My September Stitch Fix came yesterday. (Right around the time Emmy decided she didn’t need an afternoon nap and I was going to start chopping veggies for stir fry.) And I am in love with my stylist. She really picked things that I feel like are completely “me.” After opening my box, I immediately thought I wanted to keep it all…and that would sort of be a problem for my budget.
If you aren’t familiar with Stitch Fix, you need to be. It’s a styling service that sends you 5 items each month based on the super fun style profile you fill out and the things you pin on pinterest. You get to try the things on in the comfort of your home, and with the things you already own to see how the pieces will fit into your wardrobe. There’s a $20 styling fee for each fix, which gets applied to your purchase. And, if you keep all 5 items, you get a 25% discount…which is why I think I want to keep it all.
Your stylist sends you a note and style card for each piece with suggestions on how to wear everything. I think the style cards are great inspiration and so helpful, even if I don’t keep the items. Then I know how to style similar items.
This Stitch Fix was so, so good. So here’s what I got:
Mitchel Maxi Dress, by Gilli. I requested this dress on my Pinterest style board several weeks ago. I loved the look of the back and I’m a huge fan of navy anything.
Even after trying it on once, I was in love and thought I was keeping it for sure. It was comfy, and the back is so fun. But the dress is too short, just like the last maxi I was sent. You can see how badly I need a pedicure… Which is kind of disappointing. I’m going to request that I don’t get maxis again, because they aren’t really made for tall girls, or at least it seems that way.
I do love that I can wear a regular bra with it and it doesn’t show. And it fits real good up top and in the body. So bummed.
My stylist, Jennifer, picked it not only because I pinned it but also to match my military vest, which my other stylist–my mother-in-law bought for me last month. But I’m not crazy about it with the vest. (and RJ hates it with the vest…)
Looks weird together, right?
Lind Open Cardigan, by HEM & THREAD. I’m a huge fan of cardigans. I wear them all the time in the fall. I’m crazy about layering.
I like the color of this one, and that it is drapey.
It fits great and has a fun casual vibe. My stylist sent it to go with the Armen Crew Neck Blouse, but the style card says to wear it with a loose tee and destructed denim. Which is sort of my “mom uniform” in the fall.
Armen Crew Neck Blouse, by Renee C. My stylist definitely got the hint that I love fun, unexpected details in the back. She sent me 3 items with fun backs. When you check out, after deciding what items you’re going to keep, there are spots to add comments about the items, and I always comment about the fun details.
It’s a more neutral color palette, which I tend to be drawn to.
And the blouse fits me great.
Another really cool thing about this fix, is that 4 of the 5 items are made in the USA. My sister-in-law, who recently started using Stitch Fix, mentioned to me that a dress she kept was made in the USA, so I checked my pieces out, too. I definitely am willing to pay a little more for something that is made in the USA.
Mia Crochet Detail Top, by Le Lis. I rarely buy things in this coral-ish color. So that makes me want to keep it, because I don’t have much in my wardrobe like this.
I really like the length of it, and the crochet detailing on the top is super cute. I could wear it with shorts in the summer.
Or I would layer it with a cardi and some skinnies and my riding boots in the fall. I also think it would look great with my Minnetonka boots that I might wear 90% of the time.
Now that I look at this last picture, is it strange that the pattern doesn’t line up on the sides? Or am I just being too picky? Does it look weird?
Rachael Printed Dress, by Renee C. This dress. This dress I am so in love with. So in love. I requested a dress that I could wear to an upcoming wedding and my stylist totally delivered. She said that it has a glam-boho vibe. I just love it. My super stylish friend, Megan, also thinks it’s perfect for me. And she is always right about stuff like that.
I love the pattern. I love the fit and length. It doesn’t feel too short to wear when I’m chasing around toddlers.
And then there’s the fun back. I really like the neckline and how it’s sort of racerback and the cool keyhole. I can totally see it with black tights and boots for fall, or maybe I’ll finally buy a pair of booties that I have been wanting for a solid year.
I’m so sure about this dress that I already hung it in my closet. Now I just need some fun earrings to wear with it.
What do you think, should I keep it all? Is the Mia Crochet Detail Top better than the Armen Crew Neck Blouse? Do you hate the Printed Dress that I absolutely love? I love opinions, so leave them in the comments!
disclosure: this post contains affiliate links to Stitch Fix. I receive a small commission which helps offset the cost of my Fix each month. It is so fun and you won’t regret signing up. Plus, Emaline loves opening packages and getting mail as much as her mama…even if the packages aren’t for her.