The day after my birthday, I received my sixth Stitch Fix box! Seems like just yesterday I was getting my first one…but here we are! And what a knockout birthday gift my new stylist Lauren delivered!
But before I get too far ahead of myself: Stitch Fix is an online personal styling service. You can subscribe for regular Fixes or just schedule them as you like. You fill out an extensive online profile of your tastes, sizes, and budget preferences and for a $20 fee, one of their stylist puts together a box of 5 clothing and accessory items to ship right to your door! You have 3 days to try things on, solicit opinions, balance your budget, whatever — you send back anything that doesn’t work for you in a prepaid envelope, and keep whatever you love! Your $20 styling fee is applied to anything you decide to keep, and if you buy the whole box of items you get 25% off the entire box! Prices vary but they say the average cost per item is $55 – 65. If you haven’t ever tried it and are interested, please consider using my referral link. If you use my link to schedule a Fix, I get a $25 credit towards my next purchase! (Note that I do not receive any compensation for reviewing this service; I just do it because it’s a blast!)
Before I get into the nitty-gritty I have to give a shout-out to my stylist Lauren for the incredibly awesome, personalized, I-even-checked-what-you-got-last-time note that was included in my Fix. Her styling suggestions were absolutely on point and she just exuded the sense of fun and joy that I associate with this service model. I will definitely be writing to Stitch Fix’s customer service to sing her praises. Okay, onto the Fix!
Colibri Abstract Print Sleeveless Top from Market and Spruce ($48). Had this come in a less-fabulous total Fix, I may have had my doubts about it, only because it feels a little close to my skin tone. On the other hand, I own nothing like it, it fits perfectly, the price is great and it does exactly what I asked for — moves seamlessly between work and play. I look forward to pairing it with a pencil skirt for work, and with jeans and a cardigan on the weekend. Status: KEPT!
Kate Distressed Boyfriend Jean from Kut from the Kloth ($78). I had requested boyfriend jeans in my feedback last time and was thrilled that Lauren delivered! Once I put these jeans on, I never ever ever wanted to take them off. I even have them on right now. Note that I have paired them here with my favorite First-Fix top from THML, though Lauren suggested pairing it with the poncho from my last Fix (which I did, today, right now) — I just thought the blog would suffer from too many consecutive poncho pictures. These were a huge hit with me, even though when I think “boyfriend jeans” I think looser-fit than these. Just goes to show that you should let your expectations be busted now and then because the result can be better than you imagined. Did I mention I love these and I never want to take them off? Oh, I did? Oh, okay. Status: KEPT!
Ginsberg Metal Bib Striped Tank from Eight Sixty ($68). Oh I really don’t like my ass in that picture on the right, but I wanted to show the back detail. I have to remember to try to manage the tags better in these photos — sorry! Anyhoo — another unique piece that will do well wherever I go and with almost anything I pair it with. It’s fitted and flattering and while I feel a little depressed at the number of hand-wash-only pieces in my closet, this one makes me feel too good to pass it up. All these photos of my white LOFT jeans, though…they are a size up from what I am typically wearing in jeans right now and I think it’s starting to show. Not that I am going to replace them or anything, as one pair of white pants is enough to drive anyone insane with worry. I do think I should maybe try cuffing them though. But back to the tank: Status: KEPT!
Tracy Dot Print Cross Back Knit Top from Pixley ($58). I saw this adorable little shirt in so many other bloggers’ Fix reviews that I went out and found it and pinned it to my Pinterest inspiration board, and then look what happened! I got one! It was a bit darker blue than I expected, and when I first put it on I felt like the neckline was extremely loose and wide — but once I made the appropriate adjustments I just felt comfortable and cozy in it. Another piece that transitions well while being playful and fun. I love love love the back detail as well. Status: KEPT!
Callie Denim Jacket from Kut from the Kloth ($78). If it was not enough that Lauren found that exact blue polka dot top, or that she went and fulfilled my boyfriend-jeans request, but she ALSO answered the call for a denim jacket! I have just been craving a fitted denim jacket for a couple of months now and this one does NOT disappoint. I know I cut all the heads off my photos for the sake of anonymity but I could not manage to completely cut off the huge smiles in these pictures. I am hugely smiling in ALL of them, trust me. I am just glad I live in the future, when pairing a denim jacket like this one with a pencil skirt is still considered business casual. Or maybe it isn’t? I don’t think I care, really. I plan to wear the heck out of this thing until it disintegrates!! Status: KEPT!!!
Yes! I am keeping the whole box. What a magnificent birthday gift I got! Not only do I get the 25% buy-all discount, but I have two-and-a-smidge referral credits and LOTS of birthday gift credits on my account right now! All of these items were perfectly priced for me and I still get the satisfaction of saving a great deal on them anyway. I am super-thrilled!
Next time, I will be asking for my Fix to focus on my August resort vacation in Mexico. For me, that means dresses, dresses, dresses, and maybe a beach tote. Who knows! I will ask them to consider dresses that could also be work-appropriate with a cardigan, but acknowledge that it might be tricky to accommodate that request. Anyway, that’s it for my sixth Fix! If anything I’ve written here has changed your mind about ordering your first, please consider using my referral link (and thanks)!