My latest Stitch Fix box arrived on Monday, right after I returned from a weekend in Charlotte, NC with the DCRG travel team.
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 clothes that will be easy to throw on between bouts at our upcoming roller derby tournament in Fort Lauderdale, FL. I think that in general, my stylist delivered on my request, but unfortunately most of the items were a bit too big for me. Interestingly, StitchFix now does shoes! I was pretty stoked to find a pair in my latest fix.
Here’s what was in the box:
Franco Sarto Grip Thong Sandal
I have to admit I was impressed with the first pair of shoes I was sent by StitchFix. First off, I am a super consistent size 8.5, so the fit was good. I love the quality of the sandals, and I especially love that they are black. (My StitchFix stylists are finally starting to listen when I say I wear a lot of black with pops of color.) However, I have tattoos on my feet and have a weird thing about having them being only partially covered; I prefer them to be either fully covered or fully showing. Yep, I told you it’s a weird preference. Also, the sandals don’t seem like they’d be that comfy for walking around in as the footbed is narrow. I’m just imagining my feet getting sweaty and slipping off the edge of the footbed. So while they are cute, they definitely aren’t practical. Verdict: Return
RD Style Matt T-Shirt Knit Dress
I like the idea of this dress, and I think it actually photographed better than it looks in-person. It’s cute, the fabric is super soft, and I like the print and the pocket on the front. However, I wish it was more fitted in the waist. It just looks too big hanging off me — especially in the waist and underarms. I attempted to add a belt, but the belt sits across the bottom portion of the chest pocket, so it doesn’t really work. Verdict: Return
Pixley Pompano Contrast Raw Neckline Knit Top
I love the orange color, and this shirt was super soft and comfy. However, I think the top is overall too big — especially in the armpits (note you can see my little racerback bra in the photos). While I liked the satin-y trim around the neck and armholes, I thought the strip of satin fabric in the back was strange. Also, I noticed while I was trying it on that the fabric was shedding everywhere. It left little orange bits all over the black shorts! Verdict: Return
Pixley Banu Mesh Neckline Knit Top
I like that I can wear a regular bra with this sleeveless top. I also like the heathered gray with the lace and zipper accents. However, this top is just overall too big for me and I felt like I was swimming in it. Verdict: Return
Kut From The Kloth Lonnie Distressed Boyfriend Short
BOOM. StitchFix always nails bottoms for me! I love these shorts. They are really soft and a good fit. There are cute distressed details on the legs and the pattern of the back pockets is cute, too (I bumped up the contrast of these photos a bit so you can see the details better!). I don’t have any black shorts in my wardrobe currently, so these are a perfect addition! Verdict: Keep