Review: Stitch Fix #17 (WITH VOTING!)

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If you recall, my last Stitch Fix was just a total bust. I was ready to give up and emailed them, exasperated. They offered to waive my styling fee to give ’em another shot, so here I am. Ready for #17?

HAILEY 23 Kerrigan Dress, $78

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Steve: “You could get this at Old Navy, right?”

Yes, he’s kind of right. I love the top, but the bottom is a little heavy and maybe a little matronly.

 

BRIXON IVY Cristen Shirt Dress, $68

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I was so excited when I took this out because I love the pattern and shirt dresses are fun, right? The fit feels a little off, though, and I’m not sure how I feel about this much mint color.

Steve: “So they stopped sending prison stripes and are just sending flowers now? This looks like a Victoria’s Secret kitchen apron.”

SKIES ARE BLUE Pagan Back Strap Chambray Top, $48

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Sorry, not ironing these before posting, so wrinkles it is! I LOVE the chambray, but the metal holes in the bottom are a little odd. I like the t-back design. Would you pay $48 for this?

Steve: “This looks like it was made out of a pillowcase.”

 

MARKET & SPRUCE Benni Crossfront Knit Top, $48

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I love grey! I love the feel of this top! But again … $48? Seems a little steep for a plain grey top …

Steve: [Grabs the front] “You could put a baby kangaroo in here!”

 

SKIES ARE BLUE Klide Woven Back Knit Top, $48

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Steve: “This is the clothing version of a mullet — business in the front, party in the back.”

I can’t even talk about this. I dislike it even more after trying it on. The green is too bright, the sides are weirdly high, the pattern is not my style — negative.

 

I don’t know, guys. I’m torn on a few pieces. I was feeling really optimistic when I opened this one, but now — a little less so. Help!

StitchFix #16 (or the one where they didn’t listen to anything I asked)

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Another day, another StitchFix (technically, it’s two words — Stitch Fix — but pretty sure everyone under the sun spells it as one word). After the last one and sending back the shirt because it had a hole, I was feeling pessimistic but decided to give SF another chance. (Maybe I’m a masochist?)

I asked for: 1-2 dresses for summer weddings, short-sleeve or sleeveless tops, mostly solid colors (no red, orange, or yellow), and all V- or U-neck (crew neck is not flattering on me). Here’s what I received:

PIXLEY Pestova Knot Back Top ($44)

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Well. This is a pattern — and a very busy one, at that. It’s an odd fit, too; the sides expose bra and it’s a little short in the front.

Steve: “Why do they keep sending you shirts that look like you’re going to Woodstock?”

PAPERMOON Neptune Racerback Top ($38)

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Another pattern. I do like this one, and the back is a cute racerback with a solid blue section. (I didn’t show it because I had massive cupping marks.) I guess it’s kind of U-neck, but I don’t love the cut or the pattern.

Steve: “This might be the only thing I’ve ever liked.” WHAT!?

41 HAWTHORN Arlinda Textured Dress ($68)

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You can’t really tell, but this is black with a dark purple pattern. I’m okay with a pattern on the dress, but this is very dark for summer weddings. It’s cute, but not sure if it’s cute enough.

Steve: “PURPLE RAIN, PURPLE RAAAAAAAAAIN!” (I’m laughing because he was singing.)

LE LIS ZULA DRESS ($64)

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My eyes are dizzy just looking at this. #1 – Pattern. #2 – Heavy, not summery. #3 – Not really nice enough for a wedding. #4 – Crew neck!

Steve: “Why do they also keep sending you stuff that looks like you’re a zebra or in prison? I don’t get it.”

DOE & RAE Aliza Knit Textured Dress ($68)

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THIS DRESS IS SO HEAVY AND SHORT WITH A CREW NECK AND NOT AT ALL SUMMERY WTF

I think Steve mumbled something along the lines of LL Bean making this.

Guys. This sucks. I’ve loved SF SO MUCH, but these last two Fixes make it hard to not pull the plug. What say you?

Review: Stitch Fix #14 (The one after the really bad one)

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I’ll say this about Stitch Fix (<– referral link to fun!): They know how to keep a customer. I was getting a little frustrated after my last fix, but this one — she’s a beaut. I opened the box and ohhhh’d and ahhhh’d. (Read about my previous 13 SFs here.)

