Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Stitch Fix #9: Too Legit to Quit

Oh, Stitch Fix. I'm not sure how I feel about you anymore. I really (really, really) love the surprise of receiving a box on my doorstep every month. It something special just for me and these days, that goes a long way in filling up my happiness tank. And, when this service works -- it works. So many of my favorite pants, tops and dresses are thanks to my wonderful stylist at Stitch Fix (that's a referral link, if you're at all intrigued).

But...

My last two Fixes have just been okay. I know I'm being more selective about what I keep (I've learned to send it back if I don't absolutely love it because it'll just sit in my closet collecting dust), but some of the clothes are starting to feel like repeats. Time for a different stylist? Maybe.

Here's what I received in this month's shipment:

Gilli Jessie Maxi Dress


I actually liked this dark blue maxi dress. The fit was great and material comfortable, albeit a tad too long in length. I've seen so many people wearing maxi dresses this summer and thought to myself, "I need to wear more maxi's because -- so cute!," but ultimately decided to send this dress back because I don't wear the few maxi dresses I have. This dress is very similar to a maxi dress I received from Stitch Fix last spring and I've only worn that dress once. It's just not conducive to my everyday stay-at-home-mom / weekend lake life lifestyle. Verdict: Sent Back

Market & Spruce Tod Dress


I hemmed and hawed about this dress, too, because I actually loved the summer-like colors and pattern. Would I wear this dress to the kid's swimming class? Play dates? The park? I wasn't sure. I decided to try the dress on for Andi and received a big "meh." More specifically, he wasn't a fan of the gathered waist and didn't think it did anything for my figure. Verdict: Sent Back   

Market & Spruce Camille Striped Pocket-Front Tank


Initially, I was excited when I pulled this top out of the box. A casual, everyday tank perfect for my stay-at-home-mom lifestyle. Yes! Then, I tried the top on and was less than impressed. The scoop bottom cut too short above my hips and ultimately, I thought the overall look was just okay. Verdict: Sent Back

RD Style Dalston V-Neck Knit Top



First impression, I liked this top. It's very similar to the Target Mossimo t-shirts I wear on a near-daily basis. I probably would've purchased this top, too, if it had not been for the too-expensive price tag ($48). That's too much money for a t-shirt no matter how many times I'd wear it. Verdict: Sent Back

Bancroft Naja Stone Chain Necklace



Lisa, my Stitch Fix stylist, must've been taking a leap by sending me a piece of jewelry this time. I thought I'd requested clothing only in my profile (??) but she sent me a chain necklace to pair with the maxi dress anyway.

Honestly, I'm not big into jewelry -- mostly because my kids pull, tug and steal every necklace I currently own. This necklace was cute, but I couldn't see myself wearing it often and especially not for $38. Verdict: Sent Back

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In summary, I sent all five pieces back this month -- a Stitch Fix first for me.

Will I sign up for another month? Absolutely, because it's still a fun treat to receive each month. My next Fix is scheduled to arrive late August and the weather will be transitioning into a new season. Hoping for better luck next time.

2 comments:

  1. Do you get the same stylist every time? I've received three fixes and all were by different stylists. Collectively I have yet to be impressed. I might give them a fourth and final shot and hope for the success you've had!

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    1. I think I do have the same stylist every time ... at least I think so. The card is always signed 'Lisa.' Hope you have better luck with them the 4th time!

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