It came! It finally came! After being shipped a week late, and then hanging out in the FedEx facility here in G-Vegas for a few days (because that seems logical), my StitchFix FINALLY arrived! I have been so very anxiously awaiting it, as have my coworkers, who are waiting to order their own box until they see if mine is any good. Luckily I've had lots of experience being everyone's guinea pig, being a firstborn and all. Occupational hazard, you know.
Anyway. It's finally here! There was much rejoicing at the office. In fact, one of my coworkers met me at the door when I came back from lunch with the pronouncement, "It's here!!!" Well, I had to open it then, of course. I looked at everything and showed it to the girls. They liked more of my stuff than I did, but at this stage of my life I'm very practical. If I can't wear it to work, it generally doesn't get bought.
I formed some opinions pretty quickly, but I wanted to wait to reserve final judgment until I could go home and try it all on. The waiting would've been incredibly painful had I not received, about 30 minutes later, the proofs of our engagement pics. That helped occup my afternoon - butttttt more on that later! That will be another post!
But anyway, back to the box. It was a long afternoon waiting to go home and try this stuff on. And when I did...my initial predictions were pretty accurate. See my reviews (and pictures) below...
Kinlie Floral Applique Cardigan
Love. Love, love, love, love, LOVE, L-O-V-E. I keep saying that I must have been a librarian in my past life (or else I missed my calling), because I LOVE cardigans. They're so versatile and practical and cute! And this one...ridiculously adorable. It was the first thing I pulled out of the box, and right away I knew I was keeping it. It's my favorite color (which is turquoise - the picture looks a little gray). AND it was only $28. So with the $20 payment/credit up front, it was only $8. Quite possibly the biggest fashion win ever. SO excited to wear this...fall, hurry up! It's still a little too warm in SC!
Wendie Tribal Print Sleeveless Blouse
I wasn't super-crazy about this when I pulled it out. The tribal pattern isn't my favorite (I'm not very bohemian), but I did like the colors. When I tried it on it fit pretty well - not super-tight, but not too baggy, either. I didn't completely love it by itself. It was just kind of meh. But once I put my pink cardigan on over it I liked it MUCH better. I'm kind of torn whether or not to keep this. The jury is still out on this one, so stay tuned for the verdict.
Opaque Leaves Necklace
This one isn't my favorite. I thought the green leaves were kind of pretty, but when I pulled it fully out of its box, I really didn't like the thick, yellow-gold chain. The leaves were also pointy and kept poking me. If it was really, really cheap I might have considered keeping it just for a bit of costume/statement jewelry. But $32 is way too much to spend on something I already know I'll wear sparingly. Decent try, but pass.
Stacy Tabsleeve Floral Print Dress
My first thought when I pulled this out of the box is that my mother would be laughing her head off if she saw it. She would invariably make some kind of "Little House on the Prairie" joke. After I put it on, I just thanked all my lucky stars my mama is safely up in North Carolina because she would STILL be laughing at me if she saw this. In fact, she's probably laughing at this picture, and will continue to do so at least until next week. It was too big...wayyyy too big. And frumpy. When your fiance's response is, "Gertrude? Is that you? Weren't you on the last episode of Amish Mafia?" you know it's a fail. This one is DEFINITELY going back. Now excuse me while I go hunt down my horse and buggy.
Milan Lace Print Sleeveless Dress
My "stylist" said she chose this for me because I had mentioned in my Style Profile that I was getting married soon, and she wanted me to have some fun party dresses for showers or rehearsal dinner or whatnot. I thought it was super pretty when I took it out. My first thought with this one was that, even with the wedding stuff, I don't know how much of a chance I would have to wear this. And it's the most expensive of the bunch, at $68. It's pretty, but it's a little large in the chest (story of my life). I also just can't see how much opportunity I'd have to wear it, so I really can't justify purchasing it.
Overall, I'm pretty happy with my box. I actually was hoping I would NOT like everything, because I can't really afford to buy it all. But it was worth it to get the cardigan. I wouldn't have found that on my own, and it's super cute (and appropriate for work).They didn't quite nail my style, which is interesting since I had to fill out a pretty extensive questionnaire, but I'm hoping after returning this stuff my next box will be a little more on-target. The thing that really impressed me was the sizing. Aside from the grandma dress, which I think was just MEANT to be big, everything was pretty dead-on. And that was my biggest concern.
The bottom line? Not only would I recommend it, I would totally do it again. Actually, I AM going to do it again. My dear coworker, Megan, signed up using my referral link, so I'll have $25 credit toward whatever I buy from my next box, which is incentive enough to do it again. If you're interested in signing up, definitely use my referral link. And by all means, let me know how it goes!
**Mad props to my sweet B for being my photographer. Best fiance ever :)