1.10.2017

Stitch Fix Reveal #55 // The Great Mistake

jeans // shoes 

The story goes like this - my two recent fixes have shown up at my doorstep within a day of me leaving for vacation. Me, being the highly organized person I am [not], left on vacation, let my box sit, waited an absurd amount of weeks to look through everything, failed to document any photos annnnnd chose which items to keep in the most hastily of styles. Allow this to be a lesson to you people - actually a few lessons. For starters, maybe don't wait a month to checkout for your fix. You will continue to get kind email reminders that you must checkout and every time you get one you will be reminded of how much you don't have things together. Secondly, never, and I repeat never decide which item(s) you are keeping while in a hurry. You will wind up in the situation I am in currently thinking "wait. why didn't I keep that?!?"

First world problems people. While I like the items I chose, after looking back I could have done a little better but you know what they say, better luck next time. Without further ado, I present you my long and overdue Stitch Fix reveal.

Real quick before we begin here are a few words about Stitch Fix and how it all works if you haven't read this the 54 other times I've wrote about it ;)

1. You start by filling out your style profile - you will complete all sorts of questions on sizing, pricing, preferences, colors, etc. You can also write notes about likes/dislikes. Make sure to link your fashion board on Pinterest so your stylist can see what you like!

2. Order your first fix! Your card will be charged a $20 styling fee however, if you keep any item [one or more] you will be credited back the $20. Because of this I always recommend keeping at least one item or you are essentially giving away $20 for nothing in return. You will receive 5 items [made up of clothing, jewelry, and handbags, whatever you prefer]. I personally only want clothing in my fix so I just always let my stylist know! 

3. Decide what you want to keep and what you want to send back [in a postage paid envelope]! You have 3 business days to do so - use this time to try everything on, see what you have in your closet that pairs well with it and don't be afraid to say yes to something that you wouldn't normally. That's what makes Stitch Fix so fun! If you keep all 5 items you will receive 25% off your entire fix, winning! 

It should be noted that while I have chosen to receive monthly fixes, this is in no way a subscription service and you are able to decide when you want another fix, whether that be in 6 months or 2 years from your first fix! As always, if you ever have any questions feel free to leave them in the comments section below. Okay, here we go! 

1. Lusso Cashmere Betsee Color Block Pullover - $148 - Small - Kept

So here's where my biggest mistake may have been made. While yes, it's cashmere, it's still $148. In my mad dash of checking out I selected keep and kept going. Granted, I love the sweater, but that price is a little salty for my budget. However, it has zippers so we'll consider it a win still. So here we have it, the cashmere sweater that I will never dry clean and probably ruin soon. But at least for two weeks of my life I will have owned a legit nice cashmere sweater.

2. RD Style Aja Knit Dress - $78 - Small - Returned

When I originally put this dress on I was sure that I had my head through a wrong hole or something. However, it turns out this is the correct way of wearing it and now that I see it, I kinda love it. The only downside to this dress was the 15 extra pounds I've put on which made for some pretty heavy duty sucking in. One can only hold their breath for so long, meaning it was either my life or this dress. I chose my life, mostly just so I could share this fix with you. You're welcome.

3. Steven Cecilya Peep Toe Bootie - $129 - Returned

Oh how I kicking myself in the shins right now for not keeping these. If you could only see the bruises I have...goodness, these things are beauties. The dark purple color is perfection and the gold zipper detail, don't get me started. Why I thought for some reason I didn't need a new pair of shoes is beyond me. I DON'T HAVE PURPLE SHOES! And for now, I will continue to not have purple shoes. Off to go cry again, brb.

4. Skies Are Blue Sorel Cutout Detail Blouse - Small - $54 - Returned
white jeans // sandals - 30% off

The real reason I didn't keep this fun top? It essentially requires a strapless bra due to the cutout detail. Now, if it was summer I probably wouldn't have thought too much about this as I am used to wearing strapless bras then [this one is my favorite, FYI] however, being that it's the dead of winter and I haven't put one of those on in several months I thought oh haiiiiiiiiiiiiil no. Fun top though, that's a fact jack.

5. Tart Capella Collarless Textured Faux Leather Trim Blazer - Small - $98 - Kept 

And last but not least, the "I am always a sucker for you" item - a blazer. I can't seem to have enough. Maybe because I feel like I don't actually have enough and always wear the same black one for work and play [hint: it's this one]. I loved that this had some fun and unique detail to it with the pattern and leather touches. Granted, I feel slightly Michael Jackson-ish in it, but who hasn't wanted to be MJ at one point in their lives? 

And that my friends, summarizes my 55th fix. The best part? My 56th arrives in just seven short days. Have you jumped on the Stitch Fix bandwagon yet? 

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26 comments:

  1. Stitch Fix started off pretty strong for me. However, my last 2 boxes have really been off the mark. I have a Pinterest board linked and I really try to give good feedback. I don't know what I should do. Any suggestions? I didn't keep anything in my last box and the bag they gave me didn't even fit everything to send back. Luckily, their customer service is really good and ended up giving me a credit. I'll get my next box in a couple weeks and I just don't know what to say in my description of what I'm looking for because it doesn't seem to help. Nothing is my style at all. What should I do?

