Stitch Fix #4

I recently posted my review of my third fix from Stitch Fix. I almost didn’t post it at all since I’d been so disappointed and just couldn’t get interested enough to write.  Then I received my fourth fix…. (Read about my awful 3rd fix and Stitch Fix’s great response.)

I almost kept the whole box!  I loved three of the five items and really liked a fourth… but only kinda liked the fifth item. At a certain point it is cheaper to keep the whole box…. If you keep everything you get a 25% and your $20 styling fee too. I finally brought Brian in to do the math and vote on his favorites. He was voting for the whole box!  I finally decided I just wasn’t going to ever wear one of the shirts… It was tight through my shoulders and I’d never end up wearing it… and by that point I’d talked myself out of the shirt that I just kinda liked.


This shirt got returned. In my last two Fixes I received shirts from the Skies Are Blue brand and I liked them, but they just didn’t fit through my shoulders. I asked my new stylist to send me a bigger size in this brand next time. It fit better through the chest, but it was still uncomfortable through my shoulders. 

 

This shirt went back too. I liked it. It was soft and the colors were pretty… I loved the little buttons at the elbow, but in the end I just didn’t love it enough to keep it. 

 

 I LOVED LOVED LOVED this dress!  It was exactly what I’d been looking for. You can’t see it really well in the photo… (Brian was fussing at me to hurry up… Flipping houses for a living means we don’t get a lot of days where I get to wear makeup or curl my hair. Since we were headed to IKEA I got to be pretty for the day… This was my best chance to be clean and in makeup for a while!) The dress has the cutest little pleats down the front that give it shape and narrow it in through the ribs and then let it flare back out over the hips. I hate belts and elastic waists. This is SO perfect!! And it has sleeves, but the material is really light so it shouldn’t be hot. 

 I also kept the purse. Like I need another purse! But I’ve been eying a similar purse at TJ Maxx for the past few weeks… When this one showed up in my box I just couldn’t resist! 

 

I almost talked myself out of this kimono top, but Brian pointed out that it would be great for our MINI Takes The States road trip this summer 1.) It coordinates well with the car (always important 🙄) and 2) it is lightweight so it shouldn’t be hot, but it should keep me from getting sunburnt in the convertible. 

I am so pleased that I decided to give Stitch Fix another try. I love my new stylist and I can’t wait for my next Fix!

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Stitch Fix #3


Last month, just before we left for our National Parks Road Trip, I received my third Stitch Fix. I was so disappointed by the entire Fix that I didn’t even write about it. I started to a couple of times, but each time I just couldn’t convince myself to bother.

Maybe it’s silly…. I’d just been so pleased with the first two Fixes… They hadn’t been so perfect that I’d wanted to keep everything (which really isn’t a terrible thing… I don’t need to buy everything!) but there had been something I liked in each. Really what had me so excited was that my Stylist seemed to be catching on to what I liked. I was expecting the third Fix to be closer to perfect. And I’d requested something special to wear while we were in Las Vegas (we went to see Cirque Du Soleil’s O!!)

I hated everything in the box.

I’d been assigned a different Stylist for the third Fix, so all that tweaking and learning from the first two Fixes seemed to have been lost.

I was just so disappointed.

  This shirt was okay… but for the price it wasn’t anything special. 


This dress…. WTF?!   It’s sleeveless… Something I’d been very clear about in my profile and with a previous dress. And the waist was weird… I’d mentioned that on a previous dress too… and… and… It’s just so ugly!!
This thing was just weird and suffocating. And boring.
This shirt I actually liked… Except that it was once again too small. A problem that I’d had with this brand in a previous Fix.   
 More jeans?! I got jean two boxes ago! 


 

I returned everything and filled out my comment forms, but I didn’t bother to schedule another Fix. I didn’t cancel, but I just wasn’t excited about ordering another Stitch Fix. We were leaving on vacation the next day…. and I didn’t feel like bothering with it or making any decision either way.

A day or so later I got an email from Stitch Fix apologizing and asking for another chance…. Not whiny or obnoxious like when you cancel satellite tv… More like ‘damn, sorry we missed the mark.  Let’s fix this.’  They asked me a ton more questions about my likes and style and clothing hopes and dreams.  Since I was trapped in an RV driving through Oklahoma I had more than enough time to answer all their questions.

I got another email a day or so later from a new Stylist saying she was scheduling a new Stitch Fix for me and asking if I had any special requests.

