I don’t know how fashion bloggers and models do it. You know, the whole stand in front of the camera, look natural, and smile thing? It’s way harder than it looks. For whatever reason, “act natural” to me means stick out my tongue and/or laugh? Yea, I’m weird and awkward.
Now that we’ve got that out of the way, let’s talk Stitch Fix. My first introduction to Stitch Fix was last October when I flew to San Francisco for the event of a lifetime. As a mom of 2 littles, the idea of a box of cute clothes delivered to my front porch and hand picked by a stylist just for me is kind of amazing. I quickly fell in love with everything Stitch Fix. If you follow along on C.R.A.F.T. facebook, you’ve likely seen one of my live Stitch Fix reveals where you get the pleasure of seeing my awkward fashion shows live in my kitchen. This is my first blog post with a Fix review. The whole awkward picture taking thing has scared me away in the past. But, this was my 6th fix.
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How Stitch Fix Works
Stitch Fix is a personal styling service for men and women tailored to your taste, budget, and lifestyle. It’s free to sign up. Once you create your account, you will be guided to complete your style profile, which is a series of questions about your sizes, your personal style, and your budget preferences.
When you’re ready, you can schedule your first fix. For a $20 styling fee, you are matched with a personal stylist who reviews your profile and then sends you five unique items. You can try the clothes on in the comfort of your own home, buy what you like and return the rest. Shipping is always free both ways. I love that as long as you keep one item, the $20 styling fee is automatically deducted from your total when you check out. As a special bonus, Stitch Fix offers a 25% discount on every item in your fix if you choose to purchase everything.
Is Stitch Fix a Subscription Service?
I often get asked this question and the answer is no. You have total control as to when your fixes arrive at your doorstep. While you can schedule your fixes to arrive on a certain frequency, you have total flexibility to change the date as you see fit. I’m set up to receive a fix once every 2 months, but often change the date based around my needs. For example I might get a fix sooner or later depending on the timing of a work conference, family trip, or possibly just wanting a few new summer things.
Rinna Dress in Navy: Return
Let’s get to the good stuff! The first item in my recent summer fix was the Rinna Dress in navy from Hailey 23 ($58). I love that the fabric is soft and has a little stretch, and the interlocking circle pattern is fun and sophisticated . I paired the dress with my T Strap Black Croc Sandals because duh. I love those sandals. Seriously though, they can get wet and look a little fancier than a plain ol’ pair of flops.
The back of this dress is my favorite! Also note, Converse don’t work well with this dress. The dress is too cute for my chucks. After much deliberation, I decided not too keep the dress. I have 2 little kids, I sit on the floor in a straddle a lot. Where am I going to wear a cute cotton dress?
Volodina Open Back Top: Return
The 2nd item in my fix was the Volodina Open Back Top from Market & Spruce ($64). The cut out details are adorable and I love the open back. I paired it with my favorite Mavi denim jeans which are from my very first Stitch Fix box and my classic brown, strapy wedges.
Here’s a close up of the delicate details of the open back. So pretty, right?
As much as I love this top, it’s white, forces me to wear a strapless bra, and has tiny buttons. (One of which you can see I missed buttoning in the picture above.) Sadly, I decided to return this top.
Lorraine Shorts: Return
Item number 3 in my fix were the Lorraine Shorts in fuchsia from Market & Spruce ($54). One of the reasons I enjoy Stitch Fix is that they send me things I would not always pick out for myself. Stitch Fix broadens my (boring) fashion horizons. I would never try on fuchsia shorts in a store. Never. For the record, I hated them a lot less then I expected. Surprisingly fuchsia goes with a lot of things I already had in my closet. Below, I paired them with the Volodina open back top and I think it worked pretty well. Oh and my shoes are another pair of Croc sandals in a leopard print. I’m so bar-b-que ready right now.
The shorts have a little stretch to them and the leg holes are not too big and not too tight which tends to be a tricky thing for me to find with my thicker thighs. Stitch Fix is surprisingly good at picking out bottoms for my figure. All of my current favorite jeans have come from Stitch Fix. Crazy, right?
Sam Hi-Lo Short Sleeve Tee: Keep
The 4th item in my fix was the Sam Hi-Lo Short Sleeve Tee in teal green from Market & Spruce ($38). I already own this tee in grey from a previous fix and asked my stylist to send it to me in other colors. Needless to say, I kept this one! It’s soft and allows me to front tuck effortlessly. And it even works with those fuchsia shorts, right?!
My one complaint about how the shorts fit is that they were a tad big in my waist, but fit very well over my butt and thighs so I could not have sized down. That said, this pic makes me wish I would have kept the fuchsia shorts. They’re fun and bright and so summery!
Kipp Jersey Dress: Return
The last item in my fix was the Kipp Jersey Dress in teal green from Market & Spruce ($68). I love how the dress cinches at the waist to give you a figure but doesn’t cling to the belly. And sleeveless is perfect for Texas summers. I paired it with my favorite brown wedges and did an awkward laugh picture because those are my favorite. Here are a similar pair of brown wedges I found on Amazon. And just for fun, I’ve been eyeing these brown sandals to wear on a more regular basis while chasing kids. Ultimately, I decided to return this dress.
What I kept From My Stitch Fix Box:
- Rinna Dress in navy from Hailey 23 ($58)- Return
- Volodina Open Back Top from Market & Spruce ($64)- Return
- Lorraine Shorts in fuchsia from Market & Spruce ($54)- Return
- Sam Hi-Lo Short Sleeve Tee in teal green from Market & Spruce ($38)- Keep
- Kipp Jersey Dress in teal green from Market & Spruce ($68)- Return
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I know I do! And if you are looking for more Stitch Fix inspiration, these girls below have been blogging about their fixes way longer than me! So, be sure to check out their recent fix review too. Remember, you can always ask for a specific item (Sam Hi-Lo Tees) in a fix too!