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    1. I nicely told them the person styling me was really off the mark and wasn't reading my feedback or requests. They gave me a new stylist and the problem was fixed. I kept everything they sent me in the last two boxes the new stylist sent. This may not be so great for my wallet.

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    2. Request a new stylists. This worked for me! I have the same one now for a year.

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    3. I have had that same issue. I used it for about a year. Tried a new stylist and stopped all together. I was sent back all the items for three months in a row. I then tried it again and same issue. There have been times that I like the item but the quality or fit is off and they are always out of that item. The few items I have requested they have said they have nothing like it. And they always send me basics like jeans, denim jackets, sweaters all basic not cute details. I have suggested they create a template to allow us to mark what we have already and or need as far as basics and no reply. I finally stopped. I have better luck with Nordstrom, Zappos and places I can return. And in general I felt like the quality on many of the items was similar to Target but 3-4x's the cost. I wish it had worked for me but oh well nothing Nordstroms cannot fix!

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    4. The same thing happened to me - I got a credit so I tried another Fix and it was absolutely horrendous. It will be a LONG time before I schedule another Fix!

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    5. Not so great lately with my Stitch Fix either. I've had 6 total and only had the same stylist twice. Last time I kept a bland, nothing special black cardi just so I wouldn't lose my $20.

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  2. That blazer is everything! And PS, love the shoes...I'd be kicking myself too for not keeping them. I'm starting as a stylist for Stitch Fix next week! Hopefully I'll get to put a Fix together for you in the future!!!

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    1. Thats awesome! How do you become a stylist?

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  3. Oof! That was an expensive fix. I saw the Cashmere sweater and was immediately like - YES, I'm requesting that. And then I saw the price and was like NO, I'm not requesting that! Fun fix though!

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  4. I love your cashmere sweater!! Good pick!! I haven't had a Fix in a while. I feel like I am ready for spring clothes now. It just needs to get above 15 degrees here now(: I always enjoy your Fix posts. Susan

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  5. Those purple shoes are amazing! You need to get those back! :)

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  6. I thoroughly enjoyed this blog and have been wondering about the whole stitch fix craze. When I took your quiz I didn't think I would enjoy the stitch fix blog because I'm not a member, but now I'm considering it. Thanks!!

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  7. I agree - re-request those gorgeous shoes! The cashmere sweater is pretty, and who doesn't need a little cashmere? ; )

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  8. Ok, so i do love the purple shoes, but maybe you know yourself and know you wouldnt wear them? Anyway, such a fun thing to receive...love all the looks!

    Aesthetic Lounge

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  9. You should have kept the purple shoes? Can you ask for them again in your next fix?

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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  10. Those shoes!! Man. I would be kicking myself, too. Also, I literally just returned a sweater to Stitch Fix because of the mesh cut outs that showed my bra straps and would require a strapless bra. Because who wears those in the winter?!

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  11. Seriously this morning an ad came on for Stitchfix and I thought, I don't think Erin has posted a Stitchfix recently, I wonder if she stopped! And oh my gosh, those shoes are adorable!

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  12. You should have kept the purple shoes.. THey look so good with the blazer and black pants.. Oh well I'm sure there will be others out before long that are just as cute. Love your blog and all your stitch fix outfits.

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  13. You should have kept the purple shoes.. THey look so good with the blazer and black pants.. Oh well I'm sure there will be others out before long that are just as cute. Love your blog and all your stitch fix outfits.

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  14. Those purple heels are TO DIE FOR. I love the blazer too!

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  15. Those shoes look great especially with that black outfit. It is so hard to decide especially when you are past needing to return them. I have done that before. I feel your pain.

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  16. OHMYGOSH those shoes!!!!! How did you let them go?!? I immediately Googled them to see if I could buy them right now, and alas, it looks like they might be exclusive to Stitch Fix :(. So glad you kept the jacket/blazer though, I think it's adorable and a little edgy on you!

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  17. Ahhh I can't believe you didn't keep those purple shoes! They are so cute. haha oh well, next time! That pullover looks so so so cute and cozy!

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  18. I know you weren't fond of the knit dress but DAMN that looks good on you girl!
    XO Ellen from Ask Away
    www.askawayblog.com

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  19. Just curious...do you actually wear the peep toe and cut out shoes...in winter? I'm in the northeast freezing my tootsies off and although I love those shoes and own similar styles they are tucked away till its warmer. How do you wear them in winter? Socks would be a big no no, right?!
    BTW, I LOVE those purple shoes. I want them....

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I read and appreciate every one of your comments. Thanks for stopping by my space and sharing a piece of yourself on this huge ole internet. I meant that in the least creepy way possible. I'm just good at making everything awkward. Anyhow, thank you for your comments. They make me smile :)