Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Wednesday Reviews: Stitchfix

Hi everyone!  Congratulations on making it halfway through the work week.  I hope you've been having a great week and are enjoying this beautiful weather!

To start off, I'd like to say a huge THANK YOU to a local runner/blogger Steff from Run Steff Run for featuring me on her blog today!  She started the Pittsburgh Running Bloggers group that I'm a member of, and I'm in love with her blog.  If you're interested in seeing it, check it out here!  Tell Steff I said hi!


This week I have a really fun review to share- a service called Stitch fix (referral link).  If you've never heard of the service, here's a quick summary I got from their website:
Stitch Fix is the first fashion retailer to blend expert styling, proprietary technology and unique product to deliver a shopping experience that is truly personalized for you. Simply fill out the Stitch Fix Style Profile and our personal stylists will handpick a selection of five clothing items and accessories unique to your taste, budget and lifestyle. You can buy what you like and return the rest!
I've received a few fixes in the past, and I've always kept at least one item.  It's always so fun to get a package and find out what was picked out for you!  Sometimes I'll find things I would never pick out for myself, but once I try it on I fall in love.

This month was no exception.  I found a few items that I love (and a few that I definitely don't!) The fix costs $20 for a styling fee, which gets applied towards any items you keep.  If you keep all 5 items, you save 25% on everything!

Let's get into what I got this month.  (Each item comes with a style card, which I'll include with each item.  I also tried to style each piece according to the card..as close as I could get!)

Mystree Crosby Striped Dress (size S) - $78

Mystree Stitchfix

I asked for a striped dress and they complied with this one.  Unfortunately, I was thinking something closer to this so I was a bit disappointed.  This dress didn't really work for me, and felt pretty cheap considering it was $78!
I kept the styling simple with some black flats and a little gold clutch.  It is a cute dress, just not for me.

Papermoon Polina Knit Top (size XS) - $38

Papermoon stitchfix
Now this is much more my style!  The shirt is so comfortable and casual, just the way I like it.  I could see myself wearing this all the time.  In fact, I wore it to work yesterday!
Here I wore it with some boyfriend jeans and a small cross body purse (my favorite bag!)

19 Cooper Cathleen Split-Neck Tulip-Sleeve Blouse (size XS) - $48

stitch fix 19 cooper

I'm still undecided on this shirt.  The color is absolutely beautiful and one of my favorite shades to wear.  Unfortunately, it's a material that wrinkles a lot, and I'm not a fan of the sleeve design (there's a stitch in the middle of the sleeve...).  I think it makes it look a bit cheap.  What do you think?
This is how I would wear the blouse for work- paired with a simple black lace skirt and nude flats.  I might even add a fun necklace.

41Hawthorn Beatrice Exposed Zipper Dolman Top (size XS) - $58

41Hawthorn Stitchfix

I really loved this shirt at first, and immediately put it in my "definitely purchase" pile.  When I tried it on to wear the next day, though, I changed my mind.  I don't think it looks very flattering on, and for $58 I want to LOVE a shirt.  Sadly, I think this one is going back as well.
It's hard to see in this picture, but I paired the black dolman top with super dark blue skinnies, some black flip flops and a bright blue purse.  I think this would be a cute and comfortable traveling outfit!

Gilli Nima Houndstooth Print Swing Skirt (size S) - $54

stitchfix gilli

This skirt was another definite NO for me.  The pattern, the style, the fabric..everything just didn't work for me!  I do like a houndstooth pattern, but I didn't like how there was a mix of two different sizes.  If they just picked one size I would have liked it more.  I tried it on just to give it a fair chance, but that sealed its fate and it's going back.
I wore a bright blue v-neck and some nude flats.  Still not really liking the skirt, and neither did Dan.  When he took this picture, he said "You're not keeping that, are you?"  Bye, bye houndstooth.


I still really like Stitch Fix, even though I didn't get lucky this time around.  It's still really fun to see what five pieces were chosen for you. 

If you're interested in trying out Stitch Fix, I would appreciate if you use my referral code!
(P.S. Thank you so much to Dan for taking these pictures!  I took some with my phone and they looked horrible, so you can thank him for the higher-quality.  He's a fantastic photographer and made me look slightly less awkward than usual!)

What do you think I should keep?  What are your favorite pieces?


7 comments:

  1. Ok - I love all the striped stuff. That's for sure. The blue blouse? I like the color - a LOT, however I can tell from the photo it's a wrinkle magnet and I'm not sure I love the sleeves... I'm like you, I want to LOVE something. The black shirt would be a no for me.. I just do not like that cut. And that houndstooth is wild... that would get a no from me too.

    Stitch fix sounds like fun! I'll have to look into it!

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    1. I love your mini reviews! Completely agree with everything you said. You really should try it! I have a lot of fun doing it and even if I hate everything I just lose $20..so not a huge risk. Let me know if you end up trying it!

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  2. Super cute! SF is so stripey lately :)

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    1. Hey Monica! Thanks for stopping by. They seriously are super into stripes...every fix I've seen this month has had some kind of stripe!

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  3. What a neat idea. I agree with your choices. The striped shirt looks great on you.

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  4. The stripe top is my favorite, and I love the way you wore it. I could see it being really cute with a pencil skirt for work too. The blue top would be a no for me given the wrinkles. I live dolman tops, but it's hard to see what it looks like. But I'm with you that if I don't totally love something, I don't keep it.

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    1. Thanks Jennifer! I'll definitely have to try it with a skirt. It definitely could be cute! Hopefully it's not too casual for that. I tried my best to get a clear pic of the dolman but it just wasn't working. I have a really short torso, so it was bunching around my hips and made me look wider than I am, so it wasn't working! Maybe it would have worked for you :)

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