I love scheduling my Stitch Fix boxes for holiday weekends! Makes it feel like such a treat, and also means I usually end up with an extra day or two to ponder the items that I receive.
For those unfamiliar with Stitch Fix, it is an online personal styling service. When you sign up, you fill out a detailed profile about your sizing, cost, and style preferences. For $20, your stylist selects 5 items to send to you. If you like them, you can purchase the items. Your $20 styling fee can be applied towards the cost of the items you buy. You can keep all, none, or some of the items (if you purchase all 5 items, you get 25% off your order). You don’t have to sign up for a monthly subscription — you can schedule one-off boxes whenever you feel like it! I have also found that my style Pinterest board has really helped guide my stylists towards what I like.
I asked my stylist to send me a couple dresses in this fix because I am attending a roller derby leaguemate’s wedding in early March. Sadly I am on the fence about the two dresses that were included. Help me decide?!
Here is what I got in my President’s Day weekend fix:
Pixley Montgomery Chevron Print Cross Front Knit Top
When I pulled this top out of my box, I thought I would be facing another drapey top from Stitch Fix that didn’t fit me right. I am not well-endowed so these tops tend to be too low cut on me. However, my stylist nailed the fit on this one as the front of the shirt has plenty of extra fabric and it fits in such a way that everything is covered. It’s not my normal style, but I do like the print (I think it would be great officewear for my spring trips to NYC and could easily be paired with any number of colored cardigans). Plus Corner likes it, so I think I will keep it. Verdict: Keep
Mystree Kayella Lace Sweater
My stylist sent me this sweater with a note that she included it because she thinks I am adventurous. Well, I am adventurous but I don’t know about this one. First, I am afraid of the open knit getting caught on my multiple earrings as I pull it on over my head. Second, I have no idea what to wear under it. Third, if I am going to wear a sweater it’s probably because I am cold, and this wide open knit does nothing to keep the heat in. I think I’m going to rule this one out as impractical. Plus I already have a black sweater that I like. Verdict: Return
Yumi Trey Floral Dress
At first I pulled this dress out and said, “A size 10? What are they thinking?” Then I realized it is a UK size 10, which is equivalent to a US 2/4. Sadly, the waist is too big. I tried belting the dress around the waist but then the fabric just rumples up strangely. I do love the print and the fabric. You can’t see it in the photos, but the black parts have a lovely texture/very subtle print. I love the notch in the square neckline. Corner doesn’t like the obvious zipper up the back but I don’t mind it. Verdict: Return
Pixley Bowen Textured Top Dress
This dress would work for my friend’s upcoming wedding. I’ve been convinced that it will be easy to accessorize. Some of my derby friends commented that it looks purple but it is most definitely light grey. I like it, but it feels “safe” to me. It is lightweight and would be nice for spring/summer weddings. The fabric feels nice and the zipper worked easily. For the most part, the fit is pretty good, but I don’t fill out the bust area so the top part wrinkles funny. Also, the skirt fabric is prone to static cling and also seems like it will wrinkle easily. Verdict: Return
Level 99 Patrick Denim Trouser
When I read “denim trouser” on my stylecard, I immediately thought “ew”. But I was converted shortly thereafter. As soon as I pulled these on I knew they were going to be a good fit. At first I thought they were too short but they are actually the perfect length for wearing with a pair of flats. Stitch Fix has been knocking it out of the park with pants for me lately. Verdict: Keep