Hello and welcome from my blogging hiatus!
I love Stitch Fix. I have been sharing my experiences on Facebook, and have heard from a few friends who have signed up and are now enjoying this service as well! But besides just hearing about it, it's fun to see what items we get in our monthly fixes and the decisions around keeping/passing. So here we go!
This is my fourth Fix and each month gets better and better. I mean this month, if it were based on looks/taste alone, I could've kept all 5 pieces. These stylists really take your feedback into consideration to make each month's fixes become new wardrobe staples.
Please note, I am not a photographer, so welcome to my closet iPhone photos. First up, the note:
I have requested a couple things in my comments to Stitch Fix: 1 - great black work pants and 2 - a denim shirt/tunic that could become a wardrobe staple. When I saw this Bella Dahl Chambray Shirt Dress, I got excited. It's incredibly soft and can easily become a versatile staple in the wardrobe - paired with fun tights and boots; leggings and a belt; skinny jeans and cute flats, etc. My deterrence? The hefty $118 price tag. I don't doubt the quality and I have scanned the interwebs to see if I could find it cheaper. I do have $42 in fix credit at my disposal too. Hmmm...
These Margaret M Arthur Trouser pants were awesome. High quality material, fit perfectly with a nice wide waistband. I know multiple washings will not fade these pants. BUT there is the price tag - $108. If I take into account that Fix credit, yes, I would pay $65 for a pair of pants. Hmmm again...
Then came the electric blue blazer. I was like, say what? But then I tried it on. Fit like a glove! Katherine Barclay "Bush Ponte Blazer". When I got my receipt in the box the price was $128, but when I logged in for my online check-out the price was down to $98. A great blazer is a great wardrobe staple; however, electric blue just not my color. (I'll tell you why in a moment...)
And finally, my fifth item, an awesome cardigan by Ellison, "Davis Leopard Print Button-Up Cardigan". $68. It is my style, but I know I can find boyfriend style cardigans at my favorite boutique, Target, so I couldn't justify the price tag.
Ok, let's just talk for a second about what else makes Stitch Fix so great besides convenience and having a personal stylist at your fingertips. It's for those like me who want to be fashionable and don't know how. So with each item you get, they show you 2 ways to style it, and from there can find similar items in your own wardrobe to mix and match to create your own unique look:
OK, remember how I said electric blue was not my color? A couple years back, I, and many other girlfriends, used the services of a great local personal stylist, Ditto & Co. Although she's taken a styling hiatus, we all hope she'll start back up again soon! A couple of the takeaways from that service, though, was knowing my colors that will look great on me, saving me time from trying on other colors I someday hope will look great on me but never will; and the other takeaway was knowing what cut/fit will flatter my shape the most. So for you girls that know your colors and have "the book", you can easily compare what you get in your Stitch Fix to your "rules":
While I know my price point, I also know that it's ok to spend a bit more on items that look great on you and have a quality to last a long time. Would I spend $100 on a trendy print blouse I can only wear twice? No. On black pants I'd probably wear to work weekly for a year? Definitely.
While I type this, I still have a day left to return my items (see Stitch Fix FAQ for the rules), I'm debating between the black pants and the chambray shirt dress, one or both, I know something is staying for sure!
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