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Stitch Fix #8

18 Aug

Getting right into it… Fix #8! If you haven’t already tried, feel free to use my referral link (here) and fund more of my Stitch Fix adventures.

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JUST BLACK Adorra Skinny Jean $88

Funny enough — after I returned my last Fix, I got an email from StitchFix customer service saying they had the exact size of pant but with a shorter inseam. They suggested I not wait for my next fix in case they weren’t in stock, so I ordered them “off cycle” and loved them. So, so happy with them so far! I did buy a few extra things to help preserve the color — Woolite DARKS Liquid Laundry Detergent (Amazon) and Shout Color Catcher sheets (Amazon) because I really didn’t want the dye from the jeans to rub off everywhere.

Too bad my stylist didn’t get the memo that I had already received/purchased the jeans, because they were included in my Fix too, but sending them back isn’t so tragic this time around!

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RENEE C Greenspan Scoop Neck Top $48

Not my style, at all. I’m not sure what I need to update in my profile to make it clear I’m not a fan of busy/mismatched styles/patterns, but… sending this back!

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SKIES ARE BLUE Keating Cargo Vest $78

StitchFix has tons of cargo vests in stock, just FYI. I loved the color on this one, and the cute liner polka dots, but I think cargo vests just don’t fit me very well — they bulk up my waist and just don’t look that flattering. Too bad!

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TINSEL Joen Rayon Twill Cargo Vest $74

This is similar to the vest I had received last fix, but a slightly less pretty color, and with too many pockets. I’m not a fan of jackets (or vests) with chest pockets — I like that part cleaner. Versatile, though!

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NAPEAN SEA RD Bellucci One Pocket Top $58

No matter how much I would have liked this top, it’s 100% Rayon and dry clean only — which for me is a dealbreaker. I have one plaid-y top from H&M that I love, but it’s beginning to show some wear (I’ve gotten great use out of it over the past few years) so it’s a piece I’m hoping to replace, through StitchFix or elsewhere.

I’ve done 3 fixes in about a month, so definitely going to take a little break… it’s a fun experience to receive items, but for me, has been pretty consistently disappointing/frustrating to not get that *wow* box.

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Stitch Fix #6

28 Jul

Stitch Fix lured me back, through a combination of a well-timed birthday email promo and seeing a couple boxes in my mom’s garage, encouraging me to try it again. (Why my mom trying Stitch Fix made me want to try Stitch Fix who knows, haha)

I updated my profile and added a couple of requests (have been looking for a denim vest or some chambray…) and this is what I got:

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SKIES ARE BLUE Demilia Chambray Vest $68

The stylist did a great job, and actually did find me a denim/chambray-y vest — and while it wasn’t what I expected (was picturing something more structured), I was totally open to it! But after trying it on, I didn’t love the size/fit (even with the drawstring pulled, it looked really big in the front) or the style (not sure what it is — a little too 90’s grunge?? haha) — though I appreciated the effort!

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REALM Ilene Released Hem Skinny Jean $54

Honestly, I wasn’t really looking for or thinking about pants, especially since it’s been sweltering hot in SoCal these days… so I wasn’t that surprised when I didn’t love them. They were a little too snug, and even separate from the fit, I didn’t love the tapered ankle details on the bottom — just a little too trendy for me, maybe!

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41HAWTHORN Kelsey Button Down Shirt $58

This was my favorite piece in my Fix, by far, even though it wasn’t exactly what I pictured when I had asked for a chambray button down — but even though I liked it, it was just a LITTLE BIT too small around the bust area — I don’t think going a size up would work because everything else fit right. Bummer!

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STACCATO Madelene Raglan Roll Sleeve Knit Top $48

This was something that would fit my style profile to a T — except for the interesting accent on the pocket/sleeves. I realize through Stitch Fix how particular/picky I can be with what I like or dislike — like symmetry. Even though I knew it wasn’t a keeper, I tried it on and loved the fit and feel (so soft!) and size, but the detail was a no go for me.

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BAY TO BAUBLES Marissa Collar Necklace $34

Last but not least, a simple necklace. I realized I’m not really looking for jewelry (I have a few key pieces I love and rotate through, and am probably pickier about jewelry than other things) so I updated this in my profile as well, for the next fix.

It’s a bummer I’ve still not had great luck with Stitch Fix, but the experience in it of itself is pretty fun and a treat. I committed earlier this year to not buying more clothes that I’m not certain I’ll need or keep wearing and have tried to content myself with what’s already in my closet, so will have to see what the Stitch Fix stylist magic can do!