Stitch Fix #3 Review

So, I feel like I have come to peace with Stitch Fix and am a happy customer. I started out thinking that I would have to love all five pieces to make it a success. After a few fixes, I realized it’s actually all I need (and less expensive) to get a couple of new items that I love and more importantly, that I would not have found on my own. On top of that, I get a major thrill knowing a box is on its way and opening it for that moment of surprise. There is something about the unexpected that really feels like getting a gift (though, yes, I know I am paying for it!)

Box number three arrived this week, and here’s what was inside:

  1. 41 Hawthorn Sugar Dot Print Dress. When I opened the box, I thought this would be the piece I liked the most. The fabric has a cute dot print and a nice drape. I like the feminine styling. However, when I put it on, the bottom is quite full, and it made my hips look extra-wide, which is not what I am going for! Unfortunately, this was a return.

2. Donna Morgan Guilia Jersey Faux Wrap Dress. These two dresses definitely prove that you have to try clothes on to really tell what will work. I did not love this dress at first sight. The print was too much of a statement for me, and I thought I wanted something more refined-looking. However, when I put it on, it fit so perfectly, and the style and print are super-slimming. My stylist Erin suggested wearing this with a short trench coat, so I tried it with both a beige blazer and a grey cardigan. Both did a nice job of toning down the print a bit. I had to sleep on this decision, but in the end, I am excited to keep this dress. One of the main reasons I signed up for Stitch Fix was to get introduced to new styles that I would not pick out myself, and I think this dress definitely achieves this.

3. Cole Haan Zero Grand Snake Flats. These are actually nice shoes. Cole Haan has good quality shoes, and these are very comfortable, with a bit of a sporty sole. I like these, but I didn’t keep them, because I have a gazillion ballet flats already, and these were a bit expensive for something that is very similar to other shoes I own.

4. Margaret M. Emer Straight Leg Pant. This was the big miss in Fix #3. I has asked for a pair of interesting dress pants for work, and these really did not meet my expectations. They are very stretchy, basically like leggings, and I don’t consider them to be dressy or flattering at all. I don’t think you can call yourself work pants if you are so stretchy that you don’t need a fly to put them on. Bummer.

5. Collective Concepts Ryleigh Pintuck Detailed Silk Blouse.This blouse was the sleeper hit of the fix. Kind of like the jeans from fix #2, which I thought were kind of boring when I first saw them and have become my absolute favorite jeans. This top looked pretty plain, but when I put it on, it fit perfectly and the little details around the collar and shoulders are so pretty. The cap sleeves look great, and I can see myself wearing this a lot!


So, I kept two out of five items this time, which is the same as last time. I did like the shoes as well and would have kept them if I didn’t own so many ballet flats already. So, it is really the dotted dress and the pants that didn’t work. I think my overall impression was  initially negatively colored by the fact that I was so disappointed by the pants, since that was the only item I actually requested. However, having fallen in love with the top and the wrap dress – which is something I would never have guessed I would like, I do think that I am getting what I want out of this service, which is discovering new styles that I wouldn’t find myself, not to mention the excitement of opening a surprise picked just for me!

I’m planning on ordering from Stitch Fix again, though I haven’t put it on the calendar yet. I’ll be sure to update you when it comes! In the meantime, if you want to try them out, I’d appreciate if you use my referral link.

Thanks and enjoy!




Stitch Fix #2 Review

So, I believe in writing up Stitch Fix reviews, because the mystery element in this styling service is both appealing and nerve-wracking. Unfortunately, Fix #1 was a bust, but I diligently gave tons of feedback, tweaked my style profile and I was pretty excited when Fix#2 arrived!

I’ll show you all the goodies, but here’s a picture of the two items I kept: a pretty lace blouse from Pixley and these super-comfy Liverpool jeans.

  1. Market & Spruce Juli Lasercut Detail Blouse. I really like the elements of this blouseL the navy and pink, the polka dots, pleats, and details on the hem. However, when put all together, this top was just a bit too cutesy for me. The fabric is a bit shiny-cheap, too.
  2. Nine West Onlee Pointed Toe Flats – I was actually excited to see the striped ballet flats, since flats are the staple of my shoe wardrobe, and I have been eyeing cute striped shoes. However, the finish on these is super-shiny and plasticky feeling, and I just didn’t like them enough to keep.
  3. Donna Morgan Sunni Dress. Not really sure what happened here. I do like the color navy and the geometric print, but I noted in my style profile that I do not like high necklines or dresses with fitted bottoms, so this was really a miss for me overall. Too bad!
  4. Pixley Yuli Lace Cap Sleeve Blouse. I fell in love with this blouse as soon as I saw it! The color is actually a light light peachy-pink, but it is neutral enough to go with everything. The lace is pretty and feminine, and there are beautiful details in the collar trim and the seaming. The top hangs very nicely for a flattering but not clingy fit. Yay! Being introduced to something new and beautiful like this is exactly why I joined Stitch Fix!
  5. Liverpool Collen Straight Leg Jean. When I first saw these jeans, I thought they were a bit blah. I had actually asked for special items and no basics, so I was disappointed. However, I did try them on, because I wanted to be able to give feedback on the fit. And these jeans are SO comfortable. I kept thinking I should return them, because I don’t really need jeans, and these have a pretty basic look – but I seriously could not bring myself to take them off! The material is 81% cotton, 17% polyester, and 2% elastic, and they feel like wearing stretchy comfy yoga pants. Happy I kept them!

If you are counting, you’ll see I kept two items and returned three. Not a home run, but I am pretty excited and definitely ready to try Stitch Fix again! I’ve scheduled my next fix for a couple of months right now and look forward to reporting back!

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Stitch Fix #1 Review

After admiring some lovely and fresh looks on a few friends who’ve tried Stitch Fix, I decided to take the plunge!

While part of the appeal of Stitch Fix is the element of surprise and the idea that your stylist could introduce you to something new and fabulous, it’s a bit scary to let go of control.

I poked around to look at some other reviews to see what kinds of clothes other people were getting, and that helped me feel a bit better. In that spirit, I’m going to share my first Stitch Fix review. Here’s what was in my box!

  1. Donna Morgan wrap dress. First up was this wrap dress. I love wrap dresses, because they are so flattering and classic. I have several in my closer already, and I did not find this one special enough to keep.

2) Penny Loves Kenny flats. So, I admit these shoes got me pretty inspired about the idea of Oxfords. This was my hope with Stitch Fix – that I would be inspired to try new styles. Unfortunately, I did not like the fake leather or the pointy toe on this particular pair. The material feels really cheap.

3) 41 Hawthorn Irsia blouse. This was my favorite item in my first fix. I really like navy, and I like the texture of the fabric and the feminine scallops. However, the shirt is a little bit too boxy and long for me. It catches on my hips and then bunches up. I wish this had fit better!



4. Creative Commune Kalina blouse. I asked for an ivory sleeveless top that I could wear layered with blazers and cardigans for work. I like the color of this top and the lace on top. However, it is too boxy, and the synthetic material feels cheap.

5. Kut from the Kloth boyfriend jeans. These were nice jeans that fit well. They were the right length and fitted but not clingy. However, I did not need another pair of basic jeans, so I sent them back.

In the end, I didn’t end up keeping anything from my first fix, but I give a lot of feedback which my friends recommended. I’m a little wary, based on the quality of items I received, but I’m going to give them another try and report back to you!

If you are ready to give Stitch Fix a try, I’ve got a referral code for you, and thanks for checking it out!