitch Fix website and create an account, then fill out a style profile questionnaire. (Full disclosure: every link to Stitch Fix on this post is my referral link. It's a great way to earn $$$ for new clothes with each fix!) Pay a $20 styling fee, and wait for your fix to arrive!
You will receive 5 items (could be any combination of clothing and accessories), which you can try on in the privacy and comfort of your OWN home and with your OWN clothes! Send anything you don't want back in a prepaid envelope within 3 days of receiving it, and you will be charged ONLY for the items you keep!
This is especially easy for new moms! If you did what I did and threw out a bunch of your clothes in a pregnant, hormonal rage and now only have maternity clothes for the fall...this is the way to go! I can try everything on after Z is asleep without leaving my house! And I can send it back SO easily without having to go to the post office!
How much does it cost? Every fix costs $20 for the styling fee. If you decide to keep any items, that $20 will be applied to your purchase! If you keep nothing, you do not get the $20 refunded. If you decided to keep all five items, you receive an additional 25% off your purchase! The items themselves are a wide range of prices, but the website says that you can expect an average of $65/item.
Is it a monthly thing? Will I get charged $20 every month? Nope! You can sign up for monthly fixes, or you can go in and order a fix on an as-needed basis.
But what if my stylist gets it completely wrong? You can go back to the site and offer feedback on every single item you receive and you can update your style profile at any time!
Okay! So onto my Fix!
I was SO excited to get the box! It's wrapped beautifully, which says a lot to me, and the packing slip included a personal note from my stylist, Jaime.
The first item I tried on was the Ashlee Floral Print Swiss Dot Blouse. I loved this item as soon as I pulled it out of the box. Sadly, it was too small. :( It just barely buttoned over my chest, and the sleeves were way too tight. Getting it back off my body was an aerobic activity.
The next thing out of the box was the Foster Chambray Shirt Dress. I love that Chambray is so "in" this fall! This dress was deliciously soft and very comfortable. Unfortunately, it didn't do much for my figure. I tried it on alone and then as an "outfit" with my own scarf, leggings and boots.
Verdict: Will not keep.
Next was the Galena Solid Pleated Ponte Skirt. I was skeptical of this skirt because of the length and the fact that it had no zipper or buttons or anything. But when I put it on, with my own blouse and shoes, I loved it! And it has pockets!
This skirt will be perfect for the fall & winter months because it's thick and sturdy and incredibly comfortable and versatile.
Verdict: will definitely keep!
Next was the Vivianna Open-Draped Knit Cardigan. This item was VERY warm and cozy (a little too warm yet for these balmy October days in Texas...). The style card attached to it (oh I forgot to mention! there's a style card on every item with suggestions on how to wear it!) suggested it with jeans and over a dress, so I tried it both ways.
Verdict: Undecided. It's a great piece, but it's a little on the high end, price-wise, for my taste. I can see myself wearing it a lot, though, especially on days that are too warm for a coat but too chilly to go without a sweater or light jacket.
Finally, the last item in my box was an accessory: the Facet Rectangles & Floral Jewels necklace.
This necklace is lovely, and would be perfect for the upcoming holiday season. However, the price is way too high for a necklace that, in my opinion, felt a bit light and cheap. A friend's wise words to me were, "if it feels cheap in your hand, then it is." I could find something very similar at Plato's Closet or TJ Maxx for at least half the price.
Verdict: will not keep.
Overall, my stylist did a great job. I loved the way everything in the box looked...just not necessarily how it looked on me. So, she did a great job based on what I said in my style profile! I'll definitely be leaving her feedback and ordering at least one more fix before the year is out!