Stitch Fix November Box

After Stitch Fix reached out to me about my last fix, I was more than willing to give them another chance. While the stylists don’t really seem to read the feedback and review notes prior to putting my fix together, the customer service team is spot on.

I was cautiously optimistic in this fix. I was initially disappointed in my stylist’s letter. I requested jewel tones and saturated colors. I asked for clothes that would fit my shape and said only sweaters and dresses in this fix.screen-shot-2016-11-18-at-11-04-16-amI received a black and white sweater, a grey sweater, an olive sweater, a navy dress and a purple dress. For saturated jewel tones, only 2/5 items fit the bill.

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Item: Papermoon Isadora Dress
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My Opinion: This dress gave me hope. It was a Medium Petite, which meant the stylist at least acknowledged I was short. It looked awful. Frumpy and just like I was wearing a bag. The waist was not made for someone of my shape and size. I was really disappointed. The only thing I rally liked was the flutter sleeves. The rouching depicted in the look suggestions was completely hidden on the dress.
Verdict: Sent back.

Item: Kut from the Kloth Mollee Knit Dress
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My Opinion: I already have two dresses in a deep plum color. Obviously, I like the color. This dress was again rouched in all the wrong places. It was too long (not in a petite size) and didn’t hang well on me at all. While the dress met the jewel tone requirement, it did not meet any of the other fit and style requests.
Verdict: Sent back.

Item: Harty V-Neck Pullover
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My Opinion: I REALLY wanted to like this one. It wasn’t as soft as the others and the texture is much chunkier than I usually go for. I took the full allotted three days to think about this one. I was leaning pretty heavily toward keep until J pulled out three other sweaters from my closet that looked nearly identical and were softer and a but longer. This one was a bit short on my frame.
Verdict: Debated, but sent back.

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Item: RD Style Audra V-Neck Pullover Sweater
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My Opinion: In theory this sweater is beautiful. It seems to photograph well. On me, it looked awful. The shoulder threads hit at the wrong places, the v looked pulled (even worse than it did in the photo above) and it was too long and too short at the same time.
Verdict: Sent back. In fact, this was the first item back in the return bag.
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Item: Market & Spruce Catereena Mixed Material Zipper Detail Pullover
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screen-shot-2016-11-18-at-11-04-33-amMy Opinion: I don’t mind the color olive (Not just because it looks ok on me but because AXΩ), but the zippers could not have hit at a worse place. The overall length was good, but the zippers accentuated my shape far more than I would ever be comfortable with.
Verdict: Sent Back. I tried this on four separate times just to make sure, though. The last time I couldn’t get it off fast enough.

Final thoughts: I’ll give a box of shoes one more try to see what happens. Unless a petite specific box comes along, I doubt I’ll try the clothes again.

Stitch Fix July Box

I know I said back in September that I quit Stitch Fix, and I never once second guessed that decision. However, when Stitch Fix emailed me an offer to waive the styling fee and try one more box risk-free, I didn’t think I had anything to lose by giving Stitch Fix one more try.

In an effort to make sure I got at least one item I would like in this box, I updated my style profile and even said I would be willing to try a pair of shoes. I’ve decided I no longer care if nearly every outfit I wear is blue, it’s my favorite color and I think I look pretty good in blue.


First thoughts: I was really surprised when I opened the box. This stylist seemed to actually read what I wanted and thought through my requests. I was excited to try on every single item.

I wore my favorite jeans with the tops and my own camisole. I planned to wear the shoes, Dolce Vita Monica Lizard Criss Cross Slide Sandal, with each outfit, but they didn’t fit quite right and I was afraid I might trip. I erred on the side of safety and just took these photos. They’re really cute and I do plan to see if any local store has something similar.

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Verdict: Sent back, begrudgingly.

Item: Pixley Edmond Henley Knit Top.
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Opinion: I’ll be honest and say of all the items I’ve sent back this is one I thought about. I didn’t regret sending it back, but I did think about it occasionally and once searched for it online. After seeing it again, I still love the cut and weight and overall style of this item. I just wish it was in a solid color.
Verdict: Sent back.

Loveappella Earnest Knot Swing Tank.

Item: Loveappella Earnest Knot Swing Tank.
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Loveappella Earnest Knot Swing Tank suggestionsOpinion: I had a feeling this tank would be just too long and I was right. It’s also more of a tie-dye look than I normally go for.
Verdict: Sent back.

Loveappella Garnet Knit Maxi Dress

Item: Loveappella Garnet Knit Maxi Dress
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Opinion: I’m sure this pattern looks great on ladies who aren’t as short as I am with my proportions. The material of this dress was comfortable and perfect for summer and for someone a few inches taller.
Verdict: Sent back.

Gilli Kamile Knit Dress.
Item: Gilli Kamile Knit Dress.
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Gilli Kamile Knit Dress SuggestionsOpinion: I really like this dress. It’s more of a purple-y navy than a true purple, which I liked. I had to recheck the washing instructions and make sure it was too much like my other favorite blue dress, but I really like the cut and fit of the dress. It was actually made for someone of my height!
Verdict: I will probably end up keeping it (!!!), but will absolutely take the one more day to consider it before completely making up my mind.

Final thoughts: I was pleasantly surprised. I think the people in charge at Stitch Fix have taken the many criticisms to heart and have made some changes. Or I just got lucky. I will probably give one more box a try in the next few months to see if they can get more than one item right in the future. Wish me luck!

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!

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!

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!

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!


I used to love clothes. I used to go to NYC and try on a million outfits and find a thousand I loved. But then I moved to the middle of Missouri. As my trips east diminished so did my wardrobe.

Then for the last year I’ve only bought maternity clothes, which are super comfortable, but not so awesome when you’re not growing a baby anymore.

So I thought I would try the usual places for casual, yet work appropriate clothes: Old Navy, Macy’s, New York and Company, Express, Limited and Target. That excusrion is when I realized: I actually hate shopping for clothes.

Like really hate. Since I’m under 5’5″ most of the clothes available to me in my small midwestern town are what I like to call Old Lady petite or Juniors. I’m way too old for bedazzled butt jeans and crop tops and way to young for pastel jogging suits. Blech.

Enter what I hope to be a solution:

After filling out a style profile:

Then creating a Pinterst board and providing feedback such as: My workplace is casual and we can wear jeans every day. I love bold solid colors! I avoid prints, button up blouses, crew necks and scoop necks. I look best in jewel tones. I already have a lot of blue in my wardrobe. My first box is being curated right now. 

I promise to post reviews (and what I keep!) from my first box!