Well, it was bound to happen at some point in time. I received my first 0/5… So sad. After fixes 11 & 12 were less than stellar, I was REALLY looking forward to this fix. I went a different route and didn’t request anything in particular. The only note I left said I wanted a comfortable, casual fix.
A brief look at my Pinterest board will show you lots of plaid, flannel, jeans, oversized tunics, etc. I am a jeans and t-shirt kinda girl – I don’t work. I am a stay-at-home mom to two boys, and while I do work part time with my Etsy shop, I do so from home. I rarely get a date night, and special occasions are few and far between. I always make a note when I do have something coming up and let my stylist know I need something to wear for it. I have tediously tweaked my style profile to make sure I don’t receive dressy clothes all the time, but alas, that didn’t work.
I decided I would contact customer service and just see what I could do to help make my next fix better. I got a very quick and lengthy response back with Candace letting me know that I have done everything their ideal clients should do to have a great fix – style profile, leave detailed feedback when you checkout, create a Pinterest board, etc. She asked me a few other questions regarding what I wear every day, who my style icons are, etc. and said she would put a permanent note on my profile stating that I do not work and do not want any business attire, that I am only looking for comfortable, casual clothes. I also mentioned in my email that I live in Mississippi and keep receiving heavy coats and sweaters, so she made a note about me having a warmer winter and not needing heavy sweaters and coats. She said a senior stylist had taken a peek at my Pinterest board and loved my style so she would be happy to style my next fix and see how that worked for me. I agreed and should be receiving it on Monday, December 14th.
Stitch Fix has been a major help to me in terms of finding clothes to wear. We have nowhere to shop around here; all the good stores have left our mall so I am ordering online from Gap or Old Navy or driving 90 minutes to the next closest mall. I love that Stitch Fix comes to my door, I can try on at home, and take my time to decide. I am not ready to give up on Stitch Fix yet!
I didn’t take photos of my with the clothes on just because I was beyond disappointed and knew I wasn’t going to be keeping anything. I did take the time to take a few quick pictures just in case anyone else was interested in them because I haven’t seen a few of these around yet. While they weren’t what I was looking for, they may be just what YOU want… On to the fix!
Vero Moda Hama Faux Shearling Coat ($128) ~ When I first unwrapped this coat, I instantly thought of those sample carpet squares you bring home to see what color you want. That’s exactly what it looks like! The gray color is pretty and it is quite warm, but I just kept an Andrew Marc puffer in my last fix, so I definitely do not need another coat.
It also reverses to black and the tag is attached to the pocket, so it won’t be showing when you turn it inside out.
Laila Jayde Bowie Solid Dolman Sleeve Top ($58) ~ This was the only item I thought about keeping and the only item I felt like really fell into the comfy/casual/cozy category, however, it is way too thin for my taste and clung to all the wrong spots.
Skies Are Blue York Tile Print Roll-Tab Blouse ($58) ~ This is a really pretty blouse and I did like the colors, but I am so over roll-tab sleeves. I can never get the to roll correctly, OR stay when I do get them rolled, and this was just a bit dressier than I was hoping for.
Market & Spruce Brookline Mix Material Sweater ($74) – Also, not a bad piece, but not my style and I don’t want anymore sweaters. I love the green color, though, very festive!
Margaret M Emer Printed Cropped Straight Leg Pant ($98) ~ I received a pair of burgundy Emer’s in fix #9 that I did request to try and ended up returning. They are dressier than I would wear on a regular basis since I don’t work, so I can’t really justify the price tag. Also, these are cropped… Do you wear cropped pants in the winter? The black and white pattern here is much more versatile than the burgundy, though.
So that is it… My first big flop. I let this fix be a complete surprise and it was not a good surprise! I didn’t peek and I stalked the heck out of it until it arrived. However, something awesome is going to come from this failed fix… I promised to do a gift card giveaway during my last Stitch Fix post, so I will stick to my word. If you’re on the fence about trying Stitch Fix and don’t want to risk the $20, now is your chance! Sign up, and if you win the giveaway you can schedule your first fix for free using the gift code. If you’re an established Stitch Fix veteran, then I know you would love to have an extra $20 to spend on your next fix! Giveaway runs for one week and I will announce the winner on my blog on Friday, December 11th. GOOD LUCK!