It’s time to reveal the goods from my (disappointing) Stitch Fix #4. I was pretty bummed when I tried everything on and hesitated a little bit about whether or not I should post, but I figure it’s only fair to show the good, bad and the ugly. I have signed up for another one in a few weeks and hopefully I’ll have better luck the next time!
If you are familiar with how Stitch Fix works, go ahead and scroll on down to “The Goods.” If not, here’s a brief description to give you started.
Stitch Fix is an on-line company who pretty much provides each client with their own personal stylist. You sign up and submit detailed notes about your style preferences, measurements, ideal price points, sizes, special requests, etc. and then they send you a box with 5 pieces based on your profile. You have 3 days to try on the clothes and decide if you want to keep or return. Each fix has a $20 styling fee and shipping is free both ways (yay!) If you buy any of the items, the $20 is applied to your purchase. If you love all of your items, you can purchase all five and also receive 25% off the entire order. Some veteran Stitch Fixers have said that even if you don’t like all of your picks, sometimes it ends up being cheaper to just buy all 5 pieces!
It’s important to know that they currently have inventory for women’s sizes 0-14. They’re a fairly new company and are hoping to offer more inventory at plus sizes/maternity in the future. You can send them your measurements and they will contact you if they don’t have enough inventory in your size.
Fix #4- The Goods
1.Alan Cowl Neck Asymmetrical Cardigan by Sweet Rain, $58
Oh goodness. This is probably one of the most unflattering tops I have ever put on my body. I thought it was going to be okay, given that I tried on something similar in my last fix, but it ended up being a disappointment. Having “swimmer’s shoulders” has its ups and downs and one thing I have to look at in tops is how it makes my shoulders look. This one really widens my already broad shoulders, so it was a no brainer to throw this back in the box. Quickly. I was also surprised that this top was itchy and not as soft as it appears.
2. Cathleen Abstract Chevron Tulip-Sleeve Blouse by Collective Concepts, $68
So this was one of those tops that I didn’t think I would like very much when I pulled it out of the box. I thought it kind of looked like scrubs a medical professional would where at a hospital. It is by Collective Concepts which is one of my favorite brands so I gave it a chance. Turns out, I actually liked this one. As we’re already headed into warmer temps here in Houston, I know this will be one of my go-to tops in the coming weeks.
3. Felicity Colorblock Ponte Dress by Sanctuary, $98
Oh boy! I’ve always been one for stripes, but this didn’t really work for me. At all. I liked the black and white color scheme, but the fit was all wrong. It was too short for work, but also didn’t really seem like something I would wear on the weekends. Also, at $98, I’m sure I could find something similar at Loft or the GAP for less.
4. Angelica Pintuck 3/4 Sleeve Blouse by Under Skies, $48
Anyone who knows me knows that coral is my absolute favorite color to wear. It is a universally flattering color and works on every skin tone. I liked this top in theory but it fell short in a few ways. 1) It was too big in the waist and just kind of hung there. I’m not one to add belts to many of my outfits and I don’t think a belt could have saved this anyway. 2) The sleeves were really awkward. They were 3/4 length, but just bluntly stopped right under the elbow, with no flow or movement. I really thought this one was going home with me, but like Brent said “You already have 30 other shirts like this one.”
5. Christina Long-sleeve Chiffon Faux Wrap Dress by Honey Punch, $68.00
Ahhhhhhhh, I think Zeppelin’s downward cast face in the background says it all. Yikes. This dress was just plain awful. I think chiffon looks glamorous and wonderful on many people, but I don’t seem to have much luck with this material. The color was good and that’s about all I liked. This dress just didn’t enhance or flatter my body in any way so off to Stitch Fix it went.
So, while Stitch Fix #4 was a bust, I still have faith in the process and am hopeful for the next round. If you want to give Stitch Fix a try, you can sign up here. I have not been paid or received any benefits from Stitch Fix for this review. If you sign up through one of the links on this post, I will receive a sweet $25 credit to Stitch Fix when your fix ships. I hope you enjoy your experience and find some fun new things for your wardrobe!
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