If you caught the unboxing of my August Stitch Fix box, you'll already know that I was pretty unimpressed with what my stylist sent me this time (haven't watched the unboxing yet? Check it out below!). The last two boxes I received (check them out here) were full of hits, so the fact that this one was so much of a miss was a huge bummer.
As it was my 3rd fix, and I have been incredibly detailed about what I did and didn't like about each of the pieces I've been previously sent, I definitely expected a great collection of pieces, but that's not at all what I got.
What I requested: "I'm breastfeeding so tops / dresses that allow for easy nursing are great. I have an hourglass figure, love blues & stay away from pastels. I don't want any jewelry / accessories. I would love boho styles and really really really want to try out a cute romper that would work on a long torso!"
19 Cooper brand Alannis Crochet Strap Top $58.
I was hoping that I would love this, but alas it's not even close to love. It's pretty, but the colors are too pastel for me, the fit is terrible, especially around the straps and armpits, and the length is not flattering in the least.
Collective Concepts brand Hesperia Split Neck Top $58
Not my style at all. Everythign but the colors with this one was super off - the fit is terrible once again. The fabric is super soft but it's too boxy, puffy, and way too short on both my arms and torso. Nothing lays where it's supposed to, so I just look like I'm trying to hide a baby bump, so no question - this one is going back.
Loveappella brand Carlita Maxi Dress $68
Yikes. The second I brought this out of the box, I knew it was going to be a hard sell. The dress' coloring is super similar to the KUT FROM THE KLOTH Kelsie Braided Detail Belted Maxi Dress that I got in my first fix, so once again I'm surprised that it was included in my Fix at all. While the material is really soft the coloring is way too pink for me. The fit was spot on with this one, except for the fact that it left me feeling a little too exposed up top, but I just couldn't get over the pattern and color.
Loveappella brand Bernardo Crochet Back Cardigan $58.
I think my stylist was trying to bring in a boho vibe to this fix with this cardigan, but it just misses the mark completely. Its almost exactly like the RENEE C Huebert Space Dye Open Cardigan that I got in my last fix, so I'm really surprised this was included at all because I have the same complaints in regards to the fact that for a $60 cardigan, I expected a little more substance and a better choice of fabric, but it just felt cheap and was too thin. The fit was weird and the dolman half sleeves looked silly on me.
Mavi brand Ruxin Slim Boyfriend Jean $118.
These were the one piece in the entire Fix that I remotely considered keeping. The denim is incredibly soft and they feel like the perfectly worn in pair of jeans. The distress level is nice, and they look nice, but they are way too bleached out and light in most areas, so I don't feel like the coloring is flattering to my shape at all. The length was great, both cuffed and uncuffed, but they were HUGE in the waist so even if I did like them, I would've had to exchange them for a smaller size.
I was let down on more than just the styling miss of this box. It turns out it arrived three days before I scheduled my Fix, which may sound great, but I was out of town until the day before I had everything scheduled, so I missed out on three days of trying on and I feel like my stylist definitely needed the extra time to find me better pieces. The dress (and technically the cardigan and jeans) was the only breastfeeding friendly piece of clothing and 19 Cooper tank was pastel, which is exactly what I said I didn't want.
Another complaint this time around? The pricing. No way is that tank top something that I would ever pay $30 for, let alone the $58 the price tag reflects, and same with the $60 sweater. I have seen almost exactly the same pieces at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Nordstrom and Nordstrom Rack for much MUCH less, so this leaves me with a sour taste.
Because I'm sending everything back, that does mean that I'm going to be losing out on my $25 styling fee, but nothing was worth it this time around. My Stitch Fix Inspiration Pinterest board, plus requests and information from previous Fixes definitely don't match up to what I was sent. I'm also bummed because I'm such a huge proponent of Stitch Fix's service and how well they typically listen to requests. Overall - huge disappointment.
What do you think? Did you like anything from the fix? Have you ever tried Stitch Fix (aff)? Were you happy with your results?