Fix #11 is here… I will confess I was not really looking forward to this one at all. Thanks to Stitch Fix’s new app, you can see what you’re getting before it arrives. So as soon as I received my shipping notice I went to the app to peek and was slightly disappointed. Okay, that is an understatement… I was really disappointed. I will note that it is the first time I have ever been disappointed, though. I decided to wait and see how the fix was once it got here, especially since a few of my items didn’t have a photo. However, upon opening the box, I was immediately underwhelmed and didn’t even try on for over 24 hours which is SO not like me! I am not 100% what my note said this time around, but something along the lines of “leggings, plaid, oversized pullover/sweatshirt, a light jacket, something mustard.” The plaid & mustard part were the only parts that matched anything I mentioned, and while I get the point of Stitch Fix is NOT to request specific items, I try to lead in a general direction of things I need or am interested in. So, without further ado…
The first item that grabbed my attention was the Otsego Tie Neck Top from THML ($68). This is very cute and flattering and is long enough to be worn with leggings (or obviously jeans). It is a thinner material so it’s not too hot, but it’s not sheer, either. This is a keeper for sure!
The next item I pulled out is the Moda Luxe Brooklyn Crossbody Bag ($48) in mustard. I loved this so much when I pulled it out that I immediately put my stuff in it to use it that night. We had a pumpkin patch party and awards banquet to go to and it went perfectly with my purple, orange, and mustard leggings. I wore it for 90 minutes while at the pumpkin patch party and never took it off, and when we got in the car to leave I noticed the back looked like this…
All I can figure is that my black tunic rubbed off onto the bag. I posted on the forum asking for advice in removing the black stains because even though I hadn’t checked out yet I really want to keep it. So far all I have tried is water on a washcloth and it did NOT work. I have until Tuesday the 27th to checkout so I am going to try some of the other suggestions and see if I can get the black off. I am so disappointed that this happened during the first 90 minutes of usage!
Next up is the “light jacket” I requested… Or maybe not so light? It is the Teagan Wool Coat by RD Style ($158). I live in Mississippi where we are lucky if we even get a winter. If we do, it’s usually pretty mild and doesn’t warrant a $160 wool coat. What I had in mind was the Chaplain Anorak or even the Savana Quilted Coat. Other than that, I think it’s a great coat; it’s cute, stylish, and warm. If I were keeping it, I would size back down to a medium for a closer fit. I usually buy my jackets in a large just for layering and fit purposes, but there’s enough room in this large for my kids to fit, too.
This… This one is a mystery to me. It took me ten minutes to figure out how to get it on! Love the color, it’s great, but what the heck is the style? I felt like I was putting on a flying squirrel costume. This is the Tipton Cable Detail Pullover Sweater from RD Style ($68). The cowl is huge and I couldn’t put my hair down on top of it, so I just shoved it down inside. I guess you could wear your hair up if you wanted?! The entire piece is just strange and not for me. I am guessing this was picked as part of the “oversized pullover/sweatshirt” request, but it’s really not what I had in mind. Yes, I know she can’t read my mind, but I had pictured something like this.
Lastly is the Fun2Fun Blanco Ruffle Hem Top ($44). While I am not crazy about the olive background color, I like the ruffle concept. The back comes up higher that I would like, so that (and the fact that it’s really past tank weather) is stopping me from keeping this item. I really like the swing style; it’s very flattering for anyone wanting to hide their mommy tummy like I do!
So, this is my first disappointing fix… It’s either a 1/5 for keeping only the plaid, or a 2/5 if I can figure out how to get the stains off my crossbody. I have had a 2/5 before but it was still what I considered a great fix! I love my stylist and know she works very hard and cares what she pulls for me so I am not mad at her at all. I wonder with what little time they get to style each of us and their inventory selections, are we just bound to get a flop fix every now and then? I am going to tweak my price points a bit and I took WOOL off my style profile since I keep sending sweaters back. Maybe that will help!
To see all the items I’ve kept from previous fixes you can visit my Pinterest board here. If you’re new to my blog, you might be wondering… What is Stitch Fix? Stitch Fix is an online personal styling service that will send you 5 pieces in a box. You pay a $20 styling fee up front in order for a stylist to choose pieces for you. Once the box arrives you can try everything on then choose what to keep. There is a 25% discount for keeping all 5 pieces. Before you get started there is a style profile you fill out so your stylist can know your preferences. You can choose to receive no jewelry like I have, or you can leave all the options open and receive clothes, jewelry, and/or an accessory each time. You can set up automatic shipments as frequently as every 2-3 weeks, or you can choose to do manual shipments and tell Stitch Fix when you’d like to receive a box. They also have a referral system where you can receive a $25 credit for every person who signs up through your link and purchases a fix. So really, even if you hate everything in the box, which I highly doubt you will, you’re only out $20. You can ship everything back with a prepaid envelope and choose whether to get another fix next month. If you leave detailed feedback about your items, keep your style profile updated, make a note about any upcoming special occasions or vacations, and link to your Pinterest, you’re bound to have a great fix!