My tenth Stitch Fix* box arrived at the end of August, but it’s taken me awhile to tell you about it. How is it October already?!
If you’d like to read previous reviews, you can check them out here:
If you’ve read any of my last few reviews, you know I’ve been wanting some skinny jeans for awhile. So far, I’ve received three pairs in Fixes over the last several months, and they never work out – either the fit, the price, or the style hasn’t been suitable. So I wasn’t really optimistic when I opened the box this time and found another pair of skinny jeans.
This is a terrible picture, but trust me – the jeans are fantastic. They are actually called “pull-on pants” because they have an elastic waist (i.e., no button and zipper), which is not something I would ever pull off the rack, because I have strong feelings about elastic waist pants and they are not positive. And yet these jeans are perfect! I LOVE THEM. The fit is spot-on, the length is perfect, the price was fantastic, and they have the perfect amount of skinniness and stretch. They look great with my favorite boots. I’ve been wearing them a lot. Verdict: Keep.
Another terrible picture of another item I love – a 3/4-length sleeve striped knit top. I love the fit of this and, though you can’t tell in this shot, it’s a flattering top. I’ve worn it a few times already, and My Old Man always compliments it when I do. I love it with jeans but it also looks good under a jacket for work. I’ve paired it in this picture with the skinny jeans from the Fix, along with the aforementioned favorite boots. Total winner. Verdict: Keep.
You guys, I love this top. It’s another one of those items that I recognized immediately as very much my style without actually being like anything else in my closet. It’s too deep into fall to wear it now (at least, it’s not something I think I’ll wear now that it’s October), but it was a perfect transitional piece for late August and September.
I love the detailing:
The embroidery on the sleeve tabs matches the embroidery down the front of the top.
I just love it! Verdict: Keep.
Next up was this burgundy silk blouse. I love the trim, which strikes me as feminine without being twee. It looks great on its own or paired with a blazer, and I think it works equally well with jeans, with pants, or with a skirt. The color isn’t one I own any of, because burgundy isn’t a color I typically think of as being particularly flattering on me. But I’ve decided it looks fine:
This is another piece I’ve already worn two or three times since I received my Fix. Verdict: Keep.
The last piece is the little triangle necklace. It’s cute and I’ll probably get some good wear out of it, but it’s not something I really needed. As I’ve noted before, I am fairly picky about my jewelry and tend to err on the side of owning fewer pieces but loving everything I own. But with Stitch Fix, if you decide to keep the whole box, you get 25% off the price of everything, and as it turned out, it would cost me more to keep the four clothing items and send back the necklace than it would cost to keep everything. So … Verdict: Keep.
That’s the first time in over a year of doing Stitch Fix that I’ve kept every single piece! The prices on the items in this box were already right in my comfort zone, and that 25% discount made it all the better. I’ve already gotten lots of wear out of the four pieces of clothing (and have even worn the necklace once).
This fall, I’m working now to pare down my wardrobe to those items I absolutely love. So I’ll be taking a break from Stitch Fix, and from buying clothes in general, while I focus instead on refining my fashion sense and editing my wardrobe. Stitch Fix has been a lot of fun, though, and I’m pleased to go out on a high note!
*Stitch Fix is a personal shopping/styling service – you fill out a style questionnaire on their site so that they get a sense of your “style profile.” Then you pay a $20 “styling fee” and they hand-pick five items for you, based on your preferences. They ship the box to you, you try everything on, and then you select what, if anything, you want to keep; the $20 styling fee goes toward the cost of anything you choose. If you don’t want to keep anything, you ship everything back in the package provided (they keep the $20 styling fee). If you decide to keep everything, you get a 25% discount (minus the $20 you already paid them). I do not receive any compensation from them for reviewing my experience with them.
But I *do* get a credit towards my next Fix if you schedule a Fix for yourself via my referral link: here. If you have questions about how it works, you can see their FAQ here – and I am more than happy to answer any questions based on my experience, too.