Stitch Fix #9

Stitch Fix #9 arrived on Saturday!  I just love coming home and seeing one of these boxes on my front porch!  Stitch Fix #9

Stitch Fix is a boxed subscription company.  The service provides a personal styling experience for women, by sending 5 items that you can try on at home. You then decide if you want to keep any.  You send back the ones that you don’t want in an envelope provided by Stitch Fix, but if you do keep all 5 items, you receive a 25% discount off of all of the items.

In order to really maximize your Fix, there are a couple of things you can do.  First, set up and link a Pinterest board to your Stitch Fix account.  On that Pinterest board, put just a handful of outfits and accessories that you love, and be sure to make a note on each item referencing what it is that you love and why.  Next, after you schedule a Fix, you will have the option to leave a note for your stylist.  Be sure to do it!  This is really your opportunity to personalize your Fix and request specifics!

For this Fix, I had asked for a bright, summery fix that I could wear at home or at work.  I also specifically asked for a pair of colorful pants and a pair of shoes.  I always reiterate that I need petite sizes, too.

I was definitely the most excited about the potential for new shoes!  I’m not really a shoe person; I just don’t enjoy spending money on them.  I thought if Stitch Fix sent me a cute pair of shoes, I may actually keep them and treat myself.

My stylist included a sweet little note as shown below.  She did a great job of explaining what she would pair with item, and she did reference my requests.  (Sorry, the picture below isn’t very high quality!!)

SF9 Note

The shoes that I received are the DV8 Aura Floral Perforated Flats.  I really wanted to love these, but I just couldn’t.  First, I really disliked the color.  Everything I have on my Pinterest board for shoes is neutral so that I can really maximize the outfit potential.  These shoes are pretty far from neutral!  I will admit, they were pretty comfortable, but these just were not keepers.

DV8 Aura Floral Perforated Flats

The next item that I tried on was the Collective Concepts Wilson Tie-Neck top.  I knew as soon as I took it out of the box that this just wasn’t going to work.  I did try it on to be sure, but it just wasn’t flattering.  It also wasn’t my style, either.  Verdict:  Returned.

Collective Concepts Wilson Collective Concepts Wison

Next up was the Papermoon Kualo Bow Back knit top.  This top definitely fit my criteria for bright and summery.  Unfortunately, it just isn’t me.  I really don’t wear yellow.  I also wasn’t feeling the bow on the back.  Verdict:  Returned.

Papermoon Kualo Bow Back Knit Top Papermoon Kualo Bow Back Knit Top

I then tried on the Liverpool Philip Printed Straight Leg pant.  These kind of confused me.  I asked for colorful pants and received a white, checked pant. That’s just not what I had in mind.  It’s also not something that fits in with the clothes in my closet.  These are going back to Stitch Fix.  I will tell you that these were comfortable and fit nicely.  Had they come in a solid color, they would be keepers!

Liverpool Philip Printed Straight Leg Pant  Liverpool Philip Printed Straight Leg Pant

I was thrilled to receive the 41Hawthorn Concord Striped Cardigan.  I love the style!  Plus, it’s soft and comfortable.  Definitely a keeper!

41Hawthorn Concord 41Hawthorn Concord

The final damage:  $8.  I had a $50 credit in my account, and I’m only keeping the $58 cardigan.  I’ll take a comfy cardi for $8 any day!

SF9 Invoice

I don’t have another Fix scheduled yet.  I’ll probably wait a while as I really don’t need any additions to my closet right now.  My little green employees (dollars) would be better served working in the stock market or earning me interest!

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Stitch Fix #8

On Friday, I received my 8th Stitch Fix box!  I’ve been receiving Stitch Fix boxes for a little more than a year now, and opening that box is always a fun experience!Stitch Fix #8

Stitch Fix is a boxed subscription company.  The service provides a personal styling experience for women, and they send 5 items that you can try on at home and decide if you want to keep any.  You send back the ones that you don’t want in an envelope provided by Stitch Fix, but if you do keep all 5 items, you receive a 25% discount off of all of the items.

