Stitch Fix: December 2016

Stitch Fix: December 2016

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Happy Friday! I’m back to share my latest Stitch Fix with y’all.  I honestly forgot that I’d scheduled it for last week, so it was a fun post-Christmas surprise!  For anyone who doesn’t know about Stitch Fix yet, it’s a clothing service where a stylist sends you 5 pieces of clothing, accessories and/or shoes. You try it all on at home and then decide what you want to purchase and what to send back. It works wonderfully for me because A) I hate shopping/malls/lines and B) I’m not the most fashionable person out there.

With each fix I receive, I continue to be impressed by both the service as a whole and my stylist, Hannah.  She checks out my Pinterest board and really does listen to the feedback I give on each item and fix.  She also pushes me out of my comfort zone with some items I would never choose for myself. This December fix (my 10th!) was more in my style “wheelhouse”, but that didn’t make it any less fun to bust open and try on! I didn’t have any specific requests this time around, so here’s what my stylist sent:

Fate Salena Mixed Material Pullover-$64

This top is cozy and simple, with little details like the pocket and trim that make it more than just a plain long sleeve tee.  The fit was off–the sleeves were too long, the shoulder seam came down to my bicep, etc.  Not to mention, my closet is already all sorts of shades of grey, so while I wanted to like this top, I didn’t keep it.

Mixed Material Pullover

Bay to Baubles Laura Mini Earring Set-$28

While I didn’t ask for accessories specifically, I definitely am in need of an “everyday” pair of earrings. This set of silver earrings fit the bill, but unfortunately, I’m wearing mostly gold these days.  To be honest, I also think they looked kind of cheap, so back these went too! 

Bay to Baubles

Pro-tip: I always give my stylist ALL of my feedback, good or bad, when checking out. It helps her customize my fixes and on a larger scale, gives Stitch Fix as a company feedback to consider as they partner with clothing and accessory brands. I truly have had nothing but good experiences with SF customer service along the way!

Skies Are Blue Sisou Button Down Top-$58

Edyson Mayfare Bootcut Jean-$58

 
Stitch Fix #9

This button down fit me really well (in a comfy, casual way) and it has two layers so it’s heavier than a normal plaid top without being overly thick like a flannel. My stylist couldn’t have known, but I have a really similar red plaid button down already, so I can’t justify keeping this one.

I totally didn’t expect to find bootcut jeans when I pulled them out of my box. Maybe it’s my lack of fashion sense, but I thought bootcut was out and skinny jeans were in? 😉 The jeans are super comfortable and fit really well in the butt and thighs, which is not an easy task. I’m bummed to say they also ended up going back.  It’s only because the inseam was too long for my short little legs and I will never go to get them hemmed.  Also, I wear flats 99% of the time and think bootcut pants look weird with flat shoes.  But who knows, I could be wrong on that too. I’m not a fashion expert, obviously.

Market & Spruce Wilco Solid Quilted Vest-$68

Remember how I said the stylists pay attention and try to choose things they know you’ll love? This is a perfect example of that. I’m SUCH a vest person and probably have about 1 million of them on my Pinterest board.  I also own like four that I wear all the time.  I loved the bright blue color of this vest, but otherwise I wasn’t a fan.  The fabric felt fairly thin and the gold zipper looked cheap and clunky.  As much as I really wanted to keep something in this fix, this had to go back too.img_3797

Overall this fix wasn’t the best for me, but it is still always a fun experience.  I’m looking it as a sign from the universe to save my pennies for next time! I’m planning to clean up my Pinterest board a bit (no more vests) and request more specifics for the next one, which is of course already scheduled. 😉

One more thing about how great Stitch Fix is—for the months of January and February, they have partnered with GoodWill to make it easy to donate unwanted clothing or household goods.  Here’s the deal with the Give Back Box®…Just package up clothing or household goods you wish to donate in your Stitch Fix box (or any box!) and print a free shipping label. Then, drop it at any post office or UPS drop-off location, or simply leave it at your doorstep for USPS pickup. Awesome, right? I’m definitely going to do this with some stuff I’ve been meaning to get rid of! 

As always, if you want to sign up for Stitch Fix yourself or buy a gift card for someone else to use, I’d looove if you use my affiliate links.  I am a Stitch Fix influencer, but happily used the service before I became one and I continue to pay for fixes on my own.  If you love any of the pieces I received, be sure to pin them for your Stitch Fix stylist or directly request them in your next fix!

Happy fixing, friends! 

