May Stitch Fix Review

The flood gates have kinda started opening on my personal life and there’s a WHOLE LOT MORE COMING FOLKS.

But I need to take a break for a minute and write about something frivolous. Like Stitch Fix.
Also, I’m in love with my most recent Stitch Fix Stylist.   I might run away with her for some sweet, sweet shopping.

Too much?

Yeah. But I’m not pressing the backspace button so here we are.

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Anyway, this last shipment was exactly what I was looking for.

If you’re new to Stitch Fix:
Stitch Fix sends personally styled items to your home for a $20 styling fee. If you love an item,  your $20 fee is applied to your final purchase. Stitch Fix sends apparel and accessories in a range of prices based on your style profile and sends suggestions on how to style your items. If you’d like to give Stitch Fix a try, please consider using my referral link. I receive a $25 credit to Stitch Fix which keeps these reviews coming.

So let’s check it out:

Stitch Fix Review with prices
May 2016 Stitch Fix

 

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Papermoon Sedon Crochet Yoke Top

The overall style of this top was perfect… but it didn’t do much for me when I tried it on.  The neck was a little high but I liked the crochet. It also had a cute little button detail in the back.  Even if it fit perfectly, I thought $44 was a bit much for the quality. And yep, bra issues. I know. I’m sorry.

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Daniel Rainn Dacey Crochet Panel Top
I don’t have anything like this and I needed it. I paired it with grey blazer I bought to console myself since my Stitch Fix blazer didn’t work out.  It has a crochet top but the stitching hides nude bra straps quite well which is nice. It also has a button detail in the back but a wide enough neck that you don’t need the buttons to get the shirt on and off. It’s a teensy bit big but I don’t really care.  I immediately wore it to a baby shower and I’ve worn it several times since… actually, I found myself wearing this top along with a Stitch Fix necklace and my Stitch Fix Clutch just the other day.

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RD Style Josalyn Maxi Dress
I love this dress.  I had been looking for something just like it so I was happy to get this in my Stitch Fix Box even though I have to get a strapless bra for it. It’s sheer but fully lined and has a tie at the waist. The neckline and arm holes are high enough so any strapless bra should do. It’s really comfortable. Langston and space didn’t allow for a full length photo but I’ll be wearing it a lot this summer.

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Nine West Jellybean Studded Flat Sandal
Stitch Fix has shoes! I hate shoe shopping so I was happy to get sent a pair… These sandals were super cute.  I don’t need summer sandals so I didn’t keep it but they were super comfortable and easy to pair with anything.

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THML Arny Embroidered Tunic
The stitching on this tunic was super cute and I had pinned a lot of things with embroidery so I was definitely heard on that. I loved the lightweight gauzy fabric. I don’t know. I wanted to like it, and it had all the elements there so I should have liked it… but there’s something about the cut of it that was decidedly not me.

All in all it was a great fix and my faith in Stitch Fix is being restored. I can’t wait until Melissa sends me the next one (which should be in a couple weeks).

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April Stitch Fix
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January Stitch Fix and tips for getting a great first fix.

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April Stitch Fix Review: Lots of Tops

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So, this is like a 2 for 1 Stitch Fix review because I was down with the flu/cold from hell and didn’t do my March review… but I did get a fix. So, grab a cup of coffee and settle in for some virtual closet peeping because this one is an extra long one.

If you’re new to Stitch Fix:
Stitch Fix sends personally styled items to your home for a $20 styling fee. If you love an item,  your $20 fee is applied to your final purchase. Stitch Fix sends apparel and accessories in a range of prices based on your style profile and sends suggestions on how to style your items. If you’d like to give Stitch Fix a try, please consider using my referral link. I receive a $25 credit to Stitch Fix which keeps these reviews coming.

I’ll start with April, because it is April, and work backwards.

Stitch Fix Review April 2016 full set
April Stitch Fix

 

Somehow my stylist saw that I only wanted tops this time around. I didn’t remember saying that but I guess I did.  Since I’m losing a lot of weight doing the no dairy/no meat plant-based thing I know I changed my settings to no bottoms since I really don’t know what size I am. I wasn’t opposed to dresses but tops are what I got.  They are my favorite anyway.

Stitch Fix Review 41Hawthron Bethany Faux Wrap Knit Top

41Hawthorn Bethany Faux Wrap Knit Top
I’ll start with this because it was the only top in my box that was distinctly not me. It’s a stretchy knit wrap top. It fit well, but I’m not really into the color or the print.  I do think it would be cute if I worked in an office…?  If it was my style, it would have been great to nurse in.

