My April Stitch Fix Review & GIVEAWAY!

20 Apr

Happy Stitch Fix Day! It’s like Rex Manning Day, but with even more cheesy smiles and awkward dancing.

With the return of spring weather, I’ve been drooling over floral prints, swing skirts and girlie dresses. You know, when I’m not wearing a black t-shirt with my skinny jeans. Of course. So, I was hoping for another box like last month’s winner… which is why I asked my stylist for more of the same!

Did she deliver? Check it out!

Item #1: Staccato Jan Button Up Top – $48
Well, howdy cowgirl! This top is not what I was expecting when I asked for ‘more of the same’ of last month’s “Jess from New Girl” vibe. It’s actually made out of kind of a thick material, so it would be more suited for the fall. I used the styling cards to put together these two looks. First, I tucked the front in and added my favorite pair of black skinny jeans and a pair of pink animal print flats. For the second look, I went full-on cowgirl with a tied front, distressed skinny jeans and brown gladiator sandals.

Stitch Fix Staccato Jan Button Up Top - Joules

Keep or Return? I tried really hard to keep the top straight for the pictures so you could get a good look at it, but it is too tight on my bust and gapes apart at the buttons. If it had fit well, I might have considered keeping it for fall, but as it is… it’s going back.

Item #2: Mavi Aiden Skinny Jeans – $98
The first thing I noticed about these skinny jeans – besides the bright coral color – is that they are so incredibly soft. However, they also have some weight to them so they do a good job of smoothing any bumps going on (and hiding panty lines). For the first look, I paired the jeans with a bright colored ikat top, long necklace and brown gladiator sandals. For the second style, I added on a floral blouse from a previous Fix and a pair of spiked black flat sandals.

Stitch Fix Mavi Aiden Skinny Jean - Joules

Keep or Return? The color is great and the fit seems pretty good too. What do you think?

Item #3: 41Hawthorn Colibri Solid Tab Sleeve Blouse – $48
I love a good tab-sleeve blouse and have a few that I wear as year-round staples for my work wardrobe. This one is a pretty shade of teal and is cut a bit longer like a tunic. For the first look, I used the style cards and tried the top with my distressed skinny jeans and brown sandals. For the second outfit, I added on a floral pencil skirt and pink flats.

Stitch Fix 41Hawthorn Colibri Solid Tab Sleeve Blouse - Joules

While I like the shirt, there IS something that is driving me kind of nutty about it:

Stitch Fix 41Hawthorn Colibri Solid Tab Sleeve Blouse 2 - Joules

The sleeves keep falling down! Even with the tab buttons secured, they are just flopping all over the place and it looks super sloppy. If I loved the top, I could always sew a couple stitches to keep them in place, but the thin fabric requires me to wear a tank top AND the buttons are almost straining apart at the bust.

Keep or Return? Good try dear stylist, but I’ll pass.

Item #4: Pixley Hanneli Polka Dot Swing Skirt – $54
You know when you try something on and you think “OH BLEGH, thank goodness nobody can see me in this!” before throwing it aside. Yeah, well that is what I was really tempted to do with this skirt. I’m not sure the photo captured how truly awful it looks on me. It fits me too high on my waist, the length is too short for my age, and the fabric feels like a prom gown from 1993. But I love you guys, so I took a picture.

Stitch Fix Pixley Hanneli Polka Dot Swing Skirt - Joules

Keep or Return? Kill it with fire!

Item #5: Taylor Theodore V-Neck Dress – $138
I was shocked when I pulled this dress out of my Stitch Fix box, because I just pinned it to my page the other day. I have a weakness for ikat and loved the fitted waist and swingy skirt. What I couldn’t tell from the picture I saw was that the fabric is really heavy and substantial. Also, there are pockets! For the first look, I just added a pair of black wedges. For the second picture, I added on a fitted green cardigan.

