So, this arrived yesterday.
[remember about a month ago when I first introduced y'all to Stitch Fix? I signed up, ordered a fix, tried on all the clothes in the context of my own closet (styled the pieces with my own wardrobe) and enjoyed the fun & convenience of shopping at home - with items all picked out by a professional stylist just for me? yes, that's stitch fix. and yes, I went back for more!]
That last time I learned a thing or two. I learned that the stylists really do listen and I learned to take all the space I needed to tell them all about me and what I was looking for. For this particular styling session, I had a few specific requests:
1. Stripes! I am a stripes girl (along with bold, graphic prints like ikat and polka dots), so don’t send me any florals.
2. Dresses. I like the flexibility of styling a dress up or down depending on what I’m doing that day. Dresses are like crock pot meals for me – grab one article of clothing and that’s my outfit for the day! (also, it’s hot as hades in Tennessee in July. a little breeze is nice!)
3. Something to transition into cooler weather. As hard as it is to believe now, cooler weather is coming. I was thinking ahead since I have a pretty solid summer wardrobe, I wanted them to send me something that could be worn on lower-temp days now, and that I could enjoy through fall and winter as well.
So, those were my demands. (okay, not demands. but it’s fun to tell somebody exactly what you want and see what they come up with, eh?)
Care to see what came in the box this time?
Item #1: Okay, so this was the one that caught me the most off guard. I hadn’t asked for anything coral, and I’m not generally a linen and scallops girl. It also took me, by far, the most time to style and figure out how to wear. BUT… I actually really liked it! It stretched me a lot, but it feels very adult and grown up, but not in a fancy lady kind of way.
(It also didn’t hurt that I happened to have the perfect matching pair of wedges to go with it!)
Item #2: Next is this pretty red & white striped tunic tee. I asked for stripes and they nailed it – it’s one of those shirts that’s loose where it needs to be, but fits in all the right places so I don’t look like I’m a crazy cape lady. I dressed it up and down with sloppy jeans, cropped khakis, and minnie pants, and for the price ($58), I know I’ll get a ton of wear out of it through the summer and into the fall.
Yes, things got a little hectic during the striped tunic trying on/shooting. Just roll with it, right? (I actually noticed her later trying to take self portraits in the mirror with my phone. Oy.)
Also, I actually wore it on my blind date with Amanda last night in Nashville – paired it with cute navy shorts, tan/navy flats, and a red wicker clutch and I really liked it!
Okay, so item #3 was this super interesting pastel cotton tunic. I think I could really like it (I want to add more interesting, less expected pieces to my wardrobe), but I didn’t have much to style it with, so I decided to pass on this one. Still, really cool!
Also, the price tag says $143, but this item actually came in a pretty little box as a “set”. It looks like Benefit and Stitch Fix teamed up to coordinate cosmetics with clothing and the lip gloss/tunic bundle was just $69. A really cool idea!
Item #4: a 3/4 sleeve cotton sweater by Sanctuary. So yes, they nailed my “stripes” and “fall transition” requests with this one. Also, it’s not another navy/white striped sweater. The teal was a refreshing change – yay, this!
Evidently I’m expecting it to be a rainy fall. I couldn’t find my brown boots right away, so wellies it was! Always be prepared, right?
Okay, the fifth and final item: I think this is my favorite. It was the first thing I grabbed to try. (Funny: this dress was also in Keight’s fix a week or two ago and I coveted it then – even considered requesting it! (not sure if you can do that…) So yes, you can imagine my excitement when I actually saw it sitting there all pretty and turquoise in my box!)
I seriously love the color of this dress. I don’t do a lot of jackets-as-clothing (as opposed to outerwear) because they overwhelm me, but I know I can rock this with a cardigan into the cooler weather with no problem. (and yes, that is a giant striped bag I’m holding. They show it in their style suggestions with a striped handbag and this was the best I could do!)
So, that’s my fix. I am keeping at least the green dress, the striped sweater and the tunic. And goodness knows I want that coral top – especially after Ryan went on about how cute I was in it! And, then there’s the thing about getting 25% off if I buy everything in the box… oh my, decisions…
While I think, would you like to know more about StitchFix? Want to get your own personal stylist to send you pretty things to try? Here’s the skinny:
1. Sign up. You give a bit of information, are put on a waiting list, then notified in a few days that you’re good to go! (I think I waited only a day or two).
2. Once you’re in, you get to answer all the fun questions and tell them what you love/hate. This part is really fun. And please, use what I wrote today and last month to guide you on what to ask for and how to be specific. My second fix was waaaay better than my first, so learn from my experience!
(Here’s a screenshot of what some of the questions are like. Fun!)
3. Schedule your fix. It’s not a membership or anything, so you can schedule a fix for next week, then schedule another one in the fall or next year or never. It’s a fix-to-fix relationship.
4. What does it cost? Shipping is free both ways, but you do have to give your credit card because it costs $20 to be “styled”. This $20 will count as credit toward anything in your Fix that you decide to keep. But, if you don’t keep anything, you lose the $20. Still, a fun experience and you could make it into a fun thing with a girlfriend or a date night with your hubby!
So, that’s Stitch Fix! And if you tell your friends about it, you get $25 credit for each person that schedules a fix with your referral code – so, yay!
Happy Tuesday, y’all!
(But seriously, it feels waaay later in the week than just Tuesday, no?)