I got my latest Stitch Fix in the mail yesterday and I was so thrilled with these items as I pulled them out of the box. There were so many pretty details and colors I love. Just look at the details on these tops. So much fun.
I approached this stitch fix with a bit of trepidation, however. In the juggling act that is my life, I’ve dropped the ball lately in the fitness department. I have only been exercising 1-2 days a week for several months and am not at my trimmest– bah. I just last week got back to counting calories and exercising more–and hope to be back to a better weight by winter. I know all that I’ve been doing lately, and am trying to extend myself grace. But still I’m not loving the way I look, even in these adorable clothes.
1. Kaleidoscope pattern top
This top is cotton and comfy, with a back edge that goes longer than the front, a feature I like. It felt really nice on, and I thought it was a sure keeper, but looking at the photo I’m not sure. Does it look old-lady-ish? Or cute? The style card suggested that you could wear it with a jeans jacket, which means it could wear it into fall, something that appeals to me.
2. Maxi dress
I LOVED the style of this straight out of the box, including the way it is made to be a little blousy under the bust. It actually has an inner bodice layer that is shorter than the outer bodice so that the looseness stays. I wasn’t sure how it would look on me, but I ended up liking it on me way better than I thought I would. My husband absolutely loved it and called it a keeper. I could picture wearing it out on a date as-is, especially since he likes it so much. But most of the time I’d probably feel more comfy wearing it with something over top, maybe a v-neck tee so that some of the dress’s stripes show still, or maybe even with a lacy t? A shrug?
3. Stripe tank
This top is one I am absolutely going to keep. It flows nicely, fits great, is bright and cheery, and is very cool for summer. A sure winner.
4. Beige Cardigan
This soft knit cardigan appealed to me very least of all the items. But at least one of my teen daughters loved it, so of course that made me doubt my instincts. It is soft and comfy, but I’m not sure if the looseness is flattering, or just makes me look wider. It feels like overall in need of a color boost– maybe a turquoise tank top underneath would be better than the peach one I chose to model it with.
Here I experimented with tying the front of it in a knot, to make it feel less wide and boxy. Again, I’m not sure.
5. White Top
I love, love, love the details and length of this sweet white top. My husband was less certain and said it made him think of a dutch girl. It is soft and feminine and I think would be nice and cool to wear in the heat. Plus the accents are turquoise, my favorite color in the universe. But it is a little fluffy. Maybe too young for me?
Overall, I think my Stitch Fix stylist did a great job choosing styles I love. If I choose to keep all of the pieces, I will get a 25% discount, which basically breaks down to the same as choosing only 4 of the 5 items. So if I like 4 of them enough to keep, I might as well just buy them all. And I do have some Stitch Fix credits, which makes it doable. But I’m still on the fence about 2 (3? 4?) of these items. I’d love to get your feedback.
If you are interested in getting a fix of your own, or in earning Stitch Fix credits by referring your friends to Stitch Fix, just click on the box below to tell Stitch Fix about your style preferences and schedule your first fix. If you enjoy Pinterest and have a style board there, I highly recommend linking to your Pinterest page with your Stitch Fix account, as that really helps your stylist choose things that you will like. (If you’re curious, here’s my Style board on Pinterest.)