May 2016 Stitch Fix #4

I received my 4th fix today. I’d had it scheduled for the 5th (Payday) but it came a day early. I was a little worried about this fix because my stylist, Keri, seems to really have a bead on what I like, and I really can’t afford to buy much this month. I actually went up to the site about a week ago to delay it a month, but it was already in process. It’s OK, though.

Here is the note Keri sent me:

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Here is the first item I tried on. Be aware that my enthusiastic photographer is my 11-year-old son.  I actually had to tell him to let me open the box this month. He enjoys this whole process as much as I do.

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I only have one pair of jeans currently, so I asked Keri to send me some jeans. I requested that they not be distressed, as I throw out things when they become distressed.  Jeans are a difficult thing for me. I love wearing a good pair of jeans, but they have to be comfortable and they have to fit effortlessly.

These jeans were definitely comfortable. They are exclusively designed for Stitch Fix and are so, so soft. They are skinny jeans, but not constrictive. I had pretty much decided on keeping them.

Then I wore them for a couple of hours doing mom things: working at the computer, unloading the dishwasher, folding laundry. They kept slipping down my waist and needing to be hitched up. Definitely not effortless.  I can’t stand clothes that need constant readjustment.  So, they will be going back. I’m a little sad about that, because I’ve never worn a pair of pants that were so soft on my skin.

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I asked for a cardigan and Keri sent this one. The knit was very thin, almost see-through and the colors were not very interesting. It was a cream and teal, but not the clear colors I like, but rather muted and cool. I just didn’t like it.

I loved this blouse the instant I got it out of the box. It’s a lovely cream, the lace is intricate, and it’s very much my style.  I was sure it would be a keeper. Then I tried it on. The fit was a little funny. It wasn’t quite opaque enough to hide my bra and it fit funny around my mid-section. I sadly put it in the “return” pile.

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I have to feel an emotional connection to a piece of jewelry in order to buy it. There was nothing wrong with this, other than maybe not being adjustable in length, and the price was certainly in my ball park. I just didn’t have the feels.

This skirt was definitely a keeper. Here you see it paired with a blouse out of my closet and with a blouse from a previous fix. Last month I sent back the skirt Keri had sent to replace a very worn navy skirt I have. This is the second try and it’s a SUCCESS! As you can see, I can wear it both with a tucked shirt or out. You can see the pattern closer on the picture above that has the closeup of the lace. It has a firm elastic waist, so no zippers.  I really love it.

Another blogger has generally created a place for other Stitch Fix reviewers to gather. If you’d like to see more reviews, check out Crazy Together.

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If you’re interesting in checking this all out, here’s a run-down.

1. You start by filling out your style profile – you will complete all sorts of questions on sizing, pricing, preferences, colors, etc. You can also write notes about likes/dislikes. Here is a link which, if you decide to order, gives me a $25 credit to my account. https://www.stitchfix.com/referral/6818697
2. Order your first fix! Your card will be charged a $20 styling fee however, if you keep any item [one or more] you will be credited back the $20. Because of this I always recommend keeping at least one item or you are essentially giving away $20 for nothing in return. You will receive 5 items [made up of clothing, jewelry, and handbags, whatever you prefer].
3. Decide what you want to keep and what you want to send back [in a postage paid envelope]! You have 3 business days to do so – use this time to try everything on, see what you have in your closet that pairs well with it and don’t be afraid to say yes to something that you wouldn’t normally. I find that taking photos like those here help me make a decision. Sometimes I’ll like something that after a couple more looks gets a thumbs down. Conversely, sometimes I’ll be on the fence, but after looking at the photo a couple of times, I’ll go for it. That’s what makes Stitch Fix so fun! If you keep all 5 items you will receive 25% off your entire fix!
It should be noted that while I have chosen to receive monthly fixes, this is in no way a subscription service and you are able to decide when you want another fix, whether that be in 6 months or 2 years from your first fix!
Finally, the box comes with everything prettily wrapped up with a note from your stylist. It’s way more fun that going to a store, in my opinion, and, as with the jeans, you have some time to try them out as long as the tags stay on and they don’t get dirty.

 

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2 thoughts on “May 2016 Stitch Fix #4

  1. Cute skirt! I really like how Stitch Fix listens to your feedback and tries to find things that work for you. I also like when they suggest how you can wear your new items with previous items.

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