I have a love hate relationship with shopping. Some days I find great finds, everything fits, and I love it. Other days, I try on a million things, nothing fits and everything I like cost a lot of money.
While I am trying to adjust to a more “adult” wardrobe of quality items, I still have a hard time swallowing $50 for a top. Or as things seem to go more… I mean $70 for a top? Ok crazy, that’s what a month worth of diapers and wipes cost for my littlest baby. We have four adults, two toddlers, 3 dogs, and only one steady income amongst us. So spending a lot of money on any clothes, is just not happening right now.
I also have a love hate relationship with Stitch Fix. I have had multiple fixes in the past year or so and I have had mixed opinions. Some boxes I feel the stylist pegged me 100%, but then everything cost $50 or more, and like I said above, I cant spend $50 on a top. So I wind up sending everything back.
Other times they send me a box full of clothes and I wonder whos Pinterest board they looked at while styling me. Nothing is my style, nothing fits, and its all super expensive. They do say that the more you do it and provide feed back the better the styling gets, and you can also request the same stylist, which is awesome! But I have never been so blown away with a box that I am willing to order another.
Luckily for me, they keep offering to drop the styling fee to send me another box and try again every few months or so. So I try, try, try, again and was pleasantly surprised this last box. I opened it with my sister who was visiting and my step mom, so we had a wide array of opinions and styles. After laying out the clothes we all assessed the clothes and commented on our thoughts of each piece.
We started with the jeans and thermal shirt, as I was super excited about the jeans. I misplaced (ya I have no idea how you misplace jeans in your own house, I blame toddlers and lack of sleep) my favorite distressed skinny jeans. I mentioned this to my stylist and she followed through to perfection. The jeans are soft, comfy and fit like a glove. I have built a thicker booty, have big muscular calves, and thin long legs. Finding jeans that fit is a challenge to say the least. Plus, I have no plans on slowing down the booty gains so I imagine it will just get hard. I kept these. *edit: I have been wearing the jeans a few days and they are still amazing, but I may need a belt as I detest having to pull jeans up constantly, and since these are so stretchy and my calves are big, they tend to pull down as I walk. This is a constant problem for me*
The shirt was also a surprise to me. I LOVE the thumb holes, the color, and the texture changes that give this basic shirt some interest. Its a soft shirt with a good cut. I have larger boobs (thanks Dr!) and a thinner waist so its easy for me to look blocky or big in a shirt that’s not cut right. All that said, I didn’t keep it. With a $44 price tag, I could handle paying that much for a basic shirt.
Next, we did the flannel shirt. We all thought this was cute, and would be a good shirt. And it was! I wasn’t a huge fan of the pink striping in the flannel, but loved the blue color. The material was soft and looks hard to wrinkle, it all fit super well. $58, FIFTY EIGHT Dollars… for a flannel? Pass. Hard quick Pass. I don’t care how amazing it looks on.
We all loved this cardigan when I laid it out. The color is perfect for the season and such a big trend right now. Mix that with a chunky knit and oversized look, seems right on track for me. Then I put it on, and was swimming in it. For me there is a difference in oversized, and just huge. It didn’t flatter anything and I was just consumed by the sweater. We were all disappointed, and passed.
Lastly, the black peasant top. I pulled this out of the box and my sister immediately said “well that’s not your style”. Probably why we saved it for last. As soon as I put it on my step mom said “wow!”. That sentiment was echoed amongst us. The top fit great, the material was different and classy and perfect for a mom. The black could be fancy or dressed won and the tassels (is that right?) were a really nice touch. Yet, for $68 it needed to be a lot more then a top if you know what I mean. Now I have opened up my choices and will be looking at these tops more in the future. So thank you stylist!
All in all I was pleased with my stitch fix. One out of five might seem like bad odds but since I didn’t buy anything form the previous 6 fixes, it was a win for me. Having clothes sent you your home and pre-styled for you with this cute little card is great for me. I am too busy to focus much on clothes, but I love looking put together and the extra effort I have been making lately have been noticed and commented on. Which led me to believe not only is it a good move, but I may have been letting this side of my life slide too much! If I could have a live in stylist that would put my clothes together in cute outfits, fill my wardrobe with missing outfits, and lay them out for me based on my day that would be ideal! Stitch fix is half a step in that direction, and if I could get some great options in the $30 range then I would be more inclined to purchase all the fix next time.
***INSERT CUTE KID HERE** my son thought what me and auntie were hilarious for doing this. So he had to get in on the action. Isnt he the cutest?!? He even did the back shot!
Do you use stich fix? What are you thoughts and experience?