I was hopeful, but tried not to get too excited….. And then something HORRIBLE happened when Stitch Fix # 4 arrived….

(Spoiler alert!)

I liked EVERYTHING!!

I flip houses for a living… I’m covered in dirt most days….I don’t ‘need’ a bunch of pretty clothes…. I just wanted to try Stitch Fix for an introduction to things I might not have tried on my own. I was thinking of Stitch Fix as a cooler, more stylish friend who would force me to try on stuff I wouldn’t have picked on my own.

Stitch Fix nailed it this time!  Now I want to buy the whole thing…. and I just might……

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Stitch Fix #2

I was entirely too excited to get my second Stitch Fix.  I haven’t been this excited about any of my other subscription boxes.  I guess part of the excitement is that there are so many possibilities…. Jewelry? Dress? Purse? Jeans? Shirts?  Who knows!

(If you haven’t heard about Stitch Fix  yet, you can read more HERE.)

It is also fun to know that my Stitch Fix Stylist, Sharon is working to figure out what the heck it is that I like (good luck, Sharon!) and what will look good on me.  It’s like shopping with a fashionable friend.

This month I convinced my husband to take my photos…. they turned out SO much better this time.  Mom was at my house this evening, so we had a little fashion show.  It was even more fun to have Mom and Brian voting too!

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PAPERMOON – Beverley Lace Side Panel Knit Top  – $54

I really liked this shirt, the fabric was soft and comfy.  I wasn’t sure about the horizontal stripes, but Mom and Brian both voted to keep it.

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PIXLEY – Avah Knit Top – $58

I wanted to like this shirt, but is bunched up strangely around my hips.  The pattern just didn’t do anything for me either.  I decided to send it back.

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BANCROFT – Jared Pre-Layered Necklace – $34

This necklace looked like one that I would have pinned, but just never ends up looking right on me.  The second layer always ends up sliding down my neckline and bugging me.  Also the blasted thing was so tangled up when it arrived that it took Mom thirty minutes to untangle it… she told me to send it back because she wasn’t going to untangle it for me again.  Cute… but I sent it back.

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SKIES ARE BLUE – Silva Button Front Top – $54

I wanted to keep it as soon as I opened the box.  I loved the color and the material… Never mind that already have several plaid shirts… I adore plaid, but it wasn’t meant to be.  This was a Petite size and while I am five foot tall, so definitely a petite, I often have trouble with the shoulders of petite shirts.  So, sadly, this shirt had to go back.
 

 

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LOVEAPPELLA – Ronna Dress – $68

One of the things that I like about Stitch Fix is that you get your own personal stylist who listens to your reviews and learns your tastes over time. My stylist, Sharon, listened to my comments about the dress in my last Fix and pointed out in her notes how this dress had sleeves (I’d complained about the lack of sleeves on the last dress) and no elastic waist this time.  She got so much closer with this dress! I like the cute little split up the back of the dress that allowed the black under layer to peek through.  The length was also very good… which is tricky to do with me since I’m five foot tall.  Mom liked it and I was tempted.  In the end I decided to return it.  I don’t wear dresses a lot, so when I do I want them to be comfortable and make me feel confident.  This dress had a high neckline and I felt like it made my chest look…. umm… huge. I don’t need any help in that department.

I kept the PAPERMOON – Beverley Lace Side Panel Knit Top  – $54.

$54- $20 (Stitch Fix Styling Fee)  = $34

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Stitch Fix #1

Stitch FixMy first Stitch Fix arrived today!  (Because I need more stuff…. right?)

Stitch Fix sends you an assortment of five items every month or so (you can choose to receive boxes more or less frequently).  You could receive dresses, jeans, shirts, jewelry or handbags.  You aren’t locked into a subscription and you can change the frequency of your boxes at any time.  You can also ask for specific things…. Like, “I’ve got a wedding to go to next month, send me some cute dresses.”

The part that got my attention was that you get your own personal stylist who you can communicate with and who (hopefully) will be able to tailor the clothes to your tastes and body type.

You pay a $20 styling fee each Box which can be applied to your current box if you choose to purchase an item or two.  If you purchase everything in your box you will also receive a 25% discount on everything.

(Read more about Stitch Fix HERE.)

Stitch Fix, Boo the Pomeranian, Not Impressed

Boo is not impressed.

I learned a number of things from my first Stitch Fix experience.

