January 16, 2014

My First Fix! Stitch Fix #1 Review!

Back in my pre-babies days I lived in beautifully tailored suits. I would always make sure my blouses would carry over to weekend wear! I shopped non-stop and had quite the wardrobe.

When I had Kate I learned all about the "mom-iform" and quickly adapted it during my 7 month maternity leave. But come March 2011, I was back in the suit game and felt so confident about myself! A working mom wearing amazing suits and 5 inch heels to work all while keeping a tiny human alive! I was in for a rude awakening the first time said tiny human puked all over my beloved navy suit.

By the time baby #2 came around I'd already lived in the hospital for months and hung my suits up for good. Thus ending my shopping days. Yes I'd pick up a few things here or a tee at Target but my style? It disappeared.

Now that Will is on the road to recovery I feel like I deserve a bit of me time. When Kate was going through treatment my stress resulted in insane weight loss. However, with Will, it resulted in a significant weight gain. I am so uncomfortable in my skin. About 2 months ago I started regularly working out again and am finally starting to feel a bit more confident. I've got a long way to go, and many pounds left to shed, but I felt good enough to do something for me!

I've been reading about Stitch Fix for a while and always thought it was such a wonderful concept! I told myself I would schedule my first fix if I managed to stick to my workout routine for a solid 2 months. Well, I've achieved that goal and my first fix arrived yesterday!

For those of you wondering what the hell I am talking about...let me explain! Stitch Fix is an online personally styling service for women! You fill out an extensive style survey, input your size. measurements, and price points, and a stylist sends you a fun box of five clothing/ accessory goodies! There is a $20 styling fee assessed but it is applied to anything purchases you make from your box! If you chose not to keep anything, you simply mail all of your items back with a prepaid return label, and are only assessed the $20 styling fee. But, if you keep everything, not only is the $20 styling fee credited to your purchases, you also get a 25% discount on all 5 items! Stitch Fix only charges once you "check out" and you have three days to try on your clothes and make a decision!

When you first open your box, you'll notice the easy to understand instructions on the box flap! Also included is a lovely styling guide for every piece you've been sent!  I was so thankful for my personalized note from my stylist as the pictures for each item!

Maddy Point Fit & Flare Dress $78
Confession. As soon as my fix shipped, I googled all of the items included in my box. I knew I would love this dress. And boy did I love it. Not only is it a great fit for my shape, but it is maroon. And the good Lord knows any Southern girl will jump through fire to find a great game day dress. And this precious maroon dress is not only perfect for date night but would look spectacular while tailgating and cheering my Mississippi State Bulldogs on! Also those pleats? Amazing!

Verdict: 100% keep

Ivy Tulip Print Tab Sleeve Blouse $68
When I saw the google images of this blouse I was so excited, and secretly hoping I wouldn't get it in navy or any other dark color. However, I got it in navy with taupe tulips. I love the fit and style of this shirt but I am really struggling with what I would wear it with. I tend to always wear super dark colors on bottom because I am self conscious of my hips. This top is basically the same color as all of my skinny jeans and I just don't know if it looks ok.

Side note: How awkward are my pictures? Lol!

Verdict: Undecided. If the price was a bit lower I would for sure keep it. But at nearly $70 I am very torn. Let me know your thoughts!

Addison Striped Knit Cardigan $48
This was like the dress and I knew I would be keeping this item before I even put it on my body. It is perfect for Houston. Very light weight but still cozy! I paired this with skinny jeans and a tank as well as with leggings, tank, and skinny belt. I know not everyone is team leggings as pant but this girl is. I am a HUGE leggings as pants fan and this cardi is perfect for just that! I'm sure I will wear this like once a week because I am that obsessed!

Verdict: KEEP, KEEP, KEEP!

Evann Solids Maxi Skirt $58
I really wanted to like this. And if I loved everything else in my box, I would have kept it fore the sole purpose of getting that 25% discount. But I just couldn't justify the price for a skirt that accentuated the area I am most self conscious about. My hips look gigantic in this skirt. I styled it two different ways and wasn't really feeling either.

