My First Stitchfix Box!

Hi Friends!

I’ve surfaced from the elusive land of the New Job Craziness to tell you about fun mail! Mary El of Cupcakes and Shoes often talks about Stitchfix – a personal shopping service delivered right to your door – and I have to admit, the outfits she was getting were so great! Since I was starting a new job, I was motivated to sign up for my first box!

My First Stitchfix Box | Hey Love Designs

Basically you sign up, fill out a questionnaire, and it helps if you have a style Pinterest board so the stylist has an idea of what you like. They’ll send you a few pieces to try on, including some cards with styling ideas, you send back whatever you don’t like, and you keep and pay for the rest! The service is $20, but if you purchase anything you can use that service fee as a credit. And if you buy all the items, you get 25% off your total order.

Not a bad concept, right?

I was a bit apprehensive because each piece can cost about $60 – that’s normally what I would spend on an entire outfit! But I was tired of buying cheap goods only to have them shrink or fray in a few short months. I’m a believer that quality goods are worth paying for. And if you find something that fits really well, run with it! Another motivator was that I wanted someone else’s expertise to give me ideas to break out of my box. I generally just wear dresses and cardigans every day – and there’s nothing wrong with that – but a few trendy pieces thrown in would be nice. At the very least, I didn’t think it would hurt to try it out for a month. There’s no commitment to get a box every month.

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I received my first box a few weeks after I signed up. They’re getting popular and your stylist needs time to research, so shipping isn’t available right away.

In those few weeks I lost interest, but as soon as I got the notice that my packaged arrived I had to go to FedEx to sign and pick it up, I got all sorts of excited again.

Here’s what I ended up with:

03My First Stitchfix Box | Hey Love Designs

 

  1. 41Hawthorn Ivy Tulip Print Tab Sleeve Blouse $68
  2. Bay to Baubles Mumford Beaded Ombre Collar Necklace $44
  3. 41Hawthorn Farah Fit & Flare Striped Dress $68
  4. Pomelo Florence Colorblocked Dress $68
  5. Margaret M Kayla Skinny Jean $108

And here’s a snapshot of the styling cards that was in my box. It was helpful to see how you can pair items with your potential new goodies. Also check out the personalized note in the top right.

My First Stitchfix Box | Hey Love Designs

 

 

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So, how did each item fare?

My First Stitchfix Box | Hey Love Designs

 

I paired the 41Hawthorn Ivy Tulip Print Tab Sleeve Blouse with the Margaret M Kayla Skinny Jean. It’s red!! I absolutely loved this outfit and was over the moon at how cute the shirt was and how it fit… except for one area. You can’t really tell in this photo, but my chest is squished in there! It’s not a pretty look. I was pretty upset that my chest got in the way of a really cute top. If only it was half a size larger. I would have paid the hefty $68 price tag (remember, you get a $20 credit if you buy anything) had my chest fit into this top.

And the pants – they were so daring! Not only was the red-orange color fun but they fit like a glove! I couldn’t believe how well these pants fit around my stomach, [lack of] waist and hips, and my thighs. The bottom half looks a little baggy but that’s mostly because the pants are too long. That’s nothing some hemming couldn’t fix!

The pants definitely fit under the “Worth the Splurge if it Fits Well” rule!

My First Stitchfix Box | Hey Love Designs

Next up, I paired the Pomelo colorblock dress with the Bay to Bauble beaded bib necklace. The dress was cute, but I didn’t love it, and I definitely didn’t love it $68 worth. The necklace was also fun, but costume jewelry is one of those things I will not spend a lot of money on. Maybe if it was in the $20 price range.

As for the 41Hawthorne dress, it was another casualty of the chesty lady club. I am a firm believer that you should never post bad photos of yourself (you’ll never see a photo of me dripping sweat, not smiling, double chin, etc.) so forgive me for not posting a photo of that dress.

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So overall I think the service was really fun to try. I will order another box, but I will not do them monthly. I think it would be fun to get some fun new pieces every few months but I couldn’t afford to buy something all the time (and I don’t want my $20 service fee to go to waste!). I definitely think it’s worth checking out if you’re looking go expand your horizons and try something new. If you’re happy wearing the same thing day in and out, then I’d skip the box.

Want to give it a try? I’d love it if you’d use my referral link! 

* Pop Quiz: How many times did I have to tell Nico to get out of the shot? Haha!

 

  • http://www.twitter.com/LaurenDC123 Lauren Smith Dyer

    Love this, Michelle! Thanks for sharing. I’m convinced it’s worth a try.

    • http://www.heylovedesigns.com/ Michelle

      Yay! I’m so excited that you will be trying it!

  • Pup Fan

    I’m so tempted to try this… I might have to do it soon. I’m looking forward to seeing what you get next!

    • http://www.heylovedesigns.com/ Michelle

      Thanks! I didn’t schedule my next box until May. Let me know if you decide to try it!

  • http://www.sassymarmalade.com Sassy Marmalade

    I’m still not personally sold on Stitch Fix, but this was a fun post! The red pants are great. If you’re hemming them anyway, might as well make them a trendy ankle pant!

    • http://www.heylovedesigns.com/ Michelle

      The concept is definitely fun but it does get pricey. The pants are fun, aren’t they?

  • Nancy Roo

    I love the photos!! I love the final choice you made on the outfit! Who took your pics for you? You look wonderful!

    • http://www.heylovedesigns.com/ Michelle

      I took them myself! I have a tripod and a remote. :)

  • Mary El

    I love that top! Such a bummer it was too tight in the chest. But the pants are so pretty! I hope you kept them. Noli gets in almost all of my shots, haha.

    • http://www.heylovedesigns.com/ Michelle

      This darn chest! I swear, our dogs just love to photobomb us! Yes, I did keep the pants. Thanks for turning me onto Stitchfix! I think I will do it about every other month.

  • http://crayonsontheceiling.wordpress.com Uncool Mom

    Wow Michelle! I usually come for your crafties, but you look STUNNING! Navy and red really works for you. :)

    • http://www.heylovedesigns.com/ Michelle

      Aw, thank you! I am flattered! I’m SO excited about the pants. Well fitting pants are elusive to me! Thanks for stopping by. I promise to have crafty posts up soon!

  • Sahra

    love it! I’ve heard such great things about StitchFix, I must try it!

    XO Sahra
    http://queserasahra.com

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