1.) I have no good places to take photos of myself in the house.  So just forgive the photos this time, I’ll try to do better… or get Brian to take them next time.

2.) I am not a patient person. (Fine, that’s not a revelation, but that does explain why I didn’t want to wait until Brian could take the photos and why I didn’t want to wait until it was daylight and I could take the photos outside)

3.) I am really nit-picky.  I hope my stylist doesn’t hate me.

4.) My dog thinks that I am weird. (She insisted on being in every photo tonight… but normally refuses to look at the camera when I try to take photo of her!)


I was super excited when I saw all the gorgeous reds and blues in my box.  I couldn’t wait to try everything on… and I was worried that I would want to keep everything!

First I tried on the Skies are Blue “Wiggin Crochet Detail Blouse” ($48).  I wasn’t a huge fan of the color….it was more of an orangie-red and it was see-through.  I HATE that.  I’m not opposed to layering, but I hate having to wear a cami under my shirts. Also, the size was weird… It was super tight around the shoulders and I had to do some fancy wiggling to get the thing back off… and strangely loose around the waist.  It was not attractive at all.

Next was the Alice Blue “Lucio Henley Blouse” – ($48).  I was so in love with the color and the style… I was almost ready to forgive it for also being see-through…. then I couldn’t fit it over my head at all…. it stuck on my arms… All the fancy wiggling in the world wouldn’t have gotten me back out of it… so I gave up.

So now I’m starting to think that maybe I’m not Stitch Fix’s idea of a Medium? I generally shop at Kohls, Old Navy and TJ Maxx and I almost always wear a medium…. I have chunky arms and a generous amount of cleavage, but a smaller waist. Mediums are usually fine. With those fresh disappointments I wasn’t at all excited about trying on the dress….

Pixley “Leevie Dress” – ($78). I actually liked the dress a lot more than I had expected.  I LOVED the sequins on the shoulders and the length was perfect… I’m 5 foot tall, so getting dresses the right length is a trick.  There was a sheer layer on top and a thicker silky layer underneath that made the dress really soft and comfortable.  I don’t normally like dresses with an elastic waist, but this one hit me at just the right spot that it didn’t look frumpy.  My only complaint was the sleeves.  On anyone else it probably wouldn’t have been a problem, but I’m just really not comfortable in such short sleeves… and I specifically mentioned that in my Stitch Fix profile, so I’m a bit disappointed about that…. Three more inches on those sleeves and I’d have kept it.

Octavia “Raymond Plaid & Polka Dot Scarf” – ($38).  I have a small obsession with scarves.  I get cold easily, but as long as I can keep my neck warm I’m okay… so I have a million scarves and I can always take another one… especially if there are polka dots involved. I thought this scarf was a sure thing as soon as I saw it in the box, but once I tried it on.. I feel silly saying that I needed to ‘try on’ a scarf… it just wasn’t exactly right.  It is double thick and wide…. I’m not sure if maybe I’m supposed to be wearing it more like a wrap?  When I tried tying it like it showed on the Suggestions Card my head was almost swallowed up completely.  I’m torn.. its very soft… and it does have polka dots and plaid…. I want it…but…

Kut From the Kloth, Dayna Skinny Jean, Stitch FixKut From the Kloth “Dayna Skinny Jean” ($88).  Last were the jeans.  I started to dismiss them immediately.  I already have a couple pairs of jeans that I adore.  Also, these jeans had a bit of that ‘whiskering’ around the hips/pockets that usually just looks unflattering.  Even when I tried them on I was still not loving them… they fit fine… the length was pretty good… a tiny bit long, but then again, I am 5 foot tall… there are kindergartners that are taller than me….. But the longer I wore them (mostly while I was screwing around with the camera and trying on the other two shirts) I started to notice how comfortable they were…. Almost like leggings comfortable.  Dammit!  I liked the most expensive thing in the box.


 

So here’s how this works:  If I had liked everything in the box I could have bought it all and saved 25% and applied my $20 styling fee to the purchase.

Merchandise Total: $300

Buy 5 Discount: -$75

Styling Fee Credit: -$20

TOTAL: $205.00

I’d been hoping to like the least expensive item out of the box…. or everything!  Instead, I like the most expensive item.  I’m still debating weather to keep the scarf ($38) or the jeans ($88)… remembering that if I return everything I lose my $20 Styling Fee credit….

Decisions…. decisions…. Maybe I should just call Mom….

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