It appears despite my absence, quite a few people still check back here. I’m going to guess this blog still pops up on Stitch Fix searches, even though my last Fix was back in December 2015. For those who haven’t read all my entries, my last SF foray was NOT successful at all. I’m 5 feet tall, 110 pounds and pretty much every item they sent me, except for dresses were ill fitting, not what I requested, just odd styles in general and didn’t suit my personal tastes. I tried, OH BOY, I tried but after 8 Fixes, only managed to find a few pieces I truly loved. On top of that, my company recently went to casual dress so the beautiful SF dresses I did get are now only pulled out for special occasions.
So, what was the biggest problem? Fit, for sure. I need tops most of all – personally, I think Stitch Fix pants and jeans are incredibly over priced but almost all of the tops they sent me were too long and too billowy for my very small frame, the arm holes too big, the neck holes too large. I sent 90% of them back. Recently, my cousin pointed out that Stitch Fix sent out a mass E-mail to users, offering a FREE styling fee for the month of February. It’s been over a year since I tried them so I thought, what the heck, I will give them another shot for free. AND BOY, am I ever glad I did!
Another source of frustration last time – I would spend HOURS, yes, hours on Pinterest, pinning outfits and pieces I like to give my stylist an idea of my tastes, my style and items I would like. Time after time, they would send me NOTHING like what I wanted. In 8 Fixes, I probably had at least 5 stylist and none of them could get it right. I figured, that’s their business, isn’t it – to take your comments, suggestions, requests and pins and put together pieces you will love? If they can’t do that, why even bother?
Well, this time, I refused to spend that much time on it – I think that’s why I got so frustrated last time. I just wrote a brief note for my Fix this time, saying I would like pieces for fun, trendy, comfortable tops to wear for nights out with my hubby and girlfriends and a blazer to wear for work. That’s it. My Fix arrived VERY quickly – I requested it be delivered on Friday, February 10th but received it today. I was shocked when I opened the box and saw not only did I love every, single piece but they all actually looked like they would fit. Here’s what was inside:
I love the stylist note and from what I read, this Samantha really does get me. She looked at my Pinterest page, took to heart the looks I pinned (color, color, COLOR!) and actually put together outfits for me, rather than a hodge podge of odd items that I’m taxed with trying to figure out what goes with what. This seems like a BIG and important change for SF since my last order. GOOD MOVE.
First up, the Loveappella Leith Embroidery Placket Knit Top in Burgundy, Size XS. Regular price of $48.
The material is perfect for winter – thick without being too thick and nice, comfy cotton stretchy material. The length hits just right, the sleeves not too tight, the neckline, not too big. PERFECT!
The embroidered detailing is so pretty – Boho without being over the top.
Next up, the Just Black Joey Skinny Jeans in Turquoise in size 2P. Regular price of $88.
These pants fit like a glove and I am a sucker for colored jeans. I have asked for them in more than a few Fixes and maybe got one pair, burgundy in the middle of summer. Not exactly seasonal so I remember sending them back. This pair is comfortable, I love that they offer petite sizes so they aren’t too long and compliment the top they sent well.
Then, they sent the Bancroft Logan Rhinestone Hammered Teardrop Earrings with Turquoise to pull the whole thing together. Regular price is $28.
I know, it is tough to see in the picture but they match the jeans perfectly, are simple but pretty and a nice size to be able to wear them with a lot of different things.
Then, the blazer. I have gotten a few from Stitch Fix before and they were . . .odd. One was cute but the arms were insanely too tight. Another had a weird drape to it and I couldn’t get it to lay quite right. This one is exactly what I’ve been looking for. This is the Skies are Blue Asa Knit Blazer in Navy in size XS. Regular price is $68.
Seriously – ADORE IT. It fits perfectly, is soft and comfortable in a stretchy material. Since it’s navy, it will match pretty much anything, including the shirt and jeans they sent.
Not too long, not too short, this blazer is definitely a keeper!
The final item is the Skies are Blue Claude Ruffle Detail Blouse in orange, size XS. Regular price is $48.
This is the only item I’m remotely iffy about but the fit is so great, I’m buying it anyway. For $48, it seems a little thin but paired with the blazer and a pair of my own ripped boyfriend jeans, it will be a perfect transition from winter to spring.
For once, the arm holes are perfect, not too long at all and the length of the shirt hits me perfectly, even though it isn’t a petite shirt. In past Fixes, if they sent a shirt like this, I felt like it was too. . . wide, like it was swallowing me up but this one doesn’t feel that way at all. It fits comfortable, lays well, like it should.
So, much to my pleasure and dismay, I will be buying EVERY item from this Fix! Buying all 5 items saves me $70 so my total price for all 5 items is $210. Totally worth it to me to have all of these versatile pieces I can easily wear with other things, the gorgeous color I’ve been craving and pieces that fit me well. I think I will start ordering regularly again but instead of every month, probably every 2 or 3 because heck, if they keep sending me stuff like this consistently, I will definitely blow my clothing budget for the year! Thanks, Stitch Fix for making the changes needed to fit a small gal like me.
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