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It’s a new year, friends! And one of my goals for the new year is to treat myself every now and then. I’ve never been good at taking the time to pamper myself. Not before I had a baby and certainly not after having one! I can’t even tell you the last time I painted my toenails. My aerial silk classes are my “me time” but even those have been put on hold while I nurse an injured shoulder. (BIG FAT SIGH) So anyway, I’ve had my eye on Stitch Fix for a while but have never wanted to spend the money on myself to sign up. My Mother-in-law got a subscription for Christmas and it reminded me how much I wanted to try it back when it first came out. I signed up with the service shortly after that but never went through with it. Kind of like how I’m always “putting things in my cart” and never hitting “purchase”! Then a few weeks ago, I received a $20 coupon from them in an effort to nudge me into trying it out! Try it for free? Okay, sure!
So, what is Stitch Fix? Stitch Fix is a clothing and accessory subscription box. You can choose to receive it every 2 weeks, once a month, every 2 months – however often your little retail therapy loving heart desires! When you sign up you will fill out a survey that will be used by your own personal stylist to gauge all of the details needed to match you up with 5 items that are perfect for you – price point, style, sizing, etc. You can even include a note with more details. For example – I mentioned that I have a little one at home, I like high waisted pants/skirts, and my favorite color is mustard. The $20 per box fee will be used toward whatever you decide to keep. And if you keep it all? You get 25% off of the entire box! If you decide to return something, simply use the prepaid envelope enclosed in your box and drop the items back into the mail.
On to the good stuff! I received my box in the mail yesterday. I tore that thing open so fast! (This is why “unboxing my whatever” videos never happen for the blog.) Let me break down my thoughts for you.
-Convenience. I am a busy mom who works full time! I don’t really have the time to get out and shop a lot anymore. Having clothes hand picked just for me and delivered right to my door is pretty dang convenient!
-Personalization. Obviously, the whole point of this subscription box is a personalized shopping experience. BUT, I was not expecting the sweetest note ever from my stylist, Jessica. I love that they take the time to get to know you via the links your provide (Twitter/Blog/Pinterest) and then they write you a little note that comes in your box! I just thought it was adorable. Clearly, I need a pen pal.
-Variety of Clothing. I really liked the variety of clothing that came in my box – cardigan, top, jeans, skirt, and a scarf. Very easy to mix and match with each other and with what I have in my wardrobe.
-Affordability. Yikes. I will readily admit that I am a very frugal gal. I selected the lowest price point on all items except for “bottoms” because I thought it might be nice to try on a pricier pair of pants/jeans and see if I really noticed a difference in quality. But the entire box was pretty expensive compared to what I would normally spend on items of similar quality and style.
–I’m Just in Like With This Box. I really do like everything that came in my box but there’s nothing that came in it that I am absolutely in love with. That being said – I tend to forget to buy staple pieces because I’m chasing after items that I’m “OMG IN LOVE WITH”. Once I tried all of these items on I realized how much I really DO want to keep them all because of how functional they all are.
This is what I received in my box:
– Liverpool Mira Skinny Jean // $88
– Octavia Hayley Bird Print Infinity Scarf // $28
– Market & Spruce Corinna Striped Dolman Top // $48
– Fate Davis Leopard Print Button-Up Cardigan // $58
– RD Style Juliet Mini Swing Skirt // $84
I must admit, these jeans have stolen my heart a little bit. They are just about the comfiest pants I’ve ever put on and they have an elastic waistband – something I really miss about maternity pants, y’all! These have a nice thick weight to them and they’re very stretchy and soft. I’ve never spent more than $25 on a pair of jeans so it feels extremely out of my comfort zone to invest in these. But I think I might just have to do it! I’m only a little worried that they might stretch out easily and give me the saggy butt look that so many comfy jeans tend to do.
I did not think I liked this scarf at all at first. But after I took it out and unfolded it I realized that it is an infinity scarf – my favorite! The color is gorgeous and the print is just okay! It is definitely just for looks – not much in the way of warmth! I really like it paired with the striped top and jeans!
The Striped Top
(Ignore the same pose twice in a row! Bahaha).
I really like the way this top fits and how functional it is. I can dress it up or down very easily. It’s closer to my price range for sure (with the $20 off). It is very soft, will work well for nursing, and I really like the fitted sleeves. Plus, I’m a sucker for anything grey! Decisions!
The Leopard Cardigan
I am crazy about leopard print and I think this is pretty cute! But it turned out to be one of my least favorite items in terms of the way it fits and the quality of material. I might like it a little more if I belted it. It just feels cheaply made to me and it’s one of the pricier items in the box.
The Swing Skirt
THIS SKIRT. I adore high waisted knit skirts. This little black skirt could be worn so many ways. However – it is just as expensive as the pair of jeans. EEEK. And I just can’t justify that in my bargain loving heart. Perhaps if it was in a gorgeous print that I couldn’t live without? But as a simple little black skirt, I really feel that I could find something just like this in Forever 21 for a fourth of the price.
So there you have it friends! If I purchased everything in the box I would get an extra 25% off, bringing the total down to $209.50. For the convenience factor, I don’t this is a bad deal! But – I’m not sure it’s really something that is feasible within my budget either. I have not fully decided whether or not I will keep anything yet. I have until Sunday to decide.
What would you keep? Would you ever try Stitch Fix or have you ever? It is definitely fun to get a box full of clothes to play dress up with and I can see how this would become addicting quickly! Eeekkk. Tell me what you think I should keep and let go!