Stitch fix August box

This time my fix arrived on a Friday afternoon, so my favorite office fashionistas didn’t get to share their thoughts on the pieces.

First thoughts: I again was specific and said solid colors, no tank tops and work appropriate. This box only had two shirts and while both were technically v-neck shirts, they weren’t at all what I was going for in an outfit. It’s like the stylist didn’t read my comments on the required Pinterest pages or the blog post I suggested she take a few minutes to read. I’m not sure what I actually expected, but this box was not it. Despite knowing that the pieces weren’t going to work for me, I tried everything on just to make sure.

I wore the Level 99 Glenda Straight Leg Jean in all of the looks. I did not expect the jeans to fit, but they we the right length, but unfortunately too low-rise to wear to the office and the whisking near the pockets make it look like the jeans are pulling, but they are not.
Jean verdict: Sent back.

Item: Market & Spruce Alan French Terry Asymmetrical Zip Cardigan
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Opinion: I actually already own a very similar cardigan as I indicated on the Pinterest board. Though this one was incredibly soft and VERY comfortable, I couldn’t justify spending $68 for a cardigan I already own.
Verdict: Sent back.

Item: Pixley Edmond Chevron Print Henley Shirt
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Opinion: I really liked the weight, cut and fit of this shirt, but the pattern is dizzying and I would never wear it.
Verdict: Sent back.

Item: Market & Spruce Forster Henley Top.
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Opinion: I hated this shirt from the moment I pulled it out of the box. I knew it wasn’t going to fit and was going to look terrible. It’s almost like my stylist didn’t even look at my body type or read the comments about what kind of life place I’m at when she sent me this shirt.
Verdict: Sent back as fast as I possibly could.

Item: Market & Spruce Kristah Ruffle Knit Blazer
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Opinion: I REALLY wanted to like this blazer, it was comfortable. It was black, it was different that all of my other blazers, but it was also a size too small and hit at odd places.
Verdict: Sent back.

Final thoughts: I really wanted to like something from this box, but every item was a miss. Some of them were near misses, but every item missed the mark. I’ll give Stitch Fix one more try and see what they send in September. I’m certain that if my stylist takes just about 5 minutes to read my comments on my board and read my review, I will end up with something I like. Keep your fingers crossed!

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Stitch Fix – July Box

I was so excited when I saw that my first Fix arrived this afternoon.

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Naturally, I got it and brought it back to the office where three of the most stylish (and honest!) ladies I know could give me their thoughts.

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First thoughts: I said no blue and no crew necks. My closet overflows with blue. In general crew necks don’t flatter me. Two of the three shirts are crew necks and everything in the box was a shade of blue. I also said I was looking for office business casual and my stylist sent distressed jeans. Though the jeans fit like a dream, I really can’t justify $78 for distressed jeans that I can’t wear to the office. Three of the four shirts were super see-through, which is also not appropriate for the office.

Then, I tried everything on. I wore the Kut From the Kloth Kate Distressed Boyfriend Jean in all of the looks. I did not expect the jeans to fit, but they were some of the most comfortable and flattering jeans I’ve ever tried on, despite being a teensy bit too long.
Jean verdict: Debated, but ultimately sent back.

Look 1 - July Stitch FixItem: Market & Spruce Teal Green Same Hi-Lo Short Sleeve Tee
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Opinion: I actually already own a very similar shirt. Two in fact – one from my maternity wardrobe and one regular.
Veridict: Sent back.

IMG_7200Item: Market & Spruce Navy Corinna Striped Dolman Top
Look suggestions: Stitch Fix Look Suggestions Opinion: I own three or four versions of this shirt with a different hemline in lighter weights. While I really appreciate that the stylist was really inspired by my Pinterest board and specifically my pin of this shirt, she didn’t read the comments that said: “I actually already own this shirt.” = (
Verdict: Debated, but ultimately sent back, because again I actually already own this shirt.IMG_7198Item: Market & Spruce Austin Polka Dot & Striped Mixed Material Shirt
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Opinion: This shirt was practically see through, but with a tank ended up being a lot cuter than I expected. I have a general rule to never wear shirts with pockets on the chest because they tend to emphasize an area I would like to deemphasize. If it didn’t have the pocket, I would have probably kept the shirt. However, one of my stylish coworker did say this looks a lot like a top I could get off the rack at Old Navy, which is true. 
Verdict: Debated, but ultimately sent back.  IMG_7195Item: THML White Sanuk Lattice Detail Top
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Opinion: I rarely wear tank tops alone. The piping on this just hit me at all the wrong places. I couldn’t take this off fast enough. The length was the only good thing about this shirt.
Verdict: Sent back.

Final thoughts: Part of why I went with StitchFix is because I don’t really have time to shop and because I wanted to get some new items in my wardrobe that people around town won’t also have. Turns out two of my five items arrived in a friend’s May box and she kept them. So at least one other person in my town would have the same items. Actually, one of my stylish coworkers commented that she thought I got her box because nearly all of the items looked better on her than they did on me!

I had high hopes for my first box, but they didn’t materialize. I’ll give Stitch Fix another try and see what they send next time. Want to try Stitch Fix for yourself? You can use my Referral Code and I’ll get $25 toward a future box and you’ll get my gratitude!