The box's contents (minus the orchid. That was artistically placed.)
Spectacular cut-outs on the Brixon Ivy dress.
Brixon Ivy Dress. Baby Shampoo in the background. #momlife
Le Lis Blouse. I'm channeling a mom (me) set loose in a farmer's market.
I felt a little bit like I was doing that thing where you act like you're making out with someone here, but I really wanted to show the back of the blouse.
**I'm a member of the Stitch Fix Influencer Program (see this webpage's footer). My styling fee was complimentary on this Fix. This post contains affiliate links; however, all opinions are my own.
When you introduce yourself to something that you love, it’s an occasion to celebrate—but it’s not without its consequences. After all, since I introduced myself to Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and Twix as a young girl I can barely pass by either now without shoveling it into my mouth.
This weekend I introduced myself to Stitch Fix and the package that I received was full of clothes and a bag that I really, really like. Seriously. Add to that the fun of receiving a package full of SURPRISE items selected for me by a stylist, plus the convenience of trying them on at home and not having to wrestle my son to keep him in the changing room, and it feels like a retail miracle.
But there’s the teensiest of downsides: now that I know how great it was, I’ll definitely order another Fix in the future.
If you’re not familiar with how Stitch Fix works, the deets are as follows: Stitch Fix carries clothes for women and men, including petite, pregnant, and plus size. After you sign up for a Fix, you complete a Style Profile with questions ranging from some of your measurements, to telling the stylist how much you are drawn to certain styles, to specifying how much you'd like to spend. I was pretty specific about what I’m not looking for because I’m a stay-at-home-work-from-home mom, and I knew that certain styles would not be relevant to my lifestyle.
It costs $20 to have a stylist pick out items for you. (If you purchase an item from the box, that $20 goes toward the purchase. If not, Stitch Fix keeps your $20 as a styling fee.) I selected a date to have my Fix delivered, and my box with my five items (four items of clothing and one handbag) arrived promptly. Then, I had three business days to decide what I wanted to keep and what I wanted to send back in the handy prepaid return envelope included in my Stitch Fix box. If you decide to keep all five items, you’ll get a 25% discount.
I was super excited to see what my stylist had picked for me, and I also halfheartedly hoped that I wouldn’t like some of the items so that it would be easier to decide what to keep and what to send back. But, with the exception of a pair of jeans that were never, ever, ever going to fit (although they were the size that I had indicated on my Style Profile), I liked everything that my stylist Meg picked out. I really liked them, if I’m honest. Without exception they would be clothes/a handbag that I would take second and third looks at in a store, and at least of couple of them would be going home with me that day.
In my style quiz, I described my style as feminine, laid-back, and mostly classic. I chose the lowest budget for many of the items but $50-100 on dresses, bags, and jewelry. I like my accessories.
Here’s what Meg sent me.*
Kut from the Kloth Dayna Skinny Jean: Not pictured and will never be pictured on me. These jeans felt so good going up my calves, but not so great when they wouldn’t close at my waist. They are very soft, and I loved how they were shorter than my other pairs. I was kind of relieved that these cuties weren’t for me because at $88.00 they were the most expensive item in the box (and also much more than I usually spend on jeans).
Octavia London Mixed Material Satchel: I’ve been casually looking for a new bag for a little while and as soon as I saw that this was blush, my heart went pitter-patter. The contrasting fabrics provide visual interest and also make the bag unique. I can fit so much stuff in this bag, and I’m so excited to switch my stuff over to it pronto. It was priced at $68. Keeping!
Brixon Ivy James Laser Cut Dress: This dress was gorgeous and would be perfect for a dressier event like a wedding, Derby, etc. The color is a bright, vivid blue and the cut-outs make the dress stand-out from others I’ve seen in the same price range ($78). There are some awkwardly-placed darts on the bust, but I could work around those. I debated for a minute or two about keeping this one, but there is literally nothing on my calendar this year that I would need it for (that I can think of), so it’s going back.
41Hawthorn Dawney Scallop Trim Blouse. This is a classic shirt that’s saved from being boring by the neckline and the scalloped sleeves. The shirt is forgiving, which I appreciate, and it could easily be dressed up or down according to the jewelry I wear. But while I loved the thoughtful details of the garment, I didn’t feel like it was special enough for me to purchase at this moment in time. It's priced at $54.
Le Lis Alante 3/4 Woven Back Knit Top. I’m a sucker for a super soft, fitted sweater, and I love how the v-neck shows off the collar-bone and flatters the bust. The back is flowy, as opposed to fitted, and features a beautiful floral design. It’s also cool that this shirt was made in the USA. This shirt is a keeper. Priced at $54.
Ordering a shipment from Stitch Fix was so much fun, and I love that I can do it as frequently or infrequently as I want. If you do decide to do it, please consider using my referral link.
*As is obvious, I took the photos of me wearing the clothes, and they could be better. It’s amazing how many times I was surprised by how the expression in the picture didn’t match the one I thought I had on my face. But in the immortal words of Tim Gunn, “make it work.” #momlife #myhusbandannoyedmewheniaskedhimtotakethephotossoitookthesespitefully