Stitch Fix #5

Disclaimer: This post contains referral links.  I was in no way compensated for writing this and as always, opinions are my own.  If you use the referral links to sign up for Stitch Fix, I will receive a credit toward future fixes.  

Hey y’all! It’s that time again…a Stitch Fix reveal post!  This is my 5th fix and if you don’t know what Stitch Fix is all about by now, refer back to my first one to get the scoop.  I’ve been spreading my fixes out a bit more to save money, especially over the holidays…but this one I forgot to skip, so it arrived on my doorstep on December 26th!  Merry Christmas to me!

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Since I hadn’t given specific requests this time around, it was up to my stylist to send some things she thought I’d like.  
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1.  Emer Brocade Print High Waisted Cropped Pant ($98)

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I’m usually a fan of the high waisted look, and these pants fit me well, but I knew even before I put them on that I would be sending them back.  The rayon/nylon fabric combo along with the $98 price tag totally turned me off.  I did like the subtle pattern on these otherwise black pants, however. But ultimately…SENT BACK.

2. Lindy Grid Print Blouse ($48)

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This top fits great, can transition from work to casual and is comfortable.  It has that longer-in-the-back thing going on, so it would be great with leggings or can be tucked into a pencil skirt.  Verdict: KEPT.  But let me be clear, I only kept this so I didn’t “lose out” on my $20 styling fee.  I don’t LOVE it and definitely didn’t need it.

3. Florida Floral Print Flutter Sleeve Blouse ($64)

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This whole girly flutter sleeve thing doesn’t work for me and this top was just blah.  It fit pretty well, but the blue/tan pattern is boring and the neckline is just a tad too low to be work appropriate.  Verdict: returned!

4. Presley Colorblock Button-Back Sweater ($68)

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A lot of people hated this top on my social media (and in real life).  Some people thought it looked like I put a cardigan on backwards, others said it made my boobs look weird, a lot of people hated the mustard color.  I didn’t hate this top, but I definitely didn’t love it either.  I don’t see myself really wearing it, and I know I would never pay $68 for this in a store.  Verdict: returned.

 5. Percie Gathered Waist Puffer Vest ($48)IMG_0904

 

This last piece was one I wanted to really love, but ultimately I hated.  I had pinned a few cute vests on Pinterest and my stylist thought I’d love this one.  Ultimately, the cinching fell in a weird place on my torso, the fabric wasn’t very sturdy and it didn’t feel high quality.  Verdict: RETURN.

Once again, this was a #StitchFixFail (loving this hashtag, btw!).  And with that, I’m taking a little break from Stitch Fix.  I can’t justify the cost right now, between saving for a house and many upcoming weddings to pay for.  Especially when I’m not loving my fixes.  I’m thinking I’ll be ready for another fix when spring rolls around, but for now…Sayanora Stitch Fix!  

What did you think of this fix?  What would you have kept?  Have you had a major #StitchFixFail? Tell me about it.

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Stitch Fix #2-May 2014

Stitch Fix #2 arrived! Finally.  If you don’t yet know what Stitch Fix is, read my first review here…or click on over to their site (referral link).

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First peek at my Stitch Fix!

Ever since I received my first Stitch Fix, I’ve been itching for another one.  I’ve been living vicariously through friends who also receive fixes and I’ve been all over Pinterest checking out what other people are getting.  I’ll repeat, I’m not a fashion blogger…but I got a lot of great response after posting my first fix, so I think it’ll be fun to share again.  And of course, if you’d like to start receives fixes for yourself, you can sign-up using my referral link and I’ll love you forever.  🙂

So let’s go over what I got:

1. Smith Ruffle Front Blouse $48

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Green top

 I immediately loved the color of this top and the ruffle detail.  It’s comfortable and fits well.  I was a little hesitant at first, because the details on the shoulder make it tough to conceal bra straps.  But I think this will be a great piece for summer, both at work and play.  Verdict: KEPT.

2.  Pink Martini Sally Mixed Striped Dress

Meh.

Meh.

This dress is definitely not something I would have pulled off a rack to try on.  I don’t usually do structured pieces and while I’m a big fan of stripes, this pattern turned me off.  The material was nice…cotton, but thick and comfortable.  It was just too loose on top and while I didn’t think it looked bad, I didn’t love it.  I had peeked at my items when my fix shipped, so I had already googled this dress and saw it in both blue tones and black and white.  I didn’t really care for either of those, and then mine arrived in orange.  Yuck.  The only upside was that it had pockets!!! I love a dress with pockets!  But not enough to keep this blah orange-striped, wayyyy overpriced thing.  Next!

Verdict:  Sent back.

3. Mystree Alissa Twist Front Striped Dress

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This dress is ALL wrong.

Also known as the ugliest dress in the history of the world.  I saw this dress in someone else’s review and immediately knew I would hate it.  It’s a pinkish floral pattern that is striped (makes no sense, I know…) and it is just plain awful.  The top wouldn’t fit anyone with a chest (the knot is so awkward) and the seam connecting the skirt and top landed pretty high on me.  Side note:  I specifically told my stylist that I hate “girly” things, floral and any dress that has a seam under my boobs.  This dress had all of those things.

Verdict: Couldn’t send it back fast enough!

4. Natasha Front Pocket Sleeveless Blouse (off-white) $58

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5. Lucilla Mixed Stripe Maxi Skirt $58

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Obsessed with this combo!

After seeing this top in other reviews, I knew what I was in for.  I saw it in other fixes in a hot pink or weird purple color, so I’m thankful mine arrived in this cream color.  I wouldn’t have picked that for myself and don’t think I own a single top in cream.  It’s sheer with gold accent buttons and pockets and is long enough to wear with leggings or skinny jeans.

As far as the maxi skirt, I specifically asked for one in this fix so I was excited to see it.  I often have trouble finding maxi skirts or dresses that are the right length for me.  My stylist did a great job on this piece, because I love everything about it.  It’s just the right length, fits great around my hips/waist and is such a fun color/pattern.  Would I normally spend $58 on a maxi?  Absolutely not.  But in this case, it was love at first sight.  Verdict: Kept both!

In the end, I kept 3 out of 5 pieces and I’m content.  I do think my fix was pretty pricey for the items I received, but I had some referral credits so didn’t feel too guilty about splurging.  If I hadn’t had the credit, I probably would have only kept the skirt.  I left lots of feedback during checkout and hope fixes only get better from here on out.  This fix was purposefully scheduled for almost 2 months from my first, so I wouldn’t go overboard on my spending each month. Since then, Stitch Fix has created an “every other month” option, which works fantastic for me!  After checkout, I signed up for that option and my next fix will be coming at the end of June!  Stay tuned…and if you’re intrigued enough to sign up, don’t forget about my referral code! 🙂

What would you have kept from my fix?  Have you tried Stitch Fix yet?  Tell me about it…

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