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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Get Your Fix On!

StitchFix, of course.

Jenny introduced me to StitchFix. She told me about her experience and I signed up. I got my first shipment Monday night and I ABSOLUTELY LOVED EVERYTHING in my shipment. It made it so hard to choose just one or two items instead of buying the whole shipment (too close to Christmas for that).

Before I reveal what was in the box and what I kept or didn't keep, here is a brief description of what SF is and how it works. From their site to my blog...

What is Stitch Fix?

Stitch Fix is a fun and easy way to keep your wardrobe up-to-date. We get your style and size preferences, then send you a package of stylish goodies to try on at home, in your closet, with your favorite jeans and heels.
How does it work? Explain it to me step by step.
  • Sign up for our beta - Get on the List!
  • We'll send you an email when we're ready to style for you. There might be a little wait - we want to have awesome inventory ready for you!
  • Fill out our fun style survey. We'll find out about your size, style and wardrobe needs so we can pick fabulous clothing and accessories for you.
  • Enter your payment info and pick a date to "Get your Fix" - it sounds obvious but a lot of people forget to schedule. You can schedule your Fix to arrive during a particular week. We can't guarantee a specific day.
  • Yay! We'll send you a package (free shipping!) with 5 clothing and accessory items picked just for you. We'll charge the $20 styling fee the day package ships. That styling fee is applied as a credit toward the purchase of anything in that particular shipment.
  • Try everything on at home - do a little fashion show for your friends, partner, pets...
  • Keep what you like - we'll charge your credit card - send back what you don't. Shipping is free!!
  • Repeat the scheduling process as often as you'd like! 
  • Whatever you decide to keep, the $20 styling fee is subtracted from your order. If you keep the whole order, you get 25% off - bazing!

     If you have more questions, you can read their FAQ answers.
Y'all - it was seriously so exciting. As I was trying things on I was jumping up and down and yelling and Hyatt thought I was losing my mind. I was..... losing my mind with amazeballs clothing. It was like the lady who picked my clothes (her name is Brittany) knew my inner thoughts about what I would love. Amazing.

Ok - so now for my shipment and my picks.
First up was this gorgeous grey Mystree - Fleur Button Front Cardigan. I am really embracing grey right now and have been for about a year. I think it was all the time I spent in Australia where everyone wore grey and black and that was it. Anywho - this cardigan was $78 (before the $20 styling fee credit). It's so soft and has angora in it too. Beautiful and they even include possible ways to style it - perfect. These people are geniuses.


Moving on to item #2... Spun Scarves by Subtle Luxury: Electric Batik Scarf. I almost died when I opened the package and saw this scarf. Matter of fact, I ran into the kitchen imitating a dancing fairy with the scarf wrapped around my neck. Seriously, you should have seen it.
No picture of me wearing it but that scarf has all my favorite colors - purple, green and yellow with some teal mixed in too. The sad, sad part is that this scarf is $58 buckaroos. For all its gorgeousness, I really can't justify spending $58 on a scarf. I don't think I can justify spending more than $10 on a scarf - it's just not in me. I wish it was - show me the money and I'll show you a new scarf I would buy. Sigh

The next item, a really pretty and dainty Kendall Sheer 3/4 Sleeve Blouse by Collective Concepts. I really liked this 3/4 sleeve blouse - it was very light and girly and I've been trying to add a few more pieces like this to my wardrobe. But it was $58 so I faced a big decision. Did I buy or not (hint, I reveal my purchase at the end)?


Moving on to another cardigan that came - this Sinead Drape Pockets Open Cardigan by Ya at a very welcome price of $48. Every part of me wanted to keep this cardigan but it was long and made me look 4'9" instead of 5'4" so I had to send it back although if it was a little shorter, it would be hanging in my closet. Sorry the picture looks so awkward - it was so long it hung over the edge of my bed where I was taking the photos. It was cute though, trust me.



Last but not least, another beautiful, dainty blouse by Daniel Raim - the Hyden Loop Trim Silk Blouse. I thought the color and material were gorgeous but when I put it on, it looked like a maternity top because it was tight around the bottom and very flowy and big in the middle. Buzzard ain't preggo and would prefer not to look that way, so it had to go. Adding to the reason to send it packing was its $75 price tag - if I had looked amazing in it, maybe I would have bought it but not as a maternity top that I won't be needing for 3-5 years.



