Yep, you’re reading that right. I’m just now getting to writing up my Stitch Fix review from January. It kind of got put on the backburner. Oops.
P.S. sorry, not sorry about the knife in the picture. It was so creepy I just had to leave it in. It was used for box-opening purposes only, promise.
If you don’t know what Stitch Fix is, check out my first review which sums up the service. Even if you don’t end up ordering a box, you can fill out the style profile for FREE ninety-nine. Seriously, totally free. Filling out the style profile alone helped me assess what I do/don’t like, and what I should be getting to round out my wardrobe.
Back in December, I scheduled a fix for around January 5th, the first week I’d be back at work after break. This was a good idea because I definitely needed a pick-me-up after going back to work after two awesomely lazy weeks off.
This was also a terrible idea because a) I had no money after the holidays, and b) I was so busy that week that I didn’t even get to go through my box until the day after I got it, and I didn’t get to try anything on until the night after that. So, you’ll have to excuse the horrible phone pictures and dirty bathroom mirror. (Seriously, why won’t that thing stay clean?)
Stitch Fix Review January 2016: Fix #4
Le Lis Stanley Striped Raglan Top, $44
If I didn’t already think that my stylist had some psychic connection to me, I would have after this shirt. This shirt is so me! I love black and white. I love stripes. I love pockets! I love baseball tee styled things. You win, Meredith. +1 softness
Honey Punch Seaside Mix Material Top, $38
I tend to be really drawn to neutrals and black, so I’ve been trying to add in some colors and patterns, but I’m kind of picky. Luckily I dig navy and hippie prints, so I loved this shirt. I really like the mixed material style because nothing is ever too flashy or overwhelming. It also drapes and flows nicely, and will look really good over pants for work.
Lysse Joylyn Ponte Legging, $78
I was pretty excited about these. I love the color, and my stylist had noticed a lot of maroon pants on my Pinterest page, so she sent them. Unfortunately, my thighs and butt like to be all AY YO in pants like these and it really just looks like my body is trying to explode out of too-tight leggings. Soooo, yeah. #curvylifterproblems
Liverpool Anita Skiny Pant, $78
I liked the Liverpool Anita Skinny Pant I’d gotten in olive, and I’d asked for similar black pants because I’ve badly needed them for a while. I can NEVER find pants that fit. (Seriously, is it that hard to make pants for women who have a butt and thighs, muscles, are short, and don’t have a giant waist?) My stylist sent me the Anita pants in black, and a size smaller as requested. Heads up with these pants: they really stretch out after a day of wear, so I’d definitely size down. And maybe get a really good belt. Also, I’m 5’2″ and get the petite ones, and the length is justttt right.
Kut From the Kloth Maisha Ponte and Faux Leather Jacket, $88
Black! Faux leather! Jacket! All things I love. It wasn’t until I was shopping with my personal stylist aka my friend Sara a few years ago and she picked out a purple miniskirt for me and said “you can get away with it, you’re naturally kinda edgy” that I realized oh, yeah, I guess… I mean, I’ve always loved black things and pink makes me want to punch things.
I loved this jacket but kind of couldn’t get over the flaps. They just looked a bit odd from the front depending on how they laid, and I knew they were never going to stay put where they looked good. If this had been a more traditional leather jacket or blazer-style, I probably would’ve been head over heels.
So what’d I keep and what got sent back?
- Le Lis Stanley Striped Raglan Top, $44
- Honey Punch Seaside Mix Material Top, $38
- Lysse Joylyn Ponte Legging, $78
- Liverpool Anita Skinny Pant, $78
- Kut From the Kloth Maisha Ponte and Faux Leather Jacket, $88
I had $45 in credit from referrals + a holiday incentive, so my total was only $37.
While I really need black pants for work, I didn’t want to spend $78 on them then. I was really trying to keep my spending down after the holidays. I ordered some el cheapo pants, but they fit more like leggings and won’t work for professional attire either. So, back to square one. In hindsight, maybe I should’ve just kept these Anita pants in black.
I couldn’t justify $78 on the ponte leggings I’d only occasionally wear with long shirts. And I didn’t want to spend $88 on the jacket either, especially considering I thought the flaps were kinda weird.
I’ve figured out part of Stitch Fix’s ploy is that if you keep 3-4 items, it’s usually pointless because the total is nearly the same as the buy-5 discount. It’s a much better deal if you can get all 5 and get the discount; if I can’t, I try to only keep 2 items.
If I’d kept all 5, my total would’ve been $199.50 with the buy 5 discount and my $45 credit.
If you love any of these items, feel free to pin them on Pinterest and request a fix. I highly recommend including a link to your Pinterest so your stylist can see what you like. From my experience, they sometimes even send exact items.
Anyone out there have good tips on where to find black dress pants for people who aren’t tiny and tall?