Stitch Fix Review for Fall 2017

Today I’m sharing my Stitch Fix Review for Fall 2017: I kept the whole box! For this box, which I received at the beginning of the month, I asked for items that either had pockets or I could layer in anticipation of a transition of cold mornings and warm afternoons for Portland weather. Here’s a look at my box!

I am not sponsored or paid in anyway to share this box: I just really enjoy how the service provides me great clothing statement pieces that I always get compliments on and are unique instead of what everyone can find at the same stores locally.

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Spring Stitch Fix Box Review Feb 2017

I’ve changed the frequency of my Stitch Fix boxes to be quarterly or so, to be timed for seasons. It’s one of the great things about Stitch Fix – besides having your stylist put together clothes for you, you get to pick what you want, and you decide when you want it. Here’s my Spring Stitch Fix Box Review for the box February 2017.

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May 2016 Stitch Fix Box

I get my Stitch Fix boxes quarterly, and for my recent one I requested long dresses and tops to wear with leggings. If you haven’t heard of Stitch Fix before, it’s a service where you can choose your style profiles based on questions and looking at example clothes. If you are interested in joining Stitch Fix, please consider using my Stitch Fix referral code!

Then, at a predetermined interval that you pick (I pick quarterly, but you can pick specific dates so it could be any time period you choose), a stylist will send you 5 items for you to try based on question you answer (don’t worry, some have pictures – and they have specific clothes for petites and maternity wear). Each box is hand selected based on what you would like in terms of price, your style, and you can request items such as clothing for a holiday party, for a vacation, for work, for going out, etc. You can even request specific designers or what you’ve seen in other people’s Stitch Fix boxes, which is why I always share and hope others also share what they get in their box.

Each box is different depending on the stylist – there are times I keep everything in the box like with my March 2015 box. And many of my favorite pieces in my current wardrobe are from the multiple other boxes I’ve shared before from Stitch Fix, even though I don’t always keep the whole box. A mixed box of some I like and some which were just no (although I still dutifully try on everything since I am at home and have been surprised before).

This time, there were several items that did not look great on the hanger – so I thought I’d also share the style card that is included with the fix so you can see some of the advice Stitch Fix provides in styling a piece at least two ways.

Market & Spruce Xader Short Sleeve Woven Back Sweatshirt

"Market Market & Spruce Xader Short Sleeve Woven Back Sweatshirt from my May 2016 Stitch Fix box
This was super comfy, and I liked how it was both casual with the front but a little sexy see through in the back. And look how cute it is styled either with light pieces or dark pieces!
Market & Spruce Xader Short Sleeve Woven Back Sweatshirt from my May 2016 Stitch Fix box
But, I’m not one of those people that is ok with people seeing my bra – the ones I have are all very practical in being either nude color or black. I know there are plenty of people who do wear sheer shirts and wear pretty lacy bras and bralettes and it looks fine! It’s just my personal preference, so I didn’t keep this one.

Market & Spruce Ajak Belted Tunic

Market & Spruce Ajak Belted Tunic from my May 2016 Stitch Fix box Market & Spruce Ajak Belted Tunic from my May 2016 Stitch Fix box
This looks terrible on the hanger, and it also didn’t look too great on me because it appeared too loose and shapeless. The colors are fun though for the summer, and the stylist pointed out how this could be a great piece under layers. Still, I did not keep it.
Market & Spruce Ajak Belted Tunic from my May 2016 Stitch Fix box

Gilli Kimberly Maxi Dress in my May 2016 Stitch Fix box

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With the strappy back I don’t know why it took me like 5 minutes to even figure out how to hang this dress up. And the photos just don’t do justice to how lovely the cut of the dress is for the top, and how extremely soft and comfortable it is. The card does a much better job of showing how great this is.
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OneMarket Toree Maxi Dress

I really liked hwo the dress looked before I tried it on – it looks perfect to wear to a garden party, be it a bridal shower or baby shower or even a wedding.
OneMarket Toree Maxi Dress from my May 2016 Stitch Fix box OneMarket Toree Maxi Dress from my May 2016 Stitch Fix box
Unfortunately when I tried it on it fit too snug on my hips so I did not keep it. I’m not sure why when I scanned the card it came out looking more pink, but the dress is a peach color.
OneMarket Toree Maxi Dress from my May 2016 Stitch Fix box

