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.

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

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February 2015:

 Here is my style card for February:

Olive & Oak - Barrow Open Cardigan

 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 Trim Top

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

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

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

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!


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 :)

Tuesday, December 2, 2014