May 2016 Stitch Fix Review

Willowcrest Lane Stitch Fix Review

To read April’s Stitch Fix Review, click here.

My third Stitch Fix arrived on a sunny Friday – a sunny, payday Friday. Now if that isn’t good luck, I don’t know what is. I literally couldn’t wait to open it up and see what pieces my stylist picked for me this month!

What is it?

If you haven’t heard about Stitch Fix, it’s a monthly (or weekly or quarterly – you pick the frequency) clothing subscription service. You pay a $20 styling fee and your stylist chooses five pieces for your wardrobe based on your preferences and even your Pinterest boards that you can link to your profile.

You can choose tops, bottoms, accessories, shoes, purses, jackets and more based on what your wardrobe needs or any events that you have coming up. Once your package arrives, you have three days to try it on and decide if you want to keep it.

Then, you can either keep it all or just some, or none at all, Once you’ve decided, then put it in the postage-provided bag they provide and leave it for the mailman. It’s that easy!

If you choose to buy something from your Fix, the $20 styling fee goes towards your purchase, and if you keep all five items, you get a hefty 25% discount.

Why I use it:

I am a huge fan of Stitch Fix because: kids. Literally, and I actually like shopping, going to adult clothing stores with my kids in tow is not relaxing and fun nowadays, and most of the time I can’t try things on. This means I have to return the items I’m buying, so it’s yet another trip to the stores with my lovable yet sticky kids.

Enter Stitch Fix. I love the convenience of this service and not making trips to the mall with my littles, but even more I love having a stylist with a whole disposal of inventory to choose from to dress me according to my preferences.

The style cards that each item comes with is another bonus, too. I really appreciate looking at the outfit ideas and then choosing how to wear my pieces. It makes me feel put together and stylish, which is not my usual norm. I love the confidence I have found from my Stitch Fix styles!

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Photo credit: Stitch Fix. I love the style cards, which show how the pieces your stylist sends can be worn.

How do I sign up?

Once you create an account with Stitch Fix, you will get a chance to create a style profile. This will help your stylist choose the items that fit you best, so be as specific as possible in the comments sections. You can choose your price ranges, personal tastes (no fur, love leather, whatever you like), and rate some pictures of clothing styles that gives your personal stylist an overview of your taste.

Then you decide when you want your first Fix sent!

What’s in it?

In this Fix, I specifically asked for all tops. My wardrobe is still in post-baby flux and I don’t want to invest in any fitted pants until I’m at a steady weight. Plus, I seem to be seriously lacking in any cute tops. I pinned a ton of cute tops that I wanted my stylist to see that were lady-like, with pretty details. You can check out my Pinterest Style Board here, if you’d like.

My new stylist, Erica C. picked out these five tops for me:

Daniel Rainn Chariette Crochet Detail Top –

This top is stunning! I mean really, really stunning. The pattern is beautiful, the crochet is a delicate touch, and it comes with a navy tank for underneath. I opened this first and knew immediately that I would keep it. Love at first sight! I wore it the next night on a quasi-date night with my husband and our youngest. I felt so put together and classic, yet comfortable enough to mind my kids, which are my two necessities.

Verdict: Kept it

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Daniel Rainn Chariette Crochet Detail Top

41Hawthorn Concord Striped Draped Pocket Cardigan –

The cardigan is a super soft jersey material in a subtle purple striped pattern. I didn’t have the same blown away reaction as I did to the Daniel Rainn top, but this one grew on me. When I tried it on, I loved the cozy material and the look of the cardigan, and the pockets were an added bonus. I can completely picture using this for cool nights this summer, or throwing it on with jeans all fall and winter.

Verdict: Kept it

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41Hawthorn Concord Striped Draped Pocket Cardigan

Fun2Fun Caridee Split Neck Top –

This white top with a pink and blue floral design is far out from something I would normally buy for myself. I am not one to go for white, so I would have certainly walked right past this had I seen it at the store. That would have been a mistake though because I fell in love with this top when I tried it on. This is in large part why I am so in love with Stitch Fix; it is taking me just slightly out of my comfort zone and I love the results.

Verdict: Kept it

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Fun2Fun Caridee Split Neck Top

Collective Concepts Vivi Crochet Embroidery Top –

This top is similar to one that was in my last Fix, so I was eager to try it on to see the fit. I knew right away that I liked the lace design and the sheer material, but when I held it out in front of me, I immediately thought “tablecloth.” After trying it on, it is a boxy fit, but I think I like it. It’s a forgiving top for days when I need it, and I feel very feminine in it.  I’m actually going to were this to work tomorrow with black skinny ankle pants and a green anorak jacket – just like that nifty style card told me to.

Verdict: Kept it

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Collective Concepts Vivi Crochet Embroidery Top

41Hawthown Colibri Solid Tab Sleeve Blouse –

This top blew me away when I opened it! I LOVED the color immediately. I loved the mandarin collar, and I loved the tunic length. Later that night when I read Erica’s note to me (another cute feature of Stitch Fix), she said that she saw I had pinned it to my Pinterest Style board. Now I knew where I had seen it before! I loved that Erica peeked at my Pinterest board and found something on it for me. I’ve tried this blouse on with jeans and slacks and a pencil skirt and I love it all. Total love.

Verdict: Kept it

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41Hawthown Colibri Solid Tab Sleeve Blouse

This Fix was a 5/5! Erica did an amazing job choosing styles that fit my profile and requests, while also stretching me a bit to explore something new. I’m looking forward to wearing all these pieces this month. For my June Fix, I requested tops, another cardigan, and a purse. I can’t wait to see what she comes up with!

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What do you think, friends? What would you have kept or returned?

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Love Norah Pritchard from Willowcrest Lane

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2 thoughts on “May 2016 Stitch Fix Review

  1. Jeanette

    Hello~ Just got my first fix and Erica is my stylist as well. I too received the 41Hawthown Colibri Solid Tab Sleeve Blouse and wanted to love it but it was so clingy and full of static I couldn’t do it. I liked the fit, color and length but it is the most static filled article of clothing I have ever tried on. It looks great on you as well as the other tops though. Cheers~

    1. norahpritchard@willowcrestlane.com

      Hi Jeanette!

      Bummer! I haven’t noticed that mine is too clingy. I’ve only worn it once since I got it, so here’s hoping! Thanks so much for stopping by. I’m waiting anxiously for my next Fix! 🙂

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