April Stitch Fix Review
It’s Stitch Fix time again and my April Stitch Fix just arrived on my doorstep. There’s 2 items that I’m undecided about this time and I’d love your input!
So here’s a little backstory: I got rid of over 95% of my clothes last year and completely changed my shopping habits. Instead of buying a gazillion pieces of clothing like I used to do, I now only have a few select pieces that I absolutely, 100% love and feel amazing in whenever I wear them. And although I don’t have a lot of pieces of clothing anymore, every single thing in my closet is a 10 out of 10 for me and makes me feel my very best.
My closet is now such an inspiring, happy place. I know that whatever I put on that day will make me feel special in some way. I can’t even begin to tell you what a difference this concept has made in my life. Not only is it ridiculously freeing to get rid of excess stuff, but it’s pretty life changing when you start each day by putting your best foot forward and feeling extra special.
This past week I did a little Spring closet cleaning. I cleared out most of cold weather pieces with the intention of making room for some fun, new pieces for Spring. I scheduled a Fix from Stitch Fix and set it to arrive at the beginning of Spring. And it’s here!
What is Stitch Fix?
With Stitch Fix, you get a surprise box complete with 5 handpicked clothing and/or accessories picked out just for you from your very own personal stylist. You get to keep only what you want (for me it has to be a 10 out of 10!) and you can send back whatever you don’t want in the postage paid envelope. And you can schedule a Fix whenever you want – no monthly commitments or anything like that. I don’t even have to go shopping anymore! Love that. Oh and for those wondering about the cost, it is affordable. The clothes are definitely more expensive than Target, but about equal to what you would expect at a department store.
If you’d like to learn more about Stitch Fix or sign up for your very own Fix, you can click HERE. I’ve been a huge fan of this service for almost a year now.
My April Stitch Fix….
After taking a few month’s break from Stitch Fix, you can imagine my disappointment when I got word that my regular stylist, Kieu-Kelly was no longer working for the company. Getting a good stylist that “gets you” is key to a good Fix. And let’s just say that I felt like I hit the Stitch Fix jackpot with Kieu-Kelly. I am still bummed that we will no longer be working together and I wish her all the best. My new stylist definitely has some big shoes to fill.
I realize there will be a learning/getting to know you curve with a new stylist and quite honestly, I wasn’t expecting a great Fix this time around once I found out that I was getting a new stylist.
So you can imagine my surprise when I opened up the package and saw this……
Bright happy colors! And super fun patterns! That’s totally me! Maybe my new stylist, Sara might get me after all. Let’s take a closer look at what I got. I’d love your input and your help deciding what I should keep.
Papermoon Bart Scoop Neck Blouse
I’d like to incorporate more fun patterns into my closet so this scoop neck blouse was the first thing that jumped out at me. I couldn’t wait to try it on. Everything about this shirt was a winner for me, especially those adorable gold buttons in the back. And it gets bonus points because it’s yellow. Sunshine yellow is one of my very favorite colors to wear.
When I tried it on, the fit was perfect. I paired it with some mint green accessories and mint pumps and that’s when I knew I had to have it. This top is going to be really versatile piece this spring. Plus I can pair it with so many different colored accessories to make each outfit look a little different. Love that. It looks amazing with a white pencil skirt for a dressier look. And when the weather gets cooler during the spring evenings, the bright mint green Cardigan that I got from my Winter Fix is the perfect pairing with it, too. My new stylist, Sara, is off to a great start!
VERDICT: KEPT & it’s my new favorite shirt! 🙂
Collective Concepts Esten Button-Up Sleeveless Blouse
Pixley June Polka Dot Skirt
My stylist suggested that I pair this pretty green blouse with the polka dot skirt she sent and then add a statement necklace. So I did. It’s super adorable, but still a really classy look. I felt so good in this outfit!
I adore that green blouse. I’m such a sucker for anything in this color and I think those little neckline pleats add a fun element to an otherwise plain blouse. I can easily dress it up or down, which is important to me. I think it would look especially refreshing paired with my white denim from my August Fix, too.
