It's official - I am over the hill. I never thought this day would come [or at least so quickly] but just like the greys on my head, it happened. That's right, I have reached my 40th fix from Stitch Fix. Being that this was a "mature" fix so to speak given the number of it, I decided to request some professional attire. You know, those pieces that you used to think were boring to wear to work? Totally not boring anymore thanks to Stitch Fix. Good ole Layla didn't disappoint like always. A few blazers, skirts and dresses later and bam - I'm ready to hit the workplace in style [or at least my couch, laptop in hand]. Once again I am so torn on what to keep and what to send back so I'm letting you choose for me! Hooray - my husband loves when I put my spending into other people's hands. Before we begin, here's a quick little note on how Stitch Fix works if you have no idea what I'm even talking about right now. WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN LIVING?
1. You start by filling out your style profile - you will complete all sorts of questions on sizing, pricing, preferences, colors, etc. You can also write notes about likes/dislikes. Make sure to link your fashion board on Pinterest so your stylist can see what you like!
2. Order your first fix! Your card will be charged a $20 styling fee however, if you keep any item [one or more] you will be credited back the $20. Because of this I always recommend keeping at least one item or you are essentially giving away $20 for nothing in return. You will receive 5 items [made up of clothing, jewelry, and handbags]. I personally only want clothing in my fix so I just always let my stylist know!
3. Decide what you want and what you want to send back [in a postage paid envelope]! You have 3 business days to do so - use this time to try everything on, see what you have in your closet that pairs well with it and don't be afraid to yes to something that you wouldn't normally. That's what makes Stitch Fix so fun!
It should be noted that while I have chosen to receive monthly fixes, this is in no way a subscription service and you are able to decide when you want another fix, whether that be in 6 months or 2 years from your first fix! As always, if you ever have any questions feel free to leave them in the comments section below. This time I did include pricing because if you are the buyer, you gotta know shaz like that. Fortunately they do offer an awesome referral package, so much of what you see below will be discounted thanks to awesome people like you trying it out for yourself by using my link. Bless you sweet friends!
Here we go! Remember - If you see anything that you like below, feel free to pin away and/or ask your stylist in the notes section of your next fix for something similar!
1. THML - Brandi Embroidered Skirt - Small - $58
So this skirt, lets talk about it. I kinda dig it - between the crazy pattern, pops of red and the ability to completely dress it up or down, you can't go wrong. That is unless your husband strongly dislikes it. I decided to pair this cute little thing with some chambray and bootie action to give it a completely different vibe than what I would have imagined for it when I first pulled it out of the box. Fall, you can't stop me now.
2. Kut From The Kloth - Maisha Ponte and Faux Leather Jacket - Small - $88
Oh, this jacket. When I first pulled it out of the box I thought "yes, absolutely yes". And then I tried it on and saw myself in pictures of it and thought "no, absolutely no". I'm not sure if it's the poor styling I did with it, how orange my face appears to be, or what but it's just a little off to me. I promise you on the hanger it's fabulous. What would you pair this bad boy with? Mama needs help obviously.
And now for the sex pot piece. My stylist has been trying to throw in a few more "risky" items from time to time and I would be lying if I said I hated it. This is a perfect top for a night out and also happens to be super comfortable while allowing me to wear a regular [read: not strapless] bra with it. Yes angels, you may rejoice with me.
Now for the biggest "stumper" of the group. I didn't care for this dress when I pulled it out of the box. And then I put it on and thought, okay we're getting somewhere here. The fit is perfection and the color is awesome for fall. The only downside is it is a tad short in the back to wear to work without worrying anybody seeing my hoo-hah. So annoying us ladies have to worry about such things ya know?
Last but not least, this navy ruffle blazer. Love at first sight? No. Love at first wear? Yes. This was Shawn's favorite piece because he is all for full coverage and items that I can still wear when I'm 58! This blazer is surprisingly super cute and flattering.
Want give Stitch Fix a try for yourself! If you do, let me know how it goes! I always love hearing from readers who give it a go!