Personal Stylist? You Know It! (My First Stitch Fix)

** Disclaimer: A Dash of Sarah was NOT compensated in any way, shape, or form for this blog post and review. All thoughts, suggestions, and opinions are of my own. **

 

In case you don’t know me in-person, or haven’t seen the eruption of various fabrics in my room, here’s something I should be upfront about: I love clothes.

Seriously, if you don’t believe me, go check out my Pinterest board, where I have 142 (and growing) pins on my fashion faves.

But, here’s the problem. I can “pin” and “heart” to my heart’s content. But, when it comes to actually going out to the store and recreating the thousands of pins I just scrolled through, my mind runs blank. I don’t know if it’s the overwhelming amount of clothes on the racks, the people in a rush to get their shopping done, or the fact that I never like the lighting in a dressing room, but I can never find a true “winner.”

And so, with that being said, I introduce to you my fashion-savvy savior for this problem:

Stitch Fix

What is it? Think of Stitch Fix as your online personal stylist, delivered to your door.

How does it work? You fill out your style profile, which includes your body size, height, weight, curves, etc. It also goes through your preferred style (from classic glam to bohemian, etc.), and how adventurous you are at trying new styles. You can share social networks like a Pinterest board and Twitter, allowing the stylist to check out your pins and tweets to get a better feel of your style preference and your everyday-life happenings. Then, schedule your fix and wait for the package to arrive.

Then what? The package will arrive with five hand-picked items. Try them on, keep what you want, send back what you don’t within three business days. You are automatically charged $20 when the box ships, which goes toward your purchase. It’s THAT simple.

My First “Fix”

Talleda was my personal stylist, and she did a wonderful job. I promised myself I’d only keep two of the five items (due to budget), but MAN was that hard after opening my box!

41Hawthorn – Queensland Dolman Jersey Top

stitchfix batwing black top

 

I loved the cut of this shirt. I love when shirts are a little loose and baggy in the winter. It allows for layering and is so easy to move around in at the office or on campus. But, I had just purchased a shirt like this at an off-brand store, so this one was a no-go.

Kensie Jeans – Kaleigh Ankle Biter Skinny Jean in Burgundy

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Is it possible to be in love with a pair of pants? Because I’m pretty much there when it comes to Kensie “Ankle Biter” Jeans in Burgundy. They contain stretch-denim material called that’s so dang soft and comfy to wear! Not to mention they fit PERFECTLY. That’s saying a lot, coming from someone with a whole lotta junk in the trunk, and cursed blessed with short leg genes. This was a DEFINITE keeper.

Fun2Fun – Caterina Plaid Tab-Sleeve Shirt

StitchFix Plaid Tab Sleeve Shirt

I wasn’t so sure about this shirt… until I tried it on. I’ve never been one to grab a plaid shirt off a rack at a store and think to myself “This would be perfect for my wardrobe!” My eye is usually drawn to the more glittery, laced, and unique pieces instead of a classic go-to. This shirt was SO SOFT. It hung perfectly, and I loved the tab-sleeves, making it versatile for work and school with a simple roll of the sleeves. However, due to budget constraints and the fact that I’m sure I could find something similar for less, I passed on this one.

Fate – Garvey Tribal Print Open Front Cardigan

StitchFix Fate Tribal Print Cardigan

I literally squealed when I opened up this cardigan from my fix. I had taken a sneak peek at the names of what I was getting ready to receive in my fix, and when I saw “oversized cardigan,” I couldn’t wait! It was everything I wanted to receive and more. It’s so comfortable, and goes PERFECTLY with the new Kensie jeans from my fix. As this was one of the things I was pinning most frequently on my Pinterest board, I was so happy when my stylist mentioned seeing similar styles on my board. I kept this comfy gem with no hesitation.

Sweet Rain – Howard Cotton Beaded Detail Surplus Jacket

StitchFix Sweet Rain Green Jacket

Well, Stitch Fix managed to pick out 4 out of 5 things I liked, but this wasn’t one of them. I liked the color, but nothing really drew me to this jacket. I’m not a fan of the random “bling” pockets on a safari-type jacket, either. I tried it on for the heck of it, but this was the first no-go, and went back in the box.

 

The Outcome

So, I kept the Kensie jeans in burgundy, and the aztec print cardigan. I have worn each numerous times just these past few months! Overall, my first Stitch Fix was great. It was so exciting to get a box full of five surprise items to try on. They did a great job of getting my size and style right, and the quality of the clothes was awesome. I already scheduled my next box for January 31st. I can’t wait for it to arrive!

Stitch Fix Review by A Dash of Sarah

Want to try Stitch Fix out yourself? Do me a huge favor and use my referral code HERE! I promise you’ll love it. Here’s a hint: submit a Pinterest board for them to go off of, then pin your desired style… a LOT. I really hope you love it as much as I do! I’m officially obsessed! 🙂

 

** Disclaimer: A Dash of Sarah was NOT compensated in any way, shape, or form for this blog post and review. All thoughts, suggestions, and opinions are of my own. **