Stitch Fix Taylor Theodore V-Neck Dress - Joules

While my initial thoughts are that I love this dress, I do have a couple concerns and I’d love some feedback from you guys. First, I’m not sure if my bust looks kind of squished… or if it’s okay. Second, does the skirt seem too short? I did a side view and a back view for you to check out:

Stitch Fix Taylor Theodore V-Neck Dress 2 - Joules

Keep or Return? I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Help me!
Now it’s time for you to help me decide what I should buy! I’ve already added the two shirts and polka dotted skirt to the ‘HECK NO’ pile, but I could use your help on whether I should buy the coral jeans and/or the dress.

Giveaway Fun
A couple weeks ago I posted on Facebook that I felt like doing a giveaway and wanted to know whether you all would prefer money to buy lingerie from True&Co or money to try out Stitch Fix. Well, I decided to do BOTH! Last week I announced that I’ll be giving away a $150 True&Co gift card to someone who participates in my #thejoulespurge thingie and I decided to ALSO do a giveaway for a $20 Stitch Fix stylist fee. You can use this to try them for the very first time, or if you’re already a Stitch Fix lover you will get $20 towards your next Fix.

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Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored by Stitch Fix, I pay for the $20 styling fee and any clothing I purchase with my own hard-earned money. If you enjoyed my review and decide to try Stitch Fix for yourself, the biggest compliment you can give me is by using my referral link. Thank you to anyone who chooses to click through and support my shopping addiction!

Another Disclaimer: The $20 gift card to Stitch Fix is not sponsored by Stitch Fix. I am buying it with my own money to give to the winner.

 4/23/15 Update: Thank you ALL so much for your comments, suggestions and contest entries! I decided to go ahead and purchase the dress AND the coral jeans. I can’t wait to start wearing them and I’m totally planning an ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ inspired outfit with the jeans in the near future!

Psssst…Do you love checking out what other people received in their Fixes? I added quick links to every single one of my reviews on my Stitch Fix Reviews page!

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39 Responses to “My April Stitch Fix Review & GIVEAWAY!”

  1. Quirky Chrissy April 20, 2015 at 9:38 am #

    Honestly, I don’t think the polka dot skirt looks bad at all. It’s definitely not too short for your age, but I can understand if you don’t feel your awesomest in it. The red dress is baller on you, and if you don’t buy it, I might cry.
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  2. Maria April 20, 2015 at 9:57 am #

    I would keep the jeans and dress. The dress’ skirt isn’t too short and does not squish your bust and the pattern is cute

  3. Jennie April 20, 2015 at 9:57 am #

    I’d keep the coral pants and the red dress, and send the rest back! You are inspiring me to get back on my fitness routine…I always pass on dresses that hit above my knee and I’m tired of it! 🙂 <3

  4. Becky April 20, 2015 at 9:58 am #

    Love the dress!

  5. Kimberly April 20, 2015 at 10:25 am #

    I think you should keep the jeans and the dress. They both look really nice on you and I love the pattern on the dress.

  6. Brigid April 20, 2015 at 10:29 am #

    I like the coral pants! I also didn’t mind the polka dot skirt 🙂

  7. Shawna Biccum April 20, 2015 at 11:05 am #

    Love both the dress and the coral pants! I would definitely keep both. The dress looks great on you!

  8. Michele April 20, 2015 at 11:17 am #

    I love the Taylor Dress on you! It’s my fave of the whole fix. 🙂

  9. Ellen April 20, 2015 at 11:40 am #

    I LOVE the dress, but I’m always reluctant to spend a lot of money on one piece of clothing. If you decide to send it back, I think you could easily find some beautiful fit and flare dresses at places like Kohl’s or The Limited for similar quality but less money.

    But I say keep the jeans no matter what! I’ve been hunting for coral jeans for ages with no luck. If you have them, never let them go!
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  10. Susan April 20, 2015 at 11:46 am #

    The dress looks great. You have to buy it.

  11. Kristen April 20, 2015 at 12:03 pm #

    The dress looks great!

