Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Stitch Fix Review - A Huge Recap


Ha! You thought I was done with these goofy Stitch Fix posts, didn't you?  Nah, I've just been too lazy busy to sort through all the photos and edit them and then write about them and you know, ALL THE THINGS. It's a lot, yo!

But as the summer is officially transitioning to fall, I figure it's a good time to share a few of the highlights (and lowlights!) of the items I tried on from my Stitch Fix boxes over the summer.

That's right, friends!  It's time once again for me to share the goodies that came in my lovely box from Stitch Fix boxes and show you the incredibly awkward photos I take in my dirty bedroom mirror.  Glamorous, right?  But it's awesome because I'm still not having to try on these clothes in a cramped dressing room, but in the comfort of my own messy home.

(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 and get on the Waiting List (this usually moves pretty quickly)

  • Fill out your detailed Style Profile

  • Schedule your first "Fix" and work yourself up into a frenzy as your personal stylist chooses some great clothes for you to try on

  • Pay your $20 styling fee and wait for the goodies to arrive on your doorstep

  • 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. (The $20 styling fee comes off the price of anything you choose to keep and if you buy all 5 items, you get a 25% discount!)
Word of Warning: Yeah, so I've let myself get pretty far behind on these so there is a LOT coming at ya today! Buckle up, Buttercup.

P.S. If you see anything pictured here that you would like your stylist to try out on you, PIN IT to a Pinterest board that you share with your stylist. They will be able to identify the item. Me, I'm a basket-case, so I've totally thrown out all the adorable cards that tell me what each of these things are called. 

First up.....Dresses!

I wish you could feel how comfortable this dress is. It makes me stand up straighter and walk with a little more class than I usually do. You know, because I usually shuffle about with a pretty strong air of trashiness. But seriously, I love the blue of this dress, the cut of the skirt, the sleeves, everything. I added a little belt to define the waist a bit more, but that's it.

I asked my stylist to send me a pretty dress I could wear out to a fancy dinner in Savannah for our 10th anniversary. I didn't want something so glamorous that I would feel over-dressed, but I still wanted to look polished and pretty for the special occasion. Oh my word, did she deliver exactly what I asked for. The seafoam color of this dress was so lovely and the fit was right on.

Oh, and check out the detail on the neckline:

I felt like a princess of a very, very small country in this dress. It was just right for the occasion.

My hubby and I outside The Olde Pink House in Savannah, GA


Next up....Things that Sucked! 

It probably goes without saying that these are just a few of the items I tried on that did not make the cut and were sent packing. I have had a fantastic experience with Stitch Fix and I've received more than a dozen boxes now. In my personal experience, the duds are definitely more the exception than the norm.

I love a good slouchy sweatshirt as much as the next person, but this was just all wrong in all the places. The goofy cowl neck, sleeves that were too short, the frumpy box shape it created. Nope.

In retrospect, I really should have never purchased khaki shorts. I'm so flipping pale that it looks like I am naked from the waist down. I concede my mistake and I swear to never wear those shorts again. Now, on to the top. My stylist sent this button down navy top that I like when I saw it in the box because it actually had some really nice eyelet details below the collar, but it was WAYYYY too small around the chest when I put it on. My boy and I decided to do some "muscle pictures" with it and I was afraid it was going to split up the back like Bruce Banner getting angry.

Let's talk about this skirt. It's cute, right? Kind of? I really was on the fence about this skirt because I liked the pink color, but I thought the length was pretty awkward. What sent me over the edge was when I looked at the price list and found that this skirt was priced at more than $60! You gotta be kidding me.  Back she went!

Annnnnd now....Things I Really Wanted to Keep but Couldn't! 

Sorry, there really wasn't a super-catchy way for me to title this section.

I have a really hard time with pants. Jeans especially. I fell in love with my beloved Hudson jeans and when tragedy struck and I ripped gaping holes in the knees of both pairs, I set my stylist on a quest for their replacements. So far, we are still looking.  The jeans above fit great in the waist and actually made my but look decent, but there was something weird about the cut of the legs and how they looked with my boots. Maybe I'm just crazy, but I just couldn't get over it, so I sent them back. 

