I hope everyone had a great Mother’s Day! It was a gorgeous day here, so I thoroughly enjoyed just being in our backyard most of the day. I didn’t take a lot of photos, but I did snap a few throughout the day and finally have some new photos to use in the June Studio Calico kits I’ll be playing with for the next week or so. Happy, happy!
This past Friday I received my second anxiously anticipated Stitch Fix box. It’s the craziest thing….I’m realizing so many things about myself recently, including the fact that I really don’t enjoy shopping for clothes. I love to get new clothes, but I don’t really enjoy the process. HATE trying things on. I do know that I love to shop, but my love for shopping is more toward things for my home, vintage, books, good food and anything else that doesn’t not involve trying clothes on in a store. I also really like the idea of someone who knows what they are doing (hopefully) picking things out specifically for me.
When I signed up, I was apprehensive about whether they would *get* me and what I like. I didn’t want them to look at my age and categorize me according to age. I gave them my instagram feed with my #sundayreadyforchurch hashtag and that seems to have made a difference, because I don’t think they are choosing *old* lady pieces at all. Thank you stylist! This time my stylist was Catherine. I wish I could remember who it was last month. I plan to keep my little card with that information in a special nook in my desk drawer from now on.
Last month, I kept everything. My dilemma last month was that I liked everything, which shocked me. The item I liked the most was the colorblock dress, but it was pretty snug/form fitting. I kept it, because when you buy everything in your box, you receive a 25% discount, I figured it was almost free? Shop with me, I’ll enable you! I’m SO glad I did, because coincidentally my healthy eating for the past 3 weeks has led to weight loss, which made the dress fit perfectly. It was close enough that it didn’t take much to make it work. I actually wore it to church yesterday. So last month, I think my stylist did well. She chose a couple of things I would have never chosen, but I liked them a lot. That’s what I think is great about stitch fix…I buy the same basic clothing pieces over and over…but this livens up my wardrobe so much, having items that I would never choose. Case in point, I found a lace skirt that worked well from Banana Republic and I bought every color in my size. That’s exciting.
I know I’m rambling, but I have so many thoughts about why we buy what we do, and why our closets have so many items that we don’t wear. I want everything in my closet to make me feel great when I wear it, and not feel uncomfortable or frumpy. I don’t know how long I’ll continue with Stitch Fix, but for now, I plan to stay with it. The beautiful thing about it, is that you can schedule your deliveries and even skip a month, which I don’t think is common with most monthly services like this. Plus, you can stop altogether anytime you like. Just to make it clear, I do not work for Stitch Fix, I’m just being completely honest about my experience.
So I think I had a different stylist last month, but I think this month’s stylist Catherine did pretty well with me. My favorite item in the box was this flamingo 3/4 sleeve sweater. I literally giggled when I opened the box and it was on top of the stack. It’s something I would definitely pick out for myself. The colors, the whimsical flamingo, the fit…all totally me. I’m keeping it, even though it’s a little pricey. I don’t think I’ll be running into too many people wearing it around Fremont : )
The black skinny ponte pants are definitely something I would wear, I’m just not sure I adore them enough to pay $88? They fit well, with just a little extra fabric in the ankle area. I think they will be super cute with boots in the fall. They are a maybe.
When I initially saw the striped back, open front cardigan, I didn’t think I cared for it. But when I tried it on, I thought the cut and fabric were fairly flattering. Not sure about the back and couldn’t for the life of me get a photo to show how it looked. It’s not a straight stripe, so it is broken up enough to maybe be okay? I asked Tom what he thought and of course he thought it looked good…smart man. The sweater is a maybe also.
The cowl neck geo print dress is something I would have never picked for myself…the pattern, the cut and the color combo are all totally out of my norm. But maybe that’s good? So I don’t look like I’m wearing the same thing all the time? I don’t know! This is the biggest maybe. The gold clasp belt was also in the box and it’s actually more likable on, than it was in the box. That’s why you have to try on everything ladies! So important if you’re going to do this.
I know that I have really enjoyed reading stitch fix reviews across the board, with both friends and people I don’t know at all, so I hope you’ve enjoyed my review and thoughts! The photos are horrible quality and I know this is my photography blog, but I don’t want to use my real camera for these shots…and I only have one full length mirror in the house in the only room in my entire house without natural light…but that’s the reality, so I’m dealing with the imperfection of sharing my review.
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Have a great Monday and God bless!