For those of you who are unfamiliar, Stitch Fix is a styling service where you fill out your style preferences and then receive a box of 5 items in the mail. Once you try on the items (at home--no babies crawling under dressing room walls!) you can decide which ones to keep or return. Then, you simply go online and check out and drop any items you don't want in the mail.
After waiting to get off the waiting list for several weeks, I was pumped to see this on my front porch a few weeks ago:
The packaging was very pretty!
The first item in my box was this dress:
I really loved the style, but the dress was too short for me. While I can sometimes layer dresses over skirts, this one didn't quite work that way.
Um, no thank you. (And please disregard the messy room behind me. Trying on clothes is intensive work!)
At $68, that was a resounding "NO."
The next piece was this black and white print tabbed sleeve blouse:
I loved the print, but the fit was a bit too big and the style seemed too mature for me.
I liked it better from afar--the pattern is really me--but the fit just wasn't right.
This top was also $68, and also a no.
The next shirt was this crochet top:
My first thought, honestly, was "eh." It seemed okay, but nothing special.
Then, I tried it on and started to think differently--
It turns out the top went beautifully with a belt I had in my closet (one of the perks of Stitch Fix--shopping your own closet for options!) and it really grew on me. At $68, it was more expensive than I would normally spend, but I love it and wear it.
And don't mind the little pink photo-bomb above--she decided to come in for a full photo afterwards!
The next top was a pretty pink polka dot cinch-waist blouse:
I loved the look of it. Unfortunately, however, I didn't love it on.
I just felt it highlighted that tummy area I'm not so thrilled about post-baby. At another $68, this was a no.
My final item was an adorable anchor-print scarf.
I actually requested this item after seeing it on another blog review--apparently forgetting that I don't really wear cool scarves. I basically wear scarves in the winter to keep my neck warm:)
I figured spending $40 for something I was very unlikely to wear didn't make much sense, so this one went back too.
Overall, I was happy with the Stitch Fix experience. I thought the stylists did a great job intuiting my style. The biggest downside for me is that the prices are so high, although I do think the 25% off savings if you buy everything can make it more manageable. I won't do this on a monthly basis (that's all my bank account needs!) but would definitely try it again.
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Have YOU heard of/tried Stitch Fix? What do you think?