Stitch Fix #3 in full effect!
Uh-huh. I kept it all! They've all been good but this was definitely my favorite Fix to date. If you're curious, you can check out what I got in my first and second Fixes here. Anyway, I feel like my stylist, Patrice, really took into account my body type, style, and lifestyle with these selections. I was super psyched before I even started trying anything on. The blue! The stripes!
Okay, okay. I'm so excited to show you what I got but first things first. If you haven't jumped on the Stitch Fix bandwagon just yet and you're wondering what all the fuss is about, here's how it works. Visit Stitch Fix and fill out a quick style profile. You can even link to a Pinterest style board if you happen to have one. Based on the info you provide, a stylist then hand selects five items especially for you and mails them out in a cute little box, along with a full color card of styling suggestions on how to wear each piece.
You have 3 days from the time you receive your Style Fix to try everything on and decide what you want to keep, if anything. Keep whatever you like, visit Stitch Fix again to pay for any kept items, and send back the rest in the prepaid return shipping envelope. You can drop it in any regular USPS mailbox - no postage or waiting in line required.
The styling service costs $20, which is completely reasonable, especially given that it also covers all shipping costs. On top of that, if you choose to keep anything from your Style Fix, that $20 is applied to the cost of the item(s). Got that? Okay, now get this. If you choose to keep all 5 items from any given Stitch Fix, you get a 25% discount on the total! Not too shabby, eh?
Here we go!
First up was this Corinna Striped Dolman Top from Pomelo for $48.
I love the feel of this top. It's like a cozy lightweight sweatshirt but totally PTO appropriate. It's not out of place with a pair of yoga pants but then I can turn around and pair it with a skirt and a little bling and it's date night material. The heather gray and black stripes are right up my alley too. I've been wearing this in heavy rotation since it arrived and can report it's holding up really well to frequent washing - though I haven't thrown it in the dryer. No pilling or stretching to report. Score!
Next up was the Alan Cowl Neck Asymmetrical Cardigan from Sweet Rain for $58.
I had mentioned in my style profile that I wear workout clothes a lot - at least in the mornings until I get everyone off to school and get on with the business of actually working out. As a result, Patrice selected this zip-up cardigan for me and I'm so glad she did! I'm a bit of a Lululemon and Athleta junkie, so at $58 this cool asymmetrical sweatshirt seemed like such a steal! The rich blue is one of my favorite colors too.
It looks good zipped up or hanging loose, and has quickly become my go-to morning jacket as I'm dropping kids off at school pre-workout. It's cute enough that I can wear it with street clothes too. One note is that the label on this sweatshirt says dry clean only, which is not super convenient for workout wear. I've been tossing it in the washer, however, and so far so good. Total keeper.
Then the biggest surprise of the box. You guys? They sent me pants. Pants, that fit. I didn't think it could be done. For starters I'm 5' 2". To add insult to injury, about 70% of my height is torso. And then there are the thighs. Yeah, these thighs run marathons and muscle through power jumps. They carried me through two pregnancies including 60 pounds of twins (okay 12 of that was actually babies, but still). These thighs can bike, kick, wall sit and squat with the best of them and for that I'm eternally grateful. They are decidedly not, however, the type of thighs you want to see peeking out of mini skirts or tucked into lightweight cotton leggings. These thighs have mass. American thighs, you know? Let's just say pants are a challenge. Pants that don't have to be tailored are a miracle.
Here they are, the Emer Brocade Print High Waisted Cropped Pant from Margaret M for $98.
So, obviously, they're not exactly cropped pants on me but I so don't care. These fit my waist, hug my legs in a fitted but not sausage-casing kind of way, and are nearly as comfy as yoga pants. I'm trying to show the pants off to you here with a shorter top which is putting some unwanted emphasis on those thighs I told you about, but they actually look really flattering with tunic. So sold!
Fourth was the Cathleen Split-Neck Tulip-Sleeve Blouse from Collective Concepts for $68.
This was the only item I was a little unsure about. I like this style of blouse - in fact I've received similar blouses that I kept in both of my previous fixes, but this isn't a color I normally wear. Maybe with a tan it would be better on me? But, since Stitch Fix is all about expanding my horizons a bit, I decided to keep it and see how I can mix it in with other stuff in my closet. Right now I'm liking it with a denim jacket.
Last but not least was the Monza Dot Print Mixed Material Blouse from Kensie for $64.
This piece was the sleeper of the bunch. I really love this top! In fact I'm wearing it right now. It fits the bill for super amazingly comfortable and stretchy enough to do cartwheels with the kids, appropriate for meetings, teaching class, cocktails, or whatever the day throws at me. I like to think it's pretty flattering too! It can go from torn up jeans and flip flops to tucked into a gray pencil skirt and heels with ease...and it has.
The back is slightly sheer, but since it's black, you can't see anything scandalous through it, and the patterned detail on the tab-sleeves is really cute. This is kind of my perfect shirt, actually.
Since I kept all 5 pieces this time around, I received the 25% discount on the total cost of the items. Happy dance time! I might have to reign myself in for a month or two before I order my next fix, but rest assured, there will be a next fix!
As always, the thoughts, feelings, and opinions expressed here are my own, but by clicking through any of the Stitch Fix links in this post and subsequently placing an order, I will receive a $25 Stitch Fix credit (for which I thank you profusely!). For the record it has nothing to do with my own personal awesomeness. They do that for all the girls. A free $25 referral credit can be yours too if you sign up for a fix and refer your friends.
Special thanks to my junior photogs, Looly, Bean, and Roo for helping me snap the photos used in this post. Also, if you can see up my nose in any of them, now you know why. None of the photographers was much over 4 feet tall. Thanks, kiddos!