Stitch Fix Review - June 2016

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Stitch Fix is a subscription-based personal styling service. It has an extensive range of clothing, all of which are very high-quality, with personal stylists all over the country. For a $20 styling fee, Stitch Fix will put together a box of 5 items for you. When they arrive, you can try them on in the comfort of your own home (without that awful department store lighting or those fun house mirrors). Then, you can send back what you don't want in a prepaid package and keep what you do! You only pay for what you want, and your $20 styling fee is subtracted from your order once you purchase one item. If you keep all five, then you get a 25% discount, which can sometimes make a HUGE difference. 

For this fix, I was looking for work appropriate summer wear - breezy, modest, wouldn't show sweat, but feel like pajamas. I also asked for straight or bootcut pants that would be work appropriate.

So here's what I got this round:

Bowood Keyhole Detail Blouse - $48.00

Man, I did not realize how uncomfortable I would be with taking photos!

Man, I did not realize how uncomfortable I would be with taking photos!

#AwkwardHands

#AwkwardHands

I absolutely love this blouse. It's black and white, with a blue detail right down the middle and on the back yoke. It isn't sheer, so no need to layer a cami under, and totally modest! Plus, I love that it is simple, but with a faint, feminine, vintage feel. As soon as I pulled it out of the box, I knew I would love it. Plus, the fit is perfect! I have little to no curves, which generally means that shirts have too much fabric in the chest and it just looks like I'm dressing up in my mom's clothes.

Verdict: Keep

Emer Bootcut Pant - $98.00

This nugget really wanted to be in the photos.

This nugget really wanted to be in the photos.

Now she's just flaunting that booty... not me, the dog.

Now she's just flaunting that booty... not me, the dog.

These pants are like yoga pants. They are super stretchy, not at all sheer (I hate seeing people bend over in their black stretch pants - PEOPLE, be careful! just because they are a dark color does not mean that you are covered back there....) Anyway, they look like a nice dark, crisp, black slack, but fit and feel like yoga pants. Um.... YAAAAAS! Plus they are long enough for my crazy legs, and actually give me hips!

Downsides: no pockets. They do stretch at the knees throughout the day.

Verdict: Keep

Overall, Joanna picked the best work pants for me. Sure, I would never pay $100 for yoga pants, but these will last me a long time, and they are a pair of pants that I ACTUALLY want to wear, and they are work appropriate! No one would ever think that I was wearing sweats.

Papermoon Blane Scoop Neck Blouse - $48.00

Something about this blouse made me feel like a teapot.

Something about this blouse made me feel like a teapot.

It does have a small keyhole in the back, and some decorative details on the shoulders.

It does have a small keyhole in the back, and some decorative details on the shoulders.

Although in the above pictures it made me hard to tell, the actual fabric is light pink.

Although in the above pictures it made me hard to tell, the actual fabric is light pink.

The style of this blouse isn't perfect for me - It doesn't do anything to create the illusion of curves, and just reinforces my boxyness. And I hate pink. Like hate, hate, hate it. My husband thought I should keep this blouse because it doesn't look terrible on, and the colors aren't that bad.

But, if you read my post here on what my goal for my wardrobe is, you will know that I want to build a closet full of clothes that I absolutely love, actually fit me, and make me feel like me. I didn't feel like me in this top.

Verdict: Keep for the discount - but will be selling on the Facebook boards

Norris Split Neck Blouse - $44.00

Now it's time for our Mr. Griz to make an appearance.

Now it's time for our Mr. Griz to make an appearance.

"Dad, are you done yet?"

"Dad, are you done yet?"

Very vibrant orange with deep royal purple pattern.

Very vibrant orange with deep royal purple pattern.

I loved the way this fit me. It was WAAAAY too long in the back, but that is something that I could easily hem (by 4-6 inches probably). I really like hi-low tops, and I like coverage on my rear, but this seemed way to extreme.

But man, this fit me so well in the chest! Like crazy good. And it helped add some curves if you looked at it from straight on. But I didn't love the way it looked from the side or the back.

Once again though, these colors are NOT something I would every pick up or ever want to wear. 

Verdict: Keep for the discount - but will be selling on the Facebook boards

Denise Bootcut Jean - $88.00

Another slam-dunk pair of pants for me. These dark-wash jeans have a good 1-2 inch stretch in them, and are made of a thick, durable cotton. I won't be able to wear any holes in these for at least a few years! 

The fit was perfect, and they are suuuper comfortable - maybe not yoga pant status, but easily the most comfortable pair of jeans I've ever worn.

Bonus: Joanna sent me an extra-long this time. SCORE!

As you can see in this picture, and the other ones with the Norris Tank, they also give me some booty! As someone who always fit better into boy's jeans (not mens, but boys... story of my life) it feels really good to have a pair of jeans that make me feel like a woman.

Cue the Shania Twain

Out of the box, these pants smelled AWFUL. I am hoping that it is just leftover BO from whoever tried them on before me. But if I wash them and they still smell that bad, I might have to send them back. I hope not though, because I LOVE THEM!

Verdict: Keep - obviously


I ended up keeping all of the items because buying all five with the 25% discount was $20 cheaper than just buying the three items I actually wanted (both pairs of pants and the Bowood Blouse). So I will be selling the other two blouses. (Send me a note through the Contact page if you are interested).

Now I can get rid of the jeans that hang funny and are too short, and the pair of work pants that I'm ashamed of. Although I didn't need a new blouse, the Boxwood will be heavily used, and will replace several of my t-shirt material tanks that I hide under cardigans in the summertime.

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What do you think of my slow wardrobe takeover? How have you built an adult wardrobe?

Also, how did I do with my first review? Good or bad? Should I do more? Or stick to my #adultingFAILs?