Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Fix #19 from Stitch Fix - August 1, 2016

In the hottest days of summer, I am back again with another Stitch Fix review. This time we are on number nineteen! Hard to believe I've had almost 20 Stitch Fix boxes arrive at my door over the last 2+ years (Since 2014).

If you are entirely new to Stitch Fix, please read up on the service here:

My Very First Stitch Delivery and Stitch Fix Explanation - Fix #1

You can also check out a whole bunch of Stitch Fix reviews below. I've been writing them since May 2014:

Fix #2 - June 2014
Fix #3 - July 2014
Fix #4 - August 2014
Fix #5 - September 2014
Fix #6 - October 1, 2014
Fix #7 - October 29, 2014
Fix #8 - November 2014
Fix #9 - December 2014 
Fix #10 - January 2015
Fix #11 - February 2015
Fix #12 - March 2015 
Fix #13 - June 2015 
Fix #14 - September 2015
Fix #15 - December 2015
Fix #16 - March 2016
Fix #17 - June 2016
Fix #18 - July 2016 

As you can see, During 2015 I cut back considerably on my Stitch Fix deliveries. That first year I added so many new clothing pieces that I really didn't need a monthly delivery any more. I went to a quarterly delivery until I had a bomb of a box this June. Disappointed, I immediately scheduled a new box, knowing that if I didn't I would miss out on any new Stitch Fix summer options.

Then, once I got my July box, Stitch Fix still had me on the monthly option. I went for it. And received my 19th fix last week. I was so busy with work, I didn't have time to write up a review until today.

The theme of this box will be: Unexpected Surprises. Why? Well, I wasn't really planning on getting another summer delivery from Stitch Fix. So this 3rd summer box was going to be a bonus. And was it a good box with lots of keepers or a sad box with lots of returned items?  To the review we go!

Here is a look at the stack of clothes that was in my box:
I see a good mix of colors and patterns there. Now to hang everything up and follow my Stitch Fix motto: TRY EVERYTHING ON!

1) The first thing I hung up was the Indianan Graphic Print Mix Material Tee by Pixley for $44.00. I loved the colorfulness of this shirt. I don't know if I was 100% in love with it, but I liked it from the outset.

 Hard to tell, but the main fabric is a navy blue. Very soft material. The pattern is a lighter rayon-type fabric. The back of the shirt is slightly longer than the front, which is something I like. I thought this one might be all right. I put on a pair of jeans and went to the mirror.
 Cute. I will admit, I wasn't fawning over this top, but I definitely liked it. Love the lack of a shoulder seam, with my wide shoulder issues. So that was good. I put it in the MAYBE pile to see what else was in the box.

2) The next item I hung up was the Main Button Back Mixed Media Knit Top by Loveappella for $58.00. I have kept two other Loveappella items in previous fixes (see July 2016 for the gorgeous maxi dress I kept). I was a little surprised to see a long-sleeved top in an August fix, but we are getting into fall soon, and I'm in North Idaho, so I wasn't that sad by such an item in my summery box.

This shirt also had an interesting back with a gray, sheer fabric and some fun buttons. Navy blue is a good color for me, so I thought this might be a winner.
At first, this looks all right.

But then you get to the very sheer back...

And the odd uneven neckline...
Okay, so if you look at the top photo, it seems to fit pretty well and look cute. But something was weird about the fit around my arms and the neckline appeared crooked for some reason. As you can see in the bottom photo, there is a bit of an uneveness that, at first, I thought was the style. Then, I looked at the shirt on the hanger again and realized, no, that was not intentional. It bothered me.

Plus, the bit of tightness around my arms/shoulders (yes, the dreaded mega-shoulder was impacting the comfort levels) didn't help. The final straw was the VERY sheer back. I just didn't know what to do with such a shirt. I was thinking it would be a fall item, but the sheer back would be too cool. Was I supposed to wear this with a tank? The correct colored bra? I just didn't know. It was a confusing shirt overall that was not as comfortable as I hoped with a bizarre neckline.

Into the NO pile it went.

3) The next item was the Belissa Ribbed Detail Knit Top by Market & Spruce for $54.00. I liked this item right off the bat. The color was lovely...a very pale pink. It was not a color I had in my wardrobe. I thought of many matching possibilities in my closet for this item and how I could wear it with some of my cardigans going into the fall. It also was made out of a stretchy, heartier fabric that I knew would stand the test of time. So it would be a long-term keeper in the closet.
It also had some really exquisite detail on the neckline and shoulders going all the way around to the back. Loved it right away.
And it turned out to be very cute when on! The color was great, the fit was comfortable and flattering, and it would fit right into my wardrobe. KEEPER!

4) My next item to hang was the Kerrigan Dress by Hailey 23 for $78.00. I really liked it upon first viewing, but I was worried the length might be a little too short. The wrap effect (which you can't really see in the photo) on the top part was sure to be flattering, though.
This is also navy, if you can't tell.
I tried it on, and the miracle happened: even though the length was slightly shorter than I like, the dress was so incredibly flattering it had to be KEPT.
I mean, my goodness? How cute is this dress? Love the lace on the bottom, the wrap effect of the top. The fabric is almost like a leotard, light and stretchy. LOVED IT. I also knew I could take this into fall with leggings, a couple of different cardigan sweaters I owned, etc. KEEPER!

These look very wide in the waist. Hm.
5) The last item in my box was the Freddy Printed Capri Jean by Liverpool for $78.00. I really liked these. I've been wanting to add some capri-length pants to my closet for a long time, and haven't been able to get a pair from Stitch Fix that work for me. The pattern was also very interesting and would match a lot of items I already had.

Below is the picture of the pattern, sort of blues and greens. I thought this might work for me. I also had a pair of Liverpool pants I got about 2 years ago that I LOVE with a passion. They are very comfortable, very flattering, so I thought these might end up being just as supremely awesome as those.
I tried them on with the navy top from earlier (my chance for a 2nd look at that shirt). At first, I thought, hey, these are working. They are comfortable and stretchy. See?
Sadly, there was a problem. The waist was too large...much as I had feared when I saw them on the hanger. Or possibly, you could say the shape of the pants was not correct in order to accommodate my oft-told 'ample backside' in sufficient fashion.

Argh! I wanted to get some new capri pants so badly. These seemed to be working. Everything else about them was dandy. But NO! They had to go and do this:
Waist gap of the most unflattering kind
So the precious capri pants that I have been seeking since 2014 had to go back into the return envelope as a NO.

After reflecting a bit about whether or not I wanted to keep the Indianan Graphic Print Mixed Material Tee, I tried it on for a second time, decided I loved it and wore it the same day! LOL.

So all-in-all a successful haul. 3 out of 5 is a GREAT box. I am very very pleased with what showed up this month. It's almost like my June dud box didn't even happen.

I also received a nice style card showing me all the fun ways I can style my new pieces (I forget to post these from time to time...sorry about that).

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  1. Love this. The dress is adorable. I don't know what the deal is with all the sheer backs (and other parts) of shirts lately. The young seem to just wear any old bra and don't care if it shows -- maybe I'm showing my age, but that just seems tacky to me. I love the way they send ideas on how to style pieces as well! Great box and super review, as usual!

  2. The dress is really quite fantastic. Thanks for the compliment. I don't get the sheer backs either. In the picture you can see that my jeans are visible through the fabric on the back...so VERY sheer. I don't have a problem with some areas being sheer, but I'm with you: bra showing is tacky!