Stitch Fix Review #22!

If you ar2015-06-03 23.30.35e not familiar with Stitch Fix, here’s the skinny: Stitch Fix is an online personal styling service. You can subscribe for regular Fixes or just schedule them as you like. You fill out an extensive online profile of your tastes, sizes, and budget preferences and for a $20 fee, one of their stylist puts together a box of 5 clothing and accessory items to ship right to your door! You have 3 days to try things on, solicit opinions, balance your budget, whatever — you send back anything that doesn’t work for you in a prepaid envelope, and keep whatever you love! Your $20 styling fee is applied to anything you decide to keep, and if you buy the whole box of items you get 25% off the entire box! Prices vary but they say the average cost per item is $55 – 65. If you haven’t ever tried it and are interested, please consider using my referral link. If you use my link to schedule a Fix, I get a $25 credit towards my next purchase! (Note that I do not receive any compensation for reviewing this service; I just enjoy doing it).

Hey everyone! It’s been an incredibly busy week for me between the office and tech for my new show that opens TONIGHT! I get to play with a lot of stage blood in this one, which is fun but extremely messy. Even though my Fix showed up on Wednesday night I had to wait until the morning to try anything on because I was just a tired flop of a thing. I get to sleep in tomorrow and I cannot wait.

If you recall, last time I added to my note that I was interested in trying a halter dress and also had an awards ceremony coming up that I’d like to see something for. Lauren wasn’t able to snag me a halter dress, but otherwise my feedback is definitely reflected in most of this Fix.

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Blaine Zipper Detail Hobo Bag by Street Level ($58). I really dug this over the shoulder black bag but I just bought that cute striped reversible tote from Fix #20. I don’t want to spend money on a new bag that isn’t different enough from one I already own. A quick decision, but Verdict: Returned.

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Kamille Jersey Ruched Detail Dress by Gilli ($54). I have been drooling over this dress in other people’s Fixes for awhile now, and while I had a moment of regret for not getting a brighter color, I have to admit my Little Black Dress options need a refresher. This soft, comfortable dress does great things for my shape and dresses up for an evening out and down for a day at the office. I will be wearing this Monday night and crossing my fingers my DH wins the award in his category! Easy choice! Verdict: KEEP!

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Lander Embroidery Detail Knit Top by THML ($68). Guys. If you could see the expression on my face in the picture up left? I wouldn’t have to tell you how I feel about this shirt. It’s too short, it’s too busy, and I don’t understand the tassel thing. Waaaaaaaay too much happening here and none of it working for me. It accentuate my pear shape by pulling me in visually at the shoulders and out at the hips. Also it looks like I’m wearing a harness. One of the young ladies in the show loved this top. I saw it on another Fixer’s Facebook post and thought it looked adorable on her. So sorry, Lander shirt, it’s not you, it’s me. But it’s SO not me. However, I appreciate Lauren’s thought process in including this based on my response to the THML top from last Fix. I told her that halter top made me excited to try stuff on I wouldn’t normally pick out and she thought this would be a better option. It wasn’t, but it did get me to a point where I am going to ask to stop seeing BoHo styles in my Fixes, which is already reflected in my Style Profile. I need to make sure all BoHo type stuff is pared off my Pinterest board as well. I don’t hate BoHo, but it’s not my style, and it definitely does not meet my criteria of being able to transition between work and play. We’ll see what happens, but in the meantime: Verdict: Returned.

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Hythe Scoop Neck Top by Renee C ($44). I don’t know if this is BoHo or what. I liked it, but didn’t love. It certainly was a smart choice, because it suits both work and play. Everyone I showed this pictures to seemed a bit baffled by it — we all agreed it was pretty and versatile, but nobody was willing to concede that it seemed like my style. So…I guess I have a style now! That’s awesome! My costume designer pretty much nailed it at first glance; “Awesome top. SO not you.” She also added that I’m more Classic. So that’s what I am putting in my feedback and profile from here on out — “Classic/Preppy with a touch of Edge”. How’s that sound? Verdict: Returned.

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Mitchel Maxi Dress by Gilli ($78). Man, Gilli knows how to make dresses, no? I told Lauren after last time that while I do occasionally wear maxis, they aren’t work-appropriate and are usually too long. The Mitchel still isn’t work-appropriate, but it was a great length and ooh, mama, that back detail is…well, it’s irresistible, it turns out. I was so ready to return this in outrage and on principle because of all the BEIGE near my FACE. I am the same color as this dress, and from what I understand that is a bad thing. All I can say it is so comfortable and so flattering in its cut, that I couldn’t let it go. I know this one also comes in white with navy stripes which, while not terribly exciting, probably would have been the better choice for my coloring, but we know from last time that color exchanges are not possible, and I didn’t want to risk it being out of stock if I requested it for next time. So I’m going to wear this when I’m on vacation and have a little color, with lots of blush, my hair down, and maybe a great big chunky statement necklace to offset the beige! Verdict: KEPT!

Well it’s challenging getting a Fix the same week you open a show, but I can’t wait to wear both of my new dresses, and I am really looking forward to one more Fix before we head out of town early next month. Hey and maybe a non-Stitch Fix related post before then? We’ll see! Enjoy!

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