Verdict: Returned!

Rogers Asymmetrical Zipper Jacket $78
I was so excited about this jacket! I thought it would be a perfect, stylish solution to the few chilly days we have here in Houston. But, it was a disaster. It felt very binding and kept riding up. Let's not discuss how it hits me in every single wrong spot possible. It's just awful on me.

Oh and let's ignore the fact that I did not do my hair for these pictures.

Verdict: Returned. Straight back to Stitch Fix it goes!

So there you have it - my first fix! I am for sure keeping two things but y'all help me decide on the tulip blouse please!! I have also already scheduled my second fix and cannot wait for it to get here!

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post; I have paid for my fix on my own and have not been given any type of compensation for this review. I do however receive a small referral credit if you follow my links. However, if you are not comfortable using my referral links, but still want to try Stitch Fix, just google their site and start the process!


Busted said...

(a) I vote keep the tulip top. Sometimes monochrome is cute and can be very flattering. Love that top!

(b) Are you sure on the jacket? I'm with you on the maxi (I'm personally not a fan of maxi skirts - dresses, yes, skirts, no) but I actually think the jacket looks awesome!

Busted said...

(a) I vote keep the tulip top. Sometimes monochrome is cute and can be very flattering. Love that top!

(b) Are you sure on the jacket? I'm with you on the maxi (I'm personally not a fan of maxi skirts - dresses, yes, skirts, no) but I actually think the jacket looks awesome!

Lauren said...

LOVE the maroon dress!!! Hail State!

I like the tulip shirt, and I actually think because of the print, it goes with dark pants, too. You wear shorts, don't you? (I feel like I've seen your long skinny legs in shorts before...) That top would look adorable with some shorts in the Spring.

I just ordered a Stitch Fix, too (used your referral code!!)--can't wait!!

Allison said...

Yes to the tulip top. What about a tan colored pant in the spring? regardless I think it's darling

Mateya said...

Keep the tulip's so cute!

Anonymous said...

I love that dress! The shirt would even work with cute shorts in the spring/summer. Can't go wrong with a cardigan!

I am not a fan of maxi skirts at all. The crazy pattern ones, I just want to smack people. Ha! The jacket looks like it would constantly go up. You'd constantly be adjusting it.

I am waiting until fall to do a box, since I'm pregnant. Enjoy your boxes and hide the CC bill. ;)

tehamy said...

I vote that you keep the shirt. It looks great in you and it will look good with dark skinny jeans.

Ali said...

I vote to keep the blouse. It looks really cute - very "hip mom" (if that is a look). I'm glad you posted about the dark on dark issue, because I have the same concern, but when I saw your pictures of the top I realized it isn't really an issue - it looks good I think as long as the shade isn't identical to your pants.

I'm going to give myself the same incentive for workout / diet - what a great reward!

Elle said...

Love all of these! You could totally wear nude or tan skinny jeans with the tulip top! I actually saw a friend on fb that got the same tulip top and that's what she was going to pair with it!

Unknown said...

Keep the tulip top. I love it! It is so flattering and stylish. I want it for myself. I like it way more than the cardi actually.

Unknown said...

Definitely keep the tulip top! It looks great - stylish, comfortable and so pretty. I want it for myself. And I don't think it looks bad with the dark jeans at all. It's my favorite thing out of your entire box.

Kellys Reality said...

I got so excited from lots of bloggers like you talking about it I signed up last week. I have to wait a whole month though to get mine and the suspense is killing me! I'm curious how it will turn out bc I'm so tall so we shall see. You look great fab blog :)

Meredith said...

I haven't tried Stitch Fix because like Kelly above, I'm tall and I'm sure none of it would be long enough--boo!

I agree with others, the tulip top would be adorable with shorts. Keep it!

Also, I'm new to your blog, and just wanted to give a heads up that the links in your header seem to be broken!

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