Another day, another Stitch Fix! Here’s a look at the items I received this month. I wrote my thoughts for each item, but I want to hear what you think I should keep or return! Tell me in the comments below.
For those unfamiliar with Stitch Fix, it’s a personal styling service. You fill out a fun style survey with your tastes, sizes and budget, and they send you a package of clothes and accessories to try on at home. Creating a dedicated “Stitch Fix style” Pinterest board also helps them get your style right! Each Fix is unique and hand-picked for you based on your preferences. You pay $20 for a box to be styled and sent to you, but receive that credit back if you purchase anything from your box (so if you keep one $40 top, you only pay an additional $20). If you keep all five items in your box, you get 25% off it all! They provide you with a pre-paid envelope to ship back anything that you decide not to keep, so the process couldn’t be much easier! You are only charged for the items you don’t return.
Item #1: CHRIS & CAROL WILAM ZIG-ZAG PRINT TOP – $44 [Pure perfection] I love everything about this top. I had a great first impression of this bright, beautiful print when I pulled it out of the box, and with a perfect fit and so many outfit opportunities, there was no question in my mind that this was a keeper. Sold! Verdict: KEEP.
Item #2: POMELO MARTINA SLUB KNIT OPEN CARDIGAN – $48 This is just a simple sweater, but it’s so soft and comfortable! It’s cotton and and lightweight, so it’s perfect for spring & summer, and I also love that it has beautiful draping details on the bottom front (which unfortunately can’t be seen in the photo below). While it’s so simple, and I could probably find it anywhere, the little details and the fact that my old one ripped recently is making me seriously consider keeping this one. It’s perfect to throw over a cute top for work. Hm. Verdict: Keep…I think?
Item #3: JUST BLACK ADORA ANKLE LENGTH SKINNY JEAN – $88 I received this same brand of jeans in yellow in my first StitchFix back in February, and sent them back because I already have a pair of yellow skinnies that I love. When I first pulled these out of the box, my reaction was “Huh…another pair of regular denim skinnies. Okay.” I felt a little bummed that these were plain denim (I wanted some color!) that I could probably find anywhere…and then I put them on. I had forgotten how amazing these jeans feel! This brand has really got it right when it comes to fit and comfort – and they’re cute too! Love. Love love love. Verdict: Keep.
Item #4: DANIEL RAINN BILSON PLEAT DETAIL ABSTRACT FEATHER PRINT BLOUSE– $68 [Huh.] This one had me scratching my head when I pulled it out of the box…and now after trying it on several times, I’m still scratching my head! I love the bright colors of this print, and the bold pattern is fun and definitely a departure from the other items in my closet. Still, this is long and fits like a tunic, and with my Oompa Loompa legs, I usually try to avoid tunics at all costs. I also have to belt it to make it work on my frame, and I don’t always pull off a waist belt very well. There’s something fun and artsy about this, but I just don’t think it’s all that flattering on me. And yet, I’m still scratching my head. Verdict: Eh?
Item #5: 41HAWTHORN HARRIET AZTEC PRINT FIT AND FLARE DRESS – $64 [Cute style, bad fit] I saw this dress on my StitchFix style card and was immediately excited! I love the print on the skirt, and this is different from anything I have in my closet right now! Sadly, when I put it on, I realized pretty quickly that it was not a keeper. Not only would I have to hem it to make it work (which means more $$$), but I also didn’t like where it hit on my waist. It wasn’t the most flattering, so it did not get the final rose. Sad face. [After edit: I like it way better in this photo than I do on my body! Now I’m having second thoughts…] Verdict: Send back.
Overall thoughts: Once again, Stitch Fix did a great job this month!With the exception of the Daniel Rainn top that I’m still scratching my head about, I thought they hit on my style really well, and delivered on all of my requests – I had asked for a fun dress and new top for work, and Aztec prints and florals this time around. The fit of the dress was a tiny bit off, but all of the other items fit like a glove! I still wholeheartedly recommend Stitch Fix for anyone looking for a fresh perspective in their wardrobe, or for anyone who doesn’t have time to do much shopping (working gals and mommies – this is definitely for you!) It’s a great option and encourages you to step outside of the box in the things you try on…and if you don’t like it? Just send it back!