Now before I begin, I want to tell you, that I actually think I received a pretty good Fix. I've read a lot of Stitch Fix reviews, and so many of them seemed excessively picky and unfair to me about their Fixes. I really liked everything in this Fix, but for different reasons for each piece, I may send everything back....and I've never done that before! I usually keep everything! Here's why:
Three of the items I received in my Fix I'm wearing above. The skirt, sweater, and bracelet. The vest I received in my Summer Fix HERE. I styled the items this way because my stylist suggested it. She wrote in her note to me "For a fall chic look, pair this with the grey RD Style Sweater, and complete this look by layering on the Pixley trench vest from your previous Fix, along with brown or grey booties." I thought this was an excellent suggestion. I really liked the way the vest looked with this sweater and skirt; which is so funny considering in my last post HERE I was struggling with how to style this vest.
The cost of this skirt is $74.00. For your sizing reference, I'm wearing a size small. In fact, for those who may want to request any of these items in your next Fix, everything I received was a size small.
Here is the styling card.
I think this skirt is super cute. I love the asymmetrical cut, the pattern, and the short length. Any regular reader of my blog knows this 50+ woman has no issues showing her legs! However, I already own two very similar short skirts: one chevron skirt I bought from JCP HERE, and a plaid short skirt sent to me in a previous Fix HERE. I simply did not need another short, dark patterned skirt, even though it has the unique asymmetrical hemline.
Now my next item, the RD Style Bliss Cowl Neck Sweater is a very nice sweater. I like the length. I like the color. My problem with it is that it's a heavy knit which I don't like because it adds unwanted pounds to my frame. I also think it's too warm. Although I live in Northern Wisconsin and experience below zero temperatures many times during the winter, this sweater would be too warm to wear indoors and too hot and bulky to wear under a winter coat outdoors. I think it would work best on a cold day in mild climates without a jacket to be honest. But that's still not why I'm sending it back. I just don't think its anything special. I could find a very similar sweater at JCPenney or Target for $20 or $30 (less if I use a coupon!), so why would I want to spend $78.00 on this one? As I said in my first paragraph of this post, I subscribe to Stitch Fix so that I can receive trendy items; items I can't find locally. I can find this sweater anywhere for a fraction of the price.
I received one piece of jewelry in this Fix. This gold, Zad River Hammered Cuff. I like it, but it costs $28.00. I'm not sure that it is worth it. I could probably find something similar for $5.00 to $10.00 somewhere else. But, my husband liked it, so I'm thinking about it. My Fix arrived on a Saturday and I have three business days to decide what I want to keep or send back. So I'm still thinking about it, and you can help me decide in the comments box below!
My next item is a teal green button down blouse. Here is the styling card.
This is a very nice blouse, however I knew before I tried it on that it was going back. I already have a green tunic that I received from a previous Fix (see THIS POST), plus a teal cardigan shown in these posts HERE and HERE. I did not need another green shirt. Also, button downs do not work for me because of my large bust in comparison to my frame. The shirt fit perfectly except in the bust, so I had to wear a tank underneath just to photograph it. I had the "button gap" syndrome!
I took the suggestion off the Style Card and wore my top with dark jeans and leopard print flats.
If you like button downs (they are not my favorite), you will like this shirt and might consider requesting it in your next Fix. The fabric is very soft and comfortable. It has a lot of nice detail with the gold hardware, the pockets, the rounded hemline, and the interesting pleated sleeve caps.
The cost of this shirt is $58.00.
And finally, here is the one I need your help on. This is the only item in my Fix which I am torn whether or not to keep. The Tart Patmos Bomber Jacket.
My husband absolutely loved this jacket and I really like it too. I've been wanting a bomber jacket FOREVER, but just can't seem to find the perfect one for me. Out of everything in this Fix, this one was my favorite. And I really appreciate that it is a trendy item. However, there are a couple of things I don't like about it. The first one being the price. It costs $88.00. That just seems way too steep. I only spent $134.00 on a down winter coat from Macy's last year. $88.00 for a jacket I won't get much use out of seems frivolous. Secondly, I'm not sold on the jacket's material. It is a knit material, and although that makes it very comfortable, it just doesn't seem like a jacket to me but more of a sweatshirt. It's very clingy in the arms, so I would be limited with what I could wear underneath. The styling cards show button downs or tunics with it, but I think those type of shirts would be too bulky underneath. So I styled mine with a form fitting Covered Perfectly long sleeve tee underneath.
I like the black and white pattern on this jacket. I also like that it seems to be a more grown-up version of the traditional bomber jacket.
So what do you think? Is it worth it?
I have until Wednesday to decide. I would love to hear your thoughts if I should keep the bracelet, jacket, or both. Or do should I just send everything back since I don't have to pay the styling fee. Please let me know in the comment box below.
Have a Great Day! Amy
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Edited to Add: I returned everything in this Fix. If my styling fee had not been waived, I would have kept the bracelet otherwise I would have had to pay $20.00 for nothing. I decided to return the jacket because of the material. If the material were more coat-like and less sweatshirt-like, I would have kept it.