Even though I love shopping myself, I would totally jump at the chance to work with a personal stylist – and I think I may have found one called Stitchfix! I first heard about Stitchfix from Sandy, and was intrigued – a site that sent surprise clothes and accessories to my door, based on my size, price range and style? Yes please! The premise around Stitchfix is simple – after filling out a very detailed survey that includes everything from your bra size to your weight (be honest!) to ranking various example outfits, a stylist will personally select five items to send to you. (I had almost as much fun filling out the survey on my style as I did gleefully awaiting my first package!) You pay $20 up front, but if you keep an item, that $20 is deducted from the item’s cost. (And if you keep all five, you get 25% off the total!) I was impressed with the packaging, and even more delighted with a personalized letter from Justine, the Stitchfix stylist who put my items together (and even left a compliment about my blog).
Even better – every piece comes with example outfits – so you already get ideas of how to wear them!
It was so much fun to open up my box of goodies. Here’s what I thought of everything I received:
Cecilia Gonzales silk chain necklace, $78
While I loved the simplicity of the necklace (and the color of the ribbon), the price was simply too high for me to justify keeping it.
Jaloux eliza hi-lo tank, $48
I love the color – but I would have to wear a cami underneath this tank, as it’s totally see-through. I really hate wearing camis under tank tops, so sent this one back, too.
Sanctuary ezra top, $85
Oh how I wish the torso of this top was lined! It’s hard to tell, but this top features embroidered panels along the sleeves (also see-through) and bodice, giving a twist to a seemingly-simple black top.
BCBGeneration dress, $88
Such a flattering color and style – the ruffles were the perfect feminine touch.
Matty M Clifton Cardigan, $108
My favorite from the moment I slipped it on – and of course, the most expensive piece in the box! The black and off-white stitching, cuffs and pockets only added to the cardigan’s charm, while the snaps mean it can be worn open or closed. I decided to keep it in about two seconds, and have already worn it three days in a row.
And here’s my new cardi all styled up and ready for a fun Sunday afternoon!
Cardi, Matty M via Stitchfix • Tee, J. Crew Outlet • Jeggings (yes, I said jeggings), Target • Purse, J. Crew • Shoes, Toms
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