Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Double the Stitch Fix, Double the Fun?

I have gotten behind on my Stitch Fix posts! If you are wondering what Stitch Fix is, check out my previous posts here:
Fix #4 arrived in the middle of the NBA Finals and it was so crazy and amazing and busy (MY SPURS WON! YES, I KNOW YOU KNOW THAT! I'M STILL EXCITED!) that I didn't get to post about it. Then, Fix #5 arrived in the middle of my insanely busy July, and now it's August, so I'm going to post about these two Fixes now and Fix #6 later in the week.

Fix #4: What I Received

This Fix was styled by Marisa, who tried and failed to find me some more of my beloved Margaret M Cropped Pants, and once again, focused on "navy" as my favorite color. You say something one time...

First Item: Mavi Kalie Denim Jacket, $98

I wouldn't wear this outfit; I just already had the shorts on.

This jacket was cute and fit fine, except it hit me in the part of my midsection I always try to camouflage-the dreaded mommy pooch. I also didn't want to spend $98 on it. 

I think the longer length of the jacket I already own is more flattering.

And then I remembered I already have a Tommy Hilfiger denim jacket that I think is more flattering and should wear more. GOING BACK.

Second Item: 41Hawthorn 3/4 Sleeve Popover Blouse, $58

Again, not sure why I chose to try everything on with these shorts!

I liked this shirt a lot, because it has a great cut and fits my need to buy tops I can wear to work that are not t-shirts. I felt like it would work with jeans or cropped pants nicely. My only slight worry was that it is silky and I am hot-natured and that is not always a great combination. However, I ultimately decided to KEEP IT.

This is a bad picture, but I have actually worn this top multiple times, so I'm happy with it.

Third Item: 41Hawthorn Ivy Abstract Print Tab-Sleeve Blouse, $68

Not a fan of this print.

Also, it gapped weirdly at my cleavage. Not that I actually have any.

I was not a fan of the print on this shirt at all. It's just not me, not my style. It also fit weirdly, especially at the front, where it pulled away from my cleavage. GOING BACK.

Fourth Item: 41Hawthorn Sloane Colorblock A-Line Ponte Shift Dress, $78

Now this is more my style!

I call it my Auburn dress LOL.

Now we're talking. The simple clean style of this dress is very my style. I love the colorblocking and don't even mind the orange band around my waist. It just works for me. KEEP. 

I've worn this to work a few times and get compliments on it every time. 

Fifth Item: Margaret M Duboce Straight Leg Jean, $108

No. No. NO.

This is what Marisa sent instead of my beloved Margaret M cropped pants...bright pink Margaret M straight leg jeans. Nope. Not even close. Too tight. Unflattering from the back (not posting that picture). GOING BACK.

So, in summary, I kept the ivory 3/4 sleeve blouse and the Auburn dress, and they are both items I'm wearing regularly, which is a win in my book. The total came to $136, but once my $20 styling fee was applied, it was only $116.

Fix #5: What I Received

This Fix was styled by Christina, who wanted to give me some fun summer items. I could tell she had read my feedback, because I specifically requested a long cardigan, since my office keeps the AC at glacial temperatures and I need something to go over sleeveless or short-sleeve tops inside.

When I was trying things on in this Fix, I couldn't decide on anything, so I tweeted pictures and crowd-sourced opinions from Twitter, which was ultimately helpful.

First Item: Andrew Marc Saiara Sleeveless Dress, $128

Totally on the fence on this dress.

At first glance, this dress reminded me of the Auburn dress in Fix #4. I loved the colors and pattern, but once I got the dress on, something felt off. It felt like the dress was about two inches shorter than I wanted it to be. I wanted it to skim the top of my knee, and it sat clearly above it. Also, it had a line at the waist that felt too high also. 

Twitter had mixed opinions...one gentleman told me I looked hot LOL, while most of the Twitter fashionistas I trust (I'm looking at you, Elizabeth) agreed with my assessment of the dress. And if I'm going to spend $128, the dress has to fit way better. GOING BACK.

Second Item: 41Hawthorn Abrianna Longsleeve Knit Cardigan, $48

Liked the cardigan better than the dress.

This black cardigan was exactly the type of thing I asked for in my feedback...great length, flattering fit, goes with everything. KEEPER. Not overly exciting, but a solid choice. Twitter concurred.

I've seen this same cardigan on Pinterest in other colors like teal, red, and purple, and wouldn't mind getting another one in a different color.

Third Item: Level 99 Patrick Cropped Chino Pant, $108

Hi, I look naked on the bottom. Not a look I'm going for.

Strange buttoned pockets actually pulled the pants away from my waist. No, thank you.

Dear Stitch Fix, unless you can find me another pair of my beloved Margaret M cropped pants, just stop. Don't send me weird skinny jeans in bright colors or strangely buttoning, too tight, TOO NAKED LOOKING cropped chinos. They are no substitute! Just stop. The naked look was too much for Twitter also. GOING BACK.

Fourth Item: Papermoon Remmie Multi-Color Chevron Print Maxi Skirt, $58

I liked the colors of this skirt, but it didn't really seem like me.

Also, the seams didn't match up anywhere, which looked busy and awful.

I do not have one single maxi skirt, so I was excited by the idea of the maxi skirt. And it felt gloriously comfortable, soft and easy to move in. But I was torn and wasn't sure why. 

When I consulted Twitter, my friend Ginger commented that the skirt just didn't LOOK like me, and I had to agree. It's just not my style. GOING BACK.

Fifth Item: Fun2Fun Nannette Swiss Dot Sleeve Blouse, $58

I loved the color of this top.

I also liked the high-low hem.

And, not a t-shirt.

Cute dot detail on the sleeves.

Finally, a cute top that wasn't blue! Yay! I loved the color, hemline, and dotty sleeves of this top. I felt pretty sure I wanted to keep it, and when I consulted Twitter, everyone agreed in a big way. This top got the best response! KEEPER!

So, for Fix #5, I kept the sensible black cardigan that I will wear forever and the adorable coral dot sleeve blouse that can be worn in many different ways! I think I had a credit, so once that and my styling fee was applied, I only paid $80 for the two items.

I seem to consistently get two pieces I like in each Fix so far. I really wish I could get one stylist selecting for me each month, so maybe the selections would become more consistent as the person would know my taste better. I think I might be able to request the same stylist, but I'm not sure. Something to look into for next time.

For me, the fun and convenience factors are still the main reasons why I continue to get a Fix each month. We'll see what Fix #6 brings this week!

Disclaimer: If you use my Stitch Fix referral link to sign yourself up for Stitch Fix, I will receive a $25 credit toward my next Fix. (So please sign up! I'd love more clothes!) However, all the opinions here are my own (and Twitter's LOL) and I am not being reimbursed in any way to review or blog about Stitch Fix. I'm just having fun and paying for everything out of my own pocket.