Friday, October 16, 2015

Stitch Fix #7 - October 2015

It's my favorite time of the month!  Stitch Fix Day!  I am off of work today, so I have been pacing the house waiting for the mail to arrive!  It's here, and now I can start my blog!  I was so impatient, I didn't wait for my husband to get home, so I used a tripod for these pictures.  It's also sunset, so the lighting is not as good in my usual picture spot.

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!)

Here is the note I sent to my stylist:

Same stylist please! Would like to try a less chunky cardigan, and maybe a plaid shirt. Please send the Liverpool Reagan skinny pant in brown if available! I could also use another pair of skinny jeans for the fall.

In Ashley's note to me that came with my fix, she told me that she was unable to fulfill a plaid shirt or the specific pants I asked for, but she will keep a look out for next month.  I am hoping that by keeping the same stylist, she will get to know me and the things I like!

Here is what I got in my 7th box:

(1) Moda Luxe Brooklyn Crossbody Bag in Cobalt $48

For my first few fixes, I received a bag in each one.  Then I gave up and bought one at Target since I'm too picky about what I want in a purse.  It seems all bags are crossbody right now, but I feel like that style looks weird on me.  I do like the color and size, but I'm not sure I need a new bag right now.  The second picture is the part that folds over.  I think it's neat that it can unzip and hold things as well.  There is a zipper pocket and two open pouches for storage inside.  I found similar bags by the same brand at Target online for less money, so this bag is probably going back.

 I tried it with the tank I keep from my first fix (before I started blogging), since the blues match.

(2) Henry & Belle Abana Skinny Jean in Black $148

These jeans fit me well and are a good length, but I'm not sure I could ever spend that much on jeans!  Ashley says these can be dressed up for work or down for the weekend.  The other detail that bothers me is that the front pockets are not real!

(3) Just Black Jimmy Skinny Jean in Navy $88

 Ashley says these jeans are a good wardrobe staple.  They are a good length and fit well, so these are a maybe right now.  I'm trying to find some pants that are easier to shove into my boots and that I can wear with booties, so maybe these pants will fit the bill!

 I tried them on with my boots and booties, and I think they are pretty versatile. 

(4) Creative Commune Vandalia Shoulder Cutout Blouse $64

I had pinned this actual top on my Pinterest, so I know that Ashley pays attention!  I love funky sleeves and don't really have any, so I was excited when I saw this top!  Then I checked the tag and saw the dreaded words "DRY CLEAN".  So I think that may be a deal breaker for me.  The top is also a little shorter than I would like.  I'm afraid it will show my belly if I raise my arms over my head.  I so wanted this one to work for me!!

What do you think?  Am I crazy for thinking about sending this back?  Should I find a dry cleaner?

(5) RD Style Vivianna Open-Draped Knit Cardigan $68

So Ashley definitely delivered a less chunky cardigan!  It is SO soft.  It doesn't have pockets, but maybe I can request another cardigan next time.  It's labeled grey, so I think that it will go over lots of different shirts.  What do you think?

 Ashley recommended I try it with the Pixley tank from my 4th Fix.  I think I like it!
 I also tried it over a shirt with thicker sleeves to see if it would look too bulky.  I think it looks just fine!

Overall, this fix was kind of a let down.  I wanted the blouse to work for me, and the cardigan and navy jeans are just maybes at this point.  I'll have to take the next few days to think it over and decide what to keep.  I get three business days to decide what to keep and what to send back.  I fill out a checkout survey to give specific feedback on each item so that my next fix can be even better.  Then I put the rejects in a prepaid envelope and drop it off at the post office.

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