Yes, You Can Have a Personal Stylist!
Stitch Fix – Thumbs Up or Down?
A new season always triggers for me a desire to perk up my wardrobe with new shades and colors. I decided it was a perfect reason to order a Stitch Fix styling to brighten up the color in my summer wardrobe and push me a little bit outside of my comfort zone.
Stitch Fix is great for:
- people who hate to shop
- people who don’t have time to shop
- people who want someone else to choose clothes for them
- people who love clothes and surprises!
So why am I sharing my Stitch Fix experience? Because it’s a fun way to add some new looks to a clothing collection that may feel a little stale. And who doesn’t want to have a personal stylist?! It’s a way for us normal people to access a styling service.
I’ve had two “Fixes” from Stitch Fix before this one (here are Fix #1 and Fix #2). And I can report that not only is it really fun, but the stylist really takes seriously what she chooses for the client! I provided some notes about what I had in mind for this Fix for the stylist who would be picking out my items and chose a delivery date (this time my delivery date was less than a week from the date of my order) and . . . surprise! A package arrived on my porch two days earlier than expected and hidden inside was something I may love or something I might not like at all. It’s kind of like those mystery packages that some novelty stores sell. You buy the package without knowing what’s inside. However, in the case of Stitch Fix, you don’t pay for anything unless you decide to keep it. (Except for the $20 styling fee which is applied to anything you keep.)
Each order comes with styling cards picturing a couple of suggestions for styling each piece. I love that because it gives me style ideas to keep in mind for other outfits too.
Here’s my Fix – thumbs up or down?
Collective Concepts Lunete Elastic Hem Blouse
I was happy to find that the stylist who chose these items is Kara, who styled my first two Fixes. I think she has done a pretty good job. This feminine top sports my favorite polka dot print (Kara’s doing her homework!). I kind of like it, but probably not enough to keep. Although I thought the elastic hem would be a flattering look, it hits me right at the hips – not where I want the eye drawn.
AG Prima Sateen Skinny Crop Jeans
If you’ve read some of my previous posts, you know I’m a HUGE fan of AG jeans. Again, Kara did her homework and sent me a pair of crop Prima style AG’s in a fun color. Although it’s true that I love AG jeans, I don’t love the retail price, so I always buy them when I find them on sale. These were a little roomy and I might like the style better in the right size. But regardless of the right or wrong size, I just can’t justify paying full price for these.
41 Hawthorn Breyson Pleated Detail Blouse
Kara selected this brightly colored blouse in response to my note that I wanted to add some color to my summer wardrobe. I don’t normally wear floral prints, but this one with its unique combination of colors is fun! It’s a little too big, so I requested a smaller size, which I haven’t yet received. We’ll see . . .
Market & Spruce Robina Side Stripe Skinny Pant
I know I wouldn’t choose these pants on my own. But I really like them. I’m a fan of olive green pants (another win from Kara’s research on my Pinterest page and blog) and this casual stripe down the side puts a bit of a whimsical spin on them. The pair I’m wearing in this photo is too big, so I requested an exchange and hope they look good.
Lucky Brand Mia Hobo
I included in my note that I’d been on the lookout for a hobo bag. This one is fun, however, I had in mind a solid rather than a print. Plus it’s pretty heavy even with nothing in it. It’s going back and I’ll keep looking for the perfect hobo bag!
Personal Stylist Note
Every Fix includes a note from the stylist. It’s nice that they take time to research the client (me or you!).
Thumbs Up for the Overall Stitch Fix Experience
I wasn’t disappointed with my Fix, even though I didn’t like everything well enough to keep them. I definitely got pushed a little out of my style comfort zone. I’ll order another Fix sometime in the future when my style is needing a little kick. If you want to try the Stitch Fix styling service, please use my link here (for every first order placed through my referral link, Stitch Fix will give me a $25 referral credit – you can earn credit too after your first Fix!)