Birthday Fix Time!
My 23rd Stitch Fix arrived on Friday; I’m calling this one my birthday Fix because my (40th!!) birthday is this Wednesday. Time to treat myself! At first glance I liked the mixture of colors, materials, and patterns inside my box. I always like seeing stripes and florals. 🙂 Keep on reading to see my June 2018 Stitch Fix review.
What, What’s Stitch Fix?
Stitch Fix is a subscription-based personal styling service for women—including maternity and plus sizes. The company also has a subscription box for men, and they recently announced that they’ll offer Stitch Fix Kids as well. It’s free to create an account and complete a style profile. Once you schedule a Fix, a stylist selects five pieces of clothing, accessories, or shoes for you. When the Fix arrives you have three days to try the items on and decide which ones you want to purchase. Find more details at the bottom of this post.
June 2018 Styling Notes
Prior to this Fix I wrote a note to my stylist in my profile: “I’d love a casual dress and a sleeveless top or two. I’d also like to try a romper. It gets really hot in DC so lightweight and breezy are good!” Cara was my stylist again and she sent exactly what I had requested, which I always appreciate. Here’s a peek at my styling cards and note from Cara:
A Footwear Note
You may notice that I’m wearing the same pair of sneakers with all the outfits below. I could have tried these pieces on with more “outfit-appropriate” shoes. With my garbage feet, though, I’m stuck in sneakers all the time. I wanted my outfit photos to be true to what I actually wear, so this is what I’m working with. 🙂 Unrelated: I decided to wear a different lip color with each outfit this time. It’s hard to see my lip color in the photos because I only used the natural lighting in our apartment, but I noted the lip product used in the photo captions.
First I tried on the Papermoon Egan One Pocket Knit Top in Coral ($38). My first thought was “ugh, pink,” but the color really does veer more coral. You can see in the first photo above that the stripe edges aren’t sharp; there’s a different kinda zigzag detail going on. I love the swingy cut and the fact that it’s lightweight; I also love the pocket. There’s a keyhole cutout at the top in the back, which I didn’t photograph, but it’s another nice detail. I don’t have many striped tank tops for summer, so the verdict on this piece is KEPT!
Next I tried on the Papermoon Fayette Mixed Material Blouse in Teal Green ($38). I’m a big fan of teal so this color appealed to me immediately. The top is very breezy, which is perfect for summer. The style and cut are cute, but there’s nothing particularly interesting about this top and I’m not totally in love with it. For that reason, the verdict is RETURNED.
I then tried on the third top: the Loveappella Earnest Knit Swing Tank in Purple ($44). Cara noted that this tank is so my jam: purple, floral, and a style I’ve loved in the past. All of these things are true! I really love the purple shade of this top. The fit is good and I like the swingy vibe. Unfortunately I’m not loving the ikat-ish floral print. It’s hard for me to put my finger on why I don’t like it but I feel like I wouldn’t reach for this top too often. So…the verdict on this one, sadly, is RETURNED.
The One-Piece Pieces
I moved on to the Collective Concepts Joliee Crochet Detail Dress in Light Blue ($78). I am loving this dress! It reminds me of a maxi from my September 2017 Fix, but it fits SO much better. There’s currently nothing in my closet quite like it. The neckline is really flattering—it comes close to halter territory, but it’s not quite there. This is a super summery dress that’s casual enough for date night but can be dressed up for a party.
Cara mentioned in her note to me that this dress would pair well with the jean jacket from my March 2015 Fix and with the 41Hawthorn Benson 3/4 Ruched Sleeve Blazer from my January 2016 Fix. So I tried the blazer on with it and sure enough, it makes for a very cute ensemble! As I’m sure you’ve guessed, the verdict on this dress is KEPT.
The fifth and final piece I tried on was the Collective Concepts Hyacinth Lace Romper in Red ($74). This romper is cute, but I have several issues with it. I do love lace. But for me, at least, lacy pieces are best for special occasions. Pieces with lace accents are more casual, but IMO, full-on lace is a bit elevated. I don’t have any occasions coming up where a lace romper would feel appropriate.
Aside from the “a tad too fancy” aspect, the romper’s fit isn’t great on me. I don’t love the way it blouses out at the waist, and it’s pretty damn short on me. I have long legs AND a long torso, so rompers can be difficult for me. This romper is so short that you can see my ass when I bend over. Which is maybe fine if you’re not days away from turning 40. 😛 I had the same butt exposure situation with a romper that came in my May 2016 Fix. I probably shouldn’t request them anymore and stick to trying them on in stores. Obviously the verdict is RETURNED.
The Financial Damage
After the $20 styling fee deduction, the total for the Collective Concepts dress and the Papermoon top was $96. That’s not bad for two pieces that I know I’ll wear!
Cara did a great job picking out pieces that match my style profile. Not everything worked perfectly, but I didn’t hate anything in this Fix. I’m very happy with the top and dress that I decided to keep, so this Fix was well worth it!
New to my Stitch Fix reviews? You can read my past reviews here.
Stitch Fix assigns a personal stylist to select five items for you, including clothing, accessories, and shoes—and ships them right to your door.
Sign up at Stitch Fix and complete a style profile by filling out your clothing and shoe sizes, what sort of styles you like, color preferences, and more. They now offer plus sizes and maternity wear as well! You can even specify a price range you’re willing to spend per piece. The style profile is comprehensive, and you’re encourage to include a link to your Pinterest style board (here’s mine) to help guide your stylist. You can request specific items via your Pinterest board or by leaving a note for your stylist on the Stitch Fix website, though there’s no guarantee you’ll get them.
Then you schedule a Fix (you can get one as often as you’d like). Ladies: you can now add Extras (e.g., intimates like bras, underwear, camis, etc) to your order before your stylist starts working on it! When the date arrives, you get a box containing five items selected for you, along with a stylist note and outfit ideas. You have three days to try everything on and decide what to keep or return. If you keep any items (even just one), they’ll deduct a $20 styling fee from the total cost. The styling fee can be applied to your extras. Even better? If you keep all five items, you get a 25% discount on everything! You only pay the $20 styling fee if you send everything back. What happens if you don’t like some of the items? Stitch Fix makes it simple for you to return whatever you don’t want to keep. Each Fix includes a pre-addressed, USPS postage-paid envelope for easy returns. Schedule your first Fix today!