A New Year -- a new Fix!If you know me, you know I love Stitch Fix, an online personal styling service that costs you only $20 per use -- which gets applied to any item you decide to keep. It is really fun if you like getting a "surprise" shipment of hand-picked for you items in the mail, trying them on in the comfort of your own home with all your own other clothing and accessories, and just using the provided mailer to easily ship back whatever you don't love. You give them all your personal style info, measurements, price range, and even link them to any Pinterest fashion board you might have...then they send you your Fix whenever you schedule it. That is the service in a nutshell -- click HERE for more details and to get your own Fix!
My requests this time around were pretty specific : a peasant blouse with embroidered detail, a bright scarf, a lighter-weight, non-furry, green field jacket, something involving neon yellow (sweater, blouse, scarf - didn't matter) and a buffalo-plaid shirt or vest. Again, no pants, dresses or accessories besides the scarf.
So here we go with the goods...
#1. Hildie Layered Knit Top (by State Side)
This white shirt is completely my style. 100%. Slouchy, the layered look, neutral. LOVE! Sorry, but I had to bring out my aviators even though, no, it was not sunny. (Actually, it was windy and slightly rainy - doh!) But this is how I picture this shirt -- carrying into the spring and being something I can wear even in summer on cool days with shorts. It is so soft and lightweight. The price point is a bit high for what I feel it should be...but after scouring my favorite stores/websites all weekend for something similar, but cheaper, that I thought would be just as soft/comfy/flattering, but to no avail -- I decided it is a KEEP! I will simply wear it every day just to make up for the splurge. ;)
#2. Redhouse Striped Hooded Sweatshirt
#3 Winifred Removable Fur Hood Anorak Jacket (by Ark and Co.)
#4 Sandra Abstract Print Infinity Scarf (by Octavia)
This scarf was bright and colorful, as I requested -- and sooooo soft! Like a flannel blanket! Hubby thought it was cute, and I liked it fine; however, I just wasn't struck by it. I guess I have just gotten really picky when it comes to scarves, so I am going to abandon my scarf request for now. I am having trouble articulating my vision. Or I don't know what my vision is. Maybe next fall? Sending this one back.
#5 Torrey Henley Button Top
Well, this was not the "buffalo plaid" I was envisioning...as I thought it would be an actual flannel shirt. But, to be fair, I didn't really specify that it should be. This was more of a linen, and interestingly had no collar. The tab-style, 3/4 sleeves were interesting. I actually liked it and debated keeping it! I played around with different looks and it is pretty versatile! A little boxy, but a belt and/or sweater helped with that. In the end I decided to send it back because it is simply not the style I am going for. I would have preferred a more classic, collared, flannel rugged plaid shirt (ooh, maybe with leather elbow patches!?) But again, probably too late in the season for all that. Sent back!
Even though there was no sign of any neon, or what I was envisioning as a peasant blouse, I was pretty pleased with my Fix because of the two items I loved! My stylist really nailed my style with that white shirt, and I am thrilled to finally have my army green jacket! The rest weren't too far off.
I am still dreaming of the elusive "Keep All" Fix!
Anyone else had one??? Anyone else in love with Stitch Fix? I get nothing from Stitch Fix for writing about my experiences, but if you were inspired by this post at all, use me as your referral by clicking here and signing up! I get a $25 credit if you do, and if you refer anyone and they get a Fix you get that same incentive! :) I have several sweet friends who used me as their referral and it really made my day!!!
Well, that is it for fashion until my next Fix!
Today I am back to my normal mama routine, and will probably be putting away Christmas decorations until spring rolls around. Had an awesome holiday season, but am actually ready for some structure and normality around the house. Anyone else feel me? Am I weird for being a bit burnt out on "fun"?
Hope everyone going back to work today survives the first day back!