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I recently wrote an introductory post to a resource that I’m in love with called Stitch Fix. Stitch Fix is perfect for busy Mamas who want to dress in cute clothes, but don’t want to spend all their time shopping. This also makes Stitch Fix perfect for creating capsule wardrobes. They go hand in hand. You can read the post that gives Stitch Fix reviews, explains in detail what they do for men and women and also lists why I think Stitch Fix doesn’t suck- here.
I promised I would go into detail to describe my thoughts on each piece I received in my first Stitch Fix box and that’s exactly what I’m going to do. I love reading Stitch Fix reviews from other bloggers because each Fix is totally unique because it is created just for you!
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I opened my first Stitch Fix box live on my Facebook page so that we could all be surprised together by what came inside. I’ll do that again next month if I can get a better connection with Facebook Live.
Here are the items I received in my first Stitch Fix in March 2017:
Brixon Ivy Jarred Lace Detail Cap Sleeve Blouse
Immediately when I pulled this one from the box I knew I was in love (and in trouble if it hadn’t been for a few credits I received from friends signing up for Stitch Fix. Thank you!) The price was much higher than I have probably ever paid for a top in my life at $58, but it was true love, y’all. That only comes once in a lifetime, right??
I love wearing black and it’s a very versatile color when it comes to capsule wardrobes. The lace detailing in the front, back and across the shoulders make it extra special. I love wearing this top paired with jeans like in the picture, but it’s also perfect for dressier occasions. Verdict: Kept
Pixley Greenich Striped Knit Top
I immediately liked this piece when I pulled it from the box. Black and red are my two favorite colors so this fit into the color scheme of my capsule wardrobe well. When I tried it on I appreciated the length of the sleeve because I have long arms and I also liked the length of the back of the shirt. Longer shirts are nice when you have to bend over to help tiny humans do tiny human things all day.
My wardrobe needs a few more red pieces right now to round it out and I use stripes as a neutral in my capsule wardrobe. The elbow pads made a cute accent, too. All in all, I would have kept it except for two things: #1 The fabric was a thick knit which I really like, but not for this time of year in the South. If I were to receive this shirt in a Stitch Fix box this fall I would keep it and #2 I needed to stay within our monthly budget after falling in love with the Brixon Ivy top. The price was $48. Verdict: Returned
Market & Spruce Madrella Knit Pocket Tank
When sifting through my Stitch Fix box for the first time, the moment this piece caught my eye was kind of ho-hum. My first instinct was, “Meh,” but I was willing to try it on. Y’all. This thing is buttery soft. Just like those LuLaRoe leggings y’all are so crazy about!
I seriously have never felt a nicer tank top and I thought the cut was very flattering which isn’t usually the case with tank tops for me. The A-line shape of the shirt made it fit snug at the top and fit loose around my middle without looking bulky. I loved the racer back straps and the color is one of my favorites for my skin tone. Again, I had to stick to our monthly budget and this wasn’t a top I “needed” right now even though I liked it. The price was $38. Verdict: Returned
Market & Spruce Colibri Polka Dot Print Top
This Market & Spruce top was another that I was less than thrilled with when I first laid eyes on it. The polka dots excited me and the navy color fits well into my capsule wardrobe, but at first glance it looked like the type of shirt that doesn’t fit me in a way that is comfortable. I tried it on anyway and discovered more buttery softness. Where does Stitch Fix find these super soft clothes?! My Husband really loved this top on me and that made me start to think about keeping it.
When I tried it on again the next day to take photos for this blog post, I found myself seriously considering keeping it. The only downfall was that my top arrived damaged with a large dye stain on the front. I checked the Stitch Fix website and they would indeed have exchanged this top out for a new one for me, but I decided to keep a different item instead of this one. That’s all I could afford to keep this month. If they send this shirt to me in another Fix, I’ll be grabbing it up!
**I do want to take this moment to let you know that I received an email from Stitch Fix’s customer service before publishing this blog post apologizing for sending this shirt out to me damaged and that they wanted to make it right for me. You have to appreciate that. Price: $48. Verdict: Returned.
Man- the more I look at this one the more I regret sending it back!!
Kut From The Kloth Kate Distressed Boyfriend Jean
I had specifically asked my stylist to try to find me a pair of distressed jeans possibly in a boyfriend cut because that’s not a shape I usually choose for myself. I’ve always wanted a pair of great distressed jeans. I know I could DIY some, but who has time?!
When I pulled these out of the box my heart sank a little. Maybe I had too many visions of Pinterest images bouncing around in my head, but these looked like Mom jeans with holes in them to me. hahah Apparently, Mom jeans are exactly what this Minimalist Mama needs because the moment I tried them on they fit perfectly. It is so hard for me to find jeans that don’t gap at the waistband in the back and by some Stitch Fix magic these didn’t!!! I usually prefer a lighter wash on my casual jeans and a darker wash on my dressy blue jeans so the color took me a few minutes to warm up to. Hubby really liked these on me and he hates distressed jeans with holes so that says a lot.
The price was $88 which is the most I’ve ever personally spent on a pair of jeans, but just like the Brixon Ivy blouse it was true love, y’all. You can’t fight fate. I don’t have many jeans in my capsule wardrobe at the moment and I don’t need many jeans, but the ones that I do have fit me less than stellar after losing most of the baby weight. I’ve been wearing these a couple of times a week because they are so comfortable. I may be a convert to pricier denim now. Verdict: Kept
So there you have it. A complete review of each item in my very first Stitch Fix box for March 2017. I have to admit I was hesitant about what might come in the box and what the prices of the items might be. I was pleasantly surprised. If you’d rather buy cheaper clothes that don’t last as long or if you’re looking for $20 jeans then Stitch Fix isn’t for you. However, if you want to add a few high quality, well fit items to your wardrobe then I’d highly recommend you give Stitch Fix a try. You may find yourself scheduling a second Fix like I did. If you want to sign up for Stitch Fix, use my affiliate link so that I can continue to provide you with monthly reviews like this one.
Which items would you have kept and returned? Share with me in the comments.