Friday, February 21, 2014

Whatever: February is for Stitchfix lovers

I have been dying to write this blog post all week. But I was swamped! I wrote quite a few posts for my work blogs ( here and here) and I was brain dead. Then my camera battery needed charging, we had something Wednesday  night and, well...what can I say...I lived the same life everyone else does every week.
7 inches of snow

I have been using the service, Stitchfix for a few months now. Stitchfix, if  you have not heard it is a  personal shopping company that sends you a selection of clothing once a month. You try it on and keep what you like and return the rest, all for $20 a month, which is applied towards your order. I have been very pleased with the service, clothing and blog.

My Stitchfix box this month was in a word, adorable. I liked it all!   The box arrived on Valentine's Day and I was so excited. Every time, I am excited. I love the box. I cannot say it enough. The presentation is spot on.

Last month, I went in and tweaked my profile to reflect the sizing I had been getting. Things were just a smidge small in the shoulders, due to me being a linebacker. I also lamented what was  not fitting and I updated that I needed more color. (As if the hot pink sweater last month wasn't enough).
And while I did not get more color, the sizing was better.

*I have to preface this by saying that after I opened the box I folded the items and put them back in it until I tried them on two days later. Folded, not wadded up as the wrinkles in these photos would make it seem.

The first thing that I tried on was this adorable mint top with lattice detail. The pintucking reminded me of all the dresses they are wearing on Downton Abbey these days.   I liked it a lot, but the fit was not quite right and my new mantra is LOVE not LIKE. (Of course, now that I look at it, I wish I had kept it.)
The second shirt was this very cute tunic. I really am not a fan of cobalt, but for some reason, I like this a lot. My daughters' school colors are royal (which I am not a fan of at all as clothing). This shirt was edgy and would be very cute with the pants I tried it on with or dark jeans and heels for a date. Loved the detail on the shoulders and the bib.

The pants I am wearing in all the photos are the same.  These cute pants also came in my box and I loved them. A lot. They were exactly the right fit and had enough detail to not be "leggings". However, over the winte I bought two very similar pairs and could not justify the third pair. 

This cardigan, which was very soft and super comfy was also part of the "fix". I would have worn it for lounge and that is about it. Loved that it was waffle knit and super cozy, but I felt it looked a little shabby. Also it was $88.  My goal for Stitchfix is clothes for work and dates. So that went back. 
My very favorite thing and the one I kept is this wrap dress. I love stripes, I have always loved stripes and I always will. Love! So comfy and very cute. I wore it to work with red shoes and got lots of compliments.

This was a great fix and had I purchased the entire order would have been $290, since I had one referral and you get 25% off if you buy the entire package. I learned that I need someone else to take my picture. I learned that I should look at the pictures before I return my fix.I learned that I turn my head a weird way when I take pictures.

I really recommend this if you are not a fan of shopping. The $20 fee has been used every time and I have worn everything I bought multiple times, making it definitely worth the cost. The service is really great and as someone who spends a fair amount of time catering to others, it is really nice to have someone cater to me.

If you are interested in trying Stitchfix, please click my link. Refer your friends and you earn $25 for every friend who gets their first Fix. Winner!

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post; I have paid for these clothes on my own and have not been given compensation for a review. However, this post does contain referral links for new sign-ups that give me a little credit towards my next box.

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