April Stitch Fix Review 41Hawthron McAdams Beaded Neckline Blouse

 

41Hawthorn McAdams Beaded Neckline Blouse
It had grey and black embroidery around the neckline and a henley style buttons down the front.  I was a little “meh” about it at first but really loved it when I layered it with a blazer. Sadly the whole thing was just a little big and I didn’t want to feel obligated to wear it only layered (I have another tank like that already).  Super cute though.

Stitch Fix Review 41Hawthron Sybill Scoop Neck Blouse

41Hawthorn Sybill Scoop Neck Blouse
I really liked this top. Perhaps I should have kept it. The fit was okay, kind of boxy (which I’m noticing a lot of these blouses are) but the real problem was white + kids. I don’t normally think or care about that but as I was taking these pictures my littlest guy was going through a clingy phase and demanding to be picked up. When my hand is down in these pictures it’s not me trying to be cool, I’m actually just holding my velcro-baby’s hand. Anyway, right now, with kids, I’d ruin it in a heartbeat.  As much as I love white, I’m sticking to bleachable cotton tees for right now.
I really did love this top though.

April Stitch Fix Review THML Lenon Embroidered Top

THML Lenon Embroidered Top
KEEPER! Loved the lightweight gauzy fabric and the embroidery.  I can layer it up or wear it alone and the embroidery satisfied my desire for patterns while also the reality that I really just wear solids.
I wore it today paired with some bootcut denim which I pulled down from the attic with a real, genuine knee hole made from about 7 years of love and got compliments already. And I’ve barely been out today.

Bay to Baubles Mona Crescent Fringe Necklace
This was a really fun piece I don’t have a great picture of. A little big for me but very cool and fun to try on. It might be hard to see in the picture but it’s an antique gold color with metal fringe. I probably wouldn’t wear it and it didn’t stand a chance in my house  so it went back.

Overall, April was a great fix. For some reason when I sent my feedback I got an apology email saying “sorry you didn’t love your fix”. Oops. If you’re somehow reading this, dear stylist, I DID love my fix… For me success really isn’t about keeping all the pieces. I’m happy for find one I really love and I wouldn’t have picked up or tried on on my own. The embroidered top definitely fits the bill.

 

Now moving backwards to March.

March Stitch Fix Review outfit set
March Stitch Fix

 

Some of my basic blazers are well loved and getting kinda threadbare so I asked for a new basic blazer not so secretly hoping I would get this one. And then some other fun items.

Tart Anahi Knit Blazer Stitch fix review

Tart Anahi Knit Blazer
When I pulled this blazer out of the box I LOVED it. Super soft stretchy fabric with a great fit. It had an open front, light shoulder padding to give it shape, and ruched 3/4 sleeves. Loved. It.
Then I checked the price. $148. Ouf.
Suddenly I only liked it. Funny how that works.  For $148 I would have preferred something I could wear year around. Hemmed. Hawed. Realized I don’t have $148 for a spring blazer and sent it back. Sad face.

 

Stitch Fix Review Market & Spruce Sam Hi-Lo Short Sleeve Tee

Market & Spruce Sam Hi-Lo Short Sleeve Tee
I loved this little tee, super soft and easy to wear. I’m the queen of black, white and grey so it wasn’t different enough to keep but it’s really a cute top.

41Hawthorn Colibri Solid Tab Sleeve Blouse Stitch fix review

 

41Hawthorn Colibri Solid Tab Sleeve Blouse
Static city. It was hard to get a good picture of this one because it was so clingy. Also it was very green. The roll sleeves didn’t stay rolled as you can see from the picture. Basically, this top was awful.

Just Black Irina Braided Pocket Flare Jeans stitch fix

 

Just Black Irina Braided Pocket Flare Jeans
These are super cool, very on trend and nice WIDE flares.  I have to just describe the wideness of these flares for a moment because I actually couldn’t get a picture of the whole thing to save my life.  These were SOOOOO soft, very elongating (and just plain long, I wore 4″ platform wedges and they were still grazing the ground). They had a nice high waist and I loved the braid detail at the pockets.
Were I in the market for a pair of wide flares with a 50″ inseam I would have kept these in a heartbeat.  I happened to have a nearly identical pair (sans braiding and length) that I never wear but spent a boatload on the last time flares were a thing. If you need a great flare though, request the Irina Braided Pocket Flare Jeans because they are super cute and comfortable. Prepare to get them hemmed. Unless you’re a giant.

