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Four times a year I like to receive a order from Stitch Fix; one Fix for every season. I do this not because I hate shopping, but I like to try on clothes that I might not normally pick for myself. For this Fix, I asked my stylist to send me clothes for an upcoming vacation at Myrtle Beach. I asked for comfortable vacation clothes and I mentioned that I would spend a lot of long hours in the car. This is what she sent me.
My first thought upon opening the box was that there were an awful lot of dark colors in there for a beach vacation. Maybe I'm wrong, but when I think of a beach vacation I think of pretty summer tropical colors. But I kept an open mind, and continued to examine the contents of the box.
I received in my Fix, one dress, two tops, one tote, and a pair of jeans. Here is the first top:
The top has a nice yoke with a lace up feature and a bit of lace on top of the bust line.
The cost of the top is $58.00 and for size reference I'm wearing a Medium.
The style card showed the top with blue jeans, but I wanted to see what it looked like with white jeans. I really did like the top. It just wasn't something I was looking for.
The lace up detail with the tassel's and the extra lace above the bust is really cute!
I also liked the distribution of the flower print on the top. More flowers in the yoke and the bottom, and just a scattering of flowers every where else.
The bag I'm holding in all the pictures also came in this Fix. I was tempted to keep the bag because it went with all my outfits and I loved the little mini bag that goes inside too. But I decided to send it back because it cost $58.00 and to be honest, I thought it was a little flimsy and cheap looking for that price.
The bag is reversible. It is a mint green on one side and a vanilla on the other. I loved the little tassel's on both bags too.
This is the vanilla side.
The next item I received I knew would be going back before I even tried it on when I saw the bow tie. I HATE, HATE, HATE bow ties on blouses. They do nothing for my already huge bust not to mention that I either feel like a pregnant woman or a school girl when I have one on. Yuck! This is one trend that is just not for me!
The cost of the top is $54.00.
Well because I'm brave and real, here's what I look like with the top on. I'm wearing a size Medium. I'm also wearing the jeans that came in the Fix and carrying the tote.
The jeans I almost kept. They fit super well and were so comfy. But then again, I have never received a pair of jeans from Stitch Fix that I didn't like. They have THE BEST JEANS on the planet. But I just didn't need them. I asked my stylist for ankle pants and she sent me jeans. Maybe she thinks jeans are pants, but if I wanted ankle jeans, I would have asked for ankle jeans not ankle pants. Oh well. I still almost kept the jeans cause I liked them so much. But at a cost of $78.00 for something I didn't really need, it made no sense.
Both my husband and I liked the way the jeans looked from the front, but hubby thought they flattened out my butt. So back they went.
The jeans also didn't taper in at the ankle, but kind of flared out a bit. I wasn't sure I liked that.
If you're interested in these jeans, I'm wearing a size 28.
The jeans are faded on the seat and the thigh.
The last item in my Fix was this dress. I must admit, I was on the fence with this one. I normally like shift dresses on me, but this one reminded me of a potato sack. But when my husband saw it on me, it was love at first sight. My daughter liked it as well and thought it was very different.
It has a very unique neckline that I've never seen in a shift dress style before. I also liked the print on the hem.
But this Fix wasn't just for me, it was for my hubby as well. I will be spending a romantic week with him in a hotel right on the beach and when I walked down the stairs wearing this dress he was like "VA-VA-VOOM!" So it was sold! What can I say, Love is blind.
The cost of the dress is $58.00 and I'm wearing a size Medium.
I styled my dress with new Steve Madden Wedges, but I love how the stylist card shows it worn with sneakers too. I might have to do that if I wear the dress on a day when we are walking a lot.
Even though the dress has that potato sack look, I think it will be super comfy on hot days. My daughter suggested belting it, but I don't have a waist so that made it look worse.
I did try the dress on with a denim jacket and two cardigans because I was concerned about wearing the dress to places where I might be uncomfortable showing so much skin. It looked really great with a jacket or a cardigan. You'll have to wait to see that look in a future fashion post!
So out of the five items I received, the only item I kept was the dress. I have to admit, I was a little disappointed in this Fix and felt my stylist really didn't listen to me. I've had the same stylist for all the years I've subscribed to Stitch Fix, but because I checked the box "My Stylist Didn't Listen To Me" at check out, they are giving me a new stylist for June. I feel kinda bad about that. I didn't ask for a new stylist. I think she got it right on most of my Fixes, but the past two or three Fixes she missed the mark.
What about you? Have you subscribed to Stitch Fix? Have you been happy with all your Fixes? I'd love to hear from you!
