After I cleaned out my closet and removed all of the clothes that didn’t fit my post-baby body or suit my current lifestyle, I was left with a lot of holes in my wardrobe.
I kept saying that I would go shopping to fill in the gaps, and I was actually excited about the prospect. I used to love shopping for clothes. Sadly, three months passed and I never did make it out to the store.
Just the thought of shopping by myself with three curious, active toddlers exhausted me. And on the weekend, I couldn’t bring myself to leave my family to do something that felt self-indulgent. (Yep, still working on that mom-guilt thing.)
Enter Stitch Fix. I’d heard murmurs about Stitch Fix’s personal styling service online for months, so I decided to dive in and try it. In case you’re unfamiliar with the service, they ship five items to your home, you try them on and choose what you like then return what doesn’t work. Last month, I went into more depth about how Stitch Fix works and offered up some tips to help you get the most out of your experience. (Just to catch you up in case you missed it, you can follow the link here.)
My first experience was a great success. I ended up with a pair of black pants that I love and a beautiful blouse that I get compliments on wherever I go. Here’s a quick flashback to my March 2015 Stitch Fix:
I decided to go for it again in April and wanted to give you a more complete view of the Stitch Fix April 2015 experience as well as a more detailed description of what they sent.
The package arrived:
Excitedly ran out to to porch to retrieve package:
Impatiently waited for nap time to arrive then opened package!
Pulled out crisp new clothes and read message from stylist:
Hi Krysta! It was a pleasure to style you. I have some great pieces for you that I know you will love! Start with the Loveappella maxi dress. I know you were wanting a maxi and I think this is the perfect one for you! The fit is comfortable and the color and pattern are great for spring. Pair it with a sandal and you are set to go! The Market & Spruce tee is the perfect grey tee you were looking for. Pair it with the Papermoon skirt and a sandal for a casual style. Add the Bancroft necklace to polish off this look with a bit of glam! Lastly, you have the Tart blazer. This is a great basic layer to help you build up your wardrobe. Pair it with trousers for work or with jeans and the Market & Spruce tee for a more casual look! I look forward to hearing what you think of your Fix! Enjoy! xo, Samantha
Tried it all on:
1) The first item they sent me was the Abella Maxi Dress by Loveappella. I had requested a maxi dress and was really looking forward to having an easy dress for spring. I didn’t love the pattern, but decided to give it a fair shot. No go. I felt like it made me look like a rectangle from every possible angle. And I’m definitely not a boxy chick. No matter. Next item!
2) The Kaylie Solid French Terry Blazer by Tart. This is AMAZING! I can’t even get over it. It looks like a blazer, but it feels like a t-shirt. I’m not exaggerating when I say that it’s as easy to throw on as a zip-up fleece. And I love the casual look of a t-shirt under a blazer. I can easily move around when I’m out with the kids, but I get to feel put together and I don’t have to go to the dry-cleaner afterward. I’m sort of obsessed with this piece. This was a keeper. (Also pictured here are the t-shirt and necklace that came in this fix.)
3) I requested a casual gray or white t-shirt to fill that void in my wardrobe for the upcoming spring and summer. This is the Sam Hi-Lo Short Sleeve Tee by Market & Spruce. It fits comfortably and I love that the gray goes so well with everything. This was a keeper.
4) On the Left is the Kaitland Spade Charm Long Necklace by Bancroft that came with this fix. On the right is the Kate Spade necklace that I wear all of the time. I thought that they were too similar to justify keeping the new necklace. I actually decided to remove jewelry from my Stitch Fix profile after I looked over my own collection and realized I have everything I really want. I’m pretty simple when it comes to jewelry. I wear diamond studs and my wedding ring all the time then I have 4-5 other pieces that I rotate in occasionally. I’m happy with that.
5) Pictured above is the Kasidy Swing Skirt by Papermoon. I took lots of pictures and this is the only one that I thought looked alright. I felt very dowdy in this skirt. I didn’t think the length or style were flattering and I hated the pattern. This is the first piece I’ve felt was a genuine fail all around. Are those cankles?
Think you might be interested in trying Stitch Fix?
- Sign Up.
- Fill out your fashion profile. Remember to be honest. Unsure of what they mean by Boho, Edgy, or Glam style? They have Pinterest boards for each of the style types to help you out.
- Schedule your fix. You can schedule your fix to happen in just a couple of weeks or a couple of months out depending on your needs. Then, you can schedule you follow-up fixes either at regular intervals or whenever you get the itch.
Want to learn more about Stitch Fix and their referral program? Stay tuned for my next Stitch Fix post where I will feature a few friends who signed up for Stitch Fix using the referral code I was given. I will be including both photos of some of the items they received and their personal referral codes. If you sign up soon, let me know and I’ll include your photos and code as well so you will have an opportunity to get credit toward your next fix.
*This post contains referral links. The content is not sponsored and the opinions are my own. When you sign up for Stitch Fix, you will get your own referral code to share the love!
If you enjoyed this post, you might like these as well:
When Your Old Wardrobe Doesn’t Fit Your New Body: Coming to terms with body image issues while cleaning and organizing the closet post-pregnancy.
What Is Stitch Fix, Anyway?: An overview of how Stitch Fix works with tips to get the most from your first fix.
6 Reasons I Don’t Dress My Triplets Alike: A little discussion of baby fashion.
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