Friday, December 18, 2015

Stitch Fix #9 - December 2015

So I had to pick the coldest day of this month to take my pictures for the blog.  I haven't found a great spot indoors to take them yet, so I made my husband go out into the backyard for my photo shoot.  That wind was brutal!  Anyway, on to my fix.  Here's a brief explanation of Stitch Fix, just in case you don't know what I am talking about:

Stitch Fix is a service that will send you five articles of clothing (or purses,scarves, or jewelry) picked by a stylist at whatever interval you choose based on a style profile you fill out about yourself.  You pay a $20 styling fee for each box, but that money goes toward anything you keep.  So as long as at least one item works for you, there's nothing to lose.  And if you keep all five items, you get a 25% discount.

You don't have to sign up for a certain time period between fixes.  You could try it one time and never get another fix or get another one 2 years later!  There's no cost commitment until you schedule a fix.

You can create a Pinterest board dedicated to your style and put the link in your style profile so that your stylist can see what items you like and why.  It's neat to receive something I actually pinned or something very similar to a pin on my board!

I have been receiving a fix monthly since March.   I still have my settings set to one fix per quarter, but now I look forward to working on my blog every month, so I've been requesting them early.  I like being able to schedule the day the package arrives, so that I can work it around my work schedule (and my husband's travel schedule!)  This month's came a day early which seems to happen often.  I was able to try things on Thursday night just to get my initial thoughts about everything.  Now I have until Monday to check out and decide what to keep and what to send back in my prepaid bag that is sent in the box.  I also complete a check out survey to give specific feedback about why I kept or send back each item so that my next fix can be even better!

Here's what my note to my stylist said this month:
Same stylist please! Looking for a shirt, light sweater, or cardigan for New Years in Phoenix! Also have a trip to Vegas coming up!

I have been getting my fixes from Ashley for a while now, and even though I don't always keep everything (which is good for my budget!), she seems to get me!

Here's what came in my 9th fix:

(1) Market & Spruce Colibri Plaid Printed Tab-Sleeve Shirt $48

I have been asking for plaid for a few months, so it was exciting to finally receive a plaid shirt!  The colors are the same as the scarf I debated over keeping last month.  It's a very thin shirt, and the sleeves can be rolled up and buttoned or left at a three quarter length.  I'm not sure how I feel about the collar, but I do like the longer length in the back.  I am wearing it with my Just Black skinny jeans from my October Fix.

I'm pretty sure I'm keeping this one!

(2) Brixon Ivy Lawley Cable Knit Open Cardigan $68

I did ask for another cardigan, but I'm not sure if this one is too casual.  It's very comfy and soft, and I love that it has pockets.  I have a similar cardigan I bought in Ireland, but it's a much scratchier wool.  My stylist suggested I pair this with the plaid shirt as well and the dresses she sent.  I need help with this one.  Do I keep it?

I probably should try it over scrubs as well to see if I would get some wear out of it at work!

(3) Skies are Blue Lyndale Sequin Detail Top $58

I had pinned some sequins on my Pinterest board hoping to get a fun top for New Years.  This shirt is a little more casual, which may be a good thing.  I would rather have something I will get some wear out of than a fancy top that I will only wear once.  What do you think?  

I do like the little peep hole in the back and the fact that the sleeves can be rolled up or left as long sleeves.  Is it dressy enough for New Years?  Will I get some wear out of it?  Help me decide!

(4) Brixon Ivy Irena Dress $88

This dress is similar to the one I kept in November's Fix, but I really like the cut of this one better!  It would be a great dress for Vegas I think.  It just seems so cute and flirty.  I paired it with heels and also with flats and a cardigan to check out how versatile it can be.  I love the neckline, but I do have to wear a strapless bra with it. 

My husband says he likes last month's dress better, but I kinda want to keep this one!  Am I crazy?  What do you think? 

(5) Kut From The Kloth Leland Dress $98

 This dress is the most confusing choice of all to me!  I like the color and the detail.  It has a sheer top which unfortunately also needs a strapless bra.  It seems awfully fragile to me.  I feel like I might rip the flowers when I pull on it or possibly pull the sheer part from the rest of the dress by accident.  Here are some pictures.  I also struggled with what shoes to wear.  I pulled out some funky heels I never wear and also tried them with boots and fleece leggings. 

So that's a wrap!  It may be better financially to keep everything in this fix if I am only thinking of sending back one piece because I save $90 by keeping it all.  I'm still not sure.  I have 2 more days to play around with the clothes before I make my decision.  Any feedback from my readers would be wonderful! 

And if you feel like giving Stitch Fix a try (even just 1 time!), please use my referral code by clicking here!  I get a small credit, and you get a box of new clothes to play dress up with!  Thanks for reading, and have a Merry Christmas!!