Sunday, April 10, 2016

April 2016 Stitch Fix Review

Stitch Fix April 2016

I received my fourth Stitch Fix delivery this week and it was my favorite so far!

Let me start by saying that the previous three fixes have all been really good. Fix #2 had a couple WTF pieces that I later saw other bloggers wear and look great in. They just weren't me. But this fix—this one was just perfect for me. My stylist Carolyn had clearly paid attention to my request and reviewed my Pinterest board and she seemed to have a pretty clear idea of what my style is. I think I'm actually going to request her again next time.

For reference, here's my note to her:

And here's her note back to me:

But for now, let me show you what I've got. (BTW, I'm kind of rushing this post out because I have to return the fix tomorrow and I haven't completely decided what I'm keeping.

Alice Blue "Anemone" Split Neck Blouse—$48
Dear John "Finnegan" Roll Cuff Chino Short—$58

roll cuff chino short and split neck blouse

This is the part where you either gasp and shout, "$58 for shorts? Are you CRAZY?!" or you nod your head and say, "That sounds about right." If you are in the second category, then PLEASE comment and give me permission to keep these shorts. I love them and I desperately need shorts. (Like I said in my note, I literally don't own any.)

These shorts are great. They're just fingertip length—not too short, not too long—and they're made out of a trouser type of material. I could wear them with heels on a date or comfortably around town on my days off. It's just really hard for me to consider spending that much money on shorts for some reason. I've got the money in my budget; it's just doesn't feel right.

(I really need to read up more on ethical clothes shopping. Because now I'm in this weird in-between place where I feel guilty spending money on expensive clothes and I feel guilty buying cheap clothes.)

The shirt is great, but just not something I need. I loved the sheer fabric and even the floppy split neck. It's so fun and airy. But I already have a long-sleeved white shirt for work and don't need long-sleeves on my days off.

Fun2Fun "Dianna" Cut-Out Detail Tank—$38

Dianna Cut-Out Detail Tank

I loved this shirt, too, but am not considering keeping it either. This one was just, too big. Every opening showed my camisole. The neck was too low, the arm holes were too big, and the back went down too far. I know that if I really wanted it, I could check with customer service to see if they have a smaller size (although if they replace it, the purchase is considered finalized) but I already had other items I wanted more and I'm really trying to limit myself to one purchase this month.

Liverpool "William" Straight Leg Trouser—$98

William Straight Leg Trouser

So for some reason, I'm much more comfortable with the idea of paying nearly $100 for these pants, but not $40 less for the shorts.

These pants were all I could have asked for. In fact, I was surprised that they didn't cost more. They felt like the tuxedo pants that my husband used to rent back when all our friends were getting married. I want to own them so badly, but. . .

Do you see how high they were on me? These aren't supposed to be cropped pants. Carolyn sent me petite pants. At 5' 2", I've always bought petite pants whenever possible, but I think I'm going to have to change my size profile. These pants were a good three inches shorter than I would have wanted them.

It's probably for the best. I just bought a navy blazer (from Stitch Fix, of course) and I don't think they would have worked together.

Kut From The Kloth "Gracelyn" Pencil Skirt—$58

Gracelyn Pencil Skirt

When I peeked at my order in the Stitch Fix app, I was a little disappointed. I've been dying to have a pencil skirt since I went back to work, but this one has belt loops and a zipper. It seemed really casual—like a jean skirt. But trying it on changed my mind.

This is the fix where I really understood why it's worth it (for me) to pay for Stitch Fix's stylists. I pinned a bunch of super-sophisticated business skirts, but then I told the stylist that I wanted versatility. The dark material of this skirt makes it look very conservative when dressed up, but I can totally see myself wearing this around on my days off. 

So here's my conundrum: the pencil skirt or the shorts? I have no work skirts. I have no shorts. Do I keep both and skip my next fix? Let me know if you have an opinion. And quickly! I have to send them back on my way to work tomorrow.

As always, if you want to try Stitch Fix, would you use my referral code so I get a little credit on my account?