Well hey there, Thursday! Sure snuck up on me. This week has felt like pure chaos. I’m trying to get ready for the boys’ birthdays – very simple this year, but still requires some planning and prep – we have friends headed into town for the weekend, my kids barely nap anymore, I can’t even LOOK at my inbox, and I have kind of felt like a headless chicken for way too long now.
WHEW. That felt kind of good. I’ve been trying to write this post for months now, and I finally pulled myself together and actually did it. I have taken so many pictures of clothes and things that never made it to the blog (because too much time came and went), and gosh darn it and I going to make this one happen. And the most ridiculous part is – it’s not even a serious post! It’s a Stitchfix update – hurrah! Here we go.
I started using Stitchfix almost two years ago now, and in all that time I have written about it exactly THREE times! Here is my first post, with all the basic info on the service. And then I did updates here and here, of my first few boxes, but nothing since! And while I would never ever consider myself to be a fashion blogger, or let’s be honest – even fashionable, I have people ask me all the time if I’m still doing it. And I’ve gotten many good friends hooked on the service too, so I thought it was high time for an update!
For those who are NOT using Stitchfix – the very brief rundown is that it’s a clothing service where you have five items that are hand-selected and shipped to you for a $20 styling fee. If you buy anything, that $20 is applied toward the cost of the clothes – so as long as you buy something the service itself is free. You can read more details on this first post if you are interested in trying it out! (Also – they are now doing MATERNITY clothes too – so awesome!)
Like I said, I’ve used it pretty continuously for almost two years now, and while I’ve certainly had some things sent that weren’t the right fit or not quite my style, I’ve also received some pieces that have become wardrobe favorites. Personally, I think the best season for Stitchfix is fall and winter – the jackets, coats, cozy sweaters, and button downs have almost always been keepers for me.
As a stay at home mom, it’s not like I need to be super fashionable. And I think my biggest hurdle with Stitchfix originally was making it clear that I didn’t need formal or business-wear. But I don’t want to live in yoga pants every day (I mean I WANT TO, but…), so it’s nice to have some simple basics that keep me feeling good and looking good. I always ask for soft fabrics, fun details, nothing fussy or WHITE (hello, stains), bright colors, and no accessories (I almost never wear jewelry and I don’t switch around bags either).
One thing that I think has really helped me get more of what I’m looking for (and asking for in notes to my stylist) is updating my Pinterest board. I’m able to tag and pin specific items, and she can send them if they are available when I request my next fix. Wait until you see the amazing coat I got this time!
Which brings me to…my latest box! It was my 29th Stitchfix box, which sounds insane and probably is. Here’s my style card with ideas for how to wear each piece…
First up – the Marla Bootcut Jean by Mavi ($128).
My stylist said I needed these because boot cut jeans are very “on trend” for fall. Now I am very rarely “on trend” so I have no idea if this is true or not. They are super soft and really stretchy and fit perfectly other than being way too long. I can’t decide if they are worth keeping and hemming? They are pricey too, but good denim generally is I guess. Verdict – can’t decide.
Katelyn Wool Coat by Eden Society ($108)
I had pinned this coat to my Pinterest board, and asked for it in my style notes too, so I was beyond excited when it actually arrived. It is huge and made of really nice, thick wool, and the shape and cut are perfection.
It is big and roomy but the asymmetrical hem is unique and different. Can you tell I love this?? Verdict – definite KEEP. Now I just need Seattle to get cold enough for me to wear it…
Cassil Roll Tab Top by Skies are Blue ($58)
I keep going back and forth on this one – I think it is a teeny tiny bit too small, so I’m leaning toward returning it. I love the plaid pattern (another thing I had asked for), but I sort of wish it was flannel instead of light cotton. Verdict – can’t decide!
Oakridge Button Back Knit Top by Market & Spruce ($58)
I know that I am keeping this one because I wore it as soon as I pulled it out of the box! I love the blue color and there is a very thin stripy pattern to the whole thing. It’s a super soft, wool-like material – so also very warm. But then there is the back…
It has this great open back with buttons, which is such a fun feature. It requires wearing a tank or something under it, but I usually do anyway in the colder months. Verdict – KEEP!
Rees V-Neck Blouse by 41Hawthorne ($54)
One of the other things I’d asked for was something mustard-colored – so quintessentially fall! This is a nice thick, silky material and seems really well made. I’m just not really sure when or how I would wear it. It’s definitely not daytime wear with the kids, and on dressier nights I usually wear dresses. But I don’t have anything like it, so could be worth keeping? It’s more money than I’d usually consider spending on a sleeveless shirt too.
I added a scarf and cardigan to see how it looked styled for the current season, and I liked it a lot better! Verdict – another can’t decide!
What do you think I should keep – any opinions?? For those of you who are using the service too – any great recent pieces I should request? And is this something that’s actually interesting to read? I always hesitate to share much of these, since I don’t want to annoy people, but I LOVE seeing other people post what they get each month.
It’s a always a good day when a Stitchfix package lands on my doorstep!
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