Stitch Fix Review and Link-Up — December 2015

Didn’t November just fly by? I can’t believe Christmas is around the corner and I have another Stitch Fix box to review already! I don’t know about you, but I love posting these reviews and I love seeing what others have received as well. It’s so much fun and it really helps me consider pieces of clothing I never would have tried on in a store.

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This time around, I asked to keep last month’s stylist, Kimberley, and requested warm winter items like sweaters or cardigans, something cute to wear for a casual New Year’s Eve out. I’m not sure if Stitch Fix has sweater dresses, but I suggested one in case they do, and I even gave her the option of sending a cute coat if she found something that suited me.

And here was a nice surprise! The box also contained a really nice Christmas card from the company founder and CEO, Katrina Lake, thanking me for being a customer and wishing a happy holiday. I like the special touches Stitch Fix makes sure to include every so often. It really does feel like it’s more personal.

Stitch Fix Christmas Card

(Photos by Justin McKee)

Now, onto the box! Take a look at what my December Fix featured! And don’t forget to check out the Link-Up at the end of this post!

Lysse — Whitney Faux Leather Sueded Detail Legging; Small/Petite; $98

Lysse - Whitney Faux Leather Sueded Detail LeggingSo… I don’t think there was a size check between my jeans size and these leggings. You’re seeing a photo of just the item instead of them on me because I couldn’t get them on! They barely fit up to my thigh. The waist isn’t very stretchy, and when I pulled them out of the box and noticed how tiny they were I could already tell where this was going. Aside from that, however, I like the faux leather and suede combination and they felt really nice on the part of my legs they touched, but that’s all I can really tell you. A bit disappointing, though I’m not convinced I would have kept them anyway.

Octavia — Hayley Bird Printed Infinity Scarf; $28

Octavia - Hayley Bird Print Infinity Scarf
I really like the soft material and the fact I can bundle it around my neck three times if desired. The green is very festive and reminds me of Christmas! I debated keeping this piece for a while, but when it came down to it I sent the scarf back because I have one very similar to it in black and tan. I’m also not sure how often I would grab this one out of my closet.

Loveapella — Ames Slit Back Knit Top; Extra Small; $58

What an interesting top! The party is in the back for this piece, with this top splitting open to reveal a silky black fabric. While it’s a nice, fancy shirt, the pattern is really not my style. This one is going back.

MTLA — Cia Cable Knit Pullover Sweater; Small; $68

MTLA - Cia Cable Knit Pullover Sweater
If you couldn’t tell by now, navy is one of those colors I can’t get enough of, and I love that Kimberley sent me this sweater, which I have pinned. However, in her note, Kimberley said she sent a size small because they didn’t have an extra small. Unfortunately the sweater is a bit big and boxy on me. I even sent an Email to Stitch Fix’s customer service asking if they could find an XS, but they said it wasn’t available. Darn it!
I tried this sweater on quite a few times, trying to justify making the purchase because I seriously love this piece and would wear it often if it fit a bit better. But in the end I decided I couldn’t keep it. Regretfully sending this one back.

Honey Punch — Layla Elbow Patch Detail Cardigan; Extra Small; $48


Not gonna lie, I kinda squealed when I saw this in my box. It’s almost exactly like a striped, elbow patch cardigan that I pinned! This cardigan, though a bit long, is really soft and cozy. I adore wide stripes and I love the suede elbow patches. I’m sure I’ll be wearing this all of the time paired with my gray boots! It’s definitely a keeper! This is SO my style.

Overall Thoughts

Apart from the leggings, this was a decent box. I love how Kimberley really pays attention to my requests and pinned items and refers to them in her personal note to me. I did like most of the items, but size was the culprit of issues this time around. I’m not disappointed though! I found a great piece I adore and it works out because it’s easier on my wallet when Christmas shopping is going to take a bit more out of my finances than usual.

We’ll try again next month! But here’s a question for you — what would YOU like to see me in? What should I request from Kimberley for January? Make sure to give me some suggestions in the comments!

Love what I received and want to send a hint to your stylist? I upload every Stitch Fix item to Pinterest so you can favorite and Pin them, too!

This month I’m also trying my first link-up opportunity! If you also blog Stitch Fix reviews, make sure to add your own link and let others see what you’ve received in December! Click below to join and I’ve kept the link-up open until the end of the month. It’s not required, but if you participate, I’d appreciate if you’d link to this page from your blog. Thank you!


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About Karin

Journalist, singer, reader, movie fanatic, photography buff, GVSU alum, wanna-be-Brit, Crohn's fighter, Coca-Cola addict, animal lover, not a kid person, hater of winter, Michigander
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7 Responses to Stitch Fix Review and Link-Up — December 2015

  1. Nicole says:

    Too bad about the leggings – I would have liked to have seen them on. And I really like that scarf and the stripes! Bonus for the elbow patches… 🙂

  2. Stacey says:

    I agree, the stripped sweater is great – and looks very cozy on you! Funny that you said it was a bit long because I was thinking it would look great about mid-calf [duster style!] especially with the boots. And, the price was decent compared to the other items. Have you tried a pair of fleece-lined winter leggings? They would look great with the sweater and boots for casual NYE – maybe pair with a silky or sequined tank under the sweater if you want to ‘jazz’ it up!

    • Karin says:

      I don’t really wear leggings to tell you the truth, but I’d love to try some fleece lined. Where can you find those?
      My NYE plans kinda got cancelled, so I don’t really need an outfit for that anymore, but still thanks for the tip!

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