Stitch Fix – January 2016

Thursday, January 14, 2016 , , , Permalink 0

If you’re not yet familiar with Stitch Fix, you are officially missing out. Allow me to enlighten you! (If you’re a Stitch Fix regular, you can skip past the official business and get to the fun stuff – this month’s scores!)

Once again, I cannot say enough good things about this company/service, but I am in no way sponsored by Stitch Fix. The Stitch Fix links contained in this article are affiliate links. Should you try Stitch Fix for the first time, using my link/referral code, I will receive a credit towards a future purchase. Please support my habit. 

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Stitch Fix is an online company that employs a team of Personal Stylists available at your convenience. You visit their website, sign up and fill out your style profile – it includes not only your sizes, but what sort of fits you usually prefer, and then asks you to rate collections. Filling out your profile does NOT obligate you to spend any money, or request stylist services. Once you’re ready to schedule your first “Fix,” you log into your account and schedule it. Really schedule it. You set up the day that you want it to arrive on your doorstep. Amazing.

What is a “Fix?” One of the stylists will review your profile (and review any Pinterest boards that you have made available to them – just one more way to show the stylist exactly what you like) and choose five items tailored to you (and your budget!). You try them on in the comfort of your home, keep what you want and return the rest. Yes. It’s that easy.

There is a $20 stylist fee per Fix, but if you choose even one item from your Fix, the $20 fee is credited toward the cost of the item(s) you keep. Once you’ve decided what you want to add to your own wardrobe, you check out online and pay for those pieces. Bonuses? If you keep everything in your Fix – you save 25% on everything. THE WHOLE DURN THING! And if you don’t? Stitch Fix provides a pre-paid return envelope for those items.

You can see my previous fixes, all by stylist Adriana herehere and here. She NAILED IT. All three times.

And this time? Thank goodness – I was able to snag Adriana again. She seems to know exactly what to send my direction!

About the photos… my first Stitch Fix post showed the clothes on hangers. In the second post, I stepped up and wore the clothes, but couldn’t be bothered to do my hair, so everything was cut off at the neck. Round three was a last-minute photo session on a windy day while taking a vacation. This time I’ve upped the hair, makeup and jewelry game (slightly), but the location/focus situation was a result of having to use a tripod and self-photograph. My apologies.

RD Style – Keira 3/4 Sleeve Split Back Knit Top – $48

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Pants – Dillards – similar/similar
Necklace – unknown – similar/similar
Ring – family heirloom – similar/similar
Pumps – Madden Girl – similar/similar

When I first saw the gray fabric, I was prepared to be underwhelmed. However, what is a simple top from the front is full of fun in the back! The 3/4 sleeve length is perfect, and helps balance the exposed back.  It’s a lightweight fabric with a little bit of stretch, but doesn’t feel like it will completely lose it’s shape during wear. I was a little concerned about this one being just slightly too large – you can see around the shoulders that there’s some extra room – but decided it was negligible and the shirt will likely shrink slightly in the wash. It’s fun and sexy without being totally inappropriate. Oh! And my bra isn’t showing, which had me worried. This one is on the Keep List.

Fun2Fun – Walden V-Neck Blouse – $44

Just Black – Adorra Skinny Jean – $88

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Earrings – unknown – similar/similar
Necklace – BCBGenerationsimilar/similar
Cuff – Targetsimilar/similar
Pumps – Charlotte Russe – similar/similar

I love this color. In fact, I received a Market & Spruce dolman top in this color in my last fix. So, like the gray top, above, my first reaction was disappointment. Not only was it a repeat color, but the neckline looked similar to the Pixley top in my last Fix. Luckily, unfolding the top showed me very different sleeves and my concerns began to fade. I love it. Love the color (always have, always will) and the cut. Warning: it had serious static cling issues that didn’t show up in anything else I wore for this post.

These pants are insanely great. They’re so comfortable that they feel like leggings. I forgot I was wearing real pants. They have good stretch, but stay snug. This is the third pair of skinny jeans I’ve received from Stitch Fix and the first pair that I’ll be keeping. The fit AND length are perfect! My apologies for the darkness in the second photo. There ARE back pockets.

Market & Spruce – Elissa French Terry Moto Jacket – $74

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Skirt – TJMaxx – similar/similar
Tights – Steve Madden – similar/similar
Booties – Unisa – similar/similar
Earrings – unknown – similar/similar

At risk of sounding like a broken record, seeing this in my Fix did not excite me. I’m ambivalent on the moto trend on others, but am certain it’s not for me. Or is it? This was destined to be returned right up until I saw myself in the mirro. Well, dang! It’s pretty cute, even on me! The fabric is thick enough to keep you warm but not so dense that you’ll be sweating in it. It’s ridonkulously soft. Like, butter soft. There’s a bit of stretch on the sides but the structure at the shoulders, in the arms and in the zipper detail looks like it will hold up under wear. My only complaint is those pockets. They’re so shallow that you can’t really fit your whole hands in. In the photos above, my hands are in fists, but still clearly don’t fit in.

Urban Expressions – Elisha Zipper Accent Structured Satchel – $58

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I wanted to like this one. Really, I did. The color is great and I like the shape. The size was a little larger than I’d like. It would fit my laptop, but doesn’t have any internal dividers or protection for a computer, which makes it seem silly to get the bag just for that purpose.

There you have it – my fourth successful Stitch Fix. Despite my initial concerns, I’m once again a happy customer. I can’t wait to see what Adriana has for me next time!

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