I am in such a style rut. I used to love shopping, but now it kind of stresses me out. I never know what to look for or try on, and it’s not like shopping for myself is easy with two toddlers. I have a hard time spending money on myself; it is just way more fun to buy clothes for my tiny humans. I tend to buy stuff because it’s cheap and I can’t pass up $2.50 for a v neck. I completely feel like I need to spend more time on my look. I want to spend a little more on things that I love and will get me out of my Gap tee shirt rut.
So I dropped a ton of hints to RJ that I wanted to start Stitch Fix. Stitch Fix is like having your own personal stylist, who picks out clothes especially for you. You fill out a style profile, and your stylist will send you items, you try them on, and send back what you don’t want to keep. I was so excited to get a gift card forStitch Fixfor Mother’s Day.
I was tracking my delivery all day Saturday until it showed up at my door…I may have even squealed. Here’s what my stylist, Bianca, sent me in my first fix:
Maeby Chevron Print Dress, Pixley. When I pulled this out I loved it. I loved the pattern and the colors.
Then I tried it on, and was a little disappointed. It was super loose and comfy and stretchy. But it was so loose that I felt like I was swimming in it and it looked a little too sloppy. Kind of a bummer because the print is so fun.
Filbert 3/4 Sleeve Popover Blouse, 41Hawthorne. I like this top. It is totally the type of top I would usually buy: plain, white, simple.
I tried it on with the pencil skirt in my fix, and wasn’t crazy about it. I liked it more when I tried in on with some linen Free People shorts and fringe sandals that I already own. In the end, I decided that it’s not really special enough to keep.
Francesa Pencil Skirt, Margaret M. This skirt, I am still undecided on. I love the color, so perfect for summer. It is stretchy, so comfortable, and a great length. I could bend down to scoop up Emmy without any worry.
It looks great with a few things I already own like that blue and black tank and this patterned blouse.
It is definitely something that I would never try on in a store. I’d probably see it, and think it was cute and then pass over it for a long jersey maxi skirt in a black pattern. And that is exactly what I was hoping for, items that I wouldn’t ordinarily get for myself.
My hesitation is that I won’t wear it enough. And it’s pricey, $78, for a skirt that I might not wear more than a few times this summer. What do you think?
Ashtin Scoop Neck Blouse, Papermoon. These colors are a little more vibrant than they photograph and it has a fun keyhole back. The style card suggests wearing it with destructed denim and white sandals or a blazer and white jeans. I tried it on with the denim that came in my fix and my skinny tan belt.
And then with these white bermuda shorts that are mine.
I decided to keep this blouse. I feel like its versatile enough dress up a little for a date night, or be dressed down to go to a playdate with the littles.
Kate Distressed Boyfriend Jean, Kut From The Kloth. These jeans are super comfy, and my stylist called them “a must-have denim this season.” I do like them, I like how they fit.
I’m not crazy about the boyfriend cut, they look cute cuffed but I wouldn’t ever wear them uncuffed. I really want more summer-y clothes right now, so I’m not keeping them.
My first Stitch Fix was so much fun. I am even more excited for my next fix now, since the more feedback you give, the more your stylist gets to know you. I think the style cards might be my favorite part. They have ideas of how to wear your pieces.
What are your thoughts? Do you think I should keep the pencil skirt? Do you hate the blouse I decided to keep? Leave it in the comments below, please!
disclosure: This post contains affiliate links for Stitch Fix. I will receive credit if you sign up for Stitch Fix using my link, but it’s fun and you totally should try it. All the links for Stitch Fix in this post contain my affiliate link.
Isn’t my husband the best for getting me Stitch Fix? and for taking all these pictures.