Stitch Fix Breakdown: What I Love & What I Regret

17 Apr

After my March Stitch Fix success that cost me a little more than I had hoped for (but totally worth it), I figured that it would probably be a good idea for my wallet if I skip a month. Apparently Stitch Fix felt the same way, because when I went to sign up for my next Fix, they had a longer waiting time than normal… so my next box won’t come until mid- May.

I know you guys like weighing in on my purchases though, so I thought I’d do a little review of my favorite pieces and the pieces that I regret buying. If you’d like to play catch-up, you can see all of my Stitch Fix reviews here.

Everything I’ve Bought
I’ve been Fix-ing since September, which has resulted in me purchasing TEN items:

Pocketful of Joules - 7 months of Stitch Fix

Top row: Kayla Skinny Jean (March), HoneyPunch Payge Striped Cross-Back Sweater (December), Mission ¾ Sleeve V-neck Blouse (February). Middle row: Moni Stud Detailed ¾ Sleeve Blouse (March), Rylin Pintuck Detailed Silk Blouse (February). Bottom row: 41Hawthorn Abrianna Long-sleeved Knit Cardigan (October), Renee C Jemdy Striped Dolman Sleeve Jersey Top (November), Mia Melon Paloma Striped Short Sleeve Cut-Out Top (September), Broadway Swing Skirt (January) and Ivy Tulip Print Tab Sleeve Blouse (January).

Winning
Even though I still love most of my purchases, three of them stand above the rest. I consider these three items my BEST purchases because they fit great, they’re wearing wonderfully AND every time I wear one of them they put a little extra sparkle in my grin:
tulip print top
Ivy Tulip Print Tab Sleeve Blouse
I wear this shirt A LOT. It looks good with everything – a suit, a skirt or even a pair of jeans.

It’s loose enough that I’m not constantly sucking in my stomach or adjusting my top, and it’s got a sassy little slit neckline that shows off my assets. Every single time I wear this top I get compliments and it looks just as perfect as when I received it.

moni studded topMoni Stud Detailed ¾ Sleeve Blouse
This is another of my absolute favorite shirts in my closet. The red is vibrant and the studs are just enough decoration that I don’t need to wear any jewelry if I don’t want to.

It is a bit sheer, so I usually layer it over a tank top. This is another one of those shirts that can look polished and professional for work AND looks great with jeans if I want to step it up a notch for a family holiday dinner or date night.

Kayla Skinny Jeanred pants
To be honest, I haven’t had a chance to wear these jeans often but I did break them out over the weekend for date night with my husband!  I feel like they’re going to be my go-to pants for some upcoming spring events though and I really like them best with my chunky sandal wedges.

The reason I had to put them on my LOVE list is that they make me feel so damn sassy! Instead of focusing on how much more work I need to do to lose weight, I can actually appreciate how far I’ve come. And my husband gives them two thumbs up and a booty grab.

Regrets
Out of the 10 pieces of Stitch Fix clothing I’ve purchased, I only regret two of them…

41Hawthorn Abrianna Long-sleeved Knit Cardigan
I knew that this sweater was kind of boring when I bought it in October. However, it was lightweight and could be worn in a variety of ways. It actually became my go-to sweater for Friday’s at work for a few weeks because I could throw it over a plain shirt, add a statement necklace and be good to go. Unfortunately, after just a few months of wear the sweater looks incredibly worn. The fabric has pilling all over the place and it’s such a shame. I absolutely regret this purchase, because it is about to be added to the Goodwill pile and I just bought it 6 months ago. However, looking back at my October Fix… well, there was nothing else I would have bought anyways.

Renee C Jemdy Striped Dolman Sleeve Jersey Top
Sorry dolman sleeve top, I really wanted to be the kind of girl that would rock you for a night out. However, my husband hates you. So, that means that I have to rock you for a night out WITHOUT my husband… which pretty much never happens. I tried to wear the top to work for a holiday party and someone took the MOST UNFLATTERING PICTURE in all the land of me… so now I can’t even look at this shirt without feeling like Fatty McFattyPants. And no, I’m not posting the picture because it is SO HORRIBLE. Regret, regret, REGRET!

Even with a couple regrets, I really think that Stitch Fix has been a great service for me. I’m much more thoughtful when I purchase clothes – both from my Fixes and when shopping in stores. I’ve noticed that I’m less likely to buy something cheap and trendy (besides that stupid dolman shirt), which has been a really good thing for my closet.

When I initially thought about Stitch Fix, I was afraid that the quick-ish decision turn-around time would result in too many hasty decisions. However, for me, it has been just the opposite – it forces me to try on the clothes with stuff from my own closet and REALLY THINK about whether I’m going to get wear out of it. You all help too and I LOVE getting your feedback on what I should buy and what I should skip!

Have you tried Stitch Fix yet? If so, do you have any clothing regrets? Have you ever liked an item of clothing only to switch over to HATING it because of an unflattering picture?

 

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. I do have a special referral link though and if you decide to click through and sign up I will receive a small referral reward. Here’s my link. So thank you for anyone who chooses to click through and support my shopping addiction.

4 Responses to “Stitch Fix Breakdown: What I Love & What I Regret”

  1. Sara S April 22, 2014 at 11:59 pm #

    I saw a shirt on a mannequin in the mall once and bought it on impulse but it was a tad big on me. I thought I could pull it off since it tied in the back. I wore it to a friend’s Christmas party and my hubby even complimented me on it. Well, I was in my friend’s kitchen adding some amaretto to a cup of coffee when my friend’s nephew stopped me because pregnant women shouldn’t drink alcohol. I wasn’t pregnant, not even close and I’m not sure who was more embarrassed after that! I never wore that shirt again. I’m sure there are photos out there but the comment takes the cake. I has also just lost 20 pounds!

    All the stuff you love rocks! I am a tad bit jealous but hopeful that your style rubs off on me because I struggle finding cute tops.

    • Joules April 23, 2014 at 9:58 am #

      UGH, that’s the WORST and I’m sure it totally would have ruined the shirt for me too. Congratulations on losing 20 pounds, that’s an AWESOME accomplishment! My best advice for finding cute tops is to think about what it is that you like about the tops that you see on other people. Then, go to a store with a ton of options/brands (like Marshalls) and just grab up everything similar to try on. =)

  2. Paige @ Lux Per Diem April 24, 2014 at 10:20 am #

    I’ve been really interested in trying this! Do you think it’s worth the money?
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    • Joules April 24, 2014 at 10:22 am #

      I do think it’s worth the money, but be sure to set your money threshold where you’d actually like to spend! My personal stylist has done a really good job of building on my style and stretching me a bit more towards dressing like a grown up! =)

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