Sunday, September 13, 2015

Stitch Fix #6 - September 2015

This post is being written from my screened-in back porch in the BEAUTIFUL 70 degree weather with a cool breeze blowing.  I also had my husband move the TV out here so that I can watch football while I blog.  The only thing missing is a pumpkin beer, but that will come later.  It's nice to receive, try on, and write about fall pieces without the temperature being in the 90s. 

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 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 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.  This month I requested some red and black color combinations for the Falcons football games (we are season ticket holders).  I also requested a cardigan and a specific pair of pants. 

Here are the items I received in my sixth stitch fix (try saying that three times fast!):

(1) Rune Kiley Ankle Zip Legging $58

I am kind of torn about these pants.  First of all, I was hoping for PANTS, not leggings.  And the pants I had requested had pockets in the back to help hide my butt.  I do have a pair of black leggings already, but they do not fit as well as these ones do and do not have the cute zippers.  My stylist told me the skinny pants I requested were not in their inventory at this time.  So I tried the alternative on with my 41Hawthorne blouse from Fix #5

I also tried them with three of the other items in the this fix, so they will be on in the majority of the pictures. Here's a picture of the back and the zipper on the ankle:

I don't know what to do about this one. Do I keep them or return them?  I need some help deciding!

(2) Market & Spruce Pacci Cowl Neck Sweater $78

 I LOVE cowl neck sweaters, and this one is not itchy which is a definite requirement for me.  I kind of would have liked a different color, but the light grey will go with a lot of other colors and patterns.  The style card had it paired with jeans and also a skirt, so I tried it with those two options and with the leggings (item #1).

 It seems very versatile, so I think this sweater is a keeper. 

(3)  Fun2Fun Covelin Cut Out Back Blouse $44

 I am definitely keeping this blouse, since I already wore it for date night last night!  I love the fun back, and even though I was worried about my bra showing, there were no problems with the straps or the back.  Here are my pictures from last night:

It also has cute little see through areas on the sides.  I also paired it with the leggings from this fix and a skirt to see how it looked.

(4) THML Mackey Open Cardigan $88

I requested to try a cardigan this fix, but I was expecting a thinner one that could go over my work clothes, etc., and maybe help me be a little more stylish at the same time.  This sweater is comfy, and it's a neutral color, so it will go with a lot of things, but I am just not sure about this one.  I tried it with over a couple of the pieces from this fix.  It was also shown on the style card with shorts and a striped tee, so I tried that combination as well. 

 I feel like it may be a little too big for me.  I can barley reach the pockets.  My husband told me it looks more like a bathrobe or something.  I actually kind of like it with the shorts.  What are your thoughts?  Should I send it back and try for a different cardigan next time?  For the price on this one, I feel like I maybe need a better fit. 

(5) Collective Concepts Airlia Dress $88

I first tried this dress on with my three year old daughter standing nearby.  I quickly listed to her the reasons I didn't like this dress.

1. It did not fit me well and was a little tight.

2. The pattern and style are not me at all.  It reminds me of an old lady dress, especially with the waist and tie.

3.  It's dry clean only.  This girl does not do dry cleaning!

4.  It's $88!  There's no way I'm keeping this dress.  I would be sad even if I had to keep it to save my 25%

But I had my husband take pics anyway.  Here they are:

I definitely will not be keeping all five items this time.  So help me decide!

Should I keep the leggings?  One can never have too many pairs of black leggings right?

Should I keep the cardigan?  Or is it way too big to even think about?  Let me know in the 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 the Stitch Fix website 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!  Happy shopping!