Well, just when I didn’t think my fixes could get worse, they proved me wrong. I believe part of the issue with this one was a miscommunication and I am partially to blame. At one point in my comments after a fix I accidentally said I wanted tops that hit “mid-thigh” because they kept sending me tops that were too short. What I meant to say was “mid-hip” or “mid-back pocket” which is what works best for a pear shaped lady, and I immediately realized my blunder and added a note to the next fix request and updated my profile with another note to say that’s not what I meant.
Apparently the new stylist only saw the mistake comment because this fix was all super long tops in boring colors and a dress that was too short. I think some of the tops might have actually been longer than the dress. For this particular fix I had asked for a “fall floral patterned dress in a chiffon or similar pattern, to wear with boots and a oatmeal cardigan I have, hopefully about 40″ long, and a piece of jewelry.” Here’s what I got:
First off, the site had made a big deal telling customers to make sure to order their November boxes because there would be a special surprise. I saw the little packet and got excited thinking maybe it was a coupon of some sort? No, it was simply a coupon code for a discount on some wine, a few recipes, and advertisements trying to get you to give Stitch Fix gift cards for holiday gifts. That turned out to be a dud.
The outfit ideas all came on one card this time. Here were the suggestions:
41Hawthorn Colibri Colorblocked Henley Blouse $48
Boring color, completely unflattering cut.
Ezra Agnes Belted Floral Print Dress $58
Paired with my own cardigan and belt, it was okay, but way too short. If I shrugged my shoulders the whole dress lifted up another 6 inches or so. Not appropriate for work at all and it felt too young for me, probably because of the length.
Ravel Marleena Front Pleat Button-Up Shirt $68
I don’t think this could be any more unflattering. Also I don’t need boring white blouses. This one looks sort of like a lab coat.
41Hawthron Abrianna Longsleeve Knit Cardigan $48
I’m wearing my slippers in this pic, but the cardigan was just sort of shapeless and didn’t do anything for me. I toyed with the idea of keeping this one since I liked the color and the fabric was nice, but in the end it just wasn’t worth the extra $28 it would have taken to keep it. I realize I am losing out on the $20 styling fee, but there was nothing in that box that felt worth investing any money into. Even the scarf was just okay, and at $48, I felt like I could have gotten the same thing at Target for a fraction of the price.
So overall this was a very disappointing and sad fix. I returned every last item and was out $20. I don’t know why they started sending me the most boring blah colored items with no patterns and the length of these was just awful. I know I am partially to blame for that, but I really wish they would read ALL of the notes. Also there was no jewelry and I specifically asked for jewelry.
I’m giving December one last go, and this time I just asked for tops with colorful patterns and textures that hit mid-hip or mid-back pocket and maybe a soft chunky sweater. It would be nice to get a December surprise that I didn’t want to rush back to the post office.
- Stitch Fix #5 (apeartoremember.com)