May Stitch Fix Review (What I Got & What I’m Keeping!)

May 16, 2014·

*This is not a sponsored post. This post does contain a referral link, so if you sign up to try out Stitch Fix, I will receive a credit towards my next fix, but that’s it. 🙂

I got my third fix from Stitch Fix this week! As usual, I am having so much fun with this. It really is like Christmas morning when I know that my fix is going to be delivered that day… I RUSH to the door when the FedEx guy comes. I think he thinks I’m a weirdo because I almost want to hug him when he drops it off. Haha!

As usual, my stylist Cynthie, shared a note with me about the pieces she chose, why she chose them, and how she incorporated the feedback that I gave her. I really love the personalized touches. I also haven’t really emphasized before how much I love the little style cards you get with your fix so you can get inspired on how to style a particular piece.

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So, like last time, I will share each piece I got, what I thought of it, the fit, the quality, the price point, and whether or not I kept it. I will also share my overall thoughts on this particular fix. And, as per usual, these are photos just inside, in my house, as I try each piece on. I want you guys to feel like you’re there with me as I try each item on for the first time… if that makes sense. K? Mmkay.

Sanctuary “Selene Mixed Material Knit Shirt” – $58 – Size L

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I was REALLY disappointed with this shirt. When I pulled it out of the box I was like, “Ohhhhh I LOVE this!” I loved the style, I loved the incorporation of the crochet, it felt really high quality, it was lightweight… The bottom part with the stripes is actually navy, so I loved that it would have been a “neutral” piece in my wardrobe. I thought I would love it. But I ended up really not liking it. I thought the fit was just not right for me. It fit me fine, but it just hugged me awkwardly and I felt like the black color-blocking at the top cut me off in an awkward spot.

I think it could be a really cute top on someone else, but it just did not look right on me. I did NOT keep this one. Obviously.May Stitch Fix Review (3)

41Hawthorn “Toulouse Collard Wrap Dress” – $68 – Size XL
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I was also kinda disappointed in this particular dress. I think it is a cute dress and could be flattering, but again, something just wasn’t right to me about it. The fabric is actually a really soft almost satiny, silk material and is lightweight but not clingy, if that makes sense. I liked the sleeves and I liked the front pocket detailing.

I did NOT like the fact that the opening of the dress was right in front and basically, if the wind blew, everyone and their cousin would see my knickers. I was not down with that.

Again, a dress I think would be cute on someone else, but not me. I did NOT keep this dress.

Kut From the Kloth “Elliot Cargo Pocket Denim Short” – $68 – Size 14

*#TRUTH: I almost did not even share these photos… But because I love you guys and I want to be as thorough and honest as possible… I am. So, please do not judge what you are about to see. Yikes.
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I don’t like to use this word…. but I HATED these shorts. HATE. HATE. HATED. When I first pulled them out of the box I thought they looked like a pair of Union Bay or Jordache shorts I had from Kmart when I was in the third grade. Like, “Hey, 1993 called and they want their shorts back.”  I think I saw these exact shorts in a deLiA’s catalog once.

The fit was awful… as you can see in the photos. The wash was unflattering. The cargo pockets in the front? No. Nope. Nope. They felt like bad mom jeans to me. I just… ugh. And then, on top of that… $68?! FOR THESE?! What in the what?!

I’m going to chalk this one up to a mistake and that my stylist may have dozed off to sleep for a moment and accidentally dropped these in my fix as a prank.

In summary… no… I did not keep them.

Sweet Rain “Bianca Heathered Drape Front Cardigan” – $58 – Size L
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I LOVED this cardigan. It is so so so so so soft. I loved the fit. I loved the perfect heathered look. It’s SO comfy. I thought it was flattering. I could think of about 25,139 different ways to style it.

But, I didn’t keep it. 🙁

Why? Well, I had to be honest with myself… We are entering the summer months here in North Carolina and we are already reaching 100 degree days and it’s only May. I just won’t get any real wear out of it right now or in the near future. While I do love it, if I still want it come fall time… I’ll probably go out and get something like it.

It just wasn’t worth it for me to keep it right now.  I’ll probably kick myself later for not keeping it, but oh well.
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So you’re probably thinking… “Did she keep ANYTHING from this fix?”  The answer is…

Bay to Baubles “Eaton Metal Shape Bib Necklace” – $38

May Stitch Fix Review (9)HOW CUTE IS THIS NECKLACE? I absolutely fell in LOVE with it when I opened it. It’s the perfect statement piece, but it’s also neutral enough that I know I can wear it with a lot. I don’t have ANY jewelry like it, so I knew right away I was keeping it.

The quality is really great… it doesn’t feel cheap at all. And a lot of statement jewelry can feel cheap. Know what I mean?

I’ve already worn it every day since I got it. I’m a BIG fan of this one!

So, in conclusion…

Overall I didn’t love this particular fix. My second fix was definitely the best one out of the three I’ve received so far. But, I gave a TON of feedback and so I’m hoping that my next fix will be better. Cynthie has been pretty good about taking what feedback I give her into account.

Will I do Stitch Fix again? Abso-freaking-lutely. I really do love it! I’ve already scheduled my next fix for June… I can’t wait! Will I continue to do it every month? Probably not… but for right now, yes! It’s so much fun.

Have you tried Stitch Fix yet? If you have, I’d love for you to share your Stitch Fix reviews in the comments! I’m also considering maybe starting a monthly Stitch Fix link up or something like that so we can all share our reviews of our fixes and check each other’s out… What do you think about that? If you’d be interested in participating in a Stitch Fix link up… let me know in the comments!

Which items from my fix did you like / not like?