My February Stitch Fix: Is it Love?

23 Feb

More than any other February, this one has totally been my month of love. Valentine’s Day was in there, of course. But we also had a week trip to Disney World, 7 years since Travis proposed, Jack’s 3rd birthday and a potty training breakthrough.

Will this month’s Stitch Fix delivery keep with the trend of awesomeness? Let’s check it out!

In my What I Love/Regret post earlier this month, I decided that I needed to update my profile to reflect what I still want for my closet. After overdosing on tops, I thought it would be a good idea to ask for more dresses, skirts and pants.

Here’s my note to my stylist for my February Fix:

Sara J again. I loved last month’s Fix! I’ve updated my Pinterest board with some stuff I’ve been loving — including some great emerald green pieces. I’d love to try those green skinny jeans! Could use some more bottoms — skirts (not tight pencil skirts), colored skinny jeans, and dresses. I have a big bottom, so A line or a swing style is good! A structured blazer would be great (polka dots?).

Now I know you guys like it when I use my pretty brick wall as my background for these posts, but OHMYGOD is it cold outside today. I had to scrounge around for somewhere else to take my pictures and I found a little corner of my kitchen that worked and didn’t cause hypothermia…

Item #1: Gilli Lyla Skirt – $54
I was a little nervous asking for skirts because it’s really hard to find one that fits my waist, hips, butt AND height at the same time. I’ve actually only purchased one skirt from Stitch Fix ever, and it was a plain black swing skirt. When I saw that I received this one, I was cautiously optimistic. I love the gray color and the fabric is a super soft cotton, which is nice. It’s very lightweight, but not see-through and the length goes right to my knees.

For the first styling, I paired it with a striped cobalt blue top, woven belt, statement necklace and sandals. This look highlights the high waist of the skirt and I definitely feel like I should do some twirls.

Stitch Fix Review - Gilli Lyla Skirt 2 - Joules

For my second look, I decided to do something more work appropriate and topped the skirt with a black top, green cardigan, zebra print skinny belt and patterned wedges. Even though the skirt is pretty casual due to the t-shirt-like fabric, I think it dresses up nicely with the cardigan and cute shoes.

Stitch Fix Review - Gilli Lyla Skirt - Joules

I’m still torn on whether I should buy this skirt though, so I did one last style… as if I were just throwing on an outfit for a steaming hot summer day. I kept the wedges and threw on a fitted black t-shirt and simple necklace.

Stitch Fix Review - Gilli Lyla Skirt 3 - Joules

Keep or Return? This is one of those funny items that I started out saying “NOPE” and the more I tried it with my wardrobe, the more I like it. It is a simple cotton skirt that is made out of a super casual material, but it’s a much better quality than something similar you’d find at Old Navy (which is reflected in the price). I’m leaning towards getting this one, even if I just pull it out in the summer. What do you think?

Item #2: THML Kahlo Knit Top – $68
I recently pinned a tank top on my Fix Inspiration page that has the same crochet accents on it, so I was pretty excited to check this out in short-sleeved form. I wish I had looked a bit closer at the pinned top though, because the cut of the bottom is quite odd – it is longer on the sides and shorter in the middle.

For the first look I styled the top with my favorite pair of Kut from the Kloth skinny jeans and a pair of blue suede shoes <insert curled Elvis lip and hip thrusts here>.

Stitch Fix Review - THML Kahlo Knit Top - Joules

The detailing on the top of the shirt is great, but the bottom just ruins it! Here, check out a side view:

Stitch Fix Review - THML Kahlo Knit Top 2 - Joules

The weird bagginess of the top certainly adds at least 10 pounds to my figure and I could have easily worn this top through my entire pregnancy with Jack. I tried tucking the front in and blousing the rest out, but that didn’t work at all. Since I liked the crochet detail, I tried to style the top tucked into a fun swing skirt I already own. {I just got this skirt from Modcloth and I’m undecided on whether it needs to be hemmed up a couple inches, what do you think?}

Stitch Fix Review - THML Kahlo Knit Top 3 - Joules

Keep or Return? Well, the top certainly looks better tucked in, but I can’t commit to a $68 top that I can only wear one way. Looks like I’ll be returning this one!