Now let’s talk about that pencil skirt because I need your help. If you’ve been keeping up with my Stitch Fix posts or if you follow me on Pinterest, you already know how much I love polka dots. Like really love them. When I first saw the polka dot pencil skirt in my Fix, I had mixed emotions. It has polka dots so obviously I love it, but I currently own another polka dot skirt from Stitch Fix that is also navy and white.
Sure, they are completely different styles, but I don’t need 2 navy and white polka dot skirts. I adore my October Stitch Fix swing polka dot skirt, but I also really, really like the smaller dot, classic pencil skirt. Both are 10’s to me. I would end up selling the swing skirt if I kept the pencil skirt. So right now I’m trying to decide which one is the better one for me and I’m undecided. I love them both. I’d love to hear your opinions – you guys have really helped me out in some of my past Fix’s and I’m hoping you can help me out with this one, too!
VERDICT on top: KEPT
VERDICT on skirt: Undecided, help me decide!
Brixon Ivy Foster Halter Dress
This dress! Here’s the sad little story about this dress. I flipping love everything about this dress. The length is perfect, the neckline pleats are adorable (ha – I must have a thing for neckline pleats now), the little peekaboo detail is modest yet sexy, the color is gorgeous and I feel so dang good in it. But I tried it on and it was so big! I know it looks like it fits in the picture, but that’s only because I have inches upon inches pinned in the back. Wahh.
So I have 2 options: Keep the gorgeous dress and shell out more money to get it altered OR send it back in hopes that my stylist picks out something even better for next month. Right now, I’m leaning towards sending it back only because I don’t have a lot of free time to deal with getting it altered. But my mind could easily be changed since I adore this dress and feel like it would be a timeless, classy piece for years to come. Besides the fact that it’s way too big, it’s definitely a 10 for me. What do you think – should I keep it?
VERDICT: Undecided. Please help!
Skies are Blue Maison Mesh Trim Blouse
When I first saw this top, I was definitely drawn to the fun, random patterns and the bright, happy colors. I had high hopes for this shirt, but when I tried it on it wasn’t a 10 for me. I think it’s completely adorable, but something about the fit just isn’t right for me. It fits well up top, but it seems to balloon out towards the bottom, leaving me looking a bit shapeless. I tried belting it, but that didn’t help.
Also, the very dark mesh neckline trim isn’t flattering for my face. I am a huuuuuge believer in wearing the right colors for your skin and for your energy (THIS is where I discovered all about the right colors for you and your unique energy. I tell everyone I know about this Dressing Your Truth program – total game changer). The wrong colors for you can cast unflattering shadows on your face, make your wrinkles appear deeper and totally age you. But wearing the right colors do just the opposite and makes your face come alive. Wearing the right colors for you is one the cheapest face lifts you can get!
My colors are bright spring colors and I am a Dressing Your Truth Type 1. This deep dark color close to my face doesn’t flatter me or my skin at all. Can you see a difference in my face between this and the rest of the tops in my Fix? The other tops are the right colors for me and seem to bring out a twinkle in my eyes, make my cheeks glow and almost gives a sparkle like quality to my face. This dark color that close to my face washes me out and doesn’t do anything positive for my face. Pretty crazy the difference, right? I’m telling you, you’ve got to check out this Dressing Your Truth link that teaches you all about your colors and your energy, helps you discover your own personal style and how to bring out your own beauty (and so much more but this is the wrong blog post to tell you all about that. lol) Just trust me on this – check it out, then thank me later. And then get in touch with me and let’s talk all about it because I’m totally obsessed with Dressing Your Truth and could talk about it all day 🙂
With so much pressure our society puts on women these days, it’s so easy to feel “less than.” I feel really strongly that every woman deserves to look and feel beautiful. I totally went off on a tangent (sorry!), but that Dressing Your Truth program changed my life for the better in so many ways. It’s hard for me to keep quiet about it!
Anyway, back to the shirt…..
VERDICT: SENDING BACK
I just want to give a huge shout-out to my new stylist, Sara. She totally impressed and surprised me. To be honest, this is one of my favorite Fix’s so far! I am definitely keeping 2 of the pieces and there’s a possibility that I might even keep one or two more. I’m thrilled with that. Thank you, Sara!
I am especially grateful to those who leave me a comment and give me your input on these items that I’m undecided on. Girl friends have been really hard to come by since I moved so I really look forward to these girly chats with you! 🙂