Monday, April 20, 2015

Stitch Fix #6

Another happy mail day this week as I received my sixth Stitch Fix shipment. This time, I scheduled a box just four weeks after my last one in an attempt to add more comfortable, stylish tops to my wardrobe for spring and summer and to take another crack at obtaining a classic colder-weather-turned-warmer layering piece.

Once again, I have to say how impressed I am with this company. My stylist nails my er, style preferences dead-on nearly every Fix. I either have a vision of a clothing item stuck in my mind (like these ponte pants or, spoiler alert, the cargo jacket I kept below) or pieces I didn't even know I wanted show up and I love them like I'd picked them out myself. Like the floral tank I received this time - it's cute, comfortable and looks so different than anything I've seen in stores and online.

By the way, I sing Stitch Fix's praises because I really do love this service and I'm not paid or rewarded for saying that (although wouldn't that be nice?). There is a referral program so if someone does sign up for a Fix using my code, I get a $25 credit. Several friends lately have asked me about taking the Stitch Fix plunge, and I always encourage them to do it. For the cost of the $20 styling fee, there's not much to lose.

Stitch Fix's clothes do cost a bit more than the t-shirt I occasionally throw in my cart at Target (my typical mom-iform), but every item I've received thus far has been of higher quality. My items have all been $50-$100 which I don't think is too terribly expensive for my clothing budget considering I don't really shop anywhere else. There is another women's clothing boutique in town I like, but I don't have a lot of free time to shop there without the kids in tow and the handful of times I do go there, I'm completely overwhelmed by choices. To me, Stitch Fix takes away all the pressure of picking out clothes by hand-delivering them to my doorstep. When I'm ready to send back any of the clothes I don't want, I just schedule a USPS pick-up with my regular mail delivery and I literally never have to leave the house!

Anyway, enough rambling and onto my shipment this month:

Market & Spruce Chaplin Hooded Anorak Cargo Jacket

Love this jacket. It's simple, neutral and versatile. I thought to myself recently, "I need a new spring jacket" after I saw a cute one my sister-in-law was wearing on Easter. Before, I only had a black trench I bought from Target years ago that has probably seen better days and a light-colored GAP jean jacket that is so old it's gone out and come back into style. So, new spring jacket procured. KEEP

This isn't exactly the "layering piece" I had in mind when I requested one in my Fix notes to my stylist (I was envisioning more of a vest? fitted jacket?), but truthfully this one will probably get more daily wear and last me several years.  

Brixon Ivy Priya Abstract Floral Print Knit Back Tank

I really like this top. It's not something I wouldn't ever been drawn to pull off a shelf myself, but the fit is flattering and comfortable, the fabric is soft and I could easily wear for a day of stay-at-home-mom life or dress it up for date night. Andi wasn't a big fan of this one, but he can't win at everything. KEEP

Liverpool Nik Skinny Jean

These jeans weren't my favorite. I think I'm dropping down a pant size, so the fit was loose. They felt wide in the lap portion of my front legs (does that make sense?) / hung down too far between my legs. My stylist noted light wash jeans are on trend for the season, but that type of thing doesn't whoo me too much one way or another. SENT BACK 

Peppercorn Chaz Henley Knit Top

One of my personal Stitch Fix goals is to add more tops to my wardrobe, and I'm succeeding in doing just that. I like this top; it's comfortable, cute and a bit nautical which I thought was fun. I paired it with dark-wash skinny jeans and my Minnetonka Moccasins, and wore it under the tan cargo jacket during my weekly babysitter time last week and felt perfectly stylish. KEEP 

Tart Edie Wrap Dress

I've got a love/hate relationship with wrap dresses. Sometimes, they look nice on my shape and other times they're too revealing in the bust. In the three minutes I wore this dress while trying it on, I adjusted the fabric over my chest 17 times. It also felt too short in length. I own about five other wrap dresses in various prints so I didn't feel like I was losing out by returning this one. SENT BACK 

Total kept: 3 out of 5 pieces
My next shipment is scheduled to arrive mid-May, and I've requested capris /or shorts for summer. Excited to see what my stylist finds for me!

1 comment:

  1. I love the floral top--it's a perfect staple for spring!