So here is the thing. How many blogs have you read about Stitch Fix? Probably a lot because I’ve read a lot as well. All I can tell you is that I will be honest. I won’t be blogging every box I get but I wanted to tell you about my first experience.
For so long, I wanted to do it but something held me back: whether it was my health, my budget, or just how much weight I am losing in this transition to help with my health. It just never made sense (also I like to shop and I like a deal). But I have Influence Conference coming up, my body is in changing as I made my health a priority this summer, and I don’t have anything. So I tried Stitch Fix and I am so glad I did.
If you’re not sure whether to try it, I say give it a try. The best advice I can give to get a great first box is to be extremely honest with sizing, what flatters you, and with your style. The more honest you are about your needs and the more specific you are, the better the box (I think?). I am literally set for Influence based on this box alone.
I was skeptical, very much so, especially with my body changing every day (I’m not lying; this food as medicine thing is crazy). But…
Fair warning, after my flower crown solo shoot, I did not have the energy to do another with five outfits. One day, I promise to tell you the story behind the scenes when taking photos of yourself.
1. Taylor, Poe DressI liked this and I had to ask a friend if it would be appropriate for the conference (I can also wear it to church). Apparently there is a party at Influence where there is sometimes a theme. If I don’t match the theme, that’s going to be too bad. I do love a theme but I just don’t have the money or the time or the patience to find a dress on short notice that will fit whatever the theme will be. This hits me right below the knee with an amazing floral skirt. I won’t lie…I worried over the horizontal stripes because of the girls but it works. Extra points because I can belt when I end up whatever size at the end of the health journey. Bonus: pockets!
2. Pixley, Bixby Print Tab Sleeve BlouseThis is very much my style. I can wear it on the daily and I can also dress it up. I love the pearl detail and I have to say I kept this as well. Perfect for the freelance lifestyle or to dress up.
3 & 4. Lila Ryan, Skinny Jeans & Brixon Ivy, Glenn Swiss Dot Panel TopThese jeans! They give me a butt. I don’t care what size I’ve been–zero to XL (seriously I have been every size), my butt is never great. But these jeans. As soon as I put them on, and they were the first thing I put on, I knew I was keeping them. The material and fit are perfect. I’d prefer if there wasn’t the distress at the knee but my butt! My butt, guys!
When I put on the white polka dot top and looked in the mirror, I felt pretty for the first time in so long. It was late at night, my hair was in a top knot, and I had no make up on. But I just felt good and like myself in a way that I haven’t because of the health stuff. Again, this is a shirt I can dress up or down and wear on the daily. Like the blouse, it will transition to late summer and fall in Chicago. Meanwhile, amazing jeans are amazing jeans and go with my lifestyle, especially as a freelancer.
Remember, your $20.00 styling fee goes towards what you get in the box. Also, if you keep all five items you receive 20% off.
I was borderline on one thing…
5. Bay to Baubles, Missie Hammered Bar NecklaceAt first, I was underwhelmed. A, I have a special necklace in white gold I just don’t take off. B, this was $28.00 (without the discount) and at first glance, through the packaging, I didn’t know if it was well made. But I did some math and if I didn’t keep it, I’d be paying $100 more. In the end, I am glad I kept it because I saved money (very important, especially right now) and because I was wrong. It is extremely well made; it looks gorgeous with the necklace I already wear, and I love the texture.
Yes, I kept the entire box and in doing so I saved close to $100. I also am no longer worried about Influence and I have some clothes to feel pretty in. Even though I loved the box, because of how aggressively I am losing weight (due to the changes I am making for health, not for vanity), I won’t be getting another box until I hit another milestone. I know all the pieces I kept (except the jeans but I did need jeans) will transition with me as I become healthier.
I like that you can get boxes when you want them or schedule them. You can also ask for specifics: like I have a wedding coming up or like I said, I’ve got this conference. My stylist, Kaitlyn, was fantastic. I couldn’t be more happy. Her note and the clothes showed she put a lot of thought into everything.