First off, I apologize for my delay in writing this post. I swear I am going to try to be a better blogger…and also post about things besides Stitch Fix!
This was the first fix that I have received late! I often time my fixes to arrive just prior to 3-day holiday weekends so that I have time to mull things over before I have to ship back the items I decide to return. Anyway, I timed this fix to arrive on October 10 — just before Columbus Day weekend. The box shipped on October 8…and then I didn’t receive it until October 14. Stitch Fix was already sending me notices asking me to check out before I had even received the box! So that was a bummer. I felt harried and rushed as I tried to decide what to keep and what to return.
Hence these photos are not the greatest because I didn’t have time to wait for a sunny day. Sorry about that.
Anyway, here’s what was in my fourth fix:
I appreciated that they specifically mentioned on my style card how some of these items would go with items that I purchased from previous fixes.
Pixley Karolina Spaghetti Strap Polka Dot Dress
This dress is super cute, and I appreciate that it is lined (the lining made it feel expensive!). It’s hard to tell in the second photo but the dress is dark blue, not black, with white polka dots. The fabric feels nice and cut is adorable, but it is too big in the bust for me. Sending it back.
Market and Spruce Jeanne Space Dye Knit Tank
This tank reminds me of one of my favorite tanks that I had in middle school — in a good way. The old tank was green and white striped; this one is a mix of white and shades of burgundy. I am not sure I love the tuxedo shirt-esque cut but I am keeping it and going to see if it grows on me. I couldn’t pass up a comfy shirt that was this soft!
THML Clothing Alvarez Stripe & Colorblock Embroidered Tank
I went back and forth on this shirt the most. I like the color/pattern combination but everything else is a bit weird. Didn’t like that I can’t wear a regular bra with it.
Renee C Tucker Mini Floral Print Split-Back Blouse
The front of this top is cute, but I’m not sure I like the tux tails in the back. I guess I could pair it with a cardigan, but that sort of defeats the purpose of this particular unique detail. I do like the color/pattern. I had a hard time getting my broad shoulders in/out of this top and was afraid of ripping the seams around the neck and armholes. Corner really likes it, but alas, it’s going back.
Market and Spruce Abi Colorblock Maxi Dress
This dress is way too long, and since I’m still recovering from knee surgery that I had in May, I’m not comfortable wearing heels yet. Getting it hemmed is a possibility, except the way it’s colorblocked you would end up losing a lot of the blue color at the bottom. This dress is also too big in the bust, even while wearing a padded bra. Otherwise, comfy & cute! I do love the color combination. I guess I should tell Stitch Fix for future fixes to not send me items that specifically need to be worn with heels.
So sadly I only kept one item from this fix, and only because I didn’t want to lose my $20 styling fee.
So in keeping with tradition, I received my latest Stitch Fix box at the beginning of the Labor Day holiday weekend (so far I’ve gotten a box every 3-day weekend this summer). This is the first fix I received while living in DC (yeah, I know I’m way behind when it comes to writing a post about the move…apologies for that).
I apologize for the quality of the photos — I received this box while we were packing to head out of town, so I wanted to make sure I had time to send back everything I wasn’t keeping before we left for the long weekend. Thus the photos were taken at night when the light wasn’t great.
I think the Stitch Fix are finally hitting their stride and figuring out what sort of items I will like. I did find there were a few adventurous items in this box.
Here’s what was in my third fix:
Jamie Geometric Print Folded Clutch
The chain of this bag seems to tangle easily, but I love the print and the feel of the fabric. I also think it’s neat that it can be used as a clutch or worn as a crossbody bag. Keeping it because it’s versatile and cute — and also because Corner liked it.
Elissa French Terry Moto Jacket
I have been pinning a ton of moto jackets on my style pinboard, and I think my stylist got the message. I LOVE this jacket. The fabric seemed more durable than the last moto jacket I was sent. It fit my shoulders perfectly and is totally the kind of moto jacket I’ve been looking for, but it was way too big in the waist for me (I pinned it back for the photos). I just couldn’t justify purchasing it when I knew I’d have to have it pretty heavily altered, so I’m sending it back.
Marche Zipper Front Dress
This dress is a winner! I knew it as soon as I took it out of the box (I found myself immediately praying that it would fit!). I don’t think I would have picked it out for myself but I love the front zipper and the fabric feels luxurious. Also, it was the best fitting out of the dresses in this fix — I am thinking because it is my actual numbered size instead of just a more general “size small”. Plus the clutch looks really great with this dress. Keeping it!
Raiya 3/4 Sleeve Vneck Floral Shift Dress
Definitely not my normal style, but I decided to give it a go. This dress was cute but I found that it fit strangely. It did nothing to accentuate my waist, but I thought it looked okay belted. However, even belted, it was too tight in the biceps and shoulders. Also, the dress rode up when I bent over or sat down. I’m sad because I think it would have looked cute with my cowboy boots. Sending it back.
Sutton Mixed Chevron Print Dress
I actually loved the print of the fabric, but this dress just hung off me. I tried wearing a belt with it but then it just looked weird. Overall the fit was too big, especially in the underarms and bust. The tiny straps made my toned shoulders look huge. This was the item in my box that I was least excited about. Sending it back.
