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Stitch Fix Review – October

Can you believe it’s Stitch Fix time again already?!

So you know the drill…I try on the five items I received and break it down for you (what I liked, what I didn’t like), and whether or not I kept the item.  And then half of you yell at me for returning something that you think looked good.   It’s ok, I’m cool with that.

After last month’s fix I left a note for my stylist asking her to (1) omit any stripes (2) include some color and (3) include something I can dress up for the Holidays.   I also left pretty detailed feedback on why I kept items vs. returning them…and I think that’s really helped in making my fixes better and better each month.   So don’t ask me why I look so angry in all of these pictures….because so far this has been my best fix yet!

So let’s get started!

Layle Shirred Shoulder Button-Up Blouse — $58.00


First of all, I love pink.  Kinda like I love coconuts.  This shirt is a great color, perfect for skinny jeans or boyfriend jeans, and has some fun detailing on the sleeves (shirred shoulders and pinned sleeves).  I think it will be a great top for work but can also be dressed down to be a bit more casual.   This was a no-brainer.


Leo Contrast Trim Blouse — $68.00


There is absolutely nothing nice I can say about this shirt.  I knew the minute I pulled it out of the box that I would hate it.  And I do.  I mean look at my face….I can’t wait to take it off. It’s just not my style at all….the colored trim, the pirate sleeves.  No.  Just no.  The only reason I tried this on was to prove how ugly it was to you, dear readers.


Milan Lace Print Back Pleat Top — $58.00


You knew it was coming.  The one I’m indecisive about.  And I know if I returned it, this would be the item that everyone said I was crazy for returning.  I think the problem is that I just can’t quite get comfortable in it.  When I pulled it out of the box I thought it was most likely a No.  But then I tried it on and I thought….well….maybe?  It’s kind of cute.  It’s definitely different than anything I own which is actually kind of refreshing.  But would I really wear it?   I actually think this shirt is perfect for my sister.  But for me?  I don’t know.

VERDICT:  KEPT.  Live a little, Janna.  If you hate it your sister will take it.

Selfridge Cowl Neck Long Sleeve Top — $48.00


I looooooooove this shirt!  The only color I love as much as black and pink is grey.  I love the style, I love the fit.  And obviously anything that helps hide my flaws *cough, belly* I will buy 2 of and wear every other day.   So this shirt is a keeper.  I love the look with jeans and boots but also think I’ll wear it with skirts (like a pencil skirt to work).  I was too lazy to add a fun statement necklace or earrings but I think that will work well too.


Rocco 3/4 Sleeve Faux Wrap Dress — $88.00



And then there was this little number.  Another item that if I dare return everyone would yell at my face.  Don’t get me wrong…I think this dress is pretty dang flattering.  And it actually has a heavy liner so it lays nicely, is a bit warmer, and kind of “evens things out” ifyouknowwhatimean.   So here’s my “but.”  While it’s flattering in pictures, I’m not sure how flattering it would be all the time.  I feel like I would constantly be trying to stand up tall to keep everything in check and I have never ever liked anything that ties at my waist.  It’s a bit more fitting than I usually go for and maybe I just need to get over it.   On the other hand, it is super comfortable, I love the liner, I love the look of it with boots (and my scarf from the last fix!), and it would be dressed up for the Holidays with a fun chunky necklace.   So again….totally on the fence here.  I’m sure the suspense is killing you…..

VERDICT:  KEPT.  I just need to get over it!  Wear something fitted while I still can, eh?

Overall I thought this fix was fantastic.  My stylist listened to my feedback, gave me some color (successfully!), and threw in a few things I wouldn’t have necessarily picked out on my own.  And even though one of those items was hideous, I’ll forgive her.

So why, after such a successful fix am I going to change my Fix Frequency?  Because dude.  My stylists are just too good! I’m spending way too much money on clothes and momma wants a new house.   So for now, I’m changing my shipments to every other month.

Are you ready to try Stitch Fix yet?   I think you should!

Until next time….

Yes I cut my hair, and yes those are the booties that I swore I’d never wear,


Stitch fix review – September

I’m trying something new today because (1) I think it’s fun and (2) I’ve found similar reviews super helpful.  If you don’t like the idea of Stitch Fix, or watching me try on clothes, you might want to check back next week for a new post.  If you DO like both of those, carry on.

I assume you have all heard of Stitch Fix by now so I’ll spare you the details.  You can read all about it on their site, but the short version is:  it’s awesome.

Here’s how a review works – I show you what was sent in my Fix, try it on, and then give a review of why I did (or did not) keep the item.  It’s kinda corny, kinda fun.  I’ll just throw the disclaimer out there now – that I think taking pictures of oneself is probably one of the most awkward things ever.  In fact the only way to make it more awkward would be to then post said pictures on the Internet.

This was my second Fix and I was pretty stoked to tear the box open.  I’m not sure how I waited the four hours until nap time on Monday when it arrived.

