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Okie dokie folks, time for my monthly Stitch Fix Box update!
I'll be honest, this was not my favorite box, however I'm really struggling with my style and what I wear a ton right now. (Well, maybe forever?)
At 42, I can't quite figure out what's “right” to wear ~ things that aren't too old for me but don't look way too young for me either.
We live in a fairly trendy area, go to a way-too-trendy-for-me church (I do love the church, but the trendy-nish is stressful for me!), and even this past Sunday I stood in my closet almost in tears trying to figure out how to look pulled together when I struggle with this so much. I pulled out my outfit from Stitch Fix last month, and was thankful I'd kept the whole box.
(I know, I know, going to church shouldn't be about what you wear at ALL, but as someone who rarely leaves home at all figuring out what to wear just stresses me out!)
bracelet, jeans and blouse were all in December's Stitch Fix box
Here's the thing I've finally figured out though about Stitch Fix ~ I'm not paying for the clothes, I'm paying for someone to style me and figure out what works well on my body type.
As a penny pincher at heart, I know Stitch Fix is pricey, but I totally feel like I'm not really paying for the clothes, I'm paying for them to shop and style me (which at this stage of my life is worth it some days. It wouldn't have been at all 10 years ago when our budget was tighter and I had more time too!) So, I share about Stitch Fix more as a 42-year-old-I-don't-know-how-to-dress-me mom, more than the Passionate Penny Pincher who knows it's way too much.
This month however I don't think they quite hit my style at all, but I do like that the items kind of took me out of my not-so-stylish-i'm-uber-conservative zone.
So, I'd love your thoughts on what to do with these . . .
Here's what I'm debating right now . . .
This sweater ~ out of the box I wasn't so sure about the funky elbow patches, but they're kind of growing on me? The length is great and they feel very much like what other folks wear to church, so there's that. 😉
I hated this bomber jacket initially, but can see how it would kind of be cute with the right outfit? (Apparently bomber jackets are a thing right now ~ who knew?!)
This top was really just okay ~ so I'm sending it back for sure (too much money for a regular top I can find for way less at Kohl's, right?)
But the big debate is these funky jeans ~ hmph.
I saw a really-cute-pulled-together-fun-and-trendy mom last week at Hobby Lobby and she had on similar jeans, and I thought I'd love to have something like that. But, my kids aren't a fan ~ so I may send them back to.
Here's how the pricing breaks down:
Melanie Stone Layered Necklace $28 ($21 if I keep the whole box – not pictured)
Brock Varsity Stripe Knit Top $38 ($28.50 if I keep the whole box)
Christelle Frayed Hem Skinny Jean $68 ($51 if I keep the whole box)
Ebba Elbow Patch Cardigan $48 ($36 if I keep the whole box)
Monty Quilted Bomber Jacket $48 ($36 if I keep the whole box)
Total if I keep everything (after my $20 styling credit): $152.50
So, I'm thinking I'll keep either the jeans or the cardigan so that I don't lose my $20 styling fee, and send the rest back? I'd sure love your thought on this one ~ I'm going to try them on one more time before mailing the other items back today!
As I've shared before, there are 3 types of folks that I feel like need to consider a trying a Stitch Fix Box:
- those who have
$20 to try it out as a gamble (the $20 will go towards any item you keep)and have enough self control to say NO to things that aren't really awesome in their box (right now they're offering a free styling fee, so you just need enough self control to send it back if it's not in your budget and you don't love what you get!)
- moms who work outside of the home and need to feel pull together enough for work
- anyone who needs a decent pair of pants or jeans that fit perfectly (they have the best jeans EVER, if you struggle with finding pants Stitch Fix is worth a shot at least one time!)
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