Stitch Fix – November 2014

 

My November Stitch Fix arrived and I was excited to see what I got this time! Let’s just say two items grabbed me and the rest was just ok. What do you think?

Look by M – Shannon Plaid Infinity Scarf, $32

Love scarves. Love infinity scarves. But this one was just ok. I already own a similar scarf although, it’s not an infinity scarf like this one. I did love it paired with the cords (described below) but I think I could find a scarf I like better on my own. This just didn’t grab my attention.

Verdict: Sent Back

Kut From The Kloth – Jonathan Corduroy Skinny Pant, $68

For this box I did request another pair of colored pants. These burgundy cords did not disappoint. They fit really well and I have been looking to add more pants into my wardrobe right now. The cords are staying with me and will be great for fall and winter.

Verdict: Kept

Pixley – Ivy Feather Print Blouse, $68

This top was the item I was most excited for in the box. I loved everything about it and it is totally my style. Unfortunately, it was too big. My heart broke a little bit that I had to send it back but since I knew I was planning on keeping one item, this made that decision all the more easier for me…

Verdict: Sent back

Splendid – Garcia Slub Knit V-Neck Sweater, $98

Where do I begin with this garment…It was the first item I pulled out of the box and I hated it right away. I hated the color. I hated the way it looked. I was pretty sure I was going to hate the way it fit, too. Oh, and I also hated the $98 price tag. I was spot on. The color and cut of the sweater were not flattering at all. This couldn’t have gone in the return bag fast enough…barf!

Verdict: Sent back

Pixley – Edmond Chevron Print Henley Shirt, $54

This was a wild card. At first glance I didn’t really like this shirt. I thought it looked a little too old lady for me. It also reminded me of the kind of shirt you could probably buy at Wal-Mart. I did give it a chance and tried it on and it fit really well. The fabric was soft and comfortable but I just didn’t like this top.

Verdict: Sent back

The grand total of my box came to $320.00.  With the buy all 25% discount, that would bring the total down to $225.00.

Success again with being able to keep at least one item! Stitch Fix, I’ll see you next year!

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xoxo,

Katie

*This is not a sponsored post. I paid for this fix and all opinions are my own.

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Stitch Fix – August 2014

 

Well this was a first.  I totally forgot my fourth Stitch Fix arrived so I was surprised to see the email that my fix was on it’s way! I was horrible and didn’t provide any specific requests to my stylist this time.  She said she did look at my Pinterest board so at least I had that going for me!

Kensie Jeans – Sophia Skinny Jeans, $88

So, I got the tall length in these exact same jeans back in May and I sent them back. They were a little snug and I felt they gave me a little bit of a muffin top.  We all know that that’s not good. Disappointed I got pretty much an identical item in this box as a previous box. It made my box feel like I only received four items…boo!

Verdict: Sent Back

Renee C – Hubert Space Dye Open Cardigan, $58

At first, I thought this was for sure the keeper out of the box. My husband wasn’t as much of a fan. After taking a poll from my friend, I decided to part ways with this cardigan. It was soft and comfortable but the long bulky fabric at the front would probably get annoying. I think if it were just a simple boyfriend type cardigan, I probably would have for sure kept it.

Verdict: Sent back

Splendid – Randy Stripe Pocket Detail Knit Top, $74

I loved this top so much but come on?! $74 for a cotton striped tee…What do I look like? A Rockefeller? I really liked how the neckline had vertical stripes and the rest of the shirt was horizontal. I loved the color combination and tabbed sleeves. Would I wear this all the time? Probably…but I just can’t justify spending that much money for such a simple shirt.

Verdict: Sent back

41Hawthorn – Milan Lace Print Back Pleat Top, $58

Another 41Hawthorn top in size small…and of course it was WAY to big. I guess they missed my notes about being size XS in this particular brand. This “lovely” frock looks like something an old lady would wear. Plus, I’d hardly say there was a pleat on the back… This was the worst thing in the box. I am old at heart but still prefer to dress my age.

Verdict: Sent back

41Hawthorn – Filbert Houndstooth Henley Blouse, $58

So I’m going to sound like a hypocrite here but I am keeping this top. And yes, it’s a size small. But with the particular cut of this shirt, it fit appropriately. This top will look great with leggings or skinny jeans. I probably could also tuck it into a pencil skirt. I see this shirt comes in other colors and I’m so happy I received black and white. It’s more classic. This was the top my husband liked best too, so I guess everybody wins!

