Friday, September 25, 2015

Stitch Fix #11 Review - September 2015

Stitch Fix Review #11 - September 2015 - Collage

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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

Liverpool Anita Skinny Pant - Stitch Fix Review September 2015

When I first saw these, my first thought was, "Oh, man . . . black pants?"  I have soooo many black items of clothing.  Pants.  Skirts.  Tops.  Dresses.  I even have a note in my style profile stating that I'd rather avoid plain black items for now.  I do wear all black to most of our concerts at school, so it's a necessity.  I don't find black particularly exciting, though.

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.

Liverpool Anita Skinny Pant - Stitch Fix Review September 2015

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.

Verdict:  KEEP

2.  Renee C Zalia Dress - Price - $48.00

Renee C Zalia Dress - Stitch Fix Review September 2015

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!

Verdict:  KEEP

3.  Zad Valerie Layered Metal Cuff - Price - $34.00

Zad Valerie Layered Metal Cuff - Stitch Fix Review September 2015

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!

Verdict:  KEEP

4. Vanessa Mooney The Runaway Nugget Bead Necklace - Price - $38.00

Vanessa Mooney The Runaway Nugget Bead Necklace - Stitch Fix Review September 2015

I have been in a rut with jewelry for a long time.  I LOVE silver jewelry, but I always seem to wear the same kinds of things.  I'm trying to branch out a bit, so I asked Melanie for some mixed metal pieces.  In addition to the bracelet, she picked this necklace.

Vanessa Mooney The Runaway Nugget Bead Necklace and Renee C Zalia Dress

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.  :)

Verdict:  KEEP

5. Shiraleah Riva Colorblock Clutch - Price - $48.00

Shiraleah Riva Colorblock Clutch - Stitch Fix Review September 2015

So, this bag.

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?

Shiraleah Riva Colorblock Clutch - Stitch Fix Review September 2015

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!

Verdict:  KEEP


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!


  1. The bag is cute! The long strap is actually handy. Think of it more for cross body than over the shoulder. I adore smaller cross body bags for those times when you need something to carry your phone, ID, keys and lipstick but you also want to keep your hands free or you don't have a place to safely store your purse. I have a couple of them for when we play tourist downtown or go to sporting events/concerts etc.

    Cute fix! Your stylists does a good job!

    1. Thanks, Kari! Yes, I think I can bond with this bag. I did try it as a cross-body bag (after I wrote the post), and that definitely made the strap seem more doable. My challenge will be only taking phone, ID, keys, and lipstick with me. Ha ha. I'm slowly trying to do away with excess clutter in my purse! :)

    2. I got my October box. Low and behold, a pair of black houndstooth Emers. They are COMPLETELY different than the coral/black ones. It's a totally different feeling material and they are a bajillon times nicer. I still like the coral ones, but holy wow, I see why people have been going bonkers over these pants.

    3. Nice! I'm glad you like them so much. Maybe I'll have to request a pair. I'll look forward to reading your next review! :)


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