Stitch Fix: December 2015 – Fix #4

All opinions are my own. I was not compensated for this post.

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Since I am still trying for some season-specific items, I again went with an immediate Fix delivery. Note: I am about 3 weeks late on this review/reveal.

First, if you aren’t familiar with Stitch Fix, it’s a super affordable personal styling service for women.  Why use it?  Maybe you are too busy to spend much time shopping for yourself, maybe you’re fashion-impaired, like me, or maybe you just really like surprises!  It’s really cool because while you may have a stylist shopping for you, you still have a lot of input and control over what they select for you.

Here’s how it works:

Step 1: Complete your personal Style Profile – It’s pretty quick, but very thorough.

Step 2: Schedule your Fix – You’ll be able to schedule your fixes as needed, intermittently, or set up auto-shipments on a regular basis.  There is a $20 Styling Fee charged when your stylist selects items for your Fix, which also goes toward any purchases from the Fix.

Step 3: Try the 5 pieces on in YOUR home – in comfort and under real-life lighting!  The biggest bonus is that you have access to your entire wardrobe!

Step 4: Purchase what you like, return the rest – You have three days from receipt to decide what to keep and what to return.  Stitch Fix provides a pre-paid mailer bag that you can fill, seal, and drop in a USPS mailbox!  Note: If you keep all five items, you’ll get 25% off the entire shipment!

Step 5: Provide feedback – your opinion on all of the items in the Fix is important, this helps your stylist to improve your next Fix selections.

For more details & helpful tips to make your Fix a success, check out this post!

Now for the reveal!

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For my 4th Fix my Stylist was Jasmine.  Based on my previous Fix results and my ever more specific comments, I really had my Stylist Notes whittled down to as straight-to-the-point as I could get them.  I had requested specific items and made some specific color/pattern requests.  Let’s see how that turned out…

Item 1:
Look By M: Sammie Plaid Infinity Scarf (Off-White)
Size: N/A
Price: $34.00

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Opinion:
Style: Love
Fit/Cut: Like

I requested a plaid scarf (but I wrote PLAID, to be specific) in Fall colors, and Jasmine came through!  I have this scarf pinned in various colors and it really is beautiful in both color and material.  I had one major problem though…

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It choked me.  Remember I’m a tall/broad girl with a thick neck?  Yeah, when looped this scarf was terribly uncomfortable and pretty impossible to get to lay correctly.  Even if the diameter of the infinity loop had been a bit longer, I still felt the price was a bit high for this thin-material scarf.  Otherwise, this was exactly what I was looking for!

Verdict: Returned

Similar item found here.

Item 2:
Market & Spruce: Talena Side Zipper Knit Top (Teal Green)
Size: XL
Price: $48.00

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Opinion:
Style: Like
Fit/Cut: Just OK

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This top is called “Teal Green” but I would call it “Teal Blue” (it didn’t photograph well on the hanger).  It is asymmetrical with one side zippered & ruched.  This was terribly unflattering on me – it looks like a maternity top, which is a huge NO-NO.  I love the color, but I also have tons of thin material shirts in this color.  This material was also very soft.  I forgot to check the tag for specifics.

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I had tight arm problems with this top, as with so many others.  This was just not me at all.  I’m generally not into asymmetry as a rule.  I also felt the price was too high on this item.

Verdict: Returned

Similar item found here.

Item 3:
41Hawthorn: Abrianna Longsleeve Knit Cardigan (Burnt Orange)
Size: XL
Price: $48.00

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Opinion:
Style: Love
Fit/Cut: Love

Finally the bright Fall color I’ve been asking for!  I super love this orange color for Fall.  The material is also nice & light, perfect for layering.

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Zero complaints about this piece, it fit well (in the photos I’m wearing long sleeves, when I typically wear tanks with cardigans), and the price point was perfect for the style/material/quality.  This cardigan fits perfectly into my closet!  I haven’t had a chance to wear it yet, but will soon for sure.

Verdict: Kept!

Similar item found here.

Item 4:
Skies Are Blue: Hernandez Pointelle Detail Pullover Sweater (Dark Green)
Size: XL
Price: $68.00

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Opinion:
Style: Love
Fit/Cut: Like

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This is a great pointelle detail sweater! I really like this style because they are thinner and I can wear a tank underneath (pretty much required anyway) without sweating to death.  This was 100% Acrylic and quite soft.

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My only complaint is that it was too small, one size up and it would have been a two-thumbs-up choice for me.

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However, even if it had fit  well, I wouldn’t have kept it because I have three other green sweaters/tunics in my closet right now, including the Mossimo top shown above, which is also nearly see-through.

Verdict: Returned

Similar item found here.

Item 5:
41Hawthorn: Presley Colorblock Button-Back Sweater (Coral)
Size: XL
Price: $68.00

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Opinion:
Style: Like
Fit/Cut: Like

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This sweater is to die for!  I absolute adore the color combo of coral & cream – they are so subtly feminine and perfect.  I also really liked the colorblock print and the button-up back, such a fun & unexpected detail!  Unfortunately, this piece had several issues…

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First, it was too tight in three obvious places: arms, hips, & shoulders.  Why, oh why, must I be an Amazon!?!?!

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Next, it was “hand wash only” – which I lovingly refer to as “not gonna happen.” Finally, it was only 20% Wool, but oh-so-incredibly ITCHY!  I could not wait to take it off, my arms were screaming at me.

Verdict: Returned

Identical item found here.

Final Thoughts: There were some hits & misses here, but overall I really felt Jasmine did a better job than the others at listening to me and reviewing my Pinterest board to make the best selections.  I requested a specific pair of olive pants and indicated not to send any pants if those were not available.  Obviously they weren’t available, but I’ll keep holding out for those.  I have requested to keep Jasmine for my next Fix, so we’ll see how she does on Round 2 for Fix #5!

Fun News!!! I follow more than 30 other Stitch Fix bloggers and several of those regularly hold gift card giveaways, which I of course enter.  And…I won!  Now I have a little extra Stitch Fix mad money going into my birthday month Fix…fingers crossed!

Enough from me, what do you think?  Did I keep/return the right items?  More importantly, are you ready to try Stitch Fix out for yourself?!?!  I’d love for you to use my referral link, as I’ll get a $25 credit towards my Fixes when your first Fix ships.  Please let me know if you have any questions/comments for me – I’d love to hear from you!

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I’m participating in a Stitch Fix review link-up! Click here to go to the original post by Maria from Crazy Together, who is hosting this link-up. There, you can explore lots of Stitch Fix reviews from women like you & me!

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