Every time I get a box on my porch I am so damn excited to open it up & try things on...and then it happens...
I look at the packing list prices.
And then I throw everything but one piece of clothing (I don't want to lose that $20 styling fee credit) back in the prepaid mailer and ship it back to stitchfix. I've said goodbye to many loved tops, necklaces, pants and dresses in the last four fixes, simply because I couldn't stomach the prices.
I'd have to say, that's my only grievance with stitchfix. I actually love most of the items I've been sent. Most of them fit like they were made for me. I absolutely love someone else shopping for me and finding stuff in my size.
Those prices, though.
They kill me.
This was the first fix out of five where I absolutely loved every single piece and contemplated keeping them all to receive the 25% discount for keeping it all. Stay tuned to find out what I decided in the end..
evie drawstring funnel neck sweatshirt
I had pinned this sweatshirt style sweater multiple times in my Pinterest board and was super excited to see it in my fix. It's perfect for southern CA, year round.
Paulina graphic print lace detail blouse
By: Daniel rainn
One thing I love about stitchfix is that it opens me up to brands I've never heard of before. I've found that I'm drawn to Daniel Rainn's blouses and love that they come in petite. It's hard to see but this had beautiful lace detail on the bodice.
Mellie variegated knit top
Maebe jersey maxi dress
By: London times
This one was the furthest item from my usual repertoire and not really my taste in prints and style, but for some reason, once I tried it on, I found myself envisioning places I'd wear it. I love when stitchfix gets me out of my comfort zone.
The fifth item was a necklace that hung to mid chest and had miniature spoons hanging from it. That's the best description I can give. Nick loved it--me, not so much. But then again, I am not an accessorizer. Like, at all. My wedding ring even resides in safety while I wear a simple band. I'm wanting to branch out and polish my outfits off with jewelry and accessories but every time I put them on I keep thinking to myself , "this so isn't me", and I end up taking them off and leaving the house unadorned.
Anyways, I liked all four pieces of clothing and considered the necklace because NZ liked it, and you know, who doesn't want to wear stuff their husband likes?
Then I saw this....
...and my heart sank. The cheapskate in me immediately threw everything back in the return bag and swore off stitchfix forever....just as I've done every other time.
I told myself to keep one so that my $20 style fee wasn't wasted (it goes as a credit for whatever you keep), so I decided I'd keep the sweater since I've wanted it for so long.
I knew I wouldn't wear the necklace enough to make the $34 price tag worth it, plus I'm pretty sure I can find something similar much cheaper at charming Charlie or somewhere similar.
The baseball tee kept whispering my name, even though I thought it might just be a bit too big. I slept on that one ($48) overnight and tried it on with jeans, leggings and sweats and determined that I'd keep it too. Even though I really feel $48 is too much for a baseball T.
The Daniel rainn blouse and I parted ways, because I recently found out that Nordstrom rack carries his stuff (in petite too!) for about $20-24 per blouse. While I loved this one and would've worn it all summer, I sent it back and plan to stalk Norsdtrom Rack for it (or something similar) over the next few weeks.
$64 for a blouse I can get for $24? No thanks.
And lastly, the London Times Maxi.
This one was hard. It was soooo not my style, but as I said before, it sort of grew on me, mostly because it fit like a glove and made me feel so grown up in it. It was a halter top with skinny straps--but this girl doesn't own a single strapless bra and I really don't have any desire to, either. So, back it went with its $68 price tag.
I'm slowly realizing that my definition of what i consider "cheapest price range" and stitch fix's designation of "cheapest price range" are worlds apart.
Either way, I really enjoy getting a box every few months and seeing what the stylist puts together for me. Everything I've ever kept from fixes gets worn on a regular basis, so at least I haven't thrown money away on things that I'd just leave hanging in the closet.