The Adventure Starts Here: Stitch Fix #4 | January 2016

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Stitch Fix #4 | January 2016

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

necklacejeans | navy top (TJ Maxx)

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. 

jeans (that actually fit) | necklace

As always, if you are interested in signing up for Stitch Fix, I would really appreciate it if you used my referral link!

What do you think?  Do you like the pieces I got?  Did I make the right decisions?


10 comments:

  1. I love the first top. I am a fan of contrasting prints so I would have kept it.

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  2. I loved your first top too! My hubby would have made a comment just like that. The cardigan was a definite keeper.

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  3. To bad that lace felt cheap. I actually really liked that one. But cheap has to go. I also had mixed feelings on #1 but I loved the cardi you kept!

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  4. I like the first top, but I don't love it. I don't think you made a bad decision sending it back. I do love the cardigan you kept though!

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  5. I hate when stuff doesn't fit quite right! Love the cardigan you kept though; that color looks great on you!

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  6. I love that mixed print first top! I think guys automatically think of old ladies when women wear floral prints. It's really trendy these days though. I understand why you'd send it back though. Love that cardigan and the color on you!

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  7. I think you made the right decision! I really love the cardigan on you and am glad you kept that. The pants are a total bummer as is that last topic. I saw Courtney wearing it and thought it was super cute but it's a bummer about the sleeves feeling cheap. That was the reason I sent back one of my last shirts too!

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  8. Doesn't your husband work in the retail indusrty? I would definitely value his opinion even though I really like that top lol. And the color of the cardi is gorgeous but I agree with you as it totally reminds me of a fall color.

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  9. I love the top in the first picture! And I agree with everyone else..I think floral just screams old lady to most guys. And the cardigan, oh I love it. Looks great on you.

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  10. I actually love that first top and think it would've looked great as a layering piece too! I'm always finding ways to make stuff in my closet work for all seasons. And clearly I love the cardigan since I got one too!

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