Tuesday, July 22, 2014


This past winter, I pared my wardrobe down. Not a little - I have kept it to only 40 pieces in my closet (Lounge wear and accessories not included). I still have a good chunk of my clothes up in bins in my garage attic, but it has made my life so much less complicated to know that what is in my closet fits and is seasonally appropriate. It also means that I have started choosing higher quality pieces, because I want them to last.

Enter Stitch Fix last month. I had seen a couple of my favorite bloggers use the service, but thought it sounded very expensive. Meanwhile, my Target and Old Navy wardrobe was full of things that stretched out, got holes quickly, and was generally very bland. Once I had so much less in my closets, I wanted to love my clothes more. So I decided it couldn't hurt, especially since the days of wandering the mall and shopping for the perfect ______ (whatever it was that I was lacking) were long since gone now that I was chasing after 2 very busy children.

What is Stitch Fix?
It's a Subscription clothing service. You sign up (here is my referral link - thank you!) and fill out a fairly extensive survey about you, your sizes, and your preferences. You can choose to have a "fix" as often as you like, or just sign up for one Fix at a time. You pay a $20 styling fee to a Stylist who will then pick out 5 items to send to you. (Someone else putting in the time and energy to find my clothes? Yes!) The $20 will go towards anything you keep, and if you keep everything in the box, you get 25% off.
They send you a postage paid mailing bag to send anything back that you don't want to keep, and you fill out a survey about what you liked and didn't like in your fix.
Their clothing is high quality (think Nordstrom) and they send you styling cards to help you figure out how to wear what they have sent.

(They have accessories and purses that can be part of your fix, but with my metal allergies, I thought it was best to have them just send clothes to me.)

On to what I got in my box:
This nifty styling card

Kensie Jeans Sofia Skinny Jeans 
& Pomelo Moni Geo Print & Camisole Blouse
I was shocked and amazed! How many times had I spent HOURS searching for Jeans that were right? My stylist (Caroline) NAILED it on the first try. I LOVE these jeans! (Status: Kept)
The Top was beautiful (the stud detail!) and I REALLY wanted to keep it, but it was just a little too tight and I wa pretty sure I couldn't play with the kids in it. I was super sad that it went back! (Status: Sent Back)
41Hawthorn Colibri Arrow Print Tab-Sleeve Blouse
I really liked the print, but I didn't like the collar. It kinda poked into my neck? Also, the buttons pulled apart, so sizing was also an issue with this. (I think that may have been my error in my profile) (Status: Sent Back)

41Hawthorn Selfridge Cowl Neck Long Sleeve Top
This was the SOFTEST shirt. I loved the way it draped on me in the front, but the back of this was see through. Put a camisole under? Yes, but the front already had two layers, and I tend to run warm. (Status: Sent Back)

Gilli Lorna Diagnol Stripe Maxi Skirt
This is with one of my tee shirts tucked in so you could see the waistband. (BTW, my big camera died and these last two photos were from my cell). I wanted to love the skirt, and the print was great, but it did not lay well on me. it bunched at the front. (Status: Sent Back)

While I only kept the jeans, I LOVED the service! It was so fun to come home to a box full of items hand picked for me. It was full of things I wouldn't have EVER picked up on my own, but were really up my alley.

I had originally intended to only do the one fix, but loved it so much that I decided to try the monthly service.
If you haven't tried it, it's definitely fun to check Stitch Fix out!

  • You sign up using this link (my referral link, thank you!)
  • You fill out a style profile sharing what types of fashions you like and don’t like. This gives your stylist an understanding of what you like and don’t like. (I also recommend creating a Stitch Fix pinterest board that also helps showcase your style.)
  • You pay a $20 styling fee, which is applied to anything you keep in your first box. You lose it if you don’t keep anything, but this doesn’t usually happen!
  • You will receive your first box of five hand-selected items in a few weeks.
  • Keep what you like, send back what you don’t in the postage paid bag that comes with your fix.
  • Rock your stylish, quality new clothes and accessories!
  • - See more at: http://www.themomcreative.com/2014/06/stitch-fix-update-and-june-box.html#sthash.w97Sidmz.dpuf