Crescent Allium Tie Waist Tunic

Crescent Allium Tie Waist Tunic from my May 2016 Stitch Fix box Crescent Allium Tie Waist Tunic from my May 2016 Stitch Fix box
This was my favorite piece of the box. There’s something that is so classic but fresh about this design. And I really like the color combination of blue and green – in fact I have a purse from Charming Charlie that I still use and love from last year that is blue and green, so I guess this tunic and I were destined to be together.
Crescent Allium Tie Waist Tunic from my May 2016 Stitch Fix box

One of the reasons I love Stitch Fix even though the entire box may not be perfect, the pieces I do keep are always unique and original that you probably won’t be able to find at a store here. I also don’t like shopping in stores very often because I have to visit several, hope they have my size, and keep getting dressed an undressed to try on clothes after waiting/requesting access to dressing rooms.

Stitch Fix takes care of that for me by always sending stuff in my size already, and I do one try on session on a weekend morning before wearing my regular clothes to go out anyway. And, I always get compliments on the things I keep. You may have seen that I wore one of the dresses I got in my March Stitch Fix box out for my birthday:

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Stitch Fix Box Review March 2016

I got my quarterly Stitch Fix box, and wanted to do a Stitch Fix Box Review March 2016 of what I received for all of you out there who are also Stitch Fix members and looking to see if there are items you want to request for your next box. This is also for you out there who are wondering what a Stitch Fix styling clothing subscription can do for you.
Stitch Fix Box Review - each box comes with a card for each item along with styling ideas. And, every month I get notes from the stylist as well in text that you can see in the upper right.

I’ve done previous Stitch Fix recaps of Recap of 14 boxesAugust Stitch Fix Review (2015), a December Stitch Fix Review (2015), and my first one ever was a year ago with my March 2015 Stitch Fix Review. If you have not heard of Stitch Fix before, it’s a service where you can choose your style profiles based on questions and looking at example clothes.

Then, at a predetermined interval that you pick (I pick quarterly, but you can pick specific dates so it could be any time period you choose), a stylist will send you 5 items for you to try. Each box is hand selected based on what you would like in terms of price, your style, and you can request items such as clothing for a holiday party, for a vacation, for work, for going out, etc. You can even request specific designers or what you’ve seen in other people’s Stitch Fix boxes!

I’m not sure if I’ve shared this before- each box comes with a card for each item along with styling ideas. And, every month I get notes from the stylist as well in text that you can see in the upper right.
Stitch Fix Box Review - each box comes with a card for each item along with styling ideas. And, every month I get notes from the stylist as well in text that you can see in the upper right.

You can choose to keep the entire box (and get a 25% discount off the entire price of the box) or just some of them or none of the items. Each box charges a $20 styling fee, but if you buy any item from the box that is credited towards your Stitch Fix purchase.

Now let’s see what’s in my box right?

Skies Are Blue Dorian Embroidery Detail Blouse

Stitch Fix Box March 2016 Recap- Skies Are Blue Dorian Embroidery Detail Blouse
I feel like I’m really into the brand Skies Are Blue, since I have several of those items from Stitch Fix – so the stylists know it!
Stitch Fix Box March 2016 Recap- Skies Are Blue Dorian Embroidery Detail Blouse Stitch Fix Box March 2016 Recap- Skies Are Blue Dorian Embroidery Detail Blouse
As you can see this did get a little wrinkly from being folded up, but I dug right away the color and all that detail that makes this blouse stand out from other blouses that may have this similar fluttery sleeve. The color looks good all year round and can be layered, but then if we have a crazy summer of lots of high 90 degree weather the fact this is sleeveless mean I can wear it alone and be more fashionable then the usual tank or cardigan shells. I kept the blouse.

