August 2015 Stitch Fix Review

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I took a little break from Stitch Fix due to our recent move, but my latest one just arrived! I wouldn’t say this one was love at first sight, but after trying on each item and looking to pieces I already own to figure out wearability, I think it’s a pretty good fix. I’ve also started looking for part-time work, so I’ve been keeping that in mind when looking at clothes – would this be something appropriate for an office setting? Most of these could be worn to work.

Pixley – Ivy Petal Print Blouse $58

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Fun2Fun – Janina Split Neck Tulip Sleeve Blouse $44

 

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Laila Jayde – Keene Knit Top $48

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Renee C – Porsha Swing Dress $44

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Octavia – Henry Birds on Branch Infinity Scarf $28

 

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So here are my thoughts: I LOVE the scarf, it’s so soft and the color is one of my favorites! The bird print is really cute too.

The swing dress is SO comfortable, it literally barely feels like clothes, but it’s also very thin. I will probably wear it around the house, or as a swim cover-up. I also tried it on with a longer vest, from a previous fix, which looked good too.

The Laila Jayde top looks better in person, and the hubby liked it.

I like the sleeve and hem details on the Fun2Fun red top, and it can be worn on date night or tucked into work pants or a pencil skirt.

Lastly, the Pixley Ivy top wasn’t my favorite when I first saw it, but once I paired it with dark jeans and fun sneakers I liked it a lot more. I think it would also be great for the office.

Cost – after the 25% discount (for keeping all 5 items) they average out to $29.30 per piece. Genniva, my stylist for all 7 fixes, has continued to take my Pinterest board into account when choosing my items and I’ve been so happy with her choices for me!

I’ve been seeing more ladies trying Stitch Fix lately, what are your thoughts? Would you like a personal stylist to help build your wardrobe?  

June 2015 Stitch Fix Review

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Another month has come and gone, now it is Stitch Fix time again! I dare say this one could be the best yet. Almost all of the pieces are casual enough to wear out and about, but could also transition to work if/when I return to working full-time.

My request this time around was for more color and pattern, as I’ve come to realize most of my clothes are solids and stripes. I also mentioned wanting a denim jacket or vest. After opening the note from my stylist, Genniva, I knew right away that she listened to my previous feedback:

“Hey Heidi! I can’t believe I haven’t sent you any fun prints, yet! I’m going all prints today!”

I’m definitely pleased that I’ve been able to keep Genniva since my very first Fix, although if she keeps up the good work I’ll be in trouble! OK, here we go…

Sweet Rain – Hampton Split Neck Blouse $44

(This top has little abstract triangle shapes all over!)

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Just USA  – Anjuli Dark Wash Denim Jacket $58

(Jacket has a small amount of distressed detail)

Gilli – Alina Maxi Skirt $58

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(Same jacket)

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Pixley – Nelda Halter Blouse $44

(Sorry no picture w/o jacket – need proper undergarment!)

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(I can already see this jacket getting TONS of use)

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Skies are Blue – McFarlen Spaghetti Strap Blouse $38

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Verdict: Yikes! Kept it all – AGAIN! I can’t help it, Genniva is nailing it. I’m so happy she listened to my request for fun colorful prints and a versatile denim jacket. Now for the breakdown: after the 25% discount (for keeping all 5 items) each item averages out to $32.30.

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May 2015 Stitch Fix Review

It’s that time again – the little box of surprises was waiting at my front door when I came home earlier today! If you’re not sure what Stitch Fix is, please check out my prior posts and reviews. If you’re ready to give yourself the gift of a personal stylist, make my day by using my referral link! 🙂 I feel goofy every time I post my own picture, but I want you to see a real person wearing each item. Ok – here comes the review:

Loveappella – Lyndrel Knit Top $48

(This t-shirt is SO soft!)

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Bay to Baubles – Selana Gem & Crystal Necklace $34

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Papermoon – Rosen Sheer Detail Blouse $44

(These pictures don’t do this top justice, very feminine and the top sheer part has tiny white polka dots)

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Liverpool – Mira Skinny Pant $68

(These are like a stretch legging with back pockets, but no front button or zip)

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Pixley – Kathy Striped Fit & Flare Dress $68

(I feel like this dress can be dressed up or down for lots of use)

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I need one of those stretchy thick belts for this!

