Sunday, December 7, 2014

StitchFix December 2014 Review

Somehow, I got my Stitch Fix box today. On a Sunday. Out here, we only get mail three days a week ~ Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. I got pinged that my box had shipped on Wednesday, and was due to arrive by 12/9, Tuesday, so I expected to actually see it on Wednesday 12/10. Must have come Friday and we just haven't been over to Tom and Carol's to get our mail until this morning when Jeff went over to help with chores.  I'm happy it's here early because it gave me a chance to not be rushed, and, with Jeff's help, get some photos taken of all the items.
All my stuff, with the box and the style card. I like the color story of my items this time. 
I'm trying to get better at staging photos of my items. Jeff is a very patient photographer and husband, so kudos to him for helping out! The hardest thing is finding a spot in our house to take photos that has good lighting and a neutral backdrop. Not too many places fit that bill. I have one little corner of wall that works OK if I crop the photos. If it were nice weather, maybe I could talk Jeff into taking the photos with me outside? Next time maybe. Also, I downloaded a very basic frames app so I can group some shots together, show multiple angles, and details. Welcome to modern times, Katie! lol

Let's have a look at what I got this time!

Outfit One, featuring: Mavi Freida Corduroy, and Collective Concepts Gustav Textured V-Neck Sweater. 
 Let's start with the sweater. I don't love it. White/cream is generally not a good color for me- it tends to wash me out. Also, it's a little short in the body for me, and the sleeves kept creeping up as I wore it, too. The material is 100% polyester, which I'm not opposed to in a different style of shirt, but not in a sweater. This one's going back.

Ok, now the cords. I specifically requested a corduroy or velveteen pant in a modern cut, knowing full well that it could be a challenge for my stylist to find a pant that actually fit over my booty without gapping at the back waist. What can I say other than my stylist totally delivered on these! They fit great, with no gap at the back, they're a good length, and they're SUPER comfy. I foresee myself wearing these a lot. They'll work for school, and can be dressed up or down. I can rotate them in and out of my wardrobe with my other black skinny pants from Banana Republic, which is a good thing, since those have to be dry-cleaned. These cords are a definite keeper!

Here's another basic outfit I created with pieces I already had...
Outfit Two, featuring: Mavi Freida Corduroy, denim shirt from Eddie Bauer, and Timberland Earthkeepers boots.

Let me just take a moment to note that this is my third fix and my third different stylist. I haven't requested different stylists, they've just assigned me to someone different each time. I don't know what's up with that, but I'd love it if I could keep the same person for a while at least. Maybe it will lead to consistently better and better fixes? Who am I kidding-- they probably use an algorithm to decide what goes into each fix anyway. Nevertheless, I'm going to try to make a note of that when I check out and see what happens.

Let's move on to the next item.

Outfit Three, featuring: Collective Concepts Esten Button-Up Sleeveless Blouse, and (again!) Mavi Freida Corduroy.
 We've already discussed the cords. I love them. As for the blouse, this is another case where my stylist listened to my request and checked out my recent Pinterest pins of outfits with primary colors. I requested yellow/gold as a color I'm interested in because I can wear it with red for my Iowa State Cyclones or Navy for my MSU Bobcats. Yes, I like to wear team-spirit outfits on days when my teams play. I'm cool like that. I also just really like to wear bright, cheery colors.

This shirt on it's own isn't really fabulous for me. Yellow is another of those colors that just doesn't suit my skin tone very well. That being said, the shirt fits like it's supposed to and is comfortable, and will meet some of my other outfit ideas, as you can see in the next image...

Outfit Four, featuring: Collective Concepts Esten Button-Up Sleeveless Blouse, Mavi Freida Cordoroy (there's those pants again!), cardigan from Target, and hand-made scarf that my dad brought be back from Ireland. Oh, and those Timberland boots again, too.
 Primary color outfit achieved! I could wear this outfit straight to school on a Cyclone game day! I think this looks happy and festive for a day that I'm working in the Elementary school. Jeff also agreed that the shirt looked a lot better as part of an outfit like this. So, I think I'll keep this one, too, along with my cords.

