Stitch Fix Review #4

I’m a silver-lining kind of gal. With most any situation, I always tend to find something good in it even if it seems impossible. I’m a realistic optimist. In that light, when I received my latest fix I initially had to take a few deep breaths and reevaluate my expectations. p.s. Check these posts out for past Stitch Fix fixes!

My latest fix was pretty disappointing. Again, I want to say that if you’re scheduling a fix, leave detailed notes for your stylist. Very detailed. Once the stylist starts working on your fix, the note disappears so if you want to keep a copy of it for reference that might be a good idea. I always make sure to be super specific about what I want or don’t want in my fix, although it’s never a guarantee that you’ll get exactly what you ask for. Either way, your style profile and the notes you leave to the stylist are super duper important.

One disappointment from my fix this time around was that I was sent yet another pair of pants. Granted, they aren’t like any of the pants I was sent in previous fixes but I suppose maybe I need to be even more specific next time. Like I said earlier, you’re not guaranteed things you ask for/don’t want to receive so that’s something to keep in mind.

As always, I’m basing my review on the style of the pieces I received and not because I didn’t get something I asked for.

Are you ready to see what I received in my fix?

1. Sanctuary: Rizzo Point Skinny Ponte Pants

These pants are black and very snug, obviously since they’re skinny pants. The material was definitely unexpected. The pants are made of rayon, nylon and spandex. They were also too long for me (notice the bunching at my ankles) and the material was just not something I would ever wear. If these were jeans, I would’ve likely kept them since I don’t have a decent pair of black skinny pants in my wardrobe.
Verdict: Return!

2. Daniel Rainn: Greta Geo Print Crochet Detail Blouse

This blouse is black and even though it’s hard to tell in the photo, the color inside the pattern is sort of a hot pink. The buttons are very delicate and actually pop open quite easily. The top and upper back portion is crochet and was a bit see-through in front. It’s much too delicate for my everyday life of chasing of toddler.
Verdict: Return!

3. Pomelo: Lombard Tile Print Mix Material Blouse

This blouse is a 3/4 sleeve style, with rayon sleeves and a silk body. The sleeves are navy and the trim and bodice part are a lavender color, with a light blush color in the pattern. The color combination looks about as odd as it sounds. I didn’t like anything about this blouse, as hard as I tried to. Also, if you wondered why I’m not actually wearing it, it’s because I disliked it so much that I didn’t even try it on.
Verdict: Return!

4. Daniel Rainn: Gunn Abstract Print V-Neck Blouse

This blouse has really pretty colors. It’s polyester and has a poly-spandex camisole built in underneath, because it’s very sheer. The trim is a periwinkle color and the body has nice contrasting colors – peach, teal, navy, light blue and beige. It’s definitely very delicate (dry cleaning highly recommended) and not for my daily wear. Most importantly, I don’t feel like the shape of the blouse was very flattering on me.
Verdict: Return!

5. Skies are Blue: Shoshanna Graphic Print Tie-Neck Top

This blouse has a fun print. It is 100% rayon and hand wash/hang dry, so I would consider it in the delicate category even if the material seems more substantial. The main color is more of an off white/beige, with coral and navy (great combo!) details. I wanted to keep this shirt so badly, but upon closer inspection I noticed there was some stretched out threading that looks as if someone had snagged something on the shirt. Not wanting to take a chance for further damage, it went back.
Verdict: Return!

As you noticed if you’ve made it this far, I didn’t keep any of the items this time around. Yes, I lost my $20 styling fee. I definitely want to encourage anyone who hasn’t had a good experience with Stitch Fix to send their customer service an email stating your concerns. They’ve always been responsive when I’ve had to reach out to them, like I did for this particular fix.

I’ve had four fixes so far and think I’ve had the same stylist each time (it’s a common name, so who knows) but one thing I’ve noticed is that I receive a lot of delicate clothing. Things that either need to be dry cleaned or hand wash/hang dry. I’m not sure if it has something to do with my style profile, but I’m going to try and get to the bottom of it.

