Stitch Fix: Box #3

Posted by on Apr 11, 2015 in Blog | No Comments

If you’ve been following me on my Stitch Fix journey, you’ll know that I loved all of the items I received in my second box and experienced firsthand just how prompt, courteous, and helpful their customer support team is. I’m crossing my fingers that everything in this box will be the right size in case I fall in love with all of it again! For this shipment, I requested nude cardigan options and some spring/summer clothing that can be worn casually or at work.  I also asked for Nancy to be my stylist this time round since she put together my second box.

I was really quite antsy for this to arrive – it’s exactly the feeling you get when you wake up at 6AM on Christmas morning all excited because you know you are getting goodies from Santa/mom/dad. I did take a sneak peek at my list while it was in transit so I already suspected that my nude cardigan was not going to be in this box, but Nancy was nice enough to let me know she will keep looking for it and prepared a sweeeet package for me.

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Fun2Fun Aurora Tab-Sleeve Blouse in Navy
Level 99 Grayson Jogger Jean in Navy
Market & Spruce Alan French Terry Asymmetrical Zip Cardigan in Grey
Margaret M Emer Printed Cropped Straight Leg Pant in Navy
41Hawthorn Addison Striped Knit Cardigan in White

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Fun2Fun Aurora Tab-Sleeve Blouse: I really wanted to like this blouse. It is made of a lightweight cloth which is perfect for terrible Dallas summers and can be worn casually or at work. But the fit just wasn’t right – it seemed a little big to be labeled small, especially in the back. Tucking in the blouse didn’t help since the fabric just balloons out at my waist. Also it is really quite see-through, which you can tell in the first pic. If I were to wear this I’d have to wear a camisole underneath (layers in the summer is a no-no) or be okay with everyone seeing the bra (which I’d rather keep a secret!). Verdict: Return.

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Level 99 Grayson Jogger Jean: This was an interesting one. Not-quite leggings, not-quite track pants, and not-quite jeans, this pair of Grayson Jogger Jeans ended up being not-quite for me. The fit was confusing and seemed almost 90s in its style. It was quite saggy in the crotch/waist area even with the drawstrings pulled extra tight and extra crumply around my knees. The pockets also flared out in a strange, unhindered fashion. I tried it on with specific other pieces per Nancy’s suggestion (the middle picture) and while the silhouette was actually appealing in that outfit, buying a pair of pants I would have to hide under cardigans or jackets just doesn’t make sense. Unfortunately I don’t have long enough legs to rock these jeans! Verdict: Return.

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Market & Spruce Alan French Terry Asymmetrical Zip CardiganAlright, so it’s not nude, but ohmygollygosh that fabric is SO soft! I felt like River Song in the Forest of the Dead episode of Doctor Who in her beautiful white goddess outfit when I put this cardigan on. It is flowy, elegant, airy, comfortable, has pockets, and is grey, which means I can wear it practically everywhere. I love the cowl shape at the neckline when it is zipped up, but the little piece of fabric that sticks out awkwardly on the bottom is really unsettling. It’s almost perfect, and I honestly don’t know what to do with my indecision! Verdict: Undecided.

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Margaret M Emer Printed Cropped Straight Leg Pant: Not going to lie, the print on these pants is completely alien when compared to the rest of the stuff in my closet, but what is life without a little geometric adventure! Nancy foretold these pants as a future fave of mine, and I can totally see that future pan out. These pants are awesome – super duper comfortable, very flattering, and fun while being work appropriate. I am going to have a tough time deciding what the heck to wear with these pants so I don’t clash like a horrible pattern monster, but they are a keeper. Might have to request these in different colors even…! Verdict: Keep!

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41Hawthorn Addison Striped Knit Cardigan: Does it surprise anyone that the cardigan I was wearing in all of the other photos actually came in the same box? It’s pretty strong evidence of my immediate and complete love for it. Copy and paste my positive descriptions about the Alan French Terry cardigan here and they all apply (except these don’t have pockets and aren’t grey, but that’s besides the point). At one point in my life I actually did have a striped cardigan much like this one, but tossed it because it was itchy and the hemline was drastically asymmetrical from the front to the back. This one, however, is perfect, and will be worn ASAP 4EVA! Verdict: Keep!

I had a blast trying on the things in this box – it had interesting pieces that aren’t too far out of my comfort zone, which is good because it means I would actually want to wear it more than once a year. 🙂  Nancy did another great job putting this together for me, though I am still undecided about the french terry cardigan. Friends, please help with your wisdom and fashionly wiles! And if you are interested in starting your own Stitch Fix adventure time, consider using my referral link here: https://www.stitchfix.com/referral/3224731

Thanks for reading!

 

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