Monday, February 23, 2015

Stitch Fix #5

My fifth Stitch Fix arrived on Saturday, luckily we had just let Ashlynn sit down to watch Frozen.... because it was snowing, so that's like a given, so I took Kenley upstairs so I could try things on.

warning: photobombing in progress



I was lucky enough to have my same stylist as last time.  In my "note" to my stylist on the Stitch Fix website, I addressed it to her in hopes she'd be able to style again for me, since last time everything was on the mark.  She was close this time, definitely knows my style, but sadly not everything was worth keeping.  Or maybe, happily, for my husband's sake.

I had requested a light chambray shirt, my current one is spit up stained and it's time to chuck it.  I also requested any blouses that would transition to spring, casual pullover sweaters since I've been living in the other ones I've kept from previous fixes, and possibly a pair of denim I could wear with my booties.

She started her letter apologizing that they didn't have any chambray in stock, which is a bummer, since I probably would have kept it if it had the right fit.  She then said she included the Just Black Adorra Skinny Jean ($88) since it was a great color to pair with booties and would go with every item in my fix.


I decided to try them first.  Surprisingly they fit perfect in length, which being 5'2", I rarely find a pant with a perfect inseam.  However, I would classify them more as a straight leg jean than a skinny leg.  The pictures aren't the best, but the color is gray stone.  Because of the cut of the leg, they did not cuff well to be paired with my booties and overall I felt the style looked very hiker granola lady. Not trying to offend if you like cargos and Keens, but it's just not my style.  Going back.


Since she had said that the pants went with all the tops, I decided to try on the Skies are Blue Uruguay Pintuck Detail Top ($48).  


I love blue and white (umm, look at my bedroom behind me, ha), but I couldn't decide if I liked the floral print.  I decided to try it on with jeans, since I was over the pants.  While waffling over the print, I realized the pintuck detail at the center was pulling the fabric away from my midsection, making me feel like I was wearing a maternity shirt. I know blouses like this are meant to be loose and flowy, but the profile just wasn't flattering.  Going back.


Next up was the Fate Marshall Stripe Sweater ($78).  Rachel noted she chose the sweater because I had a lot of striped sweaters on my pinterest board.  One pin even had a plaid scarf so she included the Octavia Dustin Window Pane Print Infinity Scarf ($32), and she thought they would be a nice pattern mix together.  


The sweater has a different feel to it.  It's a bit stiff, and almost reminds me of a "summer sweater".  I looked at the content and it's 90% linen and 10% acrylic.  Which means it might actually be nice on cool summer nights.  Bad news, handwash or dry clean only.  Being a mom to two young toddlers, handwash and dry clean are not my first choice.  However, I (surprisingly) love the cropped fit and I generally don't buy black, so the stripe and style is like nothing I already own.  



Tried it on again later, still deciding. Wish it was $10-$20 less. 



I did try on the scarf and while I love the color and window pane print, I just don't need another scarf. And it feels a bit Fall/Winter in color and weight.  It'd be too warm for Spring, so while I like it, just bad timing and something I don't need.  I do agree with my stylist, it looks cute with the striped sweater.  Going back.


Finally was the 41 Hawthorn Colibri Arrow Print Tab-Sleeve Blouse ($48).  My stylist saw I had a few versions of this blouse pinned.  I had previously searched for Stitch Fix reviews on pinterest to find looks and items they have to show my style and preference.  She sent me one in arrow print. 



It's light weight and silky.  I like the fit and cut, though it is a tad longer than I expected (a bit more tunic length than blouse on my frame).  I like the versatility to dress up or dress down and that it could be worn any season.  It'd be cute with cut offs in the Summer, a blazer and riding boots in the Fall, dressed up with dark denim, black boots, and jewelry for a Winter date night, or just like above for a girl's day out shopping or drinking, or shopping and drinking.  Still undecided about this one too.  


If you'd like to sign up and try out Stitch Fix, please use my referral link here.  I'd love to hear your input while I decide which items I keep and send back!



Previous Fixes


24 comments:

  1. my favorite piece is the blouse! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  2. I'd definitely keep the last shirt and then send everything else back. I still consider a box with one keeper a win!

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  3. I love seeing your stitch fix items - thanks for sharing :)

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  4. I love that sweater on you! It's not totally a summer / spring sweater because of the colors, but I think it would be cute with cut-offs! The blue blouse is beautiful, but I see what you mean about the cut being similar to the style of a maternity top. I like the last top too, it's very versatile like you said.

