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Thank God for the first day of Spring! I’m not gonna brag, but it’s a comfortable 63º with sunny skies and a calm breeze right now. I’m also in the South, so these perfect Spring days will last all of about 2 weeks and then we’ll be swimming in our own sweat. Yah. Picture that.
Here’s what I don’t do here on this blog: Endless idle chit chat. Because who has time for that? I’m writing this blog in my spare time, jus’ tryin’ to earn that referral credit so I can feed my Stitch Fix habit. So let’s just skip the small talk and head right into my latest review! But first, let me get all the technical stuff out of the way:
Stitch Fix is an online personal stylist service tailored to fit your taste, your budget, and your schedule. You can opt to receive Fixes automatically every few weeks, every few months, or on demand. You fill out a detailed questionnaire with things like your height, weight, and body shape, along with your style preferences. Stitch Fix carries a variety of price points (which you can pre-set during the questionnaire phase). They carry private label and recently started carrying premium brand items as well. Do you prefer dresses or pants? Are you feminine and flirty, classic, or edgy?
Your personal stylist will curate 5 pieces for you to try on in the comfort of your own home. You only keep what you like and return the rest. Shipping is free both ways and they even provide prepaid packaging. Just toss whatever you don’t want keep into the package, seal it up, and leave it for your postal carrier. The best part is if you keep all 5 pieces, you will get a 25% discount! And they only charges a $20 styling fee which is applied to anything you purchase.
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I asked for more transitional items to ease from Winter to Spring. I also updated my profile to include more premium pieces, with the hope that my stylist would select more quality items for me. It worked – she did – but now I’m second-guessing that decision, because I didn’t realize it would backfire and tempt me to keep the entire Fix! 😐
Being petite has its fashion challenges. One of them is that we tend to easily drown in pieces like this duster cardigan. At first glance, I immediately thought this was going back. It is clearly way too long for me. But then I put it on and was surprised at how easy it was to wear. By “easy”, I mean it didn’t feel heavy, bulky, or cumbersome like I expected. I travel for work every now and then and began to imagine how cozy and warm it would be to wear on the plane. The fabric was soft, medium weight without being heavy, and it was very well made. And while the quality justified the price point, I didn’t think I would use it often enough to qualify buying it. Two weeks later and an upcoming trip planned, I regret returning it. Can I have it back please??
I always ask my stylist for light, breathable fabrics. This embroidered top by Velvet by Graham and Spencer fit the bill. 100% cotton with an almost gauzy feel, this blouse would be the perfect edition to my Spring and Summer wardrobe. I love the sky-blue against the bright red floral embroidery. Problem is – I just can’t get into the embroidered trend. It’s perfect for Springtime and very pretty, but it’s just not my thing. Returned.
Red and White Floral Sleeveless Blouse
Much to my shock, this was my absolute favorite piece. My Stitch Fix profile says not to send sleeveless tops, so my stylist must’ve been feeling rebellious when she included this adorable red and white floral top by Velvet by Graham and Spencer. I begrudgingly tried it on and was so surprised at how much I loved it! My arms didn’t look as – ahem – unflattering as I expected, the neckline was perfect, the fabric was breezy and breathable, and it had the cutest little flutter hem! This blouse paired really well with my skinny denim and would easily pair well with black work slacks for the office. I nearly cried when I saw the price point and had to make the hard decision to return it.
Geometric Navy Split-Neck Bell Sleeve Blouse
My stylist knows I prefer darker hued colors, small prints, and open necklines. And all of those preferences are wrapped up into this affordable split-neck blouse by 41 Hawthorn. Although it fit well and is normally something I would typically purchase, it didn’t wow me enough to buy it. Returned.
Neutral Heather Lace-Up Hoodie
One of the great things about Stitch Fix is getting outside your comfort zone. I’m a jeans and tee-shirt kind of gal and can’t really be bothered to put together an outfit. The lace-up trend reminded me too much of my 80’s rocker days and it just didn’t appeal to me to revisit it again. But this hoodie by Cupcakes and Cashmere turned out to be exactly the transitional Winter to Spring top I needed. Not only was it super soft and cozy, but it had a hoodie! But that price tag yo’. Just couldn’t do it. Returned. And I’m sad. So so sad. This hoodie and I could’ve had a really good relationship.
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Just me, my iPhone, and a cheap remote-control tripod from Amazon 😉