It’s been a while since I’ve requested a Fix and with Spring around the corner, I wanted to prep my closet with some transitional pieces to ease me out of the cold winter days. Thankfully I also had a $49 credit so it wouldn’t hurt my wallet so much (thank you to those of you who used my referral link)!
I decided not to ask for my regular stylist with the hopes that I might step a little further outside my comfort zone. Brittany pretty much nailed everything I asked for —-buuuuut, she missed some key details. Before I get into my review, let me tell you how Stitch Fix works:
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 premium brand items as well. 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. (I had a credit on my account, so no styling fee – yipee!)
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I am a super casual chick.. living in skinny jeans and tees 24/7. Occasionally I’ll try to be feminine and trendy, but I always end up back in my closet, stripping everything off and donning my favorite worn denim and easy-fitting tees. My stylists probably get bored of sending me Fixes because I always say the same thing: “Casual, unstructured styles; no cut-outs, no off-the-shoulder, cozy fabrics”, etc. Hmmmm.
There is only one piece I didn’t photograph and that is simply because it was so big on me and looked so frumpy, it would not have been fair to even review it. It’s such a cute piece and right up my alley. It’s the perfect blend of the super casual look I like (in my favorite color!), but it’s this beautifully textured knit that elevates it beyond the average tee. If it had fit, I would have kept it in a heartbeat. I’m super sad I have to return it because it was my favorite item in this month’s Fix. 🙁
Textured Knit V-Neck Top
It’s always nice when your stylists sends the specific items you requested and I appreciate that Brittany paid attention to my request for comfortable, soft fabrics. This adorable off-the-shoulder top by Rails is lightweight and breezy. Buuuuut, off-the-shoulder looks just aren’t flattering on me. And even if they were, the $128 price tag is a big fat nope. Returned.
Cut-out Knit Top
Olive green is usually a great color on me, but this style just didn’t hang well. And the current trend of these types of cut-out necklines just remind of the 80’s gone wrong. Returned.
Navy Criss-Cross Swing Hem Top
Having said that – I actually do like this blouse and the criss-cross cutout neckline. It feels less geometric than the other blouse, and I like that the criss-cross straps are thin. The fabric is a blend of modale and poly so it has a nice slinky smooth feel without feeling cheap. The flutter sleeves give the illusion of broader shoulders and the swing hemline (sort of visible in the 3rd image) makes me feel stylish. 🙂 Kept.
Blush Mauve Crossbody Purse
Pastels really aren’t my thing, but I realize the necessity of owning a neutral handbag and have been eyeballing blush crossbody bags for several months. I requested one for this Fix and Brittany selected the perfect size in a crossbody style just as I requested. I might have even agreed to the tassels, but the color was more mauve the blush. I don’t think that was Brittany’s fault – the image on the style card looks very pink/blush. Returned.
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