  12. jessica lynn April 20, 2015 at 1:41 pm #

    Saw your pin, loved the dress, and had to come over and check it out. I’d definitely keep that dress 🙂
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  13. Kim April 20, 2015 at 1:57 pm #

    I think you should keep the dress. Its short but not too short!

  14. Christine April 20, 2015 at 2:16 pm #

    Agree with Chrissy, that dress is baller. You look super slim, and your bust looks amaze.
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  15. Patti April 20, 2015 at 2:38 pm #

    Love the dress on you. and love that you try on everything even when it’s not flattering!

  16. Joy April 20, 2015 at 2:55 pm #

    The dress looks great! Doesn’t look too short standing up although it could be a length that is dicey when you sit… Without knowing how your sit test went, it looks like a good length 🙂

  17. Laurie April 20, 2015 at 3:27 pm #

    I would only keep the red ikat print dress. Not too short at all.

  18. Denise M April 20, 2015 at 3:45 pm #

    i really like the v neck dress

  19. Annie April 20, 2015 at 5:02 pm #

    Coral pants and dress for sure. I do like the idea of a polka dot swing skirt for you if you’re out shopping, as well as the color teal of the shirt with the floppy roll sleeves (in case you need a little shopping encouragement!!)

  20. Melissa April 20, 2015 at 6:49 pm #

    LOVE the dress! Definitely a keeper!! It’s super flattering on you. And I like the coral pants too. Looks great with the floral shirt.

  21. Melissa April 20, 2015 at 6:52 pm #

    And I also like the maxi skirt below… Super cute! I love a great maxi skirt every once in awhile. They’re so comfortable!!

  22. Laura S April 20, 2015 at 7:31 pm #

    I’d keep the pants and dress. The latter is particularly fantastic on you!

  23. Rochelle April 20, 2015 at 10:54 pm #

    I love the dress and the coral jeans!

  24. Lori April 21, 2015 at 9:01 am #

    The Taylor dress is super figure flattering and the length is fine.

  25. Nicole April 21, 2015 at 10:09 am #

    I think you should keep the dress and the coral skinnies! The dress looks fantastic on you!!

    I discovered Stitch Fix and your blog back in March and I have fallen in love with both!!

  26. Tenille April 21, 2015 at 2:06 pm #

    keep the vneck dress!

  27. Kayla April 21, 2015 at 8:00 pm #

    Love the ikat dress! I don’t think it’s too short.

  28. Rebecca April 22, 2015 at 12:12 am #

    I would keep the dress! Adorable!

  29. Kelli G April 22, 2015 at 1:57 am #

    Keep the dress! It looks gorgeous

  30. Baylor April 22, 2015 at 1:59 am #

    I would keep the dress but send back the coral pants. They’re cute, but the coral pants aren’t really that unique and the dress is

  31. Jessy April 22, 2015 at 2:24 pm #

    Keep the skinny jeans. They’re cute and the color is happy. I like the red and white dress. Perfect for 4th of July, or any other day. I understand your hesitation on the length, I’m the same way (and my butt and thighs are thick so they take up a lot more material than the average bear my size, if that makes sense). I think the length works on you for the dress, though and fits your shape very well (your curves are so pretty!). I’d get it as long as it passed the “sit test.” Just my two cents.

  32. Marisa April 22, 2015 at 2:59 pm #

    Keep the dress, it is so cute!

  33. Jessica J April 22, 2015 at 5:39 pm #

    Love the Dress!

  34. Kara h April 22, 2015 at 7:55 pm #

    Love the dress

  35. Emily April 24, 2015 at 8:42 pm #

    that dress looks amazing on you, as do the jeans!
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  36. Julie April 29, 2015 at 7:17 pm #

    I’m so glad you kept the coral jeans and the red print dress. You looked killer in both!

  37. Haley May 1, 2015 at 10:48 am #

    The dress is SUPER flattering on you! Love it!

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