I decided to give my myself a treat, since I have been working so hard lately. I've lost quite a bit of weight, and a lot of the ...

Stitch Fix #1

       I decided to give my myself a treat, since I have been working so hard lately. I've lost quite a bit of weight, and a lot of the clothes in my closet have started falling off of me. I decided that now was the perfect time to give Stitch Fix a try, and I was blown away. I loved every piece that my stylist Gail sent me for my first Fix.

     For those of you who don't know about Stitch Fix, it's a clothing service. If you couldn't guess. It is super easy and super fun. All you have to do is answer some questions about your style and your size, and your very own stylist picks out five items just for you. You can even add notes to your stylist to request a certain piece or style. You get to choose the day when your package gets to you, and you get to choose how frequently you'd like to get them. Once your package comes, you can try everything on, send back what you don't like, and keep what you love.

     I decided to set my Stitch Fix up to only send me a package when I request it. Getting clothes every month or every other month isn't in my budget right now, especially now that I know what a rockstar my stylist Gail is! But I do love to treat myself every once in a while.

     To personalize my Stitch Fix, I added notes to my stylist, and set up a Pinterest board. In my notes, I mentioned that I was looking for clothes that I could transition from the office to everyday. I also mentioned my upcoming vacation to Mexico, and that I would love a piece or two that could be dressed up or down for that.

     I could tell as soon as my Fix arrived that I was going to love it. The packaging is super cute. Everything is nicely folded, wrapped in tissue, and put in a little box with a personalized note from your stylist. Inside the envelope there are cards with two outfit ideas for every piece in the box.

     The first item in my Fix was this adorable polka dot, fit and flare dress. I tried it on, and it fit me perfectly. It's a great material to be worn either casually or dressed up. It's like and easy to wear, which I love. I was on the fence about keeping this, though. It seems like something that I could have easily found at the mall for a little less money. But, at the end of the day I decided to keep it.

Gilli | Haven Dress | Size: Small | $64

     I paired this dress with a blush pink, three quarter sleeve blazer and some yellow heels to add some color, and dress the outfit up for the office. To make it a little more casual, I would wear a pair of flats, a sweater, and a belt.

     Next up, was my absolute favorite piece in the box. A navy blue fit and flare dress with a heather grey underlay and cut out details. I could tell before I even put this dress on that it was for me. It is a little bit dressier than the dress above, which makes it perfect for work. I am head over heels for the unique cut outs in this dress. Below, I dressed it up for a night out, but I would also wear this dress everyday. I decided to pair this dress with a white three quarter sleeve cardigan, nude heels, and a metallic bracelet. I knew this dress was a keep before I even tried it on. Although, it fit a little bit bigger in the waist than I would have like.

Skies are Blue | Charisse Dress | Size: Small | $78

     Update (3/15/16): I wore this dress for the first time today! I paired it with the same white sweater, and the white sandals pictured in my last Stitch Fix item below. It's not even noon, and I've already gotten five compliments on my outfit. Normally I get maybe one per week. Feels good, man. :)

     The next item in my Fix is a staple in every professional's wardrobe. This black, three quarter sleeve blazer can be worn in a different way every day of the week. I love that the trim around the sleeve is black and white. The polka dots are super cute, and they can be mixed with almost any pattern. Below, I am wearing this blazer in a pretty classic way, with a pencil skirt and a neutral colored shirt - although this is a more feminine shirt than you normally see paired with a blazer. This piece is another one that I was on the fence about keeping also. It's something that I could also find for marginally less money in a store, but this was already here! I also already have a black three quarter length sleeve blazer. That being said, I wore it all through my retail days, and it got pretty ratty. I decided to keep this blazer and retire the old one.

Kensie | Rebekah Stretch Crepe Blazer | Size: Small | $88

     The fourth piece in the box, was a white, loose, sleeveless top that paired perfectly with the blazer above and a long necklace for a super sleek and modern professional look. Before I tried it on, I though that's all I would have used this top for. Before I tried it on, I thought I would send it back. I love neutrals, so I have a ton of white shirts. Most of mine are just various styles of cotton t-shirts that I dress up or down. This top is such a nice material that just looks richer. I loved this shirt so much after I put it on, that it even makes an appearance in the picture of my last piece as well. No peaking, we'll get there. After trying this on, this was a no brainer - keep! For this picture, I decided to pair this shirt with one of my favorite sweaters and a pair of jeans. This is a great casual outfit, for when I want to look  little nicer.

41Hawthorn | Allyah Sleeveless Shell Blouse | Size: Small | $48

     I also loved the back of this shirt. My back is one of my favorite parts of myself, and the dip in the back is just enough to subtly show it off. Perfect for a summer shirt just by itself. I will be getting a whole lot of use out of this top.

     The last piece in my first fix was a super fun pencil skirt. This skirt has a bright tribal print, and it will be a perfect option for a nice evening outfit for our vacation to Mexico coming up soon. I also love that I could wear this skirt to work. This piece has so much personality, and it is so bright. The price was very reasonable, and I decided right away to keep this skirt. Below I have paired it with the white top from my fix, above, my blush pink blazer, and a nice long necklace, which would be a perfect way to wear this to work.

Renee C | Melisa Printed Skirt | Size: SP | $48

     Taking off the blazer can easily transition this skirt from business to casual. Even though I am wearing this with a white top, I love that this can be worn with almost any bright, summery color. I'd reserve that for those days that I am feeling really adventurous though.

     Long story short, after trying on all five of these items, I wanted another box right away! Even I can't find perfect pieces for myself when I am in the mall, so I was amazed at how much I loved everything. This whole experience was so much fun, and I am really looking forward to my next Fix. Since I have mine set to only send me a package when I request one, I am thinking that my next treat will be for my birthday, coming up in May.

     Because my stylist knocked this one out of the park, I decided to keep all five items. Keeping everything means that I received a 25% discount. In the end, I decided that it was worth it because that adds up to making the most expensive item in my Fix almost free.

     If you're interested in trying Stitch Fix, please sign up with my link below. Using my link gives me a credit that can be used towards my next fix. So - if you wanted to give me a birthday present and treat yourself.. ;)

     Make sure you also check out the tips for getting your best fix, and I would highly recommend setting up a Pinterest board to show your stylist full outfits that you love.
      Let me know if you sign up for Stitch Fix. I would love to follow your blog and/or social media to see how great your stylist is!

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