Collective Concepts Crespi Split Neck Blouse

Stitch Fix March 2016 - Collective Concepts Crespi Split Neck Blouse
This Collective Concepts Crespi Split Neck Blouse is a little more bohemian than I normally would choose, but I have many work blouses which require a tank underneath and sometimes I just want to be able to wear a shirt! In fact, that was one of the feedbacks I had given previously, so I was really happy they were looking out for tops for me where I wouldn’t have to keep wearing the same tank tops every week underneath all my blouses.
Stitch Fix March 2016 - Collective Concepts Crespi Split Neck Blouse Stitch Fix March 2016 - Collective Concepts Crespi Split Neck Blouse

I thought it might be too boxy, but was surprised when I tried it on, and I thought about it for a bit a few more days. This is another plus of having Stitch Fix sent to home – I didn’t put this on until the next day after trying on a few things from this box. Plus I get time to think about it before putting in my order/decision of what to keep and what to return. As you can see, there are little pleats in the front (there are also some in the back) which help make the cut more flattering then it may initially appear on the hanger.
Stitch Fix March 2016 - Collective Concepts Crespi Split Neck Blouse

And, I also liked the design where the pattern that draws your eye down is in the main part of the blouse as well as on the sleeves as a white highlight pattern. I discovered that the inside of the sleeves also has patterned ties so as the weather warms for spring I can switch from these longer sleeves to rolling up the sleeves and trying it in place with little bows.
Stitch Fix March 2016 - Collective Concepts Crespi Split Neck Blouse

One of my favorite things about Stitch Fix is getting just a few statement pieces every once in a while to refresh my wardrobe, but also that are unique. Not as many people are going to a department or clothing store in Portland generally will have this same shirt, unlike some of the more trend pieces I might get just for a season. I felt like this blouse I could wear for several years to come and it would still be cool. I kept the blouse.

Le Lis Hollycroft Crew Neck Blouse

Stitch Fix March 2016 - Le Lis Hollycroft Crew Neck Blouse
I was also really torn on this Le Lis Hollycroft Crew Neck Blouse. As soon as I saw it, I was not into this floral pattern, even if it’s on trend.
Stitch Fix March 2016 - Le Lis Hollycroft Crew Neck Blouse Stitch Fix March 2016 - Le Lis Hollycroft Crew Neck Blouse
Something about the colors seemed old too. I tried it on and loved the cut, and how it can be worn as a blouse on its own. But, I couldn’t imagine wearing the shirt much on it’s own without a layering because I just didn’t want to see that much of the flower pattern! I decided to return it.

Anita Skinny Pant


These high rise black Anita Skinny Pants looked great and somehow magically fit perfectly for the legs making up my 5’2″ height. They were stretchy, comfy, and could really be casual or dressed up for work or going out. But, one of the pluses of getting this at home is that I tried them on, and then went downstairs to feed my cat and get ready to go to the dentist. And that’s when I noticed that the pants kept slipping down on me. I suppose I could wear a belt, but I usually don’t. So I ended up returning these.

Donna Morgan Jamison Dress

Stitch Fix March 2016 - Donna Morgan Jamison Dress
When I first saw the Donna Morgan Jamison Dress, I was worried about how it was a straight cut down with a tie on belt and buttons. Would the buttons gap a little? Would the buttons be too low of a V neck? It turns out after trying it on it’s a very loose straight cut but it’s not completely straight, so it skims over my hips. It’s a little brighter than some of my dresses (which tend to be in the black and white category…) but I also really liked how the dress offered a longer sleeves so I can wear it now for spring.
Stitch Fix March 2016 - Donna Morgan Jamison Dress
Plus, I have some purple jewelry but not a lot of purple clothes, so now I had a reason to take those accessories out a little more. The dress is a little short, I will probably wear tights with these. I decided to keep the dress.
Stitch Fix March 2016 - Donna Morgan Jamison Dress

What do you think of the items I got in my box?

The number one piece of advice I can give is write feedback for every individual piece and be specific about what you like and don’t like. There are times I’ve sent back most of a box, other times I’ve kept most or all the box. A stylist is only as good at knowing you as your notes!

If you are interested in joining Stitch Fix, please consider using my Stitch Fix referral code!

