A few months ago, I found out about StitchFix--a company that uses your style profile that you fill out (and your Pinterest style boards if you include them!) to personally pick out 5 clothing/accessory items for you and mail to your house. You get three days after receiving the box to try on the items with things you already have at home, decide if you want to keep any of them, pay for what you want, and send the rest back! It's quick, it's convenient, and you get cute clothes to try on! In the box, they send you a note from your stylist with suggestions and a picture card of each piece of clothing styled 2 different ways to give you some ideas. There is a $20 styling fee to get a box sent to you, but you can use that $20 toward purchasing an item in your box. If you decide to keep everything in the box, you get a 25% discount!
So, do you want to see what I got in my first box?!
NUMBER 1 & 2:
1. 41Hawthorn Filbert 3/4 Sleeve Popover Blouse - $58 (couldn't find online)
I loved the fit of this! It's light and airy, and has the perfect neckline. I like the gather of the sleeves; I've never seen anything like it before. It looks great with long necklaces and is great for work, casual, or dress up outfits. KEEP
2. Burgundy Mavi Freida Corduroy - $58 ($98 online elseware)
I asked for some colorful pants I could wear for work. I've never liked corduroys before, but I think it was just because I've only worn cheap ones. These were fun, comfy, and didn't wrinkle like others I've tried. I didn't love the color, but I did feel like I had quite a few tops I could wear with it. And they looked great with a pair of heels! KEEP (unfortunately, I found out after keeping them that they are a dog hair magnet! Gipper was all over my pants today. haha)
3. Kensie Rebekah Contrast Detail Blazer - $88 ($89 online elseware)
I've posted a few blazer outfits on my style board on Pinterest, and my stylist tried to find me one to compliment me. I was excited to try it on, but I had a very difficult time finding clothes I already owned that worked with it. It was probably the longest outfit attempt from all my StitchFix pictures. I was a little confused by the sleeves. I rolled them even though they had no cuff. They were too long for 3/4 sleeves and too short for full length sleeves. It was also a little too baggy for me, I felt like I looked like a shapeless form. I would have liked something a little more fitted. RETURN
4. Teal Green 41Hawthorn Linda Cross Front Knit Top - $58 (couldn't find online)
I loved the color of this top, and the fabric is sooooo soft! The fabric was a tad clingy, so I have to wear the right kind of pants that hold in my stomach. ;) I found the folds of the fabric to be unique and flattering to my shape. KEEP
5. Ezra Malley Scoop Neck Pleated Fit & Flare Dress - $64 (couldn't find online)
This was a cute, modest dress. I liked the higher neckline and that it was long enough to wear without leggings. The navy color was easy to wear with bright necklaces, belts, and shoes for extra styling. It was a little snug, but the right underclothes smoothed it out nicely. (Another benefit of trying on these clothes at home is being able to find the right kind of bra to wear with it!) I decided not to keep this one, only because it was a similar style to an orange, Anthropologie dress I have that is also higher quality and made to last. RETURN
Overall, it was a great experience, and I will definitely be doing it again. There is an option to get a box automatically sent every month, but I think I will be more on a 2-3 month rotation so I can save up my clothes and spending budget to be able to keep some items if I want to. Hopefully, little by little, I'll be able to transform my closet with cute, stylish, high-quality clothes that will last. (Which is definitely not the junior's department kind of clothes I buy now!)