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Stitch Fix Review September 2015: Fix #2

Considering I’d been on vacation in San Diego all week (more to come on this!), took a redeye back to the east coast Saturday night, drove the 5 hours home from Baltimore on Sunday, and had to get right back into work with our annual report, I was having a pretty rough Monday this week. I was tired, jetlagged, and bleary-eyed by the end of the day, but when I got home this was waiting at my door!stitchfix boxIf you aren’t familiar with Stitch Fix, it’s a styling service that selects clothes and accessories (if you want them) for you and delivers 5 items right to your door as often or as little as you choose. You fill out a comprehensive style and sizing profile, and you can ask for specific things as well as tell your stylist what your budget is for certain items. You pay a $20 styling fee, but that fee goes towards anything you purchase. If you purchase everything in your box, you get a big 25% discount. Wanna try it? Here’s my referral link.

This time around, I asked my stylist for a jean jacket, possibly some jeans (I told her I already had black ones), and fall tops I could wear to work. I’m pretty sure I ooh’d out loud when I opened the box and saw this:

striped dress, burgundy shirt, denim, striped blue shirt
Denim, stripes, and rich burgundy for fall.

Item #1: Loveappella Whitnee Button Neck Striped Shift Dress

loveappella whitnee button neck striped shift dressThis is where giving your stylist a Pinterest board to look at really comes in handy. I’d pinned this dress in navy with white stripes, and was excited to open up my box to find it in there. My stylist is either super perceptive and has gathered that I like neutral tones with some color thrown in, or she just keeps lucking out, cause I really like most of the colors and tones I’ve been sent so far.

Because I’m curvy, this dress is a little tighter on in certain places than I’d hoped, but overall I really like it. The buttons up top on either shoulder give it a little more edge and personality. I might be able to wear it to work with a jacket over it.

Verdict: Kept!

Item #2: Skies are Blue Arminta Mixed Material Top

Mirror warning: apparently when we keep the bathroom door open, the shower splatters this mirror. Sorry, everyone, I’m not a slob, promise.

skies are blue arminta mixed material top in redThis top is like cheating, guys. The back bottom and sides are a soft jersey material like your favorite t-shirt, and the rest is an also soft but much fancier blouse material, making it a really versatile top you could get away with at work. It’s a feminine top with just a touch of tomboy, which might sum up my style now that I think about it. The shirt is so comfortable and flattering, and I’m pretty sure I’m going to live in it this fall. I also really like this color.

Verdict: Kept, obviously!

Item #3: Laila Jayde Rorie Dolman Knit Top

laila jayde rorie dolman knit topI actually just got rid of some shirts that are similar to this, but once I put it on I realized it was more of a poncho-style shirt than the flowy, weird-sleeved things I’d gotten rid of. It’s a super soft material with just enough thickness for early fall, and I’m a sucker for blue. At certain angles it isn’t the most flattering in the chest area, but I like it overall. It was probably the thing in this box that I was least drawn to, though.

Verdict: Kept.

Item #4: Level 99 Glenda Straight Leg Jean

level 99 glenda straight leg jeanI was super nervous about getting jeans because I have the hardest time finding them. Skinny jeans are always tight on my calves, making for weird wrinkles and bunching at the knee. I never know what size to get because it’s different for me in every brand, and at 5’2″, I always have to hunt for short/petite sizes. A lot of times what fits my waist is super tight on my butt and thighs and vice versa.

Imagine my surprise when I put these on and they were perfect. Seriously, I don’t use the word perfect to describe much of anything, especially clothes I’ve tried on. But these are the perfect fit and a great length for me for cuffing and pairing with boots.

Verdict: Kept.

Item #5: Kut From the Kloth Callie Denim Jacket

kut from the kloth callie denim jacketI’d specifically asked my stylist, Meredith, to pick out a denim jacket for me because it’s a closet staple I’ve been lacking for a long time. I like this jacket a lot. It has nice little details like fading and imperfections that give it a vintage, worn in feel, and it is light enough that it can be paired well with darker denim jeans.

It fits if I want that cropped, tight look, but it is a bit too small. I worry about fitting things under it in the fall like I want to. I definitely can’t button it up, which isn’t a must for a denim jacket because most people never wear them buttoned up, but it’s small enough that it looks a bit awkward on because you can tell it wouldn’t close. I’m hoping there’s a way I can exchange it for a size up and keep my 5 items so I can get the 25% discount.

If I can’t exchange it, I’m going to cut another item or two because I can’t justify getting just 4 items when it ends up being the same cost, if not less, for all 5 with the discount. #StitchFixproblems!

My stylist has been great and really seems to have a sense of what I like. It’s awesome that she takes the time to check out my Pinterest because I think that helps a ton.

If you’re interested in giving Stitch Fix a try, please use my Stitch Fix link so I get a referral reward.

(I’m not endorsed by Stitch Fix at all and this review was completely unbiased; I do get credit if people sign up with my link, though.)

Update: I just heard from Stitch Fix that they are out of the denim jacket in the next size up, so I guess I won’t be keeping more than 3 items. What else should I return besides the jacket? I’m leaning towards the dress because it may be too tight for work, or the blue striped top because I was least drawn to it.

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