How’d I get so many pretty, pretty things? When I put notes in for my stylist, I linked to my Pinterest board where I pinned a bunch of shirts from others’ Stitch Fix reviews. My stylist noticed! Yay!

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1. Flynn Colorblock Sleeveless Blouse ($54)

Yes! This is the top that I pinned to Pinterest. I’d prefer it be a little more fitted, but I love the navy and bright green together.

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2. Randall Scoop Neck Polka Dot Tank ($48)

I don’t wear red (because it make my cheeks look even rosier), but I loved the red along the bottom of this top to add some interest. I also prefer v-necks, but I really love the polka dots. Again, it’s  a a little large and I’d prefer it a bit more fitted.

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3. Jace Chevron Print Dress ($68)

You can’t see it, but this dress is kind of heavy and the white part puffs out a little. I felt neutral about it until I put it on. It’s SO COMFORTABLE. I could’ve worn it all night. Yes, it’s not exactly a summer dress, considering its weight, but I could see it getting some use in the fall/winter.

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4. Calvin Halter Blouse ($48)

I LOVE THIS. The pattern is so cool and I love that it’s mostly black and white — my favorite combo — but has some color at the bottom. Unfortunately, the arm holes were really large and the top was so loose that it made me look pregnant.

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5. Beckett Graphic Print V-Neck Blouse ($48)

I love that it’s another v-neck top, which is my preferred neckline. It’s a little hard to tell, but this top is actually a dark purple with a deep red/pink pattern. Of the group, it was my least favorite top, but I still really like it.

So, what to do? I actually like all five things, but I couldn’t get over how big some of the shirts are. Thankfully, I remembered that Stitch Fix sometimes allows you to exchange sizes, so I emailed to see if I could get all four shirts in a size smaller.

The team got back to me within 24 hours and I’m able to get three of the four in smaller sizes! (They don’t have a smaller size in the Flynn blue and green top, but that one wasn’t that big, especially when paired with skinny jeans and heels.)

One big incentive is the 20% discount for keeping all five items, making the dress basically free if I keep everything. With the discount and my $20 styling fee, it comes out to $40/item, which I think is reasonable. I didn’t have to go to the store and spend a whole afternoon searching and the customer service is great.

For the first time EVER, I am officially keeping ALL FIVE items in my Stitch Fix!

Review: Stitch Fix #13 (or the one where my husband writes the review)

Each time I get a Stitch Fix, my husband shares his witty opinions. He was on fire this time, so I decided to let him take over the review. Without farther ado …

Jazz Embroidery Detail Blouse ($58)

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“This looks like a top to go to Mad River. It’s basically just asking people to look at your boobs. And it’s like you’re in a gang. It looks like a big gold chain.”

Brentwood Jersey Stripe Tiered Top ($68)

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“Oh, they finished the back! I think they forgot to finish the front; it’s just in pieces. Do you think they forgot to sew the pieces in the front?”

Mallorca Henley Top ($48)

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“My grandma had a couch like this. We sat on it.”

Northridge Cowl Neck Jersey Top ($68)

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“Are we in New York? Are Snuggies and blankets as shirts a thing now?”

Curtis Dolman Sleeve Knit Top ($48)

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“Red Bull gives you wings! But really, I think we could use rubber bands to pull up in the sleeves.”

I told him that I’m keeping the black top.

“That’s ok; we have black spray paint.”

 

Review: Stitch Fix #12 (or the WORST ONE EVER)

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I love Stitch Fix. You know it, I know it. It’s an awesome service at a reasonable price.

But WTF happened this time?!?

I’ve done ELEVEN Stitch Fixes and have always kept at least one thing. I don’t even need your opinions this time; I’m sending them all back. It’s like it was my first Fix, but worse. Prepare yourself for the photographic awfulness.

(For the record, I asked for a dress, a blazer, and a few tops. I said patterns are ok, no red/yellow/orange, shared all of my previous reviews, as well as my Pinterest board for style ideas.)

Torin French Terry Stripe Blazer ($72) & Lane Crochet Detail Knit Tank ($38)

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It didn’t start off horribly. This top was just kind of blah and had weird crocheting that hit in odd places. I could also find it at Target for like $20, I think. I liked the blazer at first sight, but it was too short on and hit awkwardly at my hips. It was also terry, which I don’t love and certainly wouldn’t pay $72.

