Stitch Fix Review & Link-Up — February 2016

Feb Stitch Fix HeaderThough I started getting Fixes before the revamping of this blog, February marks my 14th box from Stitch Fix! Wow!

It’s so much fun to see a box on my doorstep, knowing there are five items picked out specifically for me. I treat this service like a gift to myself and try to use it as a way to break out of my fashion box as well as build a quality wardrobe with versatile pieces. And not to mention, it certainly helps getting through dreary Michigan winters!

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I admit, I do need a bit of styling assistance, so it’s great that Stitch Fix also sends style cards showing a casual and dressy way to wear each item, complete with suggestions for layering, accessories, and footwear. It’s like you don’t even have to think while rummaging through your closet and dresser. The outfit is already made for you! What a time saver, especially on the mornings I don’t want to get out of bed earlier than I have to. Which is, well, every morning.

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In this fix, I gave Kimberley — my fabulous stylist — a number of ideas. I suggested work appropriate items, a dress or skirt I could wear with tights or leggings and colorful tops. I give her vague ideas and have come to trust she knows my style well enough to give me items that I’ll like, but also give her the freedom to throw in something a little different. Sometimes I like surprises!

Take a look inside my February box!

Echo — Adalia Striped Blanket Scarf; $38

Echo — Adalia Striped Blanket ScarfI’ve always wanted to try one of these over-sized scarves, and Kimberley sent this gray, striped one this month. It was taller than me! The fabric was to die for and incredibly soft and cozy. I fiddled with a number of different ways to tie it, but none of them really worked for me. I think if the scarf had been square-shaped instead of the long, skinny version, it might have worked out better. I’ll be sending this one back.

Renee C — Melisa Mixed Geo Print Pencil Skirt; Small/Petite; $48

Renee C — Melisa Mixed Geo Print Pencil SkirtI really like the design on this skirt! It’s somewhat edgy without being overly busy in my opinion. Upon trying this on, however, I did notice two holes in the fabric. I immediately contacted Stitch Fix customer service and they said they could send me a replacement skirt if I decided to purchase it, or offer me a discount if I kept the damaged skirt.

I hate to say, but I don’t think stretchy, clingy pencil skirts are right for my body type. I love the look of them, but not when they’re on me. I think I’d rather like a pencil skirt that isn’t made out of a spandex-like material. I really did like this complete look, though! I used the next two pieces and my own accessories along with the skirt to create one outfit.

Kensie — Rebekah Stretch Crepe Blazer; Extra Small/ $88

Kensie — Rebekah Stretch Crepe Blazer1Kensie — Rebekah Stretch Crepe Blazer2I don’t wear blazers too often, but I’m getting used to them. This one by Kensie is a gem! The fabric is light and it has a fun polka-dot lining on the inside and cuffs. It fit really well, too, and was tempting to purchase, especially when thinking about the chilly office at work. However, I already own a black blazer and recently had it tailored to fit better. If this piece had been in a color, I might be keeping it. However, I’m sad to say it’ll be sent back since I don’t need to spend $88 on an item I already have.

Papermoon — Leonara Faux Leather Trim Knit Top; Extra Small; $44

Papermoon — Leonara Faux Leather Trim Knit TopI wasn’t thrilled with how plain this top was at first, but when I put it on I literally said, “oooo!” because ideas about how to style this top started flooding my brain. It’s so basic that you can really dress it up with a few accessories, and it takes on totally different looks when paired with different types of bottoms, shoes, and layering items up top (like you just saw). I love the color. It’s really easy to dress up or down and I think I will wear it throughout the year, so that means it’s a keeper!

Amour Vert — Shevlin Boat Neck Knit Top; Extra Small; $48

Amour Vert — Shevlin Boat Neck Knit Top1Amour Vert — Shevlin Boat Neck Knit Top2At first sight, this shirt made me think of “Where’s Waldo,” but that instantly faded when I tried it on. I love this top! Stripes are SO my thing and this shirt is form fitting without being too tight, and the size of the stripes don’t create an illusion to make me seem larger than I am in the waist. I think in the future I’ll wear it with a statement necklace or scarf (I accidentally forgot to pair earrings with it for the photos. Oops). I really like that it’s long-sleeved and I also think it’s a cheerful piece. It really works well on its own, or under a blazer or jean jacket. I love versatility like this and I’d be a fool to send this top back. And as a bonus, my significant other loves how I look in it, too. How can I say no? Keeping! (SO here while proofing: She looks HOT. <3)

Overall Thoughts

Once again, I really appreciate Kimberley’s attention to my notes and Pinterest board, which makes Stitch Fix that much more fun and tuned to what I like or need. This fix was a little more “safe,” and I am happy with what I chose to keep. I think I might start requesting less black and gray items. Looking at my wardrobe, I need some pops of color in my life.

I’m going on vacation to visit a friend in North Carolina next month, so I think I will ask Kimberley for some pieces fit for the trip! Definitely colorful items to move spring along more quickly! I’ve never been to North Carolina, so any suggestions for me? I still haven’t received shoes from Stitch Fix… hmmm…


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-Photos and graphic 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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8 Responses to Stitch Fix Review & Link-Up — February 2016

  1. Nicole says:

    That’s great stuff! I think I got that blazer too, but was bummed that it didn’t fit awesome. I’m dying for a fun blazer…

  2. Stacey says:

    That blazer did fit you very well…I think you should ask your stylist to send it in another color for your trip – perfect for carrying around to throw on over short sleeves after the sun goes down!

  3. It all looks great on you! Love it!

  4. Just love the blazer, pencil skirt, and blue top. Looks great on you!

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