Have a Great Day! Amy
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It's a shame you don't like all of the items you were sent Amy. I have read other reviews about this brand and they have loved their styles that were sent. At least you are honest! But I can't see the problem with the jeans or sleeveless top. I think it all looks good on you. But of course it all boils down to how we feel in our clothes that counts. xxReplyDelete
I actually liked everything I was sent except the bow tie top. The other items I didn't need, were not what I asked for, or were not worth the money. Thanks for the compliment though! I think we are our own worse critics and see flaws in ourselves others do not. I really did like the jeans and was on the fence about whether to keep them. I sent them back mostly cause I didn't need them.Delete
It's a bummer that you only received one item that worked, but I really do love that dress on you! The cut and print are adorable!ReplyDelete
By Lauren M
Yeah, I use to love all my Fixes, but the past three Fixes I've received I've been disappointed in. I will still keep subscribing though. I still think it's fun!Delete
I still haven't tried Stitch Fix, but I love the idea of someone else finding items for me. And the fact that the purse is reversible is quite interesting!! I might have kept it just for that fact!!ReplyDelete
And how cute of your husband!!
Yes, I liked the bag and the fact that it was reversible. It was just kinda flimsy and cheap looking for the price tag.Delete
Jeans are really difficult to get just right by mail - unless it's a brand you've always worn. I do like the black top - but sorry you didn't have a big success! xoReplyDelete
Thanks Patti. I actually liked the jeans and black top; I just didn't need them.Delete
I think everything looks really cute on you, I especially love the first shirt! I can see why you didn't like the blouse with the bow tie, although it looks nice on you, I can imagine the bow-tie would bother me to.ReplyDelete
I need to keep a lookout for a shift dress, it seems like the perfect cut for summer.
Thanks Elli! I liked the black top a lot too; but I asked for items for a beach vacation. It was so warm and humid in Myrtle Beach. I never would have been able to wear that top, so I'm glad I didn't get it. As for shift dresses, yes, get one! They are perfect for summer because they are so loose. I wore mine to Charleston and it was perfect. It was so hot that day.Delete
Well you look fine in everything but you don't look too happy wearing the dress, despite your hubby loving it! You seem to do really well choosing your own outfits and you seem to get some good prices when you shop. We don't have stitch fix over here, or anything similar, as far as I know.ReplyDelete
Hope you had a great holiday, I followed you on IG.
Really? I'm smiling in two of the photos and I just have a straight face in the third. I was tired and frustrated taking pictures that day. I didn't have the time to do a proper photo shoot because we were trying to get ready for vacation. The lighting was horrible and we couldn't find a place to shoot with good lighting. It really had nothing to do with the dress. I ended up buying the dress because hubby and daughter liked it so much. I'm glad I did. It's very comfy.Delete
Oh yes, just looked again, lots of smiles! It's nice to find a dress that looks good and is comfy. You have great legs for dresses. I've been washing summer dresses in the past week, longing to going with summer.Delete
Thanks so much!Delete
Ohhh I am loving the black and white floral top! You've styled it perfectly with the white jeans and those wedges! You look fab! Thanks for sharing at the link-up!ReplyDelete
Trendy & Tidy
yes, I liked the black and white top, but I just donated a similar top and I really wasn't looking for another top like that to add to my wardrobe.Delete
I always love reading about people's Stitch Fix boxes even though I have never tried the service. I think the dress is very nice, and I can imagine it with a denim jacket or a cardigan and sneakers.ReplyDelete
I wore the dress with sneakers while in Charleston. It was the perfect look for a day of sight seeing with a lot of walking!Delete
My favorite piece of the fix was the black and white peasant top, although I understand having to send it back if you recently got rid of similar pieces. That's the hard part about managing your closet...saying no to things you kinda like! I feel like I say yes to everything and then I have a bursting full closet that doesn't help at all.ReplyDelete
I think that one was everyone's favorite piece. I really did like it too, but I didn't need it for my trip. I too usually have such a hard time sending anything back from my Fixes. I've always kept everything before until my last few fixes.Delete
I haven't tried it but the dress did look great on you. Hopefully you will have better luck next month. Can't wait to see.ReplyDelete
Life is just Rosie
Thanks Rose. I kept the dress. Hopefully my next Fix will be better. We'll see what a new stylist will do.Delete
Hi Amy, I think the floral top and the white jeans look adorable on you! It is too bad the stylist didn't seem to send bright colors that you wanted for your beach vacation. I really liked the design of the dress on you!ReplyDelete
thanks for linking!
Thanks Jessica! I'm starting to think I probably should have kept that top since it seems to have been everyone's fav.Delete
Your dress is stunning on you and I am so glad you kept it. Its totally body/age appropriate. OReplyDelete
A winner!!! I also liked the bag, especially that it had a mini version.
Thanks! That is good to hear!Delete
Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. You look great in the black and white blouse and the blue and white blouse.ReplyDelete
Thanks Nicole, I liked the black and white blouse but definitely not the blue and white one. Bow Ties...yuch!Delete
It's too bad your stylist was not on the same page as you. That dress looks lovely on you! I love the print and neckline!ReplyDelete
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