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My First Stitch Fix!

July 23, 2014

Have you heard about Stitch Fix yet? Here’s a basic rundown from their very own website: stitch fix If you know me well, you know that I love love love things that save me time. I admit it, I am very swayed by convenience, as you can see by my love of eMeals. I really dislike the all-too-common shopping trip that ends up with me buying nothing because I couldn’t find anything I liked.

Time wasted.

I leave feeling frustrated and frumpy.

Gross.

Enter Stitch Fix.

It originally attracted me because:

1. I wouldn’t have to actually venture out into the retail jungle to hunt for clothes that may or may not work.

2. I could personalize the items based on my actual style preferences.

3. I could try items on in my own home WITH items I already own. No more buying a one-hit wonder shirt that goes with nothing else in my wardrobe.

4. It’s $20 for a go-around but that money goes towards any purchases AND it’s 25% off if I order all five items, an incentive for my stylist to get me great items I’ll like.

5. I get 3 days to decide if I like the items and try them on with various clothes already in my wardrobe…not 14 seconds in a fitting room with bad lighting.

So, with great eagerness and excitement, I placed my first order.

Would I love it? Hate it? Find that it was worth it? Discover it was a waste of time?

I filled out my style profile and my Pintrest board with my favorites and waited with baited breath for my first Stitch Fix box….and it arrived TODAY! 🙂

Help me decide what to keep!

stitchfix.jpgItem #1 Gilli: Dawn Jersey Chevron Print Maxi Skirt $58

chevronskirt.jpg I love Chevron.

I also love the comfortable fabric of this skirt.

Lastly, I love the color.

If you can’t tell, BLUE is my fave color and I asked for it in this fix! Good job Kathleen!

It’s a tad thin (see through in some light) so wearing a slip was necessary. Not the biggest deal ever. Buuuut is this a $58 skirt? I quickly googled Chevron Maxi Skirts and found some comparable ones for about$30-$35….hmmm.

Item # 2 Yumi: Quin Eyelet Details Fit & Flair Dress $98

dress.jpg This dress has super cute detailing on the neck and skirtline. It also fit really well and was decent on length (although 1-2 inches longer would be more my style).

I have/would pay $100 for a great dress that I plan to get years of wear out of so that didn’t bother me too much. The waistline was flattering and overall the material felt very high quality.

However, it’s Kelly Green…which is a hesitation but I am not sure it should be. I own other items in Kelly Green so why not a dress? I think I also might be hesitating because I basically have this dress but in Teal. So I wouldn’t be filling any noticeable wardrobe gaps – does that make sense?

Item # 3 Octavia: Emily Lightweight Chevron Infinity Scarf $32

scarf.jpgAgain, loving the chevron.

I also have an obsession with scarves and asked specifically for one in this fix.

This scarf is more or exactly the scarf I have wanted and ALMOST bought on many occasions. The one thing I might change is wanting it to be Mint in color…but how does the Navy look? I think at this point I might be nitpicking a good thing and practically all I wear is Teal/Mint so I should likely have a tad more variety.

Item #4 41 Hawthorn: Coco Swiss Dot Lattice Detail Blouse $74

whiteblouse.jpg Love this blouse. It fit well and I have been wanting a blouse of this fabric for quite some time now. The detailing is beautiful and it made me feel fancy. Since it’s white, it more or less goes with everything I own.

But $74 worth? This is a girl who hasn’t spent more than $100 on clothes in years, literally. I think I am having sticker shock from that reason alone.

Item #5 – 41 Hawthorn: Vicky Colorblock Trim Silk Blouse $88

blueshirt.jpg Again, it’s that material of blouse I have been wanting for a long time. I love the colors, length, and fit. I could see this being a fun and bright addition to my wardrobe that could be dressed up or down.

But again, $88 worth? I really loved it but felt tempted that I could find the same thing at H&M for a quarter of the price. Yeesh.

Here’s my overall takeaway from this first Stitch Fix:

Did I fall in love with every piece?  I’d happily wear every one of those items but my fave was the white blouse.

Was it fun waiting for my first fix? Yup. I even sneaked a peak at my items online before they arrived in the mail. I only got text of the items in the box but of course I googled the items and found photos in advance. Made me even more pumped to try things on!

Were the items overpriced? Probably…but there is a cost to quality, convenience, and my sanity. I wouldn’t do this monthly but every now and again I feel it’s a fair price for their services. This first time around I did it for my birthday and asked family to consider gifting towards any items I loved, that way it won’t hit our budget so hard. Attaching the fix to something special made it even more fun! 🙂

Will I do this again? Yes! No idea when but I am sure someday it’ll happen. I would love to see my stylist get even better with my feedback.

I hope this review provided you with basic information about Stitch Fix and some fun alongside my first fix. If you ever consider doing a fix yourself, please use my referral link Stitch Fix provided to me, as it will credit me $25 when your fix ships! In NO WAY do I write this review simply to get referral credits but it is something nice Stitch Fix offers for customers. The referral credit in no way, shape, or form changes my thoughts/comments about Stitch Fix. I am a firm believer in only promoting things that I personally enjoy and love. Remember, I hate wasting time…so no way would I waste my breath on something I didn’t think was great and worth trying even once.

