Stitch Fix #4

Note – Most of the people who land here looking for info about Stitch Fix are asking questions about plus sizing options. As of right now, there are none at Stitch Fix. Currently they only offer up to a size 12/14/XL. If you are looking for a plus size option, I’ve heard great things about Gwynnie Bee, though I haven’t tried it myself.

I know what you’re thinking.

Elizabeth, where is Stitch Fix #3?

Well. It was here and then it was gone. It was the most “meh” fix so far and I really should have taken photos of it. Not “meh” as in bad. “Meh” because I had something almost identical to every item in the fix and the items didn’t appear to be of any great quality (see the bottom of this post for an update on an old fix). Oh, and then there was an $80 pair of jeggings. I sent back everything but a navy tank with some embroidery on the front, just so I wouldn’t lose the styling fee.

I think I’ll take another few months off after this fix and maybe get one right before my birthday. WHICH IS IN LIKE 2 MONTHS. Gah.

Here we are at #4. I took a couple months off because the last fix was just too similar to things I already had and I thought it would be nice to wait for a new fix for fall.

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First item — Fun2Fun – Richard Pleated Lace Detailed Blouse

This is fine, but once again a little too similar to something I already own. The cut is forgiving, but not very flattering. Looks too much like a maternity top. All that plus the $48 price tag…

Verdict: RETURNING

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Second item — Pomelo – Brentwood Tiered Striped Sheath Dress

Super comfortable and easy to wear. I like this a lot. Threw a cardigan over it because there’s a little too much exposed arm for my taste. (It’s sleeveless. I rarely do sleeveless without a cardigan.) I’d wear a different one with it, but this one was handy for the purpose of a blog post. Once again, we’ve got a diagonal pattern here like the dress in my second fix and that’s really flattering. I don’t own anything quite like this. It’s $68 and one of the pricier items in the fix.

Verdict: PROBABLY KEEPING?

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Third item — Marlyn Schiff – Willa Bar Drop Earrings

$28. Without knowing what they are made of, there’s no way I’m keeping them and putting them in my very sensitive ears.

Verdict: RETURNING

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Fourth item — Olive & Oak – Mulliken Raglan Striped Knit Shirt

Maybe my favorite item this time around. Sooners understand! Perfect shirt for football season. I’m sure there are some Texas A&M fans who wouldn’t be opposed to it either 😉 It’s simple, comfortable, and cute. Rings up at $48.

Verdict: KEEPING

 

Fifth item — Solid Design Lab – Mylee Tulip Hem Skinny Jean (not pictured)

Got another pair of jeans with this fix. I’m going to have to specify that I do not want any jeans because I refuse to pay that price for something I’m not head-over-heels in love with. I could tell they wouldn’t button, even though they are technically the correct size. At $98, there’s just no way.

Verdict: RETURNING

 

Pretty good fix. Worth it to me just for the last top. What do you all think about the dress?

 

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A little update on my first fix from back in April. The striped blouse (first one pictured in that post) has seen some mileage since then. I took it to the UK with me and wore it twice. I think I’ve worn it maybe 4 other times, bringing it to about 6 appearances total and I have to let you know this thing is WRECKED. Okay, it’s not falling apart at the seams, but it has become so misshapen, no matter how gently I have washed it. It looks so warped. This is the sort of thing I expect from something I bought at Forever 21 for $9, NOT something I paid 40 bucks for. I’ve not seen a lot of people address the quality of items after a few months of wear, so I thought this might help someone else out if they were wondering. Most of the other items seem to be holding up well. I’ll keep you posted on that.

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8 Comments

  1. A few things…

    1. That dress is fabulous and the cut is absolutely flattering. I say definitely keep it if it’s something you think you’ll get a lot of wear out of (would it go with leggings and boots for winter?) and the material is something you think is worth the price.
    2. I have YET to read any Stitch Fix reviews where the price of an accessory (be it a necklace, earrings, purse, scarf, etc) is something I think is worth the money. Personally, I never have them send me accessories. Also true if you don’t know what the heck materials are being used (i.e. my ears don’t do well with fake stuff).
    3. I love that last Sooners color knit shirt and it looks wonderful on you. How is the material quality on it? I’ve noticed in all my fixes that I get a lot of delicate/thin-ish type fabrics. I wondered how it is for others.
    4. Jeans. Oh, don’t get me started. I have had a pair of jeans (or leggings) in every.single.fix.! It’s rather annoying especially in the middle of summer, in Texas. I’m putting a specific note for my next fix to NOT send me any pants.
    5. And on the overall quality of the items I’ve had so far from Stitch Fix. I have to say, there was one tank from last summer which I had to send back to them. I sent them a nice email saying that I had only worn the shirt 2 times and followed the washing instructions exactly and the shirt got these random small holes on it. They ended up letting me ship it back and refunded me some of the money for it. Otherwise, the other stuff I’ve kept has been fine but I’m always careful to inspect the items that I’m thinking about keeping just to make sure there aren’t loose threads etc. and also if it’s a fabric that seems like it wouldn’t hold up well. I’m sorry that shirt did that for you though!

    Phew. Sorry about my novel of a response. 🙂

    1. I love your long comments! They’re always so helpful and informative 🙂

      I’m still waiting to hear back from them about price discrepancies I noticed between the receipt and the checkout online. It’s actually the second time I noticed it. The first time was on my 3rd fix. The difference was much more noticeable on this fix. Those $98 jeans? They were $68 at checkout. A couple shirts were wrong as well. Not sure what’s up with that.

  2. That dress is amazing. I like the pink top but you’re right about forgiving, not flattering (thigh it’s not UN flattering on you!) Very well put…the two don’t always go hand in hand. I am jealous of the way you look in that baseball tee. I have nice legs but you can see the bulge of my muffin top in anything that isn’t made of structure (which is not really my style unfortunately).

    I kept only a scarf (argh) from my last fix because I didn’t want to lose the credit and I had some money from signups. I have one coming in November but I think it will be my last. I enjoy getting a good deal too much.

    I love your Fix posts because I never get to talk about my experiences with anyone. Haha!

    1. High waists being in style are sort of a lifesaver. Target Denizen jeans are my secret weapon.

      I’m still waiting to hear back from them about price discrepancies I noticed between the receipt and the checkout online. I’ve scheduled one more fix before my birthday, but that one may be my last for a long time.

      I’m glad you enjoy these posts!

  3. Love the striped knit shirt on you, it’s super cute! Just signed up for Stitch Fix and I can’t wait to see what I get in my first box. Have you tried Vain Pursuits? I think it’s a personalization service like Stitch Fix but for skincare and I would love to get some opinions on it. These online personalization services are really getting at my wallet haha 😛

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