I was feeling like I needed to give myself a present. I popped on to the Stitch Fix website, scheduled a Fix for the next week, penned a brief note to my stylist (who I was hoping would be Kara, the stylist I’ve had for my last three Stitch Fix orders, and who seems to really “get” me), and pushed the submit button.
Yay! My new Fix was on the porch when I arrived home on the expected day. I kept my present unopened until I had time to devote to enjoying the surprise waiting for me in the box (it felt heavy!) I didn’t open it until the next day.
I was happy to discover that Kara was indeed my stylist for the fourth time. Check out her note to me below – she’s doing a great job of keeping in touch via my blog and social sites to understand my life and style.
Here’s my review of my Stitch Fix #4.
Basanti Split Back Cardigan
This gray sweater was the thing that made the box feel so heavy. It’s a versatile cardigan that could replace a jacket or coat on mild fall days. The weight comes from a suede inset on the back. I did like the sweater, however, I added a long gray cardigan from Indigenous to my wardrobe last year (purchased on sale). Although it’s a different shade of gray than mine – a bit more silvery – it’s so similar, that I decided I would pass on it.
Ebele Faux Leather Jacket
I love the faux leather jacket! I like the style and the color. Coincidentally, I have a jacket that’s so similar I was struggling with my desire to hang on to this new one. It’s uncanny that Kara has selected two items for me that mimic what I already have! In the end, I couldn’t justify another jacket so similar to one I already have. It went back.
Denai Tie Front Mixed Material Top
This army green tie front shirt had me in a quandary. I really like the mix of fabrics, the varied color tones (on the back), and the no-wrinkle ease. When I looked at the photos, I thought it looked really good on me. I love this tone of green – more army green than olive, with black undertones. But that tie. It just seemed a bit strange. I decided that I like the idea of it more than the actual item, and I could see myself not wearing it because of the ties in front.
Itai Split Neck Blouse
Now we are getting to the things that worked! My second favorite piece in my Fix is this shiny burgundy blouse. I like the long sleeves (Kara specifically selected pieces that work with my long arms – I can’t stand sleeves that are too short!) and the wide cuff that closes with a little gold button. This blouse is versatile and can go dressy or casual (most of my occasions are super casual, so it’s kind of fun to have something to shine me up!). And uncannily, for the third time in a Fix with only five items, Kara selected something very similar to something I have. This time the similarity is in the color and texture. I found this shiny burgundy jacket at the Banana Republic Factory store. It was a steal with BR Factory’s usual sale pricing and my earned rewards. I’m starting to think Kara knows me better than I thought! I decided to hang on to this blouse.
Tori V-Neck Ribbed Detail Knit Top
This top is so soft, and I love the blush pink color. It feels more like a lightweight sweater than a top. This was my favorite from the Fix. I could see myself throwing this on with jeans or work pants. It’s not bulky or heavy, so it’s easy to wear. It was the most expensive of the five items that I received – and I wasn’t looking to spend a lot. But . . . I anticipate getting a lot of wear, so the cost-per-wear will be low. (Way to justify!)
I happened upon Snoopy during my photo shoot and couldn’t resist getting a pic with him. Charles Schulz, creator of the Peanuts cartoons, lived in Sonoma County, and there are depictions of the Peanuts gang all over Santa Rosa, the county seat, created by various artists. I occasionally encounter members of the Peanuts gang in different photo locations, so you may see them popping up now and then.
The Stylist Note
I love getting this brief stylist note. You can see by my note from Kara that she is really putting effort into getting to know my style so she can select items that work for me – even when I ask her to help me move outside my style comfort zone. If you decide to try Stitch Fix, keep in mind that the more you can share with the stylist, the better job the stylist can do to select items that you love. Social media is the best way to do this with an online styling service, so if you don’t already have a Pinterest account, make one and create some boards that show styles you like. Here’s my Pinterest page with some boards I’ve created (the one called “Stitch Fix” is specifically for the Stitch Fix stylist to view).
Every item in the Fix has a styling card to go with it, giving two styling suggestions for each piece. It’s kind of fun to get some ideas of how to wear the Stitch Fix pieces sent.
The Dollars and Cents
When you complete your Stitch Fix profile, you are able to choose the price range with which you are comfortable. This is not the least expensive range offered, but even with that, the prices are within reason (especially the faux leather jacket).
In the End
I’ve really enjoyed my four Stitch Fix experiences, and I anticipate using Stitch Fix again. However, I do like to shop sales, and I haven’t benefited from sales with Stitch Fix. In spite of that, it’s fun to see what someone else would choose for me, and I use it as a way to try some new looks.
Note: Typically, Fixes include an accessory and possibly more variety than you see from my Fix here. I specifically asked for no pants and no accessories, which is why I received four “on top” pieces. The note to your stylist is an important piece to ensure that you are getting what is most useful and helpful to you.
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*Check out my previous Stitch Fix reviews to see how close my stylist got: