Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Stitch Fix Home Run

When my latest Stitch Fix box showed up, I wasn't very optimistic.

I'd just watched a great Netflix documentary called The Minimalists and donated half of my closet's contents to charity. Getting new clothes in the mail didn't seem very minimalist. I'd completely forgotten I had scheduled this fix a few months ago.

I also hadn't updated my preferences with current wardrobe needs and the fact that my body is not back in pre-baby shape. It is STRONGLY recommended that you communicate with your personal Stitch Fix stylist before a fix to ensure the best outcomes. Just a few sentences  about your tastes and current needs can help steer her in the right direction.

Could there possibly be anything in there tempting enough to claim both closet space and $$$?  My last fix, I ended up keeping just 2 out of the 5 items.

Who knew it would be very, very close to a home run?

The first item was a comfy shirt. I thought I'd pass on this because it was expensive, but once I put it on, I fell in love with the soft, quality fabric and the fact that it covered my butt and had a bit of ruching on the bottom. Truth be told, I'm still wearing a few maternity tops because of these same features. Also, burgundy is one of my all-time favorite colors to wear.

Bowie Solid Dolman Sleeve Top in Burgundy by Laila Jayde: $58

The next item was a colorful top made out of sheer fabric. It had the coolest sleeves and would be fun for now, as well as in the spring or summer with white jeans. I like how it is different from anything else I own.

Welllens Bow Sleeve Blouse by 41 Hawthorn $58

The next item was a pair of skinny velvet pants. I was not impressed by the price, but I was impressed by the fit. Super skinny and stretchy, but definitely pants not leggings. I'd call them velvet jeans if that makes sense. I can wear them with shirts that don't cover my butt. I've been looking for a pair of nice black pants for over a year and wasted over $40 each on 2 different pairs that DIDN'T work, so I decided to go ahead and invest in these. The only thing that would have improved them is if they had a wide, high elastic waistband (can you tell I'm still wearing maternity pants a lot, too?)

Baby not included.

Krissy Velveteen Skinny Pant; Kut From the Kloth $88

The next item was a cuff bracelet. This was my only disappointment because I remember the profile I filled out a few years ago says NO JEWELRY. I'll need to check and see if it still says that. This cuff is so cute, but I don't need it. In fact, I have a Stella and Dot cuff that I bought for myself for Christmas still hidden somewhere in this house. I hope to find it before Valentine's Day.

Ali Wrap Around Cuff Bay to Baubles $28

The last item was a dark purple (burgundy?) dress. This could not be MORE ME if it had my SSN embroidered on the hem, or if it were free. Sure, it looks suspiciously like a dress I already have, but that's because it is EXACTLY what I love, and is a better length for me. It also reminds me of the magic royal blue Stitch Fix dress I shrank a few years ago and have been missing ever since. Yes, that's a dog fence in my bedroom in an attempt to keep the baby from pitching over the weird 3 foot drop onto the hardwood floor. Thank you, 1980's home design.

Love the gold zipper in the back, and the tiny sleeves!

Delfine Ponte Dress by Eliza Jayde $98

The verdict?

I kept it all! I know this sounds weird, but I even kept the bracelet. The reason? If you keep all 5 items in a fix, you get a 25% discount. I figured it was worth keeping the $28 bracelet if I saved $82.50 on the entire fix! 

I guess I didn't have a very minimalist week, but I'm hoping I'll get a LOT of use out of these items rather than having them just hang in my closet. I love having fewer clothes in my closet, and I'm committed to culling things down to only items that I LOVE. Good thing I loved this Fix!

Do you think the dress can be dressed both up or down? I hope to wear it to a charity casino night and a bat mitzvah. 

If you are interested in getting clothing in the mail selected for you by a personal stylist, try Stitch Fix! 

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P.S. Stitch Fix has started service for men's clothes and Tim says he is in a clothing rut and wants to try it! Ha! I'm getting him a gift certificate for Valentine's Day. Can't wait.


angela said...

The dress is perfect! (And it can definitely be dressed up or down.) Also, I love Kut from the Kloth pants in general. (Now that you know your sizing in them, you can keep an eye out for sales :) )

Marguerite said...

I think it all looks fabulous! Good for you!

Andrea Mowery said...

I LOVE that flowery top! And the velvet pants! And the baby legwarmer! Everything looks amazing on you!

By the way, I think it's considered minimalism if you wear a dress to two different events.

Suburban Correspondent said...

That dress is perfect! And I have that first blouse (with the dolman sleeves) in black. I liked it so much, I bought 2 more - that and jeans are my winter uniform, I just dress it up with different scarves and earrings each day. I didn't know they have it in other colors, though - I might have to order a Fix just to check it out.

Anonymous said...

Everything looks great on you, and the dress can be dressed up or down. Do not fret about your weight...you are TINY!

NanaDiana said...

WOW! I have never heard of this service but they nailed it for you! You look GREAT in every item! I am not crazy about the bracelet but you are right- it is worth the discount to keep it all. Maybe you can gift that to someone that will love it?
I can see how bright/happy those clothes make you by the look on your face....and for post-baby---well, I should look EVER look that good!!! xo Diana

Gigi said...

It will be worth every penny if you love and wear the items often....think of it in cost per wear terms. And YES - that dress can be worn dressy or casual. I adore exposed zippers.

I haven't heard of this documentary, but will have to check it out.

Sandy A said...

You look beautiful in all the outfits...and thin!! The accessory around your ankles is darling as well!

Rachel said...

Anna, you look beautiful. Your stylist did a great job, but you're the star there, not the clothes. Enjoy your new threads!

(My little guy is 17 months old and I'm still wearing maternity jeans along with my pre-baby jeans because they just feel better. No shame there!)

Anonymous said...

You look great. You're thin, whether you've just had a baby or not. You don't need to be embarrassed or apologetic about your weight or body shape, it's not necessary.

Emily said...

Dress could totally be dressed up or down. Are you a boots person? Would look cute with boots and a cardigan or denim jacket!

Jenn said...

Love all your pieces!! You look great, Anna! xoxo