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Fashion Find: Stitch Fix

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Big thanks to Toni for inviting me over here to share a really cool fashion find with you, her fabulous readers. Guest posting is the blogging equivalent of having a coffee date with 1,000 new friends, which pretty much makes it the highlight of my week. I’ve got my iced coffee in hand, so let’s chat!

I’m a work-at-home mom, living in a small home in the urban core of a mid-size city. My husband works for the city. We have two kids and a cat. We are in many respects very VERY average. And yet, I have a personal stylist, which feels every bit as crazy to type as it sounds when spoken aloud. I’m not one to fork over big bucks for anything, mostly because I don’t have big bucks. But my personal stylist is shockingly affordable, and the fun factor is through the roof!

stitch fix black top turquoise pants

That’s why I’m here today. I want to share with you my favorite fashion find of the last 6 months, Stitch Fix, which is a personal styling service. I think of it as “celebrity treatment for the rest of us.” I’ve got the full run down on how Stitch Fix works in my first Stitch Fix review, but this is the Cliff’s Notes version: sign up for a free membership to Stitch Fix, fill out a detailed style profile, schedule a date when you’d like your box of clothes and accessories (5 pieces, total) and pay a $20 styling fee. That fee is turned into a credit toward your purchase (as long as you purchase at least one thing). The box is shipped to you, totally free, and you have 3 business days to decide what you want and return the rest, in a prepaid envelope. That’s it!

I want you to see my entire experience with Stitch Fix, so take a moment to check out fix 2, fix 3 and fixes 4 and 5. And now, my new besties, I want to show you fix 6!

kut from the kloth marquis slub knit dolman sweater

My first piece in my box was this Marquis Slub Knit Dolman Sweater from Kut From The Kloth ($48). At first I thought I liked it well enough. Since I work from home, I keep it casual and comfy most days, and this top fit the bill. But then I noticed that this kept happening:

marquis slub knit dolman sweater stitch fix

I’m not really interested in pulling my top back over my exposed bra strap all day, so this was a deal-breaker for me. Back to Stitch Fix it went!

Emperia Kacie Half Flap Crossbody Bag Stitch Fix

The second item in my box was a real surprise: a purse! This is the Kacie Half Flap Crossbody Bag from Emperia ($48). I haven’t ordered a box since Stitch Fix started offering purses. I already have in my profile that I don’t want any accessories, but I guess purses are a new category. So I will tell you that I was grumpy when I saw a purse in my fix. I would rather have clothes!

Emperia Kacie Half Flap Crossbody Bag Stitch Fix 2

But of course, in an ironic twist, I fell in deep like with the purse. Stitch Fix is so savvy in that way: you are sent things that are sometimes a bit out of your comfort zone, or that you just assume you don’t want or need, but once they are at your home and you give them an honest try, you might be surprised by what you keep. This is my new purse, and I love it!

tarte marie 3/4 sleeve dress stitch fix

Next up we have the Marie 3/4 Sleeve Dress from Tart. I really wanted to love this one. I’m totally in love with leggings, so I’m on the hunt for things that pair well with them, and this dress does. And the color is spot on for me. But there are two fatal flaws. First, the dress is just too snug. I blame Christmas for this wardrobe malfunction. But the fit isn’t the only problem. In my opinion, this dress looks and feels like it came from Target. And that’s no disrespect to Target, because I think they have great clothes. But $88 for something that looks so very ordinary? Pass. And on a side note, isn’t that owl necklace ridiculously awesome? It was a gift from my BFF, who found it in her grandmother’s jewelry box after her passing. It is a vintage treasure, and I can’t wait to find more ways to wear it!

41Hawthorn Toshi Contras Detail Longsleeve Blazer Stitch Fix

So let’s just go ahead and get all the “too snug” pics out of the way. My ego can only bear so much! This is the Toshi Contrast Detail Longsleeve Blazer ($88). And yeah, it also didn’t fit. Even if it had fit, I’m not certain that I would have sprung for it, although I might have. I feel like a blazer is the workplace equivalent of the little black dress. But I don’t have any conferences or face-to-face meetings on the calendar for my job at the moment, so forking over $88 for a “just in case” piece in my wardrobe doesn’t make much sense. If I were working in an office setting, though, (and if it had fit) I definitely would have purchased it. Also, check out the cute inside!

41Hawthorn Toshi Contras Detail Longsleeve Blazer Stitch Fix 2

My final piece in the box is the top that I wore under the blazer.

Koplan Abstract Printed 3/4 Sleeve Blouse Stitch Fix

This is the Koplan Abstract Printed 3/4 Sleeve Blouse ($48) and I DID NOT LIKE IT when I pulled it out of the box. It looked like something from the 1970′s that just needed to stay there. But I knew I had to try it on for this blog post, and so I did, and then I realized that it looked pretty darn cute on. Yes, it will likely be something that I’ll see pictures of in 20 years and laugh at, but for now, it’s really kind of fun to have something a little bit loud in my closet that still looks professional and put together. I’ve dressed this shirt up and down, and it can hang in both directions.

So in the end, I kept the two pieces I assumed I would like the least. And I promptly signed up for another fix at the end of February, as I’ll be headed to the beach and am hoping for a few pieces that hint at spring. Can’t wait to see what my personal stylist selects for me! Give Stitch Fix a try for yourself. A box of fashion-forward clothes in the mail, hand picked just for you, is a treat that I highly recommend!

