Stitch Fix Review - May/June 2016 - $700 Giveaway!!!Note: This point contains affiliate links to support my blogging addiction! :)
Summer is here! Well . . . technically, it's still spring. I'm on summer vacation, though, and it's already getting hot here. That spells summer to me!
This is going to be a special Stitch Fix review post. I've been enjoying Stitch Fix so much that I've partnered with some other bloggers to offer a HUGE Stitch Fix giveaway! One of our lucky readers will win a $700 Stitch Fix gift card. Yes, you read that right. Seven. Hundred. Dollars. Exciting, right?
Speaking of exciting, that's exactly how I felt when this box arrived at my door. I could hear something solid clunking around in there, so I was pretty sure that I had received another pair of shoes!
My youngest sister was over for the afternoon, and she brought the fix that she had just received. I got mine during her visit, so we had a fun time being Stitch Fix nerds together! Actually, I loved one of the dresses that she got. I pinned it on my Stitch Fix Inspiration Pinterest board. I think she kept it, so if I end up receiving it, I'll probably have to make sure that we don't wear it to the same event. Ha ha.
If you're reading this, you're probably familiar with Stitch Fix, but if not, read on for a brief description of my history with Stitch Fix (and a couple of other clothing-by-mail services) and a short explanation of how the whole thing works:
I became a member of Stitch Fix in January of 2015, and I am definitely a fan! My closet has improved 1000% since then. I've found that fashion can be addicting, though. In October of 2015, I tried Golden Tote, another clothing-by-mail service! I may never see the inside of a mall again! :)
If you've never heard of Golden Tote, 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 six 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 - April 2016
Golden Tote Review - March 2016
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
Before I get on with Stitch Fix, I have to post one more link. O.o
This is a little embarrassing, but there is another clothing box service called Trunk Club that I recently tried. Why? I don't know. Because it was there. That's all I can tell you. Ha ha. It was fun, though I ended up sending most of the items back. Here's my review of that experience (this one includes a link-up):
Trunk Club #1 Review and Link-Up - April 2016
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!)
April 2016 - #20
March 2016 - #19
February 2016 - #18
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
It is possible to peek (using Stitch Fix's mobile app) at what you're getting in your fix once it has shipped. I have to admit - in the past, I usually have. I think I'm over it, though. It's more fun when I don't peek! Here's what I saw when I opened the box:
More shoes! (I've gotten shoes in my last two fixes.) Stitch Fix just recently started offering shoes, which gives me yet another reason to keep ordering fixes . . . ha ha.
Anyway, look at these pretty colors! I liked the variety - stripes, some lace detail, a little boho, a little edge . . . That's how I roll!
One of the nice things about Stitch Fix is that they send you a style card with ideas for each of the items that you receive. If you're clueless about fashion (as I can be sometimes), it's nice to see a couple of different ways to wear a new style.
Lauren was my stylist again! :) I feel like she really gets me! Even if an item doesn't work, I can usually see why she chose to send it to me. Here's her note:
Awww. That's so nice! She obviously looked at my blog, because she mentioned the Lucky wedges that I received from Trunk Club and she noticed my taco recipes! Ha ha.
Well . . . here we go! Here's what I got:
1. Alice Blue Earlson Split Neck Blouse - $44.00
This top is one that I recently added to my Pinterest board. It's everything I would want in a summer top - bright colors, fun pattern, and no sleeves!
Lauren suggested that I try it with the crochet shorts that I kept from my last fix and my Lucky wedges from Trunk Club, so that's what I did. It's a fun outfit!
Unfortunately, there were two things that I didn't like about this shirt. First of all, it was tight around the bottom. You can kind of see it in the photos. I found that odd - it fit everywhere else. The fabric doesn't stretch, so I had a feeling it would constantly be riding up.
Also, the fabric at the neckline bunched up slightly and wouldn't lie completely flat. That's a pet peeve of mine. My husband said he didn't think that was a big deal, so it's probably just me. I'm the one that has to wear the shirt, though! Oh, well. This was very, very close!
