Stitch Fix October Box

I was too optimistic. After keeping the dress (and wearing it regularly) from July’s Stitch Fix box, I was excited to schedule my October box. (Plus thanks to some really great friends who had much better luck than I did, I had a credit to use.) I was very careful in what I requested from the box. I wanted an outfit to wear for Miss A’s second birthday photos. I requested the colors coral, grey and navy.  I checked and rechecked my sizing and fix requests and was excited when the stylist referenced my extensive feedback and my note for this fix.

First thoughts: This box has potential. I LOVED the booties when I opened them and immediately put them on. Turns out, I’ve never owned a pair of booties and these were perfect! Fairly flat and right height. Then I opened the rest of the box and was increasingly disappointed. I specifically requested a sweater and in the Midwest, a cardigan does not constitute a sweater. The box only contained cardigans, a dress and a pair of jeggings. While I’m all for jeggings when done well, these could not have fit me worse. So much so that I decided all photos from here on out would be the clothes on the hangers

img_5986 img_5987Item: LIVERPOOL Mira Skinny Jean
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My opinion: Too loose in the wrong places and too tight in the others. I felt like a busted can of croissants. The lycra made the material comfortable, but the cut was all wrong for me.
Verdict: sent back!

Item: DV8 Bria Wedge Bootie
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My opinion: I so wanted to love these and I did, until I realized they were too big. What I initially thought was comfortable was actually my foot sliding forward. I nearly twisted an ankle after wearing these shoes for just a few minutes.
Verdict: sent back!

img_5993Item:  41HAWTHORN Chantel Open Cardigan
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My opinion: This was promising, but was just too casual. The pattern was reminiscent of pajamas and it was not flattering.
Verdict: sent back!
Item: EMILY ROSE Martyn Textured Cardigan
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My opinion: In college, I briefly learned to crochet. This cardigan looked an awful lot like a “shawl” I tried to make for my sister. The material wasn’t very soft and the cut was also not made for someone my shape. I am so curious how this looks on other ladies. I’m sure on the right person it looks fantastic, but it looked hideous on me.
Verdict: sent back!
Item: PIXLEY Millie Textured Knit Dress
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My opinion: This dress had so much promise! It was a cut that I usually love and the weight was perfect for fall. The problem was twofold: first, the pattern didn’t line up and emphasized my least favorite features and second, even worse, the hem and seam were already unraveling! SO much promise, so little execution.
img_5991 img_5992Verdict: sent back!

Final thoughts: I couldn’t have been more disappointed. I might ask for a box of just shoes for my final box. But I’ll have to work up some extra courage to try again. I have to wonder how many stylists work with different body types.

Update October 25: 
StitchFix reached out to me after the post and offered to refund the stylist fee. I’m happy with the customer service and the willingness to stand behind their service. 

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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