Stitch Fix Review – June 2015 – Patterns, patterns, patterns!

Reviewing the Stitch Fix I got last August was a lot of fun, and I meant to do the same for the one I got in the Spring, but I never took the time to sit down and do it. At the end of June, I got together with the same two friends as last time and we all tried out our fixes. No excuses this time!

This was my 10th fix, and it was an interesting mix. In my styling notes, I asked for some fun pieces for summer, specifically tops, casual skirts, or summer dresses. To try to avoid some types of items I didn’t like in the past, I asked to avoid flowy bohemian-style tops and things with deep v-necks, because those rarely work well with my body type.

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When I opened the box, my first reaction was Whoa…that’s a lot of patterns! Left to my own devices, I’d probably wear solid color t-shirts and jeans every day, so I was a little nervous. But a large part of why I keep coming back to Stitch Fix is that they send me pieces I’d never have thought to try on my own, so here we go!

Hythe Scoop Neck Top by Renee C :: $44

I was a little skeptical about this top at first. The busy print and red, white, and blue color scheme didn’t appeal to me. When I tried it on, though, it was pretty cute. The material felt light and smooth, and I liked the print once I tried it on. You can see in the side shot that the pattern runs on the diagonal on the sides, and it makes it a lot more visually interesting than if it was vertical everywhere. I almost decided to keep this top, but in the end I decided that the scoop neck and the way it hangs wasn’t flattering to my shape. I sent this one back.

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Nigel Skinny Jean by Mavi Gold :: $98

These are the skinny jeans I’m wearing in the picture above. They were wonderfully soft and very stretchy, without giving that awkward, you’re-too-old-for-jeans-this-tight, painted-on look. I loved them, but unfortunately, I have all the skinny jeans I need already. For my next fix, I’ll be sure to add a note that I don’t want to receive any skinny jeans. I didn’t want to take them off, but I sent these back, with sadness.

Mufasa Tie-Front Top by Collective Concepts :: $58

I’m not quite sure what to say about this one, other than nope. The tie-front style and the light green color are definitely not for me. I felt like I should be at a hoe-down or pretending to be a cowgirl. I sent this one back.

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Samsen Embroidered Top by Fate :: $58

When I took this one out of the box, one of my friends said “It’s so pretty! But it’s not you.” She was right — this is a really pretty top. It’s a lovely color of blue, and the embroidered details are feminine without being over the top. Even though it’s not my usual style, I really considered keeping this one. What stopped me was that it was a little too big around the rib cage and waist, and to have it tailored on top of the $58 price would have been too much. I sent this top back.

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Ohara Faux Wrap Tie-Waist Dress by Market & Spruce :: $68

I never knew it until fairly recently, but I’m a sucker for faux wrap dresses. This was one of those pieces that felt like it was going to work as soon as I pulled it out of the box. The colors were great, and the pattern of the print was interesting without being overwhelming. The pattern looks fuzzy in photographs from a distance, but you can see what it looks like in the close up shot. I like the 3/4-length sleeves. The weight of the material is substantial but not so heavy that you notice it all the time. The only thing I’d change about it is the way it drapes at the waist. It gathers a little at the waistline, and I think it would be more flattering if it just hung straight rather than have that bit of elastic there.  That’s a minor gripe though!  I loved this one, and it’s the only piece from this fix that I kept.

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I was happy enough with the dress that I felt positive about this fix in the end. I was feeling more ambivalent the night I opened it, but looking back, I think that was mostly because of how much I disliked the green tie-front top! I’m glad I’ve been able to continue the streak of finding something I love in each fix I’ve received so far. It keeps me looking forward to trying another in a few more months.

If you’ve thought about signing up before but you’re on the fence, give it a try! If you’re worried about not liking anything and being out the $20 styling fee, then find a friend or two who wear the same or similar sizes as you and do it at the same time! It makes it more likely that someone will like at least one thing from your fix, and you’ll get another set of eyes to help you decide what works and what doesn’t. Here’s a link to get started if you want to try it out.

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