Stitch Fix Review #15! If you’re not familiar with the service, Stitch Fix is a styling service where you fill out a profile and a stylist chooses five pieces (clothes, shoes, accessories) to send your way for a $20 styling fee. If you keep anything from your fix your $20 fee is applied as a credit and if you keep all five things, you receive a 25% discount on your whole fix. You have three business days to make your choices and anything you don’t like gets popped into a prepaid envelope and dropped into the mail. Basically Stitch Fix is a mail order personal shopper. Curious to find out more? You can sign up here with my referral code. This review contains affiliate links.
I yet again forgot to do a note and then forgot this fix was coming since I go like one place every two weeks and it’s usually somewhere like Walmart, so my stylist was pretty much on her own. But even without a lot of non-sweatpants wearing occasions, I’m always excited to see a fix. For reference, I’m 5’9″ and a size 14/XL and that’s what they sent me size wise unless I noted otherwise. Here’s what I received!
Fortune & Ivy Lizbeth Back Detail Mixed Material Blouse
Initial Thoughts: When I kept one 3/4 sleeve floral blouse they sent me like two years ago, I feel like they took that as a clue that it was the start of a hobby of collecting every 3/4 sleeve floral blouse in existence.
The Try-On: Pretty standard floral blouse, but the back has an opening — see picture below — and just no from me. I live in a cold state, and if there’s one thing I don’t want when I take my coat off at the Walmart, it’s a slap of cold Illinois air hitting me across the back. Nope, no thank you.
The Verdict: Returned
Market & Spruce Sharon Thumb Hole Cotton Pullover
Initial Thoughts: I just typically can’t pull off any fall colors. And anyone who says, “No, you totally could!” then sees me in a fall color and is like, “Okay, yeah. I see it.” And I’m not wild about turtlenecks as I feel like I’m being trapped by said turtleneck.
The Try-On: Okay, this sweater was a DREAM. Soft and cozy with a soft, non-trappy neck and a great cut. It just felt amazing on and while the color wasn’t great on me, it wasn’t like bad either. Plus, check out the pic below for the thumb hole detail which I love!
The Verdict: This was one of the hardest returns of my Stitch Fix life! But I truly don’t go a lot of places right now and I have a lot of sweaters. In normal times, I would have kept it, but I super begrudgingly returned it. Like put it in the return bag and kept stealing furtive glances at the bag to think about snatching it back out until it went to the post office.
41 Hawthorn Kelsey Tie Waist Jacket
Initial Thoughts: So I like a BRIGHT winter coat. When I look at a coat rack across a room, I like when I can identify my coat from a great distance. So I was interested in the cut, but not so much the color.
The Try-On: I felt like a character in a Hallmark movie ready to go save my family’s Christmas Tree farm. It was a great fit, even over a bulky sweater and I loved the tie waist and hood option.
The Verdict: Another toughie! This is pretty pricey for me for even a wool coat — I typically watch Nordstrom Rack and Macy’s and like to keep it in the $60 range even for a designer name coat. So it was ADORABLE, but I’m going to have to save my family’s Christmas tree farm dressed in a cheaper coat this season.
STS Blue Tayah Skinny Jean
Initial Thoughts: Ho hum, black pants. But this stylist KNOWS a tall apple shape. Like every pant she has sent me has been a phenomenal fit and I don’t have to pretend the pants are ankle pants when they’re really not because they’re just too short.
The Try-On: These fit great — typically on pants, if the back of the thigh fits, the waist digs in and if the waist doesn’t dig in, you can grab a handful of material off the thigh. These were comfy, flattering and the length was perfect!
The Verdict: The fit sold me — kept!
Amarah Super Soft Button Down Shirt
Initial Thoughts: Kinda keen on this color palette — I know it’s a fall color look, but sometimes I can make interesting colors work. Button up shirts tend to not be my friend though and I’ve spent some chunks of time sewing every button down shirt I own closed to save myself the constant button gap fight. But I’m into the idea of a cute, cozy flannel!
The Try-On: I’m technically in the shirt, but I would say the shirt is winning here. Like if I move one centimeter, you’re gonna get a button gap flash allllll the way down. I want clothes I can move in comfortably as the occasions where I stand still like a statue are pretty much nil.
The Verdict: Returned!
That’s it for Stitch Fix Review #15 — I hope you have a great week!