Thursday, January 8, 2015

Stitch Fix Reviews - 2015

It's another year and I am still a Stitch Fix subscriber. I have enjoyed having items sent to my house for me to try on at my leisure (3 days) and then picking out what works for me. It is great for this busy mom of four. I do not have time to go shopping for a black pair of pants here or a new scarf there. And I definitely don't have time to take back what I end up not liking once I get home! This service is convenient, fun, and easy. 

Stitch Fix is a wonderful service that mails you five hand-selected items by your own personal stylist based on your profile, feedback, and Pinterest boards. Interested? See my full description here or select the STYLE tab above (includes disclaimers and links to negative reviews - laying it all out there). You pay a $20 styling fee which is credited to your order if you keep any items. If you keep all five items you get a 25% discount!
When your package ships, you'll get an email notification. That way, you can methodically track your package until the second it reaches your doorstep. When it does arrive, open up your box and take a peak at your stash! 
Your box also comes with a style card to give you ideas on what to wear with your items.
  You'll receive a nice welcoming card to help explain the process for your first fix.
 Also, each fix will come with your style cards which help give some ideas on how to style your items, a personal note from your stylist, and your invoice.

If you are interested in trying out this service yourself, here is a link to get you started. I am in no way compensated by Stitch Fix. I do get a small credit if you decide to schedule your first fix. Do not worry, each customer gets a referral link to earn credit. Please consider using my link to help me continue to bring you reviews! This is NOT an affiliate link! I post these reviews because I truly love this service. When I no longer have a need, I will stop requesting boxes :)

Well, I think that is enough of the introduction, let me show you my fixes!

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Stitch Fix #8 - March 2015:

Here is my style card and stylist note for my second fix in March:

 I loved Teri's note. Her comments really showed that she took the time to go through past feedback and my pinterest board to try to give me a great fix....and this one was!

Papermoon - Lexis Knit Top - Returned
Can I just say that I LOVED this top! It is colorful and it has a fun print. I also love the style of the top.

However, it was just too big :(

But look at this print!

It fit pretty well considering how big it was!

But, it was too big. :(

My stylist said to pair it with the Dear John Wide Leg Jeans in my fix, sigh. It was so cute!

 Dear John - Marson Wide Leg Jean - Returned
I was so excited to see these jeans and they were the perfect length! PERFECT!

They are super, super stretchy and there was already a bit of extra sag in the front though :( Plus, the pockets puffed out. It was a little weird. I'm so sad I had to send these back.
On to the next pair of jeans! I'll try them all!

Liverpool - Raina Dark Denim Jacket - Returned
 The theme of this box was ..... BIG!

My stylist said to pair the top with the jeans and to add the jacket for chilly days. I LOVE IT!

I loved the darker color of this jacket and how it was different than the other denim jackets out there. But, it was just too big and bulky.

I really wanted to keep it to wear with my striped top from an earlier fix. It was just too big and long in the sleeves.

I recently purchased this Market and Spruce top from another Stitch Fixer. I paired it with the jeans (and skirt) and LOVE the way these top fit (fitted!).

Street Level - Demi Fold Over Vegan Leather Crossbody Bag - Returned
 This was such a cute bag. Seriously cute!

With shoulder strap and all, it is the perfect size and so adorable!

It has a lot of pockets and areas to store items. Loved that about it too! However, it was this weird orange and brown color. Not coral, which would be cute. Not brown, which would also be cute. The combination of the two, I was not a fan of at all. Soooo close!

 Papermoon - Remmie Ikat Print Maxi Skirt - Kept
This skirt is something I would have NEVER had picked up off the rack at a store. I tried it on and I LOVE it!

It is the perfect length! is lined! How perfect is that?
Summer, here we come! Now, it just needs to warm up to something out of the 30s!

This fix was FANTASTIC! There were times I was thinking about keeping it ALL! Yes, I would have had big and bulky items, but they are such fun pieces. There was color. There was style. There was fun. Now, I do know customer service is open to exchanging for a different size, but there are no returns on exchanges. I like to have the option to return :) That is the whole beauty of this service!

