January 2017 Stitch Fix Review

Happy New Year!

jan01

After last month’s less-than-stellar fix and a not-so-subtle threat to cancel my subscription, Stitch Fix customer service was quickly in contact. They assured me they understood my frustrations, and offered advice for things I could do to help my stylist make better choices for me. When I pointed out I had already followed every single one of their tips to the letter after my interaction with them in March, they quickly backpedaled and offered to wave my stylist fee for this month, as well as pair me with a stylist with more seniority.

Better late and under threat of losing a customer than never, right?

I kept my requests simple this month: big cozy sweater for a brutal Minnesota winter, good quality black leggings, and anything on my Pinterest board. In her note, my new stylist Heather assured me she paid extra attention to my recent pins, and explained some of her picks.

Here’s what I got.

 

RD Style Lada Cowl Neck Sweater
Light Gray, $68

jan03

Pros: I asked for a big cozy sweater, and this is baggy and super comfortable. I like that it’s a neutral color without being my usual black, and did I mention that it’s super comfortable? Guys, it’s super comfortable.

Cons: For a cozy sweater it has pretty open weave, which isn’t exactly what comes to mind when I think “brutal Minnesota winter”.

jan06

Verdict: Kept. It’s really comfortable, and decently warm despite the extra ventilation.

 

Steve Madden Vanitty Bootie
Black, $99

jan10

Pros: I wasn’t sure if I liked these until I tried them on. They’re a solid winter shoe and fit right in with my wardrobe.

Cons: They’re really tight across the top of my feet, but I figure they’ll stretch out with wear. I was also kind of bummed that I found them for 50% off when I looked them up on the Steve Madden website.

jan11

Verdict: Kept! I mentioned I had found them on sale in my feedback, and they reimbursed me the difference a few days later.

 

Teeberry & Weave Juliah Plaid Back Pullover
Black, $64

jan02

Pros: I loved this as soon as I saw it. It’s a nice heavy knit, but super soft. I really like the contrast of the back pattern, and of course plaid is always a big hit in my closet.

Cons: The sleeves are a little shorter than I’d like, and I don’t ever really need more black clothing.

jan07

Verdict: Kept. Obviously.

 

Rune Porter Legging
Black, $44

jan04

Pros: I asked for quality leggings, and these are quality leggings. They’re not sheer, they don’t sag, they don’t cut off circulation. Basically, these are great.

Cons: After years of $7 Target leggings, the price is hard to swallow. Then again, I go through those Target leggings pretty quickly.

jan09

Verdict: Kept. You get what you pay for, right?

 

Pistola Audrey Moto Detail Skinny Pant
Olive, $88

jan05

Pros: I’ve had different iterations of these pants pinned on my Pinterest board since I started my Stitch Fix subscription. I love them.

Cons: These are maybe a hair too short, but I’ve been wearing my pants short on purpose for the last few months anyway. I read somewhere it makes your legs look longer, but really I just like showing off my socks.

jan08

Verdict: Kept, therefore earning the 25% discount!

 

Obviously they won me back over for another month. I’ve requested to keep Heather as my stylist moving forward, so hopefully she’ll have some more great picks in the future!

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?)