Stitch Fix Review – January 2016

It’s been more than a year-and-a-half since I last posted here – crazy! Granted I had been using my running blog more, but even that fell by the wayside a long time ago.

I didn’t even have an itch to get this thing going away but I signed up for Stitch Fix and needed a place to review my first order and post the pictures because other people’s blogs about Stitch Fix helped me so much that I wanted to do the same.

My (new – but more on that another time) boss is the one who convinced me. She’s been doing it for a while and while we have totally different tastes, I was intrigued by the fact that you can tell them exactly what you like and don’t like, how much you’re willing to spend, and any other preferences.

I wasn’t floored by my first order but I was pleased with two pieces – one of which I’m really torn on, mostly because of the $48 price tag. I apologize for the blotchy face, bloodshot eyes, glasses, and Rudolph nose – I’m sick. I wanted nothing more than to go straight to bed after work but I just HAD to try everything on.

Without further ado:

MARKET & SPRUCE

Careen V-Neck Dolman Knit Top

$48.00

I do love this top! It fits well and is super comfy and could be paired with jeans for a casual look or black pants and heels for a nicer work outfit. It’d also look good under a blazer. However, I have a similar top from Old Navy that was probably $14 or $18. Granted that one is more fitted (and thus less flattering), but I can’t justify spending $48 on this one.
Verdict: Return

MARKET & SPRUCE

Sawyer Space Dye Dolman Sleeve Knit Top

$58.00

I hated this. The pattern/texture was just not something I’m interested in – “space dye” is a spot-on description. It was SO long that it made me look like short and wide. It was also really thin so even if it fit well and had a non-space cadet pattern, it wouldn’t be worth $58. It was almost see-through.

Verdict: Return

PAPERMOON

April Patterned Knit Sweater

$54.00

This could be so cute…if it fit. It’s HUGE. I’m big on pushing up my sleeves anyway, because I’m always busy and if I’m not busy, I’m probably not wearing long sleeves. I have long monkey arms and yet somehow these were so long on me. You can’t even see my fingernails when I let the sleeves fall naturally. It was comfy and had this cute, cutout scalloped texture. You’d definitely have to wear a cami under this. Unfortunately it was just too big. It was less expensive the other tops, which is odd for a sweater.
Verdict: Return

ALICE BLUE

Boulder Button Down Blouse

$58.00

I absolutely love this blouse and I knew I would before I even tried it on. With the sleeves down, it looks like a dressed up version of a good ol’ flannel. With the sleeves rolled & buttoned up, it looks a little more ladylike. I also tried it tucked it and nope! Not with this belly. And don’t worry I wouldn’t wear it out in public with leggings. I was just truly over the jeans.

Verdict: Keep

KUT FROM THE KLOTH

Kate Distressed Boyfriend Jean

$78.00

I wanted to love these jeans. I have a hard time with jeans. Anything not skinny or fitted just makes me look even bigger. And capris or rolled cuffs make me look even shorter. So, these jeans were totally working against me. I also think the distressed look is a little too 2003 Abecrombie & Fitch for a 31-year-old, and also these are NOT appropriate for New England winters so even if they worked for my body, I wouldn’t be able to wear them for several months. They did fit perfectly, though!

Verdict: ReturnOverall, I’m happy with this order and will definitely try it again.

Here’s what I told my stylist, Emma:

Hi Emma! Thanks for giving me options for work. My office definitely emphasizes the casual in business casual, but I don’t wear jeans to work and it’s always things you would be OK with your grandma seeing you wear. I am fine with one piece per Fix being something I would wear on the weekends or out to brunch friends. I would have loved the sweater if it was smaller. I don’t like to emphasize my stomach so looser clothing I am usually a medium while tighter, form-fitting tops usually have to be a large. The Boulder blouse was a perfect fit and exactly my style! Looking forward to my next Fix. Thanks again!

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