Stitch Fix Review #1

Even though this is technically the second stitch fix I’ve received, it’s the first one I’m creating a post for. I forgot to take pictures from the first one, and once you send the fixes back, you can’t see the photos anymore! I also didn’t take any pictures of the first fix…whoops. But I also didn’t keep anything from that fix, so you’re not really missing anything.

If you’re not familiar with how Stitch Fix works, here is a brief break down for you. If you know the drill, skip down to the good stuff!

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1.    Create a FREE style profile at StitchFix.com.
This is the fun part! It’s simple and doesn’t cost a thing. Just give them an idea of your body type and what you like to wear. Upload links for your Pinterest page to give your stylist some inspiration!
2.    When you are ready, schedule your first fix.
After you complete the profile, you can set up a time to have your fix shipped out. Your personal stylist will hand-pick out 5 items just for you based on what you said in your style profile. There’s a $20 styling fee, which is applied toward whatever you keep from your fix! There’s no monthly subscription fee, and shipping is free both ways!
3.    Try on your hand-picked clothes.
The best part! You can try on your fix clothes with what you already have in your closet and see how things work together. You have 4 business days to try them on and decide what to keep. You can even extend that if you need more time!
4.    Check out online.
You can check out on your computer, or through the handy app. You leave feedback for each item for your stylist and let her know your thoughts so the next fix can be even better. You’ll see the $20 styling fee applied to your items here. If you keep all 5, you get a 25% discount on top of that!
5.    Return what you didn’t love.
Didn’t love all of it? Place any unwanted items into the pre-addressed envelope that came with your fix, and drop it in the mail. It’s that easy (and free)!
6.    Schedule your next fix!
You can schedule you next fix any time. You’re not obligated to have one every month. You can request items for special events like a wedding or vacation, get new things every season, or get them as often as every 2-3 weeks! I personally like to receive mine every 3 weeks, just because it’s something fun to look forward to.
I had the same stylist, Mia, for this fix. At the end of your check out, you can ask to receive the same stylist, ask for another, or leave it up to them. I left it up to them after the first one, and got Mia again. This fix was better than the first, as I could tell she really tried to give me what I asked for. I asked for white jeans, a plaid shirt that was mostly white, and something for work. Each fix comes with a personalized note from your stylist telling you why they picked each piece for you and a few ideas for how to style them. I found this helpful when deciding how to pair the clothes with what I already have in my closet.
Liverpool Elizabeth Super Skinny Jean – $88 (RETURN)

I would have totally kept these jeans if they fit better in the waist, and weren’t ankle length. I received these exact jeans in black in my first fix, and I wanted to keep them, but I really didn’t like that they slip on and don’t have a button closure. I am all for making an investment in denim, since I wear it a lot on the weekends, but I was worried that over time the waist would stretch out and they wouldn’t stay up as well. With no belt loops to secure a belt when that happened, I had to say no. The black pair fit like a glove, whereas this white pair you can see the waist was too big. They were the exact same size, but it just goes to show that everything is made differently! I’m not a fan of ankle length jeans personally just because I am on the taller side (5’8’’) and like my jeans to all be long enough to touch the bottom of my heel. I’m going to request these again, just with a button closure and regular length. Otherwise they would have been a win!
Steven Santana Deconstructed Leather Loafer – $109 (RETURN)

I didn’t even have to take these out of the bag to know I wasn’t going to keep them. I asked for black flats for work as my current Steve Madden flats that I love are on their last leg. But I was hoping for actual flats, not loafers. I am not a fan of loafers at all. They’re just not my style. I’ve seen them on girls that can definitely pull them off, but I am not one of them. I took one out to see if they even fit, but immediately put it back. No indeed.

Pixley Kirsten Tie Sleeve Blouse – $48 (KEEP)

This top was a pleasant surprise. I love neutrals and specified that in my style profile. Bright colors don’t look good on me because I’m so pale, and I also like to be able to mix and match everything I have which is hard with bright colors as I’m one of those people who liked to mash instead of intentionally clash colors together. For my personal style, simple is better. Which is why I loved this shirt. It is simple and black, but has some really cute details. The keyhole neck is twisted at the top. The knotted sleeves add a cute little flare to an otherwise would-be plain shirt. This was a definite keeper as it’s perfect for work. The sleeves were a little on the short side, but they hit right at my wrist and I typically push my sleeves up anyway. I tried them rolled once and that was perfect.

