I mentioned in my post, Building a Workhorse Capsule Wardrobe, that my goal is to build up my wardrobe with quality, practical anchor pieces that look amazing. Everyone has been raving about StitchFix and I wanted to check it out, even if it was only just this once.
What I Told Them
I filled out the style profile in great detail, listing out my measurements, body type, style preferences, colors, etc… I then created a style board on Pinterest, you can check it out here. I pinned things I liked and made sure to mention exactly what I liked or didn’t like about certain outfits.
Note to My Stylist,
- Machine Washable
- Breastfeeding Friendly
- No High-Low skirts
- I’m 8 months postpartum, so something flattering to the tummy area
- I’m paler, so colors that would compliment that skin tone
- I have a thicker neck, so shirts that help hide that a little bit
- Specifically looking for casual outfits, a couple blouses, jean and/or khaki shorts
- Something to wear to church or on a date
I’ll be honest, the first time I opened the box my heart sank a little bit. Just looking at the colors and patterns that I would never have picked out for myself, freaked me out.
It was out of my typical jeans and t-shirt comfort zone. But I want to get out of that and looked more put together, so I tried everything on.
Neve Bermuda Short
These fit, but I’m not a huge fan of bermuda shorts. I just feel like they hit my knee in a weird place. And since I’m not buying anything that I don’t absolutely love and feel great in, I’m thinking these are a “no”.
I did like the white short look though and ended up finding a thrifted J.Crew pair of actual shorts for $7 (pictured below).
Verdict: Send Back
Colibri Sleeveless Blouse
Top: StitchFix | Shorts: Banana Republic (via Twice) | Sandals: Old Navy
I liked the fit around the shoulders and the front of the shirt. But wearing it untucked just looked weird, especially with the shorts.
But then I tried it tucked it in and now I’m pretty sure I love it (hence, why it shows up in most of the pictures). Plus, I was able to come up with three different outfits off the top of my head that I could wear this with. I think that’s a quality, workhorse piece.
Simba Tie Waist Top
Shirt: StitchFix | Shorts: J.Crew (via thrift store)
I kind of liked this one, it was super comfortable. But I just feel like it’s too boxy and too busy for my smaller frame. And I’m not a big fan of the random fabric change on the back….
The weird pattern change in the back really threw me off too. Verdict: Send Back
Kate Distressed Boyfriend Jean
These fit pretty OKAY, but I’m not a big fan of the cuffs at the bottom. I felt like they made my short legs look even shorter.
And I’m looking for specific pieces to build my wardrobe and jeans isn’t one of them right now. No point in spending money on something that I don’t need right now, especially when I’ve got a budget to follow.
Verdict: Send Back
Renesme Graphic Print Faux Wrap Dress
Before I put this one on, I kind of convinced myself that it wouldn’t look good. I would never have grabbed a bold pattern like this off the rack at a store.Dress: StitchFix | Shoes: Naturalizer (via Twice)
The first time I tried it on, I thought it was OKAY. By the third time I’d tried it on, I’m pretty sure I like it. I just needed to get used to seeing myself in something bolder.
It’s comfortable, breastfeeding friendly and quite flattering on the old postpartum tummy area. I tried it on for Jordan when he came home from work and he LOVED it. It seems pretty versatile too considering I could wear it on a date, to Mass and even a wedding.
It was a lot of fun. I loved waiting for the box and seeing what someone picked out for me. I would also say they did a pretty good job of finding shirts that were flattering and breastfeeding friendly.
I also loved the fact that they did a great job of pushing me outside my typical comfort zone. I would probably have never picked up any of these in a store. I got two awesome stable pieces out of this StitchFix, so I’d call it a success.
Will I do it again? It depends on the budget. I am able to get a lot more for my money when I shop Twice or ThredUp. BUT, I also tend to stick to what I know and not branch out much. So I’d love to order another one.
Now I need your help, which ones do YOU think I should keep?