Stitch Fix #35? Really? Doesn’t seem possible, but I can definitely say it’s been fun. Over the past few years, Stitch Fix has really played a part in my getting to know better what my style is and what I’m comfortable wearing. Plus, it has introduced me to some new brands that I have continued to seek outside of Stitch Fix (like my favorite two jeans brands: Mavi and Kut from the Kloth!).
This Fix was a really good and included and I loved all five of the items. If money grew on trees, I’d have kept everything…but well, you know how that goes.
1. Laila Jayde “Layola” Cowl Neck Knit Pullover ($58)
This pullover was incredibly soft and comfortable. I loved the criss-cross hem on the bottom front, and the cowl neck was comfortable without being stuffy. I think I would have kept this if it were a little longer: I already have several casual, athleisure-type pullovers, and I don’t think I would have been able to wear this one over leggings due to the length. It was really cute with jeans, but for me, casual pullovers have to also be able to be worn with leggings.
Verdict: Sent it back
2. ID: 23 “Pollack” One Pocket Henley Top ($38)
At first when I looked at this shirt in the box, I didn’t really like how bright the colors were. In my mind, flannels are typically more muted, darker colors. However, once I tried this on and realized that it was sooooo comfortable, long enough for leggings, looked great with skinny jeans or even dressed up with dressier pants, I “got” it. Both figuratively and literally.
Verdict: Kept it
3. Emily Rose “Armstrong” Zipper Detail Cowl Neck Pullover ($58)
This was another item that I was really close to buying. I love the material (think sweater-type knit) and the color (a gorgeous, rich navy blue). I could totally see wearing this with ripped jeans, but it would also have looked killer with some leather-like jeans and black boots. The only reason I didn’t get it (well, besides the fact that money doesn’t grow on trees) is that although the side zipper is a great detail that adds edge and changes the look of the sweater, that same zipper also sort of bulged out in an awkward way when I had it zipped up. Granted, I could always wear the sweater unzipped — it looked really cool that way — but I didn’t want to be limited just in case.
Verdict: Sent it back
4. Daniel Rainn “Gunther” Abstract Print Mixed Material Blouse ($68)
5. Tinsel “Chiana” Button Crop Bootcut Jean ($48)
Since I tried these on at the same time, I am putting my reviews together in one photo. First, the top: I loved the pattern, colors, and style. Like some of the other items from this Fix, you could wear this top with a skirt or pants to dress it up, or with ripped jeans or skinnies and ankle boots for a more casual look. It’s incredibly versatile and very comfortable. If this had been a lot cheaper I might have kept it. Don’t judge the drape of the shirt by my photo: I tucked it in so you could see the jeans better, but this shirt is gorgeous untucked.
Now for the jeans: I actually requested some kick-crop jeans because I’ve really been wanting to try some. I love their look, and although I think skinnies are here to stay for a while longer, kick crops and cropped flares are going to be a much bigger thing in the coming months. They look great with ankle boots, loafers, and sneakers. Anything, really. So back to this pair: as you can see in the photo, the jeans were really cute, but they did not do my shape any favors. I have extremely short legs and so the jeans didn’t have that cropped look…on me, anyway. And the waist and hip area was just not flattering. I will keep trying on this trend because I have hopes that somewhere out there is a pair of kick crop jeans that won’t look so frumpy on me.
Verdict for both: Sent them back
So there you have it! Despite the fact that I only bought one item from this Fix, I would still consider it a really good one. I loved the mix if unique pieces, each with fun details that made the items different from things I typically see in stores and online (well, at least the places I browse online).
If you haven’t tried Stitch Fix yourself, it’s basically an online styling service where you pay $20 and they ship you 5 items to try on. You buy what you like and send back what you don’t (and the $20 styling fee is credited toward any purchase). Shipping is free and easy. I’ve truly enjoyed my experience with Stitch Fix and I love that you can decide how often you want to receive them. I used to get them monthly. Sometimes I ask for them more frequently (like if I’m in dire need of something to wear to an event), and right now I’ve only been getting them once every other month or so. You know, because money doesn’t grow on trees. Even if I don’t always buy things from my Fixes, it sure is fun to try them on. At home. Especially that part. 🙂