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December Stitch Fix

I’ve written about Stitch Fix previously by recapping a March 2015 box, August 2015 box, and a recap of 14 previous Stitch Fix boxes. Here’s a look at my latest Stitch Fix box, my December 105 Stitch Fix:

The 19 Cooper red Misla Tie-Neck Blouse has a great cut and fit for me, but I thought the amount of pattern was a bit much for my eyes, and F pitched in his opinion as well when I was trying it on saying he thought it was too busy. I sent it back.
Stitch Fix top of 19 Cooper Misla Tie-Neck Blouse Stitch Fix top of 19 Cooper Misla Tie-Neck Blouse

This Pixley blue Tracy Dot Print Cross Back Knit Top is my favorite piece of the December Stitch Fix box. It’s cross back knit is fun as is the sweet drapey cut of this top that is flattering while hiding flaws. It layers beautifully with my cardigans and can go with me to work in the office, or out in the evening. A keeper!
December 2015 Stitch Fix item of Pixley blue Tracy Dot Print Cross Back Knit Top December 2015 Stitch Fix item of Pixley blue Tracy Dot Print Cross Back Knit Top

Of all the pieces in my Stitch Box, this Collective Concepts black Vickie Textured Dress was the main disappointment. It was boxy and loose on top for my smaller chest, but snug and form fitting at the bottom half below the waist on my curvy hips.
December 2015 Stitch Fix item of Collective Concepts black Vickie Textured Dress

Although I appreciated how this top had a little snap to close where the material folds (a constant irritant to most wrap dresses for me), since it didn’t fit well it was a no brainer to not keep. For those with less hips than me, I could see the appeal of a little black dress with the texture and feminine details that is still basic enough for any season. With pearls or with a trendy statement necklace, this outfit could be to the office or to a holiday party.

 

December 2015 Stitch Fix item of Collective Concepts black Vickie Textured Dress

At first glance, a black and white striped sweater like this Market & Spruce Cordelia Striped Boat Neck Sweater seemed like any other striped sweater I can get at many stores. When I tried it on though, I realized how easy, soft and cozy this sweater is, and the boat neck fit is a subtle different from any other sweater from a store. I decided to keep it.
Market & Spruce Cordelia Striped Boat Neck Sweater

To report a bit on the customer service of Stitch Fix and how amazing it is, I wore this after checking out online what I was going to keep and what I wasn’t (I always add notes to why I liked something or why I didn’t). As I was at work, I noticed there was a loose string on one side by my right almost parallel to my belly button – and upon further examination it was a hole!

When I wrote to Stitch Fix about this on their website, they gave me the option to return the sweater but they also had another one in my size that I could exchange. Since I had already gotten compliments on the sweater I chose to do an exchange, so the within 24 hours I had an email with a free USPS label to shop my current holey sweater back and a new one was on its way to me – and which you see in my photos!
Market & Spruce Cordelia Striped Boat Neck Sweater

I’ve previously gotten dark red jeans, so when I saw my latest stylist send me these Level 99 burgundy Giovanni Straight Leg Jean I didn’t think it was unique enough since all my other jeans are all blue and I already had a dark red one. I still tried it on, as that’s the promise I made myself since these all are being shipped to the comfort and privacy of my home anyway.
Level 99 burgandy Giovanni Straight Leg Jean Level 99 burgandy Giovanni Straight Leg Jean
They were a perfect length for my 5’2″ legs which is wonderful since rainy Portland weather often causes lots of puddles that I don’t want to drag pants legs in. But, the tightness of the top also causes a bit of muffin top whenever I sat down so this was a definite no and return. Still, I have to admire that they got me jeans that were a perfect length for my petite height, and the jeans were otherwise stretchy and comfy!

If you have not heard of Stitch Fix before, it’s a service where you can choose your style profiles and then at a predetermined interval that you pick, a stylist will send you 5 items for you to try. You can choose to keep the entire box (and get a 25% discount off the entire price of the box) or just some of them or none of the items. Each box charges a $20 styling fee, but if you buy any item from the box that is credited towards your Stitch Fix purchase.

Each box is hand selected based on what you would like in terms of price, your style, and you can request items such as clothing for a holiday party, for a vacation, for work, for going out, etc. This particular box I was looking for chic, unique details in one of a kind pieces to go with my regular style of jeans or that I can layer with my regular black or grey cardigans.

What do you think of the items I got in my box?

If you are interested in joining Stitch Fix, please consider using my Stitch Fix referral code!

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