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Stitch Fix August Review

This month’s stitch fix was somewhat disappointing, but I did get one incredible item.  Here’s what I requested:

stitch fix note August

And Here’s what I got.  Mostly dark colors…

Stitch Fix August 2015

 

Bancroft – Cambridge Metal Belt Cuff Bracelet  $28

Stitch Fix August 2015

I didn’t care for this bracelet, it just wasn’t my style and was uncomfortable for someone who is typing all day.

Sent back.

Market & Spruce – Leavenworth Sleeveless Top $44

Stitch Fix August 2015

Stitch Fix August 2015

To be fair, I did pin this on my pinterest board, but in person the colors were more navy/red than purple/red like it looked in the picture from Stitch Fix.  Also the collar hit me uncomfortably and if I’m wearing a sleeveless top I don’t want a high neck.

Sent back.

Leota – Abilene Polka Dot Dress $148

Stitch Fix August 2015

Stitch Fix August 2015

Stitch Fix August 2015

I fell in love with this dress before I saw the price.  The cut, the fabric, the polka dots!  I loved everything but was a bit sticker shocked when I saw the price.  Despite that I decided this was the one item I was keeping this month.  I already wore it to work.

Tart – Kaylie Solid French Terry Blazer $128

Stitch Fix August 2015

Stitch Fix August 2015

Again, this just wasn’t my style.  It was very “Academic/Preppy” which I don’t really wear and had shoulder pads.  Also a really high price tag for a knit blazer.  I was surprised at the price of the items this month!

Sent back.

Brixon Ivy – Steph Dress $58

Stitch Fix August 2015

Stitch Fix August 2015

Absolutely not.  This is a very thin knit cut in a very unflattering nightgown shape.  She said she sent this because I had pinned a similar dress from the stitch fix pinterest page, but on the stick thin twiggy model this looked adorable.  With my figure, a shapeless nightgown is not something I’d ever wear or pick for myself.  I wish the stylist kept the client’s body type in mind when picking items not the literal things they saw on pinterest.  I like the idea or look of some things but not the literal translation for me.

Sent back!

Overall Impressions

So while I was happy with my adorable (albeit expensive) polka dot dress, the rest of the items were off and not at all my style or right for my body type.  I signed up for a September fix but am considering cancelling it and purchasing a pair of Hunter boots I’ve been eyeing on the Nordstrom site… What do you think?

 

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Stitch Fix July – A pleasant surprise

We’ve been having a crazy heat wave here in the Pacific Northwest so for this stitch fix I requested knit fabrics and skirts and dresses:

July Stitch Fix 2015

Here’s what I got:

July Stitch Fix 2015

 

 

Marlyn Schiff – Aliza Stone Teardrop Earrings $28

July Stitch Fix 2015

I didn’t take a separate picture of these and while the color is nice, they reminded me so much of the cheap earrings you get paired with a necklace at Charming Charlie.  I wouldn’t have kept these if it wasn’t for the 5 item discount.

Pixley – Randa Tiered Knit Top $48

July Stitch Fix 2015

July Stitch Fix 2015
Armadillo?

While the fabric was a soft knit and it had a nice fitted silhouette, I didn’t care for the lack of color and the weird gathers hit me in very unflattering places and had the effect of making me look like an armadillo.  Again, I wouldn’t have kept this if it weren’t for the 5 item discount.  More  on that later.

Gilli – Tyra Maxi Dress $88

July Stitch Fix 2015

July Stitch Fix 2015

 

I loved the color of this (it’s bright orange, hard to tell with the pic) and I loved that I could easily wear a bra with it.  When I tried it on I liked the way it looked okay but felt it made me look a little bit wider in the hips.  Now that I see this photo I’m not so sure the shape is working for me.  Not sure I should have kept this one?

July Stitch Fix 2015
Wore it to work, loved it!

Papermoon – Remmie Printed Maxi Skirt $58

July Stitch Fix 2015 July Stitch Fix 2015The fabric on this is sooo soft and I love the colors.  It was a little bit big in the waist though.  I complained when Lindsey sent me a size small maxi skirt, but now I think it might have made sense.  The waistband was just really loose on this, but I did like the way it fit my hips better.  I guess I’m between sizes.

July Stitch Fix 2015
I wore it this week to work

Pixley – Ohara Faux Wrap Tie-Waist Dress $68

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I love this dress.  The fabric is great, the fit is great, and the color is nice.  Perfect for work!

July Stitch Fix 2015
Great work dress

Overall Impressions

When I was done trying everything on, I was all set to send back the armadillo tee, and the earrings but quickly found out that I would be spending $3 less than if I kept all 5 items because of the 25% discount.  I figured even if I donate the armadillo top to the local charity shop it’s worth the $3 for the earrings.  I wish the prices were a bit more reasonable if you’re not keeping all 5 items, but overall I was really pleased with the soft fabrics and the pops of color this time.  I still didn’t get my requested stylist Lindsey because they said she’s still on vacation, but Joannie did a good job on this one.  I already went ahead and scheduled my next stitch fix for August and can’t wait to see what I get!