Finally, I’m obviously still learning about what types of clothing (prints, colors, shapes, etc) look the best for my body type so that’s definitely part of this process of trying to slowly build up my wardrobe. I’m conscientious of making the best choices possible, so if that means having less clothing items in my wardrobe, then by all means I’m fine with that.

That’s all for today! Thanks for indulging me and looking at my awkward pictures.

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?

*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!

12 thoughts on “Stitch Fix Review #4

  1. Tina c says:

    I thought your items looked great on you! I don’t know what you usually wear, but I thought all of the clothing was flattering to your figure.

  2. Elizabeth says:

    Sorry you had a bad fix 😦

    My last one was rough. I didn’t hate the pieces, but they were all made out of some very cheap fabrics and priced about 3x more than they needed to be. I kept one item just so I wouldn’t lose the styling fee. I was so disappointed with it I didn’t even blog about it.

    I’ve had a different stylist each time. First one was definitely my favorite.

  3. Lauren W. says:

    I’d love to know if you get them to send you non-hand-wash clothes, and how! I need to post my latest fix (which I loved) but all the clothes are waiting to be hand washed! It’s so frustrating!

    • Urban Wife says:

      Yes, I will definitely post an update on whether or not I’m successful with asking for non-delicate clothes. I took a look at your Stitch Fix posts and can totally relate on having a hard time getting consistent fixes. Fingers crossed your next fix is better suited to you! 🙂

  4. ali grace says:

    I’m still on the fence about stitch fix. I’m afraid that I will feel obligated to keep something, even if I don’t love it! Good for you for not keeping items that weren’t for you. On another note, I can so identify with you about still trying to figure out what shapes/colors look good on your body. I’m in the same boat! That’s definitely one good perk to stitchfix. You’re figuring that out. Let us know if your next fix is better!

    • Urban Wife says:

      I totally get that feeling! I’m still at the point where I’m not 100% confident that the styling fee will not be a total loss, but I’m hoping that things will be better next time. I’ll be sure and post an update!

  5. Victoria B says:

    Oh man, this sounds so familiar to me! My first Stitch Fix was actually awesome. I kept reading about how most people hated their first one, but mine was right up my alley and I could tell the stylist really looked at my Pinterest board to get ideas. My second fix was disappointing and I didn’t keep anything! I don’t think the stylist even looked at my Profile because it was all boho style clothing, and I am much more preppy/casual. I made copious amounts of feedback on what I was looking for. For my third, I requested certain type of thing which I hadn’t done before. I wanted some clothes that I could take on an upcoming vacation to New York City. The result was awful! They sent me a bunch of ill-fitting dresses that were summery and beachy, when I was going to NY in the Fall (and I’m from FL so I knew I would be cold). I didn’t keep any of that either. 😦
    So I waited a long time before I tried my fourth Fix. It turned out a little better than the other two as I adjusted my Style Profile, but I only kept one item (and honestly I only kept it because I didn’t want to return them all again). I have to say I really don’t think I’m going to use them again. Oh, I also had different stylists each time, so maybe if I requested the first girl again?

    • Urban Wife says:

      Wow, it sounds like you haven’t had the best experience with Stitch Fix and I can definitely understand that. Did you try sending them an email, stating all your concerns? I know for me in the past, I’ve done it and they’ve been responsive and helpful. Also, I believe (although I haven’t done it myself) you can ask to have the same stylist for each fix, like you mentioned about your first stylist. I’m giving them one more shot to make it right, but certainly don’t have any problems taking my business elsewhere if my needs aren’t going to be met. I’d love to hear what you end up doing! 🙂

  6. madisonmhofmeyer says:

    I feel like I finally hit a stride with Stitch Fix after I posted that horrible review 3 to 4 fixes ago. My last 3 fixes have been amazing, and I think it’s because they switched stylists and now I have a stylist I feel really gets me and listens to my feedback. I even asked in my most recent fix to continue having Jenny L send me my fixes. Hopefully a change like a different stylist makes a difference in your next fix!

    • Urban Wife says:

      I remember that fix of yours! I’m so glad things are much better now that you have a different stylist. I did reach out to them via email and they responded, so I’m hoping next time my fix is better.

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