Verdict: Kept

The grand total of my box came to $336.00.  With the buy all 25% discount, that would bring the total down to $237.00.

I’m happy that I was able to keep something from my box again. I’ve been lucky to have at least one thing work out so that I don’t lose my $20 styling fee. I liked three of the items in my box, just price and style kind of got in the way of me keeping more than one item. My next fix is scheduled for later in October. Hopefully, I remember to put in some requests this time!

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xoxo,

Katie

*This is not a sponsored post. I paid for this fix and all opinions are my own.

Stitch Fix – July 2014

Oh Mylanta! It’s here! My third Stitch Fix! I have little patience when my box arrives and I need to dig right in!

I was a little more specific with my requests this time. I said that I wanted one-two fit and flare dresses, preferably color, for a wedding in August. I also requested that they send me a pair of colored jeans or pants. I can hardly stand the excitement so let’s see what was hand picked for me!

Kensie Jeans – Kaleigh Ankle Biter Skinny Jeans (Green), $88

Well someone did their research and listened to my plea for colored pants! I LOVE them! They are so soft and stretchy and they fit like a glove. I don’t have a bad thing to say about these. I think these jeans would look awesome with my Fate Annabelle Pointelle Knit Layered Top that I kept from my first fix. After looking in my closet, I found quite a few tops that these colorful pants will go with! So happy about these jeans!!

Verdict: Kept

41Hawthorn – Berneen Printed Dolman Sleeve Top, $58

So this came in a size small and I did mention in my feedback from my last fix that if they send me 41Hawthorn tops they should be size extra small. I’m thinking in this case, the small is ok. I’ve never tried nor do I own any dolman tops. It’s a little looser up top and then is more fitted at the bottom. I do like the color and how this looked with my white J.Crew shorts but the fabric of this shirt was a little itchy.  After much hemming and hawing, I decided to part with it.

Verdict: Sent back

Pomelo – Carissa Striped Fit & Flare Dress, $64

This item was a little  underwhelming as I pulled it out of the box.  This is not something I would wear to a wedding but it is something I could see myself wearing this summer or when I have to work.  The cut was really nice and the fabric was comfortable.  I’m just not so sure about the gray/navy combo on me. Gray alone is good. Navy alone is good. Together, I feel like they wash me out.  I wish this came in another color combination…

Verdict: Sent back

Daniel Rainn – Gunn Abstract Print V-Neck Blouse, $68

Wow, this top looked alarmingly large when I took it out of the box. I was right on the money. This top looked like a muumuu on me. For those of you who don’t know, a muumuu is a loose dress/shirt your grandma wears…  I did like the colors in this top and it did come with a purple cami. But it’s worth mentioning that I had a heck of a time getting this thing on.  The cami was sewn to the blouse (only on one side) so it took some patience when putting it on.  Going back…fast!

Verdict: Sent back

41Hawthorn – Macie Lace Detailed Fit & Flare Dress, $88

This lovely black number is adorable. Again, it fit perfectly and the lace detail is gorgeous. The fabric is stretchy and it is also lined but the material was a tad itchy. I did say I wanted a colored dress but you can never go wrong with a little black dress. I was about to call this dress mine until the last try on when I noticed that the seam where the zipper meets the lining bunched weird.  It made me look like I had a tail… It just wasn’t well sewn so I’m giving it back.

Verdict: Sent back

The grand total of my box came to $366.00.  I have another $25 credit, thank you again whoever you are!  And with the buy all 25% discount, that would bring the total down to $254.50.

Oh my goodness! Other than the jeans, I had a really hard time deciding if I wanted to keep any of the other items. Since it took me so long to decide, I determined that I wasn’t really in love with the other pieces. I do think this was a really good box for me as far as sizes and meeting my expectations go. I just think some of the material in this box fell short which is why I ended up returning most things. This is such a fun service and I am continuously surprised about what is picked for me! I haven’t yet decided if I’m going t0 get another fix in August or wait until September. But stay tuned!

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xoxo,

Katie

*This is not a sponsored post. I paid for this fix and all opinions are my own.

