Stitch Fix Review — April 2016

Stitch Fix TitleApril is here! That means it’s time for a new Stitch Fix box! My favorite time of the month! My box was a tad bit late, so it was really exciting when it got to my doorstep, especially after snow fell on Saturday… spring in Michigan is so fickle sometimes.

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I mentioned a few months ago that I noticed shoe questions in Stitch Fix’s Style Profile, and sure enough the company was hosting a trial run to see how the products would fare. Now, they are shipping shoes as options full time! They have a lot of different varieties, including flats, sandals, heels, and more. You can check them out on their Stitch Fix Pinterest page and Pin them to your own boards.

Stitch-Fix-Shoes-1This month I asked Kimberley, my stylist, for something stylish and a little sexy to wear for my 30th birthday, which falls on April 30th. Golden birthday celebrations! I asked for colors and prints, and reminded her that spring temperatures in Michigan are on the cooler side (not to mention it has temperamental weather patterns).

So, how did she do? Come and find out!

Toms — Classic Slip-On Flats; Size 6W; $48

Toms Classic Slip-On FlatsMy first pair of shoes from Stitch Fix! I actually had these exact shoes on my Pinterest board. I’ve never tried a pair of Toms, but obviously I’ve heard a lot about them over the years and how they give a pair of shoes to a child in need for every pair of Toms purchased. I will say they are extremely comfortable and easy to walk in. I really like the style and the color. These were a tough call, however, because for some reason I don’t love them as much as I wanted to. Because of that, and the high price, I had to send these back.

RD Style — Aja Knit Dress; Small/Petite; $88

RD Style Aja Knit DressKimberley sent this dress as an option for by birthday if I wanted to be a bit more daring. This piece has great potential and it would have been a hit if there hadn’t been fit issues that made it not right for me. This dress is supposed to be more of a V-neck, but when I put it on, the neck was off center, with the bottom fabric in the “wrap” barely covering my assets if you know what I mean. I’d have to use some fashion tape to make sure wardrobe malfunctions weren’t an issue. It made me very self conscious and honestly made me wonder if this specific dress had been made incorrectly. Other than fit, I liked the style, marbled fabric look, color, and the longer sleeves. It’s definitely a dress made to be glammed up a bit, so I paired it with chandelier earrings! Too bad it didn’t work out for me, though the price is a bit too high priced in my opinion.

Pixley — Triste Swing Skirt; Small; $58

Pixley Triste Swing SkirtI Pinned this skirt too, so I was thrilled when I saw it in the box! I love that it flares out just enough to flatter my figure and I really like the stripes and black trim on the bottom. Bonus point: the fabric is thick enough so I don’t have to worry about the color of my undergarments. I can wear this skirt with flats, heels, or even sandals. The fit is very nice, sits more at my natural waist, and is very comfortable. It’ll also go very well with many things in my closet. I adore this skirt and I’m keeping this beauty!

Loveappella — Scooby Cross Back Knit Top; Extra Small; $48

Loveappella Scooby Cross Back Knit TopIf this top sounds familiar, it should! This is the exact same top I received last month, but without the floral pattern, and I paired it with the skirt above, as you can see. I LOVED those pieces put together as one outfit. I’m really glad Kimberley takes clues from my feedback and puts them into action for my future Fixes. I will say I like this version of the top better, even though it’s plain. Isn’t the color just gorgeous? It’s very flattering on me and I still love the back detail. You can easily add some interest with fun accessories like a scarf or necklace, like I did! And this top also would look great with white or dark wash denim. This is a keeper!

Skies Are Blue — Schulz Lattice Cut-Out Detail Blouse; Extra Small/Petite; $48

Skies Are Blue Schulz Lattice Cut-Out Detail Blouse1Skies Are Blue Schulz Lattice Cut-Out Detail Blouse2The color on this blouse is fabulous and very pretty! Sadly, that’s about the only thing I liked about this top. It was boxy just about everywhere, I’m not a huge fan of the type of fabric used, and I didn’t care for the cut-out details near the shoulder since they hit in what seemed to be an incorrect spot. In general this top didn’t really do much for me or my figure even after I tried it on with several types of bottoms and the necklace (also from Stitch Fix!) you see in the photo.

Overall Thoughts

I’m happy I received two solid pieces from this Fix! And I don’t know about you, but I liked the variety in this box. The colorful items were great to see, and I hope to stray from white/black/gray more as time goes on. As always, I very much appreciate Kimberley sending items I Pin or specifically request! As a customer, it makes the Stitch Fix experience much more enjoyable and personal.

Which were your favorite pieces? Leave me some comments and let me know!

K

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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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5 Responses to Stitch Fix Review — April 2016

  1. MoVig says:

    Great fix this month! And I like your hair like this – very cute!

  2. MoVig says:

    Great colors in your fix this month. And I like your hair like this – very cute!

  3. Stacey says:

    You really do need to shop for something in that bright pink color! So cheerful and it really brightens up your skin tone and hair color! I also love the skirt – very cute, very versatile without being a solid color.

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