It’s been a long time since I’ve gotten a box from Stitch Fix. And this one was a totally winner!
It’s been way too long since my last Stitch Fix box! I got out of the habit of scheduling regular fixes for various reasons. But when I was wishing I had a great new pair of jeans, I remembered my jeans shopping luck with Stitch Fix.
My plan was to just get a pair of jeans and send back everything else I received. No matter how much I loved it. Because all I needed was jeans. But…
Yeah, that’s not how it went down.
So, before I get into my latest fix, here’s just a few tips for getting a great pair of jeans. Describe exactly what kind of jeans you are looking for (style, amount of stretch, fit, etc.). Be detailed in giving your size and body shape. For example, I am a size 12. But there’s a big difference in a 5’8″ size 12 with a muscular build and a 5’4″ size 12 who still carries the “baby weight” from her last 2 babies in her belly. (Ahem. The second one is me, in case you were wondering.)
Ok, here’s the details of my latest fix.
I specifically requested a focus on ethical brands. But other than that, I left it up to my stylist to choose some items for me based on my style profile and Pinterest style board. Like I said, I was only interested in the jeans.
I was super excited to get a pair of TOMS in my box! I love this brand and didn’t even know Stitch Fix carried them.
But I already have a pair very similar, so I sent them back. But the fact that my stylist chose shoes I (practically) already have just goes to show how well she styled me!
This maxi dress was absolutely spot on with my style and something that could fill a hole in my wardrobe. I love the print, colors, and the fit. This is the type of dress that makes you feel like a goddess when you wear it!
It’s a keeper. I couldn’t resist.
My stylist also hit a home run with this Dolman style hoodie. It’s super soft, but thin. Perfect for spring and early summer. I love Dolman style tops because I feel like they help hide my muffin top.
It’s Market & Spruce brand, one of Stitch Fix’s exclusives. I couldn’t get any information on this brand, so I have to assume it’s not particularly ethically made clothing. But this is a pretty classic style that I know I’ll wear for a long time, not some 1 season throw-away piece.
So I kept it.
A great jacket is a fantastic wardrobe staple, especially if you use capsule wardrobes. This one by Market & Spruce is actually really comfy too because it has knit sleeves. And I do love the look. But I’m not sure how much I’d actually wear it.
So I sent the jacket back.
And the jeans. These are a big win. They are stretchy, but still feel like ‘regular’ denim instead of the spandex-y denim I keep seeing in skinny jeans and jeggings lately. That type of denim just doesn’t wear well in the frayed edges of distressed jeans.
These jeans are Pistola brand and made in USA. I kept them and I’m actually using them in my Early Spring 10×10 Wardrobe Challenge. (Have you tried one yet?? So fun if you’re interested in trying out a minimalist wardrobe but aren’t ready to take the full plunge.)
What do you think? What pieces would you have kept or sent back?