Enjoyed hanging out with Tiffany today? Come pay her a visit at Stuff Parents Need, where she talks about easing the chaos of life with young ones at home, one cool find at a time. You can also find her on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest!

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Toni is a professional lifestyle blogger living on the sunny Florida Gulf Coast. She has a passion for Disney, Travel, Fashion, Cooking, Tech, Family Fun Ideas, Reviews, Giveaways and loves being able to share that with her readers!

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  1. 1

    I’m thinking about signing up for a box…it sounds fun.
    Stefanie recently posted…4 Spring Break Vacation Ideas for 2014My Profile

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    I am SO excited to sign up for this- I discovered it when I was already pregnant so it doesn’t do me much good but now that baby is almost here, I’ll be signing up soon{ish}! BTW I love love love the color of that dress on you Tiffany! I agree that the dress wasn’t worth the money but you need to find something in that color because it looks great.
    Shell Feis recently posted…Beautiful Handmade Jewelry from bama + ry {Review & Discount Code}My Profile

  3. 5

    I would turn up my nose at that top on a rack, as well… it is very flattering on though. Goes to show, we have to give things a chance sometimes.
    Robin Gagnon recently posted…Sweet Potato, Poblano & Black Bean Tacos with Lime & Goat CheeseMy Profile

  4. 7

    I need this! I have the worst style ever! I know what I love, but never seem to be able to put outfits together that aren’t ridiculously matchy-matchy and boring.
    Mickey recently posted…Easy And Cheap Sleepover Ideas – Dollar TreeMy Profile

    • 8

      I’m not so great at it, either. They send you cards that give you specific ideas for how to style what they send you. I especially love their shoe suggestions because I have learned that I’m sort of terrible at getting the shoes right when I put together an outfit!

  5. 9

    This sounds awesome. I would love some handpicked fashion items :)
    Mellisa recently posted…Jalapeno BitesMy Profile

  6. 10

    I love the idea of this service and I have to say I TOTALLY love the last shirt it is adorable.
    Colleen recently posted…Bacon Jalapeno Sliders RecipeMy Profile

  7. 11

    This sounds like so much fun! I’d love to sign up for a box!

  8. 12

    I love the idea of this service, but I don’t usually spend that much on clothes. I wonder if they give you the option to select price ranges for the options that they send. By the way, the last top does look cute on you!
    Kathleen recently posted…10 Thing You May Not Know Vinegar Can DoMy Profile

    • 13

      Yes, you definitely get to let them know about a price range that works for you. The lowest price point is “the cheaper the better” and you can expect clothes in the $30-80 price range. The next range is somewhere around $50-$100. There’s a range after there, but I’ve never even looked at it because there’s no point for me! :-) It is certainly pricier than Kohl’s or Target, but I find the convenience factor to be worth the occasional splurge on it. I always get compliments on my Stitch Fix pieces when I wear them! :-)
      Tiffany Merritt recently posted…Time for Another Stitch Fix!My Profile

  9. 14

    I keep seeing posts about Stitch Fix and I WANT TO TRY IT … hopefully when I get down another size or two, I’ll be able to do so.
    Rachel recently posted…Get Ready for the Superbowl with the Bing Food and Drink AppMy Profile

  10. 16

    Very cute stuff, and you’re right– the color of that dress looked fantastic on you! I really like the things you picked!
    Sonja Foust recently posted…Baked Honey Sriracha WingsMy Profile

  11. 17

    What an awesome service! Love everything that you modeled.
    Tiff recently posted…Amber for Babies Teething Necklace Review + GiveawayMy Profile

  12. 18

    Those are all great looks but I really like that dolman sweater!

  13. 19

    That is a pretty neat idea! I adore that owl necklace.
    HilLesha recently posted…Skinnygirl® Cocktails Golden Globes Party #LetsDrinkToThatMy Profile

  14. 21

    I love that black purse. Looks fabulous and matches perfectly with anything .

  15. 23

    This sounds like a service for me! I have no fashion sense whatsoever and can never find the right clothes for my size/shape. I’ve often wanted a personal stylist so this might be a viable option to try!

  16. 25

    I get fixes and TBH, it’s refreshing to see another “fixer” out there that is built like me…you also review your boxes similar to how I do and so we should be friends :)

    Loved your picks! I hope next month is even better!

    Cheers!
    Randi Sowders recently posted…Dexter’s Cars BirthdayMy Profile

  17. 27

    I love that last top on you! Very flattering. And I love the purse! I need to try Stitch Fix.
    Donna recently posted…Baked Cinnamon French Toast Made with Kellogg’s Rice Krispies: A Bottom of the Box Recipe #greatstartsMy Profile

  18. 28

    Sounds like a lot of fun! Who doesn’t love sampling new goodies? I will also be stopping in to your site Tiffany! Love your humor and writing style.
    Marcie W. recently posted…El Monterey Taquitos Giveaway (2/19)My Profile

  19. 30

    That sure is a fun way to have your very own fashion show in the comfort of your home! I admit I’m one of those people that hunt for the bargain super low price and typically don’t spend a lot on clothing.
    Tammy recently posted…Taste of Nature – 100% Organic and Tasty Snack Bars – #realtastesgoodMy Profile

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