Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Stitch Fix #6

It was time.  Finally a Stitch Fix, I was a little less than pleased with.  I guess there were a few early on, but my current stylist has been on the mark.  Although, while she really didn't miss my style this time, I just had more issues with quality and fit.

I had requested chambray top, since I still need a new one and that request wasn't fulfilled in the last fix because they were out.  I also requested SAHM (washable) appropriate tops for Spring/Summer.  I also said, I frequently wear shorts in the summer, so if she had a pair that she thought I might like that I would be open to trying that too.

In my note from my stylist, Rachel, she noted they still didn't have a chambray top in stock and that she didn't feel any of the shorts fit my style.  She used my Pinterest board for inspiration and even checked out my blog.

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First item was the THML Mishka Embroidered Top ($58).  She selected this top because I had it pinned.  She noted that it runs small, so she sent me a size up.  When I looked over the items in the note this was the first one I was immediately drawn towards.  However, when I tried it on I couldn't really get a firm grasp on if I actually liked it enough.  I love the red embroidery, how it pops and the detail it gives.  It's definitely a shirt that's my style and perfect for playdates, running errands, or just weekend outings, etc.  Effortless.  I was/am a bit hung up on the fit.  I think it's mostly the neckline.  I think I'm so used to v-neck or button up blouses that draw the eye down and create length.  I think I would need to wear my hair down.  It's cute, nice and lightweight cotton, I'm just not sure about the fit.  Need to try on one last time.




Verdict: Undecided


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Next up was the THML Margate Mix Material Top ($48). While I love the navy and white strips and v-neck, it's just otherwise a miss.  Especially for $48.  The bottom orange strips are cheap polyester and the top part a stretch jersey knit, the fit isn't flattering.  Again, it's something I would wear if the fit and quality were better, but I have a nice stock of v-neck tees from J.Crew Factory for a fraction of the price.




Verdict:  Sent Back


Honestly, at this point I looked at the rest of the items on the styling card and figured it was a bust.  The Sweet Rain Toledo V-Neck Blouse ($38) was the cheapest item in the fix.  Again, I wasn't pleased with the length, I felt it hit me a tad too short and I wasn't a fan of the Aztec print.  It was 100% polyester and felt close to the same as some of the girls princess dresses.  Not to mention, regardless of it being a tank, poly does not breathe in the summer.  This is the one item I felt was a big fail.  Looking back at my pinterest board, while I would love a tank in this cut (just differently material), the print itself just isn't my style.  I gravitate towards florals, cool colors, and preppy patterns.  Just was off the mark.




Verdict:  Sent Back


Rachel said she included the next item, the Mystree Braden Sweater ($68), because it "reminded her of some of the textures on my pinterest board.  The open weave makes it a great springtime look." Yes, I do have quite a bit of textured sweaters pinned.  Generally, I love wearing lightweight sweaters with shorts - like that would be my uniform if I lived in an environment that was always 50-70degress. But again, I wasn't impressed with the quality and felt it was a snag risk waiting to happen.   And while, I've been a huge fan of the three previous sweaters I've kept from Stitch Fix (as in, wear them all, all. the. time.) I'm just not looking to spend money on another sweater as we enter the humid summer.



Verdict:  Sent Back

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Lastly, the Market & Spruce Chaplin Hooded Anorak Cargo Jacket ($88).  Seriously, I almost didn't try this on.  Not only, do I not need a jacket, I rarely wear one.  Unless it's below freezing, I usually throw on a vest if it's cool, or just wear a sweater or cardigan if breezy.   I decided to try it on so I could share it on here.  I actually do like the anorak style and feel it would fit my needs as a SAHM, meaning it's a casual jacket, as opposed to a trench or something I would wear to work.  Of course, once on, I liked it.  I like the coral contrasting zipper and just the details in general.  Rachel said she included it for cooler days in my "suburban philly town".  I'm impressed she checked our weather, but the thing about the northeast, our Spring season, is usually about 6 weeks, tops. We go from cold fronts and extreme winds to humidity and over 80 degree days in no time flat.  Which is why I wrote off the jacket in the first place.


Now I wasn't sure.  I usually like to keep at least one item so I'm not stuck paying the $20 fee.  I know it doesn't make sense to spend more than $20 on an item I might not love, but I like to feel I paid for something tangible and losing the $20 instead of spending more and getting something is just worse in my opinion.  And I did have a styling credit, so that would help bring down the cost of anything I kept.  I started thinking, while I would usually nix the highest priced item, especially if it wasn't something I needed.  Then I started thinking.  I actually haven't gotten a new jacket in years.  All my coats are from when I was working pre-kids. And that it's hood and canvas (yet, not being a heavy coat) would make it the perfect raincoat. I have an old Michael Kors trench that I bought close to ten years ago and hasn't been worn in close to five.  The jacket would also be great for Fall.

Verdict:  Undecided.

I'm going to try the top and jacket back on and see which I can see myself wearing more.  Of course, now both are growing on me.   What are your thoughts?

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12 comments:

  1. I think I would love this box of stuff for myself, but I see why you feel this way. Those first two shirts are super cute (in theory), but I agree they don't fit all that well. And while I'm not a fan of the print on the tank, it does look cute on you. I love the jacket too, but like you, I rarely wear jackets in the spring. It looks bulkier on you than it does in the first photo. Bummer.

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  2. I ended up keeping a light weight jacket that they sent me in my last fix- wondering the same thing about whether I would ever even end up using it and I seriously wear it ALL THE TIME. I love it and am so glad I kept it. It's one of the best SF keepers I've made.

    You can see it here if you're interested: http://www.apluslife.net/2015/02/maternity-stitch-fix-round-four.html

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  3. I have a similar jacket and wear it all the time! I would keep that! I also liked the tank but understand it's not your style and the material isn't great for summer. I should be getting another shipment in June and hope they do as well as they did with my first!

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  4. The jacket isn't as bad as it is in real life, I pulled the waist cords too which helped. I think overall, for the price, it's a good value. $88 for a cute jacket isn't a bad price in my opinion, and I think all the other items are about $10 more than I would want. I hate that initially I wasn't even going to try it, but now I feel like it's a piece I need as a sahm. A lightweight casual coat. Aside from my north face and vests, all my coats are more peacoat/wool styles.

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  5. I loved your last fix, such cute maternity stuff. Like I said to Sara below, I feel like it fills a void in a my closet I didn't realize I had.

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  6. I'm leaning towards that too... like the reason I don't wear coats usually because all my coats are wool or dressier work style coats. I don't have any casual jackets. Great, went from an automatic send back, to keeping the priciest item.

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  7. I really like the first top...such a cute pattern and I bet it would look darling with white or denim shorts. Speaking of denim, where are your distressed jeans from? So cute! Love these posts BTW!

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  8. That's how I feel about the top, I'm just not crazed about the fit. I'm afraid I'll never wear it. My jeans are actually american eagle! I got them last Fall and they are just the perfect fit, perfect stretch and didn't have to hem them. I love my designer denim, but it's really not in my budget anymore.

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  9. jacket is CUTE! and i love the embroidery on that first top! cute!

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  10. Love seeing what you get!! And that jacket for Fall, for sure!!

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  11. I love the two you are undecided on! At first I wasn't sure about the top but I loved it once I saw it on you! The jacket is super cute too and I love that Ashlynn has a matching one (from in your IG photo today)!

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