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My Very First Stitch Delivery and Stitch Fix Explanation - Fix #1
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Fix #2 - June 2014
Fix #3 - July 2014
Fix #4 - August 2014
Fix #5 - September 2014
Fix #6 - October 1, 2014
Fix #7 - October 29, 2014
Fix #8 - November 2014
Fix #9 - December 2014
Fix #10 - January 2015
Fix #11 - February 2015
Fix #12 - March 2015
Fix #13 - June 2015
Fix #14 - September 2015
Fix #15 - December 2015
Fix #16 - March 2016
Fix #17 - June 2016
Fix #18 - July 2016
Fix #19 - August 2016
Fix #20 - October 2016
Fix #21 - January 2017
For my spring fix I asked for some less form-fitting styles. I do like to emphasize my waist, but not so much that every bulge can be seen and examined by passersby on the street. A little more flowy and less tight would be welcome. I also asked for bright colors and patterns, maybe a cardigan/jacket and whatever else she might like to send me. I think I was pretty open to whatever hit my stylist's fancy.
I had also recently updated my Stitch Fix Pinterest board with some Stitch Fix spring items, so I let my stylist know it had been updated in the last few weeks.
I got my box this morning. It was much, much thinner than I'm used to getting:
Ooooooooooh! Love it all!!!!! Had a good feeling about this box. I hung up each item as I always do and got ready to (repeat after me) TRY EVERYTHING ON!
This is the rule of Stitch Fix. No matter how much you dislike something on the hanger in style, cut or color, you MUST try it on to judge adequately if the item is not for you. Many, many times I have been pleasantly surprised by clothing items I never would've picked to try on if I judged by hanger appearance.
Trust me. The Stitch Fix Rule works. Do it!
1) I first tried on the Kate Boyfriend Jean by Kut From The Kloth for $88.
They fit GREAT! They were a lower-waisted jean, but fit me very well everywhere - including the hard-to-fit parts. They were flattering, stylish and, best of all, perfect for the long, slow, cool springs we have in my neck of the woods. Although I would not call them 'capri' they were several inches above my ankle and really fit with the new styles I've seen out and about...updated ye olde wardrobe! A mom-jeans lady I will not be!
A big old KEEP for these babies!
It looked cool and casual. Free flowing, but not billowy. V-necks are good for me. I hoped it would flatter the figure rather than make me look like a balloon. I could envision pairing this with a navy cardigan I have, as well as a pair of white shorts in the summer. Time for the try-on moment! Would it work???
(FYI: You can see in the background my suitcase from my trip!)
This top turned about to be really really cute once I got it on. I'd liked it on the hanger, but liked it even better once I put it on. Really flattering. Really comfortable - a softer cotton stretch blend. Could think of many ways to wear this. Most definitely a KEEP!
So far, so good. Wasn't so sure about the next one, though...
3) The next item was the Salden Lattice Detail Blouse by Daniel Rainn for $64.
It looked a little sad there on the hanger. It also was made with a lighter, breezier fabric than the previous top. I was concerned about looking wide and shapeless based on my figure type. But the print was really interesting, as well as the lace detail. I liked the slash neckline (I think that is what you call it), plus the interesting back (you can see the cut in the pic above). I knew my rule was 'try everything on' even if I looked like a pregnant woman...so I swallowed my fears and put it on.
4) We were now approaching box happiness. Whenever I get to 3 out of 5 keeps in a box, I start to dream big. How many more items would I like? I hung up the Nickie Marled Cardigan by 41Hawthorn for $48.
Time for a try-on!
Ok, ladies and gentlemen (although it's likely mostly ladies), we are now on the verge of a 5 out of 5 Keeper Box. A rarity. I think I have only had 1 or maybe 2 in all 21 of my previous fixes. I tentatively reached for the next item...
5) The Colbie Knit Dress by Gilli for $68 was the next to try on.
It's prettier close up, yes?
I tried it on. I was hoping it would fit okay for this would be my 5 out of 5 moment. Something to remember!
What a horrible shame. Even looking at the arm strangulation picture, the rest of the dress is really quite flattering. My upper body (chest and 40-plus-year-old arms) could not take it! Perhaps on a younger figure, this would work. Not so much for mine.
This would be a RETURN.
However, we all know the trick with Stitch Fix. If you keep all 5 items, you get a 25% discount. Hm.
I picked up my receipt to calculate the numbers. With the 25% discount, I would save $78. The dress was $68. I actually saved money keeping the dress. So, I have decided to keep the whole box, perhaps find a buyer for the dress or a friend I can give it to. Or, if you are around 5'9" or 5'10" and in the 'large' dress size range, leave a comment, and I'll get in touch with you. Willing to sell for half the cost, plus shipping! ;-)
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