Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Stitch Fix Review - Help Please!

Do you want to go shopping?

I have gone shopping for clothes exactly one time since Ina was born.  My mom told me that she would buy me a dress for my brother's wedding, so I really couldn't turn that down. 

My cousin, Ina and I headed to Marshall's in search of a dress, we found one, but Ina's life was put in danger.

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I don't want to relive the tragedy,  but let's just say that I looked over from browsing dresses to see that the end of Ina's carseat was not touching the cart and it was completely vertical.  Ina was hanging by the car seat straps like a bungee jumper and looking at me like, "Hey Mom, a little help over here?"

I screamed so loud in Marshalls that 3 people asked if I was okay.  

Needless to say, since then, I have been too scared to clothes shop with Ina.

What's a girl to do?  Wear clothes that are three seasons old?

The horror.

Enter Stitch Fix

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(Disclaimer - I am reviewing StitchFix all on my own and paid for it with my money.  However, if you do click on a link from my site and decide to sign up, I do get a small credit.)

Stitch Fix is a really cool concept for a desperate momma like me.

You can read more about it here, but essentially you fill out a detailed sizing / fashion sense online questionairre, then a stylist sends you five items to try.

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You try them on in the comfort of your own home with your other clothes on your own time - like when your daughter is napping.

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Then, you keep / pay for what you like and send the rest back with a USPS  prelabeled envelope.  

If you keep them all you get 25% off the fix.

You pay a $20 styling fee, which goes towards the purchase of any items you choose.

Easy peasy, right?  

I thought so.  Turns out, the hard part is going to be deciding what to send back, so I need your help.  Here are the five things the stylist (who I feel nailed my not-so-fasion-sense on the head) picked for me.

Misty Cut-Out Back Sleeveless Top $38

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This one was my least favorite.  Although it is a cute cut in the front, the back didn't fit me correctly and the open-ness would really limit the places I could wear it.  A few years ago I would have had lots of opportunities to wear it, but now it would sit in my back of my closet.  I will send this one back for sure.  

Jaclynn 3/4 Sleeve Button-Up Cardigan $38

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I really like this one - the color and 3/4 sleeves would make it a good transition from Summer to Fall.  However, I have lots of cardigans and really kind of want to get out of the habit of throwing one on. 

Hubert Space Dye Open Cardigan $58

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This is something I would wear all Fall and Winter.  Comfy, flowy, and versatile.  The only downside is the price tag, but if I wear it often enough I think I could justify the expense.  

Filbert 3/4 Sleeve Popover Blouse $58

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When I put this top on I didn't feel like a mom, I felt like a 20-something girl again.  Weird, I know, especially since most moms probably wear these things.  I would get this shirt if it were $20 cheaper.  

Tear Drop and Gem Strand Necklace $32

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I thought this was a cute necklace, but I have a hard time justifying spending $32 on costume jewelry.  Just me?

What do you think?  Would you sign up for something like this?  What would you keep or send back?

If you want to try it out - click here.  

21 comments:

  1. I have been wanting to try Stitch Fix for SO LONG but am worried I will never send anything back and then I'll be broke. :)

    You look great in all of them!

    I personally vote the flowy open cardigan and the popover blouse. They're both great on you and very trendy :)

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    1. Those two are my favorite too! Thanks so much for your advice. I hear you on the going broke thing - I am practicing self restraint! <3

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  2. What a great idea! I like #2 and #3...I also like the necklace but I also have a hard time spending that much.

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    1. I know - why is it that I have no problem spending $30 on dinner, but for a necklace I would wear for years I can't do it? So silly!

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  3. I like them all and think they all look great! My favorite is the cardigan! I know you said you have several, but the color is great and I think you should keep it for sure! What a great concept!!

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    1. Isn't is a great idea?!? I also love the color - that is why I am sooo close to keeping it. :)

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  4. Get the one that makes you feel the best. I say if the 'popover' makes you feel great, then splurging a tad isn't so unjustified.

    I also like both cardigans (but I am a junky).

    Now I want to try this!

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    1. Try it! I can't tell you how excited I was to get the package in the mail. It was like Santa Claus came!

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  5. That's a great idea. Especially for us new moms!

    I like the 3/4 cardigan and the popover. I love the bright color of the cardigan and the look of the popover. Good luck with your decision. Don't forget to let us know what you decide!

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    1. I know - I always wonder how new moms have new clothes - they must have a fairy godmother. :) I will let you know when I make the decision.

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  6. I love the white ruffle top under the orange cardigan! My fave is the grey/white cardigan and splurge on the necklace!

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    1. I actually already own that white ruffle top - it is Eddie Bauer. Thanks! <3

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  7. Hubert Space Dye Open Cardigan $58 - keep for sure!!! And that necklace would go with everything, pretend the necklace is 20 and you saved 12 dollars on gas by not going to the store!! :)

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    1. I like where your head is at. I will think about it. <3

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  8. So cool! I love the idea, but would fear that I wouldn't like anything and I'd have to pay the $20 fee anyway.

    But you look awesome in everything! My favorite is the open cardigan. I'm with you about justifying the cost on these. They are in the higher price-range than I am willing to spend very often.

    If I decide to give it try, I'll sure use your link!
    Cheers~

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    1. Are you a picky shopper? The bad thing is that I picked the lowest price range, so it only goes up from there. :)

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  9. The open Cardigan is a must. I love it and you can match it with so much. I would get the necklace, It's really cute. I don't wear many necklaces, but I would wear this one for sure.

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    1. Hmmm...something to think on. I keep going back and forth...

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  10. That popover is the jammmmm- and what is the fabric? If it's pretty substantial (like a cotton blend), it'll be more likely to hold its shape for a long time, thus making the cost per wear less and less. :)

    You look super cute in everything- choosing is going to be tough. :)

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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    1. Thanks Ashley! Yes, it is a more substantial fabric, and feels very nice when on. I think it is a keeper. :)

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  11. I love them all, but if I have to choose, I would send back the blue tank and the necklace. I couldn't justify spending that much on a necklace, like you mentioned. The blue tank isn't as flattering as the other shirts, although it does look great on you!

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