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Stitch Fix #4: If the clothes fit, wear them!

Monday, April 7, 2014

TWO fashion posts back to back?! Yes, it's true! 

Spring Break kicked off on Friday at 2:39 p.m. CST, and I for one couldn't be happier! It's not that I don't love my job and my time with my kiddos (because I DO!), but I am desperately in need of some down time to recharge my batteries. Furthermore, I'm in need of some down time to GET OUR WEDDING PLANNED. So, there will be lots of wedding related goodnessy things happening this week (five weeks and counting!)! 

When I got home from school on Friday, my latest Stitch Fix was waiting for me on the porch (a day before it was scheduled to get here!)! I was so excited to see it, and I rushed into the house to get it open. I'd peeked online and knew I was getting a pair of jeans, a top, a sweater, a dress, and a handbag! 

If you haven't heard of Stitch Fix yet, let me explain a little! Basically, Stitch Fix is a subscription service that will send you five clothing or accessory pieces for you to try on in the comfort of your own home and with your own clothing to pair with it. Each Fix costs $20, but that fee is credited toward whatever you decide to keep. When you've decided what you don't want, you drop it in the prepaid mailing envelope, stick it in any mailbox, and mail it back to the company. You only get charged for what you keep, and you can get Fixes as often or as infrequently as you'd like. Shipping is free both ways. AND, if someone signs up through your referral link (mine is linked above!), you get a $25 credit to use toward your next purchase. Not a bad deal, huh? 

I love this service because it pushes me outside my comfort zone! You can check out my other Stitch Fix Reviews here: 
Stitch Fix #1
Stitch Fix #2
Stitch Fix #3
All sorts of yummy spring colors!

I waited until today to try everything on (on Friday, I was too tired, and Saturday I was covered in paint from helping our friends!). This service is so great because I ended up loving items that I never would have probably picked up in a store! I think that's my favorite part of Stitch Fix -- getting outside my comfort zone and trying new things! 

1. Under Skies Abrial Floral Print Sleeveless Blouse ($54)
2. Kensie Jeans Kaleigh Ankle Biter Skinny Jeans ($88)
Right away, I was excited about these pieces because they're not items I would normally try. I really loved the pop of hot pink in the top, and the button details on the front were gold (love gold accents), but the fiance/photographer commented that he thought it was borderline mu-muish, and that was about it for me. I liked it, but I didn't love it, and for that price, I really want to love anything I'm buying.

I really want to get a fun spring colored pant (i.e. light pink, mint green), and I've seen these pants on other Stitch Fix blogs, so I was excited they were being sent my way! The color I think is a little too close to my skin tone, but rationalized that since I'd be wearing them on my lower half, I could wear something more skin tone flattering on top. The pants fit very nice in the waist... but, for lack of a classier way to say this... they're about an inch and a half too long in the groin area. If I pulled them up so that they fit in that area, they then become too short. Conundrum. But, maybe it's okay that I don't love them since they're a little more than I'd like to pay! 

3. THML Myrinda Cap Sleeve Cotton Striped Dress ($58) 

Officially a believer in Stitch Fix because of this dress! When I pulled it out of the box, I didn't think I was going to like it. It seemed a little country-ish in the material, and I thought cap sleeves wouldn't be flattering on me. Then I put it on, and I friggin' love it! The dress is totally figure flattering and can easily be dressed up or dressed down! It's work appropriate, but I could also see myself wearing it to other events too. I think I had it on all of two seconds before I knew I'd be getting this dress! 

4. Under Skies Aries Airy Kint Drape Front Cardigan ($58)
Ehhh. This just doesn't do a whole lot for me. While I love a good cardigan, I'm not a huge fan of the handkerchief hemline (the darts are in the back and around the front). It's cute, but it's a lot of material and seems to overwhelm me a bit. Plus, as the queen of cardigans, I have a few (read: eight) of these in different colors that I could substitute for it. 

5. Urban Expressions Booker Fold Over Crossbody Bag with Zip Detail ($54)



I am so picky when it comes to purses, it's not even funny. I'm pretty much a Coach girl through and through, so when I saw there was a handbag in this order, I didn't know if I would like it. 

But then it came. 

And it's a beautiful Teal Green. And it has gold hardware. And it has a beautiful lining. And it feels super luxurious. And there's an extra strap that can make it a shoulder bag OR a crossbody bag (ideal for European travel!)! 

And there really wasn't much more I could say about it after that. I had to keep checking my invoice because I couldn't believe a purse THIS nice and THIS well made would go for only $54! And what do you know? It goes perfectly with this new dress! 


So, I kept two of my five items this time! Every single time I use this service, I like it more and more! If you've been thinking about trying it, spring is a GREAT time to update your wardrobe (out with the old, in with the new!)! I would be forever grateful if you used this referral link so that we can both benefit from your awesome decision to try this service! 

2 comments:

  1. Any interest in selling the purse?!

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    1. Heather, I just love it too much to part with it! Are you a Stitch Fixer, though? You may want to email them to see if you could request it (or something like it!) in a Fix! They've shown some BEAUTIFUL bags lately!

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