My second Stitch Fix has arrived!
1. You complete a fairly thorough style profile online.
2. Your stylist personally chooses 5 items to send to you based on your style profile, your Pinterest board, and any other information you may have provided in the comments section on your profile. A $20 styling fee is charged when the product ships.
3. Once you receive the items, you get 3 days to decide if you want to keep any (or all) of the items.
4. You decide what you want to keep and what you want to send back. Check-out is easy-peasy online, and you are able to provide feedback on all items, whether or not you send them back. If you keep at least one item, the $20 styling fee is credited towards that item. If you keep all 5 items, you receive a 25% discount on the entire Fix. A pre-paid envelope is provided for any items you may want to return; just drop off at any USPS mailbox.
Stitch Fix Review #2… When I opened this box, the first thing I read was the note from my stylist, Laurie. Laurie styled my last fix, so I was very hopeful that she’d taken my feedback, reviewed my blog and Pinterest board… and she had! This is the note she sent along with my Fix.
Item #1: Evelyn Sequin Chevron Stripe Top [$68] … I was excited about this top when I opened the box. I don’t own anything sparkly, and I thought it would be a fun top to wear during the holiday season. I tried it on, and I was disappointed. I loved the style, but the fit just seemed off. It was not made for a petite woman, and it hung too low on my chest, to the point my bra showed. I originally tried it on with a cream cardigan sweater from my closet, as the style card suggested, and I just felt frumpy. I also tried it on with a blazer, and that was better… but not great. I put it in the box to go back. Yet, I kept thinking about it. I knew if I returned it, I would probably regret it. So I tried it on the next day with a green cardigan. Holy moly, it made a difference! I fell in love, mostly because the picture makes it look like I’ve lost 15lbs.! However, there are still problems. It hangs too low, is generally too big and, upon further review, its see-through in the front and needs a more opapue lining. If I were to keep it, I’d need to alter it down in size in order to wear it, and at $68, I don’t want to invest more money in a piece that I won’t wear very often. I’m super sad. Status: [RETURNED]
Item #2: Cassandra Printed Floral Scarf [$48] … Nope. I just didn’t like it. It was a very pretty teal color with a floral design, but I just didn’t like the frayed edges or something. I don’t know if I can even put my finger on it. I think I need to make a note to not include scarves. I think they look good on others, but maybe I’m just not a scarf-wearing type of gal. Status: [RETURNED]
Item #3: Selfridge Cowl Neck Long Sleeve Top [$48] … The color was amazing. I love bright pink, and I’m not afraid of color. I have something similar in my closet, so I was torn. How many cowl neck tops does one woman need? After thinking on this one, I decided to keep it. The color is perfect on me, and its a top that I can wear to work or out-and-about. Its also different enough from my other cowl neck (pictured with gray blazer below). Status: [KEPT]
Item #4: Alivia Ankle Length Pant [$98]: This was a much stronger effort than the pants I received in my last fix. However, the “ankle” length pants were still 2″ too long on me. If I rolled them, they were fine. But they were too skinny of a fit and too tight around my ankles to do much else. They were ultra-comfy, but nothing special for the price. Status: [RETURNED]
Item #5: Marina French Terry Blazer [$78]: This is the most comfortable blazer I have ever had the privilege to wear. Oh my, it feels like I’m wearing a big ol’ sweatshirt from my “wake up and go” college days, only it looks like I’m headed to the office all gussied up for Friday casual. LOVE. The button does seem to be too low, causing the fabric to lay a bit odd on my chest (another sign this wasn’t meant for a petite woman), but the coziness and versatility of this piece outweighs the button placement. I love this so much, I wore it to work the very next day, paired with a teal cown neck top, jeans and heels. Of course, it happened to be casual Friday. Perfect timing, right?! Status: [KEPT]
So all in all, I kept two pieces that will add some versatility to my closet, and they will mix and match easily.
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