I was so excited to get my 3rd Stitch Fix… I really get a kick out of a box of surprise clothing showing up at my house! But if I’m going to be completely honest, I was a little disappointed this time around. Let’s just jump in, okay?
TRACE SPLIT-NECK POCKET FRONT BLOUSE – $58
This shirt is just…well, weird. It hangs funny, it is super wrinkly and I don’t know if it’s supposed to be that way or if it’s going to require a lot of ironing, it’s white and dry-clean only and I’m a mother of a toddler… Oh, and the biggest problem is that it is SUPER DUPER SHEER! I wore a tank under it for this, which I could always do, but the other strikes against it make me think this one is a RETURN.
ZULA CONTRAST POLKA DOT OPEN CARDIGAN – $78
This cardigan has the potential to be cute, but I think I don’t really care for that much floppy material dangling in front of me. I have a cardigan that is a knit material that kind of drapes that way, it’s okay but I’ve found it has the potential to annoy me sometimes. Add in the weight of a sweater and it annoyed me right from putting it on. So this one will have to be RETURN.
BURRINGTON HEATHERED KNIT HI-LO SWEATER – $68
I like the way this one feels and the way it hangs. I don’t have anything this color, so that’s a bonus. I loved that my Stitch Fix stylist recommended that I pair it with my blue polka dot pants, so that’s what I did! But as I was trying it on, I was kind of aware that it was just under 70° outside, I live in Las Vegas and it’s getting warmer… buying sweaters at this time of year is probably not wise as I wouldn’t get much use out of them for a while. So I’m being prudent in this regard and this one will be RETURN.
KATE DISTRESSED BOYFRIEND JEAN – $78
I was super excited to try these on and they’re definitely the best fitting “boyfriend” jean I’ve ever tried on…
However, there are a couple of fit issues that I worry about. The waist is pretty big and I worry that as the jeans loosened up during the day that the waist might feel even worse. And due to the waist being larger, if I crouch down they give me a lovely case of coin-slot… which is a terrible look on everyone! So because of this, I think they are RETURN. (boo hoo)
They also sent me a cute little necklace, it’s a dainty little thing that clocks in at $48 and I just don’t think it’s worth the price and I have plenty of other necklaces that are similar in theme. So that one is a RETURN too. [Photo of necklace added 2/28/2014]
So add that up… not a single KEEP? WAH… but that’s okay, I will still order another Fix. Maybe give it a couple of months and see what they can come up with me for warm (aka hot) Las Vegas summers!
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I have to ship it all back Monday morning, so if you feel strongly that I’m wrong on something, convince me in the comments!
I think you’re right about those pants just getting bigger as the day goes on. And I’m also confused about that first shirt. What’s with the wrinkles?
How disappointing that nothing in this Fix worked out. I’ll keep my fingers crossed for better luck next time around!
Have to agree on all the choices, but I love the polka dot cardigan! I totally get the annoyance of the floppy front though
I agree with returning everything…none of it was that great. And god, that cardigan is awful!
So, can you update your details to receive “better” stuff next time?
I provide feedback on each piece, what I like/dislike. And hopefully that all builds in my file of what will work.
I actually really like the shape of the cardigan. It’s flattering even with the floppiness – creates a long line. Not a fan of the polka dots though – a little too busy.
Like the shape of the cardigan. The pattern just doesn’t work though. I wanted to see the necklace, but if it’s just meh, I guess it’s not worth mentioning
I received my third fix too! Three of five stayed. I liked everything, but the two that went back didn’t fit quite right. I’ve had the same stylist the last two shipments. She references my requests (“pants, no jeans”; “more skirts, they scare me so open my mind!”; “I need a hip dress for work meetings.”)
In addition to the feedback you send in, you might want to update your overall profile as well. I did that after my second shipment. I’m thinking you should ask for more form-fitting clothes. It seems like the stuff they send you is covering you up. Consider sending them your measurements! They only ask for general sizing (a shame) when your actual measurements speak more to your proportions.
Oh, one more thing… Tell them not to send you jewelry, scarves, accessories in general. I hate wasting a spot with something I can get anywhere 😉 The pricepoints if their jewelry isn’t awesome, as you noted.
$48 for costume jewelry? uhhh. no thanks. bummer this wasn’t full of cute things this time around!
I found my photo of the necklace and added it to the post! 🙂
I didn’t have marked on my Stitch Fix profile that I was against polka dots, but now I do… because I didn’t like them on the sweater that much!
I got my fifth stitch fix and it will be the last. In general the prices are a bit high for the quality – you can get something similar in store for less and probably with more style. Most of the styles are just plain and boring. Several times I received style I really love, but every time there was something off with the construction or fit. I guess when you think how many choices we have in a store, it is not surprising that it is hard for them to choose only 5 items. I think maybe it appeals to people who don’t have time to shop, so aren’t as selective.
For me it’s not so much about the lack of time to shop (although that is definitely a factor) it’s that the Stitch Fix boxes have encouraged me to branch out from my normal thinking about clothes. Because the clothes that I get the most compliments on these days are items I got from Stitch Fix and if I hadn’t received those, I would probably still have a closet full of solid colored t-shirts. (Which I still have plenty of, but I’m working on changing that!)
I’m sorry you didn’t keep anything. I love the cardigan. Here in Colorado, it would be perfect weather/timing for me. I love the necklace too, but I agree that it is pricey. The coin slot comment had me laughing. Great review!
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