Can’t believe that most of my posts lately have come from my fashion haus, to include this one. Sharing my recent experience trying Stitch Fix again. It had been at least 2 years since my last fix when, this spring, I decided to give Stitch Fix another try.
So many of the bloggers I admire and follow have shared some pretty terrific pieces from recent boxes they’ve received. My friend Amy at Amy’s Creative Pursuits probably inspired me most to try Stitch Fix again. She is an enthusiastic Stitch Fixer and even has her readers give input on the clothing she receives. Her followers on Instagram vote on each of her items as to whether she should keep each one or return it. So much fun. Love how Amy has created such an interactive relationship with her readers.
Here’s how my experience went when I tried Stitch Fix again.
Stitch Fix Again
This time ’round, I felt like I was better able to provide my stylist with a clear idea of my style likes and dislikes. I completed the style quiz and found that my tastes had changed a little since my last fix. Updated my responses on the style profile that includes questions about favorite stores I shop, jewelry preferences, body shape, areas I want to downplay, even questions about my budget. Which, is almost always ‘the cheaper, the better’. I played style shuffle several times to give my stylist a better idea of how I felt about actual Stitch Fix pieces. And I even referred her here to my blog and to my Pinterest style boards.
My Stylist Heard Me
I was so impressed with each of the pieces I received. My stylist really heard me. She heard me say I like the blue and white stripes that Laura, Carrie and Kellyann all wear so well. She listened when I mentioned pull-on denim shorts. And a maxi dress. Have a look.
My stitch fix contained a teal Colette cold shoulder tee, a blue and white striped men’s style Tinsel tunic top, West Kei bittersweet orange floral tie at the waist blouse, Liverpool pull-on denim shorts…
And a elastic waist French Grey maxi in a fun geometric-honeycomb print with a key hole neckline.
I had such fun trying everything on. And felt very comfortable in all my looks. First up, the…
Put this on and fell in love! The fabric is so soft, the blue and white stripes are cool and crisp for summer. Paired it with my Loft Outlet skinny ankle jeans and Kelly and Katie white booties and faux pearls. I like the longer cut of this tunic…it covered the area I prefer to downplay – my Rump-lestiltskin. Glad to have the roll tab option to cuff these sleeves for the hottest El Paso days.
I was sent a size large because I am rather well-endowed. But turns out the large was a little too much so. Stitch Fix promptly exchanged the large for a medium.
When I opened the box, this was the piece that I probably had the most reservation about. At first glance, I thought this was just a boxy short sleeved tee. But when I tried it on, this simple top kind of took on a different light. Love the sexy cold shoulder sleeves and the soft drape of the neckline. It is long and soft and comfortable but looks dressier than most of my other tees. This, too, was a large and PC thought I should have returned it for a medium. But the knit fabric kind of hugged my tummy even with the large so I was afraid to go down a size. Now that I have lost a few pounds, a medium might work but I prefer things on the loose side.
I paired this teal tee with a peach and white striped skinny jeans from Loft Outlet, Unisa open weave sandals and a coral tassel pendant.
Wearing this outfit for the latest Style Imitating Art challenge being hosted by Daenel, Kim and Salazar. This is the art Daenel curated by which I was inspired. She chose this pocket as our inspiration piece for two reasons:
- the pretty flowers
- POCKETS ARE LIFE
Pocket, ca. 1784
In a comment on her blog, Living Outside the Stacks, I mentioned that this piece reminded me of an early version of the fanny pack…which is having a resurgence in popularity!
Immediately out of the box, I loved the floral pattern and the crepe-like fabric of this pretty West Kei blouse. In other decades of my life, I would have hesitated to wear a blouse that tied at the hem. But the tie on this top is in the perfect place, adding a bit of fun to this dressier blouse without potentially making it too revealing. Same thing with the V-neckline.
Felt like the blouse in a size large, as pictured below, was a little too big so exchanged it for a medium. Now that I have lost weight, I am glad I did. Paired it with some Loft Outlet pale yellow brushed cotton pants and an old favorite pair of Franco Sarto wedges that actually make my feet smaller for a change! My only accessory was a pair of Charming Charlie hammered gold tone earrings.
When I styled it today for the Style Imitating Art challenge, I grabbed my little gold clutch for a nod to the pocket. Added my tobacco colored suede flats and rattan earrings that I first saw over at Laura’s.
The Walking Short by Liverpool Jeans
The fourth piece in my box was this pair of walking shorts by Liverpool Jeans. So comfy! They reminded me of – in only the best ways – a pair of favorite hand-me-down maternity shorts I had when I was pregnant with the girls. Minus that stretchy panel that maternity shorts have across the stomach.
The shorts have pull-on styling with faux pockets and fly in the front, flat pockets in the back. And the cotton blend denim has the look and feel of 100% cotton with the stretch of a viscose-polyester blend. They are now my favorite go-to shorts.
I paired them with a pale pink Loft Outlet pocket tee and navy Loft thong sandals.
French Grey Maxi Dress
The last piece in my box was a sleeveless French Grey maxi dress in a geometric-honeycomb print. Sometimes I steer clear of wearing blues because they seem cliche. It seems that often people with blue eyes are almost expected to wear blue well. I tend to navigate toward other colors, generally earth tones, first. So I wasn’t immediately bowled over by the colors in this dress.
I do like that the blue is broken up by the blushy-pinky-coral color.
Have been working hard to tone up my arms lately but these photos were taken about a month ago. Can’t believe it’s taken me that long to share this box with you. So I was feeling a little insecure about going sleeveless (still not confident). Decided to try this dress first with my Old Navy light wash denim jacket. Then got very bold and took the jacket off. Wearing it with my Mossimo black wedge sandals.
So, what do you think? Did you see something among the pieces in my box that caught your eye?
I mentioned receiving Stitch Fix again a couple of times in earlier posts and my sweet friend and blogger buddy, Em at Dust and Dog Hair, decided to order a fix. She was so kind to use my referral code: stitchfix.com/invite/leslieclingan . Thank you, Em.
If you use my referral code, I will earn a little credit toward my next fix. And with your order, you will be given a referral link that will allow you to earn credit when your friends use it for their next box. Stitch Fix for everyone!!
Thank you so much for spending a bit of your day here in my fashion haus. Speaking of houses, guess where I will be tomorrow? Doing the walk-through on Lauren and Francisco’s new house HERE! The kids arrive Saturday with all of their stuff. Going to be a busy, happy weekend.
Hugs and kisses,