SEPTEMBER STITCH FIX HAUL

Have you ever wished that someone would style outfits for you? Maybe pick out items that are right up your alley without leaving the house? Well thanks to Stitch Fix you can do that!

If you’ve never heard of Stitch Fix, it’s a super simple process. First you fill out a fashion profile so the stylists can get to know what style you like to wear- or would like to wear more of. Then you can link your Pinterest style board (because come on guys, you know you have one) so they get even more of an idea of items you like. You pay $20 for them to send five items of clothing in the mail for you to try on and send back what you don’t like- it’s as simple as that! Also, if you decide to keep something in the box, the $20 fee to ship the box gets deducted from the item’s price. So technically the box would get shipped for free and you get $20 off the item! And if you decide to buy everything in the box you also get 25% off the total of all five items! Pretty cool, right? Your welcome.

Here’s the line up of items I got this month- quite autumnal, which is my favorite time of year!

PicMonkey Collage1A lot of patterns, am I right? I’m quite picky with patterns, but most of these were tasteful- just not quite my style. Here’s the rundown of what I thought of each piece:

Tinley Brush Stroke Infinity Scarf: Nice colors, and reminded me a lot of falling leaves. I’m usually not a huge fan of infinity scarves. They never seem to be quite as big and cozy as I like my scarves to be. I also wasn’t sure what to pair it with in my current wardrobe, so I sent it packing.

Conor Lace Detail Flutter Sleeve Blouse: This is my favorite piece in the set this month. I love the lace detail and I think the sleeves are very flattering. I already have a shirt quite similar to this one, but I think if I keep this one I’ll get rid of the other. It’s a better navy for my wardrobe and the lace detail makes the top much more interesting.

Tyson Scarf Print Tab-Sleeve Blouse: I wasn’t sure about the print of this top, but I absolutely loved the color. And when I read the shirt print is literally called “scarf print” my heart skipped a beat. Scarves and me…we have a great relationship. Unfortunately, my chest is a bit too big for this top. The buttons were semi-straining and you could see the tank top I had on underneath. It also is a bit too busy for my simple wardrobe, so I’m going to say goodbye.

Helina Hi-Lo Dress: I like the top detail of this dress- very geometric and interesting. Just not a huge fan of the jersey fabric and color. Probably going to say no to this one.

Melisa Geo Print Pencil Skirt: If this skirt were a shirt in this print I would probably keep it. Unfortunately, the skirt didn’t really do much for me. Seemed to be an awkward length and a jersey/stretch fabric that didn’t really hold its shape.

PicMonkey CollageA bit disappointed in this fix, to be honest. But every month is different and I still can’t wait to see what next month has in store!

What should I keep? Help me decide in the comments below!

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FEBRUARY STITCH FIX HAUL

As I was scrolling through my Newsfeed on Facebook, I saw that one of my good friends shared something called Stitch Fix- clothes and accessories sent to your door by a personal stylist. I clicked on the link and before I knew it, I was all signed up for a package coming my way in just a few short weeks.

For those of you who don’t know, here’s a screen shot from their website explaining how it works:

CaptureYou can also link a Pinterest board or any other website that you feel portrays your style so the stylists have more of an idea of what you like. It also made me go over my pins on my “Style” board and weed out the things that really weren’t me. Apparently, at first glance at my board, I really love scarves and cardigans- check out my Pinterest board if you’re interested!

So here it is- my first Stitch Fix box. I felt like a kid on Christmas and couldn’t wait to see what the stylist picked out for me. I wrote them a note saying I was going to be in Chicago for St. Patrick’s Day weekend and was looking for a cute outfit for the trip- here’s what they sent me:

PicMonkey CollageI must say- I didn’t think this fix was really me. I do love me a good cardigan- but these two were a bit too floppy and shapeless. I feel like sometimes since I’m a size large in most clothing and I’m tall, people assume I’m also bigger. But I’m not. I’m quite the averaged-sized human being: just 6 feet tall. I’m also not a huge maxi-skirt fan, so that right off the bat wasn’t something I thought I wanted to keep. I’m also into autumn colors, so the scarf and the skirts’ bright, bold pattern were a bit out of my comfort zone. The only thing I liked right away was the pencil skirt- it fit pretty well and was a nice, neutral brown.

But to my surprise, once I tried the outfits on (mixing in my own accessories), I weirdly loved them all. Here are three of my favorite combinations of the 5 things they sent me:

PicMonkey CollageI surprisingly loved the scarf- and happened to have a jacket that matched it quite well. I probably would have kept it- if not for the price tag. I didn’t feel like it was worth the amount they were asking and I think that I could find one similar locally for less- but it at least broadened my horizon to new colors and “bright” things.

The pencil skirt was as great as I thought it would be- it’s stretchy and no zipper in sight which makes for a sleek, no-fuss look. The cream twist cardigan was also much better on me than in the box. But- as with the scarf- I felt like it wasn’t worth the price. If the fabric were a bit more quality and was about $20 cheaper, I would have definitely kept it. But I’ll keep my eyes out for something like it in the future now that I know it’s something I like on me.

The maxi skirt was also a huge surprise- it was so comfortable and long enough for my mile-high legs (and you have no idea how hard it is to shop for those bad boys). The cardigan was alright, just not my style. Loved the color, though.

I guess all in all I wasn’t expecting perfection from my first fix, but I feel like this fix was one that really opened my eyes to new styles and colors I never thought to use before. Before shipping the items I didn’t want back, I was given the option to tell my stylist what I thought about her picks- which hopefully will help her know what I like and don’t like in the future! And I’ve decided I’m going to get one fix shipped to me every month for 6 months and if I feel like it’s not working for me, I’ll quit. But I really like the idea of it and I’m hoping for even better luck in the future!

If you’re interested in trying this out, click here to go to their website and sign up!