Well, another month, another Fix shipment. I put off receiving one in November, just because I’ve had so much luck finding clothes on my own recently and I think this Fix seals the deal. . .I am think I am done with them.
Positive things about Stitch Fix – it has taught me a LOT about fashion. What I like, what I don’t like and all those searches on Pinterest have been invaluable to building up my wardrobe. I have tons of fun, cute clothes I love now, some Stitch Fix, some not. I love the surprise of delivery, never quite knowing what they might send and finding things you like you never expected you would.
The negatives? First, it is just too darn expensive. For instance, this Fix, I got a casual blazer that cost as much as my winter coat! My HEAVY, super nice winter coat! It’s just not practical to expect people to spend that much money for one piece of clothing. Even if the quality were insanely better (which it’s not), it doesn’t matter if it just doesn’t fit in my budget. And finally, the ever dressed fit. So far, I am batting about 50% on fit for clothes they have sent me and this Fix, pretty much 0%. That’s what happens – I get a box I love then one that’s a dude and it doesn’t seem to matter who the stylist is. One that hits it out of the park one month, sucks the next. Type A me does NOT like inconsistency.
This is Fix # 8 and I’m sorry, if their job is to be a personal stylist, I think I have given them plenty of time and information to get to know me. Unfortunately, I guess the only one who really knows what I like and don’t like. . .is me. So, with sadness, I present to you, my last Fix.
I was thrilled to see I got Hannah again. She does a great job of describing the items and how to wear them together and with other things in your closet. Unfortunately, we struck out on every item this month. Let me show you why.
First up is the Absolutely Mellisa V-Neck Pullover Sweater in Jewel Tone Purple, size XS, regular price of $64.
First off, I adore the color but unfortunately, I adore it so much that I already have a ton of it in my closet. I like the weave and maybe $64 isn’t THAT bad, if it fits well and is super comfy. Not the case for me.
I appreciate it isn’t super long but the arms are too tight for my linebacker biceps. You can’t tell in the picture but I can barely bend my arms. . .so pretty far from comfortable. I paired it, as Hannah suggested, with the winter white pants in the Fix, metallic heels and a statement necklace. I have to say, an odd combo, I think. The sweater felt way too casual to be dressed up like this. Also, it’s winter and I am not a wear strappy sandals in 30 degree weather sort of person. So, this one definitely will be SENT BACK. Now, on to the pants. . .
These are RD Style Leigh Straight Leg Pants in Off-White, size XS, regular priced at a whopping $98!
Let me tell you what – if I am gonna pay you $98 for a pair of pants, they better have some substance and these most certainly did not. They were so thin, a stiff breeze comes up and you would freeze and while they did have pockets, they had this weird, Sag Harbor, grandma pant thing going on with a stretchy band in the back.
Again, winter. Cold. Maybe some cords would have been better? I did ask for winter white pants but maybe should have been more specific that I was looking for business casual or casual. Either way, these are definitely being SENT BACK too.
So, what do we have left to work with. I was very disappointed to see a dress included in this Fix. I did not ask for one and would have specifically requested them not to send one if I’d had more room in my Stylist Note. I guess I should have went back to my style profile and removed dresses for the winter – since my office went casual, there really is no need for it and I am set on holiday dresses.
Still, I received this Skies Are Blue Velia Dress in Teal Green, size SP, regular price of $64.
Now, this is a little bit better priced item and I have to say, I have had the most luck with Stitch Fix with dresses. Pretty much the ONLY thing I’ve had luck with them. They usually fit better, are comfy in pretty patterns and colors but somehow, they were able to take one of my favorite colors and make it look bad, somehow. It wasn’t flattering at all and ill fitting too.
As you can see, once again, the top of the dress is too tall and just kind of hangs on me. I had to hike it up so you could see I need about another 1 or 2 on me make this work. And it’s a petite! Totally depends on the cut of the dress though and this one isn’t it.
It also has this weird cutout thing in the back. I don’t think it is supposed to gap open quite that far and it just happened to hit right by the back of my bra so not sure how I personally could wear it with one. Again, not the look I want to go for this holiday season so it too will be SENT BACK.
Now, in their defense, I did request a blazer and this is the second one they’ve sent me. I think this one is about as odd as the first. None of them traditional cuts, which is fine, all of them cotton rather than some kind of other material, both plain colors and an odd cut. You be the judge.
This is the Eden Society Cales Collection Striped Knit Blazer in Light Grey, size XS, regular price of $98!
Is it that it doesn’t have lapels that throws me off? Or was I destined not to like it because of it’s high price tag? It feels like sweatshirt materal, is it really worth that much money?
Again, an odd fit on me. The sleeves are too long and I can barely get it buttoned so it doesn’t close as much as it looks like it should from the picture above. No more needs to be said on this one – it too is being SENT BACK.
And finally, the nail in the coffin for me – they sent me a purse. I have never asked for a purse because I have a TON of them, all shapes and sizes in name brands so however cute they are, I just don’t need one. So, I didn’t ask for one this Fix and they sent it anyway. I have seen this one included in a lot of the Fix blogs I read, in various colors.
This is the Street Level Juno Small Folded Clutch in Teal Green, regular price $38.
It’s super cute with lots of pockets, it’s leather (or faux leather) and has a nice long chain to wear over your shoulder messenger style. Again, I just don’t need it but rather than lose my $20 styling fee, I think I will keep it and give it away to some lucky girl on my Christmas list!
So, there you have it, folks. I may toy around with getting another Fix in summer, for cute summer dresses but . . .I doubt it. It has been a fun experience getting to know this company and I think for many people, it is a valuable service but only if you are probably at least 5’2″, find a stylist that REALLY gets you and your build and are willing to spend a lot more money than me!
I hope you have enjoyed my posts and I know I will be sorry to see them go as much as you but I will still post from time to time on my style adventures elsewhere. I will still check out Pinterest for tips, trends and outfits and plan to recreate them here for you!
Also, I haven’t posted any updates on Eat To Perform in a while and there is good reason. I have chucked it out the window. Done. Fine. I will post more details on that soon!