Stitch Fix Review: Getting Warmer

17 Oct

Okay friends, I had high hopes for my second Stitch Fix box. Hiiiiigh Hopes (yes, let’s break into song now…).

High Apple Pie in the SKY hopes.

After receiving and reviewing the first box, I was pretty excited because the stylist then looks at your feedback when selecting the items for your next box. I also added to the notes section that I’d love some “fall transition pieces” since I will be going on our anniversary trip to Hershey Park and wanted to look kinda cute while chilling out with my boys.

Oh and in case you aren’t familiar with the concept, you can read my first Stitch Fix review here. The short version is that Stitch Fix is your own personal stylist that picks 5 items that she thinks you’d like and sends them to you. You try them on in the comfort of your own home (with your own stuff from your closet) and send back whatever you don’t want.

Here’s what I got in my October Fix:

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Street Level Kirkham Crossbody Tote with Side Pocket – $66.00. And yes, that is Ollie’s face in the corner, just checking things out.

Street Level Kirkham Crossbody Tote with Side Pocket – $66.00. If I were in the market for a cute tote and purse, I would have totally have purchased this cobalt blue set. However, I already have a purse that I love so I don’t need this one.

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RD Style Genoa Seamed Ponte Knit Pant – $58.00. As you can see, I’m not wearing them and there is a reason for that.

RD Style Genoa Seamed Ponte Knit Pant – $58.00. I liked the color and weight of these pants, but just did not dig the style. With the seam running down the front of the leg and the elastic sides on the waist, it just reminded me too much of the under-the-foot leggings from the 1980’s. I tried them on, but totally hated the way they looked. If this were a pair of skinny jeans in this color, or even a pair of work-appropriate trousers in cranberry, I would have kept them in a heartbeat. As they are, they went back into my return bag.

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Under Skies Elissa Terry Cloth Moto Jacket – $68.00. It’s grey, but it’s kind of a beige-taupe-grey.

Under Skies Elissa Terry Cloth Moto Jacket – $68.00. I like the IDEA of this jacket, kind of rocker-cool in a soft snuggly fabric. Unfortunately, the problem with asymmetrical zippers is that they tend to make a busty girl look even more broad and busty than she already is.  And not in a va-va-voom way, in a chunky-chunky-monkey way. Back in the return bag it goes!

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Sanctuary Pfister Crochet Detail Sleeveless Top – $48.00. Here is the close-up so you can see the pretty detailing.

Sanctuary Pfister Crochet Detail Sleeveless Top – $48.00. This one ALMOST ended up in my closet. I love the crochet/lacy detail on the front of the shirt and of course I love a nice black top that I can dress up for work or dress down for play. Unfortunately, this top had two things going against it – first it was see-through, so I’d have to wear a tank underneath it. Yeah, a tank under a tank.

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That was actually do-able. It wasn’t until the second time I tried it on (for the pictures) that I noticed that one of the middle buttons was straining just a bit. So since the fit was a teeny bit off, I decided to send it back.

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41Hawthorn Abrianna Long-sleeved Knit Cardigan – $48.00. Outfit experiment #1, I did a double-knot in the cardigan and put it over a red dress from Banana Republic. And yes, you can totally see the back view in the mirror.

41Hawthorn Abrianna Long-sleeved Knit Cardigan – $48.00. It’s so funny that they sent me this sweater, because I pinned it on my pinterest board from the Stitch Fix blog. I  really liked how they showed four different ways to wear an open front cardigan and I was planning to try their tips with a short-sleeve one I have.

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Here it is in outfit experiment #2, I left it open and put it over a taupe-colored tank top and a pair of black skinny jeans.

Now that I’m looking at their tips again, I wish I had taken a picture of this cardigan belted. Oh well – I did try it both open and tied in a double-knot over a dress. What you can’t see in the pictures is that the cardigan is so incredibly light AND super soft, without being see-through. So I love it and am definitely keeping it.

So, once again I’ve ended up buying one item out of the five that Stitch Fix sent me. I ALMOST bought two though, which is why I think they’re getting warmer when it comes to sending me stuff that I love. I’ve decided that for next month’s box I’m going to ask for: a pair of work appropriate pants, a dress or two, a skirt and the rest tops. That way I can give them an idea of what I want (no purses) but still give them full control of surprising me!

Also, just so this is perfectly clear this is not a sponsored post. Stitch Fix did not pay me or reward me in any way to blog about them. However, if you do decide to give Stitch Fix a try and use my special referral code, I will receive referral rewards. Here’s my link. So thank you for anyone who chooses to click through and support my shopping addiction.

What do you think, did I choose wisely? Have you tried Stitch Fix? If so, how long until you got that coveted five items box where you purchased everything?

10 Responses to “Stitch Fix Review: Getting Warmer”

  1. Ashley F October 17, 2013 at 2:14 pm #

    OMG 1980s Stirrup Pants!

    Love a good cardigan. My office is freezing in the winter but sometimes I’m running around like a crazy woman so I’m a huge fan of layers. Thumbs up!

    • JoulesDellinger October 17, 2013 at 2:39 pm #

      YES, layers are a necessity at my work too! I’m always up for a super soft sweater that I can just throw on. Especially because so many of mine are kind of cheap and require me to use the sweater shaver to get rid of nasty pills all the darn time!

      • Ashley F October 17, 2013 at 3:51 pm #

        LOL I have one of the little electric de-fluffers. Greatest purchase EVER.

  2. Words for Worms October 17, 2013 at 2:34 pm #

    I would totally try Stitch Fix if the pieces they sent were less expensive. I’m pretty cheap when it comes to clothes. I like coupons, BOGOs, and sales. I know I should start investing in quality pieces but I’m so dang cheap!

    • JoulesDellinger October 17, 2013 at 2:36 pm #

      You can pick the threshold for pricing, but even if you pick the cheapest I haven’t really seen any other bloggers showing clothes at the same deals you’d find in stores with sales. I don’t mind paying a little more here and there though, especially because most of my clothes tends to be used for work AND home… if something is really well made and classic it could live in my closet for years and years. =)

      • Words for Worms October 17, 2013 at 2:40 pm #

        See? That’s WHY I need to start buying quality. I buy cheap crap and it rips or shrinks or whatever and then I’m mad at myself. Maybe I will give it a gander… I should move out of my comfort zone. I need a stylist!

        • JoulesDellinger October 17, 2013 at 2:54 pm #

          Well, if you do I’m going to NEED to see pics! =)

          What do you normally wear to work — I’m imagining pants, tops and a cardigan?

          • Words for Worms October 17, 2013 at 10:53 pm #

            I can wear whatever I want to work, including jeans, t-shirts, and flip flops. Makes it easy for me to stay cheap, but I’m beginning to look like a very very old college student…

    • Ashley F October 17, 2013 at 3:51 pm #

      I’m all for buying cheap if it’s something I really don’t see myself wearing beyond a single season. Shoes and bra’s are the exception where you truly get what you pay for.

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