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Stitch Fix Review-July 2018

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Stitch Fix Review-July 2018

It’s a great feeling to come home and see your new Stitch Fix box sitting on the porch.  Especially when you forgot it was coming.  Bonus!! This is my fourth installment of five wardrobe items, specifically  chosen just for me and delivered to my door.  Let’s see what I got.

stitch fix box front porch

If you are new to the Mayhem (first of all, welcome) here are some links to my earlier posts about Stitch Fix June Fix Review  and May Fix Review .  My daughter also loves this service, you can read about her experience here Stitch Fix Teen Edition

What’s the deal with this Stitch Fix thing you keep rambling on about?

If you have no idea what I am talking about,  Stitch Fix is a subscription styling service, that, for a reasonable fee, sends you items based on a profile you create.  Purchase an item and the styling fee ($20) is credited towards your balance. You can  get a $25 credit if you use a referral link when you set up your profile.  If you are interested, just follow the link below and fill out your profile.  When you are ready to order your first Fix, you will have a $25 credit waiting for you on your account.

Stitch Fix Referral Link for $25 credit

Since my Fixes have been so on point, I requested more of the same.  Unfortunately, I don’t think I was truly in the mood for “the same” when I opened this box.  On first glance, I saw a sweater, some tops and a dress.  My immediate impression was that I  loved the dress, disliked the sweater and was unmoved by the tops.

The first piece was this really comfy knit top. It fit really well, often these kinds of cross-front tops need to be pinned, but this was perfect.  The fabric was light and stretchy, and it was super comfortable.  The price was a little high for what it was, but it’s a great piece.

Stitch Fix Review knit top

Stitch Fix Review aussiedoodle

Not a great photo of the top, but isn’t Odin the cutest?

Next was this striped skirt. Even though I have fairly narrow hips, the white vertical stripe managed to find it’s way to the widest part of my body.  It’s a nice skirt, light weight, fully lined; but, it is the rare body type that can pull off bold horizontal stripes. I know that vertical side stripe is designed to minimize the width, but it is not fooling anyone.

Stitch Fix blue white stripe skirt

Stitch Fix navy blue white skirt

I love sweaters, even in the summer.  The day I opened this box it was 95 degrees out with 10,000% humidity, probably not the best day to judge a sweater.  So this sweater started out in a hole, the color did not help it at all, and it totally gave off a dowdy vibe. Strike Three.

Stitch Fix gray cardigan

Stitch Fix Cardigan and Corgi

The cardigan is not awesome, but Winston the Corgi has awesome on lock down!

The one piece in the box I was sure I would not like turned out to be the one piece I actually loved.  This top looked gigantic when I held it up, but when I put it on I was pleasantly surprised.  The only issue I had with it was the length in the back, it gave it an art smock feel that I did not think would work well in the office.

Stitch Fix white blouse

Stitch Fix white blouse

I saved the dress for last because just coming out of the box this thing made my heart sing.  It’s a gorgeous navy blue, stretchy fabric, v-neckline (my personal fave) and be still my heart, POCKETS!  I was smitten.

Stitch Fix Navy Dress

Stitch Fix Review Navy Blue Dress

Unfortunately that style came at the cost of breathing.  You see this dress hit me in the widest part of my rib cage, and even though it was stretchy, there was not enough give to make comfortable breathing possible.  Also, because it has a full skirt and is high-waisted, if you could see me from the side it has a tenting effect that makes me look like I am trying to hide a pregnancy.  Heartbreaking.

So the big question, how much, right? It’s actually the lowest price Fix yet.  With the buy it all discount, and my Style Pass (more about that in a future post, it is tres exciting) my total would be $122.00

Stitch Fix Review invoice

The Final Verdict….

But alas, I just really wasn’t into any of these items.  I went back and forth trying to convince myself to keep the white blouse and the navy top, but in the end I realized I have a lot of white tops, and this one was not really office appropriate.  The blue top was lovely, but it would have had to get in line because I have several navy blue tops as well.

This is my first time striking out completely, but I’m pretty sure it happens to everyone.  I am actually proud of myself that I resisted the urge to hang on to items I probably wouldn’t have worn much.  Can’t wait to get my Fix on next month.

 

 

 

 

 

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STITCH FIX-Teen Edition Take 2

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STITCH FIX-Teen Edition Take 2

Since the inaugural mother-daughter Stitch Fix experiment went so swimmingly, we decided to try it again.  For the second time, Piper’s stylist did a great job.  It was one of those fixes where you start rationalizing keeping it all as soon as you open the box.  But, with a budget of $100 decisions will have to be made.

What’s this Stitch Fix thing you keep rambling on about?

If you have no idea what I am talking about,  Stitch Fix is a subscription styling service, that, for a reasonable fee, sends you items based on a profile you create.  Purchase an item and the styling fee ($20) is credited towards your balance. You can  get a $25 credit if you use a referral link when you set up your profile.  If you are interested, just follow the link below and fill out your profile.  When you are ready to order your first Fix, you will have a $25 credit waiting for you on your account.