I received my second Stitch Fix box in the mail on July 2 (3 days ahead of schedule!). They did a great job this time. In fact, I almost kept everything except a few of the pieces weren’t quite perfect.
I received a lot of questions from friends and family members after my last post asking about what Stitch Fix is and how it works.
Stitch Fix is a personal styling service. When you sign up, you fill out a detailed style profile about your sizes and tastes. For $20, you receive a box with 5 items. You don’t have to sign up for a regular subscription of any kind — just have Stitch Fix send you the box when you feel like it! If you like the items, you can buy them. If you don’t like the items, you can send them back. You can pick and choose which pieces you keep, and the $20 styling fee is applied to the price of the items.
I’m really enjoying it so far. Stitch Fix has sent me a bunch of items that I would not have picked out for myself, but that actually looked pretty good on me or encouraged me to explore a new brand that I hadn’t heard of before.
Without further adieu, here’s what was in my second box:
Carson Front-Twist Sleeveless Blouse
I love the orange color, but I’m not really into the drapey-ness of the blouse. Stitch Fix keeps sending me drapey tops (maybe because I told them I didn’t want to show my midriff?). I left some feedback so hopefully I stop receiving loose tops. The top is only held together in front by 3 stitches; it seemed at risk for wardrobe malfunction at the slightest tug. Sending it back.
Johnny Skinny Jeans
These jeans are great. The denim feels thick and expensive and I (somewhat surprisingly) like the dark wash. I love that the inseam is short enough that I can wear them with flats. They actually remind me of the jeans I received in my last fix, minus the accents plus back pockets. So good job Stitch Fix for taking my feedback from my last fix into account. Keeping ’em.
Aislinn Honeycomb Collar Necklace
I love this necklace. I wouldn’t have normally picked it out for myself but it totally works. I don’t have a lot of chunkier pieces so this will be a great addition to my jewelry box. It’s chunky but not too chunky. Keeping it.
Saiara Sleeveless Dress
This gray and black dress was a little too big in the bust. I can see why they chose it for me — it is reminiscent of some Herve Leger dresses that I like a lot. The fabric seems to wrinkle easily, so I was thinking it would not be great for riding public transportation because it would wrinkle on the hour ride to work. It’s hard to tell because this photo was taken from the side, but from the front, the placement of the side stripes didn’t really do anything to accentuate my figure. The price was also a little steep so it’s going back.
Deena Abstract Print Belted Wrap Dress
This jersey dress is great — perfect for hot summers in the city! It’s hard to tell in the photo, but it’s actually navy and white. I thought it was black when I first tried it on because it was dark and stormy out the afternoon that I received it. At first I was wary because it is a wrap dress, but once it’s on, it is so cute! Definitely keeping it.
On Wednesday I received my first Stitch Fix box! My friend Leah has been receiving them for awhile now. I was finally convinced to try it out when my coworker received her first box and the styles were her to a tee (and her style is NOTHING like Leah’s). I decided to take a chance that they might actually be able to nail my style, too.
Here’s what was in my first box:
Collective Concepts Wintor Leopard Print Cross-Front Blouse
I was not immediately won over by this blouse. I think it looks like I am wearing a scarf. I do like the pattern of the fabric though, and Corner and Kathy were both adamant that I should keep it…so it stays.
Collective Concepts Christie Cross-Front Ruffle Detail Tank
I really liked the hot pink color of this shirt (the selfie shows the color much better, which is why I included it). The styling of the straps really showed off my shoulders and arms. I was uncertain what kind of bra I would wear with it though (I’m actually wearing a sports bra for the pics!). The top was also very sheer and crossed over in the front in kind of a gape-y way. Corner said it looked like maternity wear, which convinced me to send it back.
Sanctuary Rimini Striped Knit Jacket
I actually really, REALLY liked this jacket. I loved the moto style combined with the pastel colors. The material was very soft, almost jersey-like, and the fit in the shoulders was perfect. The arm length was also spot on. However, I have broader shoulders and the jacket was way too big around the waist — I probably would have needed to take it in nearly 2″ on each side. I pinned it back for taking photos. Really wish this piece had worked out.
SOLD Design Lab Jax Moto Detail Denim Pull on Pant
These jeans were almost a hit. The denim felt thick and expensive. They were a near perfect fit and I really like the detailing above the knees. (My right knee is still swollen post-surgery — the spandex of the stretchy denim acted like compression fabric and felt so good!) I almost kept them because they’re so comfortable, but the lack of back pockets is a deal breaker for me. Shows off the butt too much for my liking. I’d be curious to try this brand in the future but seek out a pair with pockets.
Kris Nations Baxter Geo Leaf Necklace
This necklace was adorable. It was very light and dainty, and I could see myself wearing it with a variety of outfits. It was a little pricey though, and it was so dainty I was actually afraid I might break it (I tend to do that with jewelry, especially necklaces).
So did Stitch Fix nail my style? Kind of. I probably would not have picked out any of these pieces for myself, so I’m glad I got the opportunity to try on some new looks. I signed up to receive another box in July, so hopefully with a little refinement more of the items in the next box will be keepers!