Saturday, February 28, 2015

My first Stitch Fix box - and I'm keepin' it ALL!

Yeah, yeah. Its been a half a year (or more) since I have posted. Bah!

Moving on… (La, la, la - I can't hear you!)

~ Stitch Fix! ~

Alright ladies! I am already kicking myself for being so late to this party! For those of you that are not familiar, Stitch Fix is a fantastic company that steps in and intervenes on your bad fashion choices by doing all the shopping for you. Basically you sign up, fill out a few questions about things like your style (including your body type), which parts you like to flaunt and your lifestyle. You can even specify what your budget is for each clothing item. You will be assigned a personal stylist who you can write a note to specifying what types of pieces you would like. You can create a personal styleboard on Pinterest that your stylist will also view to use in selecting items for you. All this culminates in what I found to be a fabulous box of goodies delivered on your doorstep that will truly delight you!
Here is my box and the lovely pile I pulled out of it!  I was ridiculously excited when it arrived I'm embarrassed to say.
(I am pretty sure Black was annoyed this wasn't his Barkbox!)

Everything came wrapped nicely in tissue along with my instructions, style card and invoice.
Fresh from the box!

The Goods!

Here is my style card with a personal note from my Stylist, Katherine. Each piece is highlighted
on its own perforated card along with style ideas! It's like Garanimals for grownups!
Here is the Kearney Crochet top. I had a similar one pinned to my Pinterest board. It has some great
details and a bit of a high/low trim. This top will be cute as either a work shirt or to dress up jeans.
Speaking of, here it is paired with my new Kut from the Kloth Kate boyfriend jeans that were also in this Fix.
I really LOVE these! They are super stretchy so they are really comfortable and fit like a dream!
I am actually pretty shocked that the first pair of jeans they sent me fit this well!
 Now on to one of the pieces I actually requested via my Pinterest Board: The Analisse Anorak Jacket!
Adorable! The sleeves can be worn full length or rolled up with the tab. So the only glitch is that mine
is missing the inner waist cord so that I can cinch it around the middle. I wrote Stitch Fix and asked
them if they had a replacement and they are looking. If they cannot locate one they offered to let me keep it
for a additional 15% off. So if need be I will find a cute ribbon or cording to snake through the channel.
I am that desperate to hang on to this jacket!
 I am just so happy they even found this jacket - it even has a hood! Yay me!
 Next is the Remmie Ikat Maxi Skirt. I was on the fence about this one until I tried it on! The fabric is really soft
and silky with a nice drape to it. The added bonus is this skirt has a lightweight half slip sewn in so it is not see-thru.
I was being lazy and so I just threw the Martelli Scoop Neck Sweater over top the last ensemble. This is a great
little open weave sweater that will be perfect for our cool Virginia spring. This was the only piece I was just a
little bit on the fence about. But once I realized that it was actually cheaper to keep it when you factor in the extra
25% discount for keeping all 5 pieces, the decision was made for me!
 Here I am off to start my day super happy in my new jeans and one of my own tops.
I wore them the very day after I got my box! Love!
 So all in all I am more than thrilled with Stitch Fix. I think I will request the same stylist, Katherine, for
 my next box since I really feel like she gets me! I was also pleased that Stitch Fix really paid attention
 to my budget specifications and actually came in below what I was expecting.

Now don't get me wrong. I am a shopper. I love shopping! And I have no problem picking out my own
 clothes. But lately I have almost felt overwhelmed at the access the internet gives us to shopping. And I
really just don't have time to shop lately. Plus Stitch Fix is just plain fun. It is a happy little surprise on your
 doorstep and right now they have certainly earned a A+ from me!

If you would like to sign up for your own Stitch Fix I would love it if you used my referral code: USE THIS CODE.