I enjoy Stitch Fix because it’s a fun way to receive new clothing items in my own home!  I receive items that I likely cannot find in stores where I live, and I don’t have to take the Keller Kids into a dressing room with me!  It’s a win all the way around!

You can sign up to receive a regular Stitch Fix box as often as every two weeks.  Because I am trying to be frugal, I am not a regular subscriber.  I simply go in to Stitch Fix’s website and ask for a delivery whenever I feel that my closet is getting a little threadbare or boring.  If you’d like to try it out, please use my referral code.  I’ll receive $25 off of my next box if you do!  http://stitchfix.com/referral/4378400

The box that I received this Friday was a little bit of a surprise.  On Tuesday, I went into the Stitch Fix app to cancel my upcoming Fix, but I couldn’t!  They were already working on it.  I hadn’t even had a chance to leave a note for the stylist to tell her what I was hoping to receive this Fix.  Of course, that was all my fault, as I had known the Fix was coming up, but I hadn’t gotten around to either leaving a note or cancelling the Fix in a timely fashion.

Luckily, the Stitch Fix stylist (Mandy) who styled me this time did a great job!  She utilized my Pinterest boards and found several things that I had pinned.  She also listened to the request that I had put on my profile to receive only petite sized clothing.  Honestly, it was the first time that a stylist had listened and complied with that request!  I was impressed right at the start.

The first item that I tried on was the Skies are Blue Toccara Lace Detail Blouse.  This could be really cute with a pair of white pants, but I just didn’t love it on me.  I will be returning it to Stitch Fix.

Stitch Fix Skies are Blue Toccara Lace Detail Blouse

These style cards come in the box, too!

stitch fix skies are blue Toccara Lace Detail pic

Next, I tried the Papermoon Holden Scoop Neck Blouse.  I love this!  I had it pinned, and I was really hoping to receive it.  It fits well, and I can really see myself wearing this often.  The only downside is that the stripes don’t match up.  I’m going to overlook that flaw.  It’s a KEEP.Stitch Fix Papermoon Holden Stitch Fix Papermoon Holden Stitch Fix Papermoon Holden

 

I then tried on the Loveappella Zola Knit Dress.  I was so thrilled when I saw that this dress was in my box!  I’ve been drooling over it for months!  It’s a little bit thin, and the stripes don’t match up perfectly, but I feel amazing in this dress.  It’s a KEEP.Stitch Fix Lopeappella Zola Knit Dress Stitch Fix Lopeappella Zola Knit Dress Stitch Fix Lopeappella Zola Knit Dress

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I didn’t love either of the other two tops that I received.  The Collective Concepts Cynthia Mixed Material Top was sent to me because I love mixed material tops, but I really don’t need this top so it’s going back.Stitch Fix Collective Concepts Cynthia Mixed Material Top Stitch Fix Collective Concepts Cynthia Mixed Material Top Stitch Fix Collective Concepts Cynthia Mixed Material Top

 

The Collective Concepts Poppyton Crochet Bib Top is just a no.  Bibs aren’t really my thing.

Stitch Fix Collective Concepts Poppyton Crochet Bib Top Stitch Fix Price Sheet

Stitch Fix #7 Reveal

I recently received my 7th Stitch Fix box.  I had taken a break from Stitch Fix, as, well, it’s not a very frugal service; however, it is a lot of fun!

You might be wondering what Stitch Fix is!  Stitch Fix is a women’s fashion subscription box service.  It’s fun and easy!  You just go to Stitch Fix’s website and fill out a style survey.  They ask you what colors you would like to receive, your sizes and proportions, and they offer two opportunities to offer notes for your stylist.  After you complete the survey and sign up for a date, you are assigned to a stylist.  The stylist then puts together a box containing 5 women’s fashion items.  They have clothing, shoes, and accessories so every box is unique and styled just for the recipient!

