Before I get started, I will give you a brief explanation of how the whole Stitch fix addiction gets started.
Step one: Fill out your style profile online, set your budget, sizes, color preferences, the whole nine yards. Write a note to your stylist and link up your Pinterest board so that way she has a good idea of what styles you are looking for.
Step two: Order your first “fix.” I promise you that nothing in life takes longer then receiving that first box. Oh the anticipation! You will get charged a $20.00 styling fee, but it will be credited to any purchase you make from the box. So you should always keep at least one item so that way your not throwing $20.00 away. (That could buy you 4 bottles of wine!) Now if you keep all 5 items you get 25% off of EVERYTHING. Yes, I’m totally serious, I would NEVER ever lie to you!
Step three: Try everything on! You get 3 business days to try everything on, in the comfort of you own bedroom, with clothing item’s that you already own. What ever you decide you don’t want, you just put in your pre-paid envelope and ship it right back to them. Your only charged for what you keep, and after each fix you rate each item so that way your stylist and Stitch Fix gets to know you better each time. The only thing left to do, is to order your next fix, if you choose to.* This is in no way a “subscription” service. You can do it as much or as little as you would like!
Ok so now for the fun part! Lets rip into this box together and see what we got, how does that sound?
First Item (drum roll please!!): Steven (Steve madden’s fancier shoe name) Gennna Suede Lace up flat in Mint. Size 6.5
First impression: My heart is pitter pattering, I am in LOVE. I actually asked my stylist for some lace up flats, and boy did she deliver. These suckers are so comfy and amazing I want to cry with joy! I am already imagining how wonderful my life will be now with my new best friends. I’m imagining all the fun places were going to go, trouble were going to get into, and amazing parties and super cool adult stuff that I am going to do now that I have these guys by my side. Then… I looked at the price. $119.00! And then I looked again because this could not possibly be right. At that moment, I knew that all of my dreams and aspirations were headed straight down the crapper. In my last 2 “fixes” I kept all 5 items, and I knew with this one I would have to start being a lot more selective, or else my family would be living in a 5th wheel in the Walmart parking lot. I really had to contemplate this one. I did a quick online search and I found the same shoes in different colors ( I think the mint might be exclusive to Stitch Fix) online for half the price. I knew at that moment their fate was sealed. I had to bid them farewell. (RETURNED)
Second Item: Skies are Blue Swanley knit tank in Red. Size XS
When I first pulled this shirt out of the box I was thinking, Finally! some stripes! I love the twisted back detail of the back, but when I put this top on, I was swimming in it!! Seriously, I don’t know how it can possibly be an XS because it is so incredibly ginormous. I started wondering if I could wear it as a dress, but since I’m not into showing off my lady parts, I had to flash it the peace sign and send it on its merry way.$38.00 (RETURNED)
Third Item: Loveappella Garnet knit Maxi Dress in pink. Size XSP
First impression: I HATE the Print, I feel like I would wear this to match my dog’s neck bandana when I pick her up from the groomer. Since I’m not looking to be twinsies with my dog any time soon, I knew instantly that it had to go back home to the Stitch Fix warehouse to be loved by someone else. But in true Stitch Fix fashion, I knew I had to at least try it on. The material is buttery soft, and the length is just perfect for my 5′ height. I couldn’t help but wonder that if she had sent this in a solid color I might have kept it. I think it would really be a perfect pregnant dress because it is very loose in the stomach area. I started to get scared that I accidentally marked “pregnant” on my profile, or that my stylist knows something I don’t. So I did what any normal red blooded American girl would do in my position, I downed a (three) glass(es) of wine and got naked.$74.00 (RETURNED)
Item four: Adrianna Papell Janett V-neck Dress in blue. Size 2P
First Impression: Ok, this dress is silk, and to be honest I don’t really know how I feel about silk. I think I’m scared of silk. I don’t think I have ever owned an actual clothing item made from silk in my life. Pulling this out of the box I had mixed feelings about the print. I do like the colors, but I’m not in love with the actual print itself. When I tried it on, it fit me like a glove! Oh man did this fit goooood! But since I have nothing that requires a silk dress penciled in on my calendar, I knew this one wasn’t a keeper either. Maybe if our paths crossed at a different point in my life… but right now, it just wasn’t in the cards for me and this silky dress. $104.00 (RETURNED)
Item Five: Le Lis Parsons Lace Back Tank in blue. Size XS
First Impression: I was sure hoping that this wasn’t another maternity piece. Then I started to wonder if some pregnant girl in Louisiana was missing her maternity fixin’s? As soon as I tried this shirt on, I knew it was my keeper, not just because I didn’t want to blow a Jackson (not in THAT way, you guys!) But because I actually really like this top! It has the perfect amount of flowyness to it, and has a cute lace detail in the back. I did get a picture of the back, but I learned the hard way that its really hard to photo shop out your back fat when your standing in front of a shingled house. (Note to self: next time take pictures against a white wall, and start working out again… tomorrow) So for now you guys will just have to use your imagination. $38.00 (KEPT)
Okay so that sums it up for this FIX. I’m sure your thinking that because I only kept one item, that this box was a failure. But for me, It’s a success, Because It means another month’s mortgage can be paid (sorry Walmart) and it proves to me that I DO have the ability to send clothes back. ( I also have my first TRUNK CLUB coming in 2 days! So stay tuned for that review!)
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Until we meet again!