ID: 23 Stephen One Pocket Top – $46 (RETURN)

I did ask for a button up plaid shirt that was mostly white, so in theory, this shirt should have been a win. But it was just a little too big for me, I felt like I was swimming in it. And I wasn’t overly in love with the blue. I’d prefer if it was black or grey with the white, and farther apart pattern wise. It was very soft, and I liked the pocket. Mia did listen to what I wanted, it just wasn’t a perfect match this round.
Edyson Maisha Ponte and Faux Leather Jacket – $88 (RETURN)
With the fall weather coming, I’m definitely always looking for new cute jackets to wear. This jacket is a push out of my comfort zone style wise, as it has both suede and faux leather. It fit quite well all over, but upon looking closely at it, I didn’t like the way the faux leather looked with the suede. To me it appeared a little cheap in terms of the edges and the stitching, and $88 isn’t exactly cheap for a jacket. I adjusted the lighting in the photos to show the contrast in the detail a little better. This jacket was just not for me. I do have a faux leather moto jacket that I need to get a replacement for, but this was not the winner. Hopefully one of the next few fixes will have another cute jacket to try.
Overall, this stitch was an improvement from the first one. I did expect there to be a learning curve as you can’t expect someone to know your exact style right off the bat. Upon checkout, I did request a different stylist. I’ve mad Mia the past 2 times, and while this fix was better than the last, I feel like trying someone else will offer a different perspective on my style. I try to go through my Pinterest fashion board and keep it as up-to-date as possible with what I’m hoping for from my fixes. I also note in my style profile what I do NOT wish to receive like velvet or embroidery or raw hem jeans which all seem to be ‘in’ this season. I much prefer my style to be classic and timeless, as trendy pieces are usually only good for one season before you won’t want to wear them again because they aren’t on trend anymore.

As you might know, I recently went through a big closet cleanse and got rid of approximately 70% of what I had in there. I go through my closet fairly often and get rid of things I don’t really wear anymore for whatever reason. I either sell my items on eBay for a steep discount, or what I feel like I can’t sell I donate to Goodwill. I like to keep my closet down to things that I really LOVE. The kind of things I would buy and then if I went out shopping and saw it, I’d buy it again. Learning to decipher between like and love have helped a lot, and Stitch Fix helps add an edge into it as I’m not really shopping for myself.
Would you have kept anything different than me? Let me know below! 
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  • Simple is always better. I tried so hard to figure out what I was going to wear for Easter. I spent a good hour trying things on the week before. I sent my sister tons of pictures asking her thoughts. In the end, I wasn’t really satisfied with any of them for some reason so I decided to just go with an outfit I know I love and feel good in. For some reason wearing white just makes me feel super put together. And I managed to not spill anything on myself or get chocolate on my pants which is a major win y’all. .

We don’t need to overthink things so much. It just causes unnecessary stress. I do like to plan ahead because it saves me time, but I also should have realized sooner that the dress I was trying to make work just wasn’t working. Even though I love that dress, it doesn’t flatter me how I want it to and it might be time to let it go. Don’t be afraid to let go of things that don’t give you exactly what you need. You don’t have to settle, something else will always come along. Or you probably already have something else in your closet (or life, this isn’t limited to clothes!) that’s even better than what you’re trying to make work!
  • Happy Easter 🐰❤️
  • Casual Good Friday ❤️ this was yesterday’s work outfit but I jazzed myself up before we went to church with Jakes mom and stepdad last night. I cried like a baby. Good Friday always both kicks my ass and reminds me how blessed we all are. 
The beautiful KC weather this weekend is so exciting!! I’m so happy when it’s Spring weather 😍 Have a beautiful Saturday!!
  • “There is beauty in simplicity”
My simple wardrobe makes me so happy and I love the seemingly endless possibilities I have with it. Having a love of neutrals really works well for me with this! 
Happy Good Friday ❤️
  • The only things in my life these days are the things I really want there. This isn’t limited to the stuff in my house and the clothes in my closet. This includes my job, relationships, hobbies, everything. I’ve even started eating better as a by-product of simplifying my life and I just feel better over all. .

By removing the things and people that don’t make me happy, I have more time and energy for the things that do that I used to put off and not prioritize like I should have. We spend so much of our lives being “busy”. But what are we busy with? Most of it is actually unimportant when you break it down. .

I say no to things much more now and that allows me to spend more of my time relaxing and enjoying life. I used to constantly feel rushed or like I should be doing something. If I wasn’t moving, I felt like I was wasting my time. But the truth is, resting and just being home with Jake and the boys is my happy place. It brings me so much joy, so that’s what my priority is. .

Having more time to just BE has been amazing. Being more picky in my relationships has helped me really value the ones I hold most dear and has brought me to an amazing new job because I wasn’t willing to settle for anything less. Respect yourself and your time and prioritize the things that matter most to you. Life’s too short to live any other way.
  • “When you love what you have, you have everything you need.” So many wonderful things have happened since I simplified my life. Changing my outlook on life wasn’t really intentional, but I’m so thankful it happened when it did. I was kind of at a breaking point. Fed up with where I was and how things were going with my old job. Struggling with depression and comparison. I knew something had to change but I had no idea what. Simplicity was that thing. .
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Now, I spend way less time on social media. I deleted Facebook off my phone and haven’t  looked at it in weeks. I’m much happier without it. I read a lot more. I’m getting much better at ignoring the impulse to pick up my phone and when I am on it, to compare my life to the perfect pictures people post. I even cut a few inches off my hair! 💇🏻‍♀️ I want things as easy as they can be right now. It takes a lot of stress out of my life. Try to go a whole weekend without social media and see how awesome it feels!

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