My January Fix – A Stitch Fix Review

This is only my second fix, and I have to say I am already in love with the Stitch Fix service, and I wish I had signed up sooner. I love getting new clothes every month, without having to go through the frustration of the mall, and I get to try everything on in the comfort of my own home, no pushy sales people, and honest opinions from my husband as to whether or not I should keep an item. As an added bonus, I will say that Stitch Fix has forced me to step outside my comfort zone just a bit, and allowed me to try on items I probably would have walked right past in the store. But enough about me, on to the goodies I received in this months box.

Item #1: Market & Spruce Alan French Terry Asymmetrical Zip Cardigan

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This was one of the items I had actually pinned to my Pinterest board, I loved the look online, but sadly it just didn’t flatter my figure. I loved the feel of the fabric but it seemed to be a bit too baggy in the armpit area, and then it was bunchy at the bottom of the zipper. As my husband put it, it looked like something out of Mad Max. Luckily I wasn’t totally in love with the piece from the beginning so his opinions didn’t really bother me, and just confirmed my own thoughts. It just wasn’t the piece for me.

Item #2: RD Style Tawna Pullover Sweater

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I will say I was a bit hesitant about this sweater from the start. When I first pulled it out of the box, the feel of the fabric just didn’t hit me. It felt like it was made of primarily some form of spandex, and upon looking at the tag it was 80% viscose, 20% polyester. I tried it on, and it almost kind of felt like a struggle, the fit was also a bit too snug for my taste. While I am not overweight, 5′ 8″ and about 135 lbs, I do have a little bit of a belly and this sweater seemed to emphasize that which I would much rather hide. The tag states its a size Medium, but to me it felt more like a size Small. I also had concerns about how it would withstand washing, and feared it may stretch, while my husband thought it would be prone to pilling. If the material makeup had been revered it might have been a winner, but it just wasn’t for me.

Item #3: Margaret M Emer High Waisted Trouser

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I have to say I was hesitant to even try these pants on when I saw on my invoice that they were high waisted. My first thought was I’m only in my mid 30’s and anything high waisted is just not me. After trying them on I was a bit surprised as they didn’t really have the “Mom Jean” feel that I was expecting. These pants were just a pull on type of stretch pant, and they fit me great in the waist, but apparently my legs are a bit more muscular than the person these pants were designed for. They are a straight leg design, so they bunched around my knee and my calves, which made it visibly evident that they weren’t the right fit for me. I’m not normally one who would even consider pants with a legging style fit, but if it wasn’t for the bunching in the legs I may have just kept them as they would go great with longer sweaters or other tops, and the pull on style is great for those days when you just don’t want to squish yourself into a traditional pair of dress pants.

Item #4: Market & Spruce Corinna Striped Dolman Top

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This was another case of wanting to love this item, but the fit was not at all what I was expecting. When I first took it out of the box, my initial response was I love the color, but it seemed a bit too big, especially for something with a size tag of a Medium. I tried it on and it was so baggy that it made me feel like I was overweight and trying to hide something. Even the sleeves kind of confused me. I wasn’t sure if the ends were supposed to be slid further up your arm, or if they were meant to go further down. Either way resulted in way too much baggy fabric in the armpit area, and overall it made me look like I had no body shape at all. The fabric was also quite thin, as you can see on the mannequin. I loved the color, so hopefully in future Fixes there will be items with a better fit than this top had.

Item # 5: Mak Paula Cable Knit Cowl Neck Sweater

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This was the one item I loved from the start when I first took it out of the box. I loved the soft cozy feel of the fabric, and it felt even better when I put it on. There was no itchy feeling, just a soft, cozy feeling, that made you feel like you could be comfy and cozy no matter whether you wear it to the office, or running errands. The fit was just lose enough without being too baggy, so its definitely a keeper for me.

While this was only my second fix, I will say that my stylist Austyn did a good job selecting items, and some of the selections in this months box are proof that they do in fact check your Pinterest board. I loved the look of everything right out of the box, and I probably would have kept everything had the items actually looked good on my body, and I will definitely say I am looking forward to future shipments, just to see what goodies I get next.

If you are considering giving Stitch Fix a try, I highly recommend it, as you really have nothing to lose.  I currently have my account setup so I only receive one shipment a month, but Stitch Fix gives you the option to select the frequency of your shipments. You can receive shipments every couple of weeks, monthly, every other month, or even every three months, so there is something to fit every budget, or preference.

While the opinions of the clothing that I received in this post are completely my own, I do get a $25 referral credit for anyone who signs up and requests their first fix using the links contained in this post, so please feel free to give Stitch Fix a try. You really have nothing to lose, and only a wardrobe full of new clothes to gain.

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My First Fix – A Stitch Fix Review

Having heard about this site from a few people, it had been on my radar for quite awhile, and I have to say I was a bit hesitant to finalize my first fix. I registered on the Stitch Fix site a few months ago, and had completed my style profile, but for some reason I couldn’t bring myself to finally signup for my first shipment.