Stitch Fix – May 2014

 

My second Stitch Fix is here! This arrived just in time for me to pick something out for Mother’s Day!  Someone also used my referral link so I received a $25.00 credit towards this fix. THANK YOU (whoever you are)!  I very much appreciate it!

My box came to a total of $316.00.  If you subtract the $20 styling fee, the 25% discount (if I keep all 5 items), and my $5 credit, my total for the whole box would be $217.00  Here is my invoice, styling cards and a snapshot of what I got!

At first glance, I liked everything and thought I would be in trouble.  And by trouble, I mean I thought this might be a box where I would end up keeping everything.  Did I…?

Renee C – Tucker Mixed Print Split-Back Tank, $48

This was the least expensive item in my box.  I’m not going to lie…it wasn’t the first item I was drawn to out of my box.  When I tried it on…well, that was another story!  It was a perfect fit and very flattering. It has an eye-lit opening in the back on top and a slit on the bottom. This item is joining my wardrobe and will be perfect for summer!

Verdict: Kept

Kensie Jeans – Sohpia Tall Length Skinny Jean, $88

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Since the jeans I got in my first fix were too long and they were not a “long” cut pant, you can see why I would be nervous that these too, would be too long.  They ended up being the perfect length.  They were a tad tight up top but they had some stretch to them.  I could probably make them work (plus I’m trying to lose a couple pounds).  After much consideration, I am letting these go…

Verdict: Sent back

PS I’m wearing these jeans in all photos in this post (except when I’m trying on the dress)

41Hawthorn – Moni Geo Print & Camisole Blouse, $58

I liked the look of this blouse when I took it out of the box.  I don’t have anything quite this bold in my closet and I did like the stud detailing.  What can I say about this top…  It was a little big and didn’t lay right on my chest area.  The sleeves bunched weird around my elbows too.  It was adorable as is and a big old mess on me…

Verdict: Sent back

41Hawthorn – Florence Colorblocked Dress, $68

Blue.  Not a color I typically go for so I was happy to try this dress on.  Although it was very comfortable, it just wasn’t the most flattering style on me.  It didn’t do much for my figure and it became a definite “no” when my husband said the top of the dress made me look like a little girl! Back to California this little number goes…

Verdict: Sent back

41Hawthorn – Alessandra Striped & Colorblocked Blouse, $54

I really liked this when I pulled it out.  It looked so chic!  Pink & Navy, Love.  Stripes, Love. Looking like a slob, Nope…  I wanted to love this but it was too baggy all over.  It photographed well but in person, it looked like it was two sizes too big.  Sadly, this shirt is also going “Bye, Bye, Bye”.

Verdict: Sent back

Loved the intentions of this box. I just wished the tops fit a little better.  I think when I provide Stitch Fix with feedback, I will tell them that if they send me 41Hawthorn items, to send me size XS.  Maybe I’ll have better luck then.  Overall, I really liked the patterns and how colorful everything was!  And, at least I was able to make one thing work!

As I stated in my Stitch Fix Alert post, I will now be receiving a fix every other month. My next fix should arrive early July!  Can’t wait to see what I get next time!

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I hope everyone has a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend!

xoxo,

Katie

*This is not a sponsored post.  I purchased this fix with my own money and am sharing my own opinions.

 

Stitch Fix Alert!

In the words of DJ Tanner, “Oh Mylanta”!!!

I just received an email from Stitch Fix announcing that they are now offering more flexible options to receive automatic fixes. It used to be that you could only sign up for monthly fixes or just schedule one at a time at your convenience.

The new frequency options are:

  • 2-3 weeks
  • Monthly
  • Every Other Month

You can switch your frequency or cancel the automatic delivery option at any time and revert back to scheduling a fix whenever you want.  I see they also have a “Skip This Fix” button.  I’m assuming if you’re signed up for an automatic delivery schedule and want to skip that month, you can.  I haven’t tried this feature because I don’t want to skip my current fix that’s scheduled!  So please take what I said about the skip button with a grain of salt…

Can I just tell you how stoked I am for the Every Other Month option?!  I was currently ordering a fix here and there but as soon as I got this email, I logged in and switched to the every other month option right away! I’m so happy they made this adjustment! Thank you Stitch Fix!

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xoxo,

Katie

Stitch Fix – March 2014

As a birthday gift to myself, I decided to try out Stitch Fix!

