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Stitch Fix, February 2018

I haven’t done one of these since November!

(I decided once a month was too much, so I spaced out my Stitch Fix deliveries a bit.)

In case you’re just joining us, I’m giving Stitch Fix a test run for a year or so, using their “the cheaper, the better” option as a price point.

I was curious what would happen with that set as a parameter, and I’m sharing my experience with you (the good, the bad, and the ugly).

This is part of “the bad”. Heh.

Let’s be honest…the bad is the most fun part!

I didn’t keep anything at all from the last Stitch Fix (you can read about it here), so this time I requested a new stylist.

And here’s how that panned out.

(Just FYI, you pay a $20 styling fee to have a box sent to you, and then the $20 fee is credited toward anything you keep.   Also, you get a discount if you keep everything in the box. I’ve never done that yet, though.)

First up, we have a cold-shoulder knit top ($38).   I’ve never owned a cold-shoulder top, but I like that this one has small cut-outs.   It fits me great, hangs nicely, and is loose enough/long enough to look good with skinny pants.

I can see dressing this up and it also works for casual wear.

So, thumbs up here.

Next up, a bell-sleeve light pink top, which looked very cute on the style card.

But not so much on me!

Perhaps this would be flattering on someone with a very curvy build, but I don’t think it does me any favors.

I feel like the shirt pulls weirdly on the snap closure. And the waist is sort of a weird not-fitted-but-not-exactly-loose-either style.

Plus, there is literally nothing keeping the shirt shut aside from the snap, which is a little disconcerting.

And bell sleeves…not a bit fan of those, mainly because they’re such a pain when you want to wash your hands!

I also got a tote bag ($58).   I love the color and the style, but whoa.   It’s awfully big!

I just can’t see carrying something like this around on a regular basis.   I don’t need that much stuff with me!

Next up: a funnel neck top that I like much better than the pink one. It’s soft, it’s nice and long in the back, and it’s a stripe (I have mostly solid color long-sleeve tops).

I feel much better about it than this photo conveys. 😉

Plus, it’s warm and cozy, which is very important for winter fashion (a lot of winter fashion will not keep you at all warm!).

And the fifth item was the pair of jeans I’m wearing in all the photos.

The stylist sent me a long size, which meant that uncuffed, these were way too long for me.   I’m kinda tall, but my height is 100% not in my legs (all torso!), so I never need a long length in jeans.

They do look cute cuffed, but I felt like the fit was just a tad bit too tight to be comfortable.

While I’m willing to pay a fair amount for jeans that are super fabulous (I’ve bought two pairs from Stitch Fix thus far), I get pretty picky at the $88 price point.   I need to be bowled over to buy jeans for that much! 🙂


Alrighty, people! Tell me what you’d keep and what you wouldn’t.

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Monday 5th of March 2018

I have that tote bag!!! I use it for work and get a ton of compliments. But I use it as a laptop bag that you can also cram other stuff in.

In related news, I have been using thredup lately with great success. I was even happy with my resale amount ($60) although maybe my expectations were just really low after your readers' comments.

Madeline Kasian

Thursday 1st of March 2018

Oh man that batwing thingy was pathetic! I am not impressed with this box of items. I love the cold shoulder top, that's it.

I love shopping at my local consignment shop.When I worked and had extra $$ --I shopped more.. I LOVE ME some chico's and name brands.And yes,I bought more clothes than I needed. In retirement,I still get a shopping urge now and then,so I turn in some of my current items in my closet and I "buy" a few tops or jeans at "Turnstyle". All name brands and in great shape.I got a pair of NOT YOUR DAUGHTERS JEANS for $11 last month on clearance!! FIT LIKE A GLOVE! They have Lots of Chico's tops and some Ann Taylor too.. love love love my consignment shop.I often have "credit" so I can have a small shopping splurge without breaking the budget.

If you are an easy to fit figure the mail order might work, I am hippy and smaller on top, long legs, and need a tad more ease in the waist I must try on.

Love this post though.. fun!! Good luck with future boxes!


Thursday 1st of March 2018

I also like the striped shirt, but am not a fan of cold shoulder anything. And the jeans just do not fit you right: any time pants have horizontal wrinkles, it's a clue that they don't fit right.


Thursday 1st of March 2018

Just clicked on the referral link and it says something about getting a free fix because I know Steve! WHAT?


Thursday 1st of March 2018

Hmm. I just redid the it working properly now?


Thursday 1st of March 2018

I love the Stitch Fix posts! It will be hard to top the "flying squirrel" sweater though. Thanks for the entertainment!


Thursday 1st of March 2018

I know, right? That was entertainingly unflattering!

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