It's Stitch Fix time again! I'm so excited to share this Fix with you today. SF reveals are quickly becoming some of my favorite posts these days. I just love seeing what other people get, how things fit them and what they choose to keep or send back. It's almost like going shopping with a friend, right?
For anyone not familiar with the concept, Stitch Fix is a personal styling service where you fill out a style profile by answering questions about your likes/dislikes, style, sizing, price limits, etc. Your personal stylist chooses 5 items for you based on your profile and any specific requests you leave in the comments. You receive your 5 items, along with style cards that show you ways to wear each piece and you try on the clothes in the comfort of your home and decide what to keep or send back. You have 3 days to send back anything you don't want in a prepaid envelope. For each box you receive, there's a $20 styling fee, which will be deducted from the price of your receipt, should you keep anything. If you keep all 5 items, you get a 25% discount on your purchase.
Since I knew I was heading to Park City at the end of the month for a bachelorette party during Sundance Film Festival, I requested some pieces that would work on that trip. I wanted faux fur and leather, warm mountainy clothing and something that would be trendy/glamourous for a bachelorette party. I had another new stylist this month (my last three boxes have all been with different stylists and I don't know why) and "Leslie" picked some cute pieces that had a lot of potential and a few pieces that left me a bit underwhelmed and confused. Above is the note I received with my fix.
Ok...on with the fashion show!
Skies are Blue - Miya Faux Fur Hooded Coat
First up was this adorable camel coat with a faux fur trimmed hood. I love this coat, but definitely think it's more like a jacket (not very warm). The color is great, I like the asymmetric zipper and love the fur on the hood. I do wish it was a bit warmer, but I like that it wasn't super bulky or hard to pack. I think it fit well, so long as the clothes I wore under the coat were thin layers...I tried wearing a thick sweater with it and felt like I was going to rip the seams out of the back of the coat. (Picture me walking around with my arms raised and singing "fat girl in a little coat" like Chris Farley.)
Pixley - Margo Embellished Shoulder Blouse
This one baffled me as to why my stylist thought it was appropriate for the mountains or glamorous enough that it would work for a bachelorette party. I hated this. I felt like I was wearing a marching band top from the 70's (or maybe a member of Sargent Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band). The shirt itself was not flattering on me and I really hated the gold/silver weaving on the top. The sleeves did have cute tabs so you could roll them, however, since it's January, I wanted to keep them down, which meant they were way too long. I do appreciate v-neck tops, but this one definitely didn't do me any favors since it had a really high neckline and a weird collar. I usually love black and metallics, but this was just not working for me.
Skies are Blue - Hernandez Pointelle Detail Pullover Sweater
I thought this sweater had a lot of potential when I read about it in my note, but when I pulled it out of the box I immediately knew it wasn't going to work for me. First off, the cut-outs just don't work on someone with breasts. Even with a tan camisole underneath, the cutouts drew unwanted attention to all the wrong places. The cutouts on the back were fine, but the front was awkward. The sweater was a dark hunter/army green and just didn't really work for me. I love green, but it was too neutral and made me wish it was a brighter pop of color. I think I'm going to modify my profile to stop receiving items in this color - it just doesn't work for me. And finally, the shape/cut wasn't very flattering. It didn't hang all that well and looked a bit frumpy. Also, not warm.
Just Black - Faye Skinny Jean
I have to admit that these jeans fit great and were so incredibly comfortable. However, I already have a pair of grey jeans and honestly, I never wear them. I've had them for about a year and I've only worn them a handful of times. They're just not what I reach for when I get dressed, so I knew I probably wouldn't get much use out of these either, even though they fit really well. Had they been black or a distressed denim I probably would have kept them.
Echo - Alma Stitch Detail Triangle Scarf
I usually don't choose to receive any accessories from Stitch Fix (clothing only), but I recently changed my style profile to receive scarves (just this once) and am so glad I did. This was by far my favorite item included in my fix this month. This scarf is so awesome! I love the colors (can wear with black, grey or tan), I love the tassels/poms on the end, I love the triangle shape. It's thick and warm and so soft. I have nothing like this in my closet and was so excited to wear this in Park City. I got tons of compliments on the scarf and now want to wear it all the time (is it weird to wear a scarf to bed?).VERDICT: Kept
What do you think?
Did I make the right decisions?
Anything you would have kept?
PSST!! Please be sure to come back here tomorrow (Friday, February 5th) - I'm joining some amazing bloggers and giving away a $500 Stitch Fix gift card! You are not going to want to miss this! All the details will be right here tomorrow! I can't wait! I wish I could win this for myself.