25 April 2014

April Stitch Fix Review

My last Stitch Fix post was about 6 weeks ago. I actually started spreading out my fixes to every 6-8 weeks instead of every month over the fall/winter months. But now that it's getting warmer and sunnier, I think I might start doing them monthly again. :)

When I scheduled April's fix, I wrote in the notes some VERY specific things, more so than ever before. I actually went as far as to request an item I'd seen in someone else's fix (which I've never done before) and I also specifically asked for a Maxi dress and a handbag. And to my surprise, my stylist met every single one of my requests. Which surprised the heck out of me because let's be honest, the likelyhood of them being able to do that was slim. And they actually probably hate me for being so demanding. lol. But needless to say, my love for Stitch Fix has grown exponentially!



^^ I mean, how awesome is this note from my stylist?? She's paying attention like crazy. I'm lucky :)

If you need the details about Stitch Fix, here's the info:

You go to stitchfix.com and you create your style profile. Then the Stitch Fix stylists hand pick 5 items for you to try on. They send the clothing pieces directly to your house, you try them on and decide what to keep (if anything) and then you send back what you don't want. Easy peasy.
  • There's a $20 styling fee, which you can use toward your order. (that's awesome!!)
  • If you keep all 5 items you receive 25% off your order.
  • You choose your price range
  • The more feedback you give on the pieces sent to you, the better they get over time. So be sure to be very specific to your stylists so that they can send you things you'll love.
I actually had every intention on taking decent photos of these clothing pieces this week. I was actually going to drag my tripod outside and do a little remote control photo shoot. But, of course it has been pouring rain all week, so.... back to the selfie's in the mirror. Sorry. ;)

Item #1 - Carlita Jersey Maxi Dress
I'll admit right off the bat, hot pink really isn't my favorite color. It's pretty, but I don't feel like it goes with my complexion very well.  So that's really the only reason I hesitate on this dress, because overall, it fits well and it's super comfortable! And of course, anything I can wear my mustard cardi with cool with me ;)


Item #2 - Gracelyn Back Twist Knit Top
I really like this color... I've been getting a little more into green lately. It's soft and comfortable, so +1 there, and what you can't see, is that back as a cute little twist near the neck line... which adds a little character. I should have taken a picture of it, shame on me. I'm on the fence about this. What do you think??

Item #3 - Brooke Embroidery Detail Cotton Knit Shirt
Well my smile says it all I think. I'm absolutely in love with this top!! The fabric is super light weight and airy, and the embroidery is so pretty. This is something I can see myself wearing constantly. So... even though I love your opinions.. I'm keeping this. Nothing you could say will deter me. :)

Item #4 - Parvin Reversible Hang Detail Tote
Have I mentioned I love that Stitch Fix is sending handbags now? Yes, I think I did. But this tote?? REVERSIBLE!! How brilliant is that? Not feelin' the black? No big deal... just turn it inside out. Just so happens it goes perfectly with this top, too.

Item #5 - Layla Striped Elbow Patch Detail Cardigan
Remember how I said I am demanding? Well not only did I request another handbag ^^, I also I asked if they send could me this EXACT cardigan. I saw it in a few other people's stitch fixes over the past month or two and I kinda asked for it by name. And so when I saw it arrive in my Stitch Fix... I may of squealed like a little girl. My stylist told me she was worried it might be too big... but she didn't need to worry - I love my clothes to fit a loose and my cardigans to be over-sized. Thank you thank you, Margaret. I could give you a big ol' kiss right now! (P.S. Margaret is my stylist, not just some random lady I wanna smooch)

Okay so what do you think?! I am really, really pleased with this fix. I think they did an awesome job not only honoring my requests (which I realize that probably won't always be able to do), but also picking things out that are totally my style.

Have you tried Stitch Fix yet?! If you've been thinking about signing up, you should do it for Spring/Summer! Treat yourself to some new clothes, and try them on in the convenience of your own home... it's probably the best delivery box service out there right now! :)

27 comments:

Rachel said...

