It's March! Time for another edition of Stitch Fix findings. I know it's been a while since my last Stitch Fix post from late January. I received a box in February, but due to sick kids, a hectic work schedule and lack of good light in the evenings I wasn't able to take any photos. Womp womp...blogger fail. However, you didn't miss much. I was once again (for the 5th month in a row) paired with a new stylist. I'm really hoping eventually I find a stylist that really gets me or at least someone that will stick with me a couple months in a row and get to know my likes/dislikes. So far, no luck in that department. That month I requested a few specific items, which I've never done. I asked for a white v-neck shell to go under a blazer/cardigan/jacket, a pair of colored jeans (not red or green), a bright colored top and some fun moto leggings. I received one of those things - a bright colored top, which was the only item I kept. This was my first 1/5, which was disappointing. The other items they sent either weren't a good fit (over-sized plaid shirt, sweater with short torso) or weren't practical for my lifestyle ($200 white jeans!!! I have 2 messy kids...what were they thinking?). So, yeah...disappointed.
For my March fix, I decided not to request anything in particular or make any suggestions and just see what I ended up with. Total grab bag. Here's what I received...
41Hawthorn Tameron Button Down Blouse
I really wanted to love this top. The color is SO me. I love love love bright red. I also love that it's a v-neck and a bit dressier than a regular t-shirt. However, I just don't think the fit was super flattering. For one, the detail on the shoulders made them feel very broad. I'm petite, so it felt very widening, if that makes any sense. Also, I wasn't really a fan of the double pockets on the front. They hit in exactly the wrong place, if you know what I mean. My girls don't need any extra flaps up there. And finally, the buttons on the front were kind of heavy, which pulled the shirt down in the front and made it a bit droopy. Maybe I just needed a smaller size? I don't know. It looks pretty good in the photos and I love the color - I wish it would have worked out.
This is another one I had mixed feelings about. On the one hand, this shirt was so incredibly soft and comfortable. But, on the other hand, it's a plain gray t-shirt. There's nothing fancy about it and I just had a hard time justifying the price tag ($44) for something that I felt like I could get at Rack for half that price. Plus, the color just completely washes me out. I'm too pale right now (and always) to pull this off.
Mavi Angie Skinny Jean
I was very disappointed to pull out yet another pair of skinny jeans. I've already purchased two pairs of jeans from Stitch Fix and didn't really need another pair. However, the minute I put these on, I didn't want to take them off. Like ever. These are the most comfortable pair of jeans I've ever put on. They fit like a dream and are so incredibly soft you could sleep in them. They're actually quite a bit lighter than the jeans I normally wear, so I feel like they're more casual and would perfect for running around after the kids on the weekends. Plus, they look great with my favorite Chucks.
Lysse Brogan Printed Pencil Skirt
This bright blue floral skirt had so much potential. I love the colors and love florals, but it just didn't work for me. First of all, it was too long. I like my pencil skirts to hit at/above the knees, but this one hit below my knee (unless I hiked it up to my chest). Plus, there were 4 seams (front, back and both sides), which I didn't like. Every time I looked down I felt like maybe I was wearing the skirt backwards (I wasn't). The other issue I had was what to pair with this skirt - I felt like nothing I owned really worked with it. I tried on a number of options and didn't like any of them. And while I do work in a corporate office where this skirt would be appropriate, I just didn't see myself wearing it much. It's pretty and bright and sticks out, which means it's not something that you can wear more than once every couple of weeks, so I didn't think I'd get a lot of wear out of it.
Seychelle Eager Woven Toe D'Orsay Flat
Last but not least (ok...least) were these bronze d'orsay flats. First of all, I'm thrilled that Stitch Fix now offers shoes, but I didn't realize that my profile was set so that I'd receive them (I like to stick with clothing, no shoes or accessories). I was surprised to find shoes in my box, but willing to give them a shot. Unfortunately, they picked a style of shoe that is SO not me. I just can't wear this type of shoe - I walk right out of the backs and cannot keep them on. Plus, I just don't like the way they look on my feet. Not a fan of the color either. Just an all-around fail.
41 Hawthorn Carla Crochet Detail Blouse
So, this is the bright colored shirt that I ended up keeping from my February box. As I mentioned above, this is the only item I kept and I almost didn't (I'm glad I did). This top is super cute with jeans for a casual look or can be dressed up and worn to the office. I love the color, the v-neck and the detail on the sleeve. I do wish the cap sleeves were a tad bit longer, but overall I really like this shirt. (For those that have asked, I'm wearing The Icon Skinny Jeans from Joe's Jeans, which are absolutely amazing.)
So there you have it! March was my second 1/5 in a row and once again, I was a bit disappointed. This fix had a lot of potential, though, so I'm not completely over it. I'm not sure if I'm getting more selective about what I'm keeping or if I just haven't found the right stylist, but I felt like this one was closer. I'm considering asking to keep this stylist and hopefully steer her more in the right direction, but I'm not sure if that's the way to go? Anyone had luck with that?
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What do you think about these pieces?
Did I make the right decisions?
What was your favorite item?