Saturday, June 11, 2016

Stitch Fix Review June 2016 (#5)



I told myself I would wait until my birthday (end of July) to schedule another Stitch Fix (seeing as my May fix was a 5/5)  but I couldn't do it! I can't help it, I love when that little box arrives at my door full of pretty things, can you blame me?   I might as well start scheduling my Stitch Fixes to arrive on a monthly basis but I have to say one of the things I love most about Stitch Fix is that you have the option to schedule your fixes whenever you like.  It isn't an automated subscription service (unless you want it to be) and I have loved the freedom of scheduling a fix whenever I want or need clothes (which happens to be a lot more than I anticipated!)  If you haven't heard of Stitch Fix yet, let me fill you in real quick:

WHAT IS STITCH FIX?
Stitch Fix is an online personal shopping service that provides you with a personal stylist who selects five clothing items and/or accessories based on a style profile you fill out,  The items are shipped directly to your doorstep and you get three days to try everything on, keep what you love and send back what you don't in a prepaid return shipping bag that's provided for you (and you can stick right in your mailbox).  The process is so simple and fun and it's so neat to see what someone else will select for you based on your body type and style.  You can set your price point, link a Pinterest board so your stylist can get a better sense of your style, and you can even request specific items.  There is a $20 styling fee, but that is applied to any item you purchase in your fix.  My favorite part is that your stylist will send you sweet notes about what they picked for you and they provide you with handy little styling cards for how to style each piece!  Have I convinced you to sign up yet?  If so, visit Stitchfix.com or use any of my affiliate links throughout this post and I'll get a nice little credit and love you forever!



Before we get started can I just say how much I love the notes I get from my stylist (hi Kate!) in each box?   I love that she keeps in mind all the little details she's picked up from my notes and through this blog, like that most of my dress up events are at our club (which I don't think I've mentioned since my very first fix), and my addiction to stripes and polka dots, and she even picked up that we call our kids Shortties! She's awesome.  And she said I have gorgeous legs. I mean, come on, of course I look forward to her notes!  Okay okay, as my daughter always says, "Let's get started!"  For this fix I mentioned that I was in need of summer tops and that I'd love to see a romper, and a pair of cropped colored jeans. She definitely delivered, and she even had a surprise for me! Check it out!

 Loveappella: Zola Asymmetrical Striped Dress (XS)
Navy and white short sleeve casual dress
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navy and white short sleeve casual dress

Details:  Surprise!  This was the surprise Kate was talking about in her note and it was a good one! Navy and white stripes (obsessed of course), the unique asymmetrical detail, and the fact that this is short sleeves (which I literally don't have a single other dress in my closet that has short sleeves) all made this dress a complete winner!  At first I was wary because the silhouette looked really straight and I have a very straight figure, but I was pleasantly surprised at how well this fit!  Kate was right, I will definitely be wearing this to some of our club events and heck yeah for the 4th of July as well!
Verdict:  Keep!

Papermoon: Dromio Split Neck Blouse (XSP)
Details:When I peeked at my fix (yes I'm a peeker) I wasn't overly excited about this top because it looked a little busy for my taste.  I couldn't tell from the picture online but I thought the pattern may have been little birdies (I love a good critter print!) which was a fun thought but unfortunately, they're not birdies, they're paisleys and I'm not a big paisley fan.  I loved the fit of this shirt and the fact that it was petite, and I love split necks, but this one just wasn't for me.
Verdict:  Return (Kept for discount and sold to another SF lover)


Papermoon: Holden Scoop Neck Blouse (XS)
casual colorful short sleeve spring top

Details: I received a similar Papermoon top in my April fix and it's hands down been the most worn top in my closet this Spring.  I was excited to see this one because the cut is very similar to the other and it's the same sheer fabric (definitely have to wear a cami underneath!)  Plus, it has short sleeves and I have a serious lack of short sleeved shirts in my closet.  I love the colors, the fun pattern, and the fact that this can easily be dressed up or down and can be worn with a variety of different colored bottoms. I know I'll be reaching for this one a lot!
Verdict: Keep


Liverpool: Phillip Straight Leg Trouser (2)
coral pants
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Details:  I kept on the Papermoon Holden top to try with these coral pants and color wise they were beautiful together!  I has asked my stylist for colored cropped jeans and while these are cute and a fun color, they unfortunately are just too dressy for my stay-at-home mom self.  You can't really tell from the picture but these were definitely a full size too big (they were the size I requested though). Ultimately, regardless of the sizing, I just unfortunately don't wear dressier pants all that often, so these were sent back.
Verdict: Return (Kept for the discount and sold to another SF lover) 

Brixon Ivy: Janella Romper (XS)
navy floral jumper
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navy floral jumper

navy floral jumper
I found a similar romper here!
Details:  Oh my word, I love this romper!  I had pinned a similar romper on my Pinterest board and I really had my hopes up to get it but I knew it was a long shot.  When I saw this one was coming instead my heart sunk a little, but I did appreciate the fact that it was still navy and floral like the one I had pinned.  When I pulled it out of the box I was super excited about how beautiful it was in person, and when I put it on... it totally blew me away! It is feminine and romantic and it actually gives me a waistline, it is everything I want in a romper and more!  Plus I LOVE the fact that it's 3/4 length sleeves so it will be perfect for evenings and can even take me into late Summer/early Fall.  It's so well made and the fabric is beautiful.  I'm in love.  I recently got a pair of gold strappy Vince Camuto heels from TJs and they will look perfect with this for a very special date night we have coming up!
Verdict: Keep!

Final Thoughts:  In the end I kept 3 out of the 5 items I was sent and I now have a new dress, top, and romper to add to my wardrobe (and thankfully I was able to sell the other two pieces to another Stitch Fix lover so I was able to get the keep 5 discount!) I love that I am on my fifth fix and my stylist still surprises me every time with what she chooses, I just don't think that will ever get old!  So what do you think? Did I keep the right pieces?  What would you have kept?

PS- BIG NEWS AHEAD!!! 
Ok friends, I was seeing a huge need for a Facebook group that focuses solely on Stitch Fix brand shoes, so I just created one!  YAY!  Please come join me and you'll get alerted on great deals on Stitch Fix brand shoes, find price matches, share shoes you get in your fixes, ask style questions, and discuss every woman's favorite thing... shoes!  See you there!

If you want to try Stitch Fix out for yourself head on over to StitchFix.com!  And a huge thank you to those who have signed up using my affiliate links, you are the best!  Now be sure to share your referral code so you can earn $25 for your next fix too!
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3 comments:

  1. The Holden blouse and romper are both so pretty!

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    1. Thanks Heather! The romper is probably my most favorite item I've received as of yet! And the Holden top is perfect for every day wear!

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  2. Hi Kristin,
    I just happened to come upon your posting, and I was wondering how you sold the two items that you didn't keep. I would like to do the same thing in order to get my 25% discount. Thank you.
    Ellen

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