Wednesday, June 5, 2013

WIWW - Stitch Fix Review (Fix #4)

If you've been around here for a while, you know how I feel about Stitch Fix.  I love it.  It's fun, convenient, and I have found some great pieces of clothing for my closet.

But this Fix was....different.  (Translation:  This Fix was HORRIBLE.)

(P.S.  If you're reading this and wondering what the heck this whole Stitch Fix thing is that I'm talking about, I invite you to check out my previous reviews for the more detailed run-down.)

Super Quick Recap of Stitch Fix:
  • Sign up & Get on the Waiting List (this usually moves pretty quickly)
  • Fill out your detailed Style Profile
  • Schedule your first "Fix"
  • Receive a box full of items hand-picked by a personal stylist, just for you, based on your profile
  • Try everything on, keep what you want, send back what you don't.
I had very high hopes of the ever elusive "Five Piece Fix" this time around since my previous Fix was spot-on in the style department, but just slightly off in the fit department.  I assumed my stylist from last time would choose my pieces for this Fix as well and that everything would be outstanding.  

I laughed so hard when I saw this top that I completely forgot to take a photo of the styling card.  I didn't even bother to put makeup on before I put this top on because I just wanted to snap the photo and put it back in the "To Be Returned" bag as quickly as possible.

Where do I begin?  The color is awful, the prints mix as well as Kool-Aid and arsenic, and the fit around my arms was so snug it made it difficult to lift my arm to make my thumbs-down gesture.  Wrong wrong wrong.

Then I pulled this blouse out of the box and I considered the possibility of not even putting on makeup at all for this particular review.  My hopes were being further dashed with every single item.

The huge, awkward, purple bow was so ridiculous.  I tried twice to tie it in a way that was even remotely flattering, but I could not make it work.  And paired with the splotch of orange?  Not for me.

Well, hello there!  Saturated blue - finally a color I have actually specifically said that I love!!!  The cut-out design added an interesting element that was very pretty.  I decided to actually put some makeup on in honor of the blue cardigan.

It was pretty.  Really, it was.  But...there was just enough extra fabric around my Mommy Pooch area that made it look a little blousy right there.  NOT the area I want to look any bulkier than it already is.  Add in the fact that I had requested more SUMMER tops for this Fix (not sweaters) and I resolved that this one was also going back.

Things were not looking good.

 My accessory for this Fix was this silver bib necklace.  It was very different than anything else I have ever tried, but I decided I like it alright.

 This is when things went horribly, horribly wrong.  Folks, when I scheduled this Fix there was one thing in particular I requested my stylist choose for me - a "fabulous summer dress that creates a defined waist."

And this stylist (again...NOT the fabulous Jennifer from last time) chose to send me this.  I have not-so-affectionately nicknamed this dress the Beige Tarzan Sack.

For the record, that is not a "duck face" you are seeing up there.  That is my "I Jane. You Tarzan" face because I felt like I should be living in a tree house and swinging on vines in this dress.  And can we discuss the color??!!  Or lack thereof, rather.  I'm a pale Wisconsin girl and I know for darn sure that beige is never, EVER a color that flatters me.  In fact, I know this so well that I took a screenshot of my Style Profile to show you:

This tragic Fix has led me to several conclusions:

  • This stylist clearly did not consult my Style Profile for anything other than my size, nor did she refer to the feedback from any of my previous Fixes or my Pinterest board where I have pinned specific items I would like to be sent.  Plain and simple, she did not do her job.
  • From now on, I will request a stylist by name every single time I schedule a Fix.
  • It is very, very important to be as honest as you can in your profile and your feedback.
  • All stylists are not created equal.
Will I be scheduling another Fix?  Definitely.  And soon, too.  Because I still need a fabulous dress!  I saw this one on the Stitch Fix Instagram feed and I immediately pinned it because it is FANTASTIC.

So, did I end up keeping anything?  Yup, I did.  

I decided to keep the necklace because I thought it was pretty and very versatile.  Plus, it's nothing like anything else I have already. 

Have you every had a dud of a Stitch Fix?  Any tips for recovering and having an amazing Fix the next time around?

Linking up once again over at The Pleated Poppy for some amazing fashion inspiration!

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