 

Stitch Fix June – A few keepers

Based on my last positive stitch fix experience I decided to give it another try.  Unfortunately the stylist who did a great job for me (Lindsey) was on vacation so I got another stylist that didn’t seem to read my past notes or get what I was looking for.  This time I asked for bright happy colors (check), and a focus on skirts and dresses (not check), and maybe a top that would go well with shorts (half check?).  Here’s what I got.

Stitch Fix June 2015 review

Urban Expressions – Adelade Woven Fold Over Clutch $48

Stitch Fix June 2015 review

I went back on forth on this one and debated it over night.  I normally would never use a clutch and don’t even own one, but I loved the feel of this bag.  It is classic with a great neutral color and the bag itself was just a great size for a night out.  In the end I decided to keep it since I don’t already have any clutches and I thought it would be good to have one on hand should the occasion ever present itself.

Renee C – Alecia Abstract Print Maxi Dress $68

Stitch Fix June 2015 review

Stitch Fix June 2015 review

Stitch Fix June 2015 review
With a jacket and the clutch

While I liked the pattern on this, the fabric was a bit itchy and almost iridescent, but the worst part was the fit.  A blousy top like that doesn’t look good on me and I need tops to accentuate my waist in order to flatter my pear shape.  This did nothing for my top or bottom half and a belt made it worse.  This went back.

Pixley – Abriella Waffle Knit Cardigan $48

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This one gets filed under “what were they thinking?”  It was like a giant chenille bathrobe.  Great for 90 degree weather, no?  It was uncomfortable and unflattering and just a no all around.  I know I said no drapey cardigans in the past and this is definitely that.

Pixley – Edmond Chevron Print Henley Shirt $54

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Something I can wear.  I like the soft knit of this top and wore it the next day for an impromptu trip to a nearby island (not the tropical kind, the kind that is surrounded by the Puget Sound and you go to in order to get away from 90 degree heat.)  This was a keeper.

THML – Rosalie Embroidery Panel Back Zip Tank $68

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And again, No.  I also asked for no tanks or sleeveless tops and here we go.  This one had itchy fabric sides, and if I moved my arms away from my body I looked like a giant triangle.  Great for pear shapes, tops that make you look like a triangle.  Back it went.

Overall Impressions

While I didn’t really get dresses/skirts that I was looking for, I ended up with a clutch that I unexpectedly ended up falling in love with and a nice knit top to wear with shorts.  I still hold out hope that if I try again in July with Lindsey I’ll get some good pieces again.  Maybe I just haven’t loved the Golden Tote options lately so I have been wanting to get back into stitch fix.  I think I’ll give it another shot in July.

 

 

Stitch Fix – Revisited

After viewing what some other customers had been getting for their spring stitch fix, I decided that I would give it another try.  In November I had decided that it just wasn’t working for me and cancelled my monthly boxes but I wanted to see if their inventory had changed so I signed up for a single box in May.  In the comments I asked for a midi or maxi skirt, a colorful blouse and requested a pale pink top I had seen on someone else.

Here’s what I got.

Stitch Fix May 2015 Review

Marlyn Schiff – Lia Pave Bead Necklace $34

Stitch Fix May 2015 Review

At first glance I didn’t care for this necklace, but once I put it on I actually liked the look.

Loveapella – Hondi Lace Detail Knit Top  $54

Stitch Fix May 2015 Review

Stitch Fix May 2015 Review

Didn’t love the color of this until I put it on and it is sooo soft and comfy!  It will be a great weekend shirt or casual workday shirt.

Fun2Fun – Marlena Abstract Print Tab Sleeve Blouse $48

Stitch Fix May 2015 Review

Stitch Fix May 2015 ReviewThis was the attempt at a “colorful blouse”.  I guess I need to be more specific and say “bright happy color blouse” which is really what I meant.  The colors in this are dull and neutral but when I put it on the fit was flattering and I like the print from a distance.

Brixon Ivy – Lex Textured Floral Knit Fit & Flare Dress  $74

Stitch Fix May 2015 Review

Stitch Fix May 2015 Review

This is a nice fit and flare dress and I am in love with the colors.  Yellow is my favorite color so it was nice to see something in a shade I had kept requesting in the past.  I wish the neckline was a little higher because without the necklace it looks really bare and I feel more exposed than I’m comfortable with at work.  I’ll just pair it with a jacket on top for work I guess.

Gilli – Alanis Maxi Skirt $44

Stitch Fix May 2015 Review

Stitch Fix May 2015 Review

So no midi skirts for me, but this maxi had a nice pattern.  The puzzle to me was why she sent it in a size small?  I had requested mediums for bottoms and this was an extremely form fitted bottom so why the size small???  I was really debating sending this one back, but it was comfortable and I found a top in my closet that really worked with it and ended up wearing it the next day to work.

Stitch Fix May 2015 Review

Overall Impressions

Surprisingly I ended up keeping all of the items from this stitch fix!  At first glance I wasn’t thrilled with the picks, but once I started trying things on I ended up wanting to keep all of it.  Despite the success of this box I am not super jazzed about signing up for another one and would rather reserve my clothing budget for things like Golden Tote and Boden.  But for May I’m pretty happy with what I got.