Thursday, May 5, 2016

Stitch Fix Review April 2016

Today, I'm posting something a little out of the ordinary for The Prairie Sun Life. It's not farm-related or fitness-related... I guess it falls into the "Life" category. Today, I present you with a review of my latest Stitch Fix shipment!

I haven't signed up for a Fix in a long time. I think my last one was in January, and I didn't keep anything. The time before that, I didn't keep anything either. After a long break, and with the change in seasons, I decided to give Stitch Fix another go.

If you're new to Stitch Fix, here's how it works. You fill out an online style profile that helps narrow down your likes and dislikes.  A professional stylist then selects (with the aid of an algorithm) five pieces of clothing, shoes and accessories to send to you, for a $20 styling fee. Typically, a fix will consist of one or two bottoms, one accessory or shoe, and the rest will be tops. Your items are sent to you via FedEx. Once they arrive, you have three days to try everything on and decide what, if anything, you will keep. Your $20 styling fee is applied toward anything you keep. If you keep all five items in your box, you also get a $20% discount off your total. Anything you don't want, you can return in a pre-paid mailer. Pretty sweet, right?

I also set up a Pinterest board for inspiration for my stylist and link it to my account. This time around, I deleted my old board and started completely fresh with current looks that I am liking for spring. In my note to my stylist, I requested bright spring colors and fun patterns, and also something fun to wear for my birthday, which is coming up.

There is a sort of secret way that you can "peek" ahead of time at what you're receiving in your shipment. I'll admit- I peeked! So, I knew ahead of time that this is what I'd be getting:

Liverpool Kolten Denim Jacket, $98.00
Brixon Ivy Lex Textured Knit Dress, $74.00
Nine West Onlee Pointed Toe Flats, $69.00
Citizens of Humanity Aniston Boyfriend Jeans, $168.00
Daniel Rainn Albado Crew Neck Blouse, $58.00

First impressions, just from the peek? Well, I already have two denim jackets, so it's unlikely I'd keep that. The dress is something I've had pinned in the past, so depending on color and fit, it could be good. Shoes-- I am in need of some shoe updates. Can't wait to see what these are like! Jeans... oh boy. That price is way more than I normally would pay! They'd have to be pretty amazing for me to keep them at that price! And the blouse-- I have several Daniel Rainn tops already that I really like. Excited to see what this one will look like!

Here's a glance at everything, straight out of the box. Right away I see a great mix of colors and styles that I really like!

Now, let's take a look at some of the items and outfits.

First, I tried on the Brixon Ivy Lex Textured Knit Dress with the Liverpool Kolten Denim Jacket and Nine West Onlee Pointed Toe Flats, because my stylist, Cydney, suggested in her note that this would be a cute outfit all together. And- It was! What do you think?
Brixon Ivy Lex Textured Knit Dress and Liverpool Kolten Denim Jacket from Stitch Fix.
Let's talk about this dress. I had forgotten that I actually had this dress pinned on my board, and was delighted to see it in my box. It fit GREAT and I felt really great in it! Win/Win! Plus, Jeff said I looked good and that I better keep it. Any time you get the seal of approval from the hubs, you gotta keep it, right!? I can see myself wearing this to a variety of types of events, dressed up or down. The fit is perfect, it's super comfortable, and I really like the cheery yellow color.
Brixon Ivy Lex Textured Knit Dress from Stitch Fix.

Here's a close up of the fabric:

The Nine West Onlee flats were cute, comfortable, and the correct size. Here are few photos-
Nine West Onlee Flats from Stitch Fix.

Nine West Onlee Flats from Stitch Fix.

But... I have something reasonably similar already, so I decided to send them back. If they had been a different color I might have kept them.

The Liverpool Kolten Denim Jacket was nice, buttery soft, and fit well. But again, I already have a denim jacket (two actually- one white, one blue), and I don't need another one, so the jacket is getting returned, too.  I'm sure it will make someone else very happy!
Liverpool Kolten Denim Jacket from Stitch Fix. 
Outfit Two that I tried on was the Daniel Rainn top with the Citizens of Humanity Aniston Boyfriend Jeans. There was a lot of upside to this outfit.
Daniel Rainn Albado Blouse and Citizens of Humanity Boyfriend Jeans from Stitch Fix.
Starting with this beautiful Daniel Rainn Albado Crew Neck Blouse. I fell in love with the pattern and colors of this top straight out of the box and found myself really hoping it would fit... and it did! It's a little big through the armholes, but I don't think I could go down a size because it fit almost snug across my back. I like the length, the long hem in the back, and the lightweight material. I see myself wearing this all through spring and summer and will layer with cardigans or a jean jacket. Love Love Love. Definite keeper!
Daniel Rainn Albado Crew Neck Blouse from Stitch Fix.
The jeans- I love the idea of white jeans and have been searching for some for quite some time. Alas, the search continues. These are probably at least one size too big in the waist but I think if I went down a size they'd be too small in the hips and thighs. Plus, the $168 price point is too much for me. If they had been spun from silk from the last silkworm in Cleopatra's tomb, then maybe it would have been worth it. But they weren't. And they didn't fit. The quest for white jeans goes on. These are being returned.
Little bit too big!
All in all, I was finally happy with a fix! I think I will request Cydney again. I felt like she took time to read my note, look at my Pinterest board, and actually make personalized selections that fit my requests and aesthetic. While I only kept two out of five items, everything was on-point in terms of overall style. Definitely going to try again and hopefully Cydney will stick with me!

What do you think of this fix? What items would you have kept?

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Have a great weekend, everyone!


  1. I absolutely love that dress! It looks fantastic on you. What a great summer outfit. You received some great stuff. Makes me want to sign up for another fix, even though I've stopped for awhile....

    1. Yeah... I had been in a slump of bad fixes, but I like this one! Thanks for your kind words! I really like that dress, too. :)

  2. I love the blue shirt on you and the yellow dress! Pretty nice fix, overall!!!

    1. Thanks, Tina! I agree! Thanks for reading and commenting!

  3. "If they had been spun from silk from the last silkworm in Cleopatra's tomb, then maybe" - that cracked me up. :) I got a pair of KFTK white boyfriend jeans (that fit more like straight leg/skinnies on me) that I love! I think there were around $88 maybe? You should try requesting those and see if they're the white jeans you're looking for. I'd wear mine 3 times a week if I could. :)

    1. Great tip about the KFTK jeans! Maybe I will request them next time! Thanks for reading and I'm glad you enjoyed my sense of humor... :)


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