It’s been a while since my last fix, but Valentine’s Day is my favorite. So, I decided to treat myself with some new threads.
If you’ve somehow managed to escape the reach of Stitch Fix, here’s the low-down:
Step 1: Complete an online style profile, and write a note about any specific pieces you’re looking for.
Step 2: Receive five articles of clothing (and/or accessories) in the mail on a day you designate.
Step 3: Keep what you love; send back what you don’t.
It’s as easy as that!
If you’re too busy to shop, have a hard time picking things out for yourself, or just plain old don’t enjoy the process of shopping in a store – Stitch Fix could be a great option for you.
For this box, I had some very specific requests: a black tote, skinny pants, a mid-season jacket, and two tops suitable for date night. I received four out of five (no black tote for me…), and kept two – the most yet.
(1) Octavia Alina Leopard Print Infinity Scarf
I love a good infinity scarf, and I love some subtle animal print. Done and done. I tend to wear a lot of neutrals and solids, so this accessory is perfect to add some life (literal life) to my day-to-day outfits. It’s not too heavy a material, and as such I anticipate wearing it well into the spring. I’m looking forward to seeing exactly how many outfits I can get away wearing it with…I’m thinking at least the rest of this week. Verdict: KEPT
(2) Lemon Tart Truett Pullover Sweater
This little number is right up my alley. Grey has slowly become one of my favorite colors to wear for its versatility, and I foresee this light sweater quickly going on heavy rotation. Just like a lot of the items I’ve received from Stitch Fix, it’s shockingly comfortable. It’s a really light (bordering on sheer – I’m wearing a cami underneath) knit that will work with pants, skirts, and shorts. Jackpot! Verdict: KEPT
(3) Mystree Mako Crochet Detail Pullover
And this is where they lost me. Crochet has never been my style – a little too bohemian for me – and this did nothing to change that. I’m all about body acceptance, but I swear I’m not half as big as this top makes me look. The camisole under-layer was attached with little snaps at the shoulders, which I thought was nice. Unfortunately, that’s about the only thing I liked about this. The seam right across the bust was an odd choice, and it widened me all around. Verdict: RETURNED
(4) Miilla Tammi Faux Leather With Knit Contrast Sleeve Jacket
I’ve been asking for a leather jacket since very early on, and this is attempt #2. Swing and a miss… It’s actually better than the first attempt, but still not what I’m looking for. I’m not sure why they keep sending things with this kind of collar. It just doesn’t work for me. I don’t hate how it looks in this picture, but I think I can do better. My last leather jacket was such a staple item, and I don’t think this could be. Verdict: RETURNED
(5) Kut From The Kloth Maddie Coated Printed Skinny Pant
From a distance I didn’t hate these, but the houndstooth pattern just did me in…and not in a good way. I had mentioned coated jeans and a subtle pattern, but I think trying to pull off both in one pair of pants was a little much for me. On top of that, they were WAY too long and bunched a bit at the knee. I need to branch out a little in pant department, but this might have been too far a departure. Verdict: RETURNED
All in all, this was a good-but-not-great fix. I love, love, love the items I kept. On the other hand, the items I sent back were really disappointing. I know I’m not the easiest to shop for, so I’m not surprised that my stylists haven’t had a better time of it. But Stitch Fix is still a lot of fun, and I figure it can only get better the more I refine my style profile and notes.
Plus, the lighting in my apartment beats the fluorescents in a department store any day. See you in the spring for my next fix!