My December Stitch Fix: A Grinchy Fix with A Gem

14 Dec

With all the boxes being delivered to my front porch this month, my December Stitch Fix is one of my most anticipated. Sure, I’ve got lots of clothes in my closet by now, but there is something about the holidays that makes me want to treat myself to a little something-something while I’m shopping for everyone else!

Here’s my stylist note for December:

Disappointed in last month’s Fix of casual tops, so let’s try again! Think super soft, drapy, comfortable tops that I can wear on the weekends and still look cute (v-necks are best). Nothing that will cling to my tummy. I pinned a few new pins for you to check out. Maybe one sparkly item for Christmas.

{If you are interested in checking out all of my Fix reviews, you can click here. This Fix is #27… so I’m kind of a fan!}

Before we check out the individual items, I should probably warn you that this Fix was pretty terrible. In fact, it was so terrible I couldn’t resist making this sneak peek video:

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Now, let’s take a closer look at what was in my December Fix:

Item #1: Laila Jayde Whistler Relaxed Fit Knit Top – $54
Apparently the phrase “relaxed fit” is totally subjective, because this fit is in no way relaxed on my body type. I tried to be a good sport and take a picture anyways…

Stitch Fix Review - Laila Jayde Whistler Relaxed Fit Knit Top - Pocketful of Joules

The rest of the outfit: exact pants and exact boots.

I pretty much hate everything about this top, other than the color. The black accents on the shoulders look like I’m wearing Hunger Games pajamas, it is made out of a weird fabric that somehow clings to all the wrong spots AND it is super itchy so I’m going to just go with the phrase, “um… NOPE!”

Item #2: Papermoon Arriba Embroidery Neckline Raglan Knit Top – $48
This top is kinda cute with the raglan knit fabric and the contrasting sleeves. There is even some snazzy embroidery around the neckline that gives it a little something extra special.

Stitch Fix Review - Papermoon Arriba Embroidery Neckline Raglan Knit Top - Pocketful of Joules

The rest of the outfit: exact pants and exact boots.

I don’t dislike it, but I also don’t love it. To spend $48 on a casual shirt, I’m going to have to love it!

Item #3: THML Lucine Faux Leather Trim Open Cardigan – $98
Can somebody please explain to me what the hell is happening here? Am I being eaten by a giant sweater or did Mrs. Roper from Three’s Company send me the world’s ugliest housecoat?! I’m not really sure what my stylist was thinking when she looked over everything I’ve purchased over the past couple years and then pulled THIS out for me to try.

Stitch Fix Review -THML Lucine Faux Leathre Trim Open Cardigan - Pocketful of Joules

The rest of the outfit: similar top, exact pants and exact boots.

I’m further baffled that my stylist decided to size up on this to an XL! This cardigan is so ugly that I’m almost offended that it was sent to me.

Item #4: Skies are Blue Melle Fringe Detail Pullover Poncho – $68
Woah, a poncho. Well, this is totally outside my comfort zone… which is good, right? I’ve never actually tried a poncho on, because they seem a bit too hippy-dippy to me. I mean, other people look really good in them… I’m just not really sure about ME in a poncho. On the other hand, it’s a socially acceptable way to LITERALLY wear a blanket as clothing. But, what the heck do I do with my arms?

Stitch Fix Review - Skies are Blue Melle Fringe Detail Pullover Poncho - Pocketful of Joules

The rest of the outfit: exact pants and exact boots.

Okay, one side of me thinks it looks pretty cute and very ‘fashion-y’ in the picture, but the other side thinks it looks like I stuck my head through a tree skirt. I just can’t get over the fact that I’m wearing a blanket as clothing (even though blanket scarves are totally my jam). I could really see liking this if I were pregnant because it’s a super cute way to hide a little baby bump. However, that ship has sailed and so will this… right back to Stitch Fix.

Item#5: Papermoon Danza Raglan Printed Sleeve Knit Top – $48
Oh thank goodness, a keeper. I was getting worried that I was going to lose my styling fee by sending the whole box back! This top is AMAZING with super soft knit and really adorable contrasting sleeves. It’s actually the same brand as the other baseball-sleeve top, but this one is so much better. I can see myself wearing with tons of different outfits – it looks equally cute with my black jeans, blue jeans and burgundy skinny jeans.

Stitch Fix Review - Papermoon Danza Raglan Knit Top - Pocketful of Joules

The rest of the outfit: exact pants and exact boots.

Am I being a bit of a Grinch, or did this Fix kind of suck? Luckily I really like the Papermoon printed sleeve top, so I won’t lose my Stylist Fee. But HOLYMOLY wasn’t the rest of it pretty terrible?! Looks like there is no need for a survey this month, but I’d love to hear your comments anyways!

