Subscription Box Showcase: Stitch Fix #20

Can’t believe this is my 20th Stitch Fix! They are so much fun (for more info on what Stitch Fix is AND the chance to get $25 off just for trying Stitch Fix (you totally should), scroll down to the end of this post).

This time I had left a note for my stylist saying I wanted some casual dress options in a variety of lengths from midi to maxi. This time I took flat-lay photos as well as try-on photos (all with the same orange shoes, which would not be the best choice for most of these, but I was in a bit of a time crunch). See what you think. Oh, and please don’t look at my hair — when I tried these dresses on I had just finished mowing….and it shows. 🙁

 

1. Marleena Knit Dress by Loveappella ($68)

This dress is SO flattering! I love how it has a v-neck that looks like it’s a wrap dress, but it’s not too low-cut (an ongoing problem for me….). I really wish the pattern were a little cuter — I would be all over this dress if it came in the same pattern as the maxi skirt below. Even though the fabric feels good and drapes well, to me, the pattern just makes it look cheap and old like a print you might see at the Bingo hall on double-card night.

Verdict: Can’t decide! It’s sooooo flattering, but I’m iffy on the pattern….

wrapdress

wrapon

 

2. Lucida Colorblock Knit Dress by 41Hawthorn ($68)

When I first saw this dress in the box I didn’t think it would be my style. At first glance, it looks kind of stuffy and businesslike. BUT, when I tried it on, it was thick and stretchy, and like the Lovappella dress above, very flattering. I like the two shades of blue a lot and I think you could make this one look a little cuter with fun shoes and accessories. I’m just not sure I have the right fun shoes and accessories currently, and I don’t really want to buy new things just for one dress. But I know I’m going to totally regret sending this one back when back-to-school nights and parent teacher conferences roll around. Wouldn’t it be perfect for things like that?

Verdict: Sent it back

 

bluedress blueon

 

3. Isla Medley Bracelet Set by 31 Bits ($38)

I love the blue and yellow colors of this bracelet set, as well as the interesting shapes of some of the beads. I also love that 31 Bits bracelets are handcrafted out of 100% recycled paper by women in Northern Uganda who receive a sustainable income and holistic education, empowering them to rise above poverty. Unfortunately, I happen to have several similar items (my sister has had several Bead for Life [a similar organization] parties), so these weren’t keepers.

Verdict: Sent it back

31bits

 

4. Breonna V-Neck Dress by Pixley ($68)

If you’re a regular visitor to my blog, you know I’m a sucker for stripes — epecially black and white ones. This dress was another that was incredibly flattering on me. It was not as stretchy as the first two, but it had a more tailored look with pleats in the front of the skirt. The only reason I didn’t snap this one up is because I already have two striped dresses. This is another one that I will regret not keeping for more dressy occasions like presenting at conferences, weddings, etc.

Verdict: Sent it back

 

stripedress stripeon

 

5. Char Geo Print Maxi Skirt by Market & Spruce ($58)

Last, but not least, is this maxi skirt with a pattern I totally adore! It seems so beachy and summery that when I tried it on, I didn’t want to take it off. In the photo below I’m wearing it as a strapless dress just for kicks, but I don’t think I’d actually wear it out of the house like that (I’d be constantly concerned with making sure it wasn’t drooping down, and I am not a fan of strapless bras). I also tried it out as a maxi skirt with a top and it’s absolutely adorable. My only hesitation is that the hemline is a little longer on the left side than it is on the right, and it was noticeable to me so I know that would bother me when wearing it. The other issue is that I have short legs, so unless I wear pretty high heels, most maxi skirts end up dragging on the floor if I don’t have them pulled up really high at the waist. This one was no exception, even with the top rolled over.

Verdict: Sent it back

 

maxi maxion

 

So I have some thinking to do about the first two dresses. I am leaning toward keeping the Loveappella dress even though I’m not a huge fan of the pattern just because I can see dressing it up for church, weddings, or conference presentations or down even to the point where I could wear it for a walk on the beach (if I could go to a beach, that is….). I’m leaning against the colorblock dress just because it is so different from my typical casual , laid back style, although it wouldn’t hurt me to have one “grown up” dress in my closet.

 

So what’s Stitch Fix?

When you sign up for Stitch Fix, a personal stylist sends you 5 items based on a style questionnaire you fill out. You can request specific types of items (for example, this time I left a note for my stylist asking for a variety of dresses) or you can let them send whatever they think. I also linked up my Pinterest board called “Look Book” so my stylist can see what types of things I like. You pay a $20 styling fee, but if you buy any of the items they send, you get the $20 applied to the cost, so you are only out the $20 if you do not choose to buy any of the items.

If you’ve never tried Stitch Fix before, now is the best time ever! If you use my referral link and sign up by July 28, both you and I will get a $25 credit to spend! You can sign up for a one-time-only Fix or you can get a subscription delivered to you at regular intervals. You can stop or start again at any time with no strings attached. I used to get Fixes shipped monthly, and then I cut back to every other month for the last year because I didn’t want to spend as much money. I switched it back to monthly about 2 months ago, though. I missed getting those fun boxes each month!

What to see more examples?  In the Pick Your Poison drop-down menu on the right,  select “Stitch Fix” to see what I received in Stitch Fixes 17, 18, and 19 over the last few months as well as other blog posts featuring items I’ve purchased from my Fixes.

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