Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Stitch Fix #2: April 2015

Despite my ho-hum attitude back in February, I decided to give Stitch Fix another try. To be perfectly honest, this was partly because a few of you used my referral code to try it out yourselves. So thank you!

After some miscommunication with my stylist last time, I decided to be super, uber, insanely specific this time around. I left a VERY detailed note along these lines:

1. Please send me a fit and flare dress in a fun, spring color.
2. Please send me a full skirt that sits at my natural waist. FULL. NATURAL WAIST. Please don't send a skin-tight jersey pencil skirt again. Please.
3. Also jeans just like the ones in the last box, but an inch shorter.

And then I filled my Pinterest board with looks I liked.

Happily, my stylist did an awesome job this month! I'm so impressed with how well she nailed my style. Unhappily, I only budgeted $50 for this fix, so I can't keep more than one item. Please help!

1. Sauna Curved Bar Necklace - $28
Oh, hello chest. And bra straps. And hands.
Clearly I'm still working on my photography skills here. 
I'm a fan of gold jewelry (and by "fan" I mean I straight-up won't buy anything else), so this was a good pick by my stylist. But this one was a bit too simple for my tastes. When I'm going for simple, I usually wear a pendant necklace.Then again, if this wound up in my jewelry box, I'd probably wear it occasionally

Verdict: Returned

2. Alantis Lace Top - $54
Hello, pink socks!
To be honest, when I pulled this out of the box, I hated it. Once I put it on, I was so-so. Once I paired it with my gray cardigan, I started to like it. And now that I've been wearing it for the past hour, I think I'm in love.

 Verdict: Kept

**Update** This has been in my closet for a month and it it officially my favorite piece! I have to resist wearing it every day! I recommend pairing with pastel jeans or a skater skirt.
Look, I put on shoes!

3. Lyla Skirt  - $48
This piece on the other hand, I was so excited for. I asked for a skirt that sat at my natural waist, and, TA-DA, my stylist sent one. But then I put it on, and...I just don't know. Do I like this skirt? Do I hate this skirt? Do I just still need to find the right style for this skirt?

And... bra straps.

It's made of a cotton jersey material and it has an elastic waistband, so it feels too casual to wear to work. But the pleats and the length make it feel too conservative for the weekend. I tried pairing it with a blue cardigan to try out an office look, and it's kind of growing on me.

I think in the end, it's just too long. The same skirt 2-3 inches shorter might have been perfect.

Verdict: Returned

4. Carissa Striped Fit & Flare Dress - $64
I love the fit of this dress. I think the fitted (but stretchy!) top and loose skirt are very flattering, and exactly the type of thing I would wear. But I hate the color combo. I have a lot of grey and navy in my closet, but putting them together on this dress? I think the whole thing just seems kind of drab and sad. I wanted peppy and springy! If this dress had been pink and white stripes or mint and white or navy and white, I think I'd be head over heels. But instead, I'm on the fence. Is it worth going $14 over my budget to by a flattering, but less than perfect dress? I don't know.

Verdict: Returned

5. Paola Skinny Jean - $88
Like the last pair of jeans that Stitch Fix sent, these fit perfectly. Like, perfect length, perfect stretch, everything. Unfortunately, I can't justify buying another pair of denim, blue-wash jeans. I meant to request coral or mint jeans, but I forgot to add it to my Stylist Note. Mea culpa!

It's possible I need to clean my mirror.

Verdict: Returned

On a different note, anyone know where can I find some flattering mint jeans or coral jeans?

Summary (Updated)
1. Sauna Curved Bar Necklace - $28: Returned
2. Alantis Lace Top - $54: Kept
3. Lyla Skirt  - $48: Returned
4. Carissa Striped Fit & Flare Dress - $64: Returned
5. Paola Skinny Jean - $88: Returned

So, what do you think? What should I keep? And did I make the right decision sending back the jeans?

Wait, What Is Stitch Fix?
Never heard of Stitch Fix? Stitch Fix is a personal stylist service that delivers hand-selected clothes straight to your door (or, in my case, your local FedEx location). When you sign up for a box, you fill out a style profile, request certain items and, if you choose to, share a Pinterest page full of styles you love. To complete your order, you pay a $20 styling fee, which covers shipping and can be applied to any items you want to keep from the box.

Then, a StitchFix stylist choose five clothing or accessory items based on your info and sends them to you. You can chooses your preferred price range, but items generally run around $50-$55 per piece.

When the box arrives, you have three days to try on the items, pair them with other clothing in your wardrobe and decide which pieces you want to keep. You pay online for the things you keep and send back (free of charge) anything you don't want. And if you keep all five, you get a 25% discount!

If you'd like to try it out yourself, you can click here:

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