{Stitch Fix #1}

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IT FINALLY HAPPENED.  My first ever {Stitch Fix} arrived!

Don’t know what {Stitch Fix} is?  Here’s the 5-step rundown!

1.) Create a personal Style Profile.  I’m talking preferred style trends, measurements, ability to comment on what you like to keep covered up (broad, man shoulders for me!) and even copy the link to your personal Pinterest style board.  You can even leave comments about what type of items you’d like to see in your Fix.
2.) Schedule your first Fix.  There is a $20 styling fee for a stylist to review your Profile and pick you clothes, jewelry and accessories!  You can also arrange fixes to be shipped automatically or schedule them as you feel.
3.) Wait (im)patiently!
4.) That sucker arrives on your doorstep.  Yes, your doorstep.  No malls, no crowds, no children popping out of clothing racks at the department store while their mother isn’t paying any attention.  #winning
5.) Try ’em on!  Pick what you like, send back what you don’t in a pre-paid envelope.  The $20 fee will apply to your purchases (but will be lost if you don’t buy anything).  You even get 25% off if you purchase all 5 items!

You bought in yet?

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I thought I’d give it a go since fashion is super intimidating to me.  I mean REALLY intimidating.  I tend to just buy shirts at Target and wear them with a pair of jeans.  But, I’m growing up and growing in my profession and figure it wouldn’t hurt to dress the part.

So when my first Stitch Fix arrived last week I was pretty PUMPED!
And when I opened the box…I was seriously underwhelmed.  We’ll get to that later.

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Bella Boutique – Alice Swarovski Crystal Drop Necklace ($38) & 
41Hawthorn – Natasha Front Pocket Sleeveless Blouse ($54)

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Let’s just start with the necklace.  Uhhhh…NO.  I don’t do crystal, I don’t do dainty, I don’t do frilly.  Blech!  Sent BACK!
The shirt, however, I was in love with but it was a bit too big.  :(  It was with a sad heart that I had to Send Back.

Le Sample – Kahlo Embroidered Racerback Tank ($48)

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My face should tell you all you need to know about this shirt.  The colors – AWFUL.
And even if the colors were right, I’m not sure I would have gone for it with that price tag.  Sent back!

Just Black – Connely Skinny Jean ($78)

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Fun Fact: If you have to do a lunge to fit into your pants – they probably don’t fit.
Too tight and too long.  Sent back!

Market and Spruce – Corinna Striped Heathered Dolman Top ($48)

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And finally…a true WINNER!  Soft, striped and flow-y.  All of my favorite things in clothes!!!  I wore it with a black pencil skirt to work the day after I received my Fix and then dressed it down with jeans that evening.  Keeper!

Want to know the best part?  The top was FREE.  Because {Stitch Fix} gives you referral credits when your friends sign up and order a Fix through your link.  Like this one {here!}  So when you sign up you can share your referral link with friends too!

You might not be so convinced after my not-so-great first Fix, but let me share with you what I learned that will hopefully help you and help me when I get my second Fix at the end of the month.

LESSONS LEARNED

Be specific about what you’re looking for when filling out comments for your stylist (I gave mine no direction)
Adjust your Style Profile after receiving a Fix!  (Both my jean and top sizes were wrong)
Give helpful feedback when you return!  You have an opportunity to “Checkout” and give feedback on each individual item.  Let them know what you liked, what you didn’t (style, color, cut, fit – the works!) and they read it when styling your next Fix.

All in all, it was a fun enough and convenient enough experience that I bought in for another Fix!  And I can’t wait until the end of August to get it!

Have fun Fixin’, friends!
{Devin}


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