Milo or Stratford Knit Top ($48)

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I already threw away the info that came with this, so I can’t recall if this is the Milo or Stratford knit top. Whatever. It’s awful. This pattern is not remotely like any of the things that I shared on my Pinterest board and it’s a horrible fit. Also, if you look at my past reviews and Pinterest, almost everything I like and keep is v-neck. High necks are not my friend.

Milo or Stratford Knit Top ($48)

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RUCHING?! COME ON. What you can’t see is my cat about to attack these strings.

Livy Shift Dress ($68)

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This dress had a very Kate Middleton-esque look to it but was so unflattering. The waist looked bad — sack-like — and the color-blocking on the side was odd.

So that’s it. It’s all going back.

Review: Stitch Fix #11 (or the one after a very long break)

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Let’s pretend it hasn’t been exactly one month since I’ve posted and just dive into this Stitch Fix order.

Laina 3/4 Sleeve Striped Tie-Waist Dress ($38)

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It’s super soft, which is nice, and I love grey, but it’s kind of a terry cloth material, which makes it feel more like a beach cover-up.

Esten Button-Up Sleeveless Blouse ($58)

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Love the fun grape color and I love a good sleeveless top, but this doesn’t really feel special. It’s kind of like any top that I could get at Marshall’s or something — and definitely spend less than $58.

Jaclynn 3/4 Sleeve Button-Up Cardigan ($38)

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I loooove cardigans and this is a nice dark grey (although it looks a little brown in the pic), but I prefer slightly longer cardigans. It also didn’t feel different from an Old Navy cardigan that would cost half of what this does. It is had some special embellishment or something different about it, I might consider it.

McQue Solid Lace Sleeve Blouse ($48)

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Do we have a winner here? I love the navy and the lace sleeves are so pretty. (Don’t worry, I wouldn’t wear it with a tank underneath, so there would be no line.) I lean toward v-necks, but I could dress this up with a necklace.

Trinidad Chevron Print Henley Blouse ($48)

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I know that it’s wrinkly and hard to see, but this is a pretty blue chevron pattern. Here’s a closer pic to show the pattern and buttons:

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So, what do you think? Which Stitch Fix picks are keepers and which should be returned?

Review: Stitch Fix #8 (or the one that went awry)

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I love StitchFix. I’ve made that fairly clear in ordering seven other times. But this time … eh. It was off. I loved two items immediately upon opening, but I was really disappointed to see a bag (which I don’t remotely need) and the two cardigans were so blah. Dive in with me as I explain …

(Excuse my grossness. This was after running and showering. I didn’t get all fancy for you.)

ARSENIA STRIPED DOLMAN SLEEVE CARDIGAN ($38)

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First impression: Um, winter is almost over. This cardigan is thick. WTF is happening with this pattern and texture? Just … no.

After trying it on: It got worse. Bottom of the sleeves are tight and the rest just makes me feel like I’m wearing a sheep. Also, please die, dolman sleeves.

Keeper? Big, fat NO.

ADDISON STRIPED KNIT CARDIGAN ($48)

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First impression: What a drab color! I love the stripes, how lightweight it is, and the shape, but that olive is not flattering. 

After trying it on: It fits well but I worry that one or two washes will have it snagged and falling apart. It is really soft, though.

Keeper? Debating.

AVALON TWO TONE TOTE WITH STUD DETAIL ($58)

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First impression: A bag? Seriously? This must be a new thing. Katharine’s was really cute, but this one is NOT. It’s vegan, which I guess is a perk. No animals died in the making of this ugly bag.

After trying it on: I don’t need to try it on, but I guess you could say it’s a decent size.

Keeper? Nope. I want shirts and dresses, not bags.

TIBURON FLORAL PRINT TANK ($34)

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First impression: $34 for a tank top? I love the colors, but it looks a little large. But it could be cute with skinny jeans.

After trying it on: It’s cute but kind of boxy. Maybe with a cardigan, but I don’t love it solo.

Keeper? Eh …

WRENN V-NECK JERSEY TOP ($44)

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First impression: LOVE the color and the general shape/neckline. I really hope it fits.

After trying it on: It fits! It’s soft! I love the color. (It looks really bright here, but it’s more of a jewel-toned purple. And the neck is all drapey.)

Keeper? Yes, unless you think I look fat in it.

What say you?