Stitch Fix Review: From Skeptic to Addict 

For months I listened to my bestie go on and on about Stitch Fix. I’d never heard of it, when she explained it was a personal stylist that sent her clothes and accessories it made me think of all this obnoxious commercials for Just Fab.com the show stylist. I worried that it wouldn’t fit right, it wouldn’t be my style, it would be too expensive, it would be a hassle to send back or a waste of money. Frankly, I thought I could do better myself. She sent me pictures of her in the adorable, fabulous fitting clothes, and I was curious. She sent me a gift card for my birthday and I took the plunge. Now I’m obsessed totally addicted. (Pieces pictured throughout) 

The process was simple. I filled out a questionnaire about my style, what I wear on a daily basis. They get specific from if you dress business casual and how frequently and if your a mom etc. They give you pictures to rate and a way to link it to your Pinterest to insure that they get your style on point. And they ask you a whole lot of questions regarding your size and how you like things to fit and what parts of your body you like to show off. It’s in depth  to say the least. At the end you put in your card info, they charge a 25 dollar styling fee which they credit back toward anything you keep. (I know what you’re thinking …that alone would have stopped me if I hadn’t had a gift card). Finally, you can leave a not for your stylist letting them know if you’d like anything specific from the stitch fix Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest or blog. If you like anything specific, animal print, leather, etc. Or if there is a special event, trip or occasion you want a special piece for. I told them I love animal print, leather, business casual with an edge and a cute date night pieces.  

 

They absolutely nailed my first fix! I got a dress that can seamlessly go from business casual at the office to date night with leather detailing. A classy sleeveless leapord print blouse that again can be dressed up for work or fun and casual for a night out! And shockingly…a pair of fabulous “Just Black” dark wash skinny jeans that fit my 4’11 frame and short legs perfectly, something I thought could not be done. I was impressed. I also got an amazing leather jacket with side zip detail. Finally, an adorable statement necklace that went perfectly with my dress. And the best part about it if you keep all five pieces you get a 20% discount. Total I paid about 200 dollars for my first fix. It’s been my most expensive one so far. I’m not the kind of girl that normally drops 200 dollars on clothes but these pieces were beyond worth it. If I had heard the price before I probably wouldn’t have done it.  

 

Each fix comes with a note from your stylist and pictures showing two different ways to wear each piece.bi really appreciated that, it was helpful and the note made it feel more personal. You know those pieces were carefully picked just for you. 

You receive  an email after your fix arrives. You check out online, let them know what your keeping and what you’re sending back. They charge you for the pieces you’re keeping! Also, you answer questions about what you like about each piece, how it fit, etc. it helps them know what improvements to make and what they did right for your next fix. 

 

My second fix was not quite as successful. I got two amazing blouses that I’m in LOVE with! I asked for something a little sexier and a little more low cut for a date night or night out look and they hit the nail on the head! The other was a color block blouse that I had pinned in a similar color on my Pinterest. Also another gorgeous statement necklace. I got a dress that wasn’t my style and not the right fit, but I loved the color. And a skirt that was tribal print, something I like but it didn’t fit right and the material wasn’t me. I sent them both back. It was super easy. It comes with a prepaid bag, you put the clothes in it and drop it at the post off. It’s a hassle free experience! I was pleasantly surprised!  

 

My third piece I had a new stylist and another success! I kept all five prieces! I can’t wait for my next fix! I’m amazed at how well the pieces fit after answering a few questions online. Also it’s amazing how well someone else is able to choose pieces that are my style! I highly recommend it! Click below for a referral and order your fix today! 

https://www.stitchfix.com/referral/4414453

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Studio Movie Grill: To Watch or To Dine

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Rocklin California’s newest hot spot, The Studio Movie Grill, food and drinks while you watch your movie. Seems like the perfect combination, right? Well I’m not sold…

When I first heard about the Studio Movie Grill I envisioned more of a Supper Club Atmosphere. Lounge like, so there servers can easily move around, with out blocking the screen, a table with room to eat, and enjoy your show.

Let me start by saying this was a stressful first experience. The website is not super user friendly. To even see what seats are available you must click on “buy tickets.” I bought my tickets online on Friday for a Saturday night movie, we needed four seats together and over 24 hours in advance I was only able to book the last four seats together for our second choice movie and time slot. In my opinion buying your tickets in advance is a MUST for a stress free experience.

Immediately after purchasing your tickets you receive an e-mail saying you should arrive twenty min early to order your food. I was unable to find this information on the website and it would have been helpful information to have when choosing a movie time.

When you arrive there is a Kiosk to the left to print your tickets so you can skip the line. This is not what the email tells you to do and none of this is clearly marked upon entering the theater. They lost big points with that. They say to get there early but if you get there too early you will be unable to go into your theater as they seat movies at particular times. Luckily there is a full service bar and lounge out front.

To my surprise it was a typical movie theater set up, not ideal or what I had in mind, the only differences were slightly wider aisles and TV trays connected to your seat, complete with a little red service button. We rushed to be there twenty min early only to find out you can order anything you want throughout the movie with just like click of a button and a 40 min wait…

The service was lacking. While you’re able to order through the entire movie I would still recommend getting there early as it took 45 min for our pitcher of beer to come out, which we ordered long before the movie started. This was the case with almost everything we ordered and our bill was incorrect.

The food and drinks were standard.
Good, but nothing special. Completely average and exactly what I expected. The adult spiked milkshake was delicious, but seemed light on the “spike”. The food, drinks and tickets were all moderately priced. It’s definitely an affordable date night. They also have good happy hour specials daily, check out the menu online.

For the most enjoyable viewing and dining experience, I would recommend sitting on the far right end. There are stairs only on the left hand side. So if you sit on the end to the right you are able watch the movie with minimal disturbances. The wait staff only walks in front of you when you hit your button. If you’re on the left hand side the severs walk in front of you every time someone in your row needs something.

Overall it’s a cool concept and I would recommend going for the experience if nothing else. I’d go back…in a few months …after they have hopefully worked out some of the kinks.

Image: https://m.studiomoviegrill.com