I am, once agian, in the process of updating my wardrobe. This time, to a versatile, basic, capsule wardrobe – about 40ish pieces. However, I hate shopping in stores (because I hate trying on clothes and feeling rushed), but I get incredibly overwhelmed when facing the thousands of options online. For these reasons, in addition to my laziness, have lead me to try StitchFix.
StitchFix is an online styling service. How it works is:
- Fill out questionnaire online
- Receive Fix (that’s what they call your delivery)
- Try on clothes, Optional: photograph & blog about it
- Keep what you want
- Send back the rest
For each fix, there is a $20 styling fee. If you keep anything, this fee goes towards your purchase. And if you purchase all five items, you get 25% off.
Here is my first fix!
Here are my items, modeled by moi.
Le Lis – Carlington Textured Dot Knit Sweatshirt
I immediately loved this out of the box. I’ve never owned anything with polka dots, but this spoke to my metaphorical soul. It’s black (my color for 2017 since I’m mourning the state of the union) and it’s long sleeve. I’ve written out a template for my capsule wardrobe and this fits into my winter capsule perfectly.
I’m like this on. It’s the tiniest bit itchy but I can wear a cami underneath. I paired this with some skinny jeans and ankle boots, and proceeded to solicit opinions from family and friends. For some reason, I’m imagining this with a black midi skirt. I don’t know if the fashion gods think that’s ok, but I’m gonna try it.
41Hawthorn – Biles Ruffle Mock Neck Blouse
Not gonna lie, I hated this out the box. The neck and hole were bound to look awkward as hell on my chest, the material was not stretchy at all, and I had to wear an undershirt. Also, it just looked fugly. I still put it on and tried to make it look ok. I pared it with the same skinny jeans and black flats
Alas, I was right. This thing looks terrible. The sleeves are too short and it’s way too tight across my chest. I also feared hulking out of it while trying to put it on/take it off.
Skies are Blue – Grettel Pointelle Detail Cardigan
“Grey Cardigan” was also on my list of must haves for my wardrobe. It’s an all season staple, and I can/should be able to wear it with almost everything in my closet.
I liked the look of it. It was long enough in the sleeves and body. And the detail was pretty. I’m not 100% sold on the material (rayon), but it’s pretty.
Just Black – Joey Skinny Jean
I didn’t need jeans, nor did I have any on my list, but I’m keeping my mind open. These skinny jeans are a navy/purple ish in color.
Lately, I haven’t been into mid-rise jeans, opting for high-rise instead. These jeans were very stretchy, and were able to make it past my hips, but made me feel awkward and self conscious when buttoned. They were also slightly short on, but I’m mostly legs so that’s to be expected with most things. Methinks I’ll tell my stylist to leave out the pants next time in the hopes for skirts and dresses.
Bay to Baubles – Caleb Disc Drop Necklace
I also liked this the second I pulled it out the box. It’s simple and silver, with just enough something to make it fun. However, I’m not entirely sure how to style this.
I looked up some ideas on pinterest, and paired this with a simple tee and the grey cardigan (seen above). It jazzes up an otherwise boring outfit, I like that.
Overall, I liked my first Fix. I kept 3 things so that’s something, totaling $120. Had I kept everything, I would have paid $199.00
25% discount -$73.00
Styling fee credit -$20.00
While I do enjoy StitchFix, I don’t see my self using this too many more times because I have a limited budget and I don’t want to fill up my closet again after purging everything. I’ll get a few more in the hopes of filling up some vacancies in my spring wardrobe, if spring ever comes back.
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