It’s here! It’s here! After getting my first Stitch Fix (you can find that review here) I decided to get a second Stitch Fix box, and as soon as possible. After finding two nice pieces in the last box, I was excited to see what else my stylist could come up with after I gave more information on my Pinterest board (which they recommend you doing, so they can get an even better idea of your style).
- I love that they gave me more wear-to-work pieces, which I wanted. I also loved the color scheme! I’m really into burgundy (as the rest of the world is, I know…it’s fall) so I was thrilled to see that!
- I LOVED the immediate look of the two burgundy tops! The sweater had cute, embroidered polka dots and the other wine-colored shirt was made of this swiss dot material. It was right up my alley!
- I laughed out loud when I looked at the white shirt because my friend (a fellow Stitch Fix lover) was just wearing that shirt when I got home from work and saw it in my own box!
Let’s get down to business, shall we?
[disclaimer: It was dark outside when we took these photos, so forgive the spooky shadows that I cast throughout these photos]
- the 41Hawthorn Ribbed Pencil Skirt and 2. the Le Les Faux Wrap Skirt ($48 and $58, respectively)
Listen, I’m not even showing you photos of how these skirts fit because they were scandalously small on me. I would never wear them in public, so they aren’t going on the blog! 😉 Sorry, folks. Verdict: Returning both.
2. the Daniel Rainn Yolimar Henley Swiss Dot Blouse ($68)
So this shirt strongly reminded me of the magenta shirt I got in the last Stitch Fix box! It had a very similar length, cut and style. I couldn’t bring myself to keep it, though, as it’s getting chillier where I live and I wouldn’t wear it as much as I would hope to.
It was also when I edited these photos for this blog entry that I realized…I didn’t like the way it fit me from the side.
Confession: I’m very sensitive about the fact that people have been asking me when if I’m pregnant/when I’m going to have a baby. When I have a headache, people ask me if I’m pregnant. When I say that I’m really tired, they ask me if I’ve considered if I’m pregnant. When I’m really hungry, they ask me if I’m eating for two. So if a shirt would potentially give people that impression, it’s not honoring me and how I choose to wear clothes.
Verdict: It’s, sadly, going back.
3. 41Hawthorn Tameron Button Down Blouse ($58)
Okay, so this is the shirt that my friend already owns, so I had already seen it a few times in person. The biggest problem, for me, was how sheer it was! I’m also not a big fan of the double-pocket look on shirts.
Verdict: my friend wears it better, and I’m sending it back!
5. Renee C Jerri Polka Dot Pullover Sweater ($64)
Oh, how I wanted this sweater to work. It was so me, in a sweater! I could wear this with a pencil skirt, with dress pants, with my Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants jeans (again, check the previous Stitch Fix box review) . It was so sweet, and the length was great!
But when my [helpful] husband took this picture, I noticed that it was sheer around the top of the sweater. “Maybe it’s the fact that I left my camisole on from the white button-down shirt,” I said. So I changed and took the picture again.
After I changed, my husband said, “…I hate to tell you this, but it’s still sheer up top.”
I actually left this picture as-is because you can see the disappointment on my face. It was adorable!
Verdict: I am, begrudgingly, returning it.
Total purchases: none.
Things I’ve learned from the Stitch Fix process so far:
- There actually are things out there that are long enough for me and my long, Gumby torso and arms. I just have to find the store that suits my body type.
- The Stitch Fix process really is fun. It’s like Christmas, coming home to a box of clothes that someone else picked out for you! It gave me something to look forward to for several days.
- It made me re-evaluate my style, which was the biggest thing for me. I’ve been wearing the same outfits for about 5 years now, and it’s nice to freshen up your wardrobe with a few pieces. I re-evaluated my style, though, not from the Stitch Fix boxes themselves, but from surfing Pinterest and finding a few new fall outfits that made me say, “oh my gosh, that’s a great idea!” After seeing a photo like this….
…it made me hunt for a look like that of my own! I found a gingham shirt on clearance (which I still think makes me look like a lumberjack). On top of that, I found a great sale & got myself my very own burgundy vest! Listen, I know it may not seem like a big deal, but those two items were enough to keep me looking for new ways to wear my old standard favorites. That alone made Stitch Fix a cool thing to try.
Will I try it again? Honestly, I’m not sure. I get the sense that my style isn’t understood by Stitch Fix and is a little more casual than I would usually wear on a daily basis. Remember: I play for 80+ weddings/year, and all I wear are church-appropriate work clothes! (Or yoga pants, there seems to be no in-between.)
On top of that, the clothes were a little pricey. While 90% of my clothes come from J.Crew (because of the length), I always, always find ways to pay less for my clothes. The price tag on these items just didn’t seem worth it.
So the long and the short of it is….I liked the inspiration and the process, but I’m not sure it’s worth another go.
Have you tried Stitch Fix? Would you give it a try?