What is Stitch Fix?

My first "fix"!

My first “fix”!

Stitch Fix is a monthly subscription box service that sends clothing and accessories right to your door. These items are hand picked just for you by a stylist. When you sign up, you create a style profile.  This is what the stylists use to determine what your style is and what kind of items you may like.   Once the items are shipped to you, you try them on in the comfort of your own home. You have three days to decide what you’re keeping and what you’re not.  You can send back what you don’t want in the prepaid mail bag that also comes in your “fix” (aka your box).  Then drop the mail bag off at a blue mail box or post office. Easy-peasy!

Once you’ve determined what you’re keeping and what you’re not, you go to the Stich Fix website and complete a survey on all of the items you received.  It’s best to provide as detailed information as possible.  This way the stylist can get more information on what you like and what you don’t.  Like a good wine, these “fixes” should get better with time!

What does it cost?

Invoice

March 2014 Invoice

There is a $20.00 styling fee in order for you to receive a “fix”.  If you keep at least one item, that $20.00 goes towards the cost of what you purchase.  If you do not keep anything, then you lose out on the $20.00 styling fee. Items on average cost about $65.00. If you decide to keep all five items in your “fix” then you receive a 25% discount off the entire purchase price.

You can sign up to get a “fix” monthly or you can decide to schedule a “fix” as frequently or infrequently as you would like.  I am currently doing the “order when I feel like it” method.  I did tell my husband that if I end up going back to work full time, I WILL be switching to monthly!

Stitch Fix – March 2014

Ok, now that we’ve got the business part out of the way, let’s see the clothes! Obviously I no longer have the items I received but I do have the styling cards to share.

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41 Hawthorn – Underwood Fair Isle Knit Infinity Scarf, $28

This item was really cute and the cheapest item in my “fix”.  It was grey and aqua and the material was like a sweater-knit.  I’m a sucker for scarves but this was really wintry looking and thick.  Too warm for spring.  I determined that this scarf would probably sit in my closet for nine months and who wants to wait that long to wear something new?  Not this mama…

Verdict: Sent back

Dear John – Corey Denim Trouser, $88

Since giving birth to my son 18 months ago, I haven’t quite got back to my regular pants size. Everything else is back to normal but pants are another story.  I just about lost all hope when I saw these jeans but of course, you need to try them on.  They FIT! The hips and thighs were perfect (and that’s where I’ve been having problems). They were the most comfortable jeans I’ve ever worn.

The only problem with them was that they were too long.  I’d have to wear a good three inch heel with them and lets be honest…who has time for that when you’re chasing a toddler around?  Of course, it dawned on me that I could have got them altered… But too little, too late…

Verdict: Sent back

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Collective Concepts – Daniella Lace Detail Cinch Waist Blouse, $78

When I first saw this blouse, I really liked it.  When I put it on, I hated it.  It was a size small, which I said I was in my style profile, but this looked like a potato sack on me. Cinched waist and all, it was so unflattering.  I did like the royal blue color and the lace detail on the shoulders but that was about it.  I saw this top on another woman on Instagram and she looked cute in it.  At least someone could make it work!

Verdict: Sent back

TCEC – Roxanna Chevron Open Knit Cardigan, $58

This cardigan was right up my alley.  The only problem was, I went shopping a few weeks before (for my birthday) and found a chevron open knit cardigan at Franchesca’s Collections. Obviously this item would have been something I would have picked out for myself, but I didn’t want duplicates in my wardrobe so….

Verdict: Sent back

192Fate – Annabella Pointelle Knit Layered Top, $58

Hello!  This top had the wow-factor when I opened my box.  It was the item that stood out the most and was the one item I was hoping would be a perfect fit.  The pointelle pattern is like nothing I own and it also has a gold half-zipper in the back.  It has that little bit of sass that I like without looking like I’m trying too hard to be edgy.  I love this top! Way to go, Noemi!

Verdict: KEPT

Overall, I was very happy with my first “fix”.  I felt like my stylist did a great job picking out these five items for me.  I couldn’t wait to schedule my next “fix” so I ordered it right away.  I am totally bummed that I have to wait until May 7th to get it. Hurry up and get here, May!

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xoxo,

Katie

*I was not paid to write this post.  I paid for this “fix” with my own money and am sharing my own experiences.