Summery Stitch Fix Pieces
Summer is officially here and so is my 26th Stitch Fix! I come to hate summer more every year (the heat! the humidity! oh, the humanity!) but here we are. I’m still working on the best way to take photos of myself modeling my pieces, but I’m decently satisfied with the pics for my June Stitch Fix.
Here’s a peek at what my stylist, Jennifer, picked out for me this time around:
What is Stitch Fix?
In case you’re not familiar with Stitch Fix , it’s a subscription-based personal styling service for women, men, and kids. 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. You’ll find more info on how it works at the bottom of this post.
June 2019 Styling Notes
I did give pre-Fix notes to my stylist for this box: “Since summer is here I’m interested in shorts (denim or otherwise), tanks, and casual sleeveless tops.” And Jennifer, who has styled me before, paid attention to my notes. Thanks, Jennifer! In this Fix I received two sleeveless tops, one pair of shorts, a romper, and a handbag:
Shorts + Top #1
First I tried on the Papermoon Arlene Halter Blouse ($38) with the Market & Spruce Lorraine Short ($54). The colors in the top pair perfectly with the bright turquoise shade of these cotton shorts. I’m not really loving the top, though. It’s light and airy, which is great for summer, but I don’t see myself wearing it much. It’s a little sheer for my taste and I wouldn’t want to have to wear a layer underneath it in this weather. The top is somewhat loose under the arm holes; I could exchange it for a smaller size, but I don’t love the pattern enough to do so. Therefore, the verdict on this top was RETURNED.
I do like the shorts but they’re too big for me. I love teal and turquoise colors, and I don’t have any non-denim shorts in my closet. So the verdict on the shorts was EXCHANGED. This will be my first time exchanging an item with Stitch Fix; exchanges are a somewhat new feature. Fingers crossed that the new size works out for me!
Next I tried on the Kaleigh Lavina Mixed Material Knit Tank Top ($34) with the Lorraine Short. This is a cute, swingy navy top. But I do feel like the swinginess of the bottom is a little shapeless on me. This top is also a little too similar in terms of color and shape to the Papermoon Loni Crochet Back Knit Tank top from my June 2017 Fix. If this top was in a different color, I may have considered keeping it. The top is fine, but I don’t love it…and 25 previous Fixes have taught me not to keep something if I don’t love it. So, the verdict was RETURNED.
I loved the jumpsuit from my last Fix and I was excited to see another floral onesie in this shipment: the Market & Spruce Ralphie Knit Romper ($64). This piece is a black floral print with bows tied on the sleeves. The top part is a kimono wrap style, and I love that it has a tiny snap closure at the front to keep the wrap from exposing my chest. No one wants that (actually, some people would appreciate it. But I sure wouldn’t). It’s very comfy, though a little short on me. I bent over to see if my butt was exposed and there’s still decent coverage. No butts about it: the verdict on this piece was KEPT!
The accessory in my box was the Sole Society Handbags Fira Crossbody ($49.95). The bag looks somewhat similar to the Street Level Demi Fold Over Vegan Leather Crossbody Bag that I kept from the first Fix I ever blogged about. That bag has served me very well but the front snap has started to tear away from the material after a lot of use. The Sole Society bag is a lighter color—I’d call it more camel than the medium tan of the other bag—and is pretty slim. There are two main sections inside, plus a zippered section in the center with slots and pockets for all your stuff. Style-wise the bag is cute, but I don’t love the camel tone (I said tone! not toe!) so I decided not to spend the money on it. I might have kept the bag if it had come in a color I liked more. So the verdict for the handbag was RETURNED.
My First Extra
For this Fix, I ordered my first Extra! Stitch Fix started offering Extras awhile back: intimates that you can order prior to your Fix shipment. I decided to get this Free People Galloon Lace Racerback Bralette, which I’m not going to show myself wearing. 😛 The bralette cost $20, which cancels out my $20 styling fee. Woohoo! I’m wearing the bralette as I write this post and it’s pretty comfy. Much more so than an underwire, that’s for sure.
Though I only kept one item and am exchanging a second, I’m happy with this Fix. The romper is SO CUTE and I’m looking forward to seeing if the smaller shorts size fits me. And I have a pretty new bralette that I don’t mind peeking out under tank tops and such. My order total, including tax, came out to $126.28. Consider me satisfied with my June Stitch Fix!
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 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 can include a link to your Pinterest style board (here’s mine) to help guide your stylist. The website has a rating feature where you can give a thumbs up or a thumbs down to pieces. That way your stylist can better tailor Fixes to your taste. 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 add Extras (e.g., intimates like bras, underwear, camis, etc) to your order before your stylist starts working on it! Stitch Fix will send you 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. You can apply the styling fee 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!