My June Stitch Fix: A Buy-It-All Fix?

29 Jun

I can’t believe that July is right around the corner and I’m just now getting my June Stitch Fix delivery. It would have been a bit earlier, but we decided to skip town and spend last week at the beach. Totally worth it… and I got the added bonus to coming home to a box of clothes!

{If you are interested in checking out all of my Fix reviews, you can click here. This Fix is #21… so I’m kind of a fan!}

Knowing how incredibly HOT Maryland summers typically get, here was my stylist note for this Fix:

More short sleeves and sleeveless tops for that hot & humid MD weather. Would love to try the Flynn Colorblock Sleeveless Blouse (as long as it doesn’t wrinkle easily). A cute cardigan to go with my tops would also be great for the work air conditioning.

Let’s see what she sent!

Item #1: Pixley Abriella Waffle Knit Cardigan – $48
I specifically asked for a cardigan to layer over my tops for work, so I was happy to pull one out of this month’s box. I love the waffle knit, the color and even the swoopy pockets. For the first styling, I threw the sweater on over the dress I was already wearing. This look would be exactly how I would wear it for a typical workday. For the second picture, I put the sweater on over a comfy weekend outfit of a t-shirt, jean shorts and Toms.

Pixley Abriella Waffle Knit Cardigan - Pocketful of Joules

While I love a lot of things about this sweater, for some reason the fit is a bit off on me. You know those Chinese finger traps where you stick your fingers in and then can’t get them back out when you pull? Well, that was totally what the sleeves were doing on my arms! Even though the size on this is a large, I think it would fit a medium-sized person better… or at least a person with smaller biceps than me (apparently I’m BUFF!).

Keep or Return? I really like this sweater, but the fit is just not working for me.

Item #2: 41Hawthorn Flynn Colorblock Sleeveless Blouse – $54
I admit, I was kind of obsessing over this top. I pinned it in two different color combinations on my Fix Inspiration pinterest board and then I even requested it in my notes for this month. My only concern was that it would wrinkle easily, because I promised myself that I wasn’t going to accidentally buy any more wrinkly shirts. Luckily, it is made out of the perfect weight fabric that doesn’t seem to wrinkle. YAY! For my first look, I tucked the blouse into my black circle skirt and added some gladiator wedges. For my more casual styling, I put on those same jean shorts from the last item and added some Tom’s wedges.

41Hawthorn Flynn Colorblock Sleeveless Blouse - Pocketful of Joules

Keep or Return? I love, love, LOVE this shirt. Everything from the fit to the bright green and blue colors is exactly what I was hoping for. This is a definite keeper! Do you agree?

Item #3: Market & Spruce Brian Maxi Dress – $78
My first thoughts when I pulled this dress out of my box were that I LOVE the color and pattern. I actually don’t really own much red in my wardrobe, so this is a nice change from my typical style. I really love the way the elastic waistband pulls the dress in to give it more of a shape and the fabric is so incredibly soft and flows really well over any lumps and bumps. For the first look, I just added a long charm necklace and gladiator wedges. For the second picture, I used the style card suggestion and topped the dress with my jean jacket.

Market and Spruce Brian Maxi Dress - Pocketful of Joules

Keep or Return? I have such a weakness for dresses, since I wear them almost every day between May and September. I really like how this one has wide enough straps that I can wear a regular bra (sorry, my hair is totally in the way) and the length works with both flat sandals and wedges. I also think that it could transition really well into fall. So, I guess what I’m saying is HECK YEAH it’s a keeper!

Item #4: Daniel Rainn Bernal Split Neck Top – $68
I’m pretty sure Daniel Rainn is my spirit animal. Stitch Fix has sent me a few of the brand’s tops over the last couple years and I pretty much always love them. This top is no exception with it’s fun print, solid-colored shoulders (which goes around to the back, as well) and flowy fit. For the first look, I added on my favorite circle skirt. For the second styling, I used the style cards suggestion of adding a pop of yellow with my fun new sandals.

Daniel Rainn Bernal Split Neck Top - Pocketful of Joules

Keep or Return? This one is tough… I really like the top and can see myself wearing it year-round, but the price is a little high. Especially because every time I go to Nordstrom Rack I find similar Daniel Rainn tops for less than $30 (see) However, if I end up buying the entire Fix, I’ll save 25% off the total which will make this top much more affordable. Hmmm…. What do you think?

