You guys, I didn't even tell you about my third Stitch Fix because it just... wasn't great. No real reason why, but I've heard from some friends about this happening: they get a Stitch Fix or two that they love, and then they get one that they just pack right up and send back. Nothing in mine was terrible, but nothing was great. I didn't even take pictures. That certainly didn't stop me from getting another one, though! I scheduled my July fix to come a little bit early so that I could have it before Husband and I head to LA on Saturday. Christmas came in the mail on Monday!
Honestly, I cannot quite express the excitement and anticipation that I feel when I open the tissue paper inside that Stitch Fix box. It makes me feel a little silly, but I've just never been all that fashion forward because I think I've been afraid to be. In the same way that I always go for the neutral eyeshadows, I always go for the simple clothes. I have a sister who always wears really great, unique pieces of clothing, so a few years ago for Christmas I asked her to pick out something for me that she would get for herself. Even then I knew that I needed somebody else's eye to pick things out that I wouldn't necessarily pick for myself.
That's exactly what Stitch Fix is! You tell them as many details as possible: what sort of clothes you wear, what styles you like (they show you pictures), what styles you want to incorporate more into your wardrobe, which features you like to flaunt and which you like to hide, how often you wear business clothing vs. casual clothing vs. trendy clothing, how much you're willing to pay for different types of items... it's insane how detailed it is! Then somebody familiarizes themselves with your profile and picks out five pieces for you (this is the "somebody else's eye" that I need!). They send it straight to your door on your schedule (totally convenient), including a prepaid return package in your box. You try it on, return what you don't want, and tell them online what you thought of each piece so they can learn more about what you like and don't like.
I mean... is that magic or what?? The $20 styling fee that you pay when they send you a box gets applied to your purchase, so you only lose the $20 if you don't buy anything. They even give you 25% off if you buy everything. This service is seriously impressive and amazingly convenient.
Oops... it totally wasn't my intention to go on a rant about how amazing Stitch Fix is :) Want to see what I got this time?
This Torrey striped sleeveless dress by Mystree ($88) was my least favorite item for three reasons: one, I don't usually like dresses that are completely fitted. Two, it's too business-like in the cut. Three, I didn't love it enough to justify the price. I sent this back.
It was hard to send back this Grant paisley print maxi dress by Angie ($68). It was super cute, and I love the way the top fits (although I'm not one to show this much cleavage usually). I've been looking for a good, summery maxi dress, but I think when it comes down to it, I won't want to show off mah ladies so much :) So this one got cut.
You guys. When I first pulled these pants out, I thought I was blinded by the neon, and almost immediately I said no. But Husband was in the room and he said, "You have to at least try them on!" So I did... and I fell in love. The shirt & necklace are also from my Stitch Fix, and I just love this whole outfit. I never thought I'd own anything neon, let alone pants... but I think these are perfect to wear on my trip to LA :) Elizabeth Denim Jegging by Just Black ($68), Kathryn Sheer Crossfront Woven Top by Miilla ($48), and Faceted Gem Cluster Necklace by 41Hawthorne ($32).
Seriously, if you haven't tried Stitch Fix, you're missing out! Try it!