It’s no secret that I love a good box subscription, especially when it involves having great clothes shipped straight to my door! Stitch Fix and Evereve Trendsend are two of my favs! Stitch Fix ships 5 separate pieces based on your style profile and a quick note to your stylist all for a $20 style fee. The fee gets applied to anything you purchase and you earn 25% off your order if you keep all five pieces. Trendsend does not have a styling fee or discount for keeping more pieces, BUT (and a big BUT here), the Trendsend Stylist sends you 3 full, ready-to-go outfits and usually ideas for mixing and matching pieces from each outfit.
I’d love trendy pieces I can mix and match for work and weekend for early summer in Georgia. I’d love mom-friendly, on trend summer styles that combine function and fashion and can go from a day at the office to date night or weekend soccer mom with a few quick shoe or accessory changes!
Stitch Fix Item #1
Apricot Hermione Dress, $68 before discount
I loved the classic silhouette of this dress and was really excited that it was something I could wear for dressier client meeting and presentation days at the office. When I tried it on however, the back and hip darts didn’t quite hit exactly where they needed to on my long torso.
Verdict: Return because of fit issues (Sad face)
Stitch Fix Item #2
Kaileigh Seanna Faux Wrap Knit Dress, $48 before discount
I really loved the simplicity of this polka dot print and wrap dresses typically fit me really well. They’re great for work and even evening events for the office. Plus I know my husband tends to love any time I wear classic stripes of polka dots. I was a little on the fence from a fit standpoint on this one. The cut seemed to be a little off on my long torso but my husband loved it on me and assured me it didn’t look “too short”. I still have some doubts about it being a prefect fit but I think it works well for the office and my husband promised to take me out for date night without the kids in this dress! Win!
Stitch Fix Item #3
Fun2Fun Keating Cutout Back Top, $34 before discount
My coral tropical floral print top seemed to have suddenly gotten a hole in it sometime during the last wear/wash cycle so I was excited at this potential replacement. I tried it on and the fit was great but I was a little underwhelmed for some reason. All of the boxes were checked, color, fit, unique detailed back cut-out but it still felt like a miss. I think I needed a few more colors in the print to keep the print from feeling a bit “senior citizen” on me. #Over40Problems
Stitch Fix Item #4
Hazel Kalena Embroidery Detail Top, $54 before discount
I was super excited about this top when I pulled it out of the box. I loved the style and the color felt very summery and fresh! Unfortunately when I tried it on, it was just too big under the arms and no matter how hard I tried, you could see all or at least some of my bra.
Stitch Fix Item #5
Margaret M Lea Printed Short, $68 before discount
It goes without saying that I LOVE everything Margaret M! These shorts are fabulous and the colors feel fresh and fun but still classic. Of course the pull on waist is a win in my book and as usual the quality is top notch. The price on Margaret M always gives me a bit of pause but I wear my other shorts so much, this felt like a smart spend.
Verdict: Keep, keep, keep!
Trendsend Outfit #1
The color on this dress is so fun and summery. It fits like a glove and I can picture myself wearing it to concerts and events in our neighborhood. It’s comfortable and easily paired with sandals or layered with a denim jacket on cooler nights. My husband really loved this dress (although I suspect that it was just because it was so form fitting – haha!). I just couldn’t justify the $88 price tag though when I started thinking about all the back to school clothes our 3 kids will need in the next few weeks.
Verdict: Return. Back both go solely on budget.
Trendsend Outfit #2
I so wanted to be cool enough to rock this trendy denim skirt! When I put it on though, I couldn’t help feeling like my 90s high school self. No matter what shoes I tried, I felt like I was just missing my 4-inch high, hair-sprayed to the hilt bangs. I was pleasantly surprised by how well the plaid shirt fit since I normally feel like a lumberjack in anything plaid and button down. Spending $88 on a plaid button down seemed like a bit too much when the temps in Atlanta are 90 plus degrees though.
Verdict: Return Both, although I’ll probably regret sending the plaid shirt back when October comes around!
Trendsend Outfit #3
Sunday in Brooklyn Asymmetrical Tank, $24.99 On Sale & Lysse Ella Leggings, $39.99 On Sale
I love Lysse brand leggings and my favorite pair of leather leggings are Lysse. I wasn’t sure about leggings in July but the fact they were on sale seemed promising. I loved the fun color of the asymmetrical tank and it filled the gap in my wardrobe of fun date night options. The tank is really fun and a definite keeper and at under $30 who can resist! The leggings unfortunately run about a size too small so back they go.
Verdict: Keep 1, Return 1
Stitch Fix: If you want more budget-conscious, boutique quality options and are good with separates rather than styled outfits, Stitch Fix is the way to go. The 25% discount for keeping all items makes it realistic to get 5 new items for about $200-$250. From a budget perspective, Stitch Fix wins more than Trendsend in my world.
Trendsend: If you’re looking for a bit higher quality clothing and want complete outfit suggestions, Trendsend is the way to go. The cost for keeping all three full outfits is about double that of a full Stitch Fix box but I have to say almost every box I get, I want to keep everything but my bank account says “no way!” If I went solely on style and quality of clothes and ignored my budget, Trendsend would win every time hands down. The notes are really personalized and mom-empowering which I adore and the outfits always feel great pulled together.