Friday, May 8, 2015

My First Stitch Fix! {7QT)

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I know, I know, I'm the last one on the internet to try Stitch Fix...  And I wasn't going to try it at all, because I feel like I know what I like and what works for me already! But sometimes it feels like I spend waaaaaay too much time browsing clothes online, so why not let somebody else do the work for me for once?

I ordered a really cute dress for my birthday that ended up looking AWFUL on me. So I sent it back and earmarked those funds for a Stitch Fix experiment!

I got 5 items (2 dresses, a skirt, a sweater, and a shirt), and immediately LOVED two of them and figured those would be the two that I would keep. However, after trying them on and taking pictures, my mind was completely changed!

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I was VERY specific about my likes & dislikes, since I'm nursing Peter and generally know what works on my body. My stylist did an AWESOME job - every single item was nursing-friendly and something I'd potentially wear.  I also specified no pants (since I don't really wear them) and no jewelry (also don't really wear it), and my stylist listened!

This is the Pixley Ohara Faux Wrap Tie-Waist Dress in Small. I wasn't a big fan of the print, and after trying it on I didn't think it looked so great on my body... It was also a little shorter than I'm comfortable with, so I figured it was a no.


But after looking at the pictures again... I kind of love it?


I think it would make a great date night dress - not the kind of thing I would wear during the day in the spring and summer because the length is short enough I'd need to wear leggings to be comfortable. But honestly? I don't have ANY date night clothes, and I think it might be nice to have something a little fun! Plus the price was right - Stitch Fix lets you choose a price point you're comfortable with, and this was right in my price range.

Verdict: YES.

--3--

This Daniel Rainn Tessa Pleated Blouse was great in theory - I'm exaggerating the back opening so you can see it... It adds a little fun touch, but the top ended up being pretty unflattering on me.


I think that if it had been straight at the bottom instead of a gathered hem, it would have worked a lot better. The proportions just didn't work for a shortie like me.


Verdict: NO.

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I loooooved this Pixley Char Geo Printed Maxi Skirt in Small right out of the box. I was so excited for it!!!


But then I tried it on and it was waaaaaay too long. And I can't count on myself to hem jersey properly yet. Sadly, I couldn't find a way to make it work - I'm wearing my highest heels in the picture and it was still trailing on the floor behind me!

Verdict: NO.

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This RD Style Jennika Open Cardigan was really cute and I almost got it as well - it's a really versatile piece, perfect for layering.


But I already have an open-weave cardigan that's pretty similar, and Peter is SUPER-grabby with tops like this, so I knew he'd take it as a challenge to ruin it in no time.


Verdict:  NO.

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This Gilli Nikky Striped Faux Wrap Jersey Dress was my favorite right out of the box! Perfect for nursing, right length, forgiving material...


But then I looked at this first picture and thought... Maybe not so much?


So I took some more pictures at a better angle - I like it, I think it's flattering, it's perfect for nursing...


I was still on the fence, and then I checked the tag: hand-wash only.

Well, that was the clincher - I've had things I really like in this material before, and they've ended up getting pilly REALLY quicky, even when hand-washed. Sadly, I sent it back as well.

Verdict: NO.

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So I ended up only keeping the least-expensive item, but I'm happy with the experience - it was really fun to be surprised with these items, with no pressure to buy. If you're not familiar with Stitch Fix, you're charged $20 for a "styling fee" which is deducted from any item you keep, so if you don't like anything you lose that $20. Since I kept one item, I'm being charged the remainder of the cost, and everything else ships back for free!

If you're interested in trying Stitch Fix (a great idea for Mother's Day!), I'd love it if you used my referral link!  That way I get to try it again, although I might anyway once I've figured out what gaps in my wardrobe need to be filled.

Linking up with the funniest on the internet, Kelly at This Ain't the Lyceum for Seven Quick Takes!

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