My latest Stitch Fix box arrived while I was recovering from my PRK procedure (separate blog post coming about that soon)! It was scheduled to arrive on Monday, but it actually arrived on Saturday. I could still barely open my eyes at that point, and I didn’t have enough energy to try everything on immediately, but Corner held up the items for me so I could touch the fabrics. On Sunday I was feeling a lot better so I tried everything on and took photos — but you’ll notice I am still wearing sunglasses inside the house.
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 commit to a monthly subscription — you can schedule one-off boxes whenever you feel like it! I have also found that curating my style Pinterest board has really helped guide my stylists towards what I like.
For this fix, I asked my stylist for layerable items for fall. I also asked for a dress for my upcoming 3rd wedding anniversary. I think that in general, she delivered on my requests.
Here’s what was in the box:
41Hawthorn Jace Abstract Chevron Print Dress
I liked this dress instantly. I don’t own anything this color, and I like the subtle print. My stylist suggested pairing it with boots and leggings, so I did. The dress is lined, which I like — and also means it won’t get stuck on my leggings or tights. I also like that the dress looks good with or without a cardigan, and it’s long enough that it won’t ride up while riding on the metro or subway. The fabric doesn’t seem like it will wrinkle easily. This will be perfect for when I have to go into the office in NYC. Verdict: Keep
Pixley Timmy Twisted Seam Sweater
I really liked this sweater (and so did my family and friends when I shared photos with them). The pattern is cool and it works well with jeans or black pants. (My stylist also suggested pairing this sweater with the Liverpool pants they sent, but I’m not sure I found that combo aesthetically pleasing.) It is a mid-weight sweater and would be easy to layer something over or under it. For some reason though, my Stitch Fix stylists continue to ignore my requests to PLEASE not send me items with wool in them (it makes me itch). This sweater is part angora cashmere. Sigh. But, since I have become active in a few Stitch Fix Facebook groups, I knew there were people looking for this sweater, so it was easy to pass it on to someone else. Verdict: Sold
Liverpool Reagan Skinny Pant
Stitch Fix always knocks it out of the park for me when it comes to pants. They have never sent me a pair of pants that didn’t fit well. Admittedly, the pattern is outside of my comfort zone. BUT…the plaid does appeal to my high school self. The fit is great and uh, did I mention they are pull-on pants? So they are basically structured leggings. They will be so comfortable for traveling while still looking like real pants. I couldn’t resist. Verdict: Keep
Mystree Lillah Quilted Ponte Jacket
I was immediately unimpressed with this jacket. The body of the jacket is sweatshirt-like material, but the sleeves are quite thin. My stylist suggested pairing it with the 41Hawthorn dress but I thought it was too dark and liked it better when paired with jeans. I do like the mixed materials and how they visually contrast with one another. However, the jacket is just too big around the waist (I pinned it back for the photos). Again, I knew there were some people in one of my Stitch Fix Facebook groups looking for this jacket, so I passed this jacket on to one of them. Verdict: Sold
Romolo Ellan Layered Chain Necklace
Sorry for the blurry closeup — I forgot to specifically take some photos of the necklace. If you scroll back up you will notice I am also wearing this necklace in a number of the photos above. Anyway, I rarely like the jewelry that Stitch Fix sends me, but this necklace was definitely an exception. I like the gunmetal color and the length. I think it will work with a variety of necklines, and it will help dress up more basic tops and dresses. Verdict: Keep
Sold to Others: 2
So this was my first 5/5 fix, even though I technically didn’t keep two of the items for myself. I really wish the Pixley sweater didn’t have wool content because I liked it a lot. I did send a note to Stitch Fix asking them to please educate their stylists about the various names that wool might go by — so hopefully I will stop getting wool items in my future fixes.