My 22nd Stitch Fix showed up yesterday afternoon so I got right to trying the pieces on and taking photos! I feel like it’s been forever since my last Fix so I was excited to dive in. The colors and patterns in the box were totally on point for my taste…and look, the teal item even matches the accent pillows on our sofa:
If you’ve never heard of Stitch Fix, it’s a subscription-based personal styling service for women (plus sizes and maternity included!) and men. After you create a free account, complete your style profile, and schedule a Fix, you’re assigned a stylist who selects five pieces of clothing, accessories, or shoes for you. Stitch Fix recently added a feature called Extras that allows you to add intimates like bras, underwear, shapewear, and more to your order. Once your Fix arrives you have three days to try the items on and decide which ones you want to buy. You’ll find more details on how the service works at the bottom of this post. 🙂
I didn’t have any specific ideas about what I wanted in this Fix, so my only note to my stylist was for springy items, no jeans or long sleeved tops. Cara styled me again this time, and she sent me a box with four clothing items and one accessory—a necklace. It’s been quite awhile since I received any jewelry in a Fix! Cara noted that she chose these pieces to help refresh my casual wardrobe for the warmer months, which was all I really wanted.
The first piece I tried on was the Market & Spruce Meg Knit Dress ($58). I do love me some stripes! However, I don’t love swingy shift dresses—I prefer a little more shape to a dress. I don’t feel great in something this loose; it’s not the most flattering silhouette for me. The dress is cute, but it’s just not my kind of fit. As recommended by my stylist, I’m wearing the dress with the Romolo Tatum Lariat Necklace ($28), which I’ll talk more about below. I’m sure you’ve guessed that the verdict for this dress is RETURNED.
Cara also recommended I pair another piece from this Fix with the shift dress and necklace: the Emory Park Caley Kimono ($34). Fun Fact! I went to college at Emory University. There is no Emory Park on or around campus (at least, not when I went there *cough cough* 20 years ago), so I’m guessing this brand has nothing to do with the school. But I digress. This kimono is a very lightweight, chiffon-y material in a pretty purple floral print. It looks cute over the dress that I don’t love! I had a hard time deciding whether to keep this kimono or not. On one hand, it’s unusual enough of a piece for me that I wasn’t sure I would wear it much. On the other hand, purple florals! And going out of my comfort zone can be a good thing!
The verdict? RETURNED. I came to this conclusion because I decided I would rather save the $34 for beauty products instead of a kimono I wasn’t 100% sold on.
Next I tried on another complete outfit: the Level 99 Cindie Linen Short ($78) along with the Z Supply Tamika Knit Top ($36) and the lariat necklace. This outfit is super cute! It’s totally my style…very casual. As noted above I’m pretty much always down with stripes, and I love the teal color of the shorts. I never think to say that teal is one of my favorite colors, but I find myself gravitating toward it often. Cara noted that she spied these shorts on my Pinterest style board; I totally forgot I had Pinned these, but I appreciate that she found them for me. These shorts are great! They fit well and are a Goldilocks length for me—not too short, not too long.
The only thing not great about the shorts is the price. I would be cool spending maybe $40-45 tops on them. $78 feels like a lot for a pair of shorts, but I’m sure they cost that much because they’re linen. The striped v-neck tee is very much my style: casual, soft, and drapey while being form fitting enough. I don’t have many v-necks, so this doesn’t feel like “just another striped tee” for me. A nice detail, which you can’t see in the above pic because I tucked the front hem into the shorts, is that the bottom is cut on a curve rather than straight across (it’s that thing where it’s a little longer in the front and back than on the sides. I’m sure there’s an official fashiony name for this type of hemline or cut but I’m too lazy to Google it.). So…the verdict on the shorts is RETURNED and the verdict on the top is KEPT.
Finally, more about the Romolo Tatum Lariat Necklace. It’s hard to see in the below pic, but the necklace is both gold and silver—so you can pretty much wear it with anything. The main chain is gold, the large bar hanging between my bosoms (hehe) is silver, and the dangly bits (hehe again) are gold and silver. The necklace is cute and delicate—I do tend to go for delicate jewelry—and $28 is reasonable, but I’m just not all that excited about this piece. Because I’m not in love with the necklace, the verdict is RETURNED.
One more pic, this time with me wearing four out of five pieces from this month’s Fix! I would not actually wear the kimono with this top because TOO MANY PATTERNS.
All in all, I would call this a good Fix. With the $20 styling fee applied to my t-shirt purchase, I only ended up spending $18.07! Most of the pieces were right in line with my style. I didn’t hate anything; there was only one piece that I knew immediately upon trying on that it wasn’t for me (the dress). I didn’t have a lot of money to spend, so I was feeling frugal when deciding what to keep. Had I been feeling a bit more flush with cash, I might have kept the shorts and kimono (or if the shorts had been cheaper I would have been okay with buying them).
Have you gotten a Fix lately? If so, did you get anything you loved?
Stitch Fix assigns a personal stylist to hand pick 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!