Stitch Fix: July 2017

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Stitch Fix, I just can’t quit you.

Right before every single delivery from Stitch Fix, I consider making it my last one. And then I get one or two out-of-the-park items, and they suck me right back in. To be honest, when I received this, my TENTH fix, it was the first time I was worried that I might actually want to keep every single item.

Alas, things change when you actually try things on, don’t they?

Just like in a brick-and-mortar where I bring 37 items and walk out with one or two at best, this box unfortunately ended up looking better than it was. Don’t get me wrong; there was some beautiful pieces…just not much that fit me quite right.

In case you’re still in the dark about what exactly Stitch Fix is:

It’s a pretty great subscription service that sends you five items of clothing (and accessories and shoes) pretty much whenever you’d like. Mine is technically set up to come every other month, but I tend to go in and select the exact dates (usually around special occasions) when I want them. You can select when and how often you get yours (as often as every two weeks, or as rarely as whenever you select the date).

They charge you a $20 styling fee every time they send you a box…but you can use that credit towards any items you choose to keep from the shipment. You can set your desired price point, but the least expensive items I’ve seen still come it at around $50. I’ve still kept at least one item from every fix I’ve received and worn all of them regularly.

Here’s the rundown of the items in this fix.

(1) Kut from the Kloth Claire Dress

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First impression? I kind of loved it. I own very little floral, and this darker fabric felt like a good way to ease into it. Second impression? I’m going to have to wear a strapless bra with that, aren’t I? Besides the straps though, I was really looking forward to trying it on to see if it might work.

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I liked the flowy-ness of the skirt and I really liked how my favorite green belt went with it, but an article of clothing has to be pretty spectacular for me to be willing to suffer the discomfort of a strapless bra.

I also really liked the print a lot more than I thought I would. Like I said, floral’s not really my thing, but the navy background made it feel a little more grown-up.

If it had had thicker straps I may have considered keeping it, but truthfully, this one didn’t really stand a chance.

VERDICT: Returned.

 

(2) Adorne Adaline Knit Dress

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The shape of this was right up my alley. It looked easy and comfortable. On the flip side, I didn’t love the print at first glance and I couldn’t tell how the fabric was going to look on. “Knit” could really go either way – super soft and curve-hugging in a good way…or too clingy in all the wrong places.

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My stylist, Blair says she threw this dress in there because it apparently looked like something I had pinned. I actually know exactly the dress she’s talking about, but I’d say this fits me decidedly differently than it fits that model.

The print really grew on my, but I didn’t like how it looked on AT ALL.

It was a little too long, and, while I know it could be hemmed, that would take away from the print detail. Also, the fabric was exactly what I worried it would be: very comfortable, but not at all flattering on me.

VERDICT: Returned.

(3) Kut from the Kloth Dayna Skinny Jeans

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I have asked for jeans before and didn’t love what I got. But I’m in the market for a new pair and figured I’d take a chance. The picture did not disappoint, and I was really looking forward to trying on this pair that pretty accurately matched what I had asked for – dark, but not too dark wash, skinny or straight fit.

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Well…

I was torn on these. I’m fairly anti-whiskering, but it was subtle enough that it didn’t bother me too much.

The wash was right on – a dark blue that wasn’t so dark it might be mistaken for black like a previous pair I received.

Here’s the thing: I think I’m moving past the skinny/jegging jean phase of my life. These were super stretchy and therefore comfy, but I think I’d like to try something in a slim/straight cut instead.

Also good to note: these were “short” in length and I really liked them!

VERDICT: Returned.

(4) Dex Kessa Chambray Top

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A chambray top is another thing that I specifically requested in this fix. While there is already one in my closet, it doesn’t quite fit right (a little too tight) and has these pocket flaps that require either ironing (nope) or safety pins to keep them in place. But a chambray shirt is such a simple and versatile closet staple, I was hoping this could be a replacement.

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This shirt was so soft!

On the flip side, the material was very wrinkly, and in case I haven’t made that clear, it’s pretty rare for me to dust of the old iron.

Another negative? Typical for me and any button-down shirts, there was some nasty puckering between the buttons. While I know that could be remedied by trading this in for a bigger size, I think that would have made the shirt too big in other places.

I would still like to add a chambray shirt to my closet, but unfortunately this wasn’t it.

VERDICT: Returned.

(5) Urban Expressions Multi-Zip Tote

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The bag that I’ve been using for work since I started at my job a little over a year ago is a simple black tote that I got at Target. It’s done the job, but after all that time and the amount of stuff I lug around? It’s starting to look a little ragged. In my impatience, I went ahead and bought another one online, but I was still looking forward to getting this one. A girl can’t have too many bags, right?

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IMG_7100Truth be told, I cut the tag off of this bag almost immediately. I just couldn’t help myself!

I really love the grey-ish blue color. Typical New Yorker, I wear a lot of black and grey, and this color is neutral enough that it will work with a lot of my wardrobe.

I also love that it has several pockets. In addition to the small zipper pocket on the inside, there are two additional zipper pockets, one on each side of the top. Being hyper-organized as I am, those extra pockets are so handy!

VERDICT: Kept (and using today!)

 

As I mentioned above, I considered making this my last Stitch Fix, but…

Who am I kidding? I’ll see you in a few months. Until then, if you haven’t already given it a shot, try it already! It’s fun to have someone pick out clothes for you, whether you end up keeping any of it or not. Trust me!

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