After my first Fix last month, I left a note for my stylist mentioning that I wanted some fall tops that could easily be layered.  I think she did a pretty good job with that and I can tell that she’s been stalking my Pinterest board.  I pin a lot of stripes because I like the way it looks (and I like stripes in general), although I’m beginning to think that maybe they aren’t for me.  You’ll see what I mean in a minute.

I may have squealed a little bit when I opened the box because whoever my stylist is has obviously picked up on my love for neutrals.


So let’s get this party started!  First up….

Sweet Rain – Thomas Striped Raglan Sweater — $58.00


I like the idea of this sweater (the color, the stripes, the material), but I did NOT like it on.  The sleeves were too short to be full-length and not short enough to be considered 3/4 length.  Am I unaware of this hip new trend or were the sleeves just too short?  It looked weird and felt unintentional.

The whole thing felt too short through the torso anyways, but maybe I’m just used to wearing longer tops.  At any rate, I couldn’t quite get comfortable in it.  I think the pictures make it look cuter than it was – although they did make me give this sweater a second glance.

VERDICT:  Returned.

Tart – Jenny Scoop Neck Striped Knit Top — $68.00


More stripes.  So….I actually took this top off and thought:  “yeah, I’m keeping that.”  But when I started editing these pictures I had second thoughts.  I mean, it’s cute, kind of, but $68 cute?  I’m not sure.  That’s a LOT more than I normally spend on a shirt and honestly this one was kind of “meh.”  The neckline is a little weird and I’m not sure how I could pair a necklace with it (which it seems like it needs?) since the shirt itself is so busy.  Maybe I’m just not built for stripes.  At any rate….even though I originally thought I’d keep it, it’s going back.

VERDICT: Returned.

Liverpool – Rizzo Pull-On Skinny Ponte Pant — $98.00


These pants threw me for a loop.  I couldn’t quite decide whether to keep them or not.  One one hand, they are sooooo soft.  And stretchy.  And don’t have buttons or zippers.  And they fit perfectly.  But on the other hand, they are basically just a glorified tight/jegging that have pockets sewn on.  FAKE pockets at that.  Fake pockets that don’t do much for my bum (they seem like they’re placed too far apart).  AND $98 dollars seems a little expensive for tights (even glorified ones).  Right?

But these are more than tights – they’re thick like a pant so you don’t have to feel like a teenage girl who is just wearing thing see-through tights as pants.

In the end I decided that a good fitting pant is hard to find and I would likely wear these a lot.   Plus you usually wear a longer shirt with skinnies so it’s not like my butt is going to be showing much.  Oh, and did I mention these look awesome with heels?  I just forgot to take a picture.


Sweet Rain – Leandra Cable Knit Caccoon Cardigan — $58.00


Again, I was on the fence about this one.  First of all, the material of the cardigan is cable knit so you can see through it at times to whatever is beneath (a colored shirt or bare skin).   I wasn’t sure how I felt about that.   Second, it fits just a little strange….the arms are kind of like….how do you say it….a flying squirrel?  What’s the fashion word for that?  But it was a little different to get used to because the cardigan feels a little wonky and tends to want to fall off of my shoulders.  But it’s the perfect length, drapes nicely, and is an awesome layering option.  I like cardigans and layers, especially this time of year.    In the end, I decided it was different enough and comfortable enough that I could overlook the cable knit holes.


Octavia – Betty Chevron Infinity Scarf — $32.00


Chevron?  Yes.   Scarf?  Yes.


Overall I’m still excited about Stitch Fix.  I think for the most part, the items I’m getting are a reflection of what I’ve told them I like (in my Style Profile and Pinterest Board).  But I am starting to question my ability to wear stripes and I asked them not to include any in my next Fix.  I also asked for some color (getting crazy, I know), and some fancier items for the Holidays.

One thing I have noticed is that I am spending more on clothes than I normally do.  I’ve kept three items from each fix and it usually ends up being around $150.  That’s quite a bit more than I have spent on clothes in the past and it’s probably not something I want to continue to do each month.  I may re-evaluate how often my Fix comes (maybe every other month?) or try to limit my purchases to only items I really love.  It’s easy to get excited about something and get caught up in the moment with it (you only have three days to decide what you want to keep and what you’ll return).  So that’s something I’ll be thinking about more as time goes on.

Oh, and I thought I’d share one last thing – with each item in your Fix you get a style card.  It basically shows you styling options for that item (what kind of shirt to pair the pants with and jewelry/shoe suggestions).  I’ve found them helpful and wanted to find a way to keep them organized so I could easily find them.

So far the best system I’ve come up with is to punch a hole in the card and put it on a ring, like so:


Then I just hang the ring on my jewelry hook for easy access.  Like so:


It’s easy to grab when I’m getting dressed and maybe need some ideas on how to pair things.

So there you go – wasn’t that fun?

Are you interested in trying Stitch Fix?  Here’s a referral link where you can find out more. (Note, I get a $25 credit if you sign up through my link.  Here’s to more scarves!)


Stylin’ Janna