I am not your typical girl. I hate to go shopping.
There. I said it.
I love clothes, I adore shoes, and I pine after cute jewelry. Really, I do! But ever since my first child was born, oh, 12 years ago…I have a very difficult time shopping for my own clothes. It got much worse after my second child was born. Going in and out of dressing rooms with armfuls of clothes and leaving stores without buying a thing is just depressing!
The problem: I’m a weird size. There’s no other way to put it. I’m barely 5’1. I’m “skinny” to most people, but after having two kids, I’m hippy and busty with a bit of mommy tummy. Pre-kids, I was pretty much a 90 lb. stick figure. I’m so not kidding!
And…I’m not terribly adventurous with my clothes anymore. I see things that I like, but then I think, “There’s no way that would look good on me.” And I end up with my usual jeans and Old Navy T-shirts. And I’m sadly becoming aware of the colors black and grey overtaking my closet as of late.
Enter Stitch Fix.
When you sign up, you are given the chance to fill out a detailed personal style profile, including your sizes and preferences. There’s a bit of a waiting list, but honestly I don’t think I had to wait even a full week before I could request my first Fix! Your stylist chooses 5 items based off your style profile, and sends the first box to you. You pay $20 to cover the styling and shipping fees, but that also goes toward whatever you choose to keep and buy! You get three full days to try on everything they send you, mix it with items you already own, and decided what you want to keep. If you don’t like it, send it back! They also send you idea cards to show you how to pair the items up with other things…quite helpful for a fashion dunce like myself.
And without further ado, I present to you cheesy iPhone pictures of my first Stitch Fix box! (Next time, I’ll do better.)
#1. Everly Dellora 3/4 sleeve Zig-Zag blouse, $58
This was the first thing I pulled out of the box. While I like the style of the shirt, and I love the pattern…I think it’s just too big and bold for me. Plus…it’s supposed to be a 3/4 sleeve, yet it looks like a baggy long sleeve on my short arms. Not a keeper.
Also pictured here: #2: Kensie Sophia Skinny Jeans, $88
I have never paid that much money for a pair of jeans in my entire life, for starters. I did like the style of the jeans, but I probably could have used a smaller size. In another picture, you will see just how long these were on me too (if you can’t already tell.)
#3: Colourworks Rose Jersey Crossfront Top, $58
This was the second thing I pulled out of the box. I immediately adored the color, but I was also confused about the amount of fabric. I held it up and automatically knew this shirt was not going to be a keeper. I don’t care much for tops with ruffles, cowl necks, or extra fabric in the front, because they tend to make me look HUGE. I paired this up with my skinniest skirt, and the front view doesn’t look so bad. But the side view? I look quite pregnant, and I assure you, I most definitely am not.
#4: Chris and Carol Abrianna Longsleeve Knit Cardigan, $48
These two pictures ended up a little blurry…sorry ‘bout that! I loved this cardigan from the moment I saw it. It is my favorite color, purple, and really, I just love it.
Also pictured here is #5: 41Hawthorn Triple Layer Bubble Necklace, $38. Also something that I loved! It’s hard to tell from the pictures but it is a gold chained necklace, and the stones are sort of a peachy color.
The jeans are pictured again. I rolled one leg up to show how long they are on me…like 3-4 inches!
So there you have it. What do you think? At this moment, I’m definitely keeping the bubble necklace, and I might ask for the cardigan in a smaller size, but I may even keep it as is.
Forgot to mention that as you check out, you can give detailed comments as to what worked and what didn’t work in your Stitch Fix box; and as they learn more about you and your style, your shipments will get better and better! I have also updated my style profile, changing up some sizing info…so hopefully next time I will get some things that aren’t too long for me 😉
If you want to try out Stitch Fix, sign up! This is a referral link, and if you sign up using my link (http://stitchfix.com/sign_up?referrer_id=3065097) I get a $25 credit when you receive your first Fix!
What are you waiting for? Go give it a try!