Thursday, March 5, 2015

Fix My Wardrobe February Edition

While things may not be working out in my child's educational life, my pursuit of a better wardrobe continues apace.  Thanks to Stitch Fix I have not had to go clothing shopping for almost six months!  This is pretty amazing for two reasons: one, I hate trying to find clothes that fit me, and two, I look cute and hip even though I haven't been inside a mall or a clothing store in almost a year.

I received some feedback from a reader that she wanted to know more about Stitch Fix and how it works, specifically what it looks like when it arrives at your doorstep.  Since I aim to please here at the Misadventures, I prepped for a very professional photo shoot of my fix from start to finish.

I had two willing photo assistants to ensure that the photos give you a very realistic sense of what it's like to receive a box of clothing (or really anything) when one has two children at home.

The box is small and compact and full of wonderfulness.  And because I am a responsible Mother, I let my toddler use a pair of scissors to open it for me.  Hey, at least I didn't give him a box cutter!

It's like a nice little present just for Mommy!

Let's open it for her!
On a positive note, at least we know that the clothes are durable!  Now let's just hope my children didn't manage to get any regurgitated food on them which will prevent me from getting my money back.

Each fix always includes a note from your stylist, a price list, and outfit suggestions, all enclosed in a nice little envelope.  

Here's what I got in this month's box:  
Papermoon Hartselle Dolman, $44.00
Meh.  I just didn't think this was all that flattering and, if anything, it made my boobs look nonexistent.  I definitely don't need to look more flat chested!  RETURNED.

Market & Spruce V-Neck Dolman Sleeve Shirt, $48.00
I love the color of this shirt but it was baggy and weird and looks almost like a maternity top.  It also wasn't very comfortable and since I'm looking for clothes that feel like pajamas this was a "no".  RETURNED.

Dahlya Chiffon Back Sweater, $64.00
This is so not my style.  It was a little too close to lace, and mama don't do lace.  Plus it seemed impractical for day-to-day life with kids, but not dressy enough to wear out for a date with the Hubs.  RETURNED. 

Olive & Oak Quilted Vest, $68.00 
 I was not impressed with the vest when I saw it in the box, but I was pleasantly surprised at how cute it was when I put it on.  I was really torn about this one, because I liked the way it looked and it seemed like a practical layering piece for LA, but ultimately I just didn't think I would wear it enough to justify the price.  RETURNED. 

Level 99 Tony Skinny Jean, $74.00
The jeans, on the other hand, are so incredibly comfortable and really flattering and I've already worn them four times since I got them. KEPT!

I realize at some point I'm going to have to stop buying jeans, but I feel like the existential question of our time is "can a woman have too many pairs of well-fitting jeans?"  I now have enough jeans to keep me from having to do laundry for at least two weeks, so that's a win in my book!

Here's the part in which I've failed you, dear readers.  I completely forgot to take a picture of the bag with my returns in it.  The only excuse I can offer is Mommy brain.  

Here's what happens after you've decided which pieces to keep and which ones to send back: you go online to your Stitch Fix account and check out, leaving feedback about why you did or didn't like certain pieces.  Then you pack all of the stuff you don't want into the enclosed postage-paid envelope, and hand it off to your postal carrier or drop it at your local mail shoppe.  No mall visit required!  No searching for a misplaced receipt so you can get your money back!

Ladies, pajamas are not an acceptable apparel choice for anything other than sleeping, and you don't have to wear leggings anymore.  Trust me, your spouse will be so thrilled that you no longer look like homeless person that he might try to get in your (new) pants. 

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