Item #3: Papermoon Jonie Printed Elastic Waist Dress – $64
I had asked to see some more dresses from Stitch Fix, so I was really happy that they included one on this month’s Fix. I was a little unsure of how this shape would work on my figure, but the cinched in waist is a step in the right direction. I really like the pattern of this dress, but once I put it on… well, check it out. It’s doing that weird wavy thing on my boobs. It is also way too fitted on my butt/hips and a bit too short too. I tried it with a pair of tights and boots to see if I was more comfortable, which helped.

Stitch Fix Review - Papermoon Jonie Printed Elastic Waist Dress - Joules

Then, I tried styling the dress for warmer weather with a belt and sandals. It doesn’t look too short in this picture but when I sat down the whole skirt rose up.

Stitch Fix Review - Papermoon Jonie Printed Elastic Waist Dress 2 - Joules

I do really like the details of this dress — like the pretty pattern, cute tab-sleeves and Henley-type buttons — however, it just doesn’t work on my figure. It would look really great on someone with a smaller chest and less of a hips/booty combo though!

Keep or Return? The last thing I want is a piece of clothing that makes me feel bad about my body shape and self-conscious about accidentally showing everyone my goodies. Back into the return bag it goes!

Item #4: Kut from the Kloth Denna Colored Skinny Jean – $78
I was hoping to try a pair of emerald colored jeans like the ones I had pinned on my Pinterest board, but I actually like the color of these jeans even better. They are much more versatile and would work year-round with a few different tweaks. Also, they’re Kut from the Kloth, so I knew pulling them out of the box that they would fit me.

For the first look, I paired the jeans with my knee-boots, a long necklace and a top I received in my last Fix. I could wear this on a more casual day at work, out with my girlfriends or even for a normal family dinner out.

Stitch Fix Review - Kut from the Kloth Denna Jean - Joules

For the second look, I dressed it up a little with a silk blouse, cardigan and wedges. I love the way the black and cream looks with the army green!

Stitch Fix Review - Kut from the Kloth Denna Jean 2 - Joules

Keep or Return? These jeans fit great and I really like the color. What do you think, should I go for it and buy them?

Item #5: Renee C Raegan Polka Dot Swing Skirt – $58
Wow, two skirts in one Fix… that’s pretty darn awesome! I immediately liked the shape of this skirt and the fun polka dots. However, I also immediately hated the fabric – it is SO thin and you can see right through it in the light. Looking at it straight from the box, there is no way I’d pay $58 for it. Honestly, it looks like an $8 skirt from Forever 21.

Even though I hated the skirt, I figured I’d still put together a couple outfits for you all to check out. For the first outfit, I added a navy blue tunic blouse, statement necklace, mary jane heels and a skinny belt.

Stitch Fix Review - Renee C Raegan Polka Dot Swing Skirt 2 - Joules

For the second look, I used the Style Card’s advice and added a red top (this one is from a previous Fix).

Stitch Fix Review - Renee C Raegan Polka Dot Swing Skirt - Joules

Keep or Return? Like I said, I like the style and polka dots… I just wish it were made out of a heavy fabric with some stiffness to it. As it is, it’s terrible and must go back.

Help Me!
So I had a couple hits and a few misses with this Fix. I’m really happy that Sara read my notes and provided me with 2 swing-style skirts, a dress, a pair of colored jeans and just one top. I’m leaning towards buying the gray skirt or the green jeans. Or maybe both. I’m definitely not buying the top, dress or polka dot skirt.

What do you think I should buy? I always love to hear your feedback, so leave me some comments below and tell me what you think!

2/25/15 Update: Thanks everyone for your feedback! I ended up buying the green jeans and I’m wearing them today because I decided that I LOVE them. I was so close to also buying the gray swing skirt, but decided to pass because I would prefer it in a bright color. Stay tuned for my next Fix at the end of March!

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14 Responses to “My February Stitch Fix: Is it Love?”

