Stitch Fix #2

Dec 8, 2015 by

I think you guys could tell that I was pretty psyched about my first Stitch Fix shipment.  So it probably comes as no surprise that I made sure to get another Fix in before the holidays.  🙂

For some reason, I haven’t been able to get really pumped about the holidays this year (no idea why) so I thought why not let my stylist take care of the WORST part of Christmas…say it with me ladies…CHRISTMAS DRESS SHOPPING.  Yuck.

This month, along with a Christmas dress, I asked for a blazer; more jeans, with a flared leg; jewelry or bling of some variety to go with the dress; and anything else my stylist felt I needed.

There must’ve been a small mixup because, when my Fix arrived, it included the normal invoice + a note from my stylist explaining what she included, why, and how to pair it with other items in the box.  The photos of the clothes looked AMAZING.  It was exactly what I asked for: a Christmas dress, jeans, earrings, a coat (something she thought I needed w/ the dress) and a shirt.  However, when I unwrapped the clothes…well I’ll just show you a few photos.

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Top to bottom, I’d call them: 1970s nightmare, batwing sweater, sheep herding gear.  Not only ugly but also completely NOT what was on the invoice/in the note.  I quickly realized I didn’t have a terrible stylist, this was completely the wrong box…the clothes weren’t even my size.  Looks like a little mixup in the shipping department, no big deal!

Apparently Stitch Fix realized the error pretty quickly because before I even contacted their customer service, a new Fix was on my doorstep (literally, the next morning)!


When I opened the new box, I was pretty impressed! 🙂  I got a new stylist this month and she did a great job!

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This Christmas dress is perfect! I did ask for something blingy, but the lace on here is gorgeous and the fit is right on.  Plus now I have an excuse to bust out some of the fancy jewelry Adam’s given me that I don’t get many opportunities to wear.  🙂

Status: Kept!


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This coat is so soft and warm.  It paired perfectly with the dress.  And I thought the price ($108) was not bad at all for a 100% wool dress coat.  The shape was a little plain, however, and I already have a few dress coats.  I know why she included this, but it’s not something I need at this juncture.

Status: Returned


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The sweater was cute but nothing special.  I’m also not a huge fan of the drop shoulder seams…it tends to look like I have wings.  I would have kept it except when I raised my arms everyone got a direct shot of my stretch marks.  I like to keep my tiger stripes to myself. 😉

The jeans are adorable.  They’re just what I asked for: fitted thighs but more flared than the skinny jeans from last month.  Technically, they called these wide leg but as you can see from the glorious bathroom selfie above…it’s more like flared leg.

Status: Sweater – returned.  Jeans – Kept!


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The earrings were also meant to go with the Christmas dress.  Gold is usually not my first choice but I did tell the stylist I was open to trying it.  These were in the $30 range and just a little too plain (though I do love hammered metal).  My whole family makes fun of me but I wear the same studs every day.  It takes something really special to get me to swap out earrings Adam got me for our first Christmas and an anniversary.  These weren’t special enough.  BUT, I did appreciate my stylist’s awareness that I love classic simple jewelry.

Status: Returned


For those of you who are still wondering about the accidental box I initially received, all I had to do was ship it back in the prepaid bag.  No charge to me.  As far as I’m concerned, no harm no foul.  Everyone makes mistakes sometimes, especially during the holidays.


If you’re tired of dragging yourself to the mall only to be disappointed, try Stitch Fix!  Here’s my referral code:


If you use it, I earn a $25 credit when your first fix ships! 🙂

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My 1st Stitch Fix

Nov 11, 2015 by

This year, I made it a priority to be healthy and, as such, spent tons of time exercising/cooking healthy food and literally ZERO time blogging.  But more on that later.


The result of my new healthier life is I am finally able to reward myself with Stitch Fix (because I can finally fit into their sizes)!  For those of you who aren’t familiar with Stitch Fix, the basic premise is you fill out a survey with your sizes, preferences and clothing needs of all varieties.  Stitch Fix matches you up with a stylist and they ship 5 items to your door (as frequently or infrequently as you wish).  If you keep all 5 items, you get 25% off your order.  As long as you keep at least one item, the $20 styling fee is used towards the cost of whatever item(s) you’re keeping.  Pretty cool.  If you like what you receive, you can even request to have the same stylist for your next Fix.

I was really nervous because I’d heard mixed reviews AND, if I’m being totally honest, because I was afraid I still wouldn’t fit into their clothes.  I’m right on the fence between two sizes (I know you’ve all been there…#breakingnews it sucks).  But, I sucked it up and boy am I glad I did.  My 1st Stitch Fix was full of exactly the kind of thing I’d hoped for: things I like but maybe wouldn’t have put together or even chosen for myself.


I took photo evidence for you and my awesome stylist, so here goes:


Spoiler alert: THE JEANS FIT!  WOOHOO!  They are super soft, stretchy skinny jeans.  At first the wash (which you can’t really see here) made it look like I peed my pants (dark in the crotch and inner upper thighs) but that was only something nitpicky me would notice, I’m sure.

Status: Kept!

The shirt was kind of strange.  It looks fine on (which surprised the hell outta me), but it’s so scratchy that my inner arms were starting to get raw just from taking pictures in it.  The gold/black main part of the shirt is a fabric I can’t identify other than the scratch factor is 10/10.  The vinyl sleeves looked cool from far away but up close…basically this whole shirt is a Monet.  Great from far away, up close…nightmare.

Status: Returned!



I asked for a dress and anything purple, so my stylist really delivered on this one.  At first I wasn’t sure about the laser cut outs at the bottom because fingers fit really nicely into the cutouts and I could just see the dog jumping or kids pulling on my clothes annnnnnnd RIIIIP.  But this dress was so adorable I had to give it a chance.

Status: Kept!




I also asked for a blazer.  This is what arrived.  HELL TO THE NO.  Ok, ok, I will say one positive thing: the color is gorgeous.  Now that the sugar-coating is over…it looks like a Kohl’s reject.  Lumpy, uneven bottom, uneven collar that won’t lay flat, has pull marks in the stomach even though it wasn’t tight at all, wrinkly fabric (even though it was packaged nicely and shouldn’t have been wrinkled).  Not for me.  Still want a blazer but preferably not this one.  Oh wait…there was one more problem…



RUFFLES.  Chiffon RUFFLES.  Maybe that was my bad for not specifically mentioning my strong feelings on (most) ruffles but seriously…I am 33, not 3.  Save the ruffles for someone’s bloomers.

Status: Returned and hopefully sent to the dump.



The necklace was sent to go with the dress/blazer from hell.  It was pretty cute but, like the blazer, wouldn’t lie flat and the clasp literally fell off in my hand.  Not to mention, for $28 I need to LOVE the necklace.  I didn’t love it.

Status: Returned, broken.


Overall, I think my stylist did an amazing job of combining what I asked for and what I needed.  I can’t wait for my next Stitch Fix!  If you think you’d like to try Stitch Fix for yourself, here’s my referral link:

Don’t hesitate to use it. 🙂

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