2. Fun2Fun Cromwell Henley Top - $54.00
The print and colors of this long-sleeve/tab-sleeve top are really fun, but there were a few reasons why I didn't love it. First of all, it was cut a little slim through the hips. When a wear a tunic top like this, I want it to flow freely and not cling to the sides of my pants.
It also had neckline issues! The fabric is quite flowy and not stiff at all. One side of the fabric above the v-neck would just not stay up. That's always a deal breaker for me.
The fabric of this top was quite lightweight, but this is still not something I would wear during the summer. I seriously live in shorts and short sleeved or sleeveless tops all summer long. If this had been perfect, I could have saved it for fall, but it wasn't.
To top it all off, I noticed that the fabric content was 100% rayon and the fabric care tag said "Hang to dry in the shade." That's code for "This shirt will definitely shrink even if you wash it in cold." Ha ha.
I have had some frustration with 100% rayon items lately. It's disappointing when something that you love shrinks and it's suddenly too short! I emailed Stitch Fix and asked them to make a note on my profile that states I would like to avoid 100% rayon items in the future.
Unfortunately, this top was just a miss for me.
3. Pixley Banu Mesh Neckline Knit Top - $54.00
This top is another one that I had recently pinned. I actually liked it even better in person. When I first took it out of the box, I thought the see-through neckline was a little low, but once I put it on, I realized it was fine.
Look at the back - how cute! I love the zipper!
This top definitely needs a strapless bra, but it seems like most of my favorite summer tops are that way. At first, I thought even a strapless one might show. Fortunately, the mesh/lace detail is just out of the way of the bra line (at least on me). Not a problem!
I love this top! I'll be wearing it quite a bit this summer! :)
4. Eden Society Elodie Printed Short - $64.00
I was a bit torn about these shorts. I loved the stripes! However, they were a little snug. The crochet shorts that I received in my last fix were also made by Eden Society and I ended up exchanging those for a large. Maybe a medium in that particular brand just doesn't work for me.
The fabric was a very soft, comfortable knit. However, I felt like I needed a bit more support. To be more specific, I felt that if I got one of those "Buns of Steel" VHS tapes from the 80s and did those exercises diligently every day, the shorts might have worked. Ha ha. I don't really see that happening.
I was already sure that I would not be keeping all five items. If you keep three to four, it usually makes sense to keep all five (to get the discount). If I had kept everything and done a size exchange on the shorts, I was afraid that I still might have found the fabric a little flimsy and unsupportive. Then I'd be stuck with a couple of items I wasn't crazy about.
Would I like to try a large? Yes. I requested them for my next fix. I'm hoping I can try them if they're in stock. If not, no big deal.
I really liked these, but both my mom and my husband gave them a "Meh." We'll see. If it's meant to be, maybe I'll get the large in my next shipment!
5. Sol Sana Foster iii Slide Sandal - $95.00
My feet are very narrow, and these fit me just right! They stay on! The two lower straps are also adjustable - if the leather stretches out, I can still make them tighter. :)
I think these are now (officially) my favorite sandals! Yay!
So, that's it! I'm thrilled that I received two items that I love, and I'm really looking forward to next time!
Now it's time for the fun stuff: Below, you'll find a Rafflecopter giveaway for the $700 Stitch Fix card. All you have to do is click the boxes to follow as many participating bloggers on social media as you can. The more people you follow, the more entries you receive! I'm so excited to work with Maria of Crazy Together and Kinder Craze, who organized the giveaway. Please enter and good luck! :)
a Rafflecopter giveaway
By the way, if you'd like an easy way to see Stitch Fix items that other people have received, you can check out some other great Stitch Fix reviews by visiting Maria's linkup on her blog:
Please comment! Did I make the right calls? Have you received any of these items? What did you think?
Thanks again for reading!