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Vest from previous fix

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Verdict: I kept it all – again! My stylist, Genniva, is getting too good! Certain things, like the necklace, I never would have chosen for myself, but I always think other people look great wearing similar ones! Now I have my own to play with. I had pinned the t-shirt on Pinterest, so getting that was a plus. And of course, who can’t use a stretchy pair of black pants for all seasons!? Since I kept the whole box, after the 25% discount, each item averages out to $36.30. Not too shabby!

Have you tried Stitch Fix yet? Do you think this box was a keeper?

April 2015 Stitch Fix Review

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It’s Stitch Fix day again! I was really looking forward to this month’s Fix because I had some referral credit on my account, and I also asked for a few specific items this time. Let me tell you – I was not disappointed! I think four is my new lucky number, as this is my 4th Fix. My fabulous stylist, Genniva, totally paid attention to my Pinterest board and delivered my best Fix yet.

I mixed and matched my items, so each picture will show more than one piece:

Market & Spruce – Corinna Striped Dolman Top $48

Romolo – Genevieve Stacked Chevron Pendant Necklace $28

Street Level – Demi Fold Over Vegan Leather Crossbody Bag $48

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Skies are Blue – Samira Cargo Vest $68

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Gilli – Tom Maxi Dress $74

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Verdict: I KEPT IT ALL! I never thought I’d ever keep an entire Fix box, but this was just what I wanted. I’ve pinned a ton of cargo vests on Pinterest and this one is awesome: it can be cinched in and even has a hood! I will totally wear it instead of a jacket with just about any outfit.

The purse is one of my favorite colors and similar in style to the brown one I currently use. It will be an easy transition into a more fun spring/summer color bag.

I actually requested the striped shirt; I had it pinned in two different (darker) colors, but this one will be great for spring and cooler summer days. It’s soft and comfy.

I also asked for a (small scale) statement necklace. Normally I don’t wear gold, but I like the chevron style and simplicity of this necklace. I think I can wear it with just about any top.

Now for the best part: all 5 pieces only cost $154.50 (averaging $30.90 per piece)! I had $50 in referral credits (thank you to my 2 fabulous friends who decided to try Stitch Fix from my referral link) and I also received 25% off because I kept all 5 items.

(In case anyone noticed, I’m also wearing new earrings from Nickel & Suede in Scuba Blue – they are truly weightless!)

Have you tried Stitch Fix yet? Do you think this box was a keeper? 

Next Stitch Fix – due 3/25

My next (3rd) Stitch Fix delivery is just around the corner! Once it arrives on my front step, I will post a full review with pictures and info on each of the 5 items.

I want to take a few minutes now to clarify a few things about Stitch Fix, for those of you who may be “on the fence” about signing up. I’m not posting this to be pushy, I just really enjoy the service!

1. Stitch Fix does NOT require automatic delivery. You can choose a shipment every few months, or if you have a special occasion coming up, or you can opt for monthly delivery if you truly love it.

2. You can fill out your style profile WITHOUT being obligated to place an order. Completing the profile actually helped me focus on what I was looking for, and also showed me what I didn’t like (in case you aren’t sure what your style is).

3. If you decide to order, you’re only risking the $20 styling fee. The shipping both ways is free. If you decide to keep any of your 5 items, that $20 styling fee will be deducted from your invoice. I don’t know about you, but I’d probably end up spending $20 on gas and useless junk if I tried shopping at the mall.

Now, having said all that, if you DO want to try Stitch Fix I’d highly recommend creating a Pinterest board with a title like Stitch Fix Style Inspiration. There is a place on the style profile to add your Pinterest link – this allows your stylist to get a better sense of the trends you love. This will make a huge difference! The style profile is a great tool, but adding your Pinterest will show your stylist exactly what you like. If you do this, be specific in the comment area under the picture you’re pinning. I once pinned an outfit for the shirt, but did not like the excessively ripped jeans, so I made sure I wrote something like “cute shirt, don’t like the distressed jeans” – that way my stylist won’t think I like that denim trend. Seems obvious, but the details are helpful.

I did not have my Pinterest linked for my first “fix” and after linking it (before I received my 2nd) I could see a big difference; the items I received in my 2nd batch were much more “me”. At first I was skeptical whether or not they actually look, but the personalized stylist note referred to one of my favorite colors, so I know she looked at my Pinterest.

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I hope this post is helpful. Have you scheduled your Fix yet?