Happy December! I can’t believe that Christmas is just a week and a half away! In this season of preparing my family for Christmas by decorating our home, baking, meal planning, and gift buying and wrapping, it was a welcome indulgence to get my monthly Stitch Fix shipment! This month was so much better than last month – I can’t wait to share the items with you!
But first, here’s a summary of what Stitch Fix is, for those of you who may be new to this service. Stitch Fix is an online personal styling service. To start an account, you go to www.stitchfix.com and complete a detailed style profile that includes information about your age, profession, lifestyle, body size/shape and personal wardrobe preferences. You are encouraged to link a Pinterest board or Instagram account to provide further input to help your assigned stylist, who chooses items that are personalized to your tastes and budget. Each shipment has a $20 styling fee, which is then applied to any purchases you make from your shipment. If you buy all five items, you get a 25 percent discount. I have taken advantage of the Style Pass invitation I received earlier this fall, so I paid an annual styling fee of $49 and can receive unlimited Stitch Fix boxes for one year (though I can only receive one at a time).
You can get “fixes” as often as you would like, but again, only one at a time per account. I personally get them monthly, but you can get them bi-monthly, quarterly or even “on demand.” After each shipment, you give detailed feedback to your stylist about what you did and didn’t like, and why you chose to keep or return any items that you did. This helps your fixes get more personalized and better suited to you personally each time.
Here are my December items!
Collective Concepts Halona Front Pocket Blouse ($64) and Prosperity Lena Released Hem Super Skinny Jean ($78)
This blouse was just so-so. It had a couple of problems – first, the neckline had a strange shape and second it was too short. This was a petite sized blouse and I generally like my blouses to be ever-so-slightly longer than this one because even though I’m petite, I have a longer torso. But, the burgundy color and subtle print were quite nice. A few years ago, I purchased a VERY similar blouse from Stitch Fix and I wore it to death. I would have loved if this blouse had been its replacement, but it just wasn’t. These jeans, on the other hand, were amazing. I have only ever had one pair of Stitch Fix jeans not be an amazing fit (see last month’s review). Any other time I have returned Stitch Fix jeans, it was due to maxing out my clothing budget or because I already had a similar item. These jeans are as soft as butter, super flattering and a great price. The dark wash is perfect for dressing up and the released hem adds a bit of edge and style to the look. I’m wearing them as I type this!
Status: Blouse – Returned; Jeans – Kept
Cotton Emporium Marybeth Waterfall Cardigan ($38)
This cardigan was pretty blah. I generally don’t look good in this type of cardigan, where there is more fabric in the front and the front hangs lower in the back. It’s probably because I’m so short that the fabric overwhelms my frame. This cardigan was also really scratchy. I’m so used to getting soft materials from Stitch Fix that this one really surprised me. It’s paired with the Prosperity jeans in this photo, but definitely wasn’t a keeper.
Madison Lilly Dartmouth Turtleneck Pullover ($44) and MTLA Kristin Fleece Legging ($28)
One of my favorite things about Stitch Fix is that sometimes I receive an item that I just “know” I will hate, and I end up loving it. This Madison Lilly sweater was one of those items. I was pleasantly surprised at how much I liked it when I tried it on and when my husband said, “Ooh, that’s nice!” my decision was made. I have already worn it and received several compliments. I paired it with the MTLA Kristin Fleece Leggings, which are amazing! For a mere $28, they fit really well and are fleece-lined! They are also really interesting because they are substantial enough to wear as leggings, but also have a little bit of a thick tights vibe going on. I’ve already worn these, too, and I love them!
Status: Sweater – Kept; Leggings – Kept
Three out of five items is a successful fix in my opinion. I’m looking forward to wearing these items all through Christmas and New Year’s and well into winter 2019!