I got my second Stitch Fix! As you may already know, my first fix
was a bust, but I happily gave it another try and was delighted. This time Matt was home, so I was able to get him to take some pictures (yay!). I ended up keeping three of the five pieces, spending $208 in all. That may seem a lot (believe me, that’s a lot to me too!), but as I mentioned before, these are quality pieces handpicked just for me and my style without having to drive from store to store and try on a hundred things to find the perfect piece, so I think it is absolutely worth it. Not to mention, I feel special with pieces that are unique, selected just
for me, and I feel great leaving the house in pieces I’m proud of and reflect my style.
From this fix, I kept a necklace, shirt and pair of pants. This fix was styled by a different stylist (I haven’t figured out and still wonder if you get a different stylist every time or if you eventually will get hooked up with someone who is your personal stylist.) who I felt was a little less fashion forward (or thought I was), as a lot of the pieces weren’t nearly as trendy (loved that color block blouse…I still dream about it. If only it had fit! *shakes fist*), sticking to simple classics. However, I completely understand going a little safer when I didn’t keep anything from my first fix!
Here’s what was in my second fix…
1. Kayle French Terry Striped Blazer $128
As much as I’ve loved the idea of having a striped blazer, I knew pretty quickly that this one wasn’t for me. Besides having a hole from a snag on one of the shoulders, the grey and black wasn’t my favorite combination, and the stripes weren’t the right width. I also felt the two-button and length combined didn’t work for me. Add in the price tag, and this one was a no-brainer.
2. Hilda Crystal Flower Statement Necklace $42
When I read the note from my stylist, she mentioned a floral statement necklace, so when I opened the rest of the box, this was the first piece I reached for. So much anticipation! I couldn’t wait to see what it looked like. Jewelry is my thing. It’s the piece I choose most often as the statement of my outfit, I never go without it, and it’s the category in which I take the most risk. Over the past few months, I’ve been drawn to the vintage, Anthropology-type necklaces that have been all over stores, so of course this necklace and I were meant to be before we even met. It is in antique gold, my tone of choice at the moment, and is much flashier than any piece I already have. With the holidays just around the corner and our sixth (!!!) wedding anniversary and cousin’s wedding in January, it was just what I needed.
3. Level 99 Patrick Chino Pant
Since I just sent my Stitch Fix pieces back yesterday, you better believe I am wearing these pants today. They were so soft, the right length, and oh my gosh, the perfect fit. Let me just tell you, coming from a woman who frequently leaves dressing rooms feeling bewildered and defeated, it has felt glorious having things fit just right, especially pants.
4. Skies are Blue Haldis Roll-Tab Henley Blouse $58
As soon as I pulled this out of the box, Matt was in love. This was the piece from my fix he liked best. I’ve tried several different henleys like this, but none of them have been the one. Not that there’s just one, but they have either been too big, too small, too short, too long, or ill fitting altogether. Not only was the blouse beautifully silky in a navy color with gold buttons and embellishments, it was also form fitting and long enough to be tunic-esque or tucked into a skirt. In one word, perfect.
5. Margaret M Emer ‘X’ Print High Waisted Cropped Pant $98
I was unsure about these pants from the start, but I gave them a try anyways. They were made from a thick fabric, but they didn’t have pockets, beltloops or a zipper or button…essentially, they were leggings. They were black with a very small white micro dot. They fit well and were comfortable, but I’m an advocate of leggings aren’t pants. I never would have been comfortable wearing these as actual pants, and when I walked around in them, they were too fitted, like yoga pants and I felt it created somewhat of an optical illusion with the micro dots. Call me crazy, but it’s true!
So in my first fix, they got a lot right. The style spoke to me for sure, but the pants were too long, and the shirts were too tight in the bust. Otherwise, everything else felt right. This time around, they paid a lot of attention to my comments on fit from my last fit and sent me pieces with that in mind, even if that meant selecting different sizes from my style profile.
I’m already looking forward to my next fix. Given the price of the items that really requires some right then and there commitment, my next fix won’t be for a few months, but I can’t wait to try it out for some beautiful, colorful spring pieces. Yes, I’m already talking about Spring when Winter is creeping up. For now, here’s to Fall! Love me some Fall.
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