Feb 7, 2014
Hillary

Head over Heals for Stitch Fix: Review # 2

Stitch Fix 2

A few weeks ago, I shared my first Stitch Fix box with y’all and had nothing but positive things to say about the process and all the items I received! So much so I kept the whole box! When I’m trying to decide what to wear for the day I am starting to find myself gravitating towards some of these new Stitch Fix items more often than not. I then have to remind myself that I JUST wore that! I received my second box mid January and the excitement of seeing the Stitch Fix box outside the door does not get old! You can easily go out to the store and find five items to add to your closet but there is something much more exciting about having someone else pick out things just for you, without the the hassle of the store and the crowds, and getting the chance to try everything on at home with all the other items in your closet. There is a surprise element to the whole thing that makes you want to continue scheduling your next Stitch Fix to see what they’ll come up with next!

Stitch Fix 2-Style Cards

For those not familiar with Stitch Fix, you can read my first Stitch Fix review that includes all the details. But in general, you pay $20 dollars for a personal stylist to hand pick items for you and your style that are delivered right to your door. I’ve had a girl named Annie for my first two fixes and she has gotten my style and tastes perfectly! You then have three business days to try everything on, mix and match with items you already have, and keep as much as you’d like and/or send back what you can’t find a home for back in a pre-paid shipping bag. Keep everything in the box and you get a 25% discount and the $20 styling fee is applied, whether you buy one or all items.

Stitch Fix 2- 5 pieces

Here’s what I got in my second Stitch Fix!

Stitch Fix 2-Sweater

 

When I pulled this dolman sweater out of the box, I’m not going lie, I was super hesitant. It looked like a giant square with no shape and I thought it would look terrible on me. I hesitantly tried it on and when I looked in the mirror, I was pleasantly surprised! I actually loved it! I actually loved the shape and how comfortable it was and the texture of the sweater added a little dimension. I was able to pair it with a couple of different things including some of my colored jeans that need a slightly more muted top. (Kut From the Kloth Marquis Slub Knit Dolman Sweater: $48.00)

Stitch Fix 2-Shirt and Skinnies

 

I’ll start with the top. It was the first thing I saw when I opened the box and I was immediately excited by the stripes. Stripes, polka dots, and chevron are pretty much my pattern weaknesses! This shirt is the perfect combination of casual but feminine wrapped up into one. It’s a henley shirt (can you get more comfortable!) and then the bottom has a chiffon trim. This shirt was a no brainer! The pants were another item that I said “oh no” about when I pulled them out. I loved the color, and I love skinny jeans, but the size! They looked so small and all I could picture was me jumping around trying to pull them on, you know what I’m talking about, and then IF I was able to button the pants I imagined looking stuffed in. I can’t tell you how surprised I was when these pants slipped right on, no jumping or wiggling required, and they are now my most comfortable skinny jeans! It’s a soft denim and it almost feels wrong calling them a jean. These were such a winner that I immediately cut the tags off and they were worn the very next day before I decided on the rest of the box! (Loveappella Dellen Chiffon Trim Striped Thermal: $54.00 AND Just Black Adora Skinny Jean: $88.00)

Stitch Fix 2-Open Carnigan

 

At first, this open cardigan seemed a little plain jane. But this is the perfect example of how wonderful it is to try on your Stitch Fix items within your own home and closet. I quickly found both casual and fancier items to pair this cardigan with and it was actually a perfect replacement for another similar sweater I had to get rid of recently due to a washing shrinkage accident (oops!). So this was a practical addition to the closet but a goodie! (41 Hawthorn Abrianna Longsleeve Knit Cardigan: $48.00)

Stitch Fix 2-Dress

 

Last but not least was the Chevron fit and flare dress. This one was a struggle for me. Annie said she checked out my Style Pinterest board and saw my love of fit and flare dresses and a-line skirts. She would be correct! She combined that with chevron and then without knowing it, she included a third favorite: pockets! I love pockets in dresses and skirts! So the struggle with this dress is that it was just the slightest bit too big for me especially in the top portion and around the waist. I tried it on a few times trying to decide what to do and after doing the math, I realized it would actually save me money if I bought the whole box. I think the dress looks fine with a cardigan and I think I could get it altered for the perfect fit without spending too much. (41 Hawthorn Topher Lurex Striped Fit and Flare Dress: $78.00)

The final verdict: I kept it ALL again! I went into this fix thinking I’d just keep one or two things but Annie just sent too many good things that I found a spot for in my closet! With my $20.00 styling fee applied and the 25% discount for buying the whole box, my total was around $220. If I had bought the skinny jeans and dress at a local store here, I’m positive those two alone would have cost me at least $220! I have to admit that when I went online to review each of these items I also clicked over to schedule my next Fix! It’s just so hard to resist! If you haven’t tried out Stitch Fix yet, give yourself a little treat and schedule your first fix! You can use my referral link (https://www.stitchfix.com/referral/3306837), which credits me with $25 for each referral, but more importantly it means your Fix is on it’s way!! You’ll start counting down the days until your best piece of mail shows up at your door! For now, that’s me falling head over heals for my second Stitch Fix…in the shell of a nut!

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  • Everything looks fab on you, and I LOVE the chevron fit-and-flare dress! That’s a style weakness for me, too. I kept a similarly-styled dress from my first fix . . . and can’t wait to see what comes in the mail next week!

    • Thanks so much, Meg! Even though the fit wasn’t perfect up top, I just couldn’t let go of that dress. My next fix comes next week, too! Can’t wait!

  • Oh, this is all great!! My 2nd Stitch FIX arrives Thursday.

    • Thanks! Two great Stitch Fixes back to back and I’m excited to see what next week’s box will hold! Enjoy your next Fix!!

  • I just signed up…I hope my picks are as cute as yours!!!

    • That’s super exciting, Crissy! I’m sure you are going to love it! My next fix should come next week and I’m already counting down!

  • The dress is cute. I use an alteration shop often because what a lot of people don’t realize is you can find really affordable ones. I usually can pay around 10 or 12 dollars to get a piece fitting me like it was made for me. I have never paid more than 18. I shopped around at 3 shops to find one I liked the work and price.

  • Hi! I clicked over from the Stitch Fix customer reviews page. You’re fix was great! I’m actually wearing that same Knit Dolman Sweater right now! 😉

    • Hi Dani! I love love that Dolman Sweater! It’s so comfortable and looks way better on than it first did out of the box. It almost made an appearance today!

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