Stitch Fix, October 2014

Lookie what came in the mail!!

Stitch Fix 10/2014 | The Wilson BuzzI was so worried about this package. What if I hated everything? What if nothing fit? What if I loved everything and it was all too expensive?? Well all that worry was for naught – it was a fantastic little package. (That’s what she said.)

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When I opened the box, everything was wrapped neatly in tissue paper, and there was some paperwork in an envelope. It was so fancy!! Which, honestly, made me more concerned about the prices. lol! I decided to open the envelope first.

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There was a lot of really cool stuff in there. A price list of everything they had sent me, a little card explaining how Stitch Fix works, and a style guide to help me coordinate other outfits with the pieces they’d sent me. That was probably the coolest thing – I desperately need tips like that. lol! As far as the prices, they were a bit higher than I’m used to spending, but considering I’ve only bought work clothes through a consignment store that’s more on me being cheap than these clothes being too expensive.

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The first thing I pulled out was the necklace. It was perfectly lovely and worked well with all the pieces. But it was $34. I’m not quite ready to spend that much money on jewelry. I’m not sure I’m ready to spend that much on clothes! I can probably find something similar at Target for $15. Lower quality, true, but…baby steps. I’m already spending more on articles of clothing than I ever have. Maybe eventually I’ll be ready to spend this much on a necklace. The other items were one pair of black pants ($98) and three tops (all around $45-50). I had put “cheapest possible” for my prices on everything – so this is about as cheap as things are going to get through Stitch Fix.

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Look at me getting fancy with my poses! It’s called “my bedroom is a disaster so I brought the mirror to the kitchen which is slightly less of a disaster, but then I had to prop it against dog crates and dining room chairs to get full body shots” posing.

Before I got a good look at the pants I was like **** no, I’m not spending $100 on pants. I don’t even spend $50 on pants. But these things are legit. Just feeling the fabric you can tell they’re high-quality. They’d kind of high-waisted (I didn’t get a good picture of that, sorry) and have a stretchy waist instead of snaps, zippers, or buttons. The most remarkable thing is that they fit length-wise. I felt delightfully grown-up wearing them. I really liked this top, too. It was a bit thin – I’ll probably need to wear a black tank or t-shirt underneath it – but it fit really well.

Stitch Fix 10/2014 | The Wilson Buzz^^ dat booty

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I think I like this picture more than I liked the way I looked in this top. It’s not that I hated it or anything…but I didn’t like it enough to want to pay $48 for it. The arm holes were really wide, so you could see my bra. The style pamphlet thing suggested wearing it with a blazer. But first I have to buy a blazer. Which I really should do, I suppose. Anyway, I didn’t love it. And I think it was the top that worked best with the necklace. That further solidified my decision to not get either of them. 8D

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I’m still on the fence about this top. I’m pretty sure I’m going to keep it, but it is SO see-through. It will definitely need an under-shirt, especially if I’m going to wear it to work. I don’t mind layering, but I hate the thought of spending $45 on a shirt that I have to wear another shirt underneath. But it’s a really nice shirt… No, I don’t think I’m going to get it. Frugality wins in the end!!

So, yeah – 2/5 ain’t bad… If it were all a bit cheaper I’d probably get all five. And it all fits!! Even down to the length of the pants!! They give you a handy pre-paid bag to return anything you don’t want. Plus, when you log on to the site to let them know what you’re keeping/returning (you have about a week to decide) you get to rate everything you received – size, price, style, and fit/cut. Plus there’s a little text box for you to give more specific feedback.

Last thing: When I was in middle school Mom signed me up for this etiquette class that taught us all sorts of things women in the 50s needed to know how to do. One of the more bizarre things was learning how to read the symbols on laundry tags. I remember us asking them why the clothing designers didn’t just use words on the tags and they said something about how non-English speakers wouldn’t be able to understand. We were of the opinion that learning a few words in English would be easier than learning a bunch of weird symbols. Come to think of it…English would be a bunch of weird symbols, wouldn’t it? Anyway – I really regret not paying more attention back then, because:

Stitch Fix 10/2014 | The Wilson BuzzIf you want to order your own Stitch Fix, you should be super awesome and use my referral link. I’ll love you forever!!Stitch Fix 10/2014 | The Wilson BuzzPrice list. Again – I chose “The cheaper, the better” for the pricing on everything. I’m kind of tempted to do “$200+” on something, just to see how outrageous they can go…but I hate to waste a shipment. Plus, Khat would probably pee on it and I wouldn’t be able to return it. >.<

8 thoughts on “Stitch Fix, October 2014

  1. Cute stuff! I just bought some jeans at Tatyana that are $114 full price, and a skirt that’s $73 full price. Luckily I got 50% off of both with my discount, but I know I’ll get a ton of use from both, they’re so comfy! Paying grown up prices is rough, but generally the quality makes up for it, so you can wear something for several years.

    • Definitely. As long as there are no significant weight fluctuations. These pants were a bit snug, but I’m working out, darnit. And I’m not gaining any MORE weight!! I won’t allow it!!

    • That’s my thought about stuff like this too. I have a similar problem of getting most of my clothes consignment, second-hand, Walmart, etc., so my price expectations are probably unreasonable. But if it’s good quality that you know will last and you’ll get a lot of use out of, it makes sense to spend more. I try to divide it into more reasonable sounding numbers like:
      “$100, but if I wear it once a week for a year that’s only like $2 per outfit. Plus it’ll last more than a year, so really, after a couple of years have passed, they’re paying me to wear these pants!”

      • lol! Exactly!! And considering I’m wearing consignment pants I bought two years ago that barely fit thanks to weight gain and one hem is in place thanks to staples I put in it close to a year ago…I’ll probably be wearing these pants when I’m 60.

  2. Oh! Btw, the symbols should be online. Usually you can wash in cold water, permanent press cycle, and tumble dry low heat to medium heat, iron on polyester setting.

    • Yeah, I figured I’d Google it. I bet they have some sort of cute chart you could buy off Etsy to use as “art” in the laundry room, too… I usually wash on cold and dry on low, anyway, because women’s clothes are so fragile. Plus it’s better for the environment and all that jazz.

    • Awesome! Yeah, everything fit me, which I was *really* worried about.

      I put these sizes:
      dress, 6M
      shirts, 4M
      pants, 6
      jean waist, 32 (I had no idea?)
      skirts, M
      jean length, regular (30-32)

      I requested jeans for November, so…fingers crossed!! Did you guys use my referral link? I’ve had like four people tell me they’ve signed up, but I don’t have any credits yet. *pout (I’ll survive either way, just curious about how I actually GET credits…)

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