Stitch Fix #23 Review

If you’re super-vigilant, you may have noticed that my last Stitch Fix review was for Fix #21. When I received my latest Stitch Fix, it said it was #23, so somewhere along the line I must’ve missed documenting one. Oh well. Fix #23 was pretty good! Take a look.

1. Street Level “Mikoh” Suede Tassel Tote ($54)

This tote was really cute and looked a lot like the Sole Society “Ariana” tote that retails for $59. If I hadn’t just bought a light tan slouchy tote from Target recently, I probably would have kept this because it’s super cute.

Verdict: Sent it back

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2. 41Hawthorn “Abrianna” Longsleeve Knit Cardigan ($48)

This is one of those cardigans that would go with everything, and the bright berry color was really pretty. The only problem here is that I already own 3 or 4 cardigans in this exact style and one is a similar shade (mine’s more of a maroon/burgundy color). If I didn’t already have a few similar cardis, I would definitely have kept this one.

Verdict: Sent it back

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3. Muse “Tessah” Cold Shoulder Dress ($88)

Ooooooh, this dress is so pretty! I was convinced I would never wear a cold shoulder top because one requirement for me for all tops and dresses alike is that I can wear a regular bra with them. Although this dress is a cold shoulder, the connecting part at the top is wide enough for a regular bra. Yes! The drape and stretchiness of this dress is gorgeous and comfortable, making it great for casual events, teaching (yes, I’m going to wear it in the classroom!), and even dressier events. It’s just above knee length — not too short and not too long. I think this one’s a keeper.

Verdict: Kept it

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4. Gentle Fawn “Zena” Knit Top ($44)

I liked the feel, drape, and style of this top, but I have never been a fan of pink-mauve — mainly because it looks bad with my yellowy, orange-y skin tone. It’s hard to tell from these photos, but this top has sort of a pale pink and (not exactly certain) either gray or blue-gran striped pattern. I like how it’s lower in the front and back and shorter on the sides, so it would be great with leggings. Unfortunately, I just can’t get over the color.

Verdict: Sent it back

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Here’s a detail shot so you can see the color a little better:

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5. Gilli “Nora” French Terry Skirt ($58)

I’ve never seen anything like this skirt before. I loved the unique pattern and coloring — I was thinking it would look great with wintry outfits and boots. The material is really different, too. It’s a French terry so it feels a little like a combination of sweatshirt material and a bath towel. The stitching gives it a sporty feel so it’s not too dressy and not too slouchy either. I was very close to buying this skirt because I think I could styled it a lot of neat ways, but I just didn’t want to spend the money on it without being certain — especially since I had ¬†already decided to buy the cold shoulder dress. On the downside, I’m pretty sure this will be one of those items I end up wishing I had kept.

Verdict: Sent it back

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If you’ve never tried Stitch Fix, it’s basically a styling service where you are sent 5 items (selected by Stitch Fix stylists based on your answers to a detailed style questionnaire) to try. The styling fee is $20, but it is taken off of the cost of any of the items you decide to purchase. If you buy all 5 items (I’ve never done that yet, but maybe someday!) you get a 25% discount on them all in addition to the $20 styling fee credit. You can tell them what price range you’re willing to consider for different items so they don’t send you anything that’s way out of your comfort zone, cost-wise. I’ve been receiving fixes either once a month or once every other month for several years now (you choose whether you want a one-time fix or whether you want scheduled fixes, and if so, you pick the frequency) and have gotten a lot of great pieces.

I think the thing I enjoy most about Stitch Fix is how it has helped me figure out what sorts of things I like and what I don’t, as well as helped to give me a better idea of what works for me in terms of comfort and lifestyle. It’s a lot of fun and I’d recommend it to anyone who wants a stress-free, convenient (no going to store after store!!!!) way to upgrade her closet.

 


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