It’s spring! It’s SPRING! While it’s been a crazy few weeks for the weather in New England (ie, mid-70s in early March, but then 4 inches of snow on April 5th!), I think the warmer weather is here to stay.
With that in mind, I scheduled a Stitch Fix for early April and requested spring-y attire, specifically asking for and pinning a green dress, a white blazer and black lace skirt (for colder, tight-wearing days). Despite pulling images directly from SF’s Pinterest page that they’d just put up themselves, I received the items below. For the most part, they’re springy, warm weather pieces, but not what I wanted. Le sigh.
Items 1, 2 and 3: Renee C Roseanne Faux Saude Swing Skirt ($64), Market & Spruce Lauderdale Knit Cardigan ($48), and Pixley Yelvert Lace Detail Blouse ($48)
I liked all of the pieces, but none of them were right…
The blouse has a lace yolk AND buttons down the back (both features I love; no photos because, well, back fat), but was thin, scratchy and boxy. It pulled at my bust AND hips, but was way too loose at the waist. The only way I could wear it would be as shown — tucked in and covered up: lame.
The cardigan was all right: nice weight for spring, but I had just purchased a blazer in the same shade, so I couldn’t justify a sweater too.
And the skirt: this was the only thing I considered keeping. Because of the a-line faux suede, it was soft and flowy. Plus — look how tan my pale legs look against it! But it was $64 and I really couldn’t justify that for a skirt that was nice, but nice swoon-worthy.
Item 4: Loveappella Celso Mesh Detail Knit Top ($54)
“HA!” That was my first reaction when I pulled this out. I wanted spring, so I instead received a 90s-era black floral top? Curious.
The size was all right, as it had sufficient elasticity. And I realized as I was packing it up that the shoulder seams actually have mesh insets, which was supposed to be… edgy? I dunno. Inevitably, there was no way to sell me on this one. Returned.
Item 5: Skies are Blue Capaldi Surplice Cross Front Fitted Knit Top ($54)
This hot mess. Oh. Boy.
The photo doesn’t truly show how this blouse had no idea what it meant to do. It was super fitted, but also had some rucheing to hide the chub that it highlighted? And the neckline twisted around for added drama, but then needed to be sewn down at the bust, which meant that pulled awkwardly. Pretty much, this was made for ladies who do not have breasts — which is so not me.
There are a number of photos of me pulling and tugging, but I really couldn’t put all of them on the internet. (I mean, I have a professional life to preserve, right?) And if I can’t put images of on the internet, how can I wear this to work? Returned.
Final verdict: 0/5.
I’m debating if this is the last Stitch Fix I receive. While I’ve received some GREAT pieces over the past couple of years, I also have a number of things I’ve kept but don’t love so my $20 fee isn’t wasted. I’ve really taken to scouring TJ Maxx and Nordstrom Rack sites for pieces because I can generally find items that (1) I love (2) are in my size and (3) are on sale. While it’s not as exciting and takes A LOT more effort, I’m not as disappointed consistently, nor am I breaking the bank on stuff that I only like.
What do y’all think? Should I give up Stitch Fix one more shot? Are you breaking up with subscription boxes?
6 thoughts on “Stitch Fix #13 Review: Breaking Up?”
I wouldn’t waste money but thats just me I use Pinterest for inspiration
I’m thinking of using Pinterest in the same way: instead of pinning what I want from Stitch Fix, I’d like to have it as a source of inspiration! SF is starting feel like a waste — of money, time, and hope!
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Yes that’s a great idea and then found the outfits and incorporate what you already have!
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I tried Stitch Fix twice and never really loved more than 2-3 pieces in total. I also didnt want to waste the $20 so I kept 1 item each time. I decided to forgo the boxes. I am attempting my own styling by hitting up my fave store with $100 and see what I find 🙂
I’ve gone through 13 SF boxes and I’ve only kept two pieces at the most from the best fix. While they were GREAT dresses, I always felt guilty paying so much on each item because I’m such a bargain hunter.
I really like your idea of $100 in your favorite store and finding things you love within that budget. I’ll try that this spring!