Sunday, February 28, 2016

Stitch Fix #18 Review - February 2016

February 2016 Stitch Fix Review Collage

Stitch Fix Review - February 2016

Note:  This point contains affiliate links to support my blogging addiction!  :)

I'm so excited that our short winter is basically over!  It's fun to dress up in sweaters and coats for a few months (and there are so many cute things out there), but I really thrive on sunshine and warm weather.  I just got my February fix two days early!  I was very happy about that.  It was supposed to arrive on Monday (a school day).  Getting it on Saturday gave me all weekend to enjoy trying the items on, taking pictures, and sharing them with all of you!  :)

I became a member of Stitch Fix in January of 2015, and I've had a blast so far!  Then, in October of 2015, I tried Golden Tote, another clothing-by-mail service!  Between the two of them, my closet is in the best shape EVER!  (And I don't consider myself a fashionista!)  :)

If you've never heard of it, you can follow the links below to any of my reviews and get the scoop on this other great service.  It's a little different than Stitch Fix, but I've found it equally fun!  I've gotten four totes so far, along with a couple of mystery totes.  (Those weren't quite as successful, but what can you do?)  It's addicting!  Anyway, here are my Golden Tote reviews if you're interested:

Golden Tote Review - February 2016

Golden Tote Review - January Mystery Totes

Golden Tote Review - December 2015

Golden Tote Review - November 2015

Golden Tote Review - October 2015

OK.  Back to Stitch Fix!

Here's what I saw when I opened the box this time around:

February 2016 Stitch Fix Review - In Box

Pretty colors!  Lots of blue . . . and jewelry!

I have to admit - I did peek at what I was getting, so it wasn't a total surprise.  I was excited though.  Most of it looked right up my alley . . . or at least pretty close!

I recently changed my account settings so that I only receive fixes once a month.  I've gotten so many cute things that it's hard not to keep too many items.  My closet is getting full!

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: 

To get started, you go to their website and fill out your style profile!  That gives you a chance to show your stylist your measurements, usual sizes, how you like things to fit, and the styles that generally appeal to you.  
If you're interested in checking it out, please consider following my link to 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!)

When you order a 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.  Here are some links to my previous reviews, if you'd like to check them out:

February 2016 - #17

January 2016 - #16

December 2015 - #15

November 2015 - #14

November 2015 - #13

October 2015 - #12

September 2015 - #11

Stitch Fix Keepers

September 2015 - #10

August 2015 - #9

One of the great things about Stitch Fix is that they send you a little style card to show you what you can do with your clothing items.  That's great for people like me who are still learning!

February 2016 Stitch Fix Review - Style Card

The style card always includes a little note from your stylist.  This is the third fix in a row that Lauren has styled for me.  She has done a great job so far, and I was thrilled when I opened the box and saw the fun pieces that she chose for me this time!  Here's her note to me:

February 2016 Stitch Fix Review - Stylist Note

And here's what I got!  :)

1.  Zad Clarence Beaded Spade Earrings - $28.00

February 2016 Stitch Fix Review - Zad Clarence Beaded Spade Earrings

These earrings are so beautiful!  As soon as I saw them, I was in love and knew I had to keep them.  The coral color is not one of my go-tos, but I don't care.  I will find something to wear with these earrings!  Here are a couple more photos that show the size of the earrings:

February 2016 Stitch Fix Review - Zad Clarence Spade Beaded Earring

Zad Clarence Spade Beaded Earring and THML Alasia Embroidery Detail Tunic

While they are not the lightest earrings ever, they aren't as heavy as a couple of my other pairs.  I'm not a fan of heavy earrings.  I can just feel them stretching my earlobes.  I usually only wear heavier ones for a few hours at a time (for a date night, or something like that).  I would be comfortable wearing these all day.  I just have to tame my hair so that they are actually visible.  I have lots of wavy, unruly hair.  I like dangly earrings.  It can be a problem.  Ha ha.  :)

Yep.  They're keepers!

Verdict:  KEEP

2. Liverpool Harper Bootcut Pant - $88.00

Liverpool Harper Bootcut Pant and 41Hawthorn Ava Floral Print Silk Henley Top

I finally got blue pants!  :)  I've been asking for them frequently over the last couple of months.  I've seen so many cute teal or blue printed pants in other people's fixes!

I tried the pants with a top that you'll hear more about in just a minute!  I also added a lovely pair of Nakamol Lexa Beaded Teardrop Earrings that I got in my January fix.

I've never had a pair of pants cut quite like this.  They're supposed to be boot cut, but they are certainly the skinniest boot cut pants that I've ever tried on.  I don't see myself wearing them with actual boots.  At first, I wasn't sure what to wear with them.  I tried flats.  Then I tried sandals.  I wasn't sure if sandals would be an appropriate choice, but I did see sandals on the style card!  If I decide to keep them, I think I'll be OK.

