Stitch Fix Review: Getting Warmer

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:

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.

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.

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!

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.


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.

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.

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?

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My First Stitch Fix Delivery: Help Me Decide!

A few weeks ago I kept seeing advertisements for something called Stitch Fix. I swear, the ads were stalking me… every page I clicked on: Stitch Fix. Stitch Fix. Stitch Fix.


So fine, I finally gave up and clicked through.
And BOOM, they got me.

Stitch Fix is a personal stylist in a box. A PERSONAL STYLIST in a BOX!

You fill out a fancy schmancy style profile with all your stylish likes and dislikes (and your sizes). You answer lots of questions about your style, as well as preferences on what you’d like them to send – for example, I chose not to receive any accessories because I’m already drowning in statement necklaces. I also did a little extra work and built a board on pinterest so that my stylist would have a better idea of what I might like (click here to check it out).

After reviewing all your info, someone WAY more fashionable than me handpicks 5 items to send you. You try it all on in the comfort of your own home with clothes you already own to decide if you like anything. They even include a card that has styling tips for each item on how you can mix it up with other stuff.

You keep what you like and send the rest back in their supplied prepaid envelope. It’s that easy.

As for cost, there is a $20 styling fee for them to put the box together and send it to you. However, if you purchase anything from your order you use that money towards your bill. Also, if they hit it out of the park and you LOVE everything they sent, you get a 25% discount if you buy everything. So that you’re not totally out of your spending comfort zone, you set your pricing threshold when you fill out your profile.

So, now I need your help… I just got my box last night and I have three days to decide what I’m sending back. Oh and please forgive the crappy pictures — I got home from work at 9:00pm (I left the house for work at 6:30am, so it was a looooong day) and my husband was SO not in the mood to play photographer.

Here’s what I got:

black and white dress
Tart Holden Printed Swing Dress – $128.00

I was actually kind of excited when I unpacked this dress because I liked the feel of the fabric (it is heavy-ish but silky) and the print. However, when I put it on the fabric stretched in a really terrible way across the boobies area and the print just stretched out to WHITE/see-through. It was awful and there is no way I’m posting a picture of it on the internet!

green sweater
RD Style Frances Cowl Neck Chunky Knit Sweater – $58.00

I’m pretty sure I owned a very similar version of this sweater (down to the exact color of green) about 10 years ago from Banana Republic. I think the chunkyness of the sweater makes me look…well, chunky too. Thoughts?

Burgandy dress
Sanctuary Lanni A-Line Ponte Dress – $128.00

I kind of like this dress — it’s a dark burgundy color and would look nice with a grey suit jacket or black cardigan. I think I need to add some shapewear under it though because my tummy is not looking awesome right now. What do you think, is it salvageable or should I just send it back?

black shirt and purple pants
Mia Melon Paloma Striped Short Sleeve Cut-Out Top – $58.00 and Just Black Dark Purple Adora Ankle Length Jeans – $68.00

Here is a more casual look — the top is a nice weight black top with a little extra something fun going on in the back (check out the next picture). When I saw the pants (they’re a dark purple in person) I originally thought that there was no way in hell they were getting over my butt. But after some pulling, tugging and all-around cursing. They fit. Well, there’s a little bit of muffin top… but frankly everything seems to be a little muffin toppy lately. Here’s where I really need you to weigh in — is this too “young” for me? Should I give up on the skinny pants look? Here, check out another view:

black shirt and purple pants - back view
The back view of the black top.

Oh and this view is a little embarrassing, but is my butt just totally out of control? Like in a you-need-to-never-wear-them-again kind of way? And this picture totally wasn’t taken on purpose, I was in the middle of trying to show off the back of the shirt so I have lots of awkward turning-around shots. Nice, right. It’s almost like I’m a professional. Not.


Help me. Help me!! PLEASE help me! I’m thinking of getting the black shirt. Possibly the purple pants and a slight maybe on the burgundy dress… But, I also might just give up the $20 styling fee and buy nothing from this box. I still want to try another box though, so that I can give my feedback and see how the box choices change.

Feel free to use this snazzy voting tool or just leave your comments below. Thank you in advance for rocking my socks off.

By the way, this was NOT a sponsored post. I went looking for Stitch Fix, they didn’t come after me and buy my love with free clothes. My love actually can’t be bought with free clothes… well… maybe. Nobody has ever actually tried to buy my love with clothes before. I’m pretty sure it wouldn’t work though, unless you were Tim Gunn and you wanted to replace my entire wardrobe with your perfectly chosen items instead. *

Anyways, if you decide to click through on my special link and try them out yourself, I will receive referral rewards. Here’s my link. So thank you for anyone who chooses to click through and support my shopping addiction.

*Do any of you remember the TV show from a few years ago called “Tim Gunn’s Guide to Style”? I LOVED it and wanted him to come to my house SO FREAKING BAD to fix my entire closet/life/style. Tim… call me!

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