Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Stitch Fix #3 - Help me decide!

Stitch Fix box #3 came in the mail today, and I'm having a hard time deciding! I know where I stand on 4 out of the 5 items I received, so as of right now I haven't actually returned anything. If you're not familiar with this online styling service, let me tell you about it!

Stitch Fix sends you 5 clothing items (or sometimes an accessory) at regular intervals. It can be monthly, bi-monthly, or whatever you decide. You fill out an extensive online style profile, and a stylist hand picks items just for you! The service costs $20, but that is credited to your purchase should you decide to keep something. If not, you're out the $20. But the convenience of trying the clothing on at home is pretty awesome. Also, they provide a postage paid envelope to send the items back that you don't want to keep. Take a peek at my first two Fixes:

41Hawthorn: Colibri Solid Tab Sleeve Blouse - $48
Mavi: Frieda Regular Length Skinny Jean - $118

I really liked the purple color of this shirt, and that you could roll the sleeves up and button them. However, I felt like it was a little too long.  Also,t was very similar to the black top that I got in my last Fix in weight and style. It is a bit thin for this time of year, so I wasn't sure how often I would actually wear it. Returned.

I love the idea of these jeans. Black skinny jeans? Talk about a closet staple that every girl should have! These fit ok, but they were a little loose around my knees and hips. Also, they were doing something funky in the crotch area, and the back pockets were baggy. Maybe my butt isn't big enough for these? At $118, there were too many dislikes over likes for these pants, so they're going back. Returned.

Brixon Ivy: Bixby Clover Print Blouse - $64

This top was...interesting? It was tight in the chest, loose around my stomach and hips, and had big sleeves. It would probably make an ok work outfit if paired with slacks and heels, but I just wasn't feeling it. Returned.

Market and Spruce: Campbell Cross-Front Knit Shirt - $48

 I wasn't really crazy about this shirt to begin with. I mean, every wardrobe needs what I call a "Saturday shirt". You know, something you can throw on with jeans, but still look put together. That's what I would classify this tee as. Comfy material, and grey goes with everything. However, the cross front had an annoying seam that was folded over but not sewn in, so I found myself fixing it a ton in the 5 minutes I was wearing the top. That would be infuriating if I had to deal with it all day long. Also, I think it highlights my widest point (and part of my body that I least like) - my hips and mid section. Returned.

Olive & Oak Palmer Diamond Knit Button-Back Sweater - $68

This is the only item that I'm thinking of keeping. I'm still up in the air about it. The sweater is made out of cozy material, and I like the diamond pattern. It also has a fun detail with the buttons in the back.

Travis says this makes me look like an escaped mental patient. What does he know? Anyway, I'm not 100% sure on the color though. My mom suggested pairing it with the navy scarf that I got in my last fix. What do you think? Keep or return? Undecided.

If I don't keep the sweater, I'm out my $20. Not a horrible amount, but still - money spent! I'm leaning towards keeping it at this point, but could use some opinions.

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  1. My first thought when I saw the very first picture of folded clothes was "oh, I like that gold color!" Plus, I like the back-buttons. Keep it! And, just to make it more confusing, I like the purple shirt too! :)

    1. Haha! I liked the purple shirt too, but it was too long. It kind of fell in between my legs when I was walking, and it was almost exactly like a shirt I got in my last Fix. I decided to keep the sweater - I'm wearing it right now!

  2. So, when I am debating about clothes, my mom always asks me: Do you LOVE it? If not, then don't get it. This mentality works for me most of the time. I mean, I don't need more stuff in my closet that I don't really like. This is one of the reasons I haven't wanted to try Stitch Fix. I love the idea of it, but I hate the fact that I'm out $20 for basically nothing if I don't like anything. The sweater is cute, but now that you mention it... the back does kind of look like an escaped mental patient :) haha. This comment probably isn't at all helpful.

    1. No, I appreciate your feedback! I did decide to keep it though. I don't 100% love it, but it's growing on me. I'm actually wearing it today with the navy scarf like my mom suggested - and I already got a compliment on how cute I looked. So that's a win in my book! I just wasn't sure about the color since it's not a color I would normally grab off the rack, but I think it's working ok.