I didn’t keep much of anything from my last two Stitch Fix boxes, so I went back to the basics. I was very specific in what I asked for and made sure to pin some examples on my Pinterest boards (WAHM and Fashion Cravings) to inspire my stylist to hit the mark this time for spring. Here’s my note:
I actually have some writing/blogging conferences coming up, both of which I will be speaking at, so I was hoping they’d send some things I’d be able to wear to them. ALL FINGERS WERE CROSSED!
In case you aren’t familiar with Stitch Fix, it’s an online personal shopping service for those of us who want to look and feel better in our clothes, but are clueless about how to do it on our own (and have no time to go spend a day shopping with a stylist). This is how it works:
- Sign up
- Fill out a style profile
- Schedule a shipment
- Pay $20 for a personal stylist to hand-pick items in your budget that’ll look great on you (this is credited toward your purchase, if you keep anything)
- Get 5 clothing/accessory items delivered to your home so you can try them on with other stuff you own
- Take a few days to decide what to keep and what send back in the pre-paid envelope
Totally user-friendly and worth giving a shot. I’m glad I did! This is my 11th Fix from them, and I plan to keep going.
Now let’s take a look at what Stitch Fix sent me this time. I’d LOVE to hear what you think!
Oh–and if you’re reading this to get ideas for items to add to your Stitch Fix request list, let me help you with sizing. I’m 5′ 9.5″ tall, weigh 165lbs, and wear a size 8/10. All tops in these pictures are a size Medium.
1. Loveappella Lolla 3/4 Sleeve Woven Back Knit Top $58
This fabric is softer than a unicorn kiss. I wasn’t sure this would work on me, but it’s JUST enough sass to make a simple top fun–but not too fun for Boring Kim. The floral lining gives a little ventilation without making people see my bra, and the floral pattern is perfect with jeans of any color.
Then I turn around and BOOM.
I even love it with my Kut from the Kloth Catherine Boyfriend jeans:
My only hesitation about keeping this? It’s a bit clingier than I expected it to be. Which isn’t a bad thing. But do you think it’s too clingy for me?
2. Skies Are Blue Abela Open Cardigan $48
I confess that I was able to peek to see what I was getting before it arrived, and was super excited about this cardigan. The color of it is even better than it was in the photo! “GLORIOUS MAGENTA KNIT WITH LOVE SWEATER” is what I think it needs to be renamed.
I can see myself wearing this with tanks on summer mornings or in the A/C and all spring long. The texture, the fit: everything is perfect! And did I mention the color yet? OHHHH THE COLOR!!!
3. Zad Conan Beaded Layer Necklace $34
I was so happy they sent a necklace because I need to dress up a little for the events I mentioned above, but didn’t think to ask for one. This one is perfect!
Not too fancy, not too flashy. The gold and silver and different shapes make it something I can wear with jeans or something even nicer. I like this one a lot! Sometimes I have trouble finding ones I like because I’m so fair and my glasses are so much so the necklaces take it too far, too busy. This one feels just right.
4. 41Hawthorn Breyson Split Neck Pleated Sleeveless Blouse in Yellow $54
In theory, this works. It’s color! It’s sleeveless! It’s dress up or down!
It would work so nicely with my Kendra Scott necklace and 3/4″ huggie hoop earrings (like these).
Buuuut…it doesn’t feel quite right, fit-wise, and I wish it had a lining in it so you can’t totally see right through it. So close! So very very close!
5. Daniel Rainn Salden Lattice Detail Blouse $68
Now this one is totally not something I’d choose on paper because it’s a busy print and the trim is actually open, so you can see right through it. I have a history of wearing no prints ever and shunning see-through stuff like the nun I tend to dress like.
But look how pretty it is on! I’m fine wearing a tank under this one–it feels good paired with one–and I think I could switch up the colors of the tanks I wear under it to give it a different look, depending on what I wear it with. Yay! We have an unexpected winner!
Overall, I’d have to say that this was a great fix! Everything feels like it goes together, and she answered my request really well. Now it’s time to go schedule a fix to come next month–I hope I get more color again!
If you’d like to try Stitch Fix with me, please sign up here with my referral link. This helps me earn a $20 towards my next purchase. Also, if there is something in this Fix or any others that you want to try, you can ask for it by name in your notes to the stylist (plus I have 6 tips on how to get the best possible results that you can see here before you schedule your Fix). Thanks!
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