I make sure that my stylist knows what I would like to receive!  I’m very up front about wanting only petite sizes or items that run small.  I also have a Pinterest board that contains my favorite Stitch Fix items and other women’s clothing items linked to my Stitch Fix profile.  I make sure to note on each of my pins’ descriptions what it is that I like about each item, too!

This fix was a lot of fun!  I had asked for spring items that I can wear to work.  I did let my stylist know that my work is business casual (with an emphasis on casual as we can now wear jeans).  I prefer items that can do double duty:  work and daily wear.

I was so excited, I actually met the mail man in the driveway when he pulled in on Saturday!  I ripped into the box and opened up my stylist’s note right away.  My stylist this time was Laila.  I was impressed with how hard she tried to match up my Pinterest board with the items that she sent me.  She even sent me the one item on my board that I had really hoped to receive:  the Market and Spruce Xander Short Sleeve Woven Back Sweatshirt.

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My stylist sent this cute note!

I tried on that Market and Spruce Xander Short Sleeve Woven Back Sweatshirt right away!  As I pulled it out of the box, my first thought was that it was going to be too long.  BK and MK even said they thought it would be too big, too, but we were wrong!  It fits perfectly!  I love it!  In fact, I wore it Saturday evening and Sunday!  It’s cute and casual!  It’s a keeper!

Stitch Fix Market and Spruce Xander

Each piece comes with a style card!

Market and Spruce Stitch Fix Market and Spruce XanderThe next item I tried on was the Papermoon Verner Crochet Collar Top.  This is a blue, sleeveless top with a red and green floral design.  To be honest, I wasn’t prepared to like it.  I had requested floral designs, but I didn’t really care for the material of the top; however, I tried it on.  I still wasn’t thrilled, but then I added a grey cardigan over the top, and I loved it!  It just needed some styling!  I’ll be keeping this top, too!Papermoon Verner Style Card Papermoon Verner

I was anxious to try on the Kensie Tayah Boyfriend Blazer.  I really need a cute blazer, and I had wanted this blazer!  Unfortunately, it’s not petite, and it’s huge.  It’s several inches too long and probably a little too loose, too.  This one will be going back.  Maybe next time, they can find a blazer in petite.Kensie Tayah Boyfriend Style Card Kensie Boyfriend

The Gilli Lolita printed skirt felt really nice.  It fit just right, too.  In fact, it’s even a petite!  I just don’t care for the colors.  As fair skinned as I am, an off white skirt didn’t seem like a good idea.  Although it looks good, I’m not keeping this.  I just know that I won’t wear it enough to justify the price.Gilli Lolita Print Style Card Gilli Lolita Print Gilli Lolita Print1

I wanted the London Times Darlena Lace Dress to fit so badly!  Unfortunately, it’s not petite, and it’s just too big all over.  It’s a beautiful dress, and the color was very complimentary on me.  If they had sent a petite, I would have kept it for sure!London Times Darlena Lace Dress Style Card London Times Darlena Lace Dress

Overall, this fix is a 2/5, but I was impressed with Laila!  She picked out items that were either on my Pinterest board or very similar to items that were on it.  Unfortunately, she ignored my petites only request, but, otherwise, I was happy.  I’ll be signing up for another fix soon!

Wondering about the damage to my wallet?  The total damage for the two items is $102.  It’s a little bit more than I would normally spend for just two items, but the most expensive item was the one I fell in love with (the Market and Spruce Xander top).  If I had kept all 5 items, I would have received a 25% discount, and I may yet get that discount.  I’ll list the 3 items that I’m not keeping on a Stitch Fix Buy/Sell/Trade group on Facebook to see if there’s any interest in them.  It’s a great way to help others obtain their “unicorns” and for me to get the 25% discount.The Damage

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