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  5. You look great in everything! I love that last top on you! I finally bit the bullet and signed up for SF last week. Here's to hoping my stylist is as good as yours! I'm a tough one to please! :)

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  6. I think the sweater is super cute on you...probably my favorite of everything you got.

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  7. I like the blouse best in theory, style and versatilty, but I feel like I'd get more wear from the sweater as a practical piece in my mom-wardrobe. A cute sweater to throw on and go, comfy, looks good/better than a sweatshirt. Like one is more fashionable, and one is more practical... still kind of want both. Ha.

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  8. Thanks! I love seeing what stylists pick for other bloggers too. It really is a fun way to shop!

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  9. I didn't mean, a sweater solely for summer, just that I could actually wear it on cooler nights. Usually anything with wool is no is this region come summertime because of the humidity, instant sweatbox. Even though, it's not a lightweight cotton, it's breathable... if it makes sense. If the blue blouse looked like the last one, I'd probably keep it, or if I was pregnant. Definitely my fav color combo.

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  10. ohh excited to see what you get! It definitely has gotten better over time and me learning to be more direct in making requests of what I'm looking for (voids I'm trying to fill) and keeping my linked pinterest board up to date with trends and looks I'm drawn to.

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  11. Thanks! I wrote below how I feel it's more practical for my lifestyle (despite being handwash), but I still like the other one (blouse) too, just not sure if I love....

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  12. How is the quality of clothes that you get through SF? I'm trying to buy pieces that will last a long time and not cheap-o clothes that I usually get from Kohls.

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  13. After looking here I stand by my IG choice. I like the arrow blouse, but not the sweater. I do love the color of that scarf though, but I can't bring myself to pay over $20 for a scarf.

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  14. Love the Hawthorn shirt!!! A must keep for sure!!! P.S. Loving that bedspread!!!!!

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  15. Ooh I love that arrow print blouse! I am getting very tempted to sign up myself!

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  16. Def try it out if you have the means. The first fix they waive the styling fee (I believe), it definitely gets better the more I get, but I've also gotten more specific with what I'm looking for and my favorite styles and trends on my linked pinterest board.

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  17. Thanks! It's Pottery Barn, we got it on sale in store back in the Fall. If you have a store near you, double check there because I'm pretty sure it wasn't marked down online at the time!

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  18. I agree about the scarf, but I definitely notice the difference in quality between my pricier j.crew scarves (which I bought on sale) and my cheaper gap ones, but a scarf is a scarf. If you did keep it, the $20 styling fee would be deducted, so that always makes it a bit cheaper too!

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  19. You are able to select your preferred price range. Most of my selections are lower, like easily <$100 per type of item, with pants and sweaters being higher than blouses/tops. I would imagine higher price points would result in better quailty, but I would say the quality is pretty good for the price point. The materials are not the highest - rayon and polyester instead of silk, or acrylic blends instead of pure wool, but I expect that for the price I want pay. It's the same at Nordstrom or Anthro. Occasionally an item seems a bit 'cheaper' like F21 or H&M, but usually those are priced the lowest, but still higher than I would be happy paying. The Corinne Sweater I got in my first fix, I still wear weekly/multiple times a week, it's probably 7 m old and while, not looking the best from washing (I lay flat to dry), it still looks nice enough for a casual mom sweater with skinny jeans or leggings to run errands and not be in sweats/workout gear.

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  20. Yeah, I might have kept that taking into account the styling fee. I just did my first fix and I was pleasantly surprised. I kept a pair of jeans, which is a total shock to me. Still have to type up my post, but I'll try it again in a few months for sure.

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  21. I love that arrow print blouse! I'll be requesting that one or similar ones for my next fix!!

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  22. Yes, the arrow blouse!! Very versatile, the cut works on you too, I think, even with jeans.
    Ok, bedroom question.. :) Is your headboard from Target? What color did you get? Do you LOVE?

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  23. Yes, it's Target! Honestly, for the price, I'm very happy with it. I want to do a bedroom tour (ha) but it's still only half finished, maybe I'll just do some in progress pics

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  24. Handwash--ha ha ha. Right. I do like the sweater though, although a crop on me would look totally ridiculous. You are simply too adorable, that's all! ;)

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