Good morning, friends.
Today I’m sharing another Stitch Fix Review… otherwise known as the post that I fill with hopefully-not-super-awkward photos of myself in clothes that may or may not look good on me. As you’ll see in a minute, this was not my most successful fix, BUT my kitchen is restocked with bulletproof coffee, so everything is going to be okay. You win some, you lose some.
It’s about to turn into Selfie Station over here. Keep an eye out for cat photo bombers.
So by now, you’ve probably heard about Stitch Fix (<–referral link). If not from me, then from a myriad of other bloggers, Pinterest, Facebook, or that girl at the office who gets frequent deliveries and talks about it all the time. If you’re still in the dark, this post does a good job of explaining the concept and the process.
This is my sixth fix from Stitch Fix. Needless to say, I’ve developed my own unboxing process.
1. When I first open the box, I’ll look at the styling card to get some first impressions. I know that some garments look very different on the hanger than they do on the body, so I try to keep an open mind.
2. Then I’ll try all the pieces on and assess fit, cut, style, color, etc. At this point, I usually get a pretty good idea of what I want to keep and what I want to send back.
3. Finally, I’ll look at the prices of each piece and stage a photo shoot to go with my review post. I don’t check the prices upfront because I don’t want them to sway my initial opinions, but they’ll often help inform my final decisions. The photo shoot is actually a very important piece of the puzzle because I don’t always immediately notice when a garment is see-through or secretly unflattering from certain angles.
4. Then I bag up the “returns” and ship ’em out!
Ready for a rundown of this month’s fix? Let’s do it.
- I like the shorter length of this top. So many of my tank tops are super long.
- Great grey color.
- Soft material.
- Pregnancy top! I could potentially see this top working better on someone with a smaller bust, though.
- I have a feeling the detailing up top, and the material in general, would never look quite the same again after going in the washing machine.
Decision: I just couldn’t get past the pregnancy feel of this one. RETURN
(Katie – do you recognize this corduroy skirt?)
- I love a good relaxed button down, and I think the crisp white with navy blue is pretty sharp.
- The material is super soft.
- While soft, the material has no stretch at all, and I felt like my arms had a limited range of motion.
- It had a small snag on the front, tiny, but still questionable.
Decision: Sadly, RETURN
- Very comfortable. Fit well, I think?
- Not the most flattering cut or length on me.
- Never been much of a boyfriend jean fan.
- Never been much of an intentionally distressed jeans fan.
- I like the combination of stripes and polka dots, and the neutral color palette.
- The top is casual but still cute enough to wear “out and about” during the day.
- The shirt on the styling card is not exactly the same as the shirt I received (the front pocket is a contrasting material in person), and I would have liked the one in the picture a lot better.
- The fit of the shirt was a little slumpy (?) for lack of a better, or real, word. The stripes combined with the fit reminded me of a pajama top.
- The pleating in the back is a little odd and the front is a little sheer.
Decision: I wanted to like this one, but… RETURN
- I specifically asked for a “dress or something festive” because I knew this shipment was going to arrive around the time of my birthday. My stylist definitely delivered in that regard.
- The neutral color (minus the white stripes) is great.
- The material was lined, which is always nice.
- The dress has a “sailor” feel to me.
- The length was a little too long and the top was a little too big and blousey. Just unflattering on me overall.
Well there it is: a box full of NO‘s. This isn’t my first all-no box, but I still had a hard time sending everything back. It felt wasteful to forfeit the $20 styling fee, and I came close to keeping the Margaux Button Up Top to justify it, but the fit really wasn’t perfect and there was a small snag on the front of the shirt. Throwing away a $20 styling fee is still better than wasting $40 on a top I’d never wear.
I’ve been noticing a lot of the same brands popping up again and again in my fixes. I’m not sure if Stitch Fix is working with a limited number of brands or if these are just ones that work well for my particular style profile…
While this was a disappointing fix, I did enjoy the experience. I still think Stitch Fix is a good service for those who don’t enjoy shopping, or who like to use it to experiment with items outside their comfort zone… I’m just not sure how soon I’ll be signing up for another one.
Maybe I’m just too particular.
Question: How many of you caught the pic with mismatched shoes? It’s a totally normal way to walk around while you’re still deciding which pair to wear. I only made it all the way to work that way once. 🙂