Stitch Fix review Jill Michaels V Charm Necklace

Jill Michael Livia V-Charm Necklace
I would have passed right over this necklace in a store but I just love it. This one was my keeper for the set and I wear it all the time. I love how delicate it is and in comparison to the other Jill Michael Jewelry it’s a great deal. So happy with this little charm.

So, I’m getting yet another fix in April and I’m determined to get better photos for you since people seem to be enjoying the fixes.

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If you’d like to try Stitch Fix based on my review, please consider using my referral link so I can keep these reviews coming! Thanks so much!

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February Stitch Fix Review

So I told you all about how I doubted Stitch Fix, tried it anyway and my stylist knocked it out of the park. 

This time I got a new stylist. I’m kinda disappointed because the other one did such an amazing job and I was hoping to get the same one.

So, how’d the new stylist do?
Here’s what I got in my February Stitch Fix along with a gold clutch which you’ll see in some of the pictures.

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Let’s start with the Le Lis Adea Faux Suede Button Back Top

Stitch Fix Review february black Le Lis Top

There is nothing wrong with this top. It has a great mix of textures with the faux suede and jersey and it’s black, which I like and has buttons down the back which is always a cute touch.  The cut with the seam across the bust is not particularly flattering and the a-line shape isn’t really doing it for me. I am lucky enough to have a waist after 4 children and this top hides my slimmest part. Also, I’m the queen of black tops. This one is definitely going back.

The Hailey 23 Floral Marcia Dress

Stitch fix review february floral Marcia Dress

This dress is super cute and the large floral graphic is definitely on trend. The stylist noticed that I like floral prints which was pretty keen-eyed since I didn’t post many florals.  I like the cut of the dress, it’s not particularly flattering for my body type (same issue as the faux suede top) but the material makes it work. There’s just one thing I need to pull this one off: long legs.

It took me a long time to figure out why dresses were too short on me but looked great on other people and it’s because my upper half is much taller than my lower half.  Being long-legged make dresses look short, being long waisted makes your dress actually short and your butt hangs out. I don’t resent it until I come across a cute dress like this one and realize that I won’t actually be able to move in it without someone being able to see exactly what underwear I’m wearing. Also, cellulite. I’m fine with it, but maybe not enough to show it off. I know I mentioned this so I don’t really feel heard on this one. Sending this one back. It makes me sad.

Collective Concepts Clarinda Dress

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I asked for a dress for my Valentine’s Day date to the ballet and this one definitely fits the bill for romantic but maybe not the bill for February.  It’s exactly my color- that is to say, it is exactly the color of me.  I love neutrals, but I’m not entirely sure if I can pull off this color in February. I do think this dress would be great for a cruise I’m going on in June.

I don’t have a strapless bra (because breastfeeding) so I’ll need to pick one up… just like I need to pick up that Melissa and Doug maraca.  PS. Still short. Also, I don’t live in Florida. It’s cold in Richmond in February. There’s a lot I like about this one, but it’s very summery.

Verdict: Meh?  I’m unconvinced. Should I keep it? Please give me your opinions in the comments, I’d love to hear your thoughts!

41 Hawthorn Montreal Henley Blouse

41Hawthorn Montreal Henley Blouse

I like this blouse. I’m not particularly excited by it, but I like it. Black and white prints are always a winner with me. The print is kind of meh. I do need blouses though so I hate to send it back.

Overall, this stylist didn’t really seem to put the same amount of consideration into my body type (or the weather) as my first one did.  While she definitely picked things I liked, the cuts really weren’t right for my body (or the weather).   on the other hand, I never would have tried out the Clarinda Dress on my own, and that’s exactly what I like about Stitch Fix.

 

The clutch is super cute, it may be the one thing I keep this fix. BUT I still need a Valentine’s Day dress soooo… I need your help.  Keep the Clarinda Dress? Send it back?  I’d love to hear your thoughts.

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Stitch Fix matches you up with a personal stylist and sends hand picked clothes straight to your door. A styling fee of $20 goes towards the purchase of your items and a 25% discount is offered if you keep all 5 items. If this review or any of my other reviews encourages you to try Stitch Fix, please consider using my referral link.

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I Jumped On the Stitch Fix Bandwagon. A Stitch Fix Review

So, I’ve been debating trying Stitch Fix for a long time.  I keep seeing Stitch Fix reviews and I’ve just been more and more curious.

