Stitch Fix Review — December 2016

dec-stitch-fixThat’s right! A new Stitch Fix review for the holidays! Who’s doing the happy dance along with me? I can’t tell you how much I’ve missed seeing that box on my doorstep. And this month was Fix number 21! My lucky number!

I wasn’t planning on receiving a Fix for a while since money is extremely tight right now due to being unemployed, but Stitch Fix offered to waive its $20 styling fee and I have $50 in credit available for me to spend! So I thought, what the heck, no harm done if somehow nothing works out in the box (unlikely). Besides, I need a pick-me-up, and it’s sort of like a Christmas gift to myself!

Speaking of Christmas: for you last-minute shoppers out there or those of you who are stumped about what to give to him or her this year, Stitch Fix gift cards are the perfect choice. They’re a unique item to give and it will provide a personal shopping experience for your giftee. You don’t even have to move from the spot where you are right now. These gift cards are especially great for the picky male and female shoppers who need to update their looks or simply try something they’ve never tried on. Have a friend who is pregnant? Stitch Fix offers maternity clothing, too! Give the gift of style to your loved one here!

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And here’s a fun surprise! With every holiday Fix you receive in December, the company sends a “Golden Ticket” to celebrate its Season of Style sweepstakes. Each ticket has a scratch off circle which will reveal if you’ve instantly won a Stitch Fix gift card, though even if you don’t (I didn’t, sigh), you’re entered into a drawing to win a $5,000 gift card! Now wouldn’t that be a dream to win?

stitch-fix-golden-ticketDon’t know what Stitch Fix is? Check out earlier reviews located in the tab under the banner at the top of this blog to find out how this personal shopping experience works its magic.

And after months away from Stitch Fix, I have reconnected with Kimberley, my fabulous stylist! I asked her to send casual, fitted winter clothing that would keep me warm and suggested to possibly include something fancy. I mentioned I didn’t want any sort of bottoms, but she could send scarves, sweater dresses, and tops like dolmans and cardigans. I also asked for colors and patterns, and updated my Pinterest board so she had some fresh ideas of what I liked this season.

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So what did she send? Let’s take a look!

Lulla — Jean Geo Print Infinity Scarf; $28

lulla-jean-geo-print-infinity-scarfI love scarves, and Kimberley sent along this bold, flowy scarf in my box this month. It’s a pretty loud print! Unfortunately, a bit too loud for me. I like all the colors on the piece, but not put together in one item.

Wisp — Lynnette Knit Dress; Size 2/Petite; $58

wisp-lynette-knit-dressThis is the something fancy I asked for, and what a dress! This piece is modest, sophisticated, and perfect to wear to a wedding, holiday party, or date night. The fabric is a tad thicker and a bit stretchy so it’s forgiving when you walk. The lace detail is printed on the dress and in my opinion is very flattering. It even works with a blue cardigan I received in March’s box. Though it’s petite, the bottom hits me right at the knee, which as a short girl doesn’t work well, so I would have to get it hemmed a couple of inches.

Pixley — Abriella Waffle Knit Cardigan; Extra Small; $48

pixley-abriella-waffle-knit-cardiganThis amazing cardigan makes you want to lounge on the couch in front of a fireplace while sipping hot chocolate with those mini marshmallows. It screams cozy. I adore anything dark gray, and the fit was just right. I really like the waffle knit as it gives the piece some interesting texture, and the way it drapes creates pockets! You can pair this item with leggings, jeans, or even dress pants for a day at the office, and add a bright color underneath for some pop. I had this cardigan pinned on Pinterest, so I’m glad Kimberley found it to send!

Loveapella — Edgewater Knit Top; Extra Small; $48

loveapella-edgewater-knit-topThis is a top I liked more on me than in the box. It’s a youthful shirt, the fabric is really soft, the fit was good, and I liked the green color. However, I don’t think it’s special enough to make me want to purchase it. Something was just missing for me. And I think the breast pocket was a bit too low, which surprisingly bothered me.

41 Hawthorn — Woodsen Sheer Yoke Pullover; Extra Small; $58

41hawthorn-woodsen-sheer-yoke-pullover1 41hawthorn-woodsen-sheer-yoke-pullover2Let me say this first: the purple/plum shade of this top is GORGEOUS. It was the first item my eye was drawn to when I opened my box. And I wasn’t disappointed when I tried it on. This sweater is so soft I kept touching the fabric, and it felt comfortable and cozy. The mesh on the shoulders and upper back provides a subtle elegance that I was really drawn to as well, and its versatility is apparent — this piece would look great with either a scarf or a necklace. The sleeves are a touch too long, but I actually like that in my tops.

Overall Thoughts

I think we all can agree — this was a great box! I really appreciate Kimberley keeping items in lower price ranges and really liked the items she picked for me this month. It really reminded me how much I love the personalized experience Stitch Fix offers.
With the Buy 5 Discount and my $50 credit, this entire box only costs $130. My partner in crime is offering to purchase a piece, and my mom also has offered to buy one. After doing the math, it’s actually more expensive to purchase the three items than to buy the whole box, so I’m going to fork over the money and try selling the Loveappela top and Lulla scarf. If anyone is interested, let me know!

Unfortunately, this is probably my last box for a while again, until the employment situation sorts itself out. I’m so going to miss it! But I guess I will live vicariously through the other bloggers I follow who also receive Stitch Fix.

How do you feel about this month’s Fix? What was your favorite piece? Leave your answers in the comments section!

—K

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—Some 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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