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.
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
Marsala Tribal Print Tie-Neck Blouse- $54
VERDICT: Undecided. I like the shirt but do I like it enough to pay $54 smackeroos? Does this make me cheap?
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.
Paloma Back Cutout Jersey Top- $54
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......
Delora Tie-Waist Abstract Chevron Print Dress- $78
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?!
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!