One of my besties, Sandra, joined this cult, Stitch Fix. Have you heard of it? You fill out a profile of likes and dislikes, price points, link to your clothing pinterest board (I know you have one), and they hand pick five pieces of clothing for you.
Once you receive the box of clothes, you try them on in the comfort of home, relish in the style cards, and decide what works and what doesn’t. Pay only for what you keep and send the rest back in the pre-paid envelope. If your friends tell the folks at Stitch Fix you recommended them, you get a credit towards your next Fix.
A loyal Boden devotee, I was skeptical anyone else could provide clothes I would adore. Also, do I really need anymore clothes? I live in a tiny house after all! But hey, I DO love clothes and found the whole idea very compelling. I signed up for a fix. It takes a good long time for the first one to arrive, so definitely don’t sign up thinking you’ll have your clothes within the week.
The box arrived yesterday amid much excitement!! Thankfully my mailman is used to my online purchasing passion. Without further ado, here’s what I received and the results….
Item One: Richard Pleated Lace Detailed Blouse
This blouse is very similar to a style of blouse I already own in prints (yep, two of those babies), by Boden. They definitely hit my style. The color is really beautiful. The biggest fit difference between this and the ones I already own: this one has to be tucked in. Out it was too boxy and dowdy. Verdict: Likely headed back to headquarters.
Item Two: Colleen Geo Print Tie-Neck Blouse
SPOT ON! If I would’ve seen this shirt in a catalog (I do not brave store shopping) I would’ve snapped it up. The only iffy part for me was the fluttery sleeve, but in the geo print, I don’t think it looks too young. Verdict: KEEPER! (Vance said it was very “Cottonwood”. Hmmm. Good thing we’re retiring there!)
Item Three: Sophia Skinny Jeans (seen in both photos above)
Good gravy, these were a disaster. They looked good on for five seconds. Then they slid down and I had a two inch drooping crotch. Not attractive. I’m also not a fan of the worn knees look. I have to give them credit, I have no idea what size jeans I currently wear and they took a stab. Next time, smaller waist and longer inseam. Verdict: Already packaged for return.
Item Four: Sloane Colorblock A-Line Ponte Shift Dress
They did their homework. The shift is a shape I wear a lot. The style and colors, oh so architectural. The fit was great from the color block down and loose on top. I had initially tossed it back with the jeans, but Vance said it didn’t look bad and this was his favorite garment in the box. Verdict: On the fence. It would be good for work….need to see how much it costs…
Item Five: Kathy Striped Fit & Flare Dress
Fantastic fit! Seriously, fantastic. This dress was made for me. I wasn’t sold on the little puff on the sleeve; it just doesn’t go with the dress in my opinion and I was surprised neither styling suggestion included a belt. This dress needs a belt. It had a nice thick weight to it too. Makes sense as everyone, except Hawaii, is prepping for Winter. Hubby said it looked very 80s. This was not a compliment. Verdict: Hitching a ride back with the jeans.
And the countdown begins. I have three, well two now, days to send back my unwanted items. PLEASE!!! Feel free to comment (button at top of this post) about the items posted.