October Stitch Fix Review (Fix #12)

Stitch Fix October Review Fall is finally here! There is a crisp, fresh chill in the air. The leaves have started changing colors and gliding off the trees creating unique, mosaic-like patterns on the ground as they lay.  My Uggs and a few other cozy fall items have been pulled from storage with joyful anticipation of fall adventures to come. Fall in New England is the best!

I was so excited to receive my October’s Stitch Fix. I had made some specific notes to my stylist. I wanted a warm, cozy sweater to wear with leggings and boots. A tunic with leggings would be nice. I asked for a black blazer to wear over dresses for church and speaking to groups. I told my stylist that I love receiving dresses but I STRESSED the importance of a sending me dresses with conservative hem-lines (in the past this has been an issue.) Finally, I took time to add a few new pins to my Pinterest Board.  I tried to cover all my bases.

When the box arrived, I only had a minute or two to see what was sent. At first glance, I loved everything. I couldn’t wait until the afternoon when I had more time to try everything on. I hoped that the items would fit as good as they looked.

Item #1-

skies are blue flannel        flannel outfit

This navy blue, flannel tunic is soft and warm. I paired the tunic with Kensie skinny jeans and my Uggs. The Kensie jeans came in one my first fixes and are still my favorite jeans. They have held up nicely which proves that paying a little extra for better quality clothing goes a long way.

Item #2

kensie rebekah blazer

I asked for a black blazer and I got a black blazer. Basic, versatile, comfortable, and well-made. This is the same designer as my favorite skinny jeans. What can I say? It is just what I wanted and my stylist did a great job listening to my notes.

Item #3

papermoon kallan dress  Kallan Dress  papermoon dress with blazer

The burgundy color of this dress affirms that fall has arrived. I like the fit and style of the dress. It actually reminds me of a dress I had in high school and I love that. It felt familiar when I tried it on. I first paired the dress with a pair of Sam & Libby’s Bow Flats (from Target) to complete my 1994 look. 🙂  Then, I decided to add ankle boots and the Kensie blazer for a second look. The only thing that I do not like about this dress is the material. It is on the thin side. I am not sure how it will hold up after wear and care. In my opinion, it is also a bit pricy for the quality of the dress.

Item #4

loveppella howella knit topDSC_0967loveappella howella knittop

This is what I love about Stitch Fix! I would have never picked out this item for myself. In the store, I would have said too busy, too much pattern. But at first glance, I loved the colors in the shirt (corals and aqua) and the material felt nice to touch. I was curious to see how it would look on and I was pleasantly surprised. The material is soft and stretchy. Not only does it fits great and it feels good on!

Item #4-

rd lois turtle neck sweater

I really did not need to try this on because I had already decided that I was keeping it when I first laid eyes on it. It is a perfectly, cozy, warm, well-made sweater. There is nothing more I can say but open my arms and welcome fall in!

FINAL DECISION:

Skies are Blue Primmie Tunic  –KEPT

Kensie Rebekah Blazer —KEPT

Papermoon Kallan Dress—KEPT

Loveappella Howella Knit Top —KEPT

RD Style Lois Turtle Neck Sweater —KEPT

This fix gets an A+. My stylist did a great job taking into account what I wanted and surprising me with a few new looks.  The only item I would have sent back (due to the individual cost and quality) is the Kallan Dress but as I mentioned in my last post, if you keep all the items in your fix you get 25% off the total. Economically, it made sense to keep the dress. I will admit that I am not “totally” sad about it though. I love the idea of reliving part of the 90s.  🙂

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And just for fun…check out Fall Fashion Trends Across the United States- http://www.today.com/style/fall-fashion-trends-most-googled-fashion-state-t48021


August Stitch Fix Review (Fix #10)

STITCH FIX REVIEW

About a year ago, I came across an online ad about a new personal styling service called Stitch Fix.  I was intrigued. My son had just turned one and I was reemerging out of the baby stage into somewhat of a normal schedule. I was sick of nursing tops, t-shirts, and black yoga pants and was ready for a pick-me-up in the style department. My current outfits lacked color and pattern but I did not know how to add new items to my existing closet or what new pieces would look best on me. And finding a new style required time and patience that I did not have. Dragging three kids from store to store, looking for the perfect new look, is not what I call enjoyable or practical. I needed convenience and help.