Awesome that this was such an extra-good 'fix'! :) I really do think that these pieces look good on you!

Amanda Lynn said...

Like I said on IG - extremely excited to see your new finds!!
I love the top you love & the cardi. I mean I love the cardi! Can I ask how much it was?
Mine is coming in June - just because I am in between sizes and hope to drop a lot more of my winter weight until then.
Ps. Love your hair!

Amanda
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Becky G said...

What a great fix. I adore that striped cardi! Some day I hope to do a Stitch Fix!

xo
Becky @bybmg
bybmg.blogspot.com

Annabel Krantz said...

I think the hot pink maxi looks great on you! And love the cardi :) Glad you got what you wanted!!

beckyj @ A Lazy Crazy Life said...

I'm meh on the green top, but everything else is great. Even the hot pink maxi, which I don't think (from that pic at least) is bad with your complexion at all! I reversible bag is genius!

Fran said...

I love the pink maxi dress - I think it looks great on you! I love that cardi! I might have to ask for it by name too haha

Gretchen said...

LOVE the embroidered top!!! The pink looks great on you - perfect for summer!

Tiffany said...

I scheduled mine.. I'm in desperate need of something other than mom sweatpants and t-shirts....

Krista said...

I want to try Stichfix, but I'm wondering about the prices of the items. Are they expensive? Medium?

Kaity said...

Good choice- I love that cardigan!

Molly said...

Loving the handbag and the embroidered top! I didn't not know that you could request specific items! Also, I think hot pink looks great on you!

Courtney said...

Okay, I really really really love that hot pink maxi. I think it's an absolute keeper.

I'm not sure if you just got your hair done or if it has just grown out more, but it looks super fabulous.

Janelle said...

I'm really considering this service! How awesome! How have you found the items to hold up over time with wear and washing, etc?

fifth house on the left | family blog said...

i actually really like the pink on you. i think it looks great with your complexion! very bright and pretty! :)

Cassie @ Live.Laugh.L0ve. said...

Ah! Such cute items!! How in the world did you choose?! That dress and the cardigan are definitely my favorite though!

Rj and Jessie said...

Omg. I want that white shirt so badly!

Julia @ The Everyday Momma said...

The that cardigan is super cute with the elbow patches! I have a sweet spot for elbow patches! And I super love that embroidered knit shirt on you! Good picks :)

Crystal said...

I love them all! They did an awesome job!!

Jenn @ hello, rigby! said...

i can see why you wanted that cardigan - the elbow patches are a perfect touch! i think the maxi dress looks great, and obviously love the embroidered top too!

Tania T said...

What a great idea the stitch fix!I loved it!

E Mamakli said...

Mandy this is just an awesome fix! I pretty much love all of the pieces on you! I think you NEED to keep the pink maxi <3 It is just stunning! The white embroired top is super pretty and I think there is no way you are sending that reversible tote back! Stitch Fix has really outdone themselves this time! You have to let us know what you did! Probably kept the whole thing? ;) XOXO, Elif
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Laura @ The Everyday Joys said...

I LOVE that cardi, and I love that you asked for it and they listened. Yay! When I first saw you in the pink dress, I thought it was really out of the ordinary for you to wear something that color...but I love it! It's cute! I'm not a fan of the green top, really, but I'm the girl with so many solids in her closet, she's avoiding them at all costs. ;-)

Emily Haley said...

Everything looks great on you!

rachel said...

girl.....i tell you this all the dang time but you are cute as a button! I really love that they sent you the item you specifically requested. I requested something for the first time in my feedback this month after my kind of disastrous fix & my fingers are crossed. i LOVE that cardi on you...and that cute top you're obsessed with too. I know you already sent back what you decided not to keep (did you keep the dress??) but i actually think hot pink is really pretty & fun on you! xo

Loyal RUN said...

I want the cardigan. Like, yesterday! LOOVE!

Amanda Jillian B said...

Looks great and I would definitely give the maxi dress a try it looks awesome on you!

Amanda Lynn said...

I like item #3 & #5 the best!