Stitch Fix Review – March 2017

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March has arrived & is already half over!  So far, I think the month of March has brought colder days that February, ironically.  But I’m still in a SPRING mood – so much so, that I put most of my sweaters away and pulled out my lighter items.  Maybe that was a little premature, given our frosty weather (there’s SNOW in the forecast this weekend, y’all), but I couldn’t help it!

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I pushed my March Stitch Fix box up by a week so that it would arrive before vacation.  I figured I would rather have the new clothes *before* vacation and not afterwards.

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March’s box was small but packed a BRIGHT punch!  I loved the floral print immediately out of the box (I’m totally crushing on florals this spring).

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I asked for another maxi dress this fix.  If you remember from February’s fix, I received a maxi dress that I almost kept but decided, ultimately, that the elastic waistline was a deal breaker for me.  But I really wanted a maxi dress to take on vacation and I figured if ANYONE could find another maxi dress long enough for me, it would be Stitch Fix.

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(Btw, if you are new to Stitch Fix skip to the end of this post for a short description of the whats and how-tos & for a link to sign up for your own box of happiness!)

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Let’s dig in to March’s Stitch Fix and see what Kate sent me!

*Spoiler alert* she did find another maxi that was almost TOO long for me (WHAT!?!).

Item # 1:  Catherine Malandrino Meia Ladder Bar Pendant Necklace

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When this necklace arrived, it was a tangled mess that took me a good 10 minutes & several cuss words to unravel.

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This was the only item Kate sent that was on my Pinterest board.  I love pendant necklaces of all kinds these days.

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I love the layers and pendant length.  I wasn’t a huge fan of the tail ends.  According to the style card the necklace should look like this on:

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But those two little dangles look weird to me.  I pulled them through, making the necklace longer, and liked it much better.  You’ll see that in the next set of pictures.

Item # 2:  Lemon Tart Shania Knit Maxi Dress

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“Holy cow!  That is an expensive dress!” were basically my first thoughts after checking the price list.  I mean, wow.  This is a $100 maxi dress.  Ouch.

But you guys, this is, by far, hands down, no competition, THE LONGEST MAXI DRESS I’ve  ever tried on.  Ever.  And I’m 6 foot tall.

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Besides the price, my other complaint about this dress is that the V-neck is SUPER deep.  I would never wear it without a cami underneath, like what is pictured.

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Because of the price and v-neck cut, I probably won’t keep this maxi, even though it truly is deliciously long.  It pains me to send it back for that reason alone.  PAINS ME.

Item # 3:  Olive & Oak Ailie Swing Knit Tank

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This tank top was my husband’s favorite of the bunch.

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I do really love that it’s knit & the colors are great!

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But I’m not a huge fan of the pattern, personally.  I try to think: “would I pick this out in a store, or am I just tempted to keep it because Stitch Fix sent it to me?”.

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I feel like outside of it being a Stitch Fix item, I wouldn’t keep this.  I’ll probably send this back.

Item # 4:  Daniel Rainn Albado Crew Neck Blouse

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Item # 5:  Dear John Finnegan Cuffed Shorts

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Kate told me to style these 2 items together, so I did. 🙂

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Now *this* is an outfit I can picture wearing on a cruise ship!  I mean, besides the pale girl wearing this outfit, the whole ensemble is screaming SUMMER and BEACH!

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When I took these pictures today, it was 33 degrees out.  I was mentally working really hard to think WARM thoughts!

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I love, love the shorts.  I like the brand “Dear John” and have a couple pairs of that brand already.  They are a good length; they don’t ride up or make me pick a wedgie every 10 minutes, which is a great plus for anyone who happens to be around me.  And this color is such a great pale blue, with white undertones.  I plan to keep the shorts!

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Let’s talk about this blouse.  It’s gorgeous, super fun, & flattering (not too boxy or billowy).  But it’s 100% polyester (not my favorite fabric).  And Daniel Rainn is one of those brands I can easily find local to me at TJ Maxx, so it’s always hard for me to pay more than $20 for the brand.  I don’t think I will keep this either, just because of the cost.  But I could be convinced otherwise, if you think it’s a keeper!

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All in all, I loved my March Stitch Fix box!  There were, as usual, a couple near-misses, and one great pair of shorts!!

Would you have kept something different?  What item was your favorite?

