Monday, March 2, 2015

February Stitch Fix

At the end of last week, I received my first Stitch Fix since Ian has arrived.

Can I just say how much I capital-L-Love Stitch Fix??? If you are unfamiliar with this incredible service, the concept is simple. Pay a visit to the Stitch Fix website and fill out your Style Profile. You'll answer questions about your body size and shape, as well as your favorite and least desired body areas (for example, I want to keep the girls covered, so that is on my style profile). You'll also answer questions about your personal style. Are you a classic girl? Like a little boho thrown in? Prefer edgy looks? All that is included as well. Link a pinterest board to your profile for extra style inspiration. You can list out your favorite colors and the types of items you'd like to receive. Since I live in South Texas, I have opted out of jackets and outerwear.  Finally, you can set your price ranges for each item. 

Then the magic happens.

A stylist reviews your profile and selects five pieces that she (or he) thinks you'll absolutely love. They are shipped to your door along with styling cards for each item. Try them on and mix and match them with items in your own closet (can't do that in the store!). Keep what you love and send back what you don't -- they send materials to make the return process a breeze. Each Fix has a $20 styling fee attached to it, but if you keep an item, that $20 is deducted from the cost of the item. Keep all 5 items? Give yourself an extra 25% off the total. 

Beware... it's addicting!

So what did I get?????

1. Liverpool Mira Skinny Jean ($78) (top: Loft. jacket: Gap. Boots: Frye. earrings/bracelet: Stella & Dot.) So I told my stylist Sarah, whom I adore, that I had very recently delivered a little bundle of joy. This being the case, I would need pieces to accommodate my *ahem* squishier bits. I'm still 15 pounds away from my pre-pregnancy weight and honesty was a little terrified to be trying on "real" clothes again. I even told her to not even send pants unless they were stretchy like leggings. Aint nobody got time for pants with buttons and zippers.

These jeans. Y'all. They were a GIGANTIC WIN. I don't know how she does it, but Sarah nailed this.  There was no question that they were a keeper. I love that she went with black instead of a regular jean rinse because I already have a closet full of different jean shapes and rinses (with the exception of black). These jeans have a generous amount of stretch, but after wearing them most of the day yesterday, they aren't saggy anywhere.  Because of the way they fit, I can see these really carrying me through this weird body phase and into my "normal" body... whatever that may be. KEPT.

 2. 41Hawthorn Montgomery Cross Front Knit Top ($48) (cardi: Banana Republic. pants: JCrew Factory. earrings: Stella & Dot.) Once again, Sarah really put a lot of thought into this item. The fit, fabric, and construction are spot on. The material is stretchy and comfortable, but thin enough to be cool. The sides are ruched, which is really flattering and hide a lot of lumpy, squishy postpartum tummy bits. The wrap design makes it nursing-friendly... an essential feature for the next 11 months of my life. Unfortunately, I was really not a fan of the print. The look on Jordan's face when I tried this top was all I needed to know that this wasn't a keeper. I informed Sarah that I'd love to try this top in a solid color or different print, because it wasn't the fit but the print that was a turnoff. RETURNED.

3. THML Kahlo Knit Top ($58) (jeans: Kut from the Kloth. earrings: Kendra Scott.) One look and anyone can tell this top is terrible on me. Obviously I didn't keep it, but at the same time, I had this top pinned with a "I'd love to give this a try" note. I'd seen it floating around and thought it was really cute. Sarah was kind enough to fulfill my special request. I take total responsibility for the fail. The fabric is super duper soft and the detail around the neck is even more beautiful in person... basically I was really disappointed to see that this top wasn't flattering on me. I wanted it to work so bad. I think it would be perfect on someone with more of a straight/petite body frame who could use a little curve. As for me, I've got plenty of curvy spots. RETURNED.

 4. Gilli Lauree V-Neck Drape Dress ($68) (cami: Loft. necklace: Francesca's.) I'm such a huge sucker for jersey dresses. This one was no exception. Light fabric, beautiful color, nursing friendly, AND Jordan loved it... a win all around. Plus, it's one of those easy/throw on items that can make a frazzled mom look way more put together than she actually feels. Although it hangs nicely now, I think once I let go of some of this baby weight, it will fit even better. I'm looking forward to some slightly warmer weather so I can wear this cute dress. I should mention that on the style card, Sarah paired this item with a scarf I'd kept from a previous fix. I love that she considers present and past items when selecting things- it really makes the entire experience even more personalized. KEPT

5. Bay to Baubles Ashlyn Hammered Bar Drop Necklace ($28). The style and price of this necklace is good, but I just don't need any more jewelry. Also, the length is a little on the awkward side. I think it'd be really beautiful at more of a 30" length. It's really likely that if I were keeping the 4 other items, I'd probably keep this also and there's a good chance it would get worn here and there. Since it wasn't a "love" kinda item, I decided not to keep it. RETURNED.

I'd consider this a super successful post-baby Fix. I may have only kept 2 of the 5 items, but all 5 items were essentially good matches for me with some minor flaws. Sarah has been my stylist for 4 of 5 Fixes and she really seems to understand my style. I had a credit from previous referrals, so if I had kept all 5 items, the 25% discount plus the styling fee credit and referral credit would have taken the total cost to $165. That breaks down to about $33 per item, which I consider reasonable, especially for jeans and a dress. Thanks again, Sarah & Stitch Fix for an awesome assortment of items.

Fix 1 / Fix 2 / Fix 3 / Fix 4

If you're interested in giving Stitch Fix a try, I'd love it if you used my referral link here. It's where I can earn referral credits which will help to feed my Stitch Fix obsession!


Anonymous said...

Glad you kept the dress. It looks good on you and I agree with all your reasons.

Anonymous said...

I just got the THML Kahlo Knit Top in plain navy with teal embroidery and love it -- Lack of stripes = much more forgiving for busty girls!

Anonymous said...

The knit top I have with the same design is a racerback sleeveless one with a matching orange cardigan.

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