Stitchfix October 2015

It's been that time again....Stitchfix time. This is my third fix and I was pretty excited to receive a new box with goodies. This time around I requested an outfit for a wedding that I am going to attend in early November and I opted to stay with the same stylist this time.

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Let's take a look at what I received this time around:

1) Urban Expressions
Richie Asymmetrical Clutch
I really liked the style of this and the color is totally me too. However it was a little big for a clutch and since I only get to use a clutch maybe once a month currently I didn't think that I NEED this in my life right now. Unfortunately this had to go back. RETURNED
2) Gilli
Sebsatian Maxi Dress
Thought this was a great pick for a maxi dress. As always the material is superb and the fabric feels super comfy and high quality. For my own personal sake I wish it offered arm/shoulder coverage but it works. It has a really nice dark blue hue and I love what it does for my cleavage area. I would probably love it more if it was all blue instead of the stripes but I liked them well enough. Turns out a have 2 blue maxi dresses with stripes already but had to keep this one nevertheless. I will be able to dress this up for the wedding and also use it year-round with the current temperatures here in SoCal. KEPT
3) Amour Vert for Stitch Fix
Alessandro Silk V-Neck Blouse
When I first pulled out the style card I thought I was absolutely in love with this without trying it on. That didn't turn out exactly how it went down when I finally tried it. I love love love the design/pattern. It is my style for sure. It seemed a little large on the bottom part. The shoulders looked right but it made me look a little boxy below. The buttons are super cute on this...I tried everything on without looking at the prices first so when I ended up checking this was a little bit more pricey. When I checked I figured out it was 100% silk so the pricing made more sense. For the price I would have to absolutely love it and since it was a little boxy looking on me and also doesn't necessarily compliment my rather light complexion I opted that this has to go back after all. RETURNED
4) 41Hawthorn
Selfridge Cowl Neck Knit Top
The hubby really liked this one. When I first saw it on the card I thought no-way. When I tried it on it was actually pretty cute and I like that it comes with a shirt line sewn in, so it doesn't reveal too much. I went back and forth on this and tried it on a couple of times but ultimately decided to send it back since I don't love the cowl neck thing. It was ok but I didn't love it since that is not my thing and so I returned it. RETURNED.

5) Market & Spruce
Char Geo Print Maxi Skirt
So when I saw this on the card I thought I really liked it. It looks good from a distance. It has amazing fabric and is good quality. I just didn't like the pattern and color combo close up. The pattern isn't sophisticated enough and the color combo of turquoise and red kind of clashes and has a clown feeling to it. Weirdly enough it looks good from further away or on the card...more light purple/bluish...Must be some optical illusion caused by the pattern. Needless to went back. RETURNED

So I only kept the Gilli Maxi dress this time. Overall I wish the third fix was a little bit more my style still. What I learned is that I like to peek at the style card first but that it all changes when I actually see the items and try them on. Sometimes I think I won't like something from the card that I then end up buying. At the same time some of the items that looked great on the card (the silk blouse and maxi skirt) turned out not to work for me. It is also very important to try on items multiple times and think about it instead of sending it back right away. I have changed my mind before on the 2nd day and I think that it has to do with the fact that items are picked for us that we wouldn't necessarily pick of the rack ourselves. That way I tend to judge it too quickly before actually giving it a minute. 

I love to get this little surprise in my mail box each month and I am eager to learn more about what works for me. The style cards are awesome. We'll see what next month brings. :)

Stitchfix September 2015

Just received my September Stichfix a couple of days ago and thought I would share what I received this time around. This is my 2nd fix and I was assigned a new stylist (Kallie). I didn't keep anything from my first box but I thought that everything was really close and it was either a fitting issue or the item fit in my general style idea but the specific item just didn't work out for me.

When I first received the box I just pulled out the style card to see what would be included without looking at the actual pieces. Judging just from the style card I was underwhelmed and thought it might not have worked out so well..BUT...I was wrong. Turns out it really matters to see the pieces themselves and to try them on. The two pieces I really loved (the Papermoon Krissie Sparkle Knit Top and the Gentle Fawn Barboza Jacket) just don't look as nice on paper as they when you try them on.

I was really surprised when I pulled all items out in the evening and loved the sparkle top and jacket right away. Totally my style - Kallie nailed 2/5 (almost 3) in the first box to me styled by her. That's amazing! But let me fill you in on what I received:

1) Bay to Baules Korbyn Geo Charm Layering Necklace
I liked the necklace...a mix of gold and silver but wasn't sure I would love it enough for the price. Looking back I should have probably kept it. Looks nice with the top and jacket.
2) Market & Spruce Bernadette Lace Overlay Raglan Top
This one isn't my style at all. I love a good raglan shirt, but the blue color wasn't really my speed and I don't like lace in colors other than white or black. Also this has way too much lace for my taste.

3) Papermoon Krissie Sparkle Knit Top (see picture below)
This cute little top "had me at hello". The right amount of sparkle and a nice fit. Love it. The only negative is that it is hand wash only, but since my machine has a button for that...I can deal. :)
4) Gentle Fawn Barboza Jacket (see picture above)
Love this jacket. Love the gun-metal color and how it falls. Love that it easily dresses up and down depending on what you wear with it. Nice piece for the fall weather in San Diego. It feels amazing too! Only negative is that it seems to wrinkle easily and I don't feel like ironing a lot. It was too good to pass up this one was a clear winner!

5) Kut from the Kloth Kate Boyfriend Jean
A size to big for me...totally my mistake though. Changed my pants size in my style profile for next time. Wouldn't have kept it though since I have a good amount of blue jeans at the moment.

Overall I was super happy with my 2nd fix. If you would like to try it you can use my referral link by clicking here.

One thing that is really helpful to get a good fix is to share a Style pinboard on Pinterest with your stylist. You can find my style pin board for inspiration here.

Can't wait to see what will be included in my October fix.