The latest ‘fix

Hi friends! How’s the morning going? Hope you’re having a wonderful week! I’m so glad you guys are excited about Summer Shape Up, too! I can’t wait. 🙂 Be sure to sign up for my newsletter if you want the info early (tomorrow am).

So for today, I thought I’d share the latest Stitch Fix with ya, because it was a great one! While the style was a pretty perfect match, I still ended up sending a few items back. 

Here are the goods:

Latest stitch fix

(Bella says, “Keep it all!” Such a little shopping enabler.)

STEVEN Allibi Suede Ankle Strap Sandal  

STEVEN Allibi Suede Ankle Strap Sandal

At first sight, I didn’t love these. The heel was an odd height, and I have something similar from JustFab. Then I saw the orange-y tank, and thought they would match SO WELL together. It wasn’t enough for me to keep them, though. Verdict: sent them back. 

Ecru Pomfrey Halter Neck Silk Blouse (similar here)

Ecru Pomfrey Halter Neck Silk Blouse

(With Joe’s jeans and old JustFab sandals)

I immediately loved the soft fabric and color, since it works well with my skin tone and don’t have a lot in this color in my closet. The halter neck was fun and different and I thought it would make a great summer staple. Then, I saw the price tag. $164. It felt like too much for what it was, so even though I did like it, I didn’t think it was worth it. Verdict: send it back. 

EQUIPMENT Payton Silk Shirt Dress

EQUIPMENT Payton Silk Shirt Dress

 (I could have steamed it a little haha but you get the idea. With Valentino sandals -cute less expensive version here– and Marc Jacobs watch, similar here)

At first glance, I wasn’t sure how much I’d like the dress. I have so much navy blue, and quite a few shirt dresses. It’s one of my favorite styles since they’re comfy while still looking put-together, and can be dressed up or down. When I put the dress on, I loved it immediately. I knew I would wear it a ton, so it was a keeper. 

Skies Are Blue Serra Lace Detail Top (similar here)

Skies Are Blue Serra Lace Detail Top

 (with destroyed jeans, similar here, and old Aldo sandals)

I didn’t even have to try it on to know I loved this tank. The embroidery is well done (not flimsy and doesn’t seem like it will fall apart in the wash), and gives a crisp contrast to my favorite pair of distressed jeans. Verdict: keep it.

Renee C Kaleia Maxi Dress

Renee C Kaleia Maxi Dress

I wasn’t quite sure about this one. The print is amazing, and I liked the fun slits on the side. On the other hand, it’s not the most flattering waistband for me and the extra fabric just hangs around. I have a short torso, so anything that hits mid-waist (instead of upper waist or low/no defined waist at all) just accentuates the wrong part. Also, I kind of overkilled it on the maxis while I was pregnant. Even though I really loved the fun print, I sent it back. 

This was one of the few fixes where the prices made me raise my eyes a bit. For example, the shirtdress above is $258 through Stitch Fix and $103.20 through Nordstrom. While I think that you’re paying for the Stitch Fix styling service, and it’s not necessarily their job to bargain hunt, $150 isn’t anything the scoff at. The same goes for the silk tank. I wasn’t familiar with the brand Ecru (which apparently is expensive), but looking at it, I wouldn’t think of paying more than $80. Since it was $164, I didn’t think it was worth it, even though I liked it.

My usual stylist Alexandra is on maternity leave, and Emily has been styling my fixes since then. She has nailed my style from the beginning, so it’s been a lot of fun to see which pieces she picks out. Stitch Fix is great with feedback and suggestions, too, so if you like a particular item, be sure to pin it to a style board so you can link to it on your profile. If you don’t like something they send, let them know why, and they’re usually pretty good about making tweaks to your fixes. 

Have you tried Stitch Fix or anything similar? 

