After the awesome selection of items I received in last month’s Stitch Fix box, I was more than impressed with this service, and I hope those of you who signed up through my referral link feel the same way when you receive your first shipment! (ps – a huge THANK YOU to those of you who used my link – you rock!)
This month’s box wasn’t quite as spot on as my box last month, but I figured that could happen since there are the considerations of fit & price & style all influencing my feelings on the selections every month. Overall, I’m still loving the service though, and I’m so glad to have stumbled across this company! Once again my stylist for the month included a handy little printable with ideas of how to style all of the items in the box, which I really appreciated.
The first item I pulled out of the box was a pair of black Freida Corduroy pants (Mavi – $58). I instantly thought EWW, because seriously, cords are back in style?! I tried to give them a shot, but the fit was so horrible on them & they were so unflattering that it wasn’t even a question. They were definitely a return. FWIW, last month the size 10 jeans fit me great (as 10s usually do), but these were inches from closing.
Along with those pants I pulled on the fuchsia Colibri Solid Tab Sleeve Blouse (41Hawthorn – $48). I loved the color, but the style wasn’t doing it for me. It wasn’t very flattering, and the fabric wasn’t my favorite. I appreciate trying a style I would never have pulled off a rack to even try on in a store, but this was definitely a no.
Next I pulled out the green Corinna Striped Dolman top (Market & Spruce – $48). It instantly struck me as something my sis-in-law Jaime would have worn, so I was leaning towards loving it before I even slipped it on. I’ve worn v-neck shirts for so long that it always feels odd to me to wear something different, but especially since I’ve been learning to layer more consistently with scarfs this winter, I really liked it! The cut of this shirt was a nice fit – more boxy than I usually wear, but still fairly slim cut. SOLD!
With that shirt I paired the Ramona Arrow Pendant necklace (Bay to Baubles – $28). I’m usually pretty stuck in the mud when it comes to new jewelry, but after decades of only wearing silver, I’ve recently realized that I’m starting to like gold tones as well, so it was fun to expand my horizons a bit with a gold piece. I liked the slim profile and the way it elongated my torso. SOLD!
ETA – for those who are asking, the jeans I’m wearing in the pictures below are Chip & Pepper skinny jeans from ThredUP (like new clothing for deep discounts). I got them for $35 (MSRP is $167). Love that site!
The last item in my box was an Alan Cowl Neck Asymmetrical Cardigan (Market & Spruce – $58). This didn’t photograph well (for that matter, my camera must have sucked that day, because all of these pictures are pretty horrid!)…but in real life, I actually really liked the fun cut of this shirt. Unfortunately it just bulged a little weirdly in front when I zipped it (probably something losing 10# would fix *grin*), so even though I liked it, I didn’t love it, and back it went. I did like the color though (which surprised me). I’d definitely try something like this again.
This is most definitely not a fashion blog, so I probably won’t post about my box every time I get one, but I just wanted to let you all know that once again I was really impressed with this service. The $20 stylist fee has been totally worth it, and it’s fun to be expanding my sad, dated wardrobe a bit. If you want to sign up and give it a shot, please sign up through this link so I get a credit! Thank you much!