I was super excited for my December Stitch Fix to come. It’s my 7th Fix and my stylist has sent me amazing items the last couple times. I requested some items that I could wear to Christmas parties, both casual and more dressed up. I got a sweater, a top, two dresses, and a skirt. I’m not in love with any of it, so I’d love to hear what you think.
If you aren’t familiar with Stitch Fix, you should get familiar with it! Stitch Fix is a personal styling service for women. You fill out your own style profile, which is actually really fun, online and utilize your pinterest board as a way of communicating with your stylist. Your stylist picks out 5 items that she thinks will be perfect for you and send them right to your door. You try them on in (and send pictures to your girlfriends to get their opinions) and then send back the things that you don’t love, using the prepaid shipping envelope included in your Stitch Fix. It is so convenient and so much fun. I absolutely love getting my Fix every month, and I know you will love it, too.
This month, the stylist who I have had the past 4 fixes was on vacation, so I got a new stylist. I’m not sure she really got my style, and that could be my fault because I have been sort of lacking in the pinterest department.
Anyway, here is what I got in my 7th Stitch Fix, my Christmas Fix:
Mainly Pullover Sweater, Market & Spruce ($68). In my note to my stylist, I requested tops that I could wear with my Burgundy Level 99 Jeans from my 5th Fix.
This sweater is comfy and warm, exactly what I need in the winter. And it does look perfect with my Level 99 jeans and my Hunters.
It has some cashmere in it, which I love, but I can’t get past the price. I do like the way it fits, but I can’t help thinking that I could probably find something super similar at the gap.
Emaline is modeling a dress from her latest “fix” from Sprouting Threads, so check back for a post about that later this week.
Sometimes she cooperates and does things like blow daddy kisses when we try to take photos.
Heidi Scallop Hem Pencil Skirt, Brixon Ivy ($64). I have a little ritual of first reading the note and checking out the style cards before I unfold the clothes from their perfect presentation. I peeked at the stack and fell in love with the color of this skirt.
But then I looked at the style card and was confused. I know I pinned a red dress that had a scallop hem and the stylist, mentioned that she knows I love cobalt blue. (I kept a top this exact color from my 2nd Fix.) I had no idea how to style this, as you can see from how dark the photos are, we were losing our light… and pencil skirts just really aren’t my thing.
I settled on a black tank and a lace back cardigan, along with fun tights and my black suede boots. I tried a sweater with it, and a boxier blouse, like the style card suggested, but they both looked strange because of the waist and pockets.
I do absolutely love the pockets. Dresses with pockets always win me over. And the scallop hem is fun and different from anything that I own.
It has an exposed zipper up the back and I am a fan of exposed zippers. Plus, it’s a good length, since I don’t wear things that are really short. I just am not sure that I would wear this enough to justify the price. What do you think? How would you style it?
Idell Dress, Collective Concepts ($98). This is probably my favorite item in this fix. I love fit and flare dresses.
RJ said this is the only thing he likes from this fix. Now that I look at the pictures, I would wear it with opaque black tights for sure, not grey ones like I have on here.
Emmy is wearing another dress from her latest Sprouting Threads. Couldn’t you see us both wearing this dresses on Christmas Eve?
But it is basically the exact same color as the Cambria Dress that I kept from my last fix. If this was a different color, or even a pattern I would probably for sure keep it.
I love the shoulders and it has kind of a diamond pattern in the material. I looked back at my pinterest board and I did pin a dress this color in a similar style so I’m sure that is why my stylist sent it, even though it is a high price point.
I should also mention that this is a more expensive fix than I normally receive. In the style profile that you fill out before you receive your first fix, there are options for how much you would ideally spend on each type of item. I pick “the cheaper, the better” for every single category. $98 is probably twice as much as I would normally spend on a dress to wear on Christmas Eve. But I also have a Christmas Gala that I could wear this to…so I’m really undecided.
Yola Dress, Everly ($54). My stylist this month wrote that this dress “has fun details and will be perfect for a dressy event with a long pendant necklace and fun heels.” Except I wore it with boots and gray tights because I don’t actually wear “fun heels.”
See how I’m sort of weirdly pulling at the dress? That’s because I can’t get it to lay right, and it was super static-y. The under layer kept riding up and it was a weird situation.
I really want to love this dress. This teal color is great, and it’s made in the USA, which is always a selling point for me. And it was a really good price, $54.
The back is kind of pleated? I’m not even sure how to describe it. And it has this keyhole going on. I think this one is going back.
Weldon Cut Out Detail Top, Skies are Blue ($58). This top is just okay for me. I don’t like 3/4 sleeve tops for winter, because I am almost always cold.
It’s a weird length on me, and it feels sort of boxy. I mostly wear my hair down, and my hair would cover the cutouts which are what make this top interesting.
I like the pattern and I don’t own anything like this. But for winter, I would have to layer this with a cardigan and it would be all bunchy because of the tab sleeves. So this one is going back.
I do have to mention that Stitch Fix has amazing customer service. From mailing my returns back a day late to a quality issue with an item, their customer service responds to emails quickly and is so helpful. When I receive such great customer service, I will definitely continue shopping with that company.
With Stitch Fix, you pay a $20 styling fee that gets applied towards whatever you’re going to keep. If you don’t keep anything, you lose the styling fee and I really don’t want to do that, so I need to keep something.
I am definitely going to ask to have my other stylist Jennifer back, since I feel like she gets my style so much more. And I will have to spend a little more time pinning things before my next fix is scheduled.
So, what do you think of my Christmas Fix? What item would you keep, if it were your fix? Tell me in the comments!
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