Stitch Fix Review #3

If you’re new to the bandwagon that is Stitch Fix, take a look at my first post. You can go ahead, I’ll still be here when you get back.

Now that you’re all caught up, let’s take a look at my latest fix. After my previous fix, I definitely had higher expectations this time around and was hopeful that I would love this fix just as much.

Here are my 5 items, all wrapped up. I love that Stitch Fix makes the effort to tissue wrap the items instead of just throwing everything in a bag or box. With client service, it’s the small stuff like this that stands out.

Unwrapped….and ready, set, go!

Since I’m all about full disclosure, I’ll just say that when I first saw the purple color in my stack of clothes, I sort of winced a little. Violet, purple, lilac…any shade of purple is never my first pick for anything. But, I have to remember that sometimes what I think I won’t like may actually work for me. (Ah, what a great life lesson.)

Oh, this dress! I seriously had such mixed emotions about this dress. I truly, truly wanted to love it and keep it. First, let’s start with the obvious. I’m short. In case these pictures don’t convey my height very well, I am 5′ 3″ on a day where I have good posture. All the stripes made me feel even shorter and also wider than I really am. Second, the color of the stripes were brown. Most certainly not my first choice and I tend to stay away from brown because, well, my skin tones are on the brown side. I just felt like too much brown washes me out.

That being said, the dress had a lovely cut, it was the perfect length, and was made out of a very sturdy material with an interesting patterned layer of lace on top. It fit me perfectly and the zipper up the back wasn’t a struggle, which can sometimes be the case because of my broad back and shoulders.

Verdict? As much as I wanted to love it, I decided it wasn’t for me.

{Mystree – Bellflower Sleeveless Striped Lace A-Line Dress}

Let’s chat about this blouse for a minute. I love black. My wardrobe is mostly made up of dark colors, so one thing I’ve been trying to keep in mind when searching for new clothes are to get outside my comfort zone. That being said, I am a firm believer that not every black item of clothing is the same and with that thought in mind, I gave this blouse a chance. The material is exactly as stated in the description. Honest to goodness silk, which feels oh-so-good but when you’re wrangling a 10 month old baby like I am, it is definitely not practical. I felt the blouse wasn’t sexy enough for a date night, although it would be perfect if I was still working a desk job.

Verdict? Not this time, thanks.

{Daniel Rainn – Rylin Pintuck Detailed Silk Blouse}

Ah, the purple blouse! This is quite amusing, because looking back on the pictures of me wearing this blouse as I was writing up this post, made me realize that this color actually works on me. (If it doesn’t, please don’t tell me and let me continue in my ignorance.) I can’t believe I admit it, but there you have it. I still cringe at the word ‘purple’ but whatever the proper name for this color is, I like it.

Most likely, you can’t tell very well in this picture, but when I turn to the side the sleeve opening came down too low, exposing my bra. I didn’t feel like wearing something underneath the blouse was an option, since that’s just my personal preference. Otherwise, the material was light & airy but felt solid enough for a nice lunch date or play date chasing after a crawling baby, if I’m being realistic.

Verdict? Sadly, sent back because it was too big.

{41Hawthorn – Natasha Front Pocket Sleeveless Blouse}

From the moment I tried on this top, I knew it was going to live in my wardrobe. The green-gray color and black stripes had me at hello. This top is absolutely comfortable, which is key for doing things like wrangling a baby or doing groceries while carrying said baby who loves pulling down on your tops. Real life, people.

It’s the perfect size, warm enough for a cold day and light enough for a cool to slightly warm day. The three-quarter sleeves and slightly ruched sides are nice details, too. This top also easily converts from ‘mom’ mode to ‘wife’ mode. Just throw on a long statement necklace and I’m ready to hit the town with my Red Beard. What can I say, I love multitasking clothing items!

Verdict? It’s a keeper.

{Pomelo – Corinna Striped Dolman Top}
Finally, last but not least are these boyfriend jeans. I’ve already worn them more and washed them less than I care to admit. (My skinny jeans from my last fix are taking a well deserved vacation.) This was the first pair of boyfriend jeans I tried on in years and I have to say, I was pretty impressed. My expectations were low based on my previous experiences with boyfriend jeans but I’m so glad I gave them a second chance.
Side note: I don’t know how you ladies take those awesome and perfect self-timer photos of yourselves. Seriously, there was a good mix of frustrated grunting and fake smiling going on with me by the time I was done, which was one hour entirely too long. Also, I can’t seem to get a full body shot so this horribly cropped picture below will have to do for now.
The jeans fit perfectly all around, including the right length for my height (hallelujah) and are a nice relaxed fit compared to my skinny jeans, which is important to have in a well rounded wardrobe, am I right? They’re a great dark color, which I’m also partial to in jeans and the distressing is very minimal unlike those distressed jeans where you just see a lot of loose threads and you may as well not be wearing pants.
Verdict? Keep, of course!
 {Just Black – Rogers Distressed Boyfriend Jean}

Overall thoughts on my third fix? I would say keeping two out of five items wasn’t spectacular but it wasn’t that bad either. I’m still loving the benefits of having a personal stylist pick out stuff for me that I normally wouldn’t (hello, purple blouse) and also being able to try it on at home while the baby is napping.

Fellow Stitch Fixers…what’s been in your box lately? I love hearing what other people get in their fixes, since each fix is unique. If you don’t use Stitch Fix, what are some of your favorite go-to pieces of clothing? Mine would have to be jeans and tees. Gosh, I’m so boring and predictable.

*Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. I purchased the Stitch Fix box with my own money and all opinions are my own. This post does contain referral links for new sign-ups that gives me a small credit towards my next fix. Thanks!

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4 thoughts on “Stitch Fix Review #3

  1. Urban Wife says:

    Thanks! I know, I was bummed that one didn't work out because it really was comfy. I hope your first fix is a success…I'm sure you'll write about it. 😉

  2. yezenia says:

    That dress looks gorgeous on you!!! I would have kept it. I'm not going to stalk your blog for anything fashion related because you and I have a lot in common physically (that sounds awkward), body type, skin tone, and even the hair!

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