You know how much I loved my first stitch fix, well my good friend Rachel is now hooked on this service too! After texting me pictures of her clothes and then having several people asking her questions on her Facebook page, I thought it would be awesome to have her review her “fix” too!
Rachel is a dear friend of mine, my 1st real running partner and one of my favorite fit moms. There are so many things I love about Rachel: she is thoughtful, she is genuine and she is real… and she is keepin’ it real as she reviews her “fix”.
Rachel’s Guest Post
I first heard about Stitch Fix several months ago. As a loyal TJMaxx, Marshalls and Kohls shopper, I was hesitant to try because of the cost. My husband and I are both big Dave Ramsey followers/fans, so I never like to spend much on my wardrobe, knowing it would serve us far better in the long run to apply any extra money toward the mortgage! Make no mistake, I LOVE shopping! It’s usually what my mom and I do when we are together. However, having two young daughters, working part-time as a speech pathologist, teaching class at the YMCA and MommyFit and running my own home-based nutrition company allows me little time to shop these days. When I do have a free minute, I usually run in and out of the store without taking the time to try things on until I get home. Ultimately, there are things that don’t work or just worked better on the hanger and it’s usually another month before I get around to making my returns. I’m also much more inclined to shop in the colder months and with summer warmth and fun right around the corner, the last thing I want to do is be inside the mall! After reading Hollie’s review on her first “fix” and her comment about always buying “cheaper” clothes that don’t hold up, I decided to give Stitch Fix a try.
Filling out the Stitch Fix online profile was a very simple process. I do not recall all of the specific questions they asked (I mean, my three-year-old has asked me 780 questions just today; how could I possibly remember the questions they asked??!!), but whatever I answered worked! Right when I opened my “fix” box, I knew my stylist, Heather, got me! I do know I mentioned in my profile that I love shopping at TJMaxx, that I wanted the most cost friendly option and that I am headed to San Diego at the end of this month. With that information, Heather provided my first “fix” . . . and it won’t be my last! I decided not to look at any prices until I decided what I was keeping. Here are my goodies:
Jill Michael-Coleman Double Ring Necklace- $38- RETURNED
I love this necklace; however, I already wear a silver chain with my girls initials on it daily so I knew this was not worth keeping for the price.
Loveappella-Katella Sporty Knit Top- $58- RETURNED
This shirt is super soft and I loved the color for my blue eyes. I am a big TJMaxx workout shopper and this shirt is very similar to some shirts I already have from there so, for that reason, it will also be going back.
Olive & Oak-Yesler Split Back Top- $48
This shirt is so comfy! I love shirts that are business in the front and party in the back! As I write this, I am still deciding if I will keep this one. I love the picture option they provided with a coral necklace and white jeans/capris. I would have never thought to put coral with it, but it looks great!
Renee C-Jordie Ikat Print Maxi Skirt- $58- RETURNED
I love, love, love skirts and dresses that are comfy for summer. This skirt is cute and fits great, but I bought two maxi skirts last season for $16 each from Sam’s which I still like/wear, so really don’t think I need another.
I saved my best piece for last!!
Gilli-Shaw Striped Dress $64- KEPT!
This is why I did not look at prices before, of course, I loved the most expensive piece! That being said, at least it is a dress which is basically a complete outfit! I showed my hubby this dress and he said, “That is totally you” before I even tried it on. After I fell in love with it, he asked if he could buy it for me for Mother’s Day. “No buddy, that’s not how it works! Nice try!” I am very excited about this dress and can’t wait to wear it to summer concerts, farmer’s markets and at the beach in SD!!
My merchandise total for everything was $266. If I kept all five, I would have gotten 25% off making it $61 cheaper. My $20 style fee also comes off that total when I go to checkout. I am pretty sure I requested no pants in this fix, but may add jeans or shorts request to my next fix as several friends have mentioned their jeans have fit them perfectly!
Overall, I am very satisfied with my first “fix” and I am contemplating getting my next “fix” sooner than originally planned! It’s just such fun to get something like this in the mail!
Thank you Hollie for allowing me to guest blog and give my review. As a fellow #fitmom, I love reading your blog and trying your workouts!
Thank YOU, Rachel for sharing your “fix” with us! I look forward to having Rachel share some more of her life soon through guest posting.
LeAnn @ Real Fit, Real Food Mom says
I agree–that last dress was really cute on her! And that blue long sleeved shirt was the only one I kept out of my first fix! I get my next one this week and am excited to see what all it will include!
I loved my second fix and will review mine later this week. I have a feeling it is just going to get better each time- which could be a good and bad thing.
LeAnn @ Real Fit, Real Food Mom says
ha…I hear you!!