Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Stitch Fix #18 - December 2016

I ordered a December delivery because Stitch Fix was having a contest.  Of course I didn't win, but I can always come up with more clothing requests.  My fix arrived a week early and was supposed to be due back on December 24th.  I requested an extension because I had planned a certain delivery date for a reason.  Here's the usual quick rundown about the service:

Stitch Fix is a service that will send you five articles of clothing (or purses, scarves, jewelry, and now shoes) picked by a stylist at whatever interval you choose based on a style profile you fill out about yourself.  You pay a $20 styling fee for each box, but that money goes toward anything you keep.  So as long as at least one item works for you, there's nothing to lose.  And if you keep all five items, you get a 25% discount.

You don't have to sign up for a certain time period between fixes.  You could try it one time and never get another fix or get another one 2 years later!  There's no cost commitment until you schedule a fix.  When the box ships, that's when you are charged the $20 styling fee.

You can create a Pinterest board dedicated to your style and put the link in your style profile so that your stylist can see what items you like and why.  I love when I receive something I actually pinned or something very similar to a pin on my board!

Here was my note to my stylist for Fix #18:

 Same stylist (Anne) please! Would like some pants that have a boot cut for my work shoes. Also, I'm going to New York in January, so I would like some warm and cozy clothes!

Anne was unavailable this month, but here is what Amy sent me:

(1) Liverpool Harper Bootcut Pant - $88

I wanted pants to wear with my Danskos for work, since the black pants I bought about 10 years ago are a little worn out.  It's also hard to wear my skinny pants with flats and no socks in the winter!  Here's what they look like paired with my shoes and the Market & Spruce Galapagos Dolman from Fix #17 (photo taken by my 5 year old):

I also wanted to try something dressier to see if other shoes would work with the pants.  Here they are with some black pumps and my Creative Commune Vandalia Blouse from Fix #7 :

I also sported my Zad Martin Cuff from Fix #10.  They are a tad bit long, but I think they will work.  At least I'm not stepping on them.

(2) Papermoon Kanyi Pullover Sweater - $68

I love this sweater because it is semi lightweight and not itchy.  I don't love the lack of color, but it seems long enough and fits well.  Also it covers my rear enough that I might be able to pull off leggings and boots like my stylist suggested.

(3) Skies are Blue Simeon Cargo Vest - $78

I have had a week to fall in love with this vest, but I think I need a medium just for a little extra room to button over my layers.  I was hoping to exchange and tried to check out while on MARTA today, but the site timed out on me.  Now I keep refreshing hoping to get a medium back in stock.  It is so warm and has a hood and pockets.  I still have until the end of tomorrow to hope another medium shows up.  I tried it with a top also sent in this fix as suggested.

I also tried it with my Market & Spruce Colibri Shirt from Fix #9, since I don't think I am keeping the shirt from above.

Praying for a medium to appear so that I can keep this cute vest!!

(4) Laila Jayde Busby Cowl Neck Zipper Detail Knit Top - $58

I could tell by looking at this one that I wasn't going to be a fan.  I like the deep green color, but the sleeves are too short, and the material is too thin to wear it without something underneath.

This top is definitely going back.  I couldn't get the zipper cowl to look right either.

(5) Skies are Blue Avena Split Neck Top - $54

I saw plaid and got excited, but it's a sheer material which does feel nice but is not very warm.  The sleeves seemed great on this one, but the sides slit, and when I lifted my arms over my head, you could see my belly.  No thank you.  I did try to get a picture of the split neck detail.

And here I am wearing it with my Just Black Jimmy Skinny Jeans from Fix #7:

So a mix of hits and misses on this fix.  I am obsessively checking for a medium vest and waiting to the last minute to check out even though I've already had an extension.  Any feedback from my lovely readers is also appreciated!

Now I fill out a checkout survey to give specific feedback on each item so that my next fix can be even better.  Then I put the rejects in a prepaid envelope and drop it off at the post office.

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