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
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
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
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
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
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.