Stitch Fix Review - February 2016Note: This point contains affiliate links to support my blogging addiction! :)
Wow - time has been flying by! It seems like I got my last fix yesterday, and here we are again! Another Stitch Fix review!
I have to tell you, it's a miracle that I got this one done today. It's been a really busy week; it was a really busy day, et cetera, et cetera . . . I almost have to laugh about it now, because I was really crabby when I took most of these pictures. Ask my husband about that. Ha ha.
I loved this fix, though! This is the third fix that has been styled by Melanie, and she came through again! I hope she can just go ahead and keep sending me cool things! :)
If you're reading this, there's a good chance that you already know about Stitch Fix. If you've never heard of it, there are many blogs, along with Stitch Fix's own website, that will give you all the details. I won't write you a novel about it, but I'll tell you the basics:
As a member of Stitch Fix, you pay $20.00 to have your own personal stylist look at your style profile and preferences (which can include a Pinterest board). They will choose five clothing and/or accessory items specifically for you. They are shipped right to your doorstep! You have three days to try the items with other things in your own wardrobe and decide if you want to keep them. The $20.00 styling fee is credited toward any items that you decide to purchase, and you receive a prepaid shipping envelope to return anything that you don't want. If you happen to keep all five items, you receive a 25% discount on the whole box! You can choose to receive fixes every month, every few weeks, or only once in a while. I've had so much fun with Stitch Fix that I'm currently receiving boxes about every three weeks.
If you're interested in checking it out, please consider following my link to fill out your style profile and schedule your first fix! (I just recently joined Stitch Fix's affiliate program, which means I get a small commission for anyone who signs up using my link. However, my opinions are always my own and I pay for all of my own fixes!)
I've never been particularly fashion savvy - for example, I just recently found out that you can wear black and brown together because they are both neutrals. ??? Wow - really? Ha ha. I think my wardrobe has improved by about 1000% percent since I signed up with Stitch Fix. I really enjoy receiving each box, and writing about it has made it even more fun! :)
So . . . this is what I got in my SECOND September fix:
1. Liverpool Anita Skinny Pant - Price - $78.00
I decided to get with the program and I styled these pants with some studded ballet flats and a top from White House Black Market. I was pleasantly surprised. The fit was great. They're so skinny that they're like leggings, but they are substantial enough that I think I will feel comfortable wearing them to work.
I have a love/hate relationship with stretchy pants. I like how forgiving they can be, but I hate when they start to sag after an hour or two and I spend the rest of the day pulling them up. These feel like they will stay in place. I'm hopeful.
UPDATE: Well, these do fall down during the day when I wear them. :/ However, I have found a solution. I tried a flat/invisible belt (two different brands, actually), and found that wearing one makes a huge difference! Here's the one I liked best if you want to try it:
I'm still learning to wear ankle-length pants. When I put these on, they felt short, but I think they are supposed to be that way. I think ballet flats will be the perfect match for these. I just realized that they are skinny enough for riding boots, also! I think I can create several cute outfits with these. I have two great pairs of black slacks that I wear to work ALL the time, but I don't have any that fit like this, so they will be a good addition to my wardrobe.
Seriously, though . . . I don't need any more black pants in the near future. Under any circumstances. Ha ha.
2. Renee C Zalia Dress - Price - $48.00
I wasn't sure about this dress at first. The print is cute. The top fits great. I love the shape of the skirt. I didn't love the elastic waist, though. I didn't think it was very flattering.
My husband liked it a lot, though. I also sent a picture to my youngest sister (who is way more stylish than me) and she seconded him.
I looked at all my pictures, and I did notice that the dress was much more flattering when I was standing up straight. Maybe there's something to that . . .
My problem with dresses is that I just don't wear them very much. I rarely wear dresses to school and only occasionally go out to places where a dress seems like the most appropriate choice. I do like cute dresses, though!
Melanie did point out that this dress is a bit longer than the one I got in my last fix and possibly something I could wear to work. Yes. I think it is. It's casual and comfortable enough that I think it would be a good choice. I might even try layering it with something like a denim jacket. O.O Maybe in my next fix? I don't know . . . that's a big step for me! ;)
WTH? I'm keeping it and giving it a try! The price is right!
3. Zad Valerie Layered Metal Cuff - Price - $34.00
So. There's not much to say about this bracelet. I LOVE it. It's pretty badass. If I had two of them, I would totally feel like Wonder Woman. Or a Greek goddess. Or something. That would probably be over the top, though. I think I'll stick with just one. I will definitely wear this. It's my favorite item in the whole box!
4. Vanessa Mooney The Runaway Nugget Bead Necklace - Price - $38.00
I really think it's cool. I don't know if I would have naturally gravitated to it in a store, but that's the nice thing about having a stylist. This is a little different for me, but I think I'll wear it. I love the delicate chain and the contrasting silver beads. She suggested wearing it with the dress, and I think it works! I'm excited to see what else I have in my closet that this necklace will complement. :)
5. Shiraleah Riva Colorblock Clutch - Price - $48.00
If you read my last review, you already know that I am challenged when it comes to bags. I did clean out my purse and I'm totally ready for some cute little bags that I don't end up cluttering with receipts, too many lipsticks, and other junk.
This isn't exactly what I had in mind, but I'm going to give it a chance.
When I first saw it, I thought it was a little too preppy-ish. Out of all the possible style motifs, "preppy" is the one I relate to the LEAST. I think.
Maybe it's the bright gold accents? The tan strap? I don't know. I probably have no idea what I'm talking about.
I don't think this will be an everyday bag for me. I do think I'll be able to use it now and then, though. What if I style it with this cute green polka dot dress? I don't wear the dress that often, but that could work, right?
My sister told me that this bag is not preppy. She said it's neutral. I believe her. I have no natural fashion sense. I learn everything I know about fashion from the internet.
Leopard is the new neutral. Does everybody know that?
Sorry . . . I digress! Well, since I'm keeping the other four items, it's cheaper for me to keep the bag than it would be to send it back. I'm excited to see how I can make it work with other outfits!
I KEPT EVERYTHING!!! :)
Well, I can't wait to see what I get next time! The weather is almost ready to turn! Maybe I can try some light layers in October . . . we'll see!
Please comment? Did I make the right calls? Have you received any of these items? What did you think? Is anyone else out there bag-challenged? Did you find a style that works for you? Thanks again for reading!