You may remember my review last month of Stitch Fix, the personal styling service that sends clothes selected with your needs in mind and delivered right to your door. Well, my third Stitch Fix shipment just arrived and this was going to be the clincher. After hating my first Fix and then really liking but ultimately only keeping one item from my second, the third delivery was going to be the deciding factor with whether or not I continued with the service. Considering I’m super picky with my clothing, this one did not disappoint!
Before the fix was styled, I made sure to update my Fashion board on Pinterest— specifically repinning items from the Stitch Fix brand board so they had the actual items I liked on hand. Then I did some searching in the Stitch Fix Facebook group where people share about their fixes, and updated my note to my stylist with the exact names of a few items I really loved. I think those two steps made this the best Fix yet.
When the box arrived, it was like Christmas! There’s just something about not knowing what’s inside and the high hopes of what it contains that make this process extra fun. Of course it arrived at the end of the day so I’m not looking my best but immediately snapped some pics the best I could with two kids running around and no lipstick in sight. Ugh, I’m the worst. This is while I could never be a pro fashion blogger! #lazy
First up was the top I saw in a Facebook group that I specifically requested, the Xylona Lace Detail Top. It’s perfect for spring and totally my style, not too tight and not too loose. The bright colors add a pop to an otherwise boring pair of jeans.
Because I’m allergic to ironing, I didn’t iron the lace at the top even though it needed it. 😉 While I am a totally awkward poser, I’m posing extra-awkwardly here because I’m holding the lace flat until I bribe my husband to iron it for me. Regardless of the ironing issue, this one is a keeper. STATUS: KEEP IT!
In a fit of inspiration, I threw my non-Stitch Fix favorite spring staple (this American Rag cargo vest) over it and I heard a chorus of angels sing! Seriously, get this vest– it’s 50% off right now and perfect for spring and also next fall. Order a size up because it runs small; I typically wear a size S but got it in M. Go go go while it’s still on sale!
The Jensen Embroidery Detail Top looked cute in the box and is 100% my style (bright tank tops are my favorite) but once I put it on I had second thoughts. I’m pretty tired of totally sheer tops, they just look strange on me even with a camisole. I have a few I wear on special occasions but it’s not comfortable to have to wear another layer. See what I mean about the sheerness?
Here’s the detail on the top. Again, super cute. But down with sheer. STATUS: SEND BACK
The top is paired with the Dorianna Skinny Jean. I have been searching EVERYWHERE for a mid-price pair of white jeans and these are amazing! They are thick enough not to be see-through (TMI alert, I’m wearing navy blue panties here and you can not see them through the white jeans. I am embarrassing myself because I love you and want you to get the total truth!) And they are SO FREAKING COMFY. These are a size 6 (my normal size), and maybe a little bit loose, but I didn’t want to send them back in case I couldn’t get a smaller pair. In fact, I already wrote a note to my stylist I want another pair, perhaps in another wash. STATUS: KEEP THEM! AND SEND MORE!
LIFE-CHANGING TIP: I’d rather have two pairs of expensive jeans I love than 5 pairs of cheap jeans that don’t make me feel my best. You end up saving money that way, trust!
While browsing the Stitch Fix boards on Pinterest I spotted the Octavia South Hampton Tote and sent the link to my stylist saying WANT. I’ve been searching for a tote for summer so I can work and still look kinda organized while running around. I was undecided about the tote because the zipper pulls are heavy and pull down the top edges– until, doh, I realized I should close them. That’s what I noticed they pull towards the middle of the bag and are super cute, with no edge slumping issues. It’s going to look great with the new top and jeans. STATUS: KEEP IT!
Last but, well, least, was the Benjamin Kimono. I had high hopes for it because I’m a fan of Benjamin considering that’s my son’s name, and also have an embarrassing fondness for kimonos. This one did not hit the mark, however. I prefer ones that have a difference in length instead of a straight cut across the bottom. And also my husband threatened to divorce me if I bought one more dang kimono. STATUS: SEND BACK
This fix ended up being 3/5, which is huge! Since the $20 styling fee gets credited towards what you keep, it was a no brainer. You guessed it, I’ve already signed up for Fix #4 but it won’t arrive until the end of April. Just gives me more time to pin and send notes to my stylist for the next one, right?
If you do sign up and refer someone who also signs up, you’ll get a $25 credit. Please note I used my affiliate link in this post but as always have given my totally honest review. If you sign up through my link please let me know and I’ll add you to the private Facebook group where people share photos of their fixes– it’s so helpful and has been the key to me getting this great Fix!