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Stitch Fix June 2015 (Fix No. 5):
Before I get to the review, I wanted to share an interesting article about Stitch Fix. I enjoyed learning about how the process works. It also makes it clear just how important it is to give very specific feedback in your reviews. Also, as a former big firm attorney who used to develop ways to manipulate large amounts of data to find specific things, I find the technology behind Stitch Fix fascinating. It’s definitely worth the read.
What I asked for:
This month, I asked for some fit and flare dresses.
My fix was not packaged as nicely as normal. Perhaps that’s because the necklace was placed in the middle of the stack, making everything off balance. This is not important, of course, but I wanted to explain why the picture at the top is so bad!
What I Received
Here is the note from my stylist, Kimberly J:
I’ve also decided to add a new feature to my StitchFix reviews: Links showing you where you can purchase the same or a similar item. If you have Stitch Fix, you should just pin the item to your board and hopefully you will get it in your next fix! (You can do so by pinning from my page or from my Pinterest board). But, if you don’t have Stitch Fix (or if you’re too impatient to wait for your next fix), then this feature will help you track down the items faster.
Here’s what was in my fix:
Bancroft Austin Mini Spoon Drops Necklace ($34)
This necklace is a cool design, but I wasn’t impressed with the quality. You can’t tell from the picture, but it was silver and super shiny. I usually either pay more for jewelry to get something of better quality or I purchase something unique and handmade from Etsy. I also felt like the price was too high for what this was.
Pixley Hanneli Polka Dot Swing Skirt ($54)
As referenced in the note from my stylist, I pinned this picture of the skirt to my Pinterest Board. I love the shirt paired with it on the board, but I think I’ll go with something more like this. The skirt was a bit shorter than I expected, but it passed my Catholic school test. (The rule at my high school was that our skirts needed to reach past our fingertips when our hands were by our side. I still rolled up my skirt every morning and somehow never received a demerit.)
Additional Info: The skirt is hand wash/tumble dry.
Le Lis Jessica Dress ($78)
I wanted to like this dress, as I love blue and it was a lightweight material (perfect for summer). My stylist said that this dress was a fit and flare dress, but it didn’t fit like one. Perhaps that’s because the waist hit me in an odd place, causing the skirt to pouf out in an unflattering way.
Additional Info: This is a hand wash/hang or line dry item.
If you like it: It was difficult to find a dress just like this (and apparently Le Lis doesn’t have a huge online presence), but this dress is cute and is on major sale!
Brixton Ivy Lex Textured Floral Knit Fit & Flare Dress
This is one of those dresses that seems to be making the rounds on Stitch Fix. I’ve seen it appear in multiple reviews (see here and here). It’s an extremely flattering dress that I believe looks good on most body types. My problem is with the color. I am very pale and yellow just doesn’t look good on me. I contemplated keeping it anyway, since I love the fit so much, but I realized that it would never be my first choice outfit. Thus, back it goes.
Here’s a close-up of the fabric:
Additional Info: This is a hand wash/tumble dry low item.
If you like it: Brixton Ivy is a Stitch Fix in-house brand, but for a dress with a similar feel, try this one by Maggy London.
Market & Spruce Corinna Striped Dolman Top ($48)
As soon I read that this was a “dolman” top, I immediately crossed it off my mental list. But, I tried it on anyway. And, of course, I loved it. It’s actually not the most flattering top on me, but it is insanely comfortable. This will be a top that I wear on weekends when I’m just hanging out with my kids. It appears to be a gray and white in the above pictured, but it’s actually more of a marled fabric:
If you like it: Market & Spruce is a Stitch Fix in-house brand, but a similar style can be found here.
I keep waiting for the day when I like all five items in my fix, but it’s probably better for my budget if I only keep one or two!