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What’s Stitch Fix?

Here’s how it works if you’re not familiar.You sign up here using my referral link pretty please (https://www.stitchfix.com/referral/4736270), fill out an in depth style/size profile, pay $20 styling fee, they ship you 5 items, you keep what you want, and mail back the rest.

If you buy anything, your $20 styling fee goes towards that purchase. If you buy all 5 items you get 25% off your order. It is totally free to mail your returns in. They send you all you need to do that.

You can do it as a monthly service or you can just schedule them whenever you want.

To get better items connect them with your style Pinterest board, give them a lot of feedback in the notes section, and fill out your style profile honestly.

For a list of my fix reviews, go here.

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Stitch Fix Review – March 2016

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It’s time for another Stitch Fix!  March’s fix came up fast, it seemed like, but I was really looking forward to March because I wanted to see some good spring items this time around.

In preparation for my March fix, I went and stalked Stitch Fix‘s Polyvore account (here) and pinned some new items to my Pinterest board.  My wonderful stylist send 3 items that I pinned!

(If you are new to Stitch Fix skip to the end of this post for a short description of the whats and how-tos & for a link to sign up for your own box of happiness!)

Look at all the wonderful color this time!  I thought this box would be a 5/5 for sure when I opened it up (first impressions).

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At first glance, it’s SO good, right?  You’ve got your floral, stripes, staple black, and embroidered tops!  I was fairly certain my budget was in for a world of hurt this month.

But then after trying all the things on & styling them a couple ways, I’m thinking I might keep 1 or 2 items.

But let’s see how things look on!

Item # 1: THML Lenon Embroidered Top (a top I had pinned)

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Gorgeous, isn’t it?  I love the cut & pattern!

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Even the back has this cute detail ❤

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But can you see what makes me hesitant on this top?  It’s see-through.  Now, I *know* I can wear a cami underneath it, but I’m not sure I want to have to mess with it.  I wish it was a thicker material to start with so I could just pop this top on and go.

I need help deciding on this piece!

 

Item # 2: Loveappella Malbec Elbow patch Knit top

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Meh.  I like the stripes but the list of likes stops there.  The length is too short in the torso, the elbow patches are not my thing, and the sleeves are too short.  This was my husband’s favorite piece until I tried it on and the fit was off.  So this will be sent back.

Item # 3: Papermoon Casine Crochet Back Knit Top

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This was my least favorite piece out of the box.

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Not ready yet, husband/photographer!

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And it remains a “no” after trying it on.  The fabric is clingy in the wrong spots, I’m not a huge fan of the busy pattern, and the crochet detail in the back isn’t really something I love.  This was another send back item.

Item # 4:  RD Style Blaire Cold Shoulder Pullover Sweater (another pinned item)

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Oh my, do I like this sweater!

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Look how fun the sleeves are!!

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I’m fairly sure I’ll be keeping this sweater for a date night or girls night out.  I pretty much love it.

Item # 5:  Crescent Jardell Chiffon Overlay Blouse (I pinned this, too!)

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Sigh.  Isn’t this such a pretty top?  Feels so girly.

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But.  It’s pretty short in the torso.  I even had in my note under my pin: “I like this top if it’s long enough.”  It’s not long enough, I don’t think 😦  What do you think?  Keep this anyway?

 

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So first impression out of the box, I thought I would be keeping all 5 items in my fix.  But after trying things on & styling them a bit, I think I’ll keep 1-2 items.  I’m on the fence about the THML blouse and the Crescent floral top.

Of course, I can’t wait for my next box!  🙂

Want to see past fixes?  Check them out:

November Review (I kept it all!)

December Review

January Review

February Review

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What’s Stitch Fix?

Here’s how it works if you’re not familiar.You sign up here using my referral link pretty please (https://www.stitchfix.com/referral/4736270), fill out an in depth style/size profile, pay $20 styling fee, they ship you 5 items, you keep what you want, and mail back the rest.

If you buy anything, your $20 styling fee goes towards that purchase. If you buy all 5 items you get 25% off your order. It is totally free to mail your returns in. They send you all you need to do that.

You can do it as a monthly service or you can just schedule them whenever you want.

To get better items connect them with your style Pinterest board, give them a lot of feedback in the notes section, and fill out your style profile honestly.

For a list of my fix reviews, go here.