If you’re a fan of Parks and Recreation, you remember Tom and Donna loved the phrase “Treat Yo Self.” I decided to take their advice and do just that by scheduling a Stitch Fix box to arrive on my birthday. Happy Stitch Fix to me! It was also a way of helping my husband out because I wasn’t exactly shopping for myself but it would still mean I got something(s) I wanted for my birthday.
So, how’d it go? I got a new stylist this time, Melissa, and she picked some fun items for me. (I’m not sure what happen to Crystal, whom I had for the past several fixes but did not specifically request this time, and so here’s your friendly reminder that if you have a stylist you like, be sure to make an explicit request for her.) Check out the items Melissa selected to fill my request of items that will transition to fall. (And if you’re wondering how Stitch Fix works, scroll to the end of the post.)
This sweater is really soft and cozy. It feels like I should light the fire, make some tea and curl up with a good book while wearing it. Yes, I’m overly eager for autumn. I’m not usually a big fan of heathered items, but that also means I don’t something like it already.
Melissa suggested I pair it with the Bastille Tulip Sleeve Blouse by Papermoon that also came in my fix, so that’s the white shirt in the photo (more on that below) but I was pleased that I had a shirt that matched the reddish/coral color in this shirt and that it would go with white and gray, too. Always good to have more than possible outfits with it. As you can tell, it’s not the most figure-flattering item, but I really liked the little pleats in the back and that it was long enough to cover my bum and thus good for wearing with skinny jeans.
Elisha Zipper Accent Structured Satchel from Urban Expressions
I’ve never received a bag from Stitch Fix before, so first time for everything. While I liked this bag, the cute polka dot lining, and the fact that I could fit my laptop inside, I just don’t need one. I was lucky enough to receive a green purse from my mom for my birthday and feel like I have my go-to bag for fall already. Thanks, Mom!
Bowie Solid Dolman Sleeve Top by Laila Jade
Random fun fact, because this Mom Factually: The word “dolman” in “dolman sleeves” originates from the Turkish term for “robe.”
I’ve learned from blogging about my Fixes that clothing that feels good on my body doesn’t always look good on camera and that was the case with this top. I wasn’t impressed taking it out of the box, but it was ridiculously comfortable on. Admittedly, the gray isn’t anything to write home about, but I really liked it when paired with a scarf I received in a Fix last fall. I was torn but leaning towards sending it back. My husband saw it on, though, and said he thought it was really cute. If it’s comfy for me and he likes it, I’m inclined to hang on to it and only wear it to non-paparazzi events. Maybe Dolman sleeves are meant to be worn but not seen on film? Random note: I thought it was odd that my stylist didn’t mention this itme in her note. Not a big deal, but usually they hit on each piece and I would have loved to hear her fun styling ideas for a such a very basic piece.
Bastille Tulip Sleeve Blouse by Papermoon
Yes, the tulips sleeves on this top are adorable and made me happy, but they weren’t enough. I didn’t think it did a whole lot for me. This shirt was really see through. Odd that it was so bad in person but not so bad on camera. The tanks I tried to pair underneath never quite looked right, and I have issues with a getting a top that means I have to go buy another top. You can imagine that if it’s that see-through, it’s also really light, and felt summery. I know it’s good for layering, but to be perfectly honest, it didn’t look that different under the sweater than an off white t-shirt I already have. I was looking for pieces that would be a bit more substantial and better for fall weather in the Midwest.
Venita A Line Dress by THML
My stylist thought this would be good for summer by itself and fall with layers, and she’s not wrong, but the fit of this dress just didn’t work for me. Between the bloused on top and the high ways, I felt like my top half was all chest and even bigger than it already is (ugh), and it just wasn’t flattering. This is also rather similar to a navy and white dress I received from in my June Fix.
Not a total bust with the comfy cardigan, but not a home run, either. What would you do with the gray top? I love Stitch Fix, but am wondering if perhaps a bit of a break is in order.
How Stitch Fix Works
It is a personal styling service for women. You fill out a questionnaire that includes questions about your style, size, and budget preferences, what you want and what you don’t want. They use that info to pick out five items (tops, bottoms, dresses, accessories, coats, etc.) and mail them to your door, so you can try them on at home and see how they work with pieces you already have in your closet.
You have three days to decide what to keep or send back in the prepaid mailer they include in your box. There is a $20 styling fee that is applied to your order, and that is charged whether you keep any items or not. If you keep all five items, you get a 25% discount on everything. You are only charged once you “check out” at Stitch Fix.
I received no compensation for this post. If you sign up for Stitch Fix using my referral link here, I get a couple dollars toward my next fix.
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