If you haven’t heard, Ivor and I had a pretty rough month last month (his bike accident and our 2nd miscarriage). Right in the middle of all the crap that was going on, Stitch Fix #13 arrived (literally the day we got home from the hospital). It was the least exciting of all my fixes and not because of the clothes. It was just because of circumstances surrounding its arrival. Turns out, even a box of new clothes isn’t enough to cheer one up in the midst of suffering. I tried everything on for Ivor, he gave me his opinion and I quickly sent back all the items we didn’t like. I didn’t take pictures or write a review. I just wasn’t in the mood for such trivial things. However, I’m in a better place mentally/emotionally now so here I am, back to writing clothing reviews. Before I jump into the most recent fix (#14), I did snap a few pics of what I kept from the last box (#13).
Tessa Lace Detail Dress (Le Lis)
I pinned this exact dress (have I mentioned how much I love that the stylists actually look at my Pinterest board?) It was a winner as soon as I put it on. It’s a great fit. The fabric has some texture to it and a little stretch. I didn’t think I’d like the pleats on the front but I do. Classic black and white means it can be dressed up (with heels and fancy jewelry) or dressed down (with a denim jacket and flats). The lace detail on the back is the cherry on top. Love this dress!
Cheyanne Printed Maxi Skirt (Loveappella)
I requested another maxi skirt this fix and as usual, when I ask, I receive (most of the time). I think the print is really cool and I don’t have anything like it. In typical maxi-style, it’s insanely comfortable. I do need to find more tops to wear with it though (besides a plain black tank).
The other items I received (that I returned): a baby blue cardigan with some lace detail on the shoulders (it reminded me of a nightgown so it had to go), a maxi-dress that I just didn’t love enough to keep for the price, and a sweatshirt-material top, again with lace detail on the shoulders (but the way the sleeves were cut made me look really broad on top).
Ok, moving on to fix #14!
Item #1 and #2: Jaye Cutout Shoulder Top (THML) and Elea Cuffed Short (Level 99)
These are both getting returned. I’ll start with the shorts: loose and baggy (not my style). And the only thing I like about the top is the colors. The cut-out thing on the shoulders is just weird. And I’d have to wear a different bra with it…since the cut-outs are exactly where a normal bra strap sits on your shoulder. Boo. I don’t like switching bras to work with certain tops, unless I LOVE the top enough to put in the extra work lol.
Item #3 and #4: Sonoma Striped Sleeveless Top (FUN2FUN) and Adorra Skinny Jean (Just Black)
I’m a little torn on the top. I like the style/fit/cut, not sure about the colors though (navy/orange). It’s blousy and lightweight. It has the high-low hemline, which I like a lot. But I’m not sure if I love it enough to keep it. The jeans, of course, fit like a dream. Hard to tell from the pictures, but they’re super dark blue/navy. Hard to say no to a good pair of jeans!
Item #5: Huebert Space Dye Open Cardigan (Renee C)
Another exact pin received! This cardigan is a keeper for sure. I dig the open-drape style and I like the neutral grey color. It’s something that’s been missing from my wardrobe and will definitely get a lot of use.
So that’s that! What do you think? I’m definitely returning the first 2 items (weird cut-out top and loose shorts). I’m definitely keeping the cardigan and the jeans. I’m a “maybe” on the sleeveless striped top.
Sidebar: While I love Stitch Fix and remain loyal to them, I recently signed up for another “clothing subscription”-type of service, Trunk Club! They just launched women’s clothing (up until now they’ve only been a style service for men). While I certainly don’t need to spend more money on clothing, I DO need some good, high-quality, comfortable shoes! And Trunk Club offers shoes!! I received my first trunk and will be writing a review soon, stay tuned 🙂