I am one of those people who gets excited about a new year. Sure you can make changes any old day of the year but making changes at the beginning of a new year feels extra special.
If you read my post yesterday, you already know that I have lots of goals for 2016. None of them involved fashion or Stitch Fix. Although I guess you could say that my de-clutter and organize goal is clothes related as my closet is one area (of many) that I will definitely be tackling. And while I still plan on getting a fix monthly (it makes me happy), I plan to be more mindful of what I keep. I plan to use Marie Kondo’s strategy of keeping only what sparks joy as my yardstick of what stays and what gets returned from each fix.
So with that being said, I ushered in the new year with these goals AND a new stitch fix box!
In case you are not familiar with Stitch Fix, let me bring you up to speed. Stitch Fix is a monthly subscription service (although you don’t have to get one every month, you pick how often) that sends you clothes and accessories based on a style profile that you fill out. You can keep what you like and send back what you don’t. There is a $20 styling fee but if you keep any of the items, the $20 fee is deducted from the total purchase price of the item(s) you keep. If you keep all 5 of the items from your fix you receive a 25% discount on EVERYTHING. Basically it is like playing dress up as an adult…..and it is both fun and addicting! To sign up to get a fix of your own, click here to use my referral link!
Every month you can also leave a note for your stylist. So if you have an event that you need some clothes for or if you just have an idea of what kind of pieces you want to add to your wardrobe you can pass that information along!
This month I asked my stylist Diana for the Moda Luxe Clyde Mixed Material tote that I pinned here on Pinterest and warm and cozy clothes to help get me through winter.
Ready to see what I got in my first fix of the year?
Item #1: Market & Spruce Torrence Textured Knit Sweatshirt
This sweatshirt is right up my alley! It definitely fits the cozy look that I am after right now and I love the texture as that sets it apart from a regular sweatshirt. It gives it a bit of edge!
And while I do like the sweatshirt on me, I don’t think the color is great on me. I would prefer a brighter color both because I look better in more vibrant colors and because winter in the D gives me all the grey that I can handle.
I did mention in my feedback when I checked out, that I like the sweatshirt but would prefer it in a different color so who knows, maybe next month a different color will come my way.
Cost to Keep: $64.00
Item #2: Market & Spruce Yuna Chevron Pointelle Knit Sweater
I was so excited to see that I got this sweater in my fix. I have it pinned on my Pinterest style board and I have been lusting after it.
Unfortunately, like the other sweater, the color of this sweater does not work for me either. It is too close to my skin color and washes me out. I am almost convinced myself to keep it despite the color because I love the fit and look of the sweater but in the end it really didn’t spark joy for me in that color. So sadly it was returned but I did
beg leave a comment for my stylist Diana, to send me the same sweater in a different color next month. We shall see if she is able to deliver.
Cost to Keep: $68.00
Item #3: Skies Are Blue Forest Tab Sleeve Plaid Top
Does Diana know me or what? Despite the two other tops being a miss for me because of color they really are my style. And so is this one. You all should know by now that I really am a country girl at heart!
And this shirt is great for that side of me. It’s also very well made and it fits me nicely but yet again, I felt the coloring was just not me. This seems to be the theme of this fix.
Cost to Keep: $58.00
Item #4: Market & Spruce 3-Pack Cami Set
I would like to think that I am pretty knowledgeable about Stitch Fix but I had no idea that they offered camis! I knew that they sometimes sent camis with a top that was a bit sheer but I didn’t know they offered a pack of camis like this.
While there is nothing amazing about these camis. Although I must admit finding good tanks is harder than one would think. They need to be the right length, fit and the straps needs to be adjustable (at least for me). These tanks fit all of my specifications and because I never seem to have enough basic tanks for layering purposes, they are keepers!
Cost to Keep: $44.00
Status : Kept!
Item #5 Street Level Parvin Suede Detail Tote
Sadly the tote that I requested was sold out but Diana sent me this tote instead and I can see why! It has the suede and the tassel just like the tote I wanted. The only downside to the tote is that it doesn’t have a zipper closure so I immediately pictured my stuff spilling all over the sidewalk in Detroit on my way to work.
Once I snapped back to reality I realized the odds of me dropping my bag (knocks on wood) are pretty low so I decided I was willing to take the risk. Plus it has a great zipper bag to go inside of it and the color of the bag is AH-MAZING!
Cost to Keep: $68.00
I have to be honest with you, once I received my shipping notice I peeked at what I was getting and I really thought that I was going to have a 5 of 5 fix. Or for those of you not familiar with Stitch Fix lingo, I thought I was going to keep everything because it all looked perfect for me. But it turns out that the theme of this month’s fix was Market & Spruce and all the wrong colors. Granted I have nothing against Market & Spruce, I actually liked all of the Market & Spruce items and would have kept them if they were in a more flattering color.
I am not disappointed that my fix wasn’t a 5 of 5. Part of the fun of Stitch Fix is being surprised and trying something that I normally wouldn’t try. On the upside I feel like I stuck to my guns of only keeping items that sparked joy so go me!
Ready to get your own fix? Click HERE to sign up for Stitch Fix through my referral link. It makes me happy when you do!
Want to see my past fixes? Click on the links below.
What did you think of my fix this month?
What would you have kept?