I can sum up this whole fix in one word, disappointment. I was so pleased with my October Fix that I decided to push up the date of my December’s fix to November. I had high hopes that this fix would be just as great as last month’s. fix
As I always do, I added new pins to my Pinterest Board and made sure to make some notes to my stylist. The note included a lot of questions marks, which may have been a mistake. It went something like this- “Please send- a warm, fall/winter scarf? A jean skirt? Conservative hemlines and no distressed looks. A warm sweater? Fall/winter skirts? .” I wish I had saved the exact note so I could compare what was sent to what I wrote. I have had the same stylist for a long time so I figured that she has come to understand my style and that I could loosen up on my specific instructions. I guess I was wrong.
From all the pinning, I had a picture in my mind of what items might be sent to me. So, when the box arrived, I ripped into it hoping to find that soft, warm scarf or comfy, over-sized sweater. It didn’t take long to realize that I had got my hopes up for nothing. I knew that most of the items would be going back. Disappointed, I threw the items back into the box and left them there for days before trying them on.
I specifically asked for a warm fall/winter scarf. I specifically pinned warm/winter scarves. Beautiful, bright, colorful scarves. So imagine my surprise when I pulled this lightweight, gauze-like piece of material from the box. Ugh!
The neutral, off white color might be the only positive thing about it. The material is very thin and its ragged looking (at least in this color.) Since it is light-weight, it might make a nice spring (or even the summer.) scarf. I could not help but think that this looked more fitting for a Mummy rather than a cold Mommy (sorry, I could not resist.)
Save your $32.00 and go buy a warm, winter Faribault scarf at Target.
I REALLY wanted to like this skirt. I liked how it felt on. It was smooth and stretchy. I had asked for a jean skirt but I had also asked specifically that no “distressed” looks be sent. I know that distressed look is “in.” I was “out” when I saw the price tag- $108 for a skirt with holes in it. No, thank you!
I am all for sparkles, sequins, and rhinestones. I really love the color gray. I have tops that open in the back. But this item, just plain confused me. The embellished neckline was very heavy (in weight and look), too much for the lightweight sweater. Not sure why the back opens the way it does because it the bottom of the sweater is slightly fitted. In trying to think positively, I thought that maybe this sweater is casual wear for a princess. So, I grabbed my wedding tiara for a matching accessory. Sadly, the sweater cost more ($88.00) than the tiara itself. Reminding me that I am neither from royal descent or from money and that this sweater is more for fairy tales than for real life.
This skirt was the one bright spot in the box. I love swing skirts! It has a great trendy pattern. The skirt fit well and has a conservative hem line (thank you, stylist!) The only problem I had with this skirt was the type of material. It was very thin and a bit see-through. I would have had to wear a heavy slip to wear it out of the house. (The mummy-scarf would go perfect with it for a spring look.) Yes, I could have kept it and saved it until spring. But would I remember that I own it in the spring? I have been trying to simplify my closet and rid the house of things we do not need. So unfortunately, this skirt is not something I need right now.
The color of this sweater is PERFECTION! I love the richness of burgundy. Cable knit sweaters are awesome-always have loved them. BUT WHAT ARE THE ZIPPERS DOING THERE??? They look so out of place. Like finishing touches that break the sweater rather than make it. The sweater would have been perfect without those zippers. Ugh-again! I must be getting old!
Look by M Prescott Fringe Edge Scarf –RETURN
Level 99 Hayden Denim Pencil Skirt —RETURN
RD Style Donno Embellished Neckline Sweater— RETURN
Le Lis Ellie Printed Swing Skirt — RETURN
Pixley Salena Zipper Detail Pullover Sweater —RETURN
Disappointment. I hate being so down-beat and gloomy. I know that the “Fixes” can not be a winner each time. I know that I will not always like all the items sent. But the items sent seemed too far off from my notes and Pinterest’s pins.
BUT I am not giving up on Stitch Fix…. yet. I was just given a gift certificate and I am now debating on moving up my Fix from January to December. Then again, maybe I should just take a month off and clean out, get my pins and notes together. It might be a nice way to start the new year!
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