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May Stitch Fix Review

May 30, 2014

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Last time we chatted about Stitch Fix, I was quite unhappy. I felt that my requests had been ignored and I wasn’t getting pieces that really matched my style. After expressing my frustration, the team at Stitch Fix e-mailed me to get specific feedback (in detail) about what I was looking for in my fix and what I was unhappy about. Their customer service was fantastic!

I explained that I was only looking for classic pieces and basics, that I wasn’t interested in much, if any color, and preferred interesting patterns to mix things up in place of color. Additionally, I mentioned that I was concerned more about quality than price and was willing to pay a little more for items I really loved and felt would stand the test of time rather than cheaper items.

This time around, I have to admit that I’m eating my words from last time. My fix was really great! And although I didn’t keep everything (which is good for my budget!) I did keep a few items that I can see myself wearing a lot this summer and fall. Let’s dive into my box, shall we?

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Item #1: Kut from the Kloth Sonja Straight Leg Jean ($78)
My stylist said that she included these jeans in my fix because they were more of a boyfriend fit and I had pinned lots of boyfriend jeans, which is true. It’s hard to find a pair of boyfriend jeans that are flattering but casual and not too distressed. These jeans totally met all my criteria for great boyfriend jeans. I do have a pair in my closet right now, but they have a more distressed look to them and are a little too casual for work. Verdict: Keep!

Item #2: Corinna Striped Heathered Dolman Top ($48)
I have a really hard time finding casual tops that I like to wear. Most of the cotton t-shirts and long-sleeved shirts I own I never really wear because they don’t seem flattering or cling in unfortunate ways. Consequently, I have a tough time knowing what to wear when we go to watch a football game with friends or have a barbecue in the backyard. This top isn’t exactly workwear, but I can see myself wearing it a lot in more casual settings. The material was thicker and had a bit of stretch to it, and it was cut in a way that was loose without being overly baggy. Verdict: Keep!

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Item #3: Carson Silk Front-Twist Sleeveless Blouse ($88)
This blouse was the most expensive item in my fix, and considering I got jeans in my fix, that’s saying something. I’m not usually someone who enjoys wearing sleeveless blouses, and it held true for this top as well. It wasn’t horrible by any means, but the way it bunched up in the front was kind of unfortunate and not all that flattering. I tried this top tucked into a skirt and really liked the way it looked, but ultimately I couldn’t justify spending that much on a top that was limited in the versatility. Verdict: Return!

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Item #4: Sally Stud-Detail Crossbody Purse ($48)
I should have specified that I didn’t want to get purses in my fixes, which I didn’t do. When purses and shoes are concerned, I prefer to buy high-quality items less frequently and since I’m pretty picky about accessories, I knew I wasn’t going to be a fan of the purse in my fix. There wasn’t anything horrible about it by any means, it just didn’t fit my style very well and wasn’t something I could see myself using much. Verdict: Return!

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Item #5: Eyelet and Embroidery Tank ($58)
This tank was really, really cute and at first glance I felt it was right-on in terms of style. The material was high-quality and there was really pretty details on the shoulders and edges of the tank, but the fit was quite horrible on me. It was very short on my long torso and it was very small on my broad shoulders. Verdict: Return!

If you’re keeping track, I kept two items and returned three. Overall, I was really pleased with my fix, enough to continue to get fixes on a regular basis. I’m a little worried that the quality may go down in future fixes when I haven’t reached out to Stitch Fix directly, but since I had such a great experience with my stylist this time around, I’m hoping to request her for future fixes since she seemed to get my style quite well.

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  • Reply Julie @ Running in a Skirt May 30, 2014 at 10:50 am

    Those jeans are adorable! Glad the fix went better for you!

  • Reply Rachel May 30, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    Great jeans! I love Kut from the Kloth, I have a pair of boyfriend jeans that are not distressed from them as well, and they are nice because I can cuff them and wear them to work on casual Friday! AH! I think you look fab in that silk sleeveless blouse, but I wouldn’t want to pay $88 for you either! I tend to like wearing sleeveless blouses with blazers during the summer because our office can get hot!

  • Reply Rachel Humiston May 30, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    Love the jeans and top! So adorable! I have been toying with the idea of Stitch Fix for a while now, but haven’t taken the plunge…

  • Reply Kristina May 30, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    I’m glad your experience this time was better! That top that you kept is fabulous on you.

    I had a pretty dismal experience with StitchFix to be honest. I got three fixes, and each time was more specific with my Pinterest board and my feedback to them (which was somewhat similar to yours. I wanted primarily basics in neutral colors, and I wanted things that would flatter a slight pear shape on the short side who works in a research lab, so nothing too flowy on top, and I’d prefer that any skirts and dresses don’t go below the knee), and each time it was like they didn’t even read my feedback. I kept getting brightly colored dresses with really whimsical prints, some with huge puffy sleeves and some with hemlines that went to the lower calf. Might have been flattering on a taller person, but definitely not on me. It was disheartening to see blogger reviews of awesome fixes, and then see mine and not know how to get better ones like them. I wonder if they’ve gotten better about taking feedback since I left or if they just pay more attention to their customers who blog because of the increased exposure.

  • Reply Laura Wifler May 30, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    Do mine eyes deceive me or is that the same top I got, but in better colors? Is it grey and white? If so, I’m soooo jealous! Why couldn’t I have gotten that color of top? If you’re not careful, I’m going to steal it out of your closet next time I’m over. Also, LOVE those jeans, they’re super cute on you and I agree, it’s tough to find boyfriend jeans that are flattering, I always find they sag too much on me and since I’ve got hips, they just don’t work too well. Love the idea of a straight leg to get the look, but better fit!

  • Reply Urban Wife June 3, 2014 at 3:16 am

    I’m so happy this fix finally worked out much better for you! Yes, boyfriend jeans can be tricky (as can skinny jeans, I think) but those you got are super cute. I also have that dolman top, but I love the grey/white combo much better. 😉

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