I still need clothes, and I still hate shopping, so I’m still on board with Stitch Fix.
Fix #2! My stylist for this month, Kari, definitely heard my feedback from the last fix concerning the quality of the clothing for my current climate, and there were no fake pockets in the box.
In my special instructions for this fix, I reiterated my need for Minnesota-worthy sweaters, and work appropriate skinny black pants.
Maru Marilin Fitted Knit Top
Pros: I really hate to say this, but I didn’t like anything about this shirt. I guess the color was okay?
Cons: Except the color was heathered and I didn’t really like that, either. The fabric was incredibly thin and clingy, which is not a combination that I find particularly attractive. In addition to being thin and clingy, the material was ridiculously sheer — to the point that my bra was visible — yet the shirt was too tight to be able to wear a second layer underneath. I wasn’t incredibly surprised though, considering the shirt failed my primary litmus test.
Verdict: Sent back, with instructions to stop sending me knit shirts that resemble chiffon.
Staccato Dolan Open Cardigan
Pros: The length and the fit are both great, and I think it could be fairly versatile. I really like the design, and it’s a sweater without an open knit, just like I asked for!
Cons: I just got a cardigan from my fix last month, and that was more neutral and goes with a lot more. This is on the pricey side, and the sleeves are bordering on too short.
Verdict: Keeping it. I wanted winter sweaters, this is a winter sweater. And it’s pretty.
Kut From The Kloth Johnathan Skinny Corduroy
Pros: I really could use some new pants (evident by the jeans I’m wearing in some of these pictures). I like the chocolate color, and it would be something new and different for my wardrobe. They fit really well, and the material seems pretty good quality.
Cons: I asked for black pants. Black pants, to accommodate my wardrobe that consists mainly of black and gray neutrals and accent colors that look best with black or gray. While I like the color, and it’s nice to consider other options outside of my normal blacks and grays, the fact remains that I asked for black pants because I really need black pants. Corduroys strike me as less of a wardrobe staple, and more of something you get in a fun jewel tone and wear in the fall with riding boots or cute flats. Furthermore, the cord parts of the corduroy material was very small, so the effect was closer to crushed velvet.
Verdict: Sent back. I appreciate the attempt for something different, but this isn’t really the different I’m aiming for. Plus, I actually need black pants.
Market & Spruce Tommy Pointelle Weave Pullover Sweater
Dark Gray, $68.00
Pros: This is exactly what I had in mind when I requested Minnesota winter-proof sweaters. Cozy, slightly over-sized, and dark neutral colors. It fits nicely and the sleeves aren’t too short, which is a big deal for me. It also has an abstract basket weave pattern on the lower half, which I really like.
Cons: It’s a little pricey, and it would be nice if it was a bit longer.
Verdict: Keeping it. Kari definitely took my Pinterest board into account for this one.
Octavia Altura Cable Knit Infinity Scarf
Pros: I love the cable knit, and that it’s a great length without being super bulky.
Cons: Pastels make me even more washed out than I am in my naturally freakishly pale state.
Verdict: Sent back. I don’t need help looking pale.
I’m not really sure if this was an improvement over my last fix. Kari definitely followed my request for Minnesota winter-proof sweaters to the letter, but she also completely missed/ignored my specific request for skinny black pants, and my notes to avoid pastels. Carefully worded feedback pending, but I’m still looking forward to what they come up with for me next month.
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