The two pairs of jeans you see here were both great, really great. The grey/green ones on the left were so so soft and comfortable and I loved the cut. Unfortunately the handful of pounds I have gained since my food binge anniversary trip were not kind to me and they were too tight for public viewing. I have spared you the photo. You're welcome.

As for the pair on the right, they fit perfectly, the color was great, length was exactly what I needed and they did good things for my booty. But....they had NO ZIPPER.  You just pulled them on and off. I couldn't handle it. They freaked me out. Jeans that don't have a zipper are like bras with no straps - you just can't trust 'em. I sent them back.

These earrings were sent in the same box as the pretty anniversary dress and I totally LOVED them. They are exactly the kind of earrings I would buy in a store and they looked so nice with the dress.

But I just couldn't see blowing nearly $40 on these earrings when I knew I could get something very similar that I would like just as much for $16 at Francesca's. With a heavy heart, I put them back.

I am still in mourning over the loss of this navy blazer. Can we just take a moment of silence to really appreciate how perfect, stylish, and cute it is? I audibly gasped when I pulled this out of the box that day and my heart rate rose a bit as I pulled it on. Curse you bosoms!!! Curse you!!!! The girls simply would not allow it. The arms/shoulders were just too snug to be comfortable and that button was NOT happening. Oh how it hurt me to send this back.

And finally....more KEEPERS!

Let's finish strong and share some of the cute things I did decide to keep over the last few Stitch Fix boxes.

Ignore the previously discussed semi-weird jeans. Also ignore the very dirty mirror smeared by toddler hands. Do notice the good hair day. And definitely notice the happy teal top that is now happily hanging in my closet.

Teal bermuda shorts. I never thought I would wear teal bermuda shorts. But when I wore them with my trusty LOFT striped tank and a pair of cheap flip-flops, I was really quite pleased. It was the answer to my anti-shorts hangup that I've harbored for years! I wore these a lot when we were in Savannah.

It still makes me sad to see the hole in my Hudson crops, but at least that new coral top makes me happy! I love the length because I feel like I have full-coverage of the areas that might like to sneak up and pop out if I'm not paying close enough attention. Love the color and the fit that is flattering, but not tight. Winner winner chicken dinner!

This polka dot skirt closely resembles another skirt I already have in my closet that I actually wore with that exact yellow top the last time we took family photos, but it was just so freaking CUTE that I couldn't bear to part with it. It just felt so June Cleaver. Had to have it.

My most recent Fix brought me this fantastic teal top with a bunch of pink birds on it. I love the fit, the color, the sleeve, the collar detail, everything. I don't love that my spastic self spilled coffee on my jeans right before I took this photo.  Oh and HEY! See those distressed boyfriend jeans? Yup, those are from Stitch Fix too.  They quickly became a favorite of mine in the waning summer months!

Last but not least is this slouchy orange top that I am in love with for fall. I wore it to work this week with my favorite boots and skinny jeans. It looks very much like this outfit that I pinned on my Pinterest Stitch Fix board.  I apologize for the messy room, but really you should be used to that by now. Also, can we please discuss how long my hair is getting? Should I stick it out and try to get a little more length going or is it time to give it the old chop-a-roony? I welcome your thoughts.

How are you doing? Are you still with me? Are you sick of looking at selfies of me yet? Good, me too.  Let's talk about getting you hooked up with a personal stylist of your own, shall we? 

Don't be afraid to be critical of the items you get in your box. You're not going to hurt your stylist's feelings if you are up front about why and how something didn't work for you. Be honest and specific and your stylist will get to know you and your style much better!

I have really enjoyed using this styling service as a way to mix things up in the wardrobe department.  It's so fun to see what my stylist has chosen!  My favorite part is that it is NOT a subscription service where you are charged every month.  You can get one Fix and be done or not get another one for several months if you choose. can choose to get a box of goodies every month.  It's your call!  CLICK HERE to get started for free!

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