My September stitch fix arrived yesterday, and once again I’m disappointed. Here was the note to my stylist.
Annnnd here’s what I got:
I see some color, but mostly dull grey and drab olive. And what is that thing on the bottom, a blanket??
RD Style – lana Twisted Seam Sweater $68
Dull, boxy fit and just sort of sticks out at my mid-section.
41Hawthorn – Lisbon Stud Detail Blouse $58
Yes it’s an olive color, but the fabric feels itchy and artificial and I didn’t really ask for a blouse. I don’t see myself wearing this because of the itchy fabric.
Market and Spruce – Alexi Dress $74
The color and fabric are nice, and that’s all it has going for it. The waist was loose and big and the arm holes were uneven and way too big. My bra was completely showing on one side.
Kut From the Kloth – Michael Faux Leather Jacket $78
The color is nice, but I already have a ton of faux leather jackets in a bunch of colors. Also the arms are really loose and long on this one and my husband said it looked to big on me. I’m undecided only because this is the ONLY item I’d even consider keeping and if I don’t keep anything I’m out $20 just for the privilege of trying on a bunch of stuff that doesn’t work for me.
RD Style – Laverne Poncho Cardigan $68
I don’t recall asking for a blanket, nor does this look like anything on my pinterest page. I posted a bunch of cute fitted fall outfits and she sends me a blanket with arm holes?? The fabric is scratchy and I look like I am a giant old lady. This would never in a million years work with my shape. Honestly, the worst thing they’ve ever sent me.
Overall I think this was a bad fix. I didn’t get the skinny jeans I requested, there was only one dress, no skirts, and a serious lack of color aside from the wearable blanket. I think Lindsay did a pretty good job as my stylist, but I kept requesting her later and they kept telling me she was on vacation and this stylist definitely does not get me. I guess I’m done with Stitch Fix again.
I was really excited for my October stitch fix since they had a featured blog post about the color mustard which is my all-time favorite color to wear. I had requested a mustard piece, a pair of colored pants, and a delicate silver necklace. (Also, I have reiterated time and time again, no more tank tops.)
Here’s what I got.
I see the lovely pop of mustard, with some stripes, ad leopard print and a eggplant color. So far I’m really loving the colors.
LA MADE – Kai Elbow Patch Striped Knit Shirt $48 + Mavi Gold – Nigel Tall Length Skinny Jean $138
The pants are so tight I’d categorize them as leggings. They were very ummm… inappropriate in the front region and I would have to wear a tunic length top to wear them out in public. The color was nice, and they technically fit, but I don’t really like skin tight pants and it was not a flattering look.
The top was a cute fit and I liked the curved hem, but the fabric was itchy and it was very sheer and see through. Both went back.
The colors were nice on this tank, but the fact that it is a tank is a point against it because I have a closet full of them that I don’t wear. Also the fabric was not soft and un-breathable. Definitely going back.
Three Dots – Aleisha Fit and Flare Dress $88
I had a hard time deciding about this one. On one hand, I loved the color and the soft knit. On the other hand, it had a lining that was super tight and clung to all my curves in a non-flattering way, which then made the top layer that was supposed to “flare” also cling. It had a very unfortunate effect and had it actually fit and flared, I think I might have kept it. For $88 I decided a knit dress that made me feel uncomfortable wasn’t worth it. When I was walking around, the lining layer kept riding up and I could tell this would be something very fussy to wear requiring constant readjusting. Went back.
And I saved the worst for last. This was the lovely mustard color I spotted and man was I disappointed. This item could have been almost anything else in this color and I probably would have kept it. But this? Awful. I’m not sure who this would look good on, maybe a woman with a larger bust and smaller hips? But it was definitely not made for a pear shape and makes me look 10x bigger on bottom and even smaller on top. Plus there is really no way to layer with this top. So sad to send back a mustard item when they finally sent one. But really? This for a pear shape who said no tanks? Sigh.
I think I may finally be getting over my Stitch Fix obsession and actually cancelled my November Fix. I’ll still do one in December, but I haven’t been pleased with very many items they’ve been sending lately and feel I can do much better on my own by picking out things I like at other stores. Even Golden Tote has been a better bet for me lately. The surprise items there always seem to work for me and it isn’t really personalized at all. I think I’m expecting the stylists to pay more attention to what I’ve asked for and what I didn’t like, but I don’t think they have time to actually make it all that personalized at Stitch Fix. I didn’t even mention the fact that this fix was a week late and they lost the package for a while. I had to contact customer service 3 times in order to resolve it. So for November I’ll be skipping Stitch Fix, but maybe I’ll try again in December.
One of the stylists over at Stitch Fix (Michelle) got a hold of me after the previous stylist (Carrie) had read my feedback on this fix and offered to waive the $20 styling fee if I was willing to give it another shot. I agreed to keep my November date and sent her a pretty detailed message about my body type, style preferences, and color preferences. She has volunteered to style my next fix since we now have an open channel of dialog. I hope the November fix works out much better, and it will be no risk since they offered to waive the $20 styling fee. Fingers crossed.