In hindsight, I should have taken pictures of me wearing these but they'e already back in the mail and headed to CA for return. Next month, I'll modify my strategy.

Although I wanted to keep the whole order I only kept one thing - can you guess which one???

Ta-da! Here it is - the Mystree - Fleur Button Front Cardigan. I LOVE IT - I adore how it has a collar that doesn't go into a v-neck and is sort-of structured. The final test - Ninja saw me in it and said I looked great. Cha-ching.
 (Sorry for the worst clothing picture ever)

Yes, I spent quite a bit on a cardigan. Don't judge me - I paid off a credit card this month that I've been paying on forever so I feel like this is my reward. Counterproductive? Yes. Do I care? No.

So there ya go - the Stitch Fix situation. If you want to sign up for StitchFix which you DEFINITELY should please please please use this link below and I will get $25 credit towards my next order (which would help me buy that gorgeous purple scarf).

http://stitchfix.com/users/signup/?referrer_id=3028140

I hope you guys enjoyed this non-ag venture on the blog. I will likely do this with future Stitch Fix shipments. If you want to join, don't forget to use my link above!

Until next time,
~ Buzzard ~

13 comments:

  1. Fun post! I was wondering when I saw your instagram post. Have you tried Birchbox yet? You might seriously love it. Here's the link: https://www.birchbox.com?raf=748cd (shamelessly using my referral link!). It's not clothes and the samples are samples, but it's still fun to get mail every month with new goodies -- plus, it's only $10 a month. Can't wait to see what you get next month from StitchFix!

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  2. Oh Jamie, I have heard of the Birchbox thing but I am trying to be wary. I can't keep signing up for shopping things! I just found out about a TrueFit thing or something with that similar name that sends bras to your house! I'm going to turn into one of those HSN ladies!!!! I promise if I sign up, I'll use your link ;)

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  3. FUN! I am supposed to get my Stitch Fix on Friday - pay day. I'm excited! I like your choice, but I would have gone with the heart top. The scarf is amazing, but I'm like you, I couldn't spend that much on a line of cloth. Cute post!

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  4. Um Hello! This is awesome! I can't believe I have never heard of it. Get the scarf next time! It was too cute! How fun!

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  5. This sounds like so much fun! But I hardly ever pay full price for clothes to begin with - and that's when they are in the $20-30 range, so I don't think I could bring myself to buy any of that stuff. But that cardigan is super cute, I'm glad you choose that one!

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  6. Holli - I am so glad you approve! I just can't bring myself to spend $60 on a scarf! But maybe I will find a similar one at F21 or Old Navy or something of that nature (fingers crossed).

    JR - me neither but I've recently been convinced that I'd rather buy a few nice pieces and then pair them with lower cost pieces from Maurices or Target or wherever. I'm mixing it up!

    Thanks for reading and commenting!

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  7. Sheridan - I LOVED the heart top and after I sent it back, I regretted it :( Reverse buyers remorse

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  8. ive heard of this box of clothes concept and think it is very cool and easy to shop that way. i really love that flower cardigan on you

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  9. I wish I had the fashion sense to make good use of this sort of shopping concept. Though it would mean I wouldn't need to drag people to the stores to help me shop.. I keep trying to find ways out of the wardrobe rut that has spanned most of my adult life...

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  10. Meg- it's fantastic! You really should try it

    Web - they are so specific and get so much detail from you that I seriously don't know how they could send you anything that you didn't like. I love going to stores with other people so they can help me pick stuff out, but that generally doesn't happen. This was a good way to get around that roadblock!

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  11. Signed up and hopefully you receive the $25 off once I'm off the waiting list?! Hope all is well:)

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  12. Oh Nicole - that's fantastic! You are going to love it so much, I swear! Thanks for reading, commenting and signing up!

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  13. This is awesome! I'm going to have to look into this. I've nominated your blog for the Leibster Award:) You can read all about it on my blog http://midwestfarmgirl.com/?p=566

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