Amanda Moments
January 18, 2016

Confession: I’ve gotten two or three Stitch Fix boxes that I never even shared on the blog. One I hated so much that I didn’t even care to write about it (and for the first time ever, I returned every single piece), one was just so-so, and the other was actually great but I just never got around to taking photos. Oops.

I was starting to think it might be time to stop my Fixes, but I did have just a few holes left in my wardrobe I wanted to fill, so for this one I requested several light sweaters or cardigans and one new pair of dressy skinnies. Thankfully, this month’s stylist delivered and did a darn good job getting my style (shout out to Niko). Cash is a bit tight as we’re pinching pennies to get into a house soon, so I knew that even I loved everything, I’d have to be very picky as to what I kept.

Let’s see what I got!

Margerie Stripe & Dot Open Cardigan – $68

stitch fix Margerie Stripe & Dot Open Cardigan

This price is more steep than I’d prefer, but I like this sweater so much I decided to spurge. After all, a new cardigan is what I was most looking forward to and I wear the crap out of all my cardis. This one has a cute ruched back and draped front. It seems versatile and comfy, and I really think this one is going to be a winner. Kept!

Darrington Mixed Media Asymmetrical Knit Top – $58

stitch fix Darrington Mixed Media Asymmetrical Knit Top

This top was so close but not quite. The style was great, fit was perfect, and I adore draped necklines like these. Even though the price seemed steep, it could have been worth it as it’s dressy and looks very well made. The only reason I couldn’t justify keeping it was that asymetrical “V” of fabric that hung off the bottom just was weird. I like when the fabric drapes off to a side, but this one just kind of awkwardly hung over my crotch. Returned.

Danatella Crochet Front Roll Tab Knit Top – $58

stitch fix Danatella Crochet Front Roll Tab Knit Top

Though the price of this top seems a tish high for a casual shirt, I really fell for the style and look of this. It’s not something I would have picked out on my own and had my doubts when I took it out of the box, but I was pleasantly surprised at how nice it was. It’s basic but cute enough with the crochet detail to dress it up, and was actually pretty flattering. I can see wearing this a lot. Kept!

Fierro Elbow Patch Crew Neck Sweater – $58

stitch fix Fierro Elbow Patch Crew Neck Sweater

In theory I should have loved this sweater because it’s just what I asked for, but what I neglected to mention in my style profile is I really hate elbow patches. On top of that, the fabric of this sweater wasn’t very soft, and the fit was just a little off, like it should have been tapered in the waist. It was just kind of lackluster. Returned.

Rizzo Skinny Pant – $98

stitch fix liverpool Rizzo Skinny Pant

I LOVE how stretchy this fabric was, and the fit was pretty good, but these were just a tish too big. I know from my first Stitch Fix that Liverpool pants shrink a bit, so they may have turned out perfect, but the nail in the coffin was they were just too similar to my other black skinnies. And if I’m going to pay near $100 for one pair of pants, they better blow my mind or be so different and amazing I can’t say no. This did prompt me to specify for my next fix that I’d prefer some cute colored skinny pants instead. Returned.

This was a really good Fix and you nailed my overall style and requests. The few items I returned were so close, but just minor details kept them off the final purchase, and could have been overlooked had prices been a bit lower. I’m still quite happy with my two keepers though!

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14 responses to “First Stitch Fix of 2016”

  1. Kari says:

    I see a lot of people doing Stitch Fix. Then when I see the prices, I understand why it isn’t something I’ve jumped at yet. I’m that girl that does all her clothes shopping on the clearance racks. Then I keep it for 10 years. Ha! I could buy 5 pieces for the price of one of those. They are cute, though! I’ll give you that!

    • Amanda says:

      Girl, I totally used to be the clearance rack junkie too. And I still am, sometimes, but now I just try to be so much more selective. I used to grab whatever just because it was such a good price, but then I finally realized I was just bringing home a lot of stuff that I didn’t wear and barely even liked. I do admit that SF prices can be steep, but I’ve been happy with every single item I’ve kept. I make sure it’s all versatile and can get a ton of wear, which helps. And all of their stuff is really well made! It’s also soo convenient being able to try stuff on in your own home, and sometimes I just despise shopping, so paying for convenience is kind of a thing for me too. I probably won’t do this much longer, but I’ve loved getting a few really great pieces to add to my wardrobe from my Fixes!

  2. ohhh polka dots and stripes?! match made in heaven! totally agree that those better be some seriously magic pants if i’m dropping $100 on them!

  3. Elyse says:

    Love the polka dots and stripe sweater! I am a sucker for an elbow patch – too bad you hate them(and isn’t very soft) since that sweater looks cute too!

  4. Christine says:

    Love that yellow top!!

  5. ellesees.net says:

    i have been curious about this–that it’s hit or miss. i’m glad you had some great items in this one!

    • Amanda says:

      It really can be hit or miss, but of my 10 or so boxes so far, 8 have been great. Makes up for the crappy boxes when you get something you totally love!

  6. Missie says:

    I have only gotten one Stitch Fitch and I liked most of the stuff, but honestly I was just WAY to cheap to keep the clothes. I haven’t gotten a box since, and I would love to continue if the prices were just a bit more reasonable for me. I do love that black top in your box!
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    • Amanda says:

      I totally agree that most prices are higher than I’m typically used to, but I really have found that the stuff I get is quality, and if I truly love something and know I’ll wear it a ton, it’s worth splurging on those few items. That said, I do wish they had a more affordable option for those of us with tight budgets!

  7. Cherie says:

    Stitch Fix is such a cool idea, but I am too thrifty to justify some of those prices. I am big about only shopping when there are good sales or coupons. That cardigan is super cute though and I totally would have kept that one too!

    • Amanda says:

      I totally get that. I generally shop by coupons too, but I just wasn’t having luck finding good, quality clothes in the store that I loved, so this is a splurge now. I definitely won’t do it forever, just to build up my wardrobe a bit. It is pretty fun!

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