December Stitch Fix Review

Good news, FedEx made its 27th stop at my house this week, so now there’s one more box under the tree.


But literally only as long as it took to take this picture

After last month’s disappointing Fix, I told Kaylee in my note that I’d hit my quota on leather jackets and no longer needed burgundy pants, but had pinned some fun ideas for the holiday season, and was in the market for some booties that would be Minnesota winter-proof.

Here’s what I got.


41Hawthorn Poe Ribbed Pullover
Red, $58


Pros: This sweater was super soft and comfortable. The sleeves were nice and long, and I really like the detailing in the knitting across the front.

Cons: I’m a ginger. This might not be the absolute worst color on me, but it’s way down at the bottom of the list.


Verdict: Returned. I would have kept it in just about any color, or for my mom if it wouldn’t have been a dress on her.


Report Footwear Indiana Side Tie Bootie
Tan, $70


Pros: These are pretty cute, and are a good color.

Cons: They’re not very comfortable, they’re really not my style, and suede is probably the worst fabric for shoes in the winter.


Verdict: Returned.


Papermoon Wigan Shoulder Zip Knit Top
Black, $48


Pros: I was really excited about this when I took it out of the box. It felt perfectly in tune with what I would normally wear, and I loved the zipper details.

Cons: It was incredibly sheer, and the sleeves were quite short. Additionally, the zippers were painfully uncomfortable. They didn’t quite break skin, but my shoulders are definitely scratched up.


Verdict: Returned. The idea was great, the execution was not.


41Hawthorn Karius Tweed Blouse
The card says it’s burgundy but it’s definitely hot pink, $64


Pros: Oh boy, is this shirt awful.

Cons: I have such words for this top, and at least eight of them are “why”. For some reason Kaylee thought it would be a great idea to send me this shapeless pink, sparkly tweed monstrosity that looks like it came from the clearance rack at Chico’s or the closet of a young Dolores Umbridge.
Do I hate Chico’s? No, it’s just the exact opposite of my personal style.
Do I hate this top? Yes, in fact I hate this top almost as much as I hate Umbridge.


Verdict: Returned. This top alone is a strong case for requesting a new stylist.


Kut from the Kloth Elyse Printed Slim Straight Leg Pant
Brown, $88


Pros: Upon further review of my Pinterest board, I pinned several pairs of plaid skinny pants, so the inclusion of this pair was exciting. The pattern is less flamboyant more professional than some of the versions I pinned, but they fit really well, and they’re super comfortable.

Cons: They’re a little long, and the price in on the high side considering the material is very close to yoga pants.


Verdict: Kept. I like them and definitely couldn’t go a second month spending $20 on a cardboard box.


Overall, I’d say this Fix felt lazy, like Kaylee just picked the first things she saw rather than reading into details of my profile like “red is a bad color for me” or “suede and winter don’t mix” or “WHY WOULD YOU SEND ME SHINY PINK TWEED”. Next month I’m likely going to request a new stylist, and/or seriously consider if this is something I’m going to continue for much longer.

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?)