Stitch Fix Review: Box #3

To jump start No Spend November (which never actually happened), I canceled my November Stitch Fix. I then forgot completely about it until this one landed on my doorstep on Saturday afternoon. While I didn’t necessarily request anything special, I was hoping my stylist would have thrown in something a little festive for the season. I had a holiday party on Saturday night and nothing to wear. Stitch Fix to the rescue!
Or not. Dear readers, this box was terrible. Awful. I knew it was a miss as soon as I pulled the little outfit suggestion card out and took a quick glance. This box would not save Christmas. This box would in fact make me feel even fatter than I do right now (which is a lot…let’s just say indulgence has been high in the Winchester house these past two weeks months). This box would be shipped directly back to Stitch Fix headquarters. But because I owe it to all of you, and because the clothes were there and sometimes you need to try things on to get a real sense, I documented this horror show.
  1. Gorjana Tina Split Gold Hoop Earrings- $68 A#1, I specifically requested that all jewelry and accessories be priced $30 and under. These were $40 over budget. Tamika, did you even read my Style Profile? No, you did not. These earrings were fine, I guess, if you want to spend $70 on a pair of boring gold hoops that you can get for $10 at Claire’s, which I do not. Verdict: RETURN  
  2. Kensie Mally Ponte Jacket- $88 Ugh. This “jacket” was like wearing yoga pants on my upper half: comfortable and unflattering. The cotton was soft, but this was NOT a good look on me and a ridiculous price for something that I would wear to run errands. I do not need to spend $90 to look pulled together for my Target runs. Also, in the outfit suggestion card, they recommended you pair this with a red cocktail dress and nude open toed heels. In what world is that ok? Verdict: RETURN
         
  3. Market & Spruce Bernadette Lace Overlay Top- $58 When I pulled this out of the box, I thought it had potential. Lace is feminine and festive, right? Wrong….when you make it part of a gray baseball tee. Seriously, this was a gray cotton baseball tee with lace on the front. The material was SOO comfortable that I honestly considered it for a second, and then I smacked myself in the head for entertaining the thought of spending $60 on a baseball tee., especially when I can get one that is just as soft for $11 at American Apparel. Verdict: RETURN  
     
  4. Dahlya Bradley Pullover Sweater- $68 Alright, at least the price is more on point for this. I will consider spending $68 for a sweater, seeing as it is winter in Chicago like six months of the year. And then I tried it on. It was, to put it mildly, not figure flattering. It made me look like a rectangle with legs. While trying to take the sweet sweet photo of myself below, I realized the material seemed a little odd around my waist so I took a closer look. Oh, you can just see my bare stomach through the sweater in penny sized holes. Hideous. This promptly was taken off and shoved into the USPS bag. Verdict: RETURN   

  5. Kut from the Kloth Dayna Skinny Jean- $88. Friends, I saved the best for last. And by best, I mean worst. This company already has one strike due to their stupid, purposely misspelled name. Secondly, I had just received jeans in my last Stitch Fix so I was annoyed to get them again. Third of all, $90 for colored denim seems steep. Is colored denim still in? (Asking for a friend) And FINALLY…  
      I hope that gave you a laugh. I also hope no ex-boyfriends are reading this and thinking that they really dodged a bullet. Granted I don’t look like Heidi Klum right now, but whoa mama, those are some unflattering pants. They are too tight, too long, too crotchy (?) and too cranberry. Even Addie is dismayed. Verdict: RETURN AND DRINK A BOTTLE OF WINE
Overall, I was (obviously) disappointed with this Fix. This is my third stylist in three boxes and it was clear she didn’t take a look at my style profile or pinterest board. I’m not necessarily cheap when it comes to clothes, but these prices have been so high for the quality of the items I’ve been sent. Additionally, in three boxes, many of the clothes have been similar: cotton, loose, unstructured, which is not my style at all. I think I gave it a good run, but I’m going to cancel my Stitch Fix subscription. I’ve heard great thing about Trunk Club, but am nervous about the price range as I’m more of a JCrew and Banana Republic girl as opposed to Vince, Theory and Rag & Bone. Maybe I’ll just actually have to go to the mall? The horror.

 

Stitch Fix Review- Box #2

As I mentioned in my first Stitch Fix review, you have the opportunity to provide feedback on each item as well as send a note to your stylist requesting what you are looking for in your upcoming Fix. I noted that my last box was mainly black and white so I wanted rich, fall colors in my upcoming shipment, as well as a coat for winter…and reminded my stylist that I live in Chicago so make it warm! On to my items:
  1. Mavi Frieda Skinny Jean- $98
I received these jeans in my last shipment in a lighter wash. In my feedback I shared that I would have kept these if they were darker. My stylist listened and re-sent this in a deep, dark wash. LOVE THEM! They are insanely comfortable in a yoga-pant way and have kept their shape. I’ve struggled with other jeans getting saggy, especially in the butt and thighs, after a day of wear. These remain snug and tight. And $100 is a pretty good deal for a great pair of jeans. Verdict: Keep!  2. 41 Hawthorn Popover Blouse- $58
This blouse was cute and I loved the color, exactly what I requested in my shipment! It looked really cute with jeans and I could definitely see it with a pencil skirt for work. That said, $58 is pretty expensive for a polyester blouse. My friend Annie, who I trust for all fashion decisions, said I could probably find something similar at TJMaxx for $20, which is probably true. Verdict: Return.  

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3. Market & Spruce Asymmetrical Zip Cardigan- $68
The color on this was great–a deep plum. But it was hideous. The zipper was broken on mine, but even when I tried to hold it in place, I could not get behind the style. Also, $70 for a cardigan? No way. Verdict: Return.  4. Market & Spruce Brentwood Jersey Stripe Tiered Top- $68
$68 for a cotton top is ridiculous. Even if it was cheaper, it was incredibly unflattering and had weird flaps near the bottom. Verdict: Return.  5. Andrew Marc Adriana Wool Coat- $198
I immediately liked this coat when I pulled it out of the box. It is a deep hunter green and has a snazzy faux fur collar, which is removable. Winter gets mighty cold here in the midwest so I wouldn’t spend $200 on a coat that I could only wear for a month or two. Thankfully, in addition to the wool, the coat is lined and seems like it will keep me toasty. While this was more than I was planning to spend on a Stitch Fix, it is probably how much I’d spend at Banana Republic or JCrew, where I usually purchase my winter coats. I can’t wait to rock this all winter long!   
You’ll notice that I strategically cut out my face in all these photos thanks to severe lack of make-up and a hideous breakout. You’re welcome.
While I’m pretty pleased with this StitchFix overall, I’m not sure if I need a box monthly as I don’t need that many clothes and I definitely don’t need to spending that much $$ on myself. We’re considering doing a “No Spend November” over here to save up for the holidays. Has anyone done that before? Successes? Fails? Tips?