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Almost 2 years ago, I tried StitchFix for the first time. I was preparing to head back to work full-time, I was nursing my baby girl full-time, and maternity clothes were all I had worn for about 8 months. (I wore maternity shirts longer than I probably should have!) I think I kept one out of the five items from that box – a pair of pants that I loved. I should probably pull the pants out soon and see if they fit still.
I’ve been wearing a lot of dresses and leggings over the past year, but when I heard StitchFix is a sponsor of this year’s Mom 2.0 conference, I really wanted to give them another chance. I’m ready to let go of the leggings – even if it’s just for the week.
If you aren’t familiar with StitchFix, it is a clothing subscription box. You can order occasionally (like me) or get the boxes monthly or even quarterly. You are assigned to a stylist, and you fill out a profile letting the stylist know your sizes, likes/dislikes and any notes you might have. You can also create a board on Pinterest with items you like around the internet – just to give the stylist more of an idea of your style.
So I let my stylist know that I was heading to Mom 2.0, I was looking for something a little dressier for the evening parties, but also I would love casual for the daytime. I actually requested no shoes (and I was sent one pair.) On my Pinterest board, I found myself pinning several shift dresses. I requested no yellow (because yellow does not really flatter me) and left it to the stylist to work her magic.
I received my box last week that was complete with 1 pair of Toms shoes, 1 off-shoulder shift dress, 2 tops and 1 pair of white jean/capris. I actually saw the items before they arrived at my house (you are notified when your box ships and I saw the items through the checkout process.) I was not excited about the dress, was upset that shoes were being sent, hated the idea of white jeans and was excited about the two tops. I had all the feelings, y’all. 😉
This is what I received, and my thoughts on how things fit:
So the first top was a scallop trim blouse, which I thought would be SO great for LA! Unfortunately, I have no pictures of this top on me because it would not fit. I don’t even know if a size larger would have fit. Maybe two sizes? This was obviously returned.
Next up? This sleeveless blue top and white skinny jean capris. I wanted to love this outfit, but the jeans were not flattering and I did not feel good in them. The top was fine, but I wasn’t sold. It was $38, and I felt like I wanted something to wow me more if I was going to spend $38 on it. So both of these items were returned.
I didn’t have high hopes for the dress. I mean, am I an off-the-shoulder kind of girl? Not really. But I tried it on anyway…and I loved it. I did buy the dress, because I think it’ll be perfect for one of the parties at Mom 2.0, as well as something I’m going to in June. (I can’t justify spending $100 on something if I only wear it once.)
Finally, the shoes. These are the TOMS Majorca Cut Out Sandals. They’re cute, and I like TOMS shoes, but I have to size up in that brand, so these were a half size too small. They were returned. (And I ordered the shoes from a site and used a coupon code, bringing the price down almost $30.)
If you purchase all five items you receive 25% off on the order. The stylist fee is $20, but if you make a purchase, you don’t pay that fee. You are sent a mailer so you can ship back any items you don’t want at no cost to you. I actually had the fee waived and a credit, so I got the dress for around $90.
And here’s the thing. I don’t think I can do StitchFix every month. I want to do it again before summer, but the clothes are more expensive than I really like. However, if you get a good stylist, you will probably try items you may not normally go for – and that’s what I’m looking for. I need to be pushed, and my stylist did that for me this time.
Have you tried StitchFix before?