Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Stitch Fix #16 Review - January 2016


And just like THAT - the holidays are over!  :)  Does anyone else feel this way?  I've had some time off, which has been great, but we certainly have kept ourselves busy.  We had a blast, but what happened to the last two weeks?  Seriously . . .

I was supposed to receive this latest fix on January 4th, but it arrived a few days early!  It sat in our parcel locker for a couple of days (since we spent the New Year holiday in lovely San Diego), and I didn't open it until January 2nd.  Does this fix belong to December or January?  Well, I decided to go with the day I opened it and call it a January fix!  :)

Though I've enjoyed most of my experiences with Stitch Fix, I was not particularly thrilled with my last fix.  It just wasn't me, and I also received an item that I felt was very similar to something I had just received!  I got a cute necklace out of that one, though, (and left a lot of feedback) and things seem to have worked out much better this time!

Melanie has styled my last several fixes, and, overall, has done a great job.  She was on vacation this time, so Lauren was my stylist for this fix.  Here's her note to me:

Obviously, she checked out my blog and my Pinterest board, which I appreciated.

If you're reading this, you probably already know the ins and outs of Stitch Fix.  If you've never heard of it, here are 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. 

December 2015 - #15

November 2015 - #14

November 2015 - #13

October 2015 - #12

September 2015 - #11

Stitch Fix Keepers

September 2015 - #10

August 2015 - #9

If you're not currently a member and are interested in trying it out, here's my referral link:


If you sign up using my link, I'll get a small credit.  Just in case you were wondering, I pay for all my own fixes.  My only relationship with Stitch Fix is as a customer.  I signed up almost a year ago now and I've really been enjoying it!

I did my best with the photos - we've had a couple of unusually crazy-rainy days!  Well . . . here's my January fix:

1.  Nakamol Lexa Beaded Teardrop Earrings - $38.00

When I saw a photo of these earring on the Stitch Fix app, (Yes, I peeked!) I felt kind of neutral about them.  Cool.  Hippie earrings with beads, right?  I could be on board.  The photo that I saw wasn't quite as detailed as the one above, though.  I was pleasantly surprised at how well-made these are.  I'm not sure what I was expecting, but these are gorgeous.  They're a little bigger than what I usually wear, and heavier than I prefer. 

To be honest, my first impulse was to send these back.  They're so big!  If I wear my hair down (as I usually do), I'm just asking for tangle issues.

Then I realized that they matched with the cardigan.  I thought I'd wear them for a while, "just to see".  Yeah.  Ha ha.  Well, I love them now.  I don't think they will be all-day earrings for me, due to their weight, but I can see wearing them for a few hours with the right outfit.  They are definitely statement earrings, so they will work perfectly when I don't want to bother with a necklace.  They don't need anything else!

Verdict:  KEEP

2.  41Hawthorn Renesme Graphic Print Faux Wrap Dress - Price - $78.00

I had this dress pinned on my Stitch Fix Inspiration Pinterest board.  I love the colors!

This was so close!  It looks all right in the photo, but it was just a bit too snug.  It was a little too clingy and it created some bulges in the back that I was NOT excited about!  Ha ha.  The waist also hit just a tad higher than I would have liked.

I usually wear a medium in most Stitch Fix items.  I suspect that, sometimes, I'd be better off with a large in a dress.  I have big, broad shoulders and a long torso.

Well . . . let's be real.  I tried on this dress right after the holidays and immediately after a beer and taco lunch with my mom and sisters.  I'm sure that didn't help matters.  I still think the large would be better, though!

I emailed customer service about the size issue and they were able to find me a large.  I'm sending back the medium and I'm crossing my fingers and hoping that the large will be a perfect fit!  I really love the dress!  :)

Verdict:  KEEP (exchange the medium for a large)

3.  Papermoon Endicott Woven Dobby Back Knit Top - Price - $58.00

This is another item that I had pinned.  I've been loving back details lately.  This top is
cute from the front, but the back takes it up another notch.  The black fabric is a little bit sheer, but the placement of the details ensures that bra straps are not visible.  That's a plus, especially since I think I could make some great work outfits with this top!

This was an easy decision!

Verdict:  KEEP

4.  Skies are Blue Mayven Abstract Print Blouse - $58.00

I have quite a few Skies are Blue tops.  It's a great brand.  I've received Skies are Blue items from Stitch Fix and also from Golden Tote, another clothing service that I've enjoyed lately.

Golden Tote is a little different than Stitch Fix, but I've found it equally fun!  I've gotten three totes so far and I'm expecting a couple of "mystery totes" sometime next week!  :)  It's addicting!  Anyway, here are my Golden Tote reviews if you're interested:

Golden Tote #3 Review - December 2015

Golden Tote #2 Review - November 2015

Golden Tote #1 Review - October 2015

OK.  Back to Stitch Fix!  Look at the lovely colors and print on this blouse:

It's like a sunrise.  Or a sunset.  Or . . . I don't even know.  I just have to keep it because it's BEAUTIFUL!  It's totally sheer, so a camisole or other top underneath is a must.  I can live with that.  :)

Verdict:  KEEP

5. Absolutely Omarion Open Drape Cardigan - $64.00

I have to admit - I did peek at what was coming in my fix.  I've been on a cardigan/light jacket binge lately, so when I saw I was getting a cardigan, I thought, "Hmmm.  Maybe I should change my preferences.  I don't need any more cardigans."  I was pretty sure I would send it back.  That would have been the practical thing to do.

When I opened the box, I was wearing a heavier gray cardigan that I got from my October fix.  It was a lovely winter day in Arizona, and I was a little warm.  This cardigan matched perfectly with my t-shirt (not the one pictured), and I switched it out.  I felt better.  DONE!  This cardigan is lightweight, neutral, cute . . . I love it!  I've already worn it twice.  Here's the back:

Check out the little chihuahua photo bomb!  <3
It's more neutral than I thought it would be.  It's not too heavy.  It goes with AWESOME random concert t-shirts!  (Monkees, anyone?)

Well.  I can't send it back now.  It's used.  :)

Verdict:  KEEP

Well, Lauren did a great job!  I would love to have either Melanie or Lauren style my next fix.  It was nice to receive such a great variety of pieces this time.  I love color!  And back details!  And interesting patterns.  I think Lauren got me!  :)

By the way, you can check some other awesome Stitch Fix Reviews at this link:


It's hosted by Maria of Crazy Together and Kinder Craze.  She received some great items this month as well!  Check it out!  :)

Please comment?  Did I make the right calls?  Have you received any of these items?  What did you think?  Thanks again for reading!


  1. Glad you liked your fix! It's always fun to get a 5/5! I got that dress in an earlier fix and love it too! I wore it a couple times and then sold on the boards, love me a rotating wardrobe ;) My January fix will be here tomorrow, can't wait!

  2. Thanks, Sheena! I hope you liked your fix! I did get the large dress, and it fits better. I think I will definitely get some wear out of it, but I know what you mean about liking a rotating wardrobe! :)


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