Okay ladies, thanks so much for all of the advice & feedback y’all gave me via blog comments and emails and texts on my most recent Stitch Fix box. I really appreciate it, especially since I am SO fashion-challenged! Now that I’ve settled down and thought about everything for a bit, I feel a bit better about my last Fix, and I’m pretty darn sure that the next one will be better. After reading everyone’s suggestions, I tried everything on again in order to reevaluate it myself and to get my husband’s feedback, and this is what we decided…
1) The lace overlay shirt. I actually liked the color of this a lot, but the fit was just okay and it was hand wash only, so that wasn’t great. Charlie liked this on me for work & church, but it wasn’t fantastic, so neither of us really wanted to add this to my closet, especially as I’m purging everything I don’t love to wear. Returned.
2) The wide leg jeans. These were horrible. I hated the fit, I hated the style, and beyond all of that, I was frustrated that I had specifically checked “skinny” and “bootcut” in my profile and pinned items like this, and yet the stylist was totally off the mark. This style makes me look 20# heavier than I am, and Lord knows I don’t need that. Returned.
3) The crazy striped dress. I liked the color, we both liked the fit. It didn’t photograph well, but we honestly didn’t mind this dress in person. It just wasn’t worth $108 for a dress that didn’t photograph well and wasn’t fantastic in every form. Returned.
4) The super conservative maxi dress. Meh. That’s how we both felt about this dress. The colors were nice and it was super comfortable and fit fine, but it was WAY more conservative than I’d normally wear, and the pattern was a bit too large and trendy for my taste. It was okay, but $30 okay, not $78 okay. Returned.
5) The Henley shirt. Yes, I dogged on this style big time in my post and feedback, but when it came down to it, this was actually the keeper of the group. It was much more fitted than the shirt sent in my last fix (which, PS, looking back at that post I am SO glad that I kept the cardigan and nothing else!). It was also versatile and good for work/church/home depending on what I wore with it (thank YOU all for the suggestions since my stylist sucked at it). It was definitely Charlie’s favorite of the group, and since I was already in for $20, I decided to go for it and pay the extra to keep it. Honestly, I had credit built up from those of you who signed up for SF through my profile (THANK YOU!) so it was free. Much appreciated my friends. Much appreciated. KEPT!
So there ya go. I kept one piece, and I feel pretty good about it. I got a lot of compliments on it when I wore it this week, and it’s definitely outside of my comfort zone, so that’s a good thing I guess. I wrote a complaint to SF (holy crap that was hard for me – I am seriously the girl who cries when it comes to confrontation normally), and the customer service woman who wrote me back was VERY nice and apologetic about how badly they had missed the mark with my last fix since it was obvious my stylist hadn’t really reviewed most of my profile and feedback. They will be crediting my stylist fee for next month and giving me a new stylist, with lots of promises about really checking my previous feedback, blog posts, Pinterest board, etc.
All in all, I’m impressed with how they handled my complaints, I’m thankful to have you all in my corner for honest feedback and styling ideas, and I’m happy to have one new piece of quality, versatile clothing in my closet. On a related note – I got ride of 20 more items from my closet this morning while I was waiting for the kids to wake up before I left for work, and DAMN it feels good. My goal is to have a MINIMAL closet filled with only quality, much loved items. Quality over quantity baby!