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Welcome to my January Stitch Fix post. I am not sure about where you live, but this January in Iowa has been so freakin cold that I have hardly left the house. I have even been known to have my groceries delivered to my house so that I didn’t have to leave. Haha. With that being said, I can’t really say that the items I am going to show you in my Stitch Fix Review for January 2018 are full of warm clothes, but they are cute.
Last year I started work from home for my full-time 8-5 job and this has caused me to be in a fashion/style rut. I find myself just grabbing sweatshirts, t-shirts, jeans or even sweatpants to wear during the day. Meanwhile, all the clothes that I love from Stitch Fix and my other boxes are sitting untouched in my closet. My problem is really my mindset, I need to change how I feel about what I wear while working at home. Now I am not thinking that I need to break out the dresses to wear but maybe look at changing up the tops I wear from a tee and sweatshirt to something nicer such as a sweater or shirt. I am curious, does anyone else feel the same way? Have you successfully been able to change your mindset on what you wear at home? I really want to and need to do this because I love my Stitch Fix and I want to wear the fantastic pieces that I have purchased. Hmm, this has me thinking, maybe I should start my own challenge where I challenge myself to wear something other than sweatshirts but is still casual enough where I don’t feel overdressed for working at home since only the pups in the house see me.
If you are not familiar with Stitch Fix I have everything you need to know below. If you are familiar with Stitch Fix than you can feel free to skip down to the fun stuff.
What is Stitch Fix?
Stitch Fix is a styling service where you are sent 5 clothing items that are hand-picked by a stylist. You can try each piece of clothing on in the comfort of your home and return what you don’t like all for a $20 styling fee. This fee can be applied to the purchase of any item you wish to keep. Additionally, if you want to keep all 5 items you get a 25% discount. By doing this you could potentially be getting one of the items you received for free. I like this as I love a great bargain.
How does Stitch Fix work?
- The sign-up process. When you sign up you will start by answering a bunch of questions about your style preference, your likes, and dislikes, size etc. You will also be given an opportunity to tell your stylist what you are looking for. When completing your style profile it is very important to be as detailed as possible. It is also a good idea to link your Pinterest fashion board so your stylist can see what you like.
- Order your first fix. Once you have completed your style profile you can schedule your first fix. A date will be given when you can expect your first fix and your card will be charged the $20 dollar styling fee.
- Decide what you want to keep. Now that you have received your first box the fun begins you get to try everything on. I love this part, not only do I get a box of 5 items I can try, the stylist will send you a style card with all the items you received and suggestions on how to wear them. I also have the opportunity to look in my closet and see what I already have that I can pair them with.
- Return what you don’t want. If you decided that some of the pieces are just not something you would wear, you can return the items in a prepaid postal envelope within 3 business days of receiving the items. If you decide you want to keep all the items you will receive 25% off the complete order which is a great deal. Many times that discount is what decides what I keep or send back.
- Checkout process. After deciding what to keep and/or return you start the checkout process. During this process, you have the opportunity to tell your stylist what you liked or disliked about each of the items that you received and your overall thoughts on the fix. This is the time, to be honest with the good, bad or ugly as it will only help your future fixes get better. At this time you can schedule your next fix based on your frequency preferences. You are not obligated to receive a fix every month you can choose how often you want to receive it. I currently have my frequency set up for every 2-3 weeks as I am super excited about this service and I want to receive it as often I can.
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Tahari – Dance Perforated Three Strap Sandal
I have an upcoming trip to Mexico so I had asked my stylist to send 1 or 2 pieces that would be perfect for the trip. This is why I am showing you these Tahari – Dance Perforated Three Strap Sandals for $79 in the middle of the winter. I am typically a size 9 in shoes (yes I have big feet) but these shoes were HUGE on me, my toes barely passed the top strap. I really like these sandals and inquired about doing an exchange for a smaller size. After seeing them in my pictures and wondering if I really needed a pair of blue sandals I decided to send them back. I would guess though had I received these in April, May June or July they would have a permanent home in my closet. It is really hard to get excited about spending money on sandals in the middle of winter. Pictures of me wearing the sandals are below.
Status – Returned
Adorne – Naya Scuba Dress
The Adorne – Naya Scuba Dress for $118 is another piece for warmer weather. I really like how this dress fit me, but I didn’t like the price, especially since I no longer work in an actual office but from my home and honestly, the pups do not care if I wear a dress or not. I also thought the pattern of this dress was very pretty and definitely unique. However, if I were to be shopping at the mall I would not normally pick something like this to try on.
Status – Returned
Dee Elly – Ashe Velvet Flounce Sleeve Blouse
This Dee Elly – Ashe Velvet Flounce Sleeve Blouse for $58 really did not look cute in the pictures Stitch Fix sent. But once I tried it on, I thought it was super cute. As with the other two items, I just couldn’t justify keeping this velvety dress top, and I knew I would freeze to death because when wearing it as there were no sleeves. If you know me, it could be 100 degrees outside the air is running in the house and I am under a blanket because I am cold. This means practical Jody had to say no to this super cute top.
Lakeview Denim – Alex Colored Skinny Jean
I am pretty sure I never thought I would own a pair of skinny jeans like the Lakeview Denim – Alex Colored Skinny Jean for $58, but now I do. After trying these jeans on, I loved how they fit me and the red color is such a bold statement and so very different from the 10 other black pairs that I already have in my closet. I am at a point now where I am looking for different or unique pieces to add to my closet because I have a good base of basic type items. Because of this, I decided to keep these to wear when I am feeling bold. Pictures of the jeans are below.
Status – Kept
Stitch & Knot – Clary Bell Sleeve Pullover Sweater
When I saw this Stitch & Knot – Clary Bell Sleeve Pullover Sweater for $64 in my box I was so excited because I have been eyeing the bell sleeve trend for a while now. Would I have ever bought one on my own without a little nudge, probably not. But now that I have one I absolutely love it. I will admit that the sleeves take some getting used to, but after wearing it for a while I don’t even notice that they are loose.
Status – Kept
Even though I didn’t keep everything from this box, I did love it all. I can’t think of anything that I thought, nope this is not for me. A lot of factors played into why I didn’t keep everything, the first being that I really don’t have a need for dressier clothes. I can’t even say that I would wear them for occasions outside of work because my social life is pretty laid back and casual. I am however still looking for items to take to Mexico but I think that because they are not in season for Stitch Fix their inventory is pretty slim. So as much as I would love new clothes to take with me, I will look through what I currently have and save myself a few bucks.
If you are interested in trying Stitch Fix the Styling Fee is still being waived until the end of January. To take advantage of this deal you can click here, fill out your style quiz and enjoy your new clothes handpicked for you by a Stitch Fix stylist. It is so exciting when you receive your first box.
I would love to hear what you think of the items I received in this Fix in the comments below. Did you love em? Did you hate em? Do you think I should have kept something I sent back? Let me know in the comments below.