October’s Stitch Fix brought bold colors and textures. When I first opened the box I was a little surprised at the combination because I’m used to my boxes being primarily composed of neutrals. The first thing I do is pull out the style card and look at what I’ve been sent. I usually don’t read the message from my stylist until the end, after I’ve already tried on all of the options, because I like to come to my own conclusions about what I want. In this case waiting was a fun surprise because my stylist had me nailed perfectly! She said “I found you love romantic and preppy styles with casual chic details and pops of color!” Um, have truer words ever been spoken? Thank you for listening Rachel, I loved my box this month! P.s. Stitch Fix if you are listening, give me Rachel again please!
If you are wondering what Stitch Fix is all about and how my stylist knew so much about me, read below:
What is it:
Stitch Fix is a monthly (or semi-regularly, it’s up to you) personal stylist service. The most popular option is a monthly home delivery of 5 items, clothing and accessories, to your door, picked by your stylist. The monthly stylist fee is $20 (yep, that’s it!) and if you choose to keep any of the items, that $20 goes toward your purchase. Once your Fix arrives, you get 3 business days to decide which items to keep, and which, if any, you want to send back. If you need to send items back, they provide you with a prepaid package that can be placed in your mailbox so you literally have to do nothing. To purchase the clothing/accessories you want to keep, you log into your online account, and select the ones you’re keeping and checkout. That’s it!
If you are someone who hates shopping, but doesn’t mind someone shopping for you, this is perfect. If you are someone who needs to be shopped for – then you need this service. If you’re intrigued and you want to step out of your comfort zone and let someone else give you suggestions based on information you’ve given them about what you like, this is what this service is all about!
How to sign up:
Your Stitch Fix stylists will need to get to know you, so you begin by creating an account and taking a personal style quiz and filling out your style profile. This is kind of fun and gives you quite a bit of say in what shows up at your door each month. **You will select your desired price ranges during this part as well. All of your answers and preferences can be changed at any time.
You should also start a Pinterest Stitch Fix board for your stylists to see what your personal style is all about. Be specific and detailed with what you post on there, that will help guide them. There’s a spot in your style profile to paste the link to your Pinterest board.
You can leave the stylists additional messages if you are looking for something specific to arrive in your box – for example, if you have a wedding to go to, or will be going on vacation, job interviews, etc. Your stylists will send you options for these events. You can request to NOT receive specific items in your boxes (I just requested to no longer receive jewelry). I asked not to receive faux fur, pleather, or wool…
You’ll select when you’d like your box delivered each month (or how often), and it’ll arrive on your doorstep 🙂 You’ll get an email a week or two before, asking if you have any last minute requests for your stylist, and another email when your box has shipped. Once it arrives, you’ll have 3 business days to decide on which items you’ll keep or send back.
Are you sold yet? Let me refer you!
Go here to sign up: Stitch Fix!
For those of you who have used my referral link, THANK YOU! Don’t forget to encourage your friends to use yours now that you’ve signed up!
October 2015 Fix:
**Fair warning, please excuse the photos, the room I took them in is the brightest in the house but it’s also under construction at the moment so it’s a bit of a mess. Maybe I’ll have it fixed up by next month…… maybe not.,,,,
Just Black Dean Skinny Jean: Kept
Rachel sent me these black ankle length skinny jeans from JUST BLACK. I really loved the distressed skinny jeans that were sent to me last month from this brand so I had a feeling I might like these too. They aren’t denim, they are super soft, and stretchy, which makes them really comfortable! They fit great, just like my other pair. Somehow, I don’t actually have a black pair of ankle length skinnies that I can wear to work, so these were a great choice. They are a size too big for me, a bit bunchy in the knees, which you can see in the pics, but I’m thinking they’ll shrink up because they are made of a bunch of materials (lyocell/cotton/rayon/polyester/spandex). I decided to keep them despite being a little bit big because, let’s get real here, it’s winter and there are parts of me that grow a little during this season 😉 I could do without the zipper detail on the ankles, but they are subtle enough I can deal.
*Update: I washed and dried these and they did shrink, they fit perfectly!
Pixley Stimson Button Down Top: Returned
I liked this plaid top and it was comfy! I thought the colors were cool too. If I could change something about it I would get rid of the polka dot detail on the collar (there’s some hiding in the wrist cuffs too), I just don’t like it. I kind of wish it was a bit longer in the back too. Ultimately, I have a bunch of plaid, so I was conflicted about this, and because I wasn’t completely in love I decided to send it back. I paired it with the black skinny jeans I did keep, the outfit was perfect even though not really my style 😉
Crescent Weaver Lace Overlay Top: Kept
It’s very pretty and feminine while also being loose and comfy. The lace is on the back too. The color works for all seasons so this is definitely a keeper for work. I paired it with the black skinnies Rachel sent me and wedges and a high-waisted skirt and both looked great. It is a little short when I lift my arms, which isn’t a problem with the skirt but I would wear a cami under it with pants.
RD Style Seth Slub Knit V-Neck Sweater: Returned
This sweater was soft and silky. It is thin though and would need a cami under it. I liked it, and considered keeping it, but I do have one kind of like it, so I decided to send it back.
London Times Cassia Dress: Kept
When I first opened my box this month the first thing I noticed was the pattern on this dress. It reminded me of the Le Lis Merryn dress from my July Fix, at first glance I thought it was the exact same dress (the material is the same even though the pattern is different). I was actually pleasantly surprised that this dress not only wasn’t the same but that I like it even more! The material is kind of thick but has give and is very forgiving. It is form-fitting, and despite being knee-length and having a curtain-esque pattern, it is a little sexy. Yes, I just said that. It still works for work because I can wear a white lab coat and that hides the curves that this dress politely accentuates. Other options for work would be a boyfriend cardigan or like I styled it in the photo above, with leggings and boots.
After being upset about my fix last month and how little attention my stylist paid to my own personal style and Pinterest/Blog posts, I was worried this fix might end up the same way. Fortunately, I was pleasantly surprised, and liked everything in my box this time around! After going back and reading the message Rachel left for me I smiled, she correctly predicted the three items that I decided to keep!
Thank you to those who have used my referral already!
Thank you for stopping by! Until next time,