I’m still enjoying my Rent the Runway unlimited account, but might be canceling since shipping has gotten progressively slower each month…

Hope you have a wonderful day and I’ll see ya later!
xoxo

Gina 

More Stitch Fix reviews here, here and here

In full transparency, I paid for the above items using Stitch Fix credit from referrals to the brand over the past couple of years. Thank you so much for your support! I’m thrilled that many of you have tried it and love it as much as I do <3

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Comments

  1. I love the idea of stitch fix, but I’m just too frugal since it does seem that their items are rarely reasonable.

    Now if someone came out with a similar concept but where all items were less than say $50 or $75…there’s an idea…

    • I agree…. those prices are crazy!! 😮

    • Yes!! I’d be totally down for something with those limiting price ranges

    • Yea same here. Definitely too expensive for me right now, but hopefully someday it’ll be something I can afford… 🙂

    • I tried SF and asked them to keep my items under $50 and for the most part they did aside for some $80 jeans once. But yeah, often it seemed the same quality/style of something from like TJMaxx but still $50 vs $15, so I rarely kept anything and then just cancelled because you have to pay $20 styling fee which you lose if you send everything back. I’m too cheap for SF and honestly I like shopping for myself and deals anyway 🙂

    • I’ve gotten Stitch Fix before and my shirts were around $50. So not everything is this pricey. But I’m frugal and think $50 is still a lot ha!

      Love seeing what you get, Gina!

      • Fitnessista says:

        thank you, friend! i picked the higher range because the quality is better
        hope you have a great weekend!

  2. I had that exact same thought just this morning about StitchFix. I am wearing a shirt I got in my last Stitch and I like it. I paid almost $50 for it but realized when I put it on this morning that it feels like a Forever 21 shirt that I probably would have paid $15 for.

    I had already decided though that Stich’s aren’t for me. I don’t have the disposable income to throw at clothes that aren’t 100% what I need at the time.

  3. I tried SF about a month ago and it didn’t work out. Very odd selection of clothing, but to be fair, I didn’t send them a pinterest board or something similar. I did send them a note about what my interests are and they sent a box full of dark, long sleeved clothing in June. I think I would try it again, except for the fact that there is such a strict timeline for the returns. I stressed me out.

  4. Brittany Taylor says:

    $160!! I would have spit my coffee out! LOL

  5. Brittany Taylor says:

    I like the shirt dress though!!

  6. Wow those are some pretty high prices! But I love the items you kept. Have you tried Trunk Club? My husband I love their stuff. It’s pricey, but super high quality.

  7. I am obsessed with the white tank. I need it in my life — so cute!!

  8. I love the white tank and halter style top — so cute! They look great on you. I’m surprised about the Stitch Fix prices… I have never gotten anything that was that high! It’s also a little disconcerting to hear that they’re not offering competitive prices. I know we’re paying for the service, but not that much lol

  9. Jessica says:

    I haven’t done it before, but I believe Stitch fix will price match if you find a better price through nordstroms. That price difference is unacceptable to me.

  10. I have tried it a few times but have ended up keeping very little. I also am frugal and can’t justify the high prices. The quality isn’t that much better than what you’d get at most stores, unless you do opt for the expensive stuff in your profile. I just am a “the cheaper the better” kind of girl!

    It is very convenient though, so I hope they come down on prices so I can try again.

  11. My only issue with this company is I don’t think they would be successful without bloggers to promote them. I legitamely believe the bloggers do like the clothing but by advertising their selections on their blog and giving their affiliate links, how often do the bloggers ever pay full price for anything like the rest of their readers do? I just wonder how many bloggers would really consistently pay the full price for all this clothing without the discounts they receive because of their posts and encouraging others to use this service.

  12. Kaitlin B. says:

    I have a theory that Stitch Fix will charge you based on how you fill out the style profile question about how much you’re willing to pay. I don’t know how I’d go about testing my theory, but items in the two fixes I received and price checked were priced competitively with other stores and were fairly nice brands.

  13. I tried a few boxes from SF and the only thing I kept was a pair of jeans for $80. Even with very specific feedback, I didn’t get clothing that fit what I was looking for and/or the prices were too high. I’ve had better luck with Trendsend, so far.

  14. I love the color and style halter on you and the blue shirtdress looks so classic. Definitely a dress you’ll wear a ton!

  15. Hi, did you end up canceling your RTR Unlimited subscription? (I have tried using your referral link, but it doesn’t appear to be working.)

    • Fitnessista says:

      i did. i need to update that post! i really loved it at first but then the shipments started taking longer and longer

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