Stitchfix Review #3

I interrupt this regularly scheduled sustainability post to present my third Stitchfix review. I had $30 in credits from referrals (THANK YOU to those of you who clicked and made my day!) so I decided to start my third year of grad school off with another Fix.

Here’s a look at what I got:

Renee C Alondra Ruched Pencil Skirt & Rune Porter Basic Legging (Initial thoughts: how did these random pieces of fabric accidentally end up in my Stitchfix box?)
Renee C Alondra Ruched Pencil Skirt & Rune Porter Basic Legging
(Initial thoughts: how did these random pieces of fabric accidentally end up in my Stitchfix box?)
Market and Spruce Tabitha Embellished Cotton Shirt (Initial thoughts: it looks a little housewife-trying-to-dress-up-her-tshirt, but it could look good on)
Market and Spruce Tabitha Embellished Cotton Shirt
(Initial thoughts: it looks a little housewife-trying-to-dress-up-her-tshirt, but it could look good on)
Papermoon Mattis Geo Print Henley Blouse (Initial thoughts: awesome material... looks cozy enough to wear to bed. But is that a good thing? Hmm.)
Papermoon Mattis Geo Print Henley Blouse
(Initial thoughts: awesome material… looks cozy enough to wear to bed. But is that a good thing? Hmm.)
Mystree Krisit Lace Detailed Striped Dress (Initial thoughts: Come to Momma!)
Mystree Krisit Lace Detailed Striped Dress
(Initial thoughts: Come to Momma!)

I also got this adorable note from the stylist that worked on my Fix, Deb. Here’s what she had to say:

“Hello Jane, hope you are doing well in Athens! I focused on finding you a great mix of items in this Fix! The Alondra ruched pencil skirt is a great basic that you can style with the mattis geo blouse! You can also style the pencil skirt with the Tabitha embellished top. Very casual basics that you can dress up with some heels or down with some flats. The Kristi flare dress is a very ‘Zoey’ style dress that you can enjoy out at night! Hope you enjoy this Fix! Please provide feedback so I can provide you with more pieces catered to your style! With lots of love – Deb.” 

How cute is she? Even though I already hated some items by the time I was reading this note, I loved how personalized this Fix was. The stylists knew I wanted easy pieces and they used the style of one of my fashion icons, Zoey Deschanel, to inspire this Fix. Love it.

Every time I get a fix, there are a couple items that I want to place in the return bag immediately. As I’m sure you guessed, the strange pencil skirt and “basic” leggings went in the bag right away. In an effort to step outside of my comfort zone, however, I gave the pencil skirt a quick try and almost threw up in my living room. I looked like a human sausage encased in a dark blue nightmare of a skirt. It was not… and I repeat… NOT cute. No need to post a self-deprecating picture, so just trust me when I say that the fabric and that cut do NOT work for someone with actual curves. So, the leggings and skirt were both a big, awkwardly fitting NO.

The next item I tried on was the embellished cotton shirt. Here’s an awkward mirror selfie for you:

Meh.
Meh.

I had luke warm feelings for this shirt. It was a drab color and the neckline was awkwardly loose on me. In other words, bending over to pick something up off the ground or leaning over a desk are two motions that would be out of the question in this shirt. I decided to give this shirt a NO despite the comfy, soft fabric and decent fit.

The next item I tried on was the henley blouse. Stop, it’s selfie time:

Notice something weird?
Notice something weird?
Yea... what's that bump right there? It's sure as Hell not my body.
Yea… what’s that bump right there? It’s sure as Hell not my body.

So this blouse had a nice pattern, but there were certainly some fundamental issues. The first issue was this awkward bump below my ladies. Though it could be a fun place to store snacks and treasures, I don’t need anyone assuming I have a growth on my belly. This bump is likely there because the shirt was too big. And the shirt was probably too big because I recently lost 15 pounds (please… hold your applause). I also was not a big fan of the pink and blue color of the blouse. It seemed like it would have been hard to match even if it did fit. So, for many reasons, this top was also a NO.

I didn’t let any of these no’s frustrate me because I knew the last item would fit me perfectly. As many people can do, I can eye a dress and pretty much know how it is going to fit me. And the striped dress was love and perfect fit at first sight.

Oh, hey...
Oh, hey…

I LOVE this dress. It is exactly what I wanted from Stitchfix and it wasn’t overpriced. Woo! The dress cost $48, which is not ideal, but it’s a great dress that I can use for work and play. I decided to say YES to this dress before I even put it on, so I was excited to mess around with different jewelry and shoes to see what looked the best.

These could work!
These could work!

For now, my trend has been to pick one piece from each Fix that I’d like to keep. It has been a great way to limit my spending, but I also have not liked more than one piece per Fix. I’m hoping to find at least two pieces in my next Fix that I just can’t live without, but we will see.

If you haven’t tried Stitchfix yet and you’re still not convinced, check out my reviews from my first and second Fixes as well. And if you have any questions or feedback, let me know in the comments section below!

Bye for now, Stitchfix loves!

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4 thoughts on “Stitchfix Review #3

  1. I agree on the dress. FABULOUS!!!! I kinda like the first top with the cute neckline. Can’t really tell it that sequins or beads!
    I think the sleeveless is a definite NO since we all know, no one needs another bump in the boob area.

    Just a mother’s review. You look amazing, by the way. Miss you.
    Love Mom

  2. Hi there. So I just googled “stitch fix ruched skirt” because I just received the SAME “pencil skirt” in my 3rd fix. and had the SAME reaction!!! I wish I had gotten that dress in my fix! so damn cute! wear it well. xox, sorry for being so random here 🙂

    1. That skirt IS a hot mess. But the dress is cute. It’s an easy one to throw on for a night out with the man or ladies. It’s a little short, but I love it. Glad you found your way to my blog! I hope you get some good fixes from now on!

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