It’s been a minute since my last fix … my last Stitch Fix, that is. I don’t do too many subscription boxes (The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing book has made an indelible hold in my brain, which is not visible in the slightest when you visit my home). I have settled into a twice-yearly Stitch Fix (there are, barely, two seasons in Okinawa), and I recently caved and signed my barely two-year-old lab up for Bark Box not too long ago (duuuuuuude I know it’s so bougie, but seriously, he eats EVERYTHINGGGGGG). Stitch Fix though, I enjoy because I don’t like to commit to things, I don’t like to shop (and can’t really shop locally because I’m too big for Japanese clothing) and with the service, I pay a bit more than my usual MO of shopping clearance off clearance sales, but I don’t have to shop OR commit. So after hemming and hawing over if I should schedule my spring Fix or not, I decided to go for it. If you want to see what my Spring 2018 Stitch Fix box contained, keep reading …
I just got my third Stitch Fix in the mail today, just in time for summer! I actually postponed the fix a month from the original interval I set; I figured I had enough spring/transition items and wanted a true summer fix. Like I mentioned before, I really hate shopping (and shopping for giantesses is pretty slim pickings in Japan) so this Stitch Fix box was a really terrific surprise (especially hot on the heels of my birthday — happy birthday to me!). So … how was my hot summer fix? Did I keep all the things? Keep reading to find out! Continue reading “Stitch Fix Part 3: My Summer Fix”
Today was a real shit show. My anxiety levels were over the top as adulting proved itself to be the overrated pile of garbage it often does. As there often is though, there was indeed a rainbow after the rain today, which came in the form of my (eagerly anticipated) second Stitch Fix. I was hoping my stylist, whom had already done a great job with box one, was going to transform me from craptastic hobo to stylish hobo in one fabulous capsule of five spring transition pieces. Hello new spring wardrobe!
Last month, I ended up keeping 3 out of five of my fixes. The two I sent back weren’t bad, they just didn’t fit my ‘if I don’t LOVE it it can’t stay’ ethos, courtesy of konmari.
While I’m sure you’ve heard of Stitch Fix, the subscription box of stylist-curated clothing and accessories, you may be wondering what actually gets sent your way, and how invested the stylists are in getting you down pat. Well, in my experience, they are very organized and, utilizing your input and feedback from their site along with a Pinterest board link if you have one, they send five items at your preferred interval.
Here’s what I got in my second box, my spring wardrobe box (after one box sent, with feedback provided by me on every item sent previously).
Like before, my Stitch Fix stylist sent a note (nicely asking how my trip to Cambodia went as I had asked for travel-friendly pieces for my first fix) along with cards showing different outfit ideas for each of the pieces. I love these, as I am fashion-challenged.
I was excited when I looked at the sneak peeks in the app once I got my shipping notice. I was a little concerned about a. the print on the split neck blouse and b. how the denim shorts were going to fit in the booty. Butt fit is a crucial thing with denim as we all know, and after searching the interwebs and striking out on a butt pic of these shorts, I was a bit concerned.
I try on all the things
Fret not though, everything in this fix fit great. The split neck blouse was much better in person, and it was just enough outside my comfort zone to be fun and fresh (part of the reason to sign up for Stitch Fix, right?).
On my particular booty, these shorts are cute but they aren’t life changing, if you know what I mean. The length and color are cute and wearable. They are a good level of coverage for a spring wardrobe (versus the short shorts I see in the summer here). For reference, I’m 5’8″ish and wear a 6 in Express jeans. My stylist sent these in a size 28 and they fit fine, no weird bagginess or tight spots anywhere.
My Stitch Fix stylist sent a piece of jewelry this time too, a gold toned feather pendant. The chain is very delicate and feminine, and the length is perfect with each of the tops and dress. I’m not always a big accessory person (remember, I’m also hopelessly unstylish), but I really love this pendant. Very nice addition to my new little spring wardrobe.
Note that my shoulders do look rather broad here, it’s not really the shirt’s fault, my shoulders are just like that. Beeeeeefcaaaaaake.
All of the tops and the dress she sent are not clingy. They are figure forgiving, without being baggy, shapeless or unflattering. They’re all long enough for my ridiculously-long torso, and all show off my shoulders, which is a feature I enjoy about my bod.
The Verse dress is a very wearable length and the arm holes adequately cover a bra–no gaping! The top is made of a double layer of the dress fabric, and the skirt is lined with a silky separate layer, which should eliminate the need for extra layers when it’s hot out.
The dress doesn’t hug the body at all, so I tried it belted as well. I don’t have much of a waist so I don’t typically wear belts, but I thought it looked cute.
Both tops dipped in the back for a good amount of butt coverage, which is nice as well when you are looooong as your back stays covered too, even when you sit or stretch or do whatever you need doing when you don’t want your bizness showing.
My Conclusion on Stitch Fix #2, Spring Wardrobe Edition
Loved everything, kept everything. You get 25% off everything if you keep it all, which can put you in a conundrum if four things are rad and one is meh, because the fifth thing is often freeish if you buy the whole box. But, this wasn’t a problem with my spring wardrobe Stitch Fix. I am very excited to wear everything. And hopefully NOT look like a hobo.
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