On Friday afternoon, right before the blizzard hit the East Coast, I got my Stitch Fix box delivered to my doorstep. I was actually very surprised it arrived since the tracking email estimated a Monday delivery. I quickly tried on the pieces on Friday night, texted a few photos to my mom and a friend, then spent the night thinking about what I was going to keep. Saturday morning, I tried everything on again, this time with the correct jeans and jewelry, and photographed them all. I definitely find this helps because it helps me see how each item will actually look when I go to wear them. Sometimes the pieces look better in person, and other times they actually look better on camera. After a few more texts to family and friends, I decided what to keep and what to send back.
Overall, I thought this was a pretty decent shipment. While there were some misses, there were a few pieces that kept me debating whether to keep or send back... I guess that's a good sign!
Le Lis - Sutherlin Contrast Print Knit Top (Size Large) - $54
I liked this top as soon as I pulled it out of the box. Part of the reason I love Stitch Fix is getting pieces I wouldn't normally find in the store. So for that reason, I really liked the combination of the stripe with the floral. While I wouldn't be able to wear it until Spring, I think I'd get a lot of use from this top. But then I sent Chris the photo and he said it looked like something someone older would wear... not something you want to hear from your husband! But a good friend said she really liked this top. I was seriously questioning my style and couldn't decide who to trust more... a friend or my husband?! In the end I decided to send it back... who knows if I will end up regretting it.
41Hawthorn - Abrianna Longsleeve Knit Cardigan (Size Large) - $48
I'm a sucker for a well fitting cardigan. I loved the style of this one... it was flowy and covered by butt. The only thing I wasn't sure about was the color. I don't usually wear burnt orange (not sure why) and I kind of viewed the color more for the fall than winter into spring. It's funny cause every time I sent someone the picture of me wearing this, they thought it was a different color. At first my mom thought it was maroon and then Chris thought it was red. Regardless of the color, I really love how this cardigan looks on me and I can see wearing it in my everyday life... ahh the decisions! After getting some feedback from family and friends, this seemed to be the favorite... and I ended up keeping it!
41Hatwthorn - Meryl Tulip Print Sleeveless Blouse (Size Large) - $54
I found it odd that my stylist sent me a sleeveless top in January. And to make it even more ironic, I tried these on during the huge blizzard we got this past weekend. Regardless, I did like the top and the print. However, while I wouldn't have minded a little extra length, it was already too big in the armhole. I wore a black camisole underneath which made it less obvious, but in the right photo below, you can see that the armhole hangs a little too low. Since I'm trying to be pickier in what I buy, this had to go back.
Next up are the pieces I didn't like.
Kut From the Kloth - Danny Knit Pant (Size 10) - $68
So these pants... they are definitely a skinny cut, but were super comfy regardless. My main issue was how long they were! And I'm 5'6", I can't imagine what these would be like on a shorter person! And since it's a skinny cut with a tapered ankle, wearing heels wouldn't even help. And it looked silly when pulled up because it just created a ton of bunching around my ankle.
Le Lis - Leavy Lace Sleeve Knit Top (Size Large) - $38
The sweater was cool in theory, but the sleeves aren't just a different print. They are a see-through lace material. While I'm usually a fan of lace, this material just felt cheap, I guess that's why it's "only $38". It actually photographed way better than I think it looks in person. The sweater and the pants obviously went back.
What do you think? Do you like the pieces I got? Did I make the right decisions?