Thursday, September 10, 2015

Stitch Fix Review #18

It's my favorite time of the month....Stitch Fix Review time! I actually skipped getting a box last month because I didn't feel like I needed any more summer clothes. Instead, I updated my Pinterest style board with lots of sweaters, jeans and scarves, and patiently (or impatiently) waited until September to receive another box. Is anyone else ready for some Fall weather? For some reason I get pretty excited this time of year about updating my wardrobe and adding in a few new pieces for the change in seasons. In fact, this was the same week two years ago when I received my very first Stitch Fix box. There's just something about packing away the summer shorts and pulling out the comfy sweaters that gets me excited about a new season of fashion.
A brief review of what Stitch Fix is: Fill out a style profile about your body type, style preferences, etc. Schedule a "fix" for whenever you want. (This is not a monthly subscription service!). Your stylist gets to work curating a box of 5 surprise clothing items, based on your style profile and your specific requests. You try on your goodies in the comfort of your home. Keep and pay for what you want. Send back what you don't like. Shipping is FREE both ways! Oh and if you keep everything you get 25% off your entire box of clothes! Once you sign up for Stitch Fix you receive your own referral code to share with your friends. Every time someone signs up using your referral link, you receive $25 in Stitch Fix credit. It's a pretty sweet deal! Here's my link if you want to try Stitch Fix for yourself:

A couple weeks ago I went through my entire closet and tried on everything I own for colder weather. I packed away a few things that are too big on me now (fun!), and gave away a few items that I really don't wear anymore. I assessed what I was left with, and based on that, I crafted a pretty specific note to my stylist this month. I asked for a pair of colored skinny jeans (olive, burgundy, etc), a pair of bootcut jeans, a kimono or similar lightweight cardigan, and any other transitional pieces she thought would fit me well. Here is what she sent!

(Two side notes: First, for these pictures I tried my best to style each item based on Stitch Fix's suggestions on the style cards. Second, I am a bit late to the bootie trend but I recently bought a pair and I love them. Now I want more!)

Abela Open Cardigan by Skies Are Blue
This cardigan is a beautiful color. It fits really well and has some cute darting on the back. I'm just not sure how I feel about the 3/4 length sleeve on a cardigan because it seems like a cardigan should be long-sleeved. But I did ask for transitional pieces, and I can see this cardigan being perfect to throw on in the morning for the next couple months. Status: UNDECIDED

Chelsi Crochet Back Knit Top by Market and Spruce
I absolutely love this top! It fits me well, the material is silky soft, and the back is beautiful. It is a tan lace overlay. Adam affectionately calls this shirt a "mullet top" because it's business in the front and a party in the back. Haha. Although I love this top, my sister said that it looks "too much like me". What do you think?  I'm leaning towards keeping this one. Status: UNDECIDED

Avo Multi-Stripe Knit Henley Top by Pixley
This was my least favorite item. While I do like stripes, I didn't love these wide stripes on me. The color combination was okay, but felt more "spring" than "fall" to me. Also, the shirt is a bit too tight in the chest area and just looked a little young on me. Status: RETURNING

Collen Straight Leg Jean by Liverpool
These jeans! Okay, so I have never bought a nice pair of jeans in my life. The most I have ever spent on a pair of jeans was $35. I typically buy mine at stores like Target or Old Navy. If I'm buying a more trendy style jean (as you'll see in the next pictures), I don't like to pay much at all. The distressed jeans I'm wearing below were $12 from Target. However, if I'm buying a more classic cut and style of jean, I think it makes sense to invest a little more because they will likely be worn over the course of many years. These jeans by Liverpool are really nice. They are a straight leg cut in a darker wash, and unlike anything in my closet. Their price is a bit higher than I am used to paying, but they feel like such good quality! They fit really well, although they are a bit long. Can anyone tell me the right way to cuff up straight leg jeans, and what kind of shoes to wear with them? I'm pretty sure I'm keeping these! Status: KEEPING

Gideon Polka Dot Sweater by 41Hawthorn
I'm completely undecided on this sweater and I need your help! I was excited to receive a polka dot sweater, but when I initially tried it on it felt a little too busy. I think I would love it more if the dots were larger and more spaced apart. So I tried styling it a few ways, and I feel like it has a lot of potential as a laying piece. I saw a few people online wearing it underneath a puffer vest, and now I really want to buy a puffer vest this year! One bonus to this sweater is that I could wear it reversed, so it's like getting two sweaters for one. What do you all think? Is it worth it to buy a sweater that I would likely not wear on its own?

 And that's Stitch Fix number 18!! I welcome suggestions on what I should keep. And once again, here is my referral link for those of you interested in trying out this service for yourself. It is so much fun and I definitely recommend it for giving your Fall wardrobe a little boost!