November Stitch Fix Review (Fix #13)

November Stitch Fix ReviewI 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.

Item #1-

Look by M Prescott Fringe Edge Scarf- Stitch Fix  mummy

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.

Item #2

Level 99 Hayden Denim Pencil Skirt Hayden Denim Pencil Skirt Hayden Denim Pencil Skirt

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!

Item #3

    RD Donna Embellished Neckline Sweater- Stitch Fix Donno Embellished Sweater

RD Style Donno Embellished Neckline SweaterPrincess

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.

Item #4

Le Lis Ellie Printed Swing Skirt- Stitch Fix

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.

Item #5-

Pixley Salena Zipper Detail Pullover Sweater- Stitch Fix Salena Zipper Detail Pullover Sweater

sweater and jean skirt

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!

FINAL DECISION:

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!

Read more about here www.stitchfix.com  Read my last review here- October Stitch Fix Review. It was a great Fix!!!

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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.