Here's another photo that shows the length.  I think they're all right - I just hope they don't shrink!  Note - the little black pug in the photo did NOT come in my fix.  Ha ha.

Liverpool Harper Bootcut Pant and 41Hawthorn Ava Floral Print Silk Henley Top


3.  THML Longoria Embroidery Detail Top - Price - $58.00

I really wanted this blouse to work!  I love the colors and the embroidery.  For the most part, it fits pretty well, but the lovely embroidered band at the bottom is just a bit too tight!  And it has no stretch to it.  :/

February 2016 Stitch Fix Review - THML Longoria Embroidery Detail Top

It looks all right, but it would bug me.  I feel like I would constantly have to pull it down to make sure it stayed on my hips.  I also wish it was just a bit longer - maybe an inch or two?

February 2016 Stitch Fix Review - THML Longoria Embroidery Detail Top

Anyway, I'm tempted to ask for a large (this one is a medium).   In the past, Stitch Fix has been great about doing size exchanges if the item is available.  I'm just not sure, though.  It seems like a short top anyway, even if I was able to get a bigger size!  

February 2016 Stitch Fix Review - THML Longoria Embroidery Detail Top

I love the colors, though!  What do you think?  Should I ask for a large?


4.  41Hawthorn Ava Floral Print Silk Henley Blouse - $88.00

February 2016 Stitch Fix Review - 41Hawthorn Ava Floral Print Silk Henley Top

When I saw that I was getting a floral print blouse, I was a bit skeptical!  Floral prints are not always my thing - it's got to be the right floral print!

Well, this one is pretty good.  It's got colors that I love!  It's not too girly!  It works.

The fit is also right on.  My main issue is the price.  It's not cheap.  Do I love it?  I'm not sure.  I've got lots of tops in my closet!

It makes a cute outfit with the pants, but I don't know if I'm keeping the pants.  Again, I need help!  What do you think?


5. THML - Alasia Embroidery Detail Tunic - $68.00

February 2016 Stitch Fix Review - THML Alasia Embroidery Detail Tunic

I really loved this top.  In theory.  In reality, it didn't work.  I don't even think another size would have worked.

When I peeked to see what I was getting, I wasn't sure if this orangey coral color would be my thing.  Once I saw it in person, though, I loved it!  I also loved the black and white embroidery trim!

I styled the top with a pair of Liverpool Anita Skinny Pants that I received in my September fix.  They have shrunk just a bit since I got them, so I wore some sandals with straps that go a bit higher up my ankle than most of my other sandals.  I think it works.  I know ankle pants are in but I hate feeling like my pants are too short!

The tunic just wasn't happening, though.  It fit great through the shoulders, but was cut a bit slim through the hips.  If I'm going to wear a tunic, I don't want it to cling to my pants.

February 2016 Stitch Fix Review - THML Alasia Embroidery Detail Tunic

The other problem was that the embroidery detail in the chest area just didn't lay right.  It was stiff and seemed to stick up in a way that I didn't like.  That's not a size issue.  There's nothing you can do about that.

With regret, I have to send this back!

It matches perfectly with the earrings, too, so I'm doubly sad!  :(

I have a few other THML tops that I love (and that still fit me), so I'm not sure why these two tops seemed to be cut a little slim around the hips this time.  Too bad . . . so cute!

Verdict:  RETURN

Well, I loved the items that Lauren picked for me.  I could easily have had a 5/5 if I didn't have the fit issues.  I hope she can style for me again!  :)

As the weather gets warmer, I'm looking forward to shorts, sleeveless shirts, summer clothes . . . <3  I can't wait to see what I'll get next time!

By the way, if you haven't had enough, you can check out some other great Stitch Fix reviews by visiting this linkup:

It's hosted by Maria of Crazy Together and Kinder Craze.  She received some great items this month as well!  One of them was a lovely dark green top that she paired with an amazing statement necklace!  I received the same top in my last fix (in a different color) and sent it back!  :(  Maybe it just needed a necklace!  Anyway, check it out!  :)

As you can see, I was undecided about a few things!  I know I'm keeping the earrings.  I know I'm returning the coral tunic.  Should I keep the pants?  Should I keep the floral top?  Should I request a larger size in the navy embroidered top?  I have a few more days before I have to check out, so help me 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. Lovely fix! I love all of the color! They all look great on you, but I think my favorite has to be the Floral Print Henley Blouse - stunning on you!

  2. Thanks, Sarah! I decided to keep the blouse and the pants. It was too cute an outfit to send back. :)


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