Stitch Fix Referral Link for $25 credit

Let’s take a look at what she got this month.  First, out of the box was this adorable outfit. The Ishya Halter Blouse by Collective Concepts and the Cathleen Crochet Short by La Class. This top is fully lined and the neckline is adjustable with a tie in the back. The shorts have a flat, elastic waistband, stretchy fabric and the scallop hem that is so popular this year.

stitch fix teen halter top

Here’s a close up of the shorts, since the previous pic does not do their cuteness justice.

stitch fix teen lace shorts

Next, was this Liverpool Denim Cross Front Frayed Hem Shirt.  Good news, bad news situation here.  Good news, it’s Liverpool so the quality and style are amazing.  Bad news, the price will make you weep.  Piper loved this shirt from the moment she laid eyes on it, so this will make the final decision tough.

stitch fix liverpool denim shirt

Then there was this Paloma Emboidered Trim Skirt by 41 Hawthorn.  Piper told her stylist she wanted to upgrade her clothes to look a little more put together, this skirt certainly fits that bill.  The fabric is amazing, you would not believe how stretchy and wrinkle resistant it is.  While the skirt is fantastic, it’s not really something she has much cause to wear; and it’s pricey so I’m pretty sure it’s not staying.

stitch fix teen skirt

Finally, these little gems.  The Gorjana Power Gemstone Studs.  So cute, but probably are not in the budget so let’s not get attached to them either.

stitch fix teen blue agate earrings

So what’s the damage? Let’s find out.

stitch fix invoiceI gave her a budget of $100, anything over that she is going to have to earn and/or pay for herself.  She loved the denim shirt, lace shorts and printed top.  She liked the skirt and earrings, but choices have to be made.

Without the discount the three items she wanted were $166. With the discount, $124.  Then deduct the styling fee and you are at either $146 or $104.  With the “buy it all” discount she was really close to budget. Time to make a deal with Mom.

Here’s what happened. First, we listed the skirt and earrings on Facebook trying to sell it on the Stitch Fix forum, no luck.  In the meantime, I tried on the skirt and realized it would work in my wardrobe really well.  Ultimately I bought the skirt, and she agreed to work off the $28 for the earrings, everyone was happy and peace was restored to the kingdom.

So, Teen Fix #2 = success.  If you have a teenage daughter (or son, they do have Fixes for guys) I highly recommend giving Stitch Fix a try, it would make a great back to school gift and possibly spare you the agony of standing outside a dressing room for hours on end at your local Target.

Want to try Stitch Fix?  Here’s how to get a $25 credit on your first Fix, seriously $25, no joke.

If you want to try Stitch Fix, PLEASE use a referral code when you set up your profile. (don’t be a chump like me)  You’ll get a $25 credit towards your first Fix.  You don’t have to use my link, but please use someone’s.  However, if you would like to use mine, I would be thrilled.

Here’s the link Stitch Fix Referral Link for $25 credit

You don’t have to order your first Fix right away. You can set up your profile and let them know your preferences and budget.  When you are ready, you’ll schedule your first Fix.  You will also be given your own referral code that you can give to your friends and get a $25 on your account, so please share the love.

stitch fix share the love

Stitch Fix Review- May 2018

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Stitch Fix Review- May 2018

I have been told that like fine wine, your Stitch Fix experience is enhanced by age.  I can confirm this to be true.  This was my third Fix and this time, I actually paid attention to the email they send while they are putting together your Fix soliciting input, and gave the stylist some suggestions as to what I would like to see.  I told her no pants, only skirts or dresses, light weight sweaters or tops, please.  Here is what I got.

Before I get ahead of myself if you don’t know, Stitch Fix is a subscription styling service, that, for a reasonable fee, sends you items based on a profile you create.  If you choose to purchase an item, the styling fee ($20) is credited towards your balance. You can also get a $25 credit if you use someone’s referral link when you first set up your account.  Here is my link if you have any interest in trying this for your daughter or yourself. https://www.stitchfix.com/referral/12153084?sod=w&som=c

To recap, in my first Fix, I kept one of five items, on round two I kept two.  Given the trend, you would think I was on pace to get three new pieces, but alas you would be wrong.  Let’s take a look.

First, the Rampart Lightweight Pullover (Absolutely $38.00).  Loved it, kept it. Versatile color, soft, quality finish.   This guy will get a lot of action.

Next up the Clareese Scallop Detail Knit Skirt (41 Hawthorn $64.00).  This skirt is crazy comfortable, the fabric has lots of give, but it is lined and heavy enough that doesn’t get all wrinkly when you sit.  The best feature, in a word, Pockets!!! The price is a little high, but this is easily a year round piece so it too joined my closet.

Third is this Shula Textured Cardigan (Pink Clover $44.00).  I cannot put into words how soft this sweater is, it feels like I am wrapped in a fluffy cloud.  Lightweight but warm, this became my newest weapon in my ongoing war with the air conditioning in my office.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next, the Callum Tulip Sleeve Blouse (Fun2Fun $38.00). Love the pin dot print, can be worn tucked or un-tucked, looks great alone or under jackets and cardigans.  Winner.  Could we go 5 for 5????

Last, is this guy, the Skylee Knit Dress (Nine Britton $34.00).  I love everything about this dress, color, feel, style, sleeves, my only issue is that it is really short on me.  So short in fact that it makes me a bit self-conscious, but since my discount for purchasing all 5 is $54.50, it would actually cost me $20 if I don’t keep it, so I did.

I think I am going to check out the Facebook group where you can buy, sell and trade Stitch Fix items and see if I can sell or trade this dress for something a little less showy, if you know what I mean 🙂

So here’s the damage. The total bill was $218, but with the buy it all discount and credits for my styling fee and a referral, it ended up being $138.50, or about $27.00 per item.  Not too bad at all.