It is hard to believe this is my 21st Stitch Fix box! I apologize for the later review this month, but I’ve been a busy girl. I had the privilege of traveling to New Orleans for the American Society of Health System Pharmacist’s Midyear Clinical Meeting early in the month with some of my pharmacist colleagues for a week in early December. I was to edit these photos on the plane, but that was where my blog post stalled. The weekend I returned, my husband, Nick, moved into our new apartment in Wilmington, NC and began a new job. Between our move and the travel, I have not had much time to squeeze in a blog post. Nonetheless, I’m excited to take a break from cleaning our house to post about something far more fun: Stitch Fix!
Stitch Fix is an online personal styling service. It is a great way for the busy woman to get fun, stylish clothes delivered to her door each month. To get started, you fill out a personal style survey on their website. It is also helpful to create a Pinterest board with items that you would normally wear or would love to add to your closet. Each month, a stylist will send you five pieces of clothing and accessories for a $20 styling fee. You can try the items on in your own home and see how well they incorporate in your closet. If you keep an item, your $20 styling fee acts as a credit towards your purchase AND if your stylist send you and AMAZING box and you keep it all, you get a 25% discount! I have been doing stitch fix for almost a year. I love the surprise of getting clothing delivered to my door and when I do not like an item, I just slip it into the prepaid mailing envelope and send it back.
This month, my only instructions to Sara were to surprise me! Oh, and she did! This Fix came all the way from California (and I’m wondering if it was so I could get an item I REALLY wanted). Sara let me try some more expensive tops than I normally receive and some of these items were new to Stitch Fix when she chose them for my box! It was lots of fun to see more pricey Stitch Fix items than I normally receive. When I saw my box total, I knew I was unlikely to be able to afford everything, but that was no big deal since I’m getting geared up for a big move! 🙂
- Central Park West Darleen Silk Back Pullover Sweater
I specifically request not to receive gray shirts because they do not always agree with my skin tone. Sara told me in her note she was taking a chance sending me this pale gray and pink top. I immediately understood why she chose this beautiful top and I would classify this as exactly my style. I love the feminine detail in the back and the soft color palate.
I styled this top with Genetic denim, silver Frye flats, and the Bella Boutique Diana Lariat Necklace from Rocksbox (Try a month of Rocksbox for FREE with the code: APRILBFF102). This was a shade of gray that actually looked nice with my skin tone and I think Sara knew that it would be flattering. This sweater was a little shorter than what I prefer and I think the way the shoulders were sewn in a way that makes the front look a little boxy.
The back of this top is so pretty! I love the pink ruffles! When I tried this on, based on the quality, I expected a price tag under $75, but this top was nearly $150. The opportunity cost of that price is hard for me to accept, so this went back to Stitch Fix. I enjoyed trying this item, but I need to really fall in love to pay this much for a top.
2. LNA Bonjovi Off-The-Shoulder Knit Pullover
This was really a sweatshirt instead of a knit top. My husband said it reminded him of Flashdance, but I thought it would be fun for Fall and Winter date nights and Indie concerts.
I styled this simply with Genetic denim and my black Payless pumps. I think it is the perfect mix of fun and casual. What do you think?
Not only is this top a fun style, but it is “pajamas” comfortable. I REALLY wanted to keep this top, but just could not justify paying over $100 for a sweatshirt with an elastic shoulder strap. Not to mention, this is a black shirt and I have two, very fluffy, white kitties. Even writing this post, I’m sad about this return, but it was just too expensive.
I was really excited to see this beautiful purple embellished top in my fix. It seemed like the perfect New Year’s top and my mind flashed to visions of this with black pumps and faux leather leggings.
When I tried the top on it was a little big under the arms and there was a tennis ball sized poof over the elastic gathering in the back. The fit was flattering in the front because of the elastic, but did not translate all the way around. Unfortunately, I did not take a picture to illustrate.
The neckline beading was really beautiful, but due to some design issues, this was not meant to be my New Year’s outfit. This was SENT BACK! (It’s okay, I found a FABULOUS alternative to wear for New Year’s Eve! Ever heard of Shoptiques?)
This fix also contained the Hanna Skinny Pant by Liverpool in a gray/black mixed pattern. These have a silkier feel than the Anita pants from my previous fix. They are very comfortable and great either dressed up or down.
This is them paired with the Brixon Ivy top, black Payless pumps, and the Andrew Marc Elodie Collarless Faux Leather Jacket in Black from Fix #3.
This closeup shows the pretty fabric. These are great with flats or under boots and will be a great addition to my closet! KEPT!
5. See U Soon Jeni Oversized Wool Coat
This item was on my Pinterest board several times, but I did not know it was oversized until it arrived in my box because I did not know its name. My initial reaction was that it looked like I was wearing one of my husband’s blazer.
However, this coat grew on me fast and ended up being a keeper. I think the oversized look is really on trend and lends itself well to being comfortable with a wide variety of fashions.
I have a tendency to avoid wearing a coat if it makes me feel restricted. As you can see above, this coat has extra fabric in the underarms and I can wear a dolman sweater or my lab jacket for work underneath without feeling the least bit uncomfortable! I am in LOVE with this coat and so glad Sara chose this for me! This coat completely made my fix!
This fix was not a 5 out of 5, but I loved it just the same. I received one of my unicorns (the Jeni coat) and it is even more versatile and wonderful than I’d imagined. I have my next fix scheduled for early January. Expect to see a new background from our Wilmington home (aka downtown apartment)! 🙂
Are you thinking about signing up for Stitch Fix? If so, please consider using my referral link. I will receive a small merchandise credit and you will be on your way to a fun and fabulous new look!
Until the next fix,