On Monday's Fashion Post, I reviewed three pieces from my November Stitch Fix box. Today I will review the last two items in that box and review my entire Fix letting you know what I kept and what I sent back.
Before I begin let me say that this was probably the hardest Fix I ever had to decide on. It was so hard in fact that I created a poll on my Instagram stories to help me. Over 125 women participated in the poll, and they really helped sway my decision, because I kept one item I did not think I would keep when I initially saw my Fix, and I sent back one item I thought I would keep.
Let's begin with the Instagram poll winner: this floral belle sleeve top. 90% of Instagram users said I should keep the top.
Nine Britton Peralta Bell Sleeve Knit Top
OK, I will admit when I peeked at the Stitch Fix website before my box arrived and I saw this top, I was already pretty sure I was going to keep it. It's an "Amy top": it's pretty, floral, and it has a lovely color and shape. It's also a comfortable thin knit so I won't get hot when I wear it and I can layer a vest over it.
I love the belle sleeves and gorgeous floral print. And I was grateful for the burgundy background, because I have too much black in my closet already.
My next item I was pretty sure I was going to send back when I saw it on the website and even after I tried them on. But you guys and my husband, changed my mind. These cords were the next most popular "Keep" item on Instagram.
Edyson "Hampton Skinny Corduroy"
The reason I almost did not keep them was because they were "navy" and I thought "Why do I need them, I already own plenty of blue jeans?" But, depending on the light, they are not the same color blue as your typical pair of blue jeans. They actually look kind of purple at times. I also almost sent them back because the rise was a little low for me and they felt a tad uncomfortable. However, after I had them on awhile, they grew more and more comfy (they are a stretchy cord). I think they were just a bit stiff when I first put them on, but then they stretched a bit.
My husband liked the cords because he thought they really flattered my figure. And after I saw the pictures (Taking pictures of me in my Stitch Fix items helps me decide what to keep. Pictures show you a lot of things mirrors do not) I agreed. In some miraculous way, the cords lift up the buttocks and any woman over fifty needs that extra help! ha ha!
I also kept the pants because would you believe I don't already own a pair of corduroys? Corduroy material is really trending now, so this pair of corduroy pants was a good addition to my wardrobe.
So there you have it, the two items I kept in this Fix were this top and blue cords. Now let's review what I sent back and why.
Lemon Tart "Kallen Ponte Puffer Vest"
Status: Sent Back
I know, I can hear your screams now "I can't believe you sent this vest back!". I can't believe it either. You guys, I loved this vest. I loved it. It was so gorgeous and well made, BUT it was also very expensive ($88.00). I just could not justify spending that much money on a vest I would most likely only wear 2 or 3 times before the season was over. I already own four puffer vests, and even though none of those vests are as nice as this one, I truly did not need it. Sending this vest back was one of the hardest Stitch Fix decisions I ever made. I'm still not sure I made the right decision, as I loved this vest and I know I will never find anything like it in a store.
The vest was not that popular on Instagram. Only 70% of pollsters said I should keep it. That also helped influence my decision.
Marlyn Schiff "Newman Circle Charm Layering Necklace"
Status: Sent Back
I thought this necklace was super cute. I loved the mix of silver and gold and the little circle charms. But, it was also very "cheap" looking in real life. The chain and metals were very thin. Now don't get me wrong, I don't mind wearing cheap jewelry. "Charming Charlies" and I are good friends. But, this necklace cost $34.00 and I could easily find a similar one at Charming Charlies for half that or less.
Vero Moda "Leroya Crew Neck Pullover Sweater"
Status: Sent Back
This item polled at only "70% keep" on Instagram. It was my least favorite piece in this
Fix. I loved the color, the length, and the thin knit, but I did not like the high crew neck and shoulder cut. It did not flatter me at all. Plus, I already own two sweaters that are a similar color so I did not need it.
So out of five pieces, I kept two items: the floral belle sleeve top and a pair of blue corduroys. Do you think I kept the right items? I'd love to hear from you!
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Well now I can say I am glad you sent the vest back. As a person who sews (aka sewer), it really bothered me that the plaid did not match on the seams. It was all I could see when I looked at it. Unmatched plaids just don't deserve to be bought. Hope that makes you feel better!ReplyDelete
Oh wow! I never noticed that! Thanks for mentioning it. Yes, you're right the plaids don't match up. I am so glad you said something because I do feel better. And here I was going on and on about how well made it was! ha ha! No, the fabric, weight of the material and other details were amazing, but yea, the plaids didn't match up, and for that price, they should!Delete
Glad I didn't offend you. Now those cords are very very nice.Delete
No. Not at all. I can't believe I didn't notice it myself. I'm so happy I sent the vest back now!Delete
Adore those cords, such a fabulous color!!! You look precious as can be!ReplyDelete
Thanks Andrea! The cords were very popular in the poll.Delete
What a pretty colors! Have a great weekend!ReplyDelete
Thanks Nancy! You too!Delete
I was one of those that voted for you to keep the vest, Amy. But if you're not going to wear it, you made the right decision. It's hard when we can't have everything. But I love those cords.I just wore a pair yesterday, and they are perfect for the season.ReplyDelete
I know, I did love it, but another reader pointed out that the plaid stripes didn't match up on the seams, and for the price of the vest...they should. I am so happy I kept the cords! I think I will do polls with all my Fixes from now on. It was very helpful. I wore my cords all day yesterday, and they were so comfy.Delete
I think you made the right call on the pieces to keep and send back. It's hard enough to walk away from pieces you really like out in the store--it must be extra hard when they're in your own home! I guess that's what Stitch Fix must count on...ReplyDelete
It is hard to send items back. I usually love everything, but I can't keep everything every single month.Delete
Such a pretty shade of blue and cords are definitely great this time of the year! I used to have a pair of cords years ago, but non in my closet now. The vest is really pricey, not very economical since it's a piece not worn very often, so I think you made the right decision by sending it back. The sweater is such a pretty color and looks like a nice soft material, too bad the cut wasn't right, so I totally understand why you sent it back. The blouse you kept is really pretty and goes so well with the cords!ReplyDelete
Thank you Ellie! I just tried the top with a pair of black dress pants and it looks great for a more dressed up occasion too!Delete
So cold! This look is so perfect!!ReplyDelete
That bell sleeve top is definitely a keeper!ReplyDelete
Thank you! Just the wore the top to church today, and I plan on wearing it again sometime over the holidays.Delete
I really like the items you kept!! And, if the husband likes a piece... it's a def. keeper in my book! Ha! I just recently kept a pair of coords from Stitch Fix, too. My pair is burgundy. I love that first floral top on you!ReplyDelete
Thanks Carrie. I may have struggled with this Fix but in the end I really think I kept the right items...thanks to everyone's input! I've seen so many other bloggers showing these same cords. I've seen them in olive and burgundy too. They are definitely popular.Delete
I agree that top is definitely a keeper and the cord jeans seemed so fun! it's good that the box was full of so many nice items that it was hard to pick which ones to keep - it means that they are getting better at nailing your style! :)ReplyDelete
Hope that you had a great weekend :) We had a quiet and relaxing one here.
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Well that's a positive way to look at Mica! You are so right. Thanks for visiting!Delete
Cute and cozy look dear. Love the sweater, that's a classic combo with the boots.ReplyDelete
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Love these cute looks! That floral top is adorable!ReplyDelete
I like the floral top with the bell sleeves. The keyhole in the back is really unique!ReplyDelete
Thanks Ruth! I love it too! I'm getting a lot of wear out of it already.Delete