Item #5: Collective Concepts Lydia Floral Key-Hole Blouse – $68
To be honest, when I pulled this top out I immediately thought NOPE. I was afraid the key-hole part would be way too, “HEY, here are my boobies!” for me. However, when I put it on I was pleasantly surprised that it didn’t show off much at all. The fabric is super lightweight and I really like the blue floral design. For my first look, I styled the top with a pair of work trousers and pumps. For the second picture, I threw on my distressed date-night jeans and brown gladiator wedges.

Collective Concepts Lydia Floral Print Key-Hole Blouse - Pocketful of Joules

Keep or Return? I keep going back and forth about this top and tried it on with a few other things in my wardrobe — including my workhorse circle skirt and a black blazer –I actually like it a lot better tucked in. It’s a bit out of my comfort zone and I’m digging it!

Help Me!

I was totally torn on this month’s Fix and went back and forth on it all weekend long. I really like everything my stylist sent me and if I buy it all I get 25% off the full purchase price. Which means, instead of paying the full merchandise total of $316, it will be $237 minus my $20 styling fee and any referral credits I have in my account. Since the sweater doesn’t fit, I listed it on a couple Facebook Stitch Fix Buy/Sell pages to see if anyone wanted to buy it off me for the 25% off discount price. I also listed a couple other items from previous Fixes that aren’t getting enough wear (you can check them out here if you are interested).

I think this box is one of those elusive buy-it-all Fixes! Do you think I made the right decision? I always love to hear your feedback, so leave me some comments below with your thoughts!

6/30/15 Update: I was able to sell the coral sweater and shipped it out yesterday, so I kept the rest of the Fix! If you’re interested, I still have two Stitch Fix items available for sale (you can check them out here) and will be posting a couple more later this week.

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15 Responses to “My June Stitch Fix: A Buy-It-All Fix?”

  1. Jessy June 29, 2015 at 9:43 am #

    I LOVE THAT DRESS!! What a fun print, and the fit is perfect. WIN! All of the items your stylist sent you this month are so YOU. I say get it all. But man, that DRESS!!

    • Joules June 29, 2015 at 9:46 am #

      Thanks Jessy! It’s so funny, I never would have picked out that dress for myself but my stylist totally nailed it!

  2. Quirky Chrissy June 29, 2015 at 12:12 pm #

    I LOVE that sweater. I want one just like it. Also, I love your blue dress and was going to tell you to buy it, but I guess you already did – HA!.

    The maxi dress is perfect. Buy it.
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    • Joules June 29, 2015 at 12:27 pm #

      Thanks! As for the blue dress, I just got it in from eShakti using the promo code I posted about a couple weeks ago! =)

  3. Kimberly June 29, 2015 at 1:50 pm #

    I think you should buy the whole box especially if you can sell the sweater that doesn’t fit. Everything looks really nice on you and I think the tops are great. Plus a dress that you can wear a regular bra with is always a plus. I really like your eSkakti dress too. I love the two tops I ordered from them with your coupon code. They are perfect for summer. I want to order a dress from them once I get someone to help take my measurements. If I find a dress that fits my chest then the rest of it is usually too big so it would be really nice to have one that fits well.

    • Joules June 29, 2015 at 2:16 pm #

      Thanks Kimberly! I’m so glad you like the tops you ordered from eShakti. I have an issue with the fit on dresses too, which is why the fit-and-flare type tends to work on my body. This one is a standard size large on their site, which works because it’s a jersey fabric.

      • Kimberly July 1, 2015 at 5:26 pm #

        Thank you for the information. That will help with my ordering decisions. I think both of the tops I ordered from them are size large.

  4. Holly Hester June 29, 2015 at 2:55 pm #

    Love the MAXI DRESS!!!!!! You look awesome in all of it!

    • Joules June 29, 2015 at 2:56 pm #

      Thanks so much Holly! =)

  5. Katie @ Words For Worms July 7, 2015 at 11:26 am #

    Love love love the red dress!!! You should wear red more often it looks amazing on you.
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  6. Tammy July 24, 2015 at 12:39 am #

    How do you go about selling an item you don’t want to keep? Any particular methods or websites? Thanks

    • Joules July 24, 2015 at 5:52 am #

      I joined a couple Stitch Fix trade/sell pages on Facebook, watched what other people were doing and priced my items similar to what they did. Once someone wants something, they will Paypal you the money and you can ship it out to them. Hope this helps! 🙂

  7. Laura July 31, 2015 at 7:37 pm #

    The dress looks really nice on you. Glad you kept it. I hope I have as much success with my next fix.

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