Saturday, August 1, 2015

Stitch Fix #5 - August 2015

I started using Stitch Fix in March 2015.  Basically, it's a service that will send you five articles of clothing 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.

After my first fix, I created a Pinterest page dedicated to styles I like.  I share that link with my stylist so that she can see what I like.  I can also send a note to her about anything specific I would like in a certain box.

I still have my settings to one fix per quarter, but now I look forward to working on my blog every month, so I probably should change my frequency to monthly.  This month I requested the same stylist as last month (Ashley), since I ended up keeping everything.  I'm beginning to think that if you stick with the same stylist for a while, they will start to understand what you like.  I told Ashley that I had a couple cookouts and a trip to Chicago coming up.  I also requested a pencil skirt that was comfortable and some more dresses and tops for the warm weather. 

Here is what I received in my 5th fix:

(1) THML Gloris Hi-Lo Blouse $48

I like the style and the orange in this top, but I am not sure about the pattern.  It's pretty similar to the shirt I kept from my first fix, but I love tank tops, and I love the flowy bottom.  This shirt is a maybe right now.  I think I like the look better with the shorts than the jeans. 

 (2) 41Hawthorn Filbert 3/4 Sleeve Popover Blouse $58

I LOVE the coral color of this blouse, and I think the sleeves are really cute, but I'm not sure about the cut of the neckline and the stiffness of the bottom.  I tried it with my jeans and the skirt that came in my fix (#3).  I"m not digging the boots I chose either, so ignore them!   

At first I felt this shirt was a definite no, but I like the color so much and don't really have anything like it in my wardrobe, so I'm torn!  What do you think?

(3) Pixley June Polka Dot Skirt $58

I should have clarified in my request that I need a solid color skirt, but maybe I will just have to go find some solid shirts to go with this skirt!  It's a soft material, almost like corduroy, and is not too tight on my stomach.  It has a zipper in the back (no elastic waistband like last time!) but is still surprisingly comfortable.  And it looks so good with that shirt that I can't decide on... I also tried it with a couple of other solid shirts in my closet. 

I'm pretty sure this one is a keeper.  

(4) Papermoon Soren Dress $68

 I loved this dress just looking at it.  Look at the cute crisscross in the back!  When I tried it on the first time, I felt that the waist was just weirdly placed and made me look too wide.  Now trying it again today, I'm not so sure I feel that way anymore.  I love the flowy nature of the dress and the softness of it. 

I think I need help deciding on this one as well.  Keep or return?

(5) 41Hawthorn Kassidy Faux Wrap Dress $68

I loved this dress from the moment I put it on.  My stylist told me it has a flattering silhouette and can work for either work or date night. 

As you can tell, by this point the heat was getting to me a little bit.  ;-)  Now the hard part, as usual.  Deciding what to keep and what to return.  Was my stylist right on the mark again?  Will I have two fixes in a row where I keep them all?  I'd love to hear your comments below!

I have until Tuesday to figure out what I want to do.  Then I put anything I don't want in a prepaid envelope and drop off at the post office.  Too easy!  I also go through a checkout on Stitch Fix to tell my stylist everything I liked and didn't like so that my next fix can be even better!  So go ahead and give it a try!  It only costs $20 and that will go toward whatever item(s) you keep!  But be warned...playing dress up is addictive!  You can also earn referral credits if your friends sign up.  Click here to sign up using my code!