I am here to remedy all of that with a double post this week. Today is my October 2015 fix. Tomorrow will be my January 2017 fix! How does that sound?
Let's get into the nitty gritty of my fixes as per the usual:
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
Fix #19 - August 2016
For this October fix I asked for sweaters and pants - warm clothing for the upcoming winter. I especially was hoping for some regular jeans, as a few jeans I used to wear had seen better days and needed replacing. I was also up for colored jeans, as I love my pair of red jeans so much.
My stylist has been so so good at picking out things I like and that fit well, so I had high hopes for this fix. Let's see what was in the box!
A great mix of patterns, materials and colors. I do get a lot of stripes, so I wasn't 100% pleased about that one, but you know my motto by now: TRY EVERYTHING ON! Never leave something in the box or on the hanger and just say, "no." Give all clothing items a chance.
1) The first thing I hung up was the Matillay Faux Suede Jacket by Tallie for $98. This looked so warm, so cozy, and so blanket-like, I was hoping for great things when I tried it on.
It was a bit of a mess. A huge pile of fabric that sat on my body like a dead faux sheep. My body grew by two sizes that day. I am lost in the jacket, and it just didn't look as chic as I had hoped it would.
This went in the "NO" pile immediately. Sadly, though, because it was delightfully warm and cuddly.
SIDE NOTE: After I packaged this up for return, I opened up the style cards that came with it. The picture of this jacket showed a much wider fold back of the collar than I had tried. Perhaps if I had worn it correctly, I may have liked it. But it was too late by that time...and I already had negative feelings about it.
2) I moved on to my second item of the day. The Elizabeth Super Skinny Jean by Liverpool for $78. This was more like a jegging in material and style, but I hate the word 'jegging,' and I think Liverpool does, too, as they used the word 'jean' in the description. So dispel any thoughts you may have about jeggings and who wears them and why, and read my review!
These went in the YES pile (which I revealed in my description above...whoops...so much for suspense. What kind of writer am I???).
3) The next item I selected for a try-on was the Mabel Button Detail Striped Pullover by Market & Spruce for $68.00.
This was a KEEPER!
4) So far this box was looking pretty good. I hung up the next item and crossed my fingers. The Brantly Plaid V-Neck Pullover by Absolutely for $54.00 was next.
Into the NO pile it went!
5) The last item in my box was the Alverta Textured Knit Dress by London Times for $118.00. More stripes for me!
And here is an up close photo of the top part of the dress...I just loved it. Notice the darts on the bustline for the ultimate in fit! The fabric was thick with some stretch. The shoulders fit like a dream. I really did love everything about this dress....but....
ARGH! It is hard to see in my pictures, but this was just too short for me. If I were 35 maybe I could do it...but in my mid-40s, it just seemed way too young for me. If only the hem had been about 2 or 3 inches longer, that sucker would be hanging in my closet right now. The price also turned me off a bit. Not that I wouldn't pay $118 for such a well-made dress, but the fact that it was just not 100% perfect for me. If I am going to pay over $100 for a dress, I want it to be perfect in every way.
This was the hardest NO I have had in a long time....
So, overall, this turned out to be a 2-out-of-3 box. NOT BAD! I loved both the new pants and the sweater. They would fit in quite well with my wardrobe. The only thing I could've wished for was a little more color in my selections. But not a huge gripe!
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Thanks for stopping by, and check back tomorrow for my January fix!