I’ve been staring at a blank screen for almost an hour and a half trying to think of a clever opening line for this post, but between a clingy dog, laundry, and my last dose of Sudafed wearing off, I’m going to go ahead and jump right in.
This month I asked Kaylee for some colored jeans or corduroys to pair with all the black/gray/white tops in my wardrobe for fall, and mentioned some tops I had recently pinned on my Pinterest board that I was also interested in. There weren’t any pants in my fix, which Kaylee explained in her stylist note:
So I didn’t send any colored jeans because the only ones we carry are the “jeggings” ones you hate.
Good call. Here’s what I got.
Bay to Baubles Anya Stone Pendant
Pros: I’ve been doing a better job styling jewelry lately, so this would be a nice addition to my collection since I don’t have much gold.
Cons: It’s a little clunky and not exactly my style.
Verdict: I figured I would keep this if the other items all worked out and it would apply to the discount.
RD Style Tawna Pullover Sweater
Pros: I wasn’t sure how this would fit, but it’s really comfortable, has long enough sleeves, and will be good for layering this winter.
Cons: I probably don’t need more black in my wardrobe, but…
Verdict: Kept. There’s no such thing as too many sweaters when you live in Minnesota.
Market & Spruce Jann Faux Leather Patch Cardigan
Pros: Olive, leather trim, long, warm, pockets, awesome…what’s not to like?
Cons: See above.
Verdict: Kept. I love this, and already wore it to work.
Edyson Maisha Ponte and Faux Leather Jacket
Pros: I was surprised how much I liked this. I liked the color and the fit and the leather/mixed media concept, but I was skeptical of the suede and the whole drapey flap things in lieu of a zipper or buttons or any kind of closure. Turns out they actually work pretty well.
Cons: I mean, there’s still like a 50% chance the drapey flap things will annoy me when I wear it.
Verdict: Kept. Come on guys, it’s a leather jacket.
Mystree Rigley Knit Top
To be honest, I’m pretty confused by this shirt, enough to abandon the normal Pro-Con format. The material is really soft, but incredibly flimsy. It’s comfortable, but huge on me. I like stripes, but this is a lot. I like it…but I don’t. I think? I’m going to let my Second Opinions sound off here:
“It’s really cool, but I’m not sure about the bottom pattern. Like if it was solid on the bottom it might be better.” – Marie
“I’m iffy on the top…maybe send a note to your stylist so that she doesn’t think you want every striped outfit?” – Emily
“The striped top should be burned.” – Mom
Verdict: It’s big enough on me that I probably would never end up wearing it. However, it made way more financial sense to keep it for the discount since when I did the math, it was actually cheaper to keep all five items than just the three I really wanted. I’ve put it up for sale in the Stitch Fix Buy/Sell/Trade Facebook group, let me know if you’re interested.
This was actually a pretty successful fix. I kept everything, and am pretty excited about everything (including selling the striped shirt…I think). Kaylee is continuing to do a great job!
If you’re interested in Stitch Fix, check it out! It’s free to sign up, and filling out the style profile is actually really helpful for thinking about what you do and don’t love for your wardrobe.
(Plus, between friends, if you sign up with my referral link, I earn credit with the site when your first fix ships. Win-win, right?)