So, if you know me in real life, you know that I need some serious help when it comes to fashion. My father-in-law has jokingly said that he's going to call and see if he can get me on "What Not to Wear." (He really means that in the most kind way.) I wear the same thing (or slight variations) all. the. time. Here's my 7 day a week wardrobe: Jeans, sweater or t-shirt and cardigan to cover my arms, and gym shoes. I never wear shorts. Like, seriously, never. And I never wear skirts. I will only wear a dress if I go to a wedding (and yes, I tried to get out of wearing a dress for my own wedding!) Yeah, I need a little help. I have the hardest time picking out clothes that are age appropriate and flattering. I'm not a size 2, i have some... extra fluff... and I'm short, so I feel that nothing ever looks good one me.
A few months ago I decided that I needed an intervention of sorts. I've been hearing a lot of positive things about Stitch Fix and I've seen a lot of cute wardrobe pieces on Pinterest and blogs. Everyone seems pretty happy with this service. I'm a fan of not having go to the mall to shop. If I'm going to try on clothes and cry, I'd rather do it from the comfort of home, ya know? (Did I mention that I might also have some body image issues?) I also like that the stylist gurus often seem to send clothes that you might normally try on. That's a bonus. I tend to gravitate to the same things in the same colors. A girl can only have so many black, grey, and green shirts. Also, I know it's pretty silly, but I really like the little idea cards that they include to show you two different styling possibilities for the pieces they send.
So...I signed up!
I got my first Fix this week! No, I didn't take photos of me wearing the pieces. We're not there yet, internet.
Here's what my stylist guru (Tonh) sent me:
I loved this shirt when I took it out of the box. However, it looked AWFUL on me when I tried it on. The way that the fabric crisscrosses in the front center was not flattering to a girl with extra belly fluff, know what I mean? So, I sent this back. *sad face*
This Chambray shirt was a HUGE miss. I took it out of the box and hated it immediately. It seriously reminded me of something a mom in the 80's would have worn. I know I'm old, but... no. I tried it on, and I hated it even more. Definitely sent this sucker back.
When I took out this top, I wasn't a fan of the color (it's PINK!) and not sure about the dolman sleeve style looking good on my short and fluffy frame. I tried it on and fell in love. Hard. It looked great on me! This is for sure an example of something I would have never ever tried on in a store. This was a keeper!!
I thought this shirt was fun when I took it out of the box. Stripes and little dots? Definitely different. I tried it on and I just didn't like it. I felt that the black and white stripes being that wide and horizontal looked like a convict uniform. I sent it back.
First of all, when I opened the box and found a skirt in there, I was pretty disappointed. I don't wear skirts. I tried it on, prepared to hate it, but... it looked cute and was fun.. I kinda liked it. Not enough to keep it, though. I didn't care for the color and I just didn't have anything in my closet that would work with this. Yet. Receiving and keeping a different maxi skirt might not be out of the realm of possibility in the future... (did I just hear you gasp?)
I really enjoyed this first fix (with the exception of 80's mom-style denim shirt) and I'm definitely looking forward to my second one (not until July! Ugh!)
Have you tried Stitch Fix? Love it? Hate it? Have any questions? Let me know in the comments section below! I'd love to chat with you about your experiences and/or questions!
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