Stitch Fix #49 Review – New Year, New Ideas

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Style Up in 2019!

Want to change up your look or just inject a little more style into your life this year? Along with Instagram and Pinterest, Stitch Fix has a huge influence on what I wear. Every single time I see that box on my front porch, I know I’m going to get some new ideas and try some pieces I probably wouldn’t have considered on my own. Did you know you can request specific items in your Fix?   If you see something you like in this Stitch Fix review, be sure to leave a note letting your SF Stylist know so you can try it, too. As you’ll see, this month’s Fix was just as fun and stylish as always.

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1. Lemon Tart ‘Sabina’ Faux Fur Jacket ($98)

For me, this jacket kind of kicked off a bit of style inspiration. I had never thought of trying a faux fur jacket before this, but I love that this one was subtle and not over-the-top like some of the longer (shaggy) fur ones I’ve seen lately. It’s not leopard and it’s not bright pink, and I kind of like that about it. I also love the snaps and short stand up collar. I could see wearing it with distressed jeans or over a simple dress for New Year’s Eve or any other special occasion in fall, winter, or even early spring. The price was a little steep for me right now (this being the post-Christmas wallet/gut check), though, so I searched for a similar style and found one on eBay (read about it here).

Verdict: Sent it back

2. Pistola ‘Drea’ Distressed Scissor Cut Hem Slim Straight Leg Jean ($88)

These jeans are so flattering! I love the light distressing and raw hem details. The material is stretchy, but not overly tight and they had a nice highish mid-rise that didn’t gap in the back. If I didn’t already have a similar pair of jeans, I would’ve snapped these up. They looked great with the jacket, sweater, and coat from this Fix.

Verdict: Sent them back

3. Emory Park ‘Amelia’ Cropped Pullover ($38)

I was hesitant to try a cropped sweater…after all, I wouldn’t be able to wear it to school, would I? I’ll admit to wearing cropped tops when I was in high school back in the late 1980s (yeah, I’m that old), but a couple of years have passed since then, so I really wasn’t sure about this whole situation. Once I put the sweater on, though, all was good. It was cropped, but hit right about where the tops of midrise jeans hit, so nothing was on display. I tried it on with my favorite pair of Madewell high rise jeans and it was absolutely adorable and 100% appropriate for school or church or anyplace else I might wear it. I am still wishing I had kept this, but you know, Christmas spending occurred recently. 

4. Marc New York ‘Lizette’ Wool Blend Coat ($158)

This coat was really cute and was absolutely “my” style. It had a casual, cool vibe that wasn’t TOO cool if you know what I mean. It had 2 buttons and I’d say it was medium weight: enough for a 20-40 degree weather if you’re not going to be outside too long, but not enough for below 20, windchills, or major time outside. In other words, it would be great for walking to and from the car to go to school/work, or in and out of stores, etc. Basically most of the outdoor walking I do in winter. My current winter coat is an 8-year-old Michael Kors long puffer coat, and if I didn’t still get compliments on it and feel toasty warm during winter, I might have gotten this coat. Another negative for me is that it is dry clean only and my good ‘ole puffer can go in the washing machine. It did look really cute with the jeans and sweater, though.

Verdict: Sent it back

5. SPANX ‘Jalila’ Moto Detail Legging ($110)

SPANX are magical. If you’ve tried them before, you know what I’m talking about. These were super cool with the moto detailing, and they fit like a glove, somehow sucking stuff in and making everything sleek. The price tag is hefty, but they are a workhorse piece and you can wear them with just about anything. The only thing I didn’t like about these is that they were a little too long for me (I think they do come in petite and that’s what I would need), and the areas behind the knees squeezed a little and created an unflattering crease. Most people probably wouldn’t have this problem, but I have large, bulgy knees (sigh) even though the rest of me is in relatively good shape. I can see myself wearing them with a graphic tee, blazer, and sneakers for a casual cool-girl look, but realistically, I don’t think I’d wear leather-look moto leggings to school, and I don’t go out at night enough to warrant buying these.

Verdict: Sent them back

What I Kept

So as you can see I didn’t keep any actual items from this Fix; however, I do feel like I gained some new ideas about things I’d like to try in the upcoming year using pieces I already have or that I might look for elsewhere. For example, I have some Athleta All Over Gleam Tights that are a bit more casual, sporty (and less expensive) version of Spanx that I will try styling with my casual faux fur jacket. I also will be more open-minded about cropped tops, especially now that I have seen how cute they look with high waisted jeans. Finally, I also know that once my good ‘ole MK puffer coat finally wears out, I want to get a long, boxy wool-type button coat like this one — if I can find one that could go in the washing machine. Inspiration, my friends, and ideas are what I kept from this month’s Stitch Fix. Can’t wait to see what I get next month!

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