All these things drew me to Stitch Fix. The service seemed to be the perfect solution for my fashion woes. For a small styling fee,  Stitch Fix provides you with a stylist who handpicks 5 items for your based on an online Personal Style Quiz that you fill out. The five clothing items and/or accessories are unique to your taste, budget and lifestyle. They come carefully wrapped in tissue paper and are sent to your doorstep in a cute little box.  When your Stitch Fix box arrives, it is as fun as a Christmas gift just for you.

personalized note and outfit ideas

Along with your carefully wrapped items, is an envelope with a personal note from your stylist and outfit cards “suggestions.” The cards give you ideas of what to pair with each clothing piece or ways to wear each accessory. You can buy what you like and return the rest! If you decide to keep all five items, you receive the styling fee and 20% off the total price of your fix. If you decide to return any items, it is easy! Drop them in the prepaid envelope(that is also in the box) and bring it to the mail box within three days of receiving your “Fix.”

Inside your Stitch Fix Box

I just received my 10th Fix. In my opinion, my Fixes are getting better and better each time. I have requested to keep the same stylist because I feel she just “gets me.” There have been times when I have received clothes that I thought were too expensive or that were completely not my style but no problem, I just send them back. I also make sure that I make specific notes to my stylist and keep my Pinterest board updated with styles I am interested in and like.

I also should say that  Stitch Fix has amazing customer service. One time, I completely hated my Fix and they refunded me my styling fee. Another time, I received a beautiful dress that had a broken zipper, they gave me a credit to have it repaired. They are easy to work with and they follow up with customers. I love their Pinterest boards and their Facebook fan page.

Overall, I have been extremely happy. It is convenient and fun. There have been many items that I would never have picked out myself but have ended up loving. I started off by receiving a Fix every month but that was a little too expensive for my budget. Now my fixes come every other month. I love that you can choose the frequency of your Fixes.

I have had many people ask me about Stitch Fix and I love reading other people’s reviews of their boxes, so I thought this month I would grab my camera and my photographers (a.k.a. my kids) and review/model my latest items in my Fix.

What’s Inside the Box?

Item #1

Street Level Reversible Tote

I noted to my stylist that I would be traveling in September. She sent me this beautiful, reversible tote bag. I love the burnt orange color- great for fall. The material is soft and durable. The large bag is a good size with plenty of room. The best part is the larger bag folds up to fit in the smaller bag making it even more convenient for traveling. Two bags in one!

Item #2:

rune porter leggings

Basic black leggings. Nice, thick, comfortable material. I think these will be great for fall and winter. They were a little more than what I would normally spend on leggings but when I took into account the whole fix and what I would save if I kept everything, the price seemed okay.

Item #3

Rigly Knit Toprigly knit top 2

My stylist sent me this soft, comfy, flowing tunic to wear with the leggings. I paired the tunic and leggings with tall riding boots. The tunic is a bit more sheer than I like so I tried it on with a black tank-top underneath. It is warm and comfy. I love the different types of stripes on this shirt. Not sure if it does anything for my figure but it is right up my alley when it comes to fall, travel fashion.

Rigly Knit Top 3

Item #4

rilo button up blouse

I think this is my favorite item in my Fix! This shirt is the most beautiful color of coral that I have ever seen. It has a very pretty navy blue pattern. The whole blouse reminds me of a visit to a tropical island. The shirt buttons up in the front. The sleeves can be buttons as well.  It is a sheer blouse so I wore a navy blue camisole under it. It complimented my completion perfectly. It is one of those pieces that makes you feel good and confident wearing it. It was the easiest item to decide to keep.

Rilo Coral and Navy Blouse

Item #5

papermoon tunic papermoon lace tunic

My last item, was a shirt that made me feel like a ballerina. The lace on the bottom reminded me of a tutu. A long shirt that fit loosely and covered nicely. It is a beautiful shade of teal with cute white pinstripes. I liked the shirt better with jeans than with shorts. Maybe it would look good with leggings, I did not try that. Overall, a nice shirt.

papermoon tunic

FINAL DECISION:

Street Level Parvin Reversible Tote —KEPT

Collective Concepts Rilo Button-Up Blouse —KEPT

Rune Porter Leggings —KEPT

Papermoon Lyons Lace Trim Knit Tank —KEPT

Mystree Rigley Knit Top  –KEPT

After much deliberation and trying each item on about three times, I decided to keep the whole fix. I had originally thought to keep just the bag, the black and white tunic, and the coral blouse but when I added the three together it came to more than keeping the whole fix (with the 20% off discount.) It made sense for me to keep everything!  I am happy with this fix and having some new colorful clothes in my closet.

My next Fix will be arriving in October. I will review it here when it comes.

Would you like to try Stitch Fix? If you decide to try it out, I would appreciate the referral. Please use Shanna’s Stitch Fix Referral link when signing up.