In the midst of this weight loss competition and lifestyle change I recently have been working toward, my clothes no longer fit as well. My jeans are 5 (literally 5) sizes too big and my shirts are a little lose. I suddenly feel skinny in things that previously made me feel fat and there is about 5 bags of clothes that are making their way to goodwill. Seriously though, who needs that many clothes? I told myself when I hit a big goal I would allow myself to try Stitch Fix. What is Stitch Fix you ask? Well lets get into that!
Stitch Fix is a wonderful service where you pay them $20, fill out a not too lengthy survey (AKA style profile) about your clothing style, your job, your sizes & just a tad bit more information about yourself. You have the option to include your blog, a pintrest board & your linkedin account with it. One of their stylists will then review everything and put together your “fix” which will include five articles of clothing (or accessories). You have three days (once your box comes) to make your decision & anything you decide to keep is charged to your card. If you decide to keep everything in your box you will receive a 25% discount on it. If you choose to send it all back all you lose is $20.
My boss had introduced me to the website so once I hit my goal weight, I was super excited to give it a shot. Over time the more fixes you do, the more custom they become to your style. We have established in the past that I am not a fashion mommy, for now I was just excited to try something new.
(Please excuse the mirror selfies. My awesome husband was not home and I really wanted to get the photos taken tonight!)
Malin Bootcut Jean – $98 – Sent Back
I do not have a good photo of how these fit but I believe this was my fault it did not work out. As I mentioned, I am down 5 sizes in jeans. I recently lost weight and was previously wearing a size 11 from the juniors department at Kohls. I thought that I was wearing a size 8 in women’s but now I am in the belief that I am in between a 6 and an 8 (in case anyone’s wondering, size six old navy jeans fit awesome, but they do stretch a lot!). When I first saw that I was getting a pair of $98 jeans I had to catch my breath! I had purposefully put that I wanted jeans between $50 and $100 because I literally have never spent more than $30 on jeans. I thought I deserved a nice pair! I feel like these would have worked out a little better if I knew more what my size was!
Bella Textural Ikat Wrap Scarf – $38 – Sent Back
To be honest, I was VERY close to keeping this item. Had it not been $38 or I had not kept anything else there is no question in my mind it would have stayed.
Unfortunately yellow is not a color I wear often & by often I can honestly say I own nothing yellow. Not that I have anything against yellow, I just feel like it is a color I have not ever worn! Maybe I should start branching out?
It is a wonderful pop of color and I feel like I could add to my boring old wardrobe with it, but for $38 I just couldn’t justify it. I saw a simliar scarf at old navy yesterday for $16.
I do think it is adorable and had it been slightly cheaper there is no question, it would have stayed with me!
Aleah V-Neck Heathered Dolman Sleeve Shirt – $48 – Sent Back
This was one part of my fix I had been very hopeful for. I never know what shirts look good, what shirts fit right or really where to start when buying new shirts. This one just kind of threw me off a little bit. This may also have been my fault. Originally I put on my profile that I wanted a loose shirt, but went back and changed it that night. I am half wondering if it was too late.
While this shirt is cute, I don’t feel that it necessarily fit right for me. It was tight around the stomach/waist area (bad for a mommy still working on that left over baby skin!) and lose up top (could be good for a nursing mommy, which I am no longer). The arms were kind of “flappy” and had some lose areas up top but then got tight again.
Overall I just did not like the fit of this shirt. The color is pretty though!
Davin Striped Button-Up Cardigan – $58 – KEEP!!!
If I had been questioning whether this was going to work at all or not for me, this cardigan kept me going. I fell in love with this piece of my fix! Not only is this cardigan my colors but it fits awesome! I sent a picture to a friend and her first comment was “It makes you look skinny”. Win. Win. Win. in my book!
This cardigan is perfect and will go with jeans or a pair of dress pants if I need to dress up with it! My style card even suggested wearing it with a skirt. Skirts are slightly far fetched for me these days, but I have no problem with a pair of dress pants or a pair of khakis. I think it would be great for a summer night out!
I feel like it will be a great addition to my work wardrobe and you bet I’m wearing it tomorrow!
Dawn Jersey Chevron Print Maxi Skirt – $58 – Sent Back
When I first saw a Maxi Skirt on my list from Stitch Fix, I got a little concerned & a little excited. Skirts are far from something I wear on a daily basis and generally speaking only come out if there is a funeral or occasion where I need to dress up but not enough that I should actually purchase a dress. This spring I’ve actually been on the hunt for a Maxi Dress because I feel like that might be something I would wear a few times this summer. I got excited to check the skirt out, but the Chevron was just a little too over the top for me. I had seen this skirt online in a few different colors and I think had it come in a different color other than black and white I may have considered keeping it. Black and white just screams joker to me and I couldn’t do it!
All in all, I was NOT disappointed with my fix. Yes, I did only keep one item but it doesn’t mean I hated everything else. If I wasn’t in the place where I really need to buy at least 4 or 5 new pairs of pants, there is a good chance I would have kept more. Had I decided to keep everything it would have been $210 (including the 25% discount and my $20 already spent). Budget wise, I couldn’t do it at the moment.
Would I do Stitch Fix again, HELL YEA! It may be in the cards for me sometime this summer. Who knows, maybe I’ll suddenly get rich over night and be able to afford a monthly one :).
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