Have a great week and please leave your feedback about the fix in the comments below!

Help me decide what to keep/what not to keep!

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9 Comments

  • Reply Caitlin July 24, 2014 at 12:15 am

    Yay! You got it! Love love love the blue blouse!! Unique and super cute and fun!

  • Reply Stephanie July 24, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    Alright, here’s my two cents…

    Loving the chevron and color of the maxi skirt. I say go for it if you’re looking for more maxi skirts right now. Unless it’s uuuuber see-through, usually the see-through thing doesn’t bother me. It requires exactly the right light to make it happen and honestly, I doubt anyone will be paying that close attention to it. However, if you feel it’s see-through because the material isn’t that sturdy, well, then it might not be worth it. Gotta make sure it’ll stand the test of time.

    The green dress is lovely. The little details on the bottom and across the neckline are adorable. The color looks wonderful on you, no need to worry about that. My only hesitation is the fit. It seems a little bit baggy. Maybe if you wore a belt with it, it would cinch some of that extra fabric. Or you can get it tailored! Overall, beautiful dress!

    Also really enjoying the color of the infinity scarf. It’s a little more expensive than what I’d normally spend on a scarf, but if you love it and haven’t been able to find what you’re looking for in an infinity scarf anywhere else, it may be worth it. Does it feel like it’s made out of a nice material?

    I 100% agree with you on the white shirt. LOVE the little dots on it. LOVE the lattice. If you were to invest in just one piece from this whole fix, that would be my pick! You’ll get a ton of use out of it, even in the colder months. Just throw a cardi over that bad boy and voila!!

    And then there was the blue tank. Great color on you! But it looks a little like a vest… … … kidding!!! I love the fit on this one as well. And it seems like something you could dress up or dress down. Love it when that happens. And btw, I love the looking-over-the-shoulder pose in that last picture there. 🙂

    Whew. That was more like 10 cents I think. Hope it’s helpful!!

  • Reply GraceofAdoption July 24, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    They sent some really nice things and you so lovely! But i agree, some items seem a little expensive. Fun idea to do it for you birthday, love the skirt, scarf, and white blouse. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

    • Reply Amanda July 24, 2014 at 10:59 pm

      Thanks for your feedback! Those were my faves as well! 🙂

  • Reply Drea July 24, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    Hi Amanda! I’ve been reading your blog for about a month now and I love it! Found it while googling “save for down payment” with my husband one night, and loved that you guys are into Dave Ramsey (we are too) are Catholic (we are too) and live in Colorado (so do we!!). You two are awesome and I so enjoy reading all of your posts- you guys are a really inspiring couple!

    Ok, so onto the clothes…the maxi skirt is so cute and looks great on you, but I agree, it’s a bit expensive. Although I am judging that based on the maxi skirts I see at Target so I may be just a bit biased there 🙂

    I think my favorite items here are the green dress and the blue blouse. The colors are so pretty!

    • Reply Amanda July 24, 2014 at 11:05 pm

      Glad you found us! I can’t believe you are also Dave Ramsey lovers, Catholic, AND living in Colorado! What are the odds? 🙂 Do you have a blog too? I am happy that our down payment post is making it’s way out there into the search engines of Google! Hopefully you found it to be an encouragement as you move towards home ownership!

      Thanks for your feedback on the clothes! I do love that Maxi skirt. The price was higher than a Target maxi but the material feels like stretchy silk, not cotton, which might be the reason for the cost difference. I also loved that blue blouse…but the hubs is not a fan. He thinks it looks like a vest. So does my mom. But that color though! Hmmm….

      We are going to do another fashion show tonight and make final choices. Dun Dun dun.

      Welcome to the blog and please chime in on my Dave Ramsey money posts in the future! We are planning to do a mini series coming in a few weeks on our Debt Free Story and Financial Peace University experience.

      • Reply Drea July 27, 2014 at 5:51 pm

        What are the odds indeed! I just think you two are awesome. I do not have a blog currently but I want to start one, so *hopefully* pretty soon I will have my act together enough to get one up and running! Yes your home ownership post have been really great to read and have helped my husband and I realize all that goes into buying a house! I read them over and over! We are still in baby step #2 so we have a ways to go, however. But, we’re very motivated to make it through and know it is possible, especially after hearing success stories like yours and Jonathan’s! I will look forward to and be sure to chime in on your future Dave Ramsey posts! Hope you ended up with some cute items from your Stitch Fix adventure-I may have to try that out in the near future.

  • Reply Little Happies {twenty-one} July 30, 2014 at 11:09 pm

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  • Reply Beckie August 13, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    I just got the color block silk blouse in my fix but it is only $54 which I think is more like it. Surprised to see such a difference. Maybe it depends on what they can source it for at the time?

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