I scheduled fix #16 to arrive on Christmas eve but it arrived a few days early! However, with us being out-of-town while it arrived and immediate starting holiday activities when we returned home, I didn’t have time to do a fashion show. Sorry!! I know how much you all love seeing me in the pictures 🙂 Thanks to all the yummy food being consumed since Thanksgiving, I have put on a few pounds and I am not feeling very good about myself. Fix #16 is a 0/5 but only because of fit issues. I really liked everything Allisha sent me this time, but everything seemed to be too tight and I just didn’t want to purchase in hopes of toning up in the new year.
Let’s start with my favorite piece – Staccato Traci Elbow Patch Hooded Knit Top ($54). I loved this so much, but I really like to size up in tops like this and instead of exchanging I just requested a bigger size be sent in a future fix. The elbow patches are so cute and hit at the perfect spot.
This Loveappella Colbran Hi-Low Slit Back Knit Top ($48) is SO gorgeous in color, but that’s about all I liked about it. The material is super thin and showed every single dimple, roll, etc. and the slit was way too high in the back for me.
I also really liked these jeans! I had a pair of grey skinnies pinned and Allisha referenced those when she chose these Just Black Madelyn Distressed Released Hem Skinny Jeans ($78) for me. However, with the holiday weight gain these are just a bit too snug and they were super long. I am not sure if it was the released him or if these are just a longer jean, but they wrapped down under my feet.
If I’ve said it once, I’ve probably said it 100 times – I’m a sucker for plaid! I really love the colors and feel of this Papermoon Dakaro Button Up Knit Shirt ($54), but it was so tight it was gaping at the chest. Aside from that, I am just not crazy about the gold buttons.
Lastly is the Market & Spruce Wilco Solid Quilted Vest ($68). I have a few vests pinned with plaid or sweaters underneath, but this one went from being cute in the box to not so cute on. It’s really short, like at the waistband of my jeans. Is that how it’s supposed to be? No idea, but I didn’t like it. It also made me look like I had a sports bra on when zipped up – Completely flattened out! I am not crazy about olive, so instead of an exchange I just sent it back.
I am looking forward to my next fix AND getting back in shape! I had done so well going to the gym multiple times a week and watching what I ate that I can’t believe I threw it all out the window over the holidays. I now have to start over and I am super bummed.
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!