Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Stitch Fix #3: A big let down!

Ugh!  Just when I thought Stitch Fix was on the right track, I get another bummer of a Fix.

Now, on one hand, they really are improving by sending me pieces that are a little more "me."  They're showing me that they're listening, which is GREAT.  When I opened my Stitch Fix today, I was super excited by the color scheme AND the little outfit cards they give you.

Mustard, a really pretty blue, a pair of pants that I requested, AND a statement necklace? Now we're talking!  ...or so I thought.  I started throwing things on...

Fun2Fun Damon Sheer Detail Key-Hole Blouse - $44

"I noticed that you like yellow tones, so I am sending you [this top] in mustard..." says my stylist, Dan-Thy.

Yeah.  This top might have worked if I didn't have boobs and was three inches shorter, but this was unwearable.  I was expecting as much, though, because I had peeked at someone else's September Fix and they had reported this shirt ran way small.  (Another downside was that it was so sheer that you could see my entire bra...no thank you.)

If this had been longer and more loose up top, I would have loved this.  Verdict? Sent back!

Skies are Blue Halli 3/4 Sleeve Lined Blazer - $78

I wasn't at all sure that I needed another blazer, although the blue was pretty, so I gave it a shot.  As soon as I put it on I decided I loved it...and look how great it looks with the mustard top!  The material was so lightweight and it was super comfortable even though it was lined.  It looked great in the front...super flattering and the perfect length, and then I turned around and...
...oh. Cue Chris Farley singing "Fat Guy in a Little Coat" and...well, you get the idea. The blazer was roomy enough about the shoulders, but I had visions of splitting the back of this as I reached for something.  And at the price point of $78, that's an expensive embarrassing moment.  Verdict? Sent back!

Brixton Ivy Heidi Scallop Hem Pencil Skirt - $64

I've never owned anything "scalloped" so I gave this a try.  It had pockets, which I LOVED, and they were big and roomy, which women's pockets never are.  This blue matched the blue of the blazer perfectly.  It would have been a nice work outfit, if I was the kind of girl who wore matching blazers and skirts.  But...I couldn't zip the back zipper all the way.  Womp, womp.  Verdict? Sent back!  (I probably would have sent it back even if it DID zip all the way.)

Pixley Lenora Square Gem Bib Necklace - $42
I've been asking Stitch Fix for a "statement necklace" since day one.  Like, specifically.  I finally gave in bought my own, and took any mention of "statement necklace" out of my letters to my stylist...and what do I get?  Oh.  A statement necklace.  Well.  Better late than never, I guess.

I'm feeling "meh" at best about this necklace.  The colors are a little too muted.  I'm still on the fence about it, but I'm leaning towards no.

Kut From the Kloth Danny 5-Pocket Knit Pant - $68

(Yes, I'm using the same photo like a cheater.)

I'm actually really upset about this, to the point that I think I'm going to send Stitch Fix an email about it.  I fell in love with my burgundy Kut From the Kloth pants from my last Fix, so I specifically requested more.  I would have loved them in a fall color like dark green or mustard,  but all they had was gray so they sent me that, with a note that they could send them in black as well.  This was an EASY sale--I asked for these pants and I got them.  It should have been an easy sale, anyway...

As you can see here, these are BOTH "Jennifer Ultra Skinny Size 12."  (For some reason, Stitch Fix calls them "Danny," but I assure you they are the same exact pants.

What I don't understand is why the burgundy pants fit AWESOME, and the gray pants I can't even button! I'm not even joking, I would have needed probably an extra four inches of material in the waistband in order to button them. Same exact size, same exact cut...what's up with that?  Are they a mislabeled 10, or are the burgundy pants a mislabeled 14?  Either way, I'm disappointed that I can't just say "hey, send me another pair of pants in a different color!" and get a pair of pants that fit.  Logically, they should both fit.

I was going to give Stitch Fix three chances to get things right, but this has been my third fix and I'm still not sure how I feel about them.  This Fix totally struck out fit-wise...there was not a single piece that fit well enough to keep.  Not to mention, someone from Stitch Fix promised me a refund when I returned the earrings with my last Fix, and that's the last I heard of it.  I DID get a credit (which they also promised) but, I didn't get the refund.  I guess it's time to fire off an email...they seemed eager to set things right last time, so I hope they will again.

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