Can you rock a poncho without looking like a baby wrapped in a blanket? Does anyone actually LIKE the open cardigan? I’m trying out a new bright lipstick, are you digging it?

Pssssssst… make sure you come by tomorrow for a super awesome HOLIDAY GIFTCARD GIVEAWAY BONANZA!!!

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17 Responses to “My December Stitch Fix: A Grinchy Fix with A Gem”

  1. Jessy December 14, 2015 at 10:23 am #

    “Hunger Games pajamas” and “stuck my head through a tree skirt” had me laughing so hard at my desk that a coworker came over to find out what was so funny. I want you to always have good fixes, but I (not-so) secretly love when they’re bad because we get a blog post like this on a Monday morning 🙂

  2. Nicole H December 14, 2015 at 11:03 am #

    I am afraid to try Stitch Fix because of the expensive prices and some of outlandish, way-too-trendy over-the-top things they come up with. I can’t get over that giant hideous sweater!

  3. Diana December 14, 2015 at 11:22 am #

    So there are some ponchos out there that don’t suck. This one is weird. I think it’s the fringe. Fringe, for me, is where it veers into blanket territory.

    I also like the open ones a little bit more.

    I actually JUST bought my mom a poncho for Chanukkah (from Macys) that I would totally wear myself: http://mcys.co/1Md83xP

    I’m also a fan of this one with the toggle: http://mcys.co/1SXbn5F

    So, um, I don’t HATE the giant sweater – it just looks like a long coat. And if it were ACTUALLY a coat it maybe could work…

  4. Andi December 14, 2015 at 12:10 pm #

    Yeahhhh, not Stich Fix’s best effort, but the top you liked was a big hit! Love it!
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  5. Jennie December 14, 2015 at 12:32 pm #

    I actually think the Hunger Games pajamas look really good on you! 😉

  6. Jess December 14, 2015 at 1:39 pm #

    I actually really like the poncho!! Wanna sell?

    • Joules December 14, 2015 at 2:06 pm #

      Sorry Jess, it went back in today’s mail. But I put the name up there so you can request it in your next Fix!

  7. Janice December 14, 2015 at 4:45 pm #

    I’m with you on your decision here! Maybe the open sweater would have been a little bit better if it was your size. Lol at the tree skirt!
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  8. Dina December 14, 2015 at 5:08 pm #

    I Agee with what you said. I can wear baseball t-shirts on my own, and that poncho, no no, unless you are super skinny it screams trying to hide that I have a tummy. Or want to be a a bandito. I agreed with everything

  9. Lori Godin December 14, 2015 at 7:46 pm #

    HA! Your “Stitch Fix Sneak Peak” photo totally CRACKED me up! I love SF but this may be the best review photo I have ever seen! I LOVE the look on your face. Hilarious!

  10. Sandra December 17, 2015 at 5:18 am #

    So what happened to the something sparkly? It wasn’t outlandish request considering. And I agree, The Hunger Games pajamas are cute, but no can do itchy! Love your SF posts!

  11. Beth January 19, 2016 at 11:13 am #

    I have heard that Stitch Fix stylists only have 15 minutes per fix, and of course are limited to Stitch Fix inventory… And really, even if they had more time, they ultimately have no idea what you look like! It seems like Stitch Fix would work infinitely better if the stylists had a full body shot to work with.

    • Joules January 19, 2016 at 11:15 am #

      Now that they launched their “app” they do have you upload a full-body shot so that they can see you. So, hopefully that will help. =)

  12. Jennifer January 21, 2016 at 11:26 pm #

    So I remember seeing this post when you originally posted it, and giggling about your comments on the giant cardigan. Then today I got my latest fix, and that exact cardigan was in it! Ahhh! It really is ugly. But everything else they sent me was so fabulous, and I’ll actually LOSE money if I send the ugly sweater back, so I may end up keeping it just to come out ahead. I thought I could try selling it but I can’t imagine there is anyone else out there who likes it. I may just keep it and wear it as a giant coat. LOL Love your blog!

    • Joules January 22, 2016 at 6:09 am #

      Thanks so much! When I posted that I had people in the Stitch Fox sale groups telling me that they actually really liked that cardigan, so you can always try to sell it and see what happens if you decide to. 🙂

    • Kristal February 9, 2016 at 6:24 pm #

      Hi Jennifer,

      I just received my first Stitch Fix and also received that cardigan. I wore it the next day as a coat over a tank top. It is definitely way too big and boxy to wear it any other way! 🙂 Just a thought for you since you said you kept it.

      • Jennifer February 9, 2016 at 7:20 pm #

        Kristal, I actually ended up sending it back. I talked myself out of it and a few other items and only kept what I truly loved. 🙂

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