I thoroughly enjoyed writing my last Stitch Fix review, despite not keeping one item. The general consensus on my Facebook page was that I made a mistake by not keeping the maxi-dress but I stand by my decision – I did not like how the top and bottom came together. And I’m tired of purchasing clothes that evoke a eh, it’ll do response from me only to sit in my closet unworn for years. I rather have a small closet home to clothes I love than a huge walk-in closet filled to the brim with outfits that make me feel like a sad panda on the inside.
A couple of weeks ago, I received an email from Stitch Fix offering to wave the $20 styling fee on my next box because I didn’t like anything enough to keep in my previous fix. I took them up on the offer and scheduled my next box to arrive after we returned from our Spring Break trip to Florida. Guys – this fix was so much better. I requested all tops and dresses and I’m happy to report that there was not a sad boob pocket to be found. I did not keep all five items but with the exception of a drab maxi-skirt, I liked everything I tried on. And two pieces I loved enough to keep.
Skies are Blue Dakoda 2fer Dress $54
I love this dress. Love. Love. Love. I really like to wear dresses in the summer (the threat of thigh sweat in shorts is real) and I’m finding it more and more difficult to locate casual dresses that fall into that magical realm of not too short and not too long. This dress hits the mark. Not only are the colors gorgeous but the top is form fitting without being too tight or too stretchy and is made of a really nice knit material (see close up below).
The skirt swings when I walk and the cotton material is super breathable but not too thin. I love how I can wear it as-is for a more casual look or pair it with a blazer or a cardigan if I need something a little more dressy.
Collective Concepts Katelynn Dress $78
This dress is my favorite piece from the box. The minute I saw it, I crossed all my fingers and toes hoping that it would look as good on me as it did folded up in the box. It is the most perfect silky material and has a flirty hemline that is a bit longer in the front and the back than the sides. The top is conservative so it’d be perfect for a wedding or various military events such as a change of command or a promotion ceremony. Again, I love the colors – I’m such a sucker for a bright orange-red and blue-purple combination. That’s probably how I ended up at Clemson University.
Dee Elly Novi Tie Front Top $40
I was unsure how I would like this top because mid-30s and tie-front top usually aren’t synonymous. Verdict? It looked okay but it was too short for my taste. When I raised my arms, it ventured into crop-top territory. And because I wasn’t invited to Jersey Shore: Family Vacation, I really have nowhere to wear a crop-top. This shirt was also missing a button. Because I had not received a damaged item from Stitch Fix before, I emailed for clarification on how to handle the situation. This is the prompt response I received –
“Had you been interested in the top, I would have checked our inventory for a replacement. If there was one available and you wanted the exchange, I would have reserved it and sent it your way. If there wasn’t an exchange available, I would have left a note for your Stylist so they could send a non-damaged piece in a future Fix. We generally take the damaged piece back so our quality team can take a look at the damage. We never want you to pay to send a damaged piece back, so we’re always happy to issue a prepaid return label if it’s necessary.
It typically takes 2-4 days for an exchange to ship out. If the replacement piece arrives and it’s not a hit, you’re definitely not stuck with it. Simply write in to firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know so we can issue a prepaid return label. We’ll happily refund you in full when the item is received at the warehouse.”
I’ve been impressed with Stitch Fix’s customer service so I have no doubt that if I wanted to keep this top, they would have issued a replacement asap without a headache on my part.
Airika Woven Lace Front Knit Top $48
I really liked this shirt but I just didn’t feel like it was worth $48. If it were $30, I would have kept it. I totally get that I am paying a premium for the opportunity to shop in the comfort of my own home and having a stylist pick out items that I wouldn’t necessarily pick out myself. But I just can’t justify paying that much for a simple cotton sleeveless shirt that I can find at LOFT.
Faith + Zoe Romina Maxi Skirt $54
Is it possible for me to wear a maxi skirt without looking like I’m attending an open casting call to become the next wife in a polygamist family? Nope. I have since added NO MAXI-ANYTHING! to my style profile. Because no. Just no. Where did my waist go? Is it backpacking through Europe trying to find itself?
Overall, I’d call this a successful Stitch Fix. I love the two dresses that I ended up keeping and I will wear them quite a bit this summer. If you’re so inclined, check out Stitch Fix – I recommend everyone try it at least once (if you end up signing up via that link, I’ll get credit for a referral – so if that bothers you, just type Stitch Fix in Google). The $20 styling fee is waived so receiving your first fix is absolutely at no cost to you! It’s worth a shot – who knows, you may just find a piece that you love.