After seeing blogger after blogger after blogger raving about Stitch Fix, my curiosity finally got the best of me and I ordered my first box.
I resisted for the longest time because I knew that the prices are definitely a splurge and I am about as cheap as they come.
Also…I really wondered if they would send me modest clothes. Modest means something a little different to everyone, and I wondered if they'd send me stuff I was comfortable with wearing.
I finally bit the bullet and decided to just see what it would be like. They were having a special where they waived the stylist fee and I figured I could always just send everything back if I wasn't impressed.
So, without further adieu, here is how it all went down.
You can take a look at the initial unboxing in the (very boring) video below. I was trying to hurry and be quiet at the same time and it didn't work that well. But if you're a glutton for punishment, go ahead:
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So, let me show you a couple pictures of my Stitch Fix and then share the pros and cons that struck me about Stitch Fix.
First was this maternity skirt. (Yes, I'm pregnant with just a little bump at this point. I thought they did a great job sending clothes that were the right fit for this stage of pregnancy.)
I didn't bother trying it on, though, because I could tell just from holding it up that it was shorter than what I would wear. That one was going back for sure.
Next was this black maternity top. I really liked it and it was something different which was nice to get me out of a rut. Plus, it didn't really look like a maternity shirt and that's something I've been wanting. But I had to send it back because it is completely sheer and the shell underneath did not provide enough coverage to make me comfortable.
The maxi skirt also came in the box and I really, really liked it. It fit great and the fabric was very luxurious. The only reason I sent it back is because I already have a skirt that looks similar and I didn't see a need to keep another one.
Finally I tried on this dolman top. I do not like dolman tops, but I tried it on anyway just to see. I think it made me look like I had a chunky belly instead of having a baby bump. It also sat too wide on my shoulders and you could see my straps.
They also sent a necklace which I didn't need, so I sent that back.
I ended up sending every single thing back; however I still felt like they did a great job for the first time around. I've heard that it takes them some time to learn your style, and the more feedback you provide the better they will be.
I felt that they were *so close* to getting my style right, and that after the feedback I left the next one will be even better.
After I was all finished, I sat down and came up with some pros and cons to see if my skepticism really had any grounds or if I'm just cheap. It appears that I'm just cheap. Take a look:
I set the budget to the lowest priced items, and the prices were still between $40 and $65 per item.
So yes, while there are many more pros than there are cons, money carries a lot of weight for a lot of us. I never, ever, ever want to encourage any of my readers to spend money they don't have.
Less is more when it comes to clothing, so spending more on a few quality pieces that will mix and match is not really all that expensive in the long run. But still…please don't spend money you don't have.
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When you sign up, be sure to leave detailed comments about what you like to wear and why. I tried my best to define my version of “modest” so my stylist would know what to send. I also made sure to create a Pinterest board of modest clothing that I like so she could see exactly what types of things I like.