Stitch Fix allows you to leave a note for your stylist where you can leave requests, give them feedback or let them know any special events you have coming up that you'd like them to keep in mind. In my note to my stylist, I mentioned that I was looking for a black clutch purse to replace the cheapy, last minute purchase bag I've been using for the past few years. I also mentioned that I'd like a 3/4 sleeve blouse for work and some light wash, distressed skinny/straight leg jeans.
Here's what I got:
41Hawthorn - Moni Stud Detail 3/4 Sleeve Blouse
The downfall of this top for me, however, was in the details. It's hard to see in the pictures, but the fabric was a stretchy, rough polyester. The fabric didn't suit the shape of the top and I found that the bottom band flared out in the front, giving the top a cheap, tent-like appearance when viewed from the side. Also, several of the nailheads had glue seeping from around them - another sign that the top was haphazardly made. I know that this shirt design is somewhat of a Stitch Fix staple and couldn't help but feel that because this top is so popular, the craftsmanship may have suffered. I was really sad that this top didn't work out.
VERDICT: Returned. ($58)
Kut From The Kloth - Haiden Distressed Straight Leg Jean
VERDICT: Returned. ($88)
Fun2Fun - Eddy V-Neck Top
Beside the aesthetic being a bit off for me, this top fit narrower at the hip and wider in the shoulders and would probably be better suited for someone with a different body shape than mine. There was a lot of room in the waist, where I'm typically smallest, but the shirt puckered at the bust when I raised my arms. A good shirt, but just not a good shirt for me.
VERDICT: Returned ($44)
Urban Expressions - Fold-Over Clutch
VERDICT: Kept ($48)
Romolo - Robyn Teardrop Branch Necklace
VERDICT: Kept ($34)
The Nitty Gritty
Also, I should probably note that it was really easy sending the items back. I just put them in the provided return packaging and dropped them in the mail. Easy peasy.
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Every fix comes with a personalized note from your stylist describing briefly why s/he picked the items for you. In addition, there is a card that shows two ways to style each item in the fix in order to give you inspiration.
When it comes to checking out, the $20 styling fee is credited back to you, even if you keep just one item. Also, if you buy all five items, then the whole lot is 25% off. It's interesting how the 25% off plays into the decision-making process.
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