If you’ve been following me for a long time you may remember this, but if you’re new around here you won’t. About a year ago I tried my first ever Stitch Fix, and it was a disaster – you can read that post here. I even did a second month then. Also was a disaster. So when the opportunity came to try Stitch Fix again a year later I was interested, because I’ve seen a lot of bloggers getting amazing fixes, but a little hesitant. Ultimately I decided to try again and am so glad I did. Not familiar with Stitch Fix? It’s a service where a personal stylist picks out 5 pieces specifically for you, they show up to your door for you to try on, you decide what you want to keep and send back what you don’t. It’s a great way to get your hands on unique pieces and even try some things that may be outside your comfort zone! So how do you get a good one and not a dud?
–Pin for the Season. If you see a cute top that you love but it’s long sleeves, and your fix is coming in June, don‘t pin it. For my failed fixes I pinned colder weather clothes that I thought were cute and my fixes came in May. Terrible idea – I ended up with long sleeves and a cardigan! Eek! Your pin board is one of the most important things for getting a good fix so put a lot of focus on it. Check out my Stitch Fix board here!
–Delete pins. Every time you schedule a fix go through your pin board and make sure you’ve taken off any pins that are out of season, or you don’t love anymore.
–Only pin outfits you would actually wear. Don’t go through Pinterest and search Stitch Fix and pin every single outfit you remotely thing is cute. Pin only the ones you love and would actually wear and want to keep. For the fixes I didn’t like last year I pinned loud patterns, which I never like, and bold colors, when I’m mostly a neutral girl. This confused.
–Tell your stylist what’s up. And give them all the juicy details. Breastfeeding? Let them know. Feeling self conscious about weight? Feeling awesome about your body and want to show it off? Tell them! Leave work to mom it and don’t need business clothes? Or working your way to a promotion? This helps your stylist know what to send. Don’t hold back! Tell them what the weather is like, what you have going on, and how you’re feeling. Here’s what I wrote to my stylist:
So what was in my box?
For those of you who know how Stitch Fix works, you know that there is usually a card that tells you the brand name and how much each item is. Yeah I threw it away. And I couldn’t find the information in my account since I already checked out. So I can’t tell you the brand names or prices eeek. But I’ll do the best I can.
This white off the shoulder top by Goya was what I was most excited about upon first pulling everything out of the box. But the love wore off when I tried it on. It fit funny and was an awkward length. It also cost about $70 so for that price I would have to love something. Returned.
These shorts were the only thing in my box I hated. They actually fit me well but I wasn’t a fan of the length or the print. They also ran about $60 which was more than I wanted to spend. Returned.
So next are two shirts that were actual quite similar. Two navy tank tops, both with some lace detail. I wasn’t thrilled with the fact that there wasn’t much variety, but in reality they were both tops I totally would wear regularly and I wanted to keep both, but told myself I had to pick just one. Returned.
I ended up picking the Papermoon top which ran around $38 (the other top was $28). It just felt like a nicer material and I liked the way it fit better. Plus the buttons made it easier to nurse in. This is seriously a top that I’ll wear at least once a week for play dates and more this summer. Kept.
And last but not least was this maxi dress. When I pulled it out of the box I didn’t love it but I really liked the way it fit and looked on. It was really pretty and comfortable, and I felt like it was something I could wear a lot to different events this summer. But with a price tag of around $70 I just couldn’t justify keeping it. Returned.
So if you’d like to try Stitchfix I’d love it if you use my link here! I was so pleased with how my stylist did that I went ahead and scheduled another fix. What would you have kept? Would love to hear your thoughts below!