My fifth Stitch Fix box came in the mail this week! I asked for a box of stylish, fun clothes for Spring. See what they sent!
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This weekend is the annual girls’ weekend that I go on every spring with some of my friends. These are friends that I usually only talk to and see in person only two or three times a year. But despite such long breaks in our communication, we are still able to pick up where we left off after our last visit.
These girls are true friends. We have opened our hearts to one another and invested in each other, forming bonds that can’t be broken by distance.
I requested a new Stitch Fix box so I could have some new clothes to wear on our girls’ trip. Because girls’ trips are for good food, late night conversations, and cute clothes. (And, no kids).
All of us on our trip last year!
You can see what I received in my fifth fix below. The outcome was not at all what I expected!
Before I get to that, I wanted to also mention something new Stitch Fix is offering. You can now add extras like socks, tights, bras and such to your fix! The great thing about this is that you can use your styling fee towards the purchase of the extras. So if you request a $20 piece of shapewear (like I did), then even if you end up not buying anything in your fix, all you are paying for is the tax on the extra item you requested.
Stitch Fix Unboxing #5
Pssst. Sorry about the pictures! Yesterday was stormy all day so there was very little sunshine. Plus, my photographer (aka husband) was feeling under the weather too, and so we just tried to snap pictures as quickly as possible. Please don’t mind the frizzy humid hair or the grainy pics.
DV8 :: Pristen Bow Wedge $79
These shoes made me laugh when I pulled them out of the box. I have not worn heels of any kind since college. I had requested sandals, but hopefully now my stylist will be even more aware of what kind of shoes I prefer– flat ones.
Verdict: Send back.
Leota :: Lula Jersey Dress $88
I really wanted to love this dress. I really want a dress I nurse in, that is cute and flattering too. This dress just wasn’t it. When I pulled it out of the box I was really excited. However, the neckline just isn’t me, and I did feel like the fit was very flattering either.
Verdict: Send back.
Skies Are Blue :: Heidi Cold Shoulder Ruffle Blouse $54
Kut From The Kloth :: Lonnie Distressed Cuffed Denim Boyfriend Short $68
While I like the colors and pattern on the top, I do not like cold shoulder tops. They just aren’t practical or comfortable to me in this season of life.
I do love the shorts. They fit well and are just my style. I am sure I would wear them often! But they are just more than I want to spend on a pair of shorts. A great pair of jeans, sure. Shorts, no.
Verdict: Send both back.
Cosmic Blue Love :: Kayley Button Down Top $68
I did like this top. It was soft and something I would wear often…in the fall and winter. Right now, though, we are going into a hot and humid season and I rarely wear long-sleeves, unless it’s a lightweight cardigan or long-sleeve t-shirt that I can layer during part of the day.
Verdict: Send back.
Why I still think it’s all worth it…
I ended up sending back all five of the items from this box. This really surprised me because this is the first time I haven’t had at least one item I loved. Even so, as I mentioned above, since I bought the shapewear they sent, the box only cost me a dollar and change.
This box was not a success, but I am eager to get a new box soon. In fact, I requested another box as soon as I could get one.
In each previous box, there was at least one piece, but usually more than one, that I loved. When I was still pregnant, I received an excellent maternity box with five pieces that I wore often during the last part of my pregnancy. I also have shoes I have worn almost weekly since getting them in a fix.
Five reasons to consider getting a Stitch Fix of your own ::
- There’s nothing to lose. If you are a first time user, then your styling fee is waived and you can get a box for free. It’s literally free to try. Maybe it’s not for you, but you may be surprised with how much you enjoy it and find something you love.
- You don’t have to leave the house. While it can be fun to get out of the house and do some shopping, for many moms, time without kids can be hard to come by and you may not want to use limited free time to try on clothes or figure out what you want. As for taking the kids with you, I know it can be done, but the process can quickly become stressful if you have a hard time finding clothes and the kids begin to lose their patience. Stitch Fix is more simple– the clothes come to you in your style and size.(The other advantage of having the clothes sent to your house is that you can try them on with clothes you already own and get a second opinion from friends or spouse if you want).
- It’s fun. Opening a box of clothes picked out especially for you is just plain fun. The anticipation of waiting on a box and seeing what they send is exciting. Trying on the clothes, sending pictures to a friend, and (hopefully) finding something you love is a great way to practice some self-care.
- You don’t have to be naturally stylish. Style doesn’t have to be your strength to be well-dressed (it’s certainly not mine!). Stitch Fix makes the process easy– fill out your style profile by clicking on what you like, love, hate, etc; and create a board on Pinterest with pictures of clothes you like.
- The goal is worth it. I have learned how much better I feel when I am put together and wearing clothes I love that flatter me and help me to feel confident. I look forward to getting dressed each day. Of course, you can do this without Stitch Fix. But this service is one great option for building a wardrobe of clothes you love that are unique and high quality.
Want to give it a try?
First time users can try it for free! If you’ve tried it before, it’s just a $20 styling fee (which I would inevitably spend anyway if I left the house to shop) which will be applied to anything you decide to buy.