Stitch Fix Review | April 2017

My 13th “Fix”

Stitch Fix #13 – April 2017

While this is my first blog review for Stitch Fix, this is my 13th “Fix”!  I have been using Stitch Fix since about 2015.  It’s been a lifesaver for me on so many occasions when I simply didn’t have the time to go shopping.  And I don’t know about you, but the last thing I want to do in my (rare) spare time is spend it in them mall.  After working a 12 hour day, doing chores around the house, getting dinner ready for my family, and taking care of my dogs, I barely have enough time to blink, let alone drive to the mall to fight the crowds, only to be disappointed that I couldn’t find what I was looking for. Wouldn’t it be great to have your own personal stylist?  Well now you can! 

Stitch Fix is an online personal stylist service tailored to fit your taste, your budget, and your schedule. You can opt to receive Fixes automatically every few weeks, every few months, or on demand.  You fill out a detailed questionnaire with things like your height, weight, and body shape, along with your style preferences. Stitch Fix carries a variety of price points (which you can pre-set during the questionnaire phase).  They carry private label and recently started carrying select name brand items. Do you prefer dresses or pants? Are you feminine and flirty, classic, or edgy?

Your personal stylist will curate 5 pieces for you to try on in the comfort of your own home. You only keep what you like and return the rest. Shipping is free both ways and they even provide prepaid packaging. Just toss whatever you don’t want keep into the package, seal it up, and leave it for your postal carrier. The best part is if you keep all 5 pieces, you will get a 25% discount!  And they only charges a $20 styling fee which is applied to anything you purchase.

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Kut from the Kloth “Callie” Denim Jacket

White jeans: Paige Verdugo Ankle | Top:  Loft

This is by far my favorite item in Fix #13!  My dear friend Jennnnnnn vetoed it, but she’s at least a decade (or two) younger than me.. so I can do whatever i want, right?  I don’t have to listen to those younguns!  I’ve been looking for a light wash denim jacket, literally.. lit-erally… for a few years, so the fact that this was delivered right to my doorstep seemed like fate. This one has just the right amount of stretch so as not to feel constricting and the two breast pockets are perfect for hiding your lipgloss and money/ID if you don’t want to carry a purse!  Denim jackets are so versatile and they go with everything from jean & t-shirts, to shorts & tanks, and even sundresses. Verdict:  Kept! (pffft.. Jennnn!)

Greylin “Becca” Silk Blouse

Jeans: Stitch Fix Lila Ryan | Shoes: Tom’s Beatrix Clog Sandal | Necklace:  Forever 21

Every woman should have at least one silk blouse in her closet and I wanted this one to be mine.  It’s soft, elegant, and .. well, silky!  Having one quality silk piece in your wardrobe elevates your outfit to the next level and makes you feel just a little more special when you’re wearing it.  I’ve always been on the lookout for a good silk piece, but I already own a sleeveless blouse in this exact same color and style, so I couldn’t justify keeping this one at $118.  Verdict: returned.

Gilli “Elyza” Flare Skirt

Being petite, it’s hard finding dresses and skirts that fit well.  This patterned flare skirt by Gilli was almost just right, but not just right enough to keep.  I love small patterns, but I wasn’t a fan of the colors and didn’t think it was flattering against my skin tone.  The skirt was a little too long when I wore it at my natural waistline, but fit better when worn higher.  I thought it paired really well with the Greylin silk blouse, but I don’t have a need for an outfit like this, so I returned it.

Heartloom “Nelle” Crochet Top

Jeans: Old Navy Rockstar Skinny | Shoes:  Tieks | Watch:  Garmin Forerunner 235 

I’ve been kinda wanting to try the bo-ho look, but always felt it was reserved for the 20-something group.  This crochet detail top by Heartloom has just the right touch of on-trend bo-ho style, without being too over the top (no pun intended). I love the peek-a-boo crochet on the arms.. it lets your skin show through and it’s a lovely contrast against the bright white.  At $88, the price point is pretty steep for a trend that will eventually fade away, but white is such a classic color, I convinced myself I’ll be able to wear it long after the bo-ho style is gone. Verdict:  kept

Liverpool “Elmira” Wide Leg Linen Pant

Ummmm…. not really sure what to say here.  Either my stylist completely forgot I’m only 5′ 1/2″ or someone pulled the wrong item out of inventory.  I have been asking for linen, and I specifically asked for a pair of olive linen joggers, but to think these pants would fit me was just wishful thinking.  I’ll give it to Liverpool though, they know how to make a good item. These pants were ri-diculously comfy!  Even though they weren’t the joggers that I wanted, these were so comfortable, I contemplated having them tailored.  Overall, the fit was also too big in the waistline (they are super cinched at the top and barely hanging on the edge of my hips), so I returned them.

Style Card

One of the things I love about Stitch Fix is that your stylist sends you a personalized note with style cards that have images of ways to pair your new pieces.  For someone like me, who is fashionably challenged, this is a huge help!  The geniuses at Stitch Fix conveniently include images of other items to pair your new pieces with so you can ask for them on your next Fix. 😉

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Happy Fixin’!

Just me, my iPhone 6, and a cheap remote-control tripod from Amazon 😉

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