So, after months of indecision as to whether or not I should finally give this site a try, I finally gave in and signed up for my first fix. Like many of you, I spent countless hours reading Stitch Fix reviews, and the small amount of negativity about the site not really being able to identify their “style”, I finally decided that I had nothing to lose, and a lot of new clothing to gain.

My first shipment was scheduled for delivery on Dec 23rd, and I was excited to see what my stylist had chosen for me. I had specified in my profile that I didn’t really have interest in accessories, as my main concern was to freshen up my wardrobe since most of the clothes I still have in my closet are over 10 years old, and date back to when I was still in high school. I also had a lot of clothing that was now too big for me, or just didn’t fit right, due to changes in weight over the years.

But enough about me, lets get into the goodies that I received in my first shipment.

Item #1: Evolution by Cyrus Abbot Cowl Neck Elbow Patch Sweater

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CowlNeck2I have to say this sweater was actually in my final three of the items I had wanted to keep. I loved the feel of the fabric, and it was so warm and cozy on. What caused me to send it back was the elbow pads. This may be the “in” style right now, but it just wasn’t for me. When I had the sweater on the pads seem to hit past my elbows, and the comment from my husband was that they seemed to accentuate the bagginess of the sweater. If not for the elbow pads, I probably would have kept it.

Item #2: Kut From The Kloth Linzey Bootcut Pant

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I actually loved these pants, they were the right length, the only downside was that I apparently picked one size too big for my style profile. After gaining a lot of weight, and then losing it by going Gluten Free for health reasons, I have still been having a hard time finding the right size for my body. Pants that fit me great in the waist are most times too tight in the hips and butt, cause I am just too old to be showing off pantie lines if you know what I mean. These pants fit great in the hips and butt area, but they were too big on the waist. Sure I could have held them up with a belt, but then they would have been bunching, and I probably would have found myself pulling them up at many points during the day, and the point of this is to find clothes that flatter, not make me look frumpy, so sadly they had to go back.

Item #3: Market & Spruce Talena Side Zipper Knit Top

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ZipperTop2I have to say on first look I had mixed thoughts when I saw this top, but once I tried it on I loved it. It is something so different than what I have in my current wardrobe without being too out there in style. I already have plans to wear it to a family get together this weekend with jeans. I haven’t decided yet if it is something I will wear to the office, due to the fact that the one negative is it has 3/4 sleeves and living in a cold climate, temps in the office usually call for warm comfy layers, maybe come spring when the temps warm up a little.

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Item #4: THML Colinda Sheer V-Neck Sweater

I wanted to love this top, but the v-neck was just

cut way too low for my taste. I loved the feel of the fabric, it was just so soft and cozy, but the v-neck, even with the sheer panel, was just cut way too low for the office as you can see in the photo. Other than that I loved the fit of the top, it wasn’t too tight, I just wish the v-neck didn’t cut so low, low enough that unless you wear something else underneath, your bra is peeking out. I guess you could wear a cami or something underneath, but I would think that would take away from the style of the top, regardless it went back.

Item #5: Mystree Imeldi Zipper Detail Pullover Sweater

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pinksweater2I have to say I had mixed reviews when I first saw this sweater, as the back zipper really was not what I was expecting in a pullover sweater, but surprisingly enough, once I tried it on, I decided to keep it, even though its dry clean only. Its perfect for the office, as well as with a comfy pair of jeans.

Overall I have to say I was quite surprised by the first round of picks I received. After all the reviews I had read, I was a bit hesitant that I would end up with items that were completely not my style, especially since I had just started to fill my Pinterest board with items I liked days before my fix was scheduled to ship.

I have to say that the one downside to Stitch Fix is the cost. Before discounts all five items cost $360! If I was to keep all five of the items, I would have paid $250, which was after the $20 shipment credit, and a 25% discount for keeping all the items. Since I still have a lot of debit to pay off, $250 was a bit more than my budget could afford at this time.

Now you are probably wondering, will I continue to use this service? The answer is 100% yes! I hate going to the mall to clothes shop, and I love having new items, that make me step outside my comfort zone just a bit, shipped direct to my door each and every month. I am already working on cleaning out my existing wardrobe to make room for new goodies.

If you are considering giving Stitch Fix a try, I highly recommend it, as you really have nothing to lose. They also give you the option on the frequency of your shipments. You can receive shipments every couple of weeks, monthly, every other month, or even every three months, so there is something to fit every budget, or preference.

While the opinions in this Stitch Fix review are completely my own, I do get a $25 referral credit for anyone who signs up and requests their first fix using the links contained in this post, so please feel free to give Stitch Fix a try. You really have nothing to lose, and only a wardrobe full of new clothes to gain.

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