  1. Jessy February 23, 2015 at 9:35 am #

    I love living vicariously through your Stitch Fix posts. Here are my opinions:
    – I like the grey skirt, especially for the casual weekend look and the work look. Keep.
    – I like the crocheted top. The stripes + crochet are a pretty combination. But I only like it tucked in, and $68 is pretty steep for that. I call shirts like that mullet shirts. I know it’s not exactly a mullet (short in front, long in back), but it’s kinda the same thing and gives me an excuse to use the word “mullet.” I like the green Modcloth skirt on you, I would hem it a couple of inches if it were me.
    – I love the pattern of that dress! You’re right about the fit, though, what a bummer.
    – Those green jeans are a keeper!
    – I like the polka dot skirt on you, too. I like both ways you styled it. However, see-through? Do not like.

    • Joules February 23, 2015 at 12:00 pm #

      Thanks Jessy – I always love your well-thought-out comments. =) I’m thinking that the Modcloth skirt could use a little hem too. And I’m NOT a fan of mullet shirts, mullet skirts or mullet heads… 😉

  2. Melissa February 23, 2015 at 11:04 am #

    I love your Stitch Fix posts and have been reading them for awhile now and just had to comment this time. 🙂 I love the grey skirt with the green cardigan and with the black tshirt. So cute! (The striped shirt doesnt seem to work as well.) And love the green pants and the way you styled them! Definitely keepers! But I also love the dress. From the pictures it doesn’t seem like it’s pulling funny across your chest or hips. But maybe it is in real life. The black tights/leggings totally pulled the outfit together and made the colors pop!

    • Joules February 23, 2015 at 12:02 pm #

      Thank you Melissa! The black tights definitely made the dress a lot more wearable (and I felt less like I’d be showing off my goodies if I bent over), but you totally can’t see that I’m MAJORLY sucking it in for the picture! 😉

  3. Kathy February 23, 2015 at 11:41 am #

    I actually think everything looks great on you! I would keep the whole box. Obviously, if you’re not comfortable in something you won’t wear it though so don’t keep anything you’re not comfortable in.

    • Joules February 23, 2015 at 12:02 pm #

      Thank you Kathy, you’re so sweet! xoxo

  4. Melissa February 23, 2015 at 12:19 pm #

    I love the gray skirt and green jeans (and the cream top you have on with the green jeans). I am really enjoying these Stitch Fix posts too. I didn’t really get what it was, but they really seem to hand pick great options for you. I might have to try this out someday. My wardrobe is…lacking. Especially when I see the pieces you put together, you look fantastic and you put outfits together so well, I’m totally jealous.
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    • Joules February 23, 2015 at 12:29 pm #

      Oh my gosh, thank you so much Melissa. I can say that Stitch Fix has certainly upped my ‘outfit game’ over the past year or so! =)

  5. ThatAshGirl February 23, 2015 at 12:23 pm #

    Love the green jeans and they look good on you!

    The grey jersey skirt I’m not loving. I think if it was a darker color like black or navy, or even a bright color like pink it would be much better. As is, it’s too casual and the light color is going to show every crease especially on the butt when you sit down).
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    • Joules February 23, 2015 at 12:30 pm #

      Thank you! And that is a good point about the gray skirt!

  6. Shay from Trashy Blog February 23, 2015 at 11:31 pm #

    OMG, I LOVED this post! My best friend does Stitch Fix and I so want to try it, but I don’t have a Pinterest account and don’t want to get one because I’m already on the computer too much with blogging and now blogging FB as well as personal FB. I will just live vicariously through the two of you, and I have to say that I LOVE LOVE LOVE these outfits. You have a talent for making things look good; I would have had no clue what to do with a lot of these pieces, even though I love them all. I agree with you; I say keep them all except for the weirdly cut shirt and the last skirt. But definitely the rest are musts!
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    • Joules February 24, 2015 at 9:21 am #

      Thank you so much for stopping by and I’m so glad you liked the post! =)

  7. Margaret Contreras February 25, 2015 at 6:57 pm #

    I always enjoy your Stitch Fix posts. I really liked the gray cotton skirt and pinned it to my board as well. BTW, we have the exact same tile floor in our house!

    • Joules February 26, 2015 at 11:44 am #

      Thanks Margaret! We are tile twinsies! =)

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