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Stitch Fix 2: February

by Susanna on February 3, 2015

Affiliate link included, but this is not a sales post — it’s just because I am an enabler at heart :)

Well I swear I have been making cards. I just haven’t had a chance to get them blogged! So here I am again sharing my new fun thing… Stitch Fix. This was my second month of the service, and I have to say I’m hooked.

Here’s a bit about Stitch Fix .  It’s a personal subscription styling service for women. With Stitch Fix, you provide your style, size, and budget preferences, and they will send you a package of stylish stuff to try on at home. There is a $20 styling fee that is applied to your order should you decide to keep any / all of the pieces. If you don’t keep anything, you don’t receive a refund of the fee. And if you keep all of the pieces, you get a 25% discount on everything.  You have a few days to try everything on and the box comes with a bag and a prepaid USPS return label so you can easily ship back the pieces you don’t want.

Cost: $20 Styling Fee + Cost of Items Kept ($20 fee will be applied as a credit toward anything you keep from your shipment.)
Ships To: United States.

In my notes to the stylist, I shared that I don’t think Rob and I will brave the Valentine’s Day dinner rush – we will opt for dinner at home and avoid the crowds. That being said, I still want to look a little bit more romantic this month.

Here’s what she sent me:

First, a love note!



Filbert 3/4 sleeve popover blouse by 41Hawthorn ($58)
This blouse fit beautifully, but unfortunately the color is very similar to that of my cheeks when I’m blushing. The color is listed as orange, but it’s really more of a pinky coral color. Since I didn’t feel pretty in it, this is just not something I would wear.

Verdict: returnedpopover-blouse-card


Isaac Floral Print Tab-Sleeve Blouse by Sweet Rain ($48)
Confession: this is totally outside of my comfort zone. Never, never, never would I pick up a floral shirt like this. However, when I put it on, it was very flattering, soft and feminine — exactly what I was wanted. Besides, isn’t the entire idea behind this service to stretch in your definition of what looks good on you?

Verdict: keptfloral-tab-blouse


Kahlo Knit Top by THML ($68)
I was so excited by this shirt when I took it out of the box. Stripes are very hot right now, and the soft gray color with the orange accent is beautiful. However when I put it on, I looked like I was four months pregnant. The cut is shorter in the front than the back or sides. It looks like your belly is just pushing the front of the shirt up. I couldn’t get the shirt off fast enough.

Verdict: returned



Danny Cowl Neck Blouse by 41Hawthorne ($54)
So pretty and so versatile! This drapey soft shirt would look fantastic with a pair of jeans, but also a pencil skirt and a blazer. My mind was reeling with all the different ways I could wear this. Unfortunately it’s was very large on me.

Verdict: reluctantly returnedcowl-neck-blouse

Abana Ankle Length Skinny Jeans by Henry and Belle ($148)

I did not take a picture of these, nor that I even bother to try them on. Gray skinny jeans are something I could buy at Old Navy for $30. The $148 price tag on these was nothing short of ridiculous.


I have said before, they will have to be magic pants that make me look 20 pounds thinner, an inch taller, and 10 years younger for me to spend that kind of money on them. 

Soapbox: I have no objection to spending real money on classic basic pieces that will last. High-quality suit pieces or a gorgeous dress, are items that are worth investing in. Skinny jeans are a trend… They’re not something I wish to invest in.

Verdict: returned.



Now that I’ve tried Stitch Fix twice, I’m going to update my preferences in a couple of ways. I will opt-in to everything, including outerwear and accessories. I have gotten a lot of shirts and no layering piece because I’ve excluded the outerwear category.

I will add accessories because they are inexpensive and if I send the entire box back, I lose my $20 styling fee. Accessories are inexpensive generally, so my worst case scenario is to keep a piece of jewelry and add it to the gift closet for a friend who is trendier than I am.

Do you get Stitch Fix? What have been your favorite items you’ve received? If you haven’t checked out Stitch Fix but want to give it a try, click HERE. And don’t forget, the better feedback and more information you give, the better chance you will have to get amazing Fixes that work for you!

My next Fix is in March – I’ve asked for items I can take on Spring Break.  Fingers crossed!


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