Stitch Fix boxes have been flying all around this house lately! Hadley and Sadie both got boxes last month, Jamie has a box coming in a few days (he’s set up to receive them quarterly), and I’m movin’ and groovin’ receiving boxes on the regular, per my usual!
You know what I’ve realized lately? I do not like shopping for clothes. I do not like it when my kids are around, I do not like it when I’m by myself, I don’t like dressing rooms, I don’t like hanging a bazillion clothes back on hangers, I don’t like when the dresses don’t hold their shape after one single hand wash in cold water and then hung dry (looking at you, Target). I just generally do not dig shopping in stores anymore for clothing.
So this means that Stitch Fix has become an even more prominent love in my life.
But I made a mistake this month: I wrote my stylist a note and specifically requested things. Fail.
I wrote an entire post a few months ago about how the best way to enjoy Stitch Fix (IMO) is to let the stylists do their thing and surprise you. Keep the pieces you’re absolutely obsessed with, even if you don’t know immediately when you’ll wear it, and then you’ll start building a closet of pieces you love. Then when your event comes around, you’ll be ready to go with pieces in your closet that you’re excited to wear.
Plus, staying out of the stores saves you way more money than you think! Even if you just keep one item each month, that’s still 12 new quality pieces you love per year!
Anyway! With Europe around the corner, I requested a few specific things… and I was disappointed. My stylist isn’t a mind reader after all, and though she sent exactly the types of things I asked for, I just wasn’t digging them.
So I kept one thing, scheduled another fix for two weeks from now, and we’ll see what happens. Spoiler alert: I am somewhat hypocritical and am requesting specific pieces again in my next fix: five pairs of brown booties! I only have one pair of booties that I’ve worn religiously the last three years, and they’re SHOT. I need to just throw them away. So I really, really need some fall shoes, so I’m hoping I’ll keep at least one pair and send the rest back. We shall see!
Stitch Fix August 2018
Here’s what I got this month!
Andrew Mac Performance: Fiah Twist Back Knit Top
Comfy, fits well, but it has this open back knit thing which takes it a step above basic. Not feeling it. Back it goes.
The Accessory Collective: Coen Paisley Infinity Scarf
I never buy scarves, but then I always see scarves on other people and gawk at how cute they are and how well they accessorize an otherwise plain outfit. True infinity scarves are my jam, and this one fits that bill. They’re so easy! I also think the print is very feminine and will dress up an otherwise ordinary outfit for dinner out or something. I am so happy to keep this scarf!
ID 23: Pollack One Pocket Henley Top
I think I’m falling out of love with flannel. I don’t like ironing clothes, and my other two flannel shirts usually need some sprucing up before I wear them. I also get a bit annoyed by rolled sleeves. I have said a zillion times that I prefer “wash and wear” clothes, so I don’t think I want to add any more flannel. Plus, this top doesn’t really do anything for me.
41 Hawthorn: Wilco Solid Quilted Vest
I love vests, and I know I would wear this navy one all the time! But whomp whomp – it’s $68 buckaroos! No ma’am! I could find the exact same navy vest at Walmart for $15. If I’m going to pay $68 for a vest, it needs to be filled with down or something. I don’t know, but this thin vest was easy to send back.
DV8: Chyro Perforated Faux Suede Bootie
I like these shoes in pictures sooooo much more than I did on my feet! I’ve already checked out online and said that I was sending these back. Am I making a mistake? I figured that I didn’t need gray because they wouldn’t go with as many outfits. They’re also faux suede which usually don’t look clean for much longer than a single season. Ah. That slanted zipper is cute though! And they were comfy! I just think I should save my money to buy brown first, right?
That’s a wrap for my Stitch Fix August 2018 review! Whew! 26 reviews down, and now we wait for some booties! Stay tuned!
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You should try Stitch Fix! Seriously, it’s a whole family affair around here. We save so much time and money not worrying about making sure we have clothes for x, y, and z events, and it’s fabulous! I’ve been a client for almost four stinkin’ years. Four! Isn’t that crazy? Why have I not bought stock in this company yet? LOL.
Create a Stitch Fix profile here and request your first box for you and/or your loved one! There’s a $20 fee that’ll be charged to your card when your box ships, but they’ll apply that fee to the item(s) you decide to keep. Dislike it all? Send it back in the pre-paid bag and eat the $20. But I’m pretty sure you’ll like at least one thing. 🙂
Here are 25 Stitch Fix Reviews, if you’re interested in browsing so previous fixes. 🙂
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