 Stitch Fix #7 March 2015:

Here is my style card for March:

 My only request for this fix was a cardigan or vest to tone down the striped shirt I kept from my last fix. My stylist sent along a cardigan and pants that she thought would complete the outfit.

Here is the complete outfit....what do you think?
Yeah, it didn't work for me either. The years of training that black and blue do not go together just cannot be overridden.

Here is the rest of my fix piece by piece!

Market & Spruce Asymmetrical Zip Cardigan - Returned
My stylist gave me one piece with color, and this dark blue cardigan was it. I thought it looked great at first.
However I did not like the back darts.

And zipped it just accented my I-have-had-four-kids tummy. Not cool. This cardigan is made of 95% rayon and 5% spandex. I really did not like this blend at all!

Skies Are Blue - Zio Colorblock Mixed Material Tee - Returned
The tee looked great on paper, but it was also made up of 95% rayon (type material, I can't remember the name of it now but it started with an "m") and 5% spandex.

 It looked great to start!

 I liked the colorblock part but it was extremely loose.

And, like the cardigan, hugged the wrong areas. 

Renee C - Kristy Crochet Detail Blouse - Kept
Although black, this was a fun top to see in my fix.

 The top had great crochet details at the top and on the sleeves.

 It also fit very well (not hugging any areas!) all around.

This top will look great under a cardigan or vest next winter but is also great for wearing with some colored jeans. Now, I just need some colored jeans!

Olive & Oak - Kanani Chevron Pattern Sweater - Returned
Well, here is another drab sweater. Stock must be low or the spring items have not arrived because I received a drab and dreary fix!

 I did like the chevron pattern and the open knit detail of this sweater. It is very soft and would be great as a transition piece into spring. The gray.....not so much. Also, I have a pretty round face and the scoop neck didn't look very flattering either.

After a minute or two on, it started to pull up giving me some rolls in the midsection. Sorry! There is not enough "wow" with this sweater to keep :(

Liverpool - Collen Straight Leg Jean - Returned
I had requested some straight legged jeans and while these are straight legged and jeans, they are also black. I kept a black pair of slacks a couple of fixes ago and I do not need another pair. 

Plus they were a little big and bunchy.

They were the perfect length! I really wish they had been a size smaller (something I could have emailed customer service and had exchanged) and any other color but black!

Overall, I was disappointed with this fix. I'm not sure why. Maybe it was the drab colors or the odd fit of the clothes. Maybe the newness of the process has worn off. Obviously there will be hits or misses. This fix was a miss. I did keep the crochet detail top but it is in the return bag right now. It seems a more buxom lady tried it on and stretched out the elastic that wraps around the buttons on the front (a nice feature for those with more up top). I can't wait to get the exchange and start wearing the top! 

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Stitch Fix #6 - February 2015: 

 Here is my style card for February:

Olive and Oak - Barrow Open Cardigan - Returned
 I saw this and was so excited! I love cardigans AND I had this pinned on my pinterest board! I went it put it on first and ...... it was just okay ...... ?
Yup, just okay. A side view confirmed my feelings of it being just okay and bordering on matronly.
 Eh, I think with spring around the corner I want something that feels fresh! I returned this one (even though I pinned it!!!).

Skies Are Blue - Bension Embroidered Trip Top - Returned
Again, this is another pinterest pull my stylist made. Can I say again how much I love that she looked at my interests!!!!!! I really like this top on the style card, however once on it did that odd little flare at the bottom. I'm not a fan of the flare.
  Also, my husband thought the Aztec embroidery, "useless" pocket, and roll-tab sleeves were all a little too much for one casual shirt. 
I still like the shirt, but I also want him to like it too so I returned this one. 

DL1961 - Cierra Bootcut Jean - Returned
I specifically requested these jeans as an alternative to skinny jeans and my stylist delivered! Yay! I am wearing the jeans with the Benson Top pictured above. 

Here is a picture of the whisker detail that I LOVE!
 These fit like a glove and were so incredibly soft. They were extremely comfortable too.
However, when I asked my husband what he thought, he asked if they were too tight. Yeah, going back in the bag. 
(In his defense, I normally wearing thicker traditional jeans, not jeans of jeggings material. These may look like regular jeans, but they are much lighter and stretchier, like jeggings just with a bootcut.) 

