Well, I did it. I jumped on the StitchFix bandwagon.  After we found out we weren't going to owe anything on our taxes this year and were surprised to learn we were actually getting some money BACK, I felt like it was ok to finally splurge on it.  I've been wanting to try it out since I started seeing girls like this one getting their "fixes" and it was just as fun as I imagined it would be.

Don't know what StitchFix is? Well, it's a program that sets you up with a personal stylist who looks over your style survey and checks out your pinterest style boards and such to get a feel for your style. Then, based off of your surveyed preferences, they pick 5 items that they think you'd love, put them in a box, and mail them right to your door step. There is a $20 fee which can be used towards your purchases if you choose to keep any of the items.  Whatever items you don't want or don't like, you put back in the mail and ship them back for free. Pretty simple.  Also, with each "fix" you are instructed to report back on each item: what you liked, what you didn't like, and then you can make some adjustments and schedule your next Fix!


I love that someone else was picking out some things for me based off of how they saw me. I definitely got some things I wouldn't necessarily choose for myself, and some things that I would. I didn't love every piece, and in fact I hated two of them, but I really liked being able to try on the pieces with clothes from my closet instead of standing in the dressing room trying to think up what I'd wear them with. Another bonus is the photos. Some things I thought I liked until I saw them in the photos, and other's quite the opposite.

So, without further ado, the outfits (and my thoughts on each):

{One} Oxmo "Brin Tribal Print HiLo Back Zip Tank"
Pros: Right out of the box, this piece caught my eye. I loved the tribal print + the fact that it was a tank -- perfect for summer.  In the mirror, I really liked it. It was maybe a little loose/too big, but not too much.
Cons: I had a hard time figuring out what to wear with this. And then, in the pictures, I didn't feel it came off very flattering.  Maybe because of the size.
Verdict: Sending it back. But love the idea of it.


{Two} Nally & Millie "Leeann Reversible Tank Dress"
Pros: I love love love that this dress is reversible! I felt like I was getting two dresses for the price of one! Instead of five pieces, I got six! I love the colors and patterns, and it was super comfy.
Cons: I just wish it were a few inches longer. I feel like the length is a bit junior and I'm not sure how comfortable I'd feel in it because of that. I prefer my dresses to hit at about the knee or just above it. This "con" is really stretching it though. It's a great dress.
Verdict: This was a toughie for me in the group. Especially since it's basically two dresses! But I knew that with the length issues, I wouldn't wear it enough. Going back :(

{Three} Oxmo "Kylee Flutter Lapen Button Detail Top"
Pros: At first glance, I thought it had promise. I had a black tank top with small gold buttons that I lost when my luggage came off our trailer while heading to Mexico a few months ago. I really miss that tank top. I've been looking for something similar whenever I go shopping, and instantly this blouse reminded me of it. It fits great, hangs right,  and even had the same little gold buttons as my long lost tank.
Cons: It's made in China and I've never heard of the fabric it's made from so I'm not 100% sure how to care for it.
Verdict:  As you can probably tell from my updated bio pic on the right side of my blog, this one was a KEEPER! I did spend $20 on the box already, so it wasn't a tough decision ;) This top is so "me."

So far, so good, right?
Unfortunately (although my bank account finds it very fortunate) I didn't love the final two. Ya can't win 'em all, right? At least not on the first try ;)

{Four} Angie "July Printed Beaded Dress"
{Five} Amour Vest "Catriece Sleeveless Crossover Knit Top"
{Four} I hate to say it, but the first thing I thought when I saw this was, "bleh." And it didn't help that it was way too big. I definitely need to go back into my StitchFix profile and adjust my sizing options.

{Five} Ok. This shirt isn't bad. It's just not me. AT. ALL. I felt like I was getting set to go clubbing when I put it on. But on a positive note, it was insanely comfortable. I could sleep in that thing. But I'm not going to.

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Overall, I thought my first StitchFix experience was really fun. I do think I'll give it another shot. From what I hear, each Fix gets better because your stylist has the chance to get to know you better based on your reviews from the previous Fix.  Have you even considered joining StitchFix?

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