Outfit Five, featuring: Collective Concepts Esten Button-Up Sleeveless Blouse, Look by M Celine Lace Pattern Fringe End Scarf, Pink Martini Augustina Lace Back Open Cardigan, and my own Miss Me straight leg jeans. 
This last outfit features the final two pieces I received in my fix, the lace back cardigan and the scarf. My stylist suggested these two pieces together with the sleeveless top. I think on the whole, the outfit looks good together and I like the style of it. I'm not a huge fan of the scarf. It's just really big. Jeff's comment was, "Why did they send you a blanket?" and then I told him it was a scarf. Oh. I think I may have been more inclined to keep this, even though it's large, if the pattern was different. I also thought about it as maybe a gift for someone else for Christmas. If I were on the border of keeping all five items, I'd probably keep this for the 20% discount when you keep all five, but I knew I wasn't keeping all five, or even four of five.

On the cardigan, it's the right color and the right size. Again, my stylist followed my request for blue and navy, and layering pieces. This piece fits all of those check-marks. The cardigan is nice, but I'm just not a big fan of the lace back trend that's happening right now. I can't explain it, don't know why, but I just don't love the look of a lace back shirt.

Overall, I think I can accomplish the same look of this outfit with pieces I already have, like the scarf in the primary colors outfit, and my own navy cardigan that's already in my closet (not pictured). So, I'm returning both the cardigan and the scarf.

So, after my third fix, I'd still say that I'm happy with Stitch Fix. I still think it's a lot of fun, and I really like having someone else pick out pieces for me and give me outfit suggestions. Again, I think my stylist really listened to my requests and picked out some great pieces, even though she was my third stylist. The shipping and check-out process is easy and fun. There are a lot of benefits to me for continuing with Stitch Fix. The biggest reasons are that there's not a lot of shopping opportunities in Almost-Canada, MT,  and when I am places where there is decent shopping, I don't seem to have a ton of extra time to do said shopping. The prices are reasonable, in my opinion, and I'm getting pieces I may not have picked out or tried on for myself otherwise. I'm getting great styling ideas for cute outfits, too.

Most of all, I think the biggest benefit to me of Stitch Fix is that I'm getting back into looking cute and taking more pride in being fashionable, which is something I had gotten away from since living up here. Ultimately, I'm feeling more confident in my appearance and therefore, in myself. And that's a good thing.

Here's a rundown, again, of what I'm keeping and what I'm sending back.
Look by M Celine Lace Pattern Fringe End Scarf: Returned.
Mavi Freida Corduroy: KEPT, Enthusiastically!!!
Collective Concepts Esten Button-Up Sleeveless Blouse: Kept.
Pink Martini Augustina Lace Back Open Cardigan: Returned.
Collective Concepts Gustav Textured V-Neck Sweater: Returned.

If you haven't tried Stitch Fix and you want to, please consider signing up through my referral link (below) so I can get a little credit when your first Fix ships. If you've already signed up for Stitch Fix using my referral code from last time, but you're still waiting to schedule your first fix (there are a few of you who have done that!) maybe consider scheduling it. You might get some awesome things that you really love, too!


And, in case you're curious, here's a link to my October Stitch Fix Review. 

So, there you have it, folks! Hope you all have a wonderful week!


  1. Cute outfits! I love the pieces that you kept.

    I feel the same way about lace on the back of stuff. It's just not me.

    Thanks for sharing your fix pics!

  2. Thanks! I've been so happy with StitchFix so far!

  3. Love the last outfit on you. Cute pics! I have done eight fixes so far. I liked my first fix well enough that in the note to the stylist the next time, I requested her again -- and have done so each time subsequently. I have always had the same stylist for all eight fixes that way. I really think that's the way it should be! Good luck on getting with one that you like and trust!

    1. Thanks for reading, and for your comments! I'm definitely going to try requesting the same stylist. She did great!


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