It’s a great feeling to come home and see your new Stitch Fix box sitting on the porch. Especially when you forgot it was coming. Bonus!! This is my fourth installment of five wardrobe items, specifically chosen just for me and delivered to my door. Let’s see what I got.
If you are new to the Mayhem (first of all, welcome) here are some links to my earlier posts about Stitch Fix June Fix Review and May Fix Review . My daughter also loves this service, you can read about her experience here Stitch Fix Teen Edition
What’s the deal with this Stitch Fix thing you keep rambling on about?
If you have no idea what I am talking about, Stitch Fix is a subscription styling service, that, for a reasonable fee, sends you items based on a profile you create. Purchase an item and the styling fee ($20) is credited towards your balance. You can get a $25 credit if you use a referral link when you set up your profile. If you are interested, just follow the link below and fill out your profile. When you are ready to order your first Fix, you will have a $25 credit waiting for you on your account.
Since my Fixes have been so on point, I requested more of the same. Unfortunately, I don’t think I was truly in the mood for “the same” when I opened this box. On first glance, I saw a sweater, some tops and a dress. My immediate impression was that I loved the dress, disliked the sweater and was unmoved by the tops.
The first piece was this really comfy knit top. It fit really well, often these kinds of cross-front tops need to be pinned, but this was perfect. The fabric was light and stretchy, and it was super comfortable. The price was a little high for what it was, but it’s a great piece.
Next was this striped skirt. Even though I have fairly narrow hips, the white vertical stripe managed to find it’s way to the widest part of my body. It’s a nice skirt, light weight, fully lined; but, it is the rare body type that can pull off bold horizontal stripes. I know that vertical side stripe is designed to minimize the width, but it is not fooling anyone.
I love sweaters, even in the summer. The day I opened this box it was 95 degrees out with 10,000% humidity, probably not the best day to judge a sweater. So this sweater started out in a hole, the color did not help it at all, and it totally gave off a dowdy vibe. Strike Three.
The one piece in the box I was sure I would not like turned out to be the one piece I actually loved. This top looked gigantic when I held it up, but when I put it on I was pleasantly surprised. The only issue I had with it was the length in the back, it gave it an art smock feel that I did not think would work well in the office.
I saved the dress for last because just coming out of the box this thing made my heart sing. It’s a gorgeous navy blue, stretchy fabric, v-neckline (my personal fave) and be still my heart, POCKETS! I was smitten.
Unfortunately that style came at the cost of breathing. You see this dress hit me in the widest part of my rib cage, and even though it was stretchy, there was not enough give to make comfortable breathing possible. Also, because it has a full skirt and is high-waisted, if you could see me from the side it has a tenting effect that makes me look like I am trying to hide a pregnancy. Heartbreaking.
So the big question, how much, right? It’s actually the lowest price Fix yet. With the buy it all discount, and my Style Pass (more about that in a future post, it is tres exciting) my total would be $122.00
The Final Verdict….
But alas, I just really wasn’t into any of these items. I went back and forth trying to convince myself to keep the white blouse and the navy top, but in the end I realized I have a lot of white tops, and this one was not really office appropriate. The blue top was lovely, but it would have had to get in line because I have several navy blue tops as well.
This is my first time striking out completely, but I’m pretty sure it happens to everyone. I am actually proud of myself that I resisted the urge to hang on to items I probably wouldn’t have worn much. Can’t wait to get my Fix on next month.