Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Stitch Fix #3

I was SO excited when I received the email that my next shipment of Stitch Fix was on its way!

And I was still SO excited when I ripped open the box to get my first look at the items they sent me.  My initial impression was *Oh heck yeah, they finally got the memo on sending me color and prints and I cannot wait to try this stuff on*!!!

Then, I tried the clothes on for the first time and I was not impressed.  In fact, upon first try-on, I thought- this may be the worst Stitch Fix shipment I have received.  I was Oh So Disappointed.  I even thought this might be the end of the road for my relationship with Stitch Fix.  I have been explicit in my posts here and in my style questionnaire to send me *fitted* clothes, with vibrant colors and whatnot. 

They did send me colorful items and printed items but the fit, oh my, the fit was not where it needed to be to make me a happy Stitch Fix camper.  Let me show you some pictures and you tell me what you think.

Shirt #1
Wilfred Abstract Print Tank- $48
Oh dear.  While I love the print and the colors of this tank, the shape and fit SUCK ASS.  I hate it with a passion.  It hung on me, much like a potato sack would- that  means there was zero shape or form to this shirt and it just made me look FAT.  My friend Christy told me she went shopping in an ACTUAL store today and this seems to be the new trend of shirts for the ladies.  Lord help me because I will never--ever--ever wear a shirt like this.....EVER.
VERDICT:  RETURN before you even finish reading this post
Shirt #2
Marsala Tribal Print Tie-Neck Blouse- $54

This shirt is much better than that first one.  I like the geometrical pattern and it looks really cute with this Athleta skirt of mine.  The green flops match a green in the shirt that you can't see from this picture alone.  The material is very lightweight and see-through, too.  Wearing a cami is a must unless you want to flash everyone your bra size!
VERDICT: Undecided.  I like the shirt but do I like it enough to pay $54 smackeroos?  Does this make me cheap?

Shirt #3
Rory Geo Printed Knit-Back Tank- $58
Sorry for the crappy pictures but my cameraman (my husband) wasn't home when I took these shots.  Plus, I didn't want to hear his lip about wasting my time on writing a blog post about clothes (again) nor wasting money on things I could find myself, lol.  Anyhoo, I didn't find this shirt overly flattering and the print wasn't all that great.  But what really pushed me into the NO category was when I turned around and saw the back of the shirt.
I just don't get shirts like this, that have a solid light color on the back while everything else is a print.
VERDICT:  Oh hell no.  I could find a tank like this at Kohl's for $20 and I still wouldn't buy it.  I wouldn't even buy it for my grandma. 
Shirt #4

Paloma Back Cutout Jersey Top- $54
Finally, Stitch Fix sent me a cotton shirt- woot woot!!!  I really like this shirt.  I love the color, the fit is nice and it goes with my purple skirt, my white capri pants and another skirt I already have in my closet.
The back is REALLY cute and different.
But the question remains: Do I want to pay $54 for a shirt like this?  Maybe my expectations are too high.  Maybe I am unrealistic with what clothes cost nowadays.  Maybe I have been shopping at Target, Academy and the sales rack at Athleta and Lands End for too long.  This just seems like a lot of money for a thick cotton blend shirt that has decorative buttons on the backside.  I do like it though......
VERDICT: Undecided
Dress #1 
Delora Tie-Waist Abstract Chevron Print Dress- $78
When I first saw this material in the box, I thought *O-M-G!  The print is so cute, like, oh my god. I will be so trendy and I am not trendy but I will look trendy in this dress*.  Then, I put it on and I thought- *Oh hot damn. Another freaking potato sack dress that is too short on this mom of three kids who happens to be 41 years old.  I am NOT trendy enough to pull this shit off*.  Yeah, I thought that.  What do ya'll think? 

Could I pull it off?  Is this dress meant for someone 20 years younger?  Is it too short?  Am I going to flash my undies if I bend over in it?  LOL LOL LOL!!!!  Do I have what it takes to wear this dress?  Do I want to pay $78 to wear it?!
VERDICT: Undecided
As you can see, this shipment was not the WIN WIN I was hoping for.  I was hoping for a homerun that I could buy all of, collecting the 25% discount by doing so.  I REALLY REALLY wanted Stitch Fix to come through for me and it just did not happen. 
So Stitch Fix people that work for Stitch Fix and happen to be reading this post: 
I absolutely love this service you offer for frazzled, non-stylish women who don't have time to shop.  I would love to continue to use your service but I would love it even more if you got my style right. 
I know I know, it's difficult to know my style when we have never even met.  You don't know my personality- loud, fun, outgoing, friendly, laughs out loud in real life from the gut, silly, etc etc. 
You don't know that I have lost some weight and really like fitted clothes- not skin tight- but certainly not loosey goosey, flowing BS tunic, Bohemian crap that drapes on a person like an ugly shower curtain. 
I like classic, updated looks but with vibrant color because I am a vibrant person.  Vibrant doesn't necessarily mean a print, either.  I wear cotton and cotton blends most days.  Please, no more 3/4 sleeve length and please, send a denim skirt (white or blue denim) or even possibly a pair of fun capris.  Another dress would be OK as long as it fits. 
I don't want to have break up with you Stitch Fix, but I need more from you.
Lisa in Texas 
My Stitch Fix Referral Link, if you want to try this out for yourself.  I am still going to give it one more chance and I would still refer Stitch Fix to my friends because it is fun and I really don't have time to shop.  When they get it right, then it's really fun.  Fingers crossed for a homerun next time!


Lara said...

FWIW, I don't think the dress is too short at all, but the cut isn't particularly flattering. Other than the blue shirt, it's all a no. You, on the other hand, are looking fabulous!

Bari said...

You look great but I agree, most of those tops are gross. I think you could pull off that dress but I also think the price is high. Love the blue top but again, wow. I have not jumped on the stich fix bandwagon because a) I don't want to spend the money and b) I'm pretty sure nothing would fit me or they'd send me clothes that would fit and I'd cry about the size. Sucks.

Allyson said...

I love the shirt with the white capri's, but i'm with you i don't know that I could talk myself into spending that much. I don't think the dress is too short. The rest of those are completely not flattering and i'd be bummed.

Brooke said...

for those prices, they'd have to knock my socks off.
and despite my lack of socks-with-shoes today, my socks have found a way back onto my feet.
okay that didn't make any sense.
and i'm rambling.
the dress is the best item, but that's a lot of $$$ for one you wouldn't feel confident in.

Lisa Rude said...

I had the same disappointment with my stitch fix last week. I did keep one top that I love, but the fit on the other items was just all wrong. And then I realized that I never wore the items from the first fix. I too have the same issue with paying so much for the clothes. Amazing what a couple of kids and a few years does to your perspective!

One crazed mommy said...

I agree with you - I like some of the prints, but don't like the way they fit on you... with the exception of the blue...however, I would not pay that much for a shirt. I haven't tried them yet, but I dont' have time to shop either...still deciding whether I want to give it a go or not.

Erin said...

Yeah, for those prices, I expect to be wow'd.