Hi Everyone! Happy HAPPY Friday!! It has been a crazy couple weeks around these parts. The company Nicole and I both work for has it's end of fiscal year June 30th so it's just been madness getting everything wrapped up and then kicking off a new fiscal year.
Madness I tell you!
But today isn't about that, today is about STITCH FIX!!!
Before we get started, here is a bit about Stitch Fix if you don't already know:
- It is a personal styling service in which you fill out a style profile, give them links to your Pinterest style board and leave notes for your stylist as regularly or irregularly as you'd like.
- Your stylist takes the time to handpick 5 items for your fix that they think you'll love. These items vary from clothes to jewelry, scarves, purses and even shoes. For my Stitch Fixes I only ask for clothes because that is the area where I lack styling ability.
- They ship you your fix, you receive it and have approximately 2 days to try everything on and decide if you love it or hate it. Then you send back what you don't want in a pre-paid envelope and keep the items you couldn't part with.
- Last little details, Stitch Fix has a $20 fee for each fix sent to you. If you purchase any items the $20 goes towards your purchase and if you purchase all five items you get 25% off! You can get a Fix as often as you want. I am signed up to receive them monthly but I can turn that off at any time, set it up to send only when I request one or I could even bump it up to every two weeks (if only Justin wouldn't have a fit over that...).
This fix was decent. At the very least it hit on the one thing I really wanted, which was a blouse to go with my burgundy tweed slacks. CHECK. At the very least, everything fit super well, I seriously contemplated keeping each item, it just didn't end up working out that way this time.
41Hawthorn - Lilou Ruffle Neck Blouse
Small - $54
This blouse is exactly what the doctor ordered. Or in my case... what I ordered! I asked my stylist to send me blouses to go with these pants, specifically, I even sent a picture of the pants! I needed neutral tops with little to no texture or color. These pants are burgundy tweed, and beautiful... but hard to style. Stitch Fix came through! This blouse is exactly the same as one I liked in my last fix but just couldn't quite justify keeping because I couldn't wear that one with these slacks.
* Excuse the picture quality, I took these with the camera timer. Like I said CRAZINESS OVER HERE LATELY. *
Alice Blue - Asilah Drape Blazer
Small - $68
So I actually liked this blazer when I pulled it out of the box. Well, I liked the idea of this blazer. It's exactly what I requested and I have this style flooding my Pinterest style board... and yet - no go.
Besides the color, which sent it packing on its own, after looking at these pictures it's really just not very flattering. Which is a bummer, because I would probably buy it in a more neutral color. Buh bye burgundy blazer.
Loveapella - Gaura Back Detail Knit Top
Small - $54
My friend Katy would tell you that something along the lines of "If it was striped, it went in her closet" should go on my tombstone. And how dare I discredit her? Into my closet it went!
And after I decided to keep it and put it in my closet, I tried it on and it got even better. First of all LOOK AT THAT BOW detail. Second of all, it's the softest most amazing cotton while still being thick enough that the white isn't see through and OH AND the stripes are actually navy blue so call me a sailor (because sailors wear navy and white, right?!).
Kut From the Kloth - Corynne Boyfriend Denim Short
Size 4 - $68
I just really don't think a dang thing about this fit of shorts is attractive on me. I'll go for a slightly shorter but mostly looser pair of shorts any day. The color was amazing, though! A dark teal; loved that. But alas, they're no good for me. And at $68 it's really hard to justify buying shorts when I have like 20 days a year I can wear them in Seattle.
Margaret M - Emer Printed Straight Leg Pant
Medium - $98
These went back for two reasons... because let's be honest - I love them... but I need to be practical sometimes. 1. I have this pair of pants from Stitch Fix in another pattern that I also love (although not as much as these) but they will NOT stay up, they slide down all day long and drive me crazy. And 2. $98 is a lot of money oh and I guess there are three reasons, 3. I switched clients and no longer have to dress business casual (jeans for-evaaa).
But check out this pattern! I wish I'd kept them now - ack.
So I'm already kicking myself over those slacks, but what do you think? Should I have kept anything I returned? What about the jacket?