Monday, November 23, 2015

Stitch Fix #8 - November 2015

Well I have had a very busy weekend and didn't leave myself as much time as usual for Stitch Fix.  Usually when I schedule a fix for a Saturday arrival, it comes a day early.  This time USPS told me I would have a Friday delivery, but then I ended up receiving it on Saturday.  Between taking my car in, date night, and the Falcons game, I have spent very little time at home this weekend.  Also, with the days being shorter, I don't have as much time or light for outdoor pictures.  So I feel like this fix is a little rushed, and my blog entry is not one of my best.  But for those of you who are still following along, here's my Stitch Fix story and a little breakdown of how the process works.

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!)

I was very wishy washy with my note this month too.  I kept changing it, so I think it ended up saying something along these lines:

Same stylist please! Would love to try some Kut from the Kloth corduroys! Would like a "holiday" dress to wear for the the Nutcracker in early Dec., maybe in red, green, gold, black, or silver? Also still hoping for a plaid shirt and maybe another sweater or cardigan.

Here are the 5 items I received in my 8th Stitch Fix:

(1) Look by M Alpine Plaid Wrap Scarf $44

I do like the colors of this scarf, but I am not sure about the blanket style.  I feel like there is way too much material.  I don't wear the scarves I have very often, and $44 is a little pricey for a scarf in my opinion.  My stylist Ashley told me to style it with a sweater and skinny jean that were also in my box, so I gave it a shot.

(2) Mavi Mylee Tulip Hem Skinny Jean in Burgundy $98

I do love the color of these pants.  I have wanted to try a colored pair of pants.  The front pockets are not really pockets though, and these just do not seem to fit me right.  They seem a little short when I'm not wearing them with boots, and they are a little tight around the waist.  Here's a close up of the tulip hem that makes them unique:

So unfortunately, I think these pants are being returned.

(3) Olive & Oak Alvin Striped Long Sleeve Sweater in Navy $68

 This is a super thin sweater, and it's comfortable, but there's nothing really exciting about it.  I wish it were more colorful, and I'm not digging the horizontal stripes.  I really don't think it is worth the price. 
 I do like that this sweater says exclusively designed for Stitch Fix.  A few of my items this fix said that, and that makes them even more unique!

(4) Pixley Bradshaw Dress in Burgundy $68

I really love this dress.  The lace at the back gives it a little flair, and it has little side cutouts.  My stylist knows that I love to be able to wear a regular bra with my items, so she pointed that detail out to me as well.  I also realized as I tried it on that it has pockets!   Such a cute dress!  I did have to wear a strapless under this dress because my bra was showing in the armpit area.  I just didn't like how the back looks on me, so I may have to send this beautiful dress back!

 Ashley told me to pair both dresses with a blazer and statement necklace, and I'd be ready for the Nutcracker.  Too bad I don't own either of those pieces.  But I tried my best with a cream cardigan  and necklace I already own.

(5) Collective Concepts Glenna Dress in Black $78

This dress is simple, but has some gold sparkle to it, and Ashley described it as "desk to dinner".  It has a zip up back.  I also tried it with the cardigan and necklace.

This dress is most likely my winner from this box.  I now have only a little over a day to decide.  I could send it all back since I won a gift card and didn't have to pay a styling fee for this box.  But help me decide!  I appreciate any comments or feedback you have for me!

And if you want to give Stitch Fix a try, sign up here by using my link.  I receive a small referral fee that will go towards my next box!

Maria at Crazy Together has put together another link-up, where you can find tons of Stitch Fix reviews in one place.  It's a great way to see many of the pieces that Stitch Fix offers and get ideas for your own wardrobe!