Stitch Fix Review — January 2016

January 2016 Stitch FixHappy New Year!

I’m excited to kick off 2016 with a new Stitch Fix box and I can’t think of a better way to welcome it. My Fix even showed up two days early!

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For this box, I told my stylist, Kimberley, I could use a pair of dark wash skinny jeans, but also gave her a bunch of vague requests to make it more of a grab bag. I asked for colors and patterns, maybe a scarf or bag, and possibly something new that just came in or an item she personally loved.

Here’s what I received this month!

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

MTLA — Cia Cable Knit Pullover Sweater

Well wasn’t this a surprise! Last month I received this sweater and had to send it back because a size small was too big for me. I even checked with customer service to see if a size smaller was available, but there wasn’t. However, Kimberley found an extra small and sent it! Even though it’s still just a touch boxy, it fit is much better. I expect a little bit of shrinking, too. I can’t pass it up a second time! This is staying with me.

Street Level — Leona Structured Tote in Cognac; $58

This tote is my first bag ever from Stitch Fix! I don’t have anything like it  and really debated keeping it, even though my other half wasn’t a fan at all. I was nervous about creases not going away from when it was folded in the box, but they stared to fade away after a few hours of lying flat. The tote looks well made, feels very soft inside and out, and the color is trendy. I liked it, but after I chose to keep the two other items, I decided I didn’t want to spend the extra money on this. I wouldn’t mind receiving another bag in the future, though! My aunt, however, will be purchasing the bag.

Papermoon — Lamont Lace Detail Blouse; Extra Small/Petite; $48

Papermoon — Lamont Lace Detail Blouse 1Well, I asked for a pattern and Kimberley certainly sent one! I didn’t care for it in the box, but when I tried it on this top grew on me. The pattern is busy, but not overwhelming, and the lace is really nice. However, it’s a touch tight in the shoulder area when I cross my arms, which is the same problem I had with a Daniel Rainn blouse from October’s Fix. I purchased that blouse it anyway back then, but am somewhat regretting it because I never wear it. I can’t make the same mistake this time. However, a friend of mine wanted to purchase it, so it’s going to a good home!

Papermoon — Lamont Lace Detail Blouse 2

Lila Ryan — Liza Skinny Jean; Size 4/Petite; $88

Lila Ryan — Liza Skinny JeanThese jeans — which I’m also wearing in the photo with the Papermoon blouse — are fab! They feel like jeans, but have a stretch and fit which reminds me of jeggings. It’s the exact dark wash I was hoping for and they fit perfectly. The funny thing is though, the front pockets are all for decoration. They’re fake! I thought that would annoy the crap out of me, but when I thought about it, I don’t really use my front pockets anyway. All of my jeans are at least a few years old, stretched, faded, and in need of replacing. These jeans definitely will replace one pair of my older ones. Keeping!

Everly — Emilee Dress; Small/Petite; $64

Everly — Emilee DressI think this dress has potential, but only with a lot of changes. The colors are just OK, and I don’t have much in my closet to pair with it very well. Even though it’s a petite size, this piece is a tent, has no shape, and hits me at an awkward spot on my legs, making me look shorter. Belting it made a little difference, but not enough. This dress was pretty much an immediate no.

However, because the other four items are being purchased, buying all five makes sense so I can get the discount. I’ll save more than $20! I posted the dress for sale on Facebook and it sold very quickly.

Overall Thoughts

I just had to like the most expensive pieces in this box, right? Haha! At least the $20 initial styling fee will go toward one of the items. I’m very happy with my selection, though! Kimberley continues to do very well and makes sure she pays attention to my requests, Style Profile, Pinterest page and blog.

This was a more interesting box than I’ve had in a while, and I liked that. Even though I didn’t purchase some of the more “out there” pieces, it did break me out of my normal style a bit, which is one reason why I subscribe to Stitch Fix. I definitely wouldn’t mind getting another bag in the future!

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What are your thoughts on this Fix? And what do you think I should request for February’s box?

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-Photos by Justin McKee

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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6 Responses to Stitch Fix Review — January 2016

  1. modiggity318 says:

    Happy New Year! The jeans look great on you! How do they fit on the bottom, as I may request these in a future fix?!

  2. Stacey says:

    Have you already returned everything…cause I’d totally buy that bag!!

  3. DW says:

    I enjoyed your post and photos! Did you end up selling the bag, or sending it back? My stylist wasn’t able to get one for me, and I can’t find it elsewhere.

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