Introducing Stitch Fix Men…aka that time I dated a model ;)

Introducing Stitch Fix Men…aka that time I dated a model ;)

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links, however Stitch Fix is a service I have used and loved for a while now. By posting this review I am entering a contest sponsored by Stitch Fix Men and am eligible to win a prize, however I was not compensated for my time.

Y’all know how much I love Stitch Fix, but the launch of Stitch Fix Men has me digging it even more.  I jumped at the chance to order a fix for boyfriend and last week it arrived on our doorstep.
SF door

Before I get into the pieces in our first men’s fix, let me back up and say boyfriend is not a fashionable guy.  He doesn’t tend to care what he looks like and definitely doesn’t notice when things start to shrink or get holes or wear thin.  If I didn’t buy him new clothes, he’d definitely still be wearing old t-shirts from his high school days along with ill-fitting pants.  I love him very much, but his style is definitely not what attracted me to him. When not in uniform or workout gear, his go-to outfit is jeans and a tee shirt (usually CrossFit related, see photo below). He’s also colorblind, so without guidance, some of those outfits can be pretty interesting!
SF Men Box 1

Long story short, the personalized style of Stitch Fix is perfect for someone like my fashionably-challenged man.  He I filled out a profile, including his fit, size and style preferences and his stylist chose items that would bolster his wardrobe and included tips for how to wear each piece. 

Stitch Fix Men Style

Stitch Fix Men stocks a range of established and emerging brands such as Ben Sherman, Threads 4 Thought, Original Penguin and Woolrich.  I’m a fan of Threads 4 Thought in particular, as they produce ethical and sustainable pieces using organic cotton and recycled polyester.

T4T Hoodie

Although he’s not into fashion and clothing, boyfriend definitely enjoyed getting this fix and trying everything on.  He was such a good sport and modeled for me, so I can share each piece with you too!  Let’s recap what he got.

Mavi Matt Relaxed Leg Jean- $98.00

Mavi Relaxed Leg Jean

These jeans were a comfortable, stretchy material and looked great on him.  Bonus points for fitting a narrow waist AND long legs simultaneously.  That’s definitely not easy to find with mens pants!  I also don’t think boyfriend or I would have picked out black denim, but that’s exactly what I love about Stitch Fix–it’s a chance to try something different!  They were a little too expensive, however, so these jeans were sent back.

Ezekiel Fairmont Dobby Shirt-$57.00

SF Men Plaid

This shirt was the only one I knew wouldn’t be a favorite right out of the box.  Up close, the detailed pattern was a little too cowboy-ish, rather than being normal plaid, and it just didn’t work.  The shirt fit great though, which again is no easy task on a thin man with a broad back and muscular shoulders.  

Threads 4 Thought Confetti Pullover Hoodie-$48.00

SF Confetti

I liked the simplicity of this thin hoodie, which was grey with confetti color detailing, but from far away looked almost oatmeal.  Boyfriend liked this piece too, but didn’t seem himself wearing it, so we sent it back.

Original Penguin Chris Reversible Long Sleeve Tee-$69.00

SF Men Penguin

Another super comfy top with the added bonus of being reversible (it was blue striped on the other side).  I’ve heard good things about the Original Penguin brand, but in the end neither of us could justify such a high price tag for a long sleeve tee.

Threads 4 Thought Malibu Triblend Colorblock Hoodie-$59.00

Stitch Fix Men T4T Hoodie

loved this hoodie and think my man looks great in it.  I know hoodies and activewear are his thing, but I appreciated how the fact that it was a hoodie didn’t mean it was shapeless and baggy.  The material was incredible and I liked the baseball tee-style color blocking.  Unfortunately, this was sent back also due to the price tag, but I’m kind of regretting that I didn’t just splurge and buy it for him.  I might have to ask for it again in a future fix! 😉

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If you’re looking to style the man in your life, or give the gift of style, I definitely recommend Stitch Fix Men.  While we didn’t end up keeping anything in this fix, I still have to say I think the stylist nailed it.  All of the pieces were perfect for my active dude and his style.  More than that, I was pleasantly surprised (shocked even) at how well everything fit him! It is pretty hard for us to find clothes that fit a tall, thin-framed (but muscular) guy, and all of these pieces, including the jeans, fit really really well.  I’m glad to know I can turn to my trusted Stitch Fix when it’s time to restock and update his wardrobe again.  

Is there a man in your life in need of some Stitch Fix fun?  What do you think of the pieces boyfriend received?