Wednesday, November 19, 2014

November Stitch Fix: It's All About The Layers

I'm sure many of you have heard of Stitch Fix by now. I have to confess, I was hesitant to jump on board. I love online shopping, but having someone else pick out the clothes for me? I wasn't so sure. Would they fit? Would I even like them? I've heard they're kind of expensive too. But ultimately, curiosity got the best of me. I'm so glad it did!

First of all, the box! So much anticipation in there. I actually waited to open it instead of tearing into it right away. I wanted to savor it, just like I do with my Christmas presents when I try to open them without ripping the paper. Once I finally got inside, the directions were easy enough. Exactly what I had signed up for-- no catches.

My stylist also wrote me a little note to describe why she picked out each piece for me. She had visited my Pinterest style board and really listened to the form I filled out when I joined Stitch Fix. She noted my love for layering and chevron perfectly. The pieces aren't designed to be worn together, but instead mixed and matched with things you already own. But as you'll see in my fix, many of them would actually work together too this time.

Then it was time to dive in. Eek! My eye instantly went down a few layers to that gorgeous teal polka dot print.

But first up was this Britt Ombre Chevron Infinity Wrap Scarf. I love wearing scarves because they can be dressed up or down so easily. With a million combinations and different ways to tie them, I get a lot of different looks out of each one. This one was a nice size; not too thick and not too sheer either.

Next up, an edgy piece. It's a faux leather trimmed cardigan by Sherwood. Initially I thought no way I'd wear it, but I actually really liked it once I put it on. It was a little too long in the arms and baggy around the waist though. If it had been a little bit more tailored, I would have snatched it up in a heartbeat. And I think this is why I wanted to try Stitch Fix afterall-- to try out new style I wouldn't pick for myself. 

Next up, the item I had my eye on from the start-- Jace Dot Print Fit and Flare dress. The fabric was perfect and the teal dots on dark chocolate could be dressed up or down. The length was great and it looked like it would have enough swing in it from the pleats to be fun and flirty. Except once I put it on, the pleats reminded me more of an apron by the way the front one fell. 

On to the next one, a Shaylin Lace Detail Sleeveless Blouse. Lightweight, dressy, and the lace detail? Oh my!

You have to see the lace up close. Seriously. The fit was great across the back/shoulders where the lace is and it will be a great piece on its own or under cardigans and blazers.


Finally, the fifth piece-- Pandora Stretch Sueded Leggings. Similar to the cardigan, I wasn't so sure. I'm just now jumping onto the legging trend and wasn't sure I could pull these off. But after locking myself in my closet alone, what did I have to lose by trying? =) On they went. And you know what? I liked them! My stylist, Cailey, was totally right that they'd pair well with the cobalt blouse or with the chevron scarf. Except they were a little too baggy around the waist and booty so the legging look wasn't so hot. haha

So what was my ultimate decision with my November fix? I decided to keep the cobalt blouse and send the rest back. I would have kept the scarf too, but already have one very similar. I would have also kept the leggings and cardigan if they had been a tiny bit smaller. The dress ended up just not being the right shape for me, it happens. 


The great thing about Stitch Fix though is that you receive your box for a $20 styling fee. This fee is then applied to anything you decide to purchase, so the shirt only ended up costing an additional $18. Everything else went back with a pre-paid label and we'll try again next month. Based on the feedback you give each month, the boxes get better and better too. You even get an additional discount if you decide to keep everything in your box. I'm already looking forward to my December fix. Why don't you give Stitch Fix a try? I'd love to see your results!

To help with your first one, I'm giving away a $50 Stitch Fix gift card. Good luck!

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28 comments:

  1. I LOVE that cobalt and lace top too! Super cute and versatile! :)

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  2. I love your new blog....looking forward to reading more.

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  3. I love the blue lace top! It's so pretty! Can't wait to see your other fixes!

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  4. I have been wanting to try it out.. the more I hear about it the more I want too!

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  5. I love the scarf and the blue lace top. I have also recently tried leggings and decided that they do look okay with some tops, I worried that I would look like an overgrown elf!!

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  6. I have always wanted to try Stitch Fix. After reading your post I think I am going to just have to make the leap:) Thanks for the post and the great description of what it is all about.

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  7. I have been wanting to try Stitch Fix for quite a while, loved seeing what you got!

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  8. I love that blue shirt, and that scarf! I too am just now jumping on the legging bandwagon. I don't know how they would look on me either! I tried Stitch Fix once, and I didn't love it, so I haven't ordered again yet. I was thinking about trying again. I guess they couldn't find my Pinterest board, but didn't let me know until I got my first box. :(

    Mrs. 3rd Grade 

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  9. Christi, Soooooooooooooooo excited for you! This new blog is simply beautiful. You go, girl!

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  10. LOVE the Shaylin Lace Detail Sleeveless Blouse!!

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  11. I love the blue lace shirt! :) brittneyhenry89@gmail.com

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  12. I like the cardigan, cobalt blouse, and leggings. ateaspoonofthird@aol.com

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  13. Oh and I really LOVE your new blog design!

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  14. I tried stitch fix this summer and LOVED it! I've had 3 fixes, some better than others, but always unique and I've always found something.

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  15. Which one wouldn't I want?! I really can't decide! I'd be happy with all of them. I need more dresses, but I also love that top!

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  16. I'm liking the dress! Hmmm...may have to jump in! So excited! wendy 1stgradefireworks@gmail.com 1stgradefireworks

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  17. I like that dress. I wish you'd share pics of you wearing the SF items, so we can see how they fit/fall. :)

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    1. It's totally on my list for next time. :)

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