Stitch Fix-January 2017

Stitch Fix-January 2017

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Another week, another Stitch Fix reveal coming at ya! I scheduled another fix quickly after my December one because I hadn’t kept anything and still wanted to add some pieces to my winter wardrobe.  With some of the nutrition events and talks I have coming up, I requested professional-ish items. Before I dive further into this latest fix, if you still don’t know what Stitch Fix is all about, read more in my first post

My stylist has been great about giving me a mix of things I immediately love as well as pieces outside my comfort zone. She took feedback from my last one (especially about the quality of the items) and sent me an all around great fix this month!  I didn’t have a photographer this time around and the weather was horrible when I got my fix, so this post has indoor mirror and selfie shots. #Life. Anyway, here’s what my 11th Stitch Fix brought:

PIXLEY Martina Slub Knit Open Cardigan-$38

This soft, lightweight black cardi was a no-brainer for me.  I actually already own a lot of black cardigans, but this one is different than all of them and has cute slouchy pockets. Kept!

LIVERPOOL Kristy Straight Leg Pant-$88

Out of the box, I looooved these. The color is awesome, the fabric felt extremely durable and they looked high quality. They fit well in some areas, but were too big in others…which is a common problem with dress pants for me.  Hello, big strong thighs and butt! I wanted to keep these, but knew I wouldn’t end up wearing them.  Back they went!

BAY TO BAUBLES Martha 2-set Hoop Earrings-$34

Like I said, my stylist listens to feedback.  I wasn’t a fan of the earrings in my last fix, but she chose a gold set of hoops this time and I love them! They could become a jewelry staple for me, for sure! Kept.

41HAWTHORN Litton Split Neck Blouse-$54

I loved the simplicity and classic style of this top. It’s pretty much exactly what I was asking for and I’m so glad it also fits great.  Keeper!

PAPERMOON Merilee Knit Dress- $54

This dress is super comfortable and the pattern is fun, but I wasn’t thrilled with how it looked on me. I think if it was a solid color or a more subtle pattern, I would have kept it so that I could accessorize in different ways.  I didn’t envision myself wearing it more than once-it just had too much going on.  Sent back!

That’s 3 out of 5 pieces kept from this fix, with the other 2 being packed up and mailed back!  Last month I mentioned that Stitch Fix has partnered with Give Back Box® to make it easy to donate unwanted clothing items to GoodWill. I totally took advantage and used my Stitch Fix box to ship some old clothes.  Typically those donations sit in a bag in my car for months until I remember to drop them off, so thanks Stitch Fix! 🙂

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

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?