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My Very First Stitch Delivery and Stitch Fix Explanation - Fix #1
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Fix #2 - June 2014
Fix #3 - July 2014
Fix #4 - August 2014
Fix #5 - September 2014
Fix #6 - October 1, 2014
Fix #7 - October 29, 2014
Fix #8 - November 2014
Fix #9 - December 2014
Fix #10 - January 2015
Fix #11 - February 2015
Fix #12 - March 2015
Fix #13 - June 2015
Fix #14 - September 2015
Fix #15 - December 2015
Fix #16 - March 2016
Fix #17 - June 2016
Fix #18 - July 2016
Fix #19 - August 2016
Fix #20 - October 2016
At some point my list of former fix reviews is going to be so long, I'm going to need a different method. Maybe just link to some of the most popular ones or the ones from the last 12 months...hm. Let me think that over.
For this fix, although my October 2016 fix resulted in a good pair of stretch jeans, I wanted a pair of 'normal' and not-so-fitted jeans. I was still needing good jeans to replace some that were being retired. So I asked for more jeans! I also continued my request for warm sweaters, as we still have several months of cold here in Idaho. My final request was a jacket or vest that I could use as a layering piece.
How did my wonderful stylist do? Read on, my friend, to find out.
First, I opened the box - a very big one - with a massive wrapped package inside.
I knew that my stylist had given me what I asked for - sweaters and/or jackets/vests. w00t! The stack of stuff was promising indeed:
Once again, I hung everything up and TRIED EVERY PIECE ON. Never ever ever ever ever look at something Stitch Fix sends you and say, "Oh my God, what is this? I would never wear this. Why did my stylist send this to me?" No, that is not allowed in the world of Stitch Fixery. You just never know what might happen. You might look at the dress below and think, "What a lumpy nightmare."
|This dress was from Fix #14 if you want to read the review!|
1) The first item I hung up was the Liza Skinny Jean by Lila Ryan for $98.
First item was a NO. Done with the skinny jeans, people. Can I just have 'regular' jeans again? I like a good stretch, but does it have to be body conforming stretch at all times????? Sometimes I just want to throw on some jeans and walk away knowing that I look comfortable and not stuffed into my pants. (rant completed)
2) Next I decided to try on the Harrie Button Detail Pullover by RD Style for $74.00.
When I tried it on, it fit GREAT. (notice the dreadful skinny jean was replaced with my good old Levi's?)
KEEP! KEEP! KEEP!
3) The next item out of the box was the second sweater - the Nalia Cable Front Turtleneck Pullover by Emily Rose for $64.00.
This was a pretty, faded blue with a nice texture from the cable knit. It looked like a potential addition to the wardrobe, so I quickly threw it on.
The sleeves had some extra length, which is a rarity to find when you are tall with longer arms. It was a very flattering fit with a good length. The shoulders fit. All around a win!
4) The next item I tried on was the Wilco Solid Quilted Vest by Market & Spruce for $68.00 in a nice army green.
I actually set this vest aside until my husband got home to get his opinion. I tried it on a different way, though. My stylist had written a note to me where she explained that one of the sweaters in my box and the vest could be paired together. For some reason, I read the advice as meaning the turtleneck sweater. So this is what I wore when I showed my husband the vest:
My husband liked the vest. He really liked the scalloped edge. I mentioned I didn't know if I liked the shape of it as much as my purple vest. I went back to my closet to show him the difference in shape....and that is why I discovered that I actually liked the fit of the Stitch Fix vest BETTER than my beloved purple Costco vest! The purple vest was very form fitting. This also meant I was a little more limited as to what I could wear underneath, or it would fit a little too tightly. Also, this army green would match a lot more items in my closet and would get more use. I also unzipped the vest entirely and realized it looked good that way also, which could not be said of the more form-fitting purple vest.
What started out as a 'maybe' turned into a KEEP. Big surprise to me!
NOTE: This morning, as I was re-reading my stylist's note to me, I was embarrassed to discovered I had misread her note...she wanted me to pair the RED sweater with the vest, not the turtleneck! LOL. But, to tell you the truth, I LIKED the way the turtleneck worked with the vest, so I'm sort of glad for my mistake.
5) The last item in my box was the Tamit Knit Jacket by Market & Spruce for $78.00. It was a deep navy blue, which isn't easy to see in the photo.
This was made from a rough cotton stretch-type material (I'm awful at fabrics, so I apologize if this makes no sense). Kind of a nubby feel to it. Not a ton of stretch, just a bit. It had a zipper with a Peter Pan collar when fully zipped and a nice blazer look when unzipped part way.
|Peter Pan Collar|
I really really really wanted this to work for me. It was adorable. It was flattering. I could imagine how this could be worn with pieces in my wardrobe in all seasons. HOWEVER, the upper arms of this jacket just fit. And when I mean 'just fit,' I mean I could not ever ever ever wear anything under this with any sort of sleeve. The style card showed two different ideas, one outfit with a long-sleeved striped blouse under it (cute) and another with a short-sleeved billowy sleeve blouse (also cute).
For me, I could never achieve either style with the way this fit me. So disappointing. I wish I had my arms of a younger day...but I don't. I have aging 40-something upper arms that really seem to enjoy carrying a bit of extra chunk on them to mess with clothing items with sleeves of this type.
Boo-hoo! This went into the NO pile with a sad face.
So this turned into a 3-out-of-5 box, which made me delightfully happy. I actually wore the turtleneck right out of the box for the rest of the day. Loved it! Yesterday I wore the red sweater, and today I will be wearing the vest. HOORAH! I love my Stitch Fix days.
My next fix is coming in April, so be ready to tune in for a spring fix review.
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