I’m just getting over the flu after my travels and Stitch Fix #5 arrived today to cheer me up. Unfortunately, once again I’m a bit dissapointed. The colors were drab and I didn’t get an “cozy knits” like I had asked for. Also in my profile I had specifically called out no wool since I have an allergy, and the navy cardigan they sent has wool in it that caused my skin to start turning red and itching. Not thrilled with the choices. I don’t understand because I see other peoples reviews and will see tons of cute stuff and get excited about my next fix, only to find drab items that don’t excite me.
Here were the items:
Missa – Koa Striped 3/4 Sleeve V-Neck Shirt – $68
I like the fit of this blouse, and the colors were nice. It just didn’t thrill me because it’s very similar to many items I already have. I decide to keep it since the fit was nice, but it’s quite pricey for such a thin blouse.
41Hawthorn – Elora Silk Button Down Collared Blouse – $98
I had actually been wanting some tops in burgundy to compliment my fall wardrobe, but this one is on the expensive side and was super long with really long arms. I’m not sure if it was supposed to fit that way or if it was too big, but I liked the softness of the silk and the color was nice so I’ll be keeping it.
TCEC – Donelle V-Neck Button-Up Cardigan – $58
The card for this sweater suggested buttoning it up, but there was no way that could happen. It was super fitted throughout the body and arms, and when I discovered my skin was itching and red I checked the label and sure enough it was 35% wool. I specifically called out no wool in my profile so I’m pretty unhappy about this item.
41Hawthron – Jacy Hooded Knit Jacket – $68
“May the Force Be With You”, in this lovely number.
Okay, all joking aside, I did feel a bit costumey in this and it just didn’t really fit into the rest of my wardrobe. The inner unfinished terry fabric is exposed at the neckline and it looks unpolished. Not to mention I feel like I’m wearing a robe. It’s long and bulky and I just can’t see myself wearing this.
Overall, I wasn’t super happy with this fix. I don’t know why the first few fixes started out strong, then I started getting more and more drab items. It seems like almost everything they send has navy and black. Those are great neutrals, but I already have a closet full of that. I was looking for something a little different and unexpected I could add to my wardrobe, but not so different that I feel like a young Jedi in training or Miss America reject. (See last fix for that lovely item.) I am keeping the burgundy blouse, the necklace, and the striped top, but nothing is making me super excited. I decided to try to vocalize what I wanted and give it one more try in November. This time I am asking for a knee length fall floral dress to wear with a long cardigan and boots. It’s something I’ve been looking for and haven’t found yet. Fingers crossed!
Yesterday I got my second stitch fix and it was pretty awesome, but I think the first one was my favorite so far.
Here were the items I got:
I followed the cards provided for each item and tried everything on. Here were the results.
The card for the crochet top suggested pairing it with jean shorts and a teal cardigan. I don’t have any jean shorts (see previous post about the perils of finding shorts for a pear shape) and despite the fact that I have a rainbow of cardigans hanging in my closet, I do not have a teal one.
Since I wanted to try a summer look, I modified this a bit and went with a pair of khaki shorts and metallic sandals instead. The top itself is pretty comfortable and soft, and it looks okay with this outfit. It will probably look better with jeans as the second outfit suggested.
I loved the print on this right off the bat. I love anything navy with white.
Again, trying to mix it up I decided to try the skirt idea, but I don’t have any red pencil skirts, so I went with a red a-line skirt I had instead.
I mostly went with the suggested accessories, but swapped out the black pumps for nude sandals. I think that works better with this type of skirt. I think this top will look great with red skinny jeans, or mustard skinny jeans. (Both on my current wish list. I hope Ann Taylor Loft makes a curvy version this fall!!)
Tie neck blouse
For this one, I really love the idea of this with dark jeans and a red cardigan, but decided to try the pencil skirt since the only pencil skirt I do own is black.
This outfit is awfully dressy and a little outside of my comfort zone, but I like it and I know the blouse can be worn other ways. Now if I’m in the mood to look like a Mad Men secretary, I know I can pull together the look.
Funky Wrap Blouse
This one was tricky. On the hanger, this blouse was all open in the front, but when I put it on it looked more like the picture. They suggested pairing it with light colored skinnies, so I tried it with my mint skinny jeans from LOFT.
And the verdict… not a fan. It is super boxy in the front doing nothing for my shape and really long in the back. I love the necklace, but decided this top needed to go back.
So overall, I ended up keeping 4/5 items at a total cost of $202. It would have only been 8 dollars more if I kept the last top since keeping all 5 items gives you a 25% discount, but I didn’t want to keep something I didn’t like. (Less closet space!)
I already went ahead and scheduled my next fix and can’t wait to see what they send me next! If anyone is interested in trying it out, I have a referral code. Thanks!