Here were a few of my reservations about Stitch Fix:

  • I know my body (pretty) well I am a little bit of a tricky fit.
  •  I like shopping. In a store. For myself. By myself.
  • I have a really classic (read: boring) style and I’m currently stocked up on white, grey, and black t-shirts.

So, why did I try it?

  • Well, I’m a little bit of a tricky fit. I worked in retail for 10 years and there was nothing more frustrating than a client who had a specific concern and wouldn’t let me help them. Seriously. Nine times out of ten if they let me help we could find the clothes that would work for their body type. Not because I’m smarter than them, but just because I knew the clothes, I knew how they’d fit, and that’s what I was there for.  So, if the stylists at Stitch Fix are anything like me in retail they are screaming “I CAN HELP YOU!” in their heads.
  •  I like to shop… but I’ve got 4 kids and I don’t get a chance to shop for myself in a store. Time to try something different.
  • I have a really classic (read: boring) style and I’m currently stocked up on white, grey, and black t-shirts.  It’s nice to branch out. I want to branch out… but I always end up buying the black t-shirt.

Also: My loving husband got me a Stitch Fix gift certificate for Christmas because he’s amazing and I’ve been hemming and hawing about it for entirely too long.

Having a retail background actually helped a little bit because I was able to tell my stylist everything I wished customers would have told me.  Here’s what I said:

“I’m a mother of 4 boys ages 9 to 6 months. I’m a blogger & freelance social media manager.
I tend to lean towards a clean casual style (i.e. I have a lot of of black, white, and grey tees, jeans, joggers and flats) but I have a wide variety of tastes & open to branching out.
On bottom I’m a tricky fit. My thighs are proportionately larger than my hips & waist so stretchy fabrics are key. Button or deep v tops are great because I can nurse in them.”

Then I started up my pinboard

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Click on the preview to see the whole thing. I made sure to try to note exactly what I liked about each item, although I admit that sometimes I slacked off and just said “all of it”.

So, the box.

I was asked what I wanted specifically from this box and I said I wanted a dress from my anniversary dinner, a nice blouse that does a little bit more than my standard t-shirt and jeans. I may have mentioned that I could use a good pair of boyfriend jeans and I know I said I was looking for a sweater that was long enough for me.

Along with my box I got a note (thanking me for being so specific) and some styling ideas.
Here’s what I got:

Stitch Fix box Review what's in the box

And this dress for $68

 

Stitch Fix review 41Hawthorne Chevron Dress
For a first fix, which I heard runs a higher risk of being a miss, I was totally impressed. She was SO close to the mark.

41hawthorn presley sweater stitch fix

I really liked the 41Hawthorn sweater. I thought the colors were great and loved the buttons down the back and it fit well.  In the picture and in real life the point is not centered. It bothered me more than I expected.

Stitch Fix Review Market & Spruce

The Market & Spruce blouse made me laugh. I JUST got rid of a blouse with a very similar print. So, I loved it enough to have purchased it once.

Stitch Fix Denim Review Kut from the Kloth

The Kut from The Kloth Jeans. I. Love. These. Jeans. They are so soft and she absolutely nailed the proportions. She definitely thought about the fit with these which is perhaps the most convincing thing about Stitch Fix.

Stitch Fix Kut from Kloth review

The necklace I love. And while totally impractical for a mom of 4 I’m keeping it because I do, on occasion go out without the kids.

Stitch Fix 41hawthron Chevron Dress

The dress. The 41Hawthron Chevron Dress is the one really heartbreaking thing about this box.  I love, love, love the dress. The cut, the fit, the fabric, the price… I just really hate the chevron. Specifically, this grey and white chevron. I’ll let her know this was the only place she missed the mark. Any other print and I would have kept it.

If you go on my pinterest board you can totally see where she got inspiration for this box. I was a bit dubious on the personal stylist thing, but she really did take a personal approach and do her best to find something that I would like.

VERDICT:  Even though I’m not keeping everything I’m officially a Stitch Fix fan.  The fact that everything fit well is nothing short of amazing (since she’s never actually seen me) and the prints weren’t that far off. For my very first Stitch Fix box I was impressed. She missed the mark only by going what I think was a pretty safe route with some pretty popular prints (bird print and chevron). I guess the downside of having worked retail for so long is that I’ve seen those prints a little too much at this point.

Try it yourself! Here’s my referral link to give it a shot. I’ll be sure to post reviews of my next box too.

Stitch Fix Review Denim Blouse Necklace