Tart - Milla Crew Neck Knit Top - Kept
This top is a simple piece for layering (or wearing on its own!). I love how soft it is and it is also the perfect length! I kept this one :)
Kensie - Mally Jacket - Kept
What can I say about this jacket......NOTHING! I LOVE IT!!!!! Even though I have no beige on my profile (makes me look yellow), I will wear this jacket out this spring! 
And it even looks decent not buttoned! THIS is why I love Stitch Fix! You never know what you are going to get that you love!

That is all for this fix! I just want to point out that I sent back the jeans that I requested and the two items pulled from my pinterest board. I KEPT the items that were picked out based on my style!If you are interested in getting your first box, here is a link to help you get started! This referral link is available to ALL customers (once you sign up you'll get your own). If you decide to order a box, this link gives me a small credit to help with my own fixes. Thank you so much!


Stitch Fix #5 - January 2015:

Renee C Dion Pullover Sweater - Returned
 I saw the style card for this item and was immediately hypnotized by the giant chevron. Not in a good way. Keeping an open mind, TRY EVERYTHING ON!!
 This is me trying to figure out how to wear this sweater. It wouldn't sit right when I first put it on AND is looks like it has been on the hanger too long with the stretched shoulder bumps. My relationship with this sweater was doomed from the start.
 I tried using the tips from the styling card and found a pink scarf to tone down the chevron. Eh. I also didn't like how the front kept pulling up. Four kids here, that is not an area that can be flattered. AND, I just don't like the flying squirrel style of arms. I do not know what those are called, but they are not going to end up in my closet. Ever.
 Goodby sweater. I'm sure you'll make some younger, hipper gal happy.

DL1961 Chance Skinny Jean - Returned
In the close up shots of the above Dion Sweater, you can see the jeans I received. I had asked for a lighter pair of jeans and these were delivered. They had some cute whisker details, but they were skinny jeans. I do not have skinny jeans marked as one of my preferred styles but I did not specifically put NO SKINNY JEANS in my note this month so I ended up with.....skinny jeans. 

I do not have a thigh gap, hence I do not like to wear skinny jeans. 
 I work out by lifting weights, including a lot of squats. I do not wear skinny jeans.
 And this is just the most unflattering picture I could take. Nice!
 The only time I like to wear skinny jeans is to fit into my tall boots (swoon, I love my boots more than I hate skinny jeans). Otherwise, NO SKINNY JEANS!

Look by M Torrey Twist Cable Knit Infinity Scarf - Returned
 This scarf was giant. Massive. Huge. Bulky. Not comfortable. Again, I just had problems. I saw this scarf in several posted fixes online and it looked great. For some unknown reason, I could not get this scarf to fit right. I felt like I was wearing a neck brace.

 It's a cute cable knit pattern, it just felt small on me.

Eight Sixty Clairemont Back-Zip Blouse - Returned
I'm not a fan of blouses. I took a chance and did not put NO BLOUSES in my notes to the stylist. Hence, I received a blouse. Sigh. Like the others, this was boxy and big. 
 It was also really wrinkled which made it seem like a high maintenance item. I already have four high maintenance children running around my house, I do not need this out of my clothing.
 If I had kept this, I would have had to wear a cami under as it was low cut around the arms and was split at the waist (it's hard to see from the black cami I'm wearing).
I tried to see what it would look like under a gray cardigan like in the style card...........uh, no. Or maybe I just need that gray cardigan. It looks VERY versatile (hint, hint).

Fate Charlotte Cardigan - Kept
Now, I know you were all getting worried but there was one little gem in my package.
 I'm a little worried about how long it is and the way it covers/hugs everything.....but I think it is good to try new things (that I'm comfortable with!!). I love layers, the colors, and stripes.
 This one is the winner!

I was pleased with my Stitch Fix. I would have never have picked up the Dion Sweater in the store but it was fun to try on. And send back :